WATCH: Sammy Catalena teaches hat-making at Catalena Hatters

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - KBTX is looking back at the illustrious life of Sammy Catalena, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 72.

Catalena was a Brazos County commissioner, a small business owner, a local agriculture advocate and so much more.

One of Catalena’s best-known legacies is Catalena Hatters, a Bryan-based hat-making and restoration company.

In 2013, Catalena gave News 3’s Brenda Sims a behind-the-scenes look at how Catalena Hatters crafts custom hats for every Texan. See the video player above.