Alfonso “Poncho” Nevárez was raised in Eagle Pass. He and his two sisters were raised by a father who worked at the post office and a mother who was an office assistant. Poncho was a two-year letterman in track and graduated high school in 1990.
Poncho worked part-time while attending UT-Austin and working toward a degree in Government. In 1994, he became the first in his family to graduate from college.
From 1994 to 1996, Nevárez took graduate courses in business administration at Texas A&M-International University. Poncho then moved on to law school at St Mary’s University in San Antonio and graduated in 1999.
In 2002, he married the former Rossy Guadarrama, whom he has known since they were children. They have three great kids, Renata, age 9, Rominna, age 6 and Alfonso Hernan (Ponchito), age 1. The family attends Our Lady of Refuge Church in Eagle Pass.
Poncho is a successful attorney with ten employees in four offices. Each year, he devotes a great deal of time providing free legal services to needy elderly.
On January 8th 2013 Poncho Nevarez was sworn in as Texas District 74′s State Representative, he also became the first Freshman Democrat of the 83rd Legislative State Representative class to file legislation