Dr. John & Martha Erwin
Community Service Award Winners
Dr. John Erwin was born in Hemphill, Texas and is a 1957 graduate of Hemphill High School. He has a Bachelor’s of Science from Lamar State University (1960), and attend The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston to earn his M.D. (1960-1964). Dr. Erwin completed his family practice residency at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth (1964-66). Upon completion of his residency he served in the United States Air Force at the rank of Captain and was assigned to the 831st Tactical Hospital (1966-68).
Dr. Erwin was a partner with Family Diagnostic Medical Center from 1968-2004, serving as a senior partner from 1998-2004. He has also served the community in a variety of roles. Dr. Erwin has served on the Hillsboro City Council, Mayor of Hillsboro, Hillsboro ISD Education Foundation, Hillsboro Heritage League, Friends of the Hillsboro Library, and the Hillsboro Independent School District. He served the H.I.S.D. on the Board of Trustees for 20 years, 12 of those years as the president. He also served at the team physician from 1972-1993 and 1998-2003 and provided hundreds if not thousands of complimentary athletic physicals from 1968-2004.
Some of Dr. Erwin’s favorite memories include having the best seat in the house for football games while in his service as team physician. He also enjoyed watching Bryan and Mark coach at their Alma Mater.
Martha Erwin was born in Harlingen, Texas. There she graduated from Harlingen High School in 1961. She then attended The University of Texas School of Nursing and earned a Bachelor’s of Nursing degree in 1965.
Mrs. Erwin is a supporter of the Hillsboro I.S.D. Education Foundation and the Altar Guild for the St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. She has also served as an advocate for the Texas Peer Assistance Program for Nurses, President and life member of the Philotechnos Club and continues to serve as a volunteer nurse for the Mission Clinic of Hillsboro.
Some of Martha’s favorite memories involve food. Not for herself, but for the many athletic banquets, after practice snacks, pre and post-game meals for the many teams her boys played on, and for the coaches and their Saturday film sessions. Martha has always loved to cook and has provided meals to multitudes.
Martha also greatly enjoyed attending hundreds of football, baseball, and basketball games...many of which her children were competing in. It is rumored that she was one of the loudest and most vocal parents in attendance.
John and Martha met while at the University of Texas. Dr. and Mrs. Erwin have been married for 53 years. They have four children; all are graduates of Hillsboro High School. They are: Dr. John III, Bryan, Mark, and Brant. The Erwins also have 7 grandchildren: John IV, Erik, Cole, Cade, Kylie, Ethan, and Ellie. Both Dr. and Mrs. Erwin are members of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.
Dr. John and Martha Erwin are the first Community Service Award winners to be inducted into the Hillsboro High School Athletic Hall of Fame. This a very deserving honor for the Erwins. They served both the community and the school system for many years. Congratulations on your induction into the H.H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame!