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Lubbock News from a Latino Perspective

¡ Feliz Dia de las Madres y Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Mother's Day

Class of 2011, Congratulations on your Graduation Day! ¡Felicidades en Tu Día de Graduación!

Celebración de Éxito



Volume 5, Issue 5 , May 2011

The Emerging Voice of Lubbock


Volume 5, Issue 5 , May 2011


Celebración de Éxito Class of 2011 Congratulations on your Graduation Day! ¡Felicidades en Tu Día de Graduación!

Happy Mother's Day

¡ Feliz Dia de las Madres y Feliz Cinco de Mayo!

Lubbock News from a Latino Perspective

On the Cover

“Celebración de Éxito!” Photo By Christy Martinez-Garcia

On this month's cover we celebrate Graduations, especially that of Charlie Castro! Read his story on page four and I'm sure that you will agree it is worthy of celebration. We are also celebrating graduations in part because of the growing number of students who dropuout. It is a problem we should all be worried about. Some tag the Texas high school dropout rate as high as 33 percent with speculation that the rate may be higher than 50 percent for Hispanic students It is not just about the students in public education; it is something that will eventually have a significant impact on everyone in this state one way or another.

Anniversary Emilio and Lucia 56 years as of April 16, 1955

The couple renewed their vows on April 17th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Lubbock. They married at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Slaton, TX. He said that he married the girl next door. They bought their first house in 1963 in Idalou. They lived in Idalou for 37 years and moved to Lubbock in 2002. He was a welder and retired in 2002. She was a housewife. The couple had 13 children, 36 grandchildren, and 34 great grandchildren. The advice they offer to other couples is to have a good relationship - be understanding, and communicate. Also to trust together in God. "Keeping your faith strong, keeps your marriage even stronger."

Anniversary Arthur & Judy Lara, 29th as of May 1, 1982

Anniversary Ernest & Paula Esparza, 42nd as of April 26, 1969-

Anniversary Salvador & Linda Martinez, 31st as of May 17th

Anniversary Tony & Margarita Olivarez, 26th as of May 10th

Anniversary Adam & Cathy Espinoza, 18th as of May 1st

Anniversary Jamie and Kourtney Rodriguez, 6th as of May 7th

¡ F e lic id a d e s !

Anniversary, wedding, and engagement photos may be mailed or delivered by the 21st of each month. Please submit photo, name, number of years, and wedding date/year. Based on space availability, couples celebrating 50 -or more years can also provide their original wedding photo along with a current photo, as well as a brief bio of their life together, including their professions, when they moved to Lubbock, the number of children, grandchildren, and other family members. Please also include the name of the church and city they were married in, as well as the church they currently attend. Please call our office for more information at (806)792-1212.

But no matter how the figures are twisted, the raw numbers show that each year more than 130,000 Texas students who entered high school as ninth-graders do not graduate with their class four years later! As such,praise those who are graduating, and encourage those who have not.

Anniversary Jessica and Luis Carrillo, 25th as of May 17th

Anniversary Lupe & Gloria Torrez, 19th as of May 16th

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Qu o t e

"Las armas nacionales se han cubierto de gloria ("The national arms have been covered with glory")." General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín

(March 24,1829 – September 8, 1862) was a general in the Mexican Army, best known for defeating invading French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 (the Cinco de Mayo). The quote comes from the one-line

Dic h o

“Lo que en los libros no está, la vida te enseñará.” “That which isn’t in books, life will teach you.” (Meaning, Life is the best teacher.)

¡ F e liz c u mp le a ñ o s !

May Charlie M Hernandez (KC OLG) 4/1 Jenny Sosa 5/1 Ryan Martinez-Aguilar 5/2 Steve G (Estrada (KC OLG) 5/1 Manuel R Rivas (KC OLG) 5/3 Jose M Martinez (KC OLG) 5/4 Christian Torrez 5/4 Marina Jimenez 5/4 Robert Diaz 5/4 Cindy Jimenez 5/4 Jayden Torres 5/5 Johnny Perez 5/5 Ruben Guzman 5/5 Johnny Berumen (KC OLG) 5/5 Carol Montelongo 5/6 Ezra Aguilar 5/6 Michael John Bryant 5/7 Danielle Chavez 5/7 Edwardo Rojas (KC OLG) 5/7 Daniel Ortiz-Levelland 5/8 David Zavala 5/8 Irma Dominguez 5/8 Mike Pauda 5/8 Christine Hernandez 5/ 8 Bryann & Angel Quevedo 5/9 Adrienna Adame 5/9 Ascencion "Chon" Guerrero (KC OLG) 5/ 9 Jennifer Quintero 5/11 Irma Garcia 5/11 Jamaica Y. Aguilar 5/11 Ramiro A. Hernandez 5/12 Ryan Garcia 5/13 Jose G Salinas (KC OLG) 5/13 Breanna Esqueda 5/14 Rafael J. Hernández (KC OLG) 5/14 Sally Gaytan 5/14 Becky Arcoro 5/15 Jaziya J. Cordova 5/15 Jose Ulises Bryant Jr. 5/15 Juanita Vasquez 5/15 Jose Ulises Bryant Jr 5/15 Amanda Salinas 5/16 Sandra Ramos 5/16 Becky Arcos 5/16 Elisa M 5/16 Lupe Torrez 5/17 Jerry F. Perez (KC OLG) 5/17 Domingo Ybarra (KC OLG) 5/17 Sydney Flores 5/20

Opinion Pieces

Individuals interested in writing an Opinion piece* may email Please include your name, contact number, and subject. *Note: Op-ed pieces are scheduled one to two months ahead. Latino Lubbock Magazine is published monthly, 12 months per year, and distributed usually the first and second day of each month. With 100,000 readers per month. Over 300 distributions points in Lubbock. Out of town delivery includes Plainview, Hale Center, Cotton Center, Abernathy, New Deal, Idalou, Wolforth, Morton, Ralls, Crosbyton, Lamesa, Slaton, Littlefield, Brownfield, and Levelland. Bilingual (English 60%/Spanish 40%). This publication is Hispanic, locally owned and operated.

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

May 2011

May Ramon Salinas 5/20 Anita Jimenez 5/20 Yolanda Torrez 5/21 Juanita Rodriguez 5/21 Melinda Singleterry 5/21 Martha Lucero 5/22 Felix Adam Baca 5/22 Richard Villa 5/22 José Andrés Madrid (KC OLG) 5/23 Nathan Castro 5/24 Abigail Martinez 5/24 Alberto Castaneda 5/24 Issac Mejia 5/24 Joseph Martinez 5/25 Melissa Rojas 5/25 Samuel Garcia 5/25 Olga Almaraz 5/25 Matthew Bitela 5/25 Samuel Garcia 5/25 Mark Anthony Acebedo 5/26 Pedro Licon Jr. 5/26 Suzy Garcia 5/26 Mark Anthony Acebedo 5/26 Rudy Beltran Jr. 5/26 Suzy Garcia 5/26 Anna Torres 5/27 Monica Vasquez 5/27 Jimmy "Big Dog" Montez-Levelland 5/27 Ana Torres 5/27 Michelle Paredez 5/27 Curtis Halfmann 5/27 Ashley Martinez 5/27 Juanita Barrera 5/27 Jose Gilbert Salinas 5/27 Monica Vasquez 5/27 Emilio Abeyta 5/27 Lacie Alvarez 5/28 Samantha Rodriguez 5/28 Alexis Sanchez 5/28 Eddie Perez 5/29 Rene G. Garcia 5/30 Juan Carlos Lopez Chavez 5/30 Margaret Madrid 5/30 Johnny E. Picon Iv 5/30 Isabel Martinez 5/30 Michael Narvaiz 5/30 Jamie L Rodríguez (KC OLG) 5/30 Estrada, Jose A (KC OLG) 5/ 31 Grace Garza 5/31

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Mom, We might not know the pains you went through to make us what we are. But, what we know is that we all love you. May God bless you with love, care and warmth. Happy Birthday to a very special mother, role model, and friend. We also wish you a very special Mother’s Day. Love, Your Children, Grandkids, and Many Friends

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Word From the Publisher G

raduation time is so significant. Large graduation pictures were always the focal point on the walls of the houses of my aunts and uncles. Each took pride in the achievement of their children, which all appeared to be in a consistent pose - with a slightly raised hand bearing a big class ring, a diploma, and wearing a funny looking cap with a tassel hanging in front of their faces. After someone in the family graduated there was always a big celebration and the graduate would use their achievement as leverage to demonstrate their adulthood. When my father graduated from South Plains College in the early 70’s, it was an achievement of the entire family because he was the was the fi rst member to graduate from college. I remember my mom taking a Polaroid of him in his royal blue cap and gown. After the convocation everyone praised him for his commitment. The achievement belonged to both my parents. My dad worked a full time job in construction. His tenacity and commitment was evident as he would come through the door, wash-up, eat a quick dinner and head off to school with books in hand. And later despite being tired, he would stay up late and study. My mother always supported him by balancing home, the children, and learning to efficiently trim the budget to pay for his school. In the end it was all worth while. As a result, many in my family followed his lead, including myself, and obtained high school and college degrees. Incidentally, this was also when I my interst in photography began. At about 9 or 10-years of age, I was given a cheap little camera and begin taking photos of the event. From that moment on I was a photographer. My collection continues to grow, as does the historical value of the Latinos of Lubbock and the South Plains. Hope that you will come see a very small sample of my work, as well as that of many talented Latino artists showcasing differnt mediums at an art exhibit that will be held at LHUCA. (More details on p 18.) Please read the many stories, especially the story of Charlie Castro on this page. What an inspiration this young man is. He should be proud that he never gave up. Way to go! Latino Lubbock Magazine is excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and graduations with our readers. Other observances are Nurses Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Women’s Health Week. More info can be found throughout the publication. We are committed to covering events, sharing stories and information, and showcasing the numerous contributions of our Latino community. Also, we observe Armed Forces Day and Memorial, as well as the National Day of Prayer. As can be seen, there is so much and we have centralized these and so much news and informaiton. Finally, we've received inquiries that our stand/newspaper is not at their grocery story. I'm dissapointed by the fact that we will no longer be availbe at United stores. When we received the letter with the leasing contract, and the fees that we would incur, we were surprised. It is very exspensive for free publications, and in this economy, which has impacted free media because many of us rely on advertising. We have been located in 9 stores in Lubbock and then four rural communities - $240 x 14 would be $3,360 to pay. WE'RE A FREE PUBLICATION and that is outrageous. Perhaps United will invest in advertising in our publication and then maybe we can reinvest by paying for the space to be in their stores. Nevertheless, we apologize for any inconveneince, but please call us if we can assist you in finding another location near you, at 7921212. Please continue to send us your stories and photos; encourage folks to pick up and utilize Latino Lubbock Magazine; and most importantly urge your merchants to invest in advertising, like we invest in their businesses and services. Como siempre, Latino Lubbock is committed to highlighting the numerous contributions of our Latino community. Thank you to those who support our publication. We now have 100,000 readers monthly. Please continue to support our advertisers who help make it possible to keep our publication free. Thank you for your support and May God bless you! ¡Gracias por su apoyo! Que dios los bendiga. PEACE and random acts of kindness. Que las bendiciones de dios estén contigo en mayo y siempre! Sinceramente, Christy Martinez-Garcia Publisher & Latino Market Specialist “Latino Lubbock, the Emerging Voice of Lubbock”

"Believe In Yourself, Never Give Up"

After six failed attempts Rodriguez passes TAKS, graduating in May BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA

or three years the graduation F gown of Charlie Rodriguez has hung unused in his closet. In May

2011, the gown will finally get worn for a graduation ceremony... his. During Charlie's senior year in 2008, he was unable to pass the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS), a standardized test used in Texas primary and secondary schools to assess students' attainment of reading, writing, math, science, and social studies skills required under Texas education standards, and a requirement of every graduating student. That May, as his peers celebrated their graduation, Charlie watched with envy. His mother, Mary Rodriguez, had proudly purchased the invitations, his graduation ring, and his cap and gown. And much to her surprise, she received the news that he had failed the science portion of the exam and would not be crossing the stage with his peers. At first, Charlie felt like a failure. He was devastated. And as many of his friends and family would ask him about his future plans, he was unwilling to tell them the news. "At first I was embarrassed to tell them, but then, I decided that I had to do whatever I had to finish... to get

my diploma," he said. As a result, he signed up for some classes set up to help students striving to complete the TAKS, and to achieve their diploma. He took the first test, and failed. Charlie became more discouraged, but he knew that he had to get a job and focus on his future. As he begin to hunt for work, most of the jobs that Charlie applied for required at least a diploma or a GED - he had neither. Once again, he registered for the classes to prepare him for the TAKS test. Along the way, he was now confronted with the issue of transportation and getting to the classes. He found a way to get to the classes, catching rides, walking. And despite the hurdles, he completed the classes, took the test, and, failed again. In 2009, some told him to give up, but he refused. "One thing about me is I don't quit," he said adamantly. In 2010, he continued taking the classes, and, much to his disappointment, failed the test again - making it a total of six times.

In determining the next step in his future, he decided the military would be good for him. The recruiting office told him that he had to have a diploma or GED, and, that he had to shed some weight, which he had gained during the uncertain and tumultuous journey he was dealing with. Now, Charlie had more obstacles to overcome. But, with full determination he begin to diet and exercise, and he continued to study for the test. Over the course of a year, he lost almost 60 pounds. And, with the continued encouragement of his mother, he took the test again. This time, his teacher Mrs. Alexander called to tell his mother that Charlie had passed the test! They were all excited. "I'm so proud of myself," he said adding that he was looking forward to crossing the stage, and that now he can wear his class ring with dignity. He urged others in the same situation to keep trying. "Believe in yourself, never give up."

summertime fun for your kids...and you! Recycle Sites

Southside Recycling Center, located at 1631 84th Street

Sun ‘n Fun opens Memorial Day Weekend! Open Swim • Family Night • Parties • Special Events

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

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Opinion/opinión Community Update SUMMER SHOWCASE 2011 The Buddy Holly Center is gearing up for another hot summer of music and fun with the annual Summer Showcase Concert Series. Performances are every Thursday evening from 5:30–7:30 p.m. in the Meadows Courtyard, June 2 – September 1, 2011. The Buddy Holly Center is located at 1801 Crickets Ave. in the Depot District of Lubbock, Texas. Check our website www. or call 806.775.3560 for more information. SEE US, SAVE US 2011 Saturday, May 7th, 10 a.m. Bikes will meet at South Plains Mall (Back Parking Lot) Kickstands up at 10 a.m. Bikes will take several routes through the streets of Lubbock and will meet at the Henry Huneke Park, 82nd & Nashville. A follow-up even will be held at Buffalo Springs Lake for a fun filled day at 1 p.m. Bring your grill or visit our great food vendors. There will be fun activities for adults and kids. Contact -Deanna Jandrew and Debbie Turnbow,, for more info. GIANT GARAGE SALE Fiestas del Llano, Inc. will host a giant garage sale on Friday and Saturday, May 6th and 7th at the Hispanic Cultural Center 2422 3rd. St. The sale will feature bargains from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Donations of saleable items in good condition may be dropped off or a pick up can be arranged by calling 7895013.

Moving For ward for Positive Changes for our Children

hange never comes easy, esC pecially when it doesn’t come by choice. I serve as a trustee of the

Lubbock Independent School District (LISD) and our public schools are facing challenging financial times as a result of cuts to the state budget. The anticipated loss of $10 to $20 million from our $187 million budget has forced LISD administration to find ways to cut expenses, including the elimination of 87 district-level and Central Office jobs and the closure of three LISD schools. Arnett Elementary will be consolidated with Wright Elementary, Alderson Middle School into Dunbar Middle School and Tubbs Elementary will merge with McWhorter and Wolffarth Elementary Schools. As Trustee for LISD District 1, no vote has caused me as much personal grief as the vote to consolidate schools. Few decisions are more difficult for school board members than to close a school since families, students and communities are impacted. Though I voted against the measures to close Alderson Middle

MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH Enjoy a light brunch with your mom. May 7th, at 10:30 am., at TREJO. Fee is $2 each. COMMUNITY NEIGHBORHOOD CLEAN-UP Residents can get rid of large unwanted items such as: furniture, appli¬ances, branches, brush, box springs, etc. in roll-off dumpsters that will be placed in our parking lot. May 21st at 8 AM-2 pm at Rawlings. Free. HEART OF LUBBOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING Monday, May 23 7pm, at Redeemer Lutheran Church. The Heart of Lubbock Neighborhood Association meeting is the fourth Monday of each month, 7 pm, at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 2221 Ave. W. SOUTH PLAINS FOOD BANK IN CONTEST FOR NEW APPLE TREES Your vote in the Communities Take Root could land SPFB orchard 100 new trees. The winners are selected based on the highest number of votes. Online voting will continue until August 31st. Votes can be cast by visiting, and anyone of any age can vote once daily. 2-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY QUESTIONS 2-1-1 is a free help line answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which will link you to health and community services. FREE LEGAL AID 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.

School and Tubbs Elparents have grown to love ementary, I have the and respect will continue to utmost respect for each provide excellent instrucof my colleagues on the tion on the consolidated school board, and I know campuses as almost all will they thoroughly studied move with students to their this issue for weeks and new home campus. Now also labored over their we must move forward decisions. I also apprecito ensure the transition is ate the efforts of all the smooth. community members in A transition committee my district that attended comprised of teachers, parthe many information ents and administrators has sessions and voiced their MARIO YBARRA been formed for each of the opinions. We can be consolidated campuses to proud of our efforts as a commu- address issues such as transportanity and the passion shown for our tion, partnerships for after-school schools. care and replicating Tubbs magIt is true that the success of school net programs at McWhorter and comes from the great teachers who Wolffarth Elementary Schools. If work with our students every day the Tubbs building is sold, the adand not from the building. As was ministration and Board of Trustees stated at the board meeting by our have joined me in a commitment superintendent, Dr. Karen Garza, to only sell the building to a group the deep cuts to the state budget that would be valued by the neighforced LISD to choose between borhood. If there is no buyer that has eliminating classroom teachers and the resources to maintain the facility closing buildings. We know teach- and provide benefit to the communiers are the key to our students’ suc- ty, the school will be torn down. No cess. The teachers the students and school will be left to deteriorate in

MARIO YBARRA is the District 1 Lubbock ISD Board member. Contact him via email at mybarra@

Carta Abierta ¿Que Piensas?

BUEN TRABAJO Christe te felisito buen trabajo para el pueblo hispano de Lubbock y pueblos vesimos. Que Dios te bendiga y que sigas tu buen trabajo. Gracias, Emilio Arguello

GOD BLESS SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS Amigos may want to look up their name, Thanks for your announcements about Easbecause they have not been friendly to the ter weekend. We know our readers have a lot to say! David Payne neighborhood small businesses. They just Mail letters to Latino Lubbock “Letters opened up a flea market to supposedly to the Editor,” Box 6473 Lubbock, TX give small business a chance to have rental 79493, or email them to latinolubbock@ space. If that is the case, why not place SCHOOL CLOSINGS them within the store like they do the bank? So sad that Tubbs and Arnett Elementaries Don’t forget to include your name, adGRACIAS why not support the small Hispanic- are closing. I have grandchildren at both. dress, and contact phone number. Mil gracias to , you Christy and all the staff And, businesses around, instead of trying While Tubbs has schools in a familiar area, Mailed letters must be signed. Please of "El grande Latino Lubbock" paper, for all owned compete or squeeze them out? Like Mi- Arnett kids will be crossing into an entire note that unsigned letters will not be you do for the community of Lubbock. You to which was serving its purpose? I new neighborhood. Why couldn't they close published. Letters are limited to 100 touch and help thousands of people in the choacana, think that this demonstrates their corporate schools in South Lubbock? They just always words. Writers are limited to one letter great west Texas. per month. Submissions may be edited Gracias, mill veces, gracias. What a bless- greed and not being a FRIENDly neighbor. have to close schools where the Mexicanos and blacks go. Thanks for your paper. for clarity or space consideration. Let- ing you are. A REAL Amiga, ters are not acknowledged. Opinions Thank you, Georgia Rosa Hernandez expressed in letters do not necessarily Cecil Puentes represent the views of Latino Lubbock. OUTSTANDING Thank you Latino Lubbock. VERY RUSHED As in the past, OUTSTANDING! Very disappointed that Mario Ybarra who represents Dist. 1 on the school board, did Ernestine Omega Cantu M.Ed. not keep us, his constituents, aware of the Latino Lubbock Magazine will no longer be distributed at consideration of closing our schools. This THANK YOU local United grocery stores due to a leasing agreement was very rushed! you for the write up and glad you Since Mario has been in office he has al- Thank they made with Thrifty/American Classifieds, which lowed several programs and schools to be were there yesterday! closed or done away with. He focuses on his requests excessive fees to place free publications in Joanne Cotter personal agenda instead of the people he stands located in their stores --- $240 PER STORE. is representing. I urge voters to remember A QUICK NOTE how ineffective Mario has been and how he Just a quick note to say “thank you” for takcontinues to focus on his popularity instead ing pictures of my Son’s signing with LCU. As a FREE publication we take pride in offering accessible of the needs of his district. Cannot wait to see them.


Thank you, Manuel Garcia

Angel Maldonado

WHAT ARE THEY THINKING? Wanted to ask if you could do a story on the Amigos store? They are making north University and Arnett Benson neighborhood look like a flea market! I'm so disappointed that they have placed shops that don't look good on the outside of their store! What are they thinking? Email your announcements to: lati- There is an area designated for flea markets, by the why are they trying to change the neighborhood to look so cheap and like Mexico?! 21st.

DOWN GRADING I'm truly disappointed that Amigos has destroyed their beautiful Spanish architecture with some brightly painted garage doors that do not blend in with their facade. I drive by the store daily to get to work, or to go to lunch, and I was shocked to see them down-grading a neighborhood already dealing with aging buildings and poverty.

ARNETT-BENSON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS Join your neighbors and help work for the betterment of the community. Hosted by the Neighborhood Association the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

Raul Montez

May 2011

a neighborhood. Also, by the beginning of school, the schools receiving students through consolidation will be fully equipped with the new technology provided by the 2010 bond. Now is the time for us to move forward doing everything we can to make this a positive change for our children. While it is sad for us, we know the millions of dollars saved through consolidating our schools protects the long-term health of our classrooms. As Cesar Chavez said, “We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” Thank you for supporting your neighborhood schools and showing passion for the success of our students.

Royce Jones Copyright 2011 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

news and information, at NO COST to our readers. And while we apologize for any inconvenience, Latino Lubbock Magazine is focused on investing in our community, rather than profiting from it. We hope you will pick up Latino Lubbock at one of our other distribution points who welcome and value FREE publications. Please express your concerns to Scott Preston at (806) 472-5900, or email

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Politics/ la politica

The Status Quo on Immigration Puts Both Parties in a Bind


ince Obama’s arrival at the S White House in 2009, nearly 1 million illegal immigrants have

The Latino Electorate in 2010: More Voters, More Non-Voters

ore than 6.6 million Latinos M voted in last year's election---a record for a midterm----accord-

ing to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. Fueled by their rapid population growth, Latinos also were a larger share of the electorate in 2010 than in any previous midterm election, representing 6.9% of all voters, up from 5.8% in 2006. However, while more Latinos than ever are participating in the nation's elections, their representation among the electorate remains below their representation in the general population. In 2010, 16.3% of the nation's population was Latino, but only 10.1% of eligible voters and fewer than 7% of voters were Latino. This gap is due to two demographic factors----many La-

tinos are either too young to vote or are adults who do not hold U.S. citizenship. Even so, the number of Latinos eligible to vote continues to increase. In 2010, 21.3 million Latinos were eligible to vote, up from 17.3 million in 2006. In recent midterm election cycles, growth in the number of eligible voters has exceeded growth in the number of voters, resulting in a record number of Latino non-voters last year too----14.7 million. Among eligible voters, Latino participation rates have lagged behind that of other groups. In 2010, 31.2% of Latino eligible voters say they voted, while nearly half (48.6%) of white eligible voters and 44.0% of black eligible voters said the same.


Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Community Engagement

been deported –- almost as many as in George W. Bush’s entire second term. In wake of 9/11, the federal government built a massive, $17 billion apparatus to identify and expel illegal resident criminals, and the number of deportations soared from 117,000 in 2001 to nearly 400,000 last year. But only 196,000 of those deported in 2010 were individuals convicted of crimes in their home countries or the U.S. Much of the balance of those deported were relatives of American citizens born in this country. In his State of the Union Address last January, the President said, “Let’s stop expelling talented, responsible young people who can staff our research labs, start new businesses and further enrich this nation.” That came weeks after Democrats reluctantly supported the so-called Dream Act, a measure that would have put millions of illegal immigrants on the path to U.S. citizenship or legal resident status. It failed to pass the Senate, despite months of debate. Advocates feel the issue has hit a wall. That’s why earlier this month, several groups, including the National Council of La Raza, lobbied nearly two dozen congressional Democrats to send President Obama a letter urging him to use his executive authority to halt the deporta-

The Institute for the Development and Enrichment for Advanced Learners (IDEAL) at Texas Tech University has a number of academic enrichment opportunities for students in grades 4 through 11.

IDEAL IDEAL offers summer residential camps and weekend programs. The programs provide under represented, academically talented K-12 aged students with exciting, hands-on, application-oriented opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering,

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tion of students who would be allowed to remain in the country under the Dream Act, if it was ever passed. So far, the Administration hasn’t given any indication they intend to go down that road. This has put the Obama administration in a tricky situation. If the President blunts enforcement of the country’s immigration laws, he could be branded as soft on crime. But inaction will further alienate Latinos, now the nation’s largest minority group. Consider that in the last decade, Georgia’s Latino population has nearly doubled to 854,000, and North Carolina’s has more than doubled to 800,000. Latinos will be crucial in upcoming elections, not only in states like California, but battlegrounds like New Mexico, Colorado and Virginia. The demographic shift raises an issue for Republicans too. Many new arrivals to the U.S. are deeply religious, family-oriented and hardworking, Republican consultant Whit Ayers observes, “which is a pretty good definition of a Republican in this age,” he says. And yet the GOP majority in Georgia’s legislature recently passed a measure that, like Arizona’s controversial law, requires local law enforcement authorities to check the immigration status of criminal suspects. Civil rights groups like the National Association of Latino Elected Officials have charged that Georgia is “legislating discrimination.” Ayers worries Republicans are being short-sighted. “Once Latinos register to vote,” he says, “it’s going to send shockwaves through the established political cul-

ture.” But the most immediate problem is at the White House. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a Democrat from the President’s hometown of Chicago, was among the few members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to support Obama early in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, when Obama was trailing Hillary Clinton among Latino voters in most polls. Ultimately, Obama captured about 67% of the Latino vote in the general election, according to the nonpartisan Pew Hispanic Center, and many Latinos hoped he would enact substantive immigration reforms. Part of Democrats’ slowness to deal with the issue, Gutierrez says, “is they don’t think Latinos have anywhere to go.” They’re unlikely to support Republicans. But in the 2012 election, Gutierrez says, “people may not show up at the polls. An important factor in every campaign isn’t always those who decided to vote.” This month, Gutierrez kicked off a tour of more than 20 cities to try to stir the immigration debate in places like Phoenix and Los Angeles. Last week, he drew nearly 1,000 Latinos to a rally in Charlotte, North Carolina, the city scheduled to host next year’s Democratic National Convention. Many in the crowd were disillusioned and anxious. “I want to support this President,” Gutierrez says, “but I’m going to stand with those broken families. We’re not asking him to stop deportations entirely. We’re asking, ‘Use your administrative power that’s been conferred to you, and don’t deport anymore Dream kids.’”

Unauthorized Immigrants Pay Taxes, Too


o lets put anS other myth to rest, the one that says

that undocumented workers don’t pay taxes. First of all, lets agree that we understand the superficial error in the statement – no one escapes paying taxes, unless you’re dead or a multi-millionaire and can afford the loopholes. The idea that an entire segment of the population, more than 50 million strong, could somehow pass undetected by the IRS is

laughable. Second, let’s make sure we understand a basic truth: everyone pays taxes as they go about their daily lives. We pay sales taxes when we buy groceries; transportation taxes when we get license plate tags or buy gasoline; property taxes when we pay our mortgage or our rent. Even the undocumented, who live among the shadows for fear of being detained, pay their share to the government treasury. That’s easy to say, so I’m glad that the Immigration Policy Center studied how the undocumented workers and their families pay local, sate and federal taxes , and then calculated the total for 2010 -it puts a concrete number on a flimsy idea. Overall, in 2010, the undocumented paid $11.32 billion in taxes – that’s billion, with a “b.” California and Texas lead the list of states ranked by their undocumented tax burden. In 2010 they paid $2.7 and $1.6 bil-

lion respectively. To quote the Immigration Policy Center report: These figures should be kept in mind as politicians and commentators continue with the seemingly endless debate over what to do with unauthorized immigrants already living in the United States. In spite of the fact that they lack legal status, these immigrants—and their family members—are adding value to the U.S. economy; not only as taxpayers, but as workers, consumers, and entrepreneurs as well. Another thing that people need to keep in mind is that in order to pay taxes you have to have a job. So the idea that the undocumented come to the US to loaf on the government’s dime is beyond serious consideration. And here’s something that’ll turn the stereotype in its head: half of the undocumented in the US pay income taxes – income taxes!

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Have We Progressed? Quien Sabe! West Texas Hometown Heroes Rangel stated that he was asked, “Are of our Latino leaders


here is no T doubt that we are rapidly

becoming a significant potential power in the US, numerically. In West Texas, we have more elected officials than we had before 1980, (around 5 then, about 150, now) thanks to the Single-Member District scheme of voting that took place during the 80’s. I had no Chicano professors while attending Texas Technological College in 1969, although Dr. Sophie Tucker and Dr. David Vigness were very helpful, sympathetic, and encouraging. We also have the activist Dr. Neal Pearson that is part of our community. Without much inquiry, I have met at least 3 declared Chicano professors at present day Tech Tech University; Professors in Law, History, and Political Science. I feel proud to know of all the other Spanish-surnamed Professors as well as multiple staff on-campus. Chicanos are rapidly and heavily populating parts of Lubbock that was unheard of in the day, hopefully for the better. As fundamentalist conservatives like to say, “what is it that you minorities are griping about? Jessie

you Hispanics trying to take over”? He replied simply, “No, we’re just trying to get it back”. So, what are some of the reasons for us getting angry and concerned about what is happening in our country. Some areas of concern seem to be worse than others like when we were not allowed to use “white” latrines. Religious fundamentalists, racist ultra-conservatives, corporations and the rich have been working since Barry Goldwater in the 60’s** to set our systems back to the day where people of color were considered inferior and not part of the fabric of America (actually, the United States). They are succeeding. Lets look at some of the areas of concern. There are many more, though. NATIONALLY • The present plan is to eliminate Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid • Drastically cut education at a time that people of color are becoming majorities on campus • Racist approach to reforming the immigration issue STATEWIDE IN TEXAS • Establishing English as the official language in Texas • The introduction of anti-Latino bills dealing with immigration • Continuing to change or leave out our (Chicano) contributions in the history of Texas such as what the State Board of Education did this year in leaving out mention of some

• 11.3% cut to public education knowing that the rich and not-sorich, mainly white folk are leaving public schools to private schools and home schooling. LUBBOCK • Of the cuts mentioned above, $20 million will apply to the Lubbock ISD, according to the local newspaper. • Obviously, the first schools targeted were in the “Barrio and the Hood”. Tubbs Elementary, Arnett Elementary, and Alderson Middle School. • In the past few years, monies allocated to the Guadalupe neighborhood were diverted for baseball fields in south Indiana... Just to name a few. So why is it that we are ignored and sometimes laughed at. Very simply, Chicanos do not vote in proportion to the registration rate and the mostly Anglo precincts. In the various elections since 2000, the voter turnout has varied between 23% to 50%. The predominately white precinct around Rush Elementary always votes 6580%. Plans are being worked on by various groups in Lubbock that are anticipated to evolve into an action plan to get out the vote. More info will be sent via media in upcoming months. ELISEO SOLIS is a former county commissioner for Lubbock. He was the first Hispanic to hold the office.

Armed Forces Day, May 21st

n the United States, Armed I Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. The day was

military services in the Department of Defense. It was intended to replace the separate Army, Navy, Air created in 1949 to honor Americans Force, Marine Corps, and Coast serving in the five U.S. military Guard Days, but the separate days branches – the Army, Navy, Ma- are still observed, especially within rines, Air Force, and Coast Guard the respective services. – following the consolidation of the In 1962, President Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an official holiday. The United States' longest running citysponsored Armed Forces Day Parade is held in Bremerton, Washington. In 2009, Bremerton celebrated the 61st Armed Forces Day Parade. Cynthia Arriaga Because of their unique trainREALTOR ing schedules, National Guard and Reserve units may celebrate “Arriaga...Your KEY Choice in Real Estate” Armed Forces Day/Week over Se habla español any period in May. In Lubbock, a DVD Screening will be showing WWII Memorial, about how the WWII Memorial came to be in Washington, D.C. in honor of Armed Forces and Memorial Day. Learn about the architecture, history and building process behind this great memorial. May 29th at 2:30 pm at the Silent Wings Museum. Free. ¡Hablame hoy!

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House redistricting plan preserves two West TX seats

he Texas House passed a redisT tricting plan that will keep two West Texas Representatives from

running against each other in the next election. The first proposed map put Charles Perry, District 83, and Jim Landtroop, District 85, in the same district, but after much debate that map was amended to where the two would stay separate. West Texas will still lose a seat, but Representative Warren Chisum of Pampa is expected to retire. The new proposed map moves Landtroop to Chisum's district keeping him from running against Perry. Both Perry and Landtroop are calling this a victory for West Texas, but the map still has to pass the Senate vote.

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Military Briefly


BASIC TRAINING Air Force Reserve Airman Jennifer Q. Morrow graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. She is the daughter of Julia Argila and Esequiel Quintana, Lubbock, Texas.

RETURN FROM DEPLOYMENT DEL HEIRO Airman Marisela Blanca Del Hierro along with part of her unit 627 FSS from J.B Lewis/McChord, Washington. Recently returned from a six month deployment in Oman. Airman Del Hierro is the daughter of Lorraine and Efrain Del Hierro of Lubbock. (Submit your announcements to

Six Redistricting Hearings to be held in Lubbock he Lubbock Citizens’ Redis- to ensure that all the districts have T tricting Advisory Commit- essentially the same number of peotee will hold a series of six public ple. In doing so, the City must en-

hearings in May. The Committee is comprised of fifteen citizens appointed by the city council. The Committee is chaired by retired United States Federal Magistrate J. Q. Warnick. There will be one public hearing in each of the six council districts. The Committee will present information from the 2010 census. The Committee will also present two preliminary plans for redrawing the city council district boundaries. After these plans have been presented, the public is encouraged to comment on the plans. The six public hearings will be held at the following dates, times and places: • District 5: Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 3:30pm at: Irons Middle School • District 6: Monday, May 2, 2011 at 7:00pm at: McKenzie Middle School • District 3: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 7:00pm at: Roscoe Wilson Elementary • District 4: Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 7:00pm at: Honey Elementary • District 1: Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 3:30pm at: Cavazos Middle School • District 2: Monday, May 16, 2011 at 7:00pm at: Alderson Middle School The council district boundaries must be redrawn every ten years

sure that any changes to the boundaries preserve the traditional voting strength of minority communities within the city. After a plan has been adopted by the City Council, the United States Justice Department must approve the plan and determine that the changes to district boundaries do not have a discriminatory purpose or effect upon the rights of minorities to vote. The Justice Department strongly encourages community input into the process. The Citizens’ Redistricting Advisory Committee was created to make recommendations to the City Council based on input from the community. American Sign Language and Spanish-language interpreters will be present to assist anyone who needs help in addressing the committee. The public hearings will be recorded for rebroadcast on the City’s Channel 2 television station. All citizens of the City of Lubbock are encouraged to attend and participate in these important public hearings. For additional information regarding the City’s redistricting plans, please contact Assistant City Attorney John Grace at (806) 7752222.

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Congratulations Graduates! We Are Proud of You!

Class of 2011 congrats from

Felicidades en Tu Día de Graduación, Congratulations on your Graduation Day

Graduation Commencement Schedules Saturday, May 7 · Lubbock Christian, Rip Griffin Center, 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7 Wayland Baptist, 2 p.m., Hutcherson Center - Plainview Friday, May 13, 2011 4 p.m. Art & Sciences 7 p.m. Graduate School Saturday, May 14, 2011 9 a.m. Engineering Education Human Sciences Visual & Performing Arts Architecture

Sonny Vasquez

Estacado High School

Kalli F. Jimenez

Estacado High School

Romeo N. Salinas

Roosevelt High School

Siera M. Gonzales

Frenship High School

Audrianna Mitchell

Lubbock High School

1:30 p.m. Mass Communications Agriculture Honors (NHH and HAL Majors ONLY) University College Business Administration 6 p.m. Law School Hooding Ceremony Friday, May 13 · South Plains College , SPC Texas Dome - Levelland, 10 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2011 · Monterey High, United Spirit Arena, 6 pm

Anthony Flores

Lubbock High School

Lauren Picon

Happy High School

Ryan P. Peña

Lubbock High School

Victoria Vargas

Coronado High School

Adrian C. Mendolla

Coronado High School

Saturday, May 28, 2011 · Estacado, United Spirit Arena, 10 am · Lubbock High, United Spirit Arena, 1:00 pm · Coronado, United Spirit Arena, 6 pm Sunday, May 29, 2011 · Frenship, United Spirit Arena, 3 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011 · Wayland Baptist University , Calvary Baptist Church, 5301 82nd,7 p.m.

Justin Salazar

Lubbock High School

Valentin R. Baca

Bachelor of Science

Ashley Placencia

Lubbock High School

Amy Bustillos Bryant Bachelor of Biology

Lexus Anise Jimenez SPCHEA

Michael Martinez

Doctor of Jurisprudence

Micah Salinas

South Plains College

Amanda Apolinar

Doctor of Jurisprudence

Alexandria M. Perez South Plains Colleges

Joel D. Harper

Doctor of Pharmacy

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Thursday, May 12 · Raiders Rojos, the Hispanic Alumni Chapter of the Texas Tech Alumni Association will hold their annual Hispanic Graduation Convocation, at 6:30 p.m., in the Merket Alumni Center, 17th & Boston. Each TTU graduate will be presented a complimentary cultural stole. Faculty and administrators are invited to participate and wear their regalia in the processional ceremony. Graduates must arrive by 6 p.m. and must RSVP to Graduates Additional grads will be included in the June issue. Submit photos along with graduate’s name, parent’s names, high school, post grad college plans and major. College grads include career plans. Please send a self-addressed stamped envelope along with mailed -in photos. Please email or mail photos to:, or

Latino Lubbock – Grad Photos, P. O. Box 6473, Lubbock, TX 79493. Deadline to be in June issue is May 15, 2011.

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H ome Lost, Faith Saved

Andy Garcia shares his late mother's accounts of Lubbock's 1970 Tornado BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA

he May 11, 1970 F-5 tornado T that dominated downtown Lubbock completely demolished the

northern neighborhoods occupied by many Mexican American families. The major residential damage began with apartment complexes along the north side of 4th Street near Indiana Ave., spreading throughout the Arnett-Benson area, tapering northward near the Clovis Highway. The Guadalupe neighborhood north of 4th Street between Avenues Q and A, experienced the worst residential damage. The devastated area was described like a battlefield because it looked like it had been bombed, surprisingly of the 26 victims in the city, 10 Hispanic individuals met their demise. Andy Garcia said he was living in Long Beach, California when he heard the news on the radio. Immediately, he and his wife Rosie, drove to Lubbock to check on his mother, the late Julia Garcia. Upon arriving, the National Guard would not allow them to come into Lubbock because of the areas that were damaged. He informed them that he had not been able to communicate with his mother and finally he was allowed to go through. "When we got there (Guadalupe neighborhood) it was pure devastation," he said. The only room left standing in the spot where his mother's house at 202 N. Ave. K, was the kitchen. He begin to search for her. Then he drove to his sister Mary Martinez's house, where he was relieved to find her and other members of the family safe.

"My mom was okay, everybody was okay... it was just a shock that everything was gone," he said. His mother described that she been sitting in her home that night when she heard something. She went outside, and noticed that the sky had grown unusually dark. She went back inside and tried to close the door, but the wind had picked up and she could not do so. Then she turned around, she saw that the walls were shaking. "Mom said she heard a loud noise like a train coming towards her; the windows cracked, and busted; the wind forced the doors open," he continued as he expressed what his mother had told him. Garcia, a Christian minister, said that the most significant account shared by his mother was that when she ran to the kitchen, she picked up her Bible and dove underneath the table. She started praying. Everything in the house flew into the air and the tornado uprooted the walls. He said that his mother believed that the tornado lasted about eight to nine minutes, and that in that short amount of time everything was gone. The only things his mom had left were the table under which she had been hiding, the kitchen stove and the refrigerator, and most importantly - her faith and her Bible. "Lubbock had no alarm system, but she knew there was a tornado. Only the Lord could work on her behalf," he added sharing that his mother at that time was 73-years-old. "She was a very strong lady," adding that she lived to be 108 and that she had been a good mother and a smart small business owner - she owned a restaurant, and a dance hall.

South Plains Citizen Corps assist Firefighters, seek volunteers, donations

itizen Corps, a program coorC dinated nationally by the Department of Homeland Security's

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) works closely with federal entities, state and local "It was a miracle... it was her faith." governments, first responders and emergency managers, the volunteer Hispanic Casualties community, and the Corporation for National & Community Service. of May 11,1970 Tornado • Jose Aguilar, 75, 221 N. Ave. M; died May 11 in Locally, the South Plains Citihis destroyed home. zen Corps is sponsored the South • Helen Machado Alafa, 30, 2908 2nd Place; struck by debris on Fourth Street after leaving Plains Association of Governments/ car to seek shelter; died May 21 in West Texas Homeland Security Unit. The proHospital. gram consistent of five subs pro• Frank Moreno Canales, Jr., 33, Uvalde; truck grams which include Community driver died May 11 when his vehicle was deemergency Response Teams and stroyed at Loop 289 and U.S. 87. • Otilia Gonzales, 46, 201 N. Ave. L; died May 11 Fire Corps. in her destroyed home. Currently the South Plains (Hock• Jose Luz Leyva, 13, Brownsville; son of a migrant farm worker was hit by debris after being ley County) CERT teams are seeksucked out of a parked car at a traffic light at Ers- ing more volunteers and donations. kine Street and U.S. 87; died May 16 in Methodist During times of emergency, CERT Hospital. • Pedro Lopez, 56, 208 Ave. N; found dead May teams may be activated and de11 with head and neck wounds at First Street and ployed to assist emergency respondNorth Avenue M. ers throughout the South Plains re• Salvadore Lopez, 57, 208 N. Ave. L; died May 11 in his destroyed home. • Angela Marie Mora, 9, 1311 Jarvis St.; found laying on top of her two younger sisters buried in the debris of their destroyed home; died May 19 in Methodist Hospital. • Estefana Guajardo Paez, lived on Kemper Street; died May when she was crushed by a falling automobile after she and eight others were tossed out of a destroyed home at 201 N. Ave. O. • Aurora J. Salazar, 68, 216 Ave. N; struck by a wall and large chair when the home she and 10 other people were in at 108 N. Ave. L was destroyed; died May 12 in West Texas Hospital. • Pauline Zarazua, 39, 2803 First St.; died May 11 when her car was blown off Loop 289 at the U.S. 87 overpass. Sources: Newspaper and eyewitness accounts and the book “The Lubbock Tornado.”

Protect Your Home Essential information to navigate the outdoors with wildfire

ildland-urban interface fires W tend to be more damaging than urban structural fires, and

behave differently from structural fires. The wildland-urban interface is the area where homes and other human development meet or intermingle with undeveloped forests, grasslands, or other natural areas. People who live in these areas often forget or disregard the wildland fire cycles and dangers. Homes and other structures are built and maintained in a manner that leaves them and their occupants vulnerable. Thus, fire becomes a significant threat to both humans and natural resources. Charcoal briquettes and ash from woodstoves/fireplaces also can start wildfires. When disposing of briquettes and ash outside, drown the May 2011

charcoal and ash with lots of water; stir them, and soak again. Be sure they are out cold! Sparks from lawnmowers and power equipment DO start wildfires. Be careful on hot, dry days, and be sure to get your equipment checked regularly. If you are going to smoke and it is permitted outdoors, safe practices require at least a 3-foot clearing around the smoker. Grind out your cigarette, cigar, or pipe tobacco in the dirt. Never grind it on a stump or log. Never throw it away into the brush or leaves. It is unsafe to smoke while walking or riding a horse or trail bike because you never know where the ash will land. Use your ashtray while in your car. Creating a 30 foot zone of fireresistant space around your home

will help prevent fires from starting near or spreading to your home. In addition, consider using fire resistant plants and landscaping that may help to protect your house from a wildfire. For more tips on how to better protect your home visit http://

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gion. Recently, CERT has been activated to help with a number of assignments during the recent fires. They provided hydration and medical support to all firefighters on scene. The Hockley CERT team was called out as the Terry county fires approached Hockley County. CERT provided rehab services to fire fighters snacks and other comfort foods were served. CERT was also placed on stand-by to assist officials with a probable evacuation. Locally, the West Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department serves on continual bases assisting fire departments throughout the South Plains Region. West Carlisle Fire Corps have also been very active due to the number of fires this season. To volunteer for these programs , or for more informaiton, please contact Rosalyn Martinez at the South Plains Association of Governments at (806)762-8721.

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Mario Olguin named 2010 Firefighter of the Year


ario Olguin, a Firefighter/EMT with the Lubbock Fire Department was among four first responders honored by the Metropolitan Rotary Club. He was presented with the 2010 Fire-

fighter of the Year. He became a Lubbock firefighter in January 1982.He was employed by the city of Lubbock collecting trash at Maxey Park when he first took note of the jobs of firefighters. When he saw an ad in the city newsletter, he decided to take the exam. Mario remembered going to the Civic Center for the written portion of the test November 1981. He passed the test, and was soon notified that he was eligible to take the physical exam, which accounted for half of his score. He ended up 15th on the list, out of 300 applicants. After going through the process, he eventually graduated the following May from the Lubbock Fire Academy. And, that January 1982, he was one of 19 hired. The 29 year firefighter remembers

that on his first day of rookie school he admitted he was shocked to learn that he was the only Hispanic in his class. He eventually became the fifth Latino, joining Chris Hernandez, Arturo Bentancourt, Rick Sandoval, and Fabian Galvan. "It made me feel good," he said adding that he has been working ever since. He takes pride in seeing many more Latinos, and especially Hispanic women now serving as firefighters. When asked about the process of becoming a firefighter, he reinforces the importance of getting certifications, taking the exam early (if passed, it can give applicants a lead in the tie breaker); and, having their finances, character, and in general, their life in order. "It's a competitive process, so be prepared." He said that he is planning to retire January 2012, with 30 years of service. He credits his parents for instilling a fervent work ethic, and his wife and children for their continued love and support. And, very importantly, he credits his peers who he said never strive to be heroes, simply, do their jobs. "It's a privilege to work with these guys (the firefighters)," he said as he thanked his peers.

Police Memorial Service to be May 5th

The annual Police Memorial Service is slated for 10 a.m. May 5 at the entrance to South Plains College. The event pays tribute to law enforcement officers whose lives were lost while serving and protecting citizens across the United States. Veronica Garcia, SPC Police Academy graduate, will deliver the keynote address. Garcia is a recruiter for the Texas Department of Public

Safety. The Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department Honor Guard will participate and assist the SPC Honor Guard in the service. For more information, contact Randy Robertson, assistant professor of law enforcement, at (806) 716-2342 or Kenny Burns, instructor in Law Enforcement Technology, at (806) 716-2357.

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I m p r o v e Yo u r C r e d i t S c o r e

. Get copies of your credit 1 report--then make sure the information is correct. Go to www. This is the only authorized online source for a free credit report. Under federal law, you can get a free report from each of the three national credit reporting companies every 12 months. You can also call 877-322-8228 or complete the Annual Credit Report Request Form at www. (PDF 40 KB) and mail it to Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281. 2.Pay your bills on time. One of the most important things you can do to improve your credit score is pay your bills by the due date. You can set up automatic payments from your bank account to help you pay on time, but be sure you have enough money in your account to avoid overdraft fees. 3. Understand how your credit score is determined. Your credit score is usually based on the answers to these questions: Do you pay your bills on time? The answer to this question is very important. If you have paid bills late, have had an account referred to a collection agency, or have ever declared bankruptcy, this history will show up in your credit report. What is your outstanding debt? Many scoring models compare the amount of debt you have and your credit limits. If the amount you owe is close to your credit limit, it is likely to have a negative effect on your score. How long is your credit history? A short credit history may have a negative effect on your score, but a short history

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ances. Have you applied for new credit recently? If you have applied for too many new accounts recently, that may negatively affect your score. However, if you request a copy of your own credit report, or if creditors are monitoring your account or looking at credit reports to make prescreened credit offers, these inquiries about your credit history are not counted as applications for credit. How many and what types of credit accounts do you have? Many credit-scoring models consider the number and type of credit accounts you have. A mix of installment loans and credit cards may improve your score. However, too many finance company accounts or credit cards might hurt your score. 4. Learn the legal steps you must take to improve your credit report. The Federal Trade Commission’s “Building a Better Credit Report” has information on correcting errors in your report, tips on dealing with debt and avoiding scams--and more. 5. Beware of credit-repair scams. Sometimes doing it yourself is the best way to repair your credit. The Federal Trade Commission’s “Credit Repair: SelfHelp May Be Best” explains how you can improve your creditworthiness and lists legitimate resources for low-cost or no-cost help. To learn more, see the Federal Trade Commission’s publication on credit scoring at bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/credit/ cre24.shtm.

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orkforce Centers will be holdW ing FREE regional ‘Turning Passions Into Careers’ Workshops in Brownfield and Littlefield. Interested participants must register with their Workforce Center listed below: Brownfield will hold a workshop May 18th from 8 am to 12 pm, at the Brownfield Holiday Inn Express, 410 Lubbock Road. To register, call the Workforce Solutions South Plains Workforce Center of Brownfield at (806) 637-4234

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CLASES BASICAS DE COMPUTACION EN ESPANOL Generations online y son gratis. Estamos localicados en Life Run 4902 34th St. Para mas informacion llamen a Deana Rosser 806-687-9732. FREE PRACTICE EXAMS Study guides for tests Learn-a-Test, a database of practice examinations, is available at the Lubbock Public Library, 1306 Ninth St. Hundreds of practice examinations, including SAT, ACT and elementary, middle school and high school skills improvement tests, plus graduate entrance exams, are available. COMPUTER CLASSES Now available for seniors, adults, and children at the Maggie Trejo Super Center. Classes include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Beginning Computer Classes. For more information call (806) 767-2705. COMPUTER CLASSES AT PATTERSON BRANCH LIBRARY, 1836 Parkway Drive, for adults on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings. The Tuesday and Thursday classes will cover the same material—choose the time that fits your schedule. For more information call (806) 767-3300. CHILD CARE AVAILABLE FOR INCOME-ELIGIBLE FAMILIES Families who are income eligible may receive fee assistance to attend one of the Early Learning Center’s five centers for child care. Parents or caretakers must be employed or in school. The program is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (806) 765-9981 for more information. FREE LITERACY PROGRAM offers assistance with reading, GED preparation, and English as a second language classes. Programs for individuals with a learning disability as well as one-on-one tutoring is also available. The programs are free. For more information please call (806) 775-3636. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES Registration for free English as a second language (ESL) classes for adults are available on site at class locations, or by calling (806) 7753636, or in person at the Literacy Lubbock office in the Mahon Library. CLASES DE INGLÉS COMO SEGUNDA IDIOMA La Literacia de Lubbock (Literacy Lubbock) ofrecen clases gratis de inglés como segundo idioma (English as Second Language) para la comunidad. Todos los adultos están bienvenido en estas clases. Para más información, llame a (806) 775-3636. IMMIGRATION SERVICES If you need help with immigration issues call 806741-0409. SERVICIOS DE INMIGRACIÓN Si necesitan ayuda con asuntos de inmigración llame a este numero (806) 7410409. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY want to attend college or enroll in a vocational program, but lack finances? Apply at LEARN for federal and state aid programs. Call (806) 763-4256 for an appointment or come by 2161 50th Street. Services are FREE!! Email job training and personal development opportunities by the 21st, as well as your announcements to:

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Business & Tax Tips

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OVERVIEW WORKSHOP Learn From The Experts About Intellectual Property How do you protect your idea? Patent basics: types, filing, timelines, costs. Trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. Intellectual property litigation. License agreements, Internet issues, and International issues. May 10, 20116 pm – 9 pm, at the Science Spectrum, 2579 S. Loop 289 – south entrance. Cost is $15. Call Elaine to Reserve: 745-1637. Visit for more info. FINANCING AND INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP Looking for financing and need some answers, then this workshop is for you! Topics will include: SBA Loans, applying for a loan; a banker's perspective; a business plan; and other programs and services available from the SBA. May 25, 2011 from 6 to 8pm at the SBDC, 2579 S. Loop 289. There is NO CHARGE; however, seating is limited. Call Elaine to Reserve: 745-1637. Visit for more info. LUBBOCK SCORE provides free counseling to individuals in starting a business. SCORE can help with your business plan to include market analysis and financial D & L projections. For more information please call (806) 472-7462, ext. 117, or visit us online a HELP FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND SMALL BUSINESSES The Lubbock Area Foundation Micro Business Program provides business education, guidance and access to business loans from $500 to $5000 for independent contractors and those starting or expanding a small business. For more information call 762-8061 or visit the Lubbock Area Foundation’s website at 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.

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any small businessmen neglect to review the insurance requirements for their business. Some carry the very minimum and when a disaster strikes, they generally go out of business. Contractors should carry insurance that will cover their employees and the work premises where they are doing a job. Restaurant owners need an insurer that will cover them if an employee is injured or if a customer is hurt or becomes ill because of the food they consumed in their premises. Therefore, if you are in business, make sure you are aware of your personal liability to your employees or the general public you serve. Do consult with a qualified insurance agent to get full and complete and reliable services.” As a result, their good reputation, information about your insurance needs. know-how, and collective trade For complete and detailed information, seek the advice of your pershow experience, became a com- sonal tax or business advisor. pany trademark. They remain focused on provid- JAIME D. GARCIA has been the owner of Associated Business services since 1978. He ing clients with a complete exhibit earned a degree from Texas Tech University in Business Administration. He specializes solution. As a result, that has helped in Accounting and Small Business consulting. Call (806) 744-1984 for more information. them to grow into a highly requested company. Lone Star Decorating now provides services across the nation and throughout the state of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. They also work in major cities across Texas from Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, First in textile services worldwide and Lubbock, to name a few. Their customer base ranges from Call us for Your Uniform and Linen Rental Service city entities to large universities, including Texas Tech University and Frank Garcia the University of Texas at Austin. Sales Consultant - Hablo Español They also provide services to well404 N. University Ave known companies including PederLubbock, TX 79415 nales Electric Coop, Shell CorpoT 806.762.8751 F 806.762.1371 ration, Microsoft, and a number of C 806.548.2100 E chambers of commences, festivals, and trade shows. “We strive to establish long term relationships,” added Andy. He said that their determination, customer service, and years of experience within the trade show exhibit industry have played vital rolls in their ongoing growth. They are now one of the largest full service tradeshow companies in Texas. And, in 2009, because of that growth, they invested in their business by building an office and a warehouse at 8801 Hwy 87. They currently are occupying 5 acres, with goals to continue to expand. "We believe in our business and in our service," said Peter explaining that he prefers the customer service end of their company. Andy said that they continually invest back into their company adding that they had purchased new inventory including chairs, tents, and tables. More importantly, they invest into their 98 employees. As they shared that they have a full benefit plan, insurance, and retirement for their employees who they consider a part of their family, they prided themselves. “There are many people we are grateful for prayers, support…we are thankful to Lubbock, who conTexas Public Information Act/ADA/EOE tinue to be our customers," they concluded humbly.

Lone Star Decorators

Latino Lubbock Magazine's Showcase

In Small Business Week, May 18-20th BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA

he U.S. Small Business AdminT istration’s National Small Business Week is May 18-20. This year

their theme is, “Empowering Entrepreneurs,” marks the 58th anniversary of the agency and the 48th annual proclamation of National Small Business Week. In recognition of SBA and the small businesses they serve and have mepowered, Latino Lubbock Magazine is proud to showcase Lone Star Decorating, a full service tradeshow company of Lubbock that was established in May of 1997. The local company is owned by brothers Andy and Peter Hernandez, as well as Andy's wife, Debbie, The brothers worked for another company for a number of years, when they decided that they wanted to establish their own business with their own creative angle. As such, Andy and Peter begin the process for becoming a small business. Immediately they sought the assistance of the Small Business Administration (SBA). And with the help of SCORE they further created a business plan, their guide that they continue to use and follow, and which has made their business what it is today. "We enjoyed what we were doing, and we wanted to have our own business... and grow," said Andy. He said that running their trade show company has not always been easy, but they stayed focused. “Falling down doesn’t make you a failure, staying down does... we believe in giving prompt, professional,

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Wellness/ bienestar

Healthy Habits: Tip the Scale Away from Diabetes


iabetes is on the D rise! The CDC reports that every

third American is predicted to have diabetes by the year 2050. Even more troubling is the fact that Mexican-Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes than non-Hispanic whites. Medical costs of people with diabetes are more than twice as high than those without diabetes. Type II diabetes does not strike overnight. When a person is diagnosed as pre-diabetic, it can take 10 years for it to develop into diabetes. Currently, 79 million Americans are considered to be pre-diabetic and many are unaware they are at risk. The good news is type-2 diabetes is mainly a lifestyle disease. While genes play a part, YOUR habits can tip the scale one way or the other. Here’s what you can do to tip the scale in your favor: 1. Lose weight. If you are over-

weight or obese, just losing 5-10 % of your body weight can help. 2. Move more. Just 30 minutes a day helps regulate blood sugar. 3. Eat more fiber. Fiber fills you up and keeps your blood sugar stable. Try oatmeal, brown rice, whole wheat bread, fresh fruits and veggies. Aim for 25-30 g fiber a day. 4. Choose good polyunsaturated fats instead of the bad trans fats. Nuts, seeds and canola oil help prevent diabetes, while trans fats found in fried and packaged foods do the opposite. 5. Eat less red meat. Choose beans, chicken and tofu instead of ham, bologna and steak. Red meats seem to trigger diabetes in people who are genetically at risk. 6. Drink more water and less sugary beverages, which cause weight gain, increased blood sugar levels and have been associated with chronic inflammation and high triglycerides. Take steps now to prevent diabetes.

The Doc or Is In

Advice from our Doctors/Consejos de nuestros médicos

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: The Silent Killer

oday I would like to get your T attention on something that can either save your life or suddenly

take it away. It is called an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). So what is that, you may ask yourself? Why do I need to know about this? Am I a possible victim? An abdominal aortic aneurysm is best thought as of a focal enlargement or dilatation of the artery in the abdomen making the wall extremely thin and at risk of tearing. It is more common in males (85%) than females (15%), 5% incidence in individuals over 60 years increasing to 20% if you have a close relative with an AAA. It is the 10th leading cause of death in males. It rarely gives any warning symptoms, grows in the back of your abdomen and not always can be felt during an abdominal examination. Several factors are associated with the development of AAA; age, white race, male, family history,

smoking and hypertension. Most of these are incidentally found during an abdominal ultrasound or CT scan ordered for another unrelated reason. As these aneurysm grow they become a threat for your life. The risk of rupture increases with size, smoking and history of hypertension. A 4cm aneurysm has a 5 year risk of 15% but increases to a 5 year risk of 75% when it grows to 8cm or more. In view that the death rate of rupture can be as high as 80% it is highly recommended to look and fix them when they are 5 cm or greater in size. How are they fixed? There are two way now a day, an open surgery where the section of the artery is replaced with a tube graft or conduit or a stent that is placed inside the artery as a pipe inside another one to fix the section damaged. Both ways are safe and potentially lifesaving. The open surgery requires a large incision in the abdomen and the stent option

is usually done through one or two groin incisions. There are several specialists trained to perform these surgeries and the extent of options offered depends on their training. DR. SANTANTA Ca rd iolog ist and interventional radiologist will only perform the stent option, cardiovascular surgeons offer the open option for most and vascular surgeons will offer both the stent and open options depending on your particular situation and anatomy. So, if you are 60 years or older, have a relative diagnosed with AAA, smoker, hypertensive or you are concerned ask your doctor to either order an abdominal ultrasound or refer you to see one of the specialist. Don’t be another statistical number, I recommend it. Get the screening ultrasound.

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Heart & Vascular Institute

“Connecting Survivors for Better Health”

¡Vive tu Vida! Get up get moving!

Health/Salud Noticias de salud/ Health News DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP Come join others with Diabetes and support one another thru your disease. Group meets every third Tuesday of the month at Copper Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th St., from 5:30-6:30pm. Contact Carol at 765-2611 x 1008 for further info. DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT CLASSES Come and learn about your Diabetes and get excited about taking control! Classes Beginning Tuesday, 24th for 8 weeks, from 6-7 pm at the Arnett-Benson Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd. Call 765-2611 x 1008 to register for this FREE class! BOWIE ELEMENTARY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER HEALTH FAIR on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m., at 2902 Chicago Ave. For more information contact Yvonne 7652611 ext 1009. CERTIFIED COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER CLASSES sponsored by Community Health Center of Lubbock is beginning their beginning on May 17, 2011. Orientation will be on May 3rd, 2011 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Community Health Center of Lubbock, 1318 Broadway in the Board Room, located on the 2nd floor of the clinic. To register or for more information, please contact Claudia Bustos 765-2611 ext 1024.

Mental Health Awareness A

It’s not all in your head

healthy mind is just as important as physical health to overall well-being. But mental health check-ups are uncommon and disorders often go undiagnosed, especially in the Hispanic community. Latinos are at a disproportionately high risk for depression and other conditions associated with mental illness, and are much less likely to seek treatment or receive quality care, according to a report by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the California State University, Long Beach Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training. According to the same study, one in five Hispanics living in the United States will suffer from major depression in their lifetimes, and over 90 percent of them won’t contact a mental health specialist. Stigma and stereotypes associated with mental illness keep many people from seeking treatment that could improve their quality of life and help


PRENATAL CLASSES at Community Health Center of Lubbock 1318 Broadway 2nd Floor in the SMK room every Thursday beginning May 12, 2011- June 9, 2011. Learn how to take care of your baby and you during pregnancy and after your baby is here. Light refreshments will be served. Childcare is not provided. Registration is required please call Anna Sanchez 765-2611 ext 3005. SAFETY CITY HEALTH & SAFETY FAIR Saturday May 21, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Clapp Park, 44th & Ave U. For information contact Yvonne 765-2611 ext 1009 FREE PARENTING CLASSES Classes are Tuesday evenings unless otherwise noted. All classes begin PROMPTLY at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Pizza will be served. NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED. Please do not bring your children to class. For more information or to register for a class, call 747-5577. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH LIMITED CLASS! For class listings and details, please visit our website at www. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP meets every last Tuesday of the month at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church located at 1120 52nd from 7-8 pm. FREE DOCTORS CLINIC The Family Church at 34th Street and Boston Avenue holds a free doctors clinic at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Three to four doctors volunteer their time each week and can see up to 20 patients. The clinic also includes free vouchers for prescriptions. For information, call 7994329.

May 2011

Join just in time for summer!


ommunity Health Center of physician early, maintain regular Lubbock (CHCL) checkups, receive timely invites you to join their immunizations, and have Healthy Kids Club! The routine dental screenings program offers a compredecrease their risk for dishensive list of services inease and develop healthy cluding dental, eye, adult, habits. The Healthy Kids children, adolescents, Club rewards children and women, prenatal, mental their parents for keeping health, and prescription assistance. appointments for these important The focus at CHCL is to be the exams. medical home for children and their Parents may register their children families. Because they are com- at their appointments at any of their mitted to providing quality health- clinics. Children and parents will care, CHCL is inviting children earn points and be eligible for super and their families to become part of neat prizes! them manage the illness effectively. the Healthy Kids Club. It has been Please call one of their clinics for There are many options when it proven that children who visit their more information at (806)765-2611. comes to improving mental health, from laughter therapy to exercise to medication. Feeling sad, withdrawn, or depressed is not a normal early 3 million Hispanics have dress to answer questions: ayuda@ part of the aging process. If you or been diagnosed with arthri- someone you know can’t seem to tis, and millions more with chronic Information on pain relief, exershake their feelings of sadness, fear, joint pain remain undiagnosed, ac- cise, and more can also be found or anxiety, visit the links below for cording to the Centers for Disease at the National Institutes of Health resources, referrals, and support. Control and Prevention. May is website. National Arthritis Month, and with To prevent arthritis or help mannew resources in Spanish, informa- age your pain, the Arthritis Fountion is available to a wider audience. dation recommends these steps: • The Arthritis Foundation offers Seek early diagnosis and treatment. Spanish-language brochures, in- • Maintain an appropriate weight. dos sufrirán depresión seria en sus formation sheets, a website with a • Take adequate calcium for strong vidas y más del 90 por ciento de el- message board, a toll-free help line bones. • Exercise to maintain fitness los no acudirá a un especialista en (800-568-4045), and an e-mail ad- and flexibility. salud mental. Los estigmas y estereotipos asociados con las enfermedades mentales impiden que mucha gente busque tratamiento, que poayo es el Mes nacional de la preguntas personales (ayuda@ardría mejorar su calidad de vida y artritis, y aprender acerca de ayudarlos a controlar la enfermedad de manera eficaz. Hay muchas op- la enfermedad —que afecta a casi 3 Más información en español está ciones cuando se trata de mejorar la millones de hispanos adultos en Es- disponible visitando el sitio de los salud mental, tales como terapia de tados Unidos— es más fácil gracias National Institutes of Health. la risa, ejercicios y medicamentos. a nuevas fuentes de información en Para evitar la artritis o para apreSentirse triste, distanciado, o dep- español. nder a controlar el dolor, la Arthririmido, no es algo normal dentro Sin embargo, de acuerdo con los tis Foundation (Fundación de la del proceso de envejecimiento. Si Centros para el Control y la Preven- Artritis) recomienda lo siguiente: usted, o alguien que usted conoce, ción de Enfermedades, millones de • Busque el diagnóstico y el trataparece no librarse de la tristeza, temor, o ansiedad, visite los enlaces latinos siguen sin ser diagnostica- miento a tiempo. • Mantenga un peso adecuado. • Tome la cantidad de más abajo para obtener recursos, dos. La Arthritis Foundation ofrece fol- adecuada de calcio para la fortaleza recomendaciones y apoyo. letos y hojas informativas en espa- de sus huesos. • Haga ejercicio para ñol, un sitio en internet, una línea de mantener un buen estado físico y la ayuda gratis (800-568-4045) y una flexibilidad. dirección electrónica para responder response to the globalization of the tobacco epidemic and is an evidencebased treaty that reaffirms the right of all people to the highest standard of health. WNTD 2011 will be designed to highlight following message: Countries must ratify and fully implement the treaty to protect present and future generations from the devastating health, social, environmental and economic consequences PREVENTS LOSS and SECURELY of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco STORES adult and children’s smoke. IMMUNIZATION RECORDS! In Texas, tobacco use is the single greatest preventable cause of premature death and disease. Approximately 24,000 adults die of a smoking-attributable illness annually in Texas. Please join the Llano Estacado Tobacco Prevention and Control Coalition on May 31, 2011 for a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption.


Alleviate Arthritis

Mes sobre la salud mental

DIABETES NUTRITION CLASS FREE class offered to anyone interested in learning how and what to eat as a diabetic. Classes held beginning Tuesday, 24th for 8 ara el bienestar general, una weeks, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Arnettmente saludable es de igual Benson Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd. Contact Carol importancia que la salud física. Sin at 765-2611 x 1008, registration is required embargo, los exámenes mentales and meal provided! son poco comunes y, con frecuenMAMMOGRAMS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING A new program through Texas Tech, ABC4WT, provides free mammograms and other services for women aged 40+ who don’t have private insurance or Medicare Part B but have too much income to qualify for other programs. Also eligible are women younger than 40 who are at high risk. Call toll-free 1-855-ABC-4WTX or visit www.<>

Healthy Kids Club

Todo no está en su cabeza

cia, los desordenes mentales no se diagnostican, en especial en la comunidad hispana. Los hispanos tienen un riesgo desproporcionadamente alto de sufrir depresión y otras condiciones asociadas con enfermedades mentales y son menos propensos a buscar tratamiento, o a recibir atención de calidad, según un informe del Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) y de California State University, Long Beach Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training. Según este mismo estudio, uno de cada cinco hispanos que viven en Estados Uni-


Alivie el dolor Artritis

World No Tobacco Day, May 31st BY JENNIFER A. THOMAS

orld No Tobacco Day is obW served around the world every year on May 31. It is meant to

encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption across the globe. It is also intended to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use as well as the health effects associated with it. The World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) in 1987. Globally, more than 6 million premature deaths occur each year due to tobacco. Unless we act, there will be more than a billion deaths from tobacco, worldwide, in the 21st century. Each year, the WHO selects a theme for the day in order to create a more unified global message for WNTD. The WHO FCTC was developed in

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Education/ Educación

Summer Lunch Programs to be Available Citywide W

ith summer comes an often unpublicized recurring problem: many children in Lubbock, primarily fed by schools, will go hungry while classes are out. There are some places, however, that can help. THE YWCA- Free meal programs at 32nd and Flint, and 62nd and Elgin. Breakfast 8 -9 am; lunch 11:30 HISPANIC LAW STUDENTS: The Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA) held am-1 pm, and 12 -1 pm; afternoon their annual banquet at the International Cultural Center. The HLSA group continues snack 3 -4 pm. Begins May 31st, to grow and be a support for Hispanic law students. This year's keynote speaker was ends August 17th. Call (806) 792Marriano-Florentino Cuellar from Stanford University School of Law. 2723 for more information. LUBBOCK BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB is set up to feed members. Memberships are available annually. A full day includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. Free if you live in 79415 district. Call (806) 792-2880 for more information.

SOUTH PLAINS FOOD BANKKids Café: free meals throughout summer at various locations. To find a location near you, please call Tammy Hester at 763-3032 or visit CITY OF LUBBOCK PARKS AND RECREATION will also have five summer camps involved with Kids Café. Call P&R at (806) 775-2687 for more information. LISD- free breakfast and lunch for kids enrolled in summer school. Call (806)766-1000 for more information. BRIDGE 2 SUCCESS SUMMER CAMP 2011 Free camp in July; will provide breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack as well as lots of summer activities. Contact (806) 632-7652, for more information.

Project Quest offering Education and Training Opportunities ant a better paying job? ploma, US Citizen or Permanent W Project Quest is a program Resident and meeting annual inthat offers adults education lead- come limits.

HSS A LASTING TRADITION: The incoming and outgoing officers of the Hispanic Student Society held its 46th Annual Awards & Scholarship banquet. Despite having different names, the organization has held strong since 1964. ing to better paying jobs. Project

Quest funds participants' education, including tuition and books, as well as locating child care, financial assistance, etc. The goal of the program is to help participants from training until they reach employment. The ultimate goal is for graduates to find employment with good salaries, benefits and opportunities for career growth. Basic qualifications are: age 18 or older; GED or High School Di-

An Information Session for interested persons is scheduled for Saturday, May 7th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church at 1120 52nd St. at 10:30 a.m. Preregistration is not necessary but an approximate 4 hour testing follows the information sessions for those wishing to initiate the application process. For more information call 7634607 ext. 228.

SISTERHOOD: Kappa Delta Chi held it's annual sorority. The group was founded in 1987 to unify and promote leadership amongst Hispanic women at the university. With the strong foundations of service, Christianity and friendship, they created a sisterhood that 20 years later is stronger than ever.

Mr. John Ysasaga

Mr. Luis Cardenas

Mr. Ysasaga: Nothing in a community should be more important than the education and well-being of its children. When change comes to a school community, the challenge is to make that change as positive and as smooth as possible for all involved. Tubbs, McWhorter and Wolffarth are all wonderful community elementary schools. We, as educators and as parents, have the unique opportunity to make next year’s transition exciting for all. Working together as a team, which involves parental participation as much as possible, will convert this time of adjustment and change into very successful, upbeat school years at Wolffarth Elementary. At times, change can be hard and un-

comfortable, but wonderful, unexpected results emerge, which bring a community closer and which make it stronger and more viable. A school is defined as four walls surrounding the future. Let’s look toward the future…our community’s future, and our children’s future. Welcome Wolffarth Wildcats!

Meet the Principals of Wolffarth & McWhorter Schools

SKILLED AT WINNING: The South Plains College SkillsUSA chapter captured seven medals at the 39th Annual SkillsUSA state competition held March 24-25 at the Holiday Inn Express in San Antonio. The SPC team, from left, featured Luis Gallardo, Tyler Northcutt, gold medalist in prepared speech and bronze medalist in automobile ser-

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Mr. Cardenas: I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of McWhorter Elementary to extend a big welcome to our future students, staff and parents from Tubbs Elementary. We are excited about next school year and are committed to making the transition as smooth as possible. Together we will make 2011-2012 a successful school year at McWhorter.

Education & Scholarship Update HONORING INDIVIDUALS WHO SUPPORT WOMEN IN SCIENCE, presented by West Texas Association for Women in Science, Friday, May 6th, 2011 from 12-1 pm, at TTUHSC, ACB240. Lunch provided! RSVP to kendra.rumbaugh@ by Wed. May 4th. Go to www. for more details. KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION at Science Spectrum A district-wide Kindgergarten Orientation opportunity will be May 9 and 10 at the Science Spectrum, 2579 South Loop 289. Early Childhood personnel will be on duty to assist parents between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. both days. ONLINE SUMMER SCHOOL FOR ADVANCEMENT REGISTRATION OPENS Late Online Registration: May 1st through May 16th (with late fee of $25 added to each course). Online Webpage: EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY Want to attend college or enroll in a vocational program, but lack finances? LEARN Educational opportunity Center can help you apply for federal and state aid programs. Call 7634256. All services are FREE!! TADC URBAN SCHOLARSHIP FUND APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE The TADC Urban Scholarship Fund is a need-based financial aid program. Eligible applicants must have graduated from a high school in one of the eligible cities - Lubbock. Eligible applicants are requested to complete the on-line application at and follow the submission requirements. USHLI NEW CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAM ONLINE USHLI's civic education program for students of all ages is now available online! Project SED (Students for an Educated Democracy) is a classroombased civic education program designed to enable students to better understand, on a non-partisan basis, the practice of democracy and the role of constitutional officers. The curriculum focuses on federal, state and municipal elections, depending on the election cycle. A mock election, with sample ballots for all states holding statewide elections this year, follows the in-classroom instruction phase. Application deadline - Jun 30, 2011 For more information: COMMONWEALTH FUND/HARVARD UNIVERSITY FELLOWSHIP IN MINORITY HEALTH POLICY Supported by The Commonwealth Fund, administered by the Minority Faculty Development Program at Harvard Medical School, this innovative fellowship is designed to prepare physicians, particularly minority physicians, for leadership roles in formulating and implementing public health policy and practice on a national, state, or community level. Application deadline - Oct 15, 2011. For more information: e-mail at">

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2011 Important School Holidays

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SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIRS WAREHOUSE SALE May 12-28 Weekdays (May 12-27): 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday (May 14, 21, 28): 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sundays 1501 S. Loop 289. An event for all family members. BEDTIME @ THE MUSEUM May 19, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Join us for a bedtime story in the Museum and lots of fun! Children ages 8 and under with accompanying adult FREE of charge! SATURDAY @ THE MUSEUM May 21, Drop-in. Come the Museum to discover and explore unique objects through artmaking and hands-on activities! ALL ages welcome! FREE of charge! NO registration required!

my devoted readers. I was very disappointed in myself, because I realized I only knew the textbook facts about Cinco de Mayo. As do most HisDESTINY panic teens. So MOLINA now that I am older and know the importance of this Holiday, I want to be better educated about this day of victory. I would like other teens to join me and make it a goal to be more involved in our Hispanic community. This is not only important to educate ourselves about our heritage but to educate our younger Hispanic children. I will leave you with some Cinco de Mayo

TODDLER TUESDAYS May 10, 10:30 - 11:30 am Ages 2 - 5 with accompanying adult . Cost $1 per child. Registration Required (806.742.2432/ PINHOLE CAMERA OBSCURA Did you know that the ancient Chinese and Greeks understood optics and used a camera obscura? Learn about this device (also known as a pinhole camera) and how light reflects and refracts in photography. You will make your very own! All ages are welcome, but preregistration by Wednesday, May 11th is required. Contact Lisa Howe, Education Coordinator, at 775.3567 or 775.3059 for more information. BOYS & GIRLS CLUB SUMMER CAMP AT THE JOHN W. WILSON, 3221 59th Street May 31 - August 12, 2011. Open to students ages 6 to 12 years old. (Students must have turned 6 years old BEFORE the first day of CAMP to attend.) Call (806)792-2889. KIDS CAFÉ A hot, nutritious meal is served daily. Ages: 18 and under. Sponsored by the South Plains Food Bank. At 3:30 p.m. daily M-F, at RAWLINGS Community Center.

facts to share with your friends and family, on this amazing day of victory: Most people confused Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Independence Day, which is on September 16, 1810, 50 years earlier. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican victory over the French at the battle of Puebla. Cinco de Mayo is one of more than 365 festivals celebrated by people of Mexican descent. This holiday was popularized in the 1960s and 1970s, in the U.S. by Chicano activists, who identified with the Mexican Indian and mestizo ( people of Mexican Indian and European descent). It was a glorious moment for Mexico. It helped establish a much-needed sense of national unity and patriotism. Feliz Cinco de Mayo! This is this Teen's view! DESTINY MOLINA is a junior at Coronado High School. She enjoys writing and playing in the orchestra at school and church. She plans to attend TTU.

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I'll love you forever Because right from the start You filled me with love And put a smile on my heart. You're my beautiful Daughter A promise come true God gave me a miracle When He gave me you. Happy Birthday Love, Debbie Ureste your Mommy

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will celebrate her Quinceañera Saturday, May 7, 2011, at 1 pm at Our Lady of Grace Church. She is the daughter of Tomas and Melissa Licon. Congratulations!

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GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6424 meets weekly at 6:30 pm at Hodges. Ages: 5-18 $15/yr. Call 789-9753 for info.

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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 Learning Center.

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STUDENT VOLUNTEERS: Students from Communities in Schools were on hand to lend a helping hand at the Latino Lubbock Magazine booth at the Lubbock Arts Festival. The group handed out papers informing the crowd of the youth and kid pages, the scholarship info, as well as about the Communities in Schools Program. A special thanks to David Montalvo.

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GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6073 meets weekly for events, badges, and fundraisers. Contact the Girl Scouts’ main office for more information at 806-745-2855. At the Trejo Center, 6 p.m. weekly on Wednesdays. Fee is $10/yr.

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.

MIA ON HER WAY!: Mia Lara Sauceda 14 years-old (center in red) competed representing Emmanuel Worship Center in a regional Fine Arts competition at SWAG in Waxchihatie Texas last month. She won first place out of 14 girls in the West Texas Region in the Jr. Female Solo, receiving a metal. This now qualifies her to go to Nationals in Phoenix AZ. She also performed with her band, that received top score and advanced as well in the Youth band category. Pictured is Mia with her church band. Congratulations to her!

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Mexico Lindo y Querido A Pictorial of Cancun y Cultura C

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Snake heads were vastly incorporated into many of the pyramids.

As I walked to the arena in Xarcet for the musical show, I was pleasantly surprised to see the Virgen de Guadalupe carved out of a tree root and all.

A beautiful young girl prepared to dance and entertain the tourists. The dances continued as we indulged in a caldo de pollo, y comida muy sabrosa.

ancun is the ultimate vacation and resort destination whether your idea of a good time is kayaking, fishing and swimming or just laying in the tropical sun. On the lagoon side, there is an abundance of water sports equipment for rental for one day or an entire vacation. On the Caribbean side, enjoy great swimming and sunbathing. And beyond the hotels and beaches are straight roads that go through jungles, some still recovering from recent hurricanes, leading to amazing historical sites, especially for those of Mexican descent wanting to know more about their rich culture and history. As we drove through tiny Mexican villages where poured concrete houses live next door to traditional palapa covered huts, a wedding was being held outside a very old church. At last we arrived at Chichén Itzá, Mexico one of the seven Wonders of the World. Also referred as el Mundo de Maya - it was founded in 445 BC and inhabited until 1204 AD when, mysteriously, it was abandoned. As we approached and past the vendors, Kukulkan’s Pyramid stood with demand in the background, of the limestone structure of this resurrected ancient city. The site is centered around the largest structure, the pyramid El Castillo (The Castle), which has steps that end in huge serpents heads. During the Equinoxes, these steps cast shadows which give the appearance of a great snake descending the pyramid, and occur twice a year. The tour guide revealed the secrets, mysteries, and about the many sacrifices and the Great Ball Court where Pok-ta-Pok (sometimes called Pokatok) was once played to distant stands of towering tamarind trees where marauding armies swept in, pillaging the great city and driving its inhabitants into the jungle. No simple game, depending on the source of information, either the victor or the loser was decapitated. The buildings of Chichén Itzá are grouped in a series of architectonic sets, and each set was at one time separated from the other by a series of low walls. The three best known of these complexes are the Great North Platform,

A church top, demonstrating Spanish influence was a beautiful sight against the cloud-filled sky.

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which includes the monuments of El Castillo, Temple of Warriors and the Great Ball Court; The Ossario Group, which includes the pyramid of the same name as well as the Temple of Xtoloc; and the Central Group, which includes the Caracol, Las Monjas, and Akab Dzib. South of Las Monjas, in an area known as Chichén Viejo (Old Chichén) and only open to archaeologists, are several other complexes, such as the Group of the Initial Series, Group of the Lintels, and Group of the Old Castle. The ruins of Chichén Itzá are federal property, and the site’s stewardship is maintained by Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (National Institute of Anthropology and History, INAH). According to our guide, there were many explorers who searched for gold and lost cities, and stole artifacts and part of the history of these majestic sites. In addition, much was destroyed by the Spanish who believed that the relics were evil - they were converting the Mayans to Catholicism. Booths are provided outside the park gates for indigenous people, living descendants of the long “lost” civilization, to sell their wares, but there are far more craftsmen than there are booths available resulting in the overflow of merchants into the city. After leaving the pyramids, we went to el Cenote at Ik-Kil. After humid heat this was a true sight to see. The pristine cenote had vines clinging and hanging to the 80 foot high cave walls. As I walked down the steep carved staircase I could not believe the clarity of the water. Black fish swam along those (including myself) that had bravely jumped in to the 90 foot deep hole connected to a vast underground cave system, most of which has never been explored, or the Mayan belief that cenotes are entrances to Xibalba (shi-BAL-ba), the Mayan underworld. Some also believe that it is medicinal. If you swim there you will feel like you’re in the fountain of youth. Another amazing site is Xcaret Mexico with more rich Mexican culture, and a most amazing show that will reignite your Mexican pride. There was much to see and much to learn and it is a trip that I hope to share with others, and, a destination I plan to return to.


As I climbed one of the pyramids, a honeybee managed to make its way into my picture. Incidentally, tourist can purchase famous honey. (Photo by Frank Garcia)


Special/ especial

La Virgen de Guadalupe in the middle of a field - a beautiful sight.

Talented craftsman creating the items to be sold to visitors.

Colorful skulls with very authentic designs.

Great Ball Court where Pok-ta-Pok was played. You had to use your hip and no hands, to make it through the hoop.

The roads which connected the Mayan cities, an example of how intelligent the Mayans were.

The pristine cenote had vines cling to the 80 foot high cave walls, and ice cold water that were 90 feet deep!

On our way to the beautiful sandy beaches.

The beautiful and authentic plates depicted many beautiful stories and pictures.

The food was amazing - black beans, fresh tortillas de maize, cebollas, y nopales.

Colorful birds were everywhere.

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Coconuts were in abundance and served with lime by some vendors.

Colorful souvenirs reflected the colorful culture.

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Many of the sites are being preserved and share so much history.

Kukulcán pyramid in Chichén Itzá, Mexico is one of the seven Wonders of the World.

A Mayan little girl who followed me until I bought a handkerchief.

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"A Celebration of Hispanic Art"

Local artists to be featured at Underwood Center

HAPPY 100 YEARS: Doctors and many friends and supporters were on-hand for the Texas Medical Society's 100th celebration banquet.

HUCA (Louise Hopkins UnL derwood Center for the Arts) 511 Ave K, Lubbock, Texas is proud

to present “ A Celebration Of Hispanic Art” a group exhibit in the Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall and the film screening of 2501 Migrants: A Journey. The group exhibit featuring 12 local artists will open on May 6th from 6-9 pm, as part of the First Friday Art Trail. The exhibit will feature, Val Madrid-paintings, Tina Fuentes- paint-

ings, Myra Rodriguez- color photography, Joey Martinez- graphic design, Al Melendez- paintings and sculpture, AJ Paez- mixed media, Christy Martinez-Garcia photography, Chris Ramos- paintings, Paloma Lidzy- mixed media, Cristian Aleiss Valdez- photography, Francisco Ortega- animation videos and Robert Garza- drawings. On May 12th the documentary film screening of 2501 Migrants: A Journey by Yolanda Cruz will open a 7pm beginning with a performance

by Ballet Folklorico. In the film artist Alejandro Santiago experiences first hand the reality that Oaxaca has emerged as one of Mexico’s leading exporters of human labor to the United States. Inspired by this, he decides to create a monumental art piece of 2501 life size sculptures in homage to each migrant who left his village. Ballet Folklorico will perform before the film with dances selected from the Oaxaca region in honor of the artist.

corporations that have made special contributions to efforts within the north and east quadrants of the City to foster economic development. This year’s recipient of the Community Champion Award is Chris Wilson, owner of numerous Sonic Drive-in Restaurants in the region. Langston said, “Chris Wilson is a perfect example of an entrepreneur who has refused to listen to naysayers about where you should place businesses. Chris has gone into

communities large and small when others would not. He has some of his most successful locations within our target area where his restaurants are enjoying the benefits of dedicated employees and committed customers. We’re truly pleased to honor him in this way.” Tickets for the event can be purchased from the offices of the North and East Community Development Corporation (806-797-5937).

North & East Lubbock Community Development to host Community Champion Banquet

ormer U.S. Attorney General, F Alberto Gonzales, will give the keynote address at the Commu-

LIGHT OF THE WORLD: Parishioners of St. Joseph's Catholic Church celebrate the Easter Vigil mass by candlelight. More photos will be featured in the June issue of nity Champion Banquet scheduled for the evening of June 14, 2011, at Latino Lubbock Magazine.

the Lubbock Civic Center. The annual event, which is hosted by the North and East Lubbock Community Development Corporation, recognizes individuals and

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als (RFPs) to identify a recipient for its 2011 Gala Latina grant. The Gala Latina grant award will be up to $25,000 and is made possible via annual proceeds of Gala Latina, a fund raising event established in 2009, powered by volunteers. Gala Latina awards funds for a one-year period from its proceeds, to a local charity based organization that supports its mission. This year’s recipient will be recognized during the 2011 Gala Latina

event in September. The event will further showcase the recipient and bring awareness of their services. To apply for the 2011 Gala Latina grant, please download the attached RFP packet and Grant Application cover. The deadline to submit completed RFP packets is May 31, 2011 by 5 p.m. For additional information email: or visit our website at

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Home/casa Noticas para los ancianos MOTHER-DAUGHTER BANQUET Join us in the celebration of Mother’s Day. Refreshments and entertainment provided. May 6, 2011, 3:30 pm at Homestead Senior at 5401 56th. Free. MONTHLY SENIOR DANCE May 14th, at 6 pm, at the Trejo Center, $3 per person. Come dance to a variety of music offered by Live musicians, DJ’s or CD’s. Let's keep our seniors active in the community! NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY May 25th, 9 am, at the LSC. This annual event promotes the importance of regular physical activity and showcases what local organizations are doing to improve the health and fitness of older adults in our communities. This is a free event. CINCO DE MAYO CLELBRATION for Senior Citizens Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with Loteria and refreshments! May 5th at 11 am, at Rawlings. And, May 5th at 1 pm, at the Trejo Center. This is a Free event. SABOR LATINO Dance to Norteno, Tejano and country music in a smoke-free, alcohol-free environment. First Friday, monthly from 6-11 pm at Rawlings Center, $3.

City calls for a Temporary Ban of Outdoor Grilling In Parks e The City W of Lubbock’s Parks and

Recreation Department is temporarily banning outdoor grilling in all City parks until further notice. Due to the extreme dry conditions and heightened fire poten-

tial, the use of all types of outdoor grilling devices is not allowed. This ban applies to the permanent grills located in City parks as well as all portable grills. Section 16 of the City’s Code of Ordinances allows the regulation of park activities when necessitated by reason of public health and safety. The City’s Code of Ordinances can be found on the City of Lubbock website,

Irrigation Ordinance Restrictions Continue for city of Lubbock


ater restrictions went into effect April 1st in order to minimize water lost to evaporation during the warmer and windier times of the day. The City continues to allow watering between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. Water use between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. is restricted in order to minimize evaporation. The restrictions are part of the City’s irrigation ordinance, which applies from April 1st to September 30th each year, and are designed to minimize water lost

HOT LUNCHES FOR SENIORS Join us Monday-Friday at 12 Noon at one of our five city senior centers! 60 & Over – $2 Donation/Under 60 – $5 Required Cost. Transportation available to OAA Weather Radio All seniors 60 and over for $2 donation per (NWR) is a nationround-trip from your home! Available at wide Hazards network of radio stations all 5 senior centers! For information, call broadcasting continuous weather 767-2710. information directly from the CUMBIA-CIZE Low impact aerobics nearest National Weather Service with a Mexican flair. Get in shape danc- office. NWR broadcasts official ing the Cumbia! (1 hr) 6:30 PM T Lub- Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard inbock Senior Center Free Weekly.

to evaporation during the warmer and windier times of day. Exceptions are allowed for newly planted grass or landscaping, soaker hoses, and watering by hand. The City continues to allow watering two days per week with up to one and a half inches of water for each area of the yard. Citizens can help stop the waste of water by eliminating significant runoff while watering lawns and gardens. To report violations, please call the Water Hotline at 775-3952.

REGALO DE VIDA: Juan & Terri Contreras, a Donor Family, hold up a photo of their daughter Celeste at a fund raiser dance beneffiting LifeGift to increase donation awareness especially among Latinos. Celeste was just 15-years-old when she passed away on October, 23, 2002. Through her family’s unselfish decision to donate her organs she was able to save the lives of others. Juan and Terri Contreras are great donor champions and promote donation any chance they get. This family knows all too well the importance of giving and receiving, Juan himself is waiting for the ultimate gift of life, he needs a liver transplant.

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formation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Working with the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Emergency Alert System , NWR is an “All Hazards” radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information.

RIBBON CUTTING FOR NEW PLAYGROUND The Guadalupe Sommerville Center held a ribbon cutting and open house on April 19, 2011, to celebrate the new playground and newly renovated Center. Many volunteers assisted with the project, and a special thanks was given to Kathy Gilbreath who was very instrumental in completing the playground renovation.

Recovery Fund Launched

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 Neighhe Lubbock Area Foundation borhood House at 741-0459 to see if has announced the launch of you qualify for assistance. If you are disabled receiving SSDI or SSI and you are the South Plains Disaster Recovery Fund through which anyone can donate to aid relief efforts related to Important Numbers wildfires and other disasters affectPolice (Non-Emergency) ing communities in the South Plains call 763-5333 area. Regional volunteer fire departFire (Non-Emergency) ments are currently in great need of call 765-5757 funding to replace equipment and supplies that have been damaged For emergencies, or lost in fighting the recent wildplease continue to call 9-1-1 fires. Some equipment is insured but

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many items are not. Through the South Plains Disaster Recovery Fund, individuals, businesses and civic organizations wishing to help replace equipment and keep our volunteer firefighters prepared for future emergencies can contribute online at Checks can be mailed to Lubbock Area Foundation EASTER CAR SHOW: Joel Gonzales (last far right) thanks Solitos Car Club who at 2509 80th Street; Lubbock, TX was on hand at Joel's 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt held at Roger's Park. The hunt is free 79423 (please designate your gift for and open to all families. “Disaster Relief.”) All gifts are taxdeductible.

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Pete's Barrio Memoir Mi Madrecita

s Mothers Day draws near, I A recall consejos that mi madre would give me. She was a wise

Woman sustains tradition, to fulfill a Mission rma Escobar , is a single-mother "I wanted to instill the value of earnI of three daughters - Cecilia, 24; ing a dollar, learning how to work and earn your money," she said adding Stephanie, 12; and Kimberly, 11. She is a full time student working on a nursing degree at South Plains College in Levelland. In an effort to raise money to help pay for expenses, she and her daughters begin to sell cascarones. "This is something I can do at home, be flexible, and engage and be accessible to my children," she said. After her divorce, she needed to regain her independence and demonstrate to her daughters the value of work and raising money Together, she and the kids prepare the eggs very traditionally. Every night they work for an hour preparing the different stages - one night washing, next night painting, next filling, then packing. After school they girls walk to the van located each year at University and First St. in the H&R parking lot, to help sell the eggs.

women and a very important part of the familia. Mom was a hard working woman. She had very little education, dropping out of school after completing the 3rd grade. She spoke the English language with a heavy Hispanic accent. The way she spoke the language was not a deterrent for her, for she always found a way to get her ideas through. I remember her walking me to school at Guadalupe. She would drop me off in the morning and then later in the day she would walk back to the school and pick me up. She worked different jobs through her life, she worked as presser at a laundry for many years, then she finally got a job at the old St. Mary's Hospital when it was on 19th St., she worked there till they closed it and then went to work at the new hospital when St. Mary's moved to 26th and Nashville. There she made many friends. Mom always taught us that if we had a little food we were to share with our neighbor or somebody that was hungry. Every holiday Mom would invite people that she knew or people that she met at the hospital that were staying with sick relatives and she would invite them to come and eat. Mom

that kids don't realize where money comes from. This is the 10th year she has made and sold the eggs. She recalled that originally it was a project she and her former husband had taken on to continue the tradition of cascarones. "Every year it gets a little bit bigger. It helps so much, especially with the economy - not being able to have a Editor's Note: Pete Pina grew up in barrio full time job, and being a full time stuGuadalupe and enjoys sharing his memories and the stories of barrio Guadalupe. dent," she said. The faith driven woman said that if it would not have been that she had the Lord in her life, she would have been at the bottom of the barrel. "I don't think my life would be what Medical Students and Senior Citizens Create Art it is today if it hadn't been for the Lord blessing me so much -He's given me exas Tech University Health to create art in their area of expertise. the will, the desire, and the knowlSciences (TTUHSC) School of Second year medical students were edge. In everything that I do I just Medicine students will feature their given the opportunity to work on wanna honor the Lord." artwork inspired by senior citizens the Art Saves Lives exhibit as their in an exhibit May 6 through May 27. required community project in the The exhibit, Early Clinical Experience and as part “Art Saves of the Aging Block in their medical Lives: Featur- curriculum. Twenty-two medical stuing the Artwork dents along with three senior artists, of Medical Ann McDonald, Nancy Melton and Students as In- Sue Weninger, participated producstructed by Art- ing photography, jewelry, collage and Festival 11 a.m. till 8 p.m., ists Age 65 and mixed media. Entertainment begins at 12 p.m. Older,” opening Fiona Prabhu, M.D., TTUHSC Guadalupe Park & Church Gym at 102 N. Ave. P reception will School of Medicine associate protake place 6 fessor in the Department of Family Grand Prize p.m. to 9 p.m. and Community Medicine, said the Friday (May TTUHSC Office of Geriatric Pro$10,000 Gift Card 6) at the Lott grams and the School of Medicine 2nd - $3,000 3rd - $2,000 Gallery at the saw this project as an important expeA $5 donation will get you a chance to win this Gift Cards! Louise Hopkins rience for both students and seniors. Need not be present to win. U n d e r w o o d “The purpose of the project was to Center for the involve medical students with the Entertainment Live music and more! Arts (LHUCA) senior-aged artists to improve their located at 511 awareness of the valuable role that Featuring Grammy Award Winning active seniors have in the community Ave. K. Solido Art Saves and to share that awareness with the Lives allows community as a whole,” Prabhu said. Food medical stu- Andrew Dentino, M.D., the BernGorditas • Tripas • Tacos • Armentas Famous Fajitas • Chili hard T. Mittemeyer Endowed Chair dents to interCheese Fries • Chicken Fajitas act with seniors in Geriatric Medicine at the TTUHSC • Knights of Columbus Famous Hamburgers • Turkey Legs who have used School of Medicine, added, “This and much more! arts, culture and project not only brings different genGames entertainment erations together, but it brings toDifferent games, chances to win prizes, cake walk, jolly to create and gether the arts and the science comjumper and other games. sustain lives munities of Lubbock. This brings of activity and healing far beyond the medical school Volleyball Tournament 3rd Annual St. Joseph’s Jamaica volleyball tournament. Regpassion. The classroom for the students and for the ister your team by calling Peter Sanchez at (806) 535-1249 seniors teach senior artist.” the medical The opening reception will be a part For more info call students how of LHUCA's First Friday Art Trail.

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loved to show off her cooking to all her doctor friends and as well as the head of the hospital. We never knew who to expect at Mom's house. She was a model in our religious beliefs. She taught us to respect and honor those due that honor. She also encouraged us to attend school and get the most education that we could get, that way we would not be stuck in low paying jobs all of lives. I could never pull any wool over my Mom's eyes. As I got older and would go out, when I got home at night she would always be up to make sure I was okay. She would always tell me that she had something in her eye and would ask me to blow in her, I finally caught on that she was just checking to see how much I had had to drink. Mi Madre suffered a stroke and passed away on March 29, 1993. To this day I miss her and sometimes wish that she was still around so that I could talk to her and do things for her that I never did for her. We don't ever know what we have till they are gone and then it is too late. If your MADRE is still with you tell her how much you love her and don't take her for granted.

Q: Dear A, I have been with my Mexican boyfriend now for 2 months and I want to surprise him with an authentic Mexican dish any ideas? Sincerely, Bo Leah


Dear Bo, In Eastern cultures I am known as “Pan Són” which means “Wise Chubby One” and I do have suggestions for you. I forwarded your letter to a few of my compadres and we all came up with these “recipes” guaranteed to warm the hearts and pansitas of Mexican men everywhere. A bonus is that you can serve these for breakfast lunch or dinner! We all agreed that the first item on your menu should be a fork- roasted weenie and with no bread because it will instantly take us back to our younger days when Mom “forgot” to stop by the day-old bread store and pick up a few loaves. Next put a pat (1/2 pound) of butter on a hot homemade tortilla as another classic artery clogging idea. My compadres and I also reminisced about the days when we had bread but no meats to put in between the make him a potato chip and mustard sandwich or as a snack, just drown the bread slices in syrup. This will surely raise his spirits and his blood sugar levels so be careful! You should also serve fried baloney, Spam and eggs, or conchitas (shells) boiled and served in a vat of melted butter. Do not get all Paula Deen in the kitchen; just keep it simple. In Fact, you can also transform any American recipe into fine “Mexican” cuisine. Thinking about pasta? “Mexicanize” it with comino, tomato sauce, garlic, a few jalapeños and voilà you have Fideo! You can “make” Mexican burgers or hot dogs by simply using regular bread slices instead of buns. Make sure you have plenty of Natural Light cerveza (chilled at 51-degrees). My compadres also recommend that you spend some time in the kitchen with the ladies in the family because you will pick up some great recipes there and you will also avoid getting the “evil eye” from the mujeres who are watching and cursing you for sitting on the couch with the guys “muy agusto!” Editor's Note: Adrian Romero is a Lubbock native. He values his culture and the traditions

May Prayer Heavenly Father, thank You for Your favor and blessing in my life. Thank You for cleansing me and making me new. Your Word says that You will withhold no good thing from me because I walk blamelessly before You by the blood of Jesus. I receive it by faith and thank You for Your goodness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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Cinco de Mayo

Mexico’s historical victory over France by the French under the rule of Emperor Maximillian. Benito Juarez, the president of Mexico, had been forced by the financial toll of the Reform War to suspend debt payments to Mexico’s chief European creditors: France, Britain and Spain. The French, English and Spanish invaded Mexico to get payments by whatever means necessary. The Spanish and English eventually withdrew, but the French refused to leave. The French army, numbering 6,000, moved to occupy the city of Puebla. It was met by a largely peasant force of 2,000 ill-equipped Mestizo and Zapotec Indians led by Juarez. The troops under Juarez emerged victorious May 5, 1862. Because of this victory, against tremendous

odds, T h e Batalla de Puebla (Battle of Puebla), now referred to as Cinco de Mayo, continues to be a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and the southwestern United States. To further increase cultural awareness, this year many local elementary schools will hold culturally filled events directed to their own student bodies, and various groups and organizations will also host events citywide.

best known for defeating invading French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 (the Cinco de Mayo). Zaragoza was born in la Bahía del Espíritu Santo, in what was then the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas, now the city of Goliad, Texas, in the United States. The Zaragoza family moved to Matamoros in 1834 and then to Monterrey in 1844, where young Ignacio entered the seminary. During the political unrest of the 1850s, Zaragoza joined the army supporting the cause of the Liberal Party, opposing dictator Antonio

López de Santa Anna. He commanded an army of volunteers in 1855 that defeated Santa Anna and led to the reestablishment of a constitutional democratic government in Mexico. Zaragoza served as Secretary of War from April through October 1861 in the cabinet of President Benito Juárez. He resigned in order to lead the Army of the East against the Europeans who, using the Mexican external debt as a pretext under the Treaty of London of 1861, had invaded Mexico. When the forces of Napoleon III invaded Mexico in the French Intervention, Zaragoza's forces fought them first at Acultzingo on April 28, 1862, where he was forced to

w i t h d r a w. Zaragoza understood the favorable defensive positions outside of the city of Puebla, and with a force that was smaller and not as well equipped as his opponent, he beat back repeated French assaults upon the Mexican positions at Forts Loreto and Guadalupe. The French were forced to retreat to Orizaba. Shortly after his famous victory, he contracted typhoid fever, and died at the age of thirty-three.

the Cultural Arts Grant Program’s guidelines and procedures and the application process. Applying orhe Guaganizations must be a 501(c) 3 nondalupe profit organization (or government Neighborhood equivalent) and have been actively Association pursuing their goals for at least one will sponsor a year. Cinco de Mayo The Cultural Arts Grant Program festivities that provides local cultural organizawill take place tions with financial support for throughout the projects that promote Tourism and day on May 5, the Arts in Lubbock. Funding for 2011. the Cultural Arts Grant Program “Las Guadacomes from an allocation of the Hotel Occupancy Tax, which is gener- lupanas” of St. Joseph’s Catholic ated from visitors who stay over- Church will be selling authentic tamales by the dozen from the church night in Lubbock.

gym/cafeteria beginning at 11 a.m. that morning. Cinco de Mayo in Guadalupe Park will be held in conjunction with the Lubbock Parks and Recreation Department’s Concert in the Park Program. An opening ceremony will be held May 5, at 4 p.m. School children from Guadalupe Elementary and those attending the celebration will learn of the historical significance of El Cinco de Mayo, 1862. Entertainment will be provided throughout the evening by local


"2501 Migrants: A Journey" Film to be featured May 12th

very day, thousand of primarE ily poor and young indigenous Mexican abandon their homes in communities throughout the country. Whole villages are left empty of everyone but children and old people as these migrants leave their families and cultures and journey to the first world in search of jobs and a brighter future- or any economic future at all. On Thursday, May 12, 2011, the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K, will be screening the documentary feature film "2501 Migrants: A Journey".

This film illustrates this through the story of 45-year old artist, Alejandro Santiago. Alejandro return home to Teococuilco after a brief self exile in France to a virtual ghost town. He experiences firsthand the reality that Oaxoca has emerged as one of Mexico's leading exporters of human labor to the United States. Inspired by this, he decides to create a monumental installation art piece: 2501 life-size sculptures to pay homage to each migrant who left his village. The film will begin at 7 pm. Tickets are $5 for students, $10 for adults.

El Rinconcito Español

uestro autor del mes es el gran N poeta español Jorge Manrique. Nació en Paredes de Nava, Palencia,

en 1440 y falleció a los 39 años en Cuenca. Su celebridad se debe en gran parte a su obra maestra “Coplas por la muerte de su padre”, una contemplación de la vida que compuso tras la muerte de su padre. Su colección incluye “Don Jorge Manrique quejándose del Dios del amor”, “Coplas a una beoda que tenía empe-

ñado su brial en la taberna” y “Sin Dios y sin vos y mi”. La biblioteca principal de Texas Tech tiene varios ejemplares de sus obras. Para más información, póngase en contacto con la Dra. Pratt (

Grant Workshop set for May 2nd

ivic Lubbock, Inc. will be C conducting a grant workshop in preparation for the June 1,

2011 deadline for the first round of grants available through the 2011 City of Lubbock/Civic Lubbock, Inc. Cultural Arts Grant Program. The Grant Workshop will be held on Monday, May 2, 2011 from 4 pm-5:30 pm in Room 104/105 of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. The workshop is free and is open to all local cultural and arts organizations who may be interested in applying for a Cultural Arts Grant for projects that begin after September 1, 2011. The Grant Workshop will cover

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and community groups’ observances that showcase Mexican culture through education, and recognition events. And while some have commercialized the celebration Cinco de Mayo is still a date of great importance for the Mexican and Chicano communities. The date often confused as Mexican Independence Day, is actually a historical day that celebrates a victory of a major battle when Mexico conquered French forces in Puebla, Mexico, in 1862. At the time, Mexico was occupied


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D.J. Abel Aleman, Jr. of Bad Boy Soundz starting at 4:00 p.m. Dancers from El Ballet Folklorico Aztlan directed by Zenaida Aguero-Reyes will perform at 5:30 p.m. The first Barrio Tripitas Contest will be judged between 6:30-7 p.m. The Cutest BABY COSTUME Contest will take place at 6:30 p.m. for babies should dressed in traditional Mexican costumes. Families and friends may also bring their lawn chairs and picnic baskets.

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Happy Mother's Day/Feliz dia de las madres

Reflections on Día de las Madres


hile we may refer to our mothW ers differently, one thing that is the same among Hispanic families

is our high regard for our mothers. The majority of Hispanic households are married-couple families (67%). Of those families, 44% have children under the age of 18. As of July 1, 2005, 22% of the Hispanic population was under the age of five, and Hispanics had a higher concentration of preschoolers among their population than any other race or ethnic group. It is because of this growth and for the sanctity of sustaining a family that we thank Latinas and why Día de las Madres should be celebrated wholeheartedly and enthusiastically. On this day we celebrate our mothers by giving them beautiful flowers, little recuerdos, or remembrances of our appreciation, and coordinating a special day with the familia. As a Latina, one of the most charming customs that I treasure of all is the singing of Las Mañanitas. While

it is puzzling that mothers take delight in being roused from sleep at such an ungodly hour. I have since come to appreciate the beauty and romanticism of the traditional serenade known as “el gallo” (the rooster) or “Las mañanitas” (little mornings). For generations of Latinos, especially Mexcianos, this is part of the emotional landscape in a cultura distinguished by its warm, demonstrative people. With vicarious pleasures of the sidewalk concert I recall the mariachis waking neighbors as they came to sing and perform sidewalk concerts. Soon all the mothers would come out. Even more touching to me was when my own mother coordinated friends and family to go sing to her mother. Cut short, soon many mothers retreat to the bed, to snuggle under the covers while the family prepares for her big day. Some madres are given breakfast in bed, or have husbands that prepare a feast of barbacoa, and some mothers even on this special day still take

pride in preparing a traditional almuerzo before church. In my family, many mothers are given corsages to wear to church. I’m always confused about which color signifies whether you are a mother, or grandmother. At church, roses circle the Virgen de Guadalupe. And as the mass ends, the Mañanitas are sung to all the madrecitas and abuelitas. Sometimes as they depart home, a flower is presented to them. As a mother, I take pride in the small homemade gifts made by my daughter. Even now, I treasure everything that she has given me and treasure these gifts because I know that they came from her heart. So, as we celebrate the day of our mother’s remind them of how special they are by telling them you love them, and covering them with kisses and hugs. It is theses simplest acts of love that to seem to me are most significant. Happy Mother’s Day... Feliz Dia de las Madres.

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Es la madre, el ser amado. Manantial de amor profundo; Que puede ser comparado Recuerdo, cuando era nino, Mi Madre me acariciabe; Y con profundo carino, En sus brasos me arrullaba, Oh! Que dicha, que contento, Al oir su tierna voz Que dicia con acento; Hijo de mi corazon. Mi madre se ha ido al cielo, Yo se que alla nos veremos. Ese es mi unico consuelo Que unidos alla estaremos. Dejame llorar su ausensia Y tan triste soledad, Implorando a Dios clemencia Su amor, bondad y piedad. El corazon de la madre, Es inmenso en el amor, Solo hay otro comparable Y es el amor do Dios. La muerte tan inhumana Extendio su mano fria, Y en una triste manana Se llevo a la madre mia. ( Este es uno de mis poemas que humildemente he dedicado a la memoria de mi madre) Por SAMUEL GUZMAN

he 12th annual National WomT en’s Health Week will kick off on Mother’s Day, May 8, 2011

through May 16, 2011. National Women’s Check-Up Day will be Monday, May, 2011. National Women’s Health Week is a week long health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. With the theme “It’s Your Time,” the nationwide initiative encourages women to take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life. During National

Women’s Health Week, communities work together to educate women about steps they can take to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases. Important steps include: Getting at least 2 ½ hours of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both each week. Eating a nutritious diet. Visiting a health care professional for regular checkups and preventive screenings. Avoiding risky behaviors, like smoking and not wearing a seat belt. Paying attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.

A Newborn’s Conversation With God you baby asked God, “They tell me teach A you are sending me to earth to- how to pray.” morrow, but how am I going to live The child there being so small and helpless?” God said, “Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.” The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.” God answered, “Your angel will sing for you, and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.” Again the child asked, “and how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?” God responded, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear. And with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to walk and how to speak.” The child asked, “And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?” God answered, “Your angel will place your hands together and will

asked, “Will I always be sad because I do not see you anymore.” God answered, “Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you.” At that moment there was much peace in heaven, but voices from earth could be heard and the child asked God, “God if I am to leave now to earth, please tell me my angel’s name!” God answered, “You will simply call her Mom.” Editor’s Note: This poem was written by the late Mauricio Cardenas of Lubbock, and appeared in the New York Times. The poem was submitted by his sister, Rosa Rios of Lubbock.

Happy Mother’s Day/Feliz Dia de las Madres May 8, 2011

Mother’s Day Breakfast Sponsored by

Our Lady of Grace Guadalupanos May 8, 2011 From 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 3111 Erskine $5 per plate

(Includes 2 eggs, Potatoes/Beans, Bacon and pancake.) For more info call Juan Piña at (806) 763-4156.

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Sports/deportes Sports & Event Briefly 13TH ANNUAL ROBERT LUGO LULAC GOLF TOURNAMENT May 22nd, 2011 at the Reese Golf Course 4 Man Scramble $60-Person or $240-Team. Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Teams. Number of Flights to be determined the day of Tournament. Green fee, cart, and meal included in entry fee. Door and raffle prizes will also be offered. For more information call (806) 781-6277. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 11807 OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE GOLF TOURNAMENT 4 Man Scramble $75 per Person Men, Women, Sons and Daughters. Includes: Green Fee, Cart & Free Green Fee Certificate. Meal Awards: 2 Flights – 1st & 2nd Place Cash Award. Sunday, May 1, 2011at Meadowbrook Golf Course, 601 Municipal Drive, Registration: 7:15 am, Shotgun Start : 8 am. MUNICIPAL POOLS WILL OPEN TUES, MAY 31, 2011More information can be found at 3RD ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH’S JAMAICA VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Register your team by calling Peter Sanchez at (806) 535-1249. 3RD ANNUAL PEACE LOVE AND MUD VOLLEYBALL Get Muddy for Charity! Support Communities in Schools - Saturday June 4th. Teams needed. For more information visit: http://peacelovemud. org GOLF TOURNAMENT BENEFITTING THE VOLUNTEER CENTER The 7th Annual Lubbock Post-Masters Invitational is quickly approaching. This oneday tournament will be held at the Lubbock Country Club Monday, April 11, 2011. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at 1 p.m. If interested, please contact Denise Van Buren at (806) 7470551 or MAGGIE TREJO WALKING CLUB at the Trejo Center, 3200 Amherst, Monday - Friday. Join our walking club and receive a pedometer and incentive items for the most steps monthly. Call 765-2611 ext. 1018 for more info. WALKING CLUB Walk with other people that share your goals for a healthier lifestyle, at Mae Simmons Park. Free, 3 PM M-F Daily.

Texas Sports Report With Mando Reyna


he Texas Rangers have been playing pretty good consistently on offense even though they are without Josh Hamilton for at least another month or so. How well their season goes though will surprisingly be predicated on how well they can overcome their injuries on the pitching side. What was their main strength last year now could be a weakness since they have lost four pitchers from the bullpen since March the 3rd. You know Ranger management did not foresee that when they traded Frank Francisco January the 25th. Their entire pitching staff seems unable to get in a groove with players moving down to the minors and others moving up. One usually sees those moves later on in the season, but now it has become a necessity for this years team. It will be interesting to see how Nolan Ryan fares at this first test of adversity in what we all know is his main strength, hurling the ball. It would be nice to see him bring in a big arm but do not hold your breathe waiting to see that to happen any time soon. The trading deadline is not until July 27, so if the Rangers can stay alive with their defense not being a liability before that month, we won’t see any major moves from the team. If the team sorely needs an impact flamethrower before July arrives, all options are on the table and no one should be surprised if they pull off a major trade featuring a starter for a starter. Do not get me wrong, they still stand atop the American league at the time of this article, but this month will go a long way in determining their status as the team to beat for the pennant. Crucial games this month (they are all crucial) will be against

the Yankees on the 7th and 8th, Angels in a three game stand from the 13th to the 15th and the Phillies in a four game series on the 19th to the 24th when they face former Ranger pitcher Mr. Cliff Young in Philadelphia. Panic has not set in on this team now, but maybe some in management might be squirming in their seats just a little bit. Some other teams in the pros that are squirming in their seats are the Dallas Mavericks, and the San Antonio Spurs after the first round of this years playoffs. With both teams suffering losses in the first round to the surprise of everyone, both fan bases are understandably nervous as well as they should be. In the battle for NBA supremacy in the state of Texas, it is anyone’s guess which team will bow out first, but the smart money says the Mavericks will. San Antonio looks slower (older) than usual but it seems Los Mavs are more vulnerable to losing games they should win this playoff season. The finals begin in the first week of next month and we can only hope both these teams get into winning playoff mode pretty quick. Although we don’t know for certain when the playoff mode will begin with the NFL, they have released the entire schedule for this year to make it harder for both sides to be demanding as they currently are. The game that stands out on opening weekend to me are the Dallas Cowboys versus the New York Jets prime time on Sunday Night Football. Its Tony Romo versus Mark Sanchez, the first time two Latino quarterbacks start on a primetime stage in the NFL. Their mothers will be proud. Happy Mothers Day, Hello May.

SIGNING ON: Cody Maldonado, a senior at Coronado High School signed to play golf at Lubbock Christian University on April 14, 2011. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Angel and Stacy Maldonado. During the signing, Cody had his family, teachers, and peers supporting him. Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine! Also in the photo are Joe Maldonado, his grandfather Rufino, Agatha Caballero, Justin and Jacey Ochoa and LCU coach - Gary Bett.

Jr. Olympic Championship next step for Warriors he Lubbock Warriors will host Texas State TAAF Champion will T the 2011 West Texas Jr. Olym- be boxing for a berth to the State pic Championships on May 21st & and National competition.

22nd, 2011 at the Optimist Boy’s & Girl’s Club. Several Warriors champions will be competing for the berth in the State and National Championships. Among them will be Mariah Leon who competes at 110# and currently is the defending Texas State Champion. She is also the national PAL Champion Also competing is AdriSubmit your sports news and events for 2010. Flores who competes at 100#. to by ana She is also the defending Texas the 21st State Champion and the National PAL Champion for 2010. Both of these young female athletes have been sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine. They have brought State and National recognition to the Boy’s and Girl’s Club as well as the City of Lubbock and the State of Texas on the national levScholarship Tournament el. They both plan on repeating as Meadow Brook Golf Course champions. Another Warrior team member, 601 Municipal Drive Nate Castillo, who is the 2 time S a t u r d a y, J u n e 1 8 , 2 0 11

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The public can get a firsthand look at the local champions by attending the tournament May 21st & 22nd. This tournament will feature the top athletes in Lubbock and entire West Texas area. All athletes are competing for a berth in the State championships. The State tournament will be held in Midland, Texas in June and the National tournament will be held in Mobile, Alabama in July. Adam Castillo the Texas Golden Gloves Champions at 132# and Josiah McCormick the super heavyweight champion left Lubbock on April 24th to compete at the national Golden Gloves Championships in Indianapolis, Indiana. Both are members of the Lubbock Warriors Boxing Team and are pursuing a berth in the 2012 Olympic Trials.

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Faith & Religion/Fe y religión

National Day of Prayers to be observed locally

he 60th annual obserT vance of the National Day of Prayer will

take place on Thursday, May 5th – this year’s theme, “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” is based on Psalm 91:2: “I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and ST. PATRICK'S GUADALUPANAS: The women prepared an enchilada fest at my fortress, my God, lunch and at dinner during the lent season. in whom I trust.” Prayer has always been used in the United States country for guidance, protection and strength-even before we were a nation or a handful of colonies. The Pilgrims at Plymouth relied on prayer during their first and darkest winter. Our founding fathers also called for prayer during the Constitutional Congress. In their eyes, our recently created nation and

freedoms were a direct gift from God. And being a gift from God, there was only one way to insure protectionthrough prayer. In 1952, Congress established an annual day of prayer and, in 1988, that law was amended, designating the National Day of Prayer as the first Thursday in May. The tradition predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775 setting aside a day of prayer. To learn more, or to find a National Day of Prayer event in your community, visit

Forward in Christ “Rejoice in what I Create”

FISHER OF MEN The KOC Council #11807 of Our Lady of Guadalupe, believe that it always taste right when served by a knight, and the tasty fish dinner served at their annual Fish Fry held at their church, proved that to be correct.


hus says the LORD: Lo, T I am about to create new heavens and a new earth;

The things of the past shall not be remembered or come to mind. Instead, there shall always be rejoicing and happiness in what I create; For I create Jerusalem to be a joy and its people to be a delight; I will rejoice in Jerusalem and exult in my people. No longer shall the sound of weeping be heard there, or the sound of crying; No longer shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not round out his full lifetime; He dies a mere youth who reaches EASTER KNIGHTS: KOC Council # 8097 OF St. Joseph's Church, assisted Joel at the but a hundred years, and he who 6th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. The knights placed many eggs, candy and treat for the kids. fails of a hundred shall be thought The Knights are dedicated to serving their church and community.

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accursed. They shall live in the houses they build, and eat the fruit of the vineyards they plant. Una gran purificación que pasa cada día en la celebración de la Santa Misa. En verdad, que o quien es e Templo de El Espíritu Santo si no son los que están bautizados por la iglesia que El mismo estableció, la Iglesia Católica. Ay un nuevo Jerusalén; Si! Y quiéranlo a El en que cada transforma nuestras vidas de nuevo si aceptamos la Verdad en total. Si no, pues hasta que un día que tenga la oportunidad de aceptar completamente la verdad. Que hoy, por El se lo merece completamente. Venga a la casa del Señor para recibirlo completamente en los Sacramentos!

Church Bulletins DAY OF PRAYER event hosted by Pray Lubbock will gather for the National Day of Prayer noon May 5 at the courthouse gazebo, 904 Broadway. For more information, call 787-7551. ROGATION DAYS: The primary purpose of Rogation Days is to ask God to bless the fields, crops and livestock. Though they are usually celebrated the three days leading up to Ascension Day, this year Masses for Rogation Days will be celebrated by Bishop Plácido Rodríguez prior to the feast of Saint Isidore, May 9, 10, and 11, at 8 a.m. at Saint Joseph Church, 205 S. 20th Street, Slaton. All are invited to attend. ALTAR SERVER APPRECIATION MASS, Sunday, May 15, 3:00 p.m., Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 1120 52nd Street, Lubbock. Reception follows Mass. Please RSVP by e-mailing Father Rene Perez at, or calling 806.795.2249. CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTERS for the Diocese of Lubbock are scheduled for June 3-5 and Sept 30–Oct 2. Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) provides quality marriage preparation primarily for couples who are planning to marry in the Catholic Church. Non-Catholic couples are also welcome to attend one of our weekends. More details and application – www., 806.828.6428. Retreats held at the Mercy Center, Slaton. CFS TRUCK RAFFLE – Catholic Family Services (soon to be Catholic Charities) announces a 2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 raffle to support the many programs for those in need. A $5 donation allows you one chance to win. Drawing will be held at 9 p.m. on June 5 during the Night to Remember. Need not be present to win. Tickets available at Resale Center, 2218 34th Street or at CFS Offices, 102 Avenue J, Lub. For more information, 806-765-8475 or www. UPCOMING ACTS RETREATS: Women’s July 14-17, Men’s August 25-28. Please keep these ACTS retreat teams in your prayers as they begin formation. For more information about ACTS, or to register for any of these retreats, please visit www.

BIBLICAL PARENTING CLASSES WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 3321 33rd STREET (33rd & Indiana Ave—enter through main door) THURSDAY EVENINGS ~ 6 to 8 P.M. All classes are free of charge. Snacks & sodas will be served. Free childcare available for of Mirror Ministries. Other fea- children up to age eleven. Classes include: tured guests include Sara Hernan- Grandparents as Parents, April 7; Active for Step families series, April 14, dez, Brenda Rincones, Bridgette Parenting 21, and 28th through May 12th) also will be Stubblefield, Graciela Valenzuela helpful to biological parents, grandparents, and the Alliance Praise Band. foster parents, adoptive parents, and single For those women that prefer Span- parents. Please register by calling 747-5577.

Women's Conference May 7th

he second annual “Confessions T of a Pastor’s Wife” event will be held Saturday, May 7th at Alli-

ance Church of Lubbock. This is a gathering of women of all races, ages, backgrounds, denominations, and walks of life, but with one thing in common: all are pastors wives or ministry leaders. This year’s conference will feature speakers from all around the West Texas area, including Daphne Delay, a pastor’s wife from Seminole, author, and founder

ish, there will be break-out sessions exclusively for them. Registration cost is $10 and includes a banquet lunch. For more information go to, or (806) 470-9945. Childcare will not be available.

Catholic War Veterans to host annual Memorial Day Mass

Memorial Day Mass Sponsored A by Catholic War Veterans Lubbock Diocese Post 1942 and the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, 5th District will be held at the Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial located at Henry Huneke Park, 82nd and Nashville, Lubbock, Monday May

30. The service will begin at 11 am with the reading of the Memorial verse. A field Mass offered in memory of our departed comrades will be celebrated by CWV State Chaplain Father Thomas R. Diebel. Veterans, families and friends invited

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SPANISH BIBLE STUDIES on going every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. (all welcomed). at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1120 52nd St. DISCERNING A CALL TO THE PRIESTHOOD? Contact Father Rene Perez, 806-792-3943, or e-mail,

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Memoriam/memorial Santos Trevino, 80, Jay Castillo 36, of of Lubbock passed away Lubbock passed away on April 5, 2011. Santos on April 15, 2011. He was born on December was born May 31, 1974 in 30, 1930, in Knot, TexLubbock to Eusebio and as, to the late Dionicio Maria (Lara) Castillo, Sr. and Refugia (HernanHe was self employed dez) Trevino. He maras a roofer and of the ried Juanita Torres on Catholic faith. His memSeptember 12, 1952, in ory will be cherished by Lamesa. She preceded his parents, Eusebio, Sr. him in death on February 5, 2003. Santos and Maria; five sisters, Francis Fernandez, was very involved with his church and was Sally Guzman, Rosie Garcia, Georgia Portia member for over 20 years. He was pre- llo and Catherine Castillo; and two brothers, ceded in death by four brothers and a sister. Samuel Castillo and Thomas Castillo, all Those left to cherish his memories include from Lubbock. Jay was preceded in death four children, Blaz Trevino, Richard Trevino, by one brother, Alejando Castillo. Thelma Trevino, and Margie McWilliams; seven grandchildren; six great grandchil- Gabrielle Leanne Galindo, 20, of dren; and three sisters. Lubbock passed away on April 12, 2011. She was born November 5, 1990, in LubTexas. Those left to cherish her Christopher Lee bock, are her mother, Cindy Ramos; sisBarrera, 24, of Lame- memory Alexis Rodriguez; grandmother, Amalia sa passed away on April ter, Ramos; three aunts, Dorothy Castillo, Silvia 9, 2011. He was born on Gomez and Nettie one uncle, Ronnie June 25, 1986, to Delia Ramos; and lots ofLopez; loving cousins. (Cuellar) and Lee Barrera in Lamesa. He graduated from Lamesa High Jose Lopez, 78, of School in 2004. ChristoLubbock passed away pher was employed by on April 17, 2011. Jose Britt Trucking. He enwas born December 14, joyed playing basketball 1932 in LaPryor, Texas. and had a great love for music. Survivors He married Celia Alinclude his parents, Delia and Lee Barrera; vardo on April 2, 1951 in two brothers, Trey Barrera and John Marc Crystal City, Texas. Jose Barrera; grandparents, Ramona and Elias was a longtime resident Barrera, Juan Cuellar and Elva Arismendez; of Lubbock. He was and several aunts, uncles and cousins. preceded in death by his parents, Guadalupe and Guadalupe Lopez; siblings, Consuelo Helen V. Luna, 86, Sulaica, Maria DeJesus Alvarado, Raul Loof Lubbock passed away pez and Espirion Lopez. Loved ones include on April 9, 2011. She was his wife; children, Ernestina Carrizales, Joe born July 20, 1924, to the Lopez, Elubidia Lopez, Arturo Lopez, Michi late Andres and Anilia Hernandez, Jerry Lopez; sisters, Emma Villarreal in Pearsal, Esquierdo and Lilia Dominquez; 18 grandTexas. Helen married children; and 16 great-grandchildren. Jose V. Luna on November 24, 1944, and he died in 1999. She lived Jacob Rivera, 29, of in Ohio for many years, Lubbock passed away retiring from the General Motors Company, on April 18, 2011. Jacob and moved to Lubbock in 1983. She was was born on June 18, a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic 1981 in Lubbock to Vidal Church. Survivors include her six children, Rivera, Jr. and the late Rosendo Luna, Carmen Luna and Anelia Sharon Kosechequetah. Luna, Olga L. Lara, Laurie A. Luna, Jose Jacob was a very outgoO. Luna; brother, Ramon Villarreal; sister, ing person and loved his Rafaela Murillo; six grandchildren; and nine family. He was a cancer great-grandchildren. She also was preced- survivor since 2007. Jaed in death by a sister and three brothers. cob worked at Louie Louie's Piano Bar as bar manager and bartender. He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparMichael Raul ents, Thomas and Wanda Stinebaugh and "James" Alvarado, Vidal Sr. and Guadalupe Rivera. Those left 37 of passed away on to cherish his memories include his three April 9, 2011. He was daughters, Kaylee, Kirsten, and Catherine born August 15, 1973 Rivera; three brothers, Christopher Rivera, to Raul and Eve in Lub- Anthony Rivera, and Johnny Duncan; a bock, Texas. Michael sister, Kathy Williams; father, Vidal Rivera, graduated from Coro- Jr. and his wife Brenda; stepfather, Tony nado High School. He Kosechequetah; and several aunts, uncles, pursued his passion nieces, and nephews. for cooking while working t in Austin Texas for Louie's 106 and Mezzaluna as a Sous Chef. Juan "John" MoUpon his return to Lubbock he worked for jica, 87, of Cotton CenCovenant Health Systems and The Lubter, Texas, passed away bock Club. His memory will be cherished on April 21, 2011. He by his father, Raul (Josie) Alvarado; mother, is survived by his wife, Eve Stafford; sisters, Delilah Bottoms, Lisa Silbina Mojica; nine chilRodriguez-Vega; step-sisters, Gina Fleming, dren, Joe Mojica, Robert Monica Dudley, and Sonya Castro-Quirino; Mojica and Alfred Mojica, and several nieces and nephews. Fred Mojica, Richard Mojica, Silvia Sauceda, Juanita Flores, Anita MoTommy Garcia, 48, jica and Luisa Gomez; passed away on April one sister, Natalia Guzman; 14 grandchil14, 2011. He was born dren; and 20 great-grandchildren. February 18, 1963, to Eloy and Victoria (La Ducer) Garcia in LubManuel Zamora, bock, Texas. He marJr., 48, of Lubbock, ried Diana Margaret passed away on April Lara. He was preceded 21, 2011. He was born in death by his brother, November 3, 1963. He Larry Garcia, and sister, Dolores Gonzales. He was a member of attended New Deal PubOur Lady of Grace Catholic Church. Tommy lic Schools and graduwas a brick contractor for over 25 years. His ated from New Deal memory will be cherished by his wife, Diana High School in 1982. He Margaret Lara Garcia; daughter, Veronica married Juanita Blanco Garcia; stepdaughters, Susie Lujan, and July 2, 1983. He leaves Veronica and Priscilla Lozano; brothers, to cherish his memory two sons, Dennis L. Lloyd, Gary, Robert and Greg Garcia; sis- Flores and Juan Esteban Zamora; mother, ters, Cheryl Lara and Yvette Martinez; and maria Guadelupe Zamora; three sisters, Maria Elena Zamora, Christina Zamora, grandchildren. and Monica Zamora; four grandchildren and two daughter-in-laws.

May 2011

Nicolasa L. Guerrero, 90, of Lubbock passed away on April 19, 2011. She was born on February 10, 1921, in Karnes City, Texas, to the late Macedonio and Adelita Longoria. She married Santos Guerrero in 1934 in Karnes City, Texas; he preceded her in death on March 4, 1979. She was a homemaker, Catholic and a Crusillista. She moved to Lubbock in 1942 from Karnes City. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Angelita Gonzales; a granddaughter, Teresa Gonzales; and two grandsons, Pete Gonzales and Alfredo Lozoya. Survivors include three sons, Roberto Guerrero, Eloy Guerrero, and Ruben; five daughters, Irene Garza, Licha Lozoya, Gloria Hernandez, Elvia Robledo, and Linda Hernandez; two brothers, Tomas Longoria and Andres Longoria; a sister, Elisa Longoria Robledo; 44 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; and 36 great-great-grandchildren. Catherine Flores, 57, of Lubbock passed away on April 24, 2011. She was born May 25, 1953 to Trinidad and Georgia Chavez in Lubbock, Texas. She married Lucio Flores Jr. on February 4, 1970. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Trinidad Jr. Chavez; and one sister, Elizabeth Pulido. Catherine was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her husband Lucio Flores Jr.; son, Lucio Flores III; two daughters, Arlene Chavez and Andria Flores Villa; sisters, Rosa Salgado, Patsy Leyva, Emma Chavez, Celia Chavez, Cecilia Chavez, Anna Ruiz and Helen Rodriguez; brothers, Joe Chavez, Gerald Chavez and special friend Wayne Politte; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Homar V. Rodriguez, 56, of Lubbock passed away on April 24, 2011. He was born November 8, 1954 to Julian and Guadalupe Rodriguez in Robstown, Texas. He married Maria Yolanda Salas on Sept. 30, 1980 in St. Helenas Catholic Church in Hobbs, N.M. Homar was a roughneck, skilled mechanic, professional photographer and talented fine artist. Homar even taught himself guitar and began teaching others. His memory will be cherish by his loving wife of 30 years, Maria Yolanda Rodriguez; son, Homar Rodriguez II; two daughters, Myra Rodriguez, and Kathy Rodriguez-Ambriz; and two grandsons. Henry Silva, 76, passed away April 26, 2011. Henry was born December 1, 1934 in Marlin, Texas to Leno and Rafaela Silva. He married Anita Martinez on April of 1962 in Slaton. He worked for many Cotton Seed factories throughout his life and was a member of La Trinidad United Methodist Church. Mr. Silva is survived by his wife, Anita Martinez; one son, Jamey Silva; three daughters, Esther Gorostiza, Agnus Garza, Elizabeth Lindsey; two step-daughters, Rosie Bentacourt, Teresa Landeros; one brother, Carmen Silva; one sister, Susie Ponce; 22 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, Edward Silva. Sandra Pauline Cruz, 64, of passed away on April 11, 2011. Sandra was born February 25, 1947, in Battle Creek, Mich. She married Daniel Cruz on May 29, 1966. She was a teacher and missionary, starting the Philippine Project Mission, Inc. to build local churches and begin building an elementary school. Survivors include her husband, Daniel Cruz; children, David Cruz, Nathan Cruz and Sharla Crabtree; and sisters, Shirley Smith and Lorraine Wellman.

Rosa Pequeno, of Plainvew passed away on April 12, 2011. Rosa was born on January 17, 1944 to the late Luis and Virginia Ruiz in Donna, Texas. On March 10, 1963 she married Henry R. Pequeno in Slaton. They moved to Plainview in 1965. Rosa was a member of the First Mexican Baptist Church, Plainview where she was involved in WMU. Along with her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Lius Ruiz, Jr. and a sister Mary Rocha. Rosa is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Henry; a daughter, Diana Pequeno Rodriguez; a sister, Anita Cruz; a brother, Juan Ruiz; granddaughter, great grandson, and numerous nieces and nephews. Juan T. Ponce, 85, of Sumter, S.C. and formerly of Abernathy, Texas passed away on April 13, 2011. He was born January 20, 1926 to Uvaldo and Marselina (Torres) Ponce. He married Victoria P. Ponce on April 28, 1946 in Edinburg, Texas. He had been a longtime resident of Abernathy before moving. He was preceded in death by his wife Victoria; a son, Roy Ponce, Sr.; and a daughter, Estela Ponce. He is survived by two sons, Johnny and Ruben Ponce, both of Abernathy, Texas; a daughter, Sylvia Trapp of Sumter, S.C.; one brother, Eubaldo Ponce of Frisco, Texas; two sisters, Severa Galicia of Edinburg, Texas and Maria Gomez of Poniac, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

To everything there is a season, a time to every purpose under the sun… ECCL 3:18. Memorial Gonzalo Garcia Little we knew that morning, God was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always by our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. It's been 16 years since God called you Home. Not a day goes by that we don't miss you terribly. Your legacy lives on in grandchildren and your light continues to shine in the lives of those who were lucky enough to love and have been loved by you. We hold fast to our cherished memories, and look forward to the Blessed reunion where we'll all be together again! Your loving family, Wife - Julia Gonzalo Jr., Nina, Vern, Philip, Susie, and Frankie and each of their families

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Memorial Eddie Anaya 12/29/52-4/7/10 A Brief Time With Our Family, Forever with Our Lord It’s been a year since you’ve been gone but it seems like it was yesterday. We sadly turn a page in our book of memories today as we remember that day. That day when our good Lord closed His arms around you. He took away your pain and took you home with Him. Since then so many sleepless nights. So many dreams and thoughts we’ve shared. We’ve come together on special days. We sit around and talk about the “remember when he…” memories. We laugh, but more often than not the laughter turns to tears. We wipe the tears away and say we’re ok-but we’re really not, because we continue to cry from inside. You left a void in our hearts and a pain that won’t go away. But we are comforted because we know that our Good Lord has you in His arms. He has you in His keeping- our Angel keeping watch. So until the day our Good Lord calls us, until we can embrace again, we pray and ask our Lord, to keep our Angel near us. In Loving Memory, From your family who dearly loves you and misses you every day.

John 15:13

Memorial Aldo Cervantes My son Aldo Cervantes, It’s been 2 years now “Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

Love, Mom Ester & Cervantes Sisters

Memorial Roy G. Hernandez

April 1, 1941 - April 21, 1998 Daddy, You remain forever in our hearts We miss you dearly each and every day. May God Bless you as we are still blessed with the memories of you. Your beloved, Hernandez Family

In Memory Of Mike Medrano "M & M" May 8, 1953-Sept. 3, 2003 Big brother it has been 9 years, and we still think of you and celebrate your birthday. Happy Birthday! Your Sister, Ester Cervantes

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Fotos y Recuerdos Texas Medical Society 100 Year Celebration

Dr. Carlos & Mrs. Nancy Rizo-Patron enjoyed the evening festivities.

Dr. Elias & Mrs. Eleonora Ghandour took time to pose for our cameras.

Mr. and Mrs. Athos Colon were some of the many individuals celebrating the 100 years.

Dr. Luis & Mrs. Martha Arandia enjoyed being with friends.

Hispanic Law Student Association Banquet

Guest took a break from the event to take pictures.

Stefanie Gonzales, Roxanne Balderas, and Lucia Cesar join for a picture.

Mr. and Mrs. Arturo Torres were there to support the Hispanic Law Student Association.

Dorma, and Ramiro Gonzalez were there to support their son Luis Gonzalez.

Stand Up for Kids with Children's Advocacy Center

Mellanie, Laura, and Moriah Dominguez take a moment to pose for the camera.

Patricia Montoya and Sadie Torres hold the flyers for the event.

Blue Ribbon Memory Ride

Becky Adams, Dina Hernandez, and Taryn Urias.

Jeremy Garcia, Ray & Lucee Salas ready to drive for a great cause>

Sierra, Tonka, Paul, and Christian Watson enjoy the food and festivities.

Joe & Margaret Ochoa were among the many riders proudly wearing blue ribbons.

Sally, Randy, Kiahna, and Arianna Moarroquin were some of the many families to attend the event.

Friends ride together and advocate against child abuse by proudly wearing their blue ribbons.

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Photos & Memories Lubbock Arts Festival

Christina Brito came by to take their picture with Pico de Gallo.

Students from different Elementary Schools came by to check out the Latino Lubbock Magazine booth.

Wright Elementary students gather for a photo at the Lubbock Arts Festival.

Many came out to see the Crayola exhibits that were on display this year including good friends Bill Meadors and Mr. Gomez.

LULAC Young Adult Summit

Anahli Rey, Alyssa Marrufo, Itzel Rey smiled for the camera.

Two young LULAC leaders share their expereince about becoming involved with the DREAM Act.

Student and LULAC leaders listen to the program.

Sergio Guzman, Alejandro Huerta, and David Reza welcomed participants.

Russ Hester, Manuel Reyna, and, District Attorney Matt Powell "step up" in a pair of heels for a good cause.

Area students demonstrated that you are never too young to take action.

Crystal Hernandez, poses with Lindsey and Jose Torrez at the Caprock Winery.

Daniel Sanchez, Christy Martinez-Garcia, Dr. Alice White, and Jorge Quirino spoke to members of LHFSA and HSS.

Lubbock Sheriff Kelley Rowe, didn't need heels to demonstrate his support of the Rape Crisis Center... not too mention he could not find any in his size.

Marco, Matt Rivera, Ruben Rocha, Jesse Rivera, Thomas Mims, and Melinda Alvarado had fun and stood up for a good cause.

Teen Straight Talk organizers held their event to help teens and their parents discuss important issues.

Texas Tobacco Free Kids celebrated being smoke free on at the Kids Day event held at the Boys & Girls Club.

Aqui y Alla


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Men's Walk with the Rape Crisis Center

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y Aquí 2nd Annual Fly & Fling

The Singleterry family.

Hector Rodriguez and Xavier Rodriguez flying kites and having fun.

Mary Garcia, Makayla Garcia Cooper, and Cruz Garcia.

Explorers Alex Gallegos, Paul Villanueva, Kyla Jiron, and Marcelino Hernandez.

Solo Car Club members Alex Aguirre, Jacob Mendoza, Hector “Lucky” Rodriguez, Joe Sena, Peter Perez Jr.

Cep Sotelo and Stephen Sotelo looked at all the cars.

Jody Barnes, Teresa Contrera, and Jeff Salistio.

Esmerelda Martinez and Joe David Palacio

Many job seekers had a chance to apply for jobs online.

Sam Harper, Adele Youngren, Adrienne Cozart, and Danny Soliz welcomed the crowd.



Workforce Solutions South Plains Job Fair

Various employers assisted visitors with job details and informaiton.

Job seekers took time to pose for Latino Lubbock.

Hispanic Student Society Annual Banquet

Gerardo, Gerardo Jr., Jaqueline, and

Tito Nunez was roud to have his parents at the banquet.

Hispanic Student Society members gather for a quick picture before dinner.

The Renteria family gathered to enjoy the banquet.

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Fotos y Recuerdos - AquĂ­ y Alla

Virginia Mata, Meagan Garza, and Victoria Mc Cullom

Kappa Delta Chi members pose for the camera.

The young women celebrated their achievements.

Members also enjoyed the time before the semester break, to reconnect and showcase the sorority to family.

KOC Our Lady of Guadalupe Fish Fry

Joe Salinas with his cute grandson take a break from serving up a tasty lunch.

The fish fry gave Lent observers time to take a break and eat a tasty meal.

The Arguellos were on hand to support the Knights.


Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Annual Banquet

The Knights offered capirotada and other tasty treats.

CHCL Easter Egg Hunt at Chatman Clinic

Gloria Garza and D.D. Lopez were among the many families. (Photos by Tristan Holiday)

Judy, Adrian, and Mariah Ortiz.

Poole family had fun and enjoyed the day.

The Gaulden family gathered for an afternoon of fun, snacks, and easter egg hunting.

Joel's 6th Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt

The bigger kids prepare to run for Easter eggs and candy.

Jonathan Gonzales, with his grammy having a great time.

The Flores family had a nice family time.

Amber Guerrero and Alex Carrillo.

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This summer keep your brain health and read, read, read! ¡Léa, lea, lea!

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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 Cinco de Mayo. His prima (cousin) Jita is practicing for Dia de las Madres and will sing a special cancion (song) las Mananitas.

What is Cinco de Mayo: The celebration of Cinco de Mayo (meaning 5th of May in Spanish) should not be confused with Mexican Independence Day. Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on 15th September (eve of Independence Day) while Cinco de Mayo falls on 5th of May. In Mexico, the celebration of Independence Day is considered more important. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the courage of the Mexican people during the battle (La Batalla de Puebla) on May 5th, 1862 where 4,500 Mexican soldiers defeated the Mexican traitors (exiled Mexican Convervatives) and French army of 6,500 at Puebla, Mexico . Puebla is 100 miles east of Mexico City. The Mexican forces were made up of untrained commoners. This victory did not win the war but it showed the courage and strength of the Mexican troops. The "Batalla de Puebla" became a symbol of Mexican unity and patriotism.


MAKE A CARD FOR YOUR MOTHER Write in the following poem. “Mamacita” Mamcita de mi vida, mamacita de mi amor, a tu lado yo no siento ni tristeza ni temor. Mamacita, tú me besas sin engaños, sin rencor, y por eso yo te quiero, mamacita de mi amor.

(Here is a popular traditional song)

Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6, 2011) THANKS TEACHER

Happy Birthday

(Translation) This is the morning song that King David sang Because today is your saint’s day we’re singing it for you. Wake up, my dear, wake up, look it is already dawn. The birds are already singing and the moon has set. How lovely is the morning in which I come to greet you. We all came with joy and pleasure to congratulate you. The morning is coming now, the sun is giving us its light. Get up in the morning, look it is already dawn

First Birthday J. Sebastian Lozoya

to Samuel Garcia from all of your family. Have a great day and may God Bless you for many more years to come! Love, Your Grandma Mary Lou Garcia and all of your family!


Estas son las mañanitas, que cantaba el Rey David, Hoy por ser día de tu santo, te las cantamos a ti, Despierta, mi bien, despierta, mira que ya amaneció, Ya los pajarillos cantan, la luna ya se metió. Que linda está la mañana en que vengo a saludarte, Venimos todos con gusto y placer a felicitarte, Ya viene amaneciendo, ya la luz del día nos dio, Levántate de mañana, mira que ya amaneció.

May 12th Happy First Birthday! Love Mom, Dad and all the Family

Write a thank you note in the space above for your teacher.

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