Agustín Miguel González Martín, journalist and director of DIARIO DE AVISOS, will be the town crier for the next major festivities in honor of Corpus Christi, San Isidro Labrador and Santa María de las Cabeza, which this year will be held between May 15 and June 27. The reading of the proclamation will take place on Tuesday, June 21, in the Noble Hall of the City Hall.
Under the title News and historical milestones of the Very Noble and Loyal Villa of La Orotava, Agustín González will offer a singular, journalistic and historical vision of the municipality, intermingling these dyes with significant and interesting data and a retrospective of his experiences and anecdotes with the festivities and its connection to La Orotava.
The mayor, Francisco Linares, received González a few days ago to thank him for accepting the invitation to be the town crier for the patron saint festivities, which this year will be held normally again after two years of restrictions due to the global pandemic.
Agustín González has belonged to the Dean of the Canary Islands Press since 1995, where he began as correspondent-delegate in the north of Tenerife and then successively served as closing editor, head of the Local section, deputy director, deputy director and from October 1, 2021 holds the position of director.
Between 1988 and 1995 he worked as press officer of the Puerto de la Cruz City Council, with the mayors Félix Real and Salvador García and combined it with the press office of the Canary Islands International Ecological and Nature Film Festival in two editions. Likewise, he was in charge of various programs on local television channels Teidevisión, Canal 6 and Archipiélago TV. At a later stage, between 2007 and 2009, he returned to the Porto City Hall to act as chief of staff for former mayor Lola Padrón. After the motion of censure presented by CC and PP, he definitively rejoined the newspaper.
The son of a villero and a woman from Porto, he was born in 1963 in Las Arenas, in the Casa Azul, right on the border between the two municipalities as a harbinger of what has been his whole life, always straddling the Port and the Villa, where he currently resides. He is married to an Orotavense and is the father of a son and a daughter.
He learned to read and write in the small school of Captain Mesa, in La Piedad, and then entered the Salesian San Isidro College, where he remained until the end of high school. There he discovered his other great passion: football.
He played in the fry and children of Bosco and San Isidro. At a young age he went to UD Orotava. He came to alternate with the first team, until joining its regional affiliate, SD Los Pinos. There he remained for eight seasons. He was a three-time candidate for Best Orotavense Athlete.
As a writer, he has won several literary contests, including the Villa de La Orotava Christmas Story Contest, on two occasions.
Also fond of fine arts, in his youth he was the author of several covers of the Carnival libretto of the murga villera Los Virgueritos. He has been a town crier at the patron saint festivities of Los Silos, El Tanque and Buenavista del Norte.