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Volume 7, Issue 5, May 2013


We Did It!

ยกLo hicimos!

"Lubbock N ews from a Latino Perspective"

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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, Shallowater, O'Donnel, and Levelland. Bilingual (English 60%/ Spanish 40%). This publication is Hispanic, locally owned and operated.

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May 2013

On the Cover

Qu o t e

“We want to make sure that everyone has access to the American dream. We have the opportunity. This is our moment.” Janet Murgia

"We Did It!"”

Photo by Christy Martinez-Garcia On this month's cover is of Richard Landin who achieved a dream to obtain a high school diploma. He proved that no matter what age you are you can obtain your goals. In the photo I included his family of seven whom each graduated from Lubbock High School. Richard and his wife stayed committed to assure that their children would have more opportunities then they did. Incidentally, Richard's wife Irline is now taking classes and aspires to graduate next year. We take pride in all graduates, especially non-traditional students who courageously return to achieve their dreams.

Political Activist and President of NCLR

Dic h o

" Vo l t e a r c a ñ o n e s , e s d e f a l s o s o d e r a j o n e s . " "To turn cannons on one's own is the way of the false and the cowardly" Meaning: This proverb condemns the turncoat..

¡ F e liz c u mp le a ñ o s !

May Jenny Sosa 5/1 Jennifer Quintero 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 Marina Cindy Jimenez5/4 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 Randy Guzman 5/6 Daniella Chavez5/7 Michael John Bryant 5/7 Danielle Chavez 5/7 Edwardo Rojas (KC OLG) 5/7 Daniel Ortiz-Levelland 5/8 Ruben Guzman 5/8 David Zavala 5/8 Irma Dominguez 5/8 Tony Gonzales 5/8 Chris Gonzales 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 Salinas II 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 Britanni Rayne Pena 5/15 Becky Arcos 5/15 Vanessa Perez 5/15 Rafael Rodriguez 5/15 Ricardo Gonzalez 5/15 Amanda Salinas 5/16 Sandra Ramos 5/16 Becky Arcos 5/16 Elisa M 5/16 Anna Torres 5/16 Sally Gaytan 5/16 Lupe Torrez 5/17 Jerry F. Perez (KC OLG) 5/17 Domingo Ybarra (KC OLG) 5/17 Boston Jacob Salinas 5/18 Timothy Santiago 5/18

May Katie Santiago 5/18 Sydney Flores 5/20 Ramon Salinas 5/20 Anita Jimenez 5/20 Yolanda Torrez 5/21 Juanita Rodriguez 5/21 Melinda Singleterry 5/21 Mary Alice Infante 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 Tino Calvillo 5/24 Yvette Esquivel 5/24 Juan (Toby) Baca 5/25 Joseph Martinez 5/25 Melissa Rojas 5/25 Samuel Garcia 5/25 Olga Almaraz 5/25 Matthew Bitela 5/25 Samuel Garcia 5/25 Soleda Williams 5/25 Olga Almaraz5/25 Samuel Garcia5/25 Mark Anthony Acebedo 5/26 Pedro Licon Jr. 5/26 Suzy Garcia 5/26 Rudy Beltran Jr. 5/26 Matthew Bitella 5/26 Gilbert Salinas5/27 Anna Torres 5/27 Monica Vasquez 5/27 Jimmy "Big Dog" Montez-Levelland 5/27 Ana Torres 5/27 Michelle Paredez 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 Yvette Esquivel 5/29 Richard Guzman 5/29 Rachel Guzman Rodriguez 5/30 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 Isabell Martinez 5/30 Estrada, Jose A (KC OLG) 5/ 31 Grace Garza 5/31

CONTENTS Word from the Publisher

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Op-Ed by Dr. Karen Garza

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Lubbock's 1970 Tornado

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Opportunity Page

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Tips by Jaime Garcia

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Page 12-13

Youth Page

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Class of 2013 Graduates

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Pete's Barrio Memoir

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Faith & Religion

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Fotos y requerdos

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Texas Sports Report with Mando Reyna

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Latino Lubbock Magazine's Mission Statement:

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

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Mary Lou Garcia May 22nd

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

We Did It! ¡Lo hicimos! Father joins children as eighth graduate of the family

raduation time is so significant. Large graduation pictures were always the focal G ichard Landin has lived with a point on the walls of the houses of my aunts Rregret that in turn has been the and uncles. Each took pride in the achievement priority that has driven his family to

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 first 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 worthwhile. As a result, many in my family followed his lead, including myself, and obtained high school and college degrees. A we laid out the graduation photos for this month's issue, I took so much pride in these students. In part because the school dropout rate among Latino teenagers stands at more than 28 percent, meaning that members of our community face significant barriers when they enter the job market. A report released by the National Council of La Raza analyzes the situation of young Hispanics at risk of social exclusion and suggests strategies to improve their future opportunities. Just 58 percent of Latinos complete high school, compared with 78 percent of non-Hispanic whites. Insufficient education translates into greater difficulties when former students are looking for a job, and thus 40 percent of Latinos age 25 and up and without high school diplomas are currently unemployed or have only a temporary job. And the situation will get worse in the future, according to the study, since half of the 15.6 million new jobs that are forecast to be created in the United States by 2016 will require at least some university education. The majority of these jobs will be in the areas of education, health care, social services, computers and environmental sciences. Thus, in 2018, people who have not completed high school will only be able to be hired for 28 percent of available jobs. Latinos, despite being a significant labor force in the country's economic recovery, will continue to be concentrated in low-paying jobs in agriculture, fishing, cleaning services and construction. "Keeping in mind that Hispanics are going to represent a very important segment in the future labor force, it's crucial to reengage these young people in their training, educate them, to be able to place these kids, who now are at risk of social ex-clusion, on the road to quality employment and economic stability. And that is why, I am personally committed to the Latino community, youth, and education. 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, Women’s Health Week, as well as National Travel & Tourism Week. More info can be found throughout the publication. A busy time, but Latino Lubbock Magazine is committed to covering events, sharing stories and information, and showcasing the numerous contributions of our Latino and community at-large. Please take note of the two voting dates, elections. And, if you haven't registered to vote, I urge you to do so. Again, in 2013, may God place favor over you and your family. Thank you for believing in and supporting us. And thank you to our advertisers. Please invest in their businesses and services, as they commit to investing in ours. Como siempre, Latino Lubbock is committed to highlighting the numerous contributions of our Latino community. Thank you to those who support our publication. We are grateful to have 100,000 readers monthly. Please continue to support our advertisers who help make it possible to keep our publication free. Thank you for your support and May God bless you! ¡Gracias por su apoyo! Que dios los bendiga. PEACE and random acts of kindness. Que las bendiciones de dios estén contigo en mayo y siempre! Sinceramente, Christy Martinez-Garcia Publisher & Latino Market Specialist “Latino Lubbock, the Emerging Voice of Lubbock”

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completing their education. "When I look back, I didn't see a lot of my parents or immediate family get schooling...getting a diploma," said the 53 year-old father who has instilled education to his seven children. In 1979, with only 16 days left before graduating high school, Richard Landin's parents made him drop out to go to work and assist them in paying bills and sustaining the family. He recalled his parent's words "We need you to go to work to help the family, but in order to go to work you have to quit school." "Quit school like right now," he remembered. Landin recalled asking his parents to let him finish, asking them to wait 16 days. He recalled the principal and staff asking him if that was what he wanted to do, and directing their question at him, and not his parents. Directing his response towards his parents he said, "It's not what I want to do, it's what I have to do." His dad telling the principal that he could return when they were over their financial ordeal. Silently, Richard thought 'when is it gonna be over'. He knew that his parents had constantly struggled. He recalled his thoughts going wild knowing that it was unlikely that he would get the chance to go back to school. Many of his friends were already getting married, and having kids. Dutifully, he went to work as a roofer to help his parents. He battled with his regret internally. Always wanting to go back to college to be an engineer, and architect. "I even had law school in my mind, it never came into fruition," he said. As the years went by his parents saw him struggle, and they would tell him to go back to school. "I told ya'll I would never return," he would respond angrily, thinking that it was their fault for pulling him out of school. "I was being stubborn about it. I was filled with anger. I missed out on a lot," said Richard explaining that while he was working his friends were going to prom and looking forward to certain things that go with a high school senior year. "I lost my friends sooner then I wanted... I didn't get to cross the stage, drive around, do the things you do at that age." Eventually, he hoped to overcome his anger.

But along that journey, Richard met the love of his life, Irlene, who staked her claim on him when she saw him at her job interview. They got married, started a family, and Richard continued to work as roofer. And often the thought about going back to school would surface, but eventually it became something that seemed farfetched. Determined to provide for his family, Richard has spent 35 years in the roofing business as the sole provider while Irlene worked as a stayat-home mom. And together, they committed that they would instill, prioritize, support, and encourage education for their children. "Our kids are gonna go to school and they are gonna graduate," he told his wife. To his children, he and Irlene shared that there were naysayers who did not believe they would amount to anything. For the children it became a requirement and drove them to prove that they would attain their diplomas. And in 1998, the first goal was accomplished when their first child walked across the stage as a Lubbock High School graduate. "That was one of the proudest and happiest days of my life," said Richard. Thereafter, year after year, their children donned the black cap and gown and walked across that same stage. He explained that up to the last one, each experience was unique and very special. The couple recalled "high-fiving" each other when last year in 2012, their youngest child graduated. Just by chance, after business was slow, and he had developed some pain in his knee he went to see his doctor who told him he was developing arthritis. Sharing with the doctor that he had been a roofer since he was 16, his doctor recommended that he change his line of work. He decided to look for work, and had talked to friends who had encouraged him to try seeking a job with them. But in seeking employment online, he realized that all the jobs required at a minimum a high school diploma. At that point, he had an epiphany and decided to look into completing his diploma after 30 years.

And when Lubbock Independent School staff heard his story, they were compelled to help him. Richard made his way back to the classroom on Dec. 12, 2012, attending classes at Matthews Alternative Learning School for 16 weeks. With the assistance of his teacher Ms. Martinez, he took units in Government, Earth Science and World Geography, and completed his requirements and exams on March 7, 2013. "I wanted to be done before spring break," he said, explaining that he had stayed up late for several nights to be able to finish. On May 31st, after hard work and commitment, he will join his family and cross the same stage that has become a rite of passage for each family member. "Graduation is important to me because it's something that I feel that I needed to finish to accomplish what I started a long time ago," he said proudly, further adding that now Irlene has begun classes to obtain her diploma. Richard said that in a recent conversation with his brother, he told Richard, "If mom would have been here she would have been really proud of you." He said that somehow those words have helped to complete his 30 year journey. "We've gone through a lot... now, it's time my turn, " he concluded sharing how excited he is to finally walk across the stage and claim his longawaited diploma.

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Opinion/opinión Community Update LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIAL SERVICE South Plains College will host its annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service at 10 a.m. May 2 at the entrance to the college, 1401 S. College Ave. This annual event recognizes and pays tribute to law enforcement officers whose lives were lost while serving and protecting citizens across the United States. CASINO NIGHT - 7th Annual Llano Estacado Silver Star Board Benefiting Adult Protective Services will be held Friday, May 10, 2013, from 6:30 to 10 p.m., at Rustic Sophistication at 141st and Slide Road in Lubbock. Individual tickets are $35, Couples $60, and includes Heavy Hors d'oeuvres and more. For more information, please call Eddie Garcia (806)239-0388, Betsy Ward-241-3740, or Wendi Edwards 241-3726. SOUTH PLAINS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will meet Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 10:00 am in the Community Room of the Lubbock Mahon Library, 1306 9th St. Pam Casto will present, "Little Known Resources in Mahon's Genealogical Section." Visitors are welcome and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Carla Moore, President, at 794-3320.


A Very Fond Farewell to Lubbock

our-years-ago, I was given a great opportunity when selected by the Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees to be your superintendent. I was an unconventional choice, the first woman to serve as superintendent and the first superintendent with a Hispanic surname. I will forever be grateful to the board for the opportunity to serve this community – one that cares deeply about its children. It has been an honor and privilege to work with them to create a vision and direction for this school district. Together, we have accomplished a great deal in four years. We were faced with numerous challenging issues and we never lost sight of our most primary responsibility – the children of this community. Over the past four years, all Lubbock ISD employees have worked diligently to make a positive difference in the lives of our students and their hard work and dedication has resulted in many significant improvements in student learning and district facilities. • Improved school facilities, includ-

SILENT WINGS MUSEUM PRESENTS VICTORY GARDEN Learn about the importance of Victory Gardens during WWII, and start your own garden to take home on May 18th, 1 to 3 p.m. All ages are invited and the cost in $15 per person. Register by May 15th at 5 p.m., as spots We know our readers fill up quickly. Please call 806-775- have a lot to say! Mail 3560 for more information. letters to Latino Lubbock “Letters to the EdiGENEALOGY WORKSHOP, May 23, tor,” Box 6473 Lubbock, Thursday, 1:00 pm, Free, Learn the tips and TX 79493, or email them to latinolubtricks to tracing your family history. Mae Simmons Community Center. Don’t forget to include your name, address, and contact phone number. CITY OF LUBBOCK FACILITIES Mailed letters must be signed. Please CLOSED for Memorial Day May 27, Mon- note that unsigned letters will not be day. published. Letters are limited to 100 words. Writers are limited to one letter 5K4 LIFE by the Nurturing Center in Lub- per month. Submissions may be edited bock will be held Saturday, May 25, 2013. All for clarity or space consideration. Letare invited to help us in the fight to save lives ters are not acknowledged. Opinions in Lubbock as a Runner or Walker for the an- expressed in letters and Op-Ed articles nual 5K For Life. All the funds raised will go do not necessarily represent the views directly towards the lifesaving efforts of the of Latino Lubbock. Nurturing Center. The event will be held at AWESOME JOB Mackenzie Park. For more information or to register please visit Latino Lubbock Magazine, y'all do an awe. Please consider sharing this e-mail with all some job for our community, exhibiting the excellence of Hispanics, our Mexican Culture, your family and friends. and sharing your Faith in God! Thank you for POPE JOHN PAUL II EXHIBITION all your hard work :) “I Have Come ToYou Again” will be coming to the Diocese of Lubbock, Catholic Renewal Valorie Olivarez Center continues through May 31, 2013. All GREAT COVER ages will need a ticket to attend this event. Children under 5 years of age are FREE but Another great cover! Shared with my stuwill still need a ticket to attend. Exhibit hours dents, and we played lotería. will be 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday–Saturday, 12 Keep up the great work! p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. For tickets: http://startickMs. Lopez

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EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - Catholic Charities is now providing emergency assistance in Plainview on Mondays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Families can make an appointment by calling (806) 296-7044. 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.

nal service/health plan ing the opening of the new • Improved instrucErvin Elementary School tional technology in and the newly renovated classrooms all across the Alderson Elementary in district the fall of 2013 With the support of the • Created facility stancommunity and our outdards to ensure all campusstanding educators, we es have equal classroom have done a great deal technology, playground to improve our school equipment and safety district and the work measures, such as outdoor will continue. The edulighting, security cameras cators, administrators and visitor sign-in systems • Increased numbers of DR. KAREN GARZA and Board of Trustees are committed to make students earning college LISD the best school credit through dual credit district in the state. They will need and Advanced Placement • Expanded dual-language and the continued support of the community. You do make a difference in world language instruction • Expanded and growing instruc- our schools’ success! One of the first opportunities I tion • Fine arts programs have grown at had when I came to Lubbock was to meet with members of the Hispanic middle schools and high schools • Increased salaries of teachers by media, among them Latino Lubbock 9 percent over the past four years to publisher Christy Martinez. That attract and retain the best teachers was a very productive meeting and I am grateful for the honest dialogue available • Strengthened the financial condi- and support that grew from that first tion of the school district and elimi- meeting. Latino Lubbock has done nated a deficit of $ 8M in the inter- an outstanding job of providing edu-

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ONE ROSE ONE LIFE The Knights of Columbus 11807 Our Lady of Guadalupe council offer heartfelt to thanks to the parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, San Ramon and Saint Francis for their donation to One Rose One Life fund. Their donations help save mothers in crisis from having abortions. Lawrence D'Souza, executive director of the Nurturing Center, located at 3303 66th St., said the Center was started in Lubbock about 20 years ago, and averages 3 to 4 new clients per week. The Nurturing Center is grateful for receiving your One Rose One Life donation. Sincerely, Knights of Columbus 11807 MORE VIGILANCE NEEDED I was wondering if we could do a story to make citizens aware of the vandalism happening at our school? Maybe people would become more vigilant and watch for kids so we could take care of the neighborhood. We have had two big incidents of vandalism on our campus within the last two weeks and no one has been caught. Our PTA worked on raising money to build our Outdoor Educational Center (OEC) for over five years and now someone is destroying it. I just hate that we have a hard time progressing due to a few destructive individuals. Thank you, Elda DeSantiago, Harwell Elementary

WE TRUST IN HIS LEADERSHIP It was on Friday April 19th that a plan was announced for filing of paper work with the City of Lubbock for the effort to oust Councilman Victor Hernandez. Those seeking this recall petition have been quoted as saying that Councilman Hernandez has created scandal after scandal, year after year after year. If there has been any scandal created by him it is because he speaks and works for truth and justice. He has never been a “yes” man, a “rubber stamp” for anyone and most certainly he was elected because he is not a “goodole-boy” wanting to play politics. Mr. Hernandez is a high dedicated family man firmly committed to representation of those citizens of his north Lubbock council district. He is in office because we of this district believe in his never tiring commitment of service. Victor Hernandez records indicated he is not a self-seeking, self-serving “wanna be” “attention drawing” office holder. Contrary to statements of the petition. Mr. Hernandez was voted to office because we the people of this district trust in his leadership. He is a man of high moral and ethical standards with strong Christian values. Those who initiated this recall petition process have stated that they “want to see good government and good leadership in this area.” If these are really the reasons for filing this petition- I suggest that you join me in support of Victor Hernandez. He is the one to truly represent all residents of District number one. If I am approached to sign this petition, I will simply say “No thank you, I do not wish to sign your petition or I will say “No gracias, no quiero firmar su peticion.” Thanks, Benny Brito

East 19Th St. & Mlk Blvd

May 2013

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NO TO THE RECALL We're disappointed with the efforts of those wanting to do a recall on Mr. Hernandez. The group is known for being divisive of the Hispanic community and we don't like that. What is interesting to me is that they are singling out our Dist. 1 councilman. What about the city employee who had her employees lie? That is a poor reflection on her character, and leadership. That said, this group needs to put their personal dislikes aside because what's happening is that people are disliking the recallers more and more. And if they are even considering a running for office again they are not gonna have much support. Say "no" to the recall.

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cation news for its readers and I am very appreciative. My husband Louis and I truly feel blessed to have been able to spend these past four years in Lubbock. We have grown to care very much for this community and the wonderful people that make Lubbock so special. Goodbye said to people whom you care about deeply is always very difficult. I am leaving to be the superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, Virginia, the eleventh-largest school district in the nation, on the outskirts of Washington, D.C. While this is a once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity for me, our farewell to Lubbock, Texas, is most definitely bittersweet. As we bid our Lubbock friends farewell, please know you will always hold a special place in our hearts. The future of Lubbock ISD is bright!

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Gov. Perry, Sen. Cornyn, Sen. Cruz: Texas Stands Firm Against Medicaid

ov. Rick Perry, Sen. John G Cornyn and Sen. Ted Cruz today held a roundtable followed by a

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press conference to discuss the flexibility needed by states to enact meaningful reforms to the existing, broken Medicaid program. They were joined by Congressmen Joe Barton and Michael C. Burgess, M.D., Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, State Rep. Lois Kolkhorst, Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Kyle Janek, as well as the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF). Several Texas lawmakers and groups also joined in support of reforming the current Medicaid system and providing flexibility. “Medicaid expansion is a misguided, and ultimately doomed, attempt to mask the shortcomings of Obamacare. It would benefit no one in our state to see their taxes skyrocket and our economy crushed as our budget crumbled under the weight of oppressive Medicaid costs,” Gov. Perry said. “Texas doesn’t need another mandate, but the flexibility to care for our own in a manner that makes sense both effectively and financially.” Gov. Perry sent a letter to and met

with the Texas Congressional Delegation last month to ask for their help in securing flexible federal funding that would allow the state to implement reforms to the existing Medicaid program, which already consumes a quarter of Texas’ budget. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission projects Medicaid expansion alone would cost tens of billions in combined state and federal funds over the next 10 years. “Medicaid is a broken system that is failing Texans and overwhelming the state budget. The program must be fundamentally reformed, and Texas – not the federal government – is best suited to design a health care program for its poorest and most vulnerable residents,” Sen. Cornyn said. “The time has come for Congress to allow the states to do just that, with a block grant of federal Medicaid funds.” From 1990 to 2010, national Medicaid expenditures rose from $73.7 billion to $401.4 billion, an increase of

about 445 percent. Over that same period, the national Medicaid caseload increased by 135 percent, from 22.8 million to 53.6 million individuals. Only three in 10 Texas doctors are currently accepting new Med-

icaid patients. “I am proud that Gov. Perry and other Texas leaders are standing strong to oppose Medicaid expansion under Obamacare, while so many other states are giving in,” Sen. Cruz said. “The Supreme Court made clear that the Constitution does not allow the federal government to force states to expand Medicaid, and doing so would impose crippling pressures on the Texas budget for decades to come -- pressures that would crowd out other vital state priorities like public education, infrastructure, and law enforcement. In the long term, we need fundamental reform of Medicaid, so that it can truly help the most vulnerable among us. Texas knows best how to care for Texans.”

Murguía Urges Congress to Press on with Gang of Eight Bill

anet Murguía, President and CEO of J NCLR (National Council of La Raza), testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee

hearing on comprehensive immigration reform legislation, the second time she has been asked to testify before Congress in recent months. Murguía restated her full support for moving forward with the immigration debate and thanked the bipartisan Gang of Eight for introducing the legislation last week. The legislation, although not perfect, is a strong starting point to work from in order to pass immigration reform this year. “The majority of Americans across this

country understand that fixing our current immigration system is vital to the health of this nation and that we cannot allow this opportunity to slip through our fingers once again,” said Murguía. “The bill introduced last week establishes a solid foundation for a modernized and effective immigration system that protects families and workers and provides a roadmap to citizenship for millions of aspiring Americans. Congress must put aside their partisan differences and capitalize on the fantastic work led by their colleagues to deliver a solution that serves our nation’s best interests.”

Vietnam Vet Reunion to be held in LBK

n June 5-9, 2013, several local MaO rines will be hosting a reunion for 25 marines from India Co. 1st. Platoon/37 who

served in Vietnam. These marines have stayed together by hosting reunions in different states and will once again reunite in Lubbock, TX. "Four years ago, local Marines hosted this reunion and they were so impressed with our hospitality and the way they were treated that they decided to come back to Lubbock," said Robert Narvaiz. He said they would like for the Lubbock community to get involved and show these Marines how much they are appreciated, and for their sacrifices. They are seeking donations, asking the

business community and anyone else who would like to make a monetary donation to please consider making a donations to: American GI Forum, 2505 36th St., Lubbock, TX 79413 For additional questions, please call: Jerry Lucero 5497488, or Robert Narva¬iz 781-6277.

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The West, Texas Recovery Effort Why your help is needed

round 7:30 p.m. on April 17, a A fire broke out at the West Chemical and Fertilizer Company plant in West, Texas, a small town of about 2,800 people 75 miles south of Dallas. Twenty minutes later, it blew up. The explosion shook houses 50 miles away and was so powerful that the United States Geological Survey registered it as a 2.1-magnitude earthquake. It flattened homes within a five-block radius and destroyed a nursing home, an apartment complex, and a nearby middle school. According to the New York Times, the blast left a crater 93 feet wide and 10 feet deep, and the fire “burned with such intensity


that railroad tracks were fused.” As the small community of West continues to pick up the pieces after the blast at the Texas fertilizer plant that killed at least 15 people and hurt more than 200, authorities still don’t know exactly why the West Chemical and Fertilizer Company plant exploded. The fertilizer plant hadn’t been inspected by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration since 1985. Its owners do not seem to have told the Department of Homeland Security that they were storing large quantities of potentially explosive

fertilizer, as regulations require. And the most recent partial safety inspection of the facility in 2011 led to $5,250 in fines. The Red Cross says nearly 300 families have visited a relief center since a deadly fertilizer plant explosion decimated the Central Texas town of West. So far, the agency's served about 18,000 meals and snacks since the April 17th blast. The Insurance Council of Texas estimated that the damages to West, Texas will exceed $100 million. Last night, the Texas legislature approved $2 million for disaster relief for West. West, Texas needs a lot of help, financial and otherwise. Give using your credit or debit card by calling the American Red Cross at (254) 523-4985.

Poll Shows Latino Undocumented Immigrants Deeply Integrated into Social Fabric of U.S.

he latest data from a groundbreaking poll conducted by Latino Decisions on behalf of NALEO Educational Fund and America’s Voice Education Fund released today suggests that undocumented immigrants living in the country today have deep family and social roots in the country. More than 400 Latino undocumented immigrants participated in the poll, which was conducted in English and Spanish between March 4 and March 29, 2013 in anticipation of bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform legislation being unveiled in the U.S. Senate. Results from the America’s Voice/ NALEO Educational Fund/Latino Decisions poll provided exclusive insights into the Latino undocumented immigrant community, including reasons for immigrating, citizenship status of family members, interest in becoming U.S. citizens and outlook

on the possibility of comprehensive immigration reform happening this year. Key findings from the poll include: • Undocumented immigrants are ready to take the next step. 87 percent of Latino undocumented immigrants would become a U.S. citizen if the immigration system permitted it; • Undocumented immigrants and their families are already integrated. 85 percent of Latino undocumented immigrants reported having a spouse, child or family member that is a U.S. citizen; • Undocumented immigrants came here to live the American dream. 77 percent of Latino undocumented immigrants came to the U.S. for better jobs and economic opportunities or to provide a better life for their family and children; • Undocumented immigrants believe immigration reform is possible in 2013. 67 percent of Latino undoc-

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Cinco de Mayo

Mexico’s historical victory tors: France, Britain and Spain. The



inco de Mayo in Lubbock includes a combination of vibrant concerts balanced with many school 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 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 credi-

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Chihuahua Dog Show (all dogs must have proof of current vaccinations and remain on leash at all times.), and a Talent Show with categories for all ages! Cost for all of the contests is $1 per entry. At end of the day, a Family Dance Celebration will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and is open to all ages from

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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, The 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.

Forever Impacted

Accounts of Lubbock's 1970 Tornado



he May 11, 1970 F-5 tornado 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. Cruz & Elex Trevino were newlyweds that had married February 21, 1970. They had rented a house at 203 N. Ave P near family, which was not uncommon for many of the Hispanic families of that neighborhood. Cruz's mom, Benita Mora lived across the street at 213 N. Ave P. That evening for the family was like any other. The couple had gone to the grocery store at Jerry's Thriftway Supermarket between 6 and 7 p.m. "It was raining heavy and I had to drive the car under the awning to load the groceries," said Elex. When they got home the wind was blowing strong, the rain was pouring hard, and large hail pounded everything below. They took the groceries down, and made sandwiches . They waited. Elex continued to go outside to look at the weather. He said the wind was blowing in all different directions, and that is when he told her they better go. They collected the children and went to his mother-in-laws to go into the cellar. Benita was watching TV and dismissed the weather. She did not believe the weather was bad. Elex's grandmother and his brother who were neighbors also went into the cellar With the lightning they could see something that looked like a funnel cloud at short distance. They determined it was something bad coming. So they got in, secured the door, and begin to pray. The recall the storm being so loud that they couldn't hear themselves praying. Then Elex could faintly hear thumping on the door, and then yelling. Then the next door neighbors the Cantu family, were banging on the door to let them in. Mike, Jeannete, May 2013

and their daughter Ernestine came in shaken and worried. "The wind was strong," said Cruz. "What stayed with me for a long time was Ernestine desperately stomping on the door, and the urgency of the voices screaming to 'hurry' because it

was so terrible." She thanked God for the strength that day because the wind made it very hard to open and secure the door. She also recalled the story of her aunt Bertha Chavez and her daughter Soledad Garza who were at home. Her aunt who had trouble hearing, and at the time of the storm was taking a bath, when all of a sudden her daughter stormed in with the mattress and jumped into the tub with her, placing it over them. She said to this day that is the only thing that can make them laugh when remembering that day because they could recall Bertha saying that the soap was burning her eyes while they waited out that horrific night. Else's said that for him he remembered hearing things flying and banging outside. "It sounded like a war zone," he said sharing that there was an irrigation company behind the area they live and they could vividly hear debris hitting on top of the door. When it finally stopped, they waited 45 minutes, before they decided to come out. "The houses were all there but with broken windows, doors, and so much debris," they said. Their true fear was for the many people who had perished during the storm. "It was dark, no lighting, lots of wires, no police," he said. He said everyone was hollering out for each other, warning each other that there were live wires. They went to the next street over to check for friends and that is when they discovered that Ms. Paez was trapped under the car. "Many tried to help her but they couldn't...the car was just to heavy," he said. At that time everyone was warned that another storm was coming. "Tome un asusto - a fear that came over. There were many crying you couldn't see. No flashlights. They had a kerosene lamp but they kept it in the basement in order to assure they would have light. They Returned back because they were told more storms were coming. They stayed there leaving shortly as they checked on Cruz's sister. Much to their surprise they couldn't get back. When they returned it was after midnight. At that time the National Guard had the neighborhood blocked off. They were told they could not return to the neighborhood because of the danger, but they were allowed to return to the family.

"This experience put a fear of tornadoes for a long time, any time a storm came up, being vigilant being ready being prepared for another storm,"s aid Elex. Cruz said that this event brought her family closer. "We were grateful to God that we were okay... we became more aware of our children and their constant well being," she said. She added that it changed our lives, making them more careful, more prepared. Today they still have the cellar with all the necessities and a light. The experience of tornadoes like that one so terrible so powerful. The next day they see the destruction. Experts stress that depending on what kind of structure you find yourself in, your options range from "scary" to "I'm gonna die!" This is why it's crucial to make a plan and practice. You want everyone who lives in your home to know that plan and be able to implement it on a moment's notice. Further, get your family together and keep them together, then carefully make your way out of the damage and wait for the emergency responders to come. Hispanic Casualties of May 11,1970 Tornado

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• Jose Aguilar, 75, 221 N. Ave. M; died May 11 in his destroyed home. • Helen Machado Alafa, 30, 2908 2nd Place; struck by debris on Fourth Street after leaving car to seek shelter; died May 21 in West Texas Hospital. • Frank Moreno Canales, Jr., 33, Uvalde; truck driver died May 11 when his vehicle was destroyed at Loop 289 and U.S. 87. • Otilia Gonzales, 46, 201 N. Ave. L; died May 11 in her destroyed home. • Jose Luz Leyva, 13, Brownsville; son of a migrant farm worker was hit by debris after being sucked out of a parked car at a traffic light at Erskine Street and U.S. 87; died May 16 in Methodist Hospital. • Pedro Lopez, 56, 208 Ave. N; found dead May 11 with head and neck wounds at First Street and North Avenue M. • 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.”

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Juarez selected to be Global Associate in Tokyo, Japan


e r a rdo " Jerry" Juarez has been selected for the Global Associate Program by his company Yokogawa Corporation of America (a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric). The company selected eight positions ranging from Finance, Legal, Marketing, Technical Writing, and Information Technology, and has roughly 20,000 employees worldwide. Only eight slots were filled for the program. Juarez was the only employee selected from their North American operation (roughly 1,000

employees). All programs are a one year minimum and one can decide to reapply and stay in Headquarters if he chooses to. The position he has been selected to take is in the Finance/Treasury department working with Cash flow pooling/analysis. He is a 2009 Texas Tech graduate with a degree in Finance. In his employment he currently works on the sales side. To prepare he is taking Japanese at the Japanese American Society of Houston, along with Rosetta Stone lessons. Juarez is an alumni of the TTU Chapter of Sigma Lambda Beta fraternity, as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus. Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

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Armed Forces Day, May 18th n the United States, official holiday. The I Armed Forces Day United States' longest is celebrated on the running city-sponsored third Saturday in May. The day was created in 1949 to honor Americans serving in the five U.S. military branches – the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard – following the consolidation of the military services in the Department of Defense. It was intended to replace the separate Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Days, but the separate days are still observed, especially within the respective services. In 1962, President Kennedy established Armed Forces Day as an


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Business/negocío Business/Opportunity Updates GETTING STARTED WITH ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE May 8,2013 – from 9am to 4pm at the Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, suite 114, Lubbock, TX. Learn how to use Quickbooks® software to set up your small business bookkeeping. This class is designed for individuals who are new to bookkeeping software and want to learn how to enter basic, day-today transactions for their small business. We will also cover basic accounting concepts that are necessary to understand bookkeeping. There is a fee of $79 per person. Call Elaine @ 806-745-1637 to register. No refunds after the registration deadline at noon on May 6. STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS WORKSHOP Series May 14, 2013 – from 6pm to 9pm on May 14, 16, 21 & 23 at The Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, suite 114, Lubbock, TX. This is a four part series workshop sponsored by the SBDC. The following topics will be covered: Organizational structure, Financing , The Business Plan, and Marketing. There is a fee of $60 for all four classes. Call Elaine at 806745-1637 to register. The deadline for registering is noon on Friday, May 10. No refunds after the deadline. SBA OPPORTUNITIES May 29, 2013 - from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at The Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289,suite 114, Lubbock, TX. No fee. Call Elaine @ 806-7451637 to register. Presented by the Small Business Administration and the SBDC. Looking for financing and need some answers? Then this workshop is for you! The following topics will be discussed: *Information on SBA loans *What a business owner should have before applying for a loan *What the banker is looking for in a loan *Other programs and services available from the SBA. The deadline for registering is noon on May 28. Seating is limited. 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 FREE PRACTICE EXAMS Study guides for tests Learn-a-Test, a database of practice examinations, is available at the Lubbock Public Library, 1306 Ninth St. Hundreds of practice examinations, including SAT, ACT and elementary, middle school and high school skills improvement tests, plus graduate entrance exams, are available. BUSINESS COUNSELING Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can discuss their business ventures and get expert advice from the SBDC staff and team of volunteers from the professional community. All information will be held in strict confidence. Counseling sessions can be arranged by calling the SBDC at (806) 745-1637.

Latino Coalition to hold Small Business Summit


he Latino Coalition, a leading advocate for Latino-owned, small and medium-sized businesses, will host the 2013 Small Business Summit on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 at the US Chamber of Commerce Hall of Flags in Washington, DC. The 2013 Small Business Summit will host more than 20 speakers and panelists on key issues important to

small business including healthcare, immigration and international trade. The summit will bring together small business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs from across the country to network, learn, and advocate for policies that support small business growth. The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address policy issues that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC’s agenda is to develop initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance overall business, economic and social development for Latinos. Visit


business should shop for a A bank or banker just like you do when you are trying to get the

best deal in equipment or anything you are purchasing. Remember there are bankers and there good bankers. Some bankers concentrate on credit scores, when this may not be indicative of what a businessman’s ability to run a business successfully. I once met a banker that carried three of my clients for almost two years paying interest only on their notes. They all got out of the slump they were in and paid off their notes. Every business has its ups and downs and some times do not pay JAIME D. GARCIA has been the owner of all their obligations as agreed. If Associated Business services since 1978. He you are self-employed, you can un- earned a degree from Texas Tech. He speciales, matchmaking events as well as derstand what I'm talking about. izes in Accounting and Small Business consultnetworking opportunities and award Bankers should service their ac- ing. Call (806) 744-1984 for more information. ceremonies. The week’s events culminate in Washington, where the 2013 National Small Business Person of the Year will be announced. For more information, including a complete list of events and locations and how to register to attend, please visit in textile services worldwide week.

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TX Safety Summit for Employers and Employees May 14-16

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counts by visiting them and returning their calls promptly. A few years ago I called a Hispanic banker because I had a client that won seven million and wanted me to refer him to a local bank. The banker never returned my call so, I referred him to another banker that promptly responded. I recently met a banker that explained to me that he wasn’t so much in credit scores but looked at how long the business had been in in existence. To me that’s a good banker. Consult your business or tax advisor for additional and complete information.

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Lupus Awareness Month nderstandU ing Lupus: a chronic inflam-

matory disease that can affect various parts of the body, especially the joints, skin, blood, and kidneys. Generally, there are four types of lupus: cutaneous (skin) lupus DR. ORDONEZ erythematosus, systemic lups erythematosus, druginduced erythematosus, and neonatal lupus. Q: What causes Lupus? A: Scientists haven’t determined the cause. However, they believe people are born with a gene that develops lupus and

that a combination of genetics, environment and hormones are involved. Q: What are the risks for developing lupus? A: 90 % of patients are women between the ages of 15-44, are Hispanic, African American, or Asian. Q: What are the symptoms of lupus? A: Some of the symptoms include extreme fatigue, headaches, painful joints, anemia, swelling, hair loss, mouth or nose ulcers, and butterflyshaped rash across cheeks and nose. Q: How is lupus treated? A: Proper treatment can minimize these symptoms, reduce the inflammation and pain, and control the development of organ damage. Medications are used to manage lupus. Several physicians may be involved in caring for the disease, so it becomes a team effort and communication is vital from everyone caring for the patient.

Como comprender el Lupus

l lupus es una enfermedad cronica autoimmune que puede E danar cualquier parte del cuerpo (la piel, las articulaciones y los órganos internos)¿Porque es importante las inmunizaciones? La vacunas son una forma simple y eficaz para proteger a los niños de enfermedades graves. Ayudan al sistema inmunitario para producir anticuerpos contra las enfermedades. ¿Que tan segura es la vacuna? NQ: ¿Qué provoca el lupus? A: Nadie sabe que provova el lupus. Sin embargo, los cientificos creen que intervienen las hormonas, las caracteristicas geneticas (herencia) y el medio ambiente. Q: ¿ Cuales son los riesgos? A: 90% de los pacientes son mujeres de 15 -44 anos de edad. Q: ¿Cuales son las sintomas com-

ational Women’s Health Week N is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. De-

partment of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health. The theme for 2013 is “It’s Your Time.”

a Semana Nacional de la Salud L Femenina es una cele¬bración dedicada a la salud coordinada por la

Oficina para la Salud de la Mujer del Departamento de Salud y Servi¬cios Humanos de los Estados Unidos. Esta celebración reúne comunidades, empresas, gobierno, organizaciones de salud y otros grupos para promover la salud femenina. El tema para 2013 es “Es Su Hora.” La Semana Nacional de la Salud Femenina alienta a las mujeres a que hagan de su salud una máxima prioridad. También les anima tomar las medidas siguientes para

munes de lupus? A: Se considera que una persona tiene lupus cuando observan estas sintomas: fatiga extrema, pérdida de cabello, anemia, erupcion malar: localizada en las mejillas y la nariz con forma de mariposa, úlceras en la boca, o dolor de artritis. Q: ¿Cuales son los tratamientos para el lupus? A: El mejor medoto es medicamiento para trata síntomas, reducer el dolor y la inflamacion y evitar daño a los organos internos. Existen eople of all races and skin colmuchos medicamientos para el tratacan get skin cancer. If that miento de lupus, y el equipo de doc- fact ors surprises you, you're not alone. tors es importante en su bienestar. Messages about prevention, diagBy ROBERT L. ORDONEZ, M.D. nosis and treatment often target P.A., practices at Family Medicine, 3709 Caucasians, but Latinos, African22nd Place, Suite B, in Lubbock. For ap- Americans, Asians and other nonwhite ethnic groups can develop all pointments call (806)797-2616. types of skin cancer. Melanoma in people of color is often missed until later stages for several reasons. First, the lesions can look different, or be harder to see, on darker skin. Second, melanomas in African-Americans and darker-skinned Hispanics and Asians develop more commonly on the palms, soles of the feet, toenails, fingernails and in


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until May 18, 2013. National Women’s Checkup Day is Monday, May 13, 2013. Women can easily take charge of their health, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, a landmark health care reform law enacted in 2010. This law gives Americans greater choice and better control over their own health care and includes changes that are especially meaningful to women and their families. For instance, new plans cover vital preventive services, including mammograms, colon cancer screenings, and well-woman visits with no out-of-pocket costs. It also ensures women can see an OB-GYN without a referral. To learn more about the law and your health insurance options, visit

mejorar su salud física y men¬tal y prevenir enfermedades: Visitar a un profesional de la salud para recibir • exámenes regulares y pruebas preventivas. Ponerse activo. Comer saludablemente. Poner atención a la salud mental, incluyendo dormir lo • suficiente y controlando el estrés. Evitar comportamientos poco saludables, como fumar y • no usar un cinturón de seguridad o casos para ciclista. El decimotercer aniversario de la Semana Nacional de la Salud Femenina empezará el día de la madre, el 12 de mayo de 2013 hasta el 18 de mayo de 2013. El Día Nacional del Examen Femenino es el día lunes 13 de mayo de 2013. Las mujeres pueden tomar control de su salud fácilmente, gracias a la Ley de Asistencia Médica Accesible, una importante reforma en las leyes

de asistencia médica promulgada en 2010. La ley le ofrece a los estadounidenses más opciones y un mejor control sobre su propia asistencia médica e incluye unos cambios especialmente significativos para las mujeres y sus familias. Por ejemplo, los nuevos planes cubren servicios preventivos, incluyendo las mamografías, pruebas para cáncer de colon, y visitas regulares de mujeres sanas sin gastos extras. También asegura que las mujeres puedan visitar un obstetra/ginecólogo sin una remisión/ referido por parte de otro médico. Para aprender más acerca de la ley y sus opciones de seguro médico, visite Para más información sobre las actividades de la Semana locales de la Salud Femenina llame al Yvonne at (806) 765-2611, ext.1009 (en inglés y español).

mucus membranes such as around the mouth and genitals. In Caucasian and lighter-skinned Hispanics, melanomas more frequently appear on the back in men and on the legs in women. Third, studies show that both Hispanics and blacks are screened for skin can-

cer less frequently than are white non-Hispanics. Finally, the relative rarity of skin cancer in the nonwhite population simply fools some doctors into thinking a lesion is something else besides melanoma. skincancerbasics/a/minorities.htm

Latinos and Skin Cancer?


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National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages women to take the following steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases: Visit a health care professional to receive regular • checkups and preventive screenings. Get active. Eat healthy. Pay attention to mental health, including getting • enough sleep and managing stress. Avoid unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking and not • wearing a seatbelt or bicycle helmet. The 14th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013 and is celebrated


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Health/Salud Noticias de salud/ Health News COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR at Parkway Elementary Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 406 N. Zenith Ave., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. DIABETES EMPOWERMENT EDUCATION PROGRAM TRAINING presented by the Community Health Center of Lubbock in partnership with the Northern Texas Community Health Worker Resource Coalition will be held Monday, May 6, 2013, from 7:30 a.m. to 5p.m., at the LP&L Basement Conference Room, 1301 Broadway. The cost is $25 and includes conference materials, 8 DSHS CEU hours, light breakfast, and lunch. The training will be presented in English. Registration is limited to the first 75 people. For more information contact Elsa at 765-2611 ext 4606. HERO'S HEALTH & SAFETY SUMMER KICK OFF DAY will be held at Safety City, Saturday, May 11th, 2013, at 46th St. & Ave U. DIABETES BLITZ Community Health Center of Lubbock (CHCL) is offering Diabetics and those at risk for Diabetes the opportunity to have a Glaucoma Screening, Dental Screening, Diabetic lab work, and a Foot Exam- all for $25, on Friday, May 17th, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at 1318 Broadway 2nd Floor. To schedule an appointment contact Sarina at 765-2611 ext 1007. PRENATAL CLASSES Community Health Center of Lubbock invites you to come Learn about your baby's development! Join as we learn to have a health pregnancy. Earn points to receive FREE baby items. Bond with new Mommies-to be where there will be Food, Fun, Prizes and much more! Every Wednesday beginning May 22- June 26, 2013, at Arnett-Benson Medical and Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd. For more information and registration. Please contact Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009. FREE DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT CLASSES CHCL is offering a FREE Diabetes Self-Management Classes Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m., May 23rd - July 18th, at St. Joseph Church, 205 S. 19th Street in Slaton, Texas. Contact Sarina at 765-2611 ext 1007. FREE NUTRITION CLASSES CHCL is offering classes Thursday evenings from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., May 23rd - July 18th, at St. Joseph Church - 205 S. 19th Street in Slaton, Texas. Contact Sarina at 765-2611 ext 1009. WELLNESS CLINICS Every 2nd Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm , at Our Lady of Grace Church Buxkemper Hall, 3107 Erskine. And, every 3rd Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm , at St. Joseph’s Church Parish Hall, 102 N. Ave P . 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 799-4329. FREE SICK CHILDREN'S CLINIC is a free, all-volunteer clinic that treats sick children up to age 15 at 10th Street and Avenue A. Prescriptions at the on-site pharmacy are free. The days and hours of operation depend upon doctors' schedules. Call 762-1805 to hear the hours for the week. LUBBOCK AREA AMPUTEE SUPPORT GROUP Meeting is the second Tuesday night of each month from 6:00-7:30 p.m. All amputees, family members, and friends are welcome to attend. For more information for meeting locations and/or questions call 806-281-7646 or 806-748-5870.

May 2013

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 checkups 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 t h e m manage the illness effectively. There are many options when it comes to improving mental health, from laughter therapy to exercise to medication. Feeling sad, withdrawn, or depressed is not a normal part of the aging process. If you or someone you know can’t seem to shake their feelings of sadness, fear, or anxiety, visit the links below for resources, referrals, and support.

COWBOY CANCER CRUSADERS: The Martinez family held a fund raiser at Genghis Grill that will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, which is an organized, overnight community fundraising walk. Teams of people camp out around a track Members of each team take turns walking around the track. It is a family-friendly environment for the entire community. The team is in honor of the late Johnny Martinez who died of cancer. Like many teams across Lubbock they will join the Relay For Life of Lubbock County event that will be held May 10, 2013, at 7 p.m., at Coronado High School, 3307 Vicksburg Ave.

Mes sobre la salud mental


Todo no está en su cabeza

ara el bienestar general, una mente saludable es de igual importancia que la salud física. Sin embargo, los exámenes mentales son poco comunes y, con frecuencia, 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 Unidos sufrirán

depresión seria en sus vidas y más del 90 por ciento de ellos no acudirá a un especialista en salud mental. Los estigmas y estereotipos asociados con las enfermedades mentales impiden que mucha gente busque tratamiento, que podría mejorar su calidad de vida y ayudarlos a controlar la enfermedad de manera eficaz. Hay muchas opciones cuando se trata de mejorar la salud mental, tales como terapia de la risa, ejercicios y medicamentos. Sentirse triste, distanciado, o deprimido, no es algo normal dentro del proceso de envejecimiento. Si usted, o alguien que usted conoce, parece no librarse de la tristeza, temor, o ansiedad, visite los enlaces de más abajo para obtener recursos, recomendaciones y apoyo.

Alleviate Arthritis

early 3 N million Hispanics have

been diagnosed with arthritis, and millions more with chronic joint pain remain undiagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. May is National Arthritis Month, and with new resources in Spanish, informa-

tion is available to a wider audience. The Arthritis Foundation offers a Spanish-language message board, a toll-free help line (800-568-4045. Information on pain relief, exercise, and more can also be found at www. To prevent arthritis or help manage your pain, the Arthritis Foundation recommends these steps: • Seek early diagnosis and treatment. • Maintain an appropriate weight. • Take adequate calcium for strong bones. • Exercise to maintain fitness and flexibility.

Alivie el dolor Artritis

ayo es el Mes nacional de la M artritis, y aprender acerca de la enfermedad —que afecta a casi 3 millones de hispanos adultos en Estados Unidos— es más fácil gracias a nuevas fuentes de información en español. Sin embargo, de acuerdo con los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, millones de latinos siguen sin ser diagnosticados. La Arthritis Foundation ofrece en español, una línea de ayuda gratis

(800-568-4045). Para evitar la artritis o para aprender a controlar el dolor, en español, visita el sitio www. La Arthritis Foundation (Fundación de la Artritis) recomienda lo siguiente: • Busque el diagnóstico y el tratamiento a tiempo. • Mantenga un peso adecuado. • Tome la cantidad adecuada de calcio para la fortaleza de sus huesos. • Haga ejercicio para mantener un buen estado físico y la flexibilidad. Copyright 2013 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

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Also, join us for the free Parish Health Ministry • 2nd Tues., from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Our Lady of Grace hall, 3107 Erskine • 3rd Tues., from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Josephs hall, 102 N. Ave P

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Babies need shots at 2, 4, 6, and 12-15 months. Older children need shots at 4-6 years and then again at 11-14 years. Adults need shots too! A flu shot yearly and other shots as recommended by your physician. For more info call (806)775-3090 Page 13

Education/ Educación Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo Ranked as Top Professors in Texas


rejos-Castillo, associate professor in the Texas Tech Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) department, was recognized as one of the Top 14 Hispanic Professors in Texas. In MULTI-CULTURAL GREEK COUNCIL Building hope, building for Habitat for

2012, Trejos-Castillo was awarded the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award from Texas Tech, the Certificate of Recognition in Education from the Hispanic Association of Women, and recognized as an Engaged and Integrated Scholar by Texas Tech’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement. Congratulations from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

Summer Lunch Programs to be Available Citywide ith summer comes an of-

Humanity. The students volunteered and made a difference.


ten 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 am-1 pm, and 12 -1 pm; afternoon snack 3 -4 pm. Begins May 31st, ends August 17th. Call (806) 7922723 for more information. LUBBOCK BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB is set up to feed members. THE LADY WAY: The Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. Memberships are available annuheld an Etiquette Dinner event that included networking opportunities, as well as proper ally. A full day includes breakfast, dining and social media etiquette, to help young college from various student groups, grow lunch, and afternoon snack. Free more comfortable into their role as professionals. 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 7633032 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.

Education & Scholarship Update SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT SEEKING APPLICANTS Miss Hispanic Lubbock Scholarship Committee is seeking applicants for the 2014 scholarship pageant. Applicants must be 17-24 (a graduating senior in high school or enrolled in a college or university and be the ages by September 1), Single, No Children, and of Hispanic, Mexican American, or Latin-American decent. Applicants also must currently reside within a 50 mile radius of Lubbock or be enrolled in a local college or university at the time of competition and throughout the year of her reign. Applications and guidelines are available by request at: MissHispanicLubbock@gmail. com. All applications are due by July 27 2013 GUADALUPE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP mission is to promote, develop and enhance the Guadalupe Neighborhood as a culturally, socially and economically vital community within Lubbock. In addition, GNA is offering a scholarship for all its qualified residents who are currently, or will attend, a college or university for the 2013 - 2014 school year. Applications are available at the St. Joseph’s Office or by request by emailing All applications are due by May 17th 2013. For additional info call (806)470-3467. CARRILLO SCHOLARSHIP In recognition of his lifelong commitment to serving others, a scholarship was named in honor of Joe Carrillo Sr., for incoming college freshman. Even though Joe Carrillo never had the opportunity to complete his high school education, he instilled in all his children and grandchildren the importance of an education and community service. Following his death in 2006, the Knights of Columbus, Council 8097, in cooperation with the Carrillo family created this scholarship as a way of encouraging children to follow their dreams by attending a college and/or university. Call 806.632.6792. Deadline May 15, 2013.

Graduation Commencement Schedules Friday, May 10 · South Plains College , SPC Texas Dome - Levelland, 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 · Lubbock Christian, 7:30 pm on campus in the McDonald Moody Auditorium Masters Degree

LULAC YOUNG ADULT SUMMIT: The members of the Texas Tech League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Young Adult Council #4988 hosted a one day summit on April 2 th. The West Texas Young Adult Summit provided workshops including: Diversity in Higher Education, Latinos in the media, Immigration, the DREAM ACT, Finances, Voting, Cultural Retention in Education, and more. Congrats to these young leaders on behalf of Latino Lubbock Magazine.

TTU - 1:30 p.m. Architecture Education, Engineering, Human Sciences Visual & Performing Arts TTU - 6 p.m. Law School

Saturday, May 4 · Lubbock Christian, Rip Griffin Center, 10 a.m. Undergraduate Degree

Friday, May 24 Frenship, United Spirit Arena, 7 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, May 16 · Raiders Rojos Hispanic Graduation Convocation, at 6:30 p.m., in the Merket Alumni Center, 17th & Boston.

Friday, May 31 Lubbock High, United Spirit Arena, 6 pm

Friday, May 17 TTU - 3 p.m. Art & Sciences 7 p.m. Graduate School Saturday, May 18 TTU - 9 a.m. Agricultural Sciences Business Administration Mass Communications, Honors College

Saturday, June 1· Coronado, United Spirit Arena, 9:30 am Monterey High, United Spirit Arena, 1 pm Estacado High United Spirit Arena, 4:30 pm Friday, June 14 Wayland Baptist, Calvary Baptist Church at 5301 82nd, 7 PM

(806) 792-1212 BROTHERS WITH SISTERS: Sigma Lambda Beta members joined their sister sorority Sigma Lambda Gamma for the first joint awards banquet. Sigma Lambda Beta pride themselves in their community involvement and member grade point averages, and receive an annual scholarship from Latino Lubbock Magazine.

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Matthew Guzman Awarded Eagle Scout Merit a t t h e w the Anton School district band hall. M G u z m a n The cabinet houses large instruments was awarded such as tubas and drums that normal-

Youth Opportunities COUNSELOR IN TRAINING APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE May 1, Ages 1315, $30 wk (if selected), Due May 18, ten spots available! Hodges Community Center. TREJO SUPERCENTER SUMMER SATELLITE CAMP REGISTRATION, One night only! 6 pm, $15/week, Includes field trips. Swimming, lunch and snacks! Low income families only. $5 registration fee plus first week’s fee. Maggie Trejo Supercenter

the Eagle Scout Merit badge on Friday, April 19th in a Court of Honor ceremony at Christ the King Cathedral. His Eagle community service project was designing, raising funds and leading a team of younger Boy Scouts in building a large set of cubicles for

Hernandez signs with talent agent u l ia n ne J Lexus Hernandez, 14, has

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION May 4, 1-8 pm, Free for the whole family! Food, music, prizes & fun! Homemade Salsa Contest! End the day with a Family Dance! Rawlings Community Center. HODGES DISCOVERY ZONE SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATIONAges 6-12, Educational activities, field trips, swimming, and more! Snacks and lunch provided. Camp Hours 7:30 AM-5:30 PM, pre registration required, $30-Registration fee $85 per week, Hodges Community Center

ly would be laying on the floor at risk for damage. Matthew is a Senior at Lubbock High School who is graduating with honors, and has accepted a scholarship and invitation to attend the Honors College of the University of North Texas in Denton. He plans to get a degree in Psychology and eventually earn an M.D. in Psychiatry. OUTSTANDING ACTORS: The Estacado High School UIL One-Act theatre team His parents are Manuel Guzman performed a drama for competition. Outstanding district level individual honors included: and Vanessa Guzman. Exree White (Honorable Mention All-Star Cast), Emmanuel Tafoya (Honorable Mention

been signed with the The Crawford Agency. Julianne' Lexus Hernandez. Her parents are Jo Ann Castaneda and Julian Her-

nandez. She is a student at Lubbock Harmony Science Academy. Julianne' Lexus Hernandez was scouted by The Crawford Agency at an international talent convention. She will begin receiving national auditions that will be submitted into the market. The talent will not relocate until such time as the talent is cast into a national project.

Free Karate Program for Eligible Students Now Enrolling

MAXEY KID ZONE SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION-Ages 6-12, Educational activities, field trips, swimming, f you live in the 79415 area code and more! Snacks and lunch provided. Camp and receive government assisHours 7:30 am-5:30 pm $30-Registration fee tance you may be eligible for a new $85 per week, Maxey Community Center


Karate Outreach Program that will offer traditional family style karate. The program will include: Tang Soo Do Karate, Traditional karate techniques, Sparring and competitions, Forms and traditional weapons, Selfdefense, a Bully Proof program, and confidence, balance, coordination, and much more. The program will be offered at the A TIME FOR MOTHERS Hear stories about moms and make a Mother’s Day card. Maggie Trejo Supercenter, at 3200 Ages: 3-11 (1 hr) May 7th, 6 pm at Patterson Amherst. Classes will be held on Library. Free. Saturdays beginning at 9:30 a.m. SUMMER SATELLITE CAMPS Registration, M-F, 8:30 am-8:00 pm, $20 Registration Fee, Ages 6-12, Camp will run June 10-Aug 16, M-F, 7:45 am-5:30 pm. $15 weekly tuition, low income families only. Field trips and meals included. Mae Simmons Community Center and Rawlings Community Center

All-Star Cast), Nicole “Nikki” Rodriguez (All-Star Cast) and Nykki Thompson Brown (Outstanding Technical Theatre Award).

The first class will be May 18, 2013. Eligibility requirements include that you live in the 79415 area code and receive government assistance. Items needed for verification are: Proof of address (79415 zip code); Proof of income (W2s / 4 most recent pay stubs). Or. families receiving any of the following benefits should also include documentation: TANF, SSI, Food Stamps; CHIP, Medicaid; or Foster care To apply call Instructors Alicia Gauna (806)577-7108 or Lorenzo Gauna (806)577-7212 for an application.

BALLET FOLKLORICO FIESTA DEL SOL Accepting new dancers for both children's group and adult group. Male and females students welcomed. For more info contact Maria Lara (806)773-1680.

SPANISH HONORS: The Estacado Spanish Club members participated in the Pan American Student Forum Association Foreign Language Competition in San Antonio. Michael jones earned 1st place in Spanish III Vocabulary. Michelle Salinas earned 3rd place in Spanish II Vocabulary. The other members earned 1st Place in the Literary Drama Division. Estacado Michael Jones, Ricardo Medina, Shatoria Parks, Adrian Mathis, Kris Alcorte, Rigoberto Morales, Michelle Salinas. Luis Salinas, Kristie Lopez, Alex Mendez, Joseph Rios and Emmanuel Ruvalcaba (not pictured).

SI SE PUEDE: Students from Cavazos Middle School took the time to be a part of the 14th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March. Way to get involved!

OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! Ages 13+ (13-16 yrs. needs guardian) 3 p.m., M-F at the Trejo Center. Free. TEEN HELP: Catholic Charities offers FREE help for youth up to 17 years old struggling with negative behaviors, loss of self-respect, bullying, etc. Parents may call 1-800-530-4704 and make a confidential appointment for a case manager to visit.

Mark Your Calendar 2013 LISD School Holidays

May 27 May 30-31 May 31 June 1

May 2013

Student Holiday Early Dismissal Last Day of Classes Graduation

QUINCEAÑERA Victoria Danielle Ybañez the daughter of Helen Esquivel and Stephen Ybañez. She celebrated with a church celebration at Our Lady Of Grace, on April 20th, surrounded by family and friends.

QUINCEAÑERA Allison Pilar Mercado the daughter of Joel & Nelda Mercado. She celebrated with a church celebration at Our Lady Of Grace, on April 20th, surrounded by family and friends.

“¡Sí Se Puede!” It can be d ne!

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BE THERE SO SHE CAN BE HERE: Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc. Recognition Committee hosted many girls, troop leaders, and community advocates to the annual Celebration And Recognition Event that honors supporters.

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Latino Lubbock Congratulates Class of 2013! Ryan Aguilar

Lubbock High School

Devin Reyna

Maria Rubi Moreno Josh Narvaiz Alexandria Hernandez Daniel Perez Frenship High School Coronado High School Monterey High School Coronado High School

Isaac Herrera

Anton High School

Monterey High School

Bryndan Arredondo

Marissa Martinez Lorenzo High School

Frenship High School

Gabrelle Marie Gloria Estacado High School

Matthew Soto

Lubbock High School

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Nicolas Barrera

Lubbock High School

Jessie Villegas

Samantha De La Garza

Idalou High School

Coronado High School

Joshua Uriegas Lubbock Cooper

Lubbock High School

Monterey High School

Matthew Rodriguez

Hannah Elizabeth Reyes Frenship High School

Priscilla Y. Mojica

Idalou High School

Andrew Soto

Alysha Marie Mendez

Jacob T. Garcia

Monterey High School

Frenship High School

Richard Landin

HaLeigh Aguirre

Matthew Alternative Learning


Crosbyton High School

Mercedes Villarreal

Larry Sauceda II

Estacado High School

Jasmine Rios

Cameron Lugo

Nick Marquez

Lubbock High School

Coronado High School

Monterey High School

Robert Chadis

Mercedes Rodriguez Texas Virtual Academy

Monterey High School

Lubbock High School

Michael Serna

Leonard Joe Ramirez Santana Morin Prieto Lydialicia Magallanes Lubbock Cooper

Monterey High School

Monterey High School

Caleb Fabila

Desiree Lexus Walker

Cristian Millares-Rosiles

Idalou High School

Rebekah St. Clair

Texas Tech Bachelor of Arts in English

Levelland High School

Elizabeth Espino

Lubbock High School

Eddie Sanchez

Texas Tech Bachelors of Science in Human Bachelors in RHIM Development and Family with a FCSE Teacher's CertificaStudies

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¡Felicidades graduados! Estamos orgullosos de ustedes!

Toni Garza

Berklee University in Boston Bachelor of Music Music Education

Austin Carrizales

Texas Tech Law School Doctor of Jurisprudence Future plan: Public Administration – Practice in Houston are for a few years to grain experience

May 2013

Gloria Sanchez Texas Tech BA in Education

Sulema Retana

Texas Tech Law School Doctor of Jurisprudence Future plan: Criminal Law and Immigration

Jose Vicente Armendariz-Calvo

Tiffany Torres TTUHSC

Texas Tech Dual Bachelors in Psychology and Sociology

Anna Rains

Denise D. Hernandez

Manuel Hernandez

TTU Bachelors in Media Strategies

Texas Tech Law School Texas Tech Law School Doctor of Jurisprudence Doctor of Jurisprudence Future plan: Personal Financial Future plan: Planning/ Estate Planning Travis County Attorney’s Office, & Family Law Family Violence Division

Joe Ruiz

Texas Tech Law School Doctor of Jurisprudence Future plan: Work in Houston in Commercial Litigation

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Margie Olivarez Wayland Masters of Arts in Management

Kiara Martinez

Texas Tech Law School Doctor of Jurisprudence Future plan: Work in firm doing Criminal and Immigration law

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Anniversary/Wedding Announcements

Anniversary Emilio and Lucia Arguello 58th as of April 16, 1955

Anniversary Jesus & Maria Cavazos, 53rd as of May 7, 1961

Anniversary Domingo and Lupe Sosa 49th as of April 25th

Anniversary Ernest & Paula Esparza, 43rd as of April 26, 1969

Anniversary Lupe and Mary Samora, 41st as of April 15th

Anniversary Arthur & Judy Lara, 31st as of May 1, 1982

Anniversary Gilbert & Kathy Flores 31st as of May 8th

Anniversary Albert and Sally Ortiz, 30th as of May 28th

Anniversary Tony & Margarita Olivarez, 28th as of May 10th

Anniversary Lupe & Gloria Torrez, 21st as of May 16th

Anniversary Adam & Cathy Espinoza, 20th as of May 1st

Anniversary Nina & Juan Chavez, 3rd as of May 22,2010

Just Married Christina Gonzales married Henry Martinez April 14, 2013

Just Married Megan Aguilar married Jacob Bermea married, April 13, 2013

Engaged Ramirez & Hernandez Eloy Hernandez and Lulu Hernandez are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Lisa Hernandez to John Ramirez. John is the son of Juan Ramirez and Teresa Ramirez. The couple will marry October 12, 2013 in Lubbock, TX.

SILVER APPLE AWARD: The Lubbock Classroom Teachers Association honored several contributors to the educational community including Latino Lubbock’s Publisher, Christy Martinez-Garcia, on April 16, 2013, for her commitment to education, student's and families. She is pictured with two members and local educators - Rose and Luis Cardenas.

HISPANIC LAW STUDENTS: The Hispanic Law Student Association (HLSA) held their 9th annual banquet at the International Cultural Center. Pictured are the exiting officers. This year the group had 10 exiting graduates. Congratulations to HLSA, as well as to the 2013 graduates.

HLSA NEW OFFICERS: The Hispanic Law Student Association also introduced their incoming officers at the annual banquet. The HLSA group continues to grow and be a support for Hispanic and law students alike.

Lubbock’s premier mariachi is available for all occasions. Book your Mother’s Day serenata now. Lubbock’s premier mariachi is available for all occasions. Book your Mother’s Day Serenata now.

Please call (806)781-4422 or (806) 535-8731 Please call (806) 781-4422 or (806) 535-8731

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

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This is Your Home

Noticias para los ancianos

Tips to Become a Home Owner

CINCO DE MAYO PARTY & BY MARIA FERNANDEZ BINGO Celebrate Mexico’s Indepennless you are fortunate enough dence with Loteria to have enough funds to buy and refreshments your home while enjoying “Muin cash, your sica Mexicano.” May 3rd, at 1 pm at the ability to buy Trejo Center, 3200 Amherst. Free. the home of your dreams MONTHLY SENIOR DANCES depends on Come dance to a variety of music ofyour ability fered by Live musicians, DJs or CDs. to qualify for Let’s keep our seniors active in the community! Doors open at 5:45 pm, May 3rd, at 6 pm, at TREJO. Cost is $3.


NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY This annual event helps promote the importance of regular physical activity, and showcases what local organizations are doing to improve the health and fitness of older adults in our community. For ages 50+, on May 29, at 9 am at the Lubbock Senior Center. Free. MOTHERS DAY TEA PARTY Get together with friends for tea and cookies to Mother’s Day. May 10th, at 12:45 pm at the Trejo Center, 3200 Amherst. Free. MOTHER’S DAY PARTY –All mothers will be honored and will receive a special treat. May 10th, at 12:30 pm at the Rawlings Tejo Center. Free. LUNCHES FOR SENIORS Join us Monday-Friday at 12 Noon at one of our five city senior centers! 60 & Over – $2 Donation/Under 60 – $5 Required Cost. Transportation available to seniors 60 and over for $2 donation per roundtrip from your home! Available at all 5 senior centers! For information, call 7672710.

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a mortgage loan. Qualifying for a mortgage loan is the first step in the home buying process. Your credit score is important when applying for a mortgage loan. When you obtained a credit card, student loan or car loan you began to establish your financial credit history. Mortgage lenders review your credit scores as part of the process to determine if you will qualify for a mortgage loan.

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ando usted obtuvo tarjeta de credito, prestamo estudiantil o compró un auto, empezó a establecer su credito financiero. El crédito financiero podrá ayudarle para calificar para una hipoteca. Los prestamos, creditos o ahorros son parte de su historia financiera, lo primero que utilizan los prestimistas para decider si califica para una hipoteca.

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Lubbock Letter Carriers help Stamp Out Hunger! a t u r d a y, S May 11th Lubbock Let-

ter Carriers will not only deliver mail; they will step onto the front lines of the CUMBIA-CIZE Low impact aerobics war on hunger with a Mexican flair. Get in shape dancby picking up ing the Cumbia! (1 hr) 6:30 PM T Lub- non-perishable food items you place bock Senior Center Free Weekly. next to your mailbox – and no stamp

is necessary! The 21st Annual National Association of Letter Carriers’ will be conducting its one day national food drive. It is the nation’s largest one day food drive. Local donations will benefit the South Plains Food Bank and, according to SPFB Chief Executive Officer David Weaver, every can counts.

Counseling Center to Open

May Prayer

A PRAYER FOR TODAY 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.

irst United Methodist Church F (FUMC) will be opening the FUMC Counseling Center June 3, 2013, at 1411 Broadway, Lubbock. First United Methodist Church is positioned to provide a critical ministry to the Lubbock County community through this not for profit counseling center. Fees for services are based on a sliding scale and the center will serve the Lubbock and South Plains area. Over the past decade, Lubbock

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Tango Opera "Maria di Buenos Aires" to be presented at TTU

he Texas Tech University Tango CamaT rata, under the direction of Dr. Thomas M .Cimarusti, is proud to present the tango

operita "Maria de Buenos Aires" by Argentine composer, Astor Piazzolla. "It's exciting to see the success of the operita in the United States," says Cimarusti. The opera seems to be undergoing a resurgence of sorts, as several opera companies in California, New York, and Florida have produced the show; now it's time to bring it to Texas." A long-time fan of Piazzolla's music, Cimarusti began the TTU Camarata two years ago with with the hopes of some day staging Piazzolla's only opera. "Once I introduced the work to students, they were hooked," Cimarusti says. "The biggest challenge was not finding participants, but rather trying to stage an opera whose libretto consists of rather abstract and surreal poetry." Evidently, given the complexity of the music and the production (and perhaps its sultry subject matter) the

Caprock Foundation accepting grant

he Caprock Foundation, a local nonprofit T organization which exists for the purpose of increasing the capacity of individuals, fami-

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operita has yet to be produced on a college or university campus. The opera pulses to the passion and beat of Piazzolla's revolutionary nuevo tango and Horacio Ferrer's mesmerizing, imaginative poetry. María embodies everything that is the Argentinian people. Totally consumed by passion yet fiercely maintaining her independence, María fights for survival and freedom, never surrendering. "I dream a dream that nobody ever dreamed. María noche, María pasión fatal! María del amor!" The opera will be sung in Spanish with English supertitles. Performances will take place May 3 and 4th at Hemmle Recital Hall, at 8 pm, with a 7:30 p.m. pre-concert Lecture. Admission is free.

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powered by volunteers. To apply for the 2013 Gala Latina grant, please email for a packet or visit our website at . RFP packets must be postmarked by, May 31, 2013 and sent to Gala Latina, Caprock Foundation, 8806 University, Lubbock, TX 79423. Any packets postmarked after that date will be disqualified.

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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.

Lemonade Day May 4th

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) 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.

(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

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Happy Mother's Day/Feliz dia de las madres en Mexico Neighborhood Meetings

Reflections on Día de las Madres BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA

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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 charm-

ing 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

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. at the Trejo Center, 3200 Amherst.

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 from Latino Lubbock Magazine.

HEART OF LUBBOCK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING meeting is the fourth Monday of each month, 7 pm, at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 2221 Ave. W. GUADALUPE NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING meetings are scheduled the last Tues. of every month at 6 PM, at St. Joseph's Church 102 N. Ave. P. March meeting rescheduled for April 2, 2013. TECH TERRACE UNIT NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING Last Thursday of each month, at 6 p.m. at JT Hutch cafeteria. JACKSON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETING Meets monthly, the last Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. in the Jackson school cafeteria. 2-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY QUESTIONS 2-1-1 is a free help line answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which will link you to health and community services. 3-1-1 CITIZENS CALL CENTER provides citizens with direct access to Non-Emergency City Services. Call takers are available 8 to 5 pm daily to answer citizen calls and direct the caller to the desired City Department All Emergency calls still need to go to 9-1-1. Certain Service Requests are available online on the Online Citizen Help Center found on the City of Lubbock website – or Email your announcements to:, by the 21st.

St. Joseph’s Church

29th Annual Jamaica June 23, 2013

Festival 11 a.m. till 8 p.m., Entertainment begins at 12 p.m. Guadalupe Park & Church Gym at 102 N. Ave. P

Entertainment Featuring live music and more! With Los Hermanos Farias


Gorditas • Tripas • Tacos • Armentas Famous Fajitas • Chili Cheese Fries • Chicken Fajitas • Knights of Columbus Famous Hamburgers • Turkey Legs and much more!


Different games, chances to win prizes, cake walk, jolly jumper and other games.

Volleyball Tournament

5th Annual St. Joseph’s Jamaica volleyball tournament - June 22nd & 23rd. Register your team by calling Peter Sanchez at (806) 535-1249


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cent job, because most of them were working digging ditches or washing dishes. As graduation day got closer senioritis seemed to kick in and skipping school seemed like the thing to do. Graduation Day was finally here, and along with the rest of my friends, we were all nervous and uncertain of what we would do with the rest of our lives. Some would go on to a higher education, some would go to work, while some would get married and start families, then there was the rest of us that already knew that we had to JOEL'S 8TH ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT: Joel Gonzales of Joel's Resgo into the military. taurant had a successful egg hunt for area families. Solitos Car Club assisted along with

stabamos en ancias para que E saliera la cuaresma. Antes no comiamos carne en los vi-

mos comerlos el viernes. Eran las noches que toda la carne tenia otro sabor mucho mas mejor. Nos poniamos a ver a Wolfman Jack en un programa de musica en la television o otro programa de baile. Me acuerdo que mi papá cada rato nos decia que nos durmieramos, pero estabamos esperando que mis hermanas salieran del trabajo. Llegandose un minuto despues de media noche….a cenar pizza y/o hamburgesas! ¡Que cosa cuando uno esta joven, todo es tan facíl y censio!

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ernes. Pero luego, la Iglesia nos permitio comer carne en los viernes menos los viernes de cuaresma. Naturalmente eran los dias que mas se nos antojaba comer carne. Una hermana trabajaba en un “deli” donde hacian las mejores hamburgesas en todo Levelland. En esos dias, si quedaban ordenes que no levantaban, los trabajadores se los podian traer para la casa gratis. Otra hermana trabajaba en Pizza Hut, y era lo mismo. Las dos trabajaban hasta Editor's Note: Rosario Montez Smith las 11:00 de la noche. Habia noches grew up en un rancho, and enjoys sharing que teniamos pizzas y hamburgesas. her memories of living in rural West Texas. Pero durante la cuaresma no podia-

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s the month of May approached all I could think about was graduation. The countdown had started and senioritis was starting to take over. Finals were a few weeks away, and all I had to do was just pass and I would have that piece of paper that said I graduated. This was a very big event in my family's life being I was going to be the first one to graduate. My older cousins, aunts and uncles, nobody had done it because they all had to drop out to go to work. For some it was to help out the family, for others it was just too hard. My relatives that had dropped out encouraged me to finish school and get a de-

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Faith & Religion/Fe y religión

Rincones Named Hispanic

Convention Executive Director

he Hispanic Baptist ConvenT tion of Texas has named Jesse Rincones as its first executive direc-

tor. The convention’s executive board unanimously appointed Rincones, who has served the organization’s president since 2010. The position is a volunteer position and leaders believe it will be so into the foreseeable future. ¡FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS!: A surprise birthday was held honoring Sister Leonor San- Convention leaders indicated the tanillo. She works in Lubbock providing faith leadership with RCIA / Adult formation for action was made to empower longerterm planning and initiatives that Spanish speaking members. stretch across presidential terms. Such efforts include a three-year effort to revitalize the state’s 42 regional Spanish compañerismos and the creation of a Hispanic leadership development program. “It’s a historic step the convention is taking,” Rincones said. “I recognize the responsibility, and the opportunity to help churches fulfill the responsibility they are feeling.” The Hispanic convention is the third largest Hispanic Baptist body in the world, Rincones noted. God is calling Texas Hispanic Baptists to

SUCCESSFUL FISH FRY Knights of Columbus 11807, Our Lady of Guadalupe Council welcomed many supporters to their annual fish fries, held during Lent. The group takes pride in their love of Christ, and their service to their church community. Not too mention, their wonderful cooking.

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 12, 2013 El Día de la Madre en México se celebra el 10 de Mayo

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expand His kingdom through a variety of outreach efforts. To accomplish those tasks, the Hispanic Baptist Convention will continue to encourage its congregations to partner with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The Hispanic group will not “duplicate efforts” made by the BGCT, but seek to meet specific needs of Hispanic churches that are not being met. “As we become a stronger convention of churches, we become a stronger part of the BGCT,” he said. Rincones has served the Hispanic convention in numerous roles. He also is the lead pastor of Alliance Church in Lubbock. He earned his law degree from Texas Tech University, where he also earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.

Bishop Plácido Rodríguez to celebrate Rural Life in May uring the month of May, Bish- of Doug Hlavaty, the Rural Life DiD op Plácido Rodríguez,CMF, rector for the Diocese of Lubbock. will celebrate rural life with four All parishioners are invited to the Masses May 6, 7 and 8, and May 15. Bishop Rodríguez will celebrate Rogation Days Masses Monday, May 6 at 8 a.m. in San Lorenzo Church in Lorenzo, Texas; Tuesday, May 7 at 8 a.m. in San Ramon Church in Woodrow, Texas; and Wednesday, May 8 at 8 a.m. in Saint Phillip Benizi Church in Shallowater, Texas. Rogation Days are tied to spring planting. The primary purpose of Rogation Days is to ask God to bless the fields, pray for rain and pray for the safety of all who work in agricultural industries. This celebration is commemorated Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Ascension Sunday. In May, Bishop Rodríguez will also celebrate the 30th Annual Diocese of Lubbock Rural Life Mass. The longest running diocesan event will be celebrated Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at 6 p.m., under the direction

J.T. Dolle Farm at 3344 US Hwy 385, Littlefield, Texas. Participants may bring containers or sacks of soil and seed from gardens, yards or fields, which Bishop Rodríguez will bless. Also, participants are asked to bring side dishes or desserts to share during a dinner following the Mass. The annual Mass--celebrated on or close to the May 15 Feast of Saint Isidore and his wife, Saint Maria de la Cabeza, patron saints of rural life and agriculture-- is, with the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Procession, among the longest-running diocesan celebrations. For information contact Doug Hlavaty, Diocese of Lubbock Rural Life Director by telephone at (806) 777-0640 or the Diocese of Lubbock Catholic Pastoral Center at 806.792.3943 or by e-mail at

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Church Bulletins NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER The 62nd annual observance of the National Day of Prayer will take place on Thursday, May 2nd – this year’s theme, “Pray for America,” is based on New Testament scripture from the book of Matthew which reads, “In His name the nations will put their hope.” NINTH ANNUAL MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES, Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial, 82nd and Nashville, Lubbock, Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m. The Service will begin with the reading of the Memorial Verse, written for Catholic War Veterans by Rev. Edward Lodge Curran in memory of our departed comrades. A field Mass will be offered in memory of our departed comrades will be celebrated by Bishop Plácido Rodríguez, CMF. Veterans, families and friends are invited. EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE - Catholic Charities is now providing emergency assistance in Plainview on Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Families can make an appointment by calling (806) 296-7044. MASS IN SPANISH now at St. Elizabeth University Parish each Sunday at 2 pm. Saint Elizabeth is a Catholic Church, located at 2316 Broadway St. in Lubbock. For more info call (806) 762-5225 MISA EN ESPAÑOL ahora en la Universidad de St. Elizabeth Parish cada domingo a las 2 pm. St. Elizabeth es una Iglesia Católica, en la calle 2316 Broadway St. en Lubbock. Para más información llame al (806) 762-5225 MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE MINISTRIES Friday nights from 6 to 8 pm, at the Asbury House of Prayer, 2005 Avenue T, in the Brown Room. For more info, contact Irene McGaha at 806-544-7310. ACTS RETREATS: July 11-14, Director- Dolores Buscemi, Co-directors Myriam Gonzalez and Nancy Demel Teen ACTS: July 25-28. Teen director(s): Kaitlyn Martinez, Colton Duncan Men's ACTS - August 15-18, Director-Simon Rodríguez. Co-director-Anthony Rodriguez For information about A.C.T.S., to register for retreats, visit COUNSELING: Affordable marriage and family counseling offered by the diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office, in collaboration with TTU Marriage & Family Clinic. To schedule an appointment call Dr. Nicole Springer at 806-742-3074. Counselors can meet at Saint John Neumann Church. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR SPOUSE? A support group for people who have lost their spouse is now meeting Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Marriage & Family Life Office, in the Catholic Renewal Center, 4620 4th Street, Lubbock. For more information, call Richard or Elaine 792-3943 or email DOMINICAN EVENING PRAYER: All are invited to Liturgy of the Hours Evening Prayer with the Dominican Friars, Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. in the historic Saint Elizabeth Church, 2301 Main, Lubbock, prior to 5:30 Mass.


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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. 90TH ANNIVERSARY: Lubbock Saint Joseph Church will be having its 90th anniversary in 2014. An illustrated history book on the church is planned. Anyone having any information on the church, old pictures, or commemorative items, please contact call the office at (806) 765-9935.

Memoriam/memorial George Bryand Ortega, 73, of Lubbock, passed away on March 4, 2013. He was born on November 30, 1939 in Yorktown, Texas. He served as a guadalupano from Our Lady of Grace. Mr. Ortega retired after 40 years of service in the cotton industry. He was preceded in death by his sister Rosita Saenz, and is survived by his wife of 55 years, Victoria; seven children, Leticia Martinez, Susan Moreno (Edward), George Jr. Ortega (Enedelia), Cookie Carrillo (David), Laurie Ann Ortega (Ernest), Nancy Garcia (Mark), and Charlie Ortega (Marie); sister, Cuca Lechuga (Zenaido); 14 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Albert Beto Abrego, 65, of Lubbock passed away on April 6, 2013. He was born on July 1, 1947 in Olmito, Texas to Antonio and Maria (Carranco) Abrego. He attended Dimmitt High School and then entered the Army. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved mother, Maria Rodriquez; his children, Jammie Abrego, Amanda Juetten, and Willie Abrego, all of California; eight grandchildren; his sister, Yolanda Abrego; a nephew; and his precious bird, Paco.

Pedro Shorty Arredondo, 79, of Lubbock passed away on April 2, 2013. Pedro was born April 14, 1933, in Cameron to Jose and Florencia Arredondo. He married Janie Lucero on Nov. 15, 1969, in Lubbock. He worked for LT Kincer Company for many years before retiring and enjoyed watching the Astros and working around his home. He is survived by his wife, Janie Arredondo of Lubbock; two sons and daughter-in-law, Gabriel Arredondo of Lubbock, and Roman and Micah Arredondo of Amarillo; three brothers, Joe Arredondo, Melton Arredondo and Henry Arredondo, all of Lubbock; two sisters, Oralia Schubert of Illinois and Paula Mojica of Lubbock; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Cata Torres, Chelo Bela and Guadalupe Lara; and one brother, Esteban Lara.

Roberto R. Barrera of Lubbock passed away on April 2, 2013, at the age of 85. He was born Feb. 1, 1928, in Karnes City, Texas, to Santiago and Rita (Rios) Barrera. Roberto and his wife Genoveva moved to the Manuel R. Alonzo, West Texas area in 1956 93, of Lubbock passed and began farming until he retired in the away on April 2, 2013. 1980s. He has a passion for gardening and He was born June 17, enjoyed playing bingo. Those left to cherish 1919, in Rosebud, Texas, his memory are three sons, Roberto Z. Barto Doroteo and Natividad rera and wife Lisa of Shallowater, Jose Luis (Rojas) Alonzo. Manuel Barrera, and Rick Barrera and wife Isabel, met and fell in love with Maria Franco. They mar- all of Lubbock; three daughters, Maria Monried May 14, 1941, in tes and husband Gilbert, Toni Barrera, and Cameron, Texas. Their Susan Moreno and husband Carlos, all of union blessed them with 18 children. Mr. Lubbock; one brother, Ramon of El Campo; Alonzo worked for the Howard Alford family 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandbeginning in 1945. He was a devoted father children. Roberto was preceded in death by whose love was unconditional. Survivors his wife, Genoveva, on Jan. 29, 2012; one include his sons, Manuel, Gilbert, Juan, Joe, Fred, Sam and Michael; daughters, daughter, Mary Lou Robles; and one son, Mary Elena Gonzales, Martina Alonzo, Te- Daniel Z. Barrera. resa Jaramillo, Tencha Jaramillo, Dominga Vasquez, Maria Antonia Alonzo and Lidia Mercedes Luitt Alonzo; brother, Delfino Alonzo; sister, VirCarrasco, 85, passed ginia Montelongo; 48 grandchildren; and away on April 8, 2013. 121 great-grandchildren. He was preceded She was born Oct. 3, in death by his sons, Carlos and David, and 1927, in Bronte, Texas, daughters, Josephina and Margarita. to Bernardo and Facunda Luitt. Mercedes is Emma Salazar survived by four sons, Baeza, 76, of Lubbock Joe M. Carrasco and his passed away on April 19, wife Emma of Cedar2013. She was born Jan. town, Georgia, Jesse Carrasco and his wife 18, 1937 to Tomas and Beatrice of Lubbock, Cecil Carrasco and Gregoria Salazar in Ojihis wife Marisela of Modesto, Calif., and naga, Mexico. She marRobert Carrasco of Lubbock; two daughried Santana Baeza on ters, Dominga C. Valdez and husband June 14, 1960 in OjinaElizardo, and Carolyn C. Tello and husband ga, Mexico. He passed Robert, both of Lubbock; sister, Manuela away on April 4, 2013. Survivors include Luna of Seminole, Texas; 25 grandchildren; her sons, Armando Gallegos and Alejo 53 great-grandchildren; and 43 great-great Gallegos; daughters, Elpidia Gallegos, grandchildren. She was preceded in death Maria Bustillos and Manuela Salazar; 17 by her parents; husband, Joe Carrasco Sr.; grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two sons, one sister and one brother. several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her grandson Jose Sanchez in 2003.

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Maurilio Willie Garcia, Sr., 78, of Lubbock passed away on April 9, 2013. He was born on July 4, 1934 in Gonzales, Texas to Maurilio and Anastacia Garcia. He married Francisca Licon on Sept. 15, 1955 in Big Spring, Texas and they were married for 57 years. He was preceded in death by a son, Jesus Rene Garcia. Willie was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, where he was an Usher for numerous years. Survivors include his wife, Francisca Garcia; sons, Joe (Gracie) Garcia, Maurilio, Jr. (Lydia) Garcia, and Fidel (Vanessa) Garcia; daughters, Diana (Juan) Garcia, Juanita (Ramon) Flores, and Anastacia (Isaac) Garcia; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. Emma G. Garza, 77, of Lubbock passed away on March 30, 201. She was born on Jan. 20, 1936, in Hondo, Texas, to late Manuel and Melchora Gonzalez. She married Domingo Garza Sr. on Oct. 28, 1953, in Tahoka. He preceded her in death on Feb. 6, 2001. She was a homemaker. She is survived by two sons, Domingo Garza Jr. of Lubbock and Daniel Garza of Slaton; three daughters, Elsa Salas of Lubbock, Rosie Delbusto of Houston and Mary Egue of Wolfforth; a brother, Ramon Gonsalez of San Antonio; two sisters, Maria Luisa Licha Gonzalez of Cotulla and Margarita Esparza of Ashington; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Consuelo Gonzales, 72, passed away on March 31, 2013. She was surrounded by peace and love. She is high above watching her son, Johnny Siller; daughters, Elizabeth Siller, Missy Lopez and Martha Molina; her grandson, Tony Uballe; and three brothers and three sisters who were by her side. She was blessed to have in her presence many nieces, nephews and grandchildren. She will be dearly loved and missed. Maximina Mine Ochoa Ortega, 83, of Lubbock passed away on April 20, 2013. She was born June 8, 1929 in Clairemont, Texas to Isidoro and Aurora (Juarez) Ochoa. Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Isabel Gongora (Alfonso) and Connie Chadis, all of Lubbock; one son, Roberto Chadis (Sylvia) of Lubbock; two brothers, Victor Salazar of Lubbock and Juan Salazar of Olney, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Maximina was preceded in death by her husband, Andres Ortega; three sons, Felipe, Rudy, and Frank Chadis; three brothers; and three sisters.

San Juana Janie Gonzales, 60, of Lubbock, passed away on April 5, 2013. Janie was born Oct. 3, 1952, and is the daughter of Edubigen and Nicolasa Rocha. Janie married Santos Gonzales on Nov. 15, 1968, in Lubbock, Texas. She worked at Methodist Hospital in the medical library for over 31 years and most recently with the U.S. Census Bureau. Survivors include her husband, Santos; her mother, Nicolasa; three children, Melinda Gonzales, Robert (Veronica) Gonzales and Jennifer Santiago; three sisters, Lydia Carrizales and Nancy Mojica, both of Lubbock, and Helen Santiago of Austin; one brother, David Rocha of Lubbock; and five grandchildren, Liana, Liandra, Lucas, Lorena and Nadia. She was preceded in death by her father, Edubigen. S Aniceto G. Hernandez, 89, of Lubbock passed away on March 26, 2013. He was born July 22, 1923, in Ralls to Calixto Hernandez and Ramona Garcia. Aniceto married Esperanza Aguirre in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, on June 15, 1956. Together they raised nine children. Mr. Hernandez served his country during WWII in Europe while enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Ramon and Marcos; sister, Louisa Hurtado; and his son, Aniceto Jr. Aniceto is survived by his wife, Esperanza, of 56 years; sons, Juan of Middleton, Idaho, and Victor and Patrick (Elsa) of Lubbock; daughters, Martha Hernandez of Albuquerque, N.M., Veronica Herrera (Santos) of Lubbock, Andrea Jimenez (Joe) of Denver, Colo., Maria Elena Hernandez of Lubbock, and Andrea Leyva (Jacob) of Lubbock; brother, Simon Hernandez of California; 13 grandchildren; and 13 greatgrandchildren. Pallbearers will be Victor Hernandez, Patrick Hernandez, Santos Herrera, Jeremy Herrera, Albert Hernandez and Jacob Leyva. Felicita Ramos, 86, of Lubbock passed away on April 10, 2013. She was born Dec. 1, 1926 in McAllen, Texas to Margarito and Angelita Reyes. She married Pedro Ramos on Nov. 10, 1947. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2003; son, Felix Ramos; and grandsons, Rey Quevedo and Danny Casas. Loved ones include Frances Quevedo, Simon Ramos, Angie Casas, Camila Bonifield, Janie Radmanesh, Ramona Paz, Pete Ramos, Jr. Oscar Ramos, Isabel Martinez, Abel Ramos. Numerous grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, and great-great grandchildren also survive her.


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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Our Lady of Grace Stations of the Cross

Martha Oyervidez and Kiki Oyervidez took a moment for a picture, as they watched the different stations. (Photos by Amaris Garcia)

Victoria Silva, Margie Lopez, and Liset Rodriguez helped prepare some of the stations as the crowd made its way towards the final station.

Crystal Varela and Esmeralda Varela, church members, helped to guide the crowd.

Conrad Saucedo and Gino Saucedo were some of the out of town participants, from Dimmitt.

Smiles filled the room as the prom dresses were brought out and shown off.

Many volunteers collaborated to make this event memorable for all those who attended.

The annual event was open to the public for friends and family members of the community.

Families came out to enjoy the festivities with their little ones.

Prom Event at the Lubbock Dream Center

Girls were able to pick from a variety of prom dresses that were provided by the Lubbock Dream Center.

Friends gathered to pick out their dresses together.

Resting and playing around before they get ready to search for Easter Eggs.

Friends tag teamed to collect a good amount of eggs.


Joel's 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Our Lady of Guadalupe Easter Preparations

Youth members of OLG prepared to perform at their Easter play.

Church members helped to re-enact the Stations of the Cross for their parishioners.

Ushers from Our Lady of Guadalupe gathered for a group picture.

Father AndrĂŠs Mendoza, with the sisters and Deacons took time before the services to pose for Latino Lubbock.

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Lubbock Arts Festival 2013

Mikayla Aguilar, Leyla Aguilar, and Veronica Aguilar smiled for the camera.

Smiling for the camera as they were on duty and enjoying the festival.

Taking a break from browsing as the two sit eat a funnel cake.

With work aprons on, they were ready to enjoy many of the activities and art at the annual event.

Children's Advocacy Center Stand Up for Kids!

Luke Bourden and Rini Bourden enjoy the festivities as they supported a good cause.

Tony Garcia, Peggy Cortez, and Chris Cortez participated in the event for Children's Advocacy Center.

Tatum Stewart, Margaret Stewart, Madalyn Stewart, and Carmen Cortez.


Photos & Memories - AquĂ­ y Alla

Yvonne Gutierrez and Joe Arredondo proudly held up the signs of the child they were standing up for.

14th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March

Many people from the community gathered to attend the march that honored the late Monsignor Halfmann.

Members of Omega Delta Phi gathered for a photo at the event.

Gentlemen from Delta Alpha Omega Fraternity were ready to march with their flags and chants in hand.

Kappa Delta Chi Sorority held their banner high as they marched to celebrate Cesar E. Chavez

Arroyo Clean-Up in the Guadalupe Neighborhood

David and Corina Chavirra volunteered on behalf of La Fuerza.

Lanice Caudillo and Ramona Santana helped to clean different sections of the neighborhood.

Volunteers gathered to help beautify the neighborhood.

Taking a quick break from the clean-up to smile for the camera.

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Walk a Mile in Her Shoes with Lubbock Rape Crisis Center

Jesus Castillo, Sergio Guzman, and Eric Rodriguez members of Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity who supported the cause.

Bella and Pete Christy smiled for the camera.

Families gathered to learn more and advocate for the event.

Friends and family members gathered to walk a mile in her shoes.

Etiquette Dinner by Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc.

David Leija, Laura Perez, Brittany Perez, and Santiago Ramirez gathered to learn more about proper etiquette.

Members from different organizations gathered to support the Interested Ladies.

Rosendo, Daniel, and Stacy Esquibel enjoyed learning more about ways to stay healthy with their families.

Oscar and Carla De La Gala also brought Shaggy and Shata in on the festivities.

The etiquette dinner provided proper table manners as well as social media manners.

Attendees of the first annual event gathered for a picture.

Big sunglasses and smiles were proof that staying healthy can be fun.

The Martinez and Sanchez family got an early start in learning on ways to keep their mind and bodies healthy.


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Lubbock Classroom Teachers Association Awards Banquet

Veronica Carlsan , Amy Drake, and Maxine Abeyta are members of the Lubbock Classroom Association.

Lisa Navarro, one of the scholarship recipient, smiles with Miriam Enriquez.

School board members and supporters were present at the awards banquet.

Veronica Carlsan, Maxine Abeyta, Christy Martinez-Garcia, and Reyna Torres gather for a picture .

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Boys & Girls Club Awards Banquet

Mary and Tia Martinez enjoy the company at the awards banquet. (Photos by Amaris Garcia)

Bianca Hernandez, Lorenzo Nino, Daisy Hernandez, and Jaime Hernandez.

Optimist Boys & Girls Club members gathered to enjoy the company and festivities at the event.

Leonard Moreno and Deja Moreno take a moment from eating their hamburgers to smile for the camera.

New Latino Lubbock Magazine Office Blessing - 2207 University

Christy Martinez-Garcia posed with Mariachi Amistad as they serenaded the new location.

Deborah Gomez, the Volunteer of Excellence Award recipient, smiles with Ava Gomez.

Many community leaders and community supporters of Latino Lubbock Magazine gathered for the ribbon cutting event.

Lynda Weems, Christy Martinez-Garcia, Marciano Morales pose for a quick picture.


Photos & Memories - Aquí y Alla

Maria Rangel and Amaris Garcia smile for the camera.

Girl Scout Award Banquet

Ava Lozano and Eva Lozano pose for the camera.

Joe and Penny Morin were representing Our Lady of Grace as they received the "Supporter Appreciation" award.

Many proud Girl Scouts were supported by their friends, family members, and their Girl Scout Troop leaders.

Aquí y Alla - Alla y Aquí

Paige Nash and Amaris Garcia graduates of the FOCUS Lubbock Program.

Hispanic Association of Women received an award at the Women in Communications banquet, congratulations to these ladies. (Courtesy photo submitted)

Color Run participants were all smiles as they finished the race with tons of color! (Photos by Rosanna Castillo)

Don Lupe y Petra Valadez took time to pose for Latino Lubbock Magazine.

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Texas Sports Report With Mando Reyna

he San Antonio T Spurs now seem like the team to beat

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out in the western conference especially since the Thunder has lost one of their marquee players in Russell Westbrook to an unnecessary and some call a cheap shot by the Houston Rockets. As of deadline time, the rejuvenated San Antonio team led by the Tim Duncan we have all accustomed to expect, have their boots on the throat of the Kobe less Lakers and seem poised to make a serious playoff run this month. They will face the winner of the Warriors and Nuggets matchup, whom both seem to be on a torrid scoring spree but experience should prevail between the two in the second round. The Houston Rockets on the other hand should be applauded for their playoff appearance but they still need some more pieces in place before we can expect them to be in the same position the Spurs are in right now. Another Texas team that seems to be in a very familiar position is the AL West leading Rangers, whom at first glance seem to be the team we are accustomed to see-

ing the last few years. Taking a closer look though it seems that Derek Holland has a better pitching outing but not as much support in the hitting department like he did last season. Alexi Ogando has the same record as Holland so far but his ERA is nearly twice as bad. The only consistent thing I have seen as far as pitching is concerned is the continuing emergence of Yu Darvish. The offense seems for the most part to be able to score runs so far, but they haven’t faced any real tough defensive competition. That is about to change almost immediately this month as the Boston Red Sox visit Arlington for a three-day series starting on the 3rd and then they will travel to the second place Athletics on the 13th for another three game stretch. Keep on eye on their performance against Detroit after their west coast return and by then we will have a better feel on what we can expect from them this season. Yes I do know they play the Astros in between, but we are talking about some serious competition that we all have to admit Houston is not right now. Talking about some serious competition, the #6 Lady Mustangs (30-2) trek to Abilene Christian this first weekend to face the Southlake Carroll

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(22-7) team in the second round of the region1 5a playoffs. Between Monique Garcia’s pitching, Eva Holland and Kaitlyn Dawson’s power hitting and the coaching moves by that staff we will continue to be impressed by their run though most of us are not surprised. Congrats also to the Lady Westerners for advancing in their playoff run in the 4a regional after a considerable time of them not being there. Regardless of whom they play next, they are on a good play streak that as any coach will tell you are best especially at the end of the season. The unofficial start to the NFL season ended last week but already the Cowboys are in mid-season form as far as the critics are concerned. Houston did address some concerns by going after offensive players primarily, but we all know the draft is a guess as best and a lot of luck is involved. The notable Tech signing this year goes to Seth Doege quarterback, who signed with Atlanta as a free agent and in his own words is happy he can still wear his red and black. Happy Cinco de Mayo.

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