Andrew Torrez is a lifelong resident of Lake Worth, TX. He graduated from Lake Worth High School in 1978. He’s been happily married to his wife Debbie for 35 years. They have three beautiful daughters Amy, Courtney and Kristen, and six grandkids.
In 1992, he joined the restaurant industry with Ricky Arizola opening the El Sombrero Mexican Restaurant of Saginaw, TX.
In 1994, they acquired Ricky’s family restaurant Arizola’s Mexican Restaurant, Lake Worth, TX.
In 1998 They opened the doors of The Stockyard Saloon located in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Over the years, Andrew been involved with many of the local rodeos and cowboy organizations such as:
In 2017, he was inducted into the Cowboys Helping Cowboys Hall of Fame. Andrew has also been a strong supporter and dedicated volunteer of the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame since they moved to Fort Worth in 2011.
In 2005, Andrew, his wife Debbie, and a few friends started the Ricky Arizola Bull Frog Flop Golf Tournament in honor of the passing of his business partner, Ricky Arizola. Since, they have raised over $300,000 for Lake Worth ISD and Eagle Mountain ISD scholarships, Lake Worth Police Department, Saginaw Fire Department and Heather’s Old Skool Village, a special needs school for young adults with disabilities in Lake Worth.
“My dad may not have a rodeo career or tend cattle day-to-day, but he’s as cowboy as they come. As Cody Johnson said, “oftentimes a cowboy isn’t something you do, as much as it is who you really are inside.” True grit, willingness to work hard, love God and serve others are just a few characteristics of a cowboy. He has it all.”