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"I got my degree. More importantly, I got a key to American opportunity. That's who we are - a nation that rewards ambition with opportunity. Where hard work can lead to success, no matter where you start.” Eva Longoria

"Los Veteranos ”

Photo By Christy Martinez-Garcia On this month's cover is a photo of 95 year-old World War II veteran, Jose Lucero. What a sharp man, and what an honor to get to interview this man. I was moved by how committed he was to God, country, and family. The veteran discussed the events with pride. But more so, to hear of his never-ending love for his wife who has already passed was sweet. Mr. Lucero is very humorous even laughing at Uncle Sam who he said probably didn't expect for him to live so long. More impressive is that the American flags are still present in his home. I hope to hear of more Latino WW II veterans after this story opportunity. God bless all of our vets on this Veteran's Day.


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El Futuro de Pais

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Jose Lucero WW II Veteran

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Opportunity Page

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Tips by Jaime Garcia

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On That Day, Story of Danny Lara

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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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ll veterans who have fought for our country's freedom are heroes because of their sacrifice. As an advocate of the Latino community, it is especially important for me to acknowledge Hispanic Veterans who have and are contributing to the cause of freedom. And, while I take pride in reading books and watching movies depicting wartime, troops and companies who performed heroic acts, I question the lack of stories and movies showcasing Latino heroes. Some may not realize that over 1.1 million veterans are Hispanic. And, over the last two centuries, and, according to the Defense Department publication, Hispanics in America’s Defense, “when our country has been in need, Hispanic Americans have had more than their share of stouthearted, indomitable soldiers. Their intrepid actions have been in the highest tradition - a credit to themselves, their ancestry, and our nation.” In World War I (1914-1918), the military was widespread with discrimination against Hispanics. Soldiers with Spanish surnames or Spanish accents were sometimes the objects of ridicule and relegated to menial jobs. Latinos lacking English skills were sent to special training centers to improve their language proficiency so that they could be integrated into the mainstream army. Despite the past, from the American Revolution to Desert Storm, Hispanic Americans have risked their lives to defend the United States and the principles upon which it stands. Even today, many of our sons and daughters serve as America’s soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces, and are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan, and throughout the world, including the estimated 69,000 foreign-born soldiers who are currently serving in the U.S. military. These soldiers make up nearly 5% of the military personnel on active duty. In addition, Latino men and women have also served with distinction in the U.S. military since our nation’s inception, including nearly 500,000 in World War II, and nearly 40 Latinos have won our nation’s highest award, the Congressional Medal of Honor. More than 53,000 Hispanics were on active duty in 2003 and another 1.1 million are veterans of the U.S. military. Many have also been honored with American citizenship as a result of their military service; more than 25,000 immigrants who have served in the military have become U.S. citizens through a special wartime military naturalization statute. Suffice to say, Latinos are committed to the success of this country and proudly serve in the U.S. military. So as we celebrate Veterans Day, which originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. It became evident that Congress passed the resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938 that would honor ALL Americans who served their country. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. As such let us honor ALL Veterans this Veterans Day, and let us remind those who sometimes overlook that Latinos have also made sacrifices for our American freedom. And as we honor Veterans, let us truly exemplify our gratitude to them by making time to VOTE. Living in this free and amazing country is something we cannot take for granted. More so, the commitment by our troops should prompt us even more to VOTE for a freedom that exist because of the sacrifice of these fine men and women. This Thanksgiving season we are grateful to God for all of His favor, and for giving us the ability to deliver His word through our work, and through our actions. 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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Expert: Improving education in Texas will increase Hispanic earning power

boom in Texas’ Hispanic popA ulation, coupled with starkly higher poverty rates for minori-

ties statewide, could so hurt future household income that it would cost the Lone Star State $11.4 billion annually in lost tax revenue by 2050, a demographics expert testified last month at a school finance trial. Steve Murdock, former director of the U.S. Census Bureau and ex-state demographer of Texas, said studies are nearly unanimous in concluding that improved education is the key to bolstering earning power — and thus could reverse the trend. Murdock’s testimony came in a case involving six lawsuits that have been filed on behalf of about two-thirds of Texas school districts, which educate about 75 percent of the state’s more than 5 million students. At issue is the Texas Legislature’s approval in 2011 of $5.4 billion in cuts to public education and grant programs. The case opened before state District Judge John Dietz in Austin. The average household income in Texas in 2010 was around $66,000, according to Murdock. If current trends continue, that average could decline by more than $7,700 by 2050. That would mean $300 per household less in taxable income, he said. However, Murdock also said that closing earnings gaps between whites and minorities could increase average household income by $16,000 a year by 2050. “How well minority populations do in Texas is how well Texas will do,” he said. The school districts are pressing for more funding, saying the recent cuts forced teacher layoffs and larger class sizes while running so deep that they violated the Texas Constitution’s promises to provide efficient, free public schools. They say the system is now unfair because the cuts came even as school enrollments are increasing by 80,000 students per year on average and teachers are expected to prepare students for new standardized tests that are

more difficult. The state attorney general’s office argues that because Texas places great emphasis on local control of its school districts, shortcomings are the fault of individual districts, not the system as a whole. Its attorneys have also noted that Texas funded schools beyond the rate of inflation and enrollment growth between 2006 and 2010, meaning the cuts of 2011 may not have been so deeply felt. Murdock testified that between 2000 and 2010, the state’s population grew by nearly 4.3 million and Hispanic growth was responsible for about 2.8 million, or 65 percent of that. In all, the Hispanic population increased from 32 percent of Texas residents to 37.6 percent. He said it’s a trend that is nearly universal across the state and has continued even though immigration from Mexico and other countries dropped sharply after the U.S. economy faltered in 2008. That’s important for future household earnings, Murdock said, because Hispanics — as well as African-Americans — are roughly three times as likely as whites to live in poverty. Texas can also expect an increase of 4.8 million school-age children in 2010 to nearly 9.3 million in 2050, Murdock said. By then, 15.5 percent of Texas public schools students would be white, compared with 8.5 percent African-American and 64 percent Hispanic. School districts say students from low-income families are already generally more expensive to educate, with many requiring participation in costly remedial programs

outside the classroom or extra instruction to boost their English skills. Assistant Attorney General Nichole Bunker-Henderson tried to press Murdock on the idea that second- and third-generation immigrants could succeed more economically than those recently arriving in the United States. Murdock insisted that was true only if the children receive adequate

education. “Education is important and cumulative,” Murdock said. “It increases and magnifies over generations.” Also Tuesday, Guy Sconzo, superintendent of Humble Independent School District in suburban Houston, also testified. He said much of Murdock’s testimony rang true in Humble, where the district has grown from 24,000 students 12 years ago to more than 37,000 students today. Thirty-five percent are low-income students. Sconzo said that before the cuts, the district found that additional instruction greatly aided students whose families live in poverty. Sconzo also testified about new, more-difficult standardized test introduced in Texas last year. He said 42 percent of students in his district failed at least one 2011-2012 exam they’ll eventually need to pass to graduate. If students continue to fail the tests at similar rates, he said, Humble would have 3,000 students annually who would have to take remedial classes in programs such as summer school. “It’s honestly very alarming to me,” Sconzo said.

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Opinion/opinión Community Update MALOUF'S OF KINGSGATE CENTER DEBUTS FALL/ WINTER COLLECTIONS, Benefitting the TTU Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research, Malouf's will host Malouf's Night Out, an evening of fashion and shopping, as they debut their fall/winter collections Friday, November 2 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the store in Kingsgate Center, 8201 Quaker Avenue #106. TOY DRIVE BY SOLITOS CAR CLUB will be at Amigos Supermarket on November 10th Saturday : from 9 a.m. - 2 p. m. We are inviting the public to come join us and donate a toy for - Pancho Clos. SOUTH PLAINS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will meet on Saturday, November 10 at 10 am at the Lubbock Mahon Library located at 1306 9th Street. John Franklin will present, "Documenting Family Stories." Join up for refreshments and a timely presentation. For questions, contact Barbara McDougal, President, at 797-9687. HIGH POINT VILLAGE’S 3RD ANNUAL FUNDRAISER: UPON A DREAM - November 9, The fundraising event will feature entertainment, a live and silent auction, the debut of High Point Village’s new book, “Destined to Soar,” a catered meal, and other special guest appearances. Please contact High Point Village at 806-698-0015 or email for more information. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; 6:30 p.m. “FEED A FRIEND - IT’S AS EASY AS PIE” - November 10-17, For the 21st consecutive year, Lubbock Meals on Wheels is holding the “Feed a Friend – It’s as Easy as Pie” fundraiser. For a $5 donation to Meals on Wheels, participants will receive a coupon for a free Sara Lee pie. Donations can be made at any Lubbock United Supermarket or at the Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ office, 2304-34th. Lubbock Meals on Wheels serves hot, nutritious meals to over 600 homebound, elderly and disabled people each weekday, totaling over 148,000 meals annually. The organization depends completely on the community for financial support, receives no governmental funding, and is not a United Way funded agency. BRIDGE OF LUBBOCK ANNUAL HOLIDAY OUTREACH Thanksgiving on November 19th from 12pm1pm. A meal will be served. Also, we will be giving away canned good items to the families. There will also be a resource fair. For more info call (806) 687-0772. SLATON'S FINAL 5TH FRIDAY ART ON THE SQUARE CELEBRATION - November 30, The evening's events and activities will include demonstrations and new art exhibits at Multiplicity and DiverCity Art Galleries, refreshments, and lots of special items for Christmas gift giving. The entire downtown square will be open and the town will be dressed up for Christmas. Please come and enjoy a small town Christmas in Slaton at the November 30th Fifth Friday Art Trail. 6 - 9 p.m.

Tejas, El Futuro Del País Depende De Tí

uestro Presidente tiene un ¡N plan para su segundo mandato! Su principal objetivo es continuar

con la reconstrucción económica, asegurar la estabilidad de la clase media y evitar volver a aquellas políticas que destruyeron la economía. El Presidente entiende que una de las cuestiones más importantes para fortalecer a la clase media es reformar el sistema de inmigración, promover más oportunidades de trabajo y fortalecer el sistema educativo y las políticas de salud. El Presidente ha estado conversando sobre este plan con los estadounidenses a lo largo del país, y millones de personas han visitado su página web: para leer al respecto. De hecho, nuestro Presidente manifestó que si todos nos involucramos y convocamos a toda nuestra comunidad a que participe y vaya a las urnas de forma anticipada o el 6 Noviembre próximo, le estaremos dando el impulso que necesita para ganar esta elección. Todos observamos durante el segundo debate presidencial como Mitt Romney expuso su posición extrema e intolerante en materia de inmigración, confirmando que carece de la visión y la voluntad política para solucionar la situación inmigratoria de nuestro país. De hecho, aquellos que nos interesamos por este tema

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This election year, we Hispanics are again being pressured to vote for the liberal candidates, a.k.a. Democrats. The ones, we are told, care more about us because they promise us more, whether this be related to immigration, free healthcare, education, free lunches, free this, free that. No doubt paid for by our higher taxes and our loss of freedoms. What about issues such as the sanctity of 2-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY QUES- life, sanctity of marriage, traditional family TIONS 2-1-1 is a free help line answered 24 values? Our current President, his adminhours a day, 7 days a week, which will link you istration, Liberals, Democrats, are the most to health and community services. anti-life, anti-family ever! I will never vote for such people! Our country has a wonderful FREE LEGAL AID OFFERED Legal constitution that I know is being shredded by Aid of Northwest Texas provides free legal these people. I challenge everyone, espeservices to eligible low-income residents in cially Hispanics, to compare the platforms of such areas as public assistance denials, the two major parties, especially concerning divorce and child support, evictions, foreclo- the moral issues. sures, domestic violence and consumer fraud. Call 763-4557. Louis Lopez Abernathy TX

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puedan ponerse del lado podemos sintetizar su correcto de la ley. visión de la política miCuando el Presidengratoria en una sola te Obama asumió, la palabra: "váyanse". Un economía estaba en caída y ejemplo de ellos es su el país perdía 750,000 tracompromiso, en caso de bajos al mes. Actualmente ganar las elecciones, de y gracias a la Ley para la vetar la DREAM Act., Recuperación impulsada y su inhumana idea de por el Presidente, evita"auto-deportación", que mos que 2 millones de hispropone hacerle la vida panos pasaran a estar bajo imposible a los inmila línea de pobreza. De grantes indocumentados para que se vean obliga- JUAN SEPÚLVEDA igual manera la tasa de desempleo para la comunidad dos a irse. hispana ha disminuido casi Por el contrario bajo la Administración del Presidente un 2% en los últimos 27 meses. Obama, la política migratoria se en- Asimismo gracias al Obamacare focó en aquellos que ponen en pelig- hemos avanzado en la reforma ro y dañan la imagen de nuestras co- del sistema de salud, logrando enmunidades, y acabó con las injustas tre otros resultados que 736,000 deportaciones de jóvenes que lle- jóvenes hispanos pueden utilizar el garon cuando eran niños, dándoles seguro médico de sus padres. Son la posibilidad de continuar con sus muchas las familias hispanas que no estudios y solicitar autorización tienen acceso a un seguro medico y para trabajar. Desde el comienzo de es fundamental garantizar un sistesu mandato, el Presidente ha traba- ma sanitario inclusivo, disminuyjado en la construcción consensos endo el costo de atención médica a dentro del Congreso para aprobar favor de nuestras familias, nuestras una reforma migratoria integral que empresas y nuestro gobierno. mantiene la seguridad fronteriza Otra de nuestras prioridades es la como una prioridad federal, san- educación, y es por ello que el Presiciona a los negocios que exploten a dente decidió invertir en la capacitlos trabajadores indocumentados, y ación, investigación y becas con el que hará que aquellos que viven en objeto de que nuestros ciudadanos los Estados Unidos de manera ilegal estén preparados para competir en

la economía global. Necesitamos enviar un mensaje fuerte con nuestro voto: tenemos la posibilidad de expresar nuestra voz y decidir qué camino queremos para el futuro de nuestro país. La comunidad Latina en general y la de Tejas en particular, tiene la oportunidad de ocupar un rol fundamental para profundizar el cambio que comenzamos en el año 2008. Por ello es necesario el involucramiento de nuestra comunidad de manera organizada y unificada, asegurando nuestro apoyo hacia el Presidente a través del voto. Y no hace falta esperar hasta el 6 de Noviembre para confirmar nuestro apoyo y compromiso: utilicemos la posibilitad de votar por anticipado que le permite expresar su voluntad a todos aquellos que el día de la elección se les haga imposible acudir a las urnas. Manifiesta tu voz, garantiza tu compromiso, vota por anticipado! SAL A VOTAR LUBBOCK! SAL A VOTAR TEJAS! JUAN SEPÚLVEDA, Director de Asuntos Hispanos del Comité Demócrata Nacional, es de San Antonio, TX y autor de “The Life and Times of Willie Velasquez, Su Voto es Su Voz”.

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REMINDER OF THE ROLE WE CAN PLAY For many, the sentencing of Jerry Sandusky for his sexual abuse of 10 boys over 15 years can't come soon enough. Sandusky's abusive behavior and Penn State's initial response has been a painful reminder of ways in which adults and organizations fail to protect our vulnerable children. For all that is disturbing about this case and all those that have been harmed, there is the potential for good to come from what we have learned Estimates suggest that each day tens of millions of youth participate in activities that could be made safer by systematic prevention activities. While many organizations already incorporate prevention efforts, ALL organizations working with children or teens would benefit from stronger screening policies, regular self-assessment, and greater efforts to empower staff to keep youth safety in the forefront. The Sandusky case reminds us that we need to do more to educate parents and the public about the everyday role they can play in creating safer environments for children. The real tragedy of the Sandusky case will be measured by how we respond to this tragedy. Child sexual abuse is preventable and there is a role for all of us. Take time today to find out what you can do in your community to make the world safer for all of our children. Contact our agency for assistance with recognizing and reporting child abuse at 806-740-0251. Sincerely, Carmen Aguirre, Executive Director Children’s Advocacy Center of the South Plains

WE SHOULD TAKE TIME TO VOTE Loved the October cover! The lotería concept was awesome, and the objective information on voting was awesome. I took several copies and shared them with family and friends. I told them that if Latino Lubbock takes the time to do this for us, we should take the time to vote.

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Mil gracias, Graciela Perez YOU GUYS ARE ALL HEART Thank you for including our friend in the día de los muertos observance. Made us very happy. We hope that Latino Lubbock Magazine will return to including the memorials. This publication is special to us, and a reflection of us, the Hispanic community. I've noticed that others are trying to copy what you do, but they do not compare. You guys are all heart and it is evident. I congratulate Christy Martinez-Garcia and the great staff and writers. We appreciate the support that you give our Hispanic community, and we will reciprocate and support you in all you do. Thank you very much. Ramirez Family & the Perez Family ¡BUEN TRABAJO!

The October issue of Latino Lubbock Magazine was another hit! Shared it with my students, who then took it home. If there is an opportunity to drop the paper FOR WHAT YOU DO FOR US Thank you for what you do for us the His- off here at our school, I'd be glad to help get panic community. It doesn't go unnoticed it sent to their homes. There is a lot of useful and we pray that God continues to use you info that our families can use. We appreciate the lessons, and resources, as His instrument. We appreciate you. the photos and news. ¡Buen trabajo como siempre! God's blessings, Tom Ortiz Ms. Hernandez Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.


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NALEO Educational Fund Releases Report On The Impact Of Voting Laws On Latino Voters he National Association of LaT tino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund

released a new policy paper today that assessed the potential impact of voting laws on the Latino electorate. MAKING THEIR VOICES COUNT: The Lubbock Tejano Democrats hosted state While Latino turnout is poised to Texas Democrat Party Chairman, Gil Hinojosa, the first Hispanic to chair the party, to Lubbock, Texas. A rally was held at Cavazos Middle School, and participants were encouraged reach historic heights this November, more than 12.2 million Latinos to early vote. (Photo By Nick Muniz) are expected to cast ballots, Latino voters are still facing significant obstacles. In recent years, these obstacles have taken the form of restrictive state voting laws and proceCall (806) 792-1212 dures that make it harder for Latino email:, or online at voters to cast ballots. More than one million Latinos could be negatively impacted in 2012 and beyond by restrictive voting laws. States’ efforts to restrain registration and voting opportunities and to institute checks of voters’ qualifications may make it difficult for more than 219,000 Latino voters nationwide to cast ballot on Election Day this year. Although, restrictive voting law initiatives are suc• On the Spot Financing cessfully being challenged in court • Buy Here Pay Here Great Selection of Late there is still the possibility that these • Pro Credit Financial Services Model Quality Vehicles laws, which will negatively affect • Low Down PaymentLatino voters, may go into effect in Easy Terms 2013 and beyond. If these state vot• Warranties Available ing laws go into effect more than

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835,000 Latinos could be impacted. “Our democracy thrives when all its citizens are able to participate fully in the nation’s political system,” said Arturo Vargas, NALEO Educational Fund Executive Director. “We need to be promoting policies that make voting and registering to vote more accessible, and not less accessible, to the nation’s second largest population group and all qualified U.S. citizens.” The Latino vote will be more important in 2012 than it has ever been in American history. The 12.2 million Latino voters expected to turnout on Election Day represent dramatic growth in the Latino community that will continue for the foreseeable future: young Latino U.S. citizens are currently turning 18 and becoming eligible to vote at a rate of approximately 50,000 each month. As the Latino electorate grows

States’ increasingly have begun requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification when voting in person and proof of citizenship when registering to vote. Latino voters disp r o p o r t io n a t ely lack these materials, and have challenges that make obtaining them difficult or impossible. States have also begun restricting early voting periods and community-based registration drives, which have been used more heavily by Latino voters than by other groups of Americans. Vargas went on to say, “In the lead up to the election, the NALEO Educational Fund will be hard at work ensuring that Latino voters have the information they need to cast their ballots on November 6. The bilingual operators of our voter information hotline, 888-VE-Y-VOTA, will continue to serve as a resource to any voter with questions or concerns, 12 hours per day, 7 days per week.”

Texas State Senator Mario Gallegos passes

tate Sen. S Mario Gallegos Jr.,

Gallegos was running against Republican R.W. Bray in the November a long-servgeneral election. It's too ing Texas late to remove his name lawmaker from the ballot. If Galand retired legos wins, the governor Houston firewill need to schedule a fighter, died special election to reOct. 16 from place him. liver disease The staunch Democrat at the age of had represented Sen62. ate District 6 in Harris GALLEGOS County since 1995, having served in the Texas House the previous four years. He developed a reputation for toughness in 2007 when he showed up in the Senate chamber shortly after a liver transplant to vote against a measure that would have required a photo ID in order to vote in Texas. Early voting for the Gallegos remained at the Capitol, November 6th, 2012 Election runs thru Nov. 2, 2012.

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despite his body trying to reject the new organ, and he often rested in a private room just off the Senate floor in case his vote was needed. Republicans failed to pass the photo ID bill in 2007, but eventually made it into law in 2011. He was noted for his strong defense of civil rights and support for economic development in his district, where most of his constituents are black or Hispanic and about a quarter of them live in poverty. About one in five speak little or no English. In honor of the life of Sen. Gallegos, Gov. Perry ordered the that flags on state property be lowered to half-staff.


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NCLR Report Finds States in South Atlantic Fail to Adequately NCLR’s report found the following: new report released today by NCLR, Most Hispanic workers in the South Atlantic A “Now Hiring? Latinos and the Job Creation Policies in the South Atlantic,” analyzes require additional education and skills trainhow state policies aimed at creating jobs in Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida have failed to produce significant employment gains for the region’s Hispanic workforce. Experts from the Migration Policy Institute, PolicyLink and the Hispanic Services Council of Tampa, Florida, joined NCLR on a telephonic press briefing to discuss policy solutions to maximize the potential of Latino workers and businesses. “This research calls for significant policy adjustment at the state level to ensure that jobs in the fastest-growing industries are available to the fastest-growing segment of the South Atlantic workforce: Latinos,” said Alicia Criado, NCLR Policy Associate, Economic and Employment Policy Project, and author of the report. “Especially in this time of limited resources, policymakers must closely monitor the employment situation in their state and respond with customized solutions to meet the unique needs of the Latino workforce and business community.”

ing in order to meet the needs of employers. Significant public resources are spent on recruiting businesses to states that fail to invest adequately in adult education and job training programs. Hispanic-owned businesses lack the necessary technical support and training to ensure sustainability and expansion. The region’s wave of anti-immigrant legislation has hampered economic recovery. NCLR’s research was based on an analysis of demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau and interviews with 35 stakeholders, from government officials to service providers. NCLR also convened local leaders from the public, private and nonprofit sectors in Orlando in September to discuss the implications of the research for the region. “Latinos must have a seat at the table to inform the job creation agenda at the state level. The South Atlantic economy simply won’t work without Latinos,” concluded Criado.

Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote, But Turnout has Lagged that of Whites, Blacks

record 24 million Latinos are eligible to A vote in the 2012 presidential election, according to an analysis of Census Bureau

data by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. This is up by more than 4 million, or 22%, since 2008, when 19.5 million Latinos were eligible to vote. Latinos are the nation's largest minority group. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 2011 there were 51.9 million Latinos in the U.S., making up 16.7% of the nation's population. Latinos today comprise a greater share of the nation's 215 million eligible voters than they did just a few years ago----11.0% this year, up from 9.5% in 2008 and 8.2% in 2004. However, the turnout rate of eligible Latino voters historically lags that of whites and blacks by substantial margins. In 2008, for example, 50% of eligible Latino voters cast ballots, compared with 65% of blacks and 66% of whites. Also, despite ongoing Latino population growth, the number of Latinos who said they are registered to vote fell by about 600,000 between 2008 and 2010, according to Census Bureau data. This was the only significant decline in the number of Latino registered voters in the past two decades. There is not yet any nationwide data on Latino voter registration levels so far in 2012. In the only four states that report such records

by ethnicity----Alabama, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina----the 2012 registration levels of Hispanics have already surpassed the 2008 levels. However, these states are not necessarily representative of the nation as a whole; more so than most other states, they have experienced very rapid growth in their Hispanic population in recent years. This report explores electoral participation trends among Hispanics in recent presidential election cycles. It also provides a snapshot of the geography and demography of the Hispanic vote in 2012, with a special focus on the so-called "battleground states." Accompanying this report are state profiles of Latino eligible voters in 41 states and the District of Columbia, each based on data from the 2010 American Community Survey. Also accompanying this report is an interactive map showing key characteristics of Latino voters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report, "A Record 24 Million Latinos Are Eligible to Vote, But Turnout Rate Has Lagged That of Whites, Blacks," authored by Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center, Seth Motel, Research Assistant, Pew Hispanic Center and Eileen Patten, Research Assistant, Pew Hispanic Center, is available at the Pew Hispanic Center's website,

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Comisión de Calidad Ambiental del Estado de Texas


SOLICITUD Sorghum Partners, LLC, ha solicitado a la Comisión de Calidad Ambiental del Estado de Texas (TCEQ por sus siglas en ingles) renovación del Permiso Num. 21408 de Calidad Atmosférica el cual autorizaría la operación continua de una seed processing facility ubicada 403 South Monroe Street, New Deal, Lubbock County, Texas 79350. Este enlace a un mapa electrónico de la ubicación general del sitio o de la instalación es proporcionado como una cortesía y no es parte de la solicitud o del aviso. Para la ubicación exacta, consulte la solicitud. La planta existente tiene la autorización de emitir los siguientes contaminantes atmosféricos: nitrógeno oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, organic compounds including but not limited to phosphine, and particulate matter including particulate matter with diameters of 10 microns or less and 2.5 microns or less. Esta solicitud se le presentó a TCEQ el September 24, 2012. La solicitud estárán disponibles para ser revisados y copiados en la Oficina Eentral de TCEQ, para revisarla y sacarle copia, en la oficina regional de TCEQ en Lubbock, y Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas empezando el primer dia de la publication de este aviso. El expediente de cumplimiento de la planta, si existe alguno, esta disponible para su revisión en la oficina regional de TCEQ en Lubbock . El director ejecutivo de TCEQ ha determinado que la solicitud está administrativamente completa y llevará a cabo una revisión técnica de la solicitud. La información que se incluye en la solicitud indica que esta renovación del permiso no resultaría en un aumento de emisiones permisibles y no resultaría en la emisión de un contaminante atmosférico que no hubiera emitido anteriormente. TCEQ puede actuar en esta solicitud sin buscar comentarios públicos adicionales o dar la oportunidad para una audiencia de caso impugnado si se cumple con ciertos criterios. COMENTARIOS PÚBLICOS Usted puede presentar comentarios públicos, o solicitar una audiencia de caso impugnado a la Oficina del Funcionario Jefe al domicilio a continuación. TCEQ tomará en cuenta todos los comentarios públicos en la decisión final de la solicitud. La fecha límite para presentar comentarios públicos es 15 días después de que se publique el aviso en el periódico. Después de la fecha límite para comentarios públicos, el director ejecutivo preparará una respuesta para todos los comentarios públicos pertinentes y materiales o importantes. Cuestiones tales como el valor de la propiedad, ruido, seguridad de tráfico y zonificación se encuentran fuera de la jurisdicción de TCEQ para abordar en el proceso del permiso. Valor de la propiedad, ruido, seguridad de tráfico y zonificación se encuentran fuera de la jurisdicción de TCEQ para abordar en el proceso del permiso. Después de que se concluya la revisión técnica de la solicitud, el director ejecutivo tomará en cuenta los comentarios y preparará una respuesta para todos los comentarios públicos pertinentes y materiales o significativos. Si solo se reciben comentarios, la respuesta a los comentarios, junto con la decisión del director ejecutivo con respecto a la solicitud se enviaran por correo a todas aquellas personas que presentaron comentarios públicos o que se encuentran en la lista de correos para esta solicitud, a no ser que la solicitud se refiera directamente a una audiencia de caso impugnado. OPORTUNIDAD PARA UNA AUDIENCIA DE CASO IMPUGNADO Usted puede solicitar una audiencia de caso impugnado. El solicitante o el director ejecutivo también pueden presentar una petición para que la solicitud haga referencia directamente a una audiencia de caso impugnado después de la revisión técnica de la solicitud. Una audiencia de caso impugnado es un proceso legal similar a un juicio civil en el tribunal de distrito del estado. A menos que se presente una solicitud para una audiencia de caso impugnado dentro de 15 días de esta notificación, el director ejecutivo puede autorizar la solicitud. Si no se recibe una solicitud para audiencia dentro de 15 días, no se dará otra oportunidad para una audiencia. De acuerdo a la Ley del Aire Limpio del Estado de Texas § 382.056(o) solo se puede conceder una audiencia de caso impugnado si el historial de cumplimiento del solicitante se encuentra en la clasificación mas baja de acuerdo a los requisitos de historial de cumplimiento que aplican y si la petición para audiencia está basada en cuestiones debatibles de hecho que son pertinentes y materiales para la decisión de la Comisión con respecto a la solicitud. Además, la Comisión solo concederá una audiencia sobre cuestiones que se presenten durante el período de comentarios públicos y no se retiran. Una persona que puede estar afectada por contaminantes de emisiones atmosféricas de una planta tiene derecho a solicitar una audiencia. Si se solicita una audiencia de caso impugnado, debe presentar lo siguiente: (1) su nombre (o para un grupo o asociación, un representante oficial), dirección, número de teléfono y número de facsímile si lo tiene; (2) el nombre del solicitante y número de permiso; (3) la declaración “[yo/nosotros] solicito una audiencia de un caso impugnado”; (4) una descripción específica de como se vería adversamente afectado por la solicitud y emisiones atmosféricas de la planta de manera que no es común para el publico en general; (5) la ubicación y distancia de su propiedad con relación a la planta; y (6) una Descripción de como emplea la propiedad la cual puede ser impactada por la planta. Si la petición la hace un grupo o asociación, el miembro o miembros que tienen derecho a solicitar una audiencia y los intereses que el grupo o la asociación busca proteger, también se deben identificar. También puede presentar los ajustes que propone hacer a la solicitud/permiso que pueden satisfacer sus preocupaciones. Las peticiones para una audiencia de caso impugnado se deben presentar por escrito dentro de 15 día después de aviso, a la Oficina del Funcionario Jefe a la dirección a continuación. Si se registra oportunamente una petición para audiencia de caso impugnado, el director ejecutivo enviará la solicitud y cualquier petición para una audiencia de caso impugnado a los comisionados de TCEQ para su consideración durante la reunión programada de la Comisión. Excepto si la solicitud se refiere directamente a una audiencia de caso impugnado, el director ejecutivo enviará por correo la respuesta a los comentarios junto con la notificación de la reunión de la Comisión a todas aquella personas que hayan hecho comentarios o si se encuentran en la lista de correspondencia para esta solicitud. Si se concede la audiencia, el tema de la audiencia estará limitado a casos debatibles de hecho relacionados a intereses pertinentes y materiales de calidad atmosférica que se hayan presentado durante el período de comentarios. Cuestiones tales como valor de la propiedad, ruido, seguridad de tráfico y zonificación no están dentro de la jurisdicción de la Comisión para abordarse en este proceso judicial. LISTA DE CORRESPONDENCIA Aparte de presentar comentarios públicos, puede solicitar que lo / la incluyan en la lista de correos para recibir en el futuro avisos públicos para esta solicitud específica que envía por correo la Oficina del Funcionario Jefe enviando una petición por escrito a la Oficina del Funcionario Jefe de TCEQ a la dirección a continuación. INFORMACIÓN Los comentarios públicos o peticiones para una reunión pública o audiencia de caso impugnado se debe presentar a la Oficina del Funcionario Jefe, MC-105, TCEQ, P.O. Box 13087, Austin, Texas 78711-3087, o por el Internet al www. Para mayor información acerca de esta solicitud para permiso o el proceso para permisos, favor de llamar a la Oficina de Asistencia al Público, al 1 800-687-4040. Si requiere información general de TCEQ dirigirse al portal electrónico

P.O. Box 160, One Commerce ParkĐ Shallowater, TX 79363Đ Ph. 806-832-4525 Fax 806-832-5849Đ www.fsbshallowater.comĐ

Se puede obtener información adicional de Sorghum Partners, LLC, P.O. Box 189, New Deal, Texas 79350-0189 o al llamar Mr. Kent Otte, Eco-Logic Services, Inc. en el (507) 664-0125. Fecha de Expedición: October 4, 2012

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A Salute to Our Latino Veterans World War II Veteran Jose Lucero,95, Proud of Service BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA


ose Lucero, 95, is a treasure that holds many memor ies from first arriving in West Texas, to being a World War II Veteran. A native of a New Mexico, in 1922, as a child, he along with his and three other families traveled in a covered wagon to the Caprock. He recalled that it took a couple of weeks to arrive from Ft. Sumner, NM, to come find work. "My grandpa and dad had a cattle and sheep place on Barton side. Granddad took care of the sheep, and dad took care of the farm," he said.

They stayed at Barton side eventually they moved South of Hale Center. He attended school at Cotton Center. He begin to work part time while he went to school. On May 6,1941 he enlisted in the Army, he was in the medical Corp as a Medical Technician, and in Infantry. He recalled that on the day that the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in December 7, 1941, he was in San Antonio, with training complete, waiting for his assignment. He got assigned to Sherman, Texas as a medical technician. At first he just cared for service personnel. After that he was transferred overseas to infantry. He went to France in about January 1942. Then he went through Germany, then to Austria around the time of the Atomic Bomb. He continued to be assigned to a combat unit. He was being taught to speak Japanese, but when they dropped "the bomb" he didn't have to go.

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"The Russians and their troops had the Germans on the run," he recalled as he reflected on the events. Lucero was then transferred back to the medical corp. He took care of the wounded. He said that infantry men didn't have anything to do, so they went to the French Riviera or Spain. He on the other hand, didn't get to go because he had to care for the wounded. When he was coming back home, he crossed the English Channel, South Hampton, England. They got on the Queen Mary and returned home on a ship. "I didn't catch much of the infantry," he said. But he remembered bullets flying over his head while he was in training. "I could dig a foxhole real quick," he said kiddingly. Lucero also became somewhat of a philanthropist overseas, as he would help the civilians who hardly had anything to eat, because everything was going to the soldiers. He recalled ladies lining up to get the leftovers. "I felt sorry for those ladies, so I'd give them my plate, and go get another plate." During the time of war, he never had time to worry about his safety, he wore a Red Cross on his arm. He did recall having to be prepared to defend himself at all time. In December 2, 1945, he was discharged to Tyler, TX. He soon returned home. The young soldier recalled everyone welcoming him back with open arms. Upon settling back in Hale Center, he trained to become a tailor. He then saved enough money and got himself a truck that he used to haul wheat to Kansas. One day, he met Maria Refugio Quiroz at a dance. At first Jose's brother danced with her. His brother urged him to invite her, on his behalf, to a dance they were going to have in Hale Center. "My brother was asking for him, but she liked me," he said. It wasn't until later that they reconnected when Maria was working at the very tailor shop that he had also wo r k e d at. After a courts h i p, t h e y eventually married in 1952 in Hale Center. N o w that he w a s married, he came to Lubbock to work for a life insurance company. "I got tire of

picking up .50 cents here and there, so I went to work in Big Spring," he said. He became a Christian in 1954. Prior to his move, Lucero had also made a commitment in Hale Center and accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior, which became significant in his continued journey. He got a job at the VA Hospital in Big Spring. By then he and Maria also had two children - a son Joel, and a daughter, Abby (PeĂąa). The veteran went to work for the VA Clinic. He put his skills as medical technician back into work. It was around 1977. He was in charge of upkeep and maintenance of the building. He retired in 1997 from the GSA the General Services Administration. On August 7, 2008, his wife and the love of his life, passed away. "I still miss her," he said. When he first came to Lubbock, he attended church at Primera Inglesia Bautista, on Ave K. The church relocated to 301 N. Sherman, where he continues to be the oldest, attending active member. He lives independently and cares for himself. He still drives, often to the senior center, which he does so most days, and, goes to pray on Mondays at his church. Mr. Lucero said that he likes the fellowship at the center, and at church. When asked what his proudest achievements were, Lucero answered with no hesitation. "When I married, and when my kids were born," he said as he shared that he and Maria were married 60 years. Further, the WWII Veteran, said that he is proud of his military service. He laughed as he said that when Uncle Sam asked him to serve his country, he did not realize that Mr. Lucero was going to live so long. The veteran continues to be energetic, humorous, and continues to love the Lord. "The only difference now, is I walk very slow," he joked.

The number of Hispanics or Latinos 18 and older who are veterans of the U.S. armed forces: 1.2 million

West Texas Hometown Heroes Military Briey

BASIC TRAINING Frank Angel Rodriguez 18 years old is a Seaman E-1 in the Navy Branch. He was deployed to the San Diego, CA station. He graduated from New Deal High School. He is the son of Noel and Teresa Castillo, and the grandson of Victor Castro. He married Clarissa Ancio, Oct. 27th.


Veteran's Day Events VETERAN'S RECEPTION FREE reception Honoring Veterans from various military branches, sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine and Standard Sales, will be held Thursday, November 8, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m. At Budweiser Standard Sales, 408 E. Hunter Street. Proof of service required. For more info call (806)792-1212. HONOR OUR SOLDIERS WORKSHOP Commemorate Veterans Day in a special way at the Silent Wings Museum. Take a hands-on look inside a WWII soldier's footlocker, create a badge for a veteran, make a holiday card for a deployed soldier. All ages. Nov. 10, at 1 p.m., at Silent Wings Museum, cost is $7. VETERAN'S MASS St. Joseph's Church will be holding veterans (past & present) at their annual Veteran's Mass on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at the 9 a.m. mass, 102 N. Ave. P. Participating Veterans will receive a free memento and free breakfast. To register or for more info please call (806) 765-9935. VETERAN'S DAY SERVICES Catholic War Veterans (CWV) Post 1942 and the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, Fifth District, invite you to attend their annual Veteran's Day services at 11 a.m. Sunday, November 11, at the Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial, Henry Huneke Park, 82nd, & Nashville, Lubbock. Veterans, families, and friends are welcome. In case of inclement weather, go to: George S. Berry American Legion Post 575, 6628 W 66th Street, Lubbock. (In case of inclement weather, service will be moved to Christ the King). VETERANS DAY Come to the Silent Wings Museum to commemorate Veterans Day 2012. All visitors will be welcomed with free admission to the museum and activities throughout the day. All ages 1-5 PM, Nov. 11. 2012. Free.

Manuel Castro Korean War

Andy Garcia Marine Corps

Juan E. Castro Korean War

Nieves Martinez WW II Purple Heart

Jose Angel Lujan Navy Vietnam.

Eliseo Solis Vietnam

Frank Gutierrez Army Vietnam

Bobby Castro Vietnam

Purple Heart.

Phillip Garcia Desert Storm Army & Marines

Ralph Garza Mekong Delta, Vietnam

Ben Salinas Army WW II

Floyd Salinas Marine Corps

Ruben Garcia Army Reserves

Lee Deanda Army Vietnam

Mike Castro Army

Juan Perez Army Vietnam

Marco Martinez Marines/Army

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Jesse Rangel Marine Corps Vietnam

Jay Castilleja Marine Corps

Johnny Ramirez Army Desert Storm

John Ramos Army Vietnam

Juan J. Ramirez Army

Persian Gulf

Tommy Gonzalez Army Reserves Persian Gulf War

Johnny Carmona Army WW II

Blas Mojica Seven Tours Vietnam

Alfredo Salazar. Vietnam,

Francisco G. Chavez WW II

Ernesto F. Barton US Air Force WW II

Pete Garza Army

Augustin Anaya P.F.C. Army

Augustin Medina Sr.

L N Gonzalez Army Vietnam

Elex Army

Guadalupe M. Ojeda Army

Danny Fernandez Vietnam

Robert Narvaiz Marines

Mauricio “Sonny” Reyes Jr.

Mauricio “Little Sonny” Reyes III

Edward Conde Air Force

Martin Alonzo Vietnam

Master SGT Eric De La Rosa Sr. Tour 1983-2007

Danny Castro Marine Corps

Joe Castillo Army

Virginia Caballero Army Purple Heart

George Reyes Army Korean War

Paul Hernandez US Air FWW II

Christopher Paul Vidaurre Iraq & Afghan

Daniel Flores National Guard

Martin V. Rodriguez Army Vietnam

Robert Reyes Navy

Benito Reyes Navy Korean War

Jeremy Sedeno David Montalvo ARMY USMC Operation Noble, Persian Gulf War Eagle Operation, Iraqi

Paul Gonzales Army Vietnam

Jose R. Galaviz. Marine Corp Vietnam

Eric Salinas Marine Corps

Gilbert Garcia

Amado Balderas Jr. Samuel H. Longoria Teresa Moreno USMC Air Force Dallas Served in Desert Storm Operation Irai Freedom Operation DesertOperation Airforce Endurance Freedom Shield

Jose Carlos Martinez Marine Corps

Gabriel Pete Arredondo Joshua Rios Marines US Operation Desert Operation Iraqi Storm Persian Gulf Freedom 3

Gabino Valdez Marine Afghanistan

Christopher L. Perez, US Army 25th Infantry Desert Storm

Mauricio Trejo Army

Susana Rodriquez Raul David Martinez ARMY Army Saudi Desert Operation Iraq Shield/Storm

Lorenzo Ramirez National Guard Operation Iraqi Freedom

Urbina SFC Vietnam War Operation Iraqi Freedom

Pete Pina Army Vietnam

Olga Solis & Fidel Conde Both Air Force Married

Mando Salgado U.S. Marine

Frank Rodriguez Basic Training-Navy

U.S. Marines

Jimmy Suarez Marine Corps

Jesus Ybarra Army WW II

Higinio R. Martinez

Sgt. Paul Gutierrez Marine Corps

Gilbert Gloria Army-Combat Medic

Robert Lee Bustillos Marines

Ruben Flores Army Vietnam

Jesus Ybarra WWII

Miguel E. Barrientos

D'Angelo Valderaz Navy

RET SFC Joel Chavez

PFC Jeremy M. Chavez

PVT Raymond Campos

Danny Lara Army

Jose Lucero WWII

Sabas Realme Purple Heart

Marcy S. Ramirez Army

Rufus Martinez Army

SGT Joe Louis Rios U.S. Army

SGT. Joshua L. Rios U.S. Marine

Joe Davila

Fred Lara

Pedro S. Rivera US Navy

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Opportunity/Oportunidad Chuck Barron Honored For Service Above Self


huck Barron was recognized at the Electric Utility Board. Chuck, a 36-year-old meter reader for Lubbock Power & Light, had no idea when he started his day’s work on Sept. 27 he would be called on to be a hero before the day was over.

He found an 88-year-old resident in a desperate situation. She had tripped on lawn furniture and broken her leg almost 26 hours earlier and had lain on the ground through an evening of thunderstorms. Barron, who had served two tours in Iraq with the Marine Corps Reserve, was calm as he got assistance for the woman. Latino Lubbock recognizes Mr. Barron for going above and beyond the call of duty!

Gutierrez named GRUB Coordinator

ipriano Gutierrez has been S named the new GRUB Coordinator for the South Plains Food Bank (SPFB). The GRUB Program was established in 1998, and has sought to provide area youth with entrepreneurial and leadership experience as well as life skills through management of the

5-acre Carolyn Lanier Youth Farm, a facility that includes an urban sustainable farm and learning center. Gutierrez worked 28 years for the Lubbock Boys and Girls Club, and currently serves as the Executive Director of Young Scholars USA, and as director for the Optimist Club civic group.

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Steps to Prepare a Family Budget

f you're spending everything I you earn and never have money to save or invest, you

need to find ways to cut expenses. When you realize how you're spending your money, you'll be surprised by how you can eliminate some small daily expenses that add up to a lot during a year. In order to do this, you'll need to develop a budget. The household budget is simply an analysis of your monthly income and expenditures. The first rule for a household budget is to keep it simple. It should not be seen as a limitation on the control you have over the money, but rather as a guide that allows you to know where the money you earn every month is going. Once you have developed the budget, the second rule is to be disciplined and abide by it. In a household budget you'll find areas for savings, since you'll have a comparison between your expenses and your income. The result is the profit or extra money that you have every month. What to do with that money is your decision. Nevertheless, it will also be useful as you think about making any changes in order to achieve a financial goal (university studies for your children, retirement, a house). Let's see. First, compile your credit card statements, checkbook, receipts for all your purchases, including supermarket expenses and anything else you pay with cash, check, or credit card. Then, on a sheet of paper or in an Excel spreadsheet, write down your monthly income, including any

other income such as Social Security, pensions, child support, supplementary jobs, etc. Next, write down your fixed expenses such as bills due on specific dates or that are recurring, e.g., housing (rent or mortgage, second mortgage, or line of credit), debt repayment (car or personal loans, credit cards) insurance (house, car, life), family (tuition, child support, alimony, child care), and contributions. Then, write down variable expenses, which are the ones that occur regularly but in varying amounts, such as transportation (fares on public transportation, gas, car repairs), food (supermarket, lunches, snacks), services (gas, electricity, water, telephone, cell phone, etc. credit card fees, personal needs (hairdresser, personal grooming items), health care (doctors, medicines). Lastly, write down flexible expenses, which are the ones for things that you "want," instead of the ones you "need," such as clothing, entertainment, gadgets, subscriptions. Here is where you'll be able to make adjustments or take them off your budget in order to find money for something else. Once you have all this information you'll be able to evaluate what you can cut in order to begin saving. It doesn't matter how little, the important thing is to begin. For more information and examples on this topic see "Resources for a better financial future" in the Web site of The Aspira Association (En español p. 19)

Latino Lubbock represented at National Association of Hispanic Publications Conference

or the second year, Latino F Lubbock Magazine publisher Christy Martinez-Garcia attended

the annual conference for the most influential Hispanic print media organization in the country, the National Association of Hispanic Publications (NAHP), in San Diego, CA. She also completed her term as the Region Four Board Member. The membership has given Latino

Lubbock access to research studies on the state of the Hispanic community, Hispanic print, advertising in Hispanic print, and other topics of interest to NAHP, Inc.’s constituency. The National Association of Hispanic Publications, Inc. is a nonprofit, non partisan trade advocacy organization representing the leading Spanish language publications serving 42 markets.


Personal/Professional Development BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES IN SPANISH in Generation Online and the classes are free. We are located at Life Run 4902 34th St. Lubbock, TX. For information please call Deana Rosser 806-687-9732. CLASES BASICAS DE COMPUTACION EN ESPAÑOL Generations online y son gratis. Estamos localicados en Life Run 4902 34th St. Para mas informacion llamen a Deana Rosser 806-687-9732. FREE GED CLASSES with childcare for Lubbock and the surrounding area offered by the Lubbock Dream Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. You must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in public school to be eligible for the classes. For more info call 806-7933336. General office hours are Mon. thru Thurs. from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. FREE GED AND ESL CLASSES for Lubbock and the surrounding area offered by Adult Education Center. We accept new students on a bi-monthly basis. You must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in public school to be eligible for the classes. For more info call 806-281-5750. Open Mon. thru Fri. from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. CHILD CARE AVAILABLE FOR INCOME-ELIGIBLE FAMILIES Families who are income eligible may receive fee assistance to attend one of the Early Learning Center’s five centers for child care. Parents or caretakers must be employed or in school. The program is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (806) 765-9981 for more information. REFERRAL FOR QUALITY CHILD CARE in Lubbock by the South Plains Day Home Association helps parents with free referrals to licensed or registered day care facilities that are routinely monitored by the Texas Department and Protective Services. Call 796-0606 or 792-1847 for more information. FREE LITERACY PROGRAM offers assistance with reading, GED preparation, and English as a second language classes. Programs for individuals with a learning disability as well as one-on-one tutoring is also available. The programs are free. For more information please call (806) 775-3636. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES Registration for free English as a second language (ESL) classes for adults are available on site at class locations, or by calling (806) 7753636, or in person at the Literacy Lubbock office in the Mahon Library. CLASES DE INGLÉS COMO SEGUNDA IDIOMA La Literacia de Lubbock (Literacy Lubbock) ofrecen clases gratis de inglés como segundo idioma (English as Second Language) para la comunidad. Todos los adultos están bienvenido en estas clases. Para más información, llame a (806) 775-3636. IMMIGRATION SERVICES If you need help with immigration issues call 806741-0409.

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Business/Opportunity Updates EXPORTING 101 Nov. 13, 2012, 6 to 8 pm @ The Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, suite 114, Lubbock, TX. Information for small business owners who are interested in exporting. $10 per person. Call Elaine @ 745-1637 to reserve your seat. EXPORT FINANCING 101 Nov. 15, 2012, 6 to 8 pm @ The Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, suite 114, Lubbock, TX. Learn about international methods of payments, how to finance your international buyers, and how to finance your export business. $10 per person. Call Elaine @ 745-1637 to reserve your seat. SBA OPPORTUNITIES Nov. 28, 2012, 6 to 8 pm @ The Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, suite 114, Lubbock, TX. Information about SBA loans and other services available from the SBA. No fee. Call Elaine @ 745-1637 to reserve a seat. 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. HELP FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND SMALL BUSINESSES The Lubbock Area Foundation Micro Business Program provides business education, guidance and access to business loans from $500 to $5000 for independent contractors and those starting or expanding a small business. For more info call 762-8061 or visit Email your announcements to:, by the 21st. To advertise call us at (806)792-1212. Deadline is the 23rd.

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By Jaime D. Garcia SOME TAX PROVISIONS WILL EXPIRE SBA Loans on Rise for AT THE END OF 2012 Small Business Exporters A

BA-backed loans to exporters S continued to grow in FY2012, reaching more than $923 million,

which supported $1.7 billion in small business exports. “Giving small businesses the tools they need to export their goods and services and create jobs is an important part of our core mission,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “Exporting is creating opportunities for small businesses to create good-paying jobs and provide economic benefits to local communities nationwide.” SBA has recently revamped its International Trade Loan which has seen an upsurge of 106 percent in loans guaranteed and 207 percent in dollar volume. The loan allows small manufacturers to expand their facilities or buy equipment to manufacture products sold internationally, either directly or indirectly through an Export Trading Company or an Export Management Company. SBA is promoting this “indirect export” model of using an export intermediary, along with other export-related services, training and counseling, through a series of export conferences and matchmaking

events hosted by the SBA that began in 2010. As part of that series, the SBA, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and the National Small Business Association today jointly sponsored an Export Matchmaker Trade Fair – Missouri Edition. More than 150 business representatives from 16 states and four countries registered to participate, with half of the attendees from the St. Louis metropolitan area. The event today featured workshops on international trade topics that will help small business owners learn how to export, expand their operations and create jobs. A matchmaking trade show helped small business manufacturers match up with Export Management Companies and Export Trading Companies specializing in exporting U.S. goods and services. Since 2009, SBA has guaranteed 6,100 loans to small business exporters for over $3.1 billion and supported more than $6 billion in exports. For more information about the SBA, its international trade programs and services and future export matchmaker events, visit www.

LP&L Seeks Ways to Lower Costs


s material and wholesale electricity costs continue to rise, Lubbock Power and Light continues to seek ways to maintain some of the lowest electric rates in the State of Texas. The Electric Utility Board and Lubbock City Council have been working together to identify ways to keep operating costs low and recently took action to avoid future operating costs by paying off high interest rate debt in what Glen Robertson, Lubbock Mayor and member of the Electric Utility Board said, “Just makes good business sense.” In September, the Electric Utility Board recommended paying off $5,640,000 of debt with high financ-

ing costs and in October the City Council took final action to redeem certain outstanding obligations with higher interest rates. Electric Utility Board Chairman Mike Davis said, “The 2003 bonds that are expected to be redeemed in November have an average interest rate of 4.6%. By paying them off early, LP&L will avoid interest costs of about $1.6 million over the next 10 years.” Former City Council Member and current Electric Utility Board Member George Carpenter went on to say, “A lot of people consider refinancing debt when interest rates are low, but when you can pay the debt off, that is the best way to go.”

s I have explained in other articles that many tax laws are temporary and can change from one year to the other. Congress can actually extend expiring provisions; however, they recessed on September 22, 2011 it may not be until January of next year before they reconvene. Therefore, it could be detrimental to some businesses, if they do not take advantage of such provisions There are several tax provisions; however, I am going to mention a few. Under Section 179, leasehold improvements, restaurant property, and qualified retail space improvement property, can expensed up to $250,000.00 in year of purchase. Also such improve-

ments can be treated as 15 year depreciable property. Also, presently you can also expense up to $500, 000 in machinery and equipment. This can be beneficial to farmers or businesses that have expensive equipment. There are many other provisions, and they may be extended once Congress reconvenes, but as of now they will expire if no action is taken. Consult your personal tax advisor for additional and complete information.

JAIME D. GARCIA has been the owner of Associated Business services since 1978. He earned a degree from Texas Tech. He specializes in Accounting and Small Business consulting. Call (806) 744-1984 for more information.

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Wellness/ bienestar



next meal. 4. Start a food journal and write EVERYTHING down you eat and drink. 5. Exercise at least three times a week- this can be 10-15 minutes of walking. 6. Don’t drink your calories, step away from sugar-sweetened beverages, such as sodas, juices and sweetened teas. 7. At holiday parties and get-togethers focus on the conversation not the food. 8. Eat slowly and wait 20 minutes before going for seconds. 9. Drink alcohol in moderation- that is one drink for women and two for men. 10. Try not to snack when cooking or in-between meals- these little bites can add up! Happy Holidays Everyone!

t’s the holiday season! A season for cheer, joy, family… but also regret! Regret for helping yourself to an extra portion of turkey, or cake, or ice-cream and the extra pounds associated with that. And this is exacerbated by the fact that it’s not just one holiday, it’s three! First Thanksgiving, then Christmas, then New Year’s! This holiday season, plan ahead and get through the season without having to get out your stretch pants. Here are 10 tips to help you get started. 1. Weigh yourself every Monday morning before breakfast. 2. Always start your day with a healthy breakfast. 3. Don’s skip any meals-this will Visit for only make you eat more during the more nutrition and exercise info.

N e w Wa y s to Beat Diabetes

The latest treatments for fighting the devastating disease

ver the past 30 years the numO ber of Americans diagnosed with diabetes has skyrocketed, from

about 6 million in 1980 to almost 19 million today. As this problem spirals out of control, researchers are racing to find new treatments for this devastating disease. Recently, scientists at Newcastle University in England reported that a 600-calorie-a-day diet appeared to reverse type 2 diabetes in a small group of patients who had diabetes for less than four years. Seven patients out of 10 were still diabetesfree three months after they stopped the extreme eight-week diet, which consisted of meal-replacement drinks and three daily servings of starchy vegetables. On the surgical front, a weight-loss surgery known as a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass has proven surprisingly effective at reversing type 2 diabetes: 80 percent of patients undergo-

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able problem. If your fasting blood glucose level is above 100, the time to act is now. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), a large multicenter research study, has shown that overweight people with pre-diabetes can reduce their risk for diabetes by 58 percent if they lose just 5 to 7 percent of their body weight. Most important is getting 150 minutes of physical exercise each week: Physical exertion helps muscle cells better use glucose and can lead to weight loss, which can help ward off diabetes.

Nuevas maneras de vencer la diabetes

mentado estrepitosamente, pasando de alrededor de 6 millones en 1980 a casi 19 millones en la actualidad. A medida que el problema se sale de control, los investigadores corren para encontrar nuevos tratamientos para esta devastadora enfermedad. Hace poco, científicos de Newcastle University, en Inglaterra, informaron que, al parecer, una dieta de 600 calorías diarias revirtió la diabetes tipo 2 en un pequeño grupo de pacientes que padecieron diabetes por menos de cuatro años. Siete de 10 pacientes seguían sin diabetes tres meses después de detener la intensa dieta de ocho semanas, que consistió en bebidas sustitutas de alimentos y tres porciones diarias de verduras ricas en almidón. En el plano quirúrgico, una cirugía para perder peso conocida como desvío gástrico Roux-en-Y demostró ser sorprendentemente efectiva para revertir la diabetes tipo 2: el 80 % de los pacientes que se someten a esta cirugía —que consiste en crear una bolsa en la parte superior del estómago y conectarla directamente al

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ing this surgery — which involves creating a pouch in the upper part of the stomach and attaching it farther down the small intestine — experience dramatic remission of their diabetes. These results are seen just days after surgery and before much weight loss occurs. Such findings have led to a surge of research attempting to understand how gastric bypass affects the regulation of blood sugar. While it's unclear exactly how this works, most theories focus on the previously underappreciated role of the small intestine and stomach as endocrine, or hormone-releasing, organs. The Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in particular seems to alter specific hormones that help regulate the body's response to sugar. Still, the last thing I would recommend is that people rely on extreme diets or radical stomach-rerouting surgeries to solve an often prevent-

intestino delgado— experimentan una drástica regresión de su diabetes. Estos resultados se ven apenas días después de la cirugía y antes de perder mucho peso. Estos hallazgos han generado una oleada de investigaciones para tratar de entender cómo es que el desvío gástrico afecta la regulación del azúcar en la sangre. Si bien no está claro cómo trabaja exactamente, la mayoría de las teorías se centran en el antiguamente menospreciado papel del intestino delgado y el estómago como órganos endócrinos, o liberadores de hormonas. El desvío gástrico Roux-en-Y en particular parece alterar hormonas específicas que ayudan a regular la respuesta del organismo al azúcar. Aun así, lo último que recomendaría es que la gente confíe en

dietas extremas o cirugías radicales de redireccionamiento del estómago para solucionar un problema que, a menudo, es evitable. Si su nivel de glucosa en sangre en ayunas está por encima de 100, el momento de actuar es ahora. El Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP, Programa de Prevención de la Diabetes), un gran estudio multicéntrico de investigación, mostró que la gente con sobrepeso que tiene prediabetes puede reducir en un 58 % el riesgo de desarrollar diabetes si pierde sólo del 5 al 7 % de su peso corporal. Lo más importante es lograr hacer 150 minutos de actividad física cada semana: El esfuerzo físico ayuda a las células de los músculos a usar mejor la glucosa, y puede llevar a perder peso, lo que a su vez mantiene la diabetes a raya.

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WALKING CLUB? by the Community Health Center of Lubbock Would you like us to start a walking Club in your area contact Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009. Individuals or group interested in joining a Walking Club will receive Free Health Screening like blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, blood sugar and BMI screening's. Individuals can then participate in walking sessions at group and/ individual pace. Benefits of joining a CHCL Walking Club: Get control of your health and weight. Receive incentives for joining the club. DIABETES SELF -MANAGEMENT CLASSES by the Community Health Center of Lubbock, Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the Broadway Clinic 1318 Broadway. For registration and information contact Sarina 765-2611 ext 1007. DIABETES NUTRITION CLASS Community Health Center of Lubbock Tuesday, November 6, 2012,11 a.m. to 12 noon, at the Broadway Clinic - 1318 Broadway. For registration and information contact Sarina 765-2611 ext 1007. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUPS NEEDED? Would you like us to start a Diabetes Support Group in your area? Please contact Sarina at 765-2611 ext 1007. GASO American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout Encouraging Smoker to Quit and Celebrate More Birthdays, Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Amigo's -112 N University. For more information contact Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009. 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. FAITH BASED AA for Lubbock and the surrounding area offered by the Lubbock Dream Center. Thursdays from 6:30-8:00 P.M. and Sundays from 7:00-8:00 P.M. For more info call 806-793.3336. General office hours are Mon. thru Thurs. from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. MAMMOGRAMS AND BREAST CANCER SCREENING A new program through Texas Tech, ABC4WT, provides free mammograms and other services for women aged 40+ who don’t have private insurance or Medicare Part B but have too much income to qualify for other programs. Also eligible are women younger than 40 who are at high risk. Call toll-free 1-855-ABC-4WTX. FREE PARENTING CLASSES Classes are Tuesday evenings unless otherwise noted. All classes begin PROMPTLY at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Pizza will be served. NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED. For more information or to register for a class, call 747-5577. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH LIMITED CLASS! Please visit our website at

November 2012

7 Simple Strategies for Controlling Diabetes

Eat three well1. balanced meals a day, with four to

five hours between each meal. This can help keep blood sugar consistent all day. 2. Avoid eating most breakfast cereals, which are usually high in carbohydrates. The body tends to be more insulin-resistant in the morning, causing a spike in blood sugar levels. Instead, eat a high-protein breakfast such as an egg-white omelet with low-fat ham, cheese, and chopped vegetables. 3. Avoid non-diet juices, sports drinks, and soda. All these contain simple sugars that can cause blood sugar to spike. 4. Use breads, such as tortillas, made from 10 percent whole wheat and brown rice instead of white. 5. Read the Nutrition Facts label and choose foods with less than 25 grams

of carbohydrates per serving, less than 250 grams of sodium (salt) per serving, and at least three grams of fiber per serving. 6. Exercise moderately for at least 150 minutes a week, or 30 minutes per day for five days a week. Moderate exercises include walking, swimming, bicycling, and dancing. 7. Be aware of the symptoms of hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. These include headache, cold sweats, shakiness, and blurred vision. If you have these symptoms, follow the “15-15 rule”: eat 15 grams of carbohydrates immediately. This can be a half-cup of orange juice, one glass of skim milk, or half a can of regular soda. If you don’t feel better after 15 minutes, eat another 15 grams. If it is less than 30 minutes until your next meal, don’t wait. Eat it right away. If the symptoms persist, call your doctor.

7 estrategias simples para controlar la diabetes

Ingiera tres comidas bien equili1atro.bradas al día, y deje pasar de cua cinco horas entre cada una. Esto puede contribuir a mantener el mismo nivel de azúcar en sangre durante todo el día. 2. Evite comer, durante el desayuno, la mayoría de los cereales, puesto que contienen un alto contenido de carbohidratos. El cuerpo tiende a hacer más resistencia a la insulina por las mañanas, lo que provoca un aumento brusco en los niveles de azúcar en sangre. En su lugar, ingiera un desayuno alto en proteínas; por ejemplo, una tortilla de clara de huevo con jamón bajo en grasas, queso y hortalizas picadas. 3. Evite los jugos que no sean de dieta, bebidas deportivas y sodas. Todos estos jugos contienen azúcares simples que pueden provocar un aumento brusco del nivel de azúcar en sangre. 4. Consuma pan de harinas y arroz integrales en lugar de blanco. 5. Lea siempre la etiqueta de información nutricional y elija alimentos que contengan menos de 25 g de carbohidratos por ración, menos de 250 g de sodio (sal) y, por lo menos, 3 g de fibra. 6. Haga ejercicios de manera moderada durante, por lo menos, 150 minutos a la semana, o 30 minutos al día cinco días a la semana. Los ejercicios moderados incluyen: caminar, nadar, andar en bicicleta y bailar. 7. Esté atento a los síntomas de la hipoglucemia, o bajo nivel

de azúcar en sangre: dolor de cabeza, sudoraciones frías, temblores, visión borrosa. Si presenta estos síntomas, siga la “regla 15/15”: ingiera inmediatamente 15 gramos de carbohidratos, que pueden encontrarse en media taza de jugo de naranja, un vaso de leche descremada, o media lata de refresco de soda regular. Si en 15 minutos no se siente mejor, ingiera 15 gramos más. Si su próxima comida debe ser en menos de 30 minutos, no espere; cómala directamente. Si los síntomas persisten, llame a su médico.

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The Doc or Is In

Advice from our Doctors/Consejos de nuestros médicos



iabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin or is unable to use it effectively. When this occurs, several bodily organs can be affected and have an onset of complications such as eye disease, kidney disease, and peripheral vascular disease. Kidneys function well when the tiny filters inside of them keep blood proteins inside your body. High blood glucose and high blood pressure can damage the kidney filters causing them to stop filtering which allows proteins to leak out of the kidney into the urine. Once this happens, the damaged kidney can no longer filter out wastes and extra fluids causing them to build up in your blood instead of exciting your body.


To avoid kidney complications caused by diabetes, maintain a healthy lifestyle by testing your blood sugar levels regularly, maintain a blood pressure no higher than 130/80, DR. VILLA manage a healthy eating diet, have your urine checked for albumin, avoid taking too much aspirin or acetaminophen, maintain physically active, control your weight, and take medications as prescribed.

La diabetes

roblemas de la diabetes surgen cuando hay demasiada glucosa en la sangre o sea azúcar en la sangre. Cuando esto sucede, pueden dañar muchos órganos del cuerpo como los ojos, el corazón y los riñones. Los riñones no funcionan bien cuando los filtros dentro los riñones no mantienen a las proteínas dentro del cuerpo. Cuando los niveles altos de la azúcar en la sangre y la presión arterial están altos, pueden dañar estos filtros, dañando los riñones causando que no puedan limpiar adecuadamente los materiales de desecho y el exceso de líquido. Por lo tanto estos materiales se acumulan en la sangre en vez de salir del cuerpo por la orina. Para prevenir problemas de

los riñones causados por la diabetes y mantener sano a pesar de la diabetes, mantenga sus niveles de la azúcar en la sangre cerca de lo niveles deseados, mantenga su presión arterial menor de 130 sobre 80, siga el plan de comidas saludables, hágase el chequeo de los riñones con la prueba de al concentración urinaria de albúmina, y evite tomar analgésicos como aspirinas o acetaminofén. También diariamente realice actividad física durante 30 minutos, controle su peso y no falte de tomar su medicamentó indicado.

DR. RUBEN D. VILLA is a Kidney Disease Associates Clinical Assistant Professor for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Education/ Educación

Tarrah Moreno recognized as a TTU Distinguished Alumni


KEEP CALM AND BREATHE: Sigma Lambda Beta (SLB) organized a student CPR course in honor of fraternity brother Víctor Correa, who drowned while wading off the shores of Puerto Rico. Bystanders were not informed on how to administer CPR at the time to save his life. Today, brothers of SLB are encouraged to become CPR certified and also provide an opportunity for members of their communities to be certified. During their event, over 100 students participated in the class, which taught Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), an emergency procedure, which is performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing in a person. Way to go!

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Vista College Named One Of Top Military Friendly Schools


ista College has been named one of the 2013 military friendly schools in the U.S., joining the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that have programs to support the country’s service members, veterans, and spouses of students. Now in its fourth year, the 2013 list of Military Schools was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VAapproved schools nationwide. VisMedical Assisting ta College made Business Administration the list along with 69 other Texas Business Management institutions and hundreds more Executive Administrative Assistant from other states across the counNetwork Adminstrator

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achievements. Tarrah Moreno earned her bachelor’s degree Summa Cum Laude in family and consumer sciences education in 2009, and now opens her Lubbock classroom to other students in the program. At Coronado High School, Moreno taught classes in interior design, interpersonal studies and culinary arts – the only one of its kind in the Lubbock Independent School District. She also piloted a personal financial planning program to students. Outside the classroom, Moreno is active in several philanthropic organizations and community service. She and her husband, Victor, are parents to one daughter. Congrats from Latino Lubbock Magazine!

try. This year’s Military Friendly Schools list criteria incorporate a survey of over 3,000 actual student veterans. This feedback provides prospective military students with insight into the student veteran experience at particular institutions based on peer reviews from current students. Vista College offers many programs online and at ground campuses located including Lubbock. Vista College has also been designated as military friendly by the Service members Opportunity Colleges (SOC). To earn this distinction, Vista College works with the military to help those in active service, the reserves, or the National Guard gain a certificate, diploma or associates degree. To learn more, contact Vista College at 877316-0246 or visit

Step to it: Walking Tips to Prevent Winter Weight Gain • If you don't already exercise, get approval from your doctor. • Warm up and c o o l down to avoid injury. • Start with short walks and work up to at least five, 30-minute walks a week to achieve significant health benefits.

SCHOLARSHIP INFO ONLINE - This website claims to be the most complete source of local, national, and college-specific scholarships on the net. It probably is, as it lists thousands of scholarships. Fastweb allows you to identify favorites to work on, and it has direct links to the scholarship sites. When you sign up, you can get email updates when new scholarships become available. Good and free resource. LATINO COLLEGE DOLLARS. ORG Scholarships can play an important role in helping you pay for college. They are free money that you can apply for – and they don’t have to be paid back. Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012. Submission Instructions: GENESEO MIGRANT CENTER SCHOLARSHIPS Provides financial assistance to students across the country with a recent or ongoing history of movement to obtain work in agriculture since the inception of its first scholarship fund in 1974. Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012. Apply Online: http:// HACU NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) is accepting online applications for its Scholarship Program. More than $100,000 will be awarded to eligible students. Application Deadline: Jan 01, 3000 Apply online: HSF/ GENERAL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS are designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a college degree. Application Deadline: Jan 01, 3000. Apply online at: aspx?id=460 AISES 2012 GOOGLE SCHOLARSHIP The AISES Google Scholarship will fund scholarships awards to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and people of First Nations from Canada AISES members pursuing degrees in the computer science, computer engineering and related programming fields. Application Deadline: Jan. 1, 3000. Apply Online: http://www.aises. org/what/programs/scholarships/info/googlescholars

GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM GMS will select 1,000 talented students each year to receive a goodscholarship to use at • Walk in a safe, well-light- through-graduation any college or university of their choice. We ed area. provide Gates Millennium Scholars with per• Buddy up or join a walk- sonal and professional development through ing group. our leadership programs along with academic • Drink plenty of water be- support throughout their college career. Apfore you head out or bring plication Deadline: Jan 01, 3000 Apply Online: it with you.

• Monitor your walking with an inexpensive pedometer. To get optimal heart benefits try walking about 10,000 steps each day. (En español p. 24)

G. A. S.

The Great American Smokeout for 2012 will be on November 17th. This event encourages many of the Americans to stop tobacco smoking. This event is promoted by the

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American Cancer Society to challenge people to stop smoking cigarettes for 24 hours, in hopes that this decision to not smoke will be permanent.

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Youth Opportunities FRIDAY NIGHT FUN: BEYBLADE BATTLES, November 2, 6 pm – 10 pm, Ages 6-12, $10, Dinner Provided, Hodges Community Center. TAMALE MAKING WORKSHOP Part 1, November 9, 6 pm, Ages: Teen – Adult, Pre-registration required! $10 Rawlings Community Center. TAMALE MAKING WORKSHOP, Part 2, November 10, 10 am, Ages: Teen – Adult, Rawlings Community Center. BABYSITTER TRAINING, November 10, 10 am – 12:30 pm, Ages 12+, $20, Hodges Community Center. P O C A H O N TA S FALL HARVEST PARTY - November 15, Listen as Pocahontas shares her story of when she met the English Colonists. Dress like an Indian! Enjoy crafts, games and snacks! Admission is free. Registration/Tickets required. For more info call (806) 775-2834 or visit http://www. Mahon Library, 1306- 9th Street. 10:30 a.m. GIRLS’ LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE - Join area girls to hear Jenna Lucado Bishop, author of 2 books and co-author of 1 book with her father Max Lucado. The event will be held at Green Lawn Church of Christ – 5701 19th Street, in Lubbock, on Saturday, November 17th, from 9 am to 12 pm (Doors open at 7:30 am). Tickets available at Life Way Bookstore, at $10. Tickets available at the door for $15. (Moms Are Also Welcome To Attend. Group Discount Tickets (Minimum of 10 Tickets) available at parenthood1@sbcglobal or 806-795-5437.

were recently selected for recognition in the National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) for their performance on the 2011 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/ NMSQT) and their grade point average (GPA). Each year, the NHRP identifies nearly 5,000 of the highest-scoring students (from a nationwide total of more than 200,000 juniors) in the United States and U.S. Territories who take the PSAT/NMSQT and who designate themselves as Hispanic/Latino.

panic Scholars from Lubbock High School are: Florencio Barron, Abel Castro, Carlos Cruz, Madeleine Flores, Alexa Gomez, Hallie Looney, Jeremy Medrano and Elizabeth Moreno. The NHRP was initiated in 1983 to identify outstanding Hispanic/ ¡SI SE PUEDE!: Los mariachis grupo Matadores de TTU performed during half time Latino high school students and to at the Hispanic Heritage game. share information with interested colleges and universities. In order to be eligible, students must be at least one-quarter Hispanic/Latino as defined by the program guidelines, meet the minimum PSAT/NMSQT cutoff score for Texas, and achieve a minimum GPA of 3.0

tate Representative John Frullo S (R-Lubbock) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2012-2013

tists and engineers. Eligible students are required to meet the following criteria: • U.S. citizen • Texas resident • Currently a high school junior • Interest in science, math, or engineering • Able to commit to a relationship with Johnson, including a oneweek residential experience during the summer • Access to the internet and e-mail (home, school or public library) The state of Texas, in partnership with Johnson and the Texas educational community, developed HAS in 1999 to encourage students to pursue studies and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. High school juniors interested in applying for the 2012-2013 project should visit:

Frullo Announces Start of 2012-13 High School Aerospace Scholars

High School Aerospace Scholars (HAS) project. HAS enables selected Texas high school juniors to explore new frontiers and become a part of NASA’s plan for space exploration. "This is a great program," Frullo said. "I want to encourage anyone interested in working with NASA scientists to apply for this unique opportunity." Selected students will apply their math and science skills to complete eight web-based assignments during the school year to be competitively selected to travel to Johnson Space Center in Houston during the summer to put those skills to use. At Johnson, they will design and propose a mission focused on deep space exploration alongside their peers as well as NASA scien-

DANCING FOR HERITAGE: The members of the ballet folklorico at TTU also performed during the half time show. The group continues to grow and offer cultural activities on campus.

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: The 2012 HAW Scholarship recipients took time to pose for Latino Lubbock Magazine. Several more recipients in high school also received scholarships.

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. SPANI SH LESSONS Learn basic communication skills in Spanish as students learn with no grammar, QUINCEAÑERA no rules in a nonMarissa Marquez stressful environment. At 9 am on Saturdays at Rawlings Celebrated her Quinceanera Center, 213 40th St. Classes are $10 Monthly. on Saturday, October 20th with a Mass celebrated by OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredict- Father Nahum Lopez at St. able weather of high winds and too hot tem- Michael’s Catholic Church peratures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! in Levelland. Her birthday is Treadmill, bikes and more! Ages 13+ (13-16 Oct. 17th. yrs. needs guardian) 3 p.m., M-F at the Trejo Center. Free. GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6424 meets weekly at 6:30 pm at Hodges. Ages: 5-18 $15/yr. Call 789-9753 for info.

November 2012

QUINCEAÑERA Frances Rodriguez She is the daughter of Abel & Georgia Hernandez of Amherst. A Celebration service in her honor will be November 17, at Endless Love Chapel, under Pastor Mike Butts. Her birthday is Nov 30th.

QUINCEAÑERA Jade Aaliyah Meza She is the daughter of Troy & Veronica Robles. Her mass was held at Our Lady of Guadalupe, with Father Andres officiating, on Nov. 17th. Her birthday is Nov. 12th.

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READY TO VOLUNTEER: Students from the youth group at St. Michaels Church in Levelland, pitched in and volunteered and sold candy apples to at the Kids Fun Fest.

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On That Day

Dedicated to his comrades those that perished, and to the "Lucky Ones"- Marquez, Bell.

Vietnam Vet Danny Lara, Shares His Story they had to continue on to fight for made it to his final stop. H stayed employees for 1983, and received there for nine months - paralyzed his award in Washington, D.C. He their country. and his wife Cissy, a clinical social On March 8, 1969, the day he was because of the trauma and shock. going on a mission, a Puerto Rican The Army veteran received inju- workers, LCSW, at Covenant Befriend came up to him. He asked ries in his combat that resulted in havior Health, and his daughter ReDanny "how do you do it, your not the loss of his left arm. In spite of becca, now a kindergarten teacher scared of anything," he asked the 21 that disability, he was glad to be at Frenship, got to travel to receive that momentous award. alive. year-old solder. As he reflected "When my mind is so occupied Danny respondthe time lapse - he with the concerns of others, I fail to ed, "I say a prayer recalled that while realize that I have limitations," he for me, for all of he was in Japan, said in an interview in the Vanguard us." he remembered in 1985. With that he was learning of the Despite the numerous accolades off on his next surreal moment for his outstanding performance and mission, certain when he heard achievements, from 1979 to his reof his faith, and that Bobby Ken- tirement in 2003, Danny struggled trusting for the nedy had been with health issues. As a result of his best. assassinated. He wartime wounds that forced him to When they had so much to retire. landed, they arThen, 1968 absorb. rived right into On Nov. 28th, Danny was dis- Danny continued to attend the an ambush. BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA to search and destroy. charged from Brooks in San Anto- group as a patient and a leader. He "The helicopter dropped us in a LATINO LUBBOCK MAGAZINE "When we got off the tangos, we rice patty not knowing they dropped nio. He came home after one year, saw this as an opportunity to serve as a volunteer. he had braces on his legs. s Danny Lara shared ac- would board the Huey Helicopters us in a field of bunkers." counts about serving in to designated target areas," said The young man said that he felt In 1971, he attended South Plains "If I don't go to group I miss out Vietnam, he recalled his Danny sharing that he first started like they were under fire for hours, College (SPC) but dropped out for a in something in my life. It's just an family working in the fields, and the as an assistant machine Gunner As- when the artillery came in to bom- surgery. Danny was tenacious and infinite bond of veterans that have bard the bunkers. They were to get determined to live. The young vet- gone to war,' he said explaining that first 10 siblings making it possible sistant, Machine Gunner. up and move to the right. And as eran returned and graduated from someone could need his experiencfor the last three to be able to com- "That was what I did," he said. they did, they hit a SPC, then he went on to Texas Tech, es, and that he need theirs. His team capplete high school and continue on to booby trap mine. and graduated in Dec. 1973, with a The retired veteran and social tain Eugene Bell, college. "So when I got degree in arts & sciences to become worker, now enjoys his time with He said that they were migrant was an American his grandson Jeremy. He collects hit It was just like a social worker. workers that went from one state Indian who also wartime memorabilia and showcasIn 1974, he did his field practicum everything was became his mento another working from picking in slow motion, at the department of Veterans Af- es gifts and souvenirs in a bunker cherries, to sugar beets, to the next tor. that was when I fairs in Lubbock, as a social worker. that he made. He also collects cul"That guy harvest. tural items that represent his family, experienced a big He was then hired in 1974. us When they finally settled, it was brought as well as Tech A colleague ensound ringing in through a lot of now possible for he and two of his memorabilia. couraged Danny my ears." other siblings to attend school, stuff. He took In addition, he He recalled that to go get his masgraduate from Frenship high school care of us." also paints, which everything hap- ters degree. So in Machine in 1965, then and then attend college His he recognizes as 1979, he continpened so quick. gun team inRelaxing after a mission. at Texas Tech. becoming thera"On that day, it ued and obtained "Without their sacrifice, we cluded Bell, the peutic and a way wouldn't have been able to go to native American; a machine gun- was daytime, it was hot, and amidst a masters degree to share his Vietner from Hawaii - Sonny; then him, the muddy rice patties, of 13, 3 were in social work at school," he said. nam experience. Our Lady of The killed, 10 were wounded... what apDanny the Hispanic; and "Speed" And then on December 12, 1967, This past year peared to be hours... I don't know." Lake in San Anhe was drafted into the military. He who was Anglo and actually slow. in June, Danny "I never knew where we were go- The heat was very clear to him - tonio, graduating served in the U. S. Army. met with Miin Dec. 1981. He He was sent to Ft. Polk, Louisiana, ing, Bell carried the map, he was the 100 degrees. chael A. Marquez recalled that he He clearly reflected of when the team leader. We just knew that our completing his basic training and Now, 2012 from Sacramento, mission was to search and destroy." helicopter went up. He felt the hot commuted to San then advance training. With Surviving members of his and Eugene Bell He was given an MOS of 11 Bravo, Michal Marquez was the platoon and abrupt air. It was like a resusci- Antonio. group. whom Danny sergeant, and he was volunteered to tation to the badly wounded soldier. Eventually the Infantry man. continues to call his mentor. aspiring professional was trans"I willed myself to live. And a walk point, "We all walked behind "If you get that label, your more comrade that there... I told him to ferred to the mental health clinic of "We fought through many battles than likely going to Vietnam," he him. That's the kind of pick me up and not let me lie, to hold the VA where he worked until he re- together, and we are the "lucky said. Sergeant he was." me and to put a tourniquet as tight as tired. He became a Post-Traumatic ones." The day his faStress Disorder(PTSD) counseling These men he he could until the medic came." ther delivered said, became like He distinctly remembered that his specialist. He created and put the Editor's Note: Post Traumatic him to the airStress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental name was Zarate, and he was from PTSD groups into fruition. brothers to him. port, was bitter "When some- Eden, TX where his best friend was Danny said that from the veterans health problem that can occur after sweet for several that he was talking to, he himself someone goes through a traumatic one got killed from. reasons that only we wouldn't talk He asked Zarate if he was going to was learning to deal with PTSD. He event like war, assault, or disaster. he and his family said that the WW II veterans were Combat veterans who have expeabout him... I live. could share. didn't know how "Am I going to make it? There was very helpful to him, because some- rienced a life threatening event or After he was how they had survived - the war, trauma during their tour of duty to react. Nobody still humor in me... dry humor." transported to asked anything, When he arrived at the ER ship, how to deal with it, and how to con- and are consumed with recurrent Seattle, Washyou just didn't they stripped his clothes off, and tinue to live somewhat normal lives. recollections of such event should ington, his orders Seeking out the "VC" or "NVA" Through the duration of his em- contact the V.A. Outpatient Clinic at see him. That's hosed him down. were to go to ployment Danny excelled in his pro- (806) 472-3400, or the Vet Center at Two days later he woke up in the how I felt when Vietnam. His emotions were blank as he trav- my friends were were hospital in Vietnam. Then Japan, fession. He was selected as one of 792-9782. eled there. When he arrived he was in a daze," he said in a soft tone. then flown back into the states, then the VA's Outstanding Handicapped Employees, as well as one of the 10 assigned to Bear Cat for two weeks He added that there was no time for to Colorado, then San Antonio. outstanding handicapped federal It was the 28th of march when he mourning, they were soldiers and for social twining, to eventually join the mobile ravine force. From his training he was a s s ig n e d to be stationed on the USS. F r o m there, he would go out on Ta n go s through canals in the Mekong Delta. His missions were


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INSPIRADORAS: Education - Dr. Iris Rivero; Medical - Rita Corona, M.D.; Civic/ church - Ruby Gonzales; Business/professional - Donna Martindale; and Youth - Alexa Gomez, were the five women names Hispanas of the Year.


fter several weeks of acceptA ing nominations for the 2012 Hispana of The Year awards, five

Hispanic women were honored by the Hispanic Association of Women with awards at the 29th Annual Hispanas Inspiradoras and Scholarship Awards Banquet, held October 25th. The five women were selected in different categories: Education - Dr. Iris Rivero; Medical - Rita Corona, M.D.; Civic/church - Ruby Gonzales; Business/professional - Donna Martindale; and Youth Alexa Gomez. The event honors

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Hispanic women who have gone beyond the call of duty in their areas of expertise, including volunteer activities. The Hispanic Association of Women also celebrated its 29th anniversary by giving away $20,000 in scholarship money to high school seniors, and under grad and post baccalaureate college students looking to finish up their education. The mission of HAW is organizing the efforts of Hispanic women since 1983 by promoting education, defining issues of concern, forming coalitions, resolving problems, developing leadership skills and empowering women and youth.



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Anniversary Roy and Janie Esquivel, 49th as of November 30, 1963

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Anniversary Rufus & Julia Carrillo, 53rd as of November 21, 1959

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Anniversary photos may be mailed or delivered by the 21st of each month. The fee is now $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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THANKSGIVING FLORAL CENTERPIECE November 1 , i usted está gastando todo lo que at 1 pm. Ages, 50+ Free! gana y nunca tiene dinero para Call for Supply list, Copper Rawlings Commu- ahorrar o invertir, tiene que buscar nity Center. maneras de cortar algunos gastos. Cuando se dé cuenta de cómo gasta AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVING, su dinero, se sorprenderá de cómo November 13, 9 am, Ages 50+ $14 Lub- puede eliminar algunos pequeños bock Senior Center. gastos diarios que sumados llegan a mucho al año. Para ello, necesita deTHANKSGIVING DINNER POT sarrollar un presupuesto. LUCK style November 16, 5 pm Ages El presupuesto familiar no es otra 50+, Rawlings Community Center. cosa que un análisis de gastos e inTHANKSGIVING DINNER AND gresos mensuales. La primera regla DANCE, November 16, 6 pm, Ages del presupuesto familiar es manten50+, Sponsored by the Knights of Co- erlo sencillo. No hay que verlo como lumbus Council #8097, Trejo Super- una limitación al control que se tiene sobre el dinero, sino como una guía center. para saber a dónde se va el dinero que THANKSGIVING POTLUCK, No- gana mensualmente. Una vez desarvember 17, 11 am, Free with a side dish, rolle el prepuesto, la segunda regla es Ages 50+, Join us to celebrate Thanks- ser disciplinado en mantenerlo. giving. We provide the main course, you En un presupuesto familiar, podrá provide the side dish. Sign up for a dish ver áreas donde puede ahorrar, ya que by Friday, November 16th. Mae Sim- tendrá una comparación de los gastos mons Senior Center que tiene con el dinero que entra. El resultado es la ganancia o el dinero ENERGY ASSISextra que tiene cada mes. Lo que TANCE AVAILABLE haga con ese dinero es decisión suya. The City of Lubbock has Sin embargo, también le será útil al received funding from the Texas Department of Housing and Commu- pensar en hacer algún cambio para nity Affairs for the Comprehensive Energy poder lograr alguna meta financiera Assistance Program. This grant is designed (estudios universitarios de sus hijos, to assist low-income persons with utility as- jubilación, una propiedad). Veamos. Primero recopile los estados desistance and repair of heating /cooling units. To see if you qualify call Neighborhood House cuentas de sus tarjetas de crédito, at 741-0459 or for the Co-pay program call registro de cheques, recibos de todo Catholic Charities at 765-8475, certain criteria lo que compra (incluyendo, en el must be met. supermercado) y cualquier otra cosa que compre con efectivo, cheque o LUNCHES FOR SENIORS Join tarjeta de débito. us Monday-Friday at 12 Noon at one of Luego, en una hoja de papel o our five city senior centers! 60 & Over si prefiere en una hoja de trabajo en – $2 Donation/Under 60 – $5 Required el programa Excel, anote su ingreso Cost. Transportation available to seniors mensual e incluya otros ingresos tales 60 and over for $2 donation per round- como Seguro Social, pensiones, sustrip from your home! Available at all 5 senior centers! For information, call 767Happy Thanksgiving 2710.


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tento de menores, empleo suplementario, etc. Después, anote los gastos fijos como facturas (pagos) que vencen en una fecha específica o que se hacen regularmente, tales como: casa (alquiler o hipoteca, segunda hipoteca o línea de crédito), obligaciones crediticias (auto, préstamos personales, tarjetas de crédito), seguros (casa, auto, vida), familia (pagos de matrícula, sustento de menores, pensión alimenticia y guardería), y con- COMMITTED TO KIDS : Employees of the Lubbock Children's Health Clinic took time to pose for a photo at the 2nd Annual Kids Fun Fest held in historical Mackenzie Park. The tribuciones. Luego anote los gastos variables, day was beautiful and many folks attended this fun, family friendly event. los cuales ocurren regularmente, pero cambia la cantidad, tales como: transportación (tarifas de transportación pública, gasolina, reparaciones del vehículo), comida (mercado, almuerCall (806) 792-1212 zos, meriendas), servicios (electricemail:, or online at idad, agua, celular, teléfono), tarjetas de crédito, necesidades personales (peluquería, artículos de aseo), cuidado de salud (médicos, medicinas). Custom Jewelry Repair Por último anote los gastos flexCameras ibles, aquéllos para cosas que usted "quiere" en vez de para aquellas que Guns "necesita", tales como: ropa, entreTools tenimiento, artefactos, subscripciones. Aquí es donde podrá hacer ajustDIAMONDS OUR SPECIALTY Rolex Watches es o quitar de su presupuesto para así PAWN • BUY • SELL •TRADE Diamonds encontrar dinero para otra cosa. Una vez tenga toda esta información, poElectronics drá evaluar qué puede ajustar para comenzar a ahorrar. No importa que la 2301 19th Lubbock, TX cantidad sea pequeña, lo importante OCCC Licensed es comenzar. All Loans Confidential Para más información y ejemplos sobre este tema busque "Recursos para un mejor futuro económico" en el sitio Web The Aspira Association http://www.aspira. org/. (In English on p. 10)

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atino Lubbock MagaL zine is seeking nominations for the Top 20 Hispan-

ics of Lubbock for 2012. Six years ago, Latino Lubbock Magazine inaugurated the publication and introduced the Top 20 Hispanics of 2006. Over 70 nominations from all levels and backgrounds were submitted. The final 20 were volunteers, business owners, community activists, to high profile officials. “There are so many Latinos impacting the community in their own respect, and we want to recognize those who are truly committed to positive change and empowerment for our community,” said Christy Martinez-Garcia, Publisher of Latino Lubbock Magazine.

She encouraged nominations of individuals who made change occur in the community as a result of their tenacity and passion, who demonstrated commitment to the Latino community by improving conditions in their community, who succeeded in their professions and positively impacted the Latino community. Nominations must be written in less than 250 words and describe why this person stood out among others, citing examples of their projects or undertakings. The nominator must include their own name and phone number, as well as the number for the individual. Nominees must reside in Lubbock County, or in communities where Latino Lubbock is

distributed, and must be of Hispanic descent. Self nominations are not allowed. A short bio, and a photograph must also be submitted, along with an entry form located at www.latinolubbock. net. Past Top 20 Hispanic recipients may not be nominated for two years. A blind committee will review all nominees. The Top 20 Hispanic list will be revealed in the January 2012 edition of Latino Lubbock Magazine. The deadline for nominations is December 5, 2012, by 5 p.m. To request additional info or to ask questions please email, or call (806) 792-1212.

L U L A C Young Adult # 4 9 8 8 t o h old Uni ted to Give

For the fourth year, LUThe United to Give event LAC Young Adult emerged four years ago, Council #4988, will and is a unified effort put together holiday with other student colbaskets for the 2012 lege organizations. United to Give, on Students collect, preSaturday, November pare, and deliver holiday 10, 2012, from 10 am to baskets to families in need. 3 pm, at the TTU College of "Our goal for this year’s Education, RM 001. United to Give, is to deliver

over 100 baskets to families in the Lubbock area," said Analhi Rey, TTU LULAC President. She said that United to Give requires bag drives, monetary donations, food items, and volunteers willing to dedicate time and effort towards a good cause.

Cultural Arts Grant Workshop Nov. 30th

ivic Lubbock, Inc. will in Lubbock. Additional and procedures and the apC be conducting a grant funding for this program plication process. workshop in preparation is provided through a grant Two workshops are held for the November 30, 2012 deadline for the second round of grants available through the 2012 City of Lubbock/Civic Lubbock, Inc. Cultural Arts Grant Program. The Cultural Arts Grant Program provides local cultural organizations with financial support for projects that promote Tourism and the Arts in Lubbock. Funding for the Cultural Arts Grant Program comes from an allocation of the Hotel Occupancy Tax, which is generated from visitors who stay overnight

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from the Texas Commission on the Arts. A Cultural Arts Grant Workshop will be held on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 4:00pm-5:30pm in Room 104/105 of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. The workshop is free and open to local organizations who may be interested in applying for a Cultural Arts Grant for projects that begin after March 1, 2013. The Grant Workshop will cover the Cultural Arts Grant Program’s guidelines

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each year and all organizations wishing to apply for a Cultural Arts Grant must send a representative to at least one workshop in a 12-month period. Applying organizations must be a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization (or government equivalent) and have been actively pursuing their goals for at least one year. Applications and other associated documents are available online at www. For more information, call 7752236 or 775-2267.

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The Great Lubbock Barrios Superbowl As Remembered by Miguel (Mike) Torres

t all started in Mrs. Hagood’s I Government class at Lubbock High! This would have been in the

winter of 1966 or 67! Mando Yanez, El Changio (Bobby Aguilar-RIP), El Lupio (Lupe Urive), Mickey, and yours truly Mike Torres, started talking football! Pretty soon the bragging started about which barrio was better at football; El Barrio Guadalupe or the Hub Homes vatos! For barrio purposes back then, the area known as “the Flats,” south of Hub Homes to Broadway, was also considered Hub Homes area! After much discussion, the date of "The Great Barrios Superbowl" was set! I had lived in “El Barrio” when we first came to Lubbock in 1955, so most of the barrio gang knew me! We lived in front of Dona Huerta’s tiendita (store) on Ave N, and behind “El Cinco” (Cinco de Mayo store) a few houses down. Then we moved to Don Pablitos’ apartments, down the street on Ave M., across from the Rubio’s and their business establishment. Everybody had a nickname in the barrio. From "Pelon" (baldhead) to Vacha (cow), from "Quates" (twins) to every kind of animal you could think of. We stayed there about five years, then moved to Hub Homes, east Lubbock, and finally settled back in the Hub Homes again. Well, the barrio Chicano Super-

bowl was set for a weekday night, at Mackenzie Park, and I think it was on a Tuesday. I distinctly remember the temperature being in the mid 20s, the first night. Oh yes, the battle went on for two nights! I remember we came walking down over the hill just behind the Mackenzie Park swimming pool, toward the big open area, which is now part of Squirrel Hollow Meadowbrook Golf Course, and were quickly shocked at all the cars and players from the barrio! It looked like they had 10-12 substitutes, to our 4 or 5! They even had cheerleaders, and real fans ready to support their team! Wow, were we in shock! We met down on the field, the rules of play were explained, we all shook hands and introduced ourselves, then prepared to let the games begin. It was supposed to have been flag football, but quickly became full blown tackle, no pads allowed! Member this was the sixties! Besides that, who could afford football uniforms back then, much less pads! We had practiced the day before for a couple of hours, but not with all the players we had presently. The barrio boys had played before and had some Lubbock High football players on their team. We had two LHS players, the Hernandez brothers, Pascual and Manual on our team. The barrio boys were well balanced, as far as player size,

and speed! Our players were mostly on the lean side, with some pretty good speed. So guess who was on the line most of the time, glasses and all? Yours truly of course! The game started and right away you could tell they had a lot more practice and coaching than we did. They had some pretty fast ball carriers like Mando, Mickey, and a few others. We had the “Ceja brothers” (eyebrow nickname) Emelio & Arnulfo (RIP) Hernadez, and “Richie Boy Pineda” for speed, and believe me they had it! Both teams moved the ball up and down the field all night for two and a half hours. El Barrio scored first in the third quarter, then we scored in the fourth. So the game was tied for the night, and we decided to meet again the next night. Both teams weren’t as lively the second night, not until everyone had played for a while, and worked out all the soreness. You could see ace bandages and arm slings on both teams, but one of the barrio boys was in a leg cast and on crutches. Yes indeed, it had been a rough first night! Again El Barrio scored in about the third quarter, and we never

scored again, so they got it by a touchdown on the second night of play. Again, at the end of the game, we all shook hands and congratulated each other on a great game. There were never any fights between the two teams, although some tempers flared and a few choice words exchanged. There were some very hard hits, broken/jammed fingers, cuts and bruises, but it was all worth it as stated by both sides. There were a lot of new friendships made also those two nights. Some of our players nicknames (you know la raza), just in case some of the readers remember those days were as follows; La Llewa, Huesos, El Karate Man, El Muerto, El Teddy Bear, Leo the Lion (RIP), El Richie Boy, Los Carnales Cejas, El Chubby (de los Hub Homes), Cookie El Johnny B, Arnold El Cuerno, Scarface, and El Bee! The game was the talk of the school among "la raza" for a few days! We enjoyed every bit of it, and it brought both barrios closer together! Editor's Note: Latino Lubbock always urges readers to contact us about sharing stories, as well as photos, at (806)7921212.

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Pete's Barrio Memoir: Los Veteranos del Barrio

tribute to the Veterans that paved the way - WWII Veterans, these men and women not remember celebrating put everything they had Thanksgiving, maybe beon the line to defend cause we could not afford our country. This is to buy a turkey and the the generation of solrest of the food that goes diers that we all look along with the celebraup to. They are gradution. As we got older I ally disappearing as do remember the day bethey age and pass on, as cause Mom would cook such GOD BLESS our up a big meal and we would have WWII VETERANS. These Veterans relatives and friends over to share in are followed by the Korean Veterans, fellowship. often called the forgotten Veterans. The month of November also brings Then we have the generation of the to mind another day that is celebrated, November 11-VETERANS DAY. In the barrio we had a lot of our friends relatives and just people we knew ste es el año de las elecciowho served in the military. We pay nes. Un privilegio que no

Vietnam Veteran, which at the time were looked down upon, because the media portrayed them as evil soldiers. Since then we have had other wars, and more recently, in Iraq and the Afghanistan Veterans. Looking at this history our barrios can be proud to have been represented by the best that the barrio has to offer. On this day Thank a Veteran for what he gave. "ALL GAVE SOME---SOME GAVE ALL" Editor's Note: Pete Piña grew up in barrio Guadalupe and enjoys sharing his memories and the stories of barrio Guadalupe.

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bres. Pueda ser que los boletos estaban escritos solo en ingles y no bilingüe. ¡Gracias a Dios, que esos dias se acabaron antes que mi papa falleciera! La primer vez que pudo votar, se le hizo estraño que era tan facíl. Se le noto que estaba muy orgullozo, pero no lo decia. Ahora, llevo a mi mama de 87 años, a votar. Tambien me dijo en su primer vez de votar, “Se me olvido mi tarjeta para votar.” Pero si pudo votar, y hasta este dia va y marca su voto cada vez que hay elecciones.

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Faith & Religion/Fe y religión

The Latino Faith Vote Could Determine Outcome of 2012 ecent studies published by Pew I encourage Latino Faith voters to R and others confirm the potential coalesce around our core values of embedded in the Hispanic faith elec- LIFE, FAMILY, RELIGIOUS LIB-

torate. The finding from Pew published this past week indicates that Hispanic Evangelicals stand committed to an agenda that transcends traditional ideological parameters. Accordingly, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, a non-partisan leader who does not endorse candidates but advances GOD BLESS THE MEN: The Knights of Columbus #8097, held an awards ceremony what he defines as the Lamb's Agenand celebrated the groups work, as well as the stewardship of its devoted members, at the da, issued the following statement: KOC building on Erskine. The volunteers are committed to God, their churches, families and "This election is critical. We want community. all Latino Christians to exercise their civic responsibility as an act of prophetic witness.

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El voto de los creyentes latinos podría determinar el resultado de los comicios de 2012

os estudios recientemente publiL cados por Pew y otros centros de investigación confirman el potencial

que encierra el electorado hispano creyente. Las conclusiones que Pew publicó la semana pasada indican que los evangélicos hispanos siguen LIFE CHAIN: The annual Life Chain was held October 7th at 67th at Indiana. Life- comprometidos con una agenda que Chain is a peaceful witness of pro-life Americans standing to pray for the Nation and to trasciende los parámetros ideológipeacefully protest ending abortions. Signs were held up, as well as silent prayer time, and cos tradicionales. launch of a balloon rosary. En este sentido, el reverendo Samuel Rodriguez, líder no partidista que no respalda candidatos, sino que promueve lo que define como la agenda del Señor, hizo las siguientes declaraciones: "Estos comicios son cruciales. Queremos que todos los latinos cristianos ejerzan su responsabilidad civil como un acto propio del testimonio

profético. Exhorto a los votantes latinos creyentes a unirse en torno a nuestros valores primordiales: LA VIDA, LA FAMILIA, LA LIBERTAD DE CULTO, LA EDUCACIÓN, la mitigación de LA POBREZA y LA REFORMA MIGRATORIA. Nuestro compromiso consiste en conjugar convicción y compasión, verdad y amor, y rectitud y justicia. A fin de cuentas nuestro principal objetivo es conciliar el mensaje de Billy Graham con la marcha del Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. En la consecución de este objetivo no promovemos la agenda de los republicanos ni de los demócratas, SINO exclusivamente la agenda del Señor".

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HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA at Community Christian Church, 96th & Indiana, will host their 3rd annual Nov. 2nd, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and Nov. 3rd, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Proceeds will go to Lubbock Meals on Wheels, The Bridge of Lubbock, and Simple Acts Prison Ministry. There will be Gifts & Gift Baskets for all occasions, Seasonal Decorations, Dolls and Doll House furniture, an Antique Corner, Bake sale with jellies and jams, Food Baskets and a Quilt Raffle. QUINCEAÑERA RETREAT: November 10, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. A day of spiritual preparation for the quinceañera. Each girl must be accompanied by at least one parent. $15/person. If two parents attend, the fee is $10/each. Scholarships available. To register or for more information, call 806863-4904, or visit BILINGUAL GUADALUPANA RETREAT – Saturday, November 17, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Our Lady of the Angels Convent, Wolfforth. “Hijas de Maria/Mensajeras de La Palabra” “Daughters of Mary/Messengers of the Word” will be topic of the retreat given by Deacon Pedro Juarez. Suggested donation of $15 includes lunch. (Scholarships available. To register: Call (806) 8634904 or email Open to all women. ACTS RETREATS: TEEN ACTSDecember 27-30. For more information, contact Sylvia Bermea (806) 778-9026, or visit 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 WOMEN'S CONFERENCE will be Nov. 10, 2012 at St Joseph (Lubbock) from 1-4pm,in the Guadalupe Room. The theme is "Faith". This a free conference and women of all ages are invited. The conference will be led by Sister Leonor & Team Volunteers. For more information please call Sister Leonor at 765-9935, or Toni Castillo at (806)4668259. CONFERENCIA DE MUJERES el dia dies de Novembre,en la cocina de San Jose en comiensa a la una de la tarde, se termina a las cuatro de la tarde. Enviten a sus amigas,comadres,herman as,hijas...para que bengan a escushar la palabra,de Nuestro Padre Bendito Y Nuestra Madre Bendita.Para mas detais llamen a La offecina/Hermana Leonor 765-9935.For more info call the office, Sister Leonor.Hope to see alot of you all come join us.God Bless. DEFERRED ACTION-IMMIGRATION Catholic Charities Immigration Director has been with our agency over 15 years and is very knowledgeable on the Immigration system and application process. We will be helping young people apply for the Deferred Action Application; our fee is $400. To make an appointment, please call 806741-0409. 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. Please leave a message for Sylvia Piña.

Memoriam/memorial Michael Moralez, 41, of Lubbock passed away on Oct. 15, 2012. He was born on Jan. 9, 1971, to Juan Moralez and Lydia Moralez. Mr. Morales attended school at Lubbock High School and South Plains College. He worked as a construction worker. Michael loved his five dogs; he was a Catholic and an artist. Michael is survived by one son, Matthew Moralez; one daughter, Nicky Moralez, both of Lubbock; and his companion, Mimi Espinoza. He is also survived by his mother, Lydia Covarrubio; three sisters, Naomi Moralez, Josephine Davis and Michelle Hernandez; one brother, Adam Covarrubio, all of Lubbock; and his maternal grandmother, Petra Martinez. He was preceded in death by his fathers, Juan Moralez and Steven Covarrubio Sr., and one brother, Steve Covarrubio Jr. Arturo Cortez, 63, of Lubbock passed away on Oct. 19, 2012. He was born on Jan. 7, 1949, to Simon and Manuela Cortez in Donna, Texas. He married Narcisa Guajardo on Feb. 26, 1978, in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, and from their marriage came to be four beautiful girls. Arturo worked for Vista Fibers for 15 years and also worked for American Fibers for 10 years. Those who cherished his life are his loving wife for 34 years, Narcisa Cortez; his beautiful daughters, Maria Leyva, Yadira Cortez, both of Lubbock, Elizabeth Espinoza of Laredo and Corena Talley of Odessa; two sisters, Paula Cortez and Ophelia Cortez, both of Monterrey; five grandsons; and five granddaughters.

Felipa Mary Guerrero of Lubbock passed away on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at the age of 60. She was born Feb. 21, 1952, in Lamesa to Reymundo and Frances (Vega) Castillo. She worked as a nurse at Covenant Medical Center for more than 25 years before becoming a private care giver to the Nash family. Mary was of the Catholic faith. Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, John Guerrero Jr. of San Antonio and Jason Guerrero of Grapevine; one daughter, Renee Guerrero of Lubbock; one brother, Raymond Castillo Jr. of Lubbock; three sisters, Sylvia Gonzales, Toni Flores and Linda Jimenez, all of Lubbock; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Felipa was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Jerry Castillo; and two sisters, Olivia Casares and Maria Cruz.

Philip J. Lozano, 70, of Lubbock, went to be with the Lord Oct. 22, 2012. Phil was born on Aug. 23, 1942, to Jess and Helen (Real) Mata in Corona, Calif. Phil served in the in the US Air Force in Germany, Thailand and Korea. He retired in 1987 as a Master Sergeant and a superintendent of flight operations from Reese AFB. He married Francess Vargas Moreno on May 23, 1987, in Lubbock. He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Jennifer Lozano. He is survived by his wife, Francess; four children, Vivian Villareal and husband Robert, Judith Lozano, Philip Lozano, and Eric LoGeronimo Jerry zano, all of San Antonio; two stepchildren, Castillo 47, of Lub- Oscar Moreno and wife Tracie of Chandler, bock, passed away Oct. Ariz., and Carlos Moreno of McAllen; seven 19, 2012. Geronimo was grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one born May 6, 1965, in great-grandchild; and six siblings, Bonnie Lubbock to Reymundo and Frances Castillo. He is survived by his Sylvia Valdez Tiny girls, Jenny Rodriguez, Romo, 52, of Lubbock Crystal Castillo and passed away October Erica Castillo, all of Lub25, 2012. She was born bock, and Veronica Reyna of Levelland; one on January 2, 1960 in brother, Reymundo Rey Castillo of Lubbock; Slaton to the late Guathree sisters, Linda Jimenez, Antonia Flores dalupe and Manuela and Silvia Gonzales, all of Lubbock; and 12 Valdez. She married grandchildren. He was preceded in death by Gustavo Romo on June his parents and three sisters, Felipa Guer1, 2001 in Lubbock. She rero, Olivia Casares and Maria Cruz. was a housewife. She had some kittens that she loved as her chilAgedita Gale Bas- dren, Kitty Binks, Gunner, Yager, and Chestardo Trevino, 64, ter Baluga. She is preceded in death by both of Lubbock passed of her parents; two brothers, Thomas Valdez away on September 30, and Tony Valdez; and two sisters, Elvira 2012. She was born on Vasquez and Pauline Valdez Survivors inAugust 4, 1948, to Jose clude her husband, Gus Romo of Lubbock; a Conrado Bastardo and son, Leonard Torrez of Amarillo; a daughter, Yrene Ramirez Bas- Michelle Miranda of Lubbock; three brothers, tardo. Gale is survived Frank Valdez of Idalou, Lupe Valdez of Post, by her children, Billy Joe Trevino, Michael Angelo Trevino and Diana Neighly; grandchildren, To everything there is a season, great-grandchildren, brothers, Jose Cona time to every purpose under rado Bastardo Jr., Mario Rene Bastardo and the sun… ECCL 3:18. Hernando Fernando Bastardo; sisters, Dolores Gutierrez and Alicia Anna Prieto; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Anita Ruiz Cruz, 70, of Levelland passed away on October 15, 2012. Anita was born on July 10, 1942, in Donna, Texas. She married Manuel Cruz, and he preceded her in death on April 5, 2012. She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Palma and husband Charlie, and Brenda Rios and husband Tony; grandchildren, Laura Rios and Anthony Ozuna, Jennifer Williams, George Rios and wife Josie, and Brandy Gutierrez and husband Bobby; great-grandchildren, Brandon Williams, Tiffany Rios, Breanna and Baleigh Gutierrez, Leilani Rios, Benny Alvarado, Bella Gutierrez, Eliana Rios and Layla Ozuna; and brother, Juan Ruiz. Juan Dimas, 60, of Lubbock passed away on October 15, 2012. Juan was born October 12, 1952, in Karnes City, Texas. After graduating Karnes City High School, he served proudly in the U.S. Navy. After honorable discharge, Juan began working at a truck driver until retiring. Those left to cherish his memory are two brothers, Arturo and Hector, and six sisters, Janie, Mary, Sara, Esperanza, Lidia and Elva. Juan was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Martin; and one sister, Dora. Dominga Benitez, 71, of Lubbock passed away on September 25, 2012 in Lubbock. She was born on May 4, 1941 in Fashion, Texas to the late Julio and Seferina Ortiz. She married Wencelou Benitez in 1961 in Idalou. He preceded her in death on September 6, 2011. She was a homemaker and a Catholic. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronnie Benitez in 2006. Survivors include four sons Virgil Benitez, Herman Benitez, Jerry Benitez, and Vince Benitez all of Lubbock; two daughters, Annie Benitez and Velma Benitez both of Lubbock; four brothers, Candelario Ortiz, Ramon Ortiz, Juan Ortiz, and Ruben Ortiz all of Lubbock; three sisters, Esperanza Serenil and Irma Rodriguez both of Lubbock, and Connie Cantu of San Antonio; 17 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren Razell Hernandez Madrid, infant daughter of Catalina Raquel Hernandez and Jacob Madrid of Lubbock, passed away on October 2, 2012. Razell was born on September 29, 2012 and passed away on September 29, 2012. She was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandmother, Virginia Manriquez. Survivors include her parents, both of Lubbock; a brother, Jadakis Madrid of Lubbock; three sisters, Naudia Rodriguez, Jadika Madrid and Jzae Madrid all of Lubbock; her maternal grandparents, Rachel Losoya and Noel Hernandez both of Lubbock; her paternal grandparents, Marina and Rafael Segura both of Lubbock; her maternal great-grandparents, Lonnie Losoya of Lamesa and Yolanda Losoya of Pennsylvania, and Joe B. Hernandez of Lamesa. She also leaves behind a host of aunts, uncles and cousins.


MEMORIALS ARE PAID ADVERTISING, and can include photo message. Different sizes, prices. For more info, please call (806) 7921212. Please note that the deadline to submit is the 21st of each month, to be included in the preceding month. In Loving Memory Marine Sergeant Armando Reyna Salgado 6/14/57 to 4/25/09 In Loving Memory Of-Our Beloved, Son, Brother, Tio & Friend The Memories you left in our hearts will always be special just like you were, a stranger to no one. You were loved by the people that surrounded you. You would always make people laugh. You formed an unbreakable bond with your family and with anyone who came to know you, because you were a kid at heart, lovable in every way. You are so very missed our Dear, Dear, Tio Mando!! Your memory is so much cherished by all who knew and loved you, all because the special person you were. We miss you Mando, we know that you are now making the Angles laugh in heaven. We know you are happy in heaven with our Glorious Father. Some day we will meet again faithful servant of God. We love you...fro all your family. Thinking of you!! Departe de tu Papa y Mama Salgado y familia Memorial Manuel R. Martinez June 17,1953- Nov.21, 2009

Although it has been three years, not a day goes by that you not cross our minds. Your presence is so dearly missed. Your smile, your courage and your loving heart. We miss all the joy, laughter and silly moments you left us with. We thank God for you. You’re right here, deep within our hearts. Love Always , Your wife Josie, Randy, Renee And a host for Family and Friends

Radio Catolica Mundial November Prayer A PRAYER FOR TODAY Heavenly Father, today I open my hands and my heart to You. I choose to release anything spiritually, physically or emotionally that would keep me from Your best. Search my heart, God, and show me where I need to make adjustments to make room for You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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one of the hottest summers on record for most of the U.S., that’s a welcome relief. Fall, for these keeping score, arrived on Saturday, Sept. 22, just before 10 a.m. But many are asking now that summer has officially left and the days are getting shorter by the minute – literally – one very important question: when does the time change? Not yet. We don’t “fall back” with the end of Daylight Saving Time until Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 a.m. Though some people call it “daylight savings time,” with an “s” on savings, it’s not right. The proper term is Daylight Saving Time, with no “s,” and it begins on Nov. 4 – a month away. If that seems late in the season – some five weeks after the end of summer -- it’s not. Until 2007, Daylight Saving Time ran from April to midOctober. But then Congress extended the period, making it three weeks earlier and one week later. This year, we experienced the “spring forward,” or the start of Daylight Saving Time, on March 11, and "fall back" is some four weeks away. Memorial Alcaro Garcia Jan. 12, 1944 to Nov. 18, 2007 We miss you. We will ALWAYS love you. Forever, Mary Lou Garcia And All You Children

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Gala Latina 2012 - Brasil SensacĂ­onal

Friends gathered to enjoy the festivities and catch up.

Catching up and ready to give back to those who give to the community. Christy Martinez-Garcia with Dr. Elias Ghandour.

Having a ball and enjoying the silent auction. Patricia con Marie Colon.

Dr. Anderton and her guest, taking a moment from dinner to smile for the camera.

The Pena family came to dance and enjoy the company of family and friends.

Dr. Jorge & Mrs. Brothers enjoyed the Brazilian themed event.

The clarinet section of the Coronado HS band were happy to pose for the camera.

LHS Westerner Flag team were representing.

The Monterey band marched in at the end.

The Lopez couples enjoyed some time as family, and having some bbq.

Mom and daughter Cindy Rangel and Ashley Rangel looking gorgeous!

Yvette and Rick Vargas served up smiles and award winning bbq!

Gala Latina Caprock Foundation

Dressed up and ready to dance the night away.

Dr. Luis y Martha Arandia posing for the camera as they enjoy the annual Gala Latina.

Lubbock ISD All City Band


Members of the Estacado High School held up signs.

Downtown BBQ

Enjoying some BBQ and big hats downtown.

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

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2012 Covenant Gala

Dr. John Detoledo and his wife Alina posing for the camera as they show off their 60's attire.

Catching up and gathering for a Midcentury Marvel at the annual Gala. Thomas & Tara Harris pose with Norma & Max Perea.

Christy Martinez-Garcia takes a picture with some band members and entertainment for the night.

Enjoying the festivities at the 14th annual gala.

Kid's Fun Fest 2012 by the Lubbock's Children's Clinic

Families came to enjoy the fun booths and delicious treats at the Fun Fest.

Saying CHEESE! As these kids gather for a photo.

Volunteers including Adelaida Montemayor, and Josh, came together to put on a great event.


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Cotton candy was a favorite destination for many of the kids.

2012 Hero's Luncheon by the Lubbock Area Foundation

Dr. & Mrs. Bashar Alalami smile for the camera.

Frank Garcia, Dr. Athos Colon, and Juanema Christen were present and ready to support the heroes.

The Morales family poses with Marciano and Martha Morales who were honored for their contributions.

Many gathered the event to support giving back to the community.

Life Chain 2012

Ernest and Paula Esparza encouraging the celebration of life.

The Rivera family from St. Michaels in Rawls smile for the camera.

Children came with their families to support the Life Chain event.

Tusha Rodriguez, Beck Lopez, and Marcus Rodriguez

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ LULAC Annual Halloween Bato Gacho Fundraiser

LULACERS of all ages had a great time!

Jaime Garcia, Grace Garza, and Henry Martinez sing and take time to pose for the camera.

Rey Esquibel was crowned as the 2012 Bato Gacho by Mandito Garcia.

Alice & Ray Lozada dressed as Little Red Riding Hood & the Big Bad Wolf.

Elizabeth and Eliana pose for the camera.

George, Mykhal, Dominic, Cassidy, Jordan, Cassie were ready for some tricks and treats.

Christina, Robert, Ariana, and Soledad were SUPER-ready for the carnival.

The Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha were ready to volunteer rain or shine!

Pink'd out and ready to race for a cure.

Smiling for the camera as they try to stay warm in the cold weather.

Trejo Annual Halloween Carnival

The whole family dressed up for the fun and festivities. (Photos by Nick Muniz)

Race for the Cure


Teams gathered to run, walk, and support family and friends fighting breast cancer.

Latino Art Exhibit hosted by Dr. & Mrs. Jose Cruz

Uzziel Guzman enjoys the paintings of artist, Alberto Gomez. (Photos by Amaris Garcia)

Dr. Jose C. Cruz and Nora Cruz hosts of the event, smile for the camera.

Paulina Jacobo and Robin Green enjoy the art and entertainment.

Rachel Salaiz and Francisco Rendon provided some of the entertainment for the evening.

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

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TTU Hispanic Heritage Game

Tailgaters Chavez enjoyed Raider Gate before the game.

Guns Up on game day! Sandra & Ramon Mendoza did!

Red and black and ready for the game. Veronica Marquez, Rachel Mesa, and Raphael Mesa.

Friends and family bundled up and were ready to support the Red Raiders on the cold day.

Pumpkin Trail Co-Sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine

Nikolas, Alexandra, Evonie, and Erminia Ybarra (Photos by Amaris Garcia)

Kaitlyn and Dylan Duncan pose with the Latino Lubbock Magazine pumpkin display.

The Herrera family had a night of fun at this years pumpkin trail.


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The Martinez family walked along the trail to see all of the carved pumpkins.

Hispanic Association of Women Banquet

Members and friends gathered to celebrate the recipients and achievements of women.

The women of Community Health Center of Lubbock smiled for the camera.

Friends caught up and enjoyed the presentation of awards and scholarships.

Taking a moment before the banquet to pose for the camera.

Aquí y Alla - Alla y Aquí

Posing for the picture at the job expo.

Lucy Varela, Kimberly Varela, Clarissa Varela, Marcos Subealdea at the MADD Walk. (Photo by Nick Muniz)

Amaris Garcia poses with Vince El Cucuy and Chismosa after an interview discussing the 2000 Hispanic Scholarship Bowl poster that she was on as a child.

Olga Barcenas and Lori Savedra at the Candlelight Vigil. (Photo by Nick Muniz)

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Texas Sports Report With Mando Reyna

ed Raider fans R are in whole lot better mood

L H S Te n n i s Te a m to Go to District Play

he Lubbock High School TenT nis Team completed the regular season with a 16-3 win over Her-

eford at the LHS courts on Friday playing without the #1 and #4 boys singles players. Taking the team to 10-0 in district play. Over all the team won 181 matches and lost only 9 through district play prompting a very nice dousing of head coach Mark Dotson with 10 gallons of ice water. Teams members are Seniors Robert Woody, Michael Dodd, Luke Castro, Hannah Smith, Jenna Smith, Victoria Shurbet, Ernestina

Garcia, Juniors Kyle Kjelberg, Elliot Abraham, Grant Norris, Collin Couch, Marshall Evans, Sophomores Kenneth Hardy, Matthew Levine, Doreen Crasta, Holly Fulbright, Kajal Parikh, and Freshmen Michael Moss, Jonathan Welsh, Cherokee Hernandez. The team is coached by Mark Dotson and Vikki Rhodes. The Westerners will compete in the AAAA Region tournament in Wichita Falls October 26-27 where the winning team will advance to the UIL State Tournament in College Station.

do something that no other Tech coach has been able to do and that is to win the Cotton bowl. Another team that has garnered our attention is once again the Houston Texans that again lead their division and also stand atop the entire AFC conference as of their bye week. Although one cannot overlook any team in the NFL, the Bills and the Jaguars should be teams you can put a W by when you project their wins and losses this month. The tougher games for them will be Sunday night the 11th against the Bears and for the first time in a long while the noon game on Thanksgiving day against the Lions. Keep an eye on these guys, it seems something special is brewing way down south in Houston. However what’s been brewing down in Dallas is something that is hard still for me to describe. When they lose, they lose bad and when they win it looks lucky. Whatever the destiny is for this team, it will be set in November. It starts with a meeting with an undefeated Atlanta team on the road, only to be followed by another road trip back east to face the hated Eagles. What was a consistent strength for the Cowboys last year is now the most inconsistent weakness for this team and that is the offense. Fans can go ahead and get the tar and feathers out for Tony Romo but to do that is putting on blinders and not really addressing what is wrong with this team. A lack of discipline and a lack of play knowledge have set

than they were this time last year. Barring some unexpected turn of events, Tech will be bowl bound this year. As to which bowl that is still to be determined, but the matchup against bitter rival Texas on the third will help sort out the invitations since bowl representatives will be present. At the start of this month they stand with a 6-2 record and have a real chance of winning out, and a lot of that has to do with their drastically improved defense. The offense, which I am pleasantly surprised by, has erupted on virtually every game so far. In all of their wins except one, Tech has scored over 41 points in their matchups. In their two losses they did not score as much as they had hoped, but consider that at least 21 points were given to their opponents in turnovers in those two losses. If they can control those errors, the final standings will have them in the top 4 teams in the Big 12, which is a far cry from where they were projected to finish at the start of the season. The struggling Longhorns will be an exciting matchup that Tech should be able to capitalize on, to be followed by the bottom dwelling Kansas Jayhawks on the 10th. Win out by beating Kansas and those pesky Baylor Bears Thanksgiving weekend and they will have a 10-2 record, which should MEN'S TICKETS land them in the Cotton Bowl, or the very least the Alamo. If that was to happen, maybe Tuberville can

this team back and you can see it with the wide receiver play and the porous offensive line protection. Since this is mainly an offensive problem, expect the calls for Jason Garrets head to grow. That would not be beneficial, but overall they still have a chance to make a big turnaround. November matters, so let us all be thankful. Happy Thanksgiving. Editor's Note: Mando Reyna is an avid sports aficionado and fan. Monthly he contributes his sports perspective of local to national sports. Email

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