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Volume 5, Issue 3 March 2011


ยกSi Se Puede! It Ca n b e D one! Lubbock Latinas Prove It p. 14-15

"Eligio Zapata Paredez"

Meet our 2011 Latino Lubbock Cover Contest Winner Lubbock News from a Latino Perspective

The Emerging Voice of Lubbock


Volume 5, Issue 3 March 2011


¡Si Se Puede! It Can be Done! Lubbock Latinas Prove It p. 14-15

"Elijio Zapata Paredez"

Meet our 2011 Latino Lubbock Cover Contest Winner Lubbock News from a Latino Perspective


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Anniversary Esteban & Gloria Gutierrez, 44th as of March. 18, 1967

Anniversary Alex and Delia Reyna 41st as of March 2, 1970

Anniversary Tony & Belinda Aguirre

Raymond and Janie Flores 5 0 t h a s o f Ma rc h 2 5 , 1 9 6 1

“Si Se Puede”

Photo By Christy Martinez-Garcia On this month's cover we showcase our 2011 Cover Contest winners - in the family/ individual category. I believe that everything happens for a reason. Eligio Zapata Paredez utilized the opportunity in an effort to find his family. When he came to my office for his photo shoot, I first took the time to get to know him and interview him. He was humbled by the opportunity, as was I. The fact that he and his wife took the time to submit their entry, and the reason was amazing. You can read more about that reason on page 4. God has a plan and I hope that we can help Eligio in his search. Please note the tie-ins on the cover related to Cesar E. Chavez a great American hero. March 31st is his birthday. And even though the years have passed since the grape and lettuce strikes, in many regards Latinos and immigrants alike are still experiencing the hurdles for equitable civil rights.

Raymond and Janie Flores of Lubbock will celebrate 50 years of marriage. Raymond a native of Lubbock and Janie Valdez of Post, met at a dance at the Latin Center in Lubbock. Since they didn't have phones or cars, they communicated by mail. They married March 25, 1961 in Post, TX at Holy Cross Catholic Church after dating for four years. Today, Janie still treasures her 50-year-old love letters. Raymond and Janie have been retired five years and enjoy traveling. They are the parents of Trina and Martin Lewis of Plainview, TX. Carla and Bill Winslow Bedford, TX and Frank Flores from Austin, TX. They have five grandchildren They believe that a recipe for a good and happy marriage includes: Putting God in your life first, having a sense of humor, respect, love, and a lot of patience. Combined with having fun with each other, and with family. Following an anniversary mass at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, the couple will enjoy a dinner hosted by their children.

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Anniversary Eduardo & Maria Quirino, 51st as of March 5th

Anniversary Richard and Eva Parras 22nd as of March 18, 1989

Wedding Announcement Casey Dupler & Vicky Andrade, were married Feb. 14, 2011

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March 2011

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“The only thing that I want to come out of this is really two things; the first, a more positive and unified message which the president put out in Tucson at the memorial … and the other is more public service." Daniel Hernandez

Intern who saved Congresswoman Gabby Gifford, after the AZ shooting

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

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

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February Belated Jason Alejandro Joseph Ybarra & Erica Flores Adelita Calzadias Melinda Ybarra Lesley Martinez

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March Casiano (Casey) Gonzales Noe Brito Donna Flores Julia Casas Jacob Hernandez Andrew Castilleja Jessica Diaz Jesse G Flores (KC OLG) Victor Olivarez Patricia Ybarra Josie Sulaica George Sulaica Marcus Garza Victoria Loera Esquibel Kevin Bustillos Julian Escamilla Leticia L. De Larrosa Frances Gonzales Destiny Alvarado Guadalupe Cruz (KC OLG) Joshua Garcia Michael A. De Larrosa Fr. Omar Quezada (KC OLG) Antonio Calzadias Paul Olivarez Gabrielle Solia Castillo

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March Ronnie Montez Liliana Mendez Juanita Esquivel Anastasia Noel Luna Jessica M. Casarez Minga Gaytan Lillie Martinez Shirley Rena Marky Calzadias Guadalupe V. Carrillo (KC OLG) Jaramya Montez Amanda Hernandez Joe J. Martínez (KC OLG) Josephine Lovato David Castro Juan Carlos Flores Margie Olivarez Freddy Montez Myah Marie Santoyo Alicia Alvarez Josie Fernandez Juan Gabriel Castillo Carlos Casarez Jose J. Martinez Mary Alvarez Jayden Brody Cavazos Elías Ghandour (KC OLG) Ian Matheis DeAnda Cydnie Fernandez Daniel Bocanegra Renee Gonzales-Davis SanJuanita Valenciano Elizabeth Singleterry

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March 25th Dad, Of all the men in the whole wide world, whose praises are sung out loud, there is no man whom we respect more, or of whom we are more proud. Throughout the years, you’ve worked so hard to provide us a happy life; you’ve been there to help and give advice, and even when we gave you trouble you managed to be nice. That is why on this day each year, we pray all your wishes come true; Today we celebrate your life. So Daddy, Happy Birthday and may God continued blessings to you. Love, Your children - Christy, Cindy, JoAnn, Monica, Joey, and Roman As well as your grandchildren, son-in-law Frank, and the rest of your family and friends

Marina Garcia - March 8th

Marina, You are such a special lady. We are so proud of your achievements and your zest for life! May God bless you on your birthday and everyday. Love, Mary Lou Garcia, Monique, Amy & Family

Michel Piseno - March 10th

As you celebrate 21 years remember the words of Abraham Lincoln, "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." So enjoy and live life. Happy 21st! Love, Your Mom Suzy, Mary Lou Garcia, Alaydra, Hurricane & the Family

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• People’s Honor March begins at Cesar E. Chavez Drive & University • Presentation of the 2011 “Spirit of César E. Chávez” Award • Marcha will end at Cavazos Middle School at 210 N. University. • Voter registration drive • 2011 Theme: "It Starts with Education"

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hen I moved back to Lubbock from Washington, D.C. many family and friends told me “God has a reason”, or “There’s a reason for everything.” Two months later my husband was promoted to a job in Tucson, AZ. While our main home was in Lubbock, we commuted between Lubbock and Tucson for almost three years. During this time I got to explore my interest in photography as well as experience a progressive city like Tucson that prides itself on its history and tradition, and, its barrios and diverse people. It is also the hometown of Lalo Guerrero, deemed the father of Chicano music. In this city I got to meet my good friends Dolores Huerta, civil rights leader, and Richard Chavez the brother of Cesar E. Chavez. One evening, as we prepared to make our weekly drive back to Lubbock, a musical tribute to Guerrero came on the radio. His songs made me laugh and gave me pride. One song brought tears to my eyes – “Barrio Viejo,” which poignantly addresses aging and facing up to change. This song prompted me to want to do something for my aging Latino community in Lubbock, and help to bring attention to the barrios that I grew up in. Mostly, to make Hispanic youth aware of the contributions made by Latinos to Lubbock, and, so they too could take pride in their rich Latino roots, and be prompted to sustain and carve a place for our Latino traditions into their future. March is significant in many ways. This is the month that we celebrate Women's History. I am proud to showcase the many women who I have seen or heard of their commitment and contribution. There are so many achievements, and so many more women, but it is just a small tribute to let make Lubbock aware that we too are making history. We are experiencing many changes in our community, state and nationally. This is the time that Latinos must step up and be heard, whether it be through registering to vote and voting, to assuring that your children are happy, healthy and achieving an education. It takes all and every effort for us to be successful as a community and as Hispanics today. As we face up to change, I would be remiss if I did not encourage our Latino community to register to VOTE. As the fastest-growing demographic group, Hispanics have already shown the power of their vote in primary races across the country. This new alliance will significantly increase the resources and capacity available for Latino voter empowerment, leadership training, and civic engagement. Increasing Hispanic participation in the electoral process is critical for Lubbock Hispanics to improve opportunities and open doors for our children. Therefore, I urge you to register and then VOTE. On that note, please note that the Hometown Hero section is below. I wanted to bring attention to our soldiers who continue to make sacrifices for our freedom. Please pray for all soldiers and for our country, as well as for peace around the world. Como siempre, Latino Lubbock is committed to highlighting the numerous contributions of our Latino community. Thank you to those who support our publication. We now 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 Pascua y siempre! Sinceramente, Christy Martinez-Garcia Publisher & Latino Market Specialist “Latino Lubbock, the Emerging Voice of Lubbock”


ligio Zapata Paredez, 84, is the E winner of the 2011 Individual/ Family Latino Lubbock Magazine

Cover Contest! Paredez was excited to win, in part because he is searching for descendants of his family. He was born in Angleton, TX and was baptized in Carrizo Springs. He said that with age his memory has been impacted. Nevertheless, one thing that remains clear is the memory of his beautiful mother whom he described as simple, loving, and patient. He reflected on his childhood and said that as a boy he was curious and a little mischievous. Once he put his foot into the fire as a dare. His mother had to care and cure him because they had no access ore money for doctors or medical services. "Era muy travieso, "he said laughing and slightly proud of his misbe-

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grew older, so did his desire to find them. "Creo que mi tiempo en la tierra es limitado, así que quiero comunicarme con ellos una vez más... antes de morir," he concluded. Eligio is beginning to forget much of the past. He remembers that his first wife's name was Elena. His daughter's name was Hortencia Hernandez. He recalls having family members in Robstown and one that moved to California. He recalled a brother named Trinidad Villa and Valentine Paredez; two sisters one named Aurora Martinez. And nephews - Jose Paredez, Pedro and Domingo. He also believes that he has family members in Levelland, Big Spring, Abilene, Midland and Odessa. Editor's Note: If you believe that you may be related to Eligio, or know anyone that might know his relatives, please contact him at (806) 544-4242. He is bilingual.

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havior. At 14, he begin to take-off on his own. He just got it in his will to travel and move. He lived in Corpus Christi, Robstown, San Antonio and eventually moved to Lubbock to work. At 17, he became a migrant worker. Eligio said that he has worked all his life. Among his jobs he sewed bags of cotton seed at the cotton oil mill, which he said he had to complete at least 500 per day. He married two times. In 2002, he met his second wife, and in 2004 he married her. He said kiddingly that he picked a younger woman "so she could keep up with him." He also added that he was alone for 10 years and didn't like it. "No me gustaba estar solo," dijo Paredez. On that note, he reinforced that his lack of mobility was why he started losing touch with his family. He further expressed that as he

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2011 Contest Cover Winner hopes to Reconnect with long lost family members

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OUTBACK BOYS & GIRLS CLUB DINNER will take place on Thursday, March 3rd at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Tommy Tuberville will serve as keynote speaker. A silent and live auction he National Latino Media Coun- even politicians. will be held. 1:30 p.m. The tickets are $30 cil (NLMC) issued its annual At this time, it is more each and can be purchased by calling 792report cards last month grading the important than ever that 2880.


22ND ANNUAL MAYORS’ BEANS AND CORNBREAD LUNCHEON will take place on Friday, March 4 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. As usual, the fundraiser is hosted by area mayors from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The luncheon continues to be the largest fundraiser of the year for Hospice of Lubbock. Luncheon tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door or by calling Hospice of Lubbock, 806.795.2751. 12TH ANNUAL MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION benefitting Lubbock Meals on Wheels will take place on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 5:30 – 9 p.m. at the Civic Center Exhibit Hall, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. This spectacular event will include over thirty-five food booths, live jazz music, a large silent auction, cash bars, plus a variety of activities and prizes. Event tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for children under 12 and can be purchased in advance at Lubbock Meals on Wheels, any SelectA-Seat location or for $35 at the door. For more information, call 792-7971. SIGMA DELTA PI THIRD ANNUAL FORUM ON PEACE AND SECURITY will focus on "The Effects of the Current Unrest in the Arab World on Global Peace and Security," Monday, March 21st, from 5:30 to 7 pm, at the Texas Tech Education Building RM 001. The moderator will be Ambassador Tibor Nagy, Vice Provost for International Affairs. A reception will follow. To RSVP please contact Dr. Comfort Pratt, at

four major television networks on their efforts to diversify employment in front and behind the camera. At that time, I noted that while the networks improved upon their efforts to bring more Asian Pacific Americans and African Americans into the fold, their efforts to include Latinos decreased significantly. Indeed, ABC, NBC and Fox all received "D"s or "F"s in at least one out of the eight categories evaluated. The first decade of this century was a turbulent one for American Latinos. As the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) and other civil rights groups strove to improve the image of American Latinos as portrayed in the media, countless others took toward defaming and disparaging us. NHMC witnessed a violent surge in anti-Latino hate speech middecade after the historic immigration marches, followed by an FBI-documented 40% increase in hate crimes against Latinos. I wish I could tell you that things will be better in 2011, but they won't. Anti-Latino measures are springing up all over the country, many of them based on the fear-mongering and misinformation that has become all too common on mainstream media, pushed by some supposed journalists, extremist commentators and

2011 STAND UP FOR KIDS sponsored by the Children's Advocacy Center(CAC) of the South Plains, Inc. of Lubbock will be held April 2, 2011 at Miller Park from 11:30 am to 1 pm. Please join and Stand Up for the Kids who are being abused across the South Plains. Call the We know our readers have a lot to say! CAC office for information on how you, your Mail letters to Latino Lubbock “Letters family, your organization, or business can to the Editor,” Box 6473 Lubbock, TX become involved at (806)740-0251. 79493, or email them to latinolubbock@ 33RD ANNUAL LUBBOCK ARTS Don’t forget to include your name, FESTIVAL will take place April 8-10 at address, and contact phone number. the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Ap- Mailed letters must be signed. Please plications for performers, food vendors, note that unsigned letters will not be nonprofit arts organizations, as well as for published. Letters are limited to 100 the Young Artists & Young Writers Competi- words. Writers are limited to one letter tions, are available by calling 744-2787 or per month. Submissions may be edited simply by checking out the website at www. for clarity or space consideration. ters are not acknowledged. Opinions expressed in letters do not necessarily 2011 BLUE RIBBON RALLY CAR represent the views of Latino Lubbock. & BIKE SHOW by the Family Guidance & Outreach Center of Lubbock, will be held GREAT JOB in Lubbock's historic Depot Entertainment What a great cover. Love it and Great job! District on Saturday, April 30, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The day's events include Patsy Cardona RN, BSN, OCN, CCRP a classic car and custom motorcycle show with multiple vendors, live music, a children's area, a motorcycle fun run, and a drawing for a new 2011 Harley-Davidson Deluxe motorcycle. The Blue Ribbon Rally is free and open to the public. For more info contact person: Ami E. Hill-Rendon at 806747-5577, or visit

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NLMC TV network report cards in her evaluation of whether Comcast, the nawe as a community be tion's largest cable providempowered to share our er, should be permitted to own stories fairly and acmerge with NBC-Univercurately, that people outsal. In a letter to FCC Chairside of the Latino comman Julius Genachowski, munity be exposed to our Congresswoman Waters rich diversity and signifirequested that Comcast cant contributions to this file the Memoranda of Uncountry. Without this derstanding it signed with exposure, Latinos remain Asian Pacific American, in the shadows as second ALEX NOGALES African American and Laclass citizens, instead of tino groups as amendments real individuals with feelings, values to its merger application and make and aspirations. the MOUs enforceable. The ConYet, at this important crossroads, gresswoman cited the report cards as the TV networks are failing us. As grounds that Comcast must be closethe 2010 census numbers come out, ly monitored. We at NHMC agree we learn that Latinos are the fastest- that Comcast must be monitored to growing population in the country, ensure that it is fulfilling its promises yet our numbers in front and back of to diversify its ranks. the camera are dropping. This makes We will be a part of this process, no sense. Insofar as broadcasters are building off the experience we public trustees and supposedly smart have in monitoring the television business people, this is short-sighted, networks. However, the Comcastat best. NBCU merger is not the only media And as our elected officials and policy issue to which the report cards appointed regulators charged with are relevant. examining, evaluating and adapt- This year the FCC will be undering media and telecommunications taking a number of issues that could policies carry on their duties in 2011, impact television diversity and methe failure of inclusion at the TV net- dia diversity on the whole. It will works should and will be factored complete its quadrennial review of into their analyses. its broadcast media ownership rules Congresswoman Maxine Waters - rules that, if weakened, could seri(D-CA) has already pointed to the ously diminish the diversity of pro-

grams that we see over broadcast television. In addition, the FCC will have an opportunity to decide whether or not to collect EEO - equal employment opportunity - and ownership data from broadcasters, and whether to make that information publicly available so that we can hold our local broadcasters accountable in our communities. And, perhaps most importantly, in just a few weeks the FCC will approach its second anniversary of failing to act upon NHMC's petition for inquiry on hate speech in media; hate speech, unfortunately, is a common practice that could be less common if we had more than a meager number of ethnically diverse individuals owning broadcast stations. Very often, policymakers are unconnected to how the policies they create impact the people. It is NHMC's job to remind them. So in 2011, we hope that the facts on the ground are considered, the report cards being one of them. Congratulations to Congresswoman Waters for being one of the first to do so. ALEX NOGALES is President and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) that serves as secretariat of the National Latino Media Council, a coalition of leading national Hispanic organizations, which was instrumental in the signing of Memorandums of Understanding with NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox in 2000 and issues annual reports on progress being made to include Latinos in their operations.

Carta Abierta ONLINE POSTINGS All that is to say Thank You for your monthly editions, but also for on-line postings, such as yesterday's cautionary advice about the extreme cold weather about to hit Lubbock, and this (early!) morning news about cancellations and delays for area schools. David Payne

DISRESPECTING OUR PAST The new "Tent City" on the corner of Broadway and Ave. Q is an embarrassment to Lubbock. And one night as we drove by, one of the homeless tenants was peeing on the monument dedicated to those who died during the 1970 tornado - more than half of which were Hispanic because our barrio was the hardest hit. It really makes me mad that the city council approved this spot and is disrespecting us yet again!

POINTS TO GIVE OUR VIEW An amazing, informative magazine. And yet, unafraid to give informed feedback. Everyone has a point of view, LLM give us the points we are encouraged to give our view. Mary AAAh Freedom, with responsibility. NOVEL BEAUTIFUL WORDS idea. Works for me. so very much for the beautiOmega Cantu Thanks ful Valentine words on the front page of Latino Lubbock. The quotation from ¡QUÉ VERGÜENZA! Councilman Victor Hernandez what are 1 Corinthians on the subject of "love" you doing? ¡Qué vergüenza! You are em- could not be better expressed. I enjoy barrassing your Dist. 1 residents. Pay your your magazine and appreciate your eftaxes or resign and go learn how to take forts on behalf of the Latino community. care of your personal business. Elayne Banks You know me, Juan "In a Million" NO PITY Sorry, I just don't have pity for Victor WE'RE BEHIND YOU Victor, it is a pity what this city council has Hernandez for not paying his taxes. done to you. It is obvious that you are being He has a good career and makes attacked! Don't worry we are behind you. good money. I'm a single mother raising three kids on my own - still waiting We'll keep praying for you. Ramon for back child support payments - yet, I pay my taxes! So if I can do it, you better believe he should be able to do MEMORIES STIRRED The memories that you stirred from the Feb. it with his good incomes. Just saying. Miranda Ramos cover and the loteria game were very nice. My family played when we were kids. We each had our favorite card. We used frijoles AS ALWAYS and dried corn to put on the picture that was I enjoy reading Latino Lubbock. called. Thanks for bringing back some good Keep up the goodfrom job.. memories. God Bless Latino Lubbock. Thank you, Patty Rodriguez Lupe Martinez Copyright 2011 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

LOVE IT! I love it when I see your Latino Lubbock Magazine "greeting" me each time I land at the LBK airport to see mom and dad! Long Live your magazine! Can't wait to pick up your latest copy the next time I visit LBK. Irene Ruth Ramonez

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Politics/ la politica Gov. Perry Appoints Rodriguez to Texas Violent Gang Task Force ov. Rick G Perry has appointed Rodney

Rodriguez of Lubbock to the Texas Violent Gang Task Force for a term to expire at the pleasure of the governor. The task force establishes strategic partnerships between various state, federal and local law enforcement and correctional agencies in order to provide timely access to gang activity information. Rodriguez is an investigator at the

Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney’s Office. He is statewide training coordinator for the Texas Gang Investigators Association, and a member of the California Gang Investigators Association, Texas Jail Association, and Texas District and County Attorney’s Association. He is also a board member of the United Way’s Parenting Cottage of Lubbock and Lubbock Women’s Protective Services, and a volunteer of the Youth Corps of Lubbock. Rodriguez is a certified Master Peace Officer and a graduate of the South Plains Association of Governments Peace Officer Academy.

Lbk Tejano Democrats to host

statewide chair, Gonzalo Barrientos

harter Organizational MeetC ing of the Tejano Democrats will be held at St. Joseph's Catholic

Church on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 9 a.m. , to formalize the organization as well as to elect officers. The featured guest speaker will be former Texas State Senator Gonzalo Barrientos. Former State Senator Barrientos represented Senatorial District 14, mostly composed of Travis County and part of Hays County, from 1985 to 2007. He was also a member of the Texas House of Representatives

from Austin from 1975 to 1985. Senator Barrientos is currently chair of the statewide Tejano Democrats organization. Barrientos worked as a community organizer for the National Urban League; as program officer for VISTA/Peace Corps; and as a trainer for the Leadership Institute for Community Development in Washington, D.C.


Victor Hernandez awaits D.A decision to determine his seat on City Council


ubbock City Council voted 6 to L 1 in favor of letting the District Attorney (DA) decide if Councilman

Victor Hernandez can continue to serve on the City Council, at a special meeting called by Mayor Tom Martin, saying the City Charter forbids employees and elected officials from being indebted to the City. Lubbock’s charter does not allow city officials or employees to be indebted to the city. Hernandez owed more than $10,000 in property taxes,

ispanics account for two-thirds H of Texas' growth over the past decade and now make up 38 percent of the state's total population, new U.S. Census figures show. Non-Hispanic whites dropped to 45.3 percent and blacks make up 11.5 percent of Texas's population. The detailed demographic data will be used to redraw boundaries for Congress and the Legislature. Texas is getting four new Congressional seats, more than any other state, and Hispanic leaders say more Latinodominated seats should be drawn as part of the redistricting process. Former U.S. Census Director and longtime Texas demographer Steve Murdock said the figures for the num-

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ber of non-Hispanic whites came in below previous estimates. Minority groups accounted for more than 80 percent of the 4.3 million increase in the state's population. "The Hispanic growth has been even larger than we anticipated," Murdock said. Texas grew by more than 20 percent over the last decade, more than twice the national rate of 9.7 percent. The state's population stands at 25.1 million. Though the state's total population grew by more than any other state, Nevada, which saw its population rise by more than a third, grew the fastest. Michigan is the only state that lost population in the past decade. When it comes to added strength in

Congress, Texas is in a league by itself. Because the seats go where the people are, the southwest is gaining influence in the U.S. House of Representatives, and Texas is adding more than any other state. Texas already had the largest Republican delegation in Congress, holding 20 of the state's 32 seats. In the 2010 elections, the party picked up another three seats, two of them in heavily Latino districts in South Texas. With all the new growth, Texas will now have 36 seats and 38 presidential electoral votes. Steve Murdock will be provide an exclusive op-ed for Latino Lubbock Magazine readers in the April issue, which will be on stands the 1st.

Editor's Note: In recent weeks Hernandez has forwarded a number of emails, letters and records of calls from supporters.

NCLR urges Congress to invest in the Latino community to strengthen nation’s recovery

at Texas Tech University is

Powell takes no action then it's the same as a decision in favor of Hernandez. “Maybe I lost this round but there’s plenty more ahead of us,” said Hernandez as he addressed council and the audience.

Texas sees major Hispanic growth, becomes more ethnically and racially diverse

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including more than $1,000 to Lubbock. Hernandez did however pay his back taxes prior to the meeting. He said he was on a payment plan and did not believe he had violated the charter. He took out a loan to pay in full. Until the DA's decision, Councilman Hernandez will continue to vote and keep his seat as Lubbock’s City Council seeks guidance from state legal authorities to keep his elected office. According to officials, DA Matt

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2012. The President’s budget begins a process on Capitol Hill that NCLR (National Council of La Raza) hopes will be a serious and thoughtful approach to dealing with our budget deficits today, while maintaining our nation’s competitiveness in the future. The following is a statement from Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR: “Like all Americans, Latinos are concerned with the increasing deficit and are looking to lawmakers to develop real solutions to prevent our nation’s children from shouldering tomorrow’s debt. In the midst of this economic crisis, there is no doubt that lawmakers must approve measures that address our nation’s

deficits and debt. Latinos share the president’s interest in maintaining America’s competitive edge and view the federal government’s investments in Latinos as a key element to achieving that important goal. The president’s budget includes critical savings measures that should be part of a comprehensive policy to prevent our children from bearing the burden of mounting debt. However, it does not adequately address the causes of today’s significant debt, such as tax measures that have depleted our treasury over the last decade. “Though the plan includes increased funding in many areas that are important to Latinos, such as strong support for workers’ rights and increased funding for programs that promote citizenship, it falls short in others. We are disappointed with the administration’s effective elimination of programs that support student success—including the William F. Goodling Even Start Program— and that the proposal only provides marginal funding for academic programs that serve English language learners. “Lawmakers must also continue to invest in foreclosure prevention programs. The proposed cuts would undo our progress toward recovery. Rescue scams remain rampant, particularly among communities of

color. More than one million Latino homeowners are at risk of losing their homes or have already lost their homes to foreclosure. More funding will allow housing counseling programs to continue helping families with foreclosure prevention, rental, and financial counseling that contributes to a successful recovery. “The president’s budget blueprint is a better approach than what is under discussion in the House of Representatives this week. For one, the president’s plan recognizes that while we must balance our budget, we must also invest in making our country stronger and more globally competitive. The plan being considered in the House of Representatives, in contrast, fails to demonstrate a strategy to achieve serious deficit reduction, presents no rationale for specific budget cuts, and risks weakening American competitiveness. The president’s plan is a good starting point for Congress, and NCLR looks forward to working with lawmakers to develop a federal budget that ensures a stable future for our country.”

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Unauthorized Immigrant Population Estimates cover total population, births and labor force

s of March 2010, 11.2 million A unauthorized immigrants were living in the United States, virtually unchanged from a year earlier,

according to new estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. This stability in 2010 follows a two-year decline from the peak of 12 million in 2007 to 11.1 million in 2009 that was the first significant reversal in a two-decade pattern of growth. Unauthorized immigrants were 3.7% of the nation's population in 2010. The number of unauthorized immigrants in the nation's workforce, 8 million in March 2010, also did not differ from the Pew Hispanic Center estimate for 2009. As with the population total, the number of unauthorized immigrants in the labor force had decreased in 2009 from its peak of 8.4 million in 2007. They made up

5.2% of the labor force. The number of children born to at least one unauthorized-immigrant parent in 2009 was 350,000 and they made up 8% of all U.S. births, essentially the same as a year earlier. An analysis of the year of entry of unauthorized immigrants who became parents in 2009 indicates that 61% arrived in the U.S. before 2004, 30% arrived from 2004 to 2007, and 9% arrived from 2008 to 2010. Other key points from the new report include: • The decline in the population of unauthorized immigrants from its peak in 2007 appears due mainly to a decrease in the number from Mexico, which went down to 6.5 million in 2010 from 7 million in 2007. Mexicans remain the largest group of unauthorized immigrants, accounting for 58% of the total. • The number of unauthorized immigrants decreased from 2007 to 2010 in Colorado, Florida, New York and Virginia. The combined population in three contiguous Mountain West states-Arizona, Nevada and Utah-also declined. • In contrast to the national trend, the combined unauthorized immigrant population in three contiguous West South Central states-Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas-grew from 2007 to 2010.

• Although the number of unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. is below 2007 levels, it has tripled since 1990, when it was 3.5 million and grown by a third since 2000, when it was 8.4 million. The estimates are based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey, augmented with the Pew Hispanic Center's analysis of the demographic characteristics of the unauthorized immigrant population using a "residual estimation methodology." Although the estimates indicate trends in the size and composition of the unauthorized-immigrant population, they are not designed to answer the question of why these changes occurred. There are many possible factors. The deep recession that began in the U.S. economy officially ended in 2009, but recovery has been slow to take hold and unemployment remains high. Immigration flows have tended to decrease in previous periods of economic distress. The period covered by this analysis also has been accompanied by changes in the level of immigration enforcement and in enforcement strategies, not only by the federal government but also at state and local levels. Immigration also is subject to pressure by demographic and economic conditions in sending countries. This analysis does not attempt to quantify the relative impact of these forces on levels of unauthorized immigration.

Local Group holds Latino Activist and Immigration Workshop Latino Activist Immigration A workshop, was held on February 12th. The four hour workshop

was designed to inform community activists involved with the Latino and immigration issues on important anti-immigrant legislation being considered at state and national levels. It covered political party's positions at the national, state, and local levels. It also addressed the negative Texas legislative bills directed at Hispanics in general, and more specifically immigrants and their families. The participants also viewed videos that demonstrated the negative attack on Hispanics, anti-Latino sentiment, as well as the impact these issues are having on the Latino and Immigrant communities statewide, and nationally. There were approximately 30 guests in attendance at the work-

shop. They also had guest speakers from Texas Tech. Verbal testimony was also given, regarding some Latino residents who claimed that they had been profiled by local law enforcement. "We hope to continue with plans to go out into our surrounding communities, and the Lubbock area, with accurate information regarding these issues and the negative impact they're already having on our civil rights," said organizer Miguel Torres of TSEU Region III. He said that some of the participants also discussed plans on how to counter some of these negative issues, as well as made plans to attend a march and rally held in Austin on February 22nd, that would allow for some lobbying with state legislators. "Most participants felt like we had a very productive workshop," he added.


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Bobby Sanchez receives Mark Tips for Applying for Beck Humanitarian Award ober to exhibit acts of kindness, generosity Student Financial Aid


"Bobby" Sanchez was named the recipient of the 2011 Mark Beck Humanitarian Award at the local South Plains EMS conference last month. "It was a surprise to me, everyone kept it a secret," said Sanchez. He was nominated by regional local health care providers as well as AeroCare’s flight personnel. The Mark Beck Humanitarian Award honors an individual who

and/or heroism, and who is committed to EMS and his/her community. Bobby became interested in becoming a paramedic after his mother shared an ad for a class. Upon graduating from Lubbock High in 1987, he attended Texas Tech for the Paramedic Program. He has been working for AeroCare for 14 years, and flying helicopters for 16 years. He is married to Nohemia, and also has three step children and two granddaughters. "This award is so humbling, I feel blessed, I love my job, I love helping my community, and I love helping the surrounding communities as well." Congratulations Bobby from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

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without setting foot inside a classroom. Unfortunately for some, they don't always get an A. The "test" is filling out The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Getting an A means completing it without mistakes, omissions, and within all the deadlines. Here are some easy tips: Don't Pay Someone to Help You Fill it Out. The first thing students should know is that there is no charge to apply when filling out the FAFSA. There is no need to get help because the application is easy to fill out. Apply as Soon as You Can. A student can complete and send the application starting in January each year if he or she wants to enroll that fall. For example, if someone is applying for Federal student aid for the 2011-2012 school year, then the application can be sent starting in January 2011. Students should pay special attention to deadlines because they can vary. There are federal and state deadlines, and schools might have their own deadlines. There's one other important reason to apply early: Some financial aid is limited. There are private schools that estimate the amount of financial aid they will offer to their students based on the FAFSA. Students who apply later in the process might run the risk of money running out for some of these schools. Fill Out the Application Online About 95% of students fill out the

• Fewer mistakes: The application will tell you if you left out information. • It's more efficient: The application online records the answers and doesn't ask questions that are irrelevant to the applicant. As a result, some applicants end up answering only 54 of the 100 questions. • It's quicker: you can save time and money compared to filling out the application and sending it via traditional mail. • Access to help: students with questions can access the live chat session, e-mail experts or call a helpline. Read the Application Before Sending It While the online application will tell you if you forgot to fill something out, it won't tell you if you made a mistake such as writing down incorrect information. Some of the most common mistakes include writing the wrong date of birth or Social Security number. Applicants should carefully review the application before submitting it. All Students Should Apply for Student Aid Students should apply for student aid regardless of their financial situation because that might suddenly change. So it's better to apply and see whether there is any financial aid available for them.


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CLASES BASICAS DE COMPUTACION EN ESPANOL Generations online y son gratis. Estamos localicados en Life Run 4902 34th St. Para mas informacion llamen a Deana Rosser 806-687-9732. FREE PRACTICE EXAMS Study guides for tests Learn-a-Test, a database of practice examinations, is available at the Lubbock Public Library, 1306 Ninth St. Hundreds of practice examinations, including SAT, ACT and elementary, middle school and high school skills improvement tests, plus graduate entrance exams, are available. COMPUTER CLASSES Now available for seniors, adults, and children at the Maggie Trejo Super Center. Classes include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Beginning Computer Classes. For more information call (806) 767-2705. COMPUTER CLASSES AT PATTERSON BRANCH LIBRARY, 1836 Parkway Drive, for adults on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings. The Tuesday and Thursday classes will cover the same material—choose the time that fits your schedule. For more information call (806) 767-3300. CHILD CARE AVAILABLE FOR INCOME-ELIGIBLE FAMILIES Families who are income eligible may receive fee assistance to attend one of the Early Learning Center’s five centers for child care. Parents or caretakers must be employed or in school. The program is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (806) 765-9981 for more information.

FREE LITERACY PROGRAM offers assistance with reading, GED preparation, and English as a second language classes. Programs for individuals with a learning disability as well as one-on-one tutoring is also (Spanish version available on page available. The programs are free. For more 17. Este artículo está disponible en information please call (806) 775-3636.

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES Registration for free English as a second language (ESL) classes for adults are available on site at class locations, or by calling (806) 7753636, or in person at the Literacy Lubbock office in the Mahon Library. CLASES DE INGLÉS COMO SEGUNDA IDIOMA La Literacia de Lubbock (Literacy Lubbock) ofrecen clases gratis de inglés como segundo idioma (English as Second Language) para la comunidad. Todos los adultos están bienvenido en estas clases. Para más información, llame a (806) 775-3636. IMMIGRATION SERVICES If you need help with immigration issues call 806741-0409. SERVICIOS DE INMIGRACIÓN Si necesitan ayuda con asuntos de inmigración llame a este numero (806) 7410409. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY want to attend college or enroll in a vocational program, but lack finances? Apply at LEARN for federal and state aid programs. Call (806) 763-4256 for an appointment or come by 2161 50th Street. Services are FREE!! Email job training and personal development opportunities by the 21st, as well as your announcements to:

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Business/ Negocio Business/Opportunity Updates GETTING STARTED WITH AN ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE March 8, 2011, from 6 to 9 pm, at the SBDC Workshop Room, 2579 S. Loop 289. FREE. For further details, please contact Elaine @ 745-1637 to make your reservation or visit our website FINANCING AND INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP will be held March 30th. This workshop will be presented by counselors with the Small Business Development Center, U. S. Small Business Administration and S.C.O.R.E. No Cost, seating is limited. Class will be held from 6pm – 8 pm. To register or for more information, Call (806) 745-1637. Registration deadline Jan. 17th. LUBBOCK SCORE provides free counseling to individuals in starting a business. SCORE can help with your business plan to include market analysis and financial D & L projections. For more information please call (806) 472-7462, ext. 117, or visit us online a HELP FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND SMALL BUSINESSES The Lubbock Area Foundation Micro Business Program provides business education, guidance and access to business loans from $500 to $5000 for independent contractors and those starting or expanding a small business. For more information call 762-8061 or visit the Lubbock Area Foundation’s website at www. BUSINESS COUNSELING Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can discuss their business ventures and get expert advice from the SBDC staff and team of volunteers from the professional community. All information will be held in strict confidence. Counseling sessions can be arranged by calling the SBDC at (806) 745-1637. INCOME TAX PAYER CLINIC Learn how to avoid common mistakes and how to get the most out of your paycheck! Taught by the director and students of the TTU School of Law Low Income Tax Clinic. (No tax preparation.) The FREE workshops will take place at your community centers: ▪ The IRS and You & What is Income? March 1, 6 PM at TREJO. ▪ Who Needs to File? Getting Ready to File Your Own Tax Return March 8, 6 pm at TREJO. ▪ Exemptions, Deductions and Credits & Earned Income Tax Credit March 22, 6 PM at TREJO. ▪ Filing Status and Income Tax Consequences of Self Employment March 29, 6 PM at TREJO. Email your announcements to:, by the 21st. To advertise call us at (806)792-1212. Deadline is the 23rd.

SBA Announces Contracting Program For Women-Owned Small Businesses officers that they are eliomen-owned small gible to participate. The W businesses can beGeneral Services Adgin taking steps to participate in a new federal contracting program on Friday, Feb. 4, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced today. The new Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contract Program will be fully implemented over the next several months, with the first contracts expected to be awarded by the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011. The WOSB Federal Contract Program will provide greater access to federal contracting opportunities for WOSBs and economically-disadvantaged women-owned small businesses (EDWOSBs). The Program allows contracting officers, for the first time, to set aside specific contracts for certified WOSBs and EDWOSBs and will help federal agencies achieve the existing statutory goal of five percent of federal contracting dollars being awarded to WOSBs. During the ramp up period over the next several months, SBA is encouraging small business owners to review program requirements and ensure their required documents are uploaded to the repository. WOSBs also will need to update their status in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Online Representation and Certification Application (ORCA) to indicate to contracting

ministration is currently updating these systems and they are expected to be completed in April, 2011. To qualify as a WOSB, a firm must be at least fifty-one percent owned and controlled by one or more women, and primarily managed by one or more women. The women must be U.S. citizens and the firm must be considered small according to SBA size standards. To be deemed “economically disadvantaged”, a firm’s owners must meet specific financial requirements set forth in the program regulations. The WOSB Program identifies eighty-three four-digit North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) codes where WOSBs are underrepresented or substantially underrepresented. Contracting officers may set aside contracts in these industries if the contract can be awarded at a fair and reasonable price, the contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that two or more WOSBs or EDWOSBs will submit offers for the contract and the anticipated contract price is not greater than $5 million for manufacturing contracts and $3 million for other contracts. For more information on the Women-Owned Small Business Program, or an application, please visit www.


erty valuation is done by your local appraisal district, headed by a chief appraiser. The appraisal district bases valuation of property largely on the budget needs of the community’s public services. After valuation and appraisals are proposed, citizens may appeal to an appraisal review board with any protests or concerns regarding the new tax rates. After several months of review, rates are finalized and payment required. For detailed information about property taxes, including your tax rights visit or call the Lubbock Appraisal District at (806)762-5000.

Understanding Local Property Taxes roperty taxes are a responsibility P that most property owners must comply with, yet it’s a law many do

not always understand. Why do we pay taxes, according to the State of Texas website property taxes “are the largest funding source for local services in Texas” including public schools, streets, and police and fire departments. The system of property tax goes through four steps: 1) property valuation; 2) a protest period; 3) tax rate adoption; and 4) tax collection. Prop-


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Healthy Habits: Chia

No for weight loss, yes for nutrition BY ANNA-LISA FINGER , MS, RD, LDN FOR LATINO LUBBOCK MAGAZINE

hia is C not just something

that sprouts from your favorite inanimate pets. It turns out that the tiny edible seeds that give rise to Chia pets were nourishing our Mayan and Aztec ancestors over

3000 years ago. There are a number of reasons to cherish these little gems! First, they come from the “Salvia Hispanica” plant. In other words, they’re Hispanic. What’s not to like?! Secondly, this unassuming little seed is anything but unassuming! It is packed with antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids, protein, fiber, magnesium, calcium and iron. It rivals flaxseeds in the amount of omega 3 fats, but does not need to be ground


Nat ional N ut r it ion M o n t h

ow we approach nutrition is often the product of our upbringing and sometimes that is not a good thing. The Hispanic community consistently has higher-than-average obesity rates, which increase the risk for many diseases. Don’t lose your battle with the bulge. Save Calories by substituting small decisions made at the grocery store, in front of the fridge, and in a restaurant can make a big difference in your health. Nutrition experts say that simple substitutions in your diet can subtract thousands of calories and help prevent high cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, and diabetes. Microwaving instead of frying plantains, for example, can eliminate 120 calories a piece plus cholesterolraising fats. Switching from regular to light beer cuts a quarter of the calories. But don’t equate substitution with deprivation, says Denver dietitian Malena Perdomo, a spokesperson

up to be absorbed by the body like flaxseeds do. Also, they don’t have to be refrigerated. Thirdly, its cousin Salba may be helpful in reducing your systolic blood pressure, which is a heart disease risk factor in diabetics. “Systolic” is the higher number of the two numbers given in a blood pressure reading; the ideal blood pressure is 120/80. But despite media claims, they CANNOT help you lose weight by suppressing your appetite. In other words, Chia for weight loss NO, for awesome nutritional benefits YES! How do you use these little seeds: You can make yourself a drink or “Chia Fresca” by mixing them into some cold water, lemon and a sweetener such as honey or sugar. Or you can sprinkle them into your oatmeal, cereal or yogurt. If you don’t like the taste or crunch, you can grind them up and bake them into your favorite muffins. If you like trying new things and you are tired of using the same ole a manera en que abordamos la flaxseeds, give Chia seeds a try. nutrición es, con frecuencia, proThey can be a nutritious addition to ducto de nuestra formación y, a veces, your meals. que no es algo bueno. De modo consistente, la comunidad hispana cuenta con tasas de obesidad que son más altas que el promedio, lo que incrementa los riesgos de contraer muchas afecciones. No pierda la batalla contra los abdómenes abultados. Las pequeñas decisiones que se toman en el mercado, frente al refrigerador o en el restaurante pueden significar mucho para su salud. “He visto pacientes que han bajado 20 libras en un año con tan sólo un cambio que han hecho, tal como eliminar el consumo de alcohol o los postres”, dice Claudia González, dietista de Miami. “Hay tanta gente de 50 y 60 años que sigue comiendo como si todavía tuviera 20 ó 30”. Los expertos en nutrición dicen que simples sustituciones en la dieta pueden significar una reducción de miles de calorías, y pueden prevenir el colesterol alto, la hipertensión y la diabetes. Al procesar los plátanos en el microondas, en vez de freírlos, se elimi-


for the American Dietetic Association for Latino nutrition issues. “People focus too much on what they can’t have when they should be asking, ‘Is this food good enough for me? Is it full of the nutrients I need?’,” she says. “Making substitutions and cutting back favorite foods to once a week are the small steps that get you started living a healthy lifestyle.” Start with these simple recommendations from the food experts. Replace whole or 2 percent milk with 1 percent or skim. Substitute salt with onions, basil, cilantro, pico de gallo, and peppers. Buy wholewheat pasta, bread, and tortillas instead of processed varieties.

The fiber can keep cholesterol down and fight constipation. Scale back your daily breakfast sweet (for example, pan dulce) and high-fat desserts to once a week. On the other days, eat foods like oatmeal and berries, lowfat yogurt or cottage cheese with raisins, or low-fat cheese on whole wheat crackers. Load up salads with spinach, which is rich in iron, vitamin E, and calcium; hard-boiled eggs; lean meats or fish; and other vegetables and fruits. And, cook beans with bouillon rather than ham hocks or other meat. To find a nutrition specialist near you, visit the American Dietetic Association or call 1-800-877-0877.

grasas que elevan el colesterol. Al cambiar de la cerveza regular a la light, o de dieta, se elimina un cuarto de las calorías contenidas en cada vaso. Pero no equipare la sustitución con la privación, nos dice Malena Perdomo, dietista de Denver y vocera sobre asuntos latinos de la Asociación Dietética Americana. “La gente se concentra demasiado en lo que no puede comer cuando, en realidad, debería preguntarse: ‘¿Será este alimento bueno para mí? ¿Tendrá todos los nutrientes que necesito?’ ”, nos dice. Las sustituciones y disminuciones de alimentos favoritos una vez a la semana constituyen pasos pequeños hacia un estilo de vida más saludable. Para comenzar un nuevo régimen dietético, aquí le proporcionamos unas simples recomendaciones de los expertos: Reemplace la leche entera o del 2 por ciento por una del 1 por ciento o descremada. Todas tienen la misma cantidad de calcio. Utilice cebolla, especias, albahaca, cilantro, pico de gallo y pimienta, en vez de sal. Compre pastas, tortillas y pan integral

y enriquecidas. La fibra no sólo ayuda a mantener el nivel de colesterol bajo, sino también ayuda a evitar el estreñimiento. Limite la porción dulce del desayuno (por ejemplo, pan dulce) a una vez a la semana; el resto de los días, consuma avena y bayas, que son ricas en vitaminas y fibra. Incluya en sus ensaladas la espinaca, cargada de hierro, calcio y vitamina E, en vez de lechuga repollada. Añada nutrientes como huevos duros, carnes magras o pescado, y otras frutas y verduras. Cocine los frijoles con cubitos de caldo en vez de codillos de jamón u otras carnes, y evite los frijoles fritos, ya que contienen mucha grasa y calorías. Pruebe los tamales vegetarianos con quesos bajos en grasa y ají verde, para evitar el consumo innecesario de grasas. Sustituya los postres o las meriendas con alto contenido graso por una ración de yogurt con pasas, melón con requesón bajo en grasas o galletitas integrales con mantequilla de maní o queso magro.

different groups of people,” said O’Bryant. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease may include: • Getting lost • Repetitive questions and conversations • Taking longer than usual to finish routine daily tasks • Losing things or misplacing them in odd places • Noticeable changes in personality or mood • Memory problems that are noticed by others. The study takes approximately two hours once a year and involves blood work, interviews and memory testing. Participants must be 50 years or older. All participants will be paid $100 for their time and travel expenses.

TTUHSC experts will offer presentations about the study at the following locations: • 8 a.m. to noon March 6 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Slaton, Texas • 7 to 9 p.m. March 7 at Carver Early Learning Center, 501 West Adams, Levelland, Texas • 3 to 5 p.m. April 14 at the United Resource meeting at South Plains Association of Governments (SPAG), 1323 58th Street, Lubbock, Texas For more information about the study or presentations, contact Vicki Ramirez, TTUHSC research coordinator, at (806) 743-5604.

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zheimer's disease and related dementias. Researchers at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) are conducting a study to see how the disease targets Mexican Americans. Sid O’Bryant, Ph.D., assistant professor in the TTUHSC Department of Neurology, said studies such as this are needed to find answers and currently, there is not much data about how this disease affects Mexican Americans. “Participation will aid in this effort by helping us understand how genes and chemicals in the blood are related to Alzheimer’s disease among

¡Vive tu Vida! Get up get moving!


The Doc or Is In

Noticias de salud/ Health News BAYLESS ELEMENTARY ANNUAL BOOK & HEALTH FAIR Tuesday March 8, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Located at 2115 58th St. For more information contact Yvonne 765-2611 ext 1009.

Advice from our Doctors/Consejos de nuestros médicos

DIABETES BLITZ by the Community Health Center of Lubbock on Friday, March 11, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. At the Broadway Clinic. We will be offering you the opportunity to receive your eye screening for glaucoma, your dental exam, foot exam and diabetic blood work for only $15. This is a One day opportunity so please call to register at 765-2611 ext 1018.

earing can be affected by our environment. One may experience loss of hearing that occurs suddenly-- that is, in less than three days. In most cases, this type of loss affects only one ear. It may be associated with ringing, pressure, and dizziness or imbalance. The reasons why it occurs vary but include wax impaction, infection, vascular, autoimmune, trauma and neoplastic issues. Sudden loss of hearing, such as this, demands a quick trip to our physician for evaluation and determination of the cause. One may be treated for the acute event with antibiotics by the doctor but a referral for an evaluation by an otolaryngologist (or ears nose and throat doctor) may also be in order. A hearing test will help determine the type of hearing loss,

PRENATAL CLASSES at Community Health Center of Lubbock 1318 Broadway 2nd Floor in the SMK room Wednesdays thru March 17, 2011. Learn how to take care of your baby and you during pregnancy and after your baby is here. Light refreshments will be served. Childcare is not provided. Registration is required please call 765-2611 1018. "MAKE A MUSCLE, MAKE A DIFFERENCE!" The 2011 MDA Muscle Walk will take place on Saturday, March 19th at 1pm at the United Spirit Arena. Registration begins at 12 noon. To have a team or for more info please call 793-5632. DIABETES MANAGEMENT CLASSES CHCL Tues., March 22nd, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Arnett Benson Medical & Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd. Learn to manage your diabetes without letting it control you; to avoid complications; and about medications. For more info and to register call 765-2611 ext 1018. NUTRITION CLASSES CHCL will be held Tuesday, March 22nd at the Arnett Benson Medical & Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd. from 7 to 8 pm. Learn how to count carbohydrates, calories, food labels and how to control your portions, cooking demonstrations and recipes. Must register at 765-2611 ext 1018.


National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month


Prevention pays off

n March - National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - protect yourself and your loved ones against this highly preventable disease. Colon, or colorectal, cancer kills an estimated 2,300 Hispanics yearly. Talk to your doctor: Starting at age 50, men and women generally should

Prevención vale la pena

Mes nacional de la concientización sobre el cáncer colorectal

n marzo - mes nacional de la E concientización sobre el cáncer colorectal - protéjase y proteja a sus

seres queridos contra esta enfermedad que se puede detectar con anticipación. Se calcula que este tipo de cáncer, provoca la muerte de 2,300 hispanos al año. Comience por hablar con su médico: generalmente a partir de los 50 FREE DOCTORS CLINIC The Family años, tanto varones como mujeres Church at 34th Street and Boston Avenue deberían someterse a exámenes holds a free doctors clinic at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Three to four doctors volunteer their time each week and can see up to 20 patients. The clinic also includes free vouchers for prescriptions. For information, call 7994329.

ationN a l S l e e p

Awareness Week, w h i c h takes place M a r c h 7-13, 2011, is an annual public education and awareness campaign to promote the importance of sleep. The week begins with the announcement of the National Sleep Foundation's Sleep in America poll results and DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP Learn ends with the clock change to Daymore about dealing with the issues of being light Saving Time, where Americans diabetic and how to be successful in living lose one hour of sleep. The FoundaDIABETES SUPPORT GROUP meets every last Tuesday of the month at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church located at 1120 52nd from 6-7pm. GROUP OFFERS SUPPORT Teen Parents of Lubbock holds support group meetings for pregnant and parenting teens. Girls meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 2621 34th St. (at Boston Avenue), and boys meet every other Tuesday. Free child care and a meal are provided. Participants can earn points to buy baby and maternity items. For more info. call 535-5486 Email your news to:

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médicos rutinarios. Si durante estos controles, experimenta malestar estomacal o intestinal, constipación, diarrea u observa sangre en sus deposiciones algunos síntomas comunes de la enfermedad, durante más de dos semanas, consulte a su médico. Absténgase de fumar y de tomar alcohol en exceso, ya que estudios realizados sugieren que tanto el tabaco como el alcohol, pueden estar relacionados con el cáncer de colon.

National Sleep Awareness Week

FREE PARENTING CLASSES Classes are Tuesday evenings unless otherwise noted. All classes begin PROMPTLY at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Pizza will be served. NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED. Please do not bring your children to class. For more information or to register for a class, call 747-5577.YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH LIMITED CLASS! For class listings and details, please visit our website at www.

with this disease. The third Tuesday monthly, 5:30 pm at Simmons Community Center.

undergo routine screening. Between screenings, check with your physician if you experience abdominal discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, or blood in the stool, some common symptoms, for more than two weeks. And refrain from smoking or excessive use of alcohol. Studies suggest both may be linked to colon cancer.

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whether is sensorineural, conductive or both. Other tests may include blood work and MRI. Once the more likely cause is found, the treatment may include antibiotics, antivirals, steroids or intratympanic steroid DR. J. CORDERO injection. If the issue does not improve a typical hearing aid or a BAHA (bone anchored hearing aid) may be recommended. With an acute evaluation and accurate treatment it is possible to achieve a return in your hearing.

Repentina pérdida de audición

odos podemos ser afectado por nuestro medio ambiente. Uno puede experimentar pérdida de la audición que se produce de repente - es decir, en menos de tres días. En la mayoría de los casos, este tipo de pérdida de audición afecta sólo un oído. Puede estar asociada con timbre, presión del los oidos y mareo o desequilibrio. Las razones por las que se varían, pero incluyen la impactación de cera, infecciones, traumatismos vasculares, autoinmunes y causas neoplásicas La pérdida repentina de la audición, como éste, exige un rápido viaje a nuestro médico primario para la evaluación y determinación de la causa. Uno puede ser tratado con antibióticos por el médico, sino una referencia para una evaluación por un otorrinolaringólogo (especialista en oídos o la nariz y garganta) también puede estar

en orden. Una prueba de audición le ayudará a determinar el tipo de pérdida auditiva, si es neurosensorial, conductiva o ambos. Otras pruebas pueden incluir análisis de sangre y un MRI. Una vez que la causa más probable es que se encuentran, el tratamiento puede incluir antibióticos, antivirales, corticoides o la inyección de esteroides intratimpánica. Si el problema no mejora un audífono o BAHA puede ser recomendada. Con una evaluación aguda y el tratamiento exacto que es posible lograr un retorno de la audicion del oído. JOEHASSIN CORDERO, MD, FACS is an Associate Professor of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery in the Department of Surgery of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

tion's Sleep Care Center members host events in their local communities throughout the week, providing sleep education and screening to the public. This is the perfect opportunity to be more aware of your own sleep needs as well as Protect Your Children against Vaccine-Preventable the importance of recognizing the symptoms of sleep disorders. If you have a sleep Babies need immunizations at disorder, learn ways to cope or 2, 4, 6 and 12-15 months. share your story in our forums so that others may learn from your experience. Make Older children need immunizations sleep a topic of discussion this at 4-6 years and 11-14 years. week, and most importantly, make it a priority. So take a moment this week All kids can catch up on their shots at any age. and recognize one of the most important aspects of For assistance with locating a clinic that provides immunizations a happy, healthy, contact the City of Lubbock Health Department at 806-775-3090 and successful life: sufficient and restful sleep. Copyright 2011 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.


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Education/ Educación

Study Abroad In the Dominican Republic he 2011 Study Abroad program either. The cost for the program is T in the Dominican Republic for only $1,600, and all applicants are Bilingual and Spanish Teachers will eligible for the TTU Study Abroad

take place from June 3 to June 24, 2011. Students will travel to Santiago, Dominican Republic, where they will be hosted by Universidad Dominicana O y M. They will live with Dominican families, attend intensive Spanish classes at O y M University, observe and teach classes at HSS FLIPPING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Members of the Hispanic Student O y M Hostos Bilingual School, and Society took time to volunteer at this year's Lion's Club Pancake Festival. have excursions to Sosúa, Cabarrete, Santo Domingo and Jarabacoa. Applicants do not need to be in the Bilingual Education program but are required to have at least intermediate proficiency in Spanish as the whole program is conducted in Spanish. Applicants do not need to be bilingual or Spanish teachers

Scholarship. The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, and all participants will earn three credits. Students will gain an experience which cannot be replicated in any classroom. Their Spanish proficiency levels will improve substantially and they will experience the amazing Caribbean region with its incredible charm. Last year’s program was very successful. Please register IMMEDIATELY at http://www.studyabroad.ttu. edu/?go=EDDRPratt. For more information about this program, contact Dr. Comfort Pratt at the College of Education (

Youth Corps now recruiting! Developing Leaders of Tomorrow outh Corps, Inc. has begun re- All young people ages 14-18 are eliYcruitment for its 2011 Develop- gible to apply for the program. The ing the Leaders of Tomorrow Free process begins by taking each inter-

Please join us and get your questions answered! Topics to be discussed include:

What is CSCOPE and why is it important to my child’s success?

¡Que viva César E. Chávez!

ésar E. Chávez was a charismatic civil rights C leader. He served as a crusader for nonviolent social change, working Persistently for human dig-


Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. Monterey High School Auditorium

School Of Law


Announcing Announcing the the 7th 6th Annual Annual

HLSA Scholarship Banquet HLSA SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET “United by Determination, Driven by Progress” Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, March 8, 6 p.m. Coronado High School Auditorium

Marriano Florentine Cuellar Keynote Speaker of the Stanford University School of Law Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman

Thursday, March 10, 6 p.m. Lubbock High School Auditorium

Friday, 26, 20107 p.m. Cocktails: 5:30 March p.m. Dinner:

Saturday, April 2,2011

Cocktails: 6:00 pm Dinner: 7:00 pm At the "Hall of Nations" Frazier Alumni Pavilion

Inside the International Cultural Center, 601 Indiana

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$500 SCHOLARSHIP TO AN EDUCATION MAJOR ready to do their student teaching. Delta Kappa Gamma International is a professional honorary society for key women teachers. The Alpha Kappa Chapter of this society is offering a onetime grant of $500 to an undergraduate Education major from the Lubbock County. Interested applicants must complete the required information. To request the package please email Armida Rosiles, Ph.D. at Completed applications must be postmarked and returned by March 24, 2011. CARRILLO SCHOLARSHIP In recognition of his lifelong commitment to serving others, a scholarship was named in honor of Joe Carrillo Sr., for incoming college freshman. Even though Joe Carrillo never had the opportunity to complete his high school education, he instilled in all his children and grandchildren the importance of an education and community service. Following his death in 2006, the Knights of Columbus, Council 8097, in cooperation with the Carrillo family created this scholarship as a way of encouraging children to follow their dreams by attending a college and/or university. Call 806.632.6792. Deadline May 1st, 2011. LENGE The Event: The National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge celebrates Cesar E. Chavez's Legacy as an American civc leader by engaging students in health education, health professions, and saving lives. A student organizer and team of student volunteers at each participating campus coordinate a donor recruitment campaign culminating in a 1- to 2-day campus-wide blood drive and health fair. Application DeadlineMar 31, 2011 For more information: http:// challenge2011.html

nity. “When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit that our lives are all that really belong to us. So, it is how we use our lives that determines what kind of [people] we are. It is my deepest belief that only by giving our lives do we find life.” César E. Chávez March 31, 1927 to April 23, 1993 $10K SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TOP

What does the state budget crisis mean for Lubbock ISD? Thursday, March 3, 6 p.m. Estacado High School Auditorium

2011 F.A.C.E.S SEMINAR will be held in Lubbock March 3rd-4th at the Holiday Inn Park Plaza, 3201 South Loop 289. The seminar will be from 10am-4:15pm Thursday, March 3rd and 8:30am-2:30pm Friday, March 4th. The F.A.C.E.S. event is open to the public. For additional information, contact Skip Forsyth of Region 16 Education Service Center at 806-677-5186 or skip.forsyth@

Leadership Development Camp and ested young person through an interview to determine if the program will be a benefit to him/her. Interested individuals can obtain an application at the Youth Corps website at , leadership skills, and gain valuable or by calling the Youth Corps office volunteer skills, and receive great at 796-0797. 2011 NATIONAL CESAR E. training. CHAVEZ BLOOD DRIVE CHAL-

BUILDING TOMORROW'S LEADERS: The St. John Neuman Boy Scout Community Outreach program. Troops Pack 159 & Troop 159 were honored during Boy Scout Day at their Church. Youth Corps consists of a twoThey volunteered and assisted with ushering. Leaders include: Club master-Marcelino week leadership training camp and Martinez, Scout master- Ignacio Vasquez, Tiger Club Den Leader- Marisela Gutierrez, a Community Outreach Program. Wolf Den Leader- Jenna Chang. The Youth Corps Cadets build

You are invited to attend any of four Community Information Sessions

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General admission: $25 General Admission: Students: $20 $25 Faculty/Staff: $30 Roland Soto For ticket reservations please contact members: at roland.soto@ttu.eduHLSA or Sarah Sokol at$15 Table Sponsors (6 tickets): $500

VOLUNTEERS 6- TO 18-YR.-OLD Every year, Kohl's recognizes and rewards young volunteers across the country for their amazing contributions to their communities. This year they are recognizing more than 2,100 kids with more than $415,000 in scholarships and prizes. Apply at Cares CHCI CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP- SPRING AND SUMMER 2011 The purpose of the Congressional Internship Program (CIP) is to expose young Latinos to the legislative process and to strengthen their professional and leadership skills, ultimately promoting the presence of Latinos on Capitol Hill. Deadline April 29, 2011. Apply at http:// EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY Want to attend college or enroll in a vocational program, but lack finances? LEARN Educational opportunity Center can help you apply for federal and state aid programs. Call 7634256. All services are FREE!!

Mark Your Calendar

2011 Important School Holidays

March 14-18 April 22 May 27 May 27 & 28

Spring Break Good Friday Last Day of Classes Early Dismissal

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A TEEN'S VIEW: Passionate about Music n doing "I something, do it with love or

Youth Opportunities

CAMP RIO BLANCO Don’t stay at HOME this Spring Break... Join us at the FIRST Camp Rio Blanco Spring Break Resident Camp! Girls who attend this camp will get to experience most everything that Rio Blanco has to offer! There will be plenty of times to do arts and crafts, nature activities hiking, cooking out and singing! Dates of Camp - March 13-16 (1st-3rd Graders) and March 13-18 (2nd-12th Graders). For more information: contact Summer Littlejohn at 806-745-2855 or SPRING BREAK CAMP AT YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY CENTERS March 14 -18, 2011. Cost is $35 per child and will include a variety of educational activities including arts and crafts, games, sports, snacks, and a field trip. Lunch provided by Kids Cafe. For ages 6-12 yrs. Pre-registration is required. Camp times are Rawlings & Simmons 7:45 am - 5:30 pm, & Trejo 7:30 am 5:30 pm. For more info call or go by Rawlings Community Center, 40th Street and Avenue B, 767-2704; Simmons Community and Senior Center, 2004 Oak Avenue, 767-2708; or Maggie Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst, 767-2705. SPRING BREAK CAMPS DISCOVERING DINOSAURS AND FOSSILS Thru Time at the Museum of Texas Tech Discovering Dinosaurs for Grades K1st from 10 am -12 pm. The camp will allow the children to journey back to the Mesozoic when dinosaurs ruled the land and pterosaurs soared the skies. Fossils Thru Time for Grades 4th-5th will be at 1 -3 p.m. and will allow the students to explore the exciting world of paleontology. Dates of Camp - March 15-18, 2011. For more information: or (806) 742-2432

in our lives; whether it is music, like mine, or some thing different. We all pursue our passions with grate enthusiasm, and are truly happy while doing them. For me I am truly happy and blessed when I play my viola at my church, I love how my music can inspire others and helps me express my emotions and tell others what I can not put into words. My music, probably like your passion, gives me strength to go on though the week. So I say to my fellow teens follow BUENA SUERTE: The Lubbock High School Ballet Folklorico group will be particiyour passion and let it be something pating gin the Viva Aztlan Dance Competition, which will be held . This is the 3rd year you love to do. This is this Teen’s that the group has been dancing, and the first year to compete. view!

never do it at all" - Ghandi. This quote was merely to me a sentence of wise words written by a very wise man, until one Sunday when my family and I DESTINY where on the way MOLINA to my school for one of my weekly rehearsals. That is when I realized I wouldn’t take a whole day out of my week, and ESTINY MOLINA is a junior at spend over 8 hours playing and reCoronado High School. She enjoys hearsing my viola if I didn’t truly and playing in the orchestra at love music. This goes for all my writing and church. She plans to attend teens, we all find our passion early school TTU.


First Spanish Spelling Bee to be held in LISD he first ever District T Spanish Spelling Bee will take place Fri-

Gordon Room. The purpose of the Spanish Spelling Bee is to created a dialogues day, March 4th at 5 p.m. among dual language schools that at LISD's Central Office, include Harwell Elementary, as well located at 1628 19th St. in the Jay as to promote the Spanish language.

AYN RAND-ANTHEM ESSAY CONTEST is for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders. Quinceañera The students will choose one of three topics that will be judged based on the style and conIris Monique Molina tent of the essay. For more information: http:// will celebrate her Quinceañera on March 5, 2011 at Emmanuel Worship Center. She is aspx?theme=blue Deadline: March 20, 2011 the daughter Of Samuel Jr. and Perla Molina. The granddaughter of Felipe & EspeKIDS CAFÉ A hot, nutritious meal is ranza Leyva, and Samuel Molina Sr. and served daily. Ages: 18 and the departed beloved grandmother Angie under. Sponsored by the Reyna. She was born on March 4,1996. South Plains Food Bank. At Congratulations! 3:30 p.m. daily M-F, at RAWLINGS Community Center.

Quinceañera Payton Ontiberoz Perez

will celebrate her Quinceañera on Feb. 26th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She is the daughter of Maxine & Hector Perez. ¡Felicidades!

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Birthday Wishes Jessica Casarez

is celebrating her 14th birthday. She was NORTH LUBBOCK BOXING CLUB born on March 15, 1994. She is a junior at Birthday Wishes is currently recruiting youngsters who are willLubbock High where she is the captain of the ing to train hard, and study hard in school. Maggie Garcia varsity soccer team. She also plays competiThe services are free of charge except for a March 30, 2011 $40 annual fee paid to USA Boxing. NLBC is Happy Birthday to a precious young lady! tive soccer and is a player with the Lubbock Arsenae Girls FC 94. We're so proud of you! located at 417 N. Akron, behind the Matthews Happy Birthday. Happy Birthday! Learning Center. Love, Love, Mom, Dad, OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable Mom, Dad, Samantha, & Michael Mary Lou Garcia & All the Family weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! Ages 13+ (13-16 yrs. needs guardian) 3 p.m., M-F at the Trejo Center. Free.

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GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6424 meets weekly at 6:30 pm at Hodges. Ages: 5-18 $15/yr. Call 789-9753 for info. GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6073 meets weekly for events, badges, and fundraisers. Contact the Girl Scouts’ main office for more information at 806-745-2855. At the Trejo Center, 6 p.m. weekly on Wednesdays. Fee is $10/yr.

WAY TO GO: The Estacado High School Academic Decathlon finished second at the regional competition in Katy, Texas. The team earned 47 individual medals and 3 team medals. Their scores were high enough that the team qualified as an at-large competitor at State in San Antonio. This marks the 15th consecutive year an Estacado Academic Decathlon team has qualified to compete at State. L-R Denise Morris (coach), Tiffany Vega, Matthew Gardner, Crystal Rodriguez, Mark Tijerina, Leroy Mitchell, Davon Harewood, Leoneisha Washington, Sarah Harris (coach), Precious Snowden, and Brodrick Davis.

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¡SiIt Ca Sen bPuede! e D one! Dolores Huerta Civil Rights Activists

Rosa Rosales LULAC President

Dr. Antonia Novello Surgeon General

Ellen Ochoa Astronaut

Aida Alvarez 1st Hispanic Cabinet Member

Janet Murgia NCLR CEO & President

Sandra Cisneros Author

Recognizing Latinas during Women’s History Month


n 1981, the U.S. Congress established National Women’s History Week. Later, in 1987, Congress expanded National Women’s History Week to National Women’s History Month. Each year, the President issues a special Women’s History Month Proclamation during the month of March. This proclamation marks the beginning of National Women’s History Month. Hispanic women leaders have played a vital role in fighting for natural rights. Dolores Huerta, for example, is a civil and workers rights leader and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Cesar Chávez in 1962. In 1966, she negotiated a contract between the UFWOC and Schenley Wine Company, marking the first time that farm workers were able to successfully collectively bargain with an agricultural enterprise. Rosa Rosales is the first female president of the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). As a labor organizer, Rosales founded the National Association of Public Employees (NAPE) in 1999. She was elected president of LULAC in 2006. Aida Alvarez was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico in 1950. She was the first Hispanic and Puerto Rican woman to hold an executive position in a President’s Cabinet, having been named Administrator of the Small Business Administration by President Bill Clinton. Ellen Ochoa, is the first Latina astronaut. Dr. Antonia Novello who in 1990 became the first woman and first Hispanic to serve as U.S. Surgeon General, Janet Murguía has emerged as a key figure

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among the next generation of leaders in the Latino community. Since January 1, 2005, she has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. Sandra Cisneros is an American author and poet who is heavily influenced by her Mexican-American heritage. Her novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo have been translated into many languages and have won many literary awards. These women, along with millions of other Latinas, provide outstanding role models for the leaders of today and tomorrow. It is their leadership and pioneering spirit that have paved the way for new exceptional leaders. Julie Willet, a Texas Tech University associate professor of history and U.S. women’s labor historian, said studying women’s history gives us a new way to look at the past and the future. “Women’s History Month emerged out of necessity,” Willet said, “because of the basic assumptions that women hadn’t contributed much to history.” Willet said people have a tendency to think that women have only recently become involved in the workplace, community, politics and athletics, but women were transforming politics and had a tremendous impact even before they had the right to vote. “The beauty of women’s history is that it has redefined the meaning of history,” Willet said. Women’s History Month allows us

to look at old stereotypes that have been believed for many centuries, said Willet, so much so that sometimes it is difficult to realize there are other truths out there. Willet said she would challenge others to think about the degree to which we still embrace stereotypes that keep us from recognizing the full potential of people. “It’s just good to celebrate different people’s contributions,” Willet said, “both their struggles and their triumphs.” PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I have always shared with our readers how I grew up around so many strong-willed Latinas who remained focused on their faith, family and community. That is why this March as women are recognized for their contribution to history, I'm showcasing Latinas from my local community whom I believe have also helped to shape our local community. I wish that I could have collected more photos, however, after this issue I hope that other women will step-up and bring me photos of other Hispanic women who have also paved the way for each generation following. Further, because like news, history is based on perspective. So often I have discovered the absence of our stories and the lack of documented achievements. While this piece only scratches the surface, I hope to bring more individual stories about the women who have and continue to impact our community. As can be seen it is important to showcase all women, and especially Latinas whose life conditions have sometimes been an obstacle. And because our history is the one that is absent from history books. As such, I hope that you enjoy and share your story and photos with us.

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SUPERBOWL PARTY WINNER: Mary Fernandez of Lamesa, was the Super Bowl XLIV Party Giveaway Winner. She won pizza from Pinocchio's Pizza, sodas, snacks, and party favors. Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

17th Annual Viva Aztlan Festival

he 17th Annual Viva Aztlan Festival will be held at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th. The festival consists of Folklorico and Mariachi competitions, workshops and a concert. The general public is invited to all competitions, the Folklorico showcase and Mariachi concert. The Folklorico competition will begin Friday afternoon. The Folk-

lorico showcase featuring Edinburg Parks and Recreation Folklorico Dance Team from Edinburg, Texas, along with several local Mariachi groups, will perform at 7pm on Friday evening. On Saturday, the adult Folklorico competition will begin at 1pm. The Mariachi concert featuring Mariachi Los Arrieros from El Paso, Texas, will begin at 7:30pm. Admission prices are $7 before 5pm and $10 after 5pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

For more infor mation, exact event times and a full event s ch e d u le , contact Zenaida AgueroReyes at 806-252-2828 or, or visit www.vivaaztlan. org.

coming fashions. Legal Aid Society of Lubbock, Inc. invites the public to join Fashion In Action, Wednesday, April 20th at 10:30 am at the Lubbock Scottish Rite. This unique style show will offer fashions by Dillard’s, a champagne brunch and an opportunity for women to join together to fight against domestic

clients in Bailey, Cochran, Crosby, Floyd, Garza, Hale, Hockley, Lamb, Lubbock, Lynn, Terry, and Yoakum, counties with first-rate legal assistance, advocacy, and quality counsel in matters of family and elder law. In 2010, 1,343 clients were served with over 1,100 of those clients being women. Join us in celebrating

Tickets starting at $50. For sponsorship/ticket information please contact Megan Graham at 806-762-2335 or With the help of the Lubbock community, Legal Aid Society of Lubbock, Inc., a 501C3 non-profit, can continue to provide services Because Everyone Deserves Justice.

he Guadalupe Neighborhood T Association will commence phase II of the Arroyo Clean-up .

volunteers have worked collectively to clear the area North of Aztlan Park. This effort will focus on the area from Avenue Q to the railroad truss bridge on Avenue J. Efforts will include trimming trees, cutting weeds, picking up debris, beautifying and safe proofing the area. Volunteers are asked to meet at the

corner of North Avenue L and Cesar E. Chavez Drive at 8 am. and to bring rakes, shovels, bow saws, chainsaws, and any gardening tools. Breakfast and lunch will be made available for volunteers who work from 8 am. to 12 pm. For more information, please call Carlos or Lile Quirino at (806) 7473732.

Legal Aid Society to hold Fashion in Action hree women will share their violence. the hope that one day no woman, no T journey from victim to survivor The Legal Aid Society of Lubbock, child, no family will suffer from doon a local runway, along with up- Inc. works to afford low income mestic violence.

Guadalupe Neighborhood to hold Arroyo Clean-up

COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER/PROMOTOR(A) PROGRAM: Had their first graduating certified class on February 17, 2011. The graduates include: Alice Garces, Abraham Garcia, Emma Hernandez, Edward Olivares, Melissa A. Rose-Pena, Mary Ramos, Patty Ravenscraft, and Phyllis Woodruff. The group was led by Claudia Bustos a Certified Community Health Worker Instructor.

Volunteers are invited to join residents of the barrio Guadalupe on Saturday, March 5, 2011 in this community clean-up effort of Canyon Lakes #3, known by Guadalupe Barrios residents as “El Arroyo”. For almost four years residents and


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SABOR LATINO Dance to Norteno, Tejano and country music in a smoke-free, alcohol-free environment. First Friday, monthly from 6-11 pm at Rawlings Center, $3. HOT LUNCHES FOR SENIORS Join us Monday-Friday at 12 Noon at one of our five city senior centers! 60 & Over – $2 Donation/Under 60 – $5 Required Cost. Transportation available to seniors 60 and over for $2 donation per round-trip from your home! Available at all 5 senior centers! For information, call 767-2710. CUMBIA-CIZE Low impact aerobics with a Mexican flair. Get in shape dancing the Cumbia! (1 hr) 6:30 PM T Lubbock Senior Center Free Weekly. ELDERLY AND DISABLED UTILITY ASSISTANCE If you are in need of assistance with your propane, gas or electric bill, and you are 60 years of age or older, please contact Neighborhood House at 741-0459 to see if you qualify for assistance. If you are disabled receiving SSDI or SSI and you are age 59 and under, please contact LIFE/ RUN Centers at 795-5433 to see if you qualify. OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! M-F at the Trejo Center, and the Lubbock Senior Center. “GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN” call or visit the Parenting Cottage, 3818 50th St. 795-7552. SENIOR TRANSPORTATION To and From Senior Centers, Age 60+ $1 donation each way, Monday-Friday All Centers. Call (806) 767-2710 for information and to be placed on a route! LOTERIA Mexican Bingo is played with cards from Mexico and embraces Hispanic culture. Daily at 10:30 a.m., at the Trejo Supercenter. Cost is $2.50.

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Consejos para solicitar ayuda financiera estudiantil s quizás el primer examen de Llenar la solicitud por Internet. El E muchos estudiantes de edu- 95% de los estudiantes llenan la socación postsecundaria y lo toman licitud por Internet y hay varias raantes de entrar a un salón de clase. Desafortunadamente para algunos, la calificación no siempre es una "A". El "examen" es llenar la solicitud gratuita de ayuda federal para estudiantes, o FAFSA, por su sigla en inglés. Y "pasar" significa llenarla sin errores, omisiones y cumpliendo los diversos plazos y fechas límites. No pagar a nadie por llenar la solicitud. Lo primero que deben saber los estudiantes sobre la FAFSA es que la solicitud es gratis. No es necesario contratar los servicios de una tercera persona porque la solicitud es fácil de llenar. Presentar la solicitud lo antes posible. Un estudiante puede llenar y mandar la FAFSA a partir de enero de cada año si busca matricularse el siguiente año escolar, es decir, en septiembre. Por ejemplo, alguien que está solicitando ayuda financiera para el año escolar 2011-2012 puede presentar su solicitud a partir de enero de 2011. Pero hay que prestar atención especial a los plazos. Las fechas límites para entregar la solicitud pueden variar porque en muchos casos dependen de los plazos requeridos por el gobierno federal, estatal o incluso las instituciones educativas. Pero hay otra razón para presentarla lo más pronto posible: la ayuda disponible es limitada. Algunas escuelas privadas calculan la ayuda financiera que ofrecerán a un estudiante en base a la FAFSA. Los estudiantes que tardan en presentarla corren el riesgo de que se termine el dinero que tenía designado la escuela.

zones para esto: Menos errores: la solicitud advertirá a los estudiantes si olvidaron llenar una casilla. Más eficiencia: la solicitud digital registra las respuestas y no pregunta cosas que sean irrelevantes para el estudiante. Algunos solicitantes terminan contestando sólo 54 de las 100 preguntas. Ayuda en español: las personas que tienen preguntas pueden activar la función de chat e intercambiar mensajes instantáneos en español con expertos en la FAFSA. Mayor rapidez: El estudiante se ahorra tiempo y dinero comparado al correo tradicional. Revisar la solicitud antes de mandarla. La versión digital de la solicitud detectará si el estudiante olvidó llenar una casilla, pero no detectará si la persona cometió un error, como escribir información equivocada. Algunos de los errores más comunes son escribir mal la fecha de nacimiento o el Número de Seguro Social. Es importante de repasar la solicitud una vez más antes de entregarla, ya sea por el método digital o por correo tradicional. Todos los estudiantes deben llenar la FAFSA. Puede haber asistencia financiera disponible para estudiantes independientemente de su situación económica. Además, la situación económica de un estudiante puede cambiar y es mejor llenar la solicitud que tener que esperar hasta el siguiente ciclo escolar.

Kingdom (UK) use the term “spring forward” and “fall back” when they refer to the Daylight Saving Time (DST). This is mainly due to the fact that DST occurs in the spring season and ends in the fall (or autumn) season in the northern hemisphere, where the United States (USA) is located. The term “to spring forward” refers to when people set the clocks

one hour forward, marking the start of DST. It is a term that is easy to remember for many people. This is because the DST start date coincides with the spring season. It is the time of the year when the days begin to have longer hours of sunlight after the winter’s end, in addition DST, which brings forth an extra hour of daylight in the afternoons or evenings. This year daylight saving time starts on the second Sunday of March, on March 13. So don't forget to spring forward and change your clocks.

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to all who made the Hispanic Association of Women's 5th Annual Winter Gala Scholarship Benefit a huge success! A special thank you to our Platinum Sponsor Covenant Health System Monthly Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 5:30 p.m., at the Lubbock Women's Club, 2020 Broadway Contact us at: Hispanic Association of Women PO Box 1217 Lubbock, Texas 79408 Ad Sponsored by

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Sabor Hispano

Remembering Los San Patricios Pete's Barrio Memoir T

The Irishmen Who Died For Mexico

he history of the Saint Patrick’s the Irish as a revered race in Mexico; Battalion, “The San Patricios,” even to this day, an Irish person in in the US-Mexican War, has placed Mexico will be told a countless number of times about the famous ‘Irish Martyrs’ who defected from the US Army and gave their lives trying to save Mexico from U.S. aggression during the Mexican-American War of 18461848. A main reason for their hero status in Mexico is derived from their exemplary performance in the 2011LUBBOCKARTSFESTIVAL battlefield. April 8-10 n Civic Center The San Patricios ultimately April 8 - 10 n Civic Center suffered se806.744.ARTS (2787) vere casualties at the famous battle at Churubusco, which A Project of the Lubbock Arts Alliance is considered This program made possible in part through a grant from the City of Lubbock, as the Waterloo recommended by Civic Lubbock, Inc. This event is sponsored by Civic Lubbock, Inc. for the Mexi-


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can Army in this war. Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, who also commanded the armed forces, stated afterwards that if he had commanded a few hundred more men like the San Patricios, Mexico would have won that illfamed battle. While the brave soldiers of Saint Patrick’s Battalion are not particularly well-known outside Mexico, it is clear that their god-like status in Mexico is enough to compensate for the attention they failed to receive in other countries. “Los Colorados” the redheaded Irishmen who gave their lives in the struggle for Mexican sovereignty, have their Irish names on signs and are named after prominent places. Fore example, there’s “O’Brien City,” better known as Ciudad Obregon in the northern state of Sonora, named after Alvaro Obregon (18801928) who was a famous and admired Mexican soldier and statesman, and many more. Moreover, both groups share communal and family values, a common spirituality and love for poetry, art, music and dance and a history that forever ties these two cultures. ¡Que vivan los San Patricios! Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!


The Bootleggers

rowing up in the area of the Barrio that I did was a unique experience. I learned a lot from my uncles and their friends. I guess one of the things that I quickly picked up from them was the "little brown bags" or "bolsas" and what was inside them. We lived in an area that was surrounded by bootleggers. We had a big bootlegger that lived directly across the street from us. We learned that they would hide their quartos(quarts) in a big patch of nopales in front of their green fence, and also across the street in some old warehouses that had been abandoned. At night we would try and sneak into the warehouses and get a few quartos. Then down the street

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we had a couple of houses on Ave K, that also sold and catered to the drinkers. I remember that the quartos would cost a dollar, and after you got one you would try and hide it and get to where you were going to drink it. I was introduced to all this by some of my uncles. Thinking back, the bootleggers did play an important part in our community. They took the chance to get the alcohol, so that people would could have a product that was not ready available. The things that we learned and did, that is part of our memories of el barrio. Editor's Note: Pete Pina grew up in barrio Guadalupe and enjoys sharing his memories and the stories of barrio Guadalupe.

Sports/deportes Sports & Event Briefly MAGGIE TREJO WALKING CLUB at the Trejo Center, 3200 Amherst, Monday - Friday. Join our walking club and receive a pedometer and incentive items for the most steps monthly. Call 765-2611 ext. 1018 for more info. WALKING CLUB Walk with other people that share your goals for a healthier lifestyle, at Mae Simmons Park. Free, 3 PM M-F Daily. OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! M-F at the Trejo Center, and the Lubbock Senior Center.


Dear A, I have had the same nickname since I was a little chavalito. Now that I have graduated college and about to start a career, I need for my family and friends to start calling me by my Christian name or at least by a more appropriate “handle.” Sincerely, Pedos.


Aye Pedos you are not alone carnal. I have received several letters of readers like you, wanting to shed their badly chosen nicknames for algo mas refinado. So I would like to respond to each person who wrote in: Dear Pedos, Chimuelo, Feo, Tonto, Chueco, Gordo, Mojón, Araña, y Bruja, So you want to change a nickname that you have had since you were all mocosos? First, let’s try something easier like moving the Metro Tower six inches to the east! Then, you could enlist some of your closest compas or familia to persistently call you by your real name or the nickname of your preference, provided that they actually do know your real name. In fact, someone called for a job reference for my cousin Simon a few weeks ago and I had to think: “Simon? Who the heck is Si... oh you mean Chango?”(Sorry primo but there are other jobs out there!) I say this with all my heart, acéptelo y con mucho orgullo. After all, this is what makes Latinos unique and demonstrates are intimate relationships. This is a custom that no one else has so wear it as a badge of honor. Just let me know ahead of time if you need a reference! Editor's Note: Adrian Romero is a Lubbock native. He values his culture and the traditions of his Latino heritage and will be addressing reader questions with semi-comedic responses. Send your questions to

Texas Sports Report


With Mando Reyna

he thaw in the weather we are witnessing is not only welcome, but it is also getting us in the right frame of mind heading into the spring season. The Red Raider baseball team has kicked itself into gear early and we will see if their new pitching rotation is able to do without last year’s talent. The early test will be against the horned frogs of TCU in the first week of this month, which although early in the season, it should provide a good strength of schedule statistic at the end when it counts the most. It will prove to be interesting to watch this team develop especially since there are no senior pitchers on the team and every young gun on the roster will have the opportunity to make their impact felt early. The series that will be the true indicator of how this years squad will fare will be the games against Baylor towards the end of March. Talk about padding your rpi rankings, beating Baylor would go a long towards being noticed by all the national polls especially since Tech does have a strong strength of schedule favoring them. Before we get there though we all know that the real spring sports indicator is the start of the NCAA tournament which we all know is the phenomenon known as March Madness. In the men’s bracket it would seem the Longhorns will get a high seed and we should also expect the Aggies to make an appearance in the big dance. Texas has been ranked among the top teams all season long but we all know that accomplishment and a nickel will only get you a pat on the back at the end of the season. Tech

does have an opportunity to make the NCAA bracket, but that can only happen if they can win the Big 12 end of season tournament. The team that has a real good chance of being in the big dance are the Lady Raiders since they have overcome their losing streak in February and seem poised to get themselves in a good position to make a serious run for the championship. I know the word Championship is not one to be thrown around lightly in this area, but it does feel good to able to say especially when the team has been playing hotter towards the end of the season. There are plenty of games left before the tournament, just be prepared for the Lady Raiders to advance a round or two in this years tournament just like in the old days. Talking about advancing, how about those Matadors from Estacado that have been consistent all year long on their rankings and their records? Lubbock, whatever they are doing over there in Matador land is something that we not only should we pay attention to, but also be thankful that season in and season out these young athletes have represented our city proudly. Youth baseball signups should be starting soon if they have not already, and that adds to excitement of this months sports calendar. Seeing the kids enjoy and learn the game is something we should all marvel at, especially since we see how the professional athletes take advantage of their stardom to make demands that seem outrageous and petty to all us normal people. Hopefully there is no NFL strike this season and the free agent players in our favorite baseball teams do not hold out because they feel slighted because of a few million dollars here or there. Spring is here early lets enjoy it now.

BIG GAME BLOW OUT: The employees of the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of the South Plains welcomed supporters who came to watch the Super Bowl and support CAC. Those in attendance enjoyed food, snacks, and soft drinks, as well as door prizes, raffles and auction items.

IT'S GAME TIME: The 2011 Golden Glove Officials took time to pose before the boxing tournament began. Many of the officials are former boxers and professionals who take pride in the game of boxing.

Family Guidance & Outreach Center to Host Annual Memory Ride & Candle Vigil

amily Guidance & Outreach F Center of Lubbock, a non-profit agency dedicated to the prevention

of child abuse and neglect, will host its annual Memory Ride and Candlelight Vigil on Sunday, April 3, 2011, in remembrance of the 242 children of Texas who lost their lives due to abuse and neglect during 2010. All show cars and motorcycles are invited to gather at Mackenzie Park at 600 E. Broadway at 3:30 p.m. for a policeescorted Memory Ride, which will

depart to First Church THE "GLOVERS": Oscar Gonzales, Diego Gonzales, Gilbert Vigellas, Jessie Monof the Nazarene at tiel, Joe Gonzales, and Sam Tovar prepare for the boxers and the fights. They were there 4:30 p.m. to assist the boxers as they properly put on the gloves. Memory Ride participants and all community members are invited to dinner (generously donated by Fuddruckers) and a non-denominational Candlelight Vigil at 5:30 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, 6110 Chicago Avenue. This event is free. For more info Call (806) 792-1212 call 806-747-5577.

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Faith & Religion/Fe y religión

St. Patrick's Day

A Religious Holiday And Feast Day


hile St. Patrick's Day is now associated mostly with "all things Irish," it is actually celebrated by Christian people around the world. Saint Patrick's Day is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March because St. Patrick died on March 17th in AD 461. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of ST. MICHAELS: Levelland's St. Michael Church along with their esteemed leader, Fr. Ireland. It originated as a Catholic Rudy, welcomed many guests and friends including Fr. Heriberto of Muleshoe/Pep. holiday and became an official feast day in the early 17th century. It has gradually become more of a secular celebration of Ireland's culture. St. Patrick was adept at speaking and converting pagans in Ireland, and he faced many trials due to his mission work. As such, St. Patrick's Day is a celebration that holds a lot of spiritual meaning for Christian. First, the holiday is a traditional day for spiritual renewal. It is a day that Christians can use to reflect on their spiritual walk and reflect on their relationship with God. St. Patrick found that renewal, because he considered himself a pagan before he VOLUNTEERS: Many volunteers came together for the annual St. Michael's Sausage Festival, the church's largest fundraiser. Once again the event raised money and encouraged fellowship.

En Aquellos Dias….



uando tenia 7-8 años, viviamos en un rancho y teniamos una baca, un becerrito, patos, gallinas y hasta un guajolote. De la baca recibiamos leche y haciamos mantequilla, de las gallinas recibiamos huevos y naturalmente, carne. Habíaun pato que no queria a las mujeres. En tonces no teniamos baño adentro de la casa sino que FREE THROW CHAMPIONS : The KOC Council #11807 held their Free Throw una casita de baño afuera. Cuando Championship for boys and girls age 10-14. Winners were Raiyne Badillo, Quentin teniamos que “ir”, nosotros mujeres teniamos que correr de la casa a Scharfenberg, Eric Gonzalez, Brooke Sosa, Marissa Galvan and Moises Mora. hasta la casa de baño y si el pato nos via-nos perseguia. Mi Mama, sabia hacer todo. Ella Memorial Virginia Franco Gloria Even now, despite two years, the quiet moments bring the tears. In my heart you still reside, and my memories of usare filled with pride. I store your love in my door-less heart... slowly realizing that we're apart. But now I must open windows and let light shine, the years have gone and so has time. With resistance I'm moving on, but will always think of you in the morning dawn. As long as I live, you too shall live. Your beloved husband, Gilbert Gloria

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became a slave and discovered his relationship with God through prayer. In cities around the world with large Irish populations the postmass celebrations include parades, Irish music and songs, and Irish food and drink. In Lubbock, a St. Patrick's Day Feast will take place at St. Patrick's Church located at 1603 Cherry Ave. on Thursday March 17, 2011. The celebration will begin with a mass at 7 pm followed immediately by a Potluck Dinner in the church hall. For more info please call (806) 765-5123.

ordeñaba la baca y la hechaba de comer y tambien sabia cuando teniamos que traerla de la pasta. Ella nos dice que tambien sabe montar a caballo (pero no teniamos caballos). Nosotros le ayudabamos a mi mama cuando mataba un pollo para comer. Pues una vez mi tia nos hablo para que le ayudaramos a rodear un pollo que ella queria para la cena. Todo paso bien, y lla tenia la agua herviendo para desplumar el pollo. Pero...cuando quizo someter el pollo en la agua caliente, el pobre animal empezo a patalear. Resulta que no estaba muerto y pudo vivir otro año mas. Tuvimos una buena riza.

Msgr. Cruz to Celebrate 25 Years

onsignor David R. Cruz will M be celebrating his 25th Anniversary of Ordination Celebration

March 5, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. with a mass at Our Lady of Grace Church, 3111 Erskine, Lubbock. A native of Lubbock, he received his theological training and education at the American College of the

March Prayer Heavenly Father, thank You for empowering me to live in victory and freedom. Today, I choose life by choosing to declare Your Word. Help me, by Your Spirit, to always plant seeds of life and blessing into my future. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

University of Louvain in Belgium. He was ordained July 12, 1986. His first assignment was at Christ the King Church, followed by Sacred Heart in Plainview; St. Theresa's in Carlisle; and St. Mary Margaret and Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Lamesa. From 1995 through 2000, Fr. David was Rector/President of Assumption Seminary in San Antonio. He returned to the Lubbock Diocese and assumed duties at St. Peter’s, Olton and St. Theresa, Hale Center. In July 2001, he was assigned as pastor of Our Lady of Grace. In December 2009, Father David R. Cruz, pastor of Lubbock’s Our Lady of Grace Parish, was named a Chaplain to His Holiness, with the title “Monsignor".

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Church Bulletins SHRIMP PEEL: Knights of Columbus will sponsor ‘Fat Tuesday on Saturday,’ March 5 at Saint Elizabeth Church, Hanly Hall, 2305 Main, Lubbock. All you can eat shrimp. Live and silent auction, dance. Tickets available at church office in February. 21ST ANNUAL RETIRO 2011 PARA MUJERES "Jesus Confio En Ti" Marzo 4-, 7 to 9:30 pm(Viernes)- Marzo 5, 9 am - 3 pm (Sabado) en el Christian Renewal Center,4620 4th and Toledo. Para mas informacion llame a Lupe Martinez (806)7471320, Molly Ramos (806)577-1733, o Adela Brito (806)799-4223. BBQ LUNCH- SAINT THERESA’S, 2202 Upland, Lubbock, invites you to enjoy the best BBQ in Lubbock. Sunday, March 6, 10 am to 1 pm. Brisket and all the fixings. Dine in or carry out. Proceeds benefit the parish. ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH FISH FRY Friday March 11th- from 11 am to 8 pm. They will also be selling Capirotada. St. Patrick's is located at 1603 Cherry Ave. Call for more info (806) 765-5123. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLICCHURCH ANNUAL ENCHILADA LUNCHEON, March 11 , from 11 am-2 pm. Adult Plate includes three cheese enchiladas, rice, beans, chips & salsa for $5 w/ dessert; Kids plate-$3. Dine-in or Take-out available. (Tea served with dine in only) Call in orders welcome by calling 466-8259. ST. PATRICK'S DAY FEAST Thursday, March 17th. Mass will begin at 7 p.m. Immediately followed by Potluck Dinner in the church hall. Come and join us and please bring your favorite meal to share. Located at 1603 Cherry Ave. Call for more info (806) 765-5123. LENTEN MONDAY NIGHT WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY begins March 7, and continues on March 21 & 28, April 4 & 11 at 6:30 pm in the Library of the Catholic Pastoral Center, 4th & Toledo, Lubbock. We will skip Monday, March 14 (Spring Break). Open to any woman in the diocese. Each study is topical, not sequential--a new topic for each week. For more information or to register, please call Sister Lale, 806-7923943 or CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTERS for the Diocese of Lubbock are scheduled for March 25-27, June 3-5, and Sept 30 – Oct 2. Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) provides quality marriage preparation primarily for couples who are planning to marry in the Catholic Church. However, couples who are not Catholic are also welcome to attend one of our weekends. More details and application – www., 806.828.6428. Retreats held at the Mercy Center, Slaton. SAINT ELIZABETH’S 75TH ANNIVERSARY dinner tickets for Saturday, March 26 are available. Please call the parish office at 762-5225, for more info. ST. PATRICK'S GUADALUPANO ENCHILDA DINNER Friday April 1st from 11 am to 8 pm. They will also be selling desserts, and arts & crafts. At 1603 Cherry Ave. Call for more info (806) 765-5123.

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Memoriam/memorial Roger Trevino, 43, passed away on January 23. He was born on July 6, 1967 in Aspermont, Texas to Jose and Rufina Trevino. Roger is survived by four sisters, Mary Martinez, Celia Sandoval, Sylvia Berna, and Rosa Trevino. He had seven brothers, Raul, Alfonso, Jose A, Robert, Reynaldo, Oscar, and Fernando. He also is survived by thirty nephews and twenty-four nieces. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Jose and Rufina Trevino Reyes A. Esquibel,78, of Lubbock passed away on January 24, 2011. Reyes was born on January 6, 1933 in Yorktown, Tx to Pablo and Rumalda (Arguillo) Esquibel. He married Victoria Loera on May 16, 1953 in Lorenzo, Texas. He was a Cursillista and a member of Santo Cristo. He worked for LISD as ground maintenance at Lowery Field for 18 years. Reyes is survived by his wife, Victoria; six sons, Ray Jr., Ralph, Rosendo, Lonnie, Roy, Rene; two daughters, Lydia Rodriguez, Ofelia Esquivel; 18 grandchildren; 4 greatgrandchildren; one sister, Rachel Gutierrez; and two brothers, David and Pablo. He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers; one sister; one stepbrother; and one stepsister Julian Alvarado, 65, of Lubbock passed away on February 15, 2011. He was born on March 17, 1945. He was a carpet layer for over 40 years. He leaves to cherish his memory his children, Danny Alvarado, Donna Alvarado, Sylvia Alvarado, Angie Alvarado, Era Alvarado, Julian Alvarado, Vincent Alvarado and Ezequiel Alvarado; two step-daughters, Vivian Solis and Michelle Lopez; one sister; four brothers; 29 grandchildren; 22 greatgrandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends. Esperanza Galaviz, 79, of Idalou passed away on January 27, 2011. Mrs. Galaviz was born on September 6, 1931 in Buda, Texas to Francisco and Maria Rodriguez. She later married Armando Galaviz on December 24, 1957 in Lubbock. She was a member of St. Philip Benizi's Catholic Church in Idalou and was also a Guadalupana. Esperanza is survived by her husband; three sons, Armando Galaviz Jr., Richard Galaviz, Jesus Galaviz; two daughters, Elda Urrutia, Alma O'Connor; three brothers, Abel Rodriguez, Gilbert Rodriguez, Noe Rodriguez; three sisters, Mercedes Rodriguez, Susie Yzaguirre, Sally Gytan; sixteen grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Antonio Rodriguez, Jose Rodriguez; one grandson, Eric Urrutia Jaylla Marie Torres passed from this life on the day of her birth, February 7, 2011. She is survived by her mother, Jennifer; sister, Jenna Jones; and maternal grandparents, Santiago and Estella Torres all of Slaton.


Danny S. Ramon

July 30, 1950 - March 24, 2001 Dad, It has been 10 years and not a day goes by that we don't think of you and miss you. We love you! Nickie, Vickie, Angela, & Daniel Ramon

March 2011

Joseph Mata, 8 month old passed away on January 29, 2011. He was the son of Steven and Tiffany Mata. He was born May 15, 2010 in Lubbock. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Charles Joseph Noel, Victoria Noel, and his great-grandmother, Maria Louisa Herrera. He is survived by his parents; a sister, Makayla Victoria Mata; his paternal grandparents, Frank, Jr. and Marina Herrera; his maternal grandparents Frank and Teresa Medrano; and his paternal greatgrandfather, Frank Herrera, Sr. ; and paternal great-grandparents Juan and Ofelia Castillo; and maternal great-grandmother Elisa Medrano. Manuel Perez 68, of Lubbock passed away on February 2, 2011. He was born January 15, 1943 in McAllen to Guadalupe and Susan (Ramos) Perez. He was employed at Covenant Medical Center in the environmental services department until his retirement in 2008. Manuel's memory will be cherished by his wife, Mary Jane Perez; two daughters, Irene and Rosemary; three sons, Andrew, Manuel, and; four brothers, Daniel, Philip, Roy, and Zeke; two sisters, Susan Calderon and Ninfa; and; 18 grandchildren; 40 greatgrandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Juan; brothers, Pete and Guadalupe, Jr.; and one sister, Rebecca. Manuel S. Rosa, 87, of Lubbock passed away February 2, 2011. Manuel was born on May 10, 1923, in Mexico to Manuel and Petra Salinas Rosa. He married Rosa Castillo January 25, 1945, in Laredo, Texas. He worked as a farmer and a machine operator in road construction. He was a member of Our Lady of Grace and was a longtime Lubbock area resident. Survivors include his wife; five daughters, Ester Aguirre, Julia Bocanegra, Silvia Canales, Elsa Rodriguez and Emma Duty; six sons, Manuel Jr., Johnny, Julian, Jesse, Adan and Pablo; a half-sister, Benita Garza; 40 grandchildren; 70 greatgrandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. Rebecca Rios, 50, of Lubbock passed away on February 2, 2011. She was born Feb. 19, 1960, in Lubbock, Texas, to Cruz Rios and Josefa Garica, who both preceded her in death. Rebecca loved to run track in the Special Olympics. She won first place in Austin, Texas, at a state track meet. She leaves to cherish her memories four brothers; three sisters; 17 nephews and nieces; and a host of other relatives and friends. Ociel Arredondo 34, of Rosenberg passed away on February 11, 2011. He was born in Rosenberg, Texas on April 11, 1976. Ociel was also a member of Mariachi Mi Tierra. He is preceded in death by his brothers; Jose Guadalupe, Guadalupe, Jr., Derly and Jose Rangel Arredondo. He is survived by his parents Guadalupe and Amelia Arredondo, Sr.; his daughter Thalia Giuliana Arredondo; his brothers Heriberto Arredondo and Guadalupe Arredondo, Jr.; his sisters Elizabeth Arredondo Lopez and husband Ernie, Irasema Arredondo Tornero and husband Victor, Martha Arredondo and America Arredondo as well as other loving family members and friends.

Eustacia Solis, 89, passed away February 2, 2011. Mrs. Solis was born March 29, 1921, to Jose and Dolores Cantu in Kingsbury. She later married Gil Solis; he passed away on October 1, 1971. She is survived by two sons, David and Joe Raymond; two daughters, Eudilia Solis and Olga Solis; one brother, Mike Cantu; one sister, Dora Lira; 19 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and 54 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two sons, Daniel Solis and Joel Solis; three brothers, Eugene Cantu, Sammy Cantu and Domingo Cantu; and one sister, Juanita Ramos. Emilio Guzman, 87, passed away on February 4, 2011. Mr. Guzman was born on May 23, 1923, in Kennedy to Gregorio and Julia Guzman. He married Manuela Guzman in August of 1963. He worked for the Farmers Compress for many years. He is survived by one son, Jerry L. Guzman; four daughters, Esteritta Castro, Ermalinda Perez, Yolanda Gonzales and Amanda Guzman; four brothers, Juan Guzman, Felix Guzman, Hilberto Guzman and Jose Guzman; four sisters, Lucia Janssen, Romalda Cruz, Maria Escobedo and Josephina Gonzales; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Elizabeth Antuna Saenz, 59, of Lubbock passed away on February 5, 2011. She was born in Crosbyton, Texas on October 28, 1951 to Marcario and Diamantina Antuna. In 1974 she graduated from West Texas University in Canyon, Texas with her B.A. On June 2, 1974 she married Eliseo Saenz, Jr. and was married for 36 years. She is survived by her husband, Eliseo Saenz, Jr.; son, Rev. Mace Saenz; daughter, Anais Saenz; brother, Augustine Antuna; two sisters, Rebecca Gonzalez and Sylvia Antuna; three grandchildren, Eden, Brock and Ashley Sanez.

Gloria Rodriguez, 61, of Lubbock, passed away on February 5, 2011. Gloria was born on January 18, 1950, in Robstown, Texas to Andres and Maria Gonzalez. She met and married Samuel (Sam) M. Rodriguez in Tulia, Texas, on December 30, 1965. brothers, Andrea Muniz, Joe Lewis Gonzalez, Ruben Gonzalez, Mary Helen Gonzalez, Esther Serna, Augrora Yourse and Jesse Gonzalez; four children, daughters, Samantha Ann, Ambrun Doris; sons, Samuel Rodriguez, Jr., and James Micheal Rodriguez; 20 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her mother, Maria Gonzalez; brother, LaLo Gonzalez; father, Andres Gonzalez; brother, Andres Gonzalez, Jr.; and brother, David Gonzalez Alicia De la Cerda, 62, of Lubbock passed away on February 7, 2011. She was born on November 28, 1948 in Morton, Texas to the late Natividad Sr. (1984) and Maria (1989) De la Cerda. She was a homemaker, a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church and a life long resident of Lubbock. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Leandro De La Cerda (1955) and Jose Angel De la Cerda and a sister, Socorro Olivarez (1985). Survivors include, two brothers A.C. "Beto", and Natividad Jr; six sisters, Olivia Hernandez, Estella Olivarez, Esperanza Flores, Aurora, Connie Anchondo and Juanita Perez; and a host of nieces and nephews

Manuel Rodriguez Sr., 53 of Lubbock passed away on February 8, 2011. He was born Sept. 11, 1957, in Lubbock to Natividad and Maria Luisa (Medina) Rodriguez Sr. He worked as a sign technician at Burton Sign Company and was a member of St. Philips Catholic Church in Shallowater. His memory will be cherished by his parents; three daughters, Cristie Prieto, Ester Moreno, and Vanessa Rodriguez; three sons, Luis, Manuel "Bubba" Jr. , and Abel Luis Manuel Ol- Jose ; three brothers, Juan Sr., Natividad guin 60, of Lubbock "A.C.," Jr. and Ray Sr.; and eight grandchildren. He passed away on Febru- was preceded in death by one brother, Jose ary 5, 2011. He was born Luis, and one grandson, Isaiah Rodriguez. September 20, 1950, in Fowler Colorado to Leopoldo VillarManuel and Luisa (Casreal, 84, of Lubbock tillo) Olguin. Luis married passed away on FebruJuanita Quintanilla. Luis ary 9, 2011. He was born moved from Abernathy to Ramon and Ramona to Lubbock where he Villarreal on April 27, worked as a custodian. 1926, in Mathis, Texas. Those left to cherish Luis' memory will be He was preceded in wife Juanita; three daughters, Luisa Olguin death by his wife, Paula Torrez, stepdaughter, Patricia Pena-Gomez, Valdez Villarreal, Janustepdaughter, Monica Pena; four sons, ary 15, 2002, and three Augustine Olguin, Tommy Quintanilla, Lou Ramon in 1979, Pena and Gabriel Pena; three brothers, Leopoldo Jr. in 1994sons, and Robert in 1999. He Tony Olguin, Frank Olguin, and Ruben Ol- is survived by six sons, Andres, Reynaldo, guin; nine sisters, Manuela Gaona, Dominga Ricardo, Juan, and Raul; daughters, Olguin, Ramona Olguin, Irene Betancur, Elodia Ozuna, Viola Arce, five Elva Martinez, Maria Garcia, Adelina Figeroa, Josie Soto, Nora Marze, and Lupe Lashway; sister, Margaret Olivas and Lupe Hernandez; Maria Avila; 33 grandchildren; andone 43 greattwelve grandchildren; and many nieces and grandchildren.

Erasmo Hernandez 56, of Lubbock passed away on February 1, 2011. He was born May 21, 1954, in Mathis, Texas, to Juan and Manuela (Oyervidez) Hernandez. He moved from Mathis to Lubbock at the age of 13. His memory will be cherished by his two sons, Eddie and Fabian; four brothers, Juan, Richard, Carlos and Estevan; eight sisters, Linda Vasquez, and Lupe, Julia, Minnie, Lilly, Maria, Anna and Delia; three grandchildren, Lauren, Raymond and Isaiah; mother-in-law, Audelia Urias; sistersin-law, Leticia Mata and Dianna Rivera; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Edward Veracruz, passed away on February 12, 2011. He was born on May 28, 1956, in Bryan, Texas. Edward, commonly known as "Eddie," was a wonderful father and husband. He was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Susy Veracruz; daughter, Candice Ramos; sons, Noel Ramos and Nicholas Ramos; his mother, Rosenda Veracruz; and five sisters, Delia Veracruz, Rosamary Perez, Priscilla Rubalcaba and Norma Pena, all of Lubbock, and Irma Herrera of Austin, Texas. He was preceded in death by his father, Salvador, and brothers, Cruz and Alfredo Veracruz

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Anita Castro, 81, of Lubbock passed away on February 9, 2011. She was born May 16, 1929, in Fannin, Texas. Anita married Ramon Castro 1945 in Robstown. Ramon preceded her in death in 2001. She retired from Methodist Hospital in 1994. Anita was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church. Her survivors include her children, Josephine Benavidez, Hilma Salinas, Ramon Jr., Ricky and Lee; siblings, Bennie Garcia, Armando Garcia and Carmen Cabberea; with 16 grandchildren and 12 greatgrandchildren. Maria Juanita Cruz, 55, of Lubbock passed away on February 6, 2011, in Lubbock. She was born on February 28, 1955, in Corpus Christi, Texas, to the late Leonides Rodriguez and Mariana Mercado. She married Pedro Cruz Sr. on December 13, 1976, in Lubbock. She was a Catholic and a Crusillista. She was preceded in death by a brother, Guillermo Arausa who helped raise her. Survivors include her husband; two sons, Pedro Cruz Jr. and Abel Cruz, ; three sisters, Magdalena Valdez, Mary Helen R., and Diana Aguilar; three brothers, Juan Daniel Rodriguez, Chris Rodriguez and Raul Rodriguez; and two grandchildren. Ricarda "Rica" Flores Guzman, 80, of Lubbock passed away on February 10, 2011. Rica was born April 3, 1930, in Fisher County, Texas, to parents Micaela (Terrazas) and Juan Flores. She married Clarence Guzman Sr. in 1949 in Gonzales, Texas. They were married for 49 years before he was called to the Lord in 1998. She was employed by Texas Tech University for 15 years before her retirement. Not only was she a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, she was also a Cursillista. Survivors include two sons, Clarence Guzman and Louis "Pwe" Guzman; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a brother, Dario Flores; and numerous nieces and nephews. Amelia Ariaz Rogers passed away on February 14, 2011. Amelia was born to Juan Ariaz and Pabla (Abenseraje) Ariaz on February 1, 1934 in Big Spring, Texas. She married Joe Garcia Rogers on May 13, 1951 in Clovis, N.M. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Aurelio Ariaz, Paul (Polo) Ariaz; sisters, Carmen Salazar and Dora Hernandez. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Joe Garcia Rogers; sons, Joe Jr., Lloyd, Gerard and Daniel all of Lubbock and their significant others; sisters, Bertha PequeĂąo of Plainview and Carolina Hernandez of Slaton. She also leaves behind ten grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members whom she loved deeply. Santos Moreno, Sr. passed away on February 15, 2011. Santos was born on November 1, 1920 in Mezcala, Jalisco, Mexico to Marcial and Isabell Lopez Moreno. He married Juanita Lozano on July 15, 1941 in Buenos Aires Mexico. He and his family moved to Lubbock from Lamesa in 1972. Survivors include wife, Juanita; daughter, Rose Travis; sons, Santos Moreno, Jr. , James Moreno, and Dell Moreno; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; sisters, Baudelia Moreno, Conception Moreno, and Victoria Moreno; and a brother, Jesus Moreno. He was preceded in death by his son, Enrique Moreno on November 17, 2009 and his son-in-law, Ronald Travis on January 12, 2008.

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Fotos y Recuerdos Children's Dental Fair at the Science Spectrum

Aaron Chavara was happy to pose with his mother, Jennifer, as he showed his toothbrush package.

BJ Ambriz opens wide to show Dr. Randers his teeth. .

Lindsey, Presley, and Madie Duran and Irene and Ruben enjoyed many of the activities.

Janie Pena, Stephanie Gonzales, Stacey Correa, Esmeralda Cortez, Susan Smith, Ronnie Lovato, Krystel Deanda, and Michelle Ford

Susie Fernandez and Mary Singleterry wore their red proudly.

The ACTS Community welcomed the Men back along with their families.

Freddy Ramirez and his family participated in the ACTS Retreat Pot Luck.

Family members joined the men at the ACTS Retreat Mass.

Couples were prepared to dance the night away.

Dr. & Mrs. Bachar Al-Alami pose with Dr. Athos Colon.

Friends and couples gathered to have a great night and enjoy some salsa dancing.

Tessa, Nestor, and Angela Perez were there to get an early start on dental care.

Go Red Day - Latinas Take on Heart Disease

Christy Martinez-Garcia and Alice Lozada made sure to support Go Red Day.

Men's ACTs Retreat Pot Luck Luncheon

Many of the Men ACTS Participants were happy to be reunited with their families.

Community Health Center of Lubbock staff members gave out information about Heart Disease as they wore red.

Salsa Night

Friends enjoyed the food and dancing at D'Venue.

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Photos & Memories 2011 Children's Advocacy Center Big Game Blowout

Ruben and Veronica Young prepared themselves for the Superbowl activities.

Becky Champion and Cuate Weatherford were many that went out to support the Children's Advocacy Center.

Fans from each team gathered around to watch the game.

Mr. and Mrs. Reyna enjoyed the silent auction, food, and games.

HAW Winter Gala 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Urrutia took time to welcome Latino Lubbock's photographer.

Jose and Barbara Morales were some of the many couples who celebrated Valentines Day at the Gala.

Margie Olivarez, Ruby Gonzales, and Patricia Romero were some of the many members who hosted the event.

Many of the attendees were proud to support the Hispanic Association of Women's 5th Annual Winter Gala Scholarship Benefit.

Mr. and Mrs. Cristan enjoyed the festivities at the HAW Winter Gala.

The couples enjoyed nice dinner and dancing, all in support of scholarships.

Juan Tienda and Bonnie Kirk celebrated their Valentines Day with lots of dancing.

Irma and Jose Rubio had a good Valentine's Day.

Aqui y Alla

Amaris Garcia, Joshua Posler, and Lori Lopez enjoyed using their Zumba moves at the Salsa Night.

The West Texas Roller Dollz are some of the competing members of the flat track roller derby.

The Medina family enjoyed spending family time at the Dental Fair.


Valentine's Day on the Town

The SCORE Ribbon cutting was a celebration for Chapter 226.

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Knights of Columbus Valentine's Dance

Many beautiful couples were having fun and posing for the camera.

Margie & Frank Aguilar out on the town.

Ofelia Hinojosa & Juan danced the night away!

Patsy & Henry Gonzales supporting the event and having fun.

Benefitting the Joe Carrillo Scholarship Fund

Say cheese! And then kiss each other.

Mr. & Mrs. Jesus Cavazos cuddle up.

Mary Ann & Ruben Garcia were proud to support the Scholarship fund.

The couples were ready to support a great cause and have fun.

St. Michael's Sausage Festival in Levelland, TX


For Juana, Maria, and Patricia Sanchez this is a family tradition.

John and Linda Lopez are ready to serve.

Berta Orsornio, Emily & Chon Garcia and Guillermo Osornio enjoying the fellowship.

Rosario Smith, Sylvia Valdez, Rosa and Ray Vasquez volunteering.

CHCL Promotora Graduation Dinner

Yvonne Gutierrez, Carol Hernandez & Christina Brito.

Ruth Garcia, Abraham Garcia, and Melissa Collings.

Many families were there to support their Graduates.

Carol Hernandez and Dorothy Becker pose with graduate, Emma Hernandez.

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Fotos y Recuerdos - AquĂ­ y Alla

Amy Olivarez took a break from serving as announcer of the Golden Gloves event.

Jaibryn Ornelas, Valerie Tarwater, Sergio Salinas, Tony Salinas, Josephy Moran.

Boxers from surrounding communities came to participate in the tournament.

Eloy Valverle from Amarillo, poses with his coaches prior to his fight.

Boxing-Sportsmanship & Leadership

Some of the men took a break from watching the boxing to pose for a picture.

The Galvan team won a couple of awards.

Mr. Salas took his grandson to the boxing tournament to show support for friends, and examples of good sportsmanship.

Dr. Ordonez treats a bloody nose. Annually he helps at the tournament.

He received a special set of spurs from long time friend John T. Montfor, via Ben Locke.

T.j. Patterson came to wish Bubba a great retirement.


Golden Gloves Championship

Bubba Sedeno Retirement Party

Bubba is embraced by his kids who were very proud of their dad.

Many friends came out to congratulate him.

TTU Lady Raiders Beat Baylor!

Jessica Carrillo served as hostess of the TTU President's Suite along with other staff members.

Velma Medina, the Masked Rider, and Christy Martinez-Garcia cheered on the Lady Raiders!

The Lady Raiders beat Baylor, the #1 ranked team in the nation!

Get you Guns up for the Lady Raiders!

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Amaris Garcia, Youth Editor & Christy Martinez-Garcia FOR LATINO LUBBOCK MAGAZINE

Read a book about Cesar E. Chavez, La Causa, Dolores Huerta, or farmworkers.

the Gallo

Meet Pico the bilingual gallo (rooster). He loves school, he likes to read, play outside and discover ways to have fun and make friends. Now it is time for Pico to prepare for Cesar E. Chavez Day. He will march with many people in the community and chant “Si Se Puede to remind others that the legacy of Cesar and many farm workers lives on. DE COLORES (CORRIDO)

Join Jita as she sings a corrido, which is a narrative song, or ballad, whose characters, events and themes are representative of the cultural history of local communities. As folk art form, a corrido is situated somewhere between an oral history and a cultural myth. De Colores came to the Americas from central Spain in the sixteenth century and is now sung all over the Spanish-speaking world on special occasions and celebrations. It is also the anthem of the United Farm Workers of America, a union founded by César E. Chávez, most of whose members are Spanish speaking. People hold hands and sway while singing this beautiful song. (Note to parent or teacher: The song and this information can be accessed by visiting http:// )


Did you know that there is a street named after César E. Chávez in Lubbock, Texas? A street was named in 2007, after almost seven years of asking the Lubbock City Council to do so. Although it was a struggle many citizens united to honor the great hero. In addition, the effort received national attention and support. Christy Martinez-Garcia led the effort along with the Cesar E. chavez Celebration Committee.


It's RODEO Time!

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César E. Chávez was a charismatic civil rights leader. He served as a crusader for nonviolent social change, working persistently for human dignity. He was also an environmentalist and consumer advocate. Cesar coordinated voter registration drives and conducted campaigns against racial and economic discrimination primarily in urban areas. He was the founder of the United Farm Workers of America (UFWA).





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Entrance With Picture Completely Colored. One picture = FREE Admission for 1 child & 1 adult

(After admittance, you are welcome to stay for the Friday night Rodeo performance at 7:30 pm.)

Whether you're grabbing breakfast before school or choosing a snack after sports practice, make healthy choices! Your body needs nutritious foods from to grow and stay healthy. You have the power to keep yourself healthy. All you have to do is get active, eat healthy and have fun! March is nutrition month so eat healthy fruits, veggies, whole wheat, and lean foods. Pico the Gallo and all content may not be reproduced or copied. Copyright 2011 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

Covenant Health System invites girls between the ages of 10-13 and their parent/guardian/caregiver to attend. This FREE educational event will focus on several topics from physical and emotional changes to communication & self-esteem issues.

Featured Presenters: Shannon Shuttlesworth, M.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse Specialist Covenant Women’s and Children’s Hospital Rachel Chapman, M.S.N., R.N., C.C.R.N. Pediatric Nurse Specialist Covenant Women’s and Children’s Hospital

14 h c r m. . Ma p 0 :3 8 o t . m . p 6

Knipling Education Conference Center Covenant Medical Center West Parking Garage, sixth floor, 21st Street and Louisville Avenue

Seats are limited, so please R.S.V.P. by March 10 call 1.866.4COVENANT (1.866.426.8362)

Dinner will be provided.

Covenant Health System invites boys between the ages of 10-13 and their parent/guardian/caregiver to attend

Boy Talk

This FREE educational event will focus on several topics from physical and emotional changes to communication & self-esteem issues.

28 h rc . to a M .m . 6 p 0 p.m 8:3

Featured Presenters: Jeremy Dalton, M.D., Pediatrician, Covenant Southwest Medical Park Steve Talbert, LISD counselor

Knipling Education Conference Center, Covenant Medical Center West Parking Garage, sixth floor, 21st Street and Louisville Avenue

Seats are limited, so please R.S.V.P. by March 24 call 1.866.4COVENANT (1.866.426.8362)

Dinner will be provided.

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CHCL's Parkway Community Health Center Welcomes Dr. Cherry Bin Maximo, M.D. Specializing in Family Practice Accepting New Patients

Community Health Center of Lubbock Family of Clinics Chatman Community Health Center 2301 Cedar Ave (806) 749-0024

CHCL Parkway Clinic 406 MLK Blvd. (806) 767-9744

CHCL Community Dental Clinic 1702 Parkway Dr. (806) 687-6259

Arnett Benson Medical & Dental Clinic 3301 Clovis Road (806) 763-5557

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