Julius Cano, 65, of Victoria, prepares to play "Last Kiss" by J. Frank Wilson and the Cavaliers in his band Touch of Gold. Cano is retiring after being the executive director of Region III Education Services for 27 years. "I'm looking forward to initially taking a break but staying involved in the community, the church and education," Cano said.

TESS FREEMAN/TFREEMAN@VICAD.COM