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Volume 6, Issue 10, October 2012




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

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

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"¡Yo Votaré!”

Design By Christy Martinez-Garcia & Jose Carlos Martinez On this month's cover is a depiction of "La Mano" from the popular Loteria game, which is the 21st card from the popular Mexican bingo game. Some may not understand the concept at first, but I always wondered why the game even had a hand. My interpretation was that they were volunteering to do something. And because we are embarking on the last day to register to vote, early voting, and Election Day, I thought I would make my mano one that would prompt voting. As such, I hope that you will vote in 2012! A special thanks to my little brother who is a graffiti and graphics artist.


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"El que nace pa' tamal, del cielo le caen las hojas." "He who is born for tamal, from the sky the leaves fall on him." Meaning that for what you are born to do, your path will fall into place in front of you.

¡ F e liz c u mp le a ñ o s !

October Amanda Vasquez 10/1 Zachary Thomas Perez Jr 10/1 Justin Ramirez 10/1 Jenoveva Requena 10/1 Amy Deanda 10/2 Isaiah Armenta 10/2 Lisa Montez 10/2 Sarah F. Garcia 10/2 Eva Requena 10/2 Ray Alvarez 10/3 Teresa Salinas 10/3 Penny Garcia 10/3 Jacob Vasquez 10/3 Teresa Martinez 10/3 Lorenzo Cain Sedeño 10/03 Darris Linder 10/3 Joe Gomez 10/4 Destiny Molina 10/4 Ralph Rosiles 10/5 Jeremy Lorenzo Sedeño 10/05 MaKenzie Rey Sedeño 10/5 George Esquivel 10/6 Desi Molina 10/6 Donna Rose Carrasco 10/6 Genaro Carrillo 10/6 A. B. Hernandez 10/6 George Esquivel 10/6 Clara Ramos 10/07 Kaitlyn Denise Diaz 10/7 Alcario S. Ortiz 10/7 Jazzlyn Carrizales 10/7 Jesse Garcia 10/8 Hailee Smith 10/ 8 Amaris Garcia 10/9 Faith Trevino 10/9 Jenna Valerie Ramirez 10/9 Joanne Jiménez Rodríguez 10/9 Ernestina Armenta 10/9 Christian Vega 10/9 Amber Ybanez 10/11 Lupe Armenta 10/11 Pete Pina 10/10 Brennon Torrez 10/10 Cindy Rangel 10/11 Rudy Valdez 10/11 John Rivera 10/11 Melissa Rivera 10/11 Anjelica Maria Sedeno 10/11 Amber Ybanez 10/11 Daniel John Romo 10/11 Jermiah Salinas 10/12 Max Ramos 10/12 Rita Garza Hiracheta 10/12 Zander J. Rodriguez 10/12 Carlos Sierra Jr 10/12 Johnny Silva 10/12 Guadalupe Ramirez 10/12 Nautica Santiago 10/12 Gracie Hurtado 10/13 Eddie Acosta 10/13 Chismosa Jennifer Martinez 10/14 Jadeyn Alexis Sedeño Gutierrez 10/14 Terry Garcia 10/15 JJ Pauda 10/15 Gabriel Chavez 10/15 Blas Mojica 10/16 Sixto Herrera 10/17 Steven Hernandez 10/17 Syrna Salinas 10/17 Bertha Gonzales 10/17

October Stella Hilburn (91st !!) 10/17 Rick Suarez 10/18 Elisa Morin 10/18 Alexander Liendo 10/18 Evan Bravo 10/18 Reagan Urtado-Martinez 10/18 Mercedes Quant 10/18 Ramiro Hernandez 10/19 Olivia Hernandez 10/19 Katrina Pardo 10/19 Oscar "Ozzy" Ramirez 10/19 Bianca Martinez 10/19 Alberto N. Ramirez 10/19 Kartina Pardo 10/19 Tony Castilleja 10/20 Janie Vasquez 10/20 Kerry McCormick 10/ 20 Joe Rodriguez 10/20 Juan Lopez 10/20 Linda Lopez 10/20 Monica Garza 10/21 Mando Reyna 10/21 Rosemary DelosSanto 10/22 Vanessa Hernandez 10/22 Jim Arbuckle 10/22 Irene Duarte Mejorado 10/22 Father Heriberto Mercado 10/22 Danny Marin 10/22 Debbie Rivera 10/22 Butch Garcia 10/23 Adam Daniel Hernandez 10/23 Freddie Mendoza III 10/23 Ceasrio Garcia 10/23 Charlie Garcia 10/23 Irene Trujillo 10/24 Jacob Pauda 10/24 Gabby Saldaña 10/24 Margie Trujillo 10/25 Brandon Sanchez 10/25 Dario Rendon 10/25 Miquel Garcia 10/26 Miquel Cardenas 10/26 Stella Acosta 10/26 Kimberly Iris Diaz 10/26 Sylia Flores 10/26 Ray Lozado10/26 Jamie Gloria Martinez 10/27 Rudy Rosales 10/27 Jessie Torres 10/27 Ramon Larez 10/27 Nicki Rincon 10/27 Amanda Fuentes Lee 10/28 Amanda Lee 10/28 Lindsay Torrez 10/28 Ismael Garcia 10/29 Rita Montemayor 10/29 Sylvia Reyes10/29 Joe Flores 10/29 Harlie Braylyn Perez 10/29 Mary Solano 10/29 Bobby Garcia 10/30 Josie Alvarado 10/30 Christopher Garcia 10/30 Leslie Angel Flores 10/30 Maria Carmen Torres 10/30 Lupe Hernandez 10/31 Linda Jaramillo 10/31 Margie Diaz 10/31 Justin Lee 10/31 Lupe R. Hernandez 10/31

A l í v i a t e p ro n t o ... Ge t we ll s o o n O u r Pra y e rs a re wit h y o u

Ernestine T. Mendez Rudy Robles Edward Hernandez Abby Martinez Pete Piña

Sylvia Ortiz Eliseo Solis Tony Maldonado Frank Campos Grace Gomez

Julia Garcia Frank E. Lara Armando "Mandito" Garcia Jaime Garcia Veronica Castillo

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On the Cover

"I used to be ashamed by the way that I grew up. I tried to lie my way through better times, but when you think that honesty and truth is really your best weapon you embrace it and put it behind you. In the end, it drives you and motivates you to do good work. No one should be ashamed about where they come from as long as you desire to be a compassionate and decent person.” George Lopez

Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

CONTENTS Word from the Publisher

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Why I Don't Mind the Latino Label

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Opportunity Page

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Tips by Jaime Garcia

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Youth Page

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Dֹía de los Muertos

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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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Pico the Gallo Kid's Page

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Word From the Publisher

Nominations sought for Lubbock’s

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Lubbock Magazine is he scent of fall is in the air. The evenings Latino nominations for the T have been beautiful, and the West Texas Top seeking 20 Hispanics of Lubbock for sunsets have been heavenly.

Monthly, I share memories of my childhood, in part because I was blessed to have so many people who mentored, guided, and invested their time in me. My teachers were role models at school, and at home - my parents, my grandparents, other family members, as well as neighbors and church friends, were great examples. These individuals and their impact on my life are partially why I began Latino Lubbock Magazine. I wanted to share with the community their stories and their contributions. More so, I wanted to overcome the negative images reported on TV and in the paper. I was raised in an environment of church and community activists. My grandfather, parents and other significant family members were involved in everything from the cursillo movement, to PTA, to the neighborhood association. I recall block walking and going door-to-door handing out fliers and asking people to vote, and I myself was a young girl, and far from being eligible to vote myself. One time, believe it or not, as I was delivering a flier for a candidate named Kent Hance, a small chihuahua came running after me, and bit me! Causing me to fall, and drop all of the fliers. I remember getting mad, because I wanted to go home and play like the other kids. But in my family, you were born as my grandfather would say "to serve God, then family, and never forget your community." Needless to say, it was a good experience because I also got to see first hand the need that existed in my community, and it made me appreciative of my parent's effort and involvement - even when the folks they were trying to help, didn't put the effort to go vote or get involved in those efforts that would benefit our neighborhood, or help them. My father at a very early age instilled the importance of voting. I recall the pride I felt when I completed my voter registration card, and more so, when I got to go vote. It was a presidential election, and my dad and I went to McWhorter Elementary in the Arnett Benson Neighborhood, to cast our votes. This is one of the proudest moments in my life. And like my dad, I did the same with my own daughter. Her first time to vote was also a prideful moment for me. At every election season, I am disappointed when so much emphasis and work is put into registering people to vote, and they don't. Equally, I am proudest when people put the effort into becoming well informed and active voters. We must vote for the benefit of our community. In this time more then ever, despite our differences, Latinos have a shared public policy agenda. Hispanics need a compassionate government that helps people in difficult circumstances get back on their feet by providing job training to those who need it, by working toward a health care system that works for everybody, and by increasing support for homeownership programs, and other assetbuilding strategies. Latinos support a smart government that invests wisely in its young people today to ensure our country's economic prosperity tomorrow by making preschool universal so all kids start school ready to learn ... so all students, rich or poor, get the same opportunities, by supporting community-based education programs, to prevent dropouts and help those who do fall through the cracks. And today, there has never been a more critical time for the Latino community to be politically engaged, and our vote could not be more decisive. A critical part of our civic engagement work is to ensure that citizens know their rights and get involved in the political process at all levels—local, regional, state, and national. As always, may God place favor over you and your family. Thank you for believing in and supporting us. And thank you to our advertisers. Please invest in their businesses and services, as they commit to investing in ours. Como siempre, Latino Lubbock is committed to highlighting the numerous contributions of our Latino community. Thank you to those who support our publication. We are grateful to have 100,000 readers monthly. Please continue to support our advertisers who help make it possible to keep our publication free. Thank you for your support and May God bless you! ¡Gracias por su apoyo! Que dios los bendiga. PEACE and random acts of kindness. Que las bendiciones de dios estén contigo en mayo y siempre! Sinceramente, Christy Martinez-Garcia Publisher & Latino Market Specialist “Latino Lubbock, the Emerging Voice of Lubbock”

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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 La-

tino 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 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.

Latinos hail Columbus Oct. 12, Día de la Raza


n Monday, Obanks October 8th and federal

government offices as well as many Lubbock offices will be closed in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. While Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World in 1492 is celebrated by some, he has been debated by others and sometimes blamed for bringing slavery, the encomienda system and

the diseases of Europe that wiped out some indigenous populations. For some Hispanics Columbus is commemorated on Oct. 12, called Día de la Raza, or the Day of the Race. This day celebrates the influence of Hispanic heritage, the birth of the Hispanic people of the New World and the evolution of ethnic and cultural presence during the first real contact and interaction between Europe and the New World. Día de La Raza is observed during Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, and celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and

the Caribbean. The term La Raza was coined by Mexican scholar Jos Vasconcelos to reflect the fact that the people of Latin America are a mixture of many of the world's races, cultures and religions. Some people have mistranslated "La Raza" to mean "the race," implying that it is a term meant to exclude others. However, the full term coined by Vasconcelos, "La Raza Cosmica," meaning "the cosmic people," was developed to reflect not purity but the mixture inherent in the Hispanic people. Because this was the beginning of the Hispanic people in the New World, many Latinos believe it is a day worth celebrating.

Vote! Declares LULAC for Voter Registration Day

he League of United Latin T American Citizens (LULAC) joined 1,100 other national organizations on National Voter Registration Day to urge all unregistered voters to register and to go out and VOTE on Nov. 6. National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan effort to ensure that all registered voters vote. The 2008 election was reportedly plagued with voter registration issues that prevented approximately 6 million eligible voters from voting.

In an effort to prevent the low voter turnout rates of 2010, LULAC calls all eligible voters to register and vote. Throughout the year, LULACtrained staff and volunteers have provided information and training to LULAC council members in both English and Spanish to register people to vote in the following states: Virginia, Texas, California, Ohio, Colorado, Florida, District of Columbia, Illinois, Iowa, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, New Mexico,

Utah, New York and Wisconsin. Voters can learn more information regarding state deadlines, by going to www. Eligible voters will be provided information on what they need to bring on November 6, 2012, so they are not turned away at the polls. Attendees must bring identification in order to register on-site.

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Opinion/opinión Community Update WORLDWIDE DAY OF PLAY October 6, On Worldwide Day of Play, Nickelodeon goes completely “dark” for 3 hours, turning off programming to encourage kids to turn off the television and get up, get out, and go play! Lubbock will be hosting activities throughout the city to encourage kids of all ages to play! “Like” the Lubbock Parks and Recreation Facebook page to see all the activities! Want to host an event? Call 775.2685. SOUTH PLAINS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY will meet Saturday, October 13 at 10:00 am at the Lubbock Mahon Library located at 1306 9th St. The program, "DNA in Genealogy Research," will be presented by Charles "Chuck" Acree. For questions, please contact Barbara McDougal, President, at 7979687. SAVE LIVES! MADD WALK Form teams, walk, save lives. Saturday, October 20, at Coronado High School. Registration Begins at 9 a.m., Opening Ceremonies Begin at 10 a.m. Register today by logging onto: www. For more information, contact Amanda Eldredge at (806) 7936233 or email at amanda.eldredge@madd. org LEGAL AID OF NORTHWEST TEXAS Free Wills Clinic October 23, 2012, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 15th & University sponsored by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas. Services for indigent people that cannot afford attorneys. Call Legal Aid of Northwest Texas at 7634557 first for prescreening and scheduling. BUILDING STRONG FAMILIES 17th Annual Conference for Parents and Those Who Work With Them, Thursday, October 25, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, at 1501 Mac Davis Lane. For registration and information contact 632-1677.

Why I don’t mind the Latino label

hear so many Latinos complain I about us being slapped left and right with the Latino label. I personally don’t mind. We’re all aware of how Latinos were, until recently, the fastest growing minority in the country, how we have the greatest purchasing power of any ethnic group, and how some speculate we might even become the majority in the not-so-distant future. That’s worth taking note of, and they have. Who are “they”? The government, the media, and all the other inhabitants of the great U.S. of A. And when this happens, who we are, what we think, and what we prefer becomes important. They want to figure out what makes us tick so they know what it takes to make us go out and vote or spend money. And for these purposes,

probably helped subsequent generations be seen as simply “American” faster. Think about it. Blacks in this country are still called African Americans, not just Americans. It is what it is. When you’re different, you stand out, and you have to put up with the good, the bad and the ugly. The good in this case is that we are front and center right now, and despite the stereotypes and the discrimination (which all minorities have to contend with), they recognize our importance and they are trying to kiss our ass so we can help elect politicians, buy goods, and invest in the economy. And y’all better try to enjoy it while it lasts, because in case you hadn’t heard, Asians have surpassed us Latinos as the fastest growing mi-

nority. Pretty soon all we’re going to hear about is the Asian this and the Asian that. And, yes, they get grouped together too. At the end of the day, I don’t care what I’m called. I am a Puerto Rican, a Latina, and an American. I am a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. But most importantly, I am a human being, just trying my best to live a productive life so I can feel that I have contributed to the society I live in and to the global community we all belong to.

TAÍNA HAIMAN, guest contributor of Being Latino . Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author and should not be understood to be shared by Latino Lubbock Magazine.

Carta Abierta ¿Que Piensas?

We know our readers have a lot to say! Mail letters to Latino Lubbock “Letters to the Editor,” Box 6473 Lubbock, TX 79493, or email them to Don’t forget to include your name, address, and contact phone number. Mailed letters must be signed. Please note that unsigned letters will not be published. Letters are limited to 100 words. Writers are limited to one letter per month. Submissions may be edited for clarity or space consideration. Letters are not acknowledged. Opinions expressed in letters do not necessarily represent the views of Latino Lubbock. DEPEND ON MEMORIAMS Thank you for your time. As I mentioned I really love Latino Lubbock, and I look forward to each month. This is the only paper I read, and I depend on the memorials/memoriams. We would really appreciate if you could bring it back to the paper. And we are gonna to ask the funeral home we have used to also consider including the memoriams monthly. It's a small price to pay, and a good investment in our community paper. Please share this with others so that they can ask other funeral providers to do the same. God Bless, Mary Lovato

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY FALL SALE October 26 -28, There will be over 100,000 sorted books in all classifications, both fiction and non-fiction. This does include children's books as well. There will also be a collection of movies, tapes, CD's, framed art, books-on-tape, collectibles, and a silent auction. The event will be open to members only on Oct. 26 (memberships will be available at the door) but will open to the public on Oct. 27 and Oct 28. Prices in ¬¬the General Book Area are $1 for all hard cover books and $.50 for all paperbacks; children's books are 25 and 50 cents; Better Books priced as marked. In the Mahon Library basement, 1306 – 9th RESPECT EACH OTHER Street; Hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday In a local election whether it be county or and Saturday the 26th and 27th and 1 p.m. to city, can there be a write-in candidate? Just 4 p.m. on Sunday the 28th. watched the news regarding some local candidates running for a local position. Why is it 2012 HISPANA OF THE YEAR The in our HISPANIC community WE ourselves Hispanic Association of Women is accept- become our own worse enemy? WE become ing nominations nominees in one of the what we hate - what others have done to us five following five categories: Education, for many years! I applaud those who take the Medical, Civic/Church, Business Profes- time and efforts to run for any office or volunsional, and Youth. Nomination forms may teer. But, you should respect each other and be downloaded from the website www.lub- be proud that each of you are running for a and are due by September 14, cause not just for you or your people who 2012. For more information and nomination support you, but for the community who is diforms call 806-789-5508 or 806-789-3228. verse. I feel to lead by example will be more honorable than to play the games that past 2-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY QUES- politicians who have there own agendas and TIONS 2-1-1 is a free help line answered 24 try to win by running a trash campaign. It's hours a day, 7 days a week, which will link you time to show this city and state how to win to health and community services. with and by your record, education, experience, common sense! What are you going to FREE LEGAL AID OFFERED Legal do within your powers with the position you Aid of Northwest Texas provides free legal are running for in this city & county? Just be services to eligible low-income residents in honorable candidates, not another reason to such areas as public assistance denials, give folks to make excuses not to go vote! divorce and child support, evictions, foreclosures, domestic violence and consumer fraud. J R Castilleja Call 763-4557.

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they define all of us as Latinos. Does it offend you that we’re all grouped together? It doesn’t bother me at all. When I’m asked what I am, I say Puerto Rican, because I was born and raised there. But I also call myself a Latina. I’m proud to be part of the same group as my brothers and sisters from Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, etc. After all, we share many of the same cultural characteristics, values and experiences. As far as the argument that labeling us doesn’t allow us to integrate or blend into American society, I think assimilation takes time, and if you’re a dark immigrant, it takes even more time. Even blanquito Europeans who came through Ellis Island faced discrimination upon their arrival, but their whiteness

GREAT COVERAGE Thank you so much! You are such a great supporter for the youth of Lubbock. I am so pleased you were able to join us and provide such great coverage. I love your Facebook posts! Glenda Mathis YWCA Executive Director PARA EL PUEBLO Great job on the front cover of Fiesta de Colores 2012 brochure, as always, como siempre!! Thanks for all you do for so many in this Lubbock town, "para el pueblo". Take care. God bless. Jesse Garza OBITUARIES A CONNECTION I was very sad not to find the obituaries in Latino Lubbock Magazine. We hope that you will consider bringing them back as this is the only paper I read, and I feel connected to the families included. Manuel Garcia VIVA LATINO LUBBOCK Gracias Latino Lubbock Magazine...for the TECH FOOTBALL Game Tickets, it was an Awesome and Welcome surprise. All I can say is Milion de Gracias - My Great Niece and I had a memorable time....'VIVA LATINO LUBBOCK MAGAZINE Terry C Moreno via Facebook

CELEBRATE CONTRIBUTIONS Good info about Hispanic Heritage Month. Made it a point to share with my family. It is important for our contributions to also be celebrated. Keep up the great work. We really love and look forward to Latino Lubbock Magazine! Moreno Family IMPORTANT PERSPECTIVE Truly enjoyed reading the September "Word from the Publisher" section in this paper. I picked it up at a local coffee shop. And, I would have been remised had I not taken the time to share that even though I am not Hispanic, I was inspired by what I read. I think there are a lot of perceptions about Hispanics, but the most important perspective is your own. Sue Murray

IMAGINE LUBBOCK I attended the Imagine Lubbock event at Cavazos. I hope that folks from the Hispanic community will make it a point to attend the follow-up events, so that they can shar their views. More so, I pray, that organizers were receptive of the opinions and perspective. F. Garcia

Jose Moreno SUPPORT THE FIESTAS They made them free and yet the attendance was still low. I'm referring to the Fiestas del Llano. I don't understand why more people did not support this event. I attended the parade and the event, and was surprised at the low turnout. The food was good, the music was good, but it just missed a little more culture, and, more people. Perhaps it is time to grow the group involved and continue to encourage the community to support the fiestas. Nevertheless, thanks to the organizers.

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KUDDOS Thank you to Latino Lubbock for the nice write up about our trip to the 2012 US Transplant Games in Grand Rapids MI. It was an Raul J. Marquez emotional trip but a wonderfully healing experience too. Thanks to LIFEGIFT for making it possible and kuddos to Latino Lubbock for being a LifeGift Corporate Partner. Terri Vargas Contreras via Facebook


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West Texas Hometown Heroes Military Briefly

RETURN FROM DEPLOYMENT Yvette Cardenas Holmes, Petty officer first class, returned from deployment in the Middle East on September 19th, 2012. She joined the Navy in July 1998 after graduating from Monterey High School in 1997. She is in Lubbock on leave for one week and is stationed in Norfolk, VA. This is her fifth deployment. Proud parents Simeon and Ofelia Cardenas of Lubbock are celebrating her safe return home.


PROMOTED Zachery Tijerina Carrizales has been promoted to Reactor Control Division Leading Chief Petty Officer Nuclear Propulsion. He is stationed at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He is 25 years-old. He will be deployed the first week of October.

VETERAN'S ISSUE - NOVEMBER 2012 - Please start submitting photos by October 15th. LATINO LUBBOCK SUPPORTS OUR TROOPS! West Texas Hometown Heroes CARRIZALES submit photos and updates from your sons and daughters in the military. Please include name, title, branch, deployments, station, hometown, spouse and children. If not married, name of parents. E-mail photos to , or mail them to our address at P.O. Box 6473 Lubbock,TX 79493. Deadline is the 21st of each month. For more information call (806)7921212.

District 1 will keep $750,000 Bond for North University

he September 27th, evening T council meeting was dawned with folks in support of Councilman

Victor Hernandez who rallied to his defense in to keep $750,000 in unspent bond money, in District 1. Hernandez guided council members, his supporters, and others in the council chambers through videos he took of North University. First south to North, and then north to south narrating the changes and needs of the area. Council members listed as advocates addressed them during the public comment time, and discouraged them from using the money designated by voters in 2004 during a bond election for street renova-

tions in District 1, to, 34th Street improvements. Upon time to vote on the agenda item, which was moved ahead of other agenda items by Mayor Glen Robertson, the City Council voted unanimously to designate the bond money, back to North University renovations as part of the 2013 budget. Supporters cheered for the decision and then proudly exited the council chambers

State ID laws: 10 million Hispanic voters could be affected, study says BY WARREN RICHEY

ew restrictive voting laws in N 23 states could make it more difficult for a significant number of

Latino voters to cast ballots in the November presidential election, according to a new study released on Monday. Voter ID laws, tougher voter registration requirements, and efforts by state officials to remove noncitizens from their voter rolls could intimidate or deter many Latinos from exercising their right to vote, the report says. The study, produced by the civil rights group Advancement Project, says there are more than 10 million eligible Latino voters "who could be deterred or prevented from voting in the 2012 elections" because of new voting laws enacted or proposed in 23 states. The new measures include a photo ID law currently under court review in Pennsylvania. Florida and Colorado are cited for attempting to remove noncitizens from their voter rolls by comparing information from the state's driver's license database with information in a federal immigration database. Political analysts believe Latino voters could prove decisive in the coming presidential election depending on turnout. Polls show President Obama enjoys a significant advantage among Hispanic voters over Republican rival Mitt

Romney. The president has pursued issues favored by Latinos, including launching a legal challenge to Arizona's controversial immigration law, Senate Bill 1070. The Obama administration also authorized an executive branch version of the DREAM Act, which has stalled in the Senate. It allows 1.7 million children of illegal immigrants to avoid the threat of deportation. Voter turnout among Hispanics has historically not been high, and it remains unclear whether they will vote in large numbers in November. In the meantime, Republican lawmakers in several swing states featuring potentially tight races have enacted new voting laws that critics say are intended to suppress Latino and African-American votes. They say the new measures are part of a partisan attempt to undercut electoral support for Mr. Obama. Authors of the report agree. The report is entitled: "Segregating American Citizenship: Latino Voter Disenfranchisement in 2012." "Voter suppression laws and policies threaten to relegate eligible Latino voters to second-class citizenship and impede their ability to participate fully in American democracy," the report says. "Like

State officials have defended their new voting laws as legitimate efforts to fortify the election process against fraud. They say photo ID is necessary to travel by jetliner or enter a federal office building. The security of voting is no less important, they say. The Advancement Project's report urges the repeal of all "voter suppression laws and policies." "Election officials should be working to increase voter registration and participation, as opposed to implementing voter suppression laws," the report says.

Voter Registration deadline draws near

he last day to register to vote T for the November 6, 2012 election is Tuesday, October 11th,

be eligible to vote in November. Folks can bring their voter application to the Office of Elections 2011. The voter registration ap- and Voter Registration located at plication must be postmarked Oc- 1308 Crickets Avenue (formerly tober 9th or earlier for a person to Avenue G) by 5 p.m. Nov. 1st is

the last day to apply for Ballot by Mail. Early voting for the November 6th, 2012. Election will begin on October 22, 2012 and run thru Nov. 2, 2012.

Fecha Limite de Registración para Votar

ultimo día para ser regisEltrado para votar es el Martes Octubre 6, 2012. La aplicación de votante se

debe llenar en Octubre 9 o antes en persona para ser elegible para votar en Noviembre 8,2011. Las personas pueden llevar la aplicación a la oficina de Elections and Voter Registration (Registro de votantes) localizada en la avenida 1308 Crickets (antes era G) a las 5 p.m.

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African-Americans, Latinos have experienced decreased access and correspondingly lower levels of voter registration and participation than non-Hispanic whites." Penda Hair, a codirector of the Advancement Project, told reporters during a teleconference that the new state voting laws amounted to the "greatest assault on voting rights throughout our history." Some critics, including Attorney General Eric Holder, have compared voter ID laws to a new version of Jim Crow-era poll taxes. Ms. Hair said the group would fight "to ensure that communities of color are not intimidated or silenced."

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Poll: 1 out of 3 Americans inaccurately Lubbock police seek tips in think most Hispanics are undocumented hit-and-run investigation media portrayals and views of radio talk show listeners think Latior many non-Latino Lubbock po- and Marsha Sharp Freeway on Hispanics, Latino Decisions nos take jobs away from other AmeriF Americans, the words lice are seeking September 15 at around 12:30 conducted an online interac- cans, over twice the rate of National “Latino” and “illegal immigrant” are one and the same. A new poll released by by the National Hispanic Media Coalition and Latino Decisions finds over 30 percent of non-Hispanics believe a majority (over half) of Hispanics are undocumented. However, the actual figure of undocumented Hispanics in the U.S. is around 18 percent, and only 37 percent of U.S. Hispanics are actually immigrants, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. (Pew Hispanic was not involved in the poll). These are some of the findings of the poll, which focuses on how media portrayals impact public opinion of Latinos and immigrants. “There is widespread exposure to negative stereotypes of Latinos in the media, and exposure to these images and stereotypes does have a causal effect on people’s perceptions,” explains political scientist Matt Barreto, principal at Latino Decisions. Non-Latinos hold some positive views of Hispanics — over 75 percent of those polled think Latinos are family-oriented (90 percent), hard-working (81 percent), religious (81 percent) and honest (76 percent). However, 1 out of 2 non-Latinos think “welfare recipient” describes Latinos very or somewhat well (51 percent), as well as “less educated” (50 percent), and “refuse to learn English” (44 percent). “The media is doing a disservice with coverage that is misleading the public about Latinos who live in the U.S.,” said National Hispanic Media Coalition president and CEO Alex Nogales. “It is producing attitudes among non-Latinos that contribute to hate speech and hate crimes. We must demand that the media do a better job with its coverage,” Nogales added in a press conference in Washington D.C. last month. To see if there was a link between

tive experiment with over 3,000 non-Latino participants. They were randomly shown either negative or positive oneminute clips of Hispanics. According to the report, exposure to just one negative clip predicted higher Latino stereotyping in terms of criminal activity, Latino families being too large, or impressions that Hispanics are “illegal immigrants.” For example, almost half — 49 percent – of non-Latinos who heard a negative radio clip thought Hispanics take jobs away from Americans, whereas 33 percent of those who heard a positive radio story thought the same. “Whether it was an entertainment, news, radio or print clip, there was a causal effect after exposure to these images,” says Barreto. After seeing a positive Latino TV news clip, 68 percent of respondents thought Hispanics were “honest,” (compared to 53 percent who saw a negative television news spot) and 61 percent thought Hispanics were “neighborly and welcoming” (compared to 48 percent who saw a negative news clip). Yet the association between “Hispanic” and “illegal immigrant” is pretty strong, despite positive clips. Even after watching Latino actor Jimmy Smits play a U.S. president on “West Wing,” 54 percent of respondents still thought “illegal immigrants” applied to Latinos, and print and television news consumers were not far behind (48 and 47 percent). The study also found less than half (47 percent) of non-Latinos describe Hispanics as patriotic, even after watching positive TV news images of Latinos. What about the relationship between what Americans choose to watch or read and their views on Latinos? The study found strong correlations. For example, 41 percent of conservative

Public Radio listeners (19 percent held this opinion). Illinois Democratic congressman Luis Gutiérrez stated he sees the consequences of negative talk radio in his office on public policy issues such as immigration. “We get calls in my office from angry and outraged talk radio listeners several times a week filled with misconceptions and negative stereotypes,” said Gutiérrez in a statement. “The reality is that when you strip away the anger, underneath there is a lot of consensus among Democrats, Republicans, and independents on the immigration issue and how to get things back on a legal footing,” he added. Another part of the poll interviewed 900 non-Latino respondents on their views of Hispanics as well as media portrayals of Hispanics. Seventy one percent of those polled say they usually see Latinos portrayed as criminals or gang members, for example, whereas only 5 percent say they see Latinos in television or film roles as doctors, nurses, judges or lawyers. NHMC plans to share the results of this study with the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. One positive trend when it comes to Americans’ perceptions of Hispanics is demographics. While only 12 percent of 40-to-69-year-olds report strong interactions with Hispanics, 55 percent of 18-39-year-olds have m a rke d ly strong ties to Latinos, which is associated with more positive perceptions of Hispanic-Americans.

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Panel Discussion to discuss War Along the Border he “Open TeachT ing Concept” initiative at TTU will

host a panel featuring War Along the Border editor Dr. Arnoldo De León, historian of Mexico and contributor Dr. John Klingemann, both from Angelo State University, and author of Militarizing the Border Dr. Miguel A. Levario of TTU to discuss the historical context of today’s “hot topic” issues of immigration, border security, and violence through the

lens of Arnoldo De León’s awardwinning edited volume, War Along the Border: The Mexican Revolution and Tejano Communities and Miguel A. Levario’s Militarizing the Border: When Mexicans Became the Enemy. The session is part of a two-week series of continuing dialogue and co-curricular activities on the Tech campus centered on the larger-theme of the presidential and congressional elections and will be held Thursday, October 18, at 6 pm in the Senate Room, Student Union Building. The panel discussion is

free and open to the public. For more i nfor mation please contact, Miguel A. Levario, at (806)7423744, or miguel.levario@ttu. edu.

6 p.m. at the Maggie Trejo Supercenter (3200 Amherst). All members of the public are invited to attend. For more information contact Sarah Hensley, As-

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District 1 to hold Town Hall Meeting

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Facts About Voting Rights Is there a deadline for registering to vote in upcoming elections? Yes. You must register at least 30 days before the next election day.

Why should I care about voting? It’s the only way you have a voice in how our local, state and national government is run. Your participation as a voter assures that we maintain a true democracy “of the people, by the people, for the people; with liberty and justice for ALL.” Do I have to have a photo ID? Not at this time. The ultimate decision is still in the courts, and you will be well-informed when and if this comes to pass.

Do I have to register every year or every time I want to vote? Absolutely not! Once you have registered, you should not have to register again unless you have not voted in two federal elections or you move in or out of the county where you first registered. What if I can’t remember if I have already registered? You can call the Elections Office (775-1339) or look online (www.votelubbock. com) under FAQs, and you will find a link to the right form.

least 18 at the time of the next election. Do I have to have an I.D. with me in order to register? NO, but you must bring your voter registration card or another form of acceptable identification when you come to vote. You will receive a voter registration card usually within a month after you mail in your registration application; however, you may still vote even if you have not received the card. The election workers at the polls should have a record of your application. What if I have a felony conviction in my past? As long as you have completed your sentence and paid any fines or penalties, you are eligible to vote. Can a homeless person vote? Yes. They can use the general post office delivery address or a shelter address. Do I have to declare a party preference in order to vote? No; however, if you vote in a primary election, that vote will determine your party affiliation for the primary and runoff.

Must I be a US Citizen and a resi- Will the ballots be in Spanish as dent of Texas to vote in Texas? Yes. well as English? Yes, always. Other non-fluent English speakers (or How old must I be? You must be at nonreaders) may request help from a least 17 years and 10 months of age translator. The voter can bring their to register. However, you must be at own translator to the polls. Where do I go to vote (early and on election day) voting? Polling places and voting centers make it very convenient to vote near your home or work. Can I register other people to vote? Yes, but you have to be “deputized” in order to do this. This requires a brief training by an Elections Office official. You can call the Elections Office (775-1339) to find out the days and times they are offering training. You can also arrange for an Elections Office official to do the training in your church or community group.

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Voter Registration is Easy

If you have never registered, or have moved since the last time you voted, you must fill out a brief voter registration application form and turn it in or mail it to the County Elections office at 1308 Crickets Avenue (775-1338). You must do this at least a month before the next election cycle.

• the Post Office branches and all branches of the Public Library (ask, if you don’t see any out) • the County Courthouse offices where in marriage licenses are registered • the Department of Public Safety • the Texas Department of Human Services • the County Fair and other public There are several places you can go places to get the form: People who have been deputized • the Elections Office or their web- to register voters may also conduct site (, neighborhood drives.

Registrarse para Voter es Facil

i usted nunca se ha registrado o se ha mudado desde la ultiS ma vez que voto, usted debe llenar

el registro de votantes breve formulario de solicitud y entregarla o enviarla por correo a la Oficina de Elecciones del Condado en el 1308 Avenida Crickets (775-1339). Hay varios lugares donde usted puede ir para obtener el formulario: • la Oficina de Elecciones o su página web (, • las oficinas de correos y todas las sucursales de la Biblioteca Pública (pregunte, si usted no ve un registro

de votantes salida) • el tribunal de justicia del condado donde las oficinas de licencias de matrimonio se registran • el Departamento de Seguridad Pública • el Departamento de Servicios Humanos • la Feria del Condado y otros lugares públicos Las personas que han sido asignados a actuar de registrar a los votantes también pueden llevar a cabo las unidades vecinales.

All Seniors May Vote Through The Mail nyone over 65 3. The Elections Office will mail A is eligible to you an official ballot within 60 days vote by mail. Also of the next election.

people of any age who are disabled and those who will be out of the county on Election Day may request a mailin ballot. To get a mail-in ballot, you must 1. Call the Elections office (7751338) and request an application for a mail-in ballot. 2. When the application arrives, fill it out and mail it back to the Elections Office.

4. You mark your choices on the ballot and mail it back to the Elections office any time within that 60 day window. If you must have assistance in order to fill out the ballot, the helper must sign in the space provided. A helper can assist only one person. No other form of identification, other than information requested on the form, is required. The Elections Office will confirm your address and your citizenship status.

nes (775-1339) y pida una solicitud para una boleta por correo. 2. Llene la solicitud y por favor de enviarla por correo a la Oficina de Elecciones. 3. La Oficina de Elecciones le enviará, por correo, una boleta ofi-

enviará por correo a la Oficina de Elecciones en cualquier momento dentro de los 60 días. No se necesita otra forma de identificación, además de la información requerida en la forma.

Personas mayor de 65 anos puede votar por correo ómo puedo obtener una bo- cial dentro de los 60 días de la próx¿C leta por correo? ima elección. 1. Llame a la Oficina de Eleccio- 4. Usted marcará su boleta y la

Vote/voté ¿Tengo que tener un I.D. conmigo con el fin de registrarse? NO, pero usted debe traer su credencial de votación. o otra forma de identificación aceptable cuando se llega a votar. Usted recibirá una tarjeta de registro de votantes por lo general dentro de un mes después de enviar su solicitud de registro, sin embargo, usted todavía puede votar aunque no hayan recibido la tarjeta. Los trabajadores de la elección en las urnas debe tener un registro de su solicitud.

¿Por qué debería preocuparse por la votación? Es la única manera que usted tiene una voz sobre cómo se ejecutará nuestros gobiernos locales, estatales y nacional. Su participación como votante asegura que mantengamos una verdadera democracia, “del pueblo, por el pueblo ¿Qué pasa si tengo una condena por y para el pueblo con libertad y justi- delito grave en me pasado? Siempre cia para todos.” y cuando haya completado su sentencia y pagar cualquier multa o ¿Tengo que tener una identificación sanción, usted es elegible para votar. con foto? No en este momento. La decisión final se encuentra en los ¿Puede una persona sin hogar votribunales y usted estará bien infor- tar? Sí. Se puede utilizar el General mado cuando y si esto llega a pasar. Post Office dirección de entrega o ¿Hay una fecha límite para regis- una dirección de refugio. trarse para votar en las próximas elecciones? Sí. Usted debe regis- ¿Tengo que declarer una preferentrarse por lo menos 30 días antes del cia de partido para poder votar? próximo día electoral. No, sin embargo, si usted vota en una elección Primaria, su voto de¿Tengo que registrar cada año o terminará su afiliación a un partido cada vez que quiero votar? ¡Por su- para la primaria y la elección de puesto que no! Una vez registrado, repetición. usted no debería tener que registrase de nuevo a menos que usted no ha ¿Quien puede usar una boleta por votado en dos elecciones federales o correo? Cualquier persona mayor se muda dentro o fuera del condado de 65 años es elegible para votar por donde se registró por primer vez. correo. Asimismo, las personas de cualquier edad que están incapac¿Qué pasa si no puede recordar si itados y las personas que estarán ya se ha registrado? Usted pueda fuera del condado el día de las elecllamar a la Oficina de Elecciones ciones puede solicitar una boleta por (775-1339) o en línea (www.votelub- correo. en preguntas frecuentes, y usted encontrará un enlace al for- ¿Qué pasa si tengo estoy incapacmulario a la derecha. itado y necesito ayuda en marcar mi boleta? Usted puede conseguir a ¿Debo ser ciudadano de los EE.UU. alguien para ayudarle, pero tendrán y un residente de Texas para votar que firmar su nombre e información en Texas? Sí. de la declaración que le ayudó. Un asistente puede ayudar a una sola ¿Qué edad debo tener? Usted debe persona en cualquier elección. ser al menos 17 años y 10 meses de edad para registrarse. Sin embargo, ¿Las boletas serán en español, así debe ser por lo menos 18 años en el como Inglés? Sí, siempre. Los que momento de las próximas eleccio- no hablan el inglés con fluidez (o nes. si usted no lee) pueden solicitar la ayuda de un traductor. El votante

puede traer su propio traductor a las urnas. ¿Puedo conseguir alguien que me lleve a las urnas el día de la elecciones? ¡Por supuesto! Llame a la oficina WTOS (928-1243), y van a enviar a alguien que lo lleve al centro de votación mas cercano. ¿Donde puedo ir a votar (día de la elección temprana y el día de las elecciones)? Los colegios electorales y centros de votación hacen que sea muy conveniente de votar cerca de su casa o trabajo. ¿Puedo registrar a otras personas a votar? Sí, pero usted tiene que ser “delegó” con el fin de hacer esto. Esto requiere un breve ent renamiento por un funcionario de la Oficina de Elecciones. Usted puede llamar a la Oficina de Elecciones (775-1339) para averiguar los días y horas que están ofreciendo capacit ación. Usted también puede arreglar que un funcionario de la Oficina de Elecciones haga el entrenamiento en su Iglesia o grupo comunitario.

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Opportunity/Oportunidad Debora Perez-Ruiz participates in historical signing between Texas and Mexican realtors he Texas T Association of Realtors and

AMPI, Mexico’s real estate association, signed a cross-border, business-building partnership agreement, which provides for cooperation and collaboration in real estate throughout the region. In addition, 75 such partnerships were established between local Realtor associations and local chapters of AMPI during the Texas Realtors Conference last month in San Antonio. Debora Perez-Ruiz (formerly Lopez), the president of the Lubbock Association of Realtors was among those signing. She is the first Hispanic to serve as president of the local association, and has been a realtor for 27 years. "I think this will open doors between professionals there, and professionals here," she said. She added that these partnerships highlight the strategic importance

of Mexico in the real estate community and represent a commitment by Realtor organizations and AMPI to share information, marketing techniques, educational content and best practices. They also signify a mutual desire to help members understand and benefit from international real estate opportunities. As the official ambassador organization to Mexico, the Texas Association of Realtors worked with AMPI to facilitate creation and signing of the agreements. Joe Stewart, 2012 Chairman of the Texas Association of Realtors, commented, “In recent years, we’ve seen increasing interest in cross-border real estate opportunities, both Mexicans purchasing property here in the U.S. and Americans purchasing property in Mexico. These partnerships will help Texas Realtors and AMPI members work together to serve those clients. It also further elevates awareness of international real estate, which will lead to more educational opportunities for our members and more resources for property owners interested in international markets.”

Lubbock Area Foundation to Honor Marciano & Martha Morales at

2012 Hero’s Luncheon

he Lubbock T Area Foundation (LAF)

will honor Martha and Marciano Morales for their many contributions to the Lubbock area and to raise an endowment in their name to be dedicated to supporting the needs of Lubbock and the South Plains, Friday, October 12th. LAF's mission is to attract and manage permanent endowments from a wide range of donors to support charitable causes and organizations in this area. It also offers a variety of services to donors enabling them to accomplish their charitable goals in perpetuity. The Hero’s Luncheon will pay tribute to the couple and celebrate their generosity and commitment to Lubbock. In addition to recognizing them, the luncheon will also serve as the vehicle to establish a permanent charitable endowment at the Lubbock Area Foundation in their honor. In 1983 the Moraleses opened Caprock Home Health Services with three employees; today it employs over 2000 people in 11 publisher. She added that he will focus on locations, providing home health care for almost every county in small business sales. He has lived in Lubbock since 1959. He retired from M&M Tire Center, where he had been a working partner for 26 years, in 2001. The former businessman stays active in several organizations, his church, and enjoys meeting with he South Plains Job Fair semifriends. annual event will be held on He will celebrate 51 years of mar- Wednesday, October 17, 2012, riage to his wife Gricelda this No- from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Lubvember. bock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. The South Plains Job Fair offers workers who are unemployed or desire a career change an opportunity to seek employment and network with over sixty-five local, regional and national employers. The job fair provides an excellent opportunity for dislocated workers and new entrants to the job market to discover what careers are avail-

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able in the area. Special efforts have been made to recruit businesses that have employment opportunities for recent college graduates. If you attended school in the South Plains and prefer to live and work in Lubbock, they encourage you to attend the South Plains Job Fair. Job seekers can visit the website for a list of employers participating in the job fair. Employers desiring to participate in the job fair can find registration forms on the website. The website address is www.


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the state Texas. As their business grew, so did their i nvolvement in the community. Serving on boards, supporting nonprof its, and providing schola rsh ips for outstanding students who might otherwise not be able to continue their academic careers. “We found the kind of community that we were looking for in Lubbock. A community that supports all quality of life issues such as educational opportunities, up-to-date medical services, responsible city government, strong religious organizations and great sporting events. Why would anyone NOT want to live in Lubbock,” said Marciano Morales. They honorees will advise the Foundation on the use of the endowment, extending their legacy and vision into the philanthropic sector. The luncheon will be Friday, October 12 at 11:30 am at the Scottish Rite Center, 1101 70th Street. To reserve a table or for ticket information, contact the Lubbock Area Foundation office at 806762-8061.

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Business/negocío Business/Opportunity Updates GETTING STARTED WITH ACCOUNTING SOFTWARE October 3rd, 9 am to 4 pm at The Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289,suite 114, Lubbock. This workshop will show you how to use QuickBooks® software to set up your small business bookkeeping. The class is designed for those who are new to bookkeeping software. Cost is $99 per person, lunch will be provided. Please call Elaine @ 745-1637 for details. NATIONAL ENCORE ENTREPRENEUR MENTOR DAY Hosted by SBA and AARP Wednesday, October 3, 2012, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The event will be hosted by local SBA West Texas District Office at J & B Coffee Shop located at 26th & Boston. Please RSVP to Kim Hobgood at 806-472-7462 Ext. 108 or email your RSVP to SALES TAX WORKSHOP October 15th, 6pm to 8pm at The Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, suite 114, Lubbock. This is a FREE workshop co-sponsored by the SBDC and the Texas Comptroller’s office. If you have questions concerning completing sales tax returns, what’s taxable and what’s not, your responsibility as a small business taxpayer, we have the answers! Call Elaine @ 745-1637 to reserve your seat. SBA OPPORTUNITIES - October 31 6 to 8 pm at the Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, suite 114, Lubbock, TX. This is FREE workshop co-sponsored by the Small Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center. If you are looking for financing and need some answers, then this workshop if for you! Call Elaine @ 745-1637 to register. Seating is limited, so register by noon Oct.30. 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 HIRED Diana Salazar Fabing has been hired as the vice president for the Chamber's Hispanic Business Division. She began her duties Sept. 4th. A Lubbock native, she has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Texas Tech and a Master of Business Administration in Human Resources from Wayland Baptist University. 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.


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SBA Increases Support for Hispanic Entrepreneurs

he U.S. Small Business AdT ministration and the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

(USHCC) are teaming together on a pilot program in eight states to broaden the impact of the agency’s programs among Hispanic entrepreneurs. “An economy built to last includes boosting entrepreneurship opportunities in Hispanic American communities,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “The SBA is having a powerful impact in this sector, with a billion dollars in loans to Hispanic-owned businesses last year alone. The pilot program we are announcing today will help us do better. “Combining our resources with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will spur new business growth, drive competitiveness and innovation, and strengthen our economic recovery and growth,” Mills said. The new pilot program between the SBA and the USHCC will help widen the agency’s outreach efforts and connect Hispanic small business owners and entrepreneurs with local lenders and business counseling to help them grow and create more jobs. The pilot partnership will launch programs with Hispanic chambers in four cities and statewide programs in four states: Austin, Texas; El Paso, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Florida; California; Ohio; and Utah.

The pilot program follows a memorandum of alliance between the SBA and the USHCC, signed in May. The aim of the partnership is to help increase access to lending and counseling for Hispanic small businesses, widen participation of small Hispanic-owned businesses in SBA’s procurement programs, and spread awareness of SBA’s programs and services among Hispanic-owned small businesses. Since 2009, SBA has supported more than 12,000 loans worth $4.4 billion to Hispanic-owned small businesses, with nearly $1 billion in lending in 2012 alone. Over the same period, SBA has trained and counseled more than 532,000 Hispanic-owned small businesses through its network of district and field offices, and resource partner network, including Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers and SCORE. SBA also has helped Hispanicowned businesses secure $32.7 billion of prime contracts from the federal government, providing a major revenue base. The national alliance will also help to forge stronger relationships among SBA district offices, local USHCC chambers chapters and SBA resource partners, and strengthen efforts to help even more Hispanic-owned small firms succeed, and expand the reach of SBA’s program and services.

Workers' Compensation Session Offered in Lubbock on October 19

he Lubbock Office of Texas T Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation

(TDI-DWC) is hosting an educational session entitled New and Amended Designated Doctor Rules and Forms on Friday, October 19, 2012. The educational session is for all Texas workers’ compensation participants, including: injured employees, designated doctors, health care providers, medical office staff, insurance carriers, claim adjusters and attorneys. This free session will be held from

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here are several new regulations T imposed on tax preparers since 2010. The first requirement is that all

tax preparers apply for a PIN number that is issued by the Internal Revenue Service. This number is temporary until the tax preparer passes an exam prepared by the IRS by the end of the year 2013. Therefore, if any tax preparer does not pass the exam by the end such date, they will not be permitted to prepare tax returns. The new regulations also require that preparers, verify documentation to make sure that returns are prepared correctly. Therefore, businesspersons do not just provide totals. Be ready to have bank statements and all documentation necessary that verifies information provided. In some instanc-

es, preparers have been advised not to prepare certain documents if there is no proof the information is correct. For example, if a contractor, wants a 1099 form for one of his contractors and he cannot prove that he is actually contract labor, the preparer may refuse to prepare such a document. This is only a small segment of new IRS guidelines. More changes are forthcoming that will regulate the tax preparation industry. For additional information consult you professional tax advisor.

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

Healthy Habits: Tips for a Healthy Halloween BY ANNA-LISA FINGER , MS, RD, LDN FOR LATINO LUBBOCK MAGAZINE

healthy HalA loween doesn’t mean giving up all

the treats, it’s about finding a healthy balance. I know it’s easy to go overboard when your kids come home with bags of candy, especially when there is already a pile of candy you already bought for trick-ortreaters sitting at home! You and your family can avoid the candy-induced sugar-highs and tummy aches with these tips: 1. Halloween is only one day. Avoid buying bags of Halloween candy weeks in advance, instead, get it the day of or the day before Halloween. 2. Do not only make trick-or-treating the focus of the day. Plan an alternative event to trick or treating, such as going to a haunted house, hayrides or pumpkin picking/carving. Then, go trick-or-treating to conclude the day.

3. Make sure kids eat a healthy meal before they go trick-or-treating, so that candy becomes their dessert, not dinner. 4. Practice moderation. When your kids return from trickor-treating, allow them to choose a set amount of candy, for example 3 to 5 pieces, then allow them to choose 2 pieces of candy everyday until all the candy is gone.

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Encouraging Organ, Eye and Tissue Donation ational Hispanic Heritage in the United States “In Texas, Hispanics N Month, observed annually Sep- in need of a lifesaving represent more than tember 15 through October 15, com- or healing transplant, half of the people wait-

memorates and celebrates the contributions made by Latin Americans across the United States. From the Instabook maker to the beginnings of color television, these contributions from the Hispanic community have helped pave the way for a brighter future – a future that some many unfortunately never see without a lifesaving or healing organ, eye or tissue transplant. One contribution that every Hispanic American can make that will positively affect the lives of of individuals is to desigTry out this easy thousands nate themselves as donors on the Doand healthy recipe: nate Life Texas Registry. Pumpkin Dip Currently, there are more than 3 tbsp canned pumpkin 115,000 men, women and children 1 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt 1 tbsp orange juice ½ tsp cinnamon 1 tbsp maple syrup sparkling smile does more than Mix all ingredients and use as a dip turn heads—it indicates good with graham crackers or sliced apples. health. Brush, floss, and schedule a Visit for six-month checkup. It’s important to take care of your mouth and teeth more nutrition and exercise info. starting in childhood. If you don’t, you could have problems with your teeth and gums - like cavities or even tooth loss. Here’s how to

more than 20,000 of whom are of Hispanic heritage. Many of the conditions leading to the need of transplant – such as diabetes and hypertension – are more prevalent among minority populations. State wide, there are nearly 13,000 Texans on the waiting list; 5,526 are Hispanic. More than 85 percent of these patients are awaiting kidney transplants. The chances for a successful transplant increase significantly when people of the same ethnicity are matched, so it is imperative that we continue to register more donors of all ethnic backgrounds.

October is National Dental Hygiene Month


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keep your mouth and teeth healthy: Brush your teeth every day with a fluoride toothpaste. Floss your teeth every day. Snack smart – limit sugary snacks. Get enough calcium. Don’t smoke or chew tobacco. See your dentist regularly.

Octubre es mes nacional de la higiene dental

na sonrisa hace mucho más U que lograr que la gente tome nota: indicia buena salue. Cepíllese,

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Controlling Diabetes Day by Day

infancia. Si no es así, puede tener problemas con los dientes y encías - como caries o la pérdida de los dientes. He aquí algunas cosas que puede hacer para mantener la boca y sus dientes sanos: Cepillarse los dientes todos los días con una pasta dental con fluoruro. Utilizar hilo dental diariamente. Comer con inteligencia: limitar los alimentos azucarados entre comidas. Consumir suficiente calcio, No fumar ni masticar tabaco. Visitar regularmente al dentista.

ing for a life saving transplant,” said Sam Holtzman president and CEO of LifeGift, the local nonprofit organ and tissue procurement organization, which recovers organs and tissue for people needing transplants in 109 Texas counties. “Observances such as Hispanic Heritage Month are helpful platforms to create awareness among this growing population.” For more information about organ, eye and tissue donation or to register to be a donor, visit or www.DoneVidaTexas.

Teen & Straight Talk for all ages, to include session for dads

een Straight Talk” and “T “STRAIGHT TALK for All Ages”, a FREE program designed

to motivate people of all ages to discuss topics including comprehensive sex education, STDs and responsible decision making, will be held Saturday (Oct. 27), from 12 to 4:45 p.m. at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) Academic Classroom Building, 3601 Fourth St. Numerous community programs will have booths explaining their resources. School of Nursing students will also have educational posters and pamphlets on many health topics and offer blood pressure screenings. FREE child care for children ages 9 or younger will be available. Attendees will receive a free lunch, snacks and informational goodie bags. For more information, contact (806) 743-2463, ext. 229, or Linda Brice at (806) 241-3652.

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DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP Meeting Monday, October 1 at 6 p.m. at the Knipling Education Conference Center. The support group is for anyone who is affected by diabetes, whether you are the patient or a caretaker. The speaker will be Lisa Barbosa, a nurse specialist and diabetes educator. For more information about this support group call 806.725.7726. The Knipling Education Conference Center is located on the sixth floor of the west parking garage at the corner of 21st Street and Louisville Avenue. “BABYSITTING 101” CLASS for kids in the age range of 12 to 15. The class will be on Monday, October 8 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. The course will be at the Knipling Education Conference Center. This course will provide participants with basic child care and first aid skills for infants and toddlers. There will be a $5 fee, and lunch will be provided. Please preregister for this event by calling 806.725.0633 by October 1. Class size is limited. CHCL DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT CLASSES Community Health Center in partnership with Mae Simmons Community Center is offering the class starting Monday, October 15, from 6 - 7 p.m., 2004 Oak Ave. Registration is required please contact Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009. NUTRITION CLASSES Community Health Center in partnership with Mae Simmons Community Center is offering the class starting Monday, October 15, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m., at 2004 Oak Ave. Registration is required please contact Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009. CITY OF LUBBOCK HEALTH DEPARTMENT MOVING will be moving locations starting Monday, October 1. The Immunization and STD clinics will be closed for two weeks. Both services will re-open on October 15. The new location of the Health Department will be 806 18th Street (18th & Crickets Ave), less than two blocks from the previous location. Starting October 15, immunization clinics will be held on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to Noon. The clinic will be closed November 30, 2012, for inventory. Mobile immunization clinics provided by the Health Department will be announced weekly. Citizens can call 775-2914 for more information PRENATAL CLASSES Community Health Center of Lubbock has classes every Thursday. For more information and registration 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. FREE PARENTING CLASSES Classes are Tuesday evenings unless otherwise noted. All classes begin PROMPTLY at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Pizza will be served. NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED. Please do not bring your children to class. For more information or to register for a class, call 747-5577. YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH LIMITED CLASS! For class listings and details, please visit our website at

October 2012

Advice from our Doctors/Consejos de nuestros médicos

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

omestic Violence (DV) can D happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or

gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. It can affect all individuals regardless of socioeconomic backgrounds, education levels race, belief, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes sexual assault and stalking and any behaviors that frighten, intimidate, terrorize, manipulate, humiliate, blame, or injure someone. Abuse can exist in all groups, but Latinas face more barriers than nonLatinas and that they have more culturally specific needs. Latinas often have taboos regarding their gender role issues and the importance of ‘familia’. A strong sense of culture keeps them from ‘betraying’ long-standing values. They believe their family obligations always come first no matter what personal

animosities may exist. Abusers often use their partners’ immigration status as a tool of control. It is very common for a batterer to use control over his partner’s immigration status in order to force her to stay in the relationship. Like all victims, Latina immigrant women also are at a high risk for DV, but due to their immigration status, they may face even more of a difficult time escaping abuse. They often feel trapped in abusive relationships because of immigration laws, language barriers, social isolation, lack of financial resources or DV service providers' limited resources and skills to respond to the unique needs of their population. Furthermore, immigrant batterers and victims may believe that the penalties and protections of the U.S. legal system do not apply to them. The Lubbock Women's Protective Services Crisis Hotline can be reached at (806)747-6491 or 800736-6491, and provides services in English and Spanish, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Breast cancer

lthough breast cancer is not as common in Hispanic women as in other ethnic groups, it continues to be the leading cause of cancer related deaths in this group. Early detection is very important for the treatment of breast cancer, but Hispanic women, without resources to assist, tend to be diagnosed when the cancer is more advanced and treatments less effective. To protect themselves, all women should have an annual exam and get mammography based on her age and medical history (usually

starting at age 40). Additionally she should learn self-breast examination and seek medical attention if an abnormality is noted. There are several organizations in Lubbock that can assist with the cost of mam-

unque el cáncer mamario no es A tan común en la mujer hispana como en las mujeres de otros grupos

Además debe aprender a hacerse auto examen de los senos y consultarse con un doctor inmediatamente al encontrar alguna anormalidad. Si no tiene seguro médico, existen en Lubbock organizaciones que pueden ayudar con el costo de la mamografía. La prognosis depende en encontrar el cáncer temprano y en la rapidez del tratamiento.

El cáncer mamario

étnicos, continua siendo la causa más grande de muertes debidas a cáncer entre las mujeres. La detección del cáncer en sus principios es muy importante pero las mujeres hispanas, frecuentemente sin recursos, suelen ser diagnosticadas cuando el cáncer esta más avanzado y los tratamientos son menos efectivos. Para protegerse, toda mujer debe tener un examen médico anual y hacerse mamografía según las recomendaciones basadas en su edad e historia médica (normalmente comenzando a los 40).

DR. ROBERT CASANOVA is an Assistant Dean for Clinical Sciences, Associate Professor for OB/GYN, and Clerkship Director Obstetrics and Gynecology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine.

Octubre es Mes de la toma de La Violencia Domestica

a Violencia Domestica (VD) le L puede suceder a cuaquier persona de diferente raza, edad, orien-

tacion sexual, religion o genero. Le puede suceder a parejas casadas, en union libre, o a quienes estan empezando una relacion. VD p u ed e af ec ta r a c u a lq ui e r i n di v i duo independientemente de los antecedentes socioeconómicos, niveles de educación, raza, creencia, religión, sexo u orientación sexual. El abuso puede ser fisico, sexual, emocional, economic o de action sicologica o de amenaza, la cual influye a la otra persona. Esto incluye as asalto sexual, acosando, cualquier comportamiento que asuste, intimide, aterrorize, manipule, humille, culpe, o que lastime a alguien. El abuso puede existir en cualquier grupo, pero las Latinas enfrentan mas barreras que el resto de las mujeres que no son latinas, y que tienen más necesidades específicas a nivel cultural. Latinas a menudo tienen tabúes con respecto a su función relacionadas con el género y la importancia de la "familia". Un fuerte sentido de la cultura les impide "traicionar" los valores tradicionales establecidos. Ellas creen que sus obligaciones familiares siempre vienen primero, sin importar los recentimientos personales que puedan existir. Los agresores suelen usar el estatus migratorio de sus parejas como una herramienta

de control. Es muy común que un agresor utilize el estado migratorio de su pareja con el fin de obligarla a permanecer en la relación. Al igual que todas las víctimas, las mujeres latinas inmigrantes se encuentran en un alto riesgo de violencia en el hogar, pero debido a su condición migratoria, pueden enfrentarse con situaciones mas dificiles para escapar del abuso domestico. A menudo se sienten atrapadas en una relación abusiva, debido a las leyes de inmigración, las barreras lingüísticas, el aislamiento social, la falta de recursos financieros o recursos limitados de los proveedores de servicios de VD y las habilidades para responder a las necesidades únicas de su población. Un agresor puede convencer a su víctima de que sus acciones violentas no son criminales al menos que estas agresiones aparezcan en público o que el agresor esté autorizado a castigar físicamente a ella porque ser hecho de ser "hombre". Las mujeres inmigrantes a menudo sufren mayores índices de maltrato comparado con los ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos. Además, los agresores de inmigrantes y las víctimas pueden creer que las sanciones y la protección del sistema legal no se aplican para ellos. Llame a (806)747-6491 or 800736-6491, en español, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

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Education/ Educación

Number of Hispanic Students Taking SAT in TX Skyrockets A c cordi ng to a new report released by the College Board, more Texas Hispanic and AfricanAmerican public school students HLSA OFFICERS: The Hispanic Law Student Association introduced its new officers are taking the SAT in preparation at a reception held for existing members, and for incoming law students at the Texas Tech for enrolling in college. Law School. Congratulations and welcome to the new members from Latino Lubbock “The longevity of our state’s ecoMagazine! nomic success will be built on an educated workforce that can compete in the global marketplace,” Gov. Perry said. “I’m proud to see that the number of Texas students aiming for a brighter future is skyrocketing, and I remain committed to improving quality, efficiency and access to higher education.” Over the past five years, the state has experienced a 65 percent increase in the number of Hispanic test takers and a 42 percent increase in African-American test takers. In

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2012’s graduating class, 58 percent of public school seniors took the SAT, which is a 5.7 percent increase in participation from the Class of 2011. In 2010, Gov. Perry launched in Generation Adelante/Generación Forward, an initiative encouraging Texas high school graduates to pursue higher education by providing them with information about college applications, financial aid and college visits. Last year, Gov. Perry challenged institutions of higher education to create a bachelor’s degree program that costs no more than $10,000, including books. Texas A&M University-San Antonio, the University of North Texas-Dallas, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, and Texas A&M University-Commerce have all answered that call. For more information about the report by College Board, please visit:

Education & Scholarship Update 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 806-741-0409. 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:

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4 tips to help kids get straight A’s!

GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM GMS will select 1,000 talented students each year to receive a goodthrough-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with perPack fruit in their sonal and professional development through lunches! Children who our leadership programs along with academic eat lots of fruits, vegetables support throughout their college career. Apand whole grains score plication Deadline: Jan 01, 3000 Apply Onhigher on tests than kids line: who eat lots of fast food and aspx


processed food, according to research. Give them a rolling back pack! Studies show a heavy backpack triggers back pain, spasms and headaches - all of which can make it harder to focus. Read aloud! Children who regularly are read to write better and are better readers, researchers report. Let kids play outside! Letting kids run around for 15 minutes before they tackle their homework helps them burn off extra energy, making it easier for them to zero in on their schoolwork.

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Young role model demonstrates that with hard work anything is possible Even The Major League!

LEADERSHIP YOUTH ACADEMY Be a part of something amazing!!! Looking For — Fun, Food, Field Trips, Friends, Community Service, Leadership, Activities ... Join LYLA … And It’s All Free!!! For students 10-17 years who live in 79415 zip code, or attend school at Jackson, McWhorter, Wolffarth, CMS, or LHS. Have Questions? Contact Marty at (806) 535-5437 (call or text) or email to Funded through CYD, TDFPS, NCPE . FOOTPRINTZ DANCE CLASS, Oct. 1, 6:00 pm, $25/mo, Each Mon. & Wed., Ages ormer Texas Tech right-handed 6-15, Learn a variety of dances from Hip Hop, pitcher AJ Ramos made his Jazz, Ballet and Modern Dance. Mae Simbig league debut with the Miami mons Community Center.


Marlins, and he made it memorable

ZUMBA KICK OFF PARTY, Oct. 1, 6 striking out the side in the top of pm – 7 pm, Ages 13+, $3, Hodges Commu- the ninth inning against the Milnity Center waukee Brewers at Marlins Park. KIDS DAY OUT: Teacher Work Day at School, October 8, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm, Ages 5-12, $16 Hodges Community Center. FRIDAY FIESTA at Maxey, October 12, 6 pm-10 pm, Ages 6-12, $10/child, Maxey Center. ETIQUETTE AND MANNERS, October 13, 10 am – 12 pm, Ages 6-12, $15, Hodges Community Center. GET CONTROL OF YOUR MONEY, October, 1, 8, 15, 22, Mondays, 6:45 pm-7:45 pm, Ages 18+, $20/class, Maxey Community Center. 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. SPANISH LESSONS Learn basic communication skills in Spanish as students learn with no grammar, no rules in a non-stressful environment. At 9 am on Saturdays at Rawlings Center, 213 40th St. Classes are $10 Monthly. OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! Ages 13+ (13-16 yrs. needs guardian) 3 p.m., M-F at the Trejo Center. Free. GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6424 meets weekly at 6:30 pm at Hodges. Ages: 5-18 $15/yr. Call 789-9753 for info. GIRL SCOUTS – Troop 6375 Troop 6375 meets weekly for events, badges and fundraisers. Contact Troop Leader Roxanne Butcher at 239-0377 for more information. $12 registration fee. Ages 10-14 (1.5 hr), 6 pm Maxey . NORTH LUBBOCK BOXING CLUB is currently recruiting youngsters who are willing to train hard, and study hard in school. The services are free of charge except for a $40 annual fee paid to USA Boxing. NLBC is located at 417 N. Akron, behind the Matthews Learning Center.

October 2012

Ramos, 25, became Texas Tech’s 23rd player to make his Major League Baseball debut as he entered the game in the top of the ninth inning with the Marlins trailing the Brewers, 8-4. Ramos faced the 2-3-4-hole batters for the Brewers, which included Rickie Weeks, reigning National League Most Valuable Player Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez – who had combined went 5-for-12 in the game entering the inning. He struck out all three batters while needing only 13 pitches (10 strikes) in the frame. Weeks struck out looking while both Braun and Ramirez went down swinging. The Marlins eventually lost the game, 8-4. The Lubbock native is the fourth Red Raider in the last three years to make their MLB debut. In fact, Texas Tech has now had 15 players make it to the big leagues since 2000. Ramos, a relief pitcher, was an all-star this season with the Jacksonville Suns in Double-A. He was among Southern League leaders in numerous categories with a 1.44 ERA in 55 appearances with 21 saves, 68.2 innings pitched, 89 strikeouts and just 21 walks while opponents batted .151. In four minor league seasons, Ramos has nine wins with a 2.26 ERA in 178 appearances with 83 saves and 288 strikeouts and only 86 walks allowed. He has earned all-star status in each of his minor league seasons. Ramos pitched four seasons at Texas Tech (2006-09) and was selected in the 21st round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Marlins. In a Red Raider uniform, Ramos made

57 appearances (44 starts) with 16 wins, 254 innings pitched and recorded 241 strikeouts. An Academic All-Big 12 selection in 2009, Ramos led the Red Raiders in wins (8), innings pitched (88.0) and strikeouts (83) in 2007. Ramos became the second pitcher in school history and the first since 1970-72 (Ruben Garcia) to lead the team in strikeouts during three consecutive seasons from 2007-09. In addition, Ramos remains in several Tech career pitching record books, including starts (2nd), innings pitched (6th) and strikeouts (6th). A 2005 graduate of Estacado High School in Lubbock he was a fouryear letterman for the Matadors and was coached by Hector Limon. The Estacado alumni was the 2005 Texas Sports Writers Association Class 4A Player of the Year. In 2005, the Lubbock AvalancheJournal Co-MVP , District 4-4A MVP; a four-time All-District selection as well as a three-time AllCity and All-South Plains honoree; named Pitcher of the Year in 2004, he earned All-State honors both his junior and senior seasons; his senior season he finished with a 15-2 record with one save; he totaled a 1.16 ERA and held opponents to a .078 batting average; in 97 innings of work he managed to strike out 190 batters for an average of 14.6 strikeouts per seven innings; he tossed nine complete games; and while he originally signed with New Mexico Junior College, he signed a letter of intent with Texas Tech late in the spring of 2005.

He is the son of Alex and Cynthia Ramos who are very proud of their son. He has two younger siblings, Megan and Keanu. When he was a boy, he played baseball at Dixie Little League. He also attended Dunbar Junior High. He graduated from Estacado High School with honors, and in the top ten percent of his class. As can be seen with hard work, dedication, and commitment to his studies, anything is possible! Way to go AJ! Latino Lubbock is very proud of you!

“¡Sí Se Puede!” It can be d ne!

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CHEERING FOR HERITAGE: The 2012 Cavazos Cavaliers cheerleaders promoted their culture and led the parade crowd in cheer at the fiestas parade. ALL-AMERICAN COLORGUARD GIRLS: The Monterey Colorguard received invitations to perform in the half time show of the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Florida on New Year's Day. The girls are shown holding the trophies they won this past Saturday at the WTAC (West Texas Auxiliary Competition) held at Coronado High School. The MHS Colorguard won 1st Place in the Large School Division and also won the Over-All Best Guard Performance. Pictured are: Top row- Giselle Cantu and Lydia Magallanes, Middle row - Lauren Magallanes and Mari Medrano, Bottom row Imagine Garcia.

2012 MONTEREY HOMECOMING QUEEN Claudia Hernandez was crowned as Monterey's 2012 Homecoming Queen, during the homecoming game. She is a senior, and also the twirler. She is the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Herman J. Hernandez.

SWEET 16 Mia Sauceda She is the daughter of Sauceda. A Sweet Sixteen Celebration Service in her honor will be held on Oct 26th at Emmanuel Worship Center. Her Sweet 16!

QUINCEAÑERA Sujedi Ornelas She is the daughter of Adrian Muñoz and Martina Ornelas. Her mass was held at St. Michael’s Church in Levelland, with Father Rudi Crasta officiating, on September 8, 2012.

Mark Your Calendar

2012-13 LISD School Holidays Oct. 8 Nov. 10 Nov. 21-23 Dec. 5, 20, 21 Dec. 24- Jan. 4 Jan. 7 February 22

Student Holiday Early Dismissal Thanksgiving Early Dismissal Christmas Holidays Student Holiday Early Dismissal

March 11-15 March 29 - April 1 April 17 May 27 May 30-31 May 31 June 1

Spring Break Student Holiday Early Dismissal Student Holiday Early Dismissal Last Day of Classes Graduation

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• Lump, hard knot or thickening • Swell1. Know your risk • Talk to your family to learn about your ing, warmth, redness or darkening • Change in breast size • Dimpling or family health history puckering of the skin • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple • Nipple discharge 2. Get screened • Ask your doctor which screening tests that starts suddenly • Continuos pain are right for you if you are at a higher 4. Make healthy lifestyle risk • Have a mammogram every year start- choices ing at age 40 if you are at average risk • Maintain a healthy weight • Exercise • • Have a clinical breast exam at least Limit alcohol intake every 3 years starting at 20, and every Getting regular screening tests is the year starting at 40 best way for women to lower their risk 3. Know what is normal of dying from breast cancer. Screenfor you. See your health care pro- ing tests can find breast cancer early, vider right away if you notice any breast when it's most treatable. changes like:

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Detención Temprana y Evaluaciones son la Clave para Sobrevivir 1. Conoce que estas en riesgo • Habla con tu familia acerca del historial medico familiar.

2. Hazte un chequeo • Pregúntale a tu doctor que métodos de chequeo son los adecuados para ti en caso de estar en alto riesgo. • Hazte un mamograma cada año después de cumplir los 40 años de edad en caso de estar a riesgo regular. • Hazte un examen de seno cada tres años después de cumplir 20 años de edad.

SERVICES FOR WOMEN Community Health Center of Lubbock Recognizes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month They will be offering FREE Breast exams for women over the age 40 who have no healthcare coverage available to them, as well as referrals for mammograms for appropriate clients. Thursday October 11, 2011 Screening Time: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 1318 Broadway-Women's Health Clinic Appointments are limited on a first-come, first -served basis, so call today! Call Yvonne to schedule an appointment at 765-2611 ext 1009. 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

ONCOLOGY CAREGIVERS SUPPORT HOUR OF OCTOBER Covenant Health will host the support hour for caregivers. The second support hour of the month will be Wednesday, October 31 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Covenant Women’s and Children’s. The support hour is meant for caregivers to come and share experiences with each other all while finding ways to cope while caring for a loved one. For more information, call 806.725.8002. The support hour will be held in the North Family Room on the fifth floor. Access to the room requires using 4. Adopta una vida salu- the North elevators.

dable •Mantén un peso saludable para tu edad, estatura • Has ejercicio • Limita la cantidad de alcohol que tomas.

Teniendo un chequeo regular es la mejor manera para la mujer de minimizar las chances de estar en riesgo de de seno. Los chequeos pueden 3. Conoce que cáncer detectar es normal para tratable. el cáncer a tiempo, cuando es ti. Si sientes algún cambio en tu seno, acude a tú medico para una revisión inmediata, por ejemplo: • Una bolita • un nudo duro o engrosamiento • hinchazón • comezón • To buy or sell Avon, calentamiento del seno please call • enrojecimiento u obscurecimiento • cambio Susie Fernandez en medida en el seno • Certified Beauty Advisor arrugas en la piel • dolor for 24 years, and a o erupción en el pezón • caída del pezón que BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR comienza de repente • (806) 747-6486 or Dolor continuo

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WOMEN’S HEALTH DAY FREE CLINIC set for Oct. 27 Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine students will host a Women’s Health Day free clinic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Lubbock IMPACT/TTUHSC Free Clinic, 2707 34th St. Personalized resource counseling and Children’s Health Insurance Program application assistance will be available. Transportation is available by request. For transportation, to make an appointment or for any questions, call 337-2098.

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AMARIS GARCIA 21 on October 9th!

Not Just another Birthday, But quite a grand event, And here, to greet you, Twenty-One, These wishes are now sent.. May happiness go with you, May all your hopes come true, And in the most delightful ways May life be good to you! God Bless Amaris Garcia, Love Mommy & Daddy


To change is to grow. They say that to face new challenges, to take a step forward, one way or another, signifies change. Today, American State Bank changes. We have become Prosperity Bank. We’re not changing our service to you. It’s still going to be friendly. But we may give you new ways to open a checking account. Or give you more options on your first home loan.


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Anniversary/Wedding Announcements

Lubbock Impact, Inc. Recipient of 2012 Caprock Foundation Gala Latina Grant

he Caprock Foundation proudT ly announced Lubbock Impact, Inc. (Lubbock Impact), located at

2707 34th St., as its 2012 Gala Latina grant recipient award of $25,000. Lubbock Impact Free Clinic is operated in partnership with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), and is dedicated to supporting the residents of Lubbock who are in a difficult economic situation. Lubbock Impact works to relieve three basic needs in order to help an individual start making the steps toward moving out of poverty: food, clothing, and medical care.. Lubbock Impact provides the facilities and operating budget for the clinic while TTUHSC provides medical faculty and student volunteers. The objective of Lubbock Impact Free Clinic is to meet the medical, psychological, and spiritual needs of the homeless, working poor, un-


insured, and medically under-served within and around Lubbock by providing urgent and bridge medical care and dental care. In addition, Lubbock Impact Free Clinic provides referral services to appropriate social, psychological, and spiritual support services within the community. All services are provided free of charge to patients. The Gala Latina Grant from Caprock Foundation will be utilized as start-up funds for Lubbock Impact Free Clinic Pharmacy Program. Currently, patients requiring prescription medications are provided with appropriate prescription orders and Lubbock Impact Free Clinic pays for a maximum limit of 3 prescriptions from a list of $4 prescriptions at a local pharmacy. However, many critical medications such as inhalers for asthmatic patients and insulin/insulin supplies for diabetic patients are not included in the list of $4 prescriptions. In addition, many working poor or homeless patients either cannot afford to take

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of Criminal Justice will Graduate December H Associate 2012 Reserve – Honorable Discharge, Storekeeper H Navy Unit, Training in Firefighting & Chemical Warfare

Volunteer & Committee Service LISD Bond, CBDG Funding, East/West Freeway, Lubbock Lions Club, South Plains Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, & Jackson/Mahon Neighborhood Association.


Mary Lou & the late Alcario “Chayo” Garcia

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off work or find a ride to pick up the prescription medications. The clinic pharmacy will be able to stock and provide a broader range of critical and necessary prescription medications at a comparable/ cheaper cost. In addition, having the pharmacy on site will ensure that those patients requiring prescription medication therapy will have the necessary medications on-hand, prior to leaving the clinic. Furthermore, the pharmacy staff will be able to provide patients with education in all of their new and continuing home medications, as well as provide chronic disease state (high blood pressure, asthma, and diabetes) management counseling. The medically under-served patients that come to the Free Clinic often have limited contact with the healthcare system and therefore it is critical that all necessary and supportive services are provided to patients prior to their discharge from the clinic. Just as with all other services provided at the clinic, all pharmacy services including the prescriptions will be provided free of charge to patients. To raise funds for the foundation, Gala Latina, a unique event that focuses on supporting local charities through its proceeds, is held annually. It provides a vehicle to celebrate the Latino Culture by highlighting a Latin American country each year. This year the theme is ‘Brasil Sensacional’. The event featured live entertainment, Brazilian style music, authentic cigar rolling, Brazilian-style cuisine, and more. Gala Latina is a local non-profit fund raising event, established in 2009 powered by volunteers, to promote and support local Charity organizations in Lubbock and surrounding counties. Each year Gala Latina will award funds for a one-year period, from its proceeds, to charity based organizations that support its mission. The Foundation’s sole purpose and interest is to enhance and support programs directly impacting and dedicated to providing services in the broad areas of social services (children/ family services, early childhood development, parenting education), health (programs that promote wellbeing of children promote access to health services), education or community (community improvement, youth development). Recipients are selected by a blind committee, and equally committed to the mission of the Caprock Foundation, which exists for the purpose of increasing the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and the community to care for themselves and others. Past recipients of their grants include: the Burkhart Center for Autism, in 2009; the South Plains Food Bank of Lubbock, in 2010; and the Community Health Centers of Lubbock, in 2011.

Anniversary Sabino & Vera Gonzalez, 61st as of October 14th

Anniversary Max & Clara Ramos, 60th as of October 12, 1952

Anniversary Joe & Mary Trevino, 50th as of October 29th, 1962

Anniversary Pablo & Vickie Gomez, 50th as of Sept. 21, 1962

Anniversary George & Josie Sulaica, 48th as of Oct. 31

Anniversary Raymond & MaryAnn Rodriguez, 43rd as of September 6th

Anniversary Jose & Josie Salinas, 39th as of October 17

Anniversary Bobby & Marissa Cantu 23rd as of Oct. 7, 1989

Anniversary Lorenzo III & Adella Gutierrez, 16th as of September 21st

Anniversary Orlando & Becky Lucero, 10th as of October 5th, 2002

¡ F elicid ad es!

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).

Home/casa Noticas para los ancianos

Latinos Hit Hardest by Hunger and Poverty

CALVERT FALL SHOT CLINIC, Ocread for the World today retober 4, 10 am-Noon, leased its annual analysis of Maggie Trejo Supercenter. hunger and poverty in the Latino community. The analysis shows AARP, October 4, 1 pm, Free, Age Hispanic families are more likely to 50+, Share in the discussion of issues suffer from hunger and poverty than and concerns of experienced adults. any other group. Mae Simmons Senior Center. "It is unacceptable that one in three Hispanic children is at risk of hunTREJO MONTHLY SENIOR ger in the world's wealthiest nation," DANCE, October 5, 6 pm, $3, Doors said Ricardo Moreno, Bread for the Open at 5:45 pm, come dance to a va- World's national associate for Lariety of music offered by live musicians, DJs, or CDs. Maggie Trejo Supercenter. tino relations. "People must become aware of the pressing need to end AARP DEFENSIVE DRIVING, hunger in this country, especially October 16, 9 am, Ages 50+ $14 Lub- among Hispanics, who are now more than 16 percent of the populabock Senior Center. tion." LADIES TEA PARTY, October 16, Thirty-four percent of Latino 1:30 pm, Free, Ages 50+, Join the ladies households with children struggle to of Mae Simmons for Pumpkin Carving, put food on the table, according to lively conversation and refreshments. "Hunger and Poverty in the HispanMae Simmons Senior Center ic Community," compared to about 22 percent of U.S. households with ENERGY ASSISTANCE AVAIL- children overall. And a shocking 36 ABLE The City of Lubbock has received percent of all Hispanic children live funding from the Texas Department of Hous- in poverty, compared to 25 percent ing and Community Affairs for the Com- of U.S. children overall. prehensive Energy Assistance Program. These figures could be much worse This grant is designed to assist low-income persons with utility assistance and repair of if it were not for government safety heating /cooling units. To see if you qualify net programs. Federal nutrition procall Neighborhood House at 741-0459 or for grams like SNAP (the Supplementhe Co-pay program call Catholic Charities at 765-8475, certain criteria must be met.


LUNCHES FOR SENIORS Join us Monday-Friday at 12 Noon at one of our five city senior centers! 60 & Over – $2 Donation/Under 60 – $5 Required Cost. Transportation available to seniors 60 and over for $2 donation per roundtrip from your home! Available at all 5 senior centers! For information, call 7672710. LOTERIA Mexican Bingo is played with cards from Mexico and embraces Hispanic culture. Daily at 10:30 a.m., at the Trejo Supercenter. Cost is $2.50. CUMBIA-CIZE Low impact aerobics with a Mexican flair. Get in shape dancing the Cumbia! (1 hr) 6:30 PM T Lubbock Senior Center Free Weekly. OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! M-F at the Trejo Center, and the Lubbock Senior Center. “GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN” call or visit the Parenting Cottage, 3818 50th St. 795-7552. SENIOR TRANSPORTATION To and From Senior Centers, Age 60+ $1 donation each way, Monday-Friday All Centers. Call (806) 767-2710 for information and to be placed on a route! ELDERLY AND DISABLED UTILITY ASSISTANCE If you are in need of assistance with your propane, gas or electric bill, and you are 60 years of age or older, please contact Neighborhood House at 741-0459 to see if you qualify for assistance. If you are disabled receiving SSDI or SSI and you are age 59 and under, please contact LIFE/RUN Centers at 795-5433 to see if you qualify. October 2012

tal Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly food stamps), WIC (the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children), and school meal programs have helped keep more people from going hungry, despite the nation's soaring poverty and unemployment rates. Thirty-five percent of Latinos are eligible for SNAP benefits, but only 21.4 percent actually participate in the program. "Congress has a responsibility to communities with the greatest need, and we are urging policy makers to create a circle of protection around funding for programs that are vital to hungry and poor people," added Moreno. The data also examines the impact of federal anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs on keeping hunger and poverty at bay. Programs like SNAP, WIC, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) help families put food on the table and lift millions of people out of poverty every year. According to a White House report, 3.7 million Latino families, including 8 million children, benefit from the EITC and the CTC.

El análisis muestra que las familias latinas son más propensas a padecer hambre y pobreza que cualquier otro grupo. "Es inaceptable que uno de cada tres niños hispanos corra peligro de padecer hambre en la nación más rica del mundo", dijo Ricardo Moreno, asociado nacional de relaciones latinas de Pan para el Mundo. "Las personas deben tomar conciencia de la necesidad urgente de acabar con el hambre en este país, sobre todo entre los hispanos, que ahora representan más del 16 por ciento de la población". El 34 por ciento de los hogares latinos con niños luchan por dar de comer a sus familias, según "El Hambre y la Pobreza en la Comunidad Latina", en comparación con un 22 por ciento de los hogares norteamericanos con niños en general. Y un preocupante 36 por ciento de los niños hispanos viven en la pobreza, en comparación con 25 por ciento de los niños norteamericanos en general. Estas cifras podrían ser mucho peores si no fuera por los programas de redes de seguridad gubernamentales. Los programas federales de nutrición tales como el Programa Suplementar de Asistencia Nutricional – SNAP (antes, cupones para alimentos), el Programa Suplementar Especial de Nutrición para Mujeres, Bebés y Niños –WIC, y los programas escolares de alimentación, han ayudado a evitar que más personas pasen hambre a pesar de los niveles cada vez más altos de pobreza y desempleo en

Lubbock Among 100 Best Communities for Young People

or the 2nd year in a F row, Lubbock has been designated as The

100 Best Communities for Young People! A watch party was held last month at the United Spirit Arena. Youth and supporters from all over Lubbock participated in the live broadcast to name the 2012 recipients. The 100 Best Communities for Young People is presented by ING, a signature initiative of America's Promise Alliance and an important la nación. El 35 por ciento de los la- part of the Grad Nation campaign. tinos tienen derecho a los beneficios del SNAP, mientras que solo un 21.4 por ciento participan en el programa. "El Congreso tiene una responsabilidad ante las comunidades con necesidades más apremiantes, y estamos exhortando a los responsables de tomar decisiones a crear un círculo de protección alrededor del financiamiento para los programas que son vitales para las personas Services Offered: que pasan hambre y son pobres", dijo Moreno. SKILLED NURSING Los datos también examinan el impacto de HOME CARE AIDE los programas contra el hambre y la pobreza PHYSICAL THERAPY para mantenerlos a raya. Los programas como SPEECH THERAPY SNAP, WIC, el Crédito por Ingreso del Trabajo MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER (Earned Income Tax Credit, EITC) y el CrédiDIETITIAN to al Impuesto por los Hijos (Child Tax Credit, WELLNESS PROGRAMS CTC) ayudan a las faLIFELINE PROGRAM milias a dar de comer a sus familias y sacan a millones de personas de la pobreza todos los años. Según un informe 806.747.8972 de la Casa Blanca, 3.7 millones de familias latinas, incluyendo 8 lones de niños, se benefician del EITC y del CTC.

Los latinos son los más afectados por el hambre

an para el Mundo hoy publicó P su análisis anual del hambre y la pobreza en la comunidad latina.

GUADALUPE-PARKWAY SOMMERVILLE CENTER’S 50TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY : In celebration of 50 years, the agency held a ribbon cutting at the Guadalupe Neighborhood Center, located at 123 North Avenue N. In addition to board members, and patrons of the center, community friends also attended the event.

Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

Each year, America's Promise and ING celebrate 100 deserving communities who effectively provide their youth with the Five Promises and work to increase graduation rates. Winning communities come from all across the country and are addressing the unique challenges they face. On behalf of Latino Lubbock Magazine, congratulations to Lubbock, and most importantly, to the YWCA!

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Understanding & Celebrating El Día de los Muertos


ore than 500 years ago, when the Spanish Conquistadors landed in what is now Mexico, they encountered natives practicing a ritual that seemed to mock death. It was a ritual the indigenous people had been practicing at least 3,000 years. A ritual the Spaniards would try unsuccessfully to eradicate. A ritual known today as el Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. The ritual is celebrated in Mexico and in the United States. Although the ritual has since been merged with Catholic theology, it still maintains the basic principles of the Aztec ritual, such as the use of skulls. Today, people don wooden skull masks called calacas and dance in honor of their deceased relatives. The wooden skulls are also placed on altars that are dedicated to the dead. Sugar skulls, made with the names of the dead person on the forehead, are eaten by a relative or friend. The Aztecs and other Meso-American civilizations kept skulls as trophies and displayed them during the ritual. The skulls were used to symbolize death and rebirth. The skulls were used to honor the dead, whom the Aztecs and other Meso-American civilizations believed came back to visit during the monthlong ritual. Unlike the Spaniards, who viewed

death as the end of life, the natives viewed it as the conti nuation of life. Instead of fearing death, they embraced it. To them, life was a dream and only in death did they become truly awake. The preHispanic people honored duality as being dynamic. They didn't separate death from pain, wealth from poverty like they did in Western cultures. However, the Spaniards considered the ritual to be sacrilegious. They perceived the indigenous people to be barbaric and pagan. In their attempts to convert them to Catholicism, the Spaniards tried to kill the ritual. But like the old Aztec spirits, the ritual refused to die. To make the ritual more Christian, the Spaniards moved it so it coincided with All Saints' Day and All Souls' Day (Nov. 1 and 2), which is when it is celebrated today. Previously it fell on the ninth month of the Aztec Solar Calendar, approximately the beginning of August, and was celebrated for the entire month. Festivities were presided over by the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The goddess, known as "Lady of the Dead," was believed to have died at birth. Today, Day of the Dead is celebrated in Mexico and in certain parts of the United States and Central America. In rural Mexico, people visit the cemetery where their loved ones are buried. They decorate gravesites with marigold flowers and candles. They bring toys for dead children and bottles of tequila to adults. They sit on picnic blankets next to gravesites and eat the favorite food of their loved ones.

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In the United States and in Mexico's larger cities, families build altars in their homes, dedicating them to the dead. They surround these altars with flowers, food and pictures of the deceased. They light candles and place them next to the altar. Locally, in Lubbock, the celebration has taken more of an artistic theme. Many Mexican American groups however, are stepping up and observing the days through their churches. And for some, it is just a day to celebrate and enjoy the memory of their loved ones. PASIÓN POR LA VIDA DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS EN MÉXICO Una vez al año conviven en México los vivos con los muertos. Inspirados por la creencia que la muerte es una transición de una vida a la otra, celebran durante los últimos días de octubre y los primeros días de noviembre, el reencuentro con el recuerdo de sus seres queridos. La ocasión: el Día de los Muertos. A diferencia del ritual católico establecido para conmemorar el ampliamente celebrado Día de Todos los Santos, la costumbre que establecieron las culturas mexicanas precoloniales intercala las creencias indígenas con las católicas. Es una celebración alegre y colorida en la que la muerte asume una expresión vivaz y amistosa. Los pueblos prehispánicos creían que las almas no morían, que seguían viviendo en un lugar especial llamado Mictlán. Allí descansaban hasta el día en el que podían volver a sus hogares a visitar a su familia. Antes de la llegada de los españoles, los nativos celebraban la regreso de las almas entre los meses de julio y agosto. Los españoles cambiaron las festividades al 2 de noviembre, para coincidir con el Día de Todos los Santos de la Iglesia Católica. En la actualidad se realizan dos celebraciones para honrar la memoria de los difuntos amados. El primero de noviembre se honran las almas de los niños con diseños especiales en los altares, implementando el color blanco en las flores y las velas. El dos de noviembre se recuerda las almas de los adultos con una variedad de rituales. El Día de los Muertos o el Día de Todos los Santos, se denomina de manera distinta en algunos de los estados. Por ejemplo, en Yucatán se conoce como Hanal Pixán, o el paso de las almas sobre la esencia de los alimentos. En las alturas de Michoacán, se conoce como Jimbanqua, o la festividad que honra con flores a las personas que ese año fallecieron. En San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo y en el sur de Oaxaca se conoce como Xantolo. Es una tradición ancestral que, intercalada con el catolicismo, resultó en un momento y espacio especiales para celebrar la vida y el legado de los seres queridos, ofreciéndoles en un altar la fragancia de las flores, la luz de las velas, el aroma de la comida y la solemnidad de las oraciones.

Texas Tech Art Students Remember Loved Ones orty art students from Tex- w i t h Fas Tech University will pay o t h e r homage to lost loved ones in this e l e year's day of the dead exhibition, IN MEMORY OF…Remembering with Art, being presented by Landmark Arts at the Texas Tech School of Art from Oct. 15 – Nov. 4. A reception will take place from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Nov. 2, when the Day of the Dead citywide procession is scheduled to visit the School of Art. The traditional Mexican dias de los muertos are about remembering lost loved ones (family, friends, even pets). While in Mexico elaborate displays called "altars" constructed in people's homes bring together images of the deceased loved one with items from his or her past, IN MEMORY OF will showcase artworks of remembrance which bring together images of a loved one each student wishes to remember along

ments of remembrance v i a artistic creation. Call 7 4 2 1947 for more information. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. The art building is located at 2802 18th Street (near the corner of 18th Street and Flint Avenue). On Mondays through Fridays, paid parking is available on the fourth floor of the Flint Avenue parking facility. Parking is free on weekends. Admission is free.

D Í A D E L O S M U E R TO S PROCESSIONS & EVENTS CELEBR ACIΌN opens and will be on display October 26 – November 25, 2012 to be enjoyed throughout the ancient Mexican holiday. Buddy Holly Center 806.775.3562 SUGAR SKULLS & SKELETON PETS, October 27, Saturday ,1-3:00 p.m., all ages, $7, Decorate sugar skulls, make skeleton pets, create skeletons at our fun activity stations, and learn about this traditional Mexican Holiday! Buddy Holly Center 806.775.3562.

much be enjoyed by children. You will learn all about this celebration make sugar skulls, tissue flowers and enjoy goodies! DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS AT THE INTRNATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER 2012 marks the fourteenth year that the ICC will celebrate Día de los Muertos with art exhibits and special programs, beginning at 5:30 p.m. FREE.

CELEBR ACIÓN PROCESION The Buddy Holly Center participates in Lubbock’s citywide observance of Dia de los Muertos by hosting GIRL SCOUTS CELEBRATE DÍA Procesiόn with the TTU International CulDE LOS MUERTOS (Day of the Dead) tural Center, TTU School of Art, and the The workshop is open to all non-registered Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the and registered girls and their families. Arts. Listen to Mariachi Amistad perform FREE. Monday, October 29, 2012, 6pm- mariachi and more! (1 hr) 7:30pm, at the Maggie Trejo Supercenter. 8:30 PM F BHC Free 11/2 Reserve your spot by calling Maye @ 806589-5947 or by logging on to SIGMA DELTA PI will be showing a org. movie “Macario” on November 2nd, at 4 p.m. during their meeting held at TTU EduWHAT IS Dֹ ÍA DE LOS cation Building, in order to celebrate “Día MUERTOS? It’s not a de los Muertos”. All are welcome. somber, sad occasion, it’s a festive celebration known in the Latin American culture as El Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead celebrated on November 2nd. El Dia de los Muertos is a colorful, flavorful holiday and can very

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Dia de los Muertos Recordando y celebrando a nuestros queridos

Many people honor their loved ones on Dia de los Muertos. November 1st is Dia de los Angelitos (All Saints Day) for deceased infants and children. Adults are remembered on November 2nd, Dia de los Muertos (All Souls Day).

(Featured are individuals who passed between December 2010 thru Sept. 2011 and appeared in the Memoriam section of Latino Lubbock Magazine)

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4th Annual Pumpkin Trail Kid's Fun Fest October 14th ubbock Children’s Health Clinic r i n g Updates will be broadcasted on the L(“LCHC”), a non-profit facilBy o u r pumpkin count as they get closer to ity which since 1939 has provided families and the event. They cannot guarantee

friends to the 4th Annual Pumpkin Trail and walk along a lighted trail of carved jack-o-lanterns in the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum in Clapp Park, October 18–21! Stroller and wheelchair accessible! Admission is free! Last year, citizens donated 1,758 pumpkins and attendance was almost 15,000 people! Parking available at the following locations with vans available each night: Hodges Community Center, 40th Street and University, Garden and Arts Center, 44th Street and University, and Safety City/Clapp Pool, 46th University and Avenue U (east side of Clapp Park). 2,000 carved pumpkins are needed. Your pumpkins are needed for the communitybuilt Pumpkin Trail! You provide the pumpkin, and they will provide the candles!!! Be a part of this wonderful family tradition! Groups bringing 10 or more pumpkins will have a sign posted along the trail with their name or logo. Call 806-767-3796 in advance and let them know how many pumpkins you are bringing so they can build towards their goal!

pumpkin placement together on the trail unless pumpkins are delivered at the same time and marked on the back. Volunteer groups are needed to help with this year’s Pumpkin Trail for candle lighters, trail guides and counters! They are also looking for sponsors to help defray the costs of security, parking shuttles and supplies! For more information, call 767-3796! This event is sponsored by City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation and the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum! For more information, call Pumpkin Central at Maxey Community Center, 806-767-3796! Two entrances: Lubbock Memorial Arboretum at 4111 University and the Lubbock Municipal Garden and Arts Center at 4215 University Evenings– Pumpkin lighting begins at 5:30 pm; 6-9 pm Thursday GAC & LMA - October 18; 6-10 pm Friday GAC & LMA - October 19; 6-10 pm Saturday GAC & LMA - October 20; 6-9 pm Sunday GAC & LMA - October 21 Daylight – An autumn scene of pumpkins, fall foliage and blue sky! 9 a.m. -6 p.m. Friday-Sunday GAC & LMA - October 19-21

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preventive health care to children without regard to family ability to pay, will hold their 2nd Annual community-wide festival for children and families. Called “Kids Fun Fest,” the event will take place in Mackenzie Park’s Santa Land area on Sunday, October 14, 2012, from 12 to 5 p.m. The event is being co-sponsored with the City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation Department. Over 50 non-profit organizations from throughout the South Plains will host booths featuring a variety of games and treats for children and families. Admission is free to the public, and games and food are available for purchase at the event. Proceeds from the event will go to

support the non-profit organizations’ programming budgets. In addition to carnival booths offering food and games, Kids Fun Fest will feature live music and entertainment from area performers, a coloring contest, door prizes, and great raffle items. Kids Fun Fest has been made possible by generous donations from several area businesses. For more information about Kids Fun Fest or to provide support, please visit www. or speak to Sue Hill or Olga Contreras with LCHC at (806) 749-3800.

Halloween Safet y Tips

Trick-Or-Treaters • Carry a flashlight • Walk, don’t run. • Stay on Sidewalks • Obey traffic signals • Stay in familiar neighborhoods • Don’t cut across yards or driveways. • Wear a watch you can read in the dark. • Make sure costumes don’t drag on the ground. • Shoes should fit (even if they don’t go with your costume) • Avoid wearing masks while walking from house to house. • Carry only flexible knives, swords or other props. • (If no sidewalk) walk on the left side of the road facing traffic • Wear clothing with reflective markings or tape. • Approach only houses that are lit. • Stay away from and don’t pet animals you don’t know. Parents • Make your child eats dinner before setting out. • Ideally, young children of any age should be accompanied by an adult. • If you buy a costume, look for one made of flame-retardant material. • Older children should know where to

reach you and when to be home. • You should know where they’re going. • Tell children to bring the candy home to be inspected before consuming anything. • Look at the wrapping carefully and toss out anything that looks suspect. Homeowners • Make sure your yard is clear of such things as ladders, hoses, dog leashes and flower pots that can trip the young ones. • Pets get frightened on Halloween. Put them up to protect them from cars or inadvertently biting a trick-or-treater. • Battery powered jack o’lantern candles are preferable to a real flame. • If you do use candles, place the pumpkin well away from where trick-or-treaters will be walking or standing. • Make sure paper or cloth yard decorations won’t be blown into a flaming candle. • Healthy food alternatives for trickor-treaters include packages of low-fat crackers with cheese or peanut butter filling, single-serve boxes of cereal, packaged fruit rolls, mini boxes of raisins and single-serve packets of low-fat popcorn that can be microwaved later. • Non-food treats: plastic rings, pencils, stickers, erasers, coins.

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At the LULAC Hall, 13th & Ave. O . Costume Contest, Food, Drinks, Fun! B.Y. O. B. For more info call Robert Rodriguez at (806)702-1312.

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SENIOR CITIZEN PUMPKIN CARVING Bring your pumpkin and see how creative you can be. Share your skills and ideas with others. Oct. 4, 1 pm at the Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th.

ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL will be held at the Maggie Trejo Supercenter, Friday Oct. 12th, 6-8pm. Cost: $1, or, 2 canned goods. Face painting, tattoos, arts & crafts, door prizes, games, trick-or- treating, & much more! For more information call (806)767-2705. FRIGHT FEST A spooktacular night of fun and dancing to country and western music from a live band at our annual Halloween Ball. Door prizes and refreshments. Costumes optional. Oct. 25, 6 pm, at the Lubbock Senior Center, 2001 19th Street. Cost is $8. SCOOBY’S SPOOKY HALLOWEEN PARTY Oct. 25th. Come and enjoy crafts, games and snacks! Admission is free. Registration/Tickets required. For more info call (806) 775-2834 or visit Mahon Library, 1306- 9th Street; 3:40 p.m. DRACULA’S DEN DANCE, for Ages 40+, Oct. 26, at 6 at Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th Street. Cost is $3. TEEN NIGHT: HALLOWEEN DANCE, 7 pm – 10 pm, Ages 11-14, $5, Hodges Community Center, 4011 University. DOG DAY HOWL-O-WEEN Dress your dog in a Halloween costume! Prizes for best costumed dogs. Youth, Teen and Adult categories! Pre-register or register on the day of the event. Oct. 27th, 10 am at Maxey Community Center at 4020 30th Street. Cost is $1. FAMILY MONSTER MASH Bring your Mummies and Daddies, Ghouls and Boys and get your BOO-gie on! We will have dancing, games, snacks and spooky (not scary) activities! All Ages! Oct. 27th, at 6 pm, at Hodges, 4011 University. $5/person. GIRL SCOUTS CELEBRATE DIA DE LOS MUERTOS (Day of the Dead) The workshop is open to all non-registered and registered girls and their families FREE, Monday, October 29, from 6-7:30pm. At the Maggie Trejo Supercenter. Reserve your spot by calling Maye @ 806-589-5947 or by logging on to CHCL HALLOWEEN BASH sponsored by Community Health Center of Lubbock Join us for food, games, and Halloween goodies! Costume contest at 6:30 p.m. Prizes awarded for age groups: 0-2 years, 3-5 years, 6-9 years, 10-12 years Come Trick -or- Treat in our safe Medical & Dental Clinic, Wednesday, October 31, 2012, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at Arnett-Benson Medical & Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Road. For more information, please contact Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009. 5TH ANNUAL TRUNK OR TREAT sponsored by Los Unicos C.C. 5and Onda C.C. Impressions C.C. & other individual enthusiasts, Wednesday Oct. 31, 2012, from 6-8pm, at Tommy's Drive in on N University Ave. Other activities include a jumper, popcorn & cotton candy for a small fee, Please join us!

Sabor Hispano n the mid 60's my mom and dad I decided it was time for us to have a newer house as we had outgrown

the one we had. This was also about the time we had had our experience with "los trabajos" in California. We had earned some money but not the fortune we had sought. Still the month of October, we remained in California. My Dad said that we would return back to Texas before the end of October. Being an October baby and turning 18, I had to register for the Selective Service Draft,

South Plains Career Expo showcases careers to students

he 12th Annual Tech Prep CaT reer Expo will be held October 30th, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with

lunch following. The event will take place at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. The purpose is to show students the career pathways in our region through interactive exhibits, hands on demonstrations, info on salary, educational requirements, and the skills you need from future employees. For more information Register by contacting Cindy Miller, at South Plains Career Expo, at 806-7900681.

something every 18 on Ave. S. Even after movyear-old had to do at ing out of the barrio I still the time. I had mixed had all my friends there, and feelings about regiswould go back every chance tering, not knowing that I got. I still like to drive what to expect or around the barrio, and remiwhat would lie in my nisce about my experiences, future. I had always and where certain house thought that I would were. eventually end up Editor's Note: Pete Piña grew serving in the Armed Forces. Upon returning back home up in barrio Guadalupe and enjoys sharwe did end up moving to a house that ing his memories and the stories of barrio was located between 3rd and 4th St. Guadalupe.

En Aquellos Dias….

abado, 22 de septiembre, S 2012….el dia de la boda de mi sobrino. Me hace recor-

darme de mi propia boda. Fue poco diferente, pero cosas iguales tambien. Cuando llo me case, el novio no era mexicano y en esta boda la novia no es mexicana. Fue dificil explicarle a mi papa que el color no era importante. Me acuerdo que llo no queria boda grande, solo queria mi familia y la familia del novio. Pero que dijo mi papa : “ Si te vas a casar, llo tengo que handarte al altar y entregarte.” ¿Qué podia hacer? Tuve boda como mi papa lo quizo. Yo hize mi vestido y cada vez que venia el novio a la casa, andavamos a la carrera moviendo el vestido a otro cuarto para que no lo viera el futuro esposo y

para no tener mala suerte. Acabe el vestido con bastante tiempo y el miercoles antes de la boda me lo medi y le pegue el tren- todo me quedo como llo lo queria. Mi amiga me dijo: “Ponte el velo para ver como te vas a peinar.” Que creen, se me habia olvidado hacer el velo! Mi amiga me empresto el velo de ella y todo salio bien. El sabado todo salio como llo lo queria. Mi papa y mi mama estuvieron muy contentos tambien. Este año mi mama tendra el asiento de honor como la abuela del novio. Mi papa estara presente en espiritu, tambien.

ditor's Note: Rosario Montez Smith E grew up en un rancho, and enjoys sharing her memories of living in rural West Texas.

Santos Elias Garza Celebrates Life,Turns 92 antos Elias Garza was born In 1945, at the S October 28, 1920. Back then age of 25, she babies were typically born at home married Louis and per her birth certificate it says she was born November 1,1920 (reason being; that's when her parents notified necessary officials of her birth) she was born and raised in Seguin, Texas. Her parents were Julio and Canuta Elias. Her father past away when she was a small child. Years later her mother remarried, to a Estevean Aguilar. Her family were migrant workers. She said she recalled living in "Ranchos" as a child. She recalled being in her teens when she wore pants for the first time, which was due to her uncle Victor Hernandez said the fields were no place for a dress, and it would only slow them down while working picking cotton. Ms. Garza recalled that many migrant families came to lubbock from Seguin for work, so they all pretty much knew one another. When she was in her early 20's her family made the official move to Lubbock, mainly due to work opportunities.

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Garza "El Chato", as many knew him best. They were married for 43 years. They lived in Petesburg, Lockney, Hart and when she was in her mid 40's they became permanent residents of Lubbock, TX. He passed away in 1988 and she has never remarried. She had three children - Margie Garza, Albert Garza, and, Jessica Gauna. Elias also has eight grand children, and nine great-grand children. Her children recall that the one thing she never ever fails to tell them (She says it in Spanish) "May God Bless you and take care of you and keep you safe where ever you may go." In honor of her 92nd birthday, the family held an intimate celebration with her children, grand children,

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Faith & Religion/Fe y religión

Bishop Rodríguez blesses

Catholic Renewal Center additions

he Diocese of Lubbock, hosted T a special blessing on September 16, as Most Rev. Plácido Rodríguez

blessed new additions to the Catholic Renewal Center and Catholic Pastoral Center grounds at 4620 Fourth Street in Lubbock. Bishop Rodríguez lead a Litany of Procession and Blessing on the grounds as he blesses the Statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the new BEAUTIFIED DIOCESE: The Knights of Columbus presented the check to the Bishop Catholic Renewal Center gazebo, the for some of the new additions to the property, including a gazebo that is located near the new Catholic Center LED sign, and a entrance for peaceful prayer and relaxation. special area of the grounds dedicated to Bishop Rodríguez. The Statue of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was added as a reminder

MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE MINISTRIES Friday nights from 6 to 8 of the request of Pope John Paul II pm, at the Asbury House to Bishop Michael J. Sheehan, First Of Prayer, 2005 Avenue Bishop of Lubbock, to dedicate the T, in the Brown Room. For Diocese of Lubbock to the care of the more info, contact Irene Blessed Virgin Mary on March 25, McGaha at 806-544-7310.

1984. The new gazebo was dedicated to the Knights of Columbus, which has 22 councils and 1,691 members in the Diocese of Lubbock. “We are very grateful to the Knights of Columbus and to Covenant for all their contributions to our diocese. I am very grateful for the many good works they perform for our diocese and the people of the diocese,” said Bishop Rodriguez.

"God is Writing My Love Story"

Alliance Church to host event for women & teens


lliance Church will host "God is Writing My Love Story", a live one day event, October 27 from 8 a.m. to -3 p.m. "This is more than a conference, it's a God encounter," said Brenda Rincones. "Love can be a pretty cheap word these days. Maybe we've been burned by it; maybe we doubt PROUD KNIGHTS: The KOC and Bishop pose with the brand new statue of the Im- it's real or wonder how to make it last." maculate Heart of Mary, located at The Catholic Diocese of Lubbock. She said that women and girls are invited to discover God's great love, a love that can meet needs and positively impact all of life's relationships. Admission is $25 per person, which includes a light breakfast, lunch, and more. This is an amazing experience

for women and teenage girls, with live worship and Special Guests: Elaine Morris Fisher of Gateway Church in Dallas, Hipatia Medina of San Antonio, along with Evie Rivera, Graciela Valenzuela, as well as Jesse and Brenda Rincones. Breakout sessions are available in Spanish. Seating is limited, so buy your tickets early. Purchase tickets online at, or send check to: Alliance Church, 5825 34th Street, Lubbock, TX 79407. Registration is also available at the door for $35. For more information, call 806470-9945 or email Childcare is not available.

MEMORIALS In Loving Memory Eva (Becky)


LAS GUADALUPANAS DE OLG: Timothy Xavier Reyna and his sister, Violet Faith Reyna were named the 2012 King & Queen of the Fiesta de Colores. The children attend St. Josephs Church in Lubbock.

10/06/52 – 7/18/2011 We are reminded of the love you gave us and the many things you taught us. Above all, we are grateful that you taught us to love God. Your faith was strong and you were brave. Our gift to you is that we will honor you memory forever. Happy Birthday. Love, Mike, Joanne, and Richard

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CRISTO Y SUS INSTRUMENTOS: Chon Garcia, Raul Dominguez, Tony Cervantez, and Rey Posada perform annually at the De Colores event.

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October Prayer A PRAYER FOR TODAY Heavenly Father, I come to You today, giving You all that I am. I trust that You have a plan for my good. I trust that You are opening doors that no one can shut. I open myself to You and thank You for filling me with You today. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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RED MASS The Twelfth Annual Red Mass celebrating the opening of the new Judicial Year will be held October 2, 2012, 6:30 p.m., at Christ the King Cathedral, 4011 54th Street, Lubbock. Reception follows Mass. WOMEN'S CONFERENCE will be Oct.6, 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 Toni Castillo at (806)466-8259. CONFERENCIA DE LA MUJER será Oct.6 de 2012 de la 1 a 4 pm, en San José (Lubbock), 102 N. Ave P, en la Sala de Guadalupe. El tema es "Fe". Esta es una conferencia gratuita y mujeres de todas las edades están invitadas. La conferencia será dirigida por la hermana Leonor, y voluntarios. Para obtener más información, por favor llame a Toni Castillo al (806) 466-8259. LIFE CHAIN Sunday, October 7, 2 -3:30 p.m., 67th at Indiana, Lubbock. (Park at Nurturing Center-3303 66th.) Use only approved Life-Chain signs. This is not a protest – it is silent prayer time, a peaceful witness of pro-life Americans standing to pray for our Nation and for an end to abortion. For more info contact Lawrence D’Souza—806-780-6853,; or Jose Mora—806-767-0767, K of C FAMILY CHILI COOKOFF & BBQ DINNER Friday October 12 at 6 p.m., Saint Elizabeth Hanly Hall. Chili cook-off teams - $20/team. To register: 806762-1672. BBQ dinner - $7/plate, inflatables, games, music and dance—family fun! ENGAGED ENCOUNTER WEEKEND October 12-14. For more information, please go to Family.html 43RD ANNUAL SLATON SAINT JOSEPH SAUSAGE FESTIVAL Sunday, October 21. German Sausage, grilled chicken, all the trimmings, Dinner – 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Adults/Take out-$9, Children-$6. Fun Fest – 11 a.m.-4 p.m.- Saint Joseph School, Division and 21st Streets. Games for all ages, live and silent auctions, food, quilting show, Country Store, kids’ bouncers and rock wall. 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. 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. ACTS RETREATS Women’s-November 1-4; TEEN ACTS- December 27-30. For more information, contact (806) 778-9026, or visit

Shelter Me’ Homeless Awareness 5k Set For October 27, 2012 The following events have been submitted by groups, some are tentative and subject to change. Latino Lubbock will make updates monthly. For changes and additions, email .

October 2012 10/6 Raiders Rojos Homecoming Almuerzo 10/12 Columbus Day: Día de la Raza 10/25 29th HAW Hispana Scholarship Banquet 10/26 LULAC #236 Halloween Party November 2012 11/2 UMI - "La Cena y Viva Calaca" TBA Dia de los Muertos Procession – Art trail 11/6 Election Day 11/8 Latino Lubbock Magazine Veteran Reception 11/11 Veteran’s Mass at St. Joseph’s Church 11/11 Catholic Veteran’s & KOC Veteran’s Day 11/16 KOC Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors 11/18 P.A.G.A Turkey Tournament @ Shadow Hills December 2012 TBA LULAC’s 21st Annual Senior Christmas Dinner 12/9 Dia de la Virgen Procession TBA Pancho Clos visit at Maggie Trejo with American G I Forum TBA- De Colores Christmas Party TBA Solos Car Club Banquet 12/31 KOC #8097New Year's Eve Dance January 2013 February 2013 TBA 84th LULAC Week - Feb. 17 to 23rd TBA Joe Carrillo Scholarship Fundraiser Dance TBA HAW Winter Gala TBA Lubbock Warrior’s Golden Gloves Championship TBA Diocese Fat Sunday Celebration TBA Fat Tuesday TBA Bridal Quinceanera Expo March 2013 TBA Lent Retreat for Women/Retiro Para Mujeres TBA 19th Viva Aztlan Ballet Folklorico Competition 3/30 Cesar E. Chavez Birthday TBA Knights of Columbus #8097 Fish Fry 3/30 14th Cesar E. Chavez March & Celebration 3/30 5th Anniversary of Cesar E. Chavez Drive April 2013 TBA Joel's 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt TBA Hispanic Law Student Association Banquet TBA Sigma Lambda Beta Banquet TBA HSS Cultural Awareness Week TBA Hispanic Student Society Banquet TBA Hispanic Student Society Fajita Cook-off 4/30 El día de los niños, El día de los libros Event

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ushering in National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, November 10-18, 2012, with the “Shelter Me” 5K on October 27 at McKenzie Park. Participants will register between 8:30 and 9:15 am in McKenzie Park at the intersection of East Municipal Drive and Cesar Chavez Drive (look for softball fields). The Walk/ Run will begin at 9:30 am. Water stations and information about local organizations working with the issue of homelessness will be available along the route. The first 5K last in 2011, was developed to inspire citizens to become aware of homelessness in the community and to become actively engaged in meaningful assistance. “Currently, our community needs food so we can help our homeless

brothers and sisters”, said Rosalinda Jimenez, organizer. The results of the January 2012 Point-In-Time homeless survey documented the clothing and/or food category was one of the four services most needed by those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. As such, to assist in meeting local food needs, organizers are requesting each participant donate 10 cans of food or $10 at registration. During business hours food donations may be taken to Our Lady of Grace Parish Office, between 8-1 am or 1-5 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday and St. Stephens Episcopal Church, between 10 am-2 pm, Monday -Thursday. You can also mail donations to SPHC, 2005 Avenue T, Lubbock, Texas 79411. All donations will be given to the South Plains Food Bank. For more information contact Rosalinda, (806)241-0101.

Building Strong Families Conference will be held Oct. 25th

The 17th Annual Building Strong Families Conference for parents and those who work with parents will be held Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. Three major speakers will address the issues parents and children are facing. After, there will be follow-up

sessions and speakers to cover: early childhood , elementary, and middle & high school, with a Spanish track to cover each. Further, the conference will focus on three major issues: digital wellness, families & drugs, and bullying. Deadline to register is October 15th. For agenda, speaker information, sponsors and registration, visit www.

La conferencia de familias fuertes se llevará a cabo el 25 de octubre

El grupo de construción de familias fuertes se llevará a cabo el jueves, 25 de octubre, 2012, en el Lubbock Civic Center. Después de 17 años, la conferencia de constucción de familias fuertes está orgulloso de traerle la nueva conferencia para padres y los que trabajan con padres. Este año tendran tres discursos principales para educar a los padres de asuntos que los niños enfrentan en este momento. Después de cada discurso habrá una sesión para cubrir las siguientes edades: la primaria, el intermedio, y la secundaria.

Los discursos estarán disponibles en español. La conferencia se concentrará en tres asuntos mayores: el bienestar de salud, las familias y la droga, y la intimidacion entre ninos. El ultimo dia par registrarse sera el 15 de Octubre. Para informacion sobre este discruso, vaya a nuestra pajina de internet en ww.buildingstr Si no tiene acceso a internet, llame al 806-6321677 para recibir su informacion.

OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK: The Out of the Darkness Walk for the Federation to Prevent Suicide was held Sept. 15th. Many families and teams participated. Among them were participants for "Team Celeste". Pictured are: Michelle Canales, Terry Contreras, Johnny Thompson, Theresa Juarez, Nicole Contreras, and Joseph Contreras. Happy Birthday! Jennifer Quinones Posadas I remember the first time we celebrated your birthday. It was the very first day we met. On that day another "birthday" occurred. Little did we know that was the day our love would start to blossom. Happy birthday my love and may God continue to bless you each and every day. Love your best friend and husband, Juan M Posadas

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ 4th Annual Vamos a Pescar

Dad's made time for the kids and assisted in completing a tackle box for bait provided by Fishing's Future..

Dad & son enjoying the company as they go fishing.

Families gathered together for family time, and fishing memories.

Vamos a Pescar volunteers from OLG gather for a group photo.

Veterans were honored and asked to bring their branch flags. The Army was represented at the annual fishing event.

Even grandmas made time for grandkids and enjoyed the fishing event.

Sporting the Vamos a Pescar neon green shirts and staying protected from the sun.

Not one, but two fish!! And double the memories!

Everybody say fish bait! Young boys show off their catch.

Let's Go Fishing 2012

Getting their fishing section ready as they keep themselves warm.


Los Hermanos & the Lubbock Chapter of Fishing's Future

The Medina family enjoyed time and lined-up for some healthy and cool watermelon provided by area farmers, and served up by the Hispanic Peace Officers and AgCredit.

A good catch! The family holds up the fish that they patiently waited for.

Hispanic Law Student Association Mixer

Lizette Cortez and Perla Herrera enjoy some refreshments.

Jonathan Miller, Martin Pina, and Aaron Tatyrek finish off their meals with the company of friends.

Victoria Hayslett and Samin Abdullah take some time to catch up.

Clarissa Acosta, Stephanie Carnero, and Danielle Savedra

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Alzheimer's Walk 2012

Family and friends say cheese!

Representing Augustina Herrera as they walked in the march.

Carillon employees and family participated in the walk.

Walking to End Alzheimer's with family.

Walk Lupus Now 2012

Friends gathered for the Lupus Walk to represent Shalondo Garcia and Tina B.

The ladies of St. Patrick church helped to sell some of the delicious foods.

Family members of all ages to come together for a special event.

Kassandra poses with her family as they prepare to walk in her honor.


Photos & Memories - AquĂ­ y Alla

Walking for Erica as they come closer to the finish line.

De Colores Fiesta 2012

Families came to support the churches at the event. A tradition for many familias.

Tony Lara getting ready to draw for lucky winners for the raffle prizes.

Tons of smiling faces as the churches gathered together for the fiesta.

42nd Annual Fall Arts And Crafts Festival

Mackenzie Flores, Gloria Flores, Haley Flores, Josh Flores, and April Flores.

Louisa and Gregory Arriaga, Gia Arriaga, and Victoria Rodriguez

Debra Chapa, Frankie Rose Chapa, and Frank Chapa smile for the camera.

Spending some quality time as they pose for the camera.

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Fiestas del Llano Parade 2012

Dressed up in colorful attire and ready for the float to drive into the streets.

A quick picture before the parade began.

Solitos Car Club members posing for a picture before they get their cars ready to drive in the parade.

Magic 93.7 brought out their families to enjoy the parade with them.

The Annual Parade Down Historic Broadway

Bright and early, and ready to pass out some candy.

Music turned up and they are ready to greet the crowd.

The Community Health Center of Lubbock is ready for the parade!

Past Adelitas, the Anaya sisters pose with their colorful and decorated costumes as they participate in the annual parade.

Jimmy Lara, Peter Gonzales, Benito Garcia, and Chris Gonzales from Estilo Car Club.

Chon Guerrero smiles as he shows off his sombrero.

Angie Perez, Connie Prothro, Maria Sauceda, and Frances Mireles

Preparing themselves for El Grito at the Fiestas del Llano festivities.

Flatlanders Car Show


Raymond Garcia and Enrique Marquez from Exotic Mines in San Angelo.

Johnny Escareno, Joseph Aguilar, Jesse Olbera, Teddy Bear Briseno from Unique Car Club.

Fiestas del Llano 2012

Hispanic Association of Women hosted loteria for families.

Silas Flores and Leann Flores enjoy the kids train.

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TTU Grito de Dolores

UMI students gather smile for the camera, as they celebrate Mexico's Independence Day.

Wearing their jerseys with pride as they smile for the camera.

The saddle tramps rang the bell to during the Grito.

Members of Omega Delta Phi were there to represent and be a part of the tradition.

St. Michaels Levelland Jamaica

Families gather for some delicious food.

Many church members like the Guadalupanas, help to raise money at the booths.

Families and friends all gather to help volunteer for the annual event.


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The gentlemen cook some delicious food for the public to eat.

Lubbock 100 Best Communities for Young People Announcement

Estacado ROTC group smiles for the camera.

Talkington Girls School students were proud to hold up the 100 Best Communities sign.

We love Lubbock and smiles filled the Cooper students with spirit.

WUDT from Lubbock High School poses for the camera.

Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha Enchilada Fundraiser

Danielle Garcia and her grandparents smile for the camera.

Enjoying some delicious enchiladas, and great company.

Gentlemen of Delta Alpha Omega were out supporting the young ladies.

Angela Hightower and Tony Hinojosa enjoy good company and good food.

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Texas Sports Report With Mando Reyna

he season gets T serious for the Red Raiders this

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Gillispie Resigns As Head Men’s Basketball Coach Texas Tech Head Men’s Basketball Coach Billy Gillispie has submitted his letter of resignation to Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt, citing health concerns as his reason for leaving the men’s basketball program. Hocutt has accepted the resignation. “Billy has decided to focus on his health and we wish him a full recovery,” Hocutt said. “We are proud of the young men that he has brought to this campus. Billy’s decision allows him to concentrate on

his well-being and allows us to turn our attention to preparations for the upcoming season.” Gillispie, who was named head coach on March 20, 2011, will be paid for the remainder of this contract year that runs until April 30, 2013. Chris Walker, associate head coach, will continue to handle dayto-day operations of the men’s basketball program until an interim head coach for the 2012-13 season has been identified.

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month as they face four top 25 ranked opponents with two of those here at the Jones. Oklahoma has shown itself to be mortal by losing to Kansas State, however KSU is one of the teams they will have to face at the end of October. OU visits on the 6th, but the home game that everyone is excited to see are when the Mountaineers visit on the 13th, led by former Tech assistant Dana Holgorsen. Tech’s defense has looked much improved so far, but they seemed like that last year at this time before the schedule started to get tough. The game that I am really interested in watching is when they travel to Fort Worth on the 20th and determine how the pecking order is going to be in the new Big 12. Should Tech win all four games this month, that is a guaranteed big post-season bowl and a clean shot at the conference championship. Win two in October against these ranked teams and everyone will take notice and bowl officials will be in attendance way before the final stretch of games. Go winless and the wrong kind of streak will come into play. The Dallas Cowboys on the other hand, seem to be the same team whom one cannot know what to expect from one week to the next. The offensive line is showing the neglect they have suffered in the past previous drafts, which you can tell by the running game and the quarterback protection. If the referee lockout, which as of deadline time it continues, the road will not get any easier especially if Romo gets injured. If

the lockout continues it means that the NFL does not respect the fans, especially after what we have witnessed. They are in serious negotiations as of deadline time with the regular officials, but both sides need to give in a little more while they figure this out. With the Ravens on the 14th and Cam Newton’s Panthers a week later, only to be topped off with the Giants at the end of October, expect this offensive line to be tested severely. Thankfully for the fans the defense seems to be better than last season especially with the secondary. Injuries have had an effect but it seems they have the personnel to be able to adjust to the changing circumstances as the game rolls on. The game changer in my opinion will be to see if Jason Witten can return to form after the bye week that they just received, since we all know that Romo depends on Witten to be successful. The other game changer is the other Jason, Jason Garrett . Game management is a crucial thing in the league, so all his adjustments and play calling will be closely scrutinized more than usual. The smoking hot Rangers start their third run for the World Series and one has to wonder how good this organization has been and

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how they rank with the great teams from the past. With a strong healthy bullpen and a resurgent Josh Hamilton, one could say this is the best the Rangers have offered, but only a championship will verify that for Nolan Ryan and company. The player that makes the biggest impact though has been Andre Beltre, being clutch defensively as well on the offensive side. Enjoy Hamilton while we can but do not expect him with this team after the season. Maybe he can leave Arlington with a series ring. Trick or treat, what will we get? Editor's Note: Mando Reyna is an avid sports aficionado and fan. Monthly he contributes his sports perspective of local to national sports. Email at 's E Kid E E ys e s da has FR Tue purc e)

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Meet Pico the bilingual gallo (rooster). He loves school, he likes to read, play outside and discover ways to have fun and make friends. Now it is time for Pico to celebrate Dia de Los Muertos Nov. 1st & 2nd. Meet his prima (cousin) who is visiting from South Texas. Her name is Jita la Gallita (little hen). Together they will honor family member who have passed away and celebrate their lives and tell cuentos (stories) about them, and sing serenatas (serenades) to their loved ones, usually canciones (songs) that were their favorites.

Make an Altar

Altars should include: A picture of the one being remembere, items they were fond of, something to snack on, candles, flowers, and even gift. Altars can also include: pictures of saints or religious icons, toy skeletons, skulls or bones, sugar skulls, books, tequila, or their favorite drink and a glass, soap, water & a small towel (because being dead can be messy). A Dia de los Muertos altar can be as simple or as elaborate as you want. The purpose of an altar is remembrance, with that in mind feel free to do what you think your honoree would enjoy.

Sugar Skulls

Typical Mexican candies made to celebrate the Day of the Dead include alfeñiques or skulls made from sugar and decorated with colored bands. Why not learn how to make them and prepare sugar skulls to decorate your altar. Ingredients: 2 cups of confectioner’s sugar, 1 egg white, 1 teaspoonful of corn syrup, ½ teaspoonful of vanilla, 1/3 cup of corn flour edible vegetable coloring. Utensils:1 two-liter glass or plastic bowl, 1 wooden spoon or spatula, 1 sieve, and 1 fine paint brush. What you have to do: 1. Place the syrup, vanilla and egg white in the bowl and mix with the wooden spoon or spatula. 2. Sift the confectioner’s sugar and add it to the mixture. 3. When the ingredients are well mixed together, knead them into a ball with your fingers. 4. Sprinkle some corn flour on a table or other flat surface, spread out the mixture and knead it until it becomes smooth and easy to handle like tortilla dough. 5. Then, make small figures like crosses, coffins, skulls, plates of food, baskets of flowers, or anything else you like. Leave your figures on the table to dry for three hours, and then paint them with vegetable coloring.

Make your calaverita!

Papel Picado (Cut or punched out tissue paper) Papel picado is a Mexican art used for national celebrations like Independence Day and Day of the Dead. Above is a sample of what it looks like. Get some tissue paper and scissors, fold over about 2 to 3 times, then cut out shapes, then unfold. It’s easy so give it a try.

3rd Birthday Alcario Ortiz October 7th Happy Birthday baby AJ!

Reading is Fun!

Read about Dia de Los Muertos and many notable Hispanic Americans in U.S. History!

Love, Guera Garcia and Mom (Kristal Hernandez)

Do you know what the calaveras are? They are phrases with rhyme about death that visits someone to take him. You can make calaveras about your friends. Remember to use synonyms of death. Do not forget that in the calaveras death never appears in a macabre form, it is a joke. Mexicans have a particular humor sense. We laugh at death.

12th Birthday Sara F. Garcia October 2nd Ismael Garcia October 29th Happy Birthday to Sara, who shares her special day with her daddy Ismael Oct.29th. Love, Sam, Ivan, and Guera Garcia

Happy Birthday, Felicidades!

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October Latino Lubbock vol 6, issue 10  

Lubbock News from a Latino Perspective