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Volume 6, Issue 7, July 2012


American Familia Celebrating Legacy, Service, and Dreams "Lubbock News 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, and Levelland. Bilingual (English 60%/Spanish 40%). This publication is Hispanic, locally owned and operated.

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

July 2012

On the Cover

Qu o t e

“Giving kids clothes and food is one thing but it's much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important, and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people.”

"American Familia”

Photo By Christy Martinez-Garcia On this month's cover is a photo of a five generation All-American familia. Many Latino families have been born and raised in the USA. And many have served our country in the military, worked hard, and have strived to achieve better for the next generation. Pictured are: Olivia Barron Santoyo (21) 4th generation; Myah Marie Santoyo (4), fifth generation; Petra Olvera Vega (87) – first; Melchor Olvera Esquivel (68) 2nd generation; and Helen Esquivel (44) 3rd generation. And this is an example of a beautiful all American family!

Dolores Huerta

Civil Rights Leader

Dic h o

"No tengas como vano el consejo del anciano." "Do not consider useless the advice of an old person."

Meaning that you should not ignore the advice of someone who speaks from experience.

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¡ F e liz c u mp le a ñ o s !

July Susie Fernandez 7/1 Celestino Tijerina (KC OLG) 7/1 Jacintha Bitela 7/ 2 Rosa Martinez 7/2 Denise Carrizales 7/2 Rebecca Leal 7/2 Amy Yanez 7/2 Denise Carrizales 7/2 Vanessa Maldonado 7/3 Michael Gonzalez 7/3 Diana Martinez 7/3 Ashley Vidales 7/3 Amber Vidales 7/3 Lilli Romero 7/3 Marissa Gomez 7/3 Ismael S. Ramirez 7/4 Roy Santoyo 7/4 Viola Hernandez 7/5 Ernestine Mendez 7/5 Connie Leal 7/5 Maria Lopez-Strong 7/5 Tony Maldonado (KC OLG) 7/5 Matthew Vasquez 7/5 Emma Reyes 7/6 Melissa Benitez 7/6 Georgina Salas Barrera 7/ 7 Melinda Castro 7/7 Frankie Galindo 7/8 Jaseph Mata 7/9 Veronica Garcia 7/9 Sam Treviño 7/9 Rosario Smith 7/10 Delia Montez 7/10 Epifanio “Chago” Guerra 7/10 Celeste Mendez 7/10 Kain Martimz 7/11 Edward Lee Castilleja 7/12 Victor Cortez 7/12 Connie Vega Castillo 7/12 Adrianna Elizabeth Castilleja 7/13 Sixto Mendez 7/13 Robert G. Salazar (KC OLG) 7/13 Roberto Aguilar (KC OLG) 7/13 Roman Lorenzi 7/14 Dominga Anaya 7/14 Carlos Solano 7/14 Joe Vasquez 7/14 Felipe Pauda 7/14 Ben Alonzo 7/16 Carmen Rodriguez 7/16 Joe Flores (KC OLG) 7/16


Addison Mojica 7/16 Amber Morales 7/16 Misti Valdez Tienda 7/17 Adam Salsman 7/17 Nancy Lucero 7/17 Freddie Martinez 7/17 Alberto Licon (KC OLG) 7/18 Eric Rodriguez 7/19 Julian Fuentes 7/19 Art Almaraz 7/20 Destiny Marie Martinez 7/20 Jaycob Joseph Rosendo 7/20 Brielle Liggins 7/20 Josie C. Santiago 7/21 Frank E. Lara 7/21 Elvira Herrera 7/21 Anna Garcia7/21 Hurricane Jackson 7/21 Sally Martinez 7/22 Monica Cantu 7/22 Chris Morales 7/23 Berta Garza 7/23 Ray Guzman (KC OLG) 7/23 Casimiro Salinas 7/23 Damien Jimenez 7/23 Jessiah Joshua Rios 7/23 Cori Villasenor 7/24 Audry Esquivel 7/24 Santos Mungia IV 7/25 Camille Rincon 7/25 Katy Rivera 7/25 Jimmy (BETCHABOY) Lovato 7/25 Lexi Cantu 7/26 Diane Hernandez 7/27 Mary Lou Lucero 7/27 Pat Villarreal 7/27 Raymond Armenta 7/28 Alyssa Salinas 7/28 Kristal Santiago 7/28 Joe Cerda 7/29 Dominic Edward Mendez 7/29 Nick Lopez 7/30 Jaden Alexander Rodriguez 7/30 Irma Garcia 7/30 Prudencio Mendez, Jr. 7/30 Zachary Fernandez 7/31 Emma Sanchez 7/31 David Lucero 7/31 Savannah Morales 7/31 Erica Jimenez 7/31

Word from the Publisher

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Statement by Congressman Grijalva

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Opportunity Page

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Tips by Jaime Garcia

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Baseball Photos

Sylvia Ortiz Eliseo Solis Noemi R. Hernandez Noel Cano Dora Lopez Ron Torres Grace Gomez

Julia Garcia Frank E. Lara Emma Sanchez Tony Maldonado Frank Campos Armando "Mandito" Garcia

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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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Word From the Publisher


s a kid, ice cream was a very intricate part of our summer. My sisters and I would earn and save our money so that when the ice cream truck came rolling up our block we would have plenty of cash - .25 cents per soft serve cone. The ice cream man, who wore a baby blue jumpsuit and a golf cap, would drive a big white truck that contained an oversized soft-serve ice cream maker that provided a choice of vanilla, chocolate, or a swirl, in a cone. As we heard the music from his truck in the distance, my sisters and I would go crazy gathering our change, and we would send whoever had their chanclas on first to wave him down. We would greet him with songs and chants that we would make up, as well as the "STOP!!!" If we had extra change we would buy penny gum balls that we would place on the top of our ice cream cone. After awhile, the "Ice Cream Man" whose name we never knew, would just give'em to us because we were regulars. I can still remember my sister's faces as we smiled and celebrated the summer, as well as how quick the ice cream would melt. On Friday nights, after our dad got off work, my mom would urge us to be ready so that we could go out for our traditional family night. First, we'd head over to Bill's Burgers in East Lubbock - this was my dad's favorite burger place; then, we would drive over to Bell Dairy on N. University for a scoop of ice cream. Each of my sisters and I would pick our favorite flavor, and then go sit in the wooden desk lined against the wall. I always picked black cherry ice cream because it was my dad's favorite, and my mom would never finish hers so she would give it to one of us, usually my dad beat us out, because we were so stuffed. Then it was off to the park to play until we couldn't play anymore. And if money was low, my mom taught us how to make Kool-Aid pops, or to freeze juice, even pickle juice, to have our cool summer treats. We were always efficient and got more creative as the summer progressed. Sometimes we would go pick my grandfather Martinez's fruit, add water and sugar and freeze it. We would share our treat when friends and cousins came over. My grandfather always knew something was up when cherries much like the ones from his tree, were frozen in water. As we approach the Fourth of July, I reflect on the family times we had being with all my cousins, aunts, and uncles. It made me proud to be together, and it brought me such contentment. We were (are) an All-American familia and were proud of our country - the USA's independence. And, as we embark upon our nation's Day of Independence, I take pride flying my American flag fully knowing and recognizing the contributions of many young Latino soldiers who have and are helping to keep America free. It is shameful that yet again, another generation of Latinos must fight a fight that is regressive for our nation. One way to make an impact is to become a registered voter, and then an active voter. Many groups are now registering voters and we hope that you will gear up for the next election season, which is around the corner. Also, please pray for our Troops and our country as many changes are occurring. And thank these men and women for their service and commitment. A special thanks to Toni Castillo and the Catholic Daughters of America who honored us with a beautiful award. We thank and admire you. This month we will be bringing women together to learn to play golf, and more importantly to become aware about breast cancer and heart disease, two leading issue impacting women. Please make plans to join us August 18, 2012 for our 4th Annual Vamos a Pescar (Let's Go Fishing) Free fishing event. The purpose is to encourage children and families to experience fishing in a relaxing environment with family and friends, and join with Los Hermanos, a collaborative group of men, organizations, and volunteers who value God, family, and community. Again, in 2012, may God place favor over you and your family. Thank you for believing in and supporting us. And thank you to our advertisers. Please invest in their businesses and services, as they commit to investing in ours. Como siempre, Latino Lubbock is committed to highlighting the numerous contributions of our Latino community. Thank you to those who support our publication. We are grateful to have 100,000 readers monthly. Please continue to support our advertisers who help make it possible to keep our publication free. Thank you for your support and May God bless you! ¡Gracias por su apoyo! Que dios los bendiga. PEACE and random acts of kindness. Que las bendiciones de dios estén contigo en mayo y siempre! Sinceramente, Christy Martinez-Garcia Publisher & Latino Market Specialist “Latino Lubbock, the Emerging Voice of Lubbock”

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Lubbock LULAC Council #263 Successfully Bids for 2015 State Convention out and visiting our local resULAC Council #263 taurants, pubs and places of L successfully beat out interest. As well as demoncities including Houston, El Paso, and Corpus Christi in a bid to host the 84th annual State Convention win 2015. “People voted for Lubbock for reason one, ,” said Robert Rodriguez, Council #263 President. Rodriguez said that he and other chapter members, as well as representatives of the Lubbock Convention and Visitors Bureau, traveled to San Marco for the 82nd annual state convention to make the bid. “West Texas needs you, needs this," he said to the audience as he shared the history. He said between 2,000 and 3,000 League of Latin American Citizens members from across the state are expected to attend — including more than 200 adult councils, more than 30 young adult (college) councils and around 20 youth (high school) councils. The 2015 convention attendees will be attending workshops and will participate in assembly voting. “My biggest goal for the convention is that the city of Lubbock get rewarded by our members going

strate their support for our council, and more importantly the Hispanic community.” LULAC is the largest and oldest Hispanic organization in the United States. LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 900 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups. Historically, LULAC has focused heavily on education, civil rights and employment for Hispanics. LULAC councils provide more than a million dollars in scholarships to Hispanic students each year, conduct citizenship and voter registration drives, develop low income housing units, conduct youth leadership training programs, and seek to empower the Hispanic community at the local, state and national level.

Celebrating the Fourth of July ndependence is commonly associated with fireI Day, common- works, parades, barbecues, carnily known as the vals, fairs, picnics, concerts, base-

Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day

ball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

Celebración del Cuatro de Julio

l Día de la Independencia de E los Estados Unidos (Independence Day o The Fourth of July en

inglés) es el día de fiesta nacional que se celebra el 4 de julio en los Estados Unidos. Este día marca la firma de la Declaración de Inde-

pendencia en 1776 en la cual el país proclamó su separación formal del Imperio británico. Usualmente se celebra con muchas actividades al aire libre como desfiles, juegos de béisbol y espectáculos de fuegos artificiales.

The following events have been submitted by groups, some are tentative and subject to change. Latino Lubbock will make updates monthly. For changes and additions, email .

July 2012 7/8 Solitos Car Club 2nd Car Show 7/14 2nd Annual FORE Women Golf Event held by Latino Lubbock Magazine 7/16 Caprock Foundation Golf Tournament 7/21 KOC #8097 Scholarship Reception TBA Omega Delta Phi National Conference 7/28,29 Our Lady of Guadalupe Jamaica August 2012 8/7 Arnett Benson National Night Out 8/7 LULAC Council #263 Scholarship Reception 8/7 Arnett Benson Clinic Back to School Fun Fest 8/14 HAW Membership Drive 8/18 4th Annual Vamos A Pescar/Let’s Go Fishing brought to you by Los Hermanos September 2012 TBA Hispanic Law Student Meet & Greet 9/15 to 10/15 - Hispanic Heritage Month 9/22 - Gala Latina 2012 9/13,14,15 Fiestas del Llano 9/13 Miss Hispanic Lubbock Pageant 9/15 Fiestas del Llano Parade 9/15 "El Grito" 2012 at Texas Tech TBA Magic 93.7 Fiestas Patrias 9/19 Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day American G.I. Forum TBA KOC # 11807 Awards Banquet October 2012 10/6 "On The Green, For The Pink" Golf Tournament held by Latino Lubbock Magazine 10/8 Columbus Day: Día de la Raza TBA Raiders Rojos Homecoming Almuerzo 10/25 29th HAW Hispana Scholarship Banquet 10/27 LULAC #236 Halloween Party 10/27 KOC #8097 Halloween Dance November 2012 11/2 UMI - "La Cena y Viva Calaca" TBA Dia de Los Muertos Museum of Texas Tech TBA Dia de los Muertos Procession – Art trail 11/6 Election Day 11/9 Latino Lubbock Magazine Veteran Reception 11/11 Veteran’s Mass at St. Joseph’s Church 11/11 Catholic Veteran’s & KOC Veteran’s Day 11/16 KOC Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors 11/18 P.A.G.A Turkey Tournament @ Shadow Hills December 2012 TBA LULAC’s 21st Annual Senior Christmas Dinner 12/9 Dia de la Virgen Procession TBA Pancho Clos visit at Maggie Trejo with American G I Forum TBA- De Colores Christmas Party TBA Solos Car Club Banquet 12/31 KOC #8097New Year's Eve Dance January 2013 February 2013 TBA 84th LULAC Week - Feb. 17 to 23rd TBA Joe Carrillo Scholarship Fundraiser Dance TBA HAW Winter Gala TBA Lubbock Warrior’s Golden Gloves Championship TBA Diocese Fat Sunday Celebration TBA Fat Tuesday TBA Bridal quinceañera Expo March 2013 TBA Lent Retreat for Women/Retiro Para Mujeres TBA 19th Viva Aztlan Ballet Folklorico Competition TBA Cesar E. Chavez Birthday TBA Knights of Columbus #8097 Fish Fry 3/30 14th Cesar E. Chavez March & Celebration 3/30 5th Anniversary of Cesar E. Chavez Drive April 2013 TBA Joel's 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt TBA Hispanic Law Student Association Banquet TBA Sigma Lambda Beta Banquet TBA HSS Cultural Awareness Week TBA Hispanic Student Society Banquet TBA Hispanic Student Society Fajita Cook-off 4/30 El día de los niños, El día de los libros Event May 2013 TBA TTU Mariachi Matadores and Ballet Folklorico TBA LULAC Robert Lugo Golf Tournament 5/4,5 KXTQ 23rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration

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Opinion/opinión Community Update COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE CELEBRATION Monday, July 2, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The purpose of this event is to sort donated food, last chance to purchase pre-made bags. Free hot dogs will be given at Lowe’s on 82nd and Slide. WEST TEXAS ROLLER DOLLZ take on Route 66 Roller Derby from Amarillo Texas on Saturday, July 7, 2012 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center (1501 Mac Davis Lane). WTRD is a family friendly group and encourage all ages to attend. This event is open to the public. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door (children 10 and under are free). Tickets can be purchased via, at all Select-A-Seat locations or by contacting any Roller Doll. GARAGE SALE @ TREJO SUPERCENTER Looking for something? Buy a bargain or rent a booth for a low fee. Your junk is someone's treasure! Saturday, July 7, 9 a.m. at the Trejo Center, 3200 Amherst. 7TH ANNUAL CASAS FOR CASA, July 14 - 21, Purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win one of five custom-made playhouses at The 7th annual Casas for CASA. Tickets are $5 each, 5 for $20 or 10 for $40. With a $40 purchase of raffle tickets, you will receive a buy-one $14 Xstream car wash, get one free gift card. All proceeds benefit CASA of the South Plains to service children in the foster care system. For more information call Melissa at 806-763-2272 or e-mail mpierce@ United Supermarket parking lot on 82nd and Frankford.

Grijalva Statement on Supreme Court SB 1070 Ruling, Homeland Security Decision to End 287(g) Enforcement Agreement With Arizona

oday’s Supreme T Court ruling largely struck down a law we

and wait for states to make things uglier one at a time lost a big battle today. have always recognized Unfortunately, the Court as an extremist attempt made a grave error in upto undermine our core holding the discriminatory values and our Consti‘show me your papers’ protution. The court’s devision that violates basic cision reaffirmed that rights and denies equal SB 1070 and its many justice. This is the most imitators are not an acpoisonous part of the law, ceptable substitute for and its legality will rightly a federal immigration be challenged on equal standard. CONGRESSMAN protection grounds in the The rationale for states RAUL M. GRIJALVA courts. This is not the end to invent their own laws of our efforts to uphold as they see fit has been wiped away. equal and legal treatment for the Now it’s time for Congress to listen American people. to what the Court said in its ruling. Despite the state’s 30 percent LaIt’s our job to fix this. No one else tino population, Maricopa County has the authority, and no one else Sheriff Joe Arpaio has made a cahas the responsibility. Anyone who reer of widespread racial profiling wants to keep the system broken and discrimination. If his recent

about the long history of civil rights violations in parts of Arizona. The federal government has made the right decision and deserves our thanks. Now Congress must find a responsible solution to immigration reform that promotes respect for the law, keeps law enforcement focused on criminal behavior, and benefits all Americans. Opponents of bipartisan reform have truly run out of excuses. The rest of us stand ready to finish the job. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva has represented Arizona’s Seventh Congressional District since 2003. He co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus and is an active member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. He currently heads the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands and has spent more than 30 years in public service.

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ICE CREAM DREAMS & BUTTERFLY WINGS Help us celebrate summer with a release of butterflies into the Arboretum's wildflower gardens, then cool off with the fami- We know our readers ly at our special ice cream bar. July 21, at 5:30 have a lot to say! Mail letters to Latino Lubpm at the Garden & Arts Center. Cost is $1. bock “Letters to the EdiNATIONAL NIGHT OUT Games, Re- tor,” Box 6473 Lubbock, freshments, and Entertainment! An evening TX 79493, or email them to latinolubwith friends and neighbors to celebrate against drugs, gang violence and crime. All Ages. Two Don’t forget to include your name, adevents on August 7th - Rawlings at 6 p.m.; and dress, and contact phone number. Mailed letters must be signed. Please note that at Trejo at 6 p.m. Free unsigned letters will not be published. 2012 HISPANA OF THE YEAR The Letters are limited to 100 words. WritHispanic Association of Women is accept- ers are limited to one letter per month. ing nominations nominees in one of the Submissions may be edited for clarity five following five categories: Education, or space consideration. Letters are not Medical, Civic/Church, Business Profes- acknowledged. Opinions expressed in sional, and Youth. Nomination forms may letters do not necessarily represent the be downloaded from the website www.lub- views of Latino Lubbock. and are due by September 14, MIRANDA GOMEZ, 2012. For more information and nomination MODEL forms call 806-789-5508 or 806-789-3228 I wanted to ROLE say thank you for giving my or email daughter, Miranda Gomez, an opportunity to with you. She has worked so hard 2-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY QUES- interview get to where she is today,and deserves TIONS 2-1-1 is a free help line answered 24 to I hope that the Hispanic comhours a day, 7 days a week, which will link you recognition. munity embraces her as a role model when to health and community services. your article comes out. She is definitely my FREE LEGAL AID OFFERED Legal role model! Again thank you. Aid of Northwest Texas provides free legal Sincerely, services to eligible low-income residents in Nickie Llanas such areas as public assistance denials, divorce and child support, evictions, forecloJOB sures, domestic violence and consumer fraud. You are doingGREAT an Awesome Job...I truly look Call 763-4557. forward to reading Latino Lubbock. Honestly only Newspaper I look forward too. Again ARNETT-BENSON NEIGHBOR- the HOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS thank you for your hard work. Join your neighbors and help work for the TC Moreno betterment of the community. Hosted by the Neighborhood Association the 3rd Thursday WONDERFUL READ of each month at 7 p.m. at the Trejo Center, Your publications is wonderful and I enjoyed 3200 Amherst. reading it. Thanks for all you do. HEART OF LUBBOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING Sincerely, meeting is the fourth Monday of each month, 7 Vidal Perez pm, at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, BACK AT UNITED 2221 Ave. W. Glad to hear that Latino Lubbock is back at United. I'm gonna go get one when I get Email your announcements to: latino- groceries., by the 21st. Tom B.

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statements are any indication, he is unrepentant. That’s why it was so significant today that the Department of Homeland Security announced it has terminated its 287(g) ‘task force’ agreements with Arizona’s law enforcement agencies. DHS officials have been directed not to respond to law enforcement activity unless the suspect meets federal enforcement priority guidelines, such as already being a convicted criminal or having reentered the country after a lawful removal. These steps mean that Arizonans will be protected from discriminatory or targeted enforcement actions by Arpaio and any other law enforcement agent tempted to ignore federal guidelines. This is in keeping with frequent requests by Members of Congress and civil rights organizations concerned

HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN Thank You very much for putting Richard's memorial on the paper. You don't know how grateful we are and how much this means to us that you haven't forgotten about Richard. THANK YOU, THANK YOU. HAVE A GREAT DAY. GOD BLESS. Rachel and Javier

VAMOS A PESCAR, A GREAT MEMORY Looking forward for the Vamos a Pescar event. Can't wait my family is excited!!! Thank ya'll for doing this! It may be one of the last family events with my family cause of my upcoming deployment! So we are going to have a great memory! Albert Cavazos GREAT TURNOUT

I wanted to thank you for putting us in your TRIP TO LIBRARY, GOOD Good tips, Christy. Love, love, love the en- magazine. We had a great turn out! couragement to read. A trip to the library is Christa Threet always good. Executive Administrator, South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc. God bless, Pat B. (Via E-mail)

UNIDOS POR UN MISMO IDIOMA Thank you for your recent support of the Unidos por un Mismo Idioma Scholarship Gala. This event helped recognize the members of this organization and also created funds to continue their education at Texas Tech. Your contribution has helped UMI to continue to built a common understanding of the Spanish Language and its culture among the Texas Tech University students, faculty, staff, and the community. Thank you for your generosity and confidence in our mission. Sincerely, Ashley Cossio Vice-President VOTE, VOTE, VOTE It is evident that there racism is alive and well. As my family and I watch the news, I'm shocked at some of the comments of Republicans against Mexicans. Although we are Mexican Americans they generalize and offend us! I urge Hispanics, Latinos, Chicanos, Mexican Americans to go vote! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! Raza, we must demonstrate our power at the polls! Or, how else will we explain to our kids why we are being attacked? Thank you for doing a good job. John Sanchez Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.


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FOR HONORING MY DAD I can't thank you enough for the joy you have brought to my heart. My dad, Manuel Castro who was featured on the June cover, was such a good man in so many ways. Thank you for remembering and honoring my dad . Manuel was a great barber, my mom has always told me that his haircuts were perfect and done them effortlessly . My mom Stella also says I have the same gift. I was encouraged by my mom and dad to barber, however did not want to . But I went to school and have been barbering for 22 years. I have been a business owner 13 years on July 19th. I too named my business "Castro's Barber Shop " in memory of my dad. Misty Castro Flora Vista, NM GO BACK Mexicans go back to your country. You use our resources, live on welfare, don't vote, don't care, and YOU DON'T BELONG IN OUR COUNTRY! Anonymous Editor's Note: While we do not normally include anonymous letters, this individual called in, provided his name, but asked that his name not be published, but his comments be published.

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TX Democrats Elect Their First Hispanic Chairman exas DemT ocrats, trying to compete

in a state that overwhelmingly favors Republican candidates for executive, legislative and judicial offices, elected their first Hispanic

chairman last month during their state convention. In a reflection of the state’s burgeoning Hispanic growth and the party’s longtime success with Latinos, delegates overwhelmingly elected Gilberto Hinojosa as the next party chairman. He will replace outgoing chairman Boyd Richie, who announced in April 2011 that he would not seek another term after six years on the job.

Supreme Court upholds healthcare law as tax measure

he U.S. Supreme Court upheld T the constitutionality of President Obama’s healthcare law June 28th, ruling the government may impose tax penalties on persons who do not have health insurance. The court’s long-awaited ruling rejected a broad legal attack on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act brought by Republican state officials and the National Federation of Independent Business. The legal challenge focused on the law’s so-called mandate that all must have insurance by 2014 or pay a tax penalty. The administration defended this requirement under Congress’ power to regulate interstate commerce. The challengers insisted the mandate was unprecedented and unconstitutional because the federal government would be forcing Americans to buy a private prod-

uct. The ruling was not a total victory for the Obama administration. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., who wrote the opinion for a 5-4 majority, said the required expansion of Medicaid violates states’ rights and may be unconstitutional. “The states are given no choice in this case. They must either accept a basic change in the nature of Medicaid or risk losing all Medicaid funding,” he wrote. He said the federal government cannot require the states to follow this part of the law. Roberts' opinion was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan. Justice Anthony Kennedy delivered a dissent for Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel A. Alito Jr.

Run-Off set for Precinct 3 runoff for the Lubbock CounA ty Democratic Candidate for Commissioner Precinct 3 will be

held between Gilbert Flores and Lorenzo "Bubba" Sedeño on July 31. The run-off is a result of the Texas primary election in Lubbock held May 29th for the Texas and County Primaries. Voters are urged to consider early voting, which will take place July 23rd thru July 27th. The winner of the run-off will face Ysidro Gutierrez, who ran un-opposed for the Republican

nomination for Lubbock County Precinct 3. The election between the Democrat & Republican candidates will then take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, with Early Voting Oct. 22nd thru Nov. 2nd.

Supreme Court upholds “papers please” Arizona law but strikes down other provisions he United States Supreme the Supreme Court ruling that per- hope this decision helps spur ConT Court held that some of the mits law enforcement in Arizona gress to meet this need by passing a most damaging provisions for im- to check the immigration status of much needed legislation. migrants currently without status in the U.S. did violate the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court held that states do not have the authority to establish and regulate state enforcement regarding the treatment of the immigrant community. “We are thrilled with today’s decision and declare it a major victory for the immigrant community,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “We remain committed to continue to fight for the rights of the immigrants in this country.” Specific concern is the portion of

individuals while enforcing other laws if reasonable suspicion exists that the person is in the United States illegally. Presently, LULAC and MALDEF have cases pending in federal district court that focus on racial profiling. We believe that this is the remaining key element subject to abuse by law enforcement and we will continue to fight for fair enforcement of the laws. It is also important to remember that during oral arguments, the Supreme Court acknowledged the need for comprehensive immigration reform and we

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he fight over T health care reform moved to the

people who don't buy insurance is a tax. A 19th-century law prohibits legal challenges to a tax before it takes effect. If the justices decide the penalty is a tax, they could throw out challenges to the health law until a taxpayer actually pays a penalty for failing to buy insurance, which could be at least three years. 2. Does the U.S. Constitution empower Congress to enact the mandate? Last month, the court turned to the central issue of whether Congress overstepped its authority in requiring people to buy insurance, — as 26 states have asserted. 3. Does the fate of the entire law hang in the balance? Last month, the court considered whether other

sections of the law fall if any part of it is invalidated. The Obama administration argued that if the court strikes down one provision of the law, it should let most of the law stand. 4. Can the federal government force the states to expand access to Medicaid? Also last month, the justices took up a feature of the law intended to expand access to Medicaid, the health care program for low-income people that pays for most nursing home care. Opponents contend that the expansion is "coercive" to the states, which share costs with the federal government. But Jane Perkins, the legal director of the National Health Law Program in Carrboro, N.C., argues that the expansion “fits neatly within the Medicaid framework that Congress established back in 1965.”

Supreme Hears Arguments on Affordable Care Act Constitutionality

U.S. Supreme Court, where attorneys are arguing the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature health initiative. The high court could uphold the entire law, strike down its central requirement that most Americans buy health insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty, let stand or quash a major expansion of Medicaid, — or punt a final decision on all these issues into 2015. The court will consider four matters: 1. Is the mandate penalty a tax? Last month, the court considered whether the penalty imposed on

Corte Suprema de EE.UU. escuchá argumentostressobre reforma de salud años. Corte consideró si otras secciones a Corte Suprema de Estados L Unidos escuchó a los aboga- 2. ¿Le da la Constitución de Es- de la ley serían afectadas al invalidos debatir la constitucionalidad de tados Unidos el poder al Congreso dar parte de ella. La administración

la Ley de Cuidado de Salud a Bajo Precio, la iniciativa del Presidente Obama de la firma de la salud. Los EE.UU. Corte Suprema de Justicia confirmó la constitucionalidad de la ley de salud del presidente Obama, descartando que el gobierno puede imponer sanciones fiscales a las personas que no tienen seguro de salud. La Corte evaluará cuatro asuntos: 1. La penalidad por no contratar un seguro, ¿es o no un impuesto? El 26 de marzo la Corte estudió si la penalidad impuesta a las personas que no adquieran un seguro es un impuesto. Una ley del siglo XIX prohíbe la impugnación legal de • On the Spot Financing un impuesto antes de que éste entre • Buy Here Pay Here Great Selection of Late en vigencia. Si los jueces deciden • Pro Credit Financial Services Model Quality Vehicles que la penalidad es un impuesto, • Low Down Paymentpodrían desestimar las objeciones Easy Terms a la ley de salud hasta que un con• Warranties Available tribuyente pague en efecto una pe• CARS • TRUCKS • SUVs nalidad por no adquirir un seguro 323-B N University Ave., Lubbock de salud, lo que tomaría al menos

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para promulgar el mandato? El 27 de marzo, la Corte retomó el asunto central de si el Congreso ha extralimitado su autoridad al requerir que las personas compren un seguro, según insisten 26 estados. AARP radicó un documento como “amigo de la corte” (amicus curiae), donde apoya el poder constitucional del Congreso para aprobar este requerimiento. Se llama “amigo de la corte” a los documentos de terceras partes no involucradas directamente en el caso pero que es autorizada por el tribunal para emitir una opinión respecto de aspectos legales que afectan al caso en cuestión. 3. ¿Está en juego el futuro de la ley en su totalidad? El 28 de marzo, la


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Obama sostiene que la Corte debería dejar intacta la mayoría de la ley aun cuando invalide alguna de sus cláusulas. 4. ¿Puede el Gobierno federal obligar a los estados a expandir el acceso a Medicaid? Asimismo, el 28 de marzo, los jueces discuteron una parte de la ley que busca expandir el acceso a Medicaid, el programa de cuidado de salud para personas de bajos recursos que paga por la mayoría de los gastos de hogares de cuidado a largo plazo. Los opositores sostienen que la expansión es "compulsiva" para los estados, quienes comparten los gastos con el gobierno federal. Pero Jane Perkins, directora del National Heath Law Program (Programa Nacional de la Ley de Salud) en Carrboro, Carolina del Norte, dice que la expansión "se ajusta perfectamente a la estructura de Medicaid que el Congreso estableció en 1965".


Up to 1.4 Million Unauthorized Immigrants Lubbock city council approve three key propositions Could Benefit from New Deportation Policy increase customer's bills.

p to 1.4 million children and U young adults who are in the United States illegally could poten-

tially benefit from today's announcement by the Obama Administration about changes in deportation policies, according to an estimate from the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. The 1.4 million estimate includes 700,000 unauthorized immigrants who are ages 18 to 30 but arrived in the U.S as children and are currently enrolled in school or have graduated from high school; and an additional 700,000 who are under the age of 18 and are enrolled in school. This includes 150,000 who are currently

enrolled in high school. Overall, the 1.4 million estimate represents about 12% of the 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. as of 2010, according to an estimate by the Pew Hispanic Center. Among the 1.4 million potential beneficiaries of the new policy, some 70% are from Mexico. For details on the numbers and characteristics of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S, see the Pew Hispanic Center report "Unauthorized Immigrant Population: National and State Trends, 2010." A Pew Hispanic Center survey taken late last year found that by a margin of 59% to 27%, Latinos oppose the deportation policies of the Obama Administration. Among Latinos, some 41% are aware that the number of deportations of unauthorized immigrants annually has been higher during the Obama Administration than during the George W. Bush Administration, while 36% say the two Administrations have

deported the same number of unauthorized immigrants, and 10% say fewer have been deported under the Obama administration. Nearly 400,000 unauthorized immigrants were deported annually during the first two years of the Obama Administration----about 30% more than the annual average during the second term of the Bush Administration. Among those deported in 2010, nearly all (97%) were Hispanic. By comparison, among all unauthorized immigrants, 81% are Hispanic. According to the same 2011 Pew Hispanic Center survey, 91% of Latinos support the DREAM Act, a proposal that would grant legal status to unauthorized immigrant children if they attend college or serve in the U.S. military for two years. And 84% of Latinos favor granting in-state tuition at public colleges to unauthorized immigrants who graduated from high school in their states.

The 10 Largest Hispanic Origin Groups: Characteristics, Rankings, Top Counties

mong the 50.7 million HispanA ics in the United States, nearly two-thirds (65%), or 33 million, self-

identify as being of Mexican origin, according to tabulations of the 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. No other Hispanic subgroup rivals the size of the Mexican-origin population. Puerto Ricans, the nation's second largest Hispanic origin group, make up just 9% of the total Hispanic population in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Overall, the 10 largest Hispanic origin groups----Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans, Salvadorans, Dominicans, Guatemalans, Colombians, Hondurans, Ecuadorians and Peruvians----make up 92% of the U.S. Hispanic population. Six Hispanic origin groups have populations greater than 1 million. Hispanic origin groups differ from each other in a number of ways. For instance, U.S. Hispanics of Mexican origin have the lowest median age, at 25 years, while Hispanics of Cuban origin have the highest me-

dian age, at 40 years. Colombians are the most likely to have a college degree (32%) while Salvadorans are the least likely (7%). Ecuadorians have the highest annual median household income ($50,000) while Dominicans have the lowest ($34,000). Half of Hondurans do not have health insurance----the highest share among Hispanic origin groups. By contrast, just 15% of Puerto Ricans do not have health insurance. Hispanic origin groups also differ in their geographic concentration. The nation's Cuban population is the most concentrated----nearly half (48%) live in Florida's Miami-Dade County. Miami-Dade County is also home to the nation's largest Colombian, Honduran and Peruvian communities. For Mexicans, Salvadorans and Guatemalans, Los Angeles County in California contains each group's largest community. The largest Puerto Rican and Dominican communities are in Bronx County, New York. The largest Ecuadorian community is in Queens County, New York.

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Hispanic origin is based on self-described family ancestry or place of birth in response to questions in the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. It is not necessarily the same as place of birth, nor is it indicative of immigrant or citizenship status. For example, a U.S. citizen born in Los Angeles of Mexican immigrant parents or grandparents may (or may not) identify his or her country of origin as Mexico. Likewise, some immigrants born in Mexico may identify another country as their origin depending on the place of birth of their ancestors. The data for this report are derived from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 American Community Survey, which provides detailed geographic, demographic and economic characteristics for each group. The Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, is a nonpartisan, non-advocacy research organization based in Washington, D.C. and is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

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The council voted unanimously to deny the Atmos rate increase. Atmos first proposed the rate increase back in February but council postponed the resolution. Councilman Victor Hernandez says the rate increase could cost the average resident 25% more on their bills. "This has the potential to have a very negative impact," Hernandez said. "The actions taken today by the city is to continue to fight Atmos if you will, to keep that from happening." Hernandez also says Atmos wants to consolidate three areas - the Lubbock Rate Division, Amarillo Rate Division and West Texas Rate Division - in order to set a single rate for the entire area of west Texas. Hernandez says this will also

Although the city denied the rate increase, Atmos can go before the railroad commission, who have the final say. In the meantime, Hernandez says the city will continue working with Atmos to come to an agreement. The council also voted 6 to 1 in favor of leasing a building off of Crickets Avenue for a new health department building. Modifications to the new building are expected to take about 60 days and cost $75,000 dollars. The health department can stay in its current building until September 30th. Some council members believe that the current health department building is just too costly to run. The council also approved moving all council meetings to 6:15 in the evening starting in August.

Lubbock County Garners “Successful” Designation By SOS

ubbock County garnered the L Secretary of State’s designation, “Successful Vote Center

Program.” The designation was received by the Lubbock County Elections Administrator. This designation allows the Lubbock County Elections Office to continue offering registered voters the most secure, streamlined and simple way to cast their ballots. The idea behind Vote Centers, is to make it easier for voters to find

a location to cast their ballots on Election Day – wherever people live, work or play – rather than returning to an assigned precinct. Lubbock was the first in Texas to engage in the process during elections in 2006. After being commended by Austin legislators, counties across the state are now following Lubbock to implement their own Vote Centers. For more information, please visit www.

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PROMOTED SPC Mona Liza Castillo, was promoted to a Special Force Class this May, in Fort Knox, Kentucky. She has been in the reserves for two years, and serves on the local Funeral detail. She is the mother of three children, Cassandra, 18; Christopher 15; and Ambria, 7. She is the daughter of Joe & Toni Castillo, of Lubbock, TX. She may possibly be deployed to Afghanistan this fall. Congratulations! LATINO LUBBOCK SUPPORTS OUR TROOPS! West Texas Hometown Heroes - submit photos and updates from your sons and daughters in the military. Please include name, title, branch, deployments, station, hometown, spouse and children. If not married, name of parents. E-mail photos to , or mail them to our address at P.O. Box 6473 Lubbock,TX 79493. Deadline is the 21st of each month.


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Texas Tech Athletics presented Army Specialist Louis Flores and his family with their completed and furnished mortgage free home, which was featured in the 2012 Parade of Homes. Specialist Flores, a Plainview native, was deployed to Northern Iraq where he served as a medic. Having been involved in multiple IED explosions, Louis always ran to the aid of a fellow soldier or helped innocent civilians when a suicide bomber had just blown himself up in a public market. The trauma and explosions were causing Flores to slowly and silently go to a very dark place. Coming home proved difficult as well. He returned to Texas Tech to continue his studies only to find himself distracted and unable to make the grades. Having undergone screening for TBI (traumatic brain injury) and having tested positive for a moderate brain injury, Flores and his bride of 12 years began to understand how that injury contributed to his maladjustment and cognitive struggles. He credits his wife Olga for providing the strength and courage to pull both of them through the hard


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times. With the financial burden now lifted, Flores says, he can focus on getting better and spending time with his family. "It will give me more freedom and a lot less burden. It gives us times to work on each other and reconnect as a family. Just enjoying life a little more. I know with everything I have gone through it takes a big toll especially on my wife and son," Flores said. Through the ups and downs his

family will now be there for the road to recovery. Flores says he can't wait to move in. "The living room and the kitchen is where it's at for me. I love to cook and I love to have people over. It's just a warm open area of the house and it's very inviting," he said. The home was built and donated by local vendors and builders of the West Texas Home Builders Association in partnership with athletes and coaches from Texas Tech Athletics.

Marine embodies Lubbock compassion abroad

orporal C Joe Lara of Lubbock is

a United States Marine who is stationed at Bamako Mali in Africa, as a Marine Security Embassy Guard. He has been stationed in Africa for over a year. He has always loved helping people. He was active in the Youth Corp of Lubbock, where he had a chance to build his leadership skills, participate in volunteer projects including clean-ups, and helping to build a house. His father said that he comes from a military family, his uncles, and, his proud dad.

When he enlisted as an Administration marine, his father thought it was a great job for him, safe, and in an office. One day he called home and told his dad that he had changed his job duties and would no longer be stationed in California, he was being shipped overseas. When his dad inquired why he would be stationed overseas, he explained to him that he didn't volunteer to be in the Marines to sit behind a desk, he wanted to be next to his Marine brothers out in the field. Joe's father said that his son enjoys helping people everywhere he goes and just recently sent him pictures including he and a group of Marines assisting an orphanage by supplying food and clothes. When his unit assignment was in danger, he shared with his dad that he was concerned about the orphanage and their safety. “Wow,” he said, “Marines are not solely about war, we are about helping people in need.” L a s t month, when the country of Bamako, Mali went into uproar and

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the city government lost control, Joe said his group of marines stood their ground and kept peace in the United States Embassy. During that ordeal, His father asked him if he was scared of all the uproar in that country, to which the young Marine responded, “It’s my job dad. I can’t be scared because there are people here that rely on us to remain calm and collective." "I’m just very happy he will be coming home. Yes, the Marines will lose one of their best, but Lubbock will gain a future leader," added his dad proudly. Upon Joe's return, he will begin his education. He aspires to become a peace officer. More so, the young Marine is committed to bringing his service and helping people in the community of Lubbock.

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TTU LULAC wins Council of the Year, Young Adult Awards

n June 7-10, members of the O Texas Tech LULAC Council attended the 2012 LULAC State

Convention in San Marcos, Texas. Texas Tech LULAC was nominated by their district for the 2011-12 council of the year, and the young adult's council president, Alejandro Huerta, was nominated for Young Adult Man of the year. "We are happy to announce that TTU LULAC won council of the year in Texas and Alejandro Huerta also won Young Adult man of the year," said Robert Rodriguez, said LULAC Council #263 President. Huerta followed adding, "We are very excited to bring these awards back to Lubbock."

He added that the awards were meaningful to the council considering there were bigger councils in stronger districts that were as active as the TTU LULAC group. "To win these awards against those councils is rewarding. It shows the commitment that are young leaders have in the LULAC mission: civic engagement, higher education, and social advocacy. The TTU LULAC Council will now bid for national council of the year June 25th – June 30th at the 2012 LULAC National Convention and Exposition in Orlando, Florida. Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

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Principal Luis Cardenas Announces His Retirement


uis Cardenas announced his retirement effective at the end of this school year from McWhorter Elementary. He completed 38 years in education, all with the Lubbock Independent School District. Cardenas began his career in 1974 as a first grade teacher at Bozeman Elementary. After completing two years there, he moved to Guadalupe Elementary and taught there for three years. This was followed by seven years as a teacher at Stewart Elementary. He then went into administration and was assigned as the assistant principal at Bean Elementary in 1985. After two years at Bean, he was assigned to be the principal at Arnett Elementary of which he completed nine years. This was followed by three years as principal at Brown Elementary and finally 13 years as the

principal at McWhorter Elementary. "It was a difficult decision to make, but one that my family and myself thought was the right choice," he said. He said for the immediate future, he plans to rest and spend more time with his family, then possibly look at other opportunities. Cardenas said that he would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all his students and parents, especially those from the McWhorter community. "I was blessed with wonderful parents who gave me tremendous support and also gave me the opportunity to work with their children. I will miss each and every one of them. I would also like to thank our superintendent, Dr. Garza and her administrative staff for their support of myself and McWhorter Elementary,' he concluded. On behalf of the staff and readers of Latino Lubbock Magazine, we congratulate Mr. Cardenas for his commitment to education.

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Have you applied for new credit recently? If you have applied for too many new accounts recently, that may negatively affect your score. However, if you request a copy of your own credit report, or if creditors are monitoring your account or looking at credit reports to make prescreened credit offers, these inquiries about your credit history are not counted as applications for credit. How many and what types of credit accounts do you have? Many credit-scoring models consider the number and type of credit accounts you have. A mix of installment loans and credit cards may improve your score. However, too many finance company accounts or credit cards might hurt your score. 4. Learn the legal steps you must take to improve your credit report. The Federal Trade Commission’s “Building a Better Credit Report” has information on correcting errors in your report, tips on dealing with debt and avoiding scams--and more. 5. Beware of credit-repair scams. Sometimes doing it yourself is the best way to repair your credit. The Federal Trade Commission’s “Credit Repair: Self-Help May Be Best” explains how you can improve your creditworthiness and lists legitimate resources for low-cost or no-cost help.

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CLASES BASICAS DE COMPUTACION EN ESPAÑOL Generations online y son gratis. Estamos localicados en Life Run 4902 34th St. Para mas informacion llamen a Deana Rosser 806-687-9732. 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. 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.

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Business/Opportunity Updates NEW TAXPAYER SEMINAR sponsored by the Texas State Comptroller July 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, Suite 114. This seminar will answer questions about tax information for small businesses; the comptroller will tell you what is taxable and what is not. Call 745-1637 to reserve a seat; seating is limited.

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n the last article I discussed the O consequences with the Internal Revenue Service for not filing certain

JOB SEARCH SEMINAR July 11, 18, 25, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Workforce Solutions, 1218 14th St. No fee. Registration is requested. For information or registration, contact Myra McNeil at 765-5038, ext. 2131. SBA OPPORTUNITIES July 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, Suite 114. No fee. SBA and the SBDC will be discussing information on SBA loans, what a business owner should have before applying for a loan, what a banker is looking for in a loan and other programs and services available from the SBA. Seating is limited. Call Elaine at 7451637 to reserve a seat by noon July 24. LUBBOCK SCORE provides free counseling to individuals in starting a business. SCORE can help with your business plan to include market analysis and financial D & L projections. For more information please call (806) 472-7462, ext. 117, or visit us online a BUSINESS COUNSELING Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can discuss their business ventures and get expert advice from the SBDC staff and team of volunteers from the professional community. All information will be held in strict confidence. Counseling sessions can be arranged by calling the SBDC at (806) 745-1637. FREE PRACTICE EXAMS Study guides for tests Learn-a-Test, a database of practice examinations, is available at the Lubbock Public Library, 1306 Ninth St. Hundreds of practice examinations, including SAT, ACT and elementary, middle school and high school skills improvement tests, plus graduate entrance exams, are available. HELP FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND SMALL BUSINESSES The Lubbock Area Foundation Micro Business Program provides business education, guidance and access to business loans from $500 to $5000 for independent contractors and those starting or expanding a small business. For more info call 7628061 or visit the Lubbock Area Foundation’s website at

forms and penalties related for not filing such forms. This time I am going to briefly mention the types of nonprofits and how they can be formed. First, there nonprofits for charitable purposes, nonprofits that are religious in nature, and other nonprofits that are more for civic activities. All fall under the 501(c) code of the Internal Revenue Service. As an example, Religious, educational and charitable, fall under the 501(c) (3) code. Civic leagues, social welfare organizations, GARCIA has been the owner of and local associations, fall under the JAIME D. Business services since 1978. He of 80 screens, based on responses 501(c) (4) code. Social and recre- Associated earned a degree from Texas Tech. He specialational clubs, fall under the 5011(c) to questions aimed at determinizes in Accounting and Small Business consulting. Call (806) 744-1984 for more information. ing eligibility. Now, applicants (7) code. for disaster assistance can fill out a form on SBA’s secure website that looks exactly like the paper application, four pages for home loans, and three pages for business loans. Call (806) 792-1212 Homeowners, renters, businessemail:, or online at es and non-profits applying for disaster loans to cover losses to real estate and property, as well as economic injury, can access the form at https://disasterloan. There’s a “help” link at the top of each page, which directs users to a place where they can get questions anFirst in textile services worldwide swered. SBA’s Military Reservist Call us for Your Uniform and Linen Rental Service Economic Injury Disaster Loan application is also available at the Frank Garcia electronic loan application site. Sales Consultant - Hablo Español Entering data is as secure as 404 N. University Ave purchasing airline tickets online, Lubbock, TX 79415 since identity-proofing tools are T 806.762.8751 F 806.762.1371 used in the application. QuesC 806.548.2100 E tions about the electronic loan application can be directed to SBA’s Disaster Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955, or by e-mail at SBA makes low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses and non-profit organizations of all sizes. More information about the disaster assistance program is available at

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just got easier thanks to revisions made to its electronic loan application, significantly reducing the number of screens an applicant must read while filling out the form. “Our goal is to provide support for those rebuilding after a disaster, and we wanted to make the process more user-friendly,” said SBA Administrator Karen G. Mills. “Whether it’s a hurricane, tornado, earthquake or devastating flood, the SBA can step in to help communities get back on their feet by providing access to both home and business recovery disaster loans. To make the loan application process more streamlined and simplified, we have taken a different approach with the online applications. This improvement will make those first steps toward recovery more convenient.” The new online application is easier to read, and users will spend less time filling out the form. The original electronic loan application—launched in 2008— guided applicants through a series

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Wellness/ bienestar

Healthy Habits: Grilling the Healthy Way


Did you know that what you grill and how you grill it, may influence your cancer risk? Eating more than 18 ounces of red meat a week has been found to increase your risk of getting colorectal cancer. Processed meat such as hotdogs, cold cuts, bacon and ham are even worse, ANY AMOUNT increases your cancer risk. The American Institute of Cancer Research has come up with four strategies that can help reduce your cancer risk on the grill. 1. Focus on Fruits and Vegetables Choose plenty of colorful vegetables which are packed with phytochemicals; plants natural cancer fighting compounds. Vegetables such as corn on the cob, asparagus, mushrooms and zucchini taste great on the grill and can be grilled whole, or cut into chunks for a kabob. For a delicious dessert, cut fresh fruit such as pineapple into slices or peaches and bananas in half

and place on grill. Sprinkle with some cinnamon and serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt. 2. Marinate - Marinating the meat before you place it on the grill reduces the formation of cancer causing compounds. Marinate overnight or if you’re time crunched 30 minutes, it can still help. 3. Pre-cook - The less time meat is exposed to high temperatures the better, pre-cook it in the oven, stove-top or microwave, and finish cooking it on the grill. 4. Low flame - Cook your meat on a lower flame to prevent burning or charring, this will reduce the amount of carcinogens formed. If you trim the meat of excess fat it will reduce flareups and calories. And remember, grilling is not just about the food, but the time spent with your family and friends. Happy grilling! Visit for more nutrition and exercise info.

U.S. Teen Pregnancy Rate at Historic Low, Rates for Latino Teens Higher than Average he U.S. teen pregnancy rate has among all racial and ethnic groups, " T h e T plummeted 40% between 1990 2008 pregnancy rates for non- r a t e s and 2008 (the most recent data avail- Hispanic black (122 per 1,000 age have gone able) and is now at a historic low, according to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The teen pregnancy rate in 2008 now stands at 70 per 1,000 women age 15-19, down from its 1990 peak of 117 per 1,000. Other highlights from the report include: • Between 1990 and 2008, rates of teen pregnancy have declined by almost one-half among non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks, and by about one-third among Hispanic teens. • Although rates have declined

powerful summertime sun poses to skin; less attention, how-

l índice de embarazo en las E adolescentes en Estados Unidos cayó en picada en un 40% entre

1990 y 2008 (los datos más recientes disponibles), y actualmente marca los récords más bajos en la historia, según un nuevo informe publicado ever, is given to eyes. Be sure to give por el Centro Nacional de Estadístiyour peepers the care they deserve by not only donning a pair of appropriate sunglasses, but also scheduling a comprehensive eye examination at least once a year. Your doctor should check for cataracts, macular degeneration,

American Red Julio mes de la seguridad Cross has new App contra los rayos UV

a mayor parte de las personas L están conscientes de los peligros a los que expone a la piel el

poderoso sol de verano; sin embargo, se le presta menos atención a los ojos. Asegúrese de dar a sus ojos el cuidado que se merecen, no

sólo al ponerse un par de anteojos de sol adecuados, sino también al hacerse un examen integral de la vista, por lo menos, una vez al año. Su médico debe comprobar si tiene cataratas, degeneración macular y glaucoma.


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d o w n in all 50 states and among all racial/ ethnic groups. T h e steady de cl i ne s in teen pregnancy represent one of the nation's great success stories of the past two decades and the thanks go to teens themselves." Visit www.TheNationalCampaign. org for more information.

Índice de embarazo en las adolescentes marca récords más bajos, los de las latinas son más altos

July is UV Safety Month ost are well M aware of the danger the

15-19) and Hispanic teens (112 per 1,000 age 15-19) were two to three times higher than the rate for nonHispanic white teens (45 per 1,000 age 15-19). • Between 1990 and 2008 pregnancy rates declined for teens of all ages—the rate for those age 10-14 is the lowest ever reported; the rate for those 15-17 declined by almost half; and the rate for those 18-19 declined by about one-third. "The impressive declines in teen pregnancy have been both wide and deep," said Sarah Brown, CEO of The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.

he American Red Cross has T launched its official first aid app, putting free and simple lifesaving information right in the hands of smart phone users. This app is the first in a series to be created by the American Red Cross, the nation’s leader in first aid and emergency preparedness information. The Red Cross app also includes trusted Red Cross disaster preparedness information for a number of common situations. App features include: • Simple step-by-step instructions for everyday first aid scenarios; • Prioritized steps to take during an emergency, with 9-1-1 call button; • Sharable badges to be unlocked through interactive quizzes; • Videos and animations to make learning first aid fun and easy; • Safety and preparedness tips for a range of conditions including severe winter weather, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes; • Preloaded content that gives instant access to all safety information at any time. The app is free and available for iPhone and Android users. Find the app in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching for American Red Cross. Downloading the app is not a substitute for training. To learn more about American Red Cross first aid or register for a course, visit

cas de la Salud (NCHS) de los Centros para el Control y Prevención de Enfermedades. El índice de embarazo en las adolescentes en 2008 hoy marca un 70 por 1,000 mujeres entre las edades de 15-19, por debajo de su record máximo en 1990 de 117 por 1,000. Otros puntos importantes del informe incluyen: • Entre 1990 y 2008, los índices del embarazo en las adolescentes disminuyeron en casi la mitad entre las mujeres blancas no hispanas y negras no hispanas, y en cerca de un tercio entre las adolescentes hispanas. • A pesar de que los índices disminuyeron entre todos los grupos raciales y étnicos, los índices de embarazo en 2008 para las adolescentes negras no hispanas (122 por 1,000 edades 15-19) y las adolescentes hispanas (112 por 1,000 edades 15-19) fueron de dos a tres veces más altos que el índice para las adolescentes blancas no hispanas (45 por 1,000 edades 15-19).

• Los índices de embarazo entre 1990 y 2008 disminuyeron para las adolescentes de todas las edades, el índice para las edades de 10-14 es el más bajo reportado en la historia; el índice para las edades de 15-17 disminuyó en casi la mitad; y el índice para las edades de 18-19 disminuyó en cerca de un tercio. "Las bajas impresionantes en el índice de embarazo en las adolescentes son amplias y profundas", dijo Sarah Brown, directora ejecutiva de la Campaña Nacional para la Prevención del Embarazo en las Adolescentes y no Planificado. "Los índices disminuyeron en los 50 estados y entre todos los grupos raciales y étnicos. Las bajas constantes en el índice de embarazos en las adolescentes representan una de las historias de gran éxito de la nación en las últimas dos décadas y el agradecimiento va a las adolescentes mismas". Para más información visite, www.

¡Vive tu Vida! Get up get moving!


Parents are Key to Getting Kids off the Couch ith the start of summer, some volved W school children find them- n u t r i selves with potentially dangerous tion ed-

Noticias de salud/ Health News COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES VERSUS SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATES Covenant Health will host the next Diabetes Support Group meeting on Monday, July 9 at 6 p.m. at the Knipling Education Conference Center, located on the sixth floor of the west parking garage at the corner of 21st Street and Louisville Avenue. The support group is for anyone who is learning to live with diabetes. For more information about this support group call 806.725.0358. IMMUNIZATIONS The City of Lubbock Health Department will offer state-supplied childhood immunizations for children aged 2 months – 18 years at the Maggie Trejo Community Center, on July 10th from 2-6 pm. The center is located at 3200 Amherst Street. The cost for children’s vaccine will be $10 for one immunization and $15 for two or more immunizations. Fully insured children are not eligible for state-supplied vaccine. A COMPLETE SHOT RECORD MUST BE PRESENTED BEFORE IMMUNIZATIONS ARE GIVEN. IF A SHOT RECORD IS NOT PRESENTED, IMMUNIZATIONS WILL NOT BE GIVEN. DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT by Primer Paso Promotor(a) Program by Community Health Center of Lubbock, is offering Classes at the Arnett-Benson Medical Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd. Every Tuesday, beginning July 10th, 2012 - August 28th, 2012, from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration is required. Please contact Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009. NUTRITION CLASSES by Community Health Center of Lubbock will be held at the ArnettBenson Medical & Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd., every Tuesday, beginning July 10th August 28th, 2012. Registration is required. Please contact Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009. IMMUNIZATIONS The City of Lubbock Health Department will offer state-supplied childhood immunizations for children ages 2 months – 18 years at the South Plains Mall on Tuesday, July 24th from 10 am to 4 pm in the mall area between JC Penney and The Pretzel Maker. The South Plains Mall is located at Loop 289 and Slide Road. The costs for the immunizations are $10 for one vaccine and $15 for two or more vaccines. Fully insured children are not eligible for state supplied vaccine. A COMPLETE SHOT RECORD IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME IMMUNIZATIONS ARE REQUESTED. IMMUNIZATIONS WILL NOT BE GIVEN IF A SHOT RECORD IS NOT PRESENTED. COMMUNITY OUTREACH WELLNESS STEP UP TO HEALTHY KIDS HEALTH FAIR Saturday July 28, 2012 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Arnett-Benson Medical & Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd. This event will focus on prevention and impact childhood obesity Exhibitors will provide Nutrition, Physical Activity, Child Safety, Dental education and information and much more. For more information contact Yvonne 7652611 ext 1009 FREE DOCTORS CLINIC The Family Church at 34th Street and Boston Avenue holds a free doctors clinic at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Three to four doctors volunteer their time each week and can see up to 20 patients. The clinic also includes free vouchers for prescriptions. For information, call 799-4329. 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.

July 2012


Skin-Deep Advice

ummertime and the living’s not easy for your skin. The body’s largest organ must stay tough enough at this time of year to protect against dehydration, weather, and insects, yet soft enough to caress. Even more important is protecting against skin cancer. While fairer skin is most likely to suffer sunburns associated with melanoma, a potentially deadly skin cancer, ultraviolet (UV) rays may also affect darker skin even without sunburn, according to the American Cancer Society. While they have a lower incidence of skin cancer, Hispanics and African Americans have higher death rates from the disease, often because the cancers are found at later stages, says the National Cancer Institute. Here are ways to care for your skin. Make sure to wear sunscreen in

uncovered areas. For swimming and activities that make you sweat, SPF 30 to 45 is considered adequate. Antibiotics, antihistamines, and antidepressants may increase skin sensitivity to the sun. Resulting irregular pigmentation, more common with darker skin, can be treated with prescription fade creams. Seawater, wind, and chemicals in pools can be rough on skin. After exposure, start with a shower and then apply moisturizer. Baby oil is a simple and economical moisturizer. Harvard researchers say the antioxidant lutein, found in dark-green leafy vegetables, can protect skin. Green tea extract applied topically seems to prevent UV-induced skin inflammation. With a little extra attention, your skin will keep you covered—not only in the summer but all year long.

tente para protegerse contra la deshidratación, el tiempo y los insectos. A la vez, debe mantenerse suave para ser agradable al tacto. Lo más importante es proteger la piel contra el cáncer. Según la Sociedad Americana del Cáncer, aunque las personas de piel más clara son más propensas a padecer de quemaduras de sol relacionadas con el melanoma —un cáncer potencialmente mortal—, los rayos ultravioletas (UV) también pueden afectar a las personas de piel más oscura sin causar quemaduras. Y si bien la incidencia de cáncer de piel entre los hispanos y afroamericanos es más baja, la tasa de mortalidad es, a menudo, más alta porque se detecta en estado más avanzado, según el Instituto Nacional del Cáncer. He aquí algunos consejos para que su laboriosa piel reciba la atención especial que merece. Vístase bien. Con los avances de la tecnología, el tejido de algunas prendas de vestir está hecho para ofrecer protección contra los rayos solares, además de

das. Utilice factores SPF mayores (entre 30 y 45 es adecuado) si cree que va a sudar o si nadará. Tenga presente que algunos medicamentos como, por ejemplo, los antibióticos, antihistamínicos y antidepresivos pueden incrementar la sensibilidad de la piel al sol. Las piscinas, el agua de mar y el viento pueden afectar la piel. Hidrátela después de exponerse a estos factores. Comience con una ducha. Posteriormente, aplique una crema hidratante. Coma, beba y sea feliz. Investigadores de Harvard afirman que la luteína, antioxidante presente en los vegetales de hojas verde oscuro, puede ayudar a proteger la piel. Y parece que el extracto de té verde evita la inflamación de la piel asociada con los rayos ultravioletas, cuando se aplica localmente, destacan los investigadores. Con un poco más de atención, su piel lo protegerá no sólo durante el verano, sino todo el año.

Consejos que se hacen piel l verano y el sol dañan la piel. servir como repelente de insectos. E El órgano más grande del cuer- Use cremas de protección solar en po debe ser lo suficientemente resis- las áreas no cubiertas por las pren-

conditions, such as “brain drain.” More, however, will suffer in silence with a classic case of “couch potato.” Zhen Cong, an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Texas Tech University says this behavior, without intervention, can be habit forming. “We found that family support is very important for reducing children’s sedentary behaviors,” Cong said. “Parents need to make this a priority and encourage their children to be more physically active.” Her new study, published recently in the American Journal of Health Promotion, cites examples of sedentariness including watching television, playing video games and surfing the Internet. These behaviors are collectively known as screen time. Researchers followed 418 parentchild pairings for two years, and found this sedentary effect especially prevalent in Hispanic families, whose children are more likely to be sedentary than non-Hispanics. The children, ranging in age from 5 to 9, also were especially vulnerable to obesity. “This may be because the Hispanic culture typically has a higher fat intake,” Cong said. “Children also imitate what they see. If the parents are sedentary, their children will be too.” The findings are the result of a 2007 study done in collaboration with several co-investigators at Texas Tech and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, called Transfomacion Para Salud (Change for Health). The research in-

ucation, encoura g e ment for exercise a n d family participation. Parents were surveyed to determine how much support for active living they provided their children. Cong found that children with stronger parental support had lower levels of sedentary behavior. “Support comes in the form of providing transportation to an activity, or maybe enlisting the child’s help with yard work,” Cong said. The study also observed gender differences. Researchers found that girls had fewer sedentary behaviors to start out with, but boys were most likely to respond to their parents’ encouragement. Cong said sociodemographic factors can also play a significant role. Low education, employment and income levels among parents are linked to a greater risk of sedentary behavior, perhaps because limited finances lead to fewer opportunities for physical programs, sports or gym memberships. “The bottom line is that it is important to involve families in intervention programs to effectively reduce children’s sedentary behaviors,” Cong said. “This is especially true during summer break.”

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Education/ Educación

Doubling Student Loan Interest Rates Could Hurt Latinos uition continues to rise at many the November election. T public universities across the “We wanted to make sure that the Latino perspecnation.

Now, barring C o n g r e s s io n a l intervention, student loan interest rates will double on July 1st from 3.4 to 6.8 percent. The change affects subsidized Stafford student loans. Across the nation student leaders and administrators are banning together to call for a bipartisan bill to keep interest rates low. “We are urging Senators Nelson and Rubio to act to extend the low interest rate on federal student loans on behalf of all students,” Christine Lindstrom said, Florida PIRG Higher Education Program Director. The groups are focusing on Latinos, which Lindstrom said have been hit particularly hard by the economic downturn. She said that roughly 63,000 Latino students in Florida alone will see their loan amount increase by over $900 on average, which would total an additional $62-million in loan debt. Why the focus on Latinos? Lindstrom says there is a great interest in which way the Latino vote will go in

tive on issues in student aid was being put forth loudly and clearly,” she said. “The reality is that more Hispanic Americans in Florida need access to post secondary education,” said Vallejo. “And loans are not part of the culture. So increasing interest rates will scare them away.” Higher rates are especially worrisome since student loans follow the borrowers for life. They cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. In addition to Florida’s unemployment rate, which is higher than the national average, Vallejo said, “Loans discourage students from choosing education and nonprofit fields as careers [out of] fear that low salaries will not allow them to pay back the loans.” FPIRG says a deal to keep interest rates low is being crafted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, but several deals in recent weeks have fallen through. Congress has less than a week to act.

OPTIMIST CLUB OF LUBBOCK: Awards Scholarships: Optimist Lt. Governor Sipriano Gutierrez, (Center) presented a total of $2,000 in scholarships to (L-R) Eric Alvarez, Jennifer Sanchez, Nichole Gonzalez, and David Rosales. The Scholarship Recipients are enrolled in local and regional colleges.

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Miranda Gomez: Becoming A Medical Doctor - Part 2


ver since she E was a little girl Miranda Go-

mez wanted to be a doctor. And because she had the support of many family members it was inevitable that this dream would become reality. While many of her family members inspired her, her teachers provided her with many tools to get her on the education track. She always had great teachers, who inspired her. One teacher in particular was Ms. McMillan who taught her during the second, third, and fourth grades at Wolforth Elementary. One day her teacher told her grandmother Grace Gomez, "Ms. Gomez I think Miranda wants to take over my job," said Ms. McMillan playfully. She said that Miranda was bright and often assisted the other students to also do well. Miranda said that having Ms. McMillan as a teacher for three years was a plus. "She knew me, and knew how to teach me," she said. When Miranda attended Lubbock High School, she became more certain of what she wanted to do. She was in the LEAP program, led by Kay Moore, who informed her about the Undergraduate Medical School Initiative. "This program helps you prepare for college, and gave me that extra confidence that I needed to consider the medical field." This program she said helped her study better, and helped her with her college entry scores, like the ACT. When she graduated, she did so in the top 10 percent of her class, and, she took the SAT three times before

doing well. "One bit of advice that I can give is to go to your high school counselor, and make them aware of who you are, and what you want to do." She said that parents and grandparents should be proactive, and the student more so. Upon completing her bachelor's degree, she applied to medical school out of 2000 applicants , only 140 were accepted, including her. She decided to specialize as an Obgyn, as a primary care physician, which allows her to continually care for patients. During her third year of medical school she found that she enjoyed working in women's health care, working in an in and outpatient setting. "I've had the opportunity to deliver babies, and there's nothing quite like it. There's no words to describe bringing new life into the world," she said. She will now begin her residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas, TX. She will work under the supervision of an attendee, offering general patient care in office, and in general surgical skills. "That's where I learn to be a doctor in the field of my choice." Upon completion, Miranda aspires to pursue a fellowship, and hopefully return and practice in Lubbock. She concluded by thanking her family and friends for their love and support. "It's been amazing, it's been hard, and thank you for believing in me." Editor's Note: Miranda may be the first Hispanic from the Arnett Benson neigborhood to become a medical doctor. For that we are proud of her.

My College Experience: "Summer School"


hile thousands of students flock home or jump in the car with their parents for vacation, many more like yours truly stay in Lubbock to attend summer school. When I was in primary NICHOLAS school, summer MUÑIZ school was only discussed with the children who decided that not doing their homework sounded like a good idea or with those who decided that they wanted to relax during the semester. While I didn’t fall under either of these categories fast forward ten years and it’s probably the smartest thing I’ve ever done. The course work is a little fast paced and the days just seem to

fly by, but all in all, summer school is by far one of the easiest semesters in your collegiate career. To me, summer school is a chance to stay on track or speed up the degree plan, and while it may sound that I am giving up a precious summer, the feeling of knowing that I am that much closer to finishing up my degree is a much more satisfying feeling. That along with an improved grade point average in the fall doesn’t really sound that bad either. If you’re off during the summer, find ways to occupy your time. Read a book, go out and exercise, or take a skill class in something you’ve always wanted to try. Just find some ways to keep your mind active so you’re not left in the dust in the fall.

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

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1 Guidance Counselor - Your first stop in looking for college scholarships should be your High School's Guidance Counselor. They have access to a lot of scholarship information, especially for local schools. 2 Your Local Library - Most libraries have several college scholarship guides. Some can be checked out and some are in the Reference section. 3 Internet Search - The internet is great because it can help you narrow down the large number of available scholarships. Start by searching "postmarked by May 1, 2009" +scholarship (or whatever date you wish). This is the date that applications must be submitted. 4 - 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. It also lists scholarships by closing date. When you sign up, you can get email updates when new scholarshoips become available. A good resource. And it's free. 5 - Search "scholarships" under the Books section and you will get a long list of scholarship guides. 6 Clubs, Groups, Churches - Local businesses, groups or clubs often give college scholarship money to local students.

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Latino Lubbock Congratulates Class of 2012! Youth Opportunities STONEGATE JUNIOR GOLF CAMP July 9-11 for ages 6 to 10; and July 16-18 for ages 11 to 13. Learn proper mechanics, putting and chipping, pitch shots, rules and etiquette and more! Lunch and gift pack included. $150 per child. Call (806)748-1448. MATH ‘BOOT CAMP’ In an effort to assist students who have not performed well on the mathematics portion of the Accuplacer Test, SPC will offer a fourday Boot Camp July 9-12. The camp costs $140, and covers the workbook, lunch and Accuplacer retest. Enrollment is limited to 30 students. The deadline to sign up is July 2 (Monday). For more info contact Dr. Harris-Plant, at (806) 716-2665. SPY CAMP -Fingerprint fun, Crafts, LPD, Treasure hunt, and more. 2 PM T Groves Branch Library (5520 19th Street) Free 7/10 2 PM M Mahon Library (1306 9th Street) Free 7/9 2 PM W Patterson Branch Library (1836 Parkway Drive) Free 7/11 MYSTERY EXPRESS -I spy game with model railroad trains provided by the Lubbock Model Railroad Association. Library hours SuMTWThFSa Mahon (1306 9th Street) Free 7/15-7/21 MOM AND ME LADY BUG TEA PARTY Sunday, July 15th from 3:00-4:30 pm, at the Girl Scout Office – 2567 74th Street, Lubbock. COMIC BOOK BOOT CAMP -Learn how to make your own comic book. (1 hr) 2 PM Monday Patterson Branch Library (1836 Parkway Drive) Free July 16th. LADY BUG CLUB, continued… Come join us for the continuation of the Lady Bug Club Monday, July 23rd – Tuesday, July 24th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, at the Girl Scout Office – 2567 74th Street, Lubbock. TEEN SUMMER READING: INTO THE UNKNOWN-Reading program with weekly events for teens going into grades 6 to 12. (ALL LIBRARIES) Free.

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Cruisin' to Creativity

he Waters Elementary DestinaT tion Imagination Team earned a spot to the Destination Imagina-

tion Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee, after placing 3rd at the DI Global Finals Tournament. The team consists of Madison Duran, Erica Olivarez, Ashtyn Martin, Emmy Gregory, Boston Britt, Hallie Davis. and Morgan Thompson. Their DI Team Managers are Renee Kenimer and Donna Yates. "The DI girls worked extremely hard to prepare for the Global Tournament and it certainly paid off," said Linda Landin, Assistant Principal. They competed in the Project Outreach: The World Canvas category, where they used creative problem solving, project management, analytical thinking, and teamwork skills to identify, select and address one real community need. The Waters DI team selected the Haven Animal Care Shelter, where they volunteered and raised money

July 2012

and donated supplies to help the neglected, abandoned, abused, sick and homeless animals at the Haven. "The Waters community is extremely proud of these extra ordinary and creative seven young ladies," she added. Destination ImagiNation (DI) is an educational program in which student teams solve open-ended Challenges and present their solutions at Tournaments. Teams are tested to think on their feet, work together and devise original solutions that satisfy the requirements of the Challenges. Participants gain more than just basic knowledge and skills— they learn to unleash their imagina- SCOUTS HONOR: St John Newman Boy Scout troop helped out at the Jamaica and tions and take unique approaches to were ready to volunteer the day away. They are # 159 Scout Unit. problem solving. It is a program that builds participants' creativity, teamwork and problem solving in enjoyable and meaningful ways. For more information visit www. http://www. Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

“¡Sí Se Puede!” It can be d ne!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Aaron Chavira He turned 5 on June 11th. Hope you had a great birthday! From, Christy

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.

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KIDS CAFE A hot nutritious meal is served daily. Ages: 18 and under. Sponsored by the South Plains Food bank. 3:30 pm, M-F Rawlings at 213 40th. Free, Weekly.

MUNICIPAL POOLS OPEN Hours of operation are Tuesdays through Sundays 1-6 p.m. Entrance fees are $2 for youth (17 and under) and $2.50 for adults. Four locations at: Clapp Pool, 46th & Avenue U, 767-2736; Mae Simmons Pool, 24th & MLK, 767-2732; Maxey Pool, 4007 30th Street, 767-3739; Montelongo Pool, 3200 Bates Street, 767-2734.

Nic Flores

DePauw University Depaul University, Premier High School Valedictorian Greencastle, IN Chicago II. Parents: David & Susan Rivera Parent: Yolanda Flores Plans to major in International Plans to work on his PhD at Ohio Bachelor of Arts Digital Cinema Parents: Mario & Norma Ybarra Business. State University in August, 2012.

LEADERS IN ACTION: The first year of the Y*Corps (formerly Youth Corps) residential camp under the YWCA’s leadership offered a different slant to the same outstanding programming. Following the 40 assets model of focusing on the positive, the staff emphasized growth, discipline, and structure while motivating, empowering, and encouraging campers. The annual “Leaders in Action” camp celebrated the their amazing accomplishments on July 1. The 28 youth ages 13-17 took full advantage of dozens of opportunities to develop their leadership potential, expand their horizons, develop trust, and experience the joys of volunteerism. Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

Summer Lunch Programs for Kids

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Martinez Niños Lilliana Martinez will turn 1 on July 1st, and her big brother Diego Martinez, will turn 3 on July 10th! Happy Birthday! Love, Mom & Dad

• THE YWCA- Free meal programs at 32nd and Flint, and 62nd and Elgin. Breakfast 8 -9 am; lunch 11:30 am-1 pm, and 12 -1 pm; afternoon snack 3 -4 pm. Call (806) 792-2723 for more info.

This summer keep your brain healthy and read, read, read! ¡Léa, léa, léa! Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

• LUBBOCK BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. Free if you live in 79415 district. Call (806) 792-2880 for more info.

• SOUTH PLAINS FOOD BANKKids Café: To find a location near you, call 763-3032 or visit www. • CITY OF LUBBOCK PARKS AND REC will have summer camps involved with Kids Café. Call (806) 775-2687 for more info.

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Little League Congratulations on a Great Baseball Season!

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Anniversary/Wedding Announcements

Anniversary Ramon & Rosa Martinez, 52nd as of July 4th, 1960

Anniversary Andrea & Nazario Vidaurre, 50th as of July 5th 1962

Anniversary Raymond & Mary Singleterry, 48th as of July 25th

Anniversary Raymond & Emma Sanchez, 46th as of July 30, 1966

Anniversary Tony and Earlene Bustillos 40th as of June 29,1972

Anniversary Janie & Ramon Montelongo 40th as of July 1, 1972

Anniversary Mary Isabel Chavela & Juan Hernandez 40th as of July 27, 1972

Anniversary Emilio & Eloisa Abeyta 36th as of July 10

Anniversary Jesse and Irma Garcia, 36th as of July 10th

Anniversary Joe & Sylvia Leos, 28th as of July 7th

Anniversary Mike & Rosemary Hernandez Jr. 10th as of July 13th 2002

Anniversary Ruben & Antonia Escobar 19th as of July 10, 1993

Anniversary Sammy & Brenda De Lara, 14th as of July 4, 1998

Anniversary Carlos Jr. & Jennifer Chavira 10th as of July 20, 2002

Anniversary Rey & Michelle Inguanza 4th as of July 12, 2008

Anniversary Vidal & Sara Perez 4th as of July 18, 2008

Anniversary Dean & Maria Kopel, 2nd as of July 17,2010

Anniversary Lionel and Andrea Aguilar 1st as of July 16, 2011

¡F e lic id ad es!

Anniversary photos may be mailed or delivered by the 21st of each month. Please submit photo, name, number of years, and wedding date. Email photo (no cell photos) to, or bring by 2701 Boston (Corner of 27th & Boston).

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Engaged Quinones & Posada Jennifer Quinones and Juan Posada are engaged to be married, Saturday, August 4th, at St. Joseph's Church in Lubbock. Father Martin Pina will officiate the ceremony.

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Home/casa Noticas para los ancianos JULY 4th CELEBRATION PICNIC Bring a picnic side dish, and we'll provide the main course. A great combination of an outdoor gathering with your friends. July 27, 6 pm at Rawlings, 213 40th. Free.

Summer Care Tips For Your Pets

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 lowummer is a time for both you and income persons with utility assistance and repair your pet to enjoy the sunshine of heating /cooling units. To see if you qualify call Neighborhood House at 741-0459 or for the Co- and outdoors, but along with the fun, pay program call Catholic Charities at 765-8475, the season also offers up situations that can endanger your pet. By takcertain criteria must be met.


THURSDAY NIGHT DANCE SOCIAL Join us on Thursday nights for fun and fellowship for ages 40+. Music provided by a live band. The dance is held weekly at 6 p.m., at the Lubbock Senior Center. Cost is $5. MONTHLY SENIOR DANCES Come dance to a variety of music offered by live musicians, DJ's or CD's. Let's keep our seniors active in the community! The dances will be held on 7/20, 8/17. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., at the Trejo Community Center, 3200 Amherst. Cost is $3. MENTAL AEROBICS Get together with other seniors for an afternoon of mental stimulation. Weekly at 1:30 p.m. at the LSC. This event is free. Weekly.

ing precautions, you can decrease the chance that disaster will happen. The Human Society of the United States (HSUS) offers these tips for pet owners to keep their furry friends safe this summer. In nice weather you may be tempted to take your pet with you in the car while you travel or do errands. But during warm weather, the inside of your car can reach 120° in a matter of minutes, even if you’re parked in the shade. This can mean real trouble for your companion animals left in the

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! 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. ELDERLY AND DISABLED UTILITY ASSISTANCE If you are in need of assistance with your propane, gas or electric bill, and you are 60 years of age or older, please contact Neighborhood House at 741-0459 to see if you qualify for assistance. If you are disabled receiving SSDI or SSI and you are age 59 and under, please contact LIFE/RUN Centers at 795-5433 to see if you qualify. July 2012

by mosquitoes, can be fatal in both dogs and cats. Pets and pools can equal disaster. Prevent free access to pools and always supervise a pet in a pool. Provide plenty of water and shade for your pets while they’re enjoying the great outdoors so they can stay cool. Another summertime threat is fleas and ticks. Use only flea and tick treatments recommended by your veterinarian. Some over-the-counter flea and tick products can be toxic, even when used according to instructions. Pets can get sunburned too, and your pet may require sunscreen on his or her nose and ear tips. Pets with lightcolored noses or light-colored fur on their ears are particularly vulnerable to sunburn and skin cancer. Don’t take your pets to crowded summer events such as concerts or fairs. The loud noises and crowds, combined with the heat, can be stressful and dangerous for pets. For your pet’s well being, leave her at home. Be especially aware of these threats during holidays, such as the Fourth of July.

Cuidando a su compañia animal quí hay sombra para los animales. Se debe damente si la información se encuenAalgunas proporcionar “sombra abierta” (un tra disponible. Para prevenir lesiones recomenda- área sombreada con ventilación de accidentales o muerte, su gato debe

ciones para darle a su LUNCHES FOR SENIORS Join animal el us Monday-Friday at 12 Noon at one of cuidado que our five city senior centers! 60 & Over necesita y – $2 Donation/Under 60 – $5 Required Cost. Transportation available to seniors merece. 60 and over for $2 donation per round- ALIMENTO: El alimento debe ser trip from your home! Available at all 5 nutritivo, saludable y apto para el cuisenior centers! For information, call 767- dado de los animales. 2710. AGUA: Los animales necesitan constantemente agua limpia para beCUMBIA-CIZE Low impact aerobics ber. Especialmente en W-est Texas, with a Mexican flair. Get in shape danc- ya que tenemos un clima muy seco. ing the Cumbia! (1 hr) 6:30 PM T Lub- SOMBRA: Los animales necesitan bock Senior Center Free Weekly. sombra para protegerse durante la OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpre- época de calor. Además de las leyes dictable weather of high winds and estatales que se refieren al maltrato too hot temperatures. Use our fitness de los animales, muchos condados equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes y ciudades tienen leyes adicionales and more! M-F at the Trejo Center, and y mucho mas especificas, que se refieren a proporcionar un lugar con the Lubbock Senior Center. “GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN” call or visit the Parenting Cottage, 3818 50th St. 795-7552.

car. Dogs and cats can’t perspire and can only dispel heat by panting and through the pads of their feet. Pets who are left in hot cars even briefly can suffer from heat exhaustion, heat stroke, brain damage, and can even die. Summer is often a time when people fertilize their lawns and work in their gardens. But beware: Plant food, fertilizer, and insecticides can be fatal if your pet ingests them. In addition, more than 700 plants can produce physiologically active or toxic substances in sufficient amounts to cause harmful effects in animals. With people and dogs spending more time outside, dog bites are likely to increase in the summer months. Spaying or neutering your dog reduces the likelihood that he will bite and provides many other health benefits. Make sure your pet is always wearing a collar and identification tag. If you are separated from your pet, an ID tag may very well be his or her ticket home. Check with your veterinarian to see if your pets should be taking heartworm prevention medication. Heartworm disease, which is transmitted

aire libre). Una casa de perros no es tener una identificación en un collar lo mismo que “sombra abierta” ya que se pueda abrir fácilmente. que durante un día caluroso se puede Recuerde: los animales a nuestro cuidado, dependen de nosotros para transformar en un verdadero horno. VACUNAS: Las leyes estatales re- sobrevivir y para su felicidad. quieren que su gato o perro reciba la vacuna contra la rabia, una vez al año. Su animal debe recibir cuidado regular de un veterinario para prevenir o tratar enfermedades o lesiones. Siga las recomendaciones del veterinario en lo que se relacionada al cuidado preventivo, incluyendo las vacunas para prevenir enfermedades. IDENTIFIACIÓN: Mantenga una identificación con su perro. Esta identificación deberá contener el nombre del Services Offered: animal, su teléfono y su SKILLED NURSING dirección. Si su perro se pierde o lo recoge el con- HOME CARE AIDE trol de animales, Ud. lo puede recuperar más rápi- PHYSICAL THERAPY

National Night Out August 7th

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Neighborhood Association (LUNA), announced that National Night Out will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrating its 29th year, National Night Out was created to get citizens involved in “Giving Crime and Drugs A Going Away Party.” Throughout Lubbock residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. Neighborhood associations will be hosting a variety of special events such as block parties, cookouts, carnivals, ice cream socials, and visits from our local Police and Fire Departments. The benefits derived from National Night Out continue to benefit the community well beyond that one night. It heightens crime and drug prevention awareness; generates support for, and participation in local anticrime programs; strengthens neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and sends a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. To learn more about National Night Out, or to begin a neighborhood association, contact LUNA at 749-5862.


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Sabor Hispano

Pete's Barrio Memoir: Tr a b a j a n d o e n L a L i m p i a

ow! I can remember that we W always looked forward to the end of the school year. We enjoyed a

CELEBRATING SIX GENERATIONS: Six generations of family came together recently at Nolan County Coliseum, in Sweetwater, Texas, on Saturday, June 9, 2012. Photos were taken during the wedding reception of John (Gregoria's grandson) and Cecilia Lopez. Pictured are: Gregoria Cortez Lopez, born May 9, 1917 (pictured on the bottom left corner); Julia Hernandez, born February 16, 1937 (pictured on the bottom right corner); Celia Martinez, born May 8, 1956 (pictured on the top right corner); Rosemary Valero, born April 15, 1973 (pictured on the top left corner); Tito Torres, born August 30, 1992 (pictured on the top middle); and Ilyana Torres, born February 16, 2012 (pictured on the bottom left corner). (Photo by Alma Lopez, daughter-in-law of Gregoria Lopez)


put it belly up it would rain. I don't know how many times we tried this and it never worked. We would look forward to Saturday because on that day the money we earned we got to keep for ourselves. Now, I look back and think that this is how I learned my work ethic, and, I thank all the people that taught me how to work for a living.

camaliones se quedaban dormidos. Luego se hiba mas despacio hasta que lo alcansabamos. Cuando menos esperabamos, nos decia, “Pesquenlo” y nos abentaba el camalion; y la griteria de nosotros era todo lo que se poia hoir. Tambien era el tiempo del riego! A cambiar agua cada 8 horas, dia y noche. En esos dias nada era automatico, nomas humanos. Pero nosotros eramos a lo menos cino y podiamos

levantar los cinco “sprinklers” de un golpe. A mi me gustaba mas cuando cambiamos tubos porque si era posible nos metiamos en los diches de agua, cerca de la compuerta. Esos dias lla pasaron y la juventud de hoy en dia nunca viviran esas esperancias.

En Aquellos Dias….

ulio no era mi mez favorito. Claro que lla no estabamos en la escuela, pero era el tiempo cuando ibamos a la “limpia”. Nos levantabamos muy temprano para llegar a la labor para las 6:30 o las 7:00 de la mañana y poniamos 10 horas cada dia. Mi mama era la mayordoma y teniamos la rienda muy cortita. Para pasar el dia mas pronto, mi hermano siempre pensaba de maneras en que nos podia asustar. El se adelantaba en el surco cuando tenia una buena idea. Una manera era pescar camaliones y les sobaba la pansita y los


mi casita

Under New Ownership La propiedad a cambiado a nuevos dueños!

Offering you or your loved one: New Admits Receive one of the following: • A free bus pass • Up to $300 in free gas cards • A free 32" TV for the resident's room Come in and meet with Michelle Chavez in person for details. This is a limited time offer.

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• Short term rehabilitation-Rehab to Home • Specializing in skin and wound care • Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

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

Ofreciendo a usted y a su ser querido: • Una rehabilitación satisfactoria de corto tiempo • Se especializa en heridas profundas y en el cuidado de la piel • Rehabilitación física, ocupacional, y

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Editor's Note: Rosario Montez Smith grew up en un rancho, and enjoys sharing her memories of living in rural West Texas.

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PUTTING A FACE ON SERVICE: The Volunteer Firefighters of Idalou helped at the St. Phillips Jamaica. The volunteers agreed that fire fighting is a very rewarding and valuable way to serve the community. They said it takes dedication and many hours of training to become a firefighter.

couple of weeks just goofing off, and going swimming at Mackenzie Park swimming pool. If I remember right it only cost us a quarter to go swimming. If we could not go there we would walk to the Boys Club on 20th and Avenue K (where the flea market is now) for a day of playing pool and games, or swimming in that pool. Then came the day when the truckers would start looking for hands to go to the "limpia", which was chopping weeds in the cotton fields. There were several truckers that would pick you up and take you to work in the cotton fields. We would get paid .35 cents an hour, and we would work for

10 hours in the hot sun. I remember Mom waking us up at 5:30 a.m. so that we could be ready to be picked up by 6 a.m. She would pack us a lunch of pan y bologna, or maybe some tortillas with beans and eggs. Right before lunch, the truckero would go purchase cold drinks for lunch. I remember looking for some kind of shade just to rest for 30 minutes before we went back to work. There were times that we wished it would rain so that we did not have to go out to the fields. There was a belief that if you killed a snake and

Los nuevos residentes recibiran uno de estos tres opciones: • Un pasajue de autobus • Tarjeta de gasolina hasta $300. • Una Television de 32" para el cuarto de el residente. Si tiene alguna pregunta pide informacion con Michelle Chavez. Promocion limitada!

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Founding in Lubbock isters of S Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc.

gather in Lubbock June 22 – 24 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the sorority’s founding. More than 230 sisters, including the sorority’s MAJOR GENERAL four founding SALINAS members, were present for the celebration being held in conjunction with the Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc. 21st Annual Conference. This year’s theme, “Honor-

ing the Past, Celebrating the Present, Empowering the Future,” honored the sorority’s silver anniversary. "We are looking forward to hearing all of the wonderful stories of how KDChi sisters have impacted their communities," Irene Montoya Robinson, a founder of Kappa Delta Chi, said. The conference featured speaker Major General Angela Salinas, the first Hispanic woman to become a Marine Corps Brig. Gen. in the United States Marine Corps. Salinas is currently the director of Manpower Management Division, Manpower and Reserve Affairs at the Marine Corps Headquarters. She also is the

first woman to command the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, Calif. The conference included workshops for undergraduates. Presentations focused on addressing financial literacy, conflict resolution, skillbuilding, graduate school preparation and work-life balance. Alumnae and professional members attended separate workshops addressing health and wellness issues for women, legal is- LEAVING A LEGACY: The Founders of Kappa Delta - Chi Cynthia Garza-Fleitman, sues and best ways to serve the orga- Nellie Flores-Ledesma, Irene Montoya and Melissa Montoya, started the group in 1987 nization following graduation. The while attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. sisters also participated in a group community service project.

fairs, parent workshop presentations, student panel discussions and recruitment trips. Texas Tech was chosen out of 37 other HSF chapters throughout the nation to receive the recognition. The HSF is supported and funded by Texas Tech’s Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center.

In 2008, the Texas Tech HSF chapter was implemented to help the increasing Latino student population on campus, many of whom are first-generation college students, succeed and earn a college degree. For more information about the Texas Tech HSF chapter, call the Cross-Cultural Academic Advancement Center at (806) 742- SISTERHOOD FOREVER: Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc. is the strongest network of leaders in the country and is a sisterhood based on serving the Latino community. 8681.

TTU’s Hispanic Scholarship Fund Receives Chapter of the Year Award

exas Tech University’s HisT panic Scholarship Fund (HSF) chapter was recently selected as the first HSF Scholar Chapter of the Year. The Texas Tech chapter was chosen for its continued outreach initiatives undertaken throughout the year, including college and career

Workshop for law enforcement students

outh Plains College is offering S a workshop on resume writing and networking for students enrolled in the Law Enforcement Program. The SPC Police Academy Career Workshop is slated for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The morning sessions will focus on basic and professional image in social networks as well as resume writing. The highlight of the morning will be a panel discussion featuring representatives from various

law enforcement branches in West Texas. Participants will include representatives from the Texas Tech Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Lubbock Police Department as well as the Levelland Police Department. Following a noon lunch, the students will have the opportunity to network with the professionals regarding job opportunities in their various departments.

2nd Annual Car Show July 8,2012

At the Fiesta Center, 1914 E. 4th St. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Categories

Cars • Trucks • Cycles • Bikes • All Vehicles Welcome!

Food & Beverages

Entertainment D.J. Live music and more!

Food Vendors No Coolers


Recycle Sites

You have the party. We have the place.

Southside Recycling Center, located at 1631 84th Street Northside Recycling Center, located at 208 Municipal Drive. The City’s four recycling stations: Lowe's 26th Street & Canton Ave. 50th St. & Indiana Ave. 82nd Street & Frankford Ave.

Whether you need an elegant dance hall, an outdoor or indoor pool, or a full-size gymnasium, we have the perfect space for your event! The Legacy Event Center (806) 687-8854

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Adults $5 Children 12 & Under FREE

Contact Ace: (806)790-3084 Salvador: (806)702-1841 July 2012

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Tennis Lessons

Holy Spirit Church break ground on $3 million building in South Lubbock

CELEBRATE RECOVERY: Celebrate Recovery, a program of Emmanuel Worship Center (EWC) is a Christ centered recovery program designed to help those struggling with hurts, habits, and hang ups. By applying Biblical steps, with the support of other onsignor Gene Driscoll and believers, participants are empowered to let go of the past and reach for a brighter future. the Catholic community of EWC is located at 1102 70th St., hosts Celebrate Recovery, which meets on Wednesdays at 7 pm, and Sat. at 6 pm. Every other Friday they go out to Billy Meeks for outreach. The Lubbock, Holy Spirit Church broke ground for a new $3 million, twogroup welcomes all.


story, classroom facility June 24th after their 10:30 am mass. Monsignor Driscoll and Holy Spirit Church parishioners welcomed Most Rev. Bishop Plácido Rodríguez, CMF, Bishop of the Diocese of Lubbock to celebrate mass and break ground for the new facility. In response to a continual increase in parishioners and Mass attendance, a permanent church facility of more than 20,000 sq. ft., built to seat 1,400 and office space of more than 2,400 sq. ft opened in December 2007. Bishop Rodriguez formed the parish in 1998 to meet the growing need in southwest Lubbock. “Our average Mass attendance in GRACIAS FROM CDA: Toni Castillo presented Latino Lubbock Magazine a special 2011 was more than 1,600 people per award for their service to the Catholic Daughters of America and the community. Accepting weekend, and we have 1,250 registered parish families,” Monsignor on behalf of Latino Lubbock & Staff was Christy Martinez-Garcia, Publisher/Owner.

Driscoll said. “As we continue to grow, we will definitely need more space to be able to teach and pass on our Catholic faith. We are using our old chapel, our conference room, and our parish hall (McGivney Hall) partitioned into six classroom areas for religious education.” Monsignor Driscoll said almost every evening, during a typical week, multiple groups meet in the spaces available. Some groups also meet during the day. “The parish community hosts many meetings each day, from scouts to bible studies to religious education classes,” Driscoll said. “We are glad the expansion was approved, and we are excited to be able to spread out.” The parish expansion will add 17 classrooms, four restrooms, and an additional play area. Approximately 19,500 sq. ft. will be dedicated to current and immediate educational needs.

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Our Lady of Grace Annual Jamaica

Sunday, August 12,2012

At 3111 Erskine, in Lubbock, Texas Festival 12 p.m. till 8 p.m., Entertainment begins at 12 p.m.

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Faith & Religion/Fe y religión

Palacios and Wood Become ordained priests for Diocese of Lubbock eacons Joseph Palacios and Pelican Award for his work promotD Brian Wood took the final ing Catholic Scouting. He served as step toward ordination to the priest- director of annual retreats for Catho-

hood on June 23, 2012, at Christ the King Cathedral in Lubbock. Most Rev. Plácido Rodríguez, CMF, Bishop of Lubbock, celebrated the Ordination ST. PATRICK GUADALUPANAS: As usual the Guadalupanas served great food, Mass. and shared their commitment to the Lord and the community during the annual jamaica. We are very proud of these two young men,” said Father Ernesto Lopez, Director of Seminarians FR. PALACIOS and Director of the Diocese of Lubbock Office of Vocations. “This day is a lifetime in the making for Joseph and Brian. The day will be a day of blessings for them, and for our diocese, as we welcome these two men into the service of the Catholic Church in our part of West Texas.” Palacios and Wood are Lubbock natives. Palacios was born in Lubbock BACK : After 10 years of not having a jamaica, St. Phillips held a very successful event, and graduated from Lubbock High and plans to continue this tradition. Pictured are some of the wonderful volunteers. School, and Texas Tech University. Wood grew up in Lubbock and graduated from Frenship High School in Wolfforth, and is a veteran of the United States Navy. Palacios is the son of Ruben and Minerva Palacios. He attended Assumption Seminary in San Antonio where he was awarded the Bronze

lic Scouts, as chaplain at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, and as a seminary guide for boys working toward their Ad Altare Dei Catholic religious emblem. Wood is the son of Deacon Richard and Carolyn Wood. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in NoFR. WOODS vember 1993. He earned the rank of technical sergeant and an associate’s degree in hotel/restaurant management, and a Bachelor’s degree in business management. Deacon Wood discerned a call to the priesthood, but didn’t act on the call until 2005. He sought guidance from his military chaplain, Monsignor Robert Sable, a priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit. Wood entered Sacred Heart Seminary in Detroit in 2007. Each priest will be appointed as associate pastors within a Diocese of Lubbock parish. Wood will minister in the Diocese of Lubbock for three years, then serve as an active duty chaplain.

Church Bulletins FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM runs June 21 to July 4. The Bishops of the United States call for a time of prayer for our country, study, catechesis and public action to emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty. The liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by the government. Packets have been mailed to each parish with the USCCB statement on Religious Liberty Our First, Most Cherished Liberty, daily reflections and prayers in English and Spanish. Please see http://www.usccb. org, the Bishops’ website, for information on how your parish can get involved. ACTS RETREATS: Women's- July 1215 and November 1-5; Men's-August 23-26; TEEN ACTS- December 27-30. For more information, contact Sylvia Bermea (806) 778-9026, or visit CONFERENCIA CATOLICA CARISMATICA - "Espiritu Santo Ven Aqui y llenanos de Ti." 3, 4, y 5 Agosto. Viernes 3 de Agosto: 6:30-10 p.m.; Sabado 4 de Agosto: 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Domingo 5 de Agosto: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Misa de Sanacion Sabado, 4 de Agosto - 6:30 p.m. Para Mas informacion: Father Martin Pina (806)7659935, Lupe Villarreal, Jr. (806)762-0447 or Irene Wilson (806) 441-7865. DIOS LLEGA AL HOMBRE MINISTRY will be celebrating its Eleventh Anniversary on Sunday July 1, 2012 at Doble KUB Radio Station in Brownfield, Texas (1722 Tahoka Rd.) beginning at 12:00 noon. There will be comida de todos colores y sabores, entretenimiento para todos, bingo, rifas, y mucho mas. Varios conjuntos y mariachi. Everyone is invited. Todos estan invitados!! For more information please call (806)470-0123. JAMAICAS/SOCIAL EVENTS:

ST. TERESA'S GUADALUPANAS: The lovely Guadalupans of St. Teresa's took a quick moment from their work to pose for Latino Lubbock. The women have volunteered for years.


CDA Install New Officers (Treasurer), Analisa Cantu (Finan-

he Catholic Daughters of The Americas (CDA), Court Pope Pius XII #1805, inducted its 2012-13 officers during a mass held June 12, at St. Joseph's Church in Lubbock. The new officers are as follows: Patty Marrufo (Regent), Christine Zavala (Vice-Regent), Eva Estrada

•July 1 – Olton Saint Peter-10 a.m.-6 p.m. • July 15- New Deal Our Lady Queen of Apostles, Noon-7 p.m. • July 15 Wolfforth Saint Francis, 12-7 pm • July 21- Plainview Our Lady of Guadalupe, 7-10 p.m. • July 22-Pep Saint Philip Neri, 1-7 p.m. • July 22- Plainview Our Lady of Guadalupe 12-10 p.m. • July 22- Woodrow San Ramon, 12-9 p.m. • July 28-Lubbock OL Guadalupe, 11 am-9 pm • July 29- Lubbock OL Guadalupe, 11 am-9 pm • July 29-Wilson Blessed Sacrament, 11-7 • July 29 – Saint Theresa, Hale Center, 12-8 p.m.

90TH ANNIVERSARY: Lubbock Saint Joseph Church will be having its 90th annicial-Sec.), and Toni Castillo (Rec. versary in 2014. An illustrated history book Sec). on the church is planned. Anyone having any The mass was celebrated by Father information on the church, old pictures, or Heriberto Mercado, and Deacon Joe commemorative items, please contact call the office at (806) 765-9935. Please leave a Martinez. Congratulations to these dedicated message for Sylvia Piña. church leaders. SPANISH BIBLE STUDIES on going every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. (all welcomed). at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1120 52nd St.

KOC #11807 Elects New Members

nights of Columbus Council K 11807 Our Lady of Guadalupe elected officers for upcoming 2012-

KOC ST. JOHN NEUMANN: The Knights of Columbus of St. John Neumann served tasty food, and dedicated their time to help create another successful jamaica. Way to go! 2013 FY.

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The new officers for FY 2012-2013 for the Knights of Columbus Council 11807 Our Lady of Guadalupe were elect on June 7th and they are: Tony Maldonado - Grand Knight; Herman Hernandez - Deputy Grand Knight; David Estrada - Chancellor; Billy Trevino - Recorder; Art Lara - Treasurer; Charlie Hernandez - Warden;

Marcelino Estrada - Inside Guard; Domingo Ybarra - Outside Guard. The Board of Trustees will be: Sammy de Lara - 1st Year Trustee; Martin Rivera - 2nd Year Trustee; and Eddie Rojas - 3rd Year Trustee. KOC #11807 council meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at 7:30 pm, at the VFW Post 2466 on 114th Street (two blocks E. of Hwy 87-Tahoka Highway). Congratulations to these dedicated church leaders.

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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. SAINT ELIZABETH YOUNG ADULT GROUP - Scripture study and faith sharing, led by Father Jorge, every Monday 8-9 p.m. in the Pallotti Building, 2308 Broadway, Lubbock. All grad, law and medical students, as well as other young professionals who have moved beyond their college years are welcome.

Memoriam/memorial Epifania Vega, 92, of Plainview passed away on June 5, 2012. Epifania was born January 25, 1920 to Carlos and Juanita Vasquez in Reklaw, Texas. She married Jose Vega on March 13, 1937. He preceded her in death on January 24, 2006. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She is survived by seven daughters, Felicita Vega of Canyon, Texas, Amelia Sanchez and husband Raul of Plainview, Texas, Teresa Machala and husband Edward of Dallas, Texas, Juana Vega of Canyon, Texas, Isabel Vega of Amarillo, Texas, Maria F. Smith of Amarillo, Texas, and Beatris Vega of Lubbock, Texas; four sons, Jose Vega, Jr of Plainview, Texas, Manuel Vega and wife Debbie of Canyon, Texas, Carlos Vega and wife Melva of Alamogordo, N.M., and Alberto Vega of Plainview, Texas; two brothers, Gabino Vasquez of Dallas, Texas, and Macario Vasquez of Kaufman, Texas; one sister, Eloisa Vasquez of Kaufman, Texas; eighteen grandchildren; and eleven greatgrandchildren. Susie Yzaguirre of Slaton, 76, passed away on June 13, 2012. She was born June 1, 1936 in Buda, Texas to Frank B. and Maria R. Rodriguez. The entire Rodriguez family moved to Idalou in 1949 and began working for Ross and Brenner Meador. Susie married Sylvester Yzaguirre on September 19, 2009. They attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lubbock. She was preceded in death and welcomed into Heaven by her parents; brothers, Jose and Tony Rodriguez; sisters, Esperanza Galaviz and Mercedes Rodriguez; grandson, Michael Frank Saenz; and great-granddaughter, Jocelynn Lea Gonzalez. Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Lisa Cervantes and Rose Gonzalez, both of Idalou; three sons, Oscar, Frank and Joe Saenz, all of Lubbock; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Abel, Gilbert, and Noe Rodriguez, all of Idalou; sister, Sally Gaytan of Lubbock; as well as 125 nieces and nephews whom she loved unconditionally. Fernando Zamora, 28, of Lamesa passed away on June 16, 2012. He was born on October 17, 1983 in Lamesa, Texas to the late Arnulfo, Sr. and the late Guadalupe Zamora. Fernando was raised and educated in Lamesa. He met and later married Marissa Castro on October 27, 1999. The couple resided in Lamesa where they raised their three children. He was employed with Basic Energy at the time of his death. F He had a great sense of humor bringing a smile to everyone he encountered. He will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. Fernando was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his loving wife, Marissa Zamora; his three children, Hector Fabian Zamora, Luis Fernando Zamora and Valeria Lizeth Zamora; his brothers, Juan Zamora and Arnulfo Zamora Jr; four sisters, Amelia Zamora and Edelmira Subia, Olga Garza and Alicia Zamora; and numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins.

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Donnie Salinas, 43, of Lubbock passed away on June 19, 2012. He was born on July 9, 1968 in Lubbock. He was a supervisor for Dent Kings. He was a vivid Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks fan. He was a lifelong resident of Lubbock. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Frank and Trinidad Garcia and his paternal grandparents, Vicente and Juanita Salinas. Survivors include two sons, Zachary Donn Salinas and Matthew Price Salinas both of Lubbock; his mother, Avelia and Manuel Pineda of Lubbock; his father, Pedro Sr. and Eva Salinas Houston; his girlfriend, Maria Luna and her three children, Xavier Luna, Selena Luna and Alex Luna all of Lubbock; four brothers, Pete Salinas Jr, Richard Rick and wife Daena Salinas; his twin brother Ronnie and wife Nancy Salinas, Jeff and wife Lorrie Salinas all of Lubbock; two sisters, Sueann and husband Bobby Escobedo of Ropesville, Melissa and husband Bryan Silva of Lubbock; and one grandchild. Juan Samudio Prado Jr., 77, of Lubbock passed away on, June 4, 2012. He was born September 20, 1934, in Hutto, Texas, to Juan Narciso and Dolores (Samudio) Prado Sr. Juan married Lydia Flores Oct. 24, 1954. He was a maintenance contractor until he retired in 1997. Juan was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Lydia; three daughters, Angelita O'Loughlin and Elizabeth Diane Prado, both of Lubbock, and Lille Cantu of Tahoka; five sons, Bentura Flores Prado and companion Irene of Big Springs, Juan Prado and wife Linda, Tony Prado and wife Frances, Roy Prado and Juan Prado, all of Lubbock; one brother, Cecil Prado and wife Dora of Austin; three sisters, Maria Ramirez of Wolfforth, Rosalinda Manriquez of California, and Erlinda Castellon of New Mexico; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Juan was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Bobby Prado; one grandson, Chris Prado Sr.; two sisters, Celia Chapa and Erminia Arriaga; and two brothers, Jose and Marcelo Prado. Josephine Villarreal Ureste,59, of Lubbock passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2012. She was born in Lubbock on September 1, 1952 to Celestino and Paula (Garcia) Villarreal. Josephine married David Ureste on April 7, 1972 in Lubbock. She was a homemaker and member of Our Lady of Grace. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of more than 40 years, David; three sons, Joe Cerda and wife Debbie, Guadalupe Cerda, and David Ureste, all of Lubbock; two daughters, Lisa Ureste and husband Clarence McKinney and Debbie Ureste, both of Lubbock; two brothers, Domingo and Guadalupe Villarreal, both of Lubbock; two sisters, Juanita Wilborn of Kansas City, Mo. and Felicita Gonzales of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Josephine was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ben Villarreal; and two sisters, Florentina Gonzales and Mary Copeland. Mary Helen Gonzales, 67, of Lubbock passed away on May 22, 2012. She was born in Tahoka, Texas, on March 3, 1945, to Nieves and Beatrice Pena. She leaves to cherish her memory three daughters, Patricia Mora, Kathy Garza and Jessica Flores; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five brothers; two sisters; and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Florencio Mora Jr; parents, Nieves and Beatrice Pena; one daughter, Angela Marie Mora; one son, Ricky Lee Mora; and one sister, Viola Griego.

Manuela O. Gaona, 76, of Lubbock passed away on June 9, 2012. She was born June 17, 1935, in Lubbock to Manuel and Luisa Olguin. She married Pedro Gaona May 6, 1977, in Abernathy. She was a Guadalupana and Cursillista. Survivors include her husband, Pedro; sons, Hector (Maria), Abel (Eva), and Pete Jr. (Bobbi); daughters, Leticia (Oliver) Shadden, Sylvia (Ricky) Denzer, and Dora (Rick) Torres; sisters, Josefa Soto, Mary Garcia, Dominga Olguin, Irene Betancur, Ramona Olguin, Adelina Figueroa, Margaret Olivas and Lupe Hernandez; brothers, Tony, Frank and Ruben Olguin; 15 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Two very special people in her life were Jennifer and Jimmy Trevino Jr. Manuela was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. Ramon S. Ramirez, Sr., 60, passed away June 16, 2012. Ramon was born July 9, 1951 in Bledsoe, Texas to Jose A. and Maria Ramirez. He worked in construction for many years and enjoyed playing his guitar. He is survived by one son, Ramon Ramirez Jr. of Lubbock; three daughters, Diana M. Ramirez, Mary Ann Ramirez, Monica DeLeon all of Lubbock; two brothers, Leonard Ramirez, Joe Ramirez both of Lubbock; three sisters, Guadalupe Ramirez, Margie Ramirez both of Lubbock, Juana Ponce of San Antonio; 32 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jesus Ramirez. Mary Helen Hernandez, 58, of Slaton passed away on June 12, 2012. She was born August, 13, 1953 in Slaton. Mary was a life long resident of Slaton; attending Slaton schools. Mary worked in Slaton ISD's cafeteria system for 20 years. She married Cristobal Hernandez on January 24, 2012 in Lubbock. She is survived by her husband, Cristobal; daughters, Catina Abbe, Lucinda Hernandez and Margie Jimenez; sons, Teddy Martinez and Albert Hernandez; mother, Sophia Orona; sister, Connie Escobar, brothers, Joe Villarreal and Tomas Villarreal; along with 11 grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

Jose Gabriel Perez, 34, of Abernathy passed away on June 24, 2012. He was born on March 19, 1978 in Lubbock to Luis and Judy Perez, Sr. Gabriel attended Abernathy High School and worked in construction. He loved being around family and friends and could often be found hosting a cookout or tending to his yard. For those in need, Gabriel was always willing to lend a helping hand. His memory will be cherished by his parents, Luis and Judy of Abernathy; children, Gage and Jaiden Perez, and their mother, Lori, all of Abernathy; brother, Luis Perez, Jr. and companion Erica of Abernathy; three sisters, Maria Dolores Simoncelli and husband John of Chicago, Ill., Crystal Hernandez and husband Andy, and April Perez, all of Abernathy; and seven nieces and three nephews whom he adored. Balbina Vielma Meza, 75, of Lubbock passed away on June 23, 2012. Born March 30, 1937, in Sabinal, Texas, she married Jesus Brito Meza Sr. on October 25, 1951, in Plainview, Texas. She was a devoted lifelong homemaker who loved life and family. She will be deeply missed. Loved ones include her husband of 60 years; children, Sally Meza Rowlett, Michael Meza (Lupe Saldana Meza) George, and Vincent Meza (Anabel), all of Lubbock, Hope Meza of Ft. Worth, and Rosemary Meza Hallum (David) of Jacksonville, Texas; her surviving sisters, Oronia Vielma Espinoza of Hale Center and Maria Sandoval of Parma, Idaho; 18 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by son, Jesse Meza Jr., and daughters, Virginia, Esperanza and Paula Meza. She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Angelita Sandoval, Juan Grande Vielma, Juan Chico Vielma and Pete Vielma.

Lorenzo Marroquin, 44, of Petersburg will be passed away on June 3, 2012. He was born Sept. 28, 1967, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married Rosa Garza on Feb. 17, 1998, in Plainview. Lorenzo worked for Wylie Manufacturing as a welder for 15 years. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Rosa; sons, Jose Luis Perez and Yovahn Marroquin, both of Petersburg, and Gregorio and Gabriel Marroquin, both of Plainview; his parents, Gregorio and Maria Consuelo Granny Elena Marroquin of Mexico; and sisters, Liendo, 87, of Tahoka Martha (Ramiro) Rosales, Cristina Marropassed away on June quin and Margarita Marroquin, all of Mexico. 20, 2012. She was born Lorenzo was a loving father, husband and on October 17, 1924 in friend who knew no stranger. He always Cuero, Texas to the late gave out of love without hesitation. He will Vicente and Eloisa Lara. be dearly missed by all who knew him. She married Guadalupe Liendo July 1, 1940 in Steve Gonzales, Gonzales, Texas. He 48, of Lubbock departed preceded her in death this life on Sunday, June on August 18, 2004.She 24, 2012. He was born was a homemaker and a faithful catholic. November 4, 1963 in She moved to Tahoka in 1954 from GonzaLubbock to Pete and les. She is preceded in death by a son, GuaElsa (Gutierrez) Gondalupe Liendo Jr., in 1980 and a daughter, zales. Steve graduPetra Sepeda, in 2008. Survivors include ated from Lubbock five sons, Jesus, Amador, Jose, Martin High School in 1982 and George all of Tahoka; eight daughters, and went on to attend Elena Valverde, Rosa Hernandez, Hortensia South Plains College, Sepeda, Eloisa Quintero, and Julia Quintero then graduating from of Texas all of Tahoka, Eva Sandoval and Martha in El Paso. He was aUniversity worker and Gonzalez both of Lubbock, Maria Zamora of supervisor at Convergys social call center. Those Bovina; a sister Esperanza Salinas of San left to cherish his memory are his mother Antonio; 43 grandchildren; 106 great-grand- and step-father, Elsa and James Bone; one children; and 15 great-great grandchildren. brother, Mark Gonzales and wife Juanita of Lubbock; one sister, Sylvia Lozoya of Lubbock; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and all of his grandparents. To everything there is a season, a time to every purpose under the sun… ECCL 3:18.

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Antonio Rios Guerra of Levelland, 83 years, passed away on May 31, 2012. Antonio Tony Guerra was born August 13, 1928 to Rafael Arriaga and Maria Rios in Goliad, Texas. He and his wife, Maria Baiza Guerra, were married on October 25, 1952 in Pep, Texas. They raised four daughters and three sons. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Maria Guerra; daughters, Chris Rangel, Linda Hernandez, and Liz Pruitt (Jackie) and Phyllis Hudson (Clifford); sons, Ralph Guerra, Tony Guerra, Jr. and Jerry Guerra (Anissa); brothers, Manuel Guerra and Esteban Guerra and Robert Guerra; sister, Elisa Perez; 21 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and one great-great Grandchild. He was preceded in death by his biological father, Rafael Arriaga; his stepfather, Manuel Guerra, Sr.; his mother, Maria Guerra; sisters, Eva Salinas and Julia Gutierrez; a brother, Ray Guerra; grandson, John Michael Tienda; and a great-granddaughter, Emma Grace McSween. Maria Guadalupe Castillo, 67, of Lubbock passed away on June 13, 2012. She was born January 17, 1945 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Atanacio G. Morales and Gloria Garcez. Lupe married Edmundo Castillo on July 19, 1972. She was preceded into death by her parents; husband; sister, Adela Zarazua; daughters, Esmeralda Ballejo and Olga Martinez; and son, Ricky Ballejo Jr. Survivors include sons, Johnny Ballejo and Paul (Silvia) Ballejo; daughters, Rosie Ballejo, and Bernadette Montoya; sister, Aurora Ballejo; and brothers, Pedro Morales and A.R Morales, Jr., all of Lubbock. After the death of her daughter, she raised Carlos and Rubi Martinez as her own and she is also survived by 16 other loving and adoring grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren.


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Zachary Villegas August 21, 1985July 12, 2009

God Saw You

God Saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, so He put His arms around you and whispered “come to me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away, and though we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands were put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us… He only takes the best. We miss you. Love, Tita Your Grandmother Juanita Villegas

July Prayer

A PRAYER FOR TODAY Heavenly Father, I humbly come to You giving You all that I am. I trust that You have good things in store for my future. I choose to keep my eyes on You no matter what’s happening in my circumstances. I know that You are faithful, and I receive the blessings that You have in store for me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Hispanic Convocation 2012

Esmerelda Benitez was the proud mother of graduate Christina Benitez.

Families and friends gathered to celebrate their Texas Tech graduates.

Martinez family cherished the proud moment.

Big Guns up for the graduate!

Graduates from all majors gathered to celebrate their achievements.

Graduates smiled as they get closer to their memorable event of walking across the stage.

Ezraj "Jay" Pina and family.

The Espinozas had two graduates, Cynthia and her grandmother Mari of Muleshoe (far right).

Christian Ramos and his family.

Mercedes Hernandez and her family smile for the camera.

College Graduates - ÂĄSi Se Puede!

Graduates posed for the camera. (More photos will be published in August)

Many Hispanic students were part of the Raiders Rojos event.

Coronado High School Graduation


Daniel Guel and his family pose for the camera.

Ismael Cantu, Pat Martinez, Norma Hubbard, Virginia Riojas

Monterey High School Graduation

Melonie Fernandez and her family try to all gather in to take a picture.

Art & Judy Lara congratulate their son, Alexander Lara.

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Estacado High School Graduation

April Torres, Darian Deanda, and Shauntavilla Walker.

Jessalyn Vega, Christan Hernandez, Graciela Rodriguez, and Adriana Hernandez.

Joe, Elizabeth, and Michael Castro congratulate their graduate, DeLina Nicole Castro.

Jasmine Rivera gathered with her family and their shirts that had her name on it.

Lubbock High School Graduation

Jorge Flores is greeted and congratulated by his family.

Graduate Josh Ochoa gathers his family for a picture.

Marcos L. Garcia, Maria Perez, and Mollly Perez.

Connie Silvar and her family smile as they leave the graduation.

Lorena Ibarra, graduate, smiles for the camera along with her family. .


Photos & Memories - AquĂ­ y Alla

The Lucero family congratulated their daughter, Deann Lucero.

South Plains Academy Graduation

Roman Valerio, Norma Delao, and Roy and Dora Sanchez.

Megan R. Saenz and her family gather for a photo.

New City Council Member Reception

Don Caldwell Tavita & Winton Dorow catch up.

Maggie Trejo, Sam Medina, and Mela Barton made time for a photo.

Christy Martinez-Garcia poses with her mentor Ernest F. Barton, Publisher of West Texas Hispanic News.

Taking a moment from the festivities to smile for the camera, Jorge Hernandez poses with his mother,

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Magic 93.7 Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Anthony Tellez, Brandy and K.J. Guzman. (Photos by Rosanna Castillo)

Lee and Nor Cuellar of Lamesa enjoy the live music.

The Luna family takes a moment to smile for the camera.

Fred and Gloria Lara try to find a good spot to sit and enjoy the celebration.

The Leijas stayed cool as they walked around to find some tasty food.

The Mojica family helps out at the booth as they volunteer and raise money for the church.

Pete Ortiz, Haylee Navejar, Ashlee Navejar and her precious baby smile for the camera.

These ladies take a moment from preparing hamburgers, as they enjoy volunteering for the church.

Ruben Salinas and Allison Salinas stop for a picture before they enjoy the fruit bags.

Cheese, as they pause for a picture before continuing the game.

St. Phillips Church Jamaica

Gloria Salazar and Carolina Rodriguez listen to the live bands at the Jamaica.

Friends and family members of the church made some great burgers!

St. Theresa's Church Jamaica


Rebecca Leal and Viola Arcos prepare some tasty Aguas Frescas.

The Rodriguez family smiles for the camera.

St. John Neuman Church Jamaica

Amy Deanda and Ian Deanda try to avoid the heat as they walk around the event.

Josie Triplett and Jennifer Lopez take a moment from preparing goodies to smile for the camera.

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St. Patrick's Church Jamaica

The Peralez family gathered for a photo before they returned outside to enjoy the jamaica.

Father Ramirez is greeted by Mario of the Knights of Columbus.

Ismaelo Luera and Jessie Luera enjoy the jamaica festivities.

Lovely ladies ready for a jamaica!

Ralls Library Summer Reading Program

A six-year old reader showed off her Latino Lubbock tattoo, and held up the grad issue that she vowed to read.

The ladies say ALOHA as they dress up and raise money for the church. (More photos in August)

Franki with an "I" plans to write a short story in next month's issue of Latino Lubbock Magazine.

Young readers in Ralls, TX gathered together for a quick picture before they participate in more library activities.


Photos & Memories - Aquí y Alla

Ms. Eva Lozano the librarian at Ralls read outloud to the students.

St. Joseph's Church Lubbock Jamaica

The Garcia family enjoys the decor and games at the Jamaica.

The Cursillitas group made time to pose for a photo.

Father Martin Piña and some of his volunteers took a quick break from their work.

Aquí y Alla

Father Emiliano Zapata, OP; Monsignor O'Connor, and Jorge Rativa, OP celebrated the Monsignor's anniversary of his priesthood, at a reception at St. Patricks' Church.

Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout - Christy with her childhood leader Alma Rangel, along with fellow members - Rebecca Rangel, and Helen Esquivel.

Bill Stubblefield and Ruben Solis at the TTU Merket Alumni Center.

Juanema Christensen, Marciano Morales, and Yolanda Gonzaga attended the STARCARE (formerly MHMR) banquet, which formerly announced the name change.

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LISD Names Steve Ribera New Head Baseball Coach for Lubbock High teve Ribera, quality candidates for this coaching S c u r r e n t l y position and I think Coach Ribera the head baseball will be a great fit for Lubbock High

coach at Borger High School, has been named the new head baseball coach for Lubbock High School. As a head coach, Ribera has an overall record of 375 wins -260 losses. He has won 12 district titles and made the playoffs 21 times in 24 seasons as a head coach. Doug Young, principal at Lubbock High School said, “We had a lot

School.” Ribera has coached baseball and football at several schools in the region including Randall High School in Canyon, Slaton High School, Tulia High School and Roosevelt High School. He has been named a district Coach of the Year five times, and he was named Coach of the Year twice by the Panhandle Sports Hall of Fame. Ribera graduated from high school in Marble Falls and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas.

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Texas Sports Report With Mando Reyna

re you ready A for the heat that this month of July is

going to bring us? Consider the fireworks on the 4th to be the starting gun for what is about to happen this month. If there is a hot seat in the entire state it belongs to Michael Young of the Texas Rangers. As of right now he is not playing up to MLB designated hitter status and certainly not up to Michael Young status. Problem is that he is on the last year of his contract and it would be surprising if the team does not try to move him. Biggest obstacle on that possibility is that the Rangers would have to absorb a part of his contract if that was to succeed. Although the most popular thought among the nation is to make a move on him, let me suggest that maybe he is in a slump and he can work his way out of it. It will be difficult to trade him and one of the better hitters out there has already been traded to the White Sox and you wont get any value. As long as the pitching staff can stay ahead of their opponents, the hits will continue to come for him and also for everyone else. Darvish is looking great and Oswalt has started out fantastically from the pitching camp. For the Rangers to maintain their big dog status this month, the fireworks coming out of their pitching arms have to lead to fireworks coming out of their bats. They meet their division rivals later on this month with the Angels, Athletics but also

with the Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox here at home. The Twins shouldn’t worry them, but remember they gave them a challenge in Arlington when they last met. The biggest thing going on is that yes; all of the NFL teams start their training camps starting from the middle to later on in the month. The Cowboys open up in Oxnard California on the 30th and the 31st, but one thing that has been noticed is that they are only running one practice a day. Since I have been noticing, in camp they usually run practices twice a day for a couple of days a week, especially in the beginning. The Cowboys think that with a full season under Rob Ryan’s defensive scheme, without any pesky NFL strikes in the way, and a full offseason with the defensive players they acquired recently, they can make an impact this year. Jerry Jones has said that before, but changing the practice site to Oxnard California with the milder temperatures, and practicing once a day sure is a far cry from all of their past camps since he became the owner. Houston on the other hand will practice in Houston under one of the hottest conditions in the country for as many years running. The window of opportunity is getting smaller for both of these teams with their key players getting older so let’s hope no injuries slow them down in July. In case you missed it, the NCAA will



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Q: Why does it seem that when I need to make a putt I can't? A: PRACTICE, PRACTICE, and more PRACTICE. 90% of golfers tend to forget that the short game is the most important aspect of the game along with the most ignored. A good habit to get into with putting is understand how to think two putt on every putt. What makes you a bad putter besides bad practice habits is the pressure you put on yourself to make every putt because it may be for par, bogey, or worse. I assure you if you start thinking two putt you will start rolling in more one putts and see yourself saving shots instead of adding them. Editor's Note: Jimmy Saenz is head pro and general manager for Stonegate Golf Course. Contact him at

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have a playoff system in place for the 2014-2015-football season, which will finally put the controversial BCS system to rest. Winners of the Sugar, Orange, Rose and Fiesta bowls will meet and the championship game site will rotate around the country. Arlington’s Cowboys stadium and Houston’s Reliant stadium are two of the sites that have submitted their bids to host the big game. The fireworks are getting ready to start, please don’t burn your fingers. Have a great July. Editor's Note: Mando Reyna is an avid sports aficionado and fan. Monthly he contributes his sports perspective of local to national sports. Email

SOUTHERN LITTLE L E AG U E R E U N ION will be celebrating its annual reunion on July 10, 2012, at 6 pm at the Golden Corral Restaurant. All former players, coaches, managers, umpires and anyone else that was involved with Southern Little League is invited to join in. For more information, please call Robert at 781-6277. A $10 charge will cover the meal.

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