First baby of 2019 at Texas hospital gets $10,000 scholarship, gifts

A newborn girl at University Hospital in San Antonio is reaping the benefits of reportedly being the first baby born in her town in 2019.

University Health System said in a Facebook post that Marcela Perez gave birth to Prisca Belem Garcia Lara Tuesday just after midnight. KSAT reported she weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces.

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Perez's due date was New Year's Eve, but she didn't go into labor until 4:30 p.m. that day, according to KABB.

Little Prisca and her mother are going home with more than a dozen gifts, including a $10,000 scholarship to the University of the Incarnate Word, a private Catholic university in San Antonio and Alamo Heights, Texas.

Other gifts include a car seat, booster seat, playpen, a San Antonio Spurs onesie and multiple gift baskets. Mom also got a $75 Target gift card.

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