Latino Lubbock Magazine -Vol. 15, Issue 7, July/julio 2021 - Happy Birthday America!

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Volume 15, Issue 7, July/julio 2021


Monthly Magazine

Happy Birthday America!

Word from the Publisher/mensaje de nuestra fundadora

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ummertime is the time to embrace the outdoors. As a child we were outside every lit moment of the day. We looked forward to the Fourth of July to light fireworks, watch the light show, and gather with family and friends. Firework safety is important. However, somehow that message did not quite make it down to us as children in those days. My two sisters and I had an uncle and two aunts who paralleled our age. As such, they were our playmates. As can be imagined, my uncle was a terror. He talked us into holding fireworks in our hand after we lit them. On one particular occasion he bent a Black Cat firework in half to expose the powder, lit it, and held it up. Then he urged us to do the same. I was the only one to fall for his pestering after he called us "fraidy cats". I still recall holding the firework, lighting it up, then feeling the burn as the powder had

spilled over onto my hand, and caught on fire! This was an example for us all. After that, I never held, or cut into a firework again. As for my uncle, he then urged me to hold a lit Roman Candle firework. And despite his taunting, the mark and memory from the first burn was reason enough to think twice about that decision. Nevertheless, summertime with my familia, was always the best, especially on the Fourth of July. Someone from my family would go to the lake to reserve the "family spot" annually, and a day or so before. They would make sure that we were under many trees and central to the lake. Each of my tias, as well as my mother, would prepare fabulous side dishes like potato salad, beans, rice, chilé, and salad. The men would prepare grilled meat including brisket, hamburgers, hotdogs, tripas, and so much more. Lots of tea and giant jugs

of Kool-Aid, which formed rings around our mouths from drinking so much of it, topped the tasty Latino-style barbecue. There was always plenty of food for those who didn't have family to spend with, or the extra friends that always managed to tag along, or stop by our spot. The evening was topped with fireworks. As we drove away from the lake, we would watch the last minute fireworks burst in the sky; but soon the evening breeze and the soothing of the motor would lull us to sleep. Being with my family made me proud and brought such contentment. We are an All-American familia proud to live in the land of the free. Last year, many families were forced to stay together because of the pandemic. But something happened - many reconnected and enjoyed the time at home and with each other. Keep enjoying that time and make plans to join us August 7,

2021, for our 12th Annual "Vamos a Pescar, Let's Go Fishing" FREE event. Our objective is strengthening families, and building community. We use fishing as a hook to bring families together, and experience fishing in a relaxing and safe environment with family and friends. It's free and its safe. You can pre-register at www. Y como siempre, Latino Lubbock is committed to highlighting the numerous contributions of our Latino community. Thank you to those who support our publication. We are grateful to have 100,000 readers monthly. Please continue to support our advertisers who help make it possible to keep our publication free. Thank you for your support and May God bless you! ¡Gracias por su apoyo! Que dios los bendiga. PEACE and random acts of kindness. Que las bendiciones de dios estén contigo en abril y siempre! Happy 4th of July! Be safe!


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“Thanks to our efforts across engagement, access, and digital and media we’re seeing more and more Hispanics get vaccinated. There is more work to be done, and we will continue pushing to get more people vaccinated.” ~ said White House spokesperson Kevin Munoz. The Biden administration, which has touted its efforts to address equity issues, said it is focused on running a robust and culturally competent vaccination campaign in Hispanic communities that emphasizes shots are safe, effective and free.

"Happy Birthday America!"

This month's cover features the American flag, being displayed a by a young person. The American flag is a symbol we can all take pride in and on the 4th of July a celebration for us all. The stars remind us to shine brightly and take pride in being American and that there's a place for us all. The stripes run parallel in length and demonstrate that when we stand side-by-side - together we are strong. The colors including glorious red, white, and blue, further remind us that this land was made for me and you and represent us all! So Happy Birthday American and continued blessings for our country and its people!


“El que por su gusto corre, nunca se cansa." Who for his pleasure runs, never tires. (Meaning, do what you love and it will never feel like work.)

¡Feliz cumpleaños! Happy Birthday! July/julio

Susie Fernandez 7/1 Kenzie Ochoa 7/1 Denise Carrizales 7/2 Jay Bitela 7/2 Rosa Martinez 7/2 Amy Yanez 7/2 Vanessa Maldonado 7/3 Michael Gonzalez 7/3 Diana Martinez 7/3 Ashley Vidales 7/3 Amber Vidales 7/3 Lilli Romero 7/3 Marissa Gomez 7/3 Caleb Montes 7/3 Ismael S. Ramirez 7/4 Roy Santoyo 7/4 Fidel Flores 7/4 Viola Hernandez 7/5 Ernestine Mendez 7/5 Connie Leal 7/5 Maria Lopez-Strong 7/5 Matthew Vasquez 7/5 Emma Reyes 7/6 Melissa Benitez 7/6 Rita Diaz-Garcia 7/6 Corina Martinez 7/6 Greg Perez 7/6 Molly Hastings 7/6 Georgina Salas Barrera 7/ 7 Melinda Castro 7/7 Sammy Torres 7/7 Frankie Galindo 7/8 Ricardo Esparza 7/8 Jaseph Mata 7/9 Veronica Garcia 7/9 Jason Carrizales 7/9 Jaseph Mata 7/9 Sam Trevino 7/9 E. J. Pinkert 7/9 Guadalupe Gonzales 7/9 Wally Gonzales 7/9 Delia Montez 7/10 Rosario Smith 7/10 Ryan Martinez 7/10 Epifanio “Chago” Guerra 7/10 Celeste Mendez 7/10 Ryan Martinez 7/10 Nancy Martinez 7/11 Kain Martimz 7/11 Miranda Chavez 7/11 Edward Lee Castilleja 7/12 Victor Cortez 7/12 Connie Vega Castillo 7/12 Jesús Rodríguez 7/12 Adriana Chavez 7/13 Adrianna Elizabeth Castilleja 7/13 Sixto Mendez 7/13 Roman Lorenzi 7/14 Dominga Anaya 7/14 Carlos Solano 7/14 Joe Vasquez 7/14 Felipe Pauda 7/14 Michael Martinez 7/15 Addison Mojica 7/15 Kenzleigh J. Cruz 7/17 Misti Tienda 7/17 Ben Alonzo 7/16 Carmen Rodriguez 7/16

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Get vaccinated! ¡Vacunarse! July/julio 2021, Vol. 15, Issue 7



Dr. Hector P. Garcia and the Civil Rights Act


n July O 2, 1964, President

Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 into law. This landmark law prohibits discr imination on the basis of race in public accommodations, in publicly owned or operated facilities, in employment and union membership and in the registration of voters. History books usually reflect only the contributions of African American to this monumental effort, but Mexican Americans also played a significant role, specifically that of Dr. Hector P. Garcia. The victories of Mexican American civil rights activists came slowly but steadily, laying the foundations for the Chicano Movement of the 1960s. In 1960, undeterred by death threats and agitator labels, Dr. Garcia entered the national political are-

na by cofounding the national VIVA KENNEDY clubs for the presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy. Acknowledging that the crucial Hispanic vote achieved by these clubs had turned the tide of the election, President Kennedy placated national Hispanic demands for greater participation by appointing Dr. Garcia ambassador to a West Indies treaty signing. Despite token appointments, the relationship between the Mexican-American people who campaigned for him remained unsatisfactory until JFK's death and Lyndon Johnson's rise to the White House in 1963. With the 1964 Civil Rights act, Lyndon Johnson seemed to be more than anything, wanting to fulfill the legacy of President Kennedy. Johnson was keenly aware that he had not been elected in his own right. And Kennedy had submitted this legislation to congress in response to agitation by black Americans. So, that the major thrust of the legislation was to de-segregate the south, and to help African Americans in that regard. At the same time, Johnson un-

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derstood that the other part of the bill did address Mexican Americans. The other part of the Civil Rights act was to establish the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, to fight job discrimination. Johnson was virtually the only person in his own White House who equated civil rights beyond simply African Americans, and in particular including Mexican Americans. And certainly, Dr. Garcia was on the same wavelength. He understood immediately and he had been pushing for better federal policies to combat job discrimination. Through the passage of the years, Dr. Hector Garcia remained vocal. "I do not choose to be a Mexican chicharron [fried pork rind] in the American melting pot," he says proudly, explaining that while all Americans get mixed into the same "pot" they need not lose their cultural identity. In July 1996, Dr. Hector P. Garcia died in Corpus Christi, the city he had called home since 1946. While his personal story ended on that day in Texas, his legacy lives on today.

Remember to pick up firework debris rea residents are reminded A to pick up debris left over from the Fourth of July holiday.

Fireworks contain metals, nitrates and sulfur, along with paper, plastic and other materials. If fireworks debris isn’t picked up harmful pollutants can wash into lakes, rivers and streams. Most County Public Works do not provide extra street sweeping after the holiday and failing to clean up fireworks residue is littering, a violation of most city ordinance. “We all have the responsibility to reduce pollution,” said an official. “If you use fireworks, you need to use them safely and responsibly, and that includes cleaning up afterward.”

Happy Fourth of July!

Info About Firework Safety

ireworks and celebrations go F together, especially during the Fourth of July and

year end celebrations. Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, causing serious burn and eye injuries. You can help us prevent fireworks-related injuries and deaths. How? By working with a national, state or local organization where you live to promote fireworks safety in your community. Here are some ideas on what you can do. Fireworks Safety Tips:

• Never allow children to play with or ignite fireworks • Read and follow all warnings and instructions • Be sure other people are out of range before lighting fireworks. • Only light fireworks on a smooth, flat surface away from the house, dry leaves, and flammable materials. •Never try to relight fireworks that have not fully functioned. • Keep a bucket of water in case of a malfunction or fire.

Consejos de seguridad sobre fuegos artificiales

os fuegos artificiales y las L celebraciones van de la mano. Pero los fuegos artifis e r y graves uras y en los fuegos s o n usted usd e


les pueden peligrosos ocasionar quemadlesiones ojos. Si artificiales legales donde vive y decide arlos asegúrese seguir estos importantes consejos de seguridad: Consejos de seguridad para los fuegos artificiales: • Nunca deje a los niños jugar o

encender fuegos artificiales. • Lea y siga todas las advertencias e instrucciones. • Asegúrese de que otras personas se encuentren fuera del alcance (los fuegos artificiales antes de encender). • Nunca trate de volver a encender fuegos artificiales que no han funcionado completamente al primer intento. • Nunca trate de volver a encender fuegos artificiales que no han funcionado completamente al primer intento. • Mantenga un cubo o balde de agua junto a usted en caso de que se produzca un mal funcionamiento o incendio.

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Lubbock News from a Latino Perspective

Opinion/opinión Community & Event Brieflies SUMMER HIGH NOON CONCERT ON WEDNESDAYS every Wednesday from June to August from 12 pm (noon) to 1 pm at the Lubbock County Courthouse Gazebo. This is a FREE concert for everyone. TREJO FLEA MARKET Looking for something? Buy a bargain on July 10, 9 am–1 pm at Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst St. TEX-MEX COOKING Learn to cook authentic and traditional Mexican dishes, then lunch on your recipe. Pre-register in advance by the Thursday before class Chicken Flautas, July 10, 10 am at Rawlings. Cost is $5. BOOTH AND TENT SPACE OPEN FOR 51ST ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL The Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center (GAC) is pleased to open booth and tent space reservation to the general public for talented artists and craftspeople to participate in the 51st Annual Fall Festival, to be held Saturday, September 11, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Booth rentals for vendors will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis Register online at COVID-19 OTHER RESOURCES • Call 2-1-1 for Health, food, housing, and other assistance • Call 7-1-1 for Relay Service • To report price gouging, call the Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Attorney General: 1-800-621-0508. • En espanol - health/articles/coronavirus-span VIRTUAL CIVIL LEGAL CLINIC Get legal help from our location to yours! Lubbock Branch Office Service Area of the Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Call Christina Richey at 806 7634557, ext. 6010. Leave a message with your name, phone number, the best time to call you, and a brief description of your legal issue. Someone from Legal Aid will follow up with you and give you an appointment time. Space for this clinic is limited for Tuesday, April 13, 2021; and Tuesday, April 27, 2021, from 5 P.M. to 7 P.M.. Please contact us no later than 5 p.m., the day before clinic date to reserve your spot. 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. Visit Latino Lubbock Magazine online at to read a copy of the monthly issue, or to submit news and info, view our events calendar and more!

Hispanic College Students Requiring More Support for Retention at TTU

Hispanic-Serving Institution A (HSI) is defined in federal law as an accredited, degree-granting,

public or private nonprofit institution of higher education with 25% or more total undergraduate Hispanic full-time equivalent (FTE) student enrollment (US Department of Education, 2021). In 1992, the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities convinced Congress to formally recognize campuses with high Hispanic enrollment as federally designated HSIs and to begin targeting federal money to those campuses. Today, HACU represents nearly 470 colleges and universities committed to Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain and Portugal. Although HACU member institutions in the U.S. only represent less than 13% of all higher education institutions throughout the nation, together they enroll more than two-thirds of all Hispanic college students (Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities, 2021). HACU is the only national educational association that represents HispanicServing Institutions (HSIs). Any HSI can gain more funding as they increase

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the number of Hispanic students of all backgrounds students in higher education, to complete certificates especially Hispanic students and degrees for Texas to graduating from higher remain competitive in the education institutions (US global economy (Texas Department of Education, Association of Chicanos in 2021). Because the goal Higher Education, 2018). of HSI universities is to In 2019, Texas Tech finally serve primarily Hispanic achieved full status as a populations (Shehadeh Hispanic Serving Institution & Termos, 2014), these (HSI)(TexasTechUniversity, universities are found in 2020). In the Fall of 2020, metropolitan areas with Rosalinda R. Jimenez, Texas Tech was proud of increasing Hispanic an enrolled, undergraduate EdD populations (Laden, 2001). Hispanic student population As one of the states that is growing in of 29.7%, Texas Tech strives to offer its college-seeking population, Texas programs, some initiatives, some anticipates graduating over 65,000 more opportunities, and organizations to high school students in 2032. Among support underrepresented students, ethnic groups in Texas, Latinos are the underrepresented students of color and largest population of public two-year first-generation students, many of whom college enrollees and award earners. are of Mexican American, Latino(a) or However, Mexican American- Latinos Hispanic descent. Additionally, Texas remain underrepresented in higher Tech focuses recruitment of future education in Texas. By 2050, Mexican and potential students on rural areas American- Latino(a)s workers in Texas of the state, resulting in the admission will outnumber Caucasian workers and retention of higher numbers of three to one. As the future workforce economically marginalized, firstgrows in diversity, a challenge was generation, and rural students, including made to Texas high schools encouraging many underserved populations. But

Carta Abierta

GET VACCINATED So glad things are feeling and looking normal, but I want to remind folks that is because of vaccinations. Please make it a point to get vaccinated, and to also get your family to have the vaccine. As we look back on the past year it is still heartbreaking how many family and friends we lost. And while I'm a God fearing woman, I know that He gave us the sense to trust in science. God Bless. Maria Rodriguez

ONLINE LLM IS AWESOME We wanted to let you know that we love the online version of Latino Lubbock! It was out at our regular pick up spot so we tried finding it online and were really pleased on the website and that we can read it there. The colors and quality are wonderful. We love this newspaper! Thanks for all ya'll do! Rita & Tony Cervantes

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RAZA ON THE PLAZA While I don't like that Magic held the Raza on the Plaza at Cook's Garage who has been political and negligent during the pandemic, I do love Shelly Lares. As such, we will be attending, and I appreciate that they made the event free to fans. At some point I truly hope that the politics stop dividing our community, but if it happened even in the Bible, I don't think it will ever stop. Thanks for all you do. Sincerely, Rita Carrasco P-EBT FOR FAMILIES Thanks for sharing the info about P-EBT help for families. I'm a single mom with three boys - growing boys. During the summer I struggle because they eat so much, but I don't make extra money to buy food, so we were so glad that we got the help. Last year we went to pick up lunch from their school that was helpful. So, I wanted to thank you for including this in Latino Lubbock and on Facebook cause there's many of us that read and appreciate that ya'll share this. The Montez Family

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a large percentage of these students do not remain to complete a degree and some do not consider graduate degrees as achievable due to lack of opportunity, funding or support (Samuel & Scott, 2014; Texas Association of Higher Education; US Department of Education, 2021). Many students require more support to be successful in college and graduate with a degree (Association of American Colleges & Universities, 2019). How do we change this? A phone call, an email or written letter can encourage current initiatives and opportunities, such as the creation of a center that supports Mexican American, Latino(a) s and Hispanic students on campus. Peaceful protest on or off campus can also show support for these students. We can invest in Mexican American, Latino(a)s and Hispanics students by asking universities to offer more to our future leaders. Email TTU President’s Rosalinda Jimenez, is a Lubbock native and an Associate ProfessorGraduate & APRN Studies and a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

CLEAN UP FIREWORKS I hope that people clean up their fireworks after they pop them. We go through this every year. I don't understand that if they are illegal why they allow them to be sold inside the city limits? I don't dislike them, I just don't like when people leave their trash behind and then they keep popping fireworks months after the 4th of July! We don't have to go to a firework display, I just gotta pull out my lawn chairs and watch them for months. Hahaha! Thanks, Rudy

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Class of 2021!

40+ TX Organizations Reject Visit to

Border as Ruse to Drive Malcontent and Misinformation

he Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA) T and 40 Texas-based organizations released an open letter to Governor Greg Abbott and former

President Donald Trump calling for them to focus on the real issues affecting Texans instead of dividing border communities on immigration and migrants seeking asylum. The following is the open letter: Samuel Eli Garza

e, the undersigned W Texas communities organizations, declare that

and you are not welcome at our border. Your Idalou HS visit has the political mal-intent to further divide Texans on the issue of immigration and create fear of innocent children and families seeking asylum in the United States. Instead, Governor Abbott, we urge you to focus on everyday issues that affect Texans the most - the COVID-19 pandemic, fixing the electrical grid, the climate crisis, funding our children’s education, providing access to healthcare, and helping Texans recover from natural disasters. Your border visit only promises to continue to build a false, xenophobic, and racist narrative about Gavin Martinez Ciara Galindo Melanie Daniel Alexander immigrants and border communities. Your harmful Texas Tech Lubbock HS Luna-Gonzales Arbuckle Master of Science in portrayal and ill-conceived actions have already Texas Tech Lubbock HS Interdisciplinary Studies Masters in Communication resulted in real damaging consequences for border residents and Texans across our great state. Sending 1,000 additional DPS troopers in March to the border region has led to an increased mistrust of law enforcement agencies by local residents. Instead of safeguarding Texas’highways, these DPS troopers are patrolling quiet neighborhoods in the Rio Grande Valley disrupting the lives of border residents. Additionally, the use of $250 Lubbock, TX. Application Development and million of taxpayer dollars to fund Support, Texas Tech University. an unnecessary border wall was from the Texas Department Duties: For the Department of Application Development and Support, responsibilities taken of Criminal Justice, which refuses include: Create, modify, and test the code, forms, and script that allow computer applications to find funds to air condition its 101 to run. Work from specifications drawn up by software developers or other individuals. May prison units. This highlights the assist software developers by analyzing user needs and designing software solutions. May callousness and contempt both the develop and write computer programs to store, locate, and retrieve specific documents, governor and the prison system has data, and information. Correct errors by making appropriate changes and rechecking the toward those it incarcerates, who program to ensure that the desired results are produced. Write, update, and maintain are mostly poor people of color. computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs such as tracking inventory, Such funding should be invested storing or retrieving data, or controlling other equipment. Write, analyze, review, and in building a public hospital in the Grande Valley where over 30 rewrite programs, using workflow chart and diagram, and applying knowledge of computer Rio of residents in the two largest capabilities, subject matter, and symbolic logic. Apply online at; req# percent counties, Hidalgo and Cameron, are 24387. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability. uninsured. Finally, the move to arrest and detain asylum seekers not only Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information betrays our values as a nation but systems, information technology, or other related area plus 3 years related full-time paid places Texas in an unnecessary battle experience required. A master's degree is an alternate requirement to the Bachelors plus with the federal government over the constitutionality of these actions. 3 years’ experience. Governor Abbott and Mr. Trump, don’t need you to bring chaos to Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in computer science, management we our information systems, information technology, or other related area plus 3 years related As border. stated by residents, community full-time paid experience required. A master's degree is an alternate requirement to the organizations, and County Judges in Bachelors plus 3 years’ experience. Knowledge of advanced analytical and design skills, the Rio Grande Valley, El Paso, and including process description, logic, problem-solving, and advanced level understanding all along the southern border, we Salvador Moses Perez

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don’t have an “immigration crisis.” What we have is a “crisis of misinformation” caused by your desire to criminalize and scapegoat innocent children, families, and individuals seeking refuge in order to distract from your own political failings. The real crises at the border are border residents’ lack of access to healthcare, exceptional drought, neighborhoods without critical drainage infrastructure, families continuing to suffer from COVID-19, and the economic down-turn due to the pandemic. You will be welcome at the border when your intent is to propose real solutions that reflect the reality on the ground and are guided by the perspectives and expertise of actual border communities and communities across Texas. We will not tolerate your deliberate attempts to pit Texans against each other. We cannot in good conscience allow that the well-being of some communities be sacrificed under the false claim it will help others who are supposedly ‘more deserving’. We are all Texans, whether we have been here for generations, or just arrived seeking asylum, and comprise one big Texas family. And as family, we welcome those seeking refuge to our New Ellis Island, and call on you to, as well. Sincerely,

African Public Affairs Committee ARISE Adelante A.Y.U.D.A INC. Battleground Texas Border Agricultural Workers Project Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) Border Workers United Brownsville Educators Stand Together Children's Defense Fund - Texas CRECEN Deeds Action Fund DFW Community Initiative Edinburg AFT El Paso Queer Bar Association Every Texan (formerly CPPP) Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative Immigrant Legal Resource Center Indivisible TX Lege Jane's Due Process Jolt Action La Unión Del Pueblo Entero Laredo Immigrant Alliance LatinoJustice PRLDEF The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Texas State Council Mano Amiga Mi Familia Vota Migrant Rights Collective MOVE Texas Action Fund Our Revolution Texas Planned Parenthood Texas Votes Proyecto Mujeres Fronterizas RAICES Repatriate Our Patriots Rio Grande Valley Central Labor Council SA Stands SEIU Texas Texas AFL-CIO Texas Freedom Network Texas Organizing Project Texas Rising Texas Volunteers to Unite Texas Voto Latino Workers Defense Action Fund

Infrastructure Bill Uncertain in Congress as Biden Turns Focus to Public r e s i P dent Joe B i d e n

headed to Wi s c o n s i n Tuesday to pitch his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal to the American people. If it becomes law, the program brokered last week between five Republicans and five Democrats would be the largest investment in U.S. roads and bridges since the

creation of the interstate highway system. “The American people are most interested in what we’re going to do to deliver for them: how we’re going to rebuild their roads and their railways and their bridges,” White House press secretary of Jen Psaki said. But the deal’s future is in hardly stable in Congress, where progressive Democrats say the infrastructure spending must be accompanied by a multitrillion-dollar families plan. “There ain’t going to be an infrastructure bill unless we have the reconciliation bill,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said. The families plan would that would

extend child care tax credits, make preschool and community college free and work to lower the cost of Medicare. So far, Republicans are not on board. Biden is expected to highlight both programs on his trip, but he has walked back comments saying that he wouldn’t sign an infrastructure bill without the families bill. “His view is you can do both,” Psaki said. In a statement last month, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called on Biden to get his party in line to make sure the infrastructure bill crosses the finish line.

Celebrating the Fourth of July ndependence Day, comIFourth monly known as the of July, is a fed-

eral holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. In-

dependence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public and private events celebrating the history, government, and traditions of the United States. Independence Day is the national day of the United States.

Celebración del Cuatro de Julio

l Día de la Independencia de los EsE tados Unidos (Independence Day o The Fourth of July en inglés) es el día de fiesta nacional que se celebra el 4 de julio en los Estados Unidos. Este día marca la firma de la Declaración de Independen-

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

EBB Offering Discounted Internet to Eligible Households

oday, having broadband access is linked T to our health, our well being, and our economic security. This is especially true

The Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) makes having at home internet affordable for Latino families by providing a discount of up to $50 a month to help households pay for the cost of internet. EBB funding is available to all families nationwide — (as long as at least one member of the household has an ITIN number or has a student who qualifies for free or reduced school lunch). Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process. Go to to apply online and to find participating providers near you.Or call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with copies of document. (En español, p. 8)

for the Latino community, Black and Indigenous communities of color, as well as rural and low income households or families who are experiencing economic hardship because of Covid19 and who face compounding obstacles to establishing and sustaining a reliable at home broadband connection. Having access to the internet allows students to continue to learn, parents the option to pursue remote employment options, and it allows all of us to learn new skills to remain competitive in today’s job market. Copyright 2021 by Latino Lubbock Magazine

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NOTICE TO INTERESTED PERSONS/ OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT The Lubbock Metropolitan Planning Organization invites interested persons to review and comment on the proposed amended Public Participation Plan (PPP). Comments may be submitted from June 6, 2021 to July 20, 2021 at the LMPO, located at 916 Main Street, Suite 1210, Lubbock, TX 79401 or email to Six public meetings will be conducted. The first meeting is scheduled for June 9 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at 916 Main Street Suite 1210, the second meeting on June 10 4:00-6 p.m. at the Citibus Downtown Transfer Center located at 801 Broadway, the third meeting scheduled on June 15, 8:30 a.m. at 1314 Ave K, City Council Chambers, the fourth meeting on July 6 at 2:00 p.m. at 916 Main Street, Second Floor Conference Room, the fifth July 12, 3:30 to 5:00 916 Main Street Suite 1210 and the sixth meeting is scheduled for July 20, 8:30 a.m. at 1314 Avenue K, City Council Chambers. Documents can be reviewed at Lubbock MPO office and at July/julio 2021, Vol. 15, Issue 7



Dialogue for Employment Equity For Women

he U.S. Department of Labor T announced today’s launch of a national online dialogue to gather

ideas to improve labor outcomes for women, especially economically disadvantaged women. The dialogue will be open until July 9. Hosted by the department’s Women’s Bureau, Office of Disability Employment Policy, Employment and TrainingAdministration, Wage and Hour Division and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the dialogue and the input received will help identify strategies for dismantling the systemic barriers to employment and participation in workforce services women face. The dialogue’s themes will include: • Ensuring equity in the American Jobs Plan. • Promoting gender equity in the workplace. • Ensuring equitable access to paid leave. • Creating safe and welcoming workplaces. • Adapting to a changing labor

market. “ Wo m e n ’s economic empowerment is central to realizing women’s rights and gender equality. These dialogues seek to understand the barriers that continue to limit the full participation of women in the workplace,” said Women’s Bureau Director Wendy Chun-Hoon. “At the same time, we want to determine how best to provide resources we know lift up women workers and create a more equitable economy. We appreciate our stakeholders weighing in on these important issues.” The dialogue will also help formulate future programs and funding opportunities that respond to the needs of women from diverse backgrounds. It furthers the government-wide priority for gender equity and equality set forth in President Biden’s Executive Order 14020. Register to participate in the dialogue at https://saw-rtw.


529 College Plan Great Investment for Families


ducation in America is a costly E expense that is becoming a necessity for jobs today. Securing

financial stability is essential, and investing, saving, and planning are key to achieving it. Uriel Villa Jr. is a financial advisor for Edward Jones. He says it’s never too late to start saving for college. “Starting a college savings plan, I would first ask what the family is trying to save for,” Villa said. He said it matters what the individual is saving for because there are different types of plans, specifically the two 529 College Saving plans – custodial and traditional. In simple terms, these plans are sponsored by the government, designed to encourage families to save for a child’s education with economic bonuses like tax-free, taxreduced, or tax-deferred accounts. “The custodial plan, once the child turns 18, allows them to use the funds in the account at their own discretion,” Villa said, “It does not necessarily have to be toward education.” However, he said the traditional plan does have to be put toward education. Villa said it is always the better choice to start investing early for children, because starting to save now, allows the child to be ahead

once they do need access to the funds. The plans can be used for private schooling, secondary school, K-12, room and board, computers, books, or supplies for the student or anything like that. “The biggest thing is for the parents and children to get educated about investments, so there is no fear or panic,” Villa said. He explained with the recent pandemic, a lot of families panicked and pulled money from their accounts. “If anything like the previous pandemic were to happen again, educated families do not have to worry about what to do, and do not have to act off their emotions,” Villa said. Villa concluded that he further recommends getting a financial advisor because financial advisors work as a team, so families are getting a team of experts that study the market daily. His main goal is to make investing as simple as possible for families, so all their financial fears are minimized.

EBB está ofreciendo descontado Internet para hogares elegibles

oy, tener acceso a la banda H ancha esta ligado a nuestra salud, nuestro bienestar, y nuestra



seguridad económica. Esto es especialmente verdad para la comunidad Latina y las comunidades de color, así como los hogares rurales y los de bajos ingresos o las familias que están experimentando dificultades económicas debido al Covid-19 y quienes enfrentan obstáculos para establecer y sostener una conexión de banda ancha confiable en casa. Tener acceso al internet permite a los estudiantes continuar aprendiendo, a los padres perseguir opciones de empleo remotas, y nos permite a todos nosotros aprender nuevas habilidades para mantenernos competitivos en el mercado laboral de hoy.

El programa de beneficio de banda ancha de emergencia (EBB) hace que el tener acceso a internet en casa sea posible para las familias latinas proveyendo un descuento de hasta $50 por mes para ayudar a los hogares a pagar por el costo de internet. Los fondos de EBB estan disponibles a todas las familias latinas en toda la nacion — aún para familias mixtas (siempre y cuando por lo menos uno de los miembros del hogar tiene un numero de ITIN o tiene un estudiante que califica para almuerzo de escuela gratuito o reducido). Para obtener información en español, visite espanol (In English, p. 7)

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ano Negra Brewing Co. is M a brewpub & tap room that specializes in the manufacture

and distribution of Artisanal Beer, Sangria and Soda products in the Lubbock area. Daniel Badillo is the head brewer, owner, and founder of Mano Negra. He said Mano Negra started in Puerto Rico in 2012. The brewery is named after a band that played constantly at his brewery back on the island, while he would be pouring beers. “Every time I was making the beer or the sangria, they would always be singing it,” Badillo said, “it means the working hand.” It takes Badillo about two or two and half weeks to begin the crafting process of his beers and sangrias. “We have a one-barrel system so that is why we are a nano brewery, if I don’t make beer every week then I will wind up short,” Badillo said. He said one of his biggest challenges was convincing people it is possible to feed a brewery in a small space, still be successful, have great beers and a good atmosphere. “Something that makes the

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brewery unique is how intimate the space is, the same guy that is making the beers is the same guy that’s serving the beers,” He said adding, “I did not plan for it that way it just happened.” Larry Lovato is a regular at Mano Negra and has been since day one. He said he found out about them through Facebook. “The brewery reminds me of the Caribbean because it has a tropical feel, it is Latino” Lovato said, “Mano Negra is a true microbrewery that feels like you’re in San Juan having a freshly brewed beer.” Lovato said the beer is flavorful, it is fresh, and the atmosphere is small and intimate. “Daniel is a big part of the reason people become regulars, he’s welcoming to each customer, and he takes pride in his work,” Lovato said. Lovato said he would recommend the brewery to anyone who is looking for something different. “At Mano there is something for everyone.” INFOBOX • Open every Friday and Saturday from 4 to 9 p.m. • Located at 2610 Salem Ave. in Cactus Alley. • Craft beer, soda, or sangria options • Locally Owned brewery

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Wellness/ bienestar


Delta Variant a Rising Threat

coronavirus variant first detected in India has now gone global. The variant was detected in February of this year and is now in line to become the dominant strand in the United States. Infectious disease modelers say it could cause a resurgence of the virus later this year. Experts say the new variant many already account for 1 in every 5 infections across the nation. The B.1.617.2 strain is officially known as the Delta variant. It is listed as a variant of concern according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A variant of concern means there is evidence of increased transmissibility, an increase in hospitalizations or deaths, reduction in the neutralization of antibodies,

reduction of effectiveness of treatments or vaccines, or diagnostic detection failures. The Delta variant has shown increased transmissibility, potential reduction in neutralization by some EUA monoclonal antibody treatments, and potential reduction in neutralization by post-vaccination sera. It is about 40% more transmissible than the formerly dominant Alpha variant, which was already more transmissible than the original strand of the virus. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director, Dr. Anthony Fauci said this variant is currently the greatest threat in the U.S. to out attempt to eliminate COVID-19. He said the rising threat that the variant poses make it more urgent than ever that people go get vaccinated.

La variante delta una amenaza creciente

na variante del coronavirus U detectada por primera vez en India ahora se ha vuelto global. La

variante se detectó en febrero de este año y ahora está en camino de convertirse en la hebra dominante en Estados Unidos. Los modeladores de enfermedades infecciosas dicen que podría provocar un resurgimiento del virus a finales de este año. Los expertos dicen que la nueva variante ya representa 1 de cada 5 infecciones en todo el país. La cepa B.1.617.2 se conoce oficialmente como variante Delta. Está catalogado como una variante de preocupación según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades. Una variante de preocupación significa que hay evidencia de un aumento de la transmisibilidad, un aumento de las hospitalizaciones o muertes, una reducción en la neutralización de anticuerpos, una

reducción de la eficacia de los tratamientos o vacunas o fallas en la detección del diagnóstico. La variante Delta ha mostrado un aumento de la transmisibilidad, una posiblereduccióndelaneutralización por algunos tratamientos con anticuerpos monoclonales EUA y una posible reducción de la neutralización por los sueros posteriores a la vacunación. Es aproximadamente un 40% más transmisible que la variante Alpha anteriormente dominante, que ya era más transmisible que la hebra original del virus. El director del Instituto Nacional de Alergias y Enfermedades Infecciosas, el Dr. Anthony Fauci, dijo que esta variante es actualmente la mayor amenaza en los EE. UU. Para intentar eliminar el COVID-19. Dijo que la creciente amenaza que representa la variante hace que sea más urgente que nunca que la gente se vacune.

Avoid Mosquito Bites

ince the area has received S significant rainfall recently, and the threat of the Zika

Virus, the City of Lubbock wants to remind the public to avoid mosquito bites by doing the following: • Cover Up! Wear long sleeve shirts, long pants, and socks. Spray outer clothing with repellent when going outdoors. • Avoid! Limit time outdoors during dusk and dawn. Many mosquitoes bite at these times. • Spray! Spray insect repellent containing DEET, or picaridin. The higher percentage of DEET, the longer the protection will last. • Drain! Just a small amount of standing water is enough for a mosquito to lay her eggs in. Look

Evite las picaduras de mosquitos

ado que la zona ha recibido D lluvias recientes, y la la amenaza de virus Zika, la ciu-

dad de Lubbock quiere recordar a la opinión pública para evitar las picaduras de mosquitos mediante el siguiente procedimiento: • Use camisas de manga larga, pantalones largos y calcetines. Rocíe la ropa con repelente de exterior al salir al aire libre. • Limite el tiempo al aire libre durante el anochecer y el amanecer. Muchos mosquitos pican en estos momentos. • Aplique repelente con DEET o Picaridin. El mayor porcentaje de DEET, más tiempo durará la protección. • Vaciar el agua estancada. Sólo una pequeña cantidad de agua estancada es suficiente para que un mosquito para poner sus huevos. Mira a tu

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around weekly for standing water in pots, saucers, cans, tarps, tires, pet water bowls, rain gutters, etc. Mosquitoes can be vectors of such diseases as West Nile Virus and Encephalitis. See your doctor if you develop symptoms such as headache, high fever, stiffness of the neck, mental confusion, muscle weakness, or tremors. City of Lubbock Vector Control staff monitors mosquito activity in all areas of the city. Mosquito spraying takes place, weather permitting, in areas of heavy mosquito activity first, then in other areas of the city and county. To report mosquitoes, call the mosquito hot line at 775-3110.

alrededor semanal de agua estancada en vasijas, platos, latas, lonas, neumáticos, bebederos para mascotas, canales de agua lluvia, etc Los mosquitos pueden ser vectores de enfermedades como el Virus del Nilo Occidental y la encefalitis. Consulte a su médico si presenta síntomas tales como dolor de cabeza, fiebre alta, rigidez del cuello, confusión mental, debilidad muscular o temblores. Ciudad de Lubbock personal de Control de Vectores controla la actividad del mosquito en todas las zonas de la ciudad. Mosquito fumigación se lleva a cabo, el tiempo lo permite, en las áreas de actividad de mosquitos pesada primero, luego en otras zonas de la ciudad y del condado. Para informar de mosquitos, llame a la línea directa de mosquito en 775-3110.

Wear Your Mask! ¡Usa tu máscara!

Vive tu vida, Get Up Get Moving!

Noticias de salud/ Health News PILATES IN THE PLAZA, Saturdays in July at 9 am, Free, This workout is intended to get oxygen throughout the body, strengthen the muscles, and connect your mind to movement. Bring a mat or towel, water and bug spray. Buddy and Maria Elena Holly Plaza, 1824 Crickets Ave FREE COVID-19 VACCINES For an appointment or for more info call the Health Department at 775.2933. FREE COVID-19 TESTING at Rodgers Park Gymnasium has started operating five days a week. This testing site, located at 3300 Auburn, will be open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary for this location. Appointments are not required for this location. For more info call the Health Department at 775.2933 and selecting option three. 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. 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. FREE PARENTING CLASSES Family Guidance & Outreach Center provides free anger management classes and parenting classes. For more information or to register for a class, call 747-5577. Visit us online: www.familyguidancecenterlubbock. org.

Health/ salud

The Doc or Is In

Advice from our Doctors... Consejos de nuestros médicos

July is UV Safety Month

ost are well aware M of the danger the powerful summertime

Skin Deep Advice

ummertime and the livS ing’s not easy for your skin. The body’s largest organ must stay tough enough at this time of year to protect against dehydration, weather, and insects, yet soft enough to caress. Even more important is protecting against skin cancer. While fairer skin is most likely to suffer sunburns associated with melanoma, a potentially deadly skin cancer, ultraviolet (UV) rays may also affect darker skin even without sunburn, according to the American Cancer Society. While they have a lower incidence of skin cancer,


Hispanics and African Americans have higher death rates from the disease, often because the cancers are found at later stages, says the National Cancer Institute. Here are ways to care for your skin. Make sure to wear sunscreen in uncovered areas. For swimming and activities that make you sweat, SPF 30 to 45 is considered adequate. Antibiotics, antihistamines, and antidepressants may increase skin sensitivity to the sun. Resulting irregular pigmentation, more common with darker skin, can be treated with prescrip-

tion fade creams. Seawater, wind, and chemicals in pools can be rough on skin. After exposure, start with a shower and then apply moisturizer. Baby oil is a simple and economical moisturizer. Harvard researchers say the antioxidant lutein, found in dark-green leafy vegetables, can protect skin. Green tea extract applied topically seems to prevent UV-induced skin inflammation. With a little extra attention, your skin will keep you covered—not only in the summer but all year long.

roamericanos es más baja, la tasa de mortalidad es, a menudo, más alta porque se detecta en estado más avanzado, según el Instituto Nacional del Cáncer. He aquí algunos consejos para que su laboriosa piel reciba la atención especial que merece. Vístase bien. Con los avances de la tecnología, el tejido de algunas prendas de vestir está hecho para ofrecer protección contra los rayos solares, además de servir como repelente de insectos. Use cremas de protección solar en las áreas no cubiertas por las prendas. Utilice factores SPF mayores (entre 30 y 45 es adecuado) si cree que va a sudar o si nadará. Tenga presente que algunos medicamentos como, por

ejemplo, los antibióticos, antihistamínicos y antidepresivos pueden incrementar la sensibilidad de la piel al sol. Las piscinas, el agua de mar y el viento pueden afectar la piel. Hidrátela después de exponerse a estos factores. Comience con una ducha. Posteriormente, aplique una crema hidratante. Coma, beba y sea feliz. Investigadores de Harvard afirman que la luteína, antioxidante presente en los vegetales de hojas verde oscuro, puede ayudar a proteger la piel. Y parece que el extracto de té verde evita la inflamación de la piel asociada con los rayos ultravioletas, cuando se aplica localmente, destacan los investigadores. Con un poco más de atención, su piel lo protegerá no sólo durante el verano, sino todo el año.

sun poses to skin; less attention, however, is given to eyes. Be sure to give your peepers the care they deserve by

Julio es mes de la seguridad contra los rayos

a mayor parte de las persoL nas están conscientes de los peligros a los que expone a la piel

el poderoso sol de verano; sin embargo, se le presta menos atención a los ojos. Asegúrese de dar a sus ojos el cuidado que se mere-

Protección de la piel

l verano y el sol dañan la piel. El órgano más grande del cuerpo debe ser lo suficientemente resistente para protegerse contra la deshidratación, el tiempo y los insectos. A la vez, debe mantenerse suave para ser agradable al tacto. Lo más importante es proteger la piel contra el cáncer. Según la Sociedad Americana del Cáncer, aunque las personas de piel más clara son más propensas a padecer de quemaduras de sol relacionadas con el melanoma —un cáncer potencialmente mortal—, los rayos ultravioletas (UV) también pueden afectar a las personas de piel más oscura sin causar quemaduras. Y si bien la incidencia de cáncer de piel entre los hispanos y af-

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not only donning a pair of appropriate sunglasses, but also scheduling a comprehensive eye examination at least once a year. Your doctor should check for cataracts, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

cen, no sólo al ponerse un par de anteojos de sol adecuados, sino también al hacerse un examen integral de la vista, por lo menos, una vez al año. Su médico debe comprobar si tiene cataratas, degeneración macular y glaucoma.

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The Growing Need for Hispanic Faculty in Universities BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA FOR LATINO LUBBOCK MAGAZINE

in Participation doctoral education by underrep-

resented minorities who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents is

increasing nationally as evidenced by a rise in the number of Hispanic/ Latino doctorate recipients. Owing to these growth rates, the proportion of doctorates earned by Hispanics or Latinos has grown from 5.1% to 7.0%. Unfortunately, the number of Hispanic faculty members at universities in Texas lag especially in head counts, in salary, and leadership positions. To that, top Hispanic organizations are committed to higher education and are addressing the issue both of Hispanic Serving Institutions and the growing need for Hispanic Ph.D.s. including groups like the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) and the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE). HACU which represents more than 500 colleges and universities is committed to Hispanic higher education success. Its mission includes improving access to and the quality of post-secondary educational opportunities for Hispanic students; and meeting the needs of business, industry, and government through the development and sharing of resources, information, and expertise. They believe that the nation's economic and social success rests

on the level of skills and knowledge attained by Hispanics, who are now the nation's largest minority population. They consider that education is indisputably the key. TACHE is a professional association committed to the improvement of educational and employment opportunities for Chicanos in higher education. Their purpose is to provide forums for the discussion of issues related to Chicanos in higher education and to collaborate with institutions of higher learning to create workable solutions for these issues. More so, they provide Educational Advocacy to articulate educational problems, needs, and issues related to Chicanos in higher education. TACHE President Mayra Olivares-Urueta, Ph.D. said, “Never has our mission and vision been more important. In a period in which we are having courageous and necessary conversations about race, our siblings in the economic and social periphery, and the role of higher education at the local, state, and national level as we seek to achieve a post-pandemic economic recovery, TACHE must play a central role. Our work, voice, and insight are more necessary than ever and

TACHE is here to help support our membership by providing resources, cariño, and respite.” While Hispanics make up about 40% of the Texas population there are concerns of the significant lack of proper representation at the college level and a lack of representation in leadership positions, which some consider a disservice to Hispanic students seeking degrees. The number of Latino faculty at area universities including Texas Tech University, South Plains College, Lubbock Christian University, and Wayland Baptist University currently does not reflect their respective Hispanic student population growth. However, each school is exploring the need to change that. Since becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Texas Tech University has not increased Hispanic faculty to reflect its Hispanic student capita. Currently, there are about 140 Hispanic faculty members, according to Dr. Lawrence Schovanec, President of Texas Tech University. In an interview in September 2020, he stated that they are working to improve faculty to better reflect its Hispanic student population. Marybeth Gasman, a professor

at University of Pennsylvania and director of the Center for Minority Serving Institutions, said that it is important for Latino college-goers, 40 percent that are first in their family to attend college, to see a faculty reflective of them for retention and to achieve a post baccalaureate education. "They don't see a lot of Latino faculties and don't have them as professors when they go to college. So, they don't see it as a viable option. They don't have role models to show them it's possible." Research shows that Latino students are more likely to stay in college, obtain their degrees including more than one like a master's and Ph.D. from a school that supports minorities. As such, applicants should make sure that institutions they're considering provide "some minimal level of social, cultural support with mentors and a network that will help you," says Antonio Flores, president and CEO of the HACU. When asked about his thoughts on faculty diversity and hiring more Latino professors Arizona State University President Michael Crow said it best, “You have to want to do that.”

Ph.D.s: Voicing Platforms & Advocacy


he numT ber of people with

master’s and doctorate degrees has doubled over the years, but recently more Latinos have earned degrees this past de-



cade “I took four years to Fernando Valle, an complete my doctoral Educational Leadership degree and then like Professor for the Chair many graduates was Department of Special optimistic and ready for Education said the Doctorthe job market,” he said. ate in Philosophy (Ph.D.) is Delia Carrizales, an a doctoral research degree assistant professor, and in an area of specializaanchor for special poption and the highest level ulations said the proof academic qualification cess of each program of you can achieve. study is different. “We have Medical doc“It took me four and tors with an M.D., and Fernando Valle, Ed.D. a half years to comDentists with a DDS, and plete my Ph.D. First, in the world of Education I completed about 80 we also have a doctoral degree, it hours of coursework,” she said. “I is an EdD, a doctoral degree, and started my dissertation, and it took specialization in Education. My me about two years to complete my doctoral degree is in Educational dissertation throughout the entire Leadership,” he said. process, I always worked full time.” He said the doctoral degree has "We all should understand that as traditionally been a four-year plan Spanish Ph.D.s, we have a platform of study. With three years of ad- and that we use our platform to advanced coursework and a year of vocate for issues that are important research specialization. for us."

“As a former English learner there's always room for growth and there's always room for more advocacy, and there's always a way to communicate misconceptions people may have about English learners,” she concluded. Valle said as a Latinx Professor at a Research One Institution, he has Delia networked not only in our communities but Carrizales, across the state and nationally to work with other Latinx faculty who are passionate about engaging and impacting their communities. “It’s been a wonderful experience to have colleagues who are also good friends,” he said. “We understand each other and the spaces we continually navigate and overcome to reach our goals.”

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He said his advice to other Hispanics/Latinx in the field is that everyone belongs in the institutions of higher learning. "The universities and colleges need your life experience, your lens of the world, your culture, and your background to bring a diverse and real perspective to the next generation of students and families coming into our universities and colleges and our fields of study," he said. “We all make a difference and an impact in this role,” he continued. “I choose to make a positive impact with my graduate students and colleagues through relationships, through the rigor of my work, and being culturally responsive and Latinx connected and staying relevant.”


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hen Frank Garcia’s father, an area really encouraging families to join us," said farmer made a last request to go Frank who lost three siblings from October fishing with the entire family while 2020 to 21. recovering from a heart bypass surgery, Frank Christy said that like many families they were and his wife Christy Martinez-Garcia agreed impacted by COVID-19 and that between to organize a family fishing event. Sadly, her and Frank they lost six family members Gonzalo Garcia Sr., died the next morning. to covid. For several years Frank struggled with the "Many area families experienced losses loss of his dad. Until one day his wife Christy yet have demonstrated resilience. This event suggested that they fulfill that last request was created to never take those we love for to go fishing by holding a community-wide granted and we want to invite families to fishing event for dads in the community and take the time and join us," she said adding their children. that families from children, to parents, to "My daddy's work as a farmer often cousins, to grandparents, to uncles and aunts prevented him from getting to participate in to a family friends! family outings and activities. Knowing that She said that the committee is taking many many families are often busy, we decided steps to assure that it is safe and will have to use fishing as a hook to bring families the necessary items in place including hand together," said Frank Garcia, the event Cosanitizing stations and masks for those who Chair. want them. Christy said that her fathers-in-law’s last Further, she said that the event remains words to them were, “Vamos a Pescar, let’s FREE thanks to the support of sponsors, and go fishing,” which prompted the name of Los Hermanos Familia's fund-raising event, their event. which were disrupted last year. With the help of many friends and "Regardless, this event is special and we organizations, in 2009, they coordinated the are trying to create an event that brings some “Vamos a Pescar, Let’s Go Fishing," event normality and is safe." bring families together. The event was deemed "We can't do this without the support of many, to be free, no license, no registration fee, no and we appreciate how committed everyone cost for lunch – as to not hinder families, or is to quality of life for families," she added. discourage their participation in the event. Martinez-Garcia, the event chair, said The event was a hit and participants of all they will have fishing, games and activities backgrounds. for the kids, free lunch and a comfortable “Our objective is strengthening families, environment. building community,” said Christy. “Time with family is precious… and our The attendance grows annually, remaining event was done to encourage families to value FREE, and encouraging families to enjoy the that time, as well as the sport of fishing,” said great outdoors before they return to school. Frank Garcia. Also, on the day of the fishing event – The fishing event continues to grow and participants do not need a fishing license, appeal to families and future anglers. receive a free lunch and activities, have access to loaner poles, and, fish at a clean lake that INFO BOX the volunteers clean themselves. More so, • Pre-register at the lake is also stocked. • Event is FREE “We can’t guarantee they’ll catch fish but • No fishing license is required do guarantee they’ll have a great time and • Lake is stocked with hungry catfish make lasting memories,” concluded Frank. • Limited loaner poles Despite last year's event having to be • Fishing is from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. cancelled due to the pandemic, 2021 will be • Held at Buddy Holly Lake at N. University & Cesar even more exciting. Chavez Drive "We've missed families that have been • Free lunch coming for years, and we know personally • Swag bags for first 500 adults, first 500 children that tomorrow is not promised so we are Copyright 2021 by Latino Lubbock Magazine All Rights reserved.


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College Scholarships 1

Ramon Mendoza Named New LISD Police Chief

amon Mendoza was selected R Chief of Police of the Lubbock ISD Police Department. He served

as the Deputy Chief of Police for the Lubbock Police Department. He began his more than 24-year career in law enforcement in 1997 with Lubbock PD, and has served as a patrol corporal/officer, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain before being elevated to deputy chief. He has extensive administrative

experience as commander of a patrol division, criminal investigation division, family crimes, information services, and traffic unit. Chief Mendoza earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with Emphasis in Criminal Justice from Eastern New Mexico University in 1996 and TCOLE Master Peace Officer Certification in 2006. A big congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine! (Photo by LISD)

NEW PRINCIPAL NAMED: Congratulations to Linda Landin, who was named the new principal at Waters Elementary! She is pictured with her daughters Elena Faith and Jasmine Justice, and her husband Joe Landin. Congratulations from your friends at Latino Lubbock Magazine! (Photo by LISD)

IN JULY · Register for fall courses at your college. · Get to know your campus. · Begin preparing for your new adventure. · Keep applying for scholarships. · You're going to do great!



Guidance Counselor - Your first stop in looking for college scholarships should be your High School's Guidance Counselor. They have access to a lot of scholarship information, especially for local schools. 2 Your Local Library - Most libraries have several college scholarship guides. Some can be checked out and some are in the Reference section. 3 Internet Search - The internet is great because it can help you narrow down the large number of available scholarships. Start by searching "postmarked by May 1, 2009" +scholarship (or whatever date you wish). This is the date that applications must be submitted. 4 - This website claims to be the most complete source of local, national, and college-specific scholarships

on the net. It probably is, as it lists thousands of scholarships. Fastweb allows you to identify favorites to work on, and it has direct links to the scholarship sites. It also lists scholarships by closing date. When you sign up, you can get email updates when new scholarshoips become available. A good resource. And it's free. 5 - Search "scholarships" under the Books section and you will get a long list of scholarship guides. 6 Clubs, Groups, Churches Local businesses, groups or clubs often give college scholarship money to local students. 7 Latino Lubbock Magazine Monthly we place scholarship info in the Education & Scholarship Update.

Read to Lead, Read to Grow

ven though it's summer, E make sure to maintain your kid's reading skills.

Now is the chance to enjoy a break, and also dive into an exciting, new book for free! Chances are many children will not read, and research shows children lose one to three months of learning every summer. Prevent this summer learning loss by getting your children excited about reading. Los Hermanos Familia (LHF), a local nonprofit reminds you that although summer is a time children can relax, reading can help them unwind. More so, when children read, their minds also grow. That's why LHF created their "Read to Lead, Read to Grow" campaign. They urge children and families to implement a reading read if they don't have one, to sustain their reading skills over the summer, and despite COVID-19.

They also urge families to visit their little library, or any library. If your child doesn’t have a library card, summer is a great time to sign up. Take advantage of the free, child-friendly summer reading programs. Also, when planning summer activities with children, remember to leave some time in their schedules for reading. Some convenient times may be before bedtime or over breakfast. Use books to break the boredom. Without the regular school regimen, adults and kids need more activities to fill the hours. So read aloud, and be a storyteller, tell them about your familia and growing up. Combine summer activities with books, and let them know that reading is an important part of your life. Visit www.loshermanosfamilia. org/readtolead-readtogrow for your free digital library.

Get vaccinated! ¡Vacunarse!

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. COLLEGE BOARD Fund Finder is an online tool to help you locate scholarships, internships, grants, and loans that match your education level, talents, and background. Apply online at: COLLEGENET A convenient, speedy site which searches scholarships from categories such as ACT and SAT scores, GPA, etc. Apply online at: www.collegenet. com NBCUNIVERSAL/LNESC SCHOLARSHIP is intended to assist and encourage outstanding undergraduate Latino students attending a U.S. post-secondary institution with an interest in the media and entertainment industry. Apply online at https://lnesc. by July 9, 2021. CHARLES A. & GRACE GUY SCHOLARSHIP for Students majoring in Journalism Office of the Dean, School of Mass Communications P.O. Box 43082, Lubbock, TX 79409-3082 NATIONAL STUDENT NURSES' ASSOCIATION, Inc. (NSNA) Breakthrough To Nursing Scholarships For Ethnic Apply online at MARGARET MAHER SCHOLARSHIP award varies from $2,000 to $8,000 per year. For requirements visit CONGRESSIONAL HISPANIC CAUCUS INSTITUTE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NATIONAL STUDENT NURSES' ASSOCIATION, Inc. (NSNA) Breakthrough To Nursing Scholarships For Ethnic Apply online at 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 $30K MASTER’S-LEVEL, GLOBAL SCHOLARSHIPS through The Rotary Foundation. Scholarships will be awarded to fund post-baccalaureate study at an accredited university located outside the United States & its territories. Apply online at

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Youth Opportunities JUNIOR OLYMPIC, YOUTH OPEN & PREP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP, July 9–17. Athletes must qualify through the traditional process of winning their local and regional tourn ments in order to advance to the National Championships. 1At 501 Mac Davis Lane. POOLS OPEN! Tuesday-Sunday from 1-6 pm, $2/child, $3/adult, Children under 2 are free. Pool rentals are also available Thursday-Sunday, 7-9 pm. Prices vary based on the number of people. Clapp Pool, 46th & Ave U; Maxey Pool, 4007 30th; Montelongo Pool, 3200 Bates; Mae Simmons Pool, E. 24th & MLK Blvd. LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY is a learning hub for all ages. Whether you would like to prep for college entrance exams, improve your computer skills, get ahead at work or find out what career you are best suited for, this is the place for you. Learning Express also provides help for High School students, including math and science, English language arts, social studies, and prep for the STAAR and TSI tests. To access from home, you will need your LBK public library card number. VIRTUAL STORYTIME WITH LUBBOCK PUBLIC LIBRARY Join the library at for virtual storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 3. Tuesday’s theme will be snakes and Thursday’s theme will be birds. NEW PARK & LEARN WI-FI Access the free Wi-Fi from any Lubbock Public Library parking lots from 7AM -10PM. Password is: LBKlibrary FREE ONLINE MOVIES FOR KIDS Did you know you can watch movies online through the library?!? We've got movies for all ages available through the OverDrive App (not Libby) or on the website! OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! Ages 13+ (13-16 yrs. needs guardian) 3 p.m., M-F at the Trejo Center. Free. TEEN HELP: Catholic Charities offers FREE help for youth up to 17 years old struggling with negative behaviors, loss of self-respect, bullying, etc. Parents may call 1-800-530-4704 and make a confidential appointment. DO YOU HAVE A STORY? Submit your story online at or, email your youth news, quinceañera, and other info to .

New Deal Lions Win State Baseball Title, Team of Year

he The New Deal Lions won T their first ever 2A Baseball State Championship as they beat Garrison 7-2 Thursday afternoon in Round Rock. New Deal jumped out early scored five runs in the first three innings getting three in the first and one in the second and third. Down 5-2 in the fourth, Garrison loaded the bases with no outs. The Lions defense stepped up getting a double play by getting the force out at home and throw to first. New Deal then threw a grounder home for the third out to get out of the inning.

Noah Rodriguez had a 2 RBI hit in the 6th to stretch the Lions lead to 7-2. Rodriguez had 4 RBI in the Title game. Winning the Baseball Title for the first time in 6 trips to State, New Deal is the first UIL team in our viewing area to win a State Championship since Snyder did in 2008. In addition, they were also named South Plains Team of the Year! Congratulations to Jason Ybarra and the New Deal Lions on a 29-4 State Championship season! Way to represent the South Plains from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU: Lubbock High Mariachi de Oro won First Division and Outstanding Performance at the UIL State Mariachi Contest in Seguin, Texas with director Gregorio Cavazos. Congratulations! from Latino Lubbock Magazine! (Photo by LISD)

Fiol Named National Merit Scholarship Winner

he National Merit Scholarship Corporation T (NMSC) announced over 3,100 winners of National Merit Scholarships fi nanced by U.S. colleges

and universities. Officials of each sponsor college selected their scholarship winners from among the Finalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program who plan to attend their institution. Frenship High School seniorAlejandro Gutierrez Fiol is one of 4,000 students across the nation to be awarded a college-sponsored Merit Scholarship. Specifically, Fiol received the National Merit Texas Tech University Scholarship. Latino Lubbock Magazine is proud of you!

P-EBT Approved for TX Kids

he U.S. Department T Agriculture has approved a second round of federal


Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer to help Texas families. The P-EBT food benefits were created to help families whose children temporarily lost access to free and reduced-price school meals due to the pandemic

in the last school year. The P-EBT benefits are up to $1,200 per child for the school year and are based on the schools that the kids attend and the amount of days that students at the school learned from home. For more info visit pebt or call 833-442-1255

Frenship ISD Providing Free Meals for Children

renship ISD and Aramark F continue their Tiger Bites, a summer feeding program that provides free meals for all kids age 18 or younger across the Lubbock and Wolfforth communities. Families can pick up food bags once a week for each of their children. These bags contain breakfast and lunch for seven days to cover meals for the week.

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WTX WARRIORS WIN: The team went 5-0 in the Fivetool Youth Tournament winning all 4 of their pool play games going undefeated into the championship game and then taking first place in the championship! Bravo from Latino Lubbock Magazine! YOUR LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED MOVIE EXPERT IN TOWN TEXAS TECH CORPORATE SPONSOR

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Anniversary/Wedding/Quinceañera/Birthday Announcements

Anniversary Sonny & Alicia Reyes, 55th as of July 6th

Anniversary Sam & Velma Medina, 50th as of June 26th

Anniversary Joe & Sylvia Leos, 37th as of July 7, 1984

Anniversary Randy & Tess Williams, 30th as of June 29th

Anniversary Robert Jr & Sally Vitela, 30th as of June 29th

Anniversary Albert & Janie Castañeda, 17th as of July 4, 2006

HAW INDUCTS NEW OFFICERS : The Hispanic Association of Women initiated their 2021-2022 officers. They include (L-R): Elma Moreno - Past President; Carmen Vige, Parliamentarian; Sandy Cruz, Historian; Martha Soliz- Vice President Brittany Smith Sikes - Treasurer; Destiny Chavarria, President Elect; Gina Estrada-Secretary; and Loni Marie Eads, President. HAW meetings are held every second Tuesday of every month at 5:30 p.m., MCM Elegante. Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

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Texas Tech University Receives First-Gen Forward Advisory Institution Designation

The First-generation Forward Advisory Institution designation recognizes institutions of higher education that have demonstrated a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students.

• July 29 "Get Involved" Award Nominations Deadline • July 15 Brown Bag Lunch • July 20 Conversation for Good w/ Dr. Kitty Harris • September 2 Service & Leadership Symposium • September - December Transformative Leadership • November 3 25th Annual Cornucopia Luncheon




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43rd LBK Arts Festival OUT OF THIS WORLD!

Tickets at: or 770-2000

presents the 2021

or most of us, the thought of tourF ing space is as fleeting as a rocket launch. But the powerful

wood, and sculpture. A juried gallery of professional work will also be available for viewing, along with curiosity about what lies artwork from area school out of this world – that children. Additionally, vast universe that has aldifferent stages will spotways captured the human light the best local and reimagination – remains. gional talent performing. Artists like Alan Bean, Finally, demonstrations Norman Rockwell, Andy by artists creating their Warhol, Robert Rauschenwork will take place along berg, and Paul Calle have with ten different “Kid envisioned the great unStops” providing FREE known in ways as incalcuart related “Take Home” lably beautiful as space itself. Inspired activities. by this fascination with the final fronThe Lubbock Arts Festival, which tier, United Supermarkets presents the promises to be an Out of This World! 43rdJuly Annual Lubbock Saturday, 24: 11am – 6pmArts • Sunday, July 25:experience, Noon – 5pmis only $5 for adults, and Festival, Out of This World! A Cel- children 12 and under are admitted ebration of Outer Space, Astronauts, FREE with a paid, accompanying adult. and Space Travel July 24-25, 2021 at the Hours are 11AM- 6PM on Saturday and Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 12PM-5PM on Sunday. General admisMac Davis Lane. A special space ex- sion tickets are now available online hibit of NASA artists awaits explorers through of all ages, along with featured artist Select-Seat, 770-2000, selectaseatlubAshton Thornhill, photographer, pho- Early online ticketing purtojournalist, and professor. The original chase encouraged. For more informawork of 75 visual artists from around tion about the Lubbock Arts Festival the nation will also be on display and contact the Lubbock Arts Alliance, for sale in the mediums of painting, , 806-744drawing, pottery, fiber, jewelry, glass, ARTS (2787). presents the

Out of this World: A Celebration of Outer Space, Astronauts & Space Travel

Picnic in the Park with the Arts

icnic in the Park with the Arts is a P family friendly event with performances by local singers and song writ-

ers! There will be food trucks on site during the events, which are held each Saturday of July from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Lubbock County Precinct 2 Park – 751 W. Garza St., Slaton, Texas! This is a FREE family friendly event for everyone. July performances include:


Lubbock Memorial Civic Center • 1501 Mac Davis Lane


Art•Music•Children’s Activities

The Lubbock Arts Festival is a project of the Lubbock Arts Alliance.

Ashton Thornhill, Photographer & Featured Artist

Astronomer Annie, Puppeteer & Ventriloquist, Saturday, July 24

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cluyen: 3 de Julio: D.G. Flewellyn 10 de Julio: Robert Lopez 17 de Julio: Southern Wind 24 de Julio: Your Brothers Uncle 31 de Julio: Gary Nix

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Picnic en el parque con las artes icnic in the Park with the Arts es un evento familiar con las actuaciones de cantantes locales y escritores de canciones! Habrá camiones de comida en el lugar durante los eventos. Los eventos son todos los sábados de Junio y Julio de las 6 pm a las 9 pm en el recinto 2 parque de Lubbock County – 751 W. Garza St., Slaton, Texas! Este es un evento familiar GRATUITO para todos. Las actuaciones de julio in-

July 24-25, 2021

Example from the “Out of this World” Exhibit

Over 75 Booth Artists from across the nation selling their work

The Lubbock Arts Festival is made possible by a sponsorship from Civic Lubbock, Inc. This project was funded in part by a grant from the Sybil B. Harrington Endowment for the Arts, a component fund of the Community Foundation of West Texas. This project made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock as recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc. This project is supported by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Faith & Religion - Fe y religion Church Bulletins JAMAICAS St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Ralls, Texas, is holding their Annual Jamaica on July 10, 2021, from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.

GRADUATION MASS: Graduates of the Class of 2021 participated in the annual Graduation Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. Jeremiah 29:11 ~ “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Blessings from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

Forward in Chris

someone were to ask you for Ijoy,fa you list of things that drain you of might say any number of

things: My job is hard. No one appreciates the work I do. The government seems to treat its citizens unfairly. My family ignores my needs. My pain is hard to endure, and on and on and on. Numerous things can drain a person of joy, which is why it’s good that Jesus prayed about your joy. In John chapter 17, Jesus prayed that you would “have the full measure of my joy.” But notice that he didn’t pray you would receive “the full measure of joy.” Instead, he prayed that you would receive “the full measure of my joy.”



Jesus’ joy didn’t come from what others did or did not do to him or by how pleasant a life he experienced. It came from what he could do to love others. We see that as Jesus continued to love the world even when being Savior of the world was hard—when he was never appreciated to the extent that he should have been, when his government unfairly condemned his innocent life to death by crucifixion, and when his people often still ignore his commands. I pray that we can all experience the joy of Christ today. Joshua Ramirez is the Campus Pastor of the Lubbock Dream Center and has been in ministry for 31 years.

Q & A on the Bishops’ Vote On the Meaning of the Eucharist in the

ince the conclusion of the S Spring Plenary Assembly of the U.S. bishops last month, there

has been much attention on the vote taken to draft a document on the Eucharist. The question of whether or not to deny any individual or groups Holy Communion was not on the ballot. The vote by the bishops last month tasked the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine to begin the drafting of a teaching document on the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian life. The importance of nurturing an ever deeper understanding of the beauty and mystery of the Eucharist in our lives is not a new topic for the bishops. The document being drafted is not meant to be disciplinary in nature, nor is it targeted at any one individual or class of persons. It will include a section on the Church’s teaching on the responsibility of every Catholic, including bishops, to live in accordance with the truth, goodness and beauty of the Eucharist we celebrate. Below are a few commonly asked questions on the meeting and on this topic at issue. Q: Why are the bishops doing this now? A: For some time now, a major concern of the bishops has been the declining belief and understanding of the Eucharist among the Catholic faithful. This was a deep enough concern, that the theme of the bishops’ strategic plan for 20212024 is Created Anew by the Body and Blood of Christ: Source of Our Healing and Hope. This important document on the Eucharist will serve as a foundation for the multiyear Eucharistic Revival Project, a major national effort to reignite Eu-

charistic faith in our country. It was clear from the intensity and passion expressed in the individual interventions made by the bishops during last week’s meeting that each bishop deeply loves the Eucharist. Q: Did the bishops vote to ban politicians from receiving Holy Communion? A: No, this was not up for vote or debate. The bishops made no decision about barring anyone from receiving Holy Communion. Each Catholic - regardless of whether they hold public office or not is called to continual conversion, and the U.S. bishops have repeatedly emphasized the obligation of all Catholics to support human life and dignity and other fundamental principles of Catholic moral and social teaching. Q: Are the bishops going to issue a national policy on withholding Communion from politicians? A: No. There will be no national policy on withholding Communion from politicians. The intent is to present a clear understanding of the Church’s teachings to bring heightened awareness among the faithful of how the Eucharist can transform our lives and bring us closer to our creator and the life he wants for us. Q: Did the Vatican tell the bishops not to move forward on drafting the document? A: No. The Holy See did encourage the bishops to engage in dialogue and broad consultation. Last month’s meeting was the first part of that process. It is important to note that collaboration and consultation among the bishops will be key in the drafting of this document. Source: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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ASSISTANCE TO THE NEEDY: Catholic Charities is able to help families who have been directly impacted by COVID-19. If you have families who need assistance, please refer them to to fill out an intake form at cclubbock. org/assistance. A case manager will call you to get additional information over the phone and via email. Out of safety for both staff and clients, no walk-ins are accepted. Families can also call (806)765-8475 for assistance. SUPPORT FOR YOUR FAMILY: Catholic Charities Youth and Family department is still here to help families’ mental and emotional health. Case managers can help with family conflict, stress, anxiety and more. To be contacted by a case manager, fill out a form at youth-and-families. ONLINE MASS – Check for a listing. VIRTUAL MASS – Our Lady of Guadalupe will hold a virtual mass indefinitely online visit covid19.html for the links. 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. DIVINE MERCY Chaplet online at devotions/novena PRAY THE ROSARY ONLINE at YOUTH MINISTRY WEBINARS: The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) has resources against racism, including a free webinar series on how to apply the USCCB's pastoral letter, "Open Wide Our Hearts" in a ministry context. Details: UNDERSTANDING THE SCRIPTURES online at https://catholicboard. com/ THE BIBLE ONLINE org/bible/ EWTN NEWS https://www.ewtnnews. com/ LATINO LUBBOCK MAGAZINE ON STANDS AND ONLINE www.

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ummer is a time for both you and your pet to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors, but along with the fun, the season also offers up situations that can endanger your pet. By taking precautions, you can decrease the chance that disaster will happen. The Human Society of the United States (HSUS) offers these tips for pet owners to keep their furry friends safe this summer. In nice weather you may be tempted to take your pet with you in the car while you travel or do errands. But during warm weather, the inside of your car can reach 120° in a matter of minutes, even if you’re parked in the shade. This can mean real trouble for your companion animals left in the car. Dogs and cats can’t perspire and can only dispel heat by panting and through the pads of their feet. Pets who are left in hot cars even briefly can suffer from heat exhaustion, heat stroke, brain damage, and can even die. Summer is often a time when people fertilize their lawns and work in their gardens. But beware: Plant food, fertilizer, and insecticides can be fatal if your pet ingests them. In addition, more than 700 plants can produce physiologically active or toxic substances in sufficient amounts to cause harmful effects in animals. With people and dogs spending more time outside, dog bites are likely to increase in the summer months. Spaying or neutering your dog reduces the likelihood that he will bite and provides many other health ben-


Make sure your pet is always wearing a collar and identification tag. If you are separated from your pet, an ID tag may very well be his or her ticket home. Check with your veterinarian to see if your pets should be taking heartworm prevention medication. Heartworm disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, can be fatal in both dogs and cats. Pets and pools can equal disaster. Prevent free access to pools and always supervise a pet in a pool. Provide plenty of water and shade for your pets while they’re enjoying the great outdoors so they can stay cool. Another summertime threat is fleas and ticks. Use only flea and tick treatments recommended by your veterinarian. Some over-the-counter flea and tick products can be toxic, even when used according to instructions. Pets can get sunburned too, and your pet may require sunscreen on his or her nose and ear tips. Pets with light-colored noses or light-colored fur on their ears are particularly vulnerable to sunburn and skin cancer. Don’t take your pets to crowded summer events such as concerts or fairs. The loud noises and crowds, combined with the heat, can be stressful and dangerous for pets. For your pet’s well being, leave her at home. Be especially aware of these threats during holidays, such as the Fourth of July. (En español, p. 23)

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Veteran & First Responder Affairs

Retention and Recruiting Down, Crime Up at LPD OPINION PIECE BY LPPA

n 2020, the city of Lubbock exIincrease perienced a substantial in violent crime

THREE GENERATIONS OF FIREFIGHTERS: New Deal Fire/EMS proudly has three generations of firefighters. They include (l to r) third generation firefighter and EMT, Mark Blanco, who is the son of Jenny Ramos Sosa, second generation firefighter and EMT; and, first generation - Domingo Sosa who was the first in the family to serve as a volunteer firefighters for New Deal, and a founding member of the New Deal Fire Dept. in 1977. Thanks for your services from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

OFFICER ORTEGON RETIRES: Officer Johnny Ortegon retired from Lamesa ISD at the end of the school season! He served over 40 years in law enforcement with the Lamesa Police Department, the Lamesa Sheriff's Dept. and ended with LISD. He plans to catch up on personal projects, as well travel with his wife Alice in the near future. Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

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compared to 2019. Murders increased 105%, with a total of 41 murders in 2020. This is more than double the 20 murders in 2019. The city of Lubbock also saw a 16% increase in aggravated assaults. Crime is on the rise but recruiting and retention is on the decline within the Lubbock Police Department. In fact, the Lubbock Police Department has lost over 80 veteran officers and over 110 recruits since 2017. Lubbock PD is on pace to lose even more officers in 2021 than the previous year. The many lost veteran officers represent decades of training, experience, and knowledge that served the citizens of Lubbock. The lost recruits represent the future of the department. They both also represent lost tax dollars. The city has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in training these officers. That is tax money that the City of Lubbock will never get back. Lubbock PD is seeing officers retire much earlier, leave to go to other departments or simply just to get out of law enforcement. At a time when national police recruiting is down over 50%, the City of Lubbock should be doing everything possible to retain the officers we have and to hire the best candidates in the quickly shrinking applicant pool. However, the City of Lubbock has not addressed police retention in over a decade.

In 2006, the Lubbock city council passed a resolution intended to address retention and recruiting into the future. That resolution acknowledged, that to provide the best possible public safety for the citizens, the Lubbock Police Department needed to retain our outstanding officers and recruit the best and brightest. To do this, the 2006 city council’s resolution vowed to keep Lubbock PD’s salary and compensation in the top 10 for all Texas police departments. Since 2006, Lubbock PD has continued to fall behind other departments across the state. Lubbock is currently the 11th largest city in the state of Texas, yet Lubbock PD is ranked approximately 38th in top officer pay when compared to the 50 largest cities in the state. Cities such as Abilene and Midland have historically trailed Lubbock in police pay but have now jetted past Lubbock in recent years. For Lubbock PD to maintain a high level of service, the city of Lubbock must address retention of our veteran officers and recruitment of future officers. We need to lower the violent crime rate and keeping experience will do just that. Please reach out to city of Lubbock leadership and demand that retention is addressed. Lubbock Professional Police Association (LPPA) is a privately funded organization made up of Lubbock Police officers whose mission is to support the interest of its members. To learn more visit .

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Veteran & Military Connection 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

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CRISIS LINE 1-800-273-TALK(8255) "Press 1 for Veterans" U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs 806-472-3420 Lubbock Vet Center 806-792-9782 or 877-927-8387 2-1-1 Information and Referral Información y referencia

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Home/casa Neighborhood News & Resources GUADALUPE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING will be held monthly every third Tuesday at the Catholic Family Services building located at 102 Avenue J, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Our meeting for this month is July 15, 2021. Parking provided at the front of the building and please use front doors to excess the building. NORTH LUBBOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION meeting will take place at Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst, on Wed., July 21st at 5: 30 p.m. Topic will include: Covid 19 Vaccinations Presented by Josie Alvarado, RN, BSN. Blood pressure checks will be provided as well as Medicare information. Snacks provided by Joel's Restaurant. 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. UTILITY ASSISTANCE- For Lubbock County residents. Help with energy bills or repairs to existing heating/AC units is available! Contact Neighborhood House at (806) 589-1907. La asistencia está disponible ahora para fracturas de energía y reparaciones a calentadores o aires acondicionados. Llama Neighborhood House en español a (806) 775-2706. Debes vivir en el Condado de Lubbock. NEXTDOOR allows you to keep up with your neighborhood at news_feed/ 3-1-1 CITIZENS CALL CENTER provides citizens with direct access to NonEmergency City Services. Call takers are available 8 to 5 pm daily.

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Spanish Books Available at Library

he Mahon Library, 1306 9th T Street, has a new 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 775-2834 or visit the library’s web site at

Libros en español

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ahon Library, 1306 9th M Street, tiene una nueva selección de libros en Español dis-

ponibles 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 Español 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

En Aquellos Días…

l cuatro de julio era un día E que celebrábamos con mas respeto. Hacían un paseo en el

centro del pueblo. Después se celebraba el día en el colegio de South Plains. Las Guadalupanas y el Sagrado Corazón poníamos puestos de comida y bebidas. Otras organizaciones también tenían puestos. Toda la tarde había música de todas clases, ingles y español. Cuando se metía el sol, el colegio hacia el programa de “los cuetes” que duraba como una hora. Toda la gente se ponía a platicar y visitar unas con otros – no había celulares ni tabletas para pasar el tiempo. Los automó-

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viles estaban estacionados con las puertas destrancadas y nada se nos perdía. Ahora no tenemos paseos y nadie pone puestos. Todos los automóviles están con candado porque hay muchos robos y travesuras. No se permiten “cuetes” dentro del pueblo por el peligro de quemazones. Hay más violencia – quizás necesitamos celebrar mas seguido y tener mas confianza uno al otro. Editor's Note: Rosario Montez Smith grew up en un rancho in Levelland, and enjoys sharing her memories of living in rural West Texas.

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NEIGHBORHOOD CLEANUP: North Lubbock Neighborhood Association in conjunction with the City of Lubbock Solid Waste Department hosted a Neighborhood Cleanup in the Arnett Benson Neighborhood. Roll off dumpsters were on site to collect debris. Volunteers made the difference! Way to step up from Latino Lubbock Magazine! (Photo/North Lubbock Neighborhood Assoc.)

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Rafael "Ralph" Madrid, 79, of Lubbock, was born on August 25, 1941, to the late Gonzalo and Sebastiana (Flores) Madrid in Barstow, TX. Ralph served in education for 45 years, 39 with Lubbock ISD. At the time of his retirement, he was the district's Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources. Ralph worked in Human Resources for the past 30 years. He began his career in Ector County ISD, teaching physical education at Hayes Elementary School. He then transferred to the high school level to teach physical science and biology and to coach tennis. Ralph came to Lubbock in 1971 as an earth and life science teacher at Mackenzie Middle School. A year later, he accepted a recruiting position in the district's personnel office. For the next 36 years, he served as personnel recruiter, coordinator of the student-teacher program, assistant director, director, executive director, and ultimately assistant superintendent for Human Resources. Ralph earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Texas A&M University at Commerce (formerly East Texas State University). He did postgraduate work at Texas Tech University. Ralph was a past president of the Texas Association of School Personnel Administrators and was the organization's Administrator of the Year in 1995 and 1997. He was also a member of the American Association for School Personnel Administrators (AASPA) and started the West Texas Association for School Personnel Administrators (WTASPA), and he was also a member of the retired teacher's organization. Ralph was actively involved in the community, volunteering for numerous organizations, including The United Way and the Lubbock State School. Ralph was a member of the Red Raider Club, and Alumni Association. Survivors include his sisters, Felicita Sais and Blandina (Herbert) Quintela, of Odessa; nephews, Lonnie Sais, Mauricio Quintela and Marcos Quintela; niece, Diana Devirgillio; great-niece, Sierra Devirgillio; great-nephews, Damien Devirgillo and Xavier Devirgillio; and uncle, Abram (Alice) Flores. He was preceded in death by his father, Gonzalo Madrid, and his mother, Sebastiana Madrid. Danny Todd Fernandez

Feb. 18, 1947 to July 7, 2011

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Elisabeth Salinas, 60 passed away on June 1,2021 in Lubbock. She was born October 20, 1960. She enjoyed watching western cowboy movies, and the Dallas Cowboys play, listening to her "Cher" music and every movie that Cher was in, spending time with her grandchildren, eating pan dulce with her coffee. She will be remembered for the love she had for Jesus Christ, her loving and caring soul. She is survived by her daughter Alexandra Salinas, grandchildren Jordan, Zaela, and Bishop. Siblings San Jaunita, Gracie, Gloria & Eli Salinas, and many nephews/nieces. She is processed in death by mother Clara, father Moises Salinas, brother Javier Salinas, and nephew Sammy Franco. Virginia Lynn Basaldua, 41, passed away May 31, 2021. Virginia was born to John Ramirez and Maria Garcia on August 13, 1979. She leaves to cherish her memories; her mother, Maria Garcia; two daughters, Seanna Mares and Rikkilynn Mojca; one son, Christopher Rodriguez; one sister, Denise Garcia; three brothers, Adrian Garcia, Angelo Garcia, and Samuel Garcia; a host of other relatives and friends. Ruben Huerta went to his eternal home June 27, 2021 at the age of 62. He was born November 15, 1958 in Lubbock, to Francis and Andres Huerta. Ruben was employed by the City of Lubbock as a truck driver. He enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren. Those left to cherish his memory are his children Gabriel Huerta, Carissa Longoria, Adrian Huerta, and Alexandria Gomez; his sister Gloria Gutierrez and brother-in-law Antonio, his brother Andrew Huerta, Jr.; his grandchildren Gabreella Huerta, Isaac Huerta, Xavier Rivera, Adrianna Jasso; and his great-grandchildren Aubrey Rivera and Abby Jasso. Ruben is preceded in death by his parents Francis and Andres Huerta and his brothers Gabriel Huerta, Hector Huerta, and Julio Huerta.

God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. ~ Matthew 5:4

Olivia Garcia Mendoza, 99, of Levelland passed away on June 7th, 2021.

Antonia Munoz Flores, 84, of Lubbock passed away on June 10, 2021. She was born in Martindale, Texas on April 23, 1937, to Augustine Munoz and Maria Olalde. She married Joe Flores on December 28, 1953. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Antonia and Joe were pastors at Full Gospel New Life Church in Lubbock. She was saved at the age of 16 and was a faithful daughter of God since that day. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband of 67 years, Joe; children, Joe Flores III (Carolina), Louisa Samarripas, Esperanza Valdez, Ernesto Flores (Maria), Irma Montez, Gloria Mendez (Steve), Carol Flores, Robert Flores (Hilda), Marian Rodriguez (Alfredo), Jackie Samarripas (Vidal), Lisa Flores, Alma Cantu (Ricky), John Flores (Martha), Sam Flores; one brother, Jessie Vasquez (Carolina); 39 grandchildren and numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Augustine Munoz and Maria Olalde and three sons-in-law, Rodolfo Samarripas, Jesse Valdez and Mike Montez.

Antonio Flores ‘Honey’, 70, of Lubbock passed away June 12, 2021, in Lubbock. He was born May 10, 1951, in Lamesa to Tanis and Thomasa Flores. He married Elvira Ojeda in Lubbock on December 1, 1969 and were married for 51 years. He worked in maintenance for St. Paul’s Church for many years. He is preceded in death by his parents; two granddaughters Celestina Flores and Cassandra Flores; daughter in law Veronica Flores; three brothers Raymond Flores, Paul Flores and Joe Flores. He is survived by his wife Elvira Flores of Lubbock; four sons; Antonio Flores Jr. of Lubbock, Oscar Flores ( Elizabeth) of Lubbock, Christopher Flores Sr. of Lubbock and Mark Flores of San Antonio; two daughters; Martha Placencia (Albert) of Lubbock, Irene Shorter (Jacob) of San Antonio; three brothers Tom Flores, Luis Flores, and Jessie Flores all of Lubbock; three sisters Alicia Cavazos of Lubbock, Judy Flores of Lubbock, Mary Torres of Eden and Rosa Lopez of Whitharral ; and six grandchildren.

Richard Renteria, 63, of Lubbock passed away June 28, 2021, in Lubbock. He was born April 10, 1958, in Lubbock to the late Ramon and Josefina Renteria. He married Sylvia Salas in Lubbock on June 24, 2000. He worked for Lonestar Dirt and Paving as a Diesel Mechanic for many years. He enjoyed life in many aspects; fishing, boating, music, cooking out, building things, and was a number one fan of the Pittsburg Steelers. However, his greatest joy was spending time with his wife and family, especially the grand kids. He is preceded in death by two sisters: Martha Young and Rita Palomo. He is survived by his wife Sylvia Renteria of Lubbock; two sons; Richard Renteria of Coleman and Michael Smith of Lubbock; four daughters; Roxanna Renteria, Rosemary Renteria, Amanda Smith, and Rebecca Renteria all of Lubbock; one brother, John Renteria of Lubbock; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Margarita Aguilar Perez,72, went to be with her Lord and Savior on June 8, 2021. She was born September 29, 1948, in Slaton, TX to Tiburcio Aguilar and Paula Pauda Velasquez. On September 13, 1965, she married Pascual Perez, and shared 36 years. She was employed by Dillard's for 14 years, Methodist Hospital for 28 years, and Texas Instruments for 20 years. As a member of Our Lady Queen of the Apostles, Margarita served as a Guadalupana. Those left to cherish her memory are her four daughters Alice Perez (Gilbert Cervantez) of Lubbock, Mary Dale Perez (Juan Perez) of Lubbock, Paula Perez (Gilbert Guzman) of Shallowater, Patricia Perez (Christian Hernandez) of Lubbock, two sons Abel Perez of Lubbock and G.T. Perez (Tiffany Perez) of Lubbock, 21 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, two sisters Norma Gonzales and Francisca Gomez of Lubbock, and her sweet dog Lilly. Margarita is preceded in death by her husband Pascual Perez, two sons Kenny and Andrew, her parents Tiburcio Aguilar and Paula Velasquez, two brothers Pete Aguilar and Carlos Aguilar.

Avelina V. Armenta quietly entered eternal rest on June 6, 2021. Those left to cherish her memory are her sons Lorenzo Armenta Jr. (Ida), Ricardo E. Armenta (Amalia); Daniel Armenta (Minerva); daughters Blanca Alicia Nava, Ester Armenta Contreras (Juan), Sylvia Saldana (Eddie), Norma Armenta; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Lorenzo Armenta, Sr., her sons Roberto Armenta and David Armenta, her mother Evila Silva, her brother Efrain J. Vela, her son-in-law Trinidad T. Nava, and her grandson Billy D. Nava.

Selena "Binka" Quezada, 16, passed away June 17, 2021. She was born February 20, 2005, to Christopher and Maria (Reyes) Quezada in Phoenix, Arizona. Selena is survived by her parents Maria (Chris) Tucker and Christopher (Sheena) Quezada; sisters, Veronica Quezada and Kriszya Quezada; her brothers, Jerome Quezada, Christian Quezada, and Chrishawn Quezada; her paternal grandmother Ruthie Grisby; her uncle, Jonathan Sanchez; her maternal aunts: Peggy Valenzuela, Marisela Dominguez, Lena Hernandez, Mariana Argular; Patricia Hoya and uncle Benny Hoya; her paternal great-aunts: Gloria, Jennette, Deborah, Kathy, Colleen, and Gracie; great-uncle David; a host of other relatives and friends.

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The skies look beautiful every day because Heaven cannot contain the beauty that you radiate. I miss you mom. I ask always that God comfort my sisters and brothers, as He has comforted me. Love Always, Frank Garcia - Your Son

Eva "Becky" Martinez Chapa October 6, 1952- July 18, 2011


We have missed you every day since you left us 3,653 days ago… 10 years ago. It has been a decade of knowing life without you. We will miss you "til the twelfth of never and that's a long, long time". Love, Mike, Joanne, Richard, and all your grandchildren

Diana Castro

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Pensando en ti. On our minds, in our hearts. We miss you often. Your joyous laugh, and your fearless way, makes us miss you everyday. Love & hugs, Your familia

July Prayer

Almighty God, thank you for being with us always, especially in those moments when life is most confusing and our fears most troubling. Please give us faith to not only ask you honest questions, but to also trust you even when things don't look like they are all that good for those who believe in you. Please help my faith hold firm as I wait for your mighty vindication of your people. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen. "Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." ~ Psalm 73:23-26

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Meet Pico the bilingual gallo (rooster).

He loves school, he likes to read, play outside and discover ways to have fun and make friends. Pico is enjoying his summer break! He will eat ice cream, pop fireworks, read, pretend to be president, and celebrate American's birthday on the 4th of July!

The Gallo

Let's Celebrate America's Birthday!

The Pledge Of Allegiance "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Stated of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible with Liberty and Justice for ALL."

We'll have cakes, ice cream, and enjoy the fireworks!

Circle your favorite treat. Read a book titled In My Family En mi familia by Carmen Lomas Garza About family celebrations!

Cuidado de mascotas

quí hay algunas recomendaciones para A darle a su animal el cuidado que necesita y merece. ALIMENTO: El alimento debe ser nutritivo, saludable y apto para el cuidado de los animales. AGUA: Los animales necesitan constantemente agua limpia para beber. Especialmente en W-est Texas, ya que tenemos un clima muy seco. SOMBRA: Los animales necesitan sombra para protegerse durante la época de calor. Además de las leyes estatales que se refieren al maltrato de los animales, muchos condados y ciudades tienen leyes adicionales y mucho mas especificas, que se refieren a proporcionar un lugar con sombra para los animales. Se debe proporcionar “sombra abierta” (un área sombreada con ventilación de aire libre). Una casa de perros no es lo mismo que “sombra abierta” ya que durante un día caluroso se puede trans-

formar en un verdadero horno. VACUNAS: Las leyes estatales requieren que su gato o perro reciba la vacuna contra la rabia, una vez al año. Su animal debe recibir cuidado regular de un veterinario para prevenir o tratar enfermedades o lesiones. Siga las recomendaciones del veterinario en lo que se relacionada al cuidado preventivo, incluyendo las vacunas para prevenir enfermedades. IDENTIFIACIÓN: Mantenga una identificación con su perro. Esta identificación deberá contener el nombre del animal, su teléfono y su dirección. Si su perro se pierde o lo recoge el control de animales, Ud. lo puede recuperar más rápidamente si la información se encuentra disponible. Para prevenir lesiones accidentales o muerte, su gato debe tener una identificación en un collar que se pueda abrir fácilmente. Recuerde: los animales a nuestro cuidado, dependen de nosotros para sobrevivir y para su felicidad. (In English, p. 19)

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