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Individuals interested in writing an Opinion piece* may email Please include your name, contact number, and subject. *Note: Op-ed pieces are scheduled one to two months ahead. Latino Lubbock Magazine is published monthly, 12 months per year, and distributed usually the first and second day of each month. With 100,000 readers per month. Over 300 distributions points in Lubbock. Out of town delivery includes Plainview, Hale Center, Cotton Center, Abernathy, New Deal, Idalou, Wolforth, Morton, Ralls, Crosbyton, Lamesa, Slaton, Littlefield, Brownfield, and Levelland. Bilingual (English 60%/Spanish 40%). This publication is Hispanic, locally owned and operated.

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Absolutely no part of this periodical may be reproduced without the consent of Latino Lubbock Magazine. This periodical’s name and logo, and the various concepts, titles and headings therein, are trademarks of Latino Lubbock Magazine. Editor’s Note: The terms “Latino” and “Hispanic” are used interchangeably by the U.S. Census Bureau and by Latino Lubbock throughout this publication to identify persons of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central and South American, Dominican, and Spanish descent; they may be of any race.

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On the Cover

"Being of service is not enough. You must become a servant of the people. When you do, you can demand their commitment in return."

"Celebrando seis años”

Cesar E. Chavez Great American Hero, Civil Rights Activist and leader of the United Farm Workers

Design By Christy Martinez-Garcia On this month's cover we showcase the previous five covers of Latino Lubbock Magazine since its inception. I started Latino Lubbock Magazine for the purpose of providing Lubbock news from a Latino perspective, to demonstrate the true nuance of Latinos in Lubbock, as well as to showcase the many accomplishments, contributions, and history that we have, and will continue to make. This issue is dedicated first to God; to my husband and best friend, Frank Garcia; and my daughter, and Assistant Editor, Amaris Garcia. As well as to all those who continue to believe in me... and in Latino Lubbock.

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“El que por su gusto corre, nunca se cansa." "Who for his pleasure runs, never tires."

Meaning that When you do something for pleasure, it is not tiring.

Birthday ads (fee), anniversaries, and announcements? Submit by 21st. Email to NO CELLPHONE or PAPER PRINTED PHOTOS or call us at (806) 792-1212 to inquire about placement.

¡ F e liz c u mp le a ñ o s !

December Belated Nayeli Zevaeh Francis Burke 12/27 January Monica Mendez Robert Leal Albert John III Ortiz Adam Castillo (KC OLG) Andy Vasquez Reyes B Carrillo (KC OLG) Monsignor J. O’Connor (KC OLG) Rudy Beltran Victoria Garcia Joe Angel Gomez Jr. Miranda Cano Robert Madrid Victoria Garcia Melicaki Garcia Madeline Martinez Melaci Garcia Randy Vasquez Genoveva Gomez Melissa Pardo Jesús H Cavazos (KC OLG) Ernesto R. Esparza (KC OLG) Juanita (Janie) Trevino Melissa Pardo Andrea Armenta Martinez Alianna Juarez Anna Lopez Debbie Vasquez-Cerda Edward Ortiz Edward Ortiz Rebecca Licon Araron Abrego (KC OLG) Kwintzie Scott Lupe Ortiz Chelsea Milner Liana Martinez Ileanna Martinez Charlie Rodriguez Daniel C. Castro (KC OLG) "Charlie" Montemayor(KC OLG) Victoria Martinez Angie Martinez Rachel Hernandez

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January Joe L. Vasquez Daniel Castro Sr. Eliseo Solis Michelle Beltran Crystal Gonzales Josie Jimenez Cecil Martinez Alleya Martinez Isaiah Vasquez Jacinto Vasquez Sr. Brandon Aaron Leal Susano Baca Jr. Rev. Martin Pina Jacob Flores Miranda Lynn Gomez Irene Guerrero Elena Carmona Andy Vasquez Adela Lucero Janie Castillo Erick Castillo Carlos Perez Nena Ortiz Randy Vasquez Steve Ortiz Lily Aguilar Pauline Chavez Joe Castillo Elisa “Chata” Lucero Senaida Mojica Castillo Janie Castañeda Jason Garcia Jazmynn Hernandez Gabby Molina Diana Castro Manuel R. Constancio(KC OLG) Natavidad DeLaCerda Jr. Rickey Romero Sonya Trevino Cecelia Ramonez Jose Leal Silvia Castro Martin Herrera Juan R. Flores (KC OLG)

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Word from the Publisher

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Opportunity Page

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Tips by Jaime Garcia

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Youth Page

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Latino Lubbock Top 20 Hispanics of 2011

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Pete's Barrio Memoir

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Faith & Religion

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Fotos y requerdos

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Texas Sports Report with Mando Reyna

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"Provide Lubbock news from a Latino perspective for the emerging voice of Lubbock with objectivity, professionalism, cultural understanding, and accuracy; and, give Latinos a publication by, about, and for them that they can take pride in; and, the community a tool for better understanding and creating dialogue."

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Men Valuing God, Family, Community

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Mary Todd Ernestine T. Mendez Johnny Castilleja Rudy Robles

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Word From the Publisher

y first camera was a Christmas gift from M my parents. Little did they know that from that moment on, I would have a camera in

my hand almost every waking moment. At first in was for fun; then it was to capture what I was seeing along my way to school and at school, during my dad's graduation from college, and at many other special events and holidays. Unfortunately, I didn't always have access to film, but of the photos I have I'm proud of. Sometimes I would take pictures of Hispanic family and friends and pretend that my photos were going to be in magazines and on TV - mostly because I rarely saw images of people that looked like me - Latino! When I begin attending college my interest in history grew. It became more clear that part of my life destiny was to photograph my community, as well as to record our history. And as many of my readers know, that passion and commitment has come into fruition through Latino Lubbock Magazine. And, as we embark on the sixth year since our inception, my photography will continue to fill the pages with the goal to one day showcase these photos in historical books of the Latino community, as well as to exhibit in a gallery or Hispanic culture center that I am passionately committed to making happen. So, if I take your picture and it doesn't appear, please know that all of these photos will become a collection that will one day showcase the many contributions, achievements, struggles, celebrations of our Lubbock Latino community - accurately, and through the eye of a Latina. And meanwhile, please continue asking if your picture will appear on the cover - you never know. As is tradition, on New Year’s Eve, my family and I throw rice up on to the roof. We eat black eyed peas, and our 12 grapes, wishing for a more prosperous year, and anticipating a fresh start. We share our resolutions and discuss the difficulty of keeping them. New beginnings soon become routine and not as easy as we plan. six years ago, as I made my New Year’s resolution, I committed my first moment to God. Already my daily prayers were consistent, but I wanted to dedicate my first minute awake to my Lord. It seemed easy, but I soon found out that so often reality sets in, and our priorities and commitments become blurred. Growing up my Grandfather Martinez instilled in all his children and grandchildren what our priorities and family values were: “First God, then family, and never, never forget your community.” In 2012, I will continue to follow those values, God, family, and community. In addition, my 2012 resolution is first to be dedicated to my personal wellness. Also, as we approach the New Year, an Election Year, collectively we must commit to the priority of voting. We will begin to see many images of candidates posing for photographs with Latinos. However, these photos are in great contrast with real life. In reality, too many Hispanics are struggling with the basics of daily life, and our government doesn’t seem to care if we are in the picture of American prosperity, learning, health care, or justice. Many before us and many now, have fought hard for democracy. Now democracy has to work for us. If we respect our political power and make it work for us, we will control our own destiny, rather than serving as props while those in power ignore our real needs. However, we must be better informed, ask tougher questions, make our views known early, and band together on common interests. Over the next few months Latino Lubbock Magazine will provide objective details to simplify your voting ability, and bring light to the issues we face daily. In 2012, may God place favor over you and your family. Thank you for believing in and supporting us. And thank you to our advertisers. Please invest in their businesses and services, as they commit to investing in ours. Como siempre, Latino Lubbock is committed to highlighting the numerous contributions of our Latino community. Thank you to those who support our publication. We are grateful to have 100,000 readers monthly. Please continue to support our advertisers who help make it possible to keep our publication free. Thank you for your support and May God bless you! ¡Gracias por su apoyo! Que dios los bendiga. PEACE and random acts of kindness. Que las bendiciones de dios estén contigo en mayo y siempre! Happy New Year y Prospero año nuevo. Sinceramente, Christy Martinez-Garcia Publisher & Latino Market Specialist “Latino Lubbock, the Emerging Voice of Lubbock”

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State council sets Lubbock hearing to accept public comment on plan to end homelessness he Texas Interagency Council recommendations, T for the Homeless (TICH) has goals, objectives, scheduled a public hearing to ac- and strategies that cept comment from Lubbock area residents regarding an ambitious draft state plan to reduce and eliminate the impact of homelessness both on Texas households and communities alike. The draft Texas Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness promotes the coordination of state, federal and local efforts, proposing goals, objectives, and strategies to help state agencies better serve individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The hearing will be held Tuesday, January 10, from 1 pm to 3 pm in the Lubbock Municipal Building (City Hall), 1625 13th Street. “Given that homelessness is a problem affecting all areas of the state, both large metro areas and smaller rural communities, the Council wants to hear what Texans have to say regarding this important plan,” noted Tim Irvine, Executive Director of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA). “I encourage everyone to learn more about this initiative and share their thoughts as we move toward implementation.” The Strategic Plan proposes policy

will help state agencies understand and serve those who experience homelessness. The plan may be accessed at www.tdhca.state. The document establishes four policy priorities: Data, research, and analysis; affordable housing and supportive services; homelessness prevention; and state service infrastructure. TICH coordinates the state’s resources and services to address homelessness and also serves as an advisory committee to TDHCA. It is comprised of representatives of 11 state agencies as well as members appointed by the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House of Representatives. In addition to providing two members to the Council, TDHCA provides administrative support to TICH for its daily operations. The Council’s primary respon-

sibilities are to evaluate and coordinate the delivery of services for homeless persons, increase the flow of information among separate providers and appropriate authorities, provide technical assistance to TDHCA in assessing the need for housing for people with special needs, and maintain a central resource and information center for homeless services. For more information on TICH and the Strategic Plan, or how to provide comment, please contact Colin McGrath, TDHCA VISTA volunteer, at (512) 475-3897 or via email at colin.mcgrath@tdhca.

t’s the beginning of a new year. I A time for resolutions and fresh starts. Why not kick-off 2012 by get-

• Social Security cards or other official identification – for yourself and anyone you claim as a dependent(s) • W-2 statements from all employers • Unemployment statements (if applicable) • Form SSA-1099 showing Social Security benefits you received or form RRB-1099, if you receive Tier 1 Railroad Retirement benefits • 1099 forms reporting interest (1099-INT), dividends (1099-DIV) proceeds from sales (1099-B), and any documentation that shows the original purchase price of any assets you sold • Form 1099-R, if you received a pension or annuity • Form 1099-MISC showing any miscellaneous income • All forms and canceled checks showing federal and state income taxes paid (including quarterly estimated payments) • Dependent care provider information – name and employer identifica-

tion number (EIN) or Social Security number • Cancelled checks or receipts related to dependent care • If you have enough deductions to itemize instead of taking a standard deduction, also bring: - Form 1098 showing any home mortgage interest - Receipts or cancelled checks related to income and property taxes paid and any records of tax refunds - Charitable contribution receipts - Receipts or canceled checks for medical and dental expenses, prescriptions, assisted living services, home improvements for disabled persons in your home • Additionally, if you’re owed a refund and want it direct deposited to your checking account, bring your check book to the appointment. If you’re a low- or moderate-income senior citizen visit taxaide or call toll-free, 1-888-2277669 for a location near you. (En español en p. 4)

Don’t wait for April 15, File Income Taxes Now!

ting your taxes out of the way? Plan to file early. Accountants may be the only ones looking forward to tax season. For the rest of us, filing sooner rather than later might mean significantly less stress. We won’t worry about getting our taxes done on time or wonder if we owe money. And if we file early, we can do ‘the happy dance’ a lot sooner if we’re owed a state or federal tax refund. Most tax statements begin arriving in January, so start gathering your documents now. Keep them all in one place so you won’t need to search your home to find them – also a stress reducer. When it’s time for your tax preparation appointment, be prepared. At a minimum, take the following documents with you: • Last year’s tax return

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Opinion/opinión Community Update FREE FLU SHOT VOUCHERS Catholic Family Services has a limited number of vouchers for free FLU Shots through Walgreens for families who do not have insurance to cover it. Those with no insurance can go by 102 Ave. J in Lubbock. CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING residents can drop-off their fresh-cut Christmas trees at the two permanent drop-off locations: Northside, 208 Municipal Drive, and Southside, 1631 84th Street. Please remove plastic coverings, all decorations, and bases or tree stands from the fresh-cut trees before taking them to the drop-off location. Through January 16th, residents can place trees in rolloff containers located outside of the gates at the drop-off location. After January 16th and throughout the rest of January, the roll-off containers will be located inside the gates, and residents can drop off trees between 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. FITNESS OPEN HOUSE, January 21, 9 am-1 pm, Check out our free exercise equipment at Rawlings and Simmons Community Centers, Lubbock Senior Center and Trejo Supercenter! Let us help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions and workout with us! We have treadmills, elliptical machine, bikes, free weights, and more. Equipment varies by center, so come out during our Open House and find the center that’s the best fit for you! Trejo now has 9 hydraulic fitness machines (similar to Curves)! REGISTRATION BEGINS FOR SPRING CLASSES, January 9th at Hodges, Maxey, Rawlings, and Simmons Community Centers, Trejo Supercenter and Lubbock Senior Center. DUNBAR-STRUGGS CLASS OF 1982 30 YEAR CLASS REUNION Come and celebrate the largest class to ever graduate from Dunbar High School…The Mighty Class of 82. Plans are underway for this historic event and we are looking for you if you graduated in this class. For more information call Roland 806-543-2354, or Steve 806-392-4162. Find us on Facebook: DunbarStruggs Class of 1982. WE'VE MOVED The Lubbock Office of Legal Aid of North West Texas will be relocating to a different building. The new address: Legal Aid of North West Texas, 1711 Avenue J, Lubbock, Texas 79401.

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FREE LEGAL AID OFFERED Legal Aid of Northwest Texas provides free legal services to eligible low-income residents in such areas as public assistance denials, divorce and child support, evictions, foreclosures, domestic violence and consumer fraud. Call 763-4557. ARNETT-BENSON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS Join your neighbors and help work for the betterment of the community. Hosted by the Neighborhood Association the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Trejo Center, 3200 Amherst.

SBA: Helping Small Businesses Grow

he SBA is committed to proT viding access and opportunity to Americans who are – or who

want to become – small business owners. For a variety of reasons, some communities are underserved when it comes to getting the tools they need to grow a business and create jobs. This includes minorities, women, veterans, those in rural and urban areas, and others. With 68 District Offices located across America, the SBA and its many resource partners are committed to providing services to small businesses that need help. We have a vast network with proven experience, especially in areas with limited access to financial and technical assistance. Importantly, many of our staff around the country are familiar with their unique small-business communities and how to meet their needs. In fact, many of our district offices and resource partners have bilingual or multilingual staff. Check out your own local resources at simply by typing in your zip code. Our resource partners include about 900 Small Business Development Centers (including the Texas Tech University Small Business Development Center that provides training and business counseling for little or no cost. This includes the basics of starting a business and understanding more about topics like finances, marketing, production and management. The Small Business Development Center is located at 2579 S. Loop 289, Lubbock, Texas. We also have 350 chapters of SCORE, our mentoring

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million in wages, helping all small businesses, including those in underserved areas; • Temporarily eliminate employer payroll taxes for small businesses that create jobs or give raises for existing workers above the prior year; • Extend an immediate 100% expensing write-off into 2012 to encourage even more businesses to invest in more machinery and equipment; • Provide large tax credits (up to $4,000) for businesses that hire workers who’ve been unemployed for 6 months, with even bigger credits for hiring veterans; • Make powerful investments in schools, roads, rail, and airports while helping small business contractors compete for these infrastructure contracts and get surety bonds up to $5 million; and, • Make it easier for States to allow unemployed workers to create their own jobs by starting their own businesses. We need these incentives for small business right now. These are bipartisan ideas that can help the diverse array of small businesses here in Texas. We will continue to find new ways – both at SBA and throughout the Administration – to put more tools in the hands of our job creators, including those in underserved communities. YOLANDA GARCIA OLIVAREZ is the Regional Administrator for the U. S. Small Business Administrator for Region VI which covers Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

Carta Abierta ¿Que Piensas?

We know our readers have a lot to say! Mail letters to Latino Lubbock “Letters to the Editor,” Box 6473 Lubbock, TX 79493, or email them to Don’t forget to include your name, address, and contact phone number. Mailed letters must be signed. Please note that unsigned letters will not be published. Letters are limited to 100 words. Writers are limited to one letter per month. Submissions may be edited for clarity or space consideration. Letters are not acknowledged. Opinions expressed in letters do not necessarily represent the views of Latino Lubbock. BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHY

The photography in Latino Lubbock Magazine is always so beautiful! You really have an eye for presenting and showing our beautiful Hispanic community. I look forward seeing each issue, and I make it a point to pick up two - one for me, HEART OF LUBBOCK NEIGH- one for my mama. BORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEET- May God bless you in this newspaper that ING meeting is the fourth Monday of each truly reflects us. month, 7 pm, at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 2221 Ave. W. Sincerely, Sandra Guzman Email your announcements to: lati-

program that matches exwho keep at least 60 perperienced entrepreneurs cent of their portfolios in with up-and-comers. underserved markets. The Lubbock SCORE Community Advantage chapter is located in the will let these organizalocal SBA office at 1205 tions make “7(a)” loans Texas Avenue, Room of $250,000 or less, and 411, Lubbock, Texas, in they can use streamlined George Mahon Federal paperwork to get the Building. Providing addeal done. equate services to underBeyond these capiserved small businesses tal and counseling forequires a crosscutting cused programs, we also strategy that touches help small businesses upon many policy and Yolanda Garcia get linked up with the Olivarez program areas. world’s largest customer In addition to these – the U.S. Government. counseling efforts, access to capi- Working closely with other federal tal is top on SBA’s agenda. Small agencies, we help set aside nearly firms require financing to grow, to one-fourth of all federal contracts hire new employees, and invest in for small businesses, totaling nearly the future. $100 billion annually. Already, SBA loans are much This includes specific efforts tarmore likely than traditional small geted at service-disabled veteranbusiness loans to go to women and owned business, firms in historiminorities. But unfortunately, there cally underutilized business areas are still gaps in the marketplace. (HUBZone) , minority and disadFor example, studies show that vantaged firms (8(a)), and – new for low-dollar small business loans 2011 – women-owned businesses. are particularly important for eco- Overall, to further drive targeted nomic development in underserved strategies for underserved comcommunities. But, while overall munities throughout the SBA, we small business lending has started recently convened the first meetto come back after the recession, we ing of our Council on Underserved still see a gap in this area. Communities. They are providing That’s why we are piloting the input, advice and recommendations Community Advantage program. on how we can do even more to For the first time, we opened up reach out. SBA’s most popular loan program to Beyond the SBA’s day-to-day efcommunity-based, mission-focused forts, helping small businesses lenders who have a high-touch ap- grow and hire is at the core of the proach. This includes Community President’s new Jobs Act initiatives. Development Financial Institutions, If enacted, it would: SBA’s Certified Development Com- • Cut in half the payroll taxes for panies, microlenders, and others small businesses for the first $5

POLITICALLY CORRECT May you and Family have a Merry Christmas and happy New Year. As a Knight of Columbus we encourage each and every Christen to use the words Merry Christmas instead of Happy Holidays, but we understand that in this days in time it can be politically incorrect. Have a Blessed Christmas and Healthy New Year in Faith for God's Families. Keep up the great work you do for all of us.

IT MEANS A LOT Thanks for showing the LYFL photos. It is nice for our kids to be able to see themselves, and to be recognized for good sportsmanship, hard work and dedication. Thank you so much. We hope that we see more of Latino Lubbock Magazine at future games. It means a lot.

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GUADALUPE HISTORY GOOD The Guadalupe Elementary history was very good. I never knew. I wish that our Hispanic history was more readily available to our students. The pictures past and present, as well as all of the dates, and names just made reading this so enjoyable. Please continue to share this info so that we can share it with our kids and families.

DON'T DRINK & DRIVE I hope that you will publish my letter. I'm asking those who drink this holiday to please consider finding a designated driver. Don't drink and drive. You can change your life by drinking and driving - instantly. You can kill someone, you could kill yourself and leave your family with a burden. Getting pulled over and getting caught being drunk and driving can be expensive - not just for the drunk driver but for your family depending on your income. You could loose your family because of all the trouble it causes.. I know, I did. People hear this message all the time but unless you have experienced such a tragedy you will not understand, and I don't wish this for nobody. Save yourself the burden, the stress, the disappointment, the loss. Don't drink and drive.

God bless, Amanda HAPPY NEW YEAR Want to wish you and your staff a very happy New Year. I look forward to seeing what 2012 will bring to us via Latino Lubbock. You and your staff do a great job. Keep up the great work. The best is yet to come! M. Torres Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

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Politics/política Voter Participation Conference to Address Low Voter Issues

onference on Voter ParticipaC tion will be held January 14, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Gym, 1st Street and Ave P, Lubbock, Texas (El Barrio). The working conference is being called to address the issue of low voter turnout among Hispanics in Lubbock and the West Texas area. Other reasons of concern include: Jobs Act that would have created 103,600 for Texas, voted against by

Cornyn and Hutchinson. Terrible immigration laws passed. Voter suppression laws passed. Income for the ultra rich has increased 240% since 1979; the rest (99%) saw their income stay basically the same. Issues to be discussed include: • Communication, Media, the Internet • Education and youth • Immigration • The electoral process and statistics on Chicano turnout • Establish a non-partisan voter turnout • Leadership. (En español en p. 16)

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y a ratio of more than two-toB one (59% versus 27%), Latinos disapprove of the way the Obama

administration is handling deportations of unauthorized immigrants, according to a new national survey of Latino adults by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. Deportations have reached record levels under President Obama, rising to an annual average of nearly 400,000 since 2009, about 30% higher than the annual average during the second term of the Bush administration and about double the annual average during George W. Bush's first term. More than eight-in-ten (81%) of the nation's estimated 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants are of Hispanic origin, according to Pew Hispanic Center estimates. Hispanics accounted for an even larger share of deportees in 2010----97%. Not all Latinos are aware that the Obama administration has stepped up deportations of unauthorized immigrants. A plurality (41%) says that the Obama administration is deporting more unauthorized immigrants than the Bush administration. Slightly more than a third (36%) say the two administrations have deported about the same number of immigrants. And one-in-ten (10%) Latinos say the Obama administration has deported fewer unauthorized immigrants than the Bush administration. Disapproval of Obama's policy is most widespread among those who are aware that deportations have risen during his tenure. Among this group, more than three-quarters (77%) disap-

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prove of the way his administration is handling the issue of deportations. Among those who are not aware that an increase has occurred, slightly more than half disapprove. The 2012 Presidential Election and Latinos The Pew Hispanic survey also reveals that, heading into the 2012 presidential campaign, Obama and the Democratic Party continue to enjoy strong support from Latino registered voters. In a hypothetical match-up against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Obama wins 68% to 23% among Latino registered voters. And in a match-up against Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Obama wins the Latino vote 69% to 23%. These results closely match the outcome of the 2008 presidential election, when Obama carried the Latino vote over Republican John McCain by 67% to 31%. Even among those who disapprove of the way Obama is handling the issue of deportations, a majority support his reelection over either of these two potential Republican challengers. Obama would carry this group by 57% to 34% against Romney and 61% to 31% against Perry. The survey also shows that identification with the Democratic Party among Hispanic registered voters remains strong. Two-thirds (67%) of Hispanic registered voters say they identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party, while 20% say the same about the Republican Party. And when asked which party has more concern for Hispanics, 45% of Hispanic registered voters say it's the Democratic Party, while 12% say it's the Republican Party. The share that identifies the Republican Party as

the better party for Hispanics is up six percentage points since 2010. Obama's Job Rating among Hispanics Despite Obama's strong showing among Latinos when compared with potential 2012 Republican rivals, he has suffered a decline in his overall approval rating as president. Today 49% of Latinos approve of the job he is doing, down from 58% in 2010. Among the general public, Obama's approval trend has been more stable during the past year. His current rating----46%----is still somewhat lower among the general public than among Latinos, but this gap has narrowed significantly in the past year. Among Latinos who disapprove of the Obama administration's deportation policy, just 36% approve of the president's overall job performance while 54% disapprove. These and many other findings are from a new national survey of 1,220 Hispanic adults ages 18 and older conducted by landline and cellular telephone, in English and Spanish, from November 9 through December 7, 2011. The report, "As Deportations Rise to Record Levels, Most Latinos Oppose Obama's Policy," authored by Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center, Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Research Associate, Pew Hispanic Center and Seth Motel, Research Assistant, Pew Hispanic Center is available at the Pew Hispanic Center's website, www. The Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, is a nonpartisan, non-advocacy research organization based in Washington, D.C. and is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

160 million American workers do not see a reduction in their paychecks, the long-term jobless don't see an interruption in their unemployment checks and Medicare doctors don't suffer a drastic cut in their pay. Many politicians and economists had pushed to keep the tax cut and unemployment benefits in place for fear of dragging down an already slow economic recovery. The debate over the extensions aren't over. Lawmakers will return in January to negotiate a full-year extension. There's little reason to believe the negotiations will be any easier than they were in recent weeks, when the parties could not agree on how to pay for the longer-term extension. Payroll tax cut extended: The law extends the payroll tax cut, set to expire on Dec. 31, through Feb. 29. That means workers will only pay 4.2% on the first $110,100 of their wages into Social Security. That is 2 percentage points below the normal 6.2% rate. If the payroll tax cut is extended for all of 2012 -- which both parties say they want and will work to do when they return from their Christmas

$2,000 if they earn six figures. Estimated cost of a two-month extension: $21 billion. Jobless benefits extended: Emergency federal unemployment benefits, also scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, will be extended through February. "Doc fix" extended: The new law prevents a scheduled 27% cut in payments to Medicare physicians for the first two months of next year. Under the law, Medicare reimbursements to doctors must be reduced whenever those payments exceed a certain target. What didn't make the cut: Not every expiring tax provision is accounted for in the new law. Left out was any action on a host of other "temporary" tax breaks that expire this year. These include the research and development credit for businesses and a state and local sales tax deduction for individuals. Also left out was the usual fix to protect the middle class from getting hit by the Alternative Minimum Tax when they file their taxes for 2012. Congress could extend the breaks next year and make them retroactive to Jan. 1.

What the payroll tax deal will do he House Harry Reid had struck a deal on a bill recess -- workers would save anywhere from several hundred dollars T and Senate that the Senate passed on Dec. 17. finally approved The new law ensures that in January if they're low-income to more than and President Obama signed into law a shortterm extension of the payroll tax cut and federal unemployment benefits, and staved off a steep cut in pay to Medicare doctors. But, once again, Congress took a tortured path. And on legislation that, in the scheme of things, was a modest stopgap measure whose main provisions enjoyed bipartisan support. After nearly a week of adamant House Republican opposition, Speaker John Boehner relented, announcing that he and Senate Majority Leader

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January/enero Latino Lubbock Magazine 5th Anniversary Knights of Columbus New Year’s Eve Party Growth in West, South Fueled by Latino Growth Virgina Alamanza retires from Catholic Family Services Bubba Sedeno retires from TTU HUB Operations Irasema Velasquez becomes Chamber Chair Lubbock forms local chapter of Tejano Democrats Adam Castillo on the radar for the USA Olympic boxing team. Estacado student-athlete Raymond Rios places first at twrestling tournament Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford's Intern, Daniel Hernandez, recognized as hero

February/febrero Knights of Columbus Valentine’s Dance LULAC Week LULAC “Bring out Your Best Banquet” ABC Rodeo Trejo Supercenter Valentine Senior Dance Knights of Columbus St. Valentine’s Day Dance Joe Carrillo Scholarship Fund Benefit HAW 2011 Gala Lubbock Warrior’s Golden Gloves Championship Fat Sunday Celebration Meals on Wheels 2011 Mardi Gras LULAC Women's Conference in Lubbock, Texas Children's Advocacy Center of the South Plains BIG GAME BLOW OUT St. Michael's Sausage Festival in Levelland, TX LULAC Professional Night Honors Hair Stylists & Barbers LEARN Inc. holds FREE Financial Aid Workshops to Help Fund College Education HAW Winter Gala 2011 Gov. Perry Appoints Rodney Rodriguez to Texas Violent Gang Task Force Local Group holds Latino Activist and Immigration Workshop Bobby Sanchez receives Mark Beck Humanitarian Award Estacado High School Academic Decathlon finished second at the regional competition in Community Health Worker/Promotor(A) Program has first graduating certified class

March/marzo 12th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Committee March & Celebration LULAC YOUNG ADULTS form new Young Adult council Women’s Retreat for Lent 2011 Boys & Girls Club Outback Dinner 17th Annual Viva Aztlan Ballet Folklorico Competition St. Joseph’s Lent Enchilada Dinner 3rd Year Anniversary of Cesar E. Chavez Drive Lent Retreat for Women/Retiro Para Mujeres St. Patrick's Church 50th Year Anniversary Mass & Celebration First Lubbock Spanish Spelling Bee held Victor Hernandez awaits D.A decision to determine his seat on City Council Lubbock Tejano Democrats host statewide chair, Gonzalo Barrientos Claudia Bustos named 2011 Public Citizen of the Year Raider's Rojos Reception At the Tech Club

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April/abril City of Lubbock City-Wide Easter Hunt Maggie Trejo Senior Prom Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Joel’s 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Hispanic Law Student Association Banquet Family Guidance Memory Ride TTU Hispanic Student Society Hispanic Cultural Awareness Week Sigma Lambda Beta Banquet Latino Lubbock Magazine El día de los niños, El día de los libros Event Hispanic Student Society Banquet

Hispanic Student Society Fajita Cook-off 69th Annual ABC Pro Rodeo 2010 Trio Achievers Luncheon Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society Reception Catholic Family Services Volunteer Banquet LISD moves to consolidate Tubbs Elementary students into Wolffarth and McWhorter Elementary Schools and to consolidate students from Arnett Elementary into Wright Elementary Texas Voter ID bill passes Texas Senate First LULAC West TX Young Adult Summit held "Regalo de Vida" Dance benefitting Lifegift held Boxer Adam Castillo Advances to National Golden Gloves Championship Texas Medical Society 100 Year Celebration Some Lubbock Warriors make it to Jr. Olympic Championship

June/junio North Lubbock Boxing Club Tournament 2011 Barrio Reunion 2nd Unity Car Club Picnic, Co-Sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Jamaica Celebrating 86 Years Hispanic Association of Women Membership Dinner Montelongo Pool Party Our Lady of Grace Guadalupanos Men's Club Scholarship Tournament Celebracion de Exito sponsored by the Caprock Foundation Veteran's Mass at the Lubbock Veteran's Memorial Pete Morales and the Premiers inducted into the new West Texas Walk of Fame LULAC Files Redistricting Suit Against Texas City Councilman Hernandez, named to TMRS Advisory Commissioner Flores elected to HCJC Board Census Reports Hispanics Exceed 50 Million First FORE Women Golf Event held by Latino Lubbock Magazine

May/mayo LULAC Robert Lugo Golf Tournament KXTQ 21st annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration Cinco de Mayo Senior Citizen Dance TTU Hispanic Convocation LEARN Lets Go Advance Recognition Banquet Raiders Rojos Hispanic Convocation Knights of Columbus Mother’s Day Dance

Guadalupe's 41st Anniversary of May 11, 1970 Tornado Guadalupe Neighborhood Association Cinco de Mayo Celebration Lubbock Arts Festival 2011, Co-Sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine Hispanic Law Student Grad Reception Knights Of Columbus Council 11807 Our Lady Of Guadalupe Golf Tournament FMX Fly & Fling Co-Sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine "A Celebration of Hispanic Art" Local artists featured at Underwood Center Mario Olguin named Firefighter of the Year Six Redistricting Hearings held in Lubbock After six failed attempts Charlie Rodriguez passes TAKS, graduates in May Mariachi Memories Benefitting the Alzheimer's Association NHPO Cinco de Mayo Mixer Latinos in US sports panel held at TTU Navy names ship after American hero Cesar E. Chavez Lambda Theta Phi becomes newest fraternity at Texas Tech Leslie Soto Retires from LISD after 30 Years Gov. Rick Perry signs voter ID bill into law

July/julio Our Lady of Guadalupe Jamaica Our Lady of Grace Scholarship Golf Tournament Small Business Administration Awards Luncheon Joe Carrillo & Knights of Columbus Scholarship Reception St. Michael's Church Jamaica in Levelland St. Francis Church Jamaica Back to School Fiesta Sponsored by Raiders Rojos Solitos Car Club 1st Car Show Woodrow San Ramon Jamaica Hombres Nobles Pool Party With Boys Class of 2010-2011 Wounded Warrior Banquet By CWV New Deal Queen of Apostles Jamaica Abernathy St. Isidore Jamaica

August/agosto 3rd Annual Vamos A Pescar/Let’s Go Fishing brought to you by Los Hermanos Arnett Benson Clinic Back to School Fun Fest Our Lady of Grace Jamaica LULAC Council #263 Scholarship Reception Arnett Benson Neighborhood National Night Out Heart of Lubbock National Night Out Kick-Off Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Jamaica in New Deal, TX Business After Hours Hosted by Caprock Home Health Cursillo for Women - De Colores Fiesta City Council votes for moratorium on Lubbock Health Dept. closure Business After Hours at Caprock Home Health 1st Fiesta de Musica at Victory Christian Center LULAC Scholarship Presentation Reception HAW Membership Drive Veteran's Benefit Event at the Diocese September/septiembre Hispanic Heritage Month Magic 93.7 Fiestas Patrias Fiestas Patrias Parade El Grito de Dolores en Guadalupe Park Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

Miss Hispanic Lubbock Pageant Our Lady of Guadalupe Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day with American G.I. Forum & Latino Lubbock Knights of Columbus # 11807 Awards Banquet Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA) Meet & Greet El Grito 2011 at Texas Tech Gala Latina 2011 by the Caprock Foundation Peru Latino Lubbock Magazine introduces new QR code Robert Narvaiz honored by Congressman Neugebauer

October/octubre Latinas for the Cure Raiders Rojos Homecoming Almuerzo Columbus Day: Día de la Raza Race for the Cure 2011 Veterans Day 2011 Raiders Rojos Meet & Greet 42nd Slaton Sausage Festival 3rd Pumpkin Trail at Clapp Park, Co-sponsored by Latino Lubbock 1st “Fiesta Cristiana” held Gamma Alpha Omega Trike-A-Thon Lubbock hosts PAGA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT Lubbock Business Mercado "On The Green, For The Pink" Golf Tournament held by Latino Lubbock Magazine Community Health Centers of Lubbock (CHCL) holds Promotor(a) graduation 28th Annual Hispana Inspiradora & Scholarship Banquet Dr. Robert Ordonez receives award - Physician Values in Action City votes to save Lubbock Health Department

CHCL Halloween Carnival Maggie Trejo Halloween LULAC #236 Halloween Party Veteran’s Mass at St. Joseph’s Church Catholic Veteran’s & Knights of Columbus Veteran’s Day Service 2011 LYFL Superbowl at Lowrey Field

Knights of Columbus Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors Latino Lubbock Magazine Veteran Reception TTU SACNAS Recognized as Role Model Chapter Oscar Mayer Weinermobile hosted by Latino Lubbock Magazine TTU LULAC Young Adults hold UNITED TO GIVE Guadalupe Elementary holds 50th Anniversary Building Addition Olivia Hernandez, Sigma Lambda Beta, and Caprock Foundation honored by Volunteer Center of Lubbock Latino Folk Tales and Illustrations Grace The Walls of the Museum of TTU UMI - "La Cena y Viva Calaca" Dia de Los Muertos at the Texas Tech Museum Louis Flores Receives "Homes for Heroes" Home December/diciembre Dia de la Virgen Event returns to route, Guadalupe Church LULAC’s 20th Annual Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner Las Pastoreslas Las Posadas Pancho Clos visit at Maggie Trejo sponsored by American G I Forum Miracle on 34th Street Parade De Colores Christmas Party 55th Annual Santa Land, Co-Sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine Solos Car Club Banquet Solitos Car Club Christmas at Mi Casita Adopt an Abuelito by ¡Prospero año y felicidad departe de Latino Lubbock Magazine!

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peared and any future sickness can be prevented. While that’s not possible, keeping these resolutions can help you maintain or improve your health in 2012. Resolution 1: Make sure you have a primary care physician. Whether specializing in general or internal medicine, this doctor is as critical to your health as a conductor is to an orchestra. Among other things, a primary care doctor can help you choose the right specialist for what ails you. If you have back pain, for instance, you might assume it’s a kidney problem. But if your problem turned out to be in your spinal column, going to a kidney specialist or urologist would be a waste of time.

disease, cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, and AIDS—display no early warning signs. So get a yearly checkup before symptoms manifest. Be sure your race, ethnicity, and age are considered: for example, diabetes is much more common among Hispanics, so a test to measure your blood sugar is key. Colonoscopies, mammograms, Pap smears, and tests for prostate-specific antigens (PSAs), blood lipids (total, good, and bad cholesterol; triglycerides), bone density, and HIV can detect many diseases early. Resolution 3: Know your personal

you notice in your body. Your doctor depends on this type of information to order and interpret tests, including some nonroutine examinations such as sonograms, CT scans, genetic testing for cancer risk, MRI evaluations, psychiatric visits, and vision and hearing exams. Resolution 4: Finally, and most importantly: lead a healthy lifestyle in a healthy environment. Smoke-free air, a healthy diet, regular physical activity under your doctor’s supervision, and good oral hygiene may make it possible to say at the end of 2012, “I’ve had a great year!”

tempranas de advertencia. Entre ellas se encuentran las enfermedades cardíacas, el cáncer, la osteoporosis, la diabetes y el SIDA. Hágase un examen médico anual y asegúrese de que sean tenidos en cuenta su raza, grupo étnico y edad, ya que hay enfermedades, como la diabetes, que son mucho más frecuentes entre los hispanos —por lo que un examen en ayunas para medir el azúcar en sangre es clave—. Las colonoscopías, las mamografías, el Papanicolau, el análisis de antígeno prostático específico, el de lípidos en sangre — colesteroles total, bueno y malo, y triglicéridos—, el de densidad ósea y el de VIH pueden detectar muchas enfermedades temprano. Propósito 3: Conocer sus ante-

cedentes médicos personales y familiares, y estar alerta a cambios en su organismo. El médico depende de esta información para interpretar resultados y prescribir exámenes relevantes, incluyendo algunos no rutinarios, como son las ecografías, las tomografías axiales computarizadas, las resonancias magnéticas, el análisis genético para la evaluación del riesgo de cáncer, las consultas psiquiátricas, los exámenes de vista y las audiometrías. Propósito 4: Llevar un estilo de vida sano en un medio ambiente saludable

A g e n d a d e salud para 2012


magínese empezar el año nuevo haciendo borrón y cuenta nueva: todas las enfermedades del año pasado desaparecen y cualquier afección futura se podrá prevenir. Si bien eso no es posible, mantener los siguientes propósitos podría ayudarlo a conservar o mejorar su salud durante el año 2012. Propósito 1: Asegurarse de tener un médico de atención primaria. Este médico, ya sea que esté especializado en medicina general o interna, es tan importante para su salud como lo es un director para una orquesta. Entre otras cosas, puede ayudarlo a elegir al especialista adecuado para tratar la afección que lo aqueja. Propósito 2: Ser consciente de que ciertas enfermedades no dan señales

es lo más importante. Un ambiente sin humo, una dieta sana, la actividad física y una buena higiene oral harán más factible que al finalizar el 2012 pueda decir: “¡Qué buen año que he tenido!”

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he flu is the seventh leading T cause of death among Latinos 65+.

cibieron el año pasado, lo que es preocupante porque con enfermedades como la diabetes y el asma Everyone six months or older to tan comunes entre los latinos, puget vaccinated, too. Only three in 10 Hispanics got a flu shot last year, a concern because diseases such as diabetes and asthma, more prevalent among Latinos, can lead to serious complications. Now just one shot is needed — the H1N1 vaccine is included — and a version for those age 65 or older is available. La gripe es la séptima causa más común de muerte entre los latinos mayores de 65 años. Todos a partir de los seis meses de edad lo hagan. Sólo tres de cada 10 latinos la re-

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Health/Salud Noticias de salud/ Health News DIABETES SELFMANAGEMENT EVENING CLASSES Will start Tuesday January 3rd, 2012. Every Tuesday evening for 8 weeks. Time 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Please call Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009 for more information and registration. DIABETES FOCUSED NUTRITION CLASSES Started Tuesday January 3rd, 2012. Every Tuesday evening for 8 weeks. Time 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please call Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009 for more information and registration. DIABETES SELF MANAGEMENT DAY CLASSES Will start Wednesday January 4th, 2012. Every Wednesday for 8 weeks. Time 10 am to 11 am. Please call Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009 for information and registration. DIABETES FOCUSED NUTRITION CLASSES Starting Wednesday January 4th, 2012. Every Wednesday for 8 weeks. Time 11 am to 12 noon. Please call Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009 for information and registration. CHCL PROMOTORA(A) PROGRAM/COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER PROGRAM CLASSES, 168 Hour Curriculum approved by Department of State Health Services, will begin on January 10th, 2012. Please contact Claudia Bustos at 765-2611 ext 1024 for more information. FREE PARENTING CLASSES Classes are Tuesday evenings unless otherwise noted. All classes begin PROMPTLY at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Pizza will be served. NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED. Please do not bring your children to class. For more information or to register for a class, call 747-5577. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH LIMITED CLASS! For class listings and details, please visit our website at FREE PRODUCE is provided by the South Plains Food Bank, Monday thru Friday at 1 p.m. at the Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst. Free for Ages 18+. MAMMOGRAMS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING A new program through Texas Tech, ABC4WT, provides free mammograms and other services for women aged 40+ who don’t have private insurance or Medicare Part B but have too much income to qualify for other programs. Also eligible are women younger than 40 who are at high risk. Call toll-free 1-855-ABC-4WTX FREE SICK CHILDREN'S CLINIC is a free, all-volunteer clinic that treats sick children up to age 15 at 10th Street and Avenue A. Prescriptions at the on-site pharmacy are free. The days and hours of operation depend upon doctors' schedules. Call 762-1805 to hear the hours for the week. FREE DOCTORS CLINIC The Family Church at 34th Street and Boston Avenue holds a free doctors clinic at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Three to four doctors volunteer their time each week and can see up to 20 patients. The clinic also includes free vouchers for prescriptions. For information, call 799-4329. LUBBOCK AREA AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP Meeting is the second Tuesday night of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. All amputees, family members, and friends are welcome to attend. For more information for meeting locations and/or questions call 806-281-7646 or 806-748-5870.

January 2012

10 Tips for New Year’s Resolutions

Planning is best way to keep resolution

hances are, at C some time in your life you’ve

made a New Year’s Resolution - and then broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change, but not following through. Here are 10 tips to help get you started. 1. Be realistic: The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable. For instance, resolving to never eat your favorite desserts again could be a bad choice. Strive for a goal that is attainable. 2. Plan ahead: Don’t make your resolution on New Year’s Eve. If you wait until the last minute, it will be based on your mind-set that particular day. Instead it should be well planned before December 31 arrives. 3. Outline your plan: Decide how you will deal with the temptation to skip the exercise class, or just have one more cigarette. 4. Make a “pro” and “con” list: It may help to see a list of items on paper to keep your motivation strong. Develop this list over time, and ask others to contribute to it. Keep your list with you and refer to it when you need help keeping your resolve. 5. Talk about it: Don’t keep your resolution a secret. Tell friends and family members who will be there

to support your resolve to change yourself for the better. The best case scenario is to find yourself a buddy who shares your New Year’s Resolution and motivate each other. 6. Reward Yourself: This doesn’t mean that if your resolution is to diet you can eat an entire box of chocolates. Instead, celebrate your success by treating yourself to something that you enjoy. 7. Track your progress: Keep track of each small success you make toward reaching your larger goal. Short-term goals are easier to keep, and small accomplishments will help keep you motivated. 8. Don’t Beat Yourself Up: Obsessing over the occasional slip won’t help you achieve your goal. Do the best you can each day, and take them one at a time. 9. Stick to it: Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new activity, such as exercising, to become a habit, and 6 months for it to become part of your personality. 10. Keep trying: If your resolution has totally run out of steam by midFebruary, don’t despair. Start over again! There’s no reason you can’t make a “New Year’s Resolution” any time of year.

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month


Cervical cancer screening saves lives

ncourage the Hispanic women you love (including yourself!) to take time out this month to get a Pap test and pelvic exam. It could save a life! The American Cancer Society estimates that when all the figures are in, over 10,000 women will have been diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer in 2006, and about 3,700 will die of the disease. Hispanic women have the highest

rate of new cases of invasive cervical cancer and the second-highest death rates, more than twice that of non-hispanic white women. Fortunately, the majority of these deaths can be prevented through early detection and treatment. When you get regular Pap tests and pelvic exams, your health care provider can find and treat abnormal cells in the cervix before they turn into cancer.

Mes de la concientización sobre el cáncer de cuello de útero

PHILANTHROPY FOR THE COMMUNITY: The Caprock Foundation presented a check for $25,000 to Community Health Centers of Lubbock to be used for a new children's obesity prevention program. The funds were raised at the annual Gala Latina held Sept. 2011. RFPs for the 2012 award will be available in March.

The Doc or Is In Advice from our Doctors Consejos de nuestros médicos

Tips for Winter Storm Preparation old weather is upon us C and soon snow

and cold rains. Now is the time to get ready. What should one do? First, check around the house and trim branches that could cause DR. JUAN FITz problems on the roof. Clean gutters out. Seal around the chimney and roof. Fix all cracks on windows and doors. This will prevent cold air from coming in. Make sure you have fire and carbon monoxide alarms. Change batteries and make sure they are in operating condition. Call the gas company if you suspect a gas leak. Check and inspect all heaters to make sure they are in operating condition. Chimneys should be checked and kept clean. If you use the fireplace alot make sure you have an operating fire extinguisher.

Make sure you have enough food for at least several days, especially food that does not need microwaving or cooking such as peanut butter, tuna, things you can make easy without having to cook. Also, make sure you have plenty of drinking water. If you are on medications, make sure you have enough on hand. Check on your neighbors. Notify your family on your status. Most people have cordless phones, try to have one that is not cordless. This is your back up phone. If using cellular phones, texts, easier to get through than calling. Have plenty of batteries and flash lights on hand or lanterns. If you have to travel, make sure you travel with someone. Keep people informed on your location. Have blankets, flash lights, water and food and extra medications in the car. You can be stranded during a storm. Use mittens instead of gloves, they keep your hands warmer. Try to have a shovel sand or salt to help out if stuck on ice conditions. These are just a few tips to survive the winter and storms.

La detección del cáncer de útero salva vidas

liente a las mujeres hispanas A que usted ama (incluyendo a usted misma) a tomarse el tiempo

para hacerse un Papanicolau y un examen de la pelvis. ¡Esto puede salvar una vida! La Sociedad Americana del Cáncer estima que, al concluir el año, más de 10.000 mujeres habrán sido diagnosticadas con cáncer invasivo de cuello de útero durante 2006, y alrededor de 3.700 morirán debido a la enfermedad. Las mujeres hispanas registran la tasa más elevada de nuevos casos de cáncer invasivo de cuello de útero y la segunda tasa más elevada de muerte por la enfermedad, más del doble de la tasa

registrada entre mujeres blancas no hispanas. Por fortuna, la mayor p a r t e de esas muertes se puede prevenir a través de detección temprana y tratamiento. Al hacerse exámenes periódicos de Papanicolau y de la pelvis, su médico puede descubrir y tratar las células que se están alterando antes de que se conviertan en células cancerosas. Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

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Education/ Educación

College-Bound High School Senior Planning Calendar ome of you have been planning positively S for this year for quite some time, with your while for others it seems as though rejections.

ADOPT AN ABUELITO: Lambda Theta Phi Fraternidad Latina, Inc. with Gamma Alpha Omega, and Kappa Delta Chi sororities enjoyed time with senior citizens and residents of Mi Casita. They brought gifts, served treats, and enjoyed their time with each resident. (Photo by Rosanna Castillo for Latino Lubbock)

ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING GRADUATES: South Plains College honored 22 Associate Degree Nursing students in a pinning ceremony Dec. 15th. Graduates included Lucy Herrera and Renee Lopez, both of Levelland; and Bianca Posadas of Sundown. Graduates from Lubbock were Stacey Bean, Rachel Buffington, Kellie Cannon, Anna –Karina Claweson, Julie Cribbs, Heath Gwinn, Gretchen Hicks, Jami Jones, Krista Knowles, Keesha Lloyd, Rolando Lugo, Haley O’Connor, Sean Pitman, Melissa Quintanilla, Yadira Sanchez and Patricia Ybarra. Other graduates were Hilary Garza of Earth, Sheena Helm of Brownfield and Sonia Hernandez of Plains. (Photo by Rosanna Castillo for Latino Lubbock) TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement

it has suddenly appeared from nowhere. Your senior year and your half way through. For college-bound seniors you must get on the ball, it’s a time to narrow down your list of colleges, gather all your necessary test scores and high school transcripts, request letters of recommendation, and complete work on your college admission essays. . . and in reality, for most of you, this process began at least a year ago, if not longer. Don’t fret if you’re late to the game, however, you still have plenty of time to get your college applications in - as long as you’re willing to put the time in to complete them. Here’s how your senior year should look, month-by-month. JANUARY · If applying for financial aid, get started on preparations by obtaining a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. · Stay focused on grades. FEBRUARY · Complete the FAFSA, if possible. (You'll need your family's/guardian's tax records.) · Keep track of your college applications; be sure all schools have received all your materials. · Stay focused on grades. MARCH · College decision letters begin arriving. · Celebrate your acceptances, decide about your wait lists, and deal


lobal MediG cal Brigade is currently asPEGASUS helps by offering: • Support services for all First Generation College students • Direction for problem solving

sisting Panama with more than 3,000 student volunteers and health professionals who travel to provide mobile clinics in areas of under resourced com mu nities.

• Guidance on campus resources The PEGASUS Program is designed to assist First Generation College students through their first year of college. PEGASUS provides academic support services and matches first-year students in the program with peer mentors who help them navigate the campus during their first year.

PEGASUS 110 Doak hall 806-742-7060 diversity/pegasus

· Stay focused on grades. APRIL · Make decision about college choice from among the colleges that accepted you. · Notify all colleges (that accepted you) of your final decision. · Submit tuition deposit to your college of choice. · Continue searching and applying for scholarships and grants. · Stay focused on grades. MAY · Be sure to submit paperwork for room and board. · Continue searching and applying for scholarships and grants. · Stay focused on grades. JUNE · Celebrate your high school success! · Send thank you notes (if you haven't already) to everyone who helped you this year. · Start planning for college. · Watch college's summer deadlines (orientations, housing options, registration, etc.) closely. JULY · Register for fall courses at your college. · Begin preparing for your new adventure.

• Outreach to families of First Generation College students • Peer mentors that help ease the academic & social transition into college

These areas are selected based on need, access to medicine, and demographic information. Santa Clara University students provide opportunities for communities in need to see a doctor, and serve about 1,500 patients over one week. For more information or to assist these students, please contact Lilliana Gonzales at lillianagonzales@hotmail. com<mailto:lillianagonzales@> or lmgonzales@scu. edu<>.

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NATIONAL PEACE ESSAY CONTEST The Academy for International Conflict Management and Peace building is the education and training arm of the United States Institute of Peace and runs the National Peace Essay Contest based on the belief that questions about peace, justice, freedom, and security are vital to civic education. Application Deadline: Feb. 01, 2012. Apply online at: index.html JACKIE ROBINSON FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP provides scholarships of up to $7,500 annually to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to attend an accredited 4-year college or university of their choice. Application deadline - Mar 30, 2012. Apply online at: http://www. CHCI SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM are afforded to Latino students in the United States who have a history of performing public service oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students with excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply. Application Deadline: Apr. 16, 2012. Apply online at http:// HACU NATIONAL INTERNSHIPS The HACU National Internship Program has placed more than 9,000 students in internships since its inception in 1992. The internships provide talented Hispanic and other minority students with the opportunity to develop their career and professional skills and receive financial support to help motivate them through graduation. Application Deadline: June 15, 2012. Apply Online: http://www. LATINO COLLEGE DOLLARS. ORG Scholarships can play an important role in helping you pay for college. They are free money that you can apply for – and they don’t have to be paid back. Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012. Submission Instructions: Search for scholarships that are right for you.

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Youth Opportunities KIDS CAFE A hot nutritious meal is served daily. Ages: 18 and under. Sponsored by the South Plains Food bank. 3:30 pm, M-F Rawlings at 213 40th. Free, Weekly. zUMBA Get a great muscular and aerobic workout in this fun class set to Latin music instructed by Amaris Garcia. The class is for Adults/Teens, and is held at 6 pm on Mon. and Wed, at the TREJO Center, 3200 Amherst. The cost is $20 for a monthly pass. SPANISH LESSONS Learn basic communication skills in Spanish as students learn with no grammar, no rules in a non-stressful environment. At 9 am on Saturdays at Rawlings Center, 213 40th St.. Classes are $10 Monthly. MAHON CHESS CLUB Join every Tuesday for weekly free chess matches. Beginners to experts welcome. Sponsored by SPICE. At Mahon Library, 2:30 pm. OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! Ages 13+ (13-16 yrs. needs guardian) 3 p.m., M-F at the Trejo Center. Free. GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6424 meets weekly at 6:30 pm at Hodges. Ages: 5-18 $15/yr. Call 789-9753 for info.

like a huge understatement and a repeat, but it really is. As another year has come and gone and finals are over, I’ve had the opportunity to sit NICHOLAS down and reflect MUÑIz over college. I’ve come to the conclusion that even after a year of college life, I am still figuring out what works best for me. Nobody ever sits down and explains to you that the study habits of the person next to you might not work for you or that maybe taking your notes by hand may be the better option as compared to taking your laptop with you everywhere. While I still live at home and have the encouragement and support of my parents, I can honestly say that this past semester has not been an easy one for me due to a variety of

GIRL SCOUTS – 6375 meets weekly for events, badges and fundraisers. Contact Troop Leader Roxanne Butcher at 239-0377 for more information. $12 registration fee. Ages 10-14 (1.5 hr), 6 pm Maxey .

health/science careers, c) civic engagement, and d) save lives! The campaign challenges each student organizer to coordinate a successful donor recruitment campaign culminating in a health education event featuring a 1- or 2-day campus blood drive to be held on or close to March 31st to celebrate Cesar E. Chavez’s Birthday.

“¡Sí Se Puede!” It can be d ne!

LISD marching band at Tournament of Rose Parade

GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6073 meets weekly for events, badges, and fundraisers. Contact the Girl Scouts’ main office for more information at en very special buses departed Monday, Jan. 2, at 806-745-2855. At the Trejo from Lubbock on Dec. 27th. 10 a.m. Lubbock Center, 6 p.m. weekly on They carried 450 or so Lubbock time. Wednesdays. Fee is $10/ ISD marching band students to the Tune in to local yr.


Mark Your Calendar 2012 LISD School Holidays

Jan. 4 Jan. 4- Feb. 10 January 16 Feb. 13- April 5 February 20 March 12-16 April 6 April 9 April 9- May 25 May 25

January 2012

Student Holiday 4th Six Weeks MLK Holiday 5th Six Weeks Student Holiday Spring Break Good Friday Student Holiday 6th Six Weeks Last Day of Classes

SPANISH SPELLING BEE: Sigma Delta Pi held the first Lubbock Spanish Spelling Bee Championship in December. Students from all over LISD participated. The first, second and third places went to Karen Eliserio of Atkins Middle School, Azelia Reyes of Harwell Elementary School, and Mario Pimentel of Atkins Middle School, respectively.

NICHOLAS MUÑIZ is a freshman English major at Texas Tech University. He is the first in his family to attend college.

National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge announces seasonal farmworker community. Mthe launch of the 4th Annual The four basic event objectives are National Cesar E. Chavez Blood to promote a) health education, b)

Drive Challenge. This national service learning program promotes the engagement of U.S. Latino/Hispanic college students as college campus organizers of in a national ‘Smart & Healthy’ education campaign with Cesar E. Chavez’s as its icon celebrating his legacy as an American civic leader devoted to improving Troop 6375 Troop the quality of life for the migrant/

NORTH LUBBOCK BOXING CLUB is currently recruiting youngsters who are willing to train hard, and study hard in school. The services are free of charge except for a $40 annual fee paid to USA Boxing. NLBC is located at 417 N. Akron, behind the Matthews Learning Center.

reasons. Due to a course in Anthropology, I’ve had to take a few more hours than previously required. Add that to an internship, a job, and trying to maintain a social life, it’s no wonder I haven’t burnt out sooner. With the help of a summer school course, my first and second semesters of college each gave me a 3.0 GPA. This year, due to a few of the previously mentioned obstacles, I dropped from a 3.0 to a 2.0 GPA. Many students would be absolutely embarrassed to even mention a drop like this, let alone even acknowledge that it happened but for me, it’s not so much embarrassment but disappointment. I don’t feel embarrassed about my GPA because I see it as a lesson and an example for improvement for the semesters to come. No one likes to experience setbacks in life, and it’s hard to accept them, but sometimes we have to in order reach accomplishment.

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CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS MASS CAST: A play by children was held at Our Lady of Grace. The play is held annually and the children are students in the elementary CCE program. For the second year Eva Jimenez served as play director.

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Top 20 Hispanics of 2011



Los Hermanos & Las Hermanas Family Advocates & Volunteers

A last request to go fishing with the entire family a day before the death of a hardworking farmer and father, resulted in an organization of men, Los Hermanos, to be created, as well as the inception of the annual Vamos a Pescar (Let's Go Fishing) Free Fishing Event. Los Hermanos, which means brothers, and Las Hermanas,which were added more recently, is made up of about 200 volunteers and 16 organizations - the Vamos a Pescar Committee, Knights of Columbus #8097 San Jose, Knights of Columbus #11807 Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of Grace Guadalupanos, LULAC #263, Sigma Lambda Beta, West Texas Lowriders Association, the Hispanic Peace Officers Association, the Hispanic Student Society. The men and women, recognize that involved fathers bring positive benefits to their children that no other person is as likely to bring. Therefore, the group with the Texas Parks & Wildlife, Texas Game Warden's Association and Fishing's Future has held the Annual Vamos a Pescar (Let's Go Fishing) free fishing event for the past three years. They use the sport of fishing as the hook to engage families. Collectively, the volunteers contributed about 3,260 volunteer hours, and this August welcomed - 3,100 participants!


Emilio Abeyta Voter Advocate

Justice for all. The three words which punctuate the final stanza of the Pledge of Allegiance aren't simply words Emilio recites off-handedly. For him, its philosophy he has carried throughout the church, the capital and the courtroom. He practices law, and has made it his life's mission to ensure equality for all people. Throughout the past three decades, he has been involved extensively in professional, church, civic, social and educational activities and organizations. One of his biggest commitments is his efforts to register voters and educate them about the issues. He especially works to register Latino voters.

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Patsy Cardona Health Advocate

Patsy is a Clinical Research Nurse and is dedicated to her profession but more so to her community and patients. Patsy works in the Joe Arrington Cancer Research and Treatment Center where she works diligently to try to find a cure for cancer. As an oncology nurse Patsy has been a member of the Oncology Nursing Society, both locally and nationally since 1997. Nationally Patsy has also served in numerous positions and committees, and even went to Washington Hill to lobby for health policy issues. She has been instrumental in lobbying for issues affecting nurses and oncology patients. She also encourages other nurses and healthcare personnel to become involved in advocating helping those in need.


Sister Santillana Church Leader

Sister Leonor Santillana Has been a nun and servant of the Lord and her community for 57 years on January 25th. She is dedicated to her calling and emulates her faith by working to share the Word of the Lord. She organizes monthly retreats for women. She leads prayer groups, provides communion to sick, she holds meditation groups, and, she provides classes to the aforementioned to nonEnglish speaking adults and children. Sister Leonor is a peacemaker. And, she is involved in humanitarian, civil rights, and any issues impacting her church community “she is there and steps up.”

8 Dr. Enrique Rodriguez Health Provider

“Dr. Rod” as many refer to him, has been interested in rural medicine for a number of years. In the summer of 1993, he moved to Littlefield, TX and for 10 years served the community of Lamb County. During those 10 years he maintained active privileges in Lamb Healthcare Center. From 1995 to 1999 he served as Chief of Medical Staff at LHC. Dr. Rodriguez moved his practice to Lubbock in 2003 and keeps active privileges at many hospitals. He fosters relationships with Spanish-speaking patients making them aware of health issues in a way that has helped to save lives, and brought awareness to many health issues impacting the Latino community. Love Yourself, Care for You!



Anthony Villareal

Dr. Xochitl Anderton

Sgt. Anthony Villarreal can inspire anyone to be proud to be American. Villarreal served two tours of duty in Iraq, which he is very proud of, and was in Afghanistan on his third tour when an improvised explosive device struck the truck he was driving. He lost his right arm, multiple fingers on his left hand and suffered burns over 80 percent of his body. He was told that after the explosion he crawled out of the vehicle. He survived and is grateful to God to be alive. More so, he is among the Wounded Warriors Project, and is committed to helping other wounded soldiers like him, who need help.

Xochitl (Aztec name meaning “Flower”) has been an advocate for Community Health Center of Lubbock (CHCL) and its mission of “Providing Primary and Preventive services to those in need”. Her firsthand experience of Community Health Center’s began as a patient when she was a child. As she grew older, her personal mission was to become a dentist and to give back to health centers by providing services to those in need as she once received. In 2005, she started out as a dental provider for CHCL and became the Dental Director in 2006. In the last six years, she has expanded dental operatories to 22. This is significant for a nonprofit which serves the medically underserved and uninsured.

Veteran Advocate


Dental Health Advocate


Josie Salinas

Olivia Hernandez

Josie assists small business owners with certifications and counseling. For 42 years she has worked for the U. S. Small Business Administration in Lubbock, TX, which she began in 1970 after the Lubbock tornado. Her commitment has been to help with Personnel Staffing, Budgeting Planning and Implementation, Career Counseling, Marketing, and Outreach as the Business Development Specialist, 8(a) BDS. She strives to identify small business owners who qualify for programs, and often assists in showcasing them by nominating them for regional and national awards.

On any given Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, you will find Olivia Hernandez volunteering for Catholic Family Service. In the past nine years, Olivia has served about 4,680 hours. Some of the tasks she completes are stocking groceries, preparing sacks of hygiene products for those in need, and completing vouchers for prescriptions, c clothing, and glasses. As such a dedicated volunteer, Olivia lives by the principle that giving is better than receiving. A motivator to all, Olivia provides vital assistance to Catholic Family Service, providing the staff with more time to help people in need in the Lubbock community.

Business Advocate


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Rey Martinez Civil Servant

Rey Martinez is a senior detective in the homicide division of the Lubbock Police Department. Having been with the force since August 1981, Martinez has honed his natural gifts for interviewing and understanding people to become one of the best on the force. In addition to Martinez's dedication to some of the city's most notorious murder cases, Martinez exemplifies the attributes of a top police officer. Martinez is streetwise and a nononsense kind of detective. He has been recognized statewide and has a crucial role in the city's murder investigations. One case that led to a nomination for the state award is one Martinez pursued tirelessly for several years. In addition, he is a member of the Hispanic Peace Officers Association and volunteers with many groups.

16 Irasema Velasquez Civic Involvement

Irasema served as Chairwoman for the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce. An entrepreneur and role model in her own right, she is only the third female and first Hispanic to serve in this position. With the help of Velasquez, Hispanic participation on the Chamber board has grown to 25% from what was less than 5% in the past. Her leadership and dedication to the Chamber and its mission have helped the organization’s goal to reflect the entire business community. Now 2,200 members strong and representing over 62,000 employees and $820 million in payroll impact, the Chamber is the largest business federation on the South Plains.


Mary Mojica Youth Advocate

Since 2007, she has been working for a program called "SEED” whose purpose is to work with high school aged youth, to prepare them for employment, by instilling good work ethics and breaking the cycle of dependence on government assistance. And beyond her job, Mary assists these kids by counseling them, assisting them with school, and giving them guidance. She also assists with the Workers Investment Act/In School Youth Program as a Youth Career Counselor. And helps students to overcome any obstacles that will prevent them from completing their high school education, by mentoring and providing any supportive services if needed.

17 Pete Pina

Church Volunteer

Three years ago when St. Joseph's Church saw a growing need among families dealing with hunger and poverty issues, they created a food pantry. Since then, Pete has continued to foster the growth of the pantry. He secures the funds to purchase the food, shops for the food, stocks the shelves, and helps to manage and distribute the food. He also assists in the screening of this very successful effort to assist those in need. Pete is also the president of the St. Joseph’s Parish Council; the chair of the Jamaica, which he has helped to increase attendance and growth; and, he is also a member of the church’s 90 year celebration to be held in 2014.


14 Art Lara

Claudia Bustos

For Art it is not about religion but about building relationships in the parish and in the community. He has been a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church since established in 1980; a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 11807 since 2004, ultimately becoming a Grand Knight from 2008-2010. His leadership has inspired many men to join, as well as city wide partnerships to occur that benefit the church and community. They assist with the Back to School Fiesta, the Vamos a Pescar fishing event, and many more city wide projects. He believes that his faith in God and Love of Jesus Christ motivates him to serve the community and church.

Claudia currently works for the Community Health Center of Lubbock as a Special Populations/ Case Manager. She works closely with the homeless populations and patients with chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. She is also a Community Health Worker Instructor and has already graduated two classes, and preparing to begin another in January 2012. Claudia also implemented a Northern Texas Community Health Worker Resource Coalition. Claudia, as well as the CHWs, provides health education, case management services, facilitates support groups and educational workshops/trainings, and supports communities to help organize and advocate for social change and justice.

Church & Community Volunteer


Health Educator


Anita Baeza

Joe Arredondo

Anita is a hard worker and is very active and liked in the grassroots community. Many families know her from church and school involvement, more so, for her diligent commitment to serving others. Although she has a job at Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLG) her volunteer hours exceed her work hours. She has been a member of OLG since 1978. She helps with many projects and is always ready to assist in completing tasks. She is involved in Eucharistic ministries, the cursillistas, altar servers, and, she was the first female usher for OLG. And in addition to her service at church, Anita has been helping LISD with the PTA for Harwell elementary, the Monterey Band, and, assisting with Mrs. De Santiago’s 5th grade dual-language class.

This November, Joe celebrated his 10th year as Director of Landmark Arts in the Texas Tech School of Art. During that time he has strengthened the quality of art exhibitions and visiting speaker programs by raising $40,000 - $80,000 each year in grants to support the programs. Beginning in 2005 he took on additional responsibilities as Assistant to the Director for Development and Alumni Relations. In this role he has coordinated the Medici Circle support group’s fundraising efforts which have created over $180,000 in scholarship endowments since 2007. He has helped to draw interest from the community to many aspiring artists, as well as has brought nationally acclaimed artist to the Lubbock community.

Church Volunteer

Art Advocate

15 Joe Leos

Church & Community Volunteer

Joe first and foremost serves God. He is a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church-Lubbock and an active parishioner involved in his community mostly through the Knights of Columbus. Through the Knights of Columbus they have raised scholarships, and actively get involved in programs benefiting many families and organizations in the community. He also volunteers in so many activities for the Diocese of Lubbock, first by his presence, in full “regalia,” for Confirmation ceremonies throughout the Diocese, 25 counties; second, by volunteering in the many activities of the Diocese, where he is called upon.

20 Yda Aguilar

Community Advocate

She has formed many partnerships with many organizations and groups because she is committed to the families in Lubbock. Yda is the Supervisor at Maggie Trejo Supercenter. Not only does she do that work, but she has become an advocate of the Arnett Benson neighborhood, especially the children. She believes that her work with the families is a partnership. During the discussions to close Tubbs Elementary, Yda was instrumental in securing bus service programs to the Trejo After School programs, to assure that children would safely be transported to the center, and, so that parents could have peace of mind knowing that their children would be taken to the center, and would not have to leave work and loose important work time.

Publisher’s Note: We would like to thank all those who took the time to nominate outstanding individuals, as well as congratulate the Top 20 Hispanic finalists. Gracias. While all of the nominees were deserving, we trust the decision of our blind committee, and see the value of their selections, which represent individuals from diverse circles with significant achievements that have benefitted the Latino community. We feel blessed knowing there is so much talent and dedication in the Latino community. Please note that the names are not placed in any order, and that these bios are a synopsis of the essays, and supplemental materials submitted. A special thanks to our committee and staff. Latino Lubbock Magazine recognizes that it is individuals that go beyond the call of duty to improve their communities and impact others are true successes and true proponents of the Latino community. January 2012

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Conferencia para discutir participación bajo de votantes

na Conferencia en ParticiU pación de Votantes se llevará a cabo enero 14, 2012, de 9 a.m.

hasta 6 p.m., en St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Gym, calle 1st Street and Ave P en Lubbock, Texas. Se estará llevando una conferencia para tratar el tema de tendencias

electorales de los Hispanos en Lubbock y en la zona oeste de Texas, la mas importante tema es la participación electoral en Lubbock sigue siendo, básicamente,. Los temas a discutir incluyen: • Comunicación, Medios, Internet • Educación y juventud

• Inmigración • El proceso electoral y estadísticas sobre la participación Chicana • Establecer un número de votantes no partidistas • Liderazgo. Algunas de otras razones de la ira: la Ley del Empleo ha creado 103.600 de Texas, votaron en con-

tra de Cornyn y Hutchinson. Las terribles leyes de inmigración aprobadas. Las leyes de supresión de votantes pasadas. Los ingresos de los ricos ha aumentado 240% desde 1979, y el resto (99%) vieron cómo sus ingresos se mantengan prácticamente el mismo.

They were married in Monahans, TX. They lived in Lubbock, moved to Seminole for 14 years, and returned to Lubbock in 1976. Carlos farmed in Seminole, and then he was a "Roghneck" in oil rigs. Cecilia was a housewife. The Aguirres are active members of Our Lady of Guadalupe of Lubbock. They attribute the longevity of their marriage first to their faith; then stress the importance of communicating, forgiving, and accepting each other's differences. The couple were blessed at mass, and enjoyed a romantic lunch together. They have two daughters Carmen Aguirre, and Kathy Aguirre.

Anniversary Aurelio & Minerva Piña, 57th as of 1/2/55

Anniversary Nehemias Sr. & Lupe Martinez 56th as of January 13th

Anniversary Juan & Julia Ramonez, 53rd as of January 6,1959

Anniversary Juan & Virginia Almanza 53nd as of 1/26/59

Anniversary Patsy & Juan Gonzales 50th as of December 23, 1961

Anniversary Ben and Jane Ybańez 46th as of January 9,1965

Anniversary Ruben F. & Victoria Solis, 41st as of December 28th

Anniversary Esther & Noe DeLeon, 3rd as of January 24th

First Anniversary Dorothy V. & Ben A. Mercado 1st as of January 1, 2011

63rd Anniversary Carlos & Cecilia Aguirre 63rd as of December 6, 1948

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10 Tips to be Organized in 2012


ecognize clutter in your life and clear it this new year. The desk, the home, the car. With a few simple strategies, you can recognize and tackle clutter, organize your space and take back your life. 1. Where Do I Start? Think Small! Choose one drawer, one closet, one cupboard or cabinet in one room. Plan and schedule ahead for the next project areas. 2. Schedule the Time to Organize. Plan this project out like any other scheduled appointment on your calendar. 3. Plan Ahead. Ask for help. Make sure this time will be undisturbed and without distractions. 4. Decide How You Want To Use The Space. Whatever is cluttering up the space you choose may not be what you even want there. 5. Get Prep Tools Ready. Cleaning products, clothes, broom, and vacuum cleaner. Pens, labels, stapler, rubber bands; items that help you to combine and contain like items and identify them. Storage Boxes, a Trash can, and a Recycle box: For recyclables such as glass, paper, plastics. 6. Dig In! It's a very good idea to take everything off or out of the area or section of the area and go through just one pile at a time. 7. Shine It Up! While the area is empty get a damp cloth or polishing cloth and clean off the surfaces making them fresh and new again, vacuum and make it new. 8. Save What You Want. After you've shined and polished your space, put back only those items that really belong there. 9. Finish or Reschedule make sure to redistribute all of the designated boxes, containers and bags to where they need to go. 10. Maintain, Maintain, Maintain Ninety percent of life is maintenance! Take 10-20 minutes a day, to put everything back where it belongs!

Tips to Protect Your Home & Your Family afety is a year-round concern be one smoke detector and one carSand is especially critical dur- bon monoxide detector or a coming the holidays when friends and bination unit on every floor of the family visit. 1. Set Up a Proper Security System. A professionally installed security system is a great way to feel safe at home, not only when the family is there, but when traveling during the holidays. A system can be installed for less than $1,000. Studies have shown that security systems and well-lit homes deter criminals. 2. Install Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors. These two inexpensive devices save lives, especially during this season when Christmas lights and candles are lit for long periods. There should

home, especially near bedrooms. The average cost is $25-$50 and First Alert and Kidde are two popular manufacturers. 3. Safeguard the Fireplace. The fireplace is the perfect centerpiece to entertain and keep warm. Without proper maintenance and cleaning, however, fireplaces can turn into safety hazards. Call a professional to inspect and clean the chimney every year. More Quick and Easy Fixes: Ensure that all area rugs have antiskid tape or padding to keep them sure-footed. Have a good, strong step-stool to reach items.

BADGE OF HONOR: Chief of Police Roger Ellis, presented a retirement watch and Billy Wallace's police badge as his wife Rebecca Gonzalez Wallace stood at his side.

A Family's Tale of Lyme Disease


n early 2010 my husband, Billy I began experiencing difficulty finding words and completing

simple tasks. He was initially diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Later, after additional testing, he was diagnosed with temporal frontal lobe dementia. His condition worsened and he was hospitalized. His illness led to an unplanned retirement from the police force. Local tests and those from the Mayo Clinic were all negative. Eventually, we were led to a local doctor that finally detected the el hogar, en especial cerca de los Lyme disease. dormitorios. El costo promedio es He’s had two additional hospitalde $25 a $50 y First Alert y Kidde izations, tests and treatments since the spring of 2010. He now requires son dos fabricantes populares. 3. Proteja la chimenea. La chimenea es la pieza central perfecta para entretener y mantener el calor. Sin embargo, sin el mantenimiento y limpieza adecuados las chimeneas se pueden convertir en un riesgo para la seguridad. Llame a un profesional para que inspeccione y limpie la chimenea todos los años. Más arreglos rápidos y fáciles: Asegúrese Services Offered: que todas las alfombras tengan una almo- SKILLED NURSING hadilla o cinta adhesiva antideslizante para HOME CARE AIDE mantenerlas seguras al pisar. Tenga a mano PHYSICAL THERAPY una escalera pequeña. SPEECH THERAPY

Sugerencias para proteger el hogar y la familia

a seguridad es algo que preoL cupa durante todo el año y es especialmente crítica en la tempo-

rada de fiestas cuando amigos y familiares están de visita. 1. Instale un sistema de seguridad adecuadoUn sistema de seguridad instalado profesionalmente es una excelente manera de sentirse seguro en el hogar, cuando la familia esté de visita así como también mientras uno esté de viaje durante las fiestas. Un sistema se puede instalar por menos de US$1,000. Los estudios muestran que los sistemas de seguridad y los hogares bien iluminados pueden disuadir a los delincuentes. 2. Instale detectores de humo y monóxido de carbono. Estos dos aparatos poco costosos ayudan a salvar vidas, especialmente durante esta temporada en la que las luces y velas de Navidad están encendidas durante largas horas. Debe haber un detector de humo y un detector de monóxido de carbono o una unidad combinada en cada piso en

daily supports from a home provider. Some say the Lyme disease might be related to his dementia. Others are convinced it is. Looking back the symptoms were there but they mimicked so many other illnesses. He’d been an avid outdoorsman all his life. If only someone had connected the dots. There are simple precautions to take and I am committed to helping others learn the signs, symptoms and dangers of Lyme disease. In November, the Knights of Columbus and St. Elizabeth’s Church held a barbecue fundraiser to benefit my husband. The City of Lubbock Chief of Police also awarded him his long awaited retirement badge as a Lubbock Police officer.



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Pete's Barrio Memoir New Years y Los Tres Reyes

s December ended A and Christmas had come and gone - we

LOS MATACHINES DE SAN MIGUEL EN LEVELLAND han hecho su dance cada año el 12 de diciembre a la Virgen de Guadalupe. El grup es dirijido por Manuel Vidales y consiste de hombres y mujeres de varias edades. Este grupo ensellan durante el año y bailan en la Jamaica del de San Miguel en junio y en diciembre a la Virgen.

En Aquellos Dias….

sabian jugar, pero nosotros teniamos que pensar antes de sentar el domino Hay viene el viejito”. Esto nos para sacar puntos. Si nos tardecia mi papá cuando nos dabamos mucho, mi papá poniamos a jugar dominos. decia “hay viene el viejiEra el unico tiempo que el, to.” Le preguntabamos mi mama y nosotros poque viejito pero nomas diamos desvelarnos porque se reian. Despues de sabiamos que el siguiente años, nos dimos cuenta dia no teniamos que ir a la que el “viejito” era el año escuela y el no tenia que traviejo que lla se estaba acabajar. Cada año rezabamos el bando y si no sentabamos el rosario y viamos la television un domino pronto, se hiva acabar el rato y luego jugabamos dominos año. Ojale este año nos juntemos a hasta media noche para amanecer jugar con mi Mamá. ¡¡FELIZ ANO con el año nuevo. El y mi mamá lla NUEVO!! POR ROSARIO SMITH

quickly became tired of playing with the stuff we had gotten for Christmas, or maybe by this time we had even broken it. I remember getting ready for the New Year to come along and start a new phase in our lives. I'd stay up if I took a small nap so that I could be awake as the New Year came in. As midnight drew close we would start popping fireworks. It seemed like the whole sky lit up with fireworks and you could hear gunshots as some people would actually fire their guns to celebrate the New Year. As all this celebrations drew to a close I remember that we would turn our attention to the celebration of the day that Los Reyes Magos got to where Jesus had been


Splash into 2012 Grand Re-Opening Join us in celebrating our renovated pool deck and locker rooms

Monday, Jan. 9 ≈ 11:30 a.m. at the Chamber of Commerce Ribbon-Cutting.

Recycle Sites

Southside Recycling Center, located at 1631 84th Street Northside Recycling Center, located at 208 Municipal Drive. The City’s four recycling stations:

Free Ride and Swim The YWCA and Citibus have an offer you can’t refuse!

Monday, Jan. 16 ≈ 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Celebrate MLK Day with a free ride along 34th St. on Citibus and a free swim at the YWCA. Check out our land fitness classes: Yoga, Zumba Toning, Nia, Seniorcise, Tai Chi Chih

Editor's Note: Pete Pina grew up in barrio Guadalupe and enjoys sharing his memories and the stories of barrio Guadalupe.

MLK Day Jan. 16

artin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States holiday marking the birthdate of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of King's birthday, January 15. King was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement,

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born. At Christmas time we had prayed and celebrated the birth of CHRIST and laid the babe in His crib. Now as the Tres Reyes Magos another celebration would begin. This one was no where equal to Christmas, but it still marked an important day in our faith. I do remember that the Reyes would bring us different types of fruit and some kind of hard candy. Once we observed this holiday then the year would commence and life would go on. As our two sons were growing up we always practiced this tradition to where now the are in their early 40s and late 30s, they still ask, "Are Los Tres Reyes still visiting us?"

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which successfully protested racial discrimination in federal and state law. He was assassinated in 1968. MLK Day will be observed Monday, January 16, 2012.

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Noticas para los ancianos BREAKFAST FOR SENIOR CITIzENS, January 11, , 8:45 pm, Ages 50+, $1.50/person, Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst. AARP COFFEE, January 13, 11 am, Ages 50+, Free, Lubbock Senior Center SENIORS CITIzENS DANCE, January 13,6:00-9:00 pm (doors open @ 5:45), 50+, $3, Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst. AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVING, January 17, 9 am, Ages 50+, $12, Lubbock Senior Center. HOT LUNCHES FOR SENIORS Join us Monday-Friday at 12 Noon at one of our five city senior centers! 60 & Over – $2 Donation/Under 60 – $5 Required Cost. Transportation available to seniors 60 and over for $2 donation per round-trip from your home! Available at all 5 senior centers! For information, call 767-2710. SABOR LATINO Monthly dances in a smoke-free, alcohol-free environment. Dance to Norteño, Tejano, and Country music. Ages: 40+ (4 hr) 6 PM $3 4th Friday RAWLINGS COMMUNITY CENTER 213 40th Street For more information: 767-2704. CUMBIA-CIzE Low impact aerobics with a Mexican flair. Get in shape dancing the Cumbia! (1 hr) 6:30 PM T Lubbock Senior Center Free Weekly. ELDERLY AND DISABLED UTILITY ASSISTANCE If you are in need of assistance with your propane, gas or electric bill, and you are 60 years of age or older, please contact Neighborhood House at 741-0459 to see if you qualify for assistance. If you are disabled receiving SSDI or SSI and you are age 59 and under, please contact LIFE/ RUN Centers at 795-5433 to see if you qualify. OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! M-F at the Trejo Center, and the Lubbock Senior Center. “GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN” call or visit the Parenting Cottage, 3818 50th St. 795-7552. SENIOR TRANSPORTATION To and From Senior Centers, Age 60+ $1 donation each way, Monday-Friday All Centers. Call (806) 767-2710 for information and to be placed on a route!

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¡Ya Vienen Los Reyes Magos! A

Here comes the figurines Three Wise Men of the with a dinner is held.

fter New Year’s Day, many Latino families still have a very special date to commemorate and enjoy. On January 6, most of the Hispanic world celebrates El Dia De Reyes, the Epiphany, remembering the day when the Three Wise Men following the star to Bethlehem, arrived bearing their treasured gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the Baby Jesus. On the night, of January 5, the


Friends and families celebrate the Epiphany, and indulge in tamales, the Rosca de Reyes, an oval sweetbread, decorated with candied fruit, and hot chocolate. Whoever gets the baby figurine hosts another celebration on February 2, the day of the Candelaria or Candle mass day. On this day the host also gets a new Ropón, or dress for the Baby Jesus of the Nativity scene. That night families gather again to put away the nativity and to ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE: LULAC #263 members took time for a photo after the 20th Annual Senior Citizen Dinner and Dance. The group had the largest close the Christmas season.

Según el Evangelio de San Mateo, los tres Reyes Magos de Oriente ofrecieron al Niño Dios oro, incienso y mirra. Durante años y siglos, la tradición popular ha representado a tres importantes personajes que adoraron al Niño Dios y le ofrecieron regalos. En España e Hispanoamérica existe la tradición de entregar a los niños regalos en la noche del 5 al 6 de enero. Esa noche, largamente esperada por los niños, los tres Reyes Magos llegan a la ciudad con todo su séquito, donde son recibidos por las autoridades. Montados en sus camellos o en carrozas, los reyes desfilan por la ciudad para disfrute y deleite

de los niños que les miran con ojos de asombro e ilusión. La Cabalgata de Reyes es una representación festiva de la adoración de los tres Reyes Magos al Niño Dios. Las ciudades se llenan de luces y color, y comienza el largo recorrido, que en ocasiones dura horas; las carrozas, los camellos, los pajes reales y los más variados y exóticos personajes desfilan ante los ojos atónitos de niños y mayores. Según la tradición española, la tarde del día 5 de enero los tres Magos de Oriente recorren la HOMELESS CANDLE VIGIL: National Homeless Person’s Memorial Day was ciudad lanzando a los niños carame- held on December 21, 2011 that longest night of the year. The commemoration was held for those members of the community who died homeless, and those who remain homelos y mostrando todo su esplendor.

La cabalgata de reyes

na de las tradiciones más arraigadas en la cultura española es la celebración de la noche de reyes, cuando niños y mayores se llenan de ilusiones y esperanzas. La Cabalgata es un desfile que cada 5 de enero se representa en las grandes y pequeñas ciudades españolas. Representa el camino que recorrieron los Reyes Magos hasta Belén para encontrar al Niño Dios siguiendo la estrella que les marcaba el camino. Esta fiesta reúne a muchas personas en las calles y plazas de las ciudades para ver pasar a los reyes y sus pajes quienes regalan caramelos a los niños, es una noche donde se mezclan las tradiciones y la fe.

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Three Wise Men are added to the nativity scene. Some families still encourage their children to put out old shoes so that the Wise Men will leave them presents. At some homes, hay and water are left out for the animals, and snacks are left for Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar. The evening of the 6th is when the Merienda de Reyes, a Spanish based tradition of celebrating the Epiphany

crowd in attendance and provided a meal and holiday merriment to senior citizens at the Maggie Trejo Center.

less. A special thanks to those who helped organize and put this together, the South Plains Homeless Consortium members.

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Faith & Religion/Fe y religión

Los Días:


A Hispanic Holiday Tradition

ando los días is a beautiful centuries old Hispano New Year’s serenading tradition of many cities like Lubbock across the united States and Latin American countries. It originated with European serenading traditions and may have been reinforced in this region by indigenous traditions in which songs MASS FOR LA VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE: Most Reverend Bishop Placido greet the morning sun. Los días (as Rodriguez was surrounded by the church leaders - priest and deacons as they celebrated people often refer to it) blends the the mass on el día de la Virgen de Guadalupe. tradition of going together in an informal celebration of thankfulness for the year passing in joyful welcome to the coming year. Beginning on New Year’s Eve and continuing through New Year’s Day, folk singers and musicians travel from house to house performing songs sung only for Los Días, as well as old favorites and holiday music for

families as a gesture of good will. Impromptu ballads speak personally to the family and express wishes for a prosperous and rewarding New Year. The performance begins outside the house and continues when the musicians are invited into the home, where they also share conversation, wine and a meal comprised of New and Old World recipes that take on a ritual significance in this context. The significance of Los Días is its role in the affirmation of community unity and harmony, and in emphasizing humor as a necessary part of coping with the problems of daily life. This tradition, which creates bridges of compassion between neighbors, helps community members feel unique and special, and supportive of each other.

Aguirre wins Rose of the Year

he Guadalupanas of Our Lady T of Guadalupe selected Cecilia Aguirre as the 2011 Rose of the SERVING THE LORD: The ushers of Our Lady of Guadalupe take pride in their service to God and their parish community. They were especially helpful during the annual Virgen de Guadalupe procession.

Year. She has been a Guadalupana for 49 years, and has been a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe since 1976. Ms. Aguirre has held various leadership positions within the organizations, and takes pride in its

continued growth and role in the church. She and her husband both have been cursillistas for 49 years. She is also a communion minister.

Free Webinar On Ministry To Hispanics

oyola Institute for Ministry is L offering a free webinar for any Catholic who works in Hispanic ministry. Tuesday, January 10 at 8 p.m., Rev. Eduardo Fernandez, S.J. will discuss his book MexicanAmerican Catholics (Paulist, 2007) as a resource. The session will be presented in both English and Spanish and is available to anyone who has access to a broadband computer connection. To participate, on the MIL GRACIAS: Thank you to the Guadalupanas of Our Lady of Grace who served a meal to the Martinez family after the funeral of their loved one Johnny Martinez.

evening of the webinar, please: 1) go to http://loyno.adobeconnect. com/webinar/ , 2) select Enter as a Guest, 3) type in your name and click "Enter Room." You will be invited into the webinar or open house when it starts, so if you log in early, you will need to wait until about 8 p.m. CST to access the webinar. Please make plans to participate, and pass this along to others who work in Hispanic ministry.

La Solemnidad de María, la Santa Madre de Dios

n el Evangelio de hoy nosotros E escuchamos nuevamente la historia de la natividad de San Lucas;

de la maternidad de María, el vaso que llevó y dio a luz a nuestro salvador en un obscuro rincón del mundo y que reflexionó acerca de esta sagrada revelación en su corazón. Los corresponsables Cristianos son también los vasos sanguíneos por los cuales Cristo es llevado al mundo.

Ellos buscan continuamente maneras para revelar a Jesús en los obscuros rincones del mundo. En este Nuevo Año, pidamos a Dios nos de el valor para acercar a Cristo a aquellos que son extraños para nosotros, a quienes piensan diferente de nosotros, o a aquellos quienes no creen que Cristo puede hacer una diferencia en sus vidas.

The Octave Day of the Nativity of the Lord Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

THE MEN IN BLACK: Priest of the Diocese of Lubbock along with Bishop Placido Rodriguez took time for a group photo at the Bishop's annual Christmas dinner.

Wishes you God's Blessings

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n today’s Gospel we again hear I the story of the nativity from Saint Luke; of the motherhood of

Mary, the vessel who brought forth our savior in a dark corner of the world and reflected on this sacred revelation in her heart. Christian stewards are also the vessels by which Christ is carried out into the

world. They continually seek ways to reveal Jesus in the world’s dark corners. In this new year, let us ask God to give us the courage to bring forth Christ to those who are strangers to us, who think differently than we do or who may not believe that Christ can make a difference in their lives.

Latino Lubbock Magazine is News By, For, And About Hispanics and those interested in News from a Latino Perspective

Church Bulletins SOUTH PLAINS YOUTH SUMMIT “Equipped, Informed & Connected” – Saturday, January 7, 2012, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Science Spectrum Education Building, 2579 South Loop 289, Lubbock. Lunch will be provided. Topics include: suicide prevention, teen pregnancy, distracted driving, child abuse, tobacco education, teen straight talk, resources. There is no cost to attend this summit. To register, contact Tricia Vowels, 806-783-6482 or AMARILLO WALK FOR LIFE All are invited to attend a Mass for Peace and Justice on January 21, 10 a.m., at Saint Mary Cathedral, 1200 S Washington, Amarillo. After the Mass, there will be a Eucharistic Procession from Saint Mary’s to 15th & Taylor, where there will be prayer for life led by Bishop Zurek and Knights of Columbus Councils. For more information, please call 806-383-2243-ext 129 ROE VS. WADE MEMORIAL MASS: January 23, 2012, 5:30 p.m. at Saint Elizabeth University Parish, 2316 Broadway, Lubbock. All are welcome to participate in remembrance of the infamous 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that has resulted in the death of at least 50 million innocent lives. REFRESH YOUR MARRIAGE There are still a few openings available for couples who wish to attend the Marriage Encounter weekend February 10-12, 2012. The weekend is held at Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. Cost per couple - $150. Partial scholarships available. Register soon— space is limited! For more information, or to register, please contact Richard & Elaine Ybarra (806) 792-3943, ext 231 or ST. MICHAEL’S 27TH ANNUAL SAUSAGE FESTIVAL will be held Sunday, February 13th, menu will consist of homemade German Sausage, homemade German potato salad, homemade rolls, sauerkraut, green beans, dessert and a drink. Price: $9.00 for Adults/$5 for children over 12. There will be a live auction and a silent auction. ST. MICHAEL’S RAFFLE TICKETS for a 2011 Ford F-150. Chances are $5 each. The truck will be raffled at the annual Sausage Festival to be held on February 13th. To purchase your chances, call the parish office at 894-2268. WANT TO SAVE YOUR MARRIAGE? Attend the Retrouvaille Retreat March 2-4, 2012 at Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. Register online at catholiclubbock. org under Marriage and Family Life link. Or call Family Live Office at 806-792-3943, ext. 231. MASS ON TEXAS TECH CAMPUS - Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m., Room 309 in the library. Visit for Student Center News SAINT ELIZABETH YOUNG ADULT GROUP - Scripture study and faith sharing, led by Father Jorge, every Monday 8-9 p.m. in the Pallotti Building, 2308 Broadway, Lubbock. All grad, law and medical students, as well as other young professionals who have moved beyond their college years are welcome. 90TH ANNIVERSARY: Lubbock Saint Joseph Church will be having its 90th anniversary in 2014. An illustrated history book on the church is planned. Anyone having any information on the church, old pictures, or commemorative items, please contact call the office at (806) 765-9935. Please leave a message for Sylvia Piña.

Memoriam/memorial Guadalupe Ramos, 83, of Abernathy passed away on December 2, 2011, in Alburquerque, N.M. He was born on July 15, 1928, in Millersview, Texas, to the late Enrique and Maria De Los Angeles Ramos. Guadalupe met the love of his life and married the former Juanita Cantu in Lubbock on Dec. 26, 1952. Mrs. Ramos passed on July 7, 2005. Guadalupe was a veteran of the US Army, having served in the Korean Conflict. He received a Purple Heart for his heroic commitment. He was a lifelong truck driver in both public and private transport. Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Jaime (Monica) Ramos of Abilene, Rene Ramos of Albuquerque, N.M., and daughters, Angela (Richard) Lopez, also of Albuquerque, N.M., and Rebecca Perez of Abilene. Siblings include Jerry (Munda) Ramos of Lubbock, Jesse Ramos of Greeley, Colo., and Angie (Juan) Pina of Lubbock. He also leaves behind his 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Carmen Lopez Sosa, passed away on December 2, 2011. She was born July 16, 1943, in Edinburg, Texas, to Juan and Ercelia Lopez. Her survivors include a son, Raymond Sosa Jr. and his wife Linda of Lubbock; two daughters, Chriselda Sosa of Lubbock and Martyselda Sosa Jones and her husband Chris of Lubbock; nine grandchildren, Vanessa, Rebecca, Matthew, Roman, Adrian, Xyan, Juan, Christian and Derrick; six great-grandchildren, Arianna, Brianna, Elisha, Jeremiah, Marlena and Uriah; one sister, Lupe Blanco; two brothers, Nick and Joe Lopez; eight sisters-in-law, Anita Sosa, Linda Ramos, Rachel Lopez, Villa Lopez, Linda Lopez, Linda Sosa, Molly Campos and Patsy Sosa; four brothers-inlaw, Joe Sosa, John Ramos, Manuel Sosa and Gilbert Campos. She is also survived by her best friends, Dimantina (niece) and Margarito Gloria of Illinois, Anita and Amado Balderas, Simona Sanchez, Maria Ramos, and last but not least, the gentle and caring girls who became like her daughters during the last months of her life, Laura and Irma. She was preceded in death by her mother and father; two brothers, Manuel and Richard Lopez; and two sisters, Eulialia Garza and Eugenia Arrizola. Ernestina Gutierrez passed away on December 6, 2011. Ernestina always had enough love for everyone and was very dedicated and believed strongly in maintaining peace and unity in the family no matter the sacrifice. Ernestina loved going to church and enjoyed her pets and playing bingo. Survivors include six daughters, Gloria DeLeon, Carmen Vela, Lydia Alger, all of Lubbock, Margie Morales of Ft. Hood, Texas, Emma Briggs of Deer Park, Texas, and Rebecca Hornof of Germany; five sons, Frank Sr., Samuel Sr. and Antonio, all of Lubbock, Reymundo Jr. of Sherman, Texas, and Adam of Lawton, Okla.; two brothers, Manuel Gallegos of Ohio and Uvaldo Gallegos of Arizona; three sisters, Janie Cool and Josie Cruz, both of Ohio, and Agripina Vasquez of Arizona; 29 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. Robert Tellez, 47, passed away on December 8, 2011. Robert was born March 13, 1964 in Lubbock to Jesse and Eufemia Tellez. He worked for many years at Armstrong Mechanical as a duct man and was a member at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church. He is survived by three brothers, George Tellez , Michael Tellez, and Jimmy Tellez all of Lubbock. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Javier Tellez, Dean Tellez; and one sister, Frances Tellez.

January 2012

The Reverend Monsignor Antonio Gonzalez, 76, of Plainview passed away on December 9, 2011. Monsignor Gonzalez was born July 22, 1935 in Amarillo to the late Bernardino and Joaquina Gonzalez. He became an ordained Catholic Priest in 1962 in Amarillo and served numerous parishes throughout his ministry including Our Lady of Grace in Lubbock from 1962 to 1963. From 1963 to 1964 he served at St. Margaret Mary in Lamesa and Sacred Heart in Plainview. He led the Cursillo Movement from 1964 to 1990 and in 1985 became a Monsignor and remained at Sacred Heart until 1986 where he returned to Our Lady of Grace until 1988. From 1988 to 1996 he served at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Slaton and then served at St. Patrick's until 1997. From 1997 till 2000 he served at Our Lady of Grace and served at St. Mary's in Spur until his retirement in 2001. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dr. Rosa Gonzales in 2011 and Maria "Cuca" Renteria in 2009. He is survived by three brothers, Ignacio Gonzalez and Dr. Juan Carlos Gonzalez both of Austin, Bernardino Gonzalez of Baltimore, Md.; three sisters, Esperanza Perez of Ft. Worth, Sister Maria Elena Gonzalez, RSM, of San Antonio, and Guadalupe Alderete of Ft. Worth. Joe "Jose" Garcia Rogers passed away on December 8, 2011. He was born on April 26, 1933 in Tyler, Texas to Bacilio Rogers and Anita Garcia. He married the late Amelia Arias on May 13, 1951 in Clovis, N.M. Joe was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Slaton and Lubbock. Joe served in the United States Army in 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1955. He worked as a welder for Clark Equipment and Eagle Pitcher. Later he worked for Covenant Hospital until his retirement in 1995. His passions included watching Chicago Cubs baseball and old westerns on television. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and provider. Joe was preceded in death by his beautiful wife Amelia, sisters, Lala Hernandez and Beatrice Hernandez, and brother Pablo Rogers. Those left to cherish his memory are his sons, Joe Jr., Lloyd, Gerard, and Daniel and their significant others all of Lubbock; sisters, Lily Montez of Copperas Cove and Josie Espinosa of Austin; along with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Maria Isabel R. Bosquez, 90, passed away on December 14th 2011. She was born on November 5, 1921 in Martindale, Texas to Gumicindo and Esmerehilda Rodriguez. She was preceded in death by her sister, Margarita Rios. She is survived by sons, Encarnacion, Domingo, Victor Bosquez and Daniel Navarrette; brothers, Ramon, Isidro, Crispen Rodriguez; sisters, Julia Rodriguez and Cruz Trevino; eight grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Florencia Hernandez, 94, of Wilson passed away on Decembe 22, 2011. Mrs. Hernandez was born Nov. 10, 1917, in Batesville, Texas. She married Abelino Hernandez Sr. on June 7, 1938, in Taylor. He preceded her in death on Sept. 6, 2005. They moved to Wilson in 1955 from Thorndale. Her survivors include her children, Manuela (Apolonio) Garza, Connie (Tony) Villarreal, Susan (Johnny) Guzman, Dolores (Jessie) Guzman, Janie (JJ) Pena, Arnold Hernandez, all of Wilson, Abelino Hernandez Jr. of Dade City, Fla., Dora Perez of Victoria, Lupe Navarro of San Angelo, and Florencia (James) Thompson of Goliad; along with 75 grandchildren; 93 great-grandchildren; and 26 great-great grandchildren. To everything there is a season, a time to every purpose under the sun… ECCL 3:18.

Jesse Lara Jr. 77, of passed away on December 13, 2011. Jesse was born December 14, 1933 in Hearne, Texas to the late Jesse Sr. and Juanita Lara. He married the former Esperanza Salas in Lubbock. Mrs. Lara passed away June 16, 1979. Jesse was employed for 43 years at Potato Specialty in different capacities. He was a member of St. Patrick Church, Knights of Columbus, and was a Cursillista. He was an avid "Aggie Fan". He leaves behind his son, Robert (Janice) Lara; daughters, Yolanda (Joe) Aguilar, Nancy (Javier) Gonzalez, and Cindy (Isreal) Barrera; one brother; six sisters; ten grandchildren; and 17 greatgrandchildren. Jesse was also preceded in death by his son, Joe Lara; daughter, Mary Jane Cantu; his brother, Herminio Lara; and sister, Petra Lara. Eloy Loya, 52, of Lubbock passed away on December 16, 2011. Eloy was born on March 7, 1959 in Lubbock to Eleazar and Lucia Galavis Loya. He graduated from Lubbock Christian High School and from LCU. He married Julie Marie on April 1, 2008. He and his father owned and operated Loya and Son Body Shop. He was an avid musician, singer and photographer. He was of the Church of Christ faith, and retired from the medical field in 2010. He was preceded in death by his father; a daughter, Megan; and sister, Hilda Chapa. Survivors include his wife, Julie Marie; his children, Ashley and Chad Loya, Brandon and Amanda White; his mother, Lucia Loya; one sister, Lydia Naranjo; and one granddaughter, Megan. Robert Moreno passed away on December 17, 2011. Robert was born in Lockhart, Texas to Pedro and Feve Moreno on May 28, 1920. He married Margarita Rosales on June 5, 1954 in Lubbock, Texas. Survivors include his daughters, Feve Cantu of Seguin, Crestina Day of Allen, Celia Gibson of Altus, Okla., Carol Argumaniz of Flower Mound, Adelia Moreno and Amelia Blomquist of Austin; sons, Rudy Moreno of Overland Park, Kan., Joel Moreno of Coppell, and Ben Moreno of Austin; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Margarita and son, Bobby. Monica Valdez, 42, of Lubbock passed away on December 15, 2011. Monica was born July 9, 1969. She graduated from Lubbock High School in 1986. Monica had a passion for life and loved others as herself. Monica is survived by her father and mother, Ben and Susana Valdez; sons, Biyetez Mojica and Lincoln Mojica; companion, Rico Mojica; sons, Alykzander Valdez and Gabriel Rodriquez, Jr.; former husband, Gabriel Rodriquez, Sr.; sisters, Cynthia Valdez Sanchez, Delilah Valdez Diaz, Yolanda Valdez and Rachel Valdez Romo; and brothers, Benny Valdez and Omar Valdez; along with many more family and friends. Mercedes Garza passed away on December 21, 2011. She was born to the late Salomon and Macelina Munoz Dec. 4th, 1927, in Floresville, Texas. Mercedes was a longtime member of Emmanuel Worship Center and her heart was moved to support and contribute to the missionary activities of her church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernesto, and a grandchild. She is survived by three daughters, Katie Diaz, Manuela Montiel and Norma Austin; four sons, Ernesto Jr., George and wife Pearl, Hector and Billy Garza; 20 grandchildren; and 53 great-grandchildren. Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

Gonzalo "Charlie" Montemayor, 72, of Lubbock passed away on December 20, 2011. Charlie was born on Jan. 10, 1939, in Donna, Texas, to Filipe and Maria Perez Montemayor. He retired from the U.S. Navy with 23 years of service, graduated from TTU with a Bachelor of Arts in 1977, and retired as a social worker at UMC. Charlie was a member of St Elizabeth's Catholic Church and served as Past Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus, 11807. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Montemayor, in 1992. Survivors include his wife, Elena; one son, Jerry Montemayor of Lubbock; one daughter, Lucy Lara and husband JJ of Lubbock; nine sisters, Porfidia Reyna, Cruz and Felipa Ramirez, Adelida Montemayor, and Juana Casanova, all of Lubbock, Maria Mojica of Idalou, Josie Morales of Round Rock, and Jean Montemayor and Nellie Covarrubias, both of Florida; two brothers, Daniel of Amarillo and Ruben of Waxahachie; and one granddaughter. Maximina "Mina" Lopez Avalos, 73, passed away on December 22, 2011. Maximina was born June 8, 1938, in Slaton to Luis and Gregoria Lopez. She married Onesimo Avalos on Sept. 16, 1959, in San Jose. She was a homemaker and a member at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She is survived by her mother, Gregoria Lopez; five sons, Onesimo Avalos Jr. , Lupe Avalos, Fabian Avalos, Rene Avalos and Abel Avalos; three daughters, Anna Perez, Diana Avalos and Mariselda McDonald, ; 10 brothers, Joe Lopez , Luis Lopez Jr., Mario Lopez, Bobby Lopez, Andy Lopez and Danny Lopez Jr., Gilbert Lopez, Smiley Lopez and Albert Lopez, and Richard Lopez; five sisters, Chelo Torrez, Juana Rios, Tencha Guajardo, Julia Hernandez and Patsie Perez; 12 grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, Luis Lopez; one son, Joseph Avalos; one brother, Juan Lopez; and one sister, Reyes Trevino. Jesus "Chuy" Cavazos, 80, passed away on December 25, 2011. Mr. Cavazos was born May 29, 1931, to Leon and Andrea Cavazos in Pearsall, Texas. He moved to Seagraves in 1949 and worked as a roustabout in the oil field. He worked with CJR Contractors in Denver City for 15 years. He married Carmela Vera on Feb. 29, 1959, in Brownfield. They were married 53 years. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Carmela of the home; two sons, Jesus Carlos Cavazos Jr. and his wife Mary of Midland, and Tony Cavazos and wife Shelly of Lubbock; one daughter, Sylvia Cavazos Herring and husband Bobby of Lubbock; one brother, Geronimo "Chicho" Cavazos of Seagraves; and one sister, Basilia Rodriguez of Seagraves. He also leaves nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father on Dec. 7, 1949, and his mother, Jan. 22, 1935. Andrea L. Pesina, 90, of Hereford, Texas, passed away on December 26, 2011. Andrea Lozano was born on May 27, 1921, in LeRoy, Texas, to Vicente and Concepcion (Lopez) Lozano. She married Juan O. Pesina on May 16, 1942, in Waco, Texas. They moved to Hereford, Texas, in 1961 from Waco, Texas. Mrs. Pesina was a member of La Iglesia de San Jose. She was preceded in death by her husband, Juan O. Pesina; her daughter, Maria Elena Griego; her parents; two sisters; and three brothers. She is survived by five sons, John L. Pesina Jr. and wife Frances, Robert Pesina and wife Beatriz, Joe Pesina and wife Iris, Felipe Pesina and wife Janie, and Raul Pesina and wife Sara; two daughters, Andrea Lily Salinas and husband Ed, and Rosa Vallejo and husband Francisco; one brother, Jesus Lozano; four sisters, Mary Almanza, Anna Fay Elizondo, Pauline Gonzalez and Josie Monreal; 28 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

Johnny Joe Martinez, 49, of Lubbock passed away on December 22, 2011. He was born Feb. 17, 1962, in Lubbock to Jesus and Angelita (Torres) Martinez. He graduated from Lubbock High School and Devry University. He worked for C.R.S. as a software support technician. Johnny was a loving husband, father, brother, son, and an awesome uncle. He was a passionate Dallas Cowboy fan. He could always put a smile on your face with his great sense of humor. Johnny will be deeply missed by everyone that was blessed to know him. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 23 years, Belinda (Velasquez) Martinez; daughter, Adriana Martinez; parents, Jesus and Angelita; one brother, Ruben (Josie) Martinez; and six sisters, Viola (Ramiro) Hernandez, Irma (Jesse) Garcia, Janie Bocanegra, Gloria (Lupe) Torrez, Alice (Mario) Martinez and Lori (Elias Garcia) Martinez. Johnny was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Martinez. Elena V. Carmona, Elena passed away Nov. 27, 2011. She was born Jan. 21, 1927 in Corsicana, Texas. She married Adan Carmona on 1946 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She was a peaceful soul and a loving homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Adan; son, Ernie Carmona of Los Angeles, Calif.; daughters, Diana Pantoja of Albuquerque, N.M. and Anita Harrison of Lubbock; one brother, Eugenio Vasquez of Lubbock; three sisters, Isabel Vargas, Rachel Vasquez and Carmen Reyna all of Lubbock; four grandchildren; and two greatgrandchildren.


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Alcario “Chayo” Garcia Sr. January 12, 1944 to Nov.18, 2008

Happy Birthday! When I am gone, release me, let me go… I have so many things to see and do. You mustn’t tie yourself to me with tears, be happy that we had so many years. I gave you my love, you can only guess How much you gave to me in happiness. Love always, Mary Lou Garcia and your family

Memorial Teresa A. Perez Aug. 9, 1974 to Dec. 11,2010 You are still remembered. We miss and love you. Love, All Your Family & Friends

January Prayer A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father God, today I raise my level of expectancy. I choose to take the limits off of my thinking. I know that You are able to do exceedingly, abundantly above all I could ever ask, think or imagine. Thank You for the blessing You have in store for me in 2012! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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Fotos y Recuerdos Lubbock Chamber Awards Gala 2011

Angela Hightower took a moment to pose with her parents after receiving the Business Person of the Year Award.

Christy Martinez-Garcia, Linda Alvarado, and Silvia Castro smile for the camera.

The 20 year tradition continued with many smiling faces.

Many familiar faces gathered around for the annual LULAC Christmas party.

The Gonzagas were some of the many attendees at the event.

The Morales family was there to accept the award for Business Hall of Fame for Caprock Home Health Services.

The annual Christmas party was a great way to prepare for the holidays.

Families and friends awaited the arrival of Pancho Clos.

LULAC Senior Christmas Party

Santa Land 2011 Co-Sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine

Cruz and Mary Garcia sit by the fire to stay nice and warm.

Amaris Garcia of Latino Lubbock Magazine makes her annual request to Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Family members of all ages came out to enjoy the annual event.

Santa's helpers are busy at work.

Caprock Foundation Presents Grant to CHCL

Board Members of CHCL, Gala Latina, and many of the CHCL employees were present as the check was presented.

Yvonne Gutierrez, JR Morales, Christina Brito, and Claudia Bustos

Dr. Bachar Alalami congratulated the CHCL staff.

Liz De Leon welcomed CHCL staff and Caprock Home Health staff members.

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Jasmine Herrera & Felipa Vasquez visit while playing with the cute little dog.

Alex Rodriguez & Eric Rodriguez signing Christmas cards.

Eric Rodriguez, Sergio Gonzales Jr., Ramon Benitez, Sergio Guzman (Lamda Theta Phi).

Sergio Gonzales Jr., & Isaiah Flores get ready to pass out pizza.

Miracle on 34th Street Parade

A (photos by Rosanna Castillo for Latino Lubbock Magazine)

Elijah, Joel, & Alice Torres with Veronica Villegas & Michael Villalobos & dog Montana

German & Brenda Argueta & Jason Rodriguez all bundled up to watch the parade.

Rangel Family prepares themselves for all of the floats.

The Hernandez family waits for Santa. (photos by Rosanna Castillo for Latino Lubbock Magazine)

The Perez, Romero, & Canales families layer on coats and blankets as they watch the floats.

Valerie & Robert Olivarez & Mary Mendez, & Kimberly Gonzales

Santa Claus driving in to town with the U. S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots

SPC Nursing Graduates Pinning Ceremony

Abraham Torres & Family pose for a picture after the ceremony.

Elsa Medrano & Family were all smiles as they supported their Nursing Graduate.

Myra Castillo & Family smile for the camera.



Students reciting the Vocational Nursing Pledge.

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Bishop's Annual Christmas Dinner

The Knights of Columbus smiled for the camera.

Rev. Ernesto Lopez takes a moment to pose for the camera with Joe and Penny Morin.

Kae and David Hentges and Christy Martinez-Garcia take a moment to greet one another before the dinner begins.

Guadalupe Villarreal, Sister Olivia, and Sister Martha Jane.

Latino Lubbock Magazine Annual Christmas Open House

Linda & Andy Cognasi took a moment to admire the lights.

Sandy & Alan Henry were some of the many guests to attend the annual celebration.

Pauline Rodriguez and Rebecca Tribble made time for a photo.

The Muniz family enjoyed the festivities.

The Solitos Car Club collected toys to give to the children.

Lubbock's Unique Car Club helped to organize and brought Christmas spirit to the families.

Santas Helpers At Work


Blue Knights and friends smiled for the camera.

Motorcycle club members were on hand to guide Pancho Clos upon his safe arrival.

Pancho Clos Annual Visit to the Trejo Center

Pancho Clos heard many children's Christmas wishes.

Hispanic Peace Officers Association Members served as Pancho Clos' helpers.

Smiles filled the room as the children received special treats and gifts for being good.

Parents were all smiles with their children as they waited in line.

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Fotos y Recuerdos - AquĂ­ y Alla

St. Patrick Members were some of the many churches that had floats.

Rain or shine, the families committed in honoring the Virgen de Guadalupe.

Many families and friends gathered to participate in the procession.

Bundled up and ready to walk.

Dia de La Virgen Mass

Participants warmed up after walking in from the cold and rainy procession.

Deacons welcomed all who participated.

The Bishop blessed the roses that were given to mass participants.


Dia de La Virgen Procession

Bishop Rodriguez thanked the alter servers.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebrates the Holidays

Knights of Columbus served hamburgers after the mass.

Hamburgers were a hit with the parishioners.

Many stood patiently in line as they waited for the fellowship.

Red Roses were taken home after the mass.

St. Joseph's Church Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Friends gathered for a photo.

Santas helpers were ready to serve the meal.

Epifanio and Olga Aguirre posed with Sister Leonor before dinner.

All gathered for a delicious dinner and fellowship with friends.

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Texas Sports Report With Mando Reyna

he Texas Tech T Lady Raiders have at this time

FAITHFUL RUNNERS: Lo White Rock Marathon in Dallas. (Pictured left to right) Roy Gonzalez, Myriam Guardiola and Lucinda Escobar completed the 13.1 mile race on Dec. 4th. Roy and Myriam and Lucinda became friends through the ACTS Community, which they believe has been a blessing and an inspiration to participating in the marathon. They are going to continue to run and participate in future marathons together.

RAIDER CHRISTMAS SPIRIT: TTU Basketball Coach Billy Clyde Gillispie took 40 Boys & Girls Club members to shop at Toys R U where the kids each got to purchase one present of their choice for Christmas.

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sive Caprock tournament showing (again). Second ranked Estacado shows no sign of letting down and Frenship is turning heads with their equally impressive start. Who is the best team in area? We will discuss that in the coming month because right now, it’s still up in the air but do not be surprised if it’s a girls team that has that distinction. The NFL playoffs are underway and as of deadline time I do not know the results of the last regular season games but I am hoping all has turned into favorable results for our two state teams. Houston is in and we can only hope that the loss of their two quarterbacks will not hinder them too much this postseason but that might be too muck to ask. Dallas only has one running back when they started out with three, so we can all come to the conclusion that depth matters in the NFL. 2012 is here so let us start this year with great hope and expectations. 2012, ready or not, here we go! Editor's Note: Mando Reyna is an avid sports aficionado and fan. Monthly he contributes his sports perspective of local to national sports. Email latinolubbock@

Mariah Leon wins TX State Silver Gloves Championship

he Lubbock Warriors Boxing T team competed in the Texas State Silver Gloves Champion-

ships for boxers 15 years old and under in McKinney, TX on December 9-11, 2010. In the girls division Maria Leon competed in the 119# weight class. In a Semi-Final bout Mariah Leon defeated the defending state champion (Jennifer Caster from Dallas). In the Championship Finals Mariah Leon Defeated Teresa Jones of Ft. Worth. Mariah won the Texas State Silver Gloves Championship and now advances to the Nationals on Jan. 1214th, 2012. The Nationals will be held in Little Rock, Ark. Mariah is a student at O. L. Slaton Middle School where she is on the volleyball team and is currently playing basketball for O.L. Slaton. She is Editor's Note: Jimmy Saenz is head pro also the 2010-National Pal Boxing and general manager for Stonegate Golf Champion. Course. Team mate Isaiah Castillo won the Texas State Silver Gloves Championship in the 75# weight division by defeating Jose Perez of Dallas in the Finals. He also advances to Little Rock, Ark. for the National Championships. Isaiah attends Cavazos Middle School, played on the football team for the Cavaliers and is a current member of the wrestling Team where he is currently undefeated. For rates call After the Silver Gloves Championships Mariah and Isaiah along email: with their other team mates of Visit us at the Lubbock Warriors will be at home on Feb.17-19th 2012

Q: : At what age should my child niors are involved in so many different sports so the focus is not just one. start taking golf lesson? With any sport it is going to be up A: I think the first thing to under- to that junior on how much time do stand with any junior golfer is that I want to devote to a specific sport only a very small few develop as to become better. The golf swing at a player at an early age. One fact is times can become so frustrating that because more so than ever is our ju- it is easy to walk away from. So that is why I work so hard with all my juniors to maintain a positive attitude and most important have fun. Starting out with any beginner it important to remind them that the score really does not matter yet because that is to much pressure to handle not only for a junior but even for some adults. This is a game that we can play for a long time well after the junior days are over and that is how the game is grown.

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jumped out surprisingly, to some, as the 15th ranked team in the nation. Coach Curry has started out this season 10-0 for the first time in her collegiate head coaching career, which also includes her stint at Purdue. What that means right now we do not exactly know but it is refreshing to see the ladies back on the top tier of the Big 12. Their battles and victories against Big 10 teams Penn State and Illinois which are more physical than finesse, should help them tremendously, especially since Big 12 play opens this week against Oklahoma State on the 4th at the United Spirit arena. Keep an eye on the play of all the Tech guards since they are playing solid on both sides of the court and they only have room to improve. January will test their mettle with a total of four away games and four home games with not one of the teams being an assured win. Number one Baylor on the 18th is arguably the toughest team but we would be fooling ourselves if we think that OU, Texas, Kansas, Kansas State

or even Iowa State will be pushovers. I know I left out Missouri, but the point is made that this opening month of Big 12 play will determine who is the team to beat as everyone jockeys for position and nationwide prestige in the polls. Seeing that this is the best team we have seen in a long time, hopefully that can translate to bigger home crowds that we haven’t seen in a long time. The men’s team also faces the same tough Big 12 teams with the exception of Texas whom they play twice later in the season. The Raiders have five home games with the marquee match ups being against Kansas on the 11th and Oklahoma State on the 31st. One positive thing about the January run is that all the games will be televised on one cable station or another but let’s not let it keep us at home if we can attend any of the home or away games. The away games are against Oklahoma State on the 4th, A&M the 14th, OU on the 17th and Missouri on the 28th, which I remind you two of these teams are leaving for greener pastures in the SEC. Locally the Coronado Mustangs, boys and girls teams are picking up steam as district play starts this month with the girls’ team coming off an impres-

ing in the Lubbock Regional Golden Gloves Championships that will be held at the Holiday Inn Tower and Suites located at 801-Ave. Q. The Lubbock Golden Gloves will feature the top boxers from Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, Odessa, Abilene and the entire West Texas Area. The Lubbock Golden Gloves regional is an advancing tournament to the Texas State Golden Gloves Championships. The Lubbock Warriors Boxing Team is a Member of the Optimist Boy’s and Girl’s Club. It is one of many programs offered by The Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Lubbock. Among a few of the other programs offered are Educational programs, Computer classes, Library Hr., Organized Basketball and Wrestling. The Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Lubbock is a safe place environment dedicated to providing youth an opportunity to succeed. It is a non–profit organization relying on community support to help serve our youth. Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

January Latino Lubbock Magazine  

Lubbock News from a Latino Perspective, highlights of events from January.

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