WEST COLUMBIA — Brandon Valdez put in his time working at a fast-food restaurant and a grocery store while saving up money to buy his own food truck.

He bought the truck three years ago, and after remodeling it on his own, the 19-year-old is running a successful business, but that’s just another step toward his future. Valdez is also going through barber college in Houston.

Maddy McCarty is assistant managing editor for The Facts. Contact her at 979-237-0151.

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