Local business owner and community volunteer Silvestre “Silver” Rodriguez was named the Alice Chamber of Commerce Alice Citizen of the Year Thursday night.

Rodriguez, known for always giving back to the community, was given the honor at the Alice Chamber of Commerce banquet.

Rodriguez is the owner of Silver Star Food in Alice and is an armed forces veteran. He is a product of Alice schools and his first job was in Alice at Burger King. He is married to his wife, Melinda, and he has a daughter, Amanda. He has three grandchildren.