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Volume 7, Issue 3, March 2013


We Can Do It!

ยกSi Se Puede! Celebrating Women's History

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"¡Si Se Puede!”

Photo By Christy Martinez-Garcia On this month's cover is my interpretation of Rosie the Riveter, a cultural icon of the United States, representing the American women who worked in factories during World War II, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. Because March is Women's History Month, I combined a Latina version using Alex Martinez as the model, with the words ¡Si Se Puede, We Can Do It! The message is twofold, first to encourage women, secondly, significant as we also embark on the annual Cesar E. Chavez celebration. Notice her lapel pin, symbolic of the United Farm Workers. And of course the butterfly makes itself present as we also prepare for spring, and the annual flight of the butterfly.

U. S. Rep. (AZ-03)

Dic h o

"La cabra siempre tira al monte." "The goat always seeks out the mountain heights."

Meaning that sometimes we think we’ve come a long way in our life-time; but just like the goat, with its preference for high, rocky places, time and again we find ourselves acting the way we were conditioned to act in infancy and following our genetic predisposition.

¡ F e liz c u mp le a ñ o s !

February Christian X. Peña Jubilee Salinas Dominic J Salinas Amanda Beltran Casiano (Casey) Gonzales Donna Flores Mary Garcia Julia Casas Jacob Hernandez Andrew Castilleja Ashlynn Cristan Kimberly Salinas Kalie Santiago Jacob Bocanegra Jessica Diaz Jesse G Flores (KC OLG) Nathynial Garza Victor Olivarez Patricia Ybarra Josie Sulaica George Sulaica Marcus Garza Victoria Loera Esquibel Phillip Bustillos Abigail Jefferies Bethany R. Cortinas Marina Garcia Kevin Bustillos Julian Escamilla Leticia L. De Larrosa Monsignor Ben Kasteel Frances Gonzales Destiny Alvarado Guadalupe Cruz (KC OLG) Joe L Beltran Paul Beltran Philip Bustillos Rosalinda Portillo Joshua Garcia Michael Piseno Alexzandra Cristan Joseph Ortiz Deacon Juan Cavazos Juan Castro Samantha Lee Michael A. De Larrosa Fr. Omar Quezada (KC OLG) Antonio Calzadias Paul Olivarez Gabrielle Solia Castillo Ronnie Montez Maya Diaz Michael Reyes Sara Placencia Anisa Beltran

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February Tabithia Cantu Liliana Mendez Juanita Esquivel Anastasia Noel Luna Jessica M. Casarez Miranda Rodriguez Minga Gaytan Lillie Martinez Shirley Rena Marky Calzadias Guadalupe V. Carrillo (KC OLG) Jaramya Montez Amelia Guzman Amanda Hernandez Dorothy Tavarez Joe J. Martínez (KC OLG) Josephine Lovato Felipe Garcia Eddie Garcia David Castro Juan Carlos Flores Father Ernesto Lopez Toni Castillo Jennifer Vidaurre Fred Montez Margie Olivarez Freddy Montez Myah Marie Santoyo Juan O. Martinez Lillian Garcia Angelina Servin Alicia Alvarez Maria del Carmen Cavazos Josie Fernandez Juan Gabriel Castillo Carlos Casarez Andrew Almaraz Jayden Brody Cavazos Jose J. Martinez Mary Alvarez Jayden Brody Cavazos Elías Ghandour (KC OLG) Ian DeAnda Cydnie Fernandez Daniel Bocanegra Larkin Martinez Renee Gonzales-Davis SanJuanita Valenciano Paul Castro Jr. Monica Cantu Mary Salinas Elizabeth Singleterry Tj Santiago Maggie Garcia Kalie Serena Santiago

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CONTENTS Word from the Publisher

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Op-Ed by Rep. Trey Martinez Fisher

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Remembering Cesar E. Chavez

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Opportunity Page

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Tips by Jaime Garcia

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Youth Page

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Women's History Worth Repeating

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Pete's Barrio Memoir

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Faith & Religion

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Fotos y requerdos

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Texas Sports Report with Mando Reyna

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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

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“The opponents of the Voting Rights Act say it’s antiquated and burdensome. That it’s past time. That we have evolved beyond that. Well, we have not. We need to protect that very basic right of our participatory democracy, and that’s the right to vote – for everyone.” Raúl M. Grijalva

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LULAC Praises the Appointment of Edith Ramirez as FTC Chairwoman

resident Obama appointed Edith everal years ago, I had the privilege to lead the effort to name a Lubbock street after Cesar E. PRamirez as the chairwoman S Chavez, a great American hero and advocate of of the Federal Trade Commission

farm workers and humanity. It quickly proved to be no simple task. Discouragement became my encouragement. And, something that I thought would be so easy, was challenging, and made me and all those involved, work that much harder to bring people together to offer tribute to someone we deemed worthy of this honor. I'm a firm believer that we are stronger when we work collectively and reflect large numbers. Some supporters would attend the public comment times, or city council meetings and propel our confidence with their support. I still recall key players that helped us by attending meetings, courageously addressing the city council, obtaining signatures for our petition, helping us by promoting our cause, as well as simply offering being there for support. During one meeting the late Monsignor Curtis T. Halfmann spoke in a manner that touched many as he discussed his experience with farm workers. He gained a new respect even from some of the council members. Another time, the late Richard Lopez made us laugh when after he heard the bell from the timer, he revealed that at one time he was a boxer, and was almost prompted to come out and start punching. We were given three minute time limits, so we carefully crafted our presentations as to not repeat each other's points, but reinforce our collective message. We (nor others) must never think that while we share the label of Hispanic that we all have the same likes, beliefs, or values. I learned an important lesson and discovered my naivety- not to make assumptions or to believe that we all think alike. However, reflecting back, I respect that some brought those different perspectives to prove that point. Then, there were a couple of others who some in the Anglo community see as being "all-knowing of Hispanic issues", though often very disconnected, who used this opportunity as a way to position themselves, and for their own personal agenda, often trying to convince me not to pursue the street - while wheeling and dealing at meetings that only they were privy to. I lost respect for them, but as I look back, it was all part of the learning process. They became insignificant when we heard the most sincerest and personal stories spoken; or having the involvement of young students ranging from junior high to college -it was so inspiring and gratifying. Equally, having senior citizens there when we called on them to fill seats, or when the Guadalupanas or our church community showed up. Somehow that was the extra bit of strength that further impelled my faith it our effort. God places people intended to help you in your journey. My husband Frank Garcia and daughter Amaris proved as always to be as supportive and committed to this cause. With no question, having someone like former councilwoman Linda DeLeon, who diligently and fearlessly put her neck on the line and stood on behalf of her constituency and her district - despite the criticism from a hand full. Or, when Tavita Dorow and I fasted for several days to experience that same commitment of Cesar E. Chavez, as well as to draw attention to the cause. And the committee of people, though small, significant in the strength they brought to this cause - initially, Tavita Dorow, Amaris Garcia, Frank Garcia, Dr. Linda McBride, Louis Gonzales, Curtis T. Halfmann, Jesse Rangel, Bobby Aguilera, and Juan Posadas were key to this effort. Later we had help from numerous others. And through the entire process the brother of Cesar, the late Richard E. Chavez stayed in communication with us, helping to draw national support. We always took pride that each time we had a public meeting, a candle vigil, or whatever - how someone always showed up and surprised us ready to offer their support, and the reason they did so. Even when I secured Barack Obama's signature on our petition at an NCLR conference, that was pretty significant. Even more surprising after all was said and done, how one council member, Jim Gilbreath, was the determining vote that helped us to obtain this street honoring a Hispanic for the first time in the history of West Texas. That vote gave me a new confidence not only in him, but in justice and equity. This effort, while small compared to those of Cesar E. Chavez, reflected his spirit and that of the many farm workers and supporters of Chavez's time, and of La Causa. And as we embark on March 30, the day we will honor Cesar E. Chavez with a commemorative march and celebration, I hope that you consider joining us and celebrating a small achievement of our community. Como siempre, Latino Lubbock is committed to highlighting the numerous contributions of our Latino community. We are grateful to have 100,000 readers monthly. Please continue to support our advertisers who help make it possible to keep our publication free. Thank you for your support and May God bless you! ¡Gracias por su apoyo! Que dios los bendiga. PEACE and random acts of kindness. Que las bendiciones de dios estén contigo ahora y siempre!

Sinceramente, Christy Martinez-Garcia Publisher & Latino Market Specialist “Latino Lubbock, the Emerging Voice of Lubbock”

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(FTC), making her the top Latina with oversight over matters such as consumer protection, fraud prevention, deceptive and unfair business practices, and online privacy protection. Since 2010, Ms. Ramirez has served as a commissioner at the FTC where she has been a driving force in maintaining robust competition and innovation in the high-tech marketplace. “We are happy to see President Obama appoint such an outstanding individual whose prestigious background in the private sector and whose current work as a commissioner of the FTC makes her the perfect candidate for chairwoman of the agency,” said LULAC Executive Director Brent Wilkes. “We look for-

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ward to working with Edith Ramirez to ensure that the minority community receives the necessary protections in today’s technology-driven marketplace.” LULAC will strongly encourage the FTC to bring critical safeguards that protect consumers against the growing problem of online identity theft. In addition, we hope that the agency, with Edith Ramirez at the helm, will take a more serious approach in protecting consumers online by working in concert with software providers and Internet architects against malware attacks. “The primary role of the FTC is to protect our nation’s consumers against unscrupulous practices that primarily impact vulnerable communities,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “We hope that with the appointment of

Edith Ramirez, the agency will take a more effective leadership role.” Edith Ramirez will replace Jon Leibowitz as chief of the FTC and her new role leaves an opening for a third Democratic member on the five member commission. LULAC has been a strong advocate in support of Hispanic appointments in leadership positions such as the appointment of Edith Ramirez.

RESPONSE TO "I HATE LP&L" Thank you for sharing the letter from Dominica Hernandez in the February issue, entitled "I HATE LP&L". I have to agree 100% with this writer. If I had an option, like we use to, we would leave this monopoly of a company that does not care for the average customer. Unreal that LP&L can charge us when we try to make payment arrangements! It raises the fee and puts you more behind. And that your water fees out weigh our electric usage! This company should cater only to businesses, cause those are the only ones they bend over backwards to help, AND BRING BACK SOME COMPETITION AND A COMPANY THAT CATERS TO THE AVERAGE HOME USER! Sure they can buy a box at Tech games, but when was the last time you saw them do anything for the Hispanic community? NOT!!!!!! Thanks Latino Lubbock and Domincia for sharing what many of us think.


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J. J. Martinez GRADUATION PHOTOS Please include information about when we can start sending graduation pictures for high school seniors. My husband, daughter and I are looking forward to this issue, she is the first of our four kids to graduate and we are very proud of her. Also, thanks for including scholarship information each month. We appreciate what you do and thank you for Latino Lubbock. Wish it was a daily, but we look forward to it monthly.

I would like to write a thank you note to Latino Lubbock for the AWESOME Superbowl Party setup. The pizza, nachos and all the other goodies were enjoyed by all at our Superbowl Party. My family and I are BIG Dallas Cowboy fans but we always have a Superbowl party regardless of who's playing. It was meant for me to be the winner because my house is the one we always have it at and I always do all of the cooking and getting everything together AND then I get the flu and strep! So this was a blessing to have won. Again, thank you to Pinocchio's Pizza and Mrs. Martinez-Garcia. Martha Moncibaiz NEAT TWIST ON COVER Great cover - always a neat twist from you on how you decide your cover - really love it - really love you - have a good weekend! Marty Groves BENDICIONES Que Dios les de munchas Bendiciones y Prosperida en su travajo que hasen para todo nuestro publico. Happy Valentines day to Both of you. Joe Carrillo & Helen

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Why Texas still needs the Voting Rights Act

inety-eight to nothing, and N 390-33. With margins like these, you’d think they were naming

a post office. But instead Congress was reaffirming one of the country’s most important civil rights laws. In 2006, the House and Senate, by a landslide, reauthorized the seminal Voting Rights Act (VRA) for another 25 years, and President George W. Bush signed the bill into law. On Wednesday, in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the validity of Section 5 of that law, which protects minorities’ voting rights by requiring certain states and counties to receive federal clearance if they want to change their voting laws. As chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus and a Texas state representative, I am part of a similar voting rights case in Texas, put on hold pending the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby County: last August, a three-judge federal court in Washington ruled that the 2011 Texas voter ID law was discriminatory and had violated Section 5. That law would have required most Texas voters to use a Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued ID – even though 795,000 registered voters in Texas lacked the mandated ID, and one-third of Texas’ counties have no DPS office for Texans to comply with the law. A license to carry a concealed hand-

too large a cost. Simigun would have counted, larly, those living in rural but a student or governcommunities may have to ment worker ID would travel long distances to not have. reach a DPS office. The “Things have changed in voter ID would have mufthe South,” Chief Justice fled the voice of those that John Roberts famously need government’s ear the wrote in a 2009 case that most – Latinos, African many feared would inAmericans, the poor and validate Section 5. But the elderly. the necessity for the VRA While Texas has been has only grown in recent up to the same old tricks, years, and all the more in my home state thanks to TREY MARTINEZ thankfully, our lawmakers in Washington have discriminatory attempts FISCHER had the sense to maintain at redistricting and what amounts to a 21st-century poll tax. laws that make it illegal to discrimiTwo years ago, Republicans in the nate on the basis of race and ethnicstate legislature tried to wipe out a ity at the voting booth. state House district in Houston that When so many lawmakers agree had a 61 percent minority popula- on a bill, and a president not only tion and carve it up to distribute mi- signs the bill into law but also uses nority voters among predominantly one of his last acts in power in 2009 white areas. Ten years before that, to try to uphold that law when chalwhen I first ran for the state House, lenged (by a group of Texans, no the legislature attempted to merge less), the Supreme Court, as a cotwo majority-minority districts in equal branch of government, should San Antonio, which would not only take note. have reduced Latinos’ power in Members of the House Judiciary Austin, it would also have forced me Committee who led the 2006 reto run against one of my elementary authorization effort, including Republican Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner school classmates. The 2011 voter ID law would have and Steve Chabot, still agree with prevented one of my constituents, the law’s provisions. They recently college student Victoria Rodriguez, wrote to the Court: “Section 5 of the from voting, since for her, getting a VRA continues the work of guarandriver’s license or birth certificate teeing minority citizens the right to from the state would have incurred participate fully in the electoral pro-

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cess. The overwhelming, bipartisan decision to reauthorize the VRA should be upheld by this Court under any standard.” “Overwhelming, bipartisan decisions” coming from Capitol Hill are few and far between these days, and the court should respect them. The court should also take note that less than an hour after the arguments end Wednesday, a statue of Rosa Parks will be unveiled across the street in the Capitol building. Parks remains a stark reminder of the unending struggle for equality in the U.S. The 2006 VRA re-authorization was even named after her and two other civil rights giants, Fannie Lou Hamer and Coretta Scott King. The timing of the unveiling is impeccable, since as early as this Friday, members of the Court will sit in conference and take a vote on whether to dismantle a key provision of racial equality. Thankfully, Rosa Parks will be watching from across the street. And joining her will be millions of eyes from Texas, hoping the Supreme Court does nothing more than uphold their basic rights.

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REP. TREY MARTINEZ FISCHER is a seven-term Texas representative from San Antonio and chairman of the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, the nation’s largest Latino legislative caucus.

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Leaders meet with President on sequester deadline day

fter weeks of argument over A the sequester, bipartisan congressional leaders will meet with

TO CLOSE THE STREETS OR NOT JACKSON NEIGHBORHOOD VOICES OPINION Residents listened and voiced concern during the Jackson Neighborhood Association meeting that was held to gather input regarding future development plans. About 120 Lubbock residents showed up to the Saturday meeting. Councilman Victor Hernandez facilitated the meeting with no support from city staff. With majority support from those in attendance, he proposed to council that the CLUP (Comprehensive Land Use Plan) be changed to provide for future street closures dependent on privately funded commercial development. Should the area between Marsha Sharp Freeway and 3rd Street and University and Avenue Q never develop then, street closures would never take place. Hernandez said his goal is to protect the neighborhood. He said limiting access to non-residents is one way to do that.


Peace & Security Forum

he National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society Sigma Delta Pi will have its 5th public Forum on Peace and Security in April. More details will be posted on their web-

site at www.ttusigmadeltapi.wix. com/texastechuniversity. Or for more information, please contact Dr. Pratt at or 834-5710.

La Sociedad Nacional Honoraria Hispánica Sigma Delta Pi tendrá su quinto foro público sobre la paz y la seguridad en abril. Habrá más infor-

mación sobre el evento, en su pagina web: texastechuniversity o póngase en contacto con la Dra. Pratt, 834-5710.

Foro público sobre la paz y la seguridad

the president at the White House on Friday -- the same day that automatic federal spending cuts are scheduled to go into effect. Americans may be sharply divided over the wisdom of the automatic spending cuts that will go into effect on Friday, but they do agree on this: their patience is wearing thin as Washington stumbles into another manufactured budget crisis. The Daily Rundown's Chuck Todd reports. President Barack Obama will meet with House Speaker John Boehner, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to discuss the across-the-board budget reductions to federal agencies. Republicans were quick to question why the White House would schedule the meeting only on the final day of the belabored back-and-forth over the cuts. "If the President is serious about stopping the sequester, why did he schedule a meeting on Tuesday for Friday when the sequester hits at

midnight on Thursday?" a Republican aide told NBC. "Either someone needs to buy the White House a calendar, or this is just a - belated - farce. They ought to at least pretend to try." White House spokesman Jay Carney said that Obama also spoke briefly with congressional leaders Wednesday when he attended the unveiling of a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks at the Capitol. Asked why the longer White House meeting is not happening today, Carney told reporters that "the Senate is still yet to vote, hopefully will vote tomorrow, on a proposal that achieves the kind of postponement of the sequester deadline that would allow Congress to move forward on balanced deficit reduction in a sensible, no-drama fashion that would avoid these unnecessary impacts across the economy and the country." That measure has very little chance of passing both chambers. Carney also disputed the assumption that the sequester goes into effect at midnight on Thursday night. By law, the president must execute the cuts on March 1st, meaning that they can be averted until 11:59 ET on Friday, he said. The sequester's origins -- and mech-

anisms to stop the self-executing cuts -- have been the subject of fingerpointing between both parties. The president has blamed Republicans for refusing a compromise that would include the closure of tax loopholes, while the GOP has blamed Senate Democrats for failing to propose a legislative fix. McConnell described the meeting Friday as an opportunity to discuss spending reductions more broadly. "The meeting Friday is an opportunity for us to visit with the President about how we can all keep our commitment to reduce Washington spending," he said in a statement. "With a $16.6 trillion national debt, and a promise to the American people to address it, one thing is perfectly clear: we will cut Washington spending. We can either secure those reductions more intelligently, or we can do it the President's way with across-the board cuts. But one thing Americans simply will not accept is another tax increase to replace spending reductions we already agreed to."

Obama's Approval Rating Among Hispanics Rebounds ccording to ministration's record on deportations of how Obama is handling the issue Aa new sur- ran high among Hispanics. Since compared with 43% who disapprove. vey by the Pew then, approval among Hispanics has However, approval is up 12 points Research Center and USA TODAY, Obama's job rating is up markedly over the past year among Hispanics. In the last quarter of 2011, just 48% of Hispanics nationwide approved, and 39% disapproved, of Obama's job in office. This coincided with a period in which awareness and concern about the Obama ad-

risen steadily. By the end of 2012, Hispanic approval had risen to 75%, and has held at 73% so far in the first quarter of 2013. By contrast, among whites, Obama's job rating has improved slightly since 2011, from 36% to 41%. And among blacks, Obama's approval rating has remained steady (currently 88% approve). On immigration, there has been a complete turnaround in how Hispanics view Obama's handling of the issue. Today, more approve than disapprove by a 63% to 27% margin. In November 2011, that margin was reversed: 28% of Hispanics approved of the job Obama was doing on immigration policy while 59% disapproved. Overall, the general public is split on how the president is handling immigration policy----44% approve

from November 2011 and marks the first time in Obama's presidency that disapproval has not outweighed approval on immigration, a change driven in large part by improved ratings from Hispanics. The report, "If No Deal is Struck, Four-in-Ten Say Let the Sequester Happen," is available at the Pew Research Center's website, Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan source of data and analysis. It does not take advocacy positions. Its Hispanic Center, founded in 2001, seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation.

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Community Update HOSPICE – MAYORS’ BEANS & CORNBREAD LUNCHEON March 1, from 11 am-1:30 pm at the Civic Center. Tickets are $10. WTHBA TO HOST 2013 HOME AND GARDEN SHOW will take place Friday, March 1st (4-8pm), Saturday, March 2nd (9am-6pm) and conclude Sunday, March 3rd (12-6pm) at the Lubbock Civic Center. Tickets are available at the door—$5 for adults and $2 for children ages 12 and under—with a new multi-day pass for just $10, allowing the purchaser to come and go all weekend, checking out various speakers and booths that interest them for a discounted rate. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Lubbock Homes for Heroes. For more info, visit TECHALERT! AND SIREN TEST SCHEDULED In preparation for severe weather season, Texas Tech University will test its TechAlert! emergency communications system and outdoor siren system at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Mar. 5. The system is used to alert the university community of emergency situations or class cancellations or delays. POPE JOHN PAUL II EXHIBITION “I Have Come ToYou Again” will be coming to the Diocese of Lubbock, Catholic Renewal Center March 15-May 31, 2013. All ages will need a ticket to attend this event. Children under 5 years of age are FREE but will still need a ticket to attend. Exhibit hours will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday–Saturday, 12 p.m.7 p.m. Sunday. For tickets: http://startickets. com/event.php?event=3459. BGC 17th ANNUAL OUTBACK STEAK DINNER will begin at 6:30 p.m. March 21st at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. Tickets are $35 for individuals and $50 per couple. For more information, call 792-2880 or email BUDDY HOLLY CENTER WORKSHOP - March 23 Mostly Art with a Chance of Wind. The workshop cost is $7, and is open for ages 10-15. Learn how weather is depicted in different art forms. Come explore how different cultures have illustrated art, particularly wind. Pre-registration required by Tuesday, March 19. For more information please call 806.775.3562. Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave; 1 – 3 p.m. CITY OF LUBBOCK FACILITIES CLOSED for Good Friday March 29, Friday. CELEBRATE DIVERSITY BANQUET TO FEATURE SOLEDAD O’BRIEN As part of the third annual Celebrate Diversity Scholarship Banquet, Texas Tech University’s Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement will host CNN journalist Soledad O’Brien. The banquet is April 6. Tickets are $75. VIP tickets are $100 and include admission to a reception with O’Brien. Student tickets are $40. For more information or to obtain tickets, contact (806) 742-8681. KOMEN FOR THE CURE – LAUGH FOR THE CURE It will be a night of laughter featuring comedians John Wesley Allen and Derrick Tennant. Breast cancer is no laughing matter, but for one night, it will be! Adult/Teen tickets $40/$30. March 28, 6:30 pm FREE LEGAL AID OFFERED Legal Aid of Northwest Texas provides free legal services to eligible low-income residents in such areas as public assistance denials, divorce and child support, evictions, foreclosures, domestic violence and consumer fraud. Call 763-4557. 2-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY QUESTIONS 2-1-1 is a free help line answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which will link you to health and community services.

March 2013

Key GOP player on immigration against 'path to citizenship'

he man who could be a pivotal T player on immigration in the House called for a “guest-worker” program and path to “legal status,” but not citizenship. “We should focus on common ground on legal status,” House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) told a group of reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast Wednesday morning. “Once you have that status, you can qualify like everyone else.” Goodlatte did not rule out a path to citizenship eventually, but not in this round. “There are large number of people here unlawfully,” Goodlatte said. “It’s not a good thing to have them operating in the shadows.” But he said that does not mean they should get to the front of the line, so to speak, and become citizens. He called the immigration system “bro-

ken,” but “rather than get bogged down in semantics, we should try to find common ground to pass legislation.” Goodlatte said he has had discussions with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) and has respect for what he and the Gang of Eight in the Senate are trying to accomplish on immigration, but he said he had “some concerns” about some of the proposals laid out. But he declined to say specifically what those concerns are. “I wont be able to write the bill in the room with you,” he said. He also called for bills to be passed with “regular order,” meaning the House pass legislation, the Senate pass its version and then the two chambers conference to find “common ground.” Despite what was an overwhelming victory by President Obama with Hispanics during the 2012 elec-

tion – he won 71 percent of Latinos – there is still staunch opposition in many GOP corners on immigration reform. Goodlatte seemed to tacitly acknowledge that. “We’d like to see what they produce,” he said of the Senate. But, he added, it was necessary to “take the temperature” of members of his committee and the wider body of Republicans in the House to “see what can produce common ground.” Asked by longtime political reporter Mark Shields of PBS, whether the Republican Party’s problems were the “pizza” or “the box,” in other words the substance or the packaging, Goodlatte said it was the box. “It’s primarily our inability to communicate our message in a variety of ways,” Goodlatte argued, adding, “Our message still resonates with a lot of people; we have to figure out how to get it to resonate with more.”

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Unemployment Rates Projected to Remain High Through 2013

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no improvement for White, Latino and African American workers through 2013, a new Economic Policy Institute (EPI) report finds. In “Unemployment rates are projected to remain high for whites, Latinos, and African Americans throughout 2013,” Algernon Austin, Director of the Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy program at EPI, reviews unemployment rates by state and race. Austin finds that the African American unemployment rate will continue to exceed the overall rate in each state with sufficient sample sizes for reliable statistics, and the Latino unemployment rate will continue to exceed the overall rate in 13 out of 23 states with sample sizes

large enough for estimates. The White unemployment rate is also projected to remain unchanged throughout 2013 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Northeastern states—Rhode Island (18.2 percent), Connecticut (16.1 percent) and Pennsylvania (13.3 percent)—had the highest Latino unemployment rates among the states with sufficient sample sizes for reliable statistics. By contrast, Virginia (3.8 percent), Maryland (5.2 percent) and Nebraska (6.7 percent) had the lowest Latino unemployment rates. “That unemployment will remain elevated for communities of color this year is no accident,” said Catherine Singley, Senior Policy Analyst

Frullo Files Bill to Curtail Attempted Abduction of Children

ontinuing his work to fight C the exploitation of children, State Representative John Frullo

(R-Lubbock) filed House Bill 1677. The measure aims to provide law enforcement with more information necessary to protect children from abduction. Currently, no single uniformed process exists in Texas for submitting reports of attempted child abduction. House Bill 1677 creates a system for all law enforcement agencies in the state to report instances of child abduction. The system will alert officers and the public of potential dangers in the community. "A big defense against these unthinkable acts is quick access to information. My bill will give law enforcement officers access to needed

information about abductions across the state," said Frullo. House Bill 1677 will also allow officers to better identify children that habitually go missing by creating a flagging system. Identifying runaways as a vulnerable population through a flagging system has been shown to help curb domestic minor sex trafficking. It is estimated that 100,00 children are exploited through prostitution each year, and chronic runaways are the most susceptible to becoming victims of this horrible crime. During the 82nd Legislative Session, Representative Frullo authored Alicia's Law, HB 3746, to give the Texas Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces tools to go after child predators. Copyright 2013 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

at NCLR (National Council of La Raza). “It is the result of lawmakers’ pursuit of reckless program cuts, as they rush to trim the federal budget deficit while paying no attention to a proactive jobs agenda. Latino workers and families have already paid their fair share. More cuts will further curtail hiring and leave unemployed workers and their families with fewer services, such as job training and nutrition assistance, in their time of greatest need.” “America needs infrastructure investments to address the immediate jobs crisis and to ensure long-term economic growth,” states Austin.“It is one of the most effective policies we have to strengthen a weak economy.”

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Lubbock First City in U.S. to Host Exhibit Honoring Legendary Pope

ubbock is the first city in the U.S. that L has been chosen by the Vatican to host an exhibit honoring one of the world’s most

influential leaders, Pope John Paul II. Representatives with the City of Lubbock and the National Exhibits Association announced Lubbock will kick off the U.S. tour of “I Have Come to You Again” – a public exhibit of the personal artifacts of His Holiness, Blessed Pope John Paul II. The exhibit will be in Lubbock Friday, March 15, 2013 through Friday, May 31, 2013 at The Catholic Renewal Center of the Diocese of Lubbock, located at 4620 4th Street. The exhibit will feature more than 130 of Pope John Paul II’s personal artifacts and memorabilia. The exhibit was designed to highlight four different phases of Pope John Paul II’s life: his childhood and adolescence (1920-1938), his years as a laborer, priest, bishop, archbishop and cardinal in his native Poland (1939-1978), his years as the first Polish pope of the Roman Catholic Church (19782005) and finally, a reflection of the time from

death through his beatification (2005-Present). Items on display will come from the Vatican Collections, located in Rome, as well as from the Pope John Paul II Center in Krakow, Poland. These artifacts will include personal belongings Blessed Pope John Paul II collected during his lifetime as well as gifts, pictures and documents he received while he served as a world leader. “To be selected by the Vatican City State and entrusted with the personal belongings of a world leader and to be able to share these artifacts with this nation is a very humbling opportunity,” Rev. Malcolm Neyland, M.C.L., J.C.L., Executive Director of the National Exhibits Association and a priest through the Diocese of Lubbock, said. To purchase tickets and view hours of operation, visit or www. For Group Pricing, please call Star Tickets at 1.800.585.3737 to purchase tickets for groups of 20 or more.

Lubbock Lake Landmark In Top Five

Places to See Evidence of First Americans recently named LubS bock Lake National Historic Landmark as one of the top five destinations to see evi-

MARCH 15 - MAY 31, 2013 Catholic Renewal Center of the Diocese of Lubbock, 4620 4th Street Don’t miss this chance to experience a one-of-a-kind exhibition of over 110 personal effects from Blessed Pope John Paul II. Exhibit items include personal belongings collected during his lifetime as well as gifts, pictures, and documents that he received while serving as a world leader. Officially endorsed and produced in partnership with the Vatican Museums in Rome, Italy this exhibit is an up close and personal journey through the life and work of a global force for good.

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dence of first Americans. The story covers different locations across the U.S. where visitors can see the cultural remnants and animal remains left by the original settlers of this continent. It mentions the exhibits at Lubbock Lake Landmark, such as the hiking trails and the interpretive center that displays the evolution of the site from a fast-moving streambed to a marsh and documents the peoples who lived at the site. “National recognition of our public programs at the landmark in a publication that is global in extent greatly serves to build on the international research reputation of the Landmark,” said Eileen Johnson, executive director for the Museum of Texas Tech University and director of the landmark. “The designation acknowledges that we are doing good things at the landmark to engage the public in the early cultural heritage of the region that is significant on the national level. Increase in public awareness is always a good thing and generally leads to greater numbers of visitors and more outreach opportunities.” A unit of the Museum of Texas Tech University, the Lubbock Lake Landmark is an archaeological and natural history preserve at the northern edge of the city

of Lubbock. The Landmark contains evidence of almost 12,000 years of occupation by ancient people on the Southern High Plains. The first explorations of the site were conducted in 1939 by the West Texas Museum (now the Museum of Texas Tech University). By the late 1940s, several Folsom Period (10,800-10,300 years ago) bison kills were discovered. In a location of an ancient bison kill from a then-unidentified Paleoindian group, charred bison bones produced the first-ever radiocarbon date (currently the most accurate form of dating) for Paleoindian material (9,800 years old). The Lubbock Lake Landmark serves as a field laboratory for geology, soils and radiocarbon dating studies, as well as being an active archaeological and natural history preserve.

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Remembering Cesar E. Chavez

Farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist o r n B near Yu m a ,

Arizona on March 31, 1927, Cesar Chavez employed nonviolent means to bring attention to the plight of farmworkers, and formed both the National Farm Workers Association, which later became United Farmer Workers. As a labor leader, Chavez led marches, called for boycotts and went on several hunger strikes. It is believed that Chavez's hunger strikes contributed to his death: He died on April 23, 1993 in San Luis, Arizona.

Early Life - Union leader and labor organizer Cesar Chavez was born Cesario Estrada Chavez on March 31, 1927, near Yuma, Arizona. Chavez dedicated his life to improving the treatment, pay, and working conditions for farm workers. He knew all too well the hardships farm workers faced. When he was young, Chavez Email your announcements to: latino- and his family toiled in the fields as, by the 21st. migrant farm workers.

Labor Leader - After working as a community and labor organizer in the 1950s, Chavez founded the National Farm Workers Association in 1962. This union joined with the Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee in its first strike against grape growers in California in 1965. A year later, the two unions merged, and the resulting union was renamed the United Farmer Workers in 1972. In early 1968, Chavez called for a national boycott of California table grape growers. Chavez's battle with the grape growers for improved compensation and labor conditions would last for years. At the end, Chavez and his union won several victories for the workers when many growers signed contracts with the union. He faced more challenges through the years from other growers and the Teamsters Union. All the while, he continued to oversee the union and work to advance his cause. As a labor leader, Chavez employed nonviolent means to bring attention to the plight of farm workers. He led marches, called for boycotts and went on several hunger strikes. He also brought the national awareness to the dangers of pesticides to workers' health. His dedication to his work earned him numerous friends and supporters, including Robert Kennedy and Jesse Jackson.

Immigration The UFW during Chavez's tenure was committed to restricting immi-

gration. Chavez and Dolores Huerta, cofounder and president of the UFW, fought the Bracero Program that existed from 1942 to 1964. Their opposition stemmed from their belief that the program undermined U.S. workers and exploited the migrant workers. Since the Bracero Program ensured a constant supply of cheap immigrant labor for growers, immigrants could not protest any infringement of their rights, lest they be fired and replaced. Their efforts contributed to Congress ending the Bracero Program in 1964. In 1973, the UFW was one of the first labor unions to oppose proposed employer sanctions that would have prohibited hiring undocumented immigrants. Later during the 1980s, while Chavez was still working alongside Huerta, he was key in getting the amnesty provisions into the 1986 federal immigration act. Remembrance It is believed that Chavez's hunger strikes contributed to his death: He died on April 23, 1993, in San Luis, Arizona. After his death he became a major historical icon for the Latino community, organized labor, and liberal movement, symbolizing support for workers and for Hispanic power based on grass roots organizing and his slogan "Sí, se puede" (Spanish for "Yes, it is possible" or, roughly, "Yes, it can be done"). His supporters say his work led to numerous improvements for union laborers. His birthday, March 31, has become Cesar Chavez Day, a state holiday in California, Colorado, and Texas.

Prayer of the Farm Worker’s Struggle By César E. Chávez, UFW Founder (1927-1993)

Show me the suffering of the most miserable; So I will know my people’s plight. Free me to pray for others; For you are present in every person. Help me take responsibility for my own life; So that I can be free at last. Grant me courage to serve others; For in service there is true life. Give me honesty and patience; So that the Spirit will be alive among us. Let the Spirit flourish and grow; So that we will never tire of the struggle. Let us remember those who have died for justice; For they have given us life. Help us love even those who hate us; So we can change the world Amen

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Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 1 to 3 p.m.

• People’s Honor March begins at Cesar E. Chavez Drive & N. University. Park car at Cavazos Middle School, shuttle will transport to Buddy Holly Lake where the march starts. • March will end at Cavazos Middle School at 210 N. University. • 2012 Theme: "Working Together in the Spirit of César E. Chávez" • Please wear comfortable shoes, sunscreen, bring a water bottle, commemorative posters. • Groups asked to bring banners, wear t-shirts.

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César E. Chávez Commemoration Committee with LULAC Council #263, American G. I Forum, Hispanic Association of Women, Solitos Car Club, the Hispanic Student Society, LULAC Young Adults - Texas Tech, Sigma Lambda Beta, Gamma Alpha Omega, Omega Delta Phi, Project Nova, Zeta Phi Gamma, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Lambda Theta Phi, FIAT Club, UMI, The Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., SPC Hispanic Student Organizations, Lubbock Warriors, North Lubbock Boxing Club, De Colores Girl Scout Troops, Mi Casita Seniors, and CHCL. Special thanks to the City of Lubbock, Lubbock LPD, Councilman Victor Hernandez, Latino Lubbock Magazine, West Texas Hispanic News, Magic 93.7, Power 106, El Editor, and many friends and advocates. For additional information please call (806) 792-1212.

March 2013

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Tips for Applying for Student Financial Aid

t's probably the first test for many I going off to college, and they

Alvarado receives Outstanding EMS Person of the Year Award

uan Alvarado has been awarded J Outstanding EMS Person of the Year Award, which honors an EMS

certified person who has demonstrated uncommon leadership and courage in providing emergency medical service to the citizens of the South Plains Region. He was recognized for providing excellent patient care to citizens of West Texas and Eastern New Mexico for the past seven years. While at AeroCare, Juan has assumed a leadership role by being active in;

Hiring, Orientation, equipment and supply purchasing for the entire organization. Recently, Juan has been battling a rare type of brain Cancer (Chordoma) this has been a difficult challenge for Juan, his family and his extended family (AeroCare). "It is our hope, that Juan can return to us as soon as possible to continue his journey as an Excellent Nurse, Father, Son, brother and Friend," said Bobby Sanchez. Congratulations Juan from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

Distinguished Alumni Award to Honor Irving City Manager rving City I Manager Tommy Gonza-

lez, will be honored at a Distinguished Alumni Award Luncheon March 4, 2013 at the Legacy, 1500 14th St., in Lubbock. Gonzalez, a Lubbock native, helped Irving adopt the principles of Lean Six Sigma, a powerful managerial concept to improve business effectiveness and efficiency. This

saved the city over $44 million through improved productivity. In 2011, Irving became the first municipality to receive the Texas Award for Performance Excellence from the Texas Quality Foundation. The following year, the city was named the recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. It was the largest city to ever receive the Baldrige Award and the second municipal recipient in the program’s 25-year history. The luncheon is free, but seats are limited. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 806-7423125.

take it 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

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and there are several advantages for doing so: • 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. (Spanish version available on page 14. Este artículo está disponible en español en la página 14)

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CLASES BASICAS DE COMPUTACION EN ESPAÑOL Generations online y son gratis. Estamos localicados en Life Run 4902 34th St. Para mas informacion llamen a Deana Rosser 806-687-9732. FREE GED CLASSES with childcare for Lubbock and the surrounding area offered by the Lubbock Dream Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. You must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in public school to be eligible for the classes. For more info call 806-7933336. General office hours are Mon. thru Thurs. from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. FREE GED AND ESL CLASSES for Lubbock and the surrounding area offered by Adult Education Center. We accept new students on a bi-monthly basis. You must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in public school to be eligible for the classes. For more info call 806-281-5750. Open Mon. thru Fri. from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. CHILD CARE AVAILABLE FOR INCOME-ELIGIBLE FAMILIES Families who are income eligible may receive fee assistance to attend one of the Early Learning Center’s five centers for child care. Parents or caretakers must be employed or in school. The program is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (806) 765-9981 for more information. REFERRAL FOR QUALITY CHILD CARE in Lubbock by the South Plains Day Home Association helps parents with free referrals to licensed or registered day care facilities that are routinely monitored by the Texas Department and Protective Services. Call 796-0606 or 792-1847 for more information. FREE LITERACY PROGRAM offers assistance with reading, GED preparation, and English as a second language classes. Programs for individuals with a learning disability as well as one-on-one tutoring is also available. The programs are free. For more information please call (806) 775-3636. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES Registration for free English as a second language (ESL) classes for adults are available on site at class locations, or by calling (806) 7753636, or in person at the Literacy Lubbock office in the Mahon Library.

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Business/negocío Business/Opportunity Updates SBA OPPORTUNITIES will be held March 27, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm, at the Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, Lubbock. No fee. Presented by the Small Business Administration and the SBDC. Looking for financing and need some answers? Then this workshop is for you! The following topics will be discussed: *Information on SBA loans *What a business owner should have before applying for a loan *What the banker is looking for in a loan *Other programs and services available from the SBA. Call Elaine @ 806-745-1637 to register. WORKSHOP TO MAXIMIZE INTERNS The Volunteer Center of Lubbock will focus on how to maximize interns during the Invested Intern workshop that will be held March 5, 2013 at the Volunteer Center conference room, 1706 23rd St., from 2 to 4 p.m. The workshop will also include a question and answer session with a representative from the Texas Tech Career Center. For questions regarding the workshop, contact Emily Wooley at (806) 747-0551 or 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 www. 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. 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.

SBA to Expand Access to Loan Programs

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Administration will have greater access to capital and less paperwork as a result of a proposed regulation aimed at streamlining the SBA application process, while also strengthening oversight and the integrity of the agency’s loan programs. “Streamlining and simplifying has been a key focus of our agency over the last few years. The changes are the latest steps to reduce paperwork burden, with our eye on the larger goal of expanding access to capital and giving entrepreneurs and small business owners the financial resources to grow and create jobs,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “Specifically, these proposed regulations will provide greater access to capital through our two largest loan programs, while also reducing risk to taxpayer dollars.” Among the proposed changes are: Eliminating the Personal Resource Test: A borrower will no longer be required to obtain a maximum level of personal finance resources for a 7(a) or 504 loan. This will streamline the loan process by eliminating complicated regulations used to determine the amount of collateral required. Revising the Rule on Affiliation: Revising this rule will open access to

SBA loans to businesses that, under current rules, would not qualify as a small business under SBA’s size standards by virtue of their association with other companies. It also would streamline 504 loan applications and reduce paperwork requirements for 504 and 7(a) loan applications. Eliminating the Nine-Month Rule for the 504 Loan Program: Eliminating the Nine-Month rule removes a restriction that limits a business to include in its 504 project only expenses incurred nine months prior to submitting the loan application. The new rule would allow inclusion of expenses incurred at any time (e.g., projects put on hold for more than nine months due to a natural disaster). Increasing Accountability of the Certified Development Companies’ Board of Directors while Eliminating Requirements for Membership: Refocusing CDC corporate governance requirements will reinforce the importance of board accountability for CDC oversight for the 504 loan program and set in place measures to strengthen oversight in order to maintain program integrity. For comprehensive information on the new rules and their benefits, visit

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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 10, 2013 and begins at 2 a.m. So don't forget to spring forward and change your clocks.


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s mentioned before individuals A form certain entities and are not familiar with reporting requirements

for such entities. The following is a list of entities that fall under the reporting and filing a Franchise tax report: Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLC’S), S Corporations, Professional Corporations, Trusts, Professional Associations, Business Associations, and Joint Ventures. Also, some partnerships may be required to file a Franchise Tax Report. Generally, if the entity does not generate a million dollars in sales, it will not have to pay any tax. However, the return has to be filed

by the 15th of May or later if that date falls on a weekend or a holiday. Under new legislation, if you file the report late, the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts will asses the company a $50 late fee, even if no tax is due. They can also estimate an amount and bill for such an amount. Therefore, do not neglect dates of filing such a form or it can be costly. Consult you professional tax advisor for additional and complete information.

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Wellness/ bienestar

Healthy Habits: Taming

Your Carb Cravings



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make you gain weight and raise your risk of diabetes and heart disease. 3. Always add a healthy protein. Proteins such as peanut butter, beans, fish and chicken fill you up and keep hunger pains away. An added bonus is that if you eat less refined carbs and increase protein in your diet, it can help decrease triglyceride levels and increase HDL’s, the good cholesterol. Here are some easy swaps you can do right now: Instead of this: White toast with jam, A bag of chips, Bowl of pasta with marinara sauce, or a Flour tortilla with butter. Have this: Whole wheat bread with peanut butter. Low-fat whole grain crackers with low fat string cheese. Whole grain pasta with grilled chicken. Corn tortilla with beans.

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

ow we approach nutrition is H 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 cholesterol-raising 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 for


the American Dietetic Association for Latino nutrition issues. “People focus too m u c h 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 whole-wheat 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, low-fat 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.

Mes nacional de la nutrición

a manera en que abordamos la nutrición es, con frecuencia, producto de nuestra formación y, a veces, 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 eliminan 120 calorías por pieza, más las 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 en lugar de las var-

iedades procesadas 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.


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HEALTHY TREATS IN TOYLAND The Junior League of Lubbock and Covenant Women’s and Children’s Hospital invite you to experience “Healthy Treats in Toyland”. The event will be held on Saturday, March 2nd from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Covenant Women’s and Children’s hospital, located at 4000 24th street. Participants will enjoy nutritious snack recipes, physical exercise, science experiments, forming health habits, and activities that balance the health of our bodies, minds, and spirits. This event is targeted to children of elementary school ages. Register for this free event by calling 1-866-4-COVENANT. IMMUNIZATION CLINICS The City of Lubbock Health Department will hold vaccination clinics for both adults and children at the following locations during the week of March 4, 2013: 3/4/2013, at Mahon Library, 1306 9th St., from 9 a.m. - Noon ; 3/6/2013 at the Godeke Library, 6707 Slide Rd., 1 – 4 p.m. ; 3/8/2013 Health Department, 806 18th St., 8:30 a.m. - Noon. Vaccines will be available for ages 2 months through adulthood. Adult vaccine prices vary. The cost for children’s vaccines (age 2 months -18 years) are $10 for one dose of vaccine or $15 for 2 or more. All children must meet Texas Department of State Health Services’ guidelines to receive state supplied vaccines. ANSWERS FOR ALZHEIMER’S workshop will offer expert speakers who have revolutionized ideas about advocacy, research and treatment, and person-centered care for people with Alzheimer’s disease. Join us Sat. March 2, 2013, from 10 am to 4pm, at TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building Room #110. Pre-Register by Calling 1-800272-3900. Event is FREE of charge. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP Mae Simmons Community Center, 2302 Oak Ave, Saturday, March 2nd, 2013, from 10 to 11 a.m. For 4 weeks. Open group discussion about diabetes and its daily struggles. For registration and info contact Sarina at 765-2611 ext 1007. DIABETES SELF- MANAGEMENT CLASSES Arnett Benson Medical and Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd, Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. for 8 weeks. Beginning March 5th, 2013. Join us for this FREE class to learn what diabetes is, what the risk factors are, and how you can have better control with proper nutrition and exercise. For registration and info contact Sarina at 765-2611 ext 1007. CHCL NUTRITION CLASSES ArnettBenson Medical and Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd. Every Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for 8 weeks. Beginning March 5th, 2013. Join us for this FREE class to learn about proper diabetic nutrition and how to prepare. Delicious meals you whole family will enjoy. For more information and registration contact Sarina at 765-2611 ext 1007 CHCL PRENATAL CLASSES Beginning Thursday, March 21st, 2013, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Classes will be for 6 consecutive Thursdays. Arnett-Benson Medical and Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd. Join as we learn to have a healthy pregnancy. Earn points to receive FREE baby items. Food, Fun, Prizes and much more! For class info and registration contact Yvonne 765-2611 ext 1009. BREAST CANCER STUDY TO FOCUS ON HISPANIC AND LATINA WOMEN Researchers at TTUHSC School of Medicine are participating in a National Institutes of Health funded research study focusing on breast cancer in Hispanic and Latina women. The primary objective is to collect saliva samples from up to 2,000 Hispanic or Latina women who currently or previously were diagnosed with breast cancer. The samples will serve as a source of DNA, and information on the stage and pathology of their tumors. For more information about the study, call (806) 775-8600.

March 2013

Advice from our Doctors/Consejos de nuestros médicos

Kidney Awareness

ore than 26 million Americans M (1 in 7 adults) have kidney disease and approximately 485,000 have

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

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.

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 años, tanto varones como mujeres deberían someterse a exámenes médicos ru-

tinarios. 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.

kidney failure — a number expected to double over the next decade. Kidneys remove wastes, toxins and excess fluids from your blood. They also help balance body fluid and chemical levels, release hormones that control blood pressure, make red blood cells and maintain healthy bones. They process about 200 quarts of blood that clean out about 2 quarts of waste products and extra water which leave the body as urine. What are the complications of kidney disease? When the kidneys are diseased, they stop functioning and wastes build up, damaging the body. If not treated, kidney disease can lead to kidney failure which can develop heart problems and high blood pres-

sure. Kidney failure can lead to dialysis and kidney transplant. What are ways to protect your kidneys? Drink 8-10 glasses of water a day. Reduce salt intake, salt can tighten them. Avoid coffee, chocolate, DR. RODRIGUEZ sugar and stimulants. Reduce pasteurized fruit juice, except unsweetened cranberry juice. Eat kidney-strengthening foods: Soybeans and kidney beans, Blackberries, strawberries, cranberries Sea vegetables: kelp, irish moss, wakame. Nuts: walnuts, chestnuts. Seafood: catfish, crab, mussels.

Concienciación del riñón

ás de 26 millones de estadounM idenses (1 de 7 adultos) tienen enfermedades renales y aproxima-

damente 485,000 fallo renal — un número que se espera doblar en la próxima década Riñones eliminar exceso de líquidos, toxinas y desechos de la sangre. También ayudan a equilibrar los liquidos del cuerpo y niveles de químicos, hormonas de liberación que controlan la presión arterial, hacen glóbulos rojos y mantienen huesos sanos. Procesan alrededor de 200 quartos de sangre que limpian unos 2 quartos de productos de desecho y agua adicional que salen del cuerpo como orina. ¿Cuáles son las complicaciones de la enfermedad renal? Cuando los riñones están enfermos, pueden dejar de trabajar y causar acumulación de liquido y dañando el cuerpo. Sin tratamiento, la enfermedad renal pu-

ede provocar fallo renal que puede desarrollar problemas cardíacos y alta presión. Cuando fallan, tiene uno que empezar tratamiento de diálisis o someterse a un trasplanté de riñón. ¿Cómo pueden proteger sus riñones? Beber 8-10 vasos de agua al día. Reducir la ingestión de sal, sal puede apretarlos. Evitar café, chocolate, azúcar y estimulantes. Reducir el jugo de frutas pasteurizada, excepto jugo de arándano sin endulzar. Comer alimentos de fortalecimiento de riñón: o Soya y frijoles o Moras, fresas, arándanos o Verduras de mar: algas, musgo irlandés, wakame o Frutas secas: nueces, castañaso Mariscos: Bagre, cangrejo, mejillones. ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ MD, practices internal medicine in Lubbock at Premier Healthcare Center 1902 50th Street, (806) 687.6336.


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Education/ Educación

Consejos para solicitar ayuda financiera estudiantil s quizás el primer examen de que tenía E muchos estudiantes de edu- designado cación postsecundaria y lo toman la escuela.

antes 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 soliciLULAC YOUNG ADULTS: The student group was ready to help the adult council in tud. Lo primero que deben saber los anyway they could as they proudly represented the college division. 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 OMEGA DELTA PHI: The students volunteered at the Annual Pancake Festival help- el gobierno federal, estatal o incluso ing with popcorn sales, syrup refills, and flipping pancakes. 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

Llenar la solicitud por Internet. El 95% de los estudiantes llenan la solicitud por Internet y hay varias razones 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. (English version available on page 10. Este artículo está disponible en ingles en la página 10.)

Education & Scholarship Update SCHOLARSHIP INFO ONLINE - This website claims to be the most complete source of local, national, and college-specific scholarships on the net. It probably is, as it lists thousands of scholarships. Fastweb allows you to identify favorites to work on, and it has direct links to the scholarship sites. When you sign up, you can get email updates when new scholarships become available. Good and free resource. LULAC SCHOLARSHIP The League of United Latin American Citizens Council #263 is now accepting applications for scholarships. Apply online at programs/education/scholarships/ for applications & guidelines. Deadline Is Wednesday, May 1. CTK WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION & CTKC SCHOOL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP accepting scholarship applications from Christ the King parishioners who are graduating High School senior girls. Applicants must be a registered member of CTK parish and/or CTK Cathedral High School. Applications can be picked up in the church office or can be found on the church and school websites. Application Deadline Is Wednesday, May 1. For information, contact Becky King, 792-5415 or Christy Duran, 795-8283. 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 15, 2013. HACU NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is accepting online applications for its Scholarship Program. More than $100,000 will be awarded to eligible students. Application Deadline: Jan 01, 3000 Apply online: Scholarships.asp

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Latino Lubbock Magazine Is A Proud Advocate of Higher Education


Youth Opportunities

South Plains Youth Job Fair to be held March 14th mer employment. T Young workers, from ages 16 to 21, are invited to come dressed for

DR. SEUSS BIRTHDAY PARTY AT MAHON LIBRARY Join us in the children’s department of the Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street, from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 2. We will celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with stories, crafts and snacks. For more he Lubbock Area Youth Job information, please call 775-2838. SponFair, will be held on March 14, sored by Jumpstart AmeriCorps and Texas 2013, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tech University. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, lo-

levels are welcome.

LUBBOCK CHESS CLUB The Lubbock Chess Club will meet at the Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street, on Sunday, March 3 from 2 to 4:45 p.m. All ages and skill

KIDS & TEENS CHESS CLUB Children and teens can play chess at the Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street, on Monday, March 4 from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. For more information, please call the library at 775-2838. CAT IN THE HAT STORYTIME Meet the Cat in the Hat at the Godeke Branch Library, 6707 Slide Road, at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4. Bring your camera to take a photo with the cat. For more information, please call 792-6566. LEARN TO KNIT Come and learn the basics of Continental style knitting on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Groves Branch Library, 5520 19th Street. Bring size 8 knitting needles and worsted weight yarn. For more information, please call the library at 7673733. MOVIE FOR KIDS AND TEENS Kids and teens are invited to enjoy a movie and popcorn at the Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street, on Thursday, March 7 at 4 p.m. For the movie title and other details, call 775-2838.

cated at 1501 Mac Davis Lane. This job fair is for businesses searching for additional employees to hire during the summer months, or for those with an on-going need for full or part-time workers. And likewise, the job fair is for youth seeking full, part-time or sum-

n celebration of Youth Art I Month, student artwork from Lubbock ISD will be featured at two

locations along the First Friday Art Trail, Friday, March 1, through the end of month. Student exhibits will be hanging at the Glassy Alley Gallery at 1940 Texas Avenue and the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts at 511 Avenue K. In addition, LISD student artists will be recognized at a Blue Ribbon Exhibit and Reception on Tuesday, March 5, at the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts. As each student is recognized, their

SPANISH LESSONS Learn basic communication skills in Spanish as students learn with no grammar, no rules in a non-stressful environment. At 9 am on Saturdays at Rawlings Center, 213 40th St. Classes are $10 Monthly. NORTH LUBBOCK BOXING CLUB is currently recruiting youngsters who are willing to train hard, and study hard in school. The services are free of charge except for a $40 annual fee paid to USA Boxing. NLBC is located at 417 N. Akron, behind the Matthews

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art work will be displayed on a movie-sized projection screen in the Firehouse Theater. Students from Quadrants 3 and 4 will be recognized beginning at 5:30 p.m. and students from Quadrants 1 and 2 will be recognized beginning at 7 p.m.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE TO STATE: Estacado students enrolled in the Criminal Justice magnet program competed at the Criminal Justice Skills USA event at South Plains College. A total of 13 Estacado students qualified for State in the categories of Felony Traffic Stop, Misdemeanor Traffic Stop and Criminal Justice Quiz Bowl. State Qualifiers include: Destiny Romo, Cathy Castro, Freddie Martinez, Michael Garza, Monique Douglas, Tykera Ross, Vanessa Myers, Darryl O’Quinn, Sierra Garcia, Manuel Ortiz, Malik Harrington, Xavier Rivera, and Brittany Dawn (not pictured). The team is coached by Lucio Trevino.

Happy Girl Scout Week


TEEN HELP: Catholic Charities offers FREE help for youth up to 17 years old struggling with negative behaviors, loss of self-respect, bullying, etc. Parents may call 1-800-530-4704 and make a confidential appointment for a case manager to visit.

STATE QUALIFIERS: Three Matador wrestlers qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament in Austin. They include: Kim Castillo (1st place, 2 time District Champion, 3 time Regional Qualifier), Joseph Rios (1st Place, District Champion) and Gabriella Aguilera (1st Place, District Champion, Regional Qualifier). Bob Romero serves as the Estacado boys wrestling coach and Danny Douglas serves as the Estacado girls wrestling coach.

Youth Art Month in conjunction with First Friday Art Trail

SPRING BREAK STAYCATION CRAFTS join the Buddy Holly Center between 1 -3 PM March 11th – March 15th for craft making! Each day uses a differhe list of Girl Scout alument medium including watercolor (Monday), wood (Tuesday), fabric (Wednesday), clay nae includes many successful (Thursday) and paper (Friday). Children 9 & women in many different fields. up are welcome; children younger than 8 will Latino Lubbock need adult supervision. Supplies are limited Magazine's own so come early to have your child make their Publisher, Christy favorite craft! For more information please call Mar ti nez- Garcia, 806.775.3562. Cost is $5 per day. OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! Ages 13+ (13-16 yrs. needs guardian) 3 p.m., M-F at the Trejo Center. Free.

success, and bring copies of their resumes to hand out to employers. Door prizes will be given. In addition job search computers will be on site, and, onsite interviews will be held in the private interview area. Call, (806) 765-5038 for more information, or email mary.mojica@

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and, Asst. Editor, Amaris Garcia, are proud Girl Scout alumnae who take pride in their past involvement as Girl Scouts. Christy also served as a leader.


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"My parents gave me my values, and Girl Scouts allowed me to apply those to the world," said MartinezGarcia, urging young Latinas to consider joining a troop. TROOP INFO GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6073 meets weekly for events, badges, and fundraisers. Contact the Girl Scouts’ main office for more information at 806745-2855. At the Trejo Center, 6 p.m. weekly on Wednesdays. Fee is $10/yr. GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6424 meets weekly at 6:30 pm at Hodges. Ages: 5-18 $15/yr. Call 7899753 for info. GIRL SCOUTS – Troop 6375 Troop 6375 meets weekly for events, badges and fundraisers. Contact Troop Leader Roxanne Butcher at 2390377 for more information. $12 registration fee. Ages 10-14 (1.5 hr), 6 pm Maxey .

ACADEMIC DECATHLON PLACES 6th AT STATE: The Estacado Academic Decathlon team was ranked 9th as they advanced to the state competition. The team placed 1st in Super Quiz and improved to 6th place at State. Kelvin Cassity and Emmanuel Tafoya earned individual medals. Kelvin Cassity also finished 3rd overall as an individual and was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from Texas Academic Decathlon. Team members include: Janis Christophe, Victoria Hernandez, Sidney Blackman, Monica Padilla, Emmanuel Tafoya, Karla Padilla, Kelvin Cassity, Justice Vasquez, Rachael Siguenza. The team is coached by Sarah Harris and Oscar Marrero.

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

Hilda Solis Politician

Dr. Antonia Novello Former Surgeon General

Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court Justice

Margaret MoranLULAC President

Janet Murgia NCLR CEO & President

Sandra Cisneros Author

Women’s History Worth Repeating



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. Hilda Solis defeated a longtime Democratic incumbent as part of getting elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000, where she focused mainly on labor causes and environmental work. She was reelected easily to four subsequent terms. In December 2008, President Barack Obama announced Solis as the U.S. Secretary of Labor. She took office after being confirmed by the United States Senate in February 2009, becoming the first Hispanic woman to serve in the U.S. Cabinet. Dr. Antonia Novello who in 1990 became the first woman and first Hispanic to serve as U.S. Surgeon General. Sonia Sotomayor is an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, serving since August 2009. Sotomayor is the Court's 111th

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justice, its first Hispanic justice, and its third female justice. Margaret Moran was elected as National President at the League of United Latin American Citizen’s 81st National Convention in 2010. President Moran began serving her third term as President of the Nation’s largest and oldest Hispanic civil rights membership organization. Janet Murguía has emerged as a key figure 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. And for Latinas in Lubbock, Women’s History Month allows us to look at old stereotypes that have been believed for many centuries, overcome them, and make more history. This history is worth repeating because its good to celebrate different people’s contributions - from both struggles to triumphs.

PUBLISHER'S NOTE: I ran this same spread last year, and decided liked it so much that it was worth repeating. 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.

¡Que viva la mujer!

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Anniversary/Wedding Announcements

Anniversary Eduardo & Maria Quirino, 53rd as of March 5th

Anniversary Raymond & Janie Flores, 52nd as of March 25,1961

Anniversary John & Linda Lopez, 50th as of March 30, 1963

Anniversary Alex and Delia Reyna 43rd as of March 2, 1970

Eddie & Mary Rojas,


Anniversary Tony & Belinda Aguirre

Just Married Martin & Fibi Hernandez Married Feb. 1, 2013 In Lubbock, TX.

Engaged Daniel Torrez and JoAnna Alonzo announce their engagement. The couple will marry August 17th, 2013.

ONE FOR ALL AND ALL FOR ONE: LULAC Council #263 members of Lubbock, Texas, hosted the 30th Annual Bring Out Your Best Awards Banquet. The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.

33rd as of Feb. 16, 1980

26th as of March 7

¡ Felicidades!

BRING OUT YOUR BEST: LULAC #263 honored a number of council and community members. Mary Quirino received Member of the Year (not pictured); Armando Garcia & Neale Pearson, each received the LULAC #263 President’s Award (not pictured); John P. Cervantez received his 50 Year Pin; Adrian Anaya was named 2013 Young Entrepreneur; Armando Garcia was given the President's award; and Ernest F. Barton (not pictured) and Luis Trejo, received the Community Leader award.

Anniversary photos may be mailed or delivered by the 21st of each month. The fee is $30. Please submit photo, name, number of years, and wedding date. Email photo (no cell photos) to latinolubbock@suddenlink. net, with payment to Latino Lubbock, P. O. Box 6473, Lubbock, TX 79493, or bring by 2701 Boston (Corner of 27th & Boston).




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Home/casa Noticias para los ancianos MONTHLY SENIOR DANCES March 1, 6 pm, $3, Friday, Come dance to a variety of music offered by Live musicians, DJs or CDs. Let’s keep our seniors active in the community! Doors open at 5:45 PM Trejo Supercenter 3200 Amherst AARP March 7, 1 pm, Free, Age 50+, Share in the discussion of issues and concerns of experienced adults, Simmons Community/Sr Ctrs 2004 Oak Avenue. SENIOR POTLUCK March 12, 12pm, free, Pot Luck lunch, Hodges Community Center 4011 University. SENIOR BREAKFAST March 14, 9:00 am, $1.50, enjoy breakfast and fellowship, Trejo Supercenter 3200 Amherst. COVERED DISH DINNER March 15, 5pm. Ages, 50+ Free, Rawlings Community Center 213 40th Street. SABOR LATINO DANCE March 15, 6pm. Ages, 40+ $3, Rawlings Community Center 213 40th Street. SENIOR BIRTHDAY LUNCH March 26, 12 pm, free, Celebrate the month’s birthdays with potluck, Hodges Community Center 4011 University LOTERIA Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 12:30 pm, $2.50; Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 am, $2.50, Played with bingo cards from Mexico, Trejo Supercenter 3200 Amherst LUNCHES FOR SENIORS Join us Monday-Friday at 12 Noon at one of our five city senior centers! 60 & Over – $2 Donation/Under 60 – $5 Required Cost. Transportation available to seniors 60 and over for $2 donation per roundtrip from your home! Available at all 5 senior centers! For information, call 7672710. CUMBIA-CIZE Low impact aerobics with a Mexican flair. Get in shape dancing the Cumbia! (1 hr) 6:30 PM T Lubbock Senior Center Free Weekly. OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! M-F at the Trejo Center, and the Lubbock Senior Center. “GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN” call or visit the Parenting Cottage, 3818 50th St. 795-7552. SENIOR TRANSPORTATION To and From Senior Centers, Age 60+ $1 donation each way, Monday-Friday All Centers. Call (806) 767-2710 for information and to be placed on a route! ELDERLY AND DISABLED UTILITY ASSISTANCE If you are in need of assistance with your propane, gas or electric bill, and you are 60 years of age or older, please contact Neighborhood House at 741-0459 to see if you qualify for assistance. If you are disabled receiving SSDI or SSI and you are age 59 and under, please contact LIFE/RUN Centers at 795-5433 to see if you qualify. March 2013

Tornado Safety, Be Prepared a thunderstorm (as opposed to silnow the signs of a tornado: very lightning up in the clouds). K Weather forecasting sciThese mean power lines. ence is not perfect and some tornadoes do occur without a tornado warning. There is no substitute for staying alert to the sky. Besides an obviously visible tornado, here are some things to look and listen for: Strong, persistent rotation in the cloud base. Whirling dust or debris on the ground under a cloud base -tornadoes sometimes have no funnel! Hail or heavy rain followed by either dead calm or a fast, intense wind shift. Many tornadoes are wrapped in heavy precipitation and can’t be seen. Day or night - Loud, continuous roar or rumble, which doesn’t fade in a few seconds like thunder. Night - Small, bright, blue-green to white flashes at ground level near


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taining a portable heating/cooling unit call 775-2296 for more information, certain criteria must be met. If you are in need of assistance with your propane, gas or electric bill and you are elderly over the age of 60 please contact Neighborhood House at 741-0459 or if you are disabled age 59 or younger please contact LIFE/ RUN Centers at 795-5433. Households with a disabled child under the age of 18 call Neighborhood House. Low-income household may also qualify for the Household Crisis Program, to see if you qualify call Neighborhood House at 741-0459. These is not entitlement program, funding is limited and applicant must meet requirements, other criteria also applies. Applicant must call for screening and appointment.

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Remembering Selena

elena QuintanillaS Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995), known

simply as Selena, was a Mexican American singersongwriter. An enormously popular singer in Latino communities across North America, her music crossed cultural boundaries to touch the lives of young and old FACES BEHIND THE MICH: Staff members from Magic 93.7 took time to meet alike. A flamboyant, sexy listeners at the annual Bridal Expo. Pictured are Eddie "The Dog" Moreno, Jennifer "Chis- stage performer, sometimes hailed mos" Martinez, Vince "Cucuy" Carrillo, Ronnie "Nighttime Diva" Lovato, and the always as the Latina Madonna, Selena was smiling Jake Gonzales. nonetheless considered a role model for off-stage she was family oriented, active in anti-drug campaigns and AIDS awareness programs. She was born Selena Quintanilla to Mexican-American parents in Lake Jackson, TX. Before her birth, her father Abraham had been a member of Los Dinos. When Selena began performing at the age of ten, her father became her manager and Los Dinos became her backing band. She made her recording debut in 1983 after appearing on popular the radio show of L.A. deejay Johnnie Canales. While Selena grew up understanding Spanish, English was her first language. Her first records were recorded in Spanish and she sang the words phonetically. After her music began to catch on, she began learning Spanish formally and by the time of her death, she was fluent in the language. In 1987, she was named Female Congratulations to Vocalist of the Year and Performer of the Year at the Tejano Music Martha Moncibaiz! Awards. Two years later she signed Her party receive Pinnochio's pizza, sodas, snacks, party favors with EMI Latin and in 1990, she package from Latino Lubbock Magazine! and Los Dinos released their epony-

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mous debut album. Later that year she released a singles compilation, Personal Best, and she also released Ven Conmigo. In 1991 the title track of the latter became the first Tejano record to go gold. Selena also released two more albums, including one of Cumbia music, Baila Esta Cumbia that year. Selena married Los Dinos’ lead guitarist Chris Perez in April of 1992. Other group members included her brother, Abraham Quintanilla, III, who played bass and penned many of her songs, and her sister Suzette, the drummer. She won a Grammy in 1993 for Best Mexican American Performance for her album Selena Live. That same year, she released an album of love songs, Quiero, and she also opened Selena Etc, a clothing manufacturing business. In 1994, she made her featurefilm debut in Don Juan DeMarco, in which she played a singer. Later that year, she and her band embarked upon a tour of New York, LA, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. Amor Prohibido was released in 1994; it was nominated for a Grammy and went gold. In 1995, Selena began preparing to make her breakthrough into the American pop mainstream. In the spring of that year she was working on her first English-language album, when she met Yolanda Saldivar, the founder of the Selena fan club. Incidentally, Saldivar shot Selena after an argument. And sadly, Selena died too young. It was a death that rocked the entire Latino music industry, and the Latino community. Saldivar was convicted for the murder of Selena on October 23rd, 1995. Three days later she was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 30 years. And sadly, the tragic shooting death of Tejano singer Selena spawned a reaction within the Latino community that can be compared to the reactions to the deaths of Elvis Presley and John Lennon. Dreaming of You, her final album, was released posthumously and became the first Tejano album to reach number one in America and was double platinum by the end of the year.

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Easter EASTER EGG D E C O R AT I N G , March 22, Friday 1 pm, Ages 50+ $14 Lubbock Senior Center. CASCARONES WORKSHOP Kids learn the tradition and history of decorated Easter eggs and will have the opportunity to decorate and make their very own cascaron made from hollow egg shells. (Students must bring their own hollow egg shells). Rawlings Center, March 22, at 4 p.m. FREE. CITY EASTER EGG HUNT, Sat. March 23, Games 10 am, Hunt begins promptly at 11 am, All Ages Welcome, Hodges Community Center and the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 40th and University, Free! CHCL EASTER EGG HUNT Friday, March 29. 2013, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.. at Chatman Health Center located at 2301 Cedar Ave. Children ages 1 to 12 years of age. Please bring your baskets! Games from 2-3 p.m. Easter Egg Hunt Begins at 3:30 p.m. For more information contact Yvonne 765-2611 ext 1009. JOEL’S 8TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT Saturday, March 30th at 1:30 p.m., at Roger’s Park, 3200 Amherst. Two Hunts will take place - for 6 & Under, and 7 & Up. Special Prizes & Giveaways will be given. Join Jol's Restaurnat, Latino Lubbock Magazine, KEJS, the Knights of Columbus #8097, and many more friends! EASTER EGG SCRAMBLE at Buffalo Lake in the grassy area across the street from the amphitheater. Kids age 11 years of age and younger are free gate admission until 2 p.m. on March 30, 2013. Marina Garcia - March 8th

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


We Eat the Food that Farmworkers Harvest Nosotros nos alimentamos con la comida que cosechan los trabajadores campesinos

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).


Read a book about César E. Chávez as a boy

Cesar Chavez is known as one of America's greatest civil rights leaders. When he led a 340-mile peaceful protest march through California, he ignited a cause that improved the lives of thousands of migrant farmworkers. Have you ever participated in a march? But Cesar wasn't always a leader. As a boy, he was shy and was often teased at school. His family slaved in the fields, earning barely enough money to survive. Do you help your family? Cesar believed such conditions had to change. He thought that, maybe, he could bring about those changes. So he took charge. He spoke up, and an entire country listened. Do you know what courage is? Cesar's best friend was his brother Richard. Do you have a best friend?

!SÍ, SE PUEDE! (Yes, it can be done!)

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Sí, se puede (Spanish for "Yes, it is possible" or, roughly, "Yes, it can be done") is the motto of the United Farm Workers. In 1972, during Cesar Chavez's 24 day fast in Phoenix, Arizona, he and UFW's co-founder, Dolores Huerta, came up with the slogan.

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If you could eat only the foods that you grew, what would those foods be? On a roll of paper, create a mural. Make a list of the vegetables and fruits that you recognize at the store. Make sure to read the labels to find out where the produce comes from.

Circle your favorite veggie or fruit.

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The phrase has been widely adopted by other labor unions and civil rights organizations and drew widespread political and media attention as a rallying cry during the 2006 U.S. immigration reform protests. (Pictured is the brother of Cesar, Richard, who visited Lubbock in 2007. He passed away in 2011.

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Remembering Los San Patricios The Irishmen Who Died For Mexico he history of the T Saint Patrick’s Battalion, “The San

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Patricios,” in the USMexican War, has placed the Irish as a revered race in Mexico; even to this day, a n Irish person in 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 MexicanAmerican War of 1846-1848. A main reason for their hero status in Mexico is derived from their exemplary performance in the battlefield. The San Patricios ultimately suffered

severe casualties at the famous battle at Churubusco, which is considered the Waterloo for the Mexican 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 (1880-1928) 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!

Bless Me, Ultima was given a limited n a t io n a l release February 22nd. The movie is based on the provocative award-winning novel by celebrated author, Rudolfo Anaya. “The story of

award-winning Chicano novel by acclaimed author Rudolfo Anaya, BLESS ME, ULTIMA is a turbulent coming-of-age story about a young boy, Antonio (Luke Ganalon), growing up in New Mexico during World War II. When a mysterious curandera (healer) named Ultima (Miriam Colon) comes to live with his family, she teaches him about the power of the spiritual world. As their relationship grows,

Through a series of mysterious and at times terrifying events, Antonio must grapple with questions about the nature of divinity and his own destiny. BLESS ME, ULTIMA debuted in more than 200 theaters across the country, including cities such as Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, Denver, Tucson, San Antonio and Lubbock.

Bless Me, Ultima the Movie, now in Theaters n d e - BLESS ME, ULTIMA speaks to all Antonio begins to question his strict Ip e n - of us,” said producer Mark Johnson. upbringing by his parents (Dolodent film, Based on the controversial, first res Heredia & Benito Martinez).

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he 19th Annual Viva Aztlan Festival, a festival featuring competing folkloric dance groups and Mariachi concert designed to enrich the community with Mexican and Mestizo culture, will be held at Cavazos Middle School on Friday, March 8 and the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center on Saturday, March 9. The Viva Aztlan Festival began in 1993 and since then has continued its purpose of enriching the community with the Mexican

and Mestizo culture through art and stage productions. The event will feature a traditional folkloric dance group competition as well as a Mariachi concert and folkloric and Mariachi workshops. Participants and entertainers travel to Lubbock for the Viva Aztlan Festival from various cities throughout Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado. The estimated number of participants is around 500. Performers for Friday, March 8 include Grupo Folklorico Jaguar as well as the Edinburg Park & Recreation Folklorico Dance team, both from Edinburg, Texas. Saturday, March 9 performers include Mariachi workshop participants and will feature Los Arrieros from El Paso, Texas. Pre-sale festival tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketleap.


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Pete's Barrio Memoir: La Cuaresma rowing up as a would give up different things, one of a gravy that had nopales and cilantro G Catholic there the things that I remember about this and onions. She would also make us were certain holidays time is that all the dances stopped, fresh nopales with cilantro and chiles

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there were no dances until Sabado de Gloria, or Holy Saturday. At this time Catholics were not allowed to eat meat on Fridays. I can remember my Mom making different types of food for la Cuaresma, she would make capirotada with pecans and then she would also make us albondigas. One of my favorites was a dry shrimp mixture made into little patties with

and the serve them on a tortilla. Just thinking about these types of foods makes me yearn for my mom's cooking, and wish I would have taken the time to learn how she prepared these foods.

prendimos muchas lecciones A por tanteo. En aquel momento, pareció mucha di-

al hijo mayor de la familia él no lo creyó. Debe haber sido nombrado Tomás porque dijo, "Pruebalo". Busqué algo metal y por último encontró un tornillo mojoso, viejo y grande, la clase que utilizan para tener barrotes juntos. Se lo enceñe y le dije, "Toca el alambre con el y ve que pasa". Dijo, "No va a pasar nada" al mismo tiempo él lo tuvo al alambre. Gritó tan fuerte que los puercos salieron de sus chiqueros pensando que los estabamos llamando a comer. Dejó caer el tornillo y dijo, "¡Me dolió"! Después, nos reímos tanto y juramos que nosotros nunca diríamos a mi mamá ni a papá para que no nos fueran a castigar.

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

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versión, incluso si doliera. Recuerdo que mi padre creaba puercos para matar en la navidad. Tuvo un macho que fue el semental del grupo. Estaba grandote para nosotros en aquel tiempo. Su nombre era Mencho. Mi padre tenia una cercar de alambrado eléctrico para tenerlos encerrados. Nosotros no creímos que ése alambrito podria tetener nada y pensamos que esos puercos fueron los animales más mudos si creian que electricidad corría por ello. Mi hermano y yo andabamos jugando una tarde del verano y podíamos oír el ruidito que las hojas de sacate Editor's Note: Rosario Montez Smith hacian cuando tocaban el alambre. grew up en un rancho, and enjoys sharing Le dije que era electricidad, pero ser her memories of living in rural West Texas.

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Faith & Religion/Fe y religión

Pope Benedict XVI Delivers Farewell Address

n his final full day as the leader O of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI thanked a huge

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crowd for respecting his historic decision to step down and told them that God will continue to guide the church. "The decision I have made, after much prayer, is the fruit of a serene trust in God's will and a deep love of Christ's Church," Benedict said to cheers in his last public words as pope. Benedict, 85, is the first pope to resign in 600 years. He told the crowd today that he was "deeply grateful for the understanding, support and prayers of so many of you, not only here in Rome, but also throughout the world." The conclave to elect Benedict's replacement will start in March at a date yet to be determined. Benedict issued a decree known as a "motu poprio" that will allow cardinals to convene the conclave sooner than the March 15 date that would have been mandated under the old rules. Benedict asked the faithful to pray for him and for the new pope. "My heart is filled with thanksgiving to God who ever watches over his church," Benedict said. The German-born Benedict, who had appeared frail at times in recent months, seemed more energized in his remarks today. He has said he will devote more time to prayer and meditation after he leaves the pa-

pacy. Benedict will fly by helicopter to Castel G a n dolfo, the papal residence south of Rome. Benedict will greet parishioners there from the palazzo's balcony, his final public act as pope. In retirement, Benedict will continue to wear white and will be called "Pope Emeritus," or the "Supreme Roman Pontiff Emeritus" or "Your Holiness," the Vatican announced. Benedict will ditch his trademark red shoes, opting for a pair of brown shoes given to him on a trip to Mexico. But he will still reside on Vatican grounds in a former nunnery. After his address, Pope Benedict also made his last appearance on his Twitter page, which was shut down after he left the Vatican. "If only everyone could experience the joy of being Christian, being loved by God who gave his Son for us!" he wrote.

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relationship with God. St. Patrick found that renewal, because he considered himself a pagan before he became a slave and discovered his relationship with God through prayer. In cities around the world with large Irish populations the post-mass celebrations include parades, Irish music and songs, and Irish food and drink. In Lubbock, a St. Patrick's Day Mass will take place at St. Patrick's Church located at 1603 Cherry Ave. on Sunday, March 17, 2013. For more info please call (806) 765-5123.

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Church Bulletins ST. PATRICK'S ENCHILADA DINNER Will be held March 8th, from 11am to 7 pm. The dinner is sponsored by the St. Patrick Church Guadalupanas. Adult plates are $6,child's plate are $4, ice tea is included for dine-in only. Capirotada and other desserts will be sold separately. The Country Store will also be open for business during these times. MASS IN SPANISH now at St. Elizabeth University Parish each Sunday at 2 pm. Saint Elizabeth is a Catholic Church, located at 2316 Broadway St. in Lubbock. For more info call (806) 762-5225 MISA EN ESPAÑOL ahora en la Universidad de St. Elizabeth Parish cada domingo a las 2 pm. St. Elizabeth es una Iglesia Católica, en la calle 2316 Broadway St. en Lubbock. Para más información llame al (806) 762-5225 EL CURSILLO EN EL AÑO DE FE marzo/March 17 (Sun) ~ Our Lady Of Guadalupe, 211 W. 7th Street, Plainview, Texas. TEEN ACTS TEAM MEMBERS NEEDED Young Adults between the age of 21 and 25 who are interested in placing their names into the database for Team selection for the Teen ACTS Retreats are needed. Young Adults must have been on an ACTS/Teen ACTS retreat. To place your name into the database, please contact Jeremy Trull (Teen ACTS liaison): 806-3922747 or CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS (CWV) welcome their new Commander, Father Brian Wood at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 13, at 1619 Erskine Street, Lubbock, 8-9 p.m. CWV are veterans, men and women of prayer, who love god, honor the flag and serve our Church, families, community and country. Contact Ysidro Gutierrez:, or (806) 466-4564. ST JOSEPHS SERVICES FOR LENT - MARCH (St. Joseph Church, 102 N. Ave. P, Lubbock): Stations of the Cross every Friday in Lent at 6 p.m.; Holy Thursday, March 28th, The Lord's Last Supper & Washing of the Feet, at 7 p.m.; Good Friday, March 29th, Divine Mercy Novena (Rosary) begins for 9 days at 3 p.m.; Holy Saturday, March 30th, Divine Mercy Rosary Novena @ 3 p.m.; Easter Vigil Mass, Sat., March 30th, (Bilingual) at 9 p.m.; Easter Sunday Services : 9 a.m. (English) Mass, 10:30 a.m. (English) Mass; 12 p.m. (Spanish) Mass. DIVINE MERCY CONFERENCE Inviting every Catholic and non -Catholic to Divine Mercy Conference Sat., April 6th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph, (102 N. Ave. P, Lubbock), Parish Hall. Guest Speaker Father KiKi Cordero will be coming from the state of Puerto Rico. Everyone come and find out how great the Mercy of God is! For more info contact Deacon Benny Brito at (806)765-9935. FISH FRY will be held Fridays, 12-6 p.m., at Shallowater Saint Philip, 10th & J, Plate/$8. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS "JOE CARRILLO SCHOLARSHIP" DANCE will be held April 6, 2013 at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 1619 Erskine, from 7 until midnight. MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE MINISTRIES Friday nights from 6 to 8 pm, at the Asbury House Of Prayer, 2005 Avenue T, in the Brown Room. For more info, contact Irene McGaha at 806-544-7310.

Memoriam/memorial Natividad Nate Olga S. Pena 69 Cortez, of Lubbock, passed away on Feb. passed away on Feb. 5, 17, 2013. Mrs. Pena was 2013. She was preceded born April 29, 1943, to in death by her husGil and Eustacia Solis band, Evaristo Cortez. in Lubbock. She marThose left to cherish her ried the late David Pena memory are sons, Felix in 1961 in San Antonio. (Margaret), Elmo, John She was a homemaker (Juanita), Sone (Dora), who loved animals and Delia Moreno, Freddy enjoyed baking and gar(Bertha), and Robert (Sylvia); 25 grandchil- dening. She is survived by five sons, David dren; 26 great-grandchildren; and two great- Pena Jr., Robert Pena, Jerry Pena, Andy great grandchildren. Solis and Steven Pena, all of Lubbock; four daughters, Sulema Pena, Sally Williams, Nelda Pena all of Lubbock, and Velma GonAsencion Chon zales of Pampa; two brothers, David Solis of Estrada, 82, passed Port Arthur and Raymond J.R. Solis of Lubaway on Feb. 18, 2013. bock; one sister, Eudelia Solis of Lubbock; 28 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren. Asencion was born Aug. She was preceded in death by her parents; 30, 1930, in Belton to her husband, David Pena Sr.; and one brothMarselo and Enriqueta er, Danny Solis. Estrada. He worked for Jent's House of Music for Eduardo Zacarias many years and was a Quijada passed away Catholic. He is survived on Feb. 19, 2013. Eduby one brother, Pablo Estrada of Taylor; ardo Zacarias Quijada four sisters, Susan Quinteros of Oregon, was born Oct. 26, 1935, Blasa Rios of Austin, Meme Baladares of in Naco, Ariz., to the late San Angelo and Mary Valdez of Lubbock; Eduardo Quijada Sr. and and lifelong friends, Juan and Helen Zuniga Maria Bencomo Quijada. and their family. He was preceded in death He attended school in by his parents and one sister, Juanita Alba. Arizona. He entered the U.S Air Force Jan. 5, 1954, at the age of 18. Anita Rocha Gar- He also worked for SPS (Jones Station). He cia passed away on met his future bride, Patricia Anne Hughes, Feb. 11, 2013. She was on a blind date, and they later married April born Oct. 31, 1924, in 4, 1959, in Washington, D.C. Together Martindale, Texas, to her they had four children, Eduardo Zacarlate parents, Canuto and ias Quijada (Christine), Miguel Christobal Evarista Rocha. Anita moved to Lubbock in Quijada, Jose Carlos Quijada (Anna) and the 60s where she met Maria Catalina Ramirez (Steven). He was and married her first also preceded in death by wife, Patricia love, Natividad Garcia, in Anne Hughes Quijada; one brother, Rene 1963. He passed in January of 1972. Mrs. Quijada; one nephew, Martine Quijada; Garcia worked in food service at Roosevelt and one brother-in-law, Humberto Valdez. High School for many years. She was a Those left to cherish his memory are his member of St. Patrick Catholic and was active as a Guadalupana. Survivors include children; one sister, M.E. Thelma Quijada her sons, Joe (Susie) Garcia of Idalou, David Valdez; two brothers, Jeronimo Jesus Qui(Marty) Garcia of San Marcos, Nat Jr. (Eva) jada and Cesar Humberto Quijada (SanGarcia of Lubbock, Ruben (Dalia) Garcia of tos); five beloved grandchildren; six very, San Antonio, Johnny Garcia of Lubbock, and very special great-grandchildren whom Tony (Jennifer) Garcia of Lubbock; daughter, he loved with all of his heart; and several Gloria (Arthur) Pena of Lubbock; and her nieces and nephews. brother, Jose (Natividad)Rocha of Smyer. Anita is also survived by her 14 grandchildren, including her closest grandsons, Jeremy and Jacob. Anita was also preceded in death by her five brothers and special friend, “They that love beyond the world cannot Pablo Cano. be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” ~ Williams Penn

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Cecilio Quintero, 88, of Lubbock passed away on Feb. 19, 2013. He was born on March 26, 1924, in Kyle, Texas, to Casimiro and Genara Quintero. Cecilio married Faustina Pina on Dec. 3, 1944, in El Paso, Texas; she preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by son, Thomas. Cecilio was a beloved father and grandfather. He worked as a farmer most of his life. Survivors include sons, Manuel, Casimiro, Cecilio Jr., Ruben and Daniel, all of Lubbock; daughters, Gloria Dominguez, Corina Hernandez, Lupe Rocco, Delia Hernandez, all of Lubbock, and Faustina Amores of Alabama; and one sister, Luz Pina of California. He had 30 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren, and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

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Samuel Zamora, 82, of Lubbock passed away on Feb. 23, 2013. Samuel was born to Juan and Juana Zamora in Chicago, Illinois on June 21, 1930. He married Felipa Hernandez in McAllen, Texas on Aug. 14, 1945. He retired from Cal-Maine Foods/ Robnett Egg Farm. Samuel was preceded in death by his wife, Felipa and his daughter, Irma. He is survived by his three sons, Jose Luis Zamora of San Antonio, Texas, Samuel Zamora II of Seminole, Texas and Juan Zamora of Kissimmee, Florida; three daughters, Gloria Mendoza and Margaret Vazquez both of Lubbock, Texas and Mary Rodas of Columbia, S.C.; sisters, Rebecca Espinoza of Mc Allen Texas, Micaela Jiminez of Las Cruses, N.M.; 24 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Federico Freddie Gonzales of Lubbock passed away on Feb. 25, 2013. Mr. Gonzales was born on May 30, 1934 in Cantuna, Zacatecas, Mexico. He was a lifelong resident of Lubbock and married Jesusa Cruz on Aug. 17, 1973. Mr. Gonzales was a barber by trade, and owned and operated Freddie's Barber Shop on North University for 43 years. He was also a devoted member of Our Lady of Grace and participated as one of the musicians for 36 years. He played the guitar at the 9 O'clock Mass every Sunday until 2009. He was also a Cursillista. In addition to his wife Susie, Mr. Gonzales is survived by sons, Frederick Jr., Jaime, Joe, Ezequiel and Abel Gonzales; Steven Garcia; and daughters, Mary Ann Gonzales and Sylvia Andrist. He also was a proud grandfather of 36 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Alfredo Fred Garcia, 52, of Lubbock passed away on January 25, 2013. He was born April 2, 1960 in San Antonio. His family moved to Lubbock when he was five years old. Fred was a jack of all trades, his favorite loving word to his mother was Ma. Fred's favorite past times were fishing, watching football and attending baseball games. Fred was known and loved by many and will be greatly missed by all. Survivors include his parents, Melquiades Sr. and Maria Flores; his son, Alfredo Garcia Jr. and his wife Chastity; and six grandchildren. Fred also leaves behind his six brothers; eight sisters; 40 nieces and nephews; and 18 great-nieces and nephews whom he adored immensely. He was preceded in death by his son, Jayson Dennis Garcia, and his father, Dionicio Dennis Garcia.

Javier Varela passed away on Feb. 22, 2013. Mr. Varela was born July 3, 1950 in Valle HermoEven though I walk through the valley of so, Mexico.. Varela marthe shadow of death, I will fear no evil ~ ried Aurora Caballero on Psalm 23:4 Aug. 12, 1972 in Rio Bravo, Mexico. They moved Sandra Reyes Vilto the Slaton area in 1978 legas, 64, of Lubbock from Mission. Javier was passed away on Jan. 25, maintenance supervisor for Posey Gin. His 2013. She was born May survivors include his wife, Aurora; sons, 6, 1948, in Robstown, Javier Varela Jr. Alfredo Varela; daughters, Texas, to Candelario and Anna Bell Flores all of Slaton and Alma VaModesta (Reyes) Villerela of Lubbock; his mother, Delia Varela; gas. Sandra was a cerbrothers, Hector Varela, Sergio Varela, and tified nurse's aide and a Juan Varela all of Rio Bravo, Mexico, Mario member of United Methof Alamo, Texas; sisters, Yolanda odist Church de Nazarete. Those left to Varela of Beaumont, and Edith Varela of cherish her memory are her four daughters, Rosales Bravo, Mexico; along with 11 grandchilTeresa Casarez, Rachael Rodriguez, Sylvia Rio Martinez, and Sandra Ambriz and husband dren; and two great-grandchildren. Johnny, all of Lubbock; three sons, Johnny F. Casarez of Austin, and Rudy Casarez and Xavier Rodriguez, both of Lubbock; To everything there is a season, two brothers, Daniel Villegas of Lubbock a time to every purpose under and Joe David Villegas of Ft. Worth; five the sun… ECCL 3:18. sisters, Tommy Nunez of Corpus Christi, Aurora Villegas and Mary Valdez, both of Ft. Worth, and Janie Garza and Emilia Villegas, both of Lubbock; 23 grandchildren; Juanita Lovato, 72, and 18 great-grandchildren. Sandra was passed away on Feb. 22, preceded in death by her parents; three 2013. Juanita was born sons, Danny, Jimmy and Anthony Casarez; May 6, 1940, in Nixon and one daughter, Cynthia Casarez. to late Sam and Delfina Garza. She married the Victor R. Ramos, late Trinidad Lovato Sr. 82, of Lubbock passed on May 19, 1957, in Lubaway on Jan. 29, 2013. bock. She enjoyed atHe was surrounded by his loved ones. He was tending game rooms and born in Taft, Texas, to spending time with her grandchildren and Teodoro and Felipa Ra- great-grandchildren. She is survived by six mos. He married Maria sons, Trinidad Lovato Jr., Johnny Lovato, Fajardo in San Antonio. Sammy Lovato, Elmer Gallegos, George She has been waiting for Lovato, all of Lubbock, and Adam Lovato of him since July 19, 2004. Victor Ramos worked for Manchester Tank Tularosa, N.M.; four daughters, Cathy Torfor 32 years as a welder. He enjoyed fishing. res, Sylvia Lovato, Jackie Oseguera, all of As was his character, he never met a strang- Lubbock, and Melissa Arballo of Pheonix; er. Survivors include his children, Victor one brother, Joe Garza of Lubbock; three Porky Ramos and Marie Perry; four grand- sisters, Lucy Guttierrez, Inez Nanez, both of children; nine great-grandchildren; and three Lubbock, and Frances Stone of Greenville; great-great grandchildren. He also leaves 38 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; behind his brother, Onesimo Ramos of San and one great-great grandchild. She was Diego, Calif., and sisters, Teodora Ramos of preceded in death by her husband, Trinidad Waco and Frances Guerrero of Lubbock. Lovato Sr; one brother, Florencio Garza; and one granddaughter, June Dominguez.

Esther Ruiz Medina 90, passed away Monday, February 11 in Lubbock, Texas. Born in Mexico Sept. 10, 1922, Esther immigrated to South Texas in 1941 where she married and raised her family. She continued to live in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas until her recent move to Lubbock in 2010. She was loved by all who knew her and adored by her family and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Feliciano Medina, daughter, Juana Lopez of Eagle Lake, and sister, Paulina Martinez of Dallas. A devoted mother, Esther is survived by her son, Francisco Ruiz Medina, of Lubbock; step-son, Benigno Medina of Lubbock; step-daughters Reyna Cano of Houston and Emma Medina of Alamo. She is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, greatgreat-grandchildren; as well as, many nieces and nephews from Lubbock, Eagle Lake & Dallas.


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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Amigos Health Fair

Families gathered to get check ups together.

Participating in the health fair provided by Amigos.

Diabetes screenings, blood pressure, BMI readings were some of the services provided.

Learning more on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, with the NuVal education.

Church of the Nations Red Carpet Valentine Event

Couples gathered to celebrate their loved ones.

Friends took the chance to catch up at dinner.

Sitting back and enjoying the prizes and food.

The attendees were thrilled to play games and write love letters for their loved ones.

St. Elizabeth Fat Saturday Shrimp Fest


Margie and Frank Aguilar enjoy Saturday at the Shrimp Fest.

Roy and Gloria Garibay take a moment to say cheese!

Smiling for the camera as they finish up their food.

Celebrating Fat Saturday with loads of shrimp!

Meagan Moore and Martin Zambrano enjoy the company of friends at dinner.

The Army gentlemen start the night off with laughter and conversation.

Texas Army Guard Dining Out

Liliana Villela and Roman Estrada smile for the camera.

Mike and Angie Davila pose for a quick photo.

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St. Patrick's Bingo Night & Auction

Charlie and Meli De Leon help to call out the numbers.

Father Ramirez and Patricio Barrios take a moment from the game to smile for the camera.

Louis and Eunice play a game of bingo.

Pauline Wilson, Martin Nieves, and Blaca Torres took the night off for bingo and an auction.

St. Michael's Sausage Festival

Families gathered for the annual sausage festival.

Rita and Julio Delgado enjoy the sausage and sides.

Sarah Mendez, Melonie Mendez, and Manuel Mendez enjoy the festivities.


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Annual volunteers gather with Father to take a photo.

YWCA Valentine's Father Daughter Dance

Anthony and Jazmyn Barela prepare themselves for some dancing. (More Photos in April Issue)

Manuel, Bryannah, and Sabrina Pedroza arrive ready to enjoy the festivities.

Patrick Perez takes his family, Raleegh, Adalyna, and Danielle.

Katie enjoys the company of her father, Jessie at the traditional dance.

CHCL Diabetes Alumni Dinner

Emma Hernandez and Connie Cantu take time to smile for Latino Lubbock Magazine before the program started. (Photos by Nick Muniz)

Claudia Bustos and Yvonne Gutierrez of CHCL, make it happen and bring all of the alumni folks together for the event.

Ready to put their new knowledge of diabetes into action.

Lily & Rey Lopez enjoyed the dinner, learning, and making new friends.

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Girl Scout Father Daughter Time - De Colores Service Unit

Jesse and Amber Guerrero smile for the camera. (Photos by Amaris Garcia)

Joaquin and Jacqueline Lazo get creative with bracelet making.

Nadia and Luis Salas enjoy the father daughter time.

Taking a moment from the father daughter activities, for a picture.

Jesus Castillo assisted some of the residents with their cards.

Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. enjoyed playing Loteria with some of the Mi Casita residents.

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Sergio Guzman handed out prizes to the winners. (Photos by Amaris Garcia)

Art Luna checks for the winning card.

Brittnie Ramos and Stevie Hurtado smile from the dance floor. (Photos by Amaris Garcia)

Lori and Jayden Torres stop for a quick photo before they go dancing.


Mother-Son Dance at Hodges Community Center

Carmen and Jacoby Pena were all smiles as they were spending quality time together.

Maritza Vasquez and Elijah De la Rosa enjoy the delicious finger foods.

Children's Advocacy Center Superbowl Blowout

Preparing themselves for the Superbowl activities.

Many friends, families, and advocates of the Children's Advocacy Center went to support the event.

While parents watched the game, children played in the Science Spectrum.

Enjoying all of the goodies as they prepare for the halftime show.

Visit our website at to view all of the photos from each event! Latino Lubbock Magazine's mission: "Provide Lubbock news from a Latino perspective for the emerging voice of Lubbock with objectivity, professionalism, cultural understanding, and accuracy; and, give Latinos a publication by, about, and for them that they can take pride in; and, the community a tool for better understanding and for dialogue."

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LULAC Bring Out Your Best Banquet

Joe and Sylvia Leos enjoy the mariachi entertainment.

Making the expo a "girls day" as they prepared for their special events.

The annual banquet helps fund scholarships for college students, and welcomes friends and supporters with open arms.

Rafael Rodriguez, Amaris Garcia, Lupita Ramirez, and Ricardo Gonzalez smile for the camera.

Smiling for the photo before they continue taking a look at the various booths.

Playing around with some of the party props.

Robert Lugo and his date taking a quick photo before the program begins.

Bridal Quinceañera Expo


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Lubbock Lion's Club Pancake Festival

Several college volunteers were ready to help in any way they could. (More Photos in April Issue)

The annual pancake festival hosts many family and friends, as the proceeds benefit local charities.

Families were ready to enjoy their hot stacks of pancakes.

Taking a picture with the famous Lion himself.

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Texas Sports Report With Mando Reyna

oach Tadlock C and his Raiders baseball team have

IT'S A HOMERUN: Josh Narvaiz, son of Michael & Tammy Narvaiz, and grandson of Robert & Bea Narvaiz, as well as Miko Pericoli, signed with Midland College to play baseball. Josh plays shortstop for the Coronado High School Mustangs. He will major in Business Administration. Congrats from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

WAY TO GOAL!!!!: Monterey high school soccer athlete Jordan Gutierrez, son of Zeke and Nicole Gutierrez has signed with the University of SouthWest in Hobbs, NM. He will be majoring in Sports Management. Congrats from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

GREAT JOB!!--: Monterey high school soccer athlete Nathan Flores, son of Jesse and Sally Flores also signed with the University of SouthWest in Hobbs, NM. He will be majoring in Mathematics. Congrats from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

started out impressively with his very young team and hopes to continue that trend as spring starts and they get more game experience under their respective belts. What they hope to continue is their solid pitching and their timely defense, having held their opponents to two runs in 36 innings. It seems a little one-sided but they have started like that before albeit it was over 21 years ago. They meet La Salle this first weekend here at home but that is only what I consider a warm up (no offense LaSalle) since after that they fly out to Arizona to face the Wildcats two days later. Everyone will have an opportunity to catch some home games since they will match up with UT-Arlington and Utah Valley in the middle of March and old/new rival TCU towards the end. Matt Withrow, freshman right handed pitcher has impressed in his first game with one hit allowed in six innings but he is not the only who has impressed. Eric Gutierrez has also shown some offensive power, hitting as of article deadline time a .286, which is much lower than his high school average. The entire pitching staff has done their part in relief duty but the proof will be after they are tested this month by better competition. If you cannot make it out to Rip Griffin Park, you will be able to see them on television for three of their home games. UT Arlington on the 8th, Arizona State on the 19th and TCU on the 29th will be shown on Fox Sports. Three other games will also be televised but you will have to watch them on the Longhorn network when they travel to Austin on the 15th, 16th and 17th to face

Texas. The team has still not traveled to Florida for the end of February games as of article time, so I do not know the results but I still think they will continue to roll. Continuing to roll also, are the Lady Raiders and barring some unforeseen meltdown, should go to the NCAA tournament this year. Before the Big 12 tournament starts they are currently in second place but expect them to be in the same region Baylor is when they get their seed. Just wanted to also mention that the attendance at the Lady Raider games have steadily increased and are right now in the top 10 in attendance nationwide. Listening to coach Curry I know she notices and truly appreciates the local support It still isn’t where it used to be in the glory days, but I get the feeling this program is on its way. Why Baylor, the number one team in the country isn’t even filling their arena and that’s because they have a one of a kind superstar in Griner. Can you imagine how the Spirit arena would be if and when Tech has that kind of ranking or player again? Josh Hamilton is one of those players that contributed to the sudden success of the Texas Rang-

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ers recently and the fan base there was on of his staunchest supporters while he dealt with his issues season after season. So it is very surprising on his remarks about his return to the Ballpark on the 31st on what he expects the fans to do. To dismiss them and Arlington as second-rate fans and city, one would expect them him to be more grateful. Lets all look for a four-leaf clover this month. Not that we all need it, but Josh certainly does. Editor's Note: Mando Reyna is an avid sports aficionado and fan. Monthly he contributes his sports perspective of local to national sports. Email

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