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Volume 7, Issue 1, January 2013


"Lubbock N ews from a Latino Perspective"

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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, Shallowater, O'Donnel, and Levelland. Bilingual (English 60%/ Spanish 40%). This publication is Hispanic, locally owned and operated.

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.

Photo By Christy Martinez-Garcia On this month's cover is of our 7 year birthday! It is hard to believe that we have been doing this publication for seven years. We used the butterfly as a symbol of our ever-changing growth. Further, a second butterfly is symbolic of the next generation growing into their own. Of course, the Virgen de Guadalupe is included in the cover because of her strength in our people. And although not all Latinos are Catholic, what amazes me about her is that she is a symbol of strength and faith, even in the lowest times. I vow to you that we will continue to serve and be a tool of information. More so, we have more surprises for you in the future! Have a prosperous 2013! God Bless!

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Daniel Castro Sr. 1/12 Eliseo Solis 1/12 Michelle Beltran 1/12 John Briones 1/12 Crystal Gonzales 1/14 Dario Nathan Alvarez 1/14 Josie Jimenez 1/15 Cecil Martinez 1/15 Alleya Martinez 1/16 Isaiah Vasquez 1/16 Jacinto Vasquez Sr. 1/16 Mallolo Gonzales, Jr. 1/17 Brandon Aaron Leal 1/17 Susano Baca Jr. 1/17 Rev. Martin Pina 1/18 Jacob Flores 1/20 Miranda Lynn Gomez 1/20 Irene Guerrero 1/20 Ester Calderon 1/20 Elena Carmona 1/21 Andy Vasquez 1/21 Adela Lucero 1/21 Janie Castillo 1/21 Erick Castillo 1/22 Carlos Perez 1/22 Nena Ortiz 1/23 Randy Vasquez 1/23 Steve Ortiz 1/23 Lily Aguilar 1/24 Pauline Chavez 1/24 Joe Castillo 1/24 Elisa “Chata” Lucero 1/24 Senaida Mojica Castillo 1/25 Janie Castañeda 1/25 Jason Garcia 1/25 Matthew Solano 1/25 Jazmynn Hernandez 1/26 Leah Montez 1/26 Isasks Deleon 1/27 Gabby Molina 1/27 Diana Castro 1/27 Manuel R. Constancio(KC OLG)1/27 Natavidad DeLaCerda Jr. 1/27 Rickey Romero 1/27 Sonya Trevino 1/28 Cecelia Ramonez 1/28 Jose Leal 1/ 28 Silvia Castro 1/30 Martin Herrera 1/30 Juan R. Flores (KC OLG) 1/31

CONTENTS Word from the Publisher

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Op-Ed Henry Cisneros

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Si Se Pude TV Show Signs Off

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Opportunity Page

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Tips by Jaime Garcia

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Youth Page

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Tribute to Curtis Halfmann

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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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Latino Lubbock Magazine's Mission Statement:

"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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Word From the Publisher

Census: Whites no longer a majority in US by 2043

hite people will no longer make s is tradition, on New Year’s Eve, my A family and I throw rice up on to the roof. Wup a majority of Americans by We eat black eyed peas, and our 12 grapes, 2043, according to new census projec-

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. Seven 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 2013, I will continue to follow those values, God, family, and community. In addition, my 2013 resolution is first to be dedicated to my personal health. As you may know, my first camera was a Christmas gift from 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 seventh 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. Recently, we have experienced shooting of children and adults who were targeted by a raged terrorist in Connecticut. Our hearts go out to these families and community, more so, our prayers go out to the politics who will determine what policies might or might not be put in place as far as automatic gun reform. Also, please pray for our politicians in D. C. to resolve this political fiscal cliff. May they work together for the greater good of our nation, and not their political parties. It will be interesting to see how it is resolved, and we will keep you posted. To those whom submitted nominations for the Top 20 Hispanics of 2012, we have postponed announcement until February, due to breaking news. Finally, in 2013, 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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tions, part of a historic shift that is already reshaping the nation’s schools, workforce and electorate. The official projection, released Wednesday by the Census Bureau, now places the tipping point for the white majority a year later than previous estimates, which were made before the impact of the recent economic downturn was fully known. America continues to grow and become more diverse due to higher birth rates among minorities, particularly for Hispanics who entered the U.S. at the height of the immigration boom in the 1990s and early 2000s. Since the mid-2000 housing bust, however, the arrival of millions of new immigrants from Mexico and other nations has slowed, pushing minority growth below its once-torrid pace. The country’s changing demographic mosaic has stark political implications, shown clearly in last month’s election that gave President Barack Obama a second term – in no small part due to his support from 78 percent of non-white voters. The non-Hispanic white population, now at 197.8 million, is projected to peak at 200 million in 2024, before entering a steady decline in absolute numbers as the massive baby boomer generation enters its golden years. “The fast-growing demographic today is now the children of immigrants,” said Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, a global expert on immigration and dean of UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, describing the rate of minority growth in the U.S. as dipping from “overdrive” to “drive.” Even with slowing immigration, Suarez-Orozco says, the “die has been cast” for strong minority growth from births. As recently as 1960, whites made up 85 percent of the U.S., but that share dropped after a 1965 overhaul to U.S. immigration laws opened doors to waves of new immigrants from Mexico, Latin America and Asia. By 2000, the percentage of U.S. whites had slid to 69 percent; it now stands at roughly 64 percent. “Moving forward, the U.S. will become the first major post-industrial society in the world where minorities will be the majority,” Suarez-Orozco said. “With the white baby boomer population now leaving the work force, the most fundamental challenge will be connecting with this fast-growing U.S. group in terms of their education.” The U.S. has nearly 315 million people today. According to the projections released Wednesday, the

U.S. population is projected to cross the 400 million mark in 2051, reaching 420.3 million a half century from now in 2060. By 2060, whites should drop to 43 percent of the U.S. At that time, blacks will make up 14.7 percent, up slightly from today. Hispanics, currently 17 percent of the population, will more than double in absolute number, making up 31 percent, or nearly 1 in 3 residents. “Hispanic youth will play a large role in shaping the U.S., says Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director of the Pew Hispanic Center. ”How Hispanic youth come of age and what types of education and jobs they get will have implications for how the country will be in 2060,” Lopez adds. We are already seeing the trend of more Latino attending college, Lopez says, but the largest growth will come from Latino children who are currently a growing part of the nation’s public schools. Asians are expected to increase from 5 percent of the population to 8 percent. The point when minority children become the majority is expected to arrive much sooner – 2019. Last year, racial and ethnic minorities became a majority among babies ages 1 and younger for the first time in U.S. history. At the same time, the U.S. population as a whole is aging, driven by white baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964. Over the next half century, the “oldest old” – those ages 85 and older – is projected to more than triple to 18.2 million, reaching 4 percent of the U.S. population. The actual shift in demographics will be influenced by a host of factors that can’t always be accurately pinpointed – the pace of the economic recovery, cultural changes, natural or manmade disasters, as well as an overhaul of immigration law, which is expected to be debated in Congress early next year. “The next half century marks key points in continuing trends – the U.S. will become a plurality nation, where the non-Hispanic white population remains the largest single group, but no group is in the majority,” said acting census director Thomas Mesenbourg.

Republicans have been seeking to broaden their appeal to minorities, who made up 28 percent of the electorate this year, after faring poorly among nonwhites on Election Day, when Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney carried only about 20 percent of nonwhite voters.. The race and ethnic changes are already seen in pockets of the U.S. and in the younger age groups, where roughly 45 percent of all students in K-12 are Hispanics, blacks, Asian-Americans and others. Already, the District of Columbia and four states – Hawaii, California, New Mexico and Texas – have minority populations greater than 50 percent; across the U.S., more than 11 percent of counties have tipped to “majority-minority” status. Last month, nearly all voters over age 65 were white (87 percent), but among voters under age 30, just 58 percent were white. “Irrespective of future immigration and minority fertility patterns, the U.S. is facing a stagnating white population,” said William H. Frey, a demographer at the Brookings Institution. “The biggest shift will occur over the next 20 years as the mostly white baby boom generation moves into traditional retirement years. It is in the child and early labor force ages where we must be ready for the greatest changes as new American minorities take over for aging whites.” The rapidly growing non-white population gives the U.S. a bit of an economic advantage over other developed nations, including Russia, Japan and France, which are seeing reduced growth or population losses due to declining birth rates and limited immigration. The combined population of more-developed countries other than the U.S. has been projected to decline beginning in 2016, raising the prospect of prolonged budget crises as the number of workingage citizens diminish, pension costs rise and tax revenues fall. Depending on future rates of immigration, the U.S. population is estimated to continue growing through at least 2060. In a hypothetical situation in which all immigration – both legal and illegal – immediately stopped, previous government estimates have suggested the U.S. could lose population beginning in 2048.

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Consumers, businesses brace for 'fiscal cliff' impact

or much of this year, business F managers have blamed uncertainties over the looming “fiscal

MARINA GARCIA SWORN IN: Marina Garcia was sworn in to her new position as the law enforcement arm of Precinct 3’s justice of the peace during a ceremony. Aurora Hernandez, justice of the peace for Precinct 3, led Garcia through the oath of office. With family and friends looking on, Garcia proudly recited the oath. (Photo courtesy of Mary Lou Garcia)_

Jobless claims fall to lowest in almost 4-1/2 years

he number of Americans filing T new claims for unemployment aid fell last week to nearly its lowest

level in 4 1/2 years, a sign that the labor market is healing. Applicants register before meeting potential employers at the Diversity Job Fair on December 6, 2012 in Manhattan, New York City. Jobless claims fell last week to their lowest in almost 4-1/2 years. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 350,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's figure was revised to show 1,000 more applications than previously reported. After spiking in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which ravaged the East Coast in late October, the weekly levels of new claims have now dropped to their lowest levels since the early days of the 200709 recession. The four-week moving average fell 11,250 last week

to 356,750, the lowest since March 2008. That suggests the surge in layoffs since the recession may have run its course, although companies still are adding to their payrolls at a lackluster pace. The report included a caveat, at least for the latest week. President Barack Obama declared Monday a holiday for federal workers and many state offices followed suit and were unable to provide complete data for last week's jobless claims. Data for 19 states was estimated, a Labor Department official said. Fourteen of those states submitted their own estimates, which tend to be fairly accurate because the state officials work with a significant amount of data, the Labor Department official said. Besides the federal holiday, there were no special factors influencing week's claims data, the department official said.

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year. Some government agencies may postpone spending cuts in hopes that they'll be reversed before the fiscal year ends Sept. 30. More worrisome is the pending fight over raising the debt ceiling, which will exhaust the government’s borrowing authority in February. Unless lawmakers agree to extend it, the Treasury faces the same threat of default that threw the budget process into chaos in July 2011 and cost the U.S. its Triple-A credit rating. The three major bond rating agencies have already warned that failure to reach a credible deal to contain federal budgets deficits could bring yet another downgrade. The best case scenario has Congress returning in January to enact a compromise agreement that President Barack Obama signs into law, lifting the pall over business and consumers and sparking a fresh spurt of economic growth. “That’s sort of what happened last summer when we had the debt ceiling fiasco,” said Sheperdson. “Things rebounded fairly quickly. But while the negotiations were going on, payroll growth rolled over. And I’m nervous that we could get something similar this time.” Until the budget fiasco is resolved, with businesses sitting on their hands, consumers remain the last best hope to keep the economy afloat. Naroff likens the budget deadline to a snowball that will be released Jan. 1, picking up size and force as it continues to roll down the hill.

Gov. Perry Calls on Texas School Districts to Review Emergency Operation Plans

ov. Rick Perry today requested G that Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams direct Texas school districts to review their emergency operation plans to ensure all schools are prepared respond to potential threats like today’s tragic school shooting in Newtown, Conn. “It is essential that we ensure all Texas schools are equipped and ready to carry out a strategic plan to secure the safety of students and staff in the

event of a threat such as the one that occurred today,” Gov. Perry said. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families impacted by today’s tragedy, while our focus here is on doing everything within our power to protect the safety of Texas children whose parents have entrusted them to the care of our public schools.” The governor also referred districts to the Texas School Safety Center (TSSC) at Texas State University

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cliff” for their reluctance to pick up the pace of new hiring. As the budget deadline nears with no deal in sight, we may be about to find out just justified those fears are. Without a deal, the current budget law calls for a half-trillion-dollar package of tax hikes and spending cuts that most forecasters warn would, if left in force for long, send the U.S. economy back into recession. After strong gains in income in November, American households will see their paychecks shrink a bit when a two-year payroll tax "holiday" expires Dec. 31. The new rate will clip 2 percent from every dollar of wage income, or about $20 a week for someone making the median salary of $50,000 a year. “People will start to feel it fairly quickly in their paychecks,” said Ian Shepherdson, an economist at Pantheon Macroeconomic Advisers. ”I don't think the economy will fall apart completely (in the short term). But we’ve seen already that business confidence is weakening and consumer confidence is weakening. So the uncertainty is a problem.” Small business owners are especially negative. Just five percent of them plan on adding new jobs, according to the latest monthly survey of its members by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Only 19 percent said they plan to invest in new equipment in the next three to six months. The business gloom does not bode well for the U.S. economy, which already faces weak conditions on sev-

eral other fronts. Export growth is slowing as a European recession and a slowdown in China weigh on global demand for American products and services. Growth in government spending likely will slow – whether or not a budget deal is reached to avoid the deeper cuts already set to kick in. That leaves spending by business and consumers to keep the economy afloat. It remains to be seen whether businesses are holding back because of the ongoing budget battle. An alternative explanation is that business owners are hoping their can maximize profits by spending less and hiring fewer full-time workers, instead making do with temporary or part-time workers more or less indefinitely. “That means more temporary workers, less investment in the future, lower productivity gains and a lower growth rate in the future,” said UBS economist Drew Matus. “That’s a worst case scenario. So we all better hopes it’s the fiscal cliff causing some of these people to hold back.” Though hiring picked up in the second half of this year, the overall pace is far lower than typically seen more than three years into an economic recovery. Since the 2007 recession ended, the number of part-time workers who can’t get full-time work has been stuck at double the level seen when the downturn began. The spectacle of political dysfunction is likely to keep business managers in a sour mood for some time. Though the new package of tax hikes and federal spending cuts is set to begin Jan. 1, the impact of those new measures will be felt gradually. Tax hikes will be spread over a full

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Opinion/opinión Community Update FRESH CUT CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING the Solid Waste Services department will accept fresh cut Christmas trees for recycling. Trees will be accepted at the two permanent drop-off locations: 208 Municipal Drive and 1631 84th Street. Residents are asked to remove all decorations, metal stand, and any plastic before dropping off their fresh cut tree. Between December 26th and January 14th, the roll-off containers for trees will be located outside the gates of the two locations. After January 14th through the end of January, the roll-offs will be located inside the gates and residents can drop-off their fresh cut Christmas trees from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday. LEARN THE INTERNET, January 9, 5:30 pm, $10, 4 wks, All Ages, Learn how to navigate and explore the internet while staying safe from viruses. Simmons Community Center SOUTH PLAINS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will meet on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at the Lubbock Mahon Library at 1306 9th St. Roger Ward with present, "German Genealogy." Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Carol Wolfe, President, at 795-5758. CITY OF LUBBOCK FACILITIES CLOSED ON MLK DAY for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 21. GENEALOGY WORKSHOP, January 24, 1 pm, Free, Learn the tips and tricks to tracing your family history. Simmons Community Center FITNESS OPEN HOUSES, January 26, 9 am – 1 pm, Teens/Adults, Free! Check out our FREE fitness equipment and meet our class instructors! 5 Locations! Hodges Community Center, Rawlings Community Center, Simmons Community Center, Trejo Supercenter and Lubbock Senior Center. 30TH ANNUAL LULAC "BRING OUT YOUR BEST" SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER for Council 263 will take place Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the Holiday Inn Towers on Avenue Q - downtown. Dr. Miguel Levario of the Texas Tech History Department will be the featured speaker. Reception at 6 p.m., the dinner starts at 7 p.m. Tickets for a Reserved Table of Eight will be $400. Individual tickets will be $35 each. 2-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY QUESTIONS 2-1-1 is a free help line answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which will link you to health and community services. 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.

The Importance of National Efforts to Integrate Immigrants

One of the widely accepted conclusions from the recent election results is that some form of immigration reform will be possible. Businesses want legal workers, Democrats want to hold their edge with Latino voters, Republicans learned the importance of the Latino vote, and the American people generally are more willing to consider constructive immigration measures. While public discussion about immigration usually focuses on the mechanisms and procedures to create a workable legal framework, one of the most important dimensions of a successful immigration policy is the integration of immigrants into the mainstream of American Society. The integration of immigrants, particularly the large number of poor immigrants, is both an opportunity and a challenge for our country. The opportunity is to educate and prepare America's newest immigrants so that their contributions of work, economic potential, and brainpower help build the nation. The challenge is the flip side of the same coin, to educate and prepare immigrant families so that their present poverty, a lack of education, and daunting barriers do not keep them in a secondary class for generations and deny the nation their energies and ambitions. The immigrant families to whom I refer are a group which includes those here legally on various permits as well as those who are here undocumented but who would be given status as legal workers under most reform proposals. Some in both groups are recent arrivals and others have been here for decades and have children and well established roots in the life of our country. The U.S. Census tells us that the foreign born population is about 40 million people and. of those. more than 20% are living in poverty

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HEART OF LUBBOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING meeting is the fourth Monday of each month, 7 pm, at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 2221 Ave. W. Thanks again for your support! May Email your announcements to: latino- Megan, by the 21st. Holliday Happening 2012-Publicity Chair

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ish and even cruel, was full because of low wages and of connections and outreach. low skills. Today's low-income immiMy personal experience grants confront a job market with low income immithat requires more sophisgrants tells me that the ticated skills, cities that are vast majority are hardmore spread out, and habits working, law-abiding, of modern American life and intensely dedicated to result in less connected comtheir families and churchmunities. es. After years of meeting Yet as hard as life is for tosuch immigrants in cities day's poor immigrants, most in every part of the nation are going to be here for the ---usually Latinos ---my most recent experience is HENRY CISNEROS long haul. We can also say with certainty that they are as the volunteer chairman of American Sunrise, a neighborhood going to be numerous. But will they non-profit my wife and I founded to be numerous, undercompensated, unhelp families from this group in our dereducated and, in time, resigned to home neighborhood in San Antonio. second class status? Or will they be We began by helping families upgrade numerous, educated, productive, and their homes and offering after-school a source of youthful energy for every tutoring in math and reading for chil- institution in American Society? One dren from a one-square mile area way or the other they will be numeraround our home. But it has become ous enough to make a difference, to obvious that the families need a good move the needle of national progress deal more help. They need guidance in one direction or the other. and advice, training and encourage- At our neighborhood non-profit, ment in order to keep their families on American Sunrise, we have set out the march toward self-improvement to engage low-income immigrants in that is at the core of the American way charting a life plan for their families. Poor immigrant families have a very Our American Sunrise Pledge conhard time today. It is true of course sists of the following ten points. that the path for immigrants has al- 1. We will add English to our first ways been hard: relocate in a new language and learn the traditions of place without facility in the language, America without knowledge of local customs, 2. We will prepare to become model and cut off from family support. How- U. S. citizens the way countless immiever, in the early decades of the last grants have done before century, during the last great wave 3. We will constantly strive to imof immigration, there were many prove our work skills and strive to forces bent in Americanizing the im- meet our family's immediate financial migrants in the big cities of the na- needs tion. Churches wanted congregants, 4. We will prepare for our long-term employers wanted workers, politi- financial responsibilities, including cal machines wanted voters, and the making plans for savings, housing, settlement houses wanted to help the college funds, health insurance and new arrivals. The street-level life of retirement America's cities, though often brut- 5. We will be a learning family and

REST IN PEACE Just to let you guys know of the passing of our friend and former colleague Mickey Renteria! I just learned about it today after reading his obituary in Latino Lubbock Magazine. He died Nov 12 at the age of 84 he was born In Santa Rosa, Texas in 1928. He served 14 years in the Armed Forces. He was one of the original staff members of KLFB Radio when it signed on to broadcast in Spanish. We were fortunate to have worked with him at KWGO FM, KLFB Radio and at Univision Channel 51. In his later years he was a pastor at Jerusalem Baptist Church in Lorenzo, Texas. I wish that I had known of his passing so that I could have paid my last respects to him and his family. Rest in Peace Catarino Marroquin Renteria! Joe Davila CONTINUE TO SERVE Merry Christmas to you and your Latino Lubbock family. May you continue to serve the readers and the public. The Magazine has a little of everything with respect to the young, the middle-aged and the elderly. I look forward to the magazine every month, because I look through it and then go back and read in more detail...takes a good hour to just enjoy and really look at it in detail. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Ruby Gonzales

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THANKS TO THE LULAC YOUNG ADULTS We would like to thank the young people of the LULAC Young Adult Council and other college groups helping with the UNITY food delivery. Not only did they bring by a basket of food, but more so they were helpful when upon my return from picking up errands, I found my wife who is a stroke survivor, laying on the kitchen floor. The students helped to pick her up and to comfort her. They were very sincere asking her if she was okay, if she was in pain, or if they could help her any other way. We are both disabled so it meant a lot. And I would like to know their names, so that I can thank them. They were a God send. In today's age in is uplifting to know that young people like this are so caring and dedicated to the community. May God bless the LULAC Young Adults. Sincerely, Ray & Herminia Davis BOOKS AVAILABLE? The December issue had some children’s books at the bottom of the “Kids Activities Page”. Do you know if those books are available locally and if so, where? Richard Magallanes

we will adopt a spirit of life-long learning and stress the importance of education, including partnering with our school's teachers 6. We will make it our family's goal to establish college graduation or advanced education as a family tradition 7. We will learn healthy eating and exercise habits and be attentive to our family's medical needs 8. We will seek balance in our family life by spending quality time together and weave a fabric of mutual support 9. We will accept community and church responsibilities and give back from the blessings bestowed upon us 10. We will carry our home country in our heart but we commit to our obligations in the United States We ask the families to take the Pledge and commit to come to classes and work sessions over a span of years. Their hopes, ambitions, and striving are exactly the fuel that has always propelled America forward and which is available in abundant supply in these immigrants. I have always felt that the most compelling narrative in the American story is that of the strivers. America is fortunate to have millions of lowincome immigrants who with a little help and support are the strivers we need.

HENRY CISNEROS in 1981, Mr. Cisneros became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas for four terms. In 1984, he was interviewed by the Democratic Presidential nominee as a possible candidate for Vice President of the United States. In 1992, President Clinton appointed Mr. Cisneros to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He is currently the Executive Chairman of the San Antonio-based CityView companies, which work with urban homebuilders to create homes priced within the range of average families.

Important Numbers Police (Non-Emergency) call 763-5333 Fire (Non-Emergency) call 765-5757 For emergencies, please continue to call 9-1-1 For program/service info, call 2-1-1 For city services, call 3-1-1 City - call 775-3000. County - call 775-1000 LISD - call 766-1000 Latino Lubbock Magazine Advertising & News


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¡Si Se Puede! 40 Year Lubbock TV Program Signs Off

gramming, he and his staff served as translators and walked through the Guadalupe neighborhood. Equipped with megaphones they updated the people in Spanish who might not have a radio. “We did what we had to do because it had to be done. These families were in a state of shock and did not need a language barrier; they needed accurate information and fast.” The owner of the radio station further became instrumental to government officials who were working to coordinate relief efforts. BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA The Guadalupe neighborhood FOR LATINO LUBBOCK MAGAZINE north of 4th Street between Avenues He reported the needs to local adQ and A, experienced the worst resi- ministrators and kept them aware of citizen concerns. When necessary he n Sunday, December 23, 2012, dential damage. would translate the messages to ease Barton and his staff quickly recogErnesto F. Barton and Luis Spanish speaking persons struggling Trejo, during the last segment of the nized a language obstacle and with- with their individual hardships. "Si Se Puede" TV Show, surprised out hesitance responded to the needs Barton translated for U.S. Senator viewers announcing that it was also of the Latino residents by assisting Ralph W. Yarborough (D-TX) as he and serving as a link to Emergency the last "Si Se Puede" show - ever. gave encouragement and informaBarton cited changes in administra- personnel and agencies who re- tion as to what sort of help would be tion, as well as in taping times, and sponded to the crisis. Because the available. the set space as reasons that he de- KLFB station had been knocked off “We came to their assistance and cided to end the locally hosted show. the air, they worked on a remote ba- would serve as interpreters for sevThe "Si Se Puede" show has aired sis broadcasting from the basement eral officials. The families were very on KAMC for 40 years, and was cre- of city hall in the emergency center, grateful and felt engaged.” ated as a public service to keep the next to KFYO who was the official As a result, many recognized the Mexican American community of emergency radio station in Lubbock. significant role that Ernesto played the Lubbock viewing area informed The staff of the radio station stayed in communicating to the Mexican about city happenings, and was a re- on the air day and night informing American families. Spanish-speaking citizens about the sult of the May 11, 1970 tornado. The late Gordon Thompson, former For many viewers and Mexican disaster. manager of KFYO even said about American families in the viewing “We worked collectively with Barton “I don’t know what Lubbock area the show has become historical KFYO to provide up-to-the-minute would have done without Ernest and information in Spanish about what and a staple for information. his staff.” Barton said that the show's goal was was going on and where they could Soon after, Ernesto, approached to further supplement communica- get help.” KAMC station owner R.B. Mac tion via the first full-time all-Spanish As a supplement to the radio pro- McAlister to create a TV show to radio station KLFB-AM in continue offering the growLubbock, that he had starting TV Mexican American ed in 1967. audience, a resource for in“We needed information formation in a language they to be available in Spanish could understand. for those who only under"We made an agreement stood Spanish. The Latino to bring information to the community needed to be community. And it has conengaged in news events, tinued for 40 years. The purunfortunately there were pose was to offer news and few outlets to make it information, and we never available.” had a formal contract," he It was not until 1970, imsaid as he thanked the Mcmediately after the deadly Calister family. tornado, that the true value Barton explained why he of the all-Spanish radio chose the name “Si Se Pustation was recognized ede,” which means it can after the F-5 tornado combe done, a popular Spanish pletely demolished the The Si Se Puede TV Show was instrumental in reaching catch phrase, to use as the northern neighborhoods the Hispanic community during various Census campaigns. motto and title. guest are Dave Buckberry formerly of the City Planning occupied by many Mexi- Pictured He further reflected that he Department, and, Father Cornelio Ramirez. In addition, Luis Trejo, can American families. the third co-host is also pictured. served as host, and the late


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Willie Acosta serve as his first co- for humanity, you do because it is right, not for the recognition.” host. "Willie and I stood in the middle of He said that although the show will the floor, no set, no desk, no table, no not continue, his other media outlets would be extended to those striving chairs - just a light," he said. Haren Parks a friend and a civi- to reach the Hispanic community. cally active theater owner, encour- With that Mr. Barton signed off aged him to have on the show John saying, "Muchas gracias y por ay T. Montford who he recognized as a nos vemos." rising leader. Soon after, Montford "Hasta la vista," followed Trejo. was one of the first guest that Barton and Acosta interviewed. They were m o v e d around the station for taping. At one time Barton remembered even having the show outside in the parking lot. Eventually, they Si Se Puede TV Show was one of the stops of Japanese Junior were moved The who visited Lubbock and were hosted by Amaris Garcia. Mr. back into Ambassadors Barton laughs because he had expected Amaris to translate his questions the station. to Japanese. She would ask the same questions in English, and the Mary Ann exchange students who spoke very poor English, would respond to Amaris G a r c i a as if they were proficient. served as PUBLISHER'S NOTE: This show the next co-host for several years. Luis Trejo, a frequent guest pro- has been a staple in the Hispanic moting Northwest Little League community. Many individuals have fundraisers was invited to fill-in. come to share info specifically tarSoon, becoming the co-host after geted to the Hispanic community. The jamaicas were always given full Mary Ann left the show. The duo reflected on funny mo- promotion, as were other significant ments of the show, and Trejo kid- observances, organizations, and dingly picked on Barton for never voter registration and census efforts directed to the Hispanic community. letting him talk. "More than 2,000 shows have been Mr. Barton is my mentor. When I recorded week after week. And we was crowned Miss Fiestas del Llano, want to thank all those that brought he invited me to come sing on the information to share with the com- show. It was also tradition that Luis munity, our viewers, and the techni- Trejo always introduce the contescal staff," said Barton. After he ac- tants. I still recall the time when Conknowledged all that had contributed gressional Medal of Honor Recipient to the show, he playfully told Luis, - Sgt. Roy Benavidez was on. Mary Ann Garcia suggested to Mr. Barton "Now you can talk." The two continued to reflect on the to have me fill-in occasionally as coshow's history. Luis further rein- host when Luis or he were out. During the holidays, Pancho Clos forced their gratitude. "All these years we have done this always made a stop on the show. Infrom the heart. We were never paid, cidentally, the last show included him it was a public service. We wanted on the first segment. The annual gag to share this information so that the gift exchange was also fun. Hispanic public would be informed. The hosts interviewed many musical And when your time is given from artists including Selena, as well as rolled many music videos. They also the heart it is important," he said. With a final thank you, Ernest also interviewed the late Richard Chavez, acknowledged H.E. Wimberly who brother of Cesar E. Chavez when we he said was instrumental in origi- brought him to Lubbock. nally launching the show 40 years The technical crew took as much pride in the show, in part because earlier. Despite his service and instrumen- they respected both hosts. This show tal role in the show, Barton humbly will be missed, and Sunday mornings made it a point to share the credit will not be the same. We are grateful to Mr. Barton, Mary Ann, Luis, and with others. “I’ve been very fortunate to work all involved in the show, and for their with a lot of good people throughout continued commitment to the Hispanthe years. When you do something ic community.

Lubbock’s Latino Achievements & Reflections of 2012


Some Lubbock Warriors make it to Jr. Olympic Championship One Voice, Our Voice Exhibit Community Loteria Night Cesar Chavez Celebration Week Hodges Annual Easter Egg Hunt Hispanic Student Society Annual Scholarship Banquet Lemonade Day Lubbock Lubbock Arts Festival Festival de Oro at Lubbock High school Stand Up for Kids with the Children’s Advocacy Center



LULAC West Texas Young Adult Summit


Children's Advocacy Center of the South Plains BIG GAME BLOW OUT St. Michael's Sausage Festival in Levelland, TX LULAC Professional Night Community Health Worker/Promotor(A) Program has graduating certified class Mommy’s Little Sweetheart Valentine’s Dance VFW Post #2466 Valentine’s 50’s Sock Hop Knights of Columbus #8097 Superbowl Sunday Raiders Rojos Alumni Mixer 3rd Annual Father and Daughter Dance YWCA Lions Club 60th Pancake Festival

LULAC Robert Lugo Golf Tournament KXTQ 22nd 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 42nd Anniversary of May 11, 1970 Tornado Guadalupe Neighborhood Association Cinco de Mayo Celebration Lubbock Arts Festival 2012, Co-Sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine Hispanic Law Student Grad Reception Knights Of Columbus Council 11807 Our Lady Of Guadalupe Golf Tournament Navy names ship after American hero Cesar E. Chavez Sigma Lambda Beta Banquet “At the Hop” Senior Prom 2012 March of Dimes Annual Walk

Our Lady of Grace & St. John Neumann Fundraiser Knights of Columbus # 8097 Fish Fry LYFL Superbowl Ring Ceremony


City of Lubbock City-Wide Easter Hunt Maggie Trejo Senior Prom Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Joel’s 7th 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 70th Annual ABC Pro Rodeo Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society Reception Catholic Family Services Volunteer Banquet 2nd LULAC West TX Young Adult Summit held

January 2013

Our Lady of Guadalupe Jamaica Our Lady of Grace Scholarship Golf Tournament 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 2nd Car Show Woodrow San Ramon Jamaica New Deal Queen of Apostles Jamaica Abernathy St. Isidore Jamaica Fourth on Broadway Church Jamaicas Solitos 2nd Annual Car Show MDA Lock-UP Knights of Columbus #11807 New Officer Installation

Upward Bound Banquet


13th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Committee March & Celebration 2012 Boys & Girls Club Outback Dinner 18th Annual Viva Aztlan Ballet Folklorico Competition St. Joseph’s Lent Enchilada Dinner 4th Year Anniversary of Cesar E. Chavez Drive Lent Retreat for Women/Retiro Para Mujeres St. Patrick's Church 51st Year Anniversary Mass Lubbock Spanish Spelling Bee held Magic 93.7 Bridal & Quinceanera Expc Mayors Cornbread & Bean Luncheon Girl Scouts 100th Birthday Celebration Women’s 2012 Lent Retreat Feast of St. Josephs Dixie Little League Opening Ceremony Holi Festival of Color at Texas Tech 50s Dance and Sock Hop


Veteran's Mass at the Lubbock Veteran's Memorial New City Council Member Reception 2nd FORE Women Golf Event held by Latino Lubbock Magazine Church Jamaicas Ralls Library Summer Reading Program

Latino Lubbock Magazine 6th Anniversary Knights of Columbus New Year’s Eve Party Salsa Night at Texas Tech Knights of Columbus Valentine’s Dance LULAC Week LULAC “Bring out Your Best Banquet” Trejo Supercenter Valentine Senior Dance Knights of Columbus St. Valentine’s Day Dance Joe Carrillo Scholarship Fund Benefit HAW 2012 Gala Lubbock Warrior’s Golden Gloves Championship Fat Sunday Celebration Meals on Wheels 2012 Mardi Gras

lada Fundraiser


Latinas for the Cure Raiders Rojos Homecoming Almuerzo Columbus Day: Día de la Raza Race for the Cure 2012 Veterans Day 2012 43rd Slaton Sausage Festival 4th Pumpkin Trail at Clapp Park, Co-sponsored by Latino Lubbock Community Health Centers of Lubbock (CHCL)

holds Promotor(a) graduation 29th Annual Hispana Inspiradora & Scholarship Banquet Brasil Sensacional Gala Latina 2012 Lubbock ISD All City Band Dowtown BBQ Life Chain 2012 Kid’s Fun Fest 2012 by the Lubbock’s Children’s Clinic 2012 Hero’s Luncheon by the Lubbock Area Foundation


Hispanic Law Student Association Banquet Our Lady Queen of the Apostles 1st Golf Tournament Día de Los Niños Event by Latino Lubbock Magazine Cinco de Mayo at Wheatley Elementary Tamale Festival at Rawlings Texas Tech Mariachi & Ballet Folklorico Recital Heroes Health Day Lubbock 2012 Society of Professional Engineers (SHPE) Banquet Cinco de Mayo at Cavazos Middle School LEARN Let’s Go Advance Banquet 2012 Cinco de Mayo at Cavazos Middle School Carver Learning Center Mother’s Day Meal Hispanic Convocation Highschool Graduations College Graduations


North Lubbock Boxing Club Tournament 3rd Unity Car Club Picnic St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Jamaica Celebrating 88 Years Montelongo Pool Party Our Lady of Grace Guadalupanos Men's Club Scholarship Tournament Celebracion de Exito sponsored by the Caprock Foundation

4th 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 LULAC Scholarship Presentation Reception HAW Membership Drive Dunbar Class Reunion

Dial de los muertos events and masses Dia de los Muertos Procession – Art trail CHCL Halloween Carnival Maggie Trejo Halloween LULAC #236 Halloween Party Veteran’s Mass at St. Joseph’s Church Veteran’s Mass at Our Lady of Grace Church Catholic Veteran’s & Knights of Columbus Veteran’s Day Service 2012 LYFL Superbowl at Lowrey Field Knights of Columbus Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors Latino Lubbock Magazine Veteran Reception TTU LULAC Young Adults hold UNITED TO GIVE UMI - "La Cena y Viva Calaca" Dia de Los Muertos at the Texas Tech Museum


Dia de la Virgen Event returns to route, Guadalupe Church LULAC’s 21st Annual Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner Las Pastorelas Las Posadas Pancho Clos visit at Maggie Trejo sponsored by American G I Forum Miracle on 34th Street Parade De Colores Christmas Party 56th Annual Santa Land, Co-Sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine ¡Prospero año y felicidad departe de Latino Lubbock Magazine!

LULAC Annual Halloween Bato Gacho Fundraiser Trejo Annual Halloween Carnical Pumpkin Trail TTU Hispanic Heritage Game

vivA sAbor ! Movie Night in Guadalupe Park Sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine 3rd Annual Scrape by the Lake Solo Car Show Boys & Girls Club Back to School Shopping Spree at Kohl’s Caprock Business After Hours


Hispanic Heritage Month Fiestas Patrias Parade El Grito de Dolores en Guadalupe Park Our Lady of Guadalupe Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day Knights of Columbus # 11807 Awards Banquet Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA) Meet & Greet El Grito 2012 at Texas Tech Gala Latina 2012 by the Caprock Foundation – Brazil 42nd Annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival De Colores Fiesta 2012 Alzheimer’s Walk 2012 Flatlanders Car Show Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha EnchiCopyright 2013 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

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getting your taxes out of the way? Plan to file early. Accountants and tax preparers 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 • Social Security cards or other official identification – for yourself and anyone you claim as a dependent(s). • For Earned Income Credits you may need to bring birth certificates, school records, or any kind of record establishing you as head of household. If you receive public assistance you may have to bring that information as well. • 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 identification 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. (En español en p. 20)

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FREE GED CLASSES with childcare for Lubbock and the surrounding area offered by the Lubbock Dream Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. You must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in public school to be eligible for the classes. For more info call 806-7933336. General office hours are Mon. thru Thurs. from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. FREE GED AND ESL CLASSES for Lubbock and the surrounding area offered by Adult Education Center. We accept new students on a bi-monthly basis. You must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in public school to be eligible for the classes. For more info call 806-281-5750. Open Mon. thru Fri. from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. CHILD CARE AVAILABLE FOR INCOME-ELIGIBLE FAMILIES Families who are income eligible may receive fee assistance to attend one of the Early Learning Center’s five centers for child care. Parents or caretakers must be employed or in school. The program is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (806) 765-9981 for more information. REFERRAL FOR QUALITY CHILD CARE in Lubbock by the South Plains Day Home Association helps parents with free referrals to licensed or registered day care facilities that are routinely monitored by the Texas Department and Protective Services. Call 796-0606 or 792-1847 for more information. FREE LITERACY PROGRAM offers assistance with reading, GED preparation, and English as a second language classes. Programs for individuals with a learning disability as well as one-on-one tutoring is also available. The programs are free. For more information please call (806) 775-3636. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES Registration for free English as a second language (ESL) classes for adults are available on site at class locations, or by calling (806) 7753636, or in person at the Literacy Lubbock office in the Mahon Library.

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CLASES DE INGLÉS COMO SEGUNDA IDIOMA La Literacia de Lubbock (Literacy Lubbock) ofrecen clases gratis de inglés como segundo idioma (English as Second Language) para la comunidad. Todos los adultos están bienvenido en estas clases. Para más información, llame a (806) 775-3636. IMMIGRATION SERVICES If you need help with immigration issues call 806741-0409. SERVICIOS DE INMIGRACIÓN Si necesitan ayuda con asuntos de inmigración llame a este numero (806) 7410409. Email job training and personal development opportunities by the 21st, as well as your announcements to: latinolubbock@

Business/negocío Business/Opportunity Updates BROWN BAG SEMINAR: PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, TRADEMARKS, COMPUTER LAW FOR BUSINESSES Jan. 8 from 6 to 8 pm. You will learn what businesses need to know about intellectual property and cyberspace. This is for business owners with intellectual property to protect such as a website, brochures or logo and for inventors who want more information on the best way to protect and patent their inventions. At The Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, Lubbock, TX, $29 per person. Call Elaine @ 806-745-1637 to register. SMALL BUSINESS SALES TAX WORKSHOP Jan. 14 from 6 to 8 pm No fee, compliments of the SBDC. If you have questions about…..completing sales tax returns, what’s taxable and what’s not, your responsibility as a taxpayer…..we have the answers! Presented by the Texas Comptroller’s office. At the Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, Lubbock, TX. Call Elaine @ 806-745-1637 to register. 1099S – AM I SUPPOSED TO PREPARE THOSE? Jan. 16 from 6 to 7 pm. This is a one hour presentation about 1099s for small businesses. Topics to be discussed include information about 1099s, filing dates, and requirements. No fee. At the Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, Lubbock, TX. Call Elaine @ 806-745-1637 to register. GETTING STARTED WITH ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE Jan. 22 from 9 am to 4 pm $79 per person. This workshop will show you how to use QuickBooks® software to set up your small business bookkeeping. The class is designed for individuals who are new to bookkeeping software and want to learn how to enter basic, day-to-day transactions for their small business. We will also cover basic accounting concepts that are necessary to understand bookkeeping. This is an all day event. Lunch will be provided. at The Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, Lubbock, TX. Call Elaine @ 806745-1637 to register. SBA OPPORTUNITIES Jan. 30 from 6 to 8 pm. No fee. Presented by the Small Business Administration and the SBDC. Looking for financing and need some answers? Then this workshop is for you! Topics discussed will be: *Information on SBA loans *What a business owner should have before applying for a loan *What the banker is looking for in a loan *Other programs and services available from the SBA. at The Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, Lubbock, TX. Call Elaine @ 806-745-1637 to register.

NCLR Stresses a Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction anet Mur- ing job growth. The Congressional J guía, Presi- Budget Office (CBO) calculated that dent and CEO the “fiscal cliff”—the combination

of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), was joined in a telephonic press briefing by Rep. Xavier Becerra, D–Calif., Jason Furman, Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council, and Julie Rodriguez, Associate Director of Latino Affairs and Immigration for the White House Office of Public Engagement, for a discussion on how to address the country’s budget challenges with a balanced approach that protects vital programs for Latinos, which could be potentially gutted by automatic cuts. “Jobs and the economy continue to be the top priority for the Hispanic community, which came out to vote in record numbers in November, and the potential consequences of the looming fiscal cliff are of great concern to Latinos,” Murguía said. “In fact, an election eve poll by Latino Decisions/impreMedia showed that Latinos support a fair, balanced and shared approach to deficit reduction. We need to protect the most vulnerable among us in this process. This is also not the time to raise taxes on working and middle-class families.” Failing to negotiate an agreement on deficit reduction will have dire consequences for all Americans, potentially derailing our fledgling economic recovery and suppress-

LOWV to hold Legislative Breakfast

Senator Duncan and Representatives Frullo and Perry will discuss the upcoming Legislative Session at the League of Women Voters’ Legislative Breakfast on Friday morning, January 4th, from 7:30 to 9:00 am in the Arnett Room of Covenant Lakeside Hospital, 4000 24th St. The public is invited to attend and hear the perspec-


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of tax increases and deep budget cuts that will automatically take place at the beginning of the New Year— would return the unemployment rate to more than 9 percent nationally. Latinos face an unemployment rate of 10 percent and cannot afford reckless actions that threaten to drag our economy back into recession. NCLR is also extremely concerned that a poorly crafted budget deal could gut the nonprofit infrastructure that serves and supports much of our community. NCLR Affiliates provide fundamental services that educate, feed and treat our children, train our workers, open the doors to homeownership, stave off foreclosure and secure other human services. We have witnessed the serious impact of past major budget cuts, such as during the Reagan administration and 1996’s welfare reform, on our Affiliates, and we fear that many may once again have to abruptly end programs or close their doors altogether. “Balancing the budget on the backs of poor, working and middle-class families will only succeed in broadening the opportunity and achievement gaps that exist for many communities, including the Hispanic community, in this country,” Murguía added. “Enacting severe austerity measures, especially while our fragile economy is still recovering, will erode economic mobility and keep our community from reaching its full potential. We must work together to advance a fair economy where sacrifice is shared and prosperity is available to all.”

Business & Tax Tips By Jaime D. Garcia PENDING ACTION BY CONGRESS WILL DICTATE THE FUTURE FOR TAXES If the Administration and Congress do not reach an agreement and the “Fiscal Cliff”, comes into the picture, we will go to the Pre-Bush Tax Era, which means higher tax rates. However, I believe that they will eventually compromise. One tax rate that will go up is the tax on unearned income. This type of income is generally referred to as net investment income. Net investment income is gross income from interest, dividends, annuities, royalties, and rents. Also, net gains attributable to

the disposition of property, other than property held in a trade or business, are considered unearned income. So let’s wait and see what happens in the next few days or weeks. In the mean time, have a very Prosperous New Year! For complete professional information, consult you tax advisor. JAIME D. GARCIA has been the owner of Associated Business services since 1978. He earned a degree from Texas Tech. He specializes in Accounting and Small Business consulting. Call (806) 744-1984 for more information.

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Wellness/ bienestar

Healthy Habits: Rediscover H ealt h C hec k lis t 2013 ew year. New life. Imagine Resolution 2: Be and family medithese 4 Super Foods in 2013 Nstarting 2013 with a clean slate: aware that many discal history, and be alert to any changes cholesterol and reduces the risk of all of last year’s illnesses have disap- eases—including heart


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periment with foods that you may have neglected on supermarket shelves. (Re)discover the following super foods, which are loaded with nutrients, easy to prepare and inexpensive. 1. Barley: This whole grain is packed with soluble and insoluble fiber, selenium and manganese. It helps lower cholesterol, lowers your risk of heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and keeps your blood sugar stable. Uses: Add to soups, stews, cold salads or use cracked barley to make hot cereal. Or use barley flour in baked goods. 2. Kale: These dark-leafy greens belong to the brassica family, which includes collards, broccoli and Brussels sprouts are loaded with vitamin K, A, C, D, folate, potassium, magnesium and calcium. Kale helps protect against some cancers, helps lower

heart disease.

Uses: Saute in garlic and crushed red peppers, add to soups and frittatas, or bake into chips. 3. Lentils: These little gems cook quicker than most other dried beans and are high in fiber, protein, B vitamins, folate and magnesium. They help keep blood sugar stable, keep you regular, help lower cholesterol and are good for your heart. Uses: Soups, salads, or as a side dish 4. Sardines: A can of sardines (packed in water) has only 140 calories and is packed with protein, omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin D and calcium. These little fish help lower cholesterol, protect the heart and promotes bone health. Uses: Add it to salads with some lemon juice or spread it on hearty whole grain bread with onions, olives and tomatoes. Happy New Year Lubbock! Visit for more nutrition and exercise information.

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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 2013. 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.


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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 2013, “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 antecedentes 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 2013

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 2013. 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

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Health/Salud Noticias de salud/ Health News

FREE DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT CLASS by ¬Community Health Center of Lubbock is every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for 8 weeks. Beginning January 8th, 2013, at Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst, Lubbock. For more information contact Sarina at 765-2611 ext 1007. FREE NUTRITION CLASS Community Health Center of Lubbock is every Tuesday from 7to 8 p.m. for 8 weeks. At the Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst. For more information contact Sarina at 765-2611 ext 1007. PRENATAL CLASSES Community Health Center of Lubbock every Wednesday, beginning January 9 - February 6, 2013, at 96 West Housing Complex at 2410 Frankford. Light Refreshments will be served. Due To Limited Staff, CHILDCARE IS NOT PROVIDED. For more information and Registration Please call Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009. WALKING CLUB Join us for this exciting time to walk with friends and family. Get a healthy start in 2013! Please contact Yvonne at 7652611 ext 1009 to get information about a Walking Clubs in your area. DIABETES BLITZ Community Health Center of Lubbock is offering Diabetic Screening Friday, January 18, 2013, for $25 which includes: Glaucoma, Dental, Foot Exam, and Diabetic Lab Work. Limited space available. No walk-ins accepted. Please call Sarina at 765-2611 ext 1007. DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP, January 19, 10 am –Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst. DIABETIC SELF – MANAGEMENT AND NUTRITION WORKSHOP, January 28, 6 pm –Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst.

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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

FREE DOCTORS CLINIC The Family Church at 34th Street and Boston Avenue holds a free doctors clinic at 6 p.m. Wednesncourage the Hispanic women days. Three to four doctors volunteer their time you love (including yourself!) to each week and can see up to 20 patients. The clinic also includes free vouchers for prescrip- take time out this month to get a Pap tions. For information, call 799-4329. test and pelvic exam. It could save a

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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 LUBBOCK AREA AMPUTEE SUP- the second-highest death rates, more PORT GROUP Meeting is the second than twice that of non-hispanic white Tuesday night of each month from 6:00-7:30 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.

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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

La detección del cáncer de útero salva vidas FAITH BASED AA for Lubbock and the surrounding area offered by the Lubbock Dream Center. Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 P.M. liente a las mujeres hispanas que nuevos casos de cáncer invasivo de and Sundays from 7:00-8:00 P.M. For more usted ama (incluyendo a usted cuello de útero y la segunda tasa más info call 806-793.3336. General office hours misma) a tomarse el tiempo para elevada de muerte por la enfermedad, are Mon. thru Thurs. from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. hacerse un Papanicolau y un examen más del doble de la tasa registrada MAMMOGRAMS AND BREAST de la pelvis. ¡Esto puede salvar una entre mujeres blancas no hispanas. CANCER SCREENING A new program vida! La Sociedad Americana del Por fortuna, la mayor parte de esas through Texas Tech, ABC4WT, provides free Cáncer estima que, al concluir el año, muertes se puede prevenir a través de mammograms and other services for women más de 10.000 mujeres habrán sido detección temprana y tratamiento. Al aged 40+ who don’t have private insurance or diagnosticadas con cáncer invasivo hacerse exámenes periódicos de PaMedicare Part B but have too much income de cuello de útero durante 2006, y panicolau y de la pelvis, su médico to qualify for other programs. Also eligible are alrededor de 3.700 morirán debido a puede descubrir y tratar las células women younger than 40 who are at high risk. la enfermedad. Las mujeres hispanas que se están alterando antes de que se Call toll-free 1-855-ABC-4WTX. registran la tasa más elevada de conviertan en células cancerosas.


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ACS Honors Dr. Davor Vugrin with Lifetime Achievement Award

ach year, the American Cancer E Society (ACS) honors individuals whose volunteer leadership

and dedication is helping to make the Society’s mission of eliminating cancer as a major health problem a reality. In gratitude for his dedicated 17 years of volunteer service, West Texas Regional Vice President, Jason McCoy presented Lubbock resident, Dr. Davor Vugrin, an ACS Lifetime Achievement Award, December 9, 2012. Dr. Vugrin received the award for his visionary and distinguished service in the fight against cancer. On the Lubbock Board of Directors since 1995, serving as Chairman twice, as well as state and division ACS Boards and Committees, Davor’s main focus has been on reducing the incidence of cancer throughout the South Plains. Passionate about reducing all cancers, but colon cancer in particular, Dr. Vugrin has gone above and beyond that of other volunteers to create a measurable impact on Lubbock and surrounding communities. In his efforts to educate the South Plains about the importance of colorectal cancer screening, Davor has involved hundreds of volunteers and survivors to make an impact. His labors have included extensive public relations

campaigns, the involvement of city and county governments to educate their communities, and a one-ofa-kind portable life-size photography display. More than a decade ago, it became Dr. Vugrin’s mission for the Lubbock ACS Unit to become the 1st in Texas, and the nation, to reach the goal of reducing age-adjusted cancer mortality by 50%. Dr. Vugrin was a founding member and first Medical Director of the Southwest Cancer Center in 1988. Before arriving in Lubbock, he held appointments at the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell Medical College in New York City, followed by an Associate Professor appointment at Duke University’s School of Medicine. Following those appointments, Dr. Vugrin was the first chief of the Division of Oncology and Hematology at Texas Tech University’s School of Medicine. Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine!


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Education/ Educación

How to Increase Latino College Enrollment in 2013 y 2025, a quarter of the na- school beB tion’s college-age students cause they to will be Latino. While the current had

number of Hispanics in higher education institutions have increased to its highest level — Latinos are currently 16.5 percent of the college/higher ed population, the nation’s second largest group after non-Hispanic whites — there is still a pressing need to increase the numbers. So as we approach a new year, LULAC YOUNG ADULTS: The students volunteered at the 2012 LULAC Senior what should the focus be to enChristmas Dinner & Dance, and made time to pose with Pancho Clos. sure more Latinos are joining the country’s higher education ranks? There are three things to look out for, according to Deborah Santiago, co-founder and Vice President for Policy and Research at Excelencia in Education. The organization researches and reports on Latinos in higher education. The following three areas are key to improving Latino college attendance and graduation rates. Keep the focus on need-based financial aid - “Need-based financial aid is critical to so many Latino families,” says Santiago. In Texas, a state with a high Latino population, 75 percent of students in the 2008-2009 school year relied on ¡SI SE PUEDE!: Sigma Lambda members supported their fellow fraternity brother federal resources to pay for college, - Michael Lara, after the 2012 December commencements. The group has maintained according to an Excelencia report. having the highest G.P. A. among chapters in the state of Texas. A 2009 Pew Hispanic Center survey by Mark Hugo Lopez found the main reason for modest educational attainment aspirations among Latinos aged 16 to 25 was due to financial considerations, and about 75 percent of Latinos surveyed ended Call (806) 792-1212 their education before or after high email:, or online at

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work. Excele ncia recommends increasing work-study programs, more guaranteed needbased programs, early college high school and dual enrollment programs, and even the use of installment plans and emergency loans — all strategies that have been utilized by higher-education institutions in Texas with large Latino populations. Increase funding for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) - “More than half of our Latino college students are enrolled in the 10 percent of colleges identified as Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs),” says Santiago. HSIs are identified as accredited and degree-granting public or private nonprofit higher education institutions with at least 25 percent total undergraduate Latino student enrollment. A recent Excelencia in Education report found that in the last six years, HSIs grew by 130 percent. In the 2010-2011 school year, 311 HSIs received 117 million in Title V federal funding, intended to improve academic quality and capacity building in these institutions. The report found that HSI’s primarily used the federal dollars for two things — to improve faculty development and student support services. “These institutions could have used the funds for construction, or improving facilities, but instead they’re keeping their eye on the prize, and made a choice to improve student success,” says Santiago. “That is significant, and it supports why we should be investing in these institutions,” she adds Improve issue of limited capacity - “Many Latinos live in states with limited capacity for higher ed, and in some states like Texas and California there are not enough seats for Latinos who are ready for college,” Santiago explains. There are several things institutions can try to do to address this issue. Santiago cites the upcoming merger of the University of Texas in Brownsville and the University of Texas/ Panamerican, which will allow the soon-to-be bigger institution to access to more state funding and expanded resources. Institutions and education experts are looking at other ways to increase capacity, says Santiago. Some states with space due to dwindling population, for example, are recruiting Latino students. Schools with limited capacity are trying to figure out ways to increase their available seats through alternatives such as work-study programs. Santiago says solving the capacity issue is critical as the nation’s Latino children grow up.

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Education & Scholarship Update SCHOLARSHIP INFO ONLINE - This website claims to be the most complete source of local, national, and college-specific scholarships on the net. It probably is, as it lists thousands of scholarships. Fastweb allows you to identify favorites to work on, and it has direct links to the scholarship sites. When you sign up, you can get email updates when new scholarships become available. Good and free resource. GREENLINING INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM is a national policy, organizing, and leadership institute working for racial and economic justice. The Fellowship Program is a year-long training program for young leaders that have completed, at minimum, their undergraduate degrees by the start of the program. Apply online: php Application deadline - Jan 25, 2013. HARVARD STEM CELL INSTITUTE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM This program represents an exciting opportunity for undergraduates to gain hands-on experience in stem cell research while working in a Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) laboratory under the supervision of an experienced researcher. Apply online at: www.hsci.harvard. edu/research/hsci-internship-program-hip Application deadline - Feb 06, 2013. CAPITAL FELLOWS PROGRAMS These programs, known collectively as the Capital Fellows Programs, are nationally recognized. The 18 Assembly Fellows, 18 Senate Fellows, 18 Executive Fellows and 10 Judicial Administration Fellows receive an outstanding opportunity to engage in public service and prepare for future careers, while actively contributing to the development and implementation of public policy in California. The ranks of former fellows include a Justice of the California Supreme Court, members of the United States Congress and the State Legislature, a deputy director of the Peace Corps, state and local government officials, corporate executives and community leaders. Apply online at:">here. /> Application deadline - Feb 11, 2013 HACU NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is accepting online applications for its Scholarship Program. More than $100,000 will be awarded to eligible students. Application Deadline: Jan 01, 3000 Apply online: Scholarships.asp HSF/ GENERAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Application Deadline: Jan 01, 3000. Apply online at: aspx?id=460 AISES 2012 GOOGLE SCHOLARSHIP The AISES Google Scholarship will fund scholarships awards to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and people of First Nations from Canada AISES members pursuing degrees in the computer science, computer engineering and related programming fields. Application Deadline: Jan. 1, 3000. Apply Online: http://www.aises. org/what/programs/scholarships/info/googlescholars GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM GMS will select 1,000 talented students each year to receive a goodthrough-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. Application Deadline: Jan 01, 3000 Apply Online: aspx


Prospero Año Nuevo

Happy New Year

Youth Opportunities NOW HIRING FOR SUMMER PROGRAM- South Plains Food Bank - GRUB Youth Farm is hiring students Ages 14 to 21 years old. Must Attend- Training on Saturdays Training Starts on January 12, 2013 at 9:00 am. Come by 76th St. and Ave B. For more info call (806)317-6132. KIDS DAY OUT: LISD HOLIDAY, January 7, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Ages 6-12, $16, Bring Sack Lunch, Hodges Community Center, 4011 University.

College-Bound High School Senior Planning Calendar ome of you have been planning · Celebrate your acceptances, decide S for this year for quite some time, about your wait lists, and deal posiwhile for others it seems as though tively with your rejections.

FOOTPRINTZ DANCE CLASS, it has suddenly appeared from noJanuary 7, 6 pm, $25/mo, Each Mon. & Wed., Ages 6-15, Learn a variety of dances from Hip where. Your senior year and your Hop, Jazz, Ballet and Modern Dance. Sim- half way through. For college-bound seniors you must mons Community Center, 2004 Oak Avenue. PRINCESS WINTER WONDERLAND, January 12, 10 am - 12 pm, Ages 3-5, $15, Hodges Community Center, 4011 University. TEX-MEX COOKING, January 12, 10 am, Ages Teen/Adult, $5, Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th Street. FRIDAY FIESTA at Maxey, January 18, 6 pm-10 pm, Ages 6-12, $10/child, Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street. CAVAZOS OPEN HOUSE for 5th graders and their parents will be held January 31st at 6:30. TEEN HELP: Catholic Charities offers FREE help for youth up to 17 years old struggling with negative behaviors, loss of self-respect, bullying, etc. Parents may call 1-800-530-4704 and make a confidential appointment for a case manager to visit. 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. 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. GIRL SCOUTS – Troop 6375 Troop 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 . 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. GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6073 meets weekly for events, badges, and fundraisers. Contact the Girl Scouts’ main office for more information at 806-745-2855. At the Trejo Center, 6 p.m. weekly on Wednesdays. Fee is $10/yr.

January 2013

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.


· Finalize financial aid applications. · Continue searching and applying for scholarships and grants. · 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.

SPANISH SPELLING BEE: Sigma Delta Pi held their annual Lubbock Spanish Spelling Bee Championship in December. Students from all over LISD participated. Congratulations to all the participants.

STUDENTS CAN SHARE: Student Council members of Cavazos Middle School helped to gather cans of food from their peers that was collectively donated to the South Plains Food Bank U Can Share Food Drive. Way to get involved!

Time to register for dual credit

ual credit registration for spring semester starts now! Students who are NEW to dual credit must complete a (1) South Plains College application and (2) Dual Credit/Early Admissions Application (3) an official transcript with TSI compliance. Apply online to the admissions office at through January 3, 2013. Payment

is due by 3 p.m. Registration will reopen January 4th and will run through January 15th. If you prefer to register for the Spring 2013 Dual Credit courses in person, SPC will have a Registration Session on Thursday, January 9, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the Reese Campus. Bring all required paperwork.

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Mark Your Calendar 2013 LISD School Holidays

Jan 1- Jan. 4 Jan. 7 February 22 March 11-15 March 29 - April 1 April 17 May 27

Christmas Holidays Student Holiday Early Dismissal Spring Break Student Holiday Early Dismissal Student Holiday

May 30-31 May 31 June 1

CHILDREN’S "NATIVITY PLAY" CAST: A play performed by the Our Lady of Grace students from K-5th grade, was held Dec. 15th at the Children's Christmas Mass, held annually and includes students from the elementary CCE program. Karen Quintana served as play director, along with many parents, volunteers and contributors. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Brian Wood and Msgn. David Cruz. (Photo by Melissa Gonzales)

Early Dismissal Last Day of Classes Graduation

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"He Loved Our People" A Tribute to Curt is T. Halfmann



pon calling a friend to inform him of the passing of Monsignor Curtis T. Halfmann, 78, a retired priest for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lubbock, he said to me "He loved our people - Hispanics." I agreed with those words wholeheartedly, knowing that he loved everyone. Father Halfmann as many of us called him, died on December 2, 2012 as he returned home from a hunting trip. I was glad to know he was doing what he loved.

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He was born May 27, 1934, in Olfen, Texas, to Paul and Elizabeth Halfmann, he was one of seven children. He attended Olfen schools, and then St. John High School in San Antonio, and Assumption Seminary. He earned a Masters Degree in Social Work at our Lady of the Lake, San Antonio, and was a licensed social worker. He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Amarillo on May 16, 1959, at St. Boniface Church, in his hometown of Olfen, Texas where he celebrated his first Mass the next day. I have a copy of that video and hope to share it with others. After ordination, he was assigned

to a sanitarium in Shamrock/Wellington until September 1959 when he was assigned to six month stints at Saint John Church, Borger, and to Our Lady of Guadalupe and Saint Margaret Mary Parishes in Lamesa. He also spent almost a year, from September 1960, until February 1963, as the pastor at each of the parishes in O’Donnell and Tahoka, Saint Ann, Morton, and Lockney San Jose and Floydada Saint Mary Magdalene. He often talked about how accepting the families were towards him. His parishioners especially love his ‘genuineness,’ and many believe this attracted parishioners to the parishes he served. In the 1960s, Halfmann’s life of advocacy took root. Father’s early assignments in Tahoka and Lamesa awakened in him the desire to help farm laborers, the braceros, who worked long hours and lived in cramped, inadequate housing. He earned their trust as he learned the culture and the beautiful Spanish music. While serving as pastor at Our Lady of Grace in Lubbock, he organized marches against police brutality. The March of Faith was one of them. He shared the story about the police brutality and he even told me about my granddad's involvement, which made me even prouder. He worked with union organizers, striking workers, and even mobilized a boycott against a power company, while pushing for voter registration rights for Hispanics. He also served as Executive Director of Catholic Welfare Bureau (now Catholic Charities) from 1966-1981. The many stories that he shared about registering voters gave him an energy that reminded me of Moses. I remember him talking about when Paulina Jacobo ran for County Commissioner. He was proud of the unity demonstrated by the Hispanic community. Father Halfmann was assigned to serve as pastor to Lubbock Our Lady of Grace parishioners from 1963 to 1981, and as he led his busy political life, he kept time for the youth of his parish, working tirelessly to ensure they lived their Catholic faith. He always said that any church must invest and prepare the young people. The next ten years were spent ministering to the Catholics at Slaton Saint Joseph Church, and Father Halfmann was named a monsignor in April 1985.

Monsignor Halfmann served as pastor of Saint John Neumann, Lubbock, from 1991, and on September 23, 1993, when the first bishop of Lubbock, Most. Rev. Michael J. Sheehan, was named Archbishop of Santa Fé, the Consultors of the diocese elected Msgr. Halfmann to serve as diocesan administrator until a new bishop was named. He served as administrator until Bishop Placido Rodriguez, CMF, was installed as Bishop of Lubbock in June 1994. Monsignor Halfmann retired from official priestly ministry in January 2002, but continued to serve in Sacramental Ministry, and his tireless life of advocacy continued. In March 2009, he blessed the newly dedicated historical state marker written by myself that now stands in Aztlan Park, near First Street and Avenue K in Lubbock. He was one of my sources as we honored the site of one of the largest migrant labor camps in Texas for cotton pickers and railroad workers who came to Lubbock. Thousands of Mexican migrant workers once lived there, slept in tents, truck beds or hastily erected row houses. I still remember his powerful blessing as he spoke about the park and prayed over the marker and the site. “We come to this special place, this sacred place, seemingly empty, but today filled with voices—voices of the thousands who lived and died here,” he said during the blessing. “We listen to those voices. We hear the cries of the hungry children, the moans of the exhausted mothers giving birth to new life, the desperate songs of fathers searching for a way to feed them, to keep them warm.” When I approached him to join our efforts to speak on behalf of an effort to name a local street after Cesar E. Chavez at a city council meeting, Monsignor Halfmann recalled the conditions he witnessed at migrant workers living quarters, explaining why he believed in honoring the civil rights leader. He said as many as 200 workers would be in the barracks at night, sleeping in bunk beds pushed so close together a person could barely make his or her way through the barrack. In May 2009, he celebrated fifty years of priesthood with a special Mass. When he called me to invite me to sit with his family I was so honored. Sadly, I was going to be overseas. Nonetheless, he made sure

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that my husband Frank and daughter Amaris had a place among his family. They still remember his words. He was a part of my family, and probably many of your families. We loved him, and he loved us. And, while I'm deeply broken hearted that he is gone, I'm comforted that this angel on earth will now be our angel in Heaven. He stood by us in every triumph, hurdle, and was an advocate of social justice issues. I know many people loved him, for me, he was one of my pillars, best friends, confidants, mentors. He could bring a smile to me, to all, in an instant with his beautiful and happy ways. And every time I saw him, I knew that I was loved because of him. His legacy will live in the many people he saved and inspired. During his years of ministry, Monsingor Halfmann served many diocesan ministries and programs. Halfmann served as associate director of the Cursillo Movement, Vocations Director, Vicar General, Presbyteral Council President, and a member of the Priestly Life and Ministry Committee of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. Most recently, Monsignor Halfmann served as our spiritual director for the ACTS community and provided spiritual care during many retreat weekends at Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. Known for his good humor and ready smile, he always enjoyed a good joke. His love of fishing and hunting was well-known. He had a large extended family and often traveled “back home” to celebrate the sacraments of baptism and matrimony, and to preside over funerals. During his eulogy, a spiritual friend and leader shared a beautiful comment about him. He talked about how Father would give his time genuinely, it was part of his holiness. His service was powerful, and reflected the respect and love of him shared by many. With that, we honor him with this tribute. We're blessed to know him, and I feel fortunate to be able to bring future stories and sustain his legacy. DEDICATED TO: The Halfmann Family; the A.C.T.s Community; Adelaida Montemayor, and all who loved him, and all that understood what it was like to be his best friend.

His First Communion Holding the relics of his communion. The young Catholic boy was very spiritual.

As a Teen He had fun, and was a great and respectful kid.

The Pope He was kiddingly acting like the pope. He was a young and playful priest.

The Musician He loved music. Here he is playing the guitar, and smoking a cigar.

My Baptism Upon building Our Lady of Grace, he begin baptizing babies. I was one of the first babies he baptized. With my uncle and aunt Mary & Raymond Singeterry.

My Communion I love this photo with Sister Elena, Father Halfmann, and my uncle Jesse Martinez at a potluck event held for the parish at Reese Air Force Base.

The State Marker Halfmann was one of my sources when I wrote the narrative of the Migrant Labor Camp history. He also blessed the park and marker.

Cesar Chavez Drive He became our rock and our spiritual guide as we we struggled to secure a street in honor of Cesar E. Chavez.

Chavez Visit Posing wiith Lupe Chavez, Richard E. Chavez, (brother of Cesar) and Amaris Garcia after a mass at Our Lady of Grace.

His Sisters Posing with his beautiful sisters after his a mass celebrating his 50th anniversary as a priest.

The Red Hat Society The ladies of the Red Hat Society took time to pose with Halfmann after a mass at St. John Neumann.

Motivation Father motivated the crowd at the street sign unveiling held on the corner of University and Cesar Chavez Drive.

Fisher of Men He loved fishing. He relaxed, had fun, enjoyed nature, and, prayed.

ACTS In November, Father participated in what would be his last ACTS Retreat. He was a spiritual leader for a big community.

Honoring the People He served the people in so many ways. He became part of our families, a friend, an advocate, a spiritual leader.

Singing He loved music and took the time to sing with the Our Lady of Grace musicians after a mass.

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ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE: For the 21st year, LULAC #263 members of Lubbock, Texas with the LULAC Young Adult council, hosted the Annual Senior Citizen Dinner and Dance. The group served food, provided special door prizes, and gifts. They also had a n exclusive visit from Pancho Clos. The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.

Anniversary Aurelio & Minerva Piña, 58th as of 1/2/55

Anniversary Nehemias Sr. & Lupe Martinez 57th as of January 13th

Anniversary Juan & Julia Ramonez, 54th as of January 6,1959

Anniversary Juan & Virginia Almanza 54th as of 1/26/59

Anniversary Ben and Jane Ybańez 47th as of January 9,1965

Anniversary Esther & Noe DeLeon, 4th as of January 24th

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Campaign for Deported Comrades

rothers Valente and Jesus ManB uel Valenzuela, war veterans with suspended deportation orders,

TOYS FOR TOTS & US MARINES CORPS RESERVES: The 34th St. Parade included marching bands, fire trucks, families, beauty queens, horses, dozens of lit and decorated floats, Santa Claus, and Marine reservists! Each year, the parade benefits the United States Marines “Toys for Tots” campaign conducted by the U.S. Marines and the Miracles Christmas Parade. Families brought toys to the parade as the U.S. Marines collected them as they marched down the route.

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announced Wednesday the launching of a campaign to help Hispanic former U.S. soldiers in their same situation or who have already been deported. “We’re going to start a trip to begin the year making known many issues related to this odyssey. The people of this country should know what’s happening to the families of our deported veteran brothers,” said the Valenzuelas in a communique. The initiative is supported by Point Man International Ministries of Colorado Springs, where the brothers live. “We already did our part by serving this country. Now it’s the people’s turn to do their part and donate (to this project),” the brothers said. In the past, the pair of siblings turned to the media to tell their story, they showed up in uniform during more than one visit by President Barack Obama to Colorado, they signed a letter to first lady Michelle Obama, traveled to Washington to speak with lawmakers and presented their case to politicians and academicians. Now, they say, they want to make known the situation of hundreds of Hispanic veterans who have already been deported and the problems that face their families here in the United States. To do that, during January and February the brothers will travel to Mexico and several Southwestern states accompanied by two independent filmmakers with the aim of shooting a documentary about deported Hispanic veterans or ones on the verge of being expelled. Valente and Manuel Valenzuela are among the 11 children of a New Mexico woman and her Mexicanborn U.S. citizen husband.

Valente joined the U.S. Army in 1967 and Manuel was a Marine from 1971-1974. Both were decorated for their service in Vietnam. Seven years ago, federal authorities informed the pair that they had never been properly registered as U.S. citizens. In 2005, Jesus received his deportation order. A year later, Valente was also notified he would be deported. Both deportations were confirmed in 2009, but then they were postponed. The reason for that, according to what the Valenzuela brothers were told, is that, although the Department of Homeland Security does not accept the documents that they say prove they are citizens, it cannot prove that they are not. EFE

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Home/casa Noticas para los ancianos BINGO, Wednesdays, 1 pm, Ages 50+, .50/card, Rawlings Community Center DOMINO TOURNAMENT, January 8, 10 am, Ages 50+, $2, Rawlings Community Center SENIOR DANCE, January 11, 6 – 9 pm, $3 –Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst. AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVING, January 15, 9 am, Ages 50+ $14, Lubbock Senior Center, 2001 19th Street. EIGHT BALL POOL TOURNAMENT, January 17, 1 pm, Ages 50+, $5, Rawlings Community Center COVERED DISH DINNER, January 18, 5 pm, Ages 50+, Free! Rawlings Community Center SABOR LATINO DANCE, January 19, 6 pm, Ages 50+, $3, Rawlings Community Center ENERGY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE The City of Lubbock has received funding from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program. This grant is designed to assist low-income persons with utility assistance and repair of heating /cooling units. To see if you qualify call Neighborhood House at 741-0459 or for the Copay program call Catholic Charities at 765-8475, certain criteria must be met. 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 roundtrip from your home! Available at all 5 senior centers! For information, call 7672710. LOTERIA Mexican Bingo is played with cards from Mexico and embraces Hispanic culture. Daily at 10:30 a.m., at the Trejo Supercenter. Cost is $2.50. 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. 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! 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 January 2013 Centers at 795-5433 to see if you qualify.

Tips to Protect Your Home & Your Family a f e t y during this season when Christmas Sis a lights and candles are lit for long year-round periods. There should be one smoke

concern and is especially critical during the holid ays when friends and 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

detector and one carbon monoxide detector or a combination unit on every floor of the 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 anti-skid tape or padding to keep them surefooted. Have a good, strong stepstool to reach items.

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 el hogar, en especial cerca de los dormitorios. El costo promedio es de $25 a $50 y First Alert y Kidde 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 que todas las alfombras tengan una almohadilla o cinta adhesiva antideslizante para mantenerlas seguras al pisar. Tenga a mano una escalera pequeña.

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WAY TO GO!: Members of the Lubbock Association of Realtor delivered turkeys to the South Plains Food Bank during the holidays. Lubbock REALTORS donated 348 turkeys (87 cases, 4,600 lbs) for Christmas. David Weaver, executive Director of the Food Bank, accepted the generous donation on behalf of the many families in need. LAR are a local association of real estate professionals who are also members of the Texas and National Association of Realtors. Great job from Latino Lubbock Magazine. (Photo courtesy of Cynthia Arriaga)

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Fecha límite impuesto es 15 de abril:

Tips para presentar sus impuestos

s el principio de un nuevo año; E tiempo de resoluciones y nuevos comienzos. ¿Por qué no empezar

MARIACHI MEXICO LINDO: participants of the LULAC #263 21st Annual Senior Citizen Dinner enjoyed beautiful mariachi music by Mariachi Mexico Lindo.The group is comprised of talented vocalists and musicians whose aim is to promote the grandness of Mariachi music! Audiences will awaken their emotions of passion and joy thru our mu-

Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Jan. 21 artin Luther M 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

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10 Tips to be Organized in 2013

ecognize clutter in your life and R 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!

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¡Ya Vienen Los Reyes Magos! A

Here comes the figurines Three Wise Men of the tradition of celebrating the Epiphany

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

with a dinner is held. 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 LOS SEGUIDORES DE CRISTO: The spiritual bike group and followers of Christ 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 ciudad lanzando a los niños caramelos y mostrando todo su esplendor.

delivered gifts and holiday merriment to local families experiencing tough times. The group prayed over the family, and sang beautiful Christmas songs. This is an annual philanthropy for the group of bikers from Our Lady of Guadalupe. Great job!

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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.


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

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Jenni Rivera Memorial: Touching Tribute by Family and Fans


aper butterflies showered a P teary-eyed audience and tunes that Jenni Rivera made famous

were sung by family and friends. And while Jenni Rivera’s hit “Cuando Muere Una Dama” (“When a Lady Dies”) played over the loudspeakers, family members kissed the brilliant red casket that held HAPPY NEW YEAR: On behalf of Christy Martinez-Garcia, publisher of Latino Lub- the singer’s remains as fans apbock Magazine; Amaris Garcia, Assistant Editor; and Frank Garcia, we wish you a very proached the stage at the Gibson blessed New Year, un Prospero Ano Nuevo! Y muchos bendiciones. Amphitheater in Los Angeles to pay their respects to an icon gone far too soon. “It’s just a real honor to say that Jenni Rivera that everyone is talking about is my mom,” said Rivera’s youngest son Johnny López Rivera, who was dressed in a white suit and gloves. “She still lives in me.” Each of the members of Rivera’s family – her five children, two grandchildren, parents, four brothers and sister – were dressed in different shades of white and red and took their seats on a stage in front of some 6,000 fans. Between musical numbers played by a banda on stage, various relatives came forward to address the audience while a single microphone stood behind Rivera’s red casket. “There will never be enough words to describe my mother,” said 27-year-old Chiquis. “Because for me, she was the best.” Chiquis – who had been accused by mother Jenni of sleeping with her ex-husband, MLB star Esteban Marin shortly before her death

– cried as she said her mother’s passing was the “hardest thing she’s ever had to face.” Even so, she added, “all I hear in my mind all day is, ‘Chiquis, you have to be strong.’” Fans mourn Jenni Rivera at a memorial televised a on giant television in Universal City in Los Angeles Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) Rivera’s strength was a frequent topic of reference by her family members during their tributes, as they recalled the singer’s beautiful voice and powerful spirit. Rivera’s mother Rosa Saavedra offered her own touching insight as to her daughter’s inspiration to fight through many challenges, including physical abuse at the hands of her first husband, José Trinidad Marín. “She’d say mom, ‘you’re so strong – give me your strength,’” recalled Saavedra. And I’d say, ‘I gave it to you, you have it.’” “The best thing you’ve ever taught me is that when you fall you get back up,” said eldest daughter Jacqueline Marín Rivera, who fought back tears as she spoke. “That’s what I’m going to do and I’m going to live with no fear because that’s the way you lived. You never had fear and if you did, you didn’t show it.” During touching tributes offered by family members and songs per-

formed by singers Olga Tanon and Joan Sebastian, stars in the audience – including Kate del Castillo and Rivera’s “Filly Brown” co-stars Edward James Olmos and Lou Diamond Phillips – wiped away tears. And while emotions ran high during the two hourlong memorial, there were many elements carefully incorporated into the program as per Rivera’s specifications. Fans were asked to bring white roses, which were heaped on the 43-year-old’s casket, and white butterflies were released from the ceiling during the end of the service. The details – and Rivera’s request that norteña-style music be played at her memorial – were all woven into the lyrics from the Mexican American singer’s hit “Cuando Muere Una Dama” (“When a Lady Dies”). “I want one last party at my funeral, where everyone can celebrate and remember my smile and the way I cry,” read some of the lyrics from the song. And true to those lyrics, the memorial blended elements of mourning and celebration, with closing prayers by brother and minister Pedro Rivera, Jr. “Jenni, I will miss you, but you will always be in my heart,” said older brother Lupillo Rivera, who hid his tears behind large sunglasses as he spoke on stage. ”I always admired you and no one will equal you. I love you.”

Los Días: A Hispanic Holiday Tradition

ando los días is a beautiful cenD turies 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 greet the morning sun. Los días (as people often refer to it) blends the 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


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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.

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Pete's Barrio Memoir: El año nuevo s December nap so that I could be awake as the where equal to Christmas, but it still A ended and New Year came in. As midnight drew marked an important day in our faith. Christmas had close we would start popping fire- I do remember that the Reyes would

come and gone - we 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

works. 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 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

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

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LOS MATACHINES han hecho su dance cada año el 12 de diciembre a la Virgen de Guadalupe. El grup es consiste de hombres y mujeres de varias edades. Este grupo bailan en la procession en Lubbock.

síon hasta despues de media noche y mirar los festejos en diferentes partes del mundo. Ahora de adultos, nos juntamos en una casa y al llegar media noche, les llamamos a los hermanos y hermanas que no viven aquí. Tenemos una hermana en Grand Prairie y una en Odessa, un hermano en Arlington y otro en Colorado. Siempre nos llamamos a media noche para desiarnos un Feliz Año Nuevo y se no están festejando, pues los despertamos. El dia primero del año, vamos a ver a mi mama. MATACHINES PARTAKE IN LUBBOCK PROCESSION: Annually various

el año nuevo. Solo que nos hacia limpiar la casa durante el dia para que amaneciera la casa limpia cuando entraba el año nuevo. Si acaso aguantabamos el sueño, no nos acostabamos hasta despues de media noche. Al pasar los años, haciamos diferentes cosas. Yo y mi hermana nos acostabamos con el radio prendido porque queriamos oir las canciones del año para saber acual cancion era Matachine groups participate in the procession honoring la Virgen de Guadalupe each Dela numero uno. Despues de mas años Editor's Note: Rosario Montez Smith cember 12, 2012. The groups consists of males and females. These groups take pride in nos quedabamos mirando el televi- grew up en un rancho, and enjoys sharing their dance and participation. her memories of living in rural West Texas.

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Faith & Religion/Fe y religión

Living the Year of Faith Bishops Urge Catholics to Pray for Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty

he U.S. Catholic bishops have T launched a pastoral strategy addressing critical life, marriage

FOR LA VIRGEN DE GUADALUPE: Most Reverend Bishop Placido Rodriguez along with priest and deacons lined up in preparation for the 2012 annual procession honoring el día de la Virgen de Guadalupe.

LAS GUADALUPANAS DE ST. JOSEPHS: The Guadalupanas from St. Joseph's Church gathered for a photo after the mass honoring the Virgen de Guadalupana. Behind them was a beautiful picture of the Virgen, surrounded by roses presented by the parishioners.

STANDING KNIGHTS: The Knights of Columbus proudly took their spot before the annual Virgen de Guadalupe procession.

and religious liberty concerns. The five-part strategy or call to prayer was approved by the bishops in November and is set to begin after Christmas. The overall focus is to invite Catholics to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty. Campaign components include monthly Eucharistic holy hours in cathedrals and parishes, daily family rosary, special Prayers of the Faithful at all Masses, fasting and abstinence on Fridays, and the second observance of a Fortnight for Freedom. The call to prayer is prompted by the rapid social movements and policy changes currently underway, such as the mandate by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that coerces employers, including heads of religious agencies, to pay for sterilizations, abortion-inducing drugs and contraceptives, as well as increased efforts to redefine marriage. "The pastoral strategy is essentially a call and encouragement to prayer and sacrifice—it's meant to be simple," said Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. "It's not meant to be another program but rather part of a movement for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty, which engages the New Evangelization and can be incorporated into the Year of Faith. Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty are not only foundational to Catholic social teaching but also fundamental to the good of society," he said. Details of the strategy follow: 1. Starting with the Sunday after Christmas (Feast of the Holy Family) and continuing on or near the last Sunday of every month through Christ the King Sunday, November 2013, cathedrals and parishes are encouraged to hold a Eucharistic Holy Hour for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty. 2. Families and individuals are encouraged to pray a daily Rosary,

January Prayer READY TO SERVE: The ushers of Our Lady of Guadalupe were helpful during the annual Virgen de Guadalupe procession. They also assisted during the mass.

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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 2013! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

especially for the preservation of Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty in the nation. 3. At Sunday and daily Masses, it is encouraged that the Prayers of the Faithful include specific intentions for respect for all human life from conception to natural death, the strengthening of marriage and family life, and the preservation of religious liberty at all levels of government, both at home and abroad. 4. Abstinence from meat and fasting on Fridays are encouraged for the intention of the protection of Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty, recognizing the importance of spiritual and bodily sacrifice in the life of the Church. 5. The celebration of a second Fortnight for Freedom at the end of June and the beginning of July 2013 is being planned. This Fortnight would emphasize faith and marriage in a particular way in the face of the potential Supreme Court rulings during this time. The Fortnight would also emphasize the need for conscience protection in light of the August 1, 2013 deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate, as well as religious freedom concerns in other areas, such as immigration, adoption, and humanitarian services. "With the challenges this country is facing, it is hoped that this call to prayer and penance will help build awareness among the faithful as well as spiritual stamina and courage for effective witness. We also hope that it will encourage solidarity with all people who are standing for the precious gifts of life, marriage, and religious liberty," Archbishop Cordileone said.


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Church Bulletins WOMENS-CONFERENCE Jan.5, 12 pm-4pm, at St. Joseph (Lubbock)102 N. Ave P. Please join us for this free conference. To register or for more info, please contact Sister Leonor at (806)765-9935. CONFIRMATION RETREATS – January 19 or January 26, 8:30-3:30 for both retreats. For first year Confirmation candidates. Retreats limited to 50 youth. Fee includes noon meal and snacks. $15 if paid Thursday before retreat; $20 afterwards. Groups must be accompanied by one adult for every 10 youth. Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 8202 CR 7700, Wolfforth. To preregister, contact Sister Celine: (806) 8634904 or MARDI GRAS DINNER AND DANCE – 14th Annual Holy Spirit Church Gala, Saturday, January 26, 2013. Coat and Tie. Social-6:30 p.m., Dinner- 7 p.m. (Beer & wine provided – no BYOB), Holy Spirit McGivney Hall, 98th & Frankford. Call 6986400 for tickets. Tables of 8 can be reserved. $50/person. Proceeds to benefit Holy Spirit Catholic Church Building Fund. MEMORIAL MASS: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, Bishop Plácido Rodríguez, CMF, will celebrate Mass at Holy Spirit Church, 98th and Frankford, Lubbock, at 7 p.m. to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion on demand. All are invited to attend and pray for a culture of life. YOUTH MINISTRY TRAINING: Saturday, January 26 – 10 am – 12 noon, “Planning Meaningful Prayer Services.” Presenter: Tricia Vowels, Catholic Renewal Center, Martyrs Hall. Contact Sister Jane(806) 792-3943 ext 230. Confirmation Retreat Preparation 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE MINISTRIES Friday nights from 6 to 8 pm, at the Asbury House Of Prayer, 2005 Avenue T, in the Brown Room. For more info, contact Irene McGaha at 806-544-7310. ST. MICHAEL’S 27TH ANNUAL SAUSAGE FESTIVAL February 13th, Menu will consist of homemade German Sausage, homemade German potato salad, homemade rolls, sauerkraut, green beans, dessert and a drink. Price: $9 for Adults/$5 for children over 12. There will be a live auction and a silent auction. Raffle tickets for a 2011 Ford F-150 are $5 each. For more info or to purchase tickets, call the parish office at (806) 894-2268. TREASURES OF THE TRIDUUM 2013- On Saturday, March 9, 2013, 8 a.m.3 p.m., Arnett Room at Covenant Women’s and Children’s Hospital. For more information, contact: Alicia Alvarez at (806)7922234 x 222 or aalvarez@catholiclubbock. org. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR SPOUSE? A support group for people who have lost their spouse is now meeting Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Marriage & Family Life Office, in the Catholic Renewal Center, 4620 4th Street, Lubbock. For more information, call Richard or Elaine 792-3943 or email DOMINICAN EVENING PRAYER: All are invited to Liturgy of the Hours Evening Prayer with the Dominican Friars, Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. in the historic Saint Elizabeth Church, 2301 Main, Lubbock, prior to 5:30 Mass. SPANISH BIBLE STUDIES on going every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. (all welcomed). at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1120 52nd St. 90TH ANNIVERSARY: Lubbock Saint Joseph Church will be having its 90th anni-

Memoriam/memorial Raymond Brito Jr. LUBBOCK- Raymond Brito Jr., 61, of Lubbock passed away on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. He was born September 6, 1951, in San Angelo to Raymond and Amelia (Gaitan) Brito. Raymond was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam. During the 1980s he worked as a dietary supervisor for Methodist Hospital. He had a passion for art and music and enjoyed playing the acoustic guitar and singing at family gatherings. Those left to cherish his memory are his father, Raymond Brito of California; one brother, Noe Brito and wife Sylvia; two sisters, Eva Duran and JoAnn Brito Camarena, all of Lubbock; as well as several nieces and nephews. Raymond was preceded in death by his mother and one nephew, Ronnie Brito. Francisco Ayala Paco Campos, Jr., 65, of Lubbock passed away on November 30, 2012 . He was born February 1, 1947 in La Feria, Texas to Francisco and Aurellia (Ayala) Campos, Sr. Paco was a truck driver and a member of St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church. He married Julia Gonzales on November 22, 1961. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Julia; son, Sebastian (Bindu) Campos of Leander; four daughters, Maria Campos of San Angelo, Veronica (Joe) Aguilar of Houston, and Regina (John) Avila and Dee (Chris) Mungia, III, all of Lubbock; brother, Robert Padilla of Lubbock; five sisters, Rebecca Castilleja and Rosa Campos, both of Lubbock, Rachel Gauna of Lansing, Michigan, Rosario Espinoza of Sebastian, Texas, and Maria Ester Washington of Odessa; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Paco was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Francisco Campos, III; and one brother, Gilbert Padilla. Agapito Pete Cantu passed away on December 5, 2012. He was born March 24, 1926, in Franklin, Texas, and was a longtime Abernathy resident and member of St. Isidore Catholic Church, where he served on numerous organizations including as a Cursillista member and on the Men's Committee. He was preceded in death by a sister, Magdalena; two brothers, Albert and Luciano; and a great-grandson, Jonathan Pena. He is survived by a son, Agapito Cantu Jr.; five daughters, Irene Rodriguez, Irma Saenz, Beatrice Rios, Belinda De Los Santos and Melissa Lopez; five sisters, Lorenza, Virgina, Maria, Dominga and Santos; two brothers, Pat and Nazario; 20 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great grandchildren.

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Ezequiel Kelly Flores, 47, passed away on November 30, 2012. He was born October 13, 1965 in Lubbock but also resided in San Diego, Calif. to Trinidad and Beatrice Flores. Ezequiel Flores married Annette Ruiz on July 23, 1983 and they had been married 29 happy long years. He loved to fix cars and go to car shows. He also enjoyed watching football, hanging out with family and friends and he was a member of USO Car Club. Ezequiel worked for Lonnie Rowlett for 15 years as a bricklayer. He was survived by his parents, Trinidad and Beatrice Flores; wife, Annette Flores; mother-inlaw, Joan Gonzales; children, Angelica Torres (Chris Torres), Rebecca Orozco (Ruben Orozco), Steven Flores (Rayven Flores), Mia Flores and Manny Duran (Iovana Birto); and three grandchildren. He was also survived by brother and sisters, Trinidad Flores Jr., Elicio Flores, Alex Flores, Ruthie Smith, Rachel Flores, Helen Gonzalez, Sally Gutierrez. He leaves behind several nieces and nephews as well. You may be gone but never forgotten. He was preceded in death by Felix Flores Sr., Johnny Flores Sr. and Eunice Flores. Maria A. Flores passed away on December 1, 2012, she was born on Jan. 14, 1945, in Crystal City. Maria is survived by her loving husband, Pablo Flores; six sons, Jose and Victoria Salda a, Pablo Jr. and Mari, Richard Flores, Rey and Cathy Flores, Ruben and Ruthy Flores, and Robert and Michelle Flores; three daughters, Diane and Adolfo, Maribel and Jesse Rodriguez, and Elizabeth Fales; 31 grandkids; 46 great-grandkids; and great-great grandson. Maria retired form Covenant Medical Hospital after 30 years of service. She currently worked with Comfort Keepers. Frank Gallardo, 76, of Slaton passed away on December 5, 2012. Mr. Gallardo was born July 1, 1936, in Austin, Texas. He moved to the Slaton area in 1946. Frank married Hope Garcia on March 23, 1952. He worked for Supreme Feed Mills and retired from Plains Coop Oil Mill in Lubbock after 22 years of service. Frank was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Isaac Gallardo, on July 21, 1973, and a sister, Rose Marie De Leon. He is survived by his wife, Hope of Slaton; sons, Raymond Gallardo of Slaton, Robert Gallardo of Arlington and Frank Gallardo Jr. of Lubbock; daughters, Janie Guzman of Shallowater, Margaret Pena of Lubbock, Rachel Casias of Grande Prairie, Patsy Orosco of Lubbock and Becky Hinojosa of Arlington; sisters, Sarah Esquivel of Austin and Alicia Ramirez of Slaton; along with 27 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Gilbert Guzman, Eric Martinez, Carlos Casias, Joel Pena, Jacob Silva, Ruben Gallardo, Arron Dabila, and Berto Hinojosa.

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Gilbert Gaytan, 44, of Lubbock passed away on November 20, 2012. Gilbert was born on March 18, 1968 in Lubbock to Fred and Janie Gaytan. Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Larissa; grandson, Noah; his parents; his sister, Cynthia Jimenez; brothers, John (Livian), Elias (Elvira), Billy, Chris (Cecilia), Ernest (Gloria), Daniel (Veronica), Jerry (Stephanie) and Larry; and numerous nieces and nephews. He will always have a special place in the hearts of his nieces, Esperanza and Alejandra Gaytan and Serenity Cavazos and nephew, Xavier Gaytan whom he babysat. Anthony Mitchell Mojica passed away on November 28, 2012. He was born in Lubbock, Texas to Edna Alvarez and Cresencio Mijica October 22, 1970. Anthony graduated from Sundown High School. He worked for Keystone Automotive Parts for eight years. He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Edna Alvarez Mojica; father, Cresencio Mojica; two brothers, Cresencio Mojica and spouse, Raquel Mojica of Chicago, Ill. and Abran Mojica of Lubbock; as well as six nieces and nephews. Richard Urrutia passed away on November 29, 2012. He was born December 4, 1952 to Jesus and Herlinda Urrutia in Lubbock. Richard worked as a Warehouse Supervisor for R W Smith and Company. On October 1, 1994 he married Sonia Hernandez in Las Vegas, Nev. and they live in Carrollton. He was preceded in death by his father, Jesus; a daughter, Lillana Cisneros; step-son, Carlos Navarro; a brother, Wayne Urrutia and his grandparents, Matilde and Celsa Urrutia. Survivors include his wife, Sonia; two sons, Christian Navarro and Richard Urrutia, Jr.; his mother, Herlinda; three brothers, Enrique Urrutia, Armando Urrutia and Albert Urrutia; five sisters, Stella Silvas, Linda Guajardo, Betty Mendez, Patricia Urrutia, and Rachel Urrutia; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Paula Rodriguez, 60, of Lubbock passed away on December 22, 2012. She was born on April 27, 1952 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Paula married Mario Rodriguez in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. She was a loving Nani. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Mario; children, Mirella (Pete) Hernandez, Maribel Rodriguez (Ray) Farias, Rolando (Brandy) Rodriguez, Mario Jr. (Terri) Rodriguez; father, Reyes Aguilar; four sisters; three brothers; and eleven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother, Juana Aguilar; one sister; and one brother.

Daniel Zapata Jr., 46, of San Antonio passed away on November 27, 2012. Daniel was born December 13, 1965, in Lubbock to Daniel and Elida Zapata. He attended Texas Tech and graduated from International Business College in 1990. Being a loving father, uncle, son and brother, his life revolved around his children. He was a Catholic who was very involved in the community and helped by coaching t-ball. He was preceded in death by his father, Daniel Zapata Sr.; paternal grandparents, Joe and Criselda Zapata; and his maternal grandparents, Anastacio and Eusebia Gonzales. Survivors include his mother, Elida Gonzales Zapata of Lubbock; two sons, Jordan and Oliver Zapata of Lubbock; one daughter, Haley Zapata of Lubbock; one brother, Jason Zapata of Arizona; one sister, Sheryl Zapata of Lubbock; and a nephew, Adrian Zapata of Lubbock. Maria Vasquez, 61, of Idalou passed away on December 10, 2012 Mrs. Vasquez was born in 1951 in Brownsville, TX. Maria married Joe Vasquez Sr. in 1989 in Slaton. He preceded her in death in 2009. She was a homemaker. Her survivors include her sons, Santos Gatica and David Gatica; stepsons, Joe Vasquez, Esquiel Vasquez and Fidel Vasquez; along with five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sisters, Yolanda Gonzales, Fela Espinoza, Rachel Garza, Jovita Allala, Elida Ramos, Guadalupe Flores, Rosa Flores; and brothers, Jesus, Jose, Ruben, Esmeraldo and George; and companion, Jerald Biggs. Aurora G. Velasquez, 83, passed away on November 24, 2012. Aurora was born on December 4, 1928 in San Benito, Texas to Jesus and Rosa Tamez Gonzales. She married Vidal Cantu in November of 1950 and he preceded her in death on November 23, 1978. Aurora married Elias A. Velasquez on October 31, 1981 in Lubbock and he preceded her in death on December 27, 1997. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survivors include her children, Elizabeth Martinez and husband, Raul, Irma Cantu, Vidal Cantu and wife, Debra, David Cantu and wife, Socorro, Gracie Cantu, Juan Cantu and wife, Maria, Lydia Cantu and husband, Victor, Yolanda Schlueter and husband, Mike, Sammy Cantu, Jesse Cantu and wife, Belinda, Lupe Gomes and husband, Rafael, and Rick Gonzales and wife, Dena; six stepgrandchildren; 35 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. Aurora is also survived by her siblings, Israel Gonzales, Lydia Gonzales, Sam Gonzales and wife, Janie, and Chuck Gonzales and wife, Evelyn.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil ~ Psalm 23:4

Andres Andy Cruz, 73, of Lubbock passed away on December 24, 2012. He was born on June 5, 1939 to Jose and Modesta Cruz in Mertzon, Texas. He then married Linda Garza on Sept. 17, 1958 in Lubbock, Texas. Andres was a father of four daughters, grandfather of 11, and a great-grandfather of three. He was a proud owner of Andy's Plumbing & Heating, serving West Texas. Andres was a fisherman, hunter, inventor and a passionate entrepreneur. He also was a devoted member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church and a fisher of men to follow Christ. Those left to cherished his memory are his wife, Linda Cruz; daughters, Vanessa Cruz Bertrand, Frances Cruz Ybarra, Betty Cruz Bohling, and Debbie Cruz-Trevino and their husbands; siblings, Juan Cruz, Rosa Cruz, Maggie Arzate and Irma Herrera; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Cosme Tile Man Chavez passed away on December 21, 2012. He was born on December 19, 1943, in Lubbock to Dora and Apolonio Chavez, and raised by Dora and Ralph Muniz. Cosme married the love of his life, San Juana Connie Chavez, on March 9, 1979. He was a tile setter for 40 years, and worked with Charlie Peeveehouse. He was retired. Cosme is survived his loving wife; two daughters, Mary Jane Trevino and husband Hilbert Jr., and Adelle Taranga and husband Jose; six sons, Tony Gonzales and wife Angela, Lewis Gonzales, Gilbert Marin Jr. and wife Ara, Edward Chavez and wife Peggy, and Paul Chavez; 20 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Pat Muniz, and Margaret Flores and husband Raymon; and three brothers, Manuel Chavez, Lico Chavez and Joe Chavez. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Norma Jean Marin; son, Alex Chavez; brother, Julian Chavez; sister, Lucia Chavez; and parents. death by his daughter, Norma Jean Marin; son, Alex Chavez; brother, Julian Chavez; sister, Lucia Chavez; and parents.


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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Here's to Our Heroes Reception Co-Sponsored by Latino Lubbock

Taking a moment to catch up and meet other veterans. - Rufus Martinez and Terry Groves.

Veterans from various branches gathered for the reception.

The annual reception thanks all of those veterans in the community.

Father and son Bobby and Robert Lugo, take pride in their services that they have provided for this country.

The Rivera family sets up their spot as they wait for the parade to begin.

Smiling as they watch the colorful floats pass by.

Roller Dollz skating and doing tricks for all of the families and friends watching the parade.

Cheerleaders from Cavazos Middle School tried to keep warm as they walked through the parade.

Families came to celebrate at the banquet.

The Garcias taking a picture before heading inside to the celebration.

Miracle on 34th Street Parade

The parade was a good place for families from all over to gather with other family members. (More photos in Feb. 2013)

Alyssa, Breanna, Jasmine, and Samantha wait for the arrival of Santa.

Athos Colon Jr. bundled up, but waving at all of those watching the floats.

Families bundled up to keep themselves warm.


Annual Christmas Parade

Cursillista Christmas Banquet 2012

Joe & Penny Morin greeting friends of the church at the Cursillista Banquet. (Photos by Rosario Smith)

Father Ernesto Lopez and Bishop Placido smile for the camera.

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Dia de La Virgen Procession 2012

Say Cheese!! (More photos in Feb. 2013)

Family and friends of all ages were eager to celebrate the Virgen at the Procession.

Taking a moment to smile for the camera.

The annual procession brings members of various churches together.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Lubbock Procession

Bundled up and ready to walk and sing in honor of the Virgen.

After the procession, friends gathered for the annual mass that followed.

Church and Knights of Columbus members hold up the Virgen flag.


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Friends await the start of the procession.

Desayuno despuĂŠs de la misa de la Virgen de Guadalupe at St. Joseph's Church

St. Joseph church members warm up inside after the mass.

The ornate Virgen quilt was one of the raffle items.

Guadalupanas take a moment from serving delicious food to relax.

Church members enjoy some of the celebratory food.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass for las Guadalupanas

Wearing their bright colors as they gather for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass.

Staying warm as they catch up after the mass.

Guadalupanas enjoy the mass that was celebrated in their honor.

Friends and family members of the Guadalupanas came to enjoy the mass.

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ LULAC Council #263 21st Annual Senior Dinner

Joe & Grace Gomez smile for the camera. (More photos in Feb. 2013)

Celebrating the season with loved ones and friends.

Enjoying the poinsettias and delicious food and drinks.

Nancy & Fred Morales enjoyed the evening.

Taking a moment from the celebration to smile for the camera.

Friends gathered to begin the holidays with Pancho Clos.

Pancho Clos Visits Senior Citizens

Pancho Clos stopped to take a picture with some of the LULAC members.

Say "Jingle Bells"!

Spanish Spelling Bee Presented by Sigma Delta Pi


Ana Rivera and Hailey Martinez went to support Breanna Martinez. (Photos by Amaris Garcia)

Yamilett Gallegos and Roselyn Cruz wait patiently as they prepare for the start of the spelling bee.

Cindy Gallegos and Sayara Gomez were representatives from their school.

Aidan Alvarez, Eric Gomez, and Lisandro Monreal socialize before the spelling bee begins.

St. Joseph's Church Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Friends took a moment to catch up and enjoy the dinner.

Food was placed and served by some of the great volunteers.

Father Pina and the sisters greeted the many volunteers of the church.

Families came out for the appreciation dinner.

Visit our website at to view all of the photos from each event! Latino Lubbock Magazine's mission: "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 for dialogue."

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2012 Latino Lubbock Magazine Christmas Open House

Maria and Faith Trevino, and Alfred Martinez came and enjoyed the company of many others present.

The Silvas enjoying the annual Christmas celebration with loved ones.

Laura and David taking a moment from looking at the trees to smile for the camera.

Beautiful friends taking the night off to enjoy the annual open house sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine.

Feliz Navidad from Latino Lubbock Magazine

Barbara and Jose stop by to enjoy the Christmas open house.

Host Frank Garcia greets the guest with holiday greetings.

The Chaviras miling for the camera, say "Merry Christmas"!


Photos & Memories - Aquí y Alla

The doctors were in - Mike and Sheryl celebrating with loved ones as they enjoy the delicious food and drinks.

Los Seguidores de Cristo Christmas Bike Rally 2012

Maria Sanchez and Didi Hernandez show off their Santa hats. (More photos will appear in Feb. 2013)

Tricia Chavez, Melinda Garcia, Israel Moreno, Olga, and Leticia Garcia.

Julian, Emillo, and Israel enjoyed biking and giving gifts.

Santa Clause was a special guest at the Bike Rally.

Aquí y Alla - Alla y Aquí

Panda/Tim Telles, Whytney Mask, Candice Holdridge, Santa/Matt Porras at the Clear Talk Event.

Mando Reyna behind bars at the MDA Lock-up, all for a good cause.

Merry Christmas greetings filled the room at a play in honor of la Virgen at St. Michaels Church in Levelland.

Amaris Garcia, Christy Martinez-Garcia, and TJ Patterson stop by to greet one another.

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Kliff Kingsbury Named TTU Head Football Coach l i f f K Kingsbury, Texas

Texas Sports Report With Mando Reyna

Penn State in the TicketCity Bowl. Kingsbury was instrumental in he beginning of aging 36-year-old catcher A.J. Pierzynsthe continued development of Keea new year al- ki who will be the starter, but that is only Tech’s second num, who finished his illustrious ways bring us hope a temporary stop gap until their guy in all-time leadcareer as the most prolific passer that once again we the minor league is ready. Will they be ing passer, in NCAA FBS history. In his one can start over and able to sign another bat to replace Josh? returns to his season with Kingsbury as his QB make this year bet- For their sake we hope so. Here close to alma mater coach, Keenum completed 428-ofter than the last. The home we can all feel the same, out with and becomes 604 passes for 5,631 yards and 48 Texas Rangers have the old year and bring on the new one, the 15th head touchdowns, all NCAA FBS bests. started their year with mentality with the arrival of new Tech football coach In his first season as QB coach in school hisat Houston in 2010, Kingsbury that same thought process as they have football coach Kliff Kingsbury. Since I tory. At age prepped a true freshman signal parted ways with two high profile play- have been paying attention, I have never 33, Kingscaller, David Piland, to an average ers that were free agents and decided seen such excitement by most, if not all bury is the youngest head coach in of 330.1 yards passing per game, that the price was too high in retaining the tech fan base, at announcing such a a BCS conference and the second which ranked No. 3 nationally. He them. Mike Napoli has verbally agreed hire. The only thing one can compare it youngest in the FBS behind Tolewas named to the Sporting News to terms with the Boston Red Sox but as to was the arrival of Bob Knight a few of deadline time has not signed the con- years ago. Although both coaches ardo’s Matt Campbell. Freshman All-America team. Kingsbury will be formally introAfter an eight-year professional tract due to the results of his physical. It rived with different years of coaching duced at a news conference on Frifootball career, Kingsbury entered seems the Red Sox are concerned about experience under their respective belts, day. Details on that news conferthe coaching ranks in the spring the severity of his hip injury and are try- the main similarity I notice is that both ence will be announced soon. of 2008 when he joined Sumlin's ing to insert language into his contract bring with them the confidence that Kingsbury returns home after a staff as an offensive quality con- that would protect them if Napoli was their respective programs are ready one-year stint as offensive coortrol assistant. A sixth-round draft to lose a lot of playing time this season to go into new heights. I hope the fan dinator at Texas A&M where he pick in 2003 by the New England because of the hip. Even if the contract base remembers the patience it will take played a huge role in leading freshPatriots, Kingsbury played for five negotiations fall thru with the Sox, I to get Kingsbury to turn things around man quarterback Johhny Manziel NFL teams and also saw action in would be seriously surprised if he found and get his recruits on the field, but the to the Heisman Trophy. Under his the Canadian Football League and his way back to Texas. Josh Hamilton journey there will be fun to be a part of. guidance, the Aggie offense finthe All-American Football League. has found a home in L.A. with the An- What really is going to be fun as it is ished third nationally in total ofKingsbury was drafted by Bill gels, and his three-ring circus follows every year, are the NFL playoffs, which fense by averaging 552.33 yards Belichick and the New England Pa- him in what still is the talk of Arlington. begin this weekend. The strongest team per-game. The Aggies ranked 14th triots after a record-setting career Did the Rangers pursue him in earnest? from the state, the Houston Texans nationally in passing offense and at Texas Tech. Kingsbury received We will never know, but we should seem to have a realistic chance of being 13th nationally in rushing offense, multiple honors including Associ- hope that the Angels protect him from one of the two teams in the Superdome ated Press Big 12 Offensive Player himself and be as understanding with in New Orleans first week of February. of the Year as a quarterback for the his off the wall injuries as his last team Before we pencil them in there though at 's E Red Raiders. In addition, he set 39 was. Josh did say that god wanted him we need to realize this team has had Kid E E ys e s da has FR school records, 16 Big 12 marks to be an Angel, I would also add the 125 trouble in the regular season when they Tue h purcase) n O , wit rch hild pu (1 cof adult and 17 NCAA records during his million dollar 5 year contract had more have met the stronger teams, and that is career at Tech (1999-2002). As a to do with his final decision than divine exactly what they will be facing even if senior he was awarded the Sammy intervention. Biggest problem for Texas they did earn the first round bye in the Baugh Trophy, presented annually is will they be able to get quality free last regular game, like they should have. to the nation's best college quarter- agents to fill the voids both their depar- The year of the snake is here, may it Daily Specials tures have caused. They have signed bring happiness, love, and also a Super back. Call-In Orders Welcome Bowl trophy to you. The first in a long line of recordHome of the Texas Monster setting Texas Tech quarterbacks Editor's Note: Mando Reyna is an avid sports afi5404 4th in Lubbock under then-head coach Mike cionado and fan. Monthly he contributes his sports 3021 Clovis Road Call-In Orders Welcome! perspective of local to national sports. Email latiLeach, Kingsbury recorded more Lubbock, Texas 79415 than 12,000 passing yards and total offense including over 1,000 Tony Alegria Manager/Owner pass comple(806)742-TECH | Famous Daily Buffet! tions making him only the third player This is where want to hisbe, where I’ve wanted to be, to be back in Lubbock at Texas Tech means the world to me. I love the people of in INCAA toryfinest to people accom-I have ever met in my life are right here. Thrilled to be back. This is where I belong and where I want to be. C Some of the plish all three. words how excited I am to be back. I know what I’ve done. I know what I’m about to do. 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making Texas A&M one of the most balanced attacks in college football. For the second consecutive year Kingsbury was named the national offensive coordinator of the year. Kingsbury made the move to Texas A&M from the University of Houston where he played a key role in the Cougars' record-setting 13win season in 2011. The Cougars finished 2011 with a 13-1 record and posted the program's highest final BCS finish in school history (No. 19). Kingsbury served as co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Cougars, and was named the 2011 Offensive Coordinator of the Year by The Cougars led the nation in total offense, passing offense and scoring in 2011, while record-setting quarterback Case Keenum placed seventh in the Heisman Trophy voting and won the Sammy Baugh Award. With Kingsbury calling the offensive plays, the Cougars averaged 599.1 total yards per game, including 450.1 through the air, while scoring over 49 points per game. The Cougars scored over 70 points in two games in 2011, and finished the season with a 30-14 win over


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Meet Pico the bilingual gallo (rooster). He loves school, he likes to read, play outside and discover ways to have fun and make friends. Now it is time for Pico to prepare for el año nuevo, the New Year. Pico joins his family countdown into the year 2013. Meanwhile, his prima (cousin) Jita la Gallita (little hen), esta dando los días, a serenading tradition in which songs greet the morning sun .

MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS Write a list of your New Year’s Resolutions. Save this page in a spot that will remind you of your 2009 goals. Below are some of Jita’s resolutions. Now you complete the list.


10. Have a great year. 9. Read pico the Gallo’s Page 8. Pick up Latino Lubbock Magazine 7. Exercise and eat healthy 6. Be kind to others, listen to mom & dad 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. CONNECT THE DOTS to figure out what the object is. Hint: Pico is carrying a larger version of it. Keeps time.

(Here is a popular traditional song)

Estas son las mañanitas, que cantaba el Rey David, Hoy por ser día de tu santo, te las cantamos a ti, Despierta, mi bien, despierta, mira que ya amaneció, Ya los pajarillos cantan, la luna ya se metió. Que linda está la mañana en que vengo a saludarte, Venimos todos con gusto y placer a felicitarte, Ya viene amaneciendo, ya la luz del día nos dio, Levántate de mañana, mira que ya amaneció.

ROSCA DE REYES People go to the markets and stores to get the needed ingredients to prepare the Rosca feast. All over the country, in every city and in every little town, bakeries offer the Rosca de Reyes, an oval sweetbread, decorated with candied fruit. The Merienda de Reyes is truly a multicultural event. The Spaniards brought the tradition of celebrating the Epiphany and sharing the Rosca to the New World. The Rosca is served along with Tamales, made of corn which was the pre-Hispanic food per excellence, and hot chocolate. Hidden inside this delicious Rosca, a plastic figurine of the Baby Jesus. The Baby is hidden because it symbolizes the need to find a secure place where Jesus could be born, a place where King Herod would not find Him. Each person cuts a slice of the Rosca. The knife symbolizes the danger in which the Baby Jesus was in. Whoever gets the baby figurine shall be the host, and invite everyone present to a new celebration on February 2, Candelaria or Candle mass day, and he also shall get a new Ropón or dress for the Baby Jesus of the Nativity scene. The Mexican Christmas season is joyously extended up to February 2 ! - when the nativity scene is put away, and another family dinner of delicious tamales and hot chocolate is served with great love and happiness. ¡Feliz ańo nuevo y buen provecho!

(Translation) This is the morning song that King David sang Because today is your saint’s day we’re singing it for you. Wake up, my dear, wake up, look it is already dawn. The birds are already singing and the moon has set. How lovely is the morning in which I come to greet you. We all came with joy and pleasure to congratulate you. The morning is coming now, the sun is giving us its light. Get up in the morning, look it is already dawn


Which gallito is different from the other two? Find the one that is not like the others and circle it.

"I Have A Dream!" - Celebrating Mar tin Luther King Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement.He is best known for being an iconic figure in the advancement of civil rights in the United States and around the world, using nonviolent methods following the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. King is often presented as a heroic leader in the history of modern American liberalism. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957, serving as its first president. King's efforts led to the 1963 March on Washington, where King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he expanded American values to include the vision of a color blind society, and established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history. In 1964, King became the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end racial segregation and racial discrimination through civil disobedience and other nonviolent means. By the time of his death in 1968, he had refocused his efforts on ending poverty and stopping the Vietnam War. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, Tennessee. He was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and Congressional Gold Medal in 2004; Martin Luther King, Jr. Day was established as a U.S. federal holiday in 1986.

DID YOU KNOW? Many leaders followed the peaceful methods of Martin Luther King Jr. including Cesar E. Chavez, who also believed in non-violence. The two communicated by telegram and supported each others efforts.

Answer: Hour Glass

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