Latino Lubbock Magazine, Volume 14, Issue 2 - February 2020

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Volume 14, Issue 2, February/febrero 2020


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On the Cover


Cover by Christy Martinez-Garcia On this month's cover, we feature an arrow shot through the heart which is reflective of Cupid and leading couples to love. In Spanish - Disparo al corazón. If you listen to the lyrics by Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin, you might avoid falling in love as he describes it in a very. Hopefully, however, you have love or are blessed to meet your sould mate. I chose to make this month's cover colorful as love should be. If you don't have it yet, pray for it. I wish all those in love a Happy Valentine's Day, y Feliz Día de San Valentín.

"Shot Through the Heart"

“We will do everything possible to present our case and show the whole country that no one is above the law, not this president, nor anyone,” Sylvia García, a Democrat, made history in 2019 as one of the two first Latinas to represent Texas in the U.S. Congress. Last month she made history again as the only Latina among the seven impeachment managers who will prosecute the case against President Donald Trump in the Senate’s trial. "God has been very good to me; he's given me the opportunity to serve our public."



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Christy Martinez-Garcia Asst. Editor/Digital Media Manager Amaris Garcia Sales Consultants Bridge Communications Small Business Accounts Distribution Frank Garcia, Rosario Smith, Luis & Amanda Peralez, Betty Jaimes CONTRIBUTORS Healthy Habits The Doctor Is In En Aquellos Dias Rosario Smith Forward in Christ Pastor Josh Ramirez My College Experience Bailee Alonzo Interns Giovana Zamorano

Opinion Pieces

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, and are at the discretion of the publisher. 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, and in out of town delivery in Plainview, Hale Center, Cotton Center, Abernathy, New Deal, Floydada, Idalou, Wolfforth, Morton, Ralls, Crosbyton, Lamesa, Slaton, Littlefield, Brownfield, Shallowater, O'Donnell, Tahoka, Anton, Lorenzo, 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.

"Al que ha de ser charro, del cielo le cae el sombrero" " Whoever is born to be a charro, has his hat fall on him from the sky." (Meaning: There's no walking away from one´s destiny.)

¡Feliz cumpleaños! Happy Birthday! February/febrero

Linda Saldaña 2/1 Dina Gaona 2/1 Levi Sanchez 2/1 Pat Castilleja 2/2 Lori Ann Martinez 2/2 Veronica Chavarria 2/2 Harper E. Chavarria 2/2 Sergio Lopez 2/2 Jose G Salinas IV 2/2 Alejandro Beltran 2/2 Ashley A. Arroyos 2/2 Cande Hurn 2/2 Eric Garcia 2/3 Ray Prieto 2/3 Bertha Ramos 2/3 Nora Rosas 2/3 Tyler Chavez 2/3 Ernesto Rubalcava 2/3 Roman Barrera 2/3 Sylvia Valdez 2/3 Blaz Gutierrez 2/3 Melania A. Hernandez 2/3 Lori Ramirez 2/3 Rejino III Madrid 2/4 Yazmine E. Salinas 2/4 Raymond Salinas 2/4 Maria Rivera Bustamante 2/4 Jose G Salinas V 2/4 Delia Pardo 2/4 Ashleigh Rodriguez 2/4 Andrew Salinas 2/4 Joseph Ybarra & Erica Flores 2/4 Jose G Salinas V 2/4 Julia Martinez 2/5 Janie C. Vasquez 2/5 Alcario Garcia Jr. 2/5 Mary Lou Garcia 2/5 Aubrey Angelica Carrillo 2/5 Susanna Gonzales 2/6 Nora Pineda 2/6 Sandra Reyes 2/6 Michael Leos 2/6 Mi Kayla Martinez 2/6 Miguel A. Arroyos 2/6 Gavin Ponciano 2/6 Destiny Angel Marie Garcia 2/7 Abby Peña 2/7 Adelita Calzadias 2/7 Victoria Martinez 2/7 Grace Nunez 2/7 Kimberly Piseno 2/7 Billie Jo Carrizales 2/7 Georgina Rodriguez 2/7 Ariah Esquivel 2/7 Dahlia Ortega Ponciano 2/8 Hortencia Garcia 2/8 Dimas Rodriguez 2/8 Anthony Delgado 2/8 Rick Orosco 2/8 Daniel Zamarripa 2/8 Kayla Rubalcava 2/9 Cynthia Espinoza 2/9 Stephen Madunatum 2/9 Joe Vargas 2/10 Erica Montez 2/10 Stefanie Gomez 2/10 Joanna Alonzo Torrez 2/10 Mary Carrillo 2/11 Anthony Cognasi 2/11 Sandra Barrera 2/11 Roxanne Martinez 2/12 Jessica Martinez 2/12 Gloria Martinez 2/12 Michael Leal 2/13 Bailee Alonzo 2/13 Tristian Santiago Rosas 2/13 Rylie Tiner 2/13 Benigno Medina 2/13 Delia Pardo 2/14 Johnny Castilleja 2/14 Josie Castro 2/14 Dale Garcia 2/14 Noel Cano 2/14

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Rozalyn Garcia 2/14 Elida Claudia Ponce 2/14 Vivian Solis 2/15 Sylvia Juarez 2/15 Ignaico Jr. Armenta 2/15 Andres Gonzales 2/15 Ambria Nicole Castillo 2/16 Gloria Armenta 2/16 Lynn Ortiz 2/16 Samantha Martinez 2/16 Nick Gerber 2/16 Alverto Santiago 2/17 Cash Yocom 2/17 Melinda Ybarra 2/17 Denise Ybanez 2/17 Anita Harrison 2/17 Amy Flores 2/17 Julie De Los Santos 2/17 Gabriela Mata 2/17 Jr. Gonzales 2/17 Elizabeth Castillo 2/17 Mary Jane Macias 2/18 Andrea Santiago 2/18 Christopher A. Hernandez 2/18 Daniel H. Arbuckle 2/18 Mary Jane Macias 2/18 Melinda Solano 2/18 Felica Alcorta 2/18 Zachary & Zane Johnson 2/19 Jaymison Ramos 2/19 Sara Martinez 2/19 Esther Medina De Leon 2/19 Amaris Bravo 2/19 Nora Herrera 2/20 Jessica Lynn Chavez 2/21 Madilyn Marie Hernandez 2/21 Eufemia Gutierrez 2/21 Teri Medina 2/21 Eufemia Gutierrez 2/21 Sandra Sánchez 2/21 Michael Prieto Jr 2/21 Virginia Torres 2/21 Ashley Benitez 2/21 Tianna Johnson 2/22 Lesley Martinez 2/22 Connie Fuentes 2/23 John Paul Rodriguez 2/23 Patsy Herrera 2/23 Chon Alcorta 2/23 Kamryn & Kalyn Chavez 2/23 Azmeray Jalisa Muniga 2/23 Margie Ortega Bills 2/23 Socorro Garcia 2/24 Lino A. De León 2/24 Lisa Nuñez 2/24 Brien Wright 2/24 Aubree Serna 2/24 Sandy Meyer 2/24 Woody Delgado 2/24 Frank Medina 2/25 Mario Carrillo 2/25 Arthur Lara 2/25 Matthew Solano 2/25 Leah Montez 2/26 Freddy Morales 2/26 Margarita Otero 2/26 Gloria Lopez 2/26 Prisca Mendez 2/26 Orlando Lucero 2/26 Erica Ramirez Hernandez 2/26 John John Ramirez 2/26 Manuel Mendez 2/26 Michael Macias 2/27 Halley R Ortiz 2/27 Dominic Garcia 2/27 Michael Macias 2/27 David C. Garcia 2/27 Josie Zuniga 2/27 Robert Chavez 2/27 Deborah Marie Cardenas 2/28 Peyton Ortega 2/28 Felix Ortega, Jr. 2/28 Mark Castro 2/28

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Latino Lubbock Magazine's Mission Statement:

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

Alíviate pronto... Get well soon Our Prayers are with you

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Coach Edward Hernandez Mary Ann Garcia Manuel Posadas Adilynn Rodriguez Pastor Ed Sena Haley Jo Perez

Frances Hernandez Majesty Caballero Lupe Martinez Jim Arbuckle Joe Sanchez Danny Chavirra

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hile I do share memories about my childhood, a reader asked me why I don't always write about my husband and family. I can tell you that both my husband and daughter have been my biggest inspiration for creating Latino Lubbock Magazine. ♥ Frank grew up in a small agriculture town nearby. He was the youngest of six and had two very awesome parents who were very in love. I observed his dad's playfulness and his loving and caring relationship with his mom. I'm blessed that my best friend and soul mate, and husband, reflects that love and is as playful and caring of me. ♥ Frank and I met at a college reception for Hispanic students. He was an engineering student and a member of the TTU Naval ROTC. His chief and instructor encouraged him to attend. Frank said when he saw me from across the room he decided to go meet me. It was awkward because his introduction was, "My name is Frank, can I have your phone number?" He was nervous and got to the point. LOL! Like Frank, I'll get to the point and let you know that 32 years later - we've been married, God is our foundation, we are blessed and look forward to everyday and to what the future holds. ♥ And then there is my intelligent, tenacious and beautiful daughter, Amaris. She was a premature baby, and she was a blessing! I will never forget the first second I saw her. I fell in love like mothers do. She was perfect, and I recall each day I would tell her, 'I love you!' One day, at just five months she reciprocated and responded in a baby's voice, "I love you." Frank walked in and was as shocked as I was to hear her. I knew that this little girl would be special in many ways. She is my promise answered from God. In May, she will obtain her Masters in Business Administration, and God is her guide and the light in her path. As you can see, speaking about my family is something I could do always. Frank and Amaris however, like their privacy. They are my strength and blessings, always encouraging me and supporting my efforts to make a difference. I LOVE THEM AND THANK GOD FOR THEM! ♥ I'm sure that like our little family, you understand the love of a spouse and children and how they are vital in our daily lives. ♥ We all do what has to be done to protect, love, nurture, support, and help them grow into successful, healthy and engaged adults. God bless our families!

Happy Leap Day, on February 29, has been a day of traditions, folklore and superstitions ever since Leap Years were first introduced by Julius Caesar over 2000 years ago. Make it count, as it will not occur for another four years. We offer digital news, and have been able to make smart growth a reality. And as a free publication, we must make wise moves to sustain our work. If you haven’t visited our website, I urge you to do so at www. You will like the interactive opportunities and the convenience. As such, in advancing to the next level we will work-in more digital media and use our online and email presence to fit that needs of our readers and community. Como siempre, Latino Lubbock is committed to our community. We are grateful to be 100,000 readers strong and appreciate our advertisers who help make it possible to keep our publication free. We love our readers! ♥ Till next month, 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 siempre! Happy Valentine's Day y Feliz Día de San Valentin! ♥ Publisher & Latino Market Specialist “Latino Lubbock, the Emerging Voice of Lubbock” 14 Years of Commitment to our Community



Calling for Nominations

os Hermanos Familia of L Lubbock is now accepting nominations for the 6th Annual

“Adelante Awards,” a recognition program that will showcase and honor Hispanic men in the Lubbock and surrounding community, who excel in their careers and volunteer efforts. Adelante, a Spanish word that means onward, describes Hispanic men who work tenaciously for the greater good of their community that has made, or are making an impact on past, current, and future generations. Thirteen individuals will be selected in the following categories: Education, Medical, Business Owner, Professional, First Responder, Military/Veteran, Church, Civic/Volunteer, Media, Arts & Entertainment, Athlete/ Athletics Supporter, College Young Adult, and Youth. In addition, a Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual who has continuously paved the trail for others. Members of the community can submit a nomination for an individual in the respective cat-

egory, and an independent, anonymous panel of judges will determine the recipients. The 6th Annual Adelante Awards & Recognition Banquet showcasing and honoring the recipients will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020. The Adelante Award program is an initiative of Los Hermanos Familia a local nonprofit established in 2008. The organization began with the annual, “Vamos a Pescar, Let’s Go Fishing” event, which uses fishing as a hook to bring families together. The event was inspired when a last request to go fishing with the entire family was filled by Frank Garcia, whose father, the late Gonzalo Garcia Sr., made a day before his death. In 2019, it drew almost 4,000 participants despite inclement weather.

The event will be cochaired by Christy Martinez-Garcia & Frank Garcia. "By promoting Hispanic male leadership in the Lubbock community, Los Hermanos Familia believes it will help strengthen families. More so, as a community it is important to recognize these men who are blazing the trails for others," said Martinez-Garcia. They invite the public to consider nominating individuals from their organization, business, workplace, or church communities whom they believe deserve such recognition. Online nominations can be made at To be a sponsor or for ticket information, please contact (806) 792-1212, or visit

TSA Pre-check Event at the Silent Wings Museum

rom Monday, February 17, F 2020 to Friday, February 21, 2020, a TSA Pre-check event will

be held at the Silent Wings Museum. The Mobile Enrollment Center will be located in the parking lot, located at 6202 North I-27. TSA Pre-Check is a faster screening program that allows identified low-risk travelers to have a more efficient screening experience at many U.S. airports. TSA Pre-Check travelers do not have to remove their shoes, 3-1-1 liquids, laptops, light outerwear or belts. To sign up for the enrollment event, follow these steps to preenroll: 1. Access the application page at 2. Click “Start Application Now”, then click “New Enrollment ” 3. Fill out Steps and choose

“Next” at the bottom of each screen 4. Type in your location at zip code/City/Airport Code box – search 5. Choose location “Silent Wings Museum 2/17-2/21” and click “Next” 6. Select your desired appointment time (Please be sure to make note of your appointment time, no reminders will be sent out) Appointments are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis so register as soon as possible. To complete the application process, participants will need to bring proof of identity and citizenship like a valid U.S. passport. The application fee is $85 and can be paid by credit card, money order, company check or certified/ cashier’s check.

Lubbock News from a Latino Perspective

Important Numbers Police (Non-Emergency) call 763-5333 Fire (Non-Emergency) call 765-5757 Emergencies call 9-1-1 Program/Service info, call 2-1-1 City services, call 3-1-1 City - call 775-3000. County - call 775-1000 LISD - call 766-1000 Latino Lubbock Magazine


Opinion/opinión Community & Event Brieflies GENEALOGY WORKSHOP AT PATTERSON BRANCH LIBRARY, February 3, 5:30 pm, Become a family historian with our research tools and tips. This month's topic will be looking into DNA research options and using those results. For more information, call 767-3300. at the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive. TEX-MEX COOKING, February 8, Arroz con Pollo (Chicken and Rice), 10am, Ages Teen-Adult, $5: Learn to cook authentic and traditional dishes and then lunch on your recipe. Pre-register by Thursday 2/7, Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th St. NEW NORTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GROUNDBREAKING Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:30 AM – 12 PM, at 2010 Cesar Chavez Drive. SWAP TILL YOU DROP, February 21, 1pm, Free, Ages 50+: Bring your gently used items and swap with others, Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th St. MARDI GRAS, February 25, 12:30pm, Free, Ages 50+: Wear your beads and enjoy bingo, refreshments, and fellowship! Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst. LEAP DAY PARTY, February 29, 2pm, $10, Ages 4-12: Celebrate Leap Year with leaping fun games! Learn about Leap Day and why it comes only once every four years. Enjoy some fun themed snacks while making crafts. Preregistration required by 2/27 by 8pm, Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street. LUBBOCK NAACP SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET “OUR 2020 VISION” event will be held on February 29, 2020, at the Frazier Alumni Pavilion, 2680 Drive of Champions, on the Texas Tech Campus. The reception will begin at 6 p.m., with dinner served at 7 p.m. Musical entertainment will be Daron Mann & Co. The evening will also include an awards ceremony and silent auction. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased online at www.lubbocknaacp. org, along with table sponsorships and ad opportunities. Purchases can also be made by contacting (806) 401-1657. 2-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY QUESTIONS 2-1-1 is a free help line answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which will link you to health and community services. FREE LEGAL AID FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY Legal Aid of Northwest Texas provides free legal services to eligible low-income residents in such areas as public assistance denials, divorce and child support, evictions, foreclosures, domestic violence and consumer fraud. Call 763-4557 or (800) 933-4557 or for more info.

Pathway to a Ph.D

Higher Education Leads to Success

order to ensure that our workforce Iournislocal educated to meet the needs of communities, education is necessary to improve the health of our economy, especially in the growing Latino population. The work from Excelencia in Education is promising as they look to invest in efforts in Latino college completion. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 2015-2016 American Community Survey, only 22 percent of Latino adults have earned an associate degree or higher. Having a graduate degree, however, allows for more opportunities to serve as a faculty member or as an academic leader to contribute to student success. In 2015, the Ph.D. Project stated that only .5 percent of business school deans are Hispanic. For this reason, I wanted to share my path to a Ph.D. I am a native to Lubbock, Texas. I was the sixth child of eight children to my parents, Alberto and Maria Martinez. I grew up in a North Lubbock neighborhood and was an honor graduate of Lubbock High

School. While a student in the way. I also decided to the Lubbock ISD schools, take additional courses at I participated in DECA, South Plains College Reese Distributive Education Center in the evenings and Clubs of America, where online with my husband’s I competed in business financial support. In 2005, events. My first part time before STEM was made job was as a sacker for popular, I finally completed United Supermarkets, Inc. a Bachelor of Business where I met my husband, Administration, Computer Toby. Financing a college Information Systems degree was difficult, even from Lubbock Christian Dr. Irene Williams coming from a large family. University. The federal aid I thought I I continued my education would receive was not enough. I had to to earn a Master of Business keep working and took a full-time job Administration from Wayland Baptist to help pay for my courses. University at the Lubbock campus. My After working for several years and husband encouraged me to keep going. earning a certificate at South Plains I decided to review online universities College, I began a position at Lubbock and found the perfect plan for me. We Christian University as a data analyst. paid for my courses one term at a time. To help fund my education, we had to In 2010, my husband and I welcomed be creative. I took advantage of the our son, TJ, while I was writing my employee benefits and began taking dissertation proposal. Evie was born 3 to 6 hours per semester. Along with at the time I was adding the final my advisor, I documented my academic touches to my doctoral dissertation. plan in a spreadsheet to guide me along By 2011, I completed my Doctor of

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¿Que Piensas?

We know our readers have a lot to say! Mail letters to Latino Lubbock “Letters to the Editor,” Box 6473 Lubbock, TX 79493, o r email them to Please include your name, address, and contact phone number. Mailed letters must be signed. Please note that unsigned letters will not be published. Letters are limited to 100 words, depending on space availability, some longer will be included. Writers are limited to one letter per month. Submissions may be edited for clarity or space consideration. Letters are not acknowledged. Opinions expressed in letters and Op-Ed articles do not necessarily represent the views of Latino Lubbock Magazine. GRADUATE PHOTOS I have three relatives that will be graduating in May from different schools in Lubbock. And I have one from Post and one from Crosbyton. Can I submit all their graduation photos? And when can we submit photos? My family is excited because this is the first time we have this many graduates. Things are better for these kids. Only one of my seven siblings including me graduated. And now all five are going to college! Thank you. Please let us know. The Ortega Family

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THANK YOU I want to give a big "Thank You" to our Lubbock cousin, Alex Reyna. He sends his Tia, Francisca Reyna Cantu (my mom), a copy of Latino Lubbock every month. She loves for me to read it to her and looks at all the pictures. Awesome to read about your great Hispanic Community; the good that is done, traditions of families, and the struggles/ strides of our culture. Thanks & Kudos to LLM to print it all. Lubbock is very lucky to have you. Thanks again to the Reyna and Adame cousins who never forget their Tia in Colorado. Gracias por todo! Amalia Vega BE INCLUSIVE I'm new to Lubbock, Hispanic, and when I voiced my opinion at work recently about lack of diversity in my department, was warned by a fellow Hispanic, "Not to stir the pot" because I would be "blackballed". Obviously I was shocked. And as I got to investigating that seems to be the norm in Lubbock. I started noticing the lack of diversity in leadership in elected positions, on boards, in school district leadership, and so many other significant segments. I don't get it? The population of this city is 38%; the student population in local and area schools are more than 50% Hispanic - but not reflected in administrators and teachers. Fortunately, Lubbock has a Hispanic publication with pics, otherwise I'd be concerned that the demographics were fictitious. Get it together Lubbock - BE INCLUSIVE!

Philosophy in Business Administration, Organizational Leadership through a fully online program at Northcentral University. My professional experience includes working in institutional effectiveness, research, assessment, and planning in higher education. My passion is in mentoring online doctoral business students at Walden University and Capella University. Mentoring business students allows me to take what I have learned and share it with them to promote social change and improve business practices. I thank God for a supporting husband who encourages me to achieve many goals. My purpose is to inspire others to continue their education, so that they may develop their own pathway to success. Students have several options. Hopefully, my story will inspire you to review our local options in the Lubbock area and at online institutions. Irene Williams, Ph.D., a Lubbock native, is a part time faculty for online business degree programs.

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rea law enforcement agencies are joining efforts A to continue enforcing safe driving in Lubbock following a year in which the city experienced a high

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number of traffic fatalities. Beginning Wednesday, Lubbock Police Department, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Lubbock County Sherriff’s Office will partner their enforcement actions to focus on speeding violations and the failure to move over or slow down when a stationary emergency vehicle, tow truck or TxDOT vehicle have lights activated on roadways. As the partnership between the departments continues throughout the year, the top contributing factors in crashes will also be targeted. The top three contributing factors for crashes in Lubbock for 2017, 2018 and 2019 were speeding, disregarding stop signs or traffic lights, and failing to yield right of way when turning left. “The Lubbock Police Department is proud to continue our past partnership to increase safety on our roads,” Lubbock Chief of Police Floyd Mitchell said. “The data on crashes for the last several years is clear – drivers need to slow down and follow the laws of the road. Too many Lubbock citizens are losing their lives on our roads. We need to take intentional steps through increased traffic enforcement to alter driving behavior to keep each other safe.” “The enhancement of highway and public safety in Lubbock is paramount.” stated Texas Department of Public Safety Regional Director J.C. Longway. “The Texas Department of Public Safety will be working closely with the Lubbock Police Department and Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office

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in preventing the senseless loss of life and minimizing property damage through strategic traffic enforcement initiatives aimed at traffic law violators in order to create a deterrent, with the goal of reducing auto crashes in identified areas of concern.” “Continued efforts with our public safety partners is paramount to reducing the significant number of serious motor vehicle accidents in our community, in particular those causing fatalities and serious injury,” Lubbock County Sherriff Kelly Rowe said. “While we implement coordinated initiatives and targeted traffic enforcement strategies to minimize and deter the most serious traffic law violations, it is even more important that drivers take the responsibility to know those laws, drive safely according to the roadway conditions, eliminate overly aggressive or impatient maneuvering, move over or slow down for emergency vehicles whether they are responding to a call or stationary alongside the roadway, and most importantly eradicate those activities that serve only as a distraction and lead to many of these otherwise avoidable crashes.” Move Over, Slow Down If there is a stationary authorized emergency vehicle, a tow truck, or TxDOT vehicle with their lights activated, or a different visual sign, Texas law states that a driver must either: • Vacate the lane closest to the applicable vehicles stopped on the side of the road (if the road has multiple lanes traveling in the same direction), or • Slowdown 20 mph below the speed limit. (If the speed limit is below 25 mph, the driver must slow down to 5 mph.)

LPD Assistant Chief Retiring

fter more than 31 years of service A to the Lubbock community, Bureau of Operations Assistant Chief

Jerry Brewer is set to retire from the Lubbock Police Department Friday. Brewer moved to Lubbock in 1986 to further his education at the Texas Tech University School of Law after graduating from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. In 1988, he was hired by the Lubbock Police Department. Brewer is a graduate of the 25th session of the D.E.A. Drug Unit Commander Academy and the 243rd session of the FBI National Academy. He holds a Master Peace Officer Certificate with the Texas Commission of Law Enforcement.

During his tenure at LPD, Brewer served as an officer in the Field Services Bureau and investigator in the Special Operations Division assigned to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Lubbock Regional Task Force. Supervisory assignments included Patrol, Juvenile/Person Crimes sections, Training Academy, Special Operations and Administration. He has held the rank of assistant chief since 2012. Brewer also served as interim police chief in 2015 and in 2019. Brewer said of his upcoming retirement, “I have been honored to serve a great community and I am forever grateful and appreciative for the opportunities and relationships during my career.” Congratulations and best of Luck from Latino Lubbock Magazine!


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Community Unites for its First Responders

n January 11, Lubbock lost two first O responders. Firefighter and paramedic Matt Dawson is still in the hospital. Although there

may not be scars to show it, there were other first responders at the scene that are healing, too. Officer Nicholas Reyna, 27, served with the Lubbock Police Department for one year. Following the academy, he served on patrol during the day shift. Lieutenant/Paramedic Eric Hill, 39, served with Lubbock Fire Rescue for ten years. Eric had promoted to lieutenant in July 2019 and was stationed at Fire Station 10B. Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Dawson, 30, is the injured firefighter. He has been with the department for five years. Matt Dawson is stationed at Fire Station 2A. He was in critical condition, has undergone several surgeries and continues to improve. Lubbock Fire Rescue Chief Steve Holland attributed the tragedies to people being in a hurry. "Let's pay attention, let's keep each other safe and let's make Lubbock a safe community for all of us to live in," said Chief Holland. There have been many memorials and benefits for the fallen Lubbock first responders including donations, for the funerals, through t-shirt sales

and a benefit breakfast. Lubbock citizens definitely backed the badges. They also paid condolences for the families of the fallen first responders. The Lubbock Professional Firefighters Association and the Lubbock Professional Police Association, along with United, are hosting a t-shirt sale to raise money for the families of first responders who were killed and injured in the line of duty. So far more than $65,000 has been raised to help the families. Several area restaurants also held fundraisers for the families of the first responders. "This is going to be a long process for all of these families and it's going to be a long healing process," said Chief Holland. All of the first responders and the families are grateful to the public. If you would like to make a donation, People's Bank Locations have accounts set up for each: LPD Officer Reyna - Account # 201657919 LFR Lieutenant Hill - Account # 201667620 LFR Firefighter Dawson - Account # 201657064 Venmo @LPFFA972Official Checks mailed to: PO Box 64623 Lubbock, TX 79464

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Notice Of Early Voting E

arly Voting by personal appearance for the March 3, 2020 Democratic and Republican Primary Elections will be February 18h – February 28h, 2020. The Main Polling Place: Lubbock County Elections Office, in Public Room, 1308 Crickets Ave. , Tues, February 18th – Fri, February 28th, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Election Day is Tuesday, March 3, 2020. All early polling locations on the dates, times and locations can be found at

Notación De Votación Adelantada

otación Adelantada para las V Elecciones Primarias de los Demócratas y Republicanos el 3

de marzo, 2020, se llevará a cabo el 18 de febrero –28 de febrero, 2020. El lugar principal de la votación: La Oficina de Elecciones del Condado de Lubbock, en el Salón Público, 1308 avenida crickets,

Martes – Viernes, 18 de febrero – 28 de febrero, 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Todos los sitios de votación adelantada en las fechas, horarios y localidades que se listan a www.

Latinos Will Vote in Record Numbers in 2020

he Hispanic community is expected to become the T largest minority group of voting-age citizens by 2020, becoming an increasingly important demographic for the

outcome of the election. UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza)— the nation’s largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization—is launching its biggest civic engagement initiative to date aimed at strengthening the power and influence of the Hispanic community. UnidosUS will leverage the full power of its programs on the ground, policy advocacy at the state and federal levels, and joint efforts with its nearly 300 affiliated organizations to advance the priorities of the community in the areas of the economy, health, education, and immigration. “To fight the greatest political challenge in our community’s recent history, today we are launching UnidosUS’s biggest initiative to date, aimed at strengthening the power and influence of the Hispanic community in the 2020 election. Through this multimillion-dollar campaign, ¡Adelante!: Moving Us Forward, we will not only multiply the number of Latino voters we register but we will also grow the Latino presence and voice in, among other issues, the presidential campaign, state and local races, and the 2020 Census,” said UnidosUS President and CEO Janet Murguía. UnidosUS has registered more than 700,000 voters in the last decade. For 2020, UnidosUS plans to register 120,000 new Hispanic voters, reach more than 350,000 voters with GOTV activities, and lift up the community’s priorities through local programs and events, polling, and advocacy. UnidosUS released today an interactive new tool with the results of a national survey on the Latino electorate. During

the event, UnidosUS and Latino Decisions released data and insights about Latino voters and what can be expected in 2020, including: The best strategy to increase Latino voter turnout in presidential elections is to close the registration gap. Latinos will play a decisive role in at least 23 of the most competitive 2020 House races, building on similar impact in the 2018 midterms, when Latinos voted at near-presidential election levels. Polls show 87% of Hispanic voters believe racism against immigrants and Latinos is a problem, and cite the rise of white supremacy (74%) and President Trump’s language (69%) as factors bearing responsibility for the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas. In terms of issues, a mix of jobs and the economy, health care, immigration, gun violence, climate change, and education top the list of Latino priorities. Only 16% of Hispanic voters say they like the GOP of today, and among Latinos who have supported Republican candidates in the past, more than half have a hard time supporting the GOP today. “Latino voter concerns are expanding. In addition to bread-and-basket issues like jobs, health care and education, and intense concerns about anti-Latino and anti-immigrant policies and racism, for the first time gun violence and climate change round the top priorities for this community,” said Sylvia Manzano, Principal at Latino Decisions. “For anyone who cares about these issues, the growth of the Latino electorate should be a welcome development—and we will see Latinos come out in record numbers in 2020,” said Clarissa Martinez de Castro, Deputy Vice President for Policy and Advocacy at UnidosUS. “To the parties and candidates, the message is clear: Candidates matter, issues matter, and meaningful outreach is essential to gain the support of and energize this electorate.”

BNHR Leads March to Demand End of Construction of Detention Facility

n Feb. 1st, Border Network for Human O Rights (BNHR) lead a march to protest the development of a new El Paso facility


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for unaccompanied migrant children in the community of Montana Vista, Texas. The construction and operation of this new private facility by Caliburn International on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement is a direct result of President Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. Experts warn that placing children here will likely trap hundreds of minors for months on end as the Trump administration continues to block detained children from the legal services they need to be reunited with family members. Six children died under U.S. Border Patrol custody last year. “We do not need more jails for immigrant families, we need to end the cruel entrapment of vulnerable children. The administration has shown absolutely no willingness to get these children out of these jails and into relatives’ homes or other humane accommodations,” said Fernando Garcia,

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executive director for BNHR. “El Paso must not be used as a place for the government to play a vicious political game using innocent children as pawns. Kids belong on playgrounds, not in frightening jails.” BNHR will continue to fight the U.S. administration’s vicious attempt to use El Paso as a base for abuse. The march will seek the termination of the new building project and demand justice for unaccompanied migrant children and their families.

TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY Notice of Draft Federal Operating Permit Draft Permit No.: 01072

Application and Draft Permit. PYCO Industries, Inc., PO Box 841, Lubbock, TX 79408-0841, has applied to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for a renewal and revision of Federal Operating Permit (herein referred to as Permit) No. 01072, Application No. 29811. to authorize operation of the PYCO Avenue A Facility, an Other Oilseed Processing facility, which produces cottonseed oil. The area addressed by the application is located at 2901 Avenue A in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas 79404-2231. This link to an electronic map of the site or facility's general location is provided as a public courtesy and not part of the application or notice. For exact location, refer to the application. You can find an electronic map of the facility at: 566388&Ing=- 101.831111&zoom=13&type=r. This application was received by the TCEQ on December 2, 2019. The purpose of a federal operating permit is to improve overall compliance with the rules governing air pollution control by clearly listing all applicable requirements, as defined in Title 30 Texas Administrative Codeยง 122.10 (30 TACยง 122.10). The draft permit, if approved, will codify the conditions under which the area must operate. The permit will not authorize new construction. The executive director has completed the technical review of the application and has made a preliminary decision to prepare a draft permit for public comment and review. The executive director recommends issuance of this draft permit The permit application, statement of basis, and draft permit will be available for viewing and copying at the TCEQ Central Office, 12100 Park 35 Circle, Building E, First Floor, Austin, Texas 78753 and the TCEQ Lubbock Regional Office, 5012 50th Street, Ste 100, Lubbock, Texas 79414-3426, beginning the first day of publication of this notice. The draft permit and statement of basis are available at the TCEQ Website: At the TCEQ central and regional offices, relevant supporting materials for the draft permit, as well as the New Source Review permits which have been incorporated by reference, may be reviewed and copied. Any person with difficulties obtaining these materials due to travel constraints may contact the TCEQ central office file room at (512) 239-2900. Public Comment/Notice and Comment Hearing. Any person may submit written comments on the draft permit. Comments relating to the accuracy, completeness, and appropriateness of the permit conditions may result in changes to the draft permit. A person who may be affected by the emission of air pollutants from the permitted area may request a notice and comment hearing. The purpose of the notice and comment hearing is to provide an additional opportunity to submit comments on the draft permit. The permit may be changed based on comments pertaining to whether the permit provides for compliance with 30 TAC Chapter 122 (examples may include that the permit does not contain all applicable requirements or the public notice procedures were not satisfied). The TCEQ may grant a notice and comment hearing on the application if a written hearing request is received within 30 days after publication of the newspaper notice. The hearing request must include the basis for the request, including a description of how the person may be affected by the emission of air pollutants from the application area. The request should also specify the conditions of the draft permit that are inappropriate or specify how the preliminary decision to issue or deny the permit is inappropriate. All reasonably ascertainable issues must be raised and all reasonably available arguments must be submitted by the end of the public comment period. If a notice and comment hearing is granted, all individuals that submitted written comments or a hearing request will receive written notice of the hearing. This notice will identify the date, time, and location for the hearing. Written public comments and/or requests for a notice and comment hearing should be submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Office of the Chief Clerk, MC-105, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, or electronically at and be received within 30 days after the date of newspaper publication of this notice. Please be aware that any contact information you provide, including your name, phone number, email address and physical address will become part of the agency's public record. A notice of proposed final action that includes a response to comments and identification of any changes to the draft permit will be mailed to everyone who submitted public comments, a hearing request, or requested to be on the mailing list for this application. This mailing will also provide instructions for public petitions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to request that the EPA object to the issuance of the proposed permit. After receiving a petition, the EPA may only object to the issuance of a permit which is not in compliance with the applicable requirements or the requirements of 30 TAC Chapter 122. Mailing List. In addition to submitting public comments, a person may ask to be placed on a mailing list for this application by sending a request to the Office of the Chief Clerk at the address above. Those on the mailing list will receive copies of future public notices (if any) mailed by the Chief Clerk for this application. Information. For additional information about this permit application or the permitting process, please contact the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Public Education Program, MC-108, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087 or toll free at 1-800-687-4040. Si desea informacion en Espanol, puede llamar al 1-800-687-4040. Further information may also be obtained for PYCO Industries, Inc. by calling Mr. Jake Bentley at (806) 632-0742. Notice Issuance Date: January 28, 2020 Copyright 2020 by Latino Lubbock Magazine

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February/febrero 2020, Vol. 14, Issue 2




Time to Prepare for Your Retirement

you're in your 40's or 50's and Iforfhaven't managed to save much retirement, don't throw in the

LUBBOCK CHAPTER OF TAMACC GETS STARTED: A gathering was held last month to begin strategizing for a future Hispanic Chamber. Almost 100 attended, and about 50 registered to be a part of the inaugural chapter. The purpose of the gathering of Hispanic business owners, entrepreneurs, and community leaders was to start a dialogue and to begin to organize Hispanic owned business in Lubbock. The event was sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine.

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towel! You can do it - but it won't be easy. When you're young, time is literally on your side, thanks to the beauty of compounding. When you get a late start, it isn't going to be as easy as eating out less often. You need to start saving at least 15-20% of your gross income - more would be better! If you have high-interest credit card debt, tackle that first. Then, make sure you're maxing out contributions to your company's 401(k) plan. You're allowed - by

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law - to salt away up to $22,000 of your own contributions, if you'll be age 50 by the end of the year. Otherwise, the ceiling's set at $16,500. If you don't have a 401(k) plan through work, look into an IRA. If you don't have an employer pension plan and are at least 50, you can put away up to $6,000 pre-tax a year. Now for some tough love: You can't do this stuff if you're living paycheck to paycheck. If you are, you need to either spend less, or earn more. Think about a second job, maybe some part-time consulting, if you have the skills. Or think about downsizing.

no tires la toalla! Usted puede hacerlo - pero no va a ser fácil. Cuando uno es joven , el tiempo es, literalmente, de su lado, gracias a la belleza de la capitalización. Cuando usted consigue un inicio tardío, que no va a ser tan fácil como salir a comer con menos frecuencia. Tienes que empezar a ahorrar por lo menos el 15-20% de sus ingresos brutos - más sería mejor. Si usted tiene alto interés de la deuda de tarjeta de crédito, hacer frente a la primera . A continuación, asegúrese de que está el gasto excesivo con aportaciones a plan de su compañía de 401 ( k). Se le permite - por ley


- a la sal de distancia de hasta $ 22,000 de sus propias contribuciones, si vas a ser de 50 años a finales de año. De lo contrario, el techo está fijado en $16.5 mil. Si usted no tiene un plan 401 ( k ) a través del trabajo, mirar en una cuenta IRA. Si usted no tiene un plan de pensiones de empresa y tiene por lo menos 50, puede guardar hasta $6,000 antes de impuestos de un año. Ahora un poco de amor duro: No se puede hacer esto si usted está viviendo de cheque a cheque de pago. Si es así, usted necesita ya sea gastar menos o ganar más. Piense en un segundo trabajo, tal vez algunos de consultoría a tiempo parcial , si usted tiene las habilidades. O piensa en reducción de personal.

Celebrate 2-1-1 Day

ederal Communications Commission assigned 2-1-1 as the 3 digit code for health and human service access on July 21, 2000. And the United Way of America declared February 11th as National 2-1-1 Day in 2006. 2-1-1 is a free, easy-to-remember three-digit telephone number that

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Jovita Carranza New SBA Administrator

he US Senate has T appointed Jovita Carranza as the 36th head

of Operations for UPS Latin America and the Caribbean. Carranza is the founder and president of the JCR Group, a consulting firm serving corporations and NGOs on issues of business development and profit and loss management. She is also a lecturer, columnist and commentator on political and business issues. In 2017, she was named by President Trump as his appointee to fill the position of U.S. Treasurer, vacant since the resignation of Rosa Gumataotao Rios in July 2016. Carranza was sworn in on June 19, 2017. Carranza earned her MBA from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida and received executive, management, and financial training at the INSEAD Business School in Paris, France; Michigan State University; and the University of Chicago. Carranza’s appointment comes at the heels of good performance year for SBA. During the 2019 fiscal year it approved $28.2 billion in loans and more than 63,500 loans to small businesses. In addition, it supported nearly $5 billion in 504 loans, an increase of nearly $205 million from FY 2018. Minority business owners received $8.8 billion in combined 7(a) and 504 lending, or 31% of the SBA’s loan portfolio. Lending from the 504 loan program to women-owned businesses was over $1.5 billion. Loans to veterans totaled nearly $1 billion for the 7(a) and 504 programs. Through its 7(a) loan program SBA provides both financial assistance and offers guarantees on loans to small businesses of up to $5 million. These loans are generally for acquiring land, purchasing equipment, or working capital. In addition, through the CDC/504 loan program it helps small businesses with capital to acquire fixed assets to promote economic development. These loan types are in the form of long-term fixed-rate financing based on reasonable terms. SBA authorizes Certified Development Companies (CDCs) for these loans to provide financing to small businesses. This is made possible with the help of third-party lenders which are often banks. Though SBA’s maximum loan amount is generally $5 million. In certain cases, these could reach $5.5 million for energyefficient or manufacturing projects. The Microloan program for its part offers loans of up to $50,000 to small businesses for startup and expansion. SBA’s Microloan program had another record year in 2019 with a nearly 7.5% increase in small business lending.

of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Carranza, 70, was confirmed through an 88-5 bipartisan vote in the Senate replacing acting administrator Chris BUSINESS COUNSELING Small Pilkerton. business owners and aspiring entrepreNew Head of SBA, Jovita neurs can discuss their business ventures Carranza and get expert advice from the SBDC Prior to Pilkerton, Linda staff. All information will be held in strict McMahon and Joseph Loddo confidence. For a counseling sessions call had also served at the helm of SBA under (806) 745-1637. Trump. Carranza’s confirmation makes FREE PRACTICE EXAMS Study her the first permanent head of SBA in guides for tests Learn-a-Test, a database nearly a year. And she will serve as the of practice examinations, is available at highest-ranking Latina official in the the Lubbock Public Library, 1306 9th St. Trump Cabinet. Hundreds of practice examinations, inThe former US Treasurer had previously cluding SAT, ACT and elementary, middle served as Deputy Administrator of SBA school and high school skills improvement under President George W. Bush. During tests, plus graduate entrance exams, are her stint as deputy administrator (2006available. 2009), she oversaw more than 80 field LOW INCOME TAXPAYER CLIN- offices across the country and managed IC The TTU School of Law operates a portfolio of venture capital investments, a “FREE� Low Income Taxpayer Clinic business loans, and disaster loans totaling year around to provide assistance relat- approximately $80 billion. ing to issues involving controversies with At her confirmation hearing in the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The December, Carranza said that she would LITC does not assist in any criminal tax matters, or prepare tax returns. For ore put particular emphasis on opening more info call (806) 834-7972 or toll free (800) doors for women and for entrepreneurs in underserved communities, including 420-8037. military families and veterans. Carranza also received endorsements from business groups during her nominations hearing. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan, said the following regarding the appointment. “Jovita Carranza’s excellent background and diverse skill-set will be very beneficial to the SBA, as she works to strengthen U.S. entrepreneurship and small business growth. Jovita understands startups and business management, the global marketplace, and is already familiar he Pancake Festival will with the SBA as a former Deputy be held Saturday, February Administrator during the George W. Bush 22, 2020 at the Lubbock Memo- Administration. Jovita will effectively rial Civic Center. Guided by the represent entrepreneurs as a member slogan, "Our Vision, Our Focus- of President Trump’s Cabinet and See to Serve with 20/20 Vision," understands the many challenges and the Lubbock Lions Club pledges opportunities facing small businesses. to make it, its biggest in recent SBE Council and our nationwide years. The Festival will open at 7 membership of entrepreneurs and small businesses look forward to working with a.m. until 8 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance; $9 Jovita as the new SBA Administrator.� Who is Carranza? at the door. There is no charge Born in Illinois to an immigrant family for children under three. Tickets may be purchased from any Lub- from Mexico Carranza first started bock Lions Club member, at all working at the United Parcel Service Bolton Locations and by calling (UPS). There she started as a part-time, the Lubbock Lions Club at 806- night-shift box handler. This will later lead her into a 20-year illustrious career where 763-4789. she would eventually become President Copyright 2020 by Latino Lubbock Magazine All Rights reserved.

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Wellness/ bienestar

Health Alert: Stay Healthy, Be Active Coronavirus H

he City of Lubbock Health Department is closely T monitoring the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. There are no cases in the Lubbock area, however the department is working with health care partners to prepare for the possibility of a case. Preparations include monitoring state and national announcements, distributing advisory and educational information to local providers, schools and hospitals, working with infection control personnel and laboratories to review testing and isolation protocols. The health department also has staff on call to respond to a potential case afterhours and on weekends. Anyone who has recently traveled in Wuhan, China should monitor themselves for symptoms and contact their health care provider if they develop fever, cough or shortness of breath within 14 days of being in Wuhan. The department is urging health care professionals to ask patients with respiratory symptoms

about their travel history and contact the health department if they think a patient may have novel coronavirus. There are simple steps everyone can take to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like the novel coronavirus: · Wash your hands frequently. · Cover coughs and sneezes. · Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands. · Disinfect surfaces. · Avoid contact with people who are sick. · If you’re sick, stay home For more information on coronavirus visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website at: https:// Health care professionals with questions should contact the City of Lubbock Health Department Disease Surveillance Department at 806-7752935. To read in Spanish go to www. (Para leer en español ir a www.

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as arthritis, chronic back pain or another disability caused you to give up on physical activity? It shouldn’t. Gone are the days when physical limitations subjected you to a life of inactivity. More and more, research is showing that moving your body is good for your physical and mental health, even if you have a challenging health condition. With a doctor’s okay and the right program, people with health challenges can enjoy the health benefits that come with being active. In fact, movement has replaced bed rest as the prescription for conditions such as back pain and recovery from heart and other surgeries. And people with special needs are enjoying such activities as walking, skiing, cycling and swimming events, a n d e ve n m a r a thons. Most people, unless they have

some kind of silent, cardiovascular impairment, can safely begin an exercise program if they start out slowly and build up gradually once they see improvements. One of the easiest ways to get moving is to walk. You can start out slowly and build on your routine by going longer distances or walking at a faster pace. Just be sure to: wear walking shoes with good support and traction; drink plenty of water before, during, and after exercise; be aware of the weather, such as extreme heat and humidity or cold and ice; and be alert to any warning signs, such as dizziness or pain, that might signal a problem. Also remember to take your time. You can even break your activities into shorter sessions if a longer one is too much. For instance, do two, 15-minute walks instead of one half-hour walk. If you need help designing an exercise program, consider using a personal trainer or fitness instructor who is trained and certified to work with people who have health challenges.

a artritis, el dolor crónico ¿L de espalda u otra discapacidad le han hecho renunciar a la

ejercicios si comienzan lentamente y se acumulan gradualmente una vez que ven mejoras. Una de las maneras más fáciles de moverse es caminar. Puede comenzar lentamente y desarrollar su rutina recorriendo distancias más largas o caminando a un ritmo más rápido. Solo asegúrese de: usar zapatos para caminar con buen soporte y tracción; beber mucha agua antes, durante y después del ejercicio; ser consciente del clima, como el calor y la humedad extremos o el frío y el hielo; y esté atento a cualquier señal de advertencia, como mareos o dolor, que pueda indicar un problema. También recuerda tomar tu tiempo. Incluso puede dividir sus actividades en sesiones más cortas si una más larga es demasiado. Por ejemplo, haga dos caminatas de 15 minutos en lugar de una caminata de media hora. Si necesita ayuda para diseñar un programa de ejercicios, considere usar un entrenador personal o un instructor de acondicionamiento físico que esté capacitado y certificado para trabajar con personas que tienen problemas de salud.

Ser saludable por mantenerse activo

actividad física? No debería. Se acabaron los días en que las limitaciones físicas lo sometieron a una vida de inactividad. Cada vez más, las investigaciones muestran que mover tu cuerpo es bueno para tu salud física y mental, incluso si tienes una condición de salud desafiante. Con la aprobación y el programa correcto de un médico, las personas con problemas de salud pueden disfrutar de los beneficios de salud que conlleva ser activo. De hecho, el movimiento ha reemplazado al reposo en cama como la receta para afecciones como el dolor de espalda y la recuperación del corazón y otras cirugías. Y las personas con necesidades especiales están disfrutando de actividades como caminatas, esquí, ciclismo y natación, e incluso maratones. La mayoría de las personas, a menos que tengan algún tipo de discapacidad cardiovascular silenciosa, pueden comenzar de manera segura un programa de

Vive tu vida, Get Up Get Moving!

Noticias de salud/ Health News FALUN DAFA EXERCISES, February 1 and 15, 9:30am, Free, All Ages: This advanced traditional Chinese practice improves the mind and body, through gentle exercise and medication. It has significant effects on stress-relief, overall mental and physical health, with a goal of ultimately bringing people towards wisdom and enlightenment. Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst. TAI CHI FOR ARTHRITIS, February 5, 12 Lessons with Dr. Paul Lam, 1pm, Free, Ages 50+: Join us in learning a safe and easy-to-learn program, proven to relieve pain and improve health and balance! We will follow along with Dr. Paul Lam using his DVD, which is in collaboration with the Arthritis Foundation, Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst. TEXERCISE FITNESS, February 13, 10am, Ages 50+, Free: Latin inspired dance routines designed for beginners and older adults, Lubbock Adult Activity Center, 2001 19th St. BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK/ GLUCOSE SCREENING, February 14 and 28, 10am, Free, Ages 50+: Blood pressure checks and glucose screenings sponsored by local health care agencies, Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst. HEALTH AND NUTRITION EDUCATION, February 18, 12pm, Free, Ages 50+: Topics on health and nutrition are discussed to help you understand a healthy way to live. Sponsored by Texas Ag Extension, Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst. HEALTHBEAT EQUIPMENT brings the best of the gym to the great outdoors at Buddy Holly Lake of Cesar Chavez Drive, for ages 13 to 100. The outdoor fitness equipment is available to the public and has 10 pieces of fitness equipment. This is a project of Los Hermanos Familia. FREE. FREE CLINIC at Lubbock Impact The Free Clinic holds a free doctors clinic every Wednesday at 34th Street and Boston Avenue. Registration begins at 4 PM. Patients must be 18 and older and medically uninsured to receive free medications and doctors visits. For more information, please call (806) 799-4320. 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. Call 762-1805 for more info. FAITH BASED AA for Lubbock and the surrounding area, Thurs. from 6:30-8:00 P.M. and Sundays from 7-8 P.M. For more info call 806-793.3336. 2-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY QUESTIONS 2-1-1 is a free help line answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which will link you to health and community services.

Health/ salud

Heart Health Month The Doc or Is In


eart disease and stroke rank as the top killers of Hispanics in the United States, claiming the lives of 29.3 percent of the more than 117,000 Hispanics who die each year, according to the American Heart Association. Be physically active every day. Choose activities that you and your family can enjoy: walk, do aerobics, garden, dance, play sports, jump rope with your kids. Aim for a healthy weight. Take steps to lose

weight if

you are overweight. Try losing weight slowly. Cut back on foods high in fats and calories. Eat smaller portions. Eat fruits and vegetables for snacks. Bake, broil, or boil your foods. Be active every day. Eat heart-healthy foods, such as skim or 1% milk; low fat frozen yogurt; low fat or fat free cheese;

fish; turkey and chicken without skin; lean cuts of meat; cereals, pasta, lentils, and beans; corn tortillas, breads; and fruits and vegetables. Go easy on these foods: 2% milk, oils and margarine, avocados, olives, and coconuts, and nuts. Cut back on these foods: whole milk, creams and ice cream, high-fat cheeses, butter, fatty cuts of meat and refried pork, sausages, hot dogs, bologna, liver, kidneys, and other organ meats; egg yolks; and lard, coconut, palm, or palm kernel oil. For more information about a healthy heart call 1-800-242-8721.

Mes sobre la salud del corazón

egún la American Heart AsS sociation, las enfermedades del corazón y los ataques cere-

brales son la principal causa de muerte de los hispanos de Estados Unidos, cobrando las vidas del 29,3 por ciento de más de 117.000 hispanos que mueren cada año. Manténgase activo físicamente todos los días. ¡Escoja actividades que usted y sufamilia puedan disfrutar! Activades como: camina, hacer ejercicios aeróbicos, trabajar en el jardín, bailar, practicar deportes, y saltar cuerda con sus hijos. Manténgase activo todos los días. Trate de lograr un peso salu-


dable. Siga estos consejos para bajar de peso si tiene sobrepeso. Trate de perder peso despacio. Evite las comidas con alto contenido de grasa y calorías. Sírvase porciones pequeñas de comida. Coma frutas y vegetales como bocadillos. Hornee, ase o hierva sus comidas. Coma alimentos saludables para el corazón como: leche descremada o con 1% de grasa; helado de yogur bajo en grasa; quesos bajos en grasa o sin grasa; pescado; pavo y pollo sin pellejo; cortes de carne bajos en grasa; cereales, pastas, lentejas y frijoles (habichuelas)tortillas de maíz, panes, y frutas y vegetales.

Escoja sólo de vez en cuando estos alimentos: leche con un 2% de grasa; aceites y margarina; aguacates (paltas), aceitunas y coco; y nueces. Trate de evitar estos alimentos: leche entera o regular, cremas y helados de leche (mantecados), quesos hechos de leche entera, y mantequilla; cortes de carne con alto contenido de grasa y chicharrones, chorizos, salchichas y mortadela, hígado, riñones y otros órganos animales; yemas de huevo; y manteca, aceite de coco, de palma o de pepita de palma. Visite la American Heart Association o llame al 1-800-242-8721 (en inglés y español).

Cervical Cancer Awareness

ncourage the Hispanic womE en you love (including yourself!) to take time out this month

to get a Pap test and pelvic exam. It could save a life! The American Cancer Society estimates that when all the figures are in, over 10,000 women will have been diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer in 2006, and about 3,700 will die of the disease. Hispanic women have the highest rate of

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

Sobre el cáncer de cuello de útero

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

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

sos de cáncer invasivo de cuello de útero y la segunda tasa más elevada de muerte por la enfermedad, más del doble de la tasa registrada entre mujeres blancas no hispanas. Por fortuna, la mayor parte de esas muertes se puede prevenir a través de detección temprana y tratamiento. Al hacerse exámenes periódicos de Papanicolau y de la pelvis, su médico puede descubrir y tratar las células que se están alterando antes de que se conviertan en células cancerosas.

Vaccines are for ALL AGES!

Flu Shot - Not Too Late

he flu is the seventh leading cause of death among Latinos 65+. Everyone six months or older to get vaccinated, too. Only three in 10 Hispanics got a flu shot

last year, a concern because diseases such as diabetes and asthma, more prevalent among Latinos, can lead to serious complications. Now just one shot is needed — the H1N1 vaccine is included — and a version for those age 65 or older is available.

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Education/ Educación Education & Scholarship Updates SCHOLARSHIP INFO ONLINE - This website claims to be the most complete source of local, national, and college-specific scholarships on the net. It lists thousands of scholarships. When you sign up, you can get email updates when new scholarships become available. Good and free resource. HAPPY LAW ENFORCEMENT DAY: O.L. Slaton Middle School treated Lubbock ISD officers to some chili at their fourth annual chili contest to show them appreciation. Congratulations to Tasch Gray for winning the title of Best Chili!

The Waiting Season I

l o v e finding metaphors within the new seasons that emerge. Winter is the season of waiting; I wait and grind silently with an anticipation of the fruitful harvest to come in the spring! It’s encouraging to see how I’ve grown in patience during my undergraduate years, and I’ve come to love the “plan and execute” lifestyle. If it were not for cultivating discipline and organization skills, I could not have been as successful as I was last semester— I led an organization, maintained my

work outs, and made the deans list! Time and time again, there are three things that I remain thankful for— God, community, and coffee. I am excited to see where I am by the end of this semester. I thank God for instilling a passion within me thats geared towards serving others; I await the day that I can call myself Dr. Alonzo! When I find myself falling into a gloom that happens when I become immersed in late night studying, I remind myself of the bigger picture— to serve my community, help my future patients, and make a path for those whom will come after me. BAILEE ALONZO is a junior at Texas Tech, majoring in Biology Pre-Med. She aspires to become a dermatologist.




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early bird gets the worm! Submit FAFSA for each school year to qualify for grants, scholarships, federal work-study and federal student loans. Deadlines vary for federal, state and institutional aid. The two most important dates you need to remember are Oct. 1 and June 30. Each year, the FAFSA opens on Oct. 1. File your FAFSA as close to Oct. 1 as possible to improve your chances of qualifying for the most grant, scholarship and work-study aid. Applications began being accepted for the 2019-20 school year on Oct. 1, 2018. For the 2020-21 school year, the start date is Oct. 1, 2019. The federal government gives students a deadline of June 30 after the school year in which they need aid — for instance, June 30, 2020, for the 2019-20 school year or June 30, 2021, for the 2020-21 school year — to file the FAFSA. But you have to submit the form much earlier to meet financial aid deadlines for your state and college and to get your aid dollars in time for the start of the school year. States and individual colleges set their own FAFSA deadlines that are typically much earlier than the federal one. You have to file your application by these deadlines to qualify for state and institutional grants and scholarships. If you’re attending an out-of-state school, you may not qualify for state aid — check with the state to see if you do. Find your state financial aid deadline on the Federal Student Aid website.

The federal deadline is your last chance to submit the FAFSA each year. If you need financial aid for the 2019-20 school year, you can submit the form until June 30, 2020. Work-study dollars and most state and institutional aid will run out the fastest for 2019-20, but there will still be time to qualify for federal grants and student loans. Even if you wait until June 30, you can receive these grants and loans retroactively to cover what you’ve already paid for the spring and fall semester. Or, depending on your school, you may be able to apply the funds to pay for 2020 summer school. Track colleges’ financial aid deadlines. Priority deadlines at individual schools often fall the earliest, so those deadlines are the most important to track. Those dates are also the best chance to get the most aid. Look up the deadlines for all of the schools you’re applying to and write them down in one place — try using your phone’s calendar, a spreadsheet or a notebook dedicated to your college search. Submit any other financial aid applications. Many schools require additional or alternative financial aid applications, such as the CSS Profile, to qualify for state or institutional aid. You’ll need to submit all the required paperwork before the deadline to be considered for aid. Above all, remember Oct. 1. It’s not a deadline, but if you submit your FAFSA soon after that day, you’ll cover all your bases. Wait for your financial aid award letter, which details how much free aid you qualify for and how much in federal loans you can borrow. Good luck from Latino Lubbock Magazine! Don't wait!

ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS LEADERS FOR EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is for graduating seniors who will be attending a Texas school to pursue a secondary education. ELIGIBILITY: Graduating senior, with a 3.5 or higher GPA. Deadline: March 15, 2020. Contact (806) 762-8061. ADVANTAGE MEDICAL STAFFING SCHOLARSHIP established for the benefit of students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing. ELIGIBILITY: Students who are 25 years of age or older and are pursuing a career as a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Registered Nurse. Deadline: April 15, 2020. Contact (806) 762-8061. ​ CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM www.chci. org/scholarships/page/chci-scholarshipprogram NATIONAL STUDENT NURSES' ASSOCIATION, Inc. (NSNA) Breakthrough To Nursing Scholarships For Ethnic Apply online at $30K MASTER’SLEVEL, GLOBAL SCHOLARSHIPS through The Rotary Foundation. Scholarships will be awarded to fund postbaccalaureate study at an accredited university located outside the United States & its territories. Apply online at www.Rotary. org/en/grants AAUW SCHOLARSHIP The Association of University Women Educational Foundation Apply at ADELANTE SCHOLARSHIPS!scholarships/crij HISPANIC SCHOLARSHIP CONSORTIUM!apply/c17ip LA UNIDAD LATINA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP BUICK ACHIEVERS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Buick Achievers for Engineering/Technology or select Design and Business-related programs of study Apply online at

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Youth Opportunities SCHOOL DAY OFF, February 3 and the 17th, 7:30am, $25, Ages 6-12: Enjoy a fun-filled day of sports, games, and crafts while making friends. Lunch and snack included. Pre-registration required by 1/30 by 8pm, Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street, or at Hodges Community Center, 4011 University. CHILDREN’S MOVIE AT THE MAHON LIBRARY, February 5, 3:45 pm, Come join us for a children’s movie. For movie title and other information, call 7752838. Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street. FREE TUTORING AT PATTERSON AND GODEKE BRANCH LIBRARIES, February 8, 1 to 5 pm, Robin’s Nest Tutoring will offer free tutoring for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. For more information, call 767-3300 or 775-3362. Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive, and Godeke Branch Library, 5034 Frankford Avenue. FANTASTIC FRIDAY, February 14, 6pm, $20, Ages 6-12: Parents, need a date night? Drop your kids off at Maxey Community Center for a couple of hours as they enjoy games, activities, crafts, pizza, and drinks. Pre-registration required by 2/12 by 8pm, Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th St. CHALLENGER LITTLE LEAGUE, Registration for the 2020 season is underway. Registration is open to all players within the Lubbock Challenger Little League guidelines. February 1st and the 8th, 2020, from 10:30 am -2 pm. All sign-ups will be located at the Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289. Deadline will be February 15th. EARRING WORKSHOP, February 21, 5:30pm, $30, Ages 10+: Using leathers, pleathers, and clay, make three pairs of gorgeous lightweight earrings! Pre-registration by 2/19 by 12pm, Hodges Community Center, 4011 University. SPRING BREAK CAMP Epic Experiences! March 17-19, 2020, 9am-12pm. Ages 3rd Grade-7th Grade. FREE for Youth in 79415 Zip Code or Schools. Call (806) 535-5437. JUNIOR COUNSELORS Apply now for Summer Camp Roles. Build your expertise, training, service & resume! Network with Adult Leaders! For 8-12th Graders. Call (806) 535-5437. KIDS CAFÉ Mon.-Fri., 3:30 pm, Free, Ages 6-12, Rawlings Community Center. And, Mon.Fri., 3:45 pm, Free, Ages 18 and younger, Children can enjoy a hot nutritious meal. Sponsored by the South Plains Food Bank, Maggie Trejo Supercenter.


he application process for the 2020 Don't mess with Texas Scholarship contest is now open. Any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school, and planning to attend an accredited Texas college or university in the coming year, is eligible to apply. The 2020 Don't mess with Texas Scholarship contest is presented in partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful and the Moody Foundation. The contest will award one $6,000 scholarship and two $2,000 scholarships in June 2020. The scholarships recognize the achievements of high school seniors who are taking an

active role in preventing litter in their schools and communities while working to build awareness for the Don't mess with Texas initiative. TxDOT's Don't mess with Texas program has been educating Texans about litter prevention since 1986. The program includes Adopta-Highway and a grassroots partnership with Keep Texas Beautiful as well as spring "Trash-Off" community outreach events. To apply for the Don't mess with Texas Scholarship, visit dontmesswithtexas. org. Applications must be received via online submission.

Community Invited to Black History Month Celebration T

he Patterson Library will host its annual African American History Month Celebration to honor the achievements of African Americans in the community. This year the library is going to recognize athletes. Welcoming remarks will be presented by Lubbock City Councilmembers. The ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, at the Patterson Branch Library located at 1836 Parkway Drive. After the ceremony, there will be food from Hank’s Bar-B-Que Catering, as well as face painting and coloring for children. The event is free and open to the public.

Kid’s Dental Health Fair To Keep You Smiling oin the South Plains DisJ trict Dental Society for their annual Children’s Dental Health Fair at the Science Spectrum, Saturday, February 1st from 10 am to 1 pm. Families will receive invaluable oral health information and lots of free “toothy” giveaways, but will also have a blast doing it. The event and regular Science Spectrum Museum admission is totally FREE to all children up to age 12. This is a great opportunity for families that may not regularly attend the Science Spectrum to try it out and see all the great family fun and learning that awaits them! Enjoy various activities including: a Children’s Dental Health Screenings by a Dentist; Kids Toothbrush & Dental Health Giveaways; Oral Health Information; Games, Face Painting & Balloons, and Door Prizes! The Science Spectrum is located at 2579 S. Loop 289.

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take effort. I’ve witnessed some students take $50,000 to $100,000 in student loans for a four-year undergrad degree – not bueno! That’s why I advise students and their parents to commit to the process to prevent from having to take student loans that require you to pay back… with interest! Having turned to student loans myself and having to pay them for several years until 2018, I didn’t want my daughter, Amaris Garcia, to become dependent on student loans, especially when there are college scholarships to help. As such, Amaris, along with my husband Frank Garcia and I agreed that she would have to do her part to assist in funding her college education. Her role was to seek and apply for scholarships to avoid student loans and debt. Needless to say - she graduated from college debt free. She is currently working to complete an MBA, hopefully by May 2020! For parents, although your role is significant in applying for scholarships, encourage them – don’t apply for them! Don’t write their essays - but do offer your student a listening ear when they are reading their essay. Do remind them of deadlines, and it’s okay if you help them find scholarships. I know they are busy, especially when they work and are involved in extracurricular activities, but still – don’t apply for them. You can mail the scholarship packet, although most now require emailing or have online applications, but don’t complete the entire application for them – they won’t learn like that. Plus, I know a parent that got so involved in the process that she signed her own name to the application, instead of her daughter’s! I encourage students to start applying for scholarships when they are sophomores, although your junior and senior years are most necessary. Make sure that you register at www.fastweb. com. My daughter was flooded with scholarship opportunities. Pace yourself and create a calendar with deadlines, and don’t wait till the last minute. The early bird gets the worm, or it could be a determining factor in a tie. Here are some additional tips for you to consider as you begin your scholarship journey. Scholarship Application Dos: Start the scholarship search process sooner than later. If you’re debating on when to start applying, the time is now. You can apply for scholarships you qualify for as early as you’d like and the rule of thumb is always the earlier, the better. The process can often be very slow, so be patient and continue applying to new scholarships while waiting to hear back from those you’ve already applied to. Apply for scholarships in different categories. Don’t limit yourself to one type of scholarship.

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Balance it out, applying for any merit, athletic, and artistic scholarships you qualify for. You can learn more about the different types of scholarships online or through your school counselor. Include letters of recommendation. A good letter of recommendation can make all the difference in your scholarship application. Make sure that the letters you include are relevant and that you are confident in the person writing the letter for you – there is nothing worse than a lousy rec letter! Also, give the person writing the letter significant time and a copy of your student resume so that they can easily reference your student activities. Scholarship Application Don’ts: Don’t count out scholarships with lower award amounts. Some students only apply for scholarships with significantly large award amounts. The problem with that methodology is that you are going to have a lot more competition than with lower scholarship amounts. Whatever you can do to decrease your competition will be in your favor, so applying for all award amounts is a good way to ensure that you have a better chance of winning. Remember, there is no limit to how many scholarships you can apply for or win, so winning several smaller awards can really add up and serve the same purpose – paying for school – as one large award. Don’t become discouraged if you don’t win right away. It’s important to keep in mind that applying for scholarships is a numbers game. The more you apply to, the better your chances of winning – so apply for as many as you qualify for. There are millions of scholarships and they are refreshed daily, so don't give up if your efforts aren't rewarded immediately. Unfortunately, it's difficult at times to win a scholarship, and not everyone is guaranteed to win one. It's vital that you never give up applying for scholarships because then you're guaranteed to never win one. Don’t avoid scholarships that require essays. Many students avoid scholarships that require essays and, for those that are strong writers, focusing on those opportunities can be a smart decision. Yes, they do take more effort but once you have several essay applications under your belt, the process gets easier. Why discard an essay after putting in hard work, time and effort? Many essays can be re-purposed (once edited) and applied to future applications and can save you time in the end. However, don’t just resubmit the same essay – make sure to edit it for each new scholarship essay question! Here are some tips for winning scholarships: Apply early and apply often! It’s common sense that the more scholarships you actively seek to win, the better your odds are of winning. Cast a wide net – applying for as many scholarships as you’re matched to will make all the difference in winning one. Stay organized, keeping deadlines in mind! Always aim to complete your applications before the deadline so that you have plenty of extra time to fix your application should any issues

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occur. Application deadlines aren’t suggestions – they are final. Keep a calendar that outlines your application deadlines. Never wait until the deadline to submit your application –apply as early as possible. A Financial aid checklists can help prepare you for college and keep you on track, too. Make a scholarship application schedule and stick to it. Set aside a specific time that you’re going to focus on applying for scholarships. It can be one night a week, an hour each day or whatever works with your schedule. When the designated time rolls around, focus your efforts solely on your scholarship applications to ensure that you follow through with the process. Beware of Scholarship and Financial Aid Scams and familiarize yourself with the warning signs for scholarship and financial aid scams. They’re easier than you think to spot! Here are some scholarship scam warning signs you should be aware of: • Fees: True scholarships are there to aid you, not the other way around so never pay to apply for scholarships or

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financial aid. • Guarantees You’ll Win: Legitimate scholarship sponsors will never guarantee that you’ll win. If an offer is guaranteed, it’s exactly as it seems: too good to be true. • You’re already a winner! You didn’t apply, yet you’ve won. Legitimate scholarship offers are those you need to put effort into winning through the application process – you aren’t just awarded money for no reason. • Personal Information Requests: A legitimate scholarship sponsor will never request personal information that you shouldn’t be giving out, like your social security number. If you’re ever uncomfortable with the type of information requested, it’s likely not a legitimate offer. • Missing Sponsor Information: When a scholarship sponsor is legitimate, you will always be able to access their contact information in some form. If it seems like a “don’t call us, we’ll call you” type of situation, look at it as a red flag for a scam. There are several additional reputable online resources that list scholarship scam guidelines and information. Utilize them to familiarize yourself with the

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warning signs so that you don’t fall prey to student scams. • Federal Trade Commission Scam Guidelines • Federal Student Aid: Avoiding Scams • FinAid’s Scholarship Scam Signs • Fastweb’s Scholarship Scam Red Flags Below are some national scholarships for Hispanic students to investigate. Reminder that it is a competitive process so be prepared and be aware of deadlines: • Hispanic Scholarship Fund • ¡Adelante! Fund • Ann Seki Memorial Scholarship • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Scholarships • Anhelo Project Dream Scholarship Application • AMS Minority Scholarships • The Randy Falco Scholarship • ACS Scholars Program • La Unidad Latina DREAM Scholarship • Haz La U Program • National Association of Hispanic Journalists • Liberty Power Bright Horizons Scholarship • Actuarial Diversity Scholarship

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• LNESC Scholarship • The Carlos M. Casteñeda Journalism Scholarship • CUNY Becas Scholarship Program • MALDEF Law School Scholarship Program Also, here are some local organizations and colleges that provide scholarships annually: •Los Hermanos Familia provides scholarships at www. l o s h e r m a n o s f a m i l i a . o rg . T h e scholarships are for students already enrolled in college, male and female. • The Hispanic Association of Women scholarships are available to female high school or enrolled college students whose permanent residence is within a 60-mile radius of Lubbock. The online application process and eligibility requirements are available at www. • Wayland Baptist University will hold Spring Registration January 27thFebruary 23rd. They offer evening and online classes for associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Visit them online at

• South Plains College will hold a Senior Sneak Preview on Feb. 21, 2020. Also, apply for scholarships at www. southplainscollege.academicworks. com • LEARN Inc. Educational Talent Search can assist eligible seniors in the completion of their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).Schedule and appointment at (806) 7634265. Utilizing the aforementioned tips and resources in your search process can help you go from a scholarship seeker to a scholarship winner. Please note that Latino Lubbock Magazine offers additional scholarship and education info in the Education and Youth page monthly, so don't forget to pick up your copy. Also, volunteering is important so if you need volunteer hours, visit www. loshermanosfamilia/getinvolved With that, best wishes in your scholarship search!

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Anniversary/Wedding/Quinceañera/Birthday Announcements

ExerPlay Announces LBK Publisher as Youth Advocate xerPlay, E a leader in the outdoor

recreation and playground industry, is proud to announce that Christy MartinezGarcia of Lubbock, Texas was selected as one of the top three individual(s) or entity who has acted as a child advocate to protect the dignity or rights of children. The nominees were selected from the ExerPlay territory that include New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, Hawai’i, Nevada, and Texas. For her advocacy of children and spearheading the planning and fundraising of HealthBeat Equipment in Buddy Holly Park, she was selected. “She epitomizes the power of an individual’s commitment to be the change she wants to see in the world,” said the ExerPlay spokesperson. “We were most impressed by her just do it

attitude when filling needs and being a change agent.” Martinez-Garcia is the founder of Los Hermanos Familia whose objective is strengthening families, building community, and do so through their mission of encouraging the fundamental skills of nature, environmental stewardship, service, leadership and cultural diversity. She is also the publisher of Latino Lubbock Magazine, a free bilingual newspaper in West Texas. “This was a gift to our community, and for families striving for healthier lives and quality living. The equipment offers access to fitness equipment from sunrise to midnight, free of charge in a natural setting,” she said. Along with the award, she was given a monetary prize to help in her advocacy work. ExerPlay offers planning, design and installation resource for innovative play systems, skate parks, spray parks, athletic facility equipment, shade and site furnishings. Congratulations!


Aurelio & Minerva Piña

65th as of Jan. 2, 1955



Helen & Joe Carrillo,

Elex & Cruz Trevino,

54th as of Feb. 20, 1965

50th as of Feb. 21, 1970

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Eddie & Mary Rojas,

39th as of Feb. 16, 1980


Nancy & Fred Morales, 15th as of Feb. 18

Anniversary, birthday, or special occasion photos may be submitted online by the 18th of each month, along with payment at THE FEE IS $25. Please submit photo, name, number of years, and wedding date. Call (806)792-1212 for more info, or email us at PLEASE, NO CELL PHONE PHOTOS.

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Assistance may be available!

State funding is available through the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program to assist with your electricity bill! (Excludes water, sewer, solid waste) *To Qualify you must live in Lubbock County and meet income eligibility requirements!* # Persons in Household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Max. Household Income $18,735 $25,365 $31,995 $38,625 $45,255 $51,885 $58,515 $65,145

La Financiación estatal está disponible a través del Programa de Asistencia Energética Ingegral Para ayudar con la reparación de su unidad de Calefacción y refrigeración existente! *Para calificar debe vivir en el Condado de Lubbock y cumplir con los requisites de elegibilidad de ingresos*

For more information, and to see if you qualify, Please contact: Neighborhood House (806) 589-1907

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Citizens Encouraged to

Neighborhood News & Resources ONE PAGE AT A TIME BOOK CLUB AT THE MAHON LIBRARY, February 5, 10:30 am, This book club for adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers. All reading levels are welcome. Call 775-2835 to register or for more information. Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street. GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN AT PATTERSON BRANCH LIBRARY, February 4, 6 pm, Join us for support and help finding resources for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. No children at the program, please. For more information, call 767-3300. Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive. WANT A TEMPORARY JOB? In advance of the 2020 Census, the U.S. Census Bureau is recruiting hundreds of thousands of people for temporary jobs across the country. The U.S. Census Bureau may have a place for you on the 2020 Census team. Bilingual is a plus. Pay ranges from $18 to $21.50/hour. To find out more or to apply: 2-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY QUESTIONS 2-1-1 is a free help line answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which will link you to health and community services. 3-1-1 CITIZENS CALL CENTER provides citizens with direct access to NonEmergency City Services. Call takers are available 8 to 5 pm daily. HEART OF LUBBOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING meeting is the fourth Monday of each month, 7 pm, at the Volunteer Center of Lubbock, 1706 23rd.

Important Numbers for Senior Citizens

Teléfonos de interés para la tercera edad

AARP: 888-687-2277 Social Security: 800-772-1213 Medicare: 800-633-4227 TX Area Agency on Aging: 800-252-9240 2-1-1 Information and Referral

Check Out Spanish

Books at Mahon Library he Mahon Library, 1306 9th T Street, has a selection of books in Spanish available for checkout.

The collection includes best-selling fiction titles, literature by Spanish language authors, cookbooks, sports books, and resources for learning English. Titles include Go Set a Watchman, The Fault in Our Stars, and Message in a Bottle. The library also has a large selection of children’s books in Spanish.

Board books, picture books and chapter books can be found in Spanish by popular children’s authors, such as Eric Carle and Ezra Jack Keats. Library hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, please call 7752834 or visit the library’s web site at

Encuentre libros en

español en la biblioteca


ahon Library, 1306 9th Street, tiene una selección de libros en Español disponibles para checkout. La colección incluye libros en la lista de los más vendidos en títulos de ficción, literatura por autores de lengua española, libros de cocina y deportes, así como recursos para aprender Inglés. Los títulos incluyen Gone Girl, The Fault in Our Stars y Message in a Bottle. La biblioteca también cuenta con una gran selección de libros en Es-

pañol para niños. Libros educativos de juegos, ilustraciones e historias cortas de autores populares como Eric Carle y Ezra Jack Keats, pueden ser encontrados en Español. El horario de la biblioteca es 9 a.m. a 9 p.m. de Lunes a Miércoles, 9 a.m. a 6 p.m. de Jueves a Sábado, y 1 p.m. a 5 p.m. los Domingos. Para más información, favor llamar al 775-2834 o visitar el sitio web de la biblioteca en www.lubbocklibrary. com.

Applications Available for 101 Citizens Academy

If you have ever wanted to get behind-the-scenes of City of Lubbock services or gain insight into municipal government, Lubbock 101 is for you. Lubbock 101 is a citizens academy designed for residents to learn more about their city, its operations and all the services it provides. The program consists of five classroom sessions, tours of several City of Lubbock departments and three field days to the City’s Fleet Services, the Water Treatment and Distribution operations plant and the

Airport Fire Station. Lubbock 101 starts Thursday, March 26, 2020, and ends with a graduation and recognition ceremony during the Lubbock City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 4:30 p.m. An application is required for enrollment. Enrollment is limited to 22 participants. Application deadline is February 24, 2020. The Lubbock 101 application, syllabus and schedule can be found at mylubbock. us/Lubbock101.

Información y referencia

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to voice ideas regarding the Unified Development Code (UDC). The UDC will update the City’s current development regulations which affect how vacant land is developed, new construction is designed, and which rules apply to existing businesses and residences. Participation in these events will give citizens a chance to express their vision for the future of Lubbock, as well as gain a better understanding of land development regulations. City Council & Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting Presentation - Monday, February 17, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

see the current UDC progress in a presentation by Kendig Keast. UDC Progress Open House - Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. - City Hall Committee Room 103, 1625 13th Street - Citizens can talk with the consultant team to offer input and ask questions regarding the new land development codes. This is a unique opportunity to provide feedback as the new regulations are being drafted. The public is invited and encouraged to attend these events. More information can be found at

City of Lubbock Offering Assistance with Energy Bills he City of Lubbock is extending T an offer to members of the community to assist with energy bills

and repairs to heating and cooling units. The energy bill assistance is limited to the electric portion of a utility bill and/or gas bill. They are also offering help with repairs to existing heating units, Air Conditioning, or HVAC units. Those who wish to apply must live

within Lubbock County and meet income and citizenship requirements. The City asks that those interested contact Neighborhood House at 806-589-1907 for more information.


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Remembering Buddy Holly

ebruary 3rd marks the 61st F anniversary of the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives

'PARTY OF FIVE' REBOOT AIMS TO HUMANIZE IMMIGRANT FAMILIES WITH A LATINX CAST : The creators of the original 1990 drama "Party Of Five" found a new opportunity to bring back the iconic show in a timely, reinvented manner with a star-studded Latinx cast. The reboot centers on the emotional roller coaster the Acosta siblings face after their parents are suddenly deported to Mexico. The new show, premiering Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Freeform. The Acostas mirror some of the experiences that more than 16 million people living in mixed immigration status families grapple with nationwide.

HAW to Host 14th Annual Scholarship Gala

he 2020 Annual T Scholarship Gala and Dinner by the Hispanic

Association of Women (HAW) is scheduled for the evening of February 15, 2020 at the McKenzieMerket Alumni Center beginning with "Vino" at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy 'La Dolce Vita' at the 14th

Annual HAW gala. Proceeds benefit the scholarship program. There will be dinner, dancing, a silent auction, and live entertainment For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, please contact Britni Herrera Hernandez at (806) 7812824 or bherrera090@

San Ramon Catholic Church Valentine’s Dance Friday, February 14, 2020 7:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. $15 Per Person, and $5 Children (12 & under)

DJ Music by: Phatt Jamz Production Free TV giveaway drawing with purchase of dance ticket.

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Street and Teak Avenue. To reserve seating for tour call (8 0 6 )7 75 3 5 6 2 . For additional info call or go by the Buddy Holly Center at 1801 Crickets Ave., or (806) 775-3560.

1958, making Valens a pioneer of the Spanish-speaking rock and roll movement. In early 1959, Valens was traveling the Midwest on a multi-act rock-and-roll tour dubbed "The Winter Dance Party." Accompanying him were Buddy Holly, Dion and the Belmonts, J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson and Frankie Sardo. All performers were augmented by Holly's new backup band including Tommy Allsup on guitar, Waylon Jennings on bass and Carl Bunch on drums. Conditions for the performers on the tour buses were abysmal and bitterly cold. Midwest weather took its toll on the party. Carl Bunch had to be hospitalized with severely frostbitten feet and several others, including Valens and

the Big Bopper, caught colds. The show was split into two acts with Ritchie closing the first act. After the February 2, 1959 performance in Clear Lake, Iowa, Holly, Richardson and Valens flew out of the Mason City airport in a small plane that Holly had chartered. Valens was on the plane because he won a coin toss. On February 3, 1959, on what has become known as "The Day the Music Died", Valens died in a small-plane crash in Iowa, a tragedy that also claimed the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, as well as pilot Roger Peterson. Valens was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. At 17, Valens was the youngest to die on the flight.

and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed, megamillennial children, all the while enlisting the “help” of her oldschool mother and her building manager-turned-invaluable confidante. Returning cast includes Justina Machado, Rita Moreno, Todd Grinnell, Stephen Toblowsky, Isabella Gomez and Marcel Ruiz. This season cocreator, executive producer and co-

showrunner Gloria Calderon Kellett will step in front of the camera for a two-episode arc as Nicole, the new woman in Victor’s (James Martinez) life. She’ll also direct the final two episodes of the season. Gloria Estefan also is set to guest star in Season 3. Lear executive produces with co-creators/co-showrunners Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, Michael Garcia and Brent Miller.

Ritchie Valens Not Forgotten ichard R Steven Va l e n z u -

ela' (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted only eight months. During this time, he had several hits, most notably "La Bamba", which was originally a Mexican folk song. Valens transformed the song into one with a rock rhythm and beat, and it became a hit in

Season 3 of 'One Day At a Time' to Launch Feb. 8

etflix has announced a FebN ruary launch date for Season 3 of critically praised comedy

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of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) and pilot Roger Peterson . This date has affectionately been given the name “The Day the Music Died” by the Buddy Holly Center, after a lyric in the Don McLean song, "American Pie," that references the deaths of these rock and roll musicians. Patrons are invited to the Center to celebrate the life and legacy of Buddy Holly.

Special events include: Free admission on Monday, February 3,2020, in the Buddy Holly Gallery: 10 am – 5 pm; J.I. Allison House: Free Admission, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm Join a guided tour of significant Buddy Holly sites around Lubbock. Cost is $8. Tour Times: 11:30 am to 1 pm. Each year, on the anniversary of Buddy’s death, the Center staff places a spray of yellow roses on Buddy’s grave, located at the City of Lubbock Cemetery at 31st

series One Day At A Time. The 13-episode third season of the reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear sitcom will debut February 8 on the internet TV network. You can watch a compilation video of fan reactions to the forthcoming season below. One Day at a Time, produced by Sony Pictures TV, follows three generations of a Cuban-American family sometimes-reluctantly cohabitating and navigating the ups and downs of life. A newlysingle mom and military veteran journeys through the triumphs

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"The House on Mango Street" Will Soon Be a TV Show

seems like a lot of books we've Itingtloved over the years are getthe movie or TV treatment,

including Looking for Alaska, To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Stargirl, and beyond. Things have been trending upward for us bookworms-at-heart who are getting to see the stories we love on screens of all sizes. Well, that trend will continue with Sandra Cisneros's beloved novel The House on Mango Street, which is finally getting the television adaptation treatment. Deadline broke the news earlier this week that Cisneros's 1984 novel would be adapted into a TV series. The book will be adapted into a drama by Gaumont, the same production company behind the popular Netflix series Narcos. But, at this point, it's unclear if The House on Mango Street adaptation will also appear on Netflix. If the

show gets picked up, Cisneros will serve as an executive producer. The House on Mango Street is a novel made up on vignettes about the residents of a particular working-class street in Chicago. The stories are narrated by a MexicanAmerican teenager, who helps bring the reader into this beautifully-realized world. For years, Cisneros has been reticent to allow her novel to be adapted, per Gaumont (via Deadline's report), but reportedly softened to the idea now that the rise and variety of streaming services is allowing numerous stories, including immigrant stories, to be told. In a statement accompanying the announcement, Gene Stein, Gaumont's president of U.S. Television, said, "The House on Mango Street is a timeless story that captures the struggles, dreams, and spirit of a young woman who epit-

omizes the experience of many young women coming of age in America today. It’s an inspiring and uplifting story that speaks to the challenges faced by so many trying to find their place in society." Additionally, Cisneros offered her own statement on the news: "I write because the world we live in is a house on fire, and the people we love are burning. Television has grown up in the last 20 years and now is the time to tell our stories."

vinieran mis padres de su junta. Se les olvido la hora y para cuando notaron la hora se había pasado el tiempo y mis padres llegaron a la casa. Venían andando para la casa y vieron que venían llegando. Mi papa empezó a regañarlas y les pregunto porque lo habían desobedecido. Le dijeron que alguien había querido entrar a la casa y corrieron al Pizza Hut y esperaron que llegaran de la junta. Muy pronto las metió a la casa y llamo a la ley. Llegaron los policías y arrodearon la casa, buscando huellas en la yarda y en el callejón. La familia estaba en la cocina y entraron dos policías para esculcar los cuartos. De repente un policía se oyó gritar, “Alto, no se mueva.” A este tiempo mis hermanas se asustaron, creyendo que alguien deveras estaba adentro de

la casa. El otro policía fue corriendo y prendió la luz del cuarto. El segundo policía salió riéndose…resulta que el primer policía se vio en un espejo y creía que era el malhechor. Como no hallaron nada mal, se fueron y le dijeron a mi papa que iban a dar vueltas alrededor del bloque durante la noche. Mis hermanas estaban en el cuarto callándose de riza. Se pasaron unos 15 años cuando se descubrió lo que deberás paso esa noche. Mi papa no creía que sus muchachitas habían compuesto la historia tan pronto. También se empezó a reír y les dijo,” Pues ya ni llorar es bueno.” ¡Que cosa, mi hermana mayor y mis dos hermanos seguidos a mi nunca se nos hubiera ocurrido desobedecer a mi papa!

En Aquellos Días....

ebrero loco…marzo otro poco. F Era lo que nos decía mi mama. Pero en esta familia, todos los meses

eran locos. En aquellos días teníamos mas respeto (a lo menos es lo que yo creo). Mi papa trabajaba en el rancho desde el amanecer hasta el oscurecer. Mi papa y mi mama no tenían tiempo de jugar con nosotros. Al pasar los años, mi papa dejo el rancho y empezó a trabajar en el colegio (South Plains College) y tenía más tiempo de estar en casa. Pero ya los mayores estábamos fuera de la casa. Una noche, mis padres fueron a una junta en la iglesia. Dejo ordenes que mis hermanas no salieran de la casa. En aquellos días estaba el Pizza Hut en la esquina del bloque y a mis hermanas se les hizo fácil ir a comer antes que

LOCAL GRAMMY CONNECTION: Dr. Lauryn Salazar (front row, first on the left) a professor at the College of Music at TTU, also performs with Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea. They celebrated their 11th GRAMMY nomination with the ground-breaking 15th Album 20 Aniversario marks a distinguished career spanning 20 years. Mariachi

Divas is one of the most significant and successful all-female mariachi group in the business. Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

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

Call for Artists for Storm Drain Art Project

he City of Lubbock and Civic T Lubbock, Inc. are excited to announce the second annual Storm Drain Art Project. This project is part of the City’s continuing education and outreach efforts to help citizens understand that stormwater flows untreated into our local waterways, and that everyone has

a role in helping to protect water quality, stream habitat and aquatic wildlife. This year, we ask artists to incorporate images of Lubbock’s history and notable trademarks in their art. After submissions are received, seven artists will be selected to paint murals in downtown Lubbock surrounding the

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Pioneer Hotel, West Table and Brewery LBK. The selected artists will paint their murals live in April during our Storm Drain Block Party. Artist applications, more information about the project and selection process can be found at StormDrainArt2020.

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Faith & Religion Church Bulletins QUINCEAÑERA RETREAT February 8, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Plainview Sacred Heart Church, 2801 N. Columbia. RSVP to Ellie Contreras- 806-773-9803

ST PATRICK MASS WITH BISHOP : Members of the Knights of Columbus #15876 took time to pose with Bishop Robert Coerver. (Photo by Georgina Benavides).

2020 Lent Calendar A Time for Preparation

ent is a time of preparation for L the death of Christ on Good Friday and His Resurrection on

NEW YEAR'S DANCE FUNDRAISER: Members of the KOC #8097 held their annual dance and welcomed many friends to their celebration.

Submit Your Church's 2020 Lenten Observances & Events

to: by the 18th, or online at for the March Latino Lubbock.

Register Now for the Next Women's ACTS #39

June 11-14, 2020

Cost is $180 and includes materials, housing, meals, etc. Download application at -adult-registration If you would like to sponsor a retreatant, or for more info about Women's ACTS #39, please call (806) 544-6526.



Easter Sunday. It is a period of 40 days of repentance, with prayer, fasting and abstinence, and Confession. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 26,2020, 46 days before Easter Sunday. Feast of Saint Patrick is Tuesday, March 17. Followed by the Feast of Saint Joseph on March 19. The Annunciation of the Lord is March 25. Palm Sunday will be on Sunday, April 5th, commemorates the triumphal entrance of Christ into Jerusalem, when palm branches were placed in His path, before His arrest on Holy Thursday and His Crucifixion on Good Friday. Holy Thursday is April 9, 2020,

and is the day on which Christ celebrated the Last Supper with His disciples, four days after His triumphal entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Only hours after the Last Supper, Judas would betray Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, setting the stage for Christ's Crucifixion on Good Friday. Good Friday, April 10, 2020, commemorates the Passion and Death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the Cross. Holy Saturday, April 11, the final day of Lent, of Holy Week, and of the Easter Triduum. Easter Sunday, April 12,2020 is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar. On this Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

Forward in Chris

od's Plan. We know there’s G a great life out there waiting for us…it’s time we start go-

Repent is not a bad word. It simply means to change or to change the way you think. It’s time that ing for it. Our verse for 2020 is we change some things in our lives Jeremiah 29:11-13 that we might begin (NIV) ~ “For I know “For I know the plans I have to experience what the plans I have for for you,” declares the LORD, god has for us. In you,” declares the “plans to prosper you and not Matthew 3:2 (ESV) ~ LORD, “plans to to harm you, plans to give “Repent for the Kingprosper you and not you hope and a future. Then dom of Heaven is at to harm you, plans to you will call on me and come hand!” give you hope and a and pray to me, and I will lis- Some things to look future. Then you will ten to you. You will seek me at in 2020: The peocall on me and come and find me when you seek ple we hang out with. and pray to me, and I me with all your heart.” ~ Jer- Unhealthy habits. will listen to you. You emiah 29:11-13 (NIV) Unhealthy relationwill seek me and find ships. How we treat me when you seek me others. Procrastinawith all your heart.” tion. And, our Calendar (priorities). We all have a desire for a good May the lord give you wisdom life but sometimes it takes some and strength to see it through for changes, to see some changes. this year! God bless! Henry Ford once said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, Joshua Ramirez is the Campus Pasyou’ll always get what you’ve al- tor of the Lubbock Dream Center and has been in ministry for 30 years. ways got”

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LEVELLAND SAUSAGE FESTIVAL – February 9, 2020, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saint Michael Church Hall, 319 E. Washington, Levelland. Dine in/carry-out Sausage dinner-$11/adult, $7/child plates. Live & silent auctions; 2019 1500 Chevy custom edition 4 x 4 truck raffle-$10/ticket; bake sale. All invited. ♥COUPLES RETREAT - “LOVE IS A DECISION” - February 15, 2020: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Our Lady of the Angels Convent, 8202 CR 7700 Wolfforth. Presenters: Deacon Benny and Adela Brito, Deacon Jesse and Sylvia Cantu and Deacon Tommy and Margaret Alvarado. Registration Fee: $20/Couple (scholarships available) Contact: Sister Martha Jane 806-863-4904, text: 806-787-1392 or Email: FAT TUESDAY ON SATURDAY SHRIMP PEEL – Saturday, February 22, 6 p.m. dinner, 8:30 p.m. dance, Saint Elizabeth Hanly Hall, 2305 Main, Lubbock. Cost is $30 a person. Silent Auction-all you can eat shrimp. Tickets available after all Masses or at church office. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus 12803 HOLY SPIRIT MASQUERADE FESTIVAL - Saturday, February 22, 2020, 6 p.m. – Midnight. Come join the fun! Tickets are $35 per person. Begin the evening with cocktails and appetizers followed by dinner catered by River Smiths. Dance from 8 p.m. to Midnight with music by DJ Ernie. Childcare will be provided. The evening includes games, selfie station and door prizes. Tickets are limited and are available in the Holy Spirit office. Contact info: 806-698-6400. ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES February 26th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Lubbock, 7 am, Mass in Spanish; 12 pm, Ashes & a few Readings in English; 6 pm, Mass in Spanish; and 7:30 pm, Mass in English. COUNSELING: Affordable marriage and family counseling offered by Marriage & Family Life Office, in collaboration with TTU Marriage & Family Clinic. For appointment, call Dr. Nicole Springer at 806-7423074. HORA SANTA – Fridays, 7:30-8:30 p.m., (Spanish) Saint Elizabeth Chapel, 2305 Main, Lubbock. MASS IN SPANISH at St. Elizabeth University Parish each Sunday at 2 pm. Saint Elizabeth is a Catholic Church, located at 2316 Broadway St. in Lubbock. For more info call (806) 762-5225 MISA EN ESPAÑOL en la Universidad de St. Elizabeth Parish cada domingo a las 2 pm. St. Elizabeth es una Iglesia Católica, en la calle 2316 Broadway St. en Lubbock. Para más información llame al (806) 762-5225

World Marriage Day February 9, 2020

orld Marriage Day is an annuW al event, sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter (the larg-

est Catholic pro-marriage and family movement in the world). It honors and affirms the vocation of husbands and wives and the positive impact of their dedicated example on society, families, communities, Church, and nation. Each year on World Marriage Day, the Diocese of Lubbock's Marriage

and Family Life office arranges various events including a mass that is offered in grateful recognition of married couples everywhere, with particular attention focused on the longest-married couple in the Diocese. This year World Marriage Day is February 9th. The Week will be from February 7 to 14th. Priests will offer blessings to married couples at their respective parishes.

NEW YEAR'S DANCE FUNDRAISER: Members of the the Our Lady of Guadalupe Guadalupanas were welcomed for a "Gratitude" Christmas Celebration for their service to their church community.

Valentine Events & Activities

“FIZZY HEARTS” STEM ACTIVITY AT GODEKE BRANCH LIBRARY, February 3, 4 pm, Come explore chemical reactions by making a fizzy heart with baking soda, vinegar and paint. Grades 1 through 6. For more information, call 775-3362. Godeke Branch Library, 5034 Frankford Avenue. DADDY-DAUGHTER VALENTINE’S DANCE, February 7, 6 pm, $15/adults $10/child, All Ages: Enjoy a special evening with your little girl. Together you will enjoy dinner, dancing, and priceless memories. Deadline to purchase tickets will be 1/30 by 12 pm. Space is limited, and tickets will not be sold at the door, Hodges Community Center, 4011 University. MOMMY-SON VALENTINE’S DANCE, February 8, 6 pm, All Ages, $15/adults $10/child: Spend the evening with your special little man. Enjoy a special dinner, dance the night away, and take home pictures to always cherish. Deadline to purchase tickets will be 1/30 by 12 pm. Space is limited, and tickets will not be sold at the door, Hodges Community Center, 4011 University. MY FURRY VALENTINE, February 8, 2 pm, $5 per family, All Ages: Get your furry sweetheart spiffed up for Valentines! Enjoy music, food for owners and pets, dog friendly activities, photos, and more! A fun come

and go event, Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street. MY FURRY VALENTINE ADOPTION, February 8, 2 pm, All Ages: A special adoption day event! Requirements include application and an adoption fee paid to shelter. All animals come fully vetted and ready to go to their forever homes, Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street. VALENTINE PARTY, February 12, 1 pm, Ages 50+, Free: Exchange Valentine cards, play bingo, and enjoy refreshments, Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th Street. SWEETHEART DANCE, February 13, 6 pm, $6, Ages 40+: Bring your sweetheart and have fun dancing to live country music. The band playing will be the Country Company. There will be refreshments served, Lubbock Adult Activity Center, 2001 19th St. VALENTINE’S DANCE, February 13, 6 pm, $3/Person, All Ages: Dance the night away with a variety of music! This is an alcohol-free event, but there will be plenty of great music, light refreshments, and fun! Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst. VALENTINE’S DAY “PARTY NAME THAT LOVE SONG,” February 14, 2 pm, Free, Ages 50+: Come fellowship and participate in fun games and activities, Mae Simmons Senior Center, 2004 Oak Avenue. SAINT VALENTINE’S DINNER & DANCE – February 14, 7-9 p.m., Plainview Sacred Heart Church, steak, baked potato, salad, roll, tea,

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red velvet or chocolate cake dinner; $20/person. Will have music, a photo booth, live auction and door prizes. ♥SAINT VALENTINE’S DINNER & DANCE – “Remember When” – February 14, 7 p.m.Midnight, Imperial Convention Center, 906 50th Street, Lubbock. Dinner-7-8 p.m. (Good Taste Catering), Dance to Grupo Atrevido & DJ, cash bar, silent auction, door prizes. $60/couple, $30/ single. For information: 806-763-0710. Hosted by Lubbock Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Council.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY FATHER PIÑA: Members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church volunteered and held a birthday celebration for Rev. Martin Piña. A special mass was dedicated in his honor, followed by a dinner and mariachi entertainment.

VALENTINE DINNER AND DANCE, February 14, 6 pm, Ages 40+, $5: Dinner plate includes Carne Guisada, rice, and beans. Purchase your tickets in advance by Thursday 2/13, Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th Street.

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SAN RAMON VALENTINE'S DANCE- Friday, February 14, 7:30 pm to 12:30 am, Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall (FM 1585, East of Slide). $15 per person, $5 for children. Serving Menudo, Tamales and more. Call (806)863.2201 for more information. KOC #8097 SAINT VALENTINE'S DANCE- Friday, February 14, 7 pm to 12 am, Knights of Columbus Banquet Hall, 1619 Erskine. $25 per couple. Call Rosie Carrillo at (806) 632-6792 or David Carrillo at (806) 928-9593 for information. VALENTINE STEAK DINNER BY KOC 15876 will be held February 14, 6:30 p.m. The St. Patrick's KOC Valentine Steak Dinner includes a baked Potato, salad, dessert, and tea. Cost is $40 a couple. A dance will follow the meal. To make a reservation call 543-7377 or 806-778-0933.

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SWEETHEART DANCE – Sat. February 1, 2020, 7 p.m. – Midnight; The Alley, 403 S. Avenue D, Abernathy. For information/tickets call 806298-4278. Raffle and door prizes, BYOB. Cost is $15/person.


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Veteran's & First Responder Affairs Veteran & Military Connection MILITARY MASS HELD MONTHLY Saint John Neumann Church, 58022 22nd St., will hold a military Mass for loved ones, deceased or living, Saturday at 5:30 p.m. The military Mass is held the last Saturday of each month.

CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL HOSTED FOR FALLEN FIRST RESPONDERS: A candlelight memorial was held to honor Lubbock Police Officer Nicholas Reyna and Lubbock Fire Rescue Lieutenant/Paramedic Eric Hill on Jan. 15 at the Lubbock Regional Public Safety Memorial, 6601 Quaker Ave.

Monument of Courage Construction to Begin


STANDING IN SUPPORT: Members of various law enforcement and first responder groups joined the candlelight memorial.

CHRISTMAS GIVING: Members of Los Carnales La Familia participated in the candlelight memorial and other supporting events.

he construction of the Regional Monument of Courage will soon begin to be constructed, and will honor recipients of the Medal of Honor and Purple Heart, as well as Gold Star families. “I’d like to believe that it’s going to be awesome like this one. It’ll serve a purpose to help us remember and honor individuals who gave a portion of their life or parts of their body through wounds and so forth in combat to keep us free,” said Steve Oien. The future home of the regional monument of courage will be on the west side of the current war memorial in Henry Huneke Park. They added an eagle to the monument so it increased the overall cost by $12,000, and still are in need of about $19,000 to complete it. Oien who serves as the commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart for Chapter 0900 said it’s important to remember someone paid the price for the freedoms we have today. It’s through memorials and monuments like these he says we remember the sacrifices made. “The Regional Monument of Courage is going to bring these three groups of individuals, the Medal of Honor recipients, the Gold Star families and the Purple Heart recipients, who are still living with what they have done for our freedom, and bring them back into the forefront,” Oien said, pointing out often times those recipients and families tend to be overlooked. “I like to think that healing takes place, but can you ever really heal a heart that has a hole in it where a loved one used to be?” “The wounded warriors who are crippled for life or live with their injuries for life, and they’re the other part of the

story,” he said. The monument will honor those men, women and families from the South Plains Panhandle and Permian-Basin. “We wake up everyday and go to work and think of our freedom seldom, right? It’s just what we do, but we have forgotten,” said Oien, “We need to remember.” With plans to break ground this fall, Oien said fundraising is one way to remember these heroes. “Once one person said, ‘I’m not a veteran, can I contribute to this?’ Hello! Yes you can, you’re an American,” said Oien, “If you want to support this monument that way and help us to remember these three groups of individuals that would be tremendous.” Oien said every dollar counts when it comes to repaying these Medal of Honor and Purple Heart recipients and Gold Star families. “I think there will be a lot of healing done through that monument for Gold Star families, our wounded warriors, Purple Heart recipients, and families of our Medal of Honor recipients as well.” This Monument will be dedicated on Memorial Day weekend – May 23,2020. Anyone wanting to make a donation can donate online at www.0900moph. com/monument-of-courage. Donations can also be mailed in at: Chapter 0900 Military Order of the Purple Heart P.O. Box 64266 Lubbock, Texas 79464 Oien says donations to the monument are considered a tax deductible and they can provide you with those forms.





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PURPLE HEART SOUTH PLAINS OF TEXAS CHAPTER MEETINGS 3rd Saturday at 110 a.m., at American Legion, 6628 66th St, in Lubbock. For more info call Steve Oien at (707) 592-4598. VETERAN SUICIDE HOTLINE If you know someone is actively considering suicide, call the veterans' suicide hotline at 1 (800) 273-8255. It's a service rendered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. DISABILITY.GOV This U.S. federal government website gives information on disability programs and services. It helps find information on how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. HELP OUR MILITARY HEROES is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing the military wounded with fully equipped handicapped vehicles. www. WOUNDED WEAR Provide free fashionable clothing kits and modifications to wounded warriors that empower them to rediscover the hero within. (757) 773-8079 http://www. CANINE COMPANIONS for Independence Assistance dogs for veterans with disabilities (800) 572-2275 www.cci. org

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Local LULAC Week to be Observed


W Loop 289. Council #263 will host local and area councils for their largest fundraiser, which closes the week events, and benefits the scholarship fund. The 39th Annual "Bring Out Your Best" Scholarship & Awards Banquet, which raises scholarship funds for students, will be held Sat., February 29th, with a Reception at 6 pm, followed by the Banquet at 7 pm, and a dance at 9 pm, at the MCM Elegante 801 Avenue Q. Since the inception of the event, LULAC Council #263 has provided scholarships totaling $733,000. Tables for Sponsors of the event for eight persons will be sold for $500, and individual seats are $50. For reservations or additional information, please contact Sam Gonzales at (806) 441-1579.



or the 91st year League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) councils throughout the United States will celebrate the founding of the organization during LULAC Week, which always takes place in February. Since its inception on February 17, 1929, in Corpus Christi, Texas, LULAC has championed the cause of Hispanic Americans in education, employment, economic development, and civil rights. LULAC has now become one of the largest, oldest and most successful Hispanic civil rights

and service organizations in the United States 91 years ago. In Lubbock, LULAC Council #263 will celebrate 64 years of community service started in 1956, to increase educational opportunities and improve the quality of life for Hispanics on the South Plains. The Annual LULAC Week will commence with a Worship Service Feb. 23, 2020, at 11 am, at St. John the Baptist Church, 10805 Indiana Ave. On Feb. 27, 2020, they will hold a Membership Night, 5:30 - 8 pm, at Cantina Laredo, 114




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Photos & Memories - Aquí y Alla Lubbock Chapter of TAMACC Reception Sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine

The attendees were excited to participate in the inau- Folks networked and enjoyed old and new friendships. The event allowed individuals to meet new folks and Christy Martinez-Garcia, Publisher of Latino Lubbock gural event. learn about their professions. Magazine became the first member of the Lubbock Chapter, and also organized the event.

Celebration Honoring Rev. Martin Piña

Many attended and wished Rev. Piña a happy birthday! Many parish groups had representatives in atten- Friends and family had a good time. dance.

Candlelight Memorial

The De La Cerdas had a chance to relax and enjoy time with fellow parishioners.

The public was invited to attend the memorial. The Many brought candles to honor the fallen first respond- Many law enforcement officers took pride on the public Veterans took time to come and show their support for Ortiz family had a personal connection as their son is ers. out pour. the police officers. an officer.

Christmas Open House with OLG Guadalupanas by LLM

The ladies enjoyed the Christmas open house with They ladies enjoyed treats. friends.



A few of the members took time to pose for photos The party included friends and a chance to catch up. and selfies.

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Knights of Columbus New Year's Dance 2020

The event drew many couples and friends ready to ring Their was lots of dancing and fun! in the New Year!

The Morenos attended and sat with friends to ring in 2020 was a great start celebrated with friends and loved 2020. ones.

The Rodriguez couple attend annually and have a Many attended for the first time. great time!

Latino Lubbock Magazine shared copies of the Janu- Everyone enjoyed the music. ary issue with attendees.

Knights of Columbus New Year's Dance 2020

Santa Land Co-Sponsored by Latino Lubbock - Part II

The sparkly lights were beautiful!

This year's Santa & Mrs. Claus posed with kids of all The children shared their Christmas lists with Santa Santa Land is fun for the entire family and a great opages! & Mrs. Claus! portunity to build memories.

Visit from Pancho Clos to Maggie Trejo SuperCenter - Part II

It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood... in Arnett The children enjoyed candy while they waited in line. Benson.

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The gathering was definitely a family affair.

The kids enjoyed the beautiful day and didn't mind the wait.

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Photos & Memories - AquĂ­ y Alla Visit from Pancho Clos to Maggie Trejo SuperCenter - Part II

Children patiently waiting for the Pancho Clos line to begin. This family had a great time being together beyond the Waiting patiently. Almost time to meet Pancho Clos. event.

Even pets wanted to meet Pancho Clos. LOL!

Latino Lubbock Magazine Christmas Open House - Part II

The Dorrows - Tavita & Winton, are annual attendees. J.R. and Becky Castilleja enjoyed the festivities as well Billy & Ruth Martinez had a great time and enjoyed Delta & Danny Garcia had fun! as meeting people. great company!

34th Street Miracles Christmas Parade Co-Sponsored by Latino Lubbock - Part II

Those who attended were ready to see the parade A quick photo before the show begins. floats.

Everyone was bundled up and anxious for the parade Children enjoyed the community event. to get started.

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Despite retirement, Rosa & Julio Llanas stay involved. This little cutie was ready for a birthday celebration! Both joined the Lubbock Chapter of TAMACC.



Happy Valentine's Day from Latino Lubbock Maga- Christy Martinez-Garcia poses with one of the Price zine! Communication's staff member at their annual Christmas party!

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Raiders Rojos Winter Convocation - Part II

Families and friends proudly celebrated their graduates! Guns up everyone!

Graduates took time to pose for Latino Lubbock.

The multi-generation family was ready to showcase their graduate!

LULAC Council #263 Senior Christmas Party - Part II

Everyone enjoyed the annual senior Christmas party. The event drew couples and singles who enjoyed din- The Christmas Party was a great time. ner and dancing.

The event also had dancing and was fun for everyone!

The Nutcracker Performance - Part II

The Nutcracker was a first time event for some fami- There was face painting and treats and lots of excite- Best of all the event was shared with family and friends. The Nutcracker shop allowed for souvenirs to be purlies. ment from guests. chased.

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Join Christy on the Latino Lubbock Update each Congress woman Sylvia Garcia of Texas made history The flag was raised by Lubbock firefighters at the Candles and cell phone flashlights were lit to honor the Thursday at 6 p.m. on KLBK's Trends & Friends. as one of the impeachment managers. Candle Light memorial. fallen first responders.

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Memoriam/memorial Memorials & Memoriams

ARE PAID ADVERTISING, and can include photo message. Different sizes, prices are available for memoriams and memorials. For more info, call (806) 792-1212, or ask your funeral provider. Memorials provide by a funeral home can be submitted up to the 27th to appear in the preceding month. Deadline to submit memoriams is the 21st.

OLGA DE LEON, 55, of Lubbock passed away January 13, 2020. She was born February 19, 1964 to Benito and Martina (Tellez) Salinas in Lubbock. Olga grew up in Lubbock and attended Coronado High School where she graduated in 1982. She married Lino De Leon on June 8, 1991 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Lubbock. Olga enjoyed working with children and worked as a teacher’s aide from 1982 until 1991 at Lubbock Cooper ISD. She was very active at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where she was a member. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Lino; two sons, Luis De Leon and Jose De Leon; her parents, Benito and Martina Salinas; one brother, Jerry Salinas and two sisters Irene Salinas and Irma Mooney and her husband, Matt. MARION AVIANA REBECCA J E S T E R- M O N TOYA was born February 10, 2019 to Veronica Weems & Emilio Montoya. She was a sparkle of joy. She is survived by her father Emilio Montoya of Lubbock; her mother Veronica Weems of Wolfforth; her paternal grandmother Sheilah Montoya of Lubbock; maternal grandparents Angela and Neil Jester of Wolfforth and her maternal great grandparents Louse Pennington of Lubbock and Richard Pyles of Idaho. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandfather Ramon Montoya (May 4, 2019) and an Aunt Becky Montoya (June 20, 2017). R AY NALDO HERRERA, 55 of Lubbock passed away January 9, 2020. He was born in Denver City, Texas on July 24, 1964 to Simon Herrera and Elvira Garza. Raynaldo worked as a mechanic for RP Salvage. He was a member of the Lubbock Dream Center. Those left to cherish his memory are his mother, Elvira Garza; his daughters, Naomi Herrera, Anna Herrera, Dyan Franco, Marci Perez; son, Raynaldo Herrera, Jr.; brother, Richard Herrera (Megan); sisters, Norma Lopez (Tony), Valerie Escamilla; nine grandchildren with one on the way; and seven great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Angelic Perez; father, Simon; brother, Felipe Herrera.



FLORENCE ARREDONDO, 48, was born on Feb. 14,1971. She went to be with our Lord and Savior on Jan. 10, 2020. She never stopped thanking and praising God. She is survived by her mother Mary Arredondo, brother Milton Jr., sisters Maryann Hernandez (Juan) Jeanie Arredondo (Joel Narbaez) Roxanne Arredondo. Flo had four children, David Jr. and Chelsea Trevino, Erin and Leah Portillo. Flo had 4 grandchildren Aniyah, Jeremiah and Mia Santana and Mason Trevino, David Trevino Sr (ex-husband and close beloved friend), and her BFF Irene Valdez, and Flo had several nieces and nephews who she loved like her own. She was preceded in death by her father Milton Arredondo Sr. brother Paul Arredondo and niece Lorraine Arredondo. ALFREDO MARTINEZ, SR., 69, of Wilson passed away January 10, 2020. He was born January 9, 1951 in Robstown, Texas to Jose Angel and Elida (Bazan) Martinez. Alfredo attended school in Prosper and enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1971. He served in Germany during the Vietnam War. Upon returning, he worked a variety jobs, and retired from farming. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Alfredo Martinez, Jr. of Slaton, Mario Martinez of Wilson, Veronica Coronado and husband Luis of Wilson, and Andres Martinez and wife Bailey of Slaton; wife, Erma Martinez, of Slaton; three siblings, Rachel French, Alfonso Martinez, and Rudy Martinez; and 11 grandchildren. Alfredo was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jose Martinez, Jr.; and one granddaughter, Abigail Martinez in 2011. Angelica Yzaguirre, 23, passed away December 23, 2019 in Lubbock. She was born March 28, 1996 in Lubbock to Guadalupe Morado Jr. (July 16, 2018) and Stephanie Marie Yzaguirre. She is preceded in death by her father; her paternal grandparents Guadalupe Sr. and Josephina Morado and her maternal grandmother Doris Yzaguirre. She leaves behind her mother Stephanie Marie Yzaguirre of Lubbock; stepmother Ashley Torres of Dalhart and a younger brother Troy Morado of Dalhart.

JOE CASTRO, JR., 80, of Lubbock passed away January 10, 2020 at the age of 80. He was born August 12, 1939 in Salado, Texas to Joe and Teodora (Vasquez) Castro, Sr. Joe grew up in Spur, graduating in 1959. After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving until 1962. After honorable discharge, he returned to Spur where he worked for the City before receiving his Accounting degree from Draughn’s Business College. He moved to Lubbock where he worked many jobs. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 50 years, Allene; children, Amanda Perez and husband Jason of Lubbock, Amy Castro of Austin, and Joe Castro, III of Lubbock; siblings, Larry Castro, Lucio Castro, Romero Castro, Alex Castro, and Veronica Torres; as well as four beloved grandchildren. Joe was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings. RONALD J. GUAJARDO SR. 60, passed away January 9, 2020 in Lubbock, Texas. He was born on May 7, 1959 in Del Rio, Texas. He graduated high school in 1977 and earned his funeral director and embalming license from Dallas Institute of Mortuary Service in 1980, making him a third generation funeral director alongside his father and brother in Del Rio, TX. He relocated to Lubbock, to expand the family business where he opened Guajardo Funeral Chapels in 1982. This was the first Hispanic funeral home to be opened in Lubbock. He met Hilda Gonzales in 1985 and they were married in 1988; in that same year he was awarded Businessman of the Year by COMA. He successfully owned and operated his funeral business for 34 years until his retirement in March of 2016. He is survived by his wife, Hilda G. Guajardo, his children: Stephanie A. Ortega, Ronald J. Guajardo Jr., Stephen A. Guajardo; his sister, Dianne Martinez; seven nieces and three nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Donato & Ernestina Guajardo and his brother Donato Guajardo Jr. JESUS DELGADO GATICA “SUGARBEAR”, 67, passed away December 29, 2019 in Lubbock. He was born November 4, 1952 in Slaton, Texas to the late Pedro and Pauline Gatica. He married Angeli Flores in Slaton on June 12, 1982 and worked most of his life as a computer operator at Covenant Medical Center. He is survived by a son, John Israel Gatica of Lubbock; one daughter, Jessica Orosco (Lionel) of Lubbock; three brothers, Joe D. Gatica, James D. Gatica, John D. Gatica all of Slaton; one sister, Mary Ann Valdez of Slaton; three grandchildren and his step grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, a son Jesse James Gatica (1988), a sister Teresa Hernandez (2011).

FAUSTINO PEÑA JR. passed away January 27, 2020. He was born on December 24, 1960, to Faustino and Josephine Peña in Lubbock, Texas. Survivors include his wife, Rita Peña; four daughters, Cenna (Jeff Cox) Godfrey, Makaela Rae Houchin, April (JJ) Scott, Jamie (Jimmy) Garcia; son, Michael Vasquez; three grandchildren, Ciera Cox, Chazdyn Cox, Treystyn Cox; three sisters, Janie Peña Rangel, Rita Peña (Joe) Mendoza, Anita Peña (Michael) Karpyszyn; brother, David Wilson (Mary Ann Moreno) Peña; three nieces, Tina (Jimmy) Ponton, Andrea Mendoza, Amanda (Chris) Rodriquez; four nephews, Willie Rangel, Jr., Jonathan (Merrick Fisher) Mendoza, Brendan Deschner, Marcos Peña. He is also survived by Rita’s eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, Faustino, Sr and Josephine Wilson Peña; and brotherin-law, Willie Rangel. To everything there is a season, a time to every purpose under the sun… ECCL 3:18.

MANUEL WILLIAM AGUILAR JR.,77, a proud pipefitter, community leader and family man, passed away Jan. 2, 2020, in Lubbock. He was born on Nov. 12, 1942, in Brenham, Texas, eldest son of Manuel Guerra Aguilar and Irene Oliva Aguilar. As a young boy, he spent some time living with his grandparents, Isidora and Lazaro Oliva, in Somerville, Texas. As a teenager, he got involved in boxing and became a Golden Gloves National Champion, affectionately known as "Champino." On June 18, 1963, he married Lillie Garcia in Ogden, Utah. They settled in Lubbock. He was very active with the American G.I. Forum. He was active in Democratic Party politics and the Southwest Voter Registration Project. In 2018, he was awarded the Adelante Award for community activism by Los Hermanos Familia in Lubbock. He was preceded in death by his parents, Manuel Guerra Aguilar and Irene Oliva Aguilar; brothers Lazaro, Alfonso and Samuel Aguilar; and a grandson, Arya. He is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Lillie (Garcia) Aguilar of Lubbock; son Stevan Aguilar and wife Noemi of Houston; son Jaime Aguilar and wife Jamie Torres of Denver; daughter Timi Aguilar and husband Robert Merkle of Castle Pines, Colo.; daughter Annikka Hernandez and husband Ramiro of Lubbock; five grandchildren; and his sister, Dora Trevino and husband Tony of Lubbock. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. ~ Matthew 5:4

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In Memory of Fidencia Castro

Dec. 27, 1928 to Jan. 21, 2014 Though her smile is gone forever and her hand I cannot touch I still have many memories of the one I loved so much. Her memory is my keepsake, which with I’ll never part. God has her in His keeping, and I have her in my heart. How I miss my darling angel, and know she misses me. I love you abuelita. One day, God will reunite us. For now, I send my hugs and hope you will share them with our loved ones in Heaven, especially our puppies.

ELIAS P. VECCHIO, 85, of Abernathy, died January 19, 2020. He was born June 22, 1934 in Brooks County, TX, to Catarino Rodriguez Vecchio and Ofira (Perez) Vecchio. They moved to Abernathy in 1955 from South Texas. He married Dolores Partida, December 29, 1957 in Edinburg, TX. He was a farmer for 31 years. In 1983 he and his wife opened Vecchio's Burger Hut in Abernathy and in 1990 he relocated the business within town and renamed it Vecchio's Restaurant where it remained under their ownership until retiring in December of 2014. Mr. Vecchio was devoted to the community of Abernathy and served in numerous ways. He was an Abernathy City Councilman from 1988 until 2010, several of those years he served as Mayor Pro Tem and was the backup City Judge. He is survived by his wife, Dolores P. Vecchio of Abernathy, 2 sons, Raul Vecchio of Abernathy and Catarino Vecchio and Krystal Burnett of Wolfforth, TX, a daughter, Dolores Vecchio and companion Aurelio Pina, Jr. of Lubbock. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 4 brothers. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Eisai Vecchio, Richard Vecchio and Thomas Vecchio, a sister Aida Frausto and a son, Elias Vecchio, Jr.

February Prayer

A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father of Compassion and God of all grace, I thank you for teaching me to love through the example of Jesus. May my words and actions reflect his love toward your people today, tomorrow, and until you bring us all home to you. In the name of Christ, my Great Example, I pray. Amen. "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you , so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."—John 13:34-35

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The Gallo

Meet Pico the Bilingual Gallo (Rooster) - He loves school, reading, playing outside and discover ways to have fun and make friends. Now it is time for Pico to prepare for Día de San Valentin, Valentine’s Day. His prima (cousin) Jita la Gallita (little hen), esta hacendo algunas decoracíones para la mesa.

Valentine's Day Crossword

Presidents’ Day is celebrated in February to honor two of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. The holiday is celebrated in the United States on the third Monday in February.

Jita is making home made Valentine Cards and you can too!

Free Help with 2019 Tax Returns

ARP TAX-AIDE, the nation’s largest A volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service, will begin work Wednesday,

February 5, 2020, in Lubbock. The check-in starts at 8:15 am. The service is offered on a first come first served basis and is dependent on the number of volunteers available. The group will work Wednesdays and Thursdays through April 15th at the Adult Activity Center, 2001 19th Street. Social Security and ITIN cards are required for all persons listed on the return. Photo IDs

are required for primary persons on the return. Please bring a copy of last year’s return. Also bring all 2019 W-2s, 1099s, 1095A, B, or C, end-of-the-year Social Security statement and any other pertinent forms. The volunteers are trained and have experience. There are some return scenarios which will be considered out-of-scope for the program. Examples are married filing separately, rental properties and farm income. Come by early in February, to ask questions or call (806) 269-0230 or (806) 407-2566.

Ayuda gratuita con 2019 devoluciones de impuestos

ARP TAX-AIDE, el servicio de aseA soramiento y preparación de impuestos más grande de la nación, comenzará a trabajar el miércoles 5 de febrero de 2020, en lubbock. El Check-in empieza a las 8:15 am. El servicio se ofrece por primera vez y depende del número de voluntarios disponibles. El grupo trabajará los miércoles y jueves hasta el 15 de abril en el centro de actividades para adultos, 2001 calle 19 La seguridad social y las tarjetas de itin son necesarias para todas las personas que figuran en el regreso. Se necesitan identificadores de foto para las personas primarias a la vuelta.

President's Day

Meet Two Famous Presidents

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George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. When he was born, America was not a nation yet. It belonged to England, a country across the ocean. People in America didn’t want to belong to England so they fought a war to become a separate country. George Washington was an American general in the war. America won the war and picked a new name for itself: The United States of America. George Washington was elected to be its first President.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12 in 1809. Things were different then. When Abe was a boy, he lived in a log cabin. A log cabin is a small house made out of logs cut from trees. His father cut down the trees and made the cabin. There were no electric lights in the cabin. Young Abe read books by firelight and drew with charcoal on a shovel. Abe’s family was poor. Often he went barefoot because he didn’t have any shoes. When Abraham Lincoln grew up, he studied hard and became a lawyer. Then he was elected to be a law-maker. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th President of the United States.

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