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Volume 6, Issue 9, September 2012


Celebra la Herencia! Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month "Lubbock News from a Latino Perspective"

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

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"Celebra la Herencia”

Hector P. Garcia

Photo By Christy Martinez-Garcia On this month's cover is a photo of a tradional and ornate sombrero in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is held from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15th. The celebration includes the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively. This is a time to share with our children our rich traditions and beautiful culture, and create a new generation of proud Latinos. Happy Hispanic Heritage Month! ¡Felicidades!

Civil Rights Leader

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"La palabra es plata, el silencio oro." "The word is silver, silence gold." Meaning that Silence is more valuable than words.

¡ F e liz c u mp le a ñ o s !

September Roman Martinez 9/1 Jose Mora 9/1 Bradon Soto 9/1 Margaret Vidales 9/1 Mary Cardenas 9/1 Fabian Contreras 9/1 Ruben Solis 9/2 Mary Palacio 9/2 Ernest Macias, Jr. 9/2 Juanita Benita Herrera 9/4 Lucinda Olivarez 9/4 Mario Olivarez 9/6 Felipe Ramirez 9/6 Raul Martinez 9/6 Angelica Madrid Tijerina 9/6 Jennifer Pauda 9/6 Heather Garcia 9/6 Minerva Hernandez 9/7 Avian Sulaica 9/7 Santana Montemayor 9/8 Sinforoso Guevara Sánchez 9/8 Mary Quirino 9/9 Jasmine Hernandez 9/9 Joe Armenta 9/9 Joe Riley Armenta 9/9 Fr. Andres Mendoza 9/10 Demetrio V. Pena 9/10 Sonia Hernandez 9/10 Nicolasa Martinez 9/10 Adam Guzman 9/10 Elijah Guzman 9/10 Breana Danielle Flores 9/10 Eva Santiago 9/11 Ciarra Galindo 9/11 Isaiah Sandoval 9/11 Raul Quevedo Sr. 9/12 Freddy Martinez 9/13 Sandra Saiz 9/13 Isabell Gonzales 9/ 13 Gloria Torrez 9/14 Sidney Tan 9/14 Bernice Lucero 9/14 Zepherias Santiago 9/14 Malaki Rey Jimenez 9/14 Ricardo Santiago Jr. 9/15 Jose Salinas, III 9/15

September Jerris Ridge 9/15 Juanita Reyna 9/16 Stevie Ortiz 9/16 Fr. Cornelio Ramirez, SAC 9/16 Raquel Quevedo 9/16 Soila Olivarez 9/17 Sara Armenta 9/17 Louisa Pena 9/17 Teresa D Martinez 9/18 Sam Montez 9/18 Rejino Madrid Sr 9/19 Israel Beltran 9/19 Juan Rangel 9/19 Meme Pauda 9/19 Loretta DeLeon 9/20 Henry Ramierz 9/20 Delores DeLeon 9/20 Juan Prado Sr. 9/ 20 Susie Ann Valerio 9/20 Leandra Sarah Armenta 9/20 Sandy Reyna 9/21 Josie Salinas 9/21 Elizabeth Bengoa 9/21 Roman Rivera 9/21 Idalis Garcia 9/21 Jasiah Garcia 9/21 Jessie Salinas, Jr. 9/22 Boni Vasquez 9/23 Monica Montelongo 9/23 Aryana Torres 9/24 Frank Garcia 9/24 Pema Anaya 9/24 Darrian Deanda 9/25 Andy Garcia 9/25 Jessica Caballero 9/26 Kathy Aguirre 9/26 Ernest Hernandez 9/26 Lori V. Torres 9/28 Kyra Garcia 9/28 Kristal Santiao 9/28 Nirel Bustillos 9/28 Ryan Ramirez 9/29 Lydia Guerra 9/30 Mary Ester Valdarez 9/30 Rebecca De Los Santos 9/30 Dorothy Vargas 9/30

CONTENTS Word from the Publisher

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SNAO: They Need Your Voice

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Opportunity Page

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Tips by Jaime Garcia

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Hispanic Heritage Month/Art of Life

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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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Hispanic Heritage Month


Continuing The Dream...Our Work is Not Done

Every year, I share n 1988, Congress authis message with thorized September you... and I will con15 through October tinue because it is 15 as National Hispanic important for us to be Heritage Month. Durreminded of the leging this month, America acy left by those who celebrates the culture struggled, and yet, perand traditions of U.S. severed. residents who trace their In 2004, one of my roots to Spain, Mexico role models Raul Yzaand the Spanish-speakguirre was invited to ing nations of Central address the delegates America, South America of the Democratic and the Caribbean. As we embark upon this Christy Martinez-Garcia Convention. He said, "Despite our national observance, and Publisher/Owner diversity, Latinos have as students commence their path to a higher education, it a shared public policy agenda. Like is important to affirm that their suc- all Americans, we desire a governcess is one that is viewed by many ment that stays off our backs, but Latino's as a success for past and stands by our side. Hispanics believe future generations of the Hispanic in a fair government that guarantees equal opportunity for all by reduccommunity. My family, like many of yours, has ing discrimination in employment, worked hard to advance each gen- housing, health care, and education eration. For la familia Martinez it by ending racial profiling -- by makbegan over 100 years ago, when my ing sure working families, and not great grandfather confidently began just the wealthy, get a tax cut. Latihis journey to achieve the American nos want a humane government that dream. He wanted to live the life he maintains our traditions as a nation imagined - prosperity, quality liv- of immigrants by passing the Dream Act so that immigrant children can ing, and educating his children. The humble man motivated by attend college. his faith, possessed a strong work Hispanics need a compassionate ethic, and a fervent commitment to government that helps people in his family no matter what obstacle difficult circumstances get back on stood in his way. And yet, his son, their feet by providing job trainmy grandfather dropped out of ing to those who need it, by workschool to work and help support ing toward a health care system that the family. But at the age of 60, my works for everybody, and by ingrandfather courageously enrolled creasing support for homeownership in adult education classes and real- programs, and other asset-building ized a dream when he obtained his strategies. GED. And while he never possessed Latinos support a smart governa college degree he further planted ment that invests wisely in its young the seeds of education. In the mid people today to ensure our coun70’s, my father earned an Associ- try's economic prosperity tomorrow ate's degree; in 1997, I received - a by making preschool universal so Bachelor's degree then went on to all kids start school ready to learn graduate school. And now my own ... so all students, rich or poor, get daughter, has started college, and the same opportunities, by supportour prayer is that she too will sow ing community-based education programs, to prevent dropouts and those seeds. My family's story is probably paral- help those who do fall through the lel to yours. It took one generation's cracks." confidence to achieve a dream and He shared that polls taken by more prosperous future for the next. NCLR showed that nearly two-

thirds of Hispanics did not believe that candidates were addressing the issues that concerned them most. And he forewarned, "we will not be inspired by message alone. A few phrases in Spanish won't work anymore. Promises can be broken in Spanish as well as in English. Like other Americans, Latinos will vote on issues-for candidates who deliver. And, like other Americans, we will hold elected officials and all political parties accountable for actions, not just words," he expressed confidently that Hispanic Americans believe and will continue to strive in the American dream. Monthly, Latino Lubbock Magazine strives to bring our readers centralized news and information. And sometimes as we search and receive news feeds I'm disappointed to read of the continued adversity for Latinos, despite our population growth. That said more folks must step up to lead our communities, our nation. Yzaguirre's words were a call to action, and they are just as relevant today as we continue to fight to make the promises of democracy real for all Americans. It is why generation after generation, our forefathers have worked so tenaciously to make sure all of us have a voice and that all of us exercise our right to vote. While some recognize that we are becoming this nation’s largest and fastest-growing ethnic group, we are also big business, potential voters, and vital to leadership and decision-making roles... and yet, our contributions are often disregarded because they have not yet felt our power or consider our contributions. Some still disregard what most concerns grass roots Hispanic families. Even in our mid-size city, and our rural communities - every time cuts are made or fees or taxes are increased it impacts all of our community - the proposal to increase city property taxes, and even the absurd comments by Judge Tom Head, who is trying to justify the need to raise taxes in order to hire more law enforcement in Lubbock County, because of his personal and extremist views. And as we embark on a Una cuenta corriente que� presidential/poes el adecuado para usted� litical season we must not allow Con el fin de gestionar adecuadamente su dinero, es importante� ourselves to once tener el cuenta el derecho de cheques.� again become the political piñata, hitting us with Ofrecemos varias opciones cuando se trata de cheques. Cada cuenta� what they think se ha disenado especialmente caracteristicas y beneficios.� they want us to hear, but often they end up inVisite a vernos, le ayudaremos a elegir la Cuenta de derecho de� sulting our intelcheques.� ligence and never genuinely listening or validating who we are and our needs. Needs P.O. Box 160, One Commerce ParkĐ that include Shallowater, TX 79363Đ equity in purPh. 806-832-4525 Fax 806-832-5849Đ chasing homes, www.fsbshallowater.comĐ health care, good

schools, safety, and jobs. We must claim and become owners of our future, because many still see Hispanics only as supplicants and not as decision-makers, as consumers and not as producers, as law breakers and not as law enforcers, and as tax expenditures and not as tax contributors. And while stereotypes about the Hispanic community abound, invisibility is even more pervasive. The fact is that Hispanics are not only about demanding our rights, but also about fully preparing to shoulder responsibility. Latinos want to build a nation where people are judged by their actions and not by their accents. The growth is there.... and yet, generation after generation, our growth, and our contribution, remain disregarded because our share of voters doesn't quite match our share in the general population. 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. Still - in observance of this month dedicated to us, Latinos should be admired for believing in the sanctity of the heritage of language and culture and how we treasure these gifts, and for our continuous, and often overlooked contributions to society. Above all, Hispanics must be viewed not as the problem but as part of the solution. And, with God's favor, as the best days of this community are to come, and as Hispanics ascend, I commit there will be a direct link between these realities. CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA is the publisher of Latino Lubbock Magazine. She created the publication to provide a Latino perspective, and to assure coverage of Hispanic led events. Today, Latino Lubbock Magazine is a centralized source of information with 100,000 readers monthly. She can be reached at (806)792-1212, or by email at

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 .

September 2012 9/15 to 10/15 - Hispanic Heritage Month 9/22 - Gala Latina 2012 9/14,15/16 Fiestas del Llano 9/14 Miss Hispanic Lubbock Pageant 9/15 Fiestas del Llano Parade 9/15 "El Grito" 2012 at Texas Tech 9/19 Dr. Hector P. Garcia Day American G.I. Forum October 2012 10/8 Columbus Day: Día de la Raza TBA Raiders Rojos Homecoming Almuerzo 10/25 29th HAW Hispana Scholarship Banquet 10/27 LULAC #236 Halloween Party 10/27 KOC #8097 Halloween Dance November 2012 11/2 UMI - "La Cena y Viva Calaca" TBA Dia de Los Muertos Museum of Texas Tech TBA Dia de los Muertos Procession – Art trail 11/6 Election Day 11/9 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 TBA 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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SNAP: They need your voice

REGISTER FOR FALL CLASSES Sephe Supplemental Nutrition tember 4, for All Ages, All Assistance Program (SNAP) Parks and Recreation Community and Senior Centers. provides financial assistance to


WEST TEXAS LEGAL AID CLINIC, September 6, at 5:30 pm, Free, All Ages, Receive free advice concerning civil legal matters. Mae Simmons Community Center DESSERTS FIRST WITH THE GIRL SCOUTS Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains will host Desserts First, a delicious fundraiser featuring desserts made with Girl Scout Cookies created and donated by local chefs. The event will be held Thursday, September 6th, 2012, at 5:30 p.m., at McPherson Cellars,1615 Texas Avenue. The evening will also feature complimentary local wines, hors d’oeuvres, live music and a silent auction. Tickets for Desserts First are $25 per person. For more info or to purchase tickets, contact Veronica Estrada Martinez at 806-589-5948 or BUDDY HOLLY’S 76TH BIRTHDAY BASH - Sept. 7Th, The Buddy Holly Center announces Buddy’s 76th Birthday Bash in honor of Lubbock’s most famous son, Buddy Holly. Patrons are invited to tour the Center FREE of charge on Friday, September 7th from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. There will be events and activities for the whole family!

purchase food for people whose household income is 130% of the federal poverty level. The average participant in Texas receives $132 or less than $1.50 per day. As you would expect, in times of economic hardship, the cost of SNAP grows. As unemployment declines and household income improves, the cost of SNAP decreases because less families need it. That number jumped dramatically since 2008 when the economic downturn caused millions of people to lose jobs and income. For those one in seven, SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) is a life line to maintain nutritious for food insecure households. The people using SNAP are your friends and neighbors. People your children go to school with. People you go to church with. People you see when you are out shopping. SNAP targets the most vulnerable people in our nation. According to USDA, seventy-six percent of

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Ag Committee would reduce funding by $16 billion. According to estimates provided by the Texas Food Bank Network, 9,884 people living in our Congressional District, District 19, could potentially lose SNAP benefits. Many of these people will turn to the South Plains Food Bank and our agencies for assistance, further straining our already limited inventory of food. The cuts are touted as a way to reduce the federal deficit. According to the Congressional Budget Office under the current law, the annual cost of SNAP will decline by $7.5 Billion over the next decade. You may know one of the 1 in 7. They need your voice. Congress will make a decision soon on the future of SNAP. Now is the time to call our Congressman and Senators to ask them to oppose cuts to the SNAP program. Tell them, “SNAP works. Let’s not balance the budget on the backs of the poor. Please.” DAVID WEAVER, JR. is the CEO of the South Plains Food Bank, a position he has held since 1997.

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WALK CONCERT benefitting Susan G. Komen 3 Day Walk will be held Sept. 8th from 2 to 8 pm at C.C.'s Sports Bar & Grill located We know our readers at 1605 50th. Entertainment will be provided have a lot to say! Mail by Fire and Ice, Ty Dy Haze, 3D and Tony T. letters to Latino Lubbock “Letters to the EdiPLEASE COME SHOW YOUR SUP- tor,” Box 6473 Lubbock, PORT FOR LUBBOCK! On Sept. 12, TX 79493, or email them to latinolub2012, at 11 a.m. (sharp), please join as Lub- bock is a finalist in the 2012 competition for Don’t forget to include your name, adAmerica’s 100 Best Communities for Young dress, and contact phone number. Mailed People (It’s a big deal!). Show your support letters must be signed. Please note that by being at the United Spirit Arena for a Skype unsigned letters will not be published. live broadcast to announce the winners from Letters are limited to 100 words. WritWashington D.C. The length of the program ers are limited to one letter per month. will last 30 minutes. Submissions may be edited for clarity or space consideration. Letters are not 42ND GAC ANNUAL FALL FES- acknowledged. Opinions expressed in TIVAL Join the Lubbock Municipal Garden letters do not necessarily represent the and Arts Center for the 42nd Annual Arts and views of Latino Lubbock. Crafts Festival, a one-day arts and crafts fair, to be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012 PRAYING FOR OUR COUNTRY from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event features live I am not happy with the comments Judge entertainment, art demonstrations, Collec- Head made but, at the same time I wonder if tors Corner, concession booths and Art Al- we are headed for a civil war. Is the country ley, children’s activities area packed with arts so threatened that they would start a war all and crafts, entertainment, games and much because we have a black president. How more. A Park and Ride Trolley service will run scary that there is still so much hatred in this throughout the festival from the parking lot at country. I am praying for our country and our Hodges Community Center, 4011 University to city. We have so many churches in Lubbock, the Garden and Arts Center. Admission is free Texas and yet these people still have not and open to the public. learned a thing. In America, we are suppose to be the peacekeepers but, instead, we RAWLS COTTON BOLL FEST – are inviting violence. To say that we would September 15 Come and enjoy pancake fight the UN is saying that we would fight the breakfast, entertainment, car show, poker run, world. How insane is that. What happened quilt show, children's activities, arts and crafts to America the beautiful, the land of opportubooths, ag displays and lots of good food! A nity which was made up of immigrants. Now, Miss Cotton Boll Pageant during the day, a people want to fight to keep others out so free street dance at night. At the Ralls down- that they don't have the same opportunities. town square! For more info rcontact: Giselle The country is in ruins because of its leadBrock at 806-253-2342. ers, not because of the illegal or Hispanics. 2012 HISPANA OF THE YEAR The Hispanic Association of Women is accepting nominations nominees in one of the five following five categories: Education, Medical, Civic/Church, Business Professional, and Youth. Nomination forms may be downloaded from the website and are due by September 14, 2012. For more information and nomination forms call 806-789-5508 or 806-789-3228.

served by the South SNAP households includPlains Food Bank and ed a child, an elderly perour network of agencies son, or a disabled person. throughout the South These vulnerable housePlains are also receivholds receive 84% of all ing SNAP benefits. Just SNAP benefits. as the number of people A debate is taking place utilizing SNAP has inin Washington as our creased, the number of elected leaders work to families we are serving pass a Farm Bill that will on a daily basis has infund SNAP in the future. creased by 20 percent. There are some who say The number of families the cost is simply too much and we must find ways to DAVID WEAVER needing assistance has stabilized but it is not reduce the cost by limiting going down. access to the program. The federal budget must be balanced. It Recently I visited with a volunteer is a shame that one in seven Ameri- at one of our agencies, First Baptist cans must rely on SNAP benefits to Church. She told me they are consupplement their grocery bills they tinuing to see new faces coming to the church asking for help. Many of argue. Others say it is a bigger shame to them are coming from professional balance the budget on the backs of jobs. the poorest, most vulnerable citi- The average time a family utilizes zens in our communities. Unem- SNAP and the food bank is nine ployment has stabilized but it will months. While it may seem forever, be several years before people who it tells me that families are recovlost their jobs during the recession ering from the downturn, but not very quickly. regain their financial footing. Roughly 75% of the families The cuts proposed by the House

ASSIST SO MANY STUDENTS Thank you so much for helping fill our backpacks with supplies. We will be able to assist so many of our students! Sincerely, O.L. Slaton Faculty & Staff

APPLAUD YOUNG LADY FOR GO BACK - IN JUNE ISSUE I would like to applaud the young lady Cynthia, the "18 year old Mexican girl". Her family should be proud that she takes a stand when many of us just sit on the sidelines and take the abuse generation, after generation. Mi gente, we must be vocal, take a stand, and most importantly vote for a better tomorrow for our children! Now is the time for change.

REUNION THANK YOU Reyna Contreras Just a short note to thank you for advertising our school reunion, which was successful. PRAYERS TO YSASAGA FAMILY Miss Brooks, Miss Di, and myself are very Thank you for running the info about Mark appreciative. Again, thanks! Ysasaga. Although we don't know him or his family it's comforting as a mother to see Dolores E. Chavarria that people care. My prayers to the Ysasaga Miss Brooks family. Miss Di Mary Moreno

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Melissa Puentes WE WENT FISHING Truly enjoyed Vamos a Pescar. My family and I went fishing and were very pleased with the event, volunteers, and how well it is organized. Thanks for making these events available to families and congrats to Los Hermanos, and Latino Lubbock!


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West Texas Hometown Heroes Military Briefly

BASIC TRAINING - Ryan Paul Peña, Fox Company 2Bn PLT 2122, Graduated from Sandiego, CA Camp Pendleton August 10, 2012. He is now back in Camp Pendleton for his SOI (School of Infantry). When he completes his training he will be stationed with a Unit. He will be on Active duty for four years. He is graduated from Lubbock High in 2011. His Parents are Isaiah & Erica Peña, he has 2 younger brothers, and a little sister. He was inspired to join the military by his great grandfather (served in WWII), Grandfather (served in Vietnam), and Uncle (served in Iraq). STATIONED - Airman 1st class Jesse Lee Garza son of Rev. Jesse and Virginia Garza of Lubbock joined the Air Force on February 14, 2011. He trained PEÑA at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX for 8 weeks. After completing basic training he was transferred to Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, TX six months for Tech School. He will be stationed in Misowa Air Base in Japan for 24 months, where he will work as part of Weapons Troop for F-165. DEPLOYED - Roxanne “Rodie” Gutierrez graduated from Levelland High School and immediately joined the GARZA U.S. Navy. She is the daughter of Bobby Gutierrez of Levelland, and Laurie Gutierrez of Lamesa; and the granddaughter of Rosa Gutierrez and the late Domingo Gutierrez of Levelland and Bill, and Janie Flores of Lamesa. She is a dental specialist with the United States Navy. Rodie was deployed to Afghanistan in August. VETERAN'S ISSUE - NOVEMBER 2012 - Please start submitting photos by October 15th. LATINO LUBBOCK SUPPORTS OUR TROOPS! West Texas Hometown Heroes - 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. GUTIERREZ

New Report Highlights the Impact of the President's Agenda on Hispanics BY CECILIA MUÑOZ

esterday I had the pleasure Y of participating in a policy conversation held at the Center for

American Progress on ensuring that the ladder of opportunity remains strong for the Latino community. In conjunction with that event we released a report, "An America Built to Last: President Obama's Agenda and the Hispanic Community," that takes a close look at the President's agenda and how the Administration's policies have made a difference for Hispanics and all Americans as we work to move our country forward out of the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression. The need for this report is simple. Latinos will account for 60 percent of the nation's population growth in the coming decades, and in turn will be an increasingly larger share of our nation's workforce. If our nation is going to be successful, we need a strong and well prepared workforce, so the success of our nation is tied directly to the success of the Hispanic community. That's something President Obama understands, and why he has made it a priority that his Administration is not only reflective of America's great diversity, but that we're being open and responsive to the needs of all Americans. So this report looks at what the policies and programs of this Administration have meant for Hispanic Americans throughout the last three and a half years. The report highlights: * How policies in the Recovery Act, including tax cuts


for working families and improvements in unemployment insurance, combined to keep over 2 million Hispanics out of poverty in 2010. * How the tax agreement the President fought for extended key provisions including the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) that directly benefit an estimated 3.7 million Hispanic families, including 8 million Hispanic children. * How the payroll tax cut the President fought for ensures that taxes do not go up on nearly 25 million Hispanic workers. * How since the start of the Administration through March 31, 2012, more than $3.8 billion in over 10,800 Small Business Administration loans went to Hispanic-owned small businesses including more than $128 million through nearly 300 international trade loans. * The report also highlights how the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is working on behalf of Hispanic consumers, including taking on deceptive credit card practices, and providing protections for those who use remittance service providers and payday lenders. * Because education is such an important issue for this community, the report also has an extensive section on what's being done to improve education from cradle to career and how these reforms affect a community in which only 56 percent of Latino students graduate on time from high school. * Along those lines, the report highlights how more than 150,000 Hispanic students stand to benefit from the increases in Pell Grants. The Obama Administration has

raised the maximum Pell Grant award and has provided resources to support an additional three million Pell Grant recipients, a 50 percent increase in students served since 2008. * The report also details the Administration's work toward immigration reform, and improvements that have been made in both border security and immigration enforcement, as well as in streamlining and improving the legal immigration process. * Civil rights have also been at the forefront of the efforts of this Administration. So this report looks at how the Department of Justice and Civil Rights divisions throughout the government are enforcing our nation's civil rights laws, and what that means for the Hispanic community. Everything from proteting victims of crimes and abuse, to protections for farm workers, to enforcing hate crime laws and protecting migrants and guest workers against human trafficking. * And since more than 210,000 Hispanic soldiers are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces and we have over 1.1 million Hispanic veterans, the report looks at what our Administration is doing to make college more accessible for veterans, to make tax credits available for them, to help more veterans start businesses, and to increase access to intensive reemployment services. The report is now available at, and in Spanish. Editor's Note: Cecilia Muñoz is the Director of the Domestic Policy Council

Deferred Immigration Action Criteria

he Obama administration recently announced through administrative authority that, on a case-by-case basis, it will grant deferred enforcement action and work authorization to people who meet the following criteria:

• Have come to the U.S. before the age of 16; • Have resided continuously in the U.S. prior to June 15 and are currently present in the U.S.; • Are currently in school, have graduated from high school, have a GED certificate or have been honorably discharged from the Coast Guard or U.S. armed forces; • Have not been convicted of a felony offense, a significant mis-

demeanor offense, multiple misdemeanor offenses, or otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety; • Are not above the age of thirty. The new policy does not provide a path to legal permanent residence. For a full explanation of how to apply for deferred status, including fees and forms, visit http://1.usa. gov/RM1oSL.

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

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Methodist Church, 1501 University Avenue. The clinic will assist with issues involving controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. Services are provided to low-income taxpayers whose income is less than 250% of the Federal poverty guidelines and to individuals for whom English is a second language. Law Students, under the supervision of a law professor and clinic fellow,

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handle a wide range of issues such as IRS Audit Appeals, IRS Examination Notices, IRS Collection Notices, Dependency Issues, Non-Filer Issues, Innocent Spouse Issues, Identity Theft issues and Earned Income Credit. For more information please contact Nancy Mojica, LITC Community Outreach Coordinator at (806)742-4312 or (800) 420-8037, Monday-Friday, 8-5.


Lorenzo "Bubba" Sedeño Court rules Texas redistricting maps wins Precinct 3 Run-Off are discriminatory orenoz "Bubba" Sedeño won The election befederal court lumbia said in its Legislature approved the maps last Lthe runoff for the Lubbock tween the DemoApanel has 154-page opin- year. The judges ruled that Texas County Democratic Candidate for crat & Republiruled that the Texas ion. prosecutors had failed to show that Commissioner Precinct 3 held be- can candidates Legislature's redistricting maps discriminate against minority voters. The three maps, for new districts for the U.S. House and the Texas Senate and House, violated the Voting Rights Act because they "have the effect of denying or abridging the right to vote on account of race or color, or language minority group," the three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Co-

As the Austin Statesman notes, Texas had bypassed the Department of Justice to ask the court to approve the maps. The process, called "preclearance," applies to states or jurisdictions with a history of voter discrimination. Currently, Texas is one of 16 mostly southern states needing such approval. The Republican-controlled state

lawmakers did not draw the maps "without discriminatory purposes." "This is absolutely a victory for Texas and for minority voters to elect a candidate of their choice," Trey Martinez Fischer with the Mexican American Legislative Caucus, told the Houston Chronicle. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said he would appeal immediately to the U.S. Supreme Court. He had argued that the redistricting plans were drawn up to consolidate Republican power, not to discriminate against Latinos, African Americans or other minority voters.

West Nile Case Confirmed in Lubbock h e days. The symptoms can be mild to DEET for adults, up to 10% DEET T C i t y severe, starting with fever, and any for children. Repellents can irritate of Lub- of the following: weakness, loss the eyes and mouth so avoid apply-

b o c k Health Department has confirmed the first Lubbock West Nile Virus (WNV) human case for 2012 in an adult male over 70. Two additional reports have been received on adults but have not yet been confirmed. Vector Control staff have been spraying for mosquitoes for several months and have increased targeted spraying around areas where WNV-positive mosquito pools have been detected. WNV is a disease of birds. Humans and horses get exposed to the virus when they are bitten by mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds. The infected mosquitoes become the link (vector) that spreads the disease from birds to man or horse through a mosquito bite. WNV cannot be spread from bird to man, horse to man or person-to-person. Symptoms can develop within 3 to 14 days and can last from 3 to 6

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of appetite, nausea, vomiting, eye pain, headache, muscle aches, rash and swollen glands. The elderly and those with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of developing severe WNV symptoms. Prevention is key in eliminating the risk of exposure to mosquitoes. Citizens can further reduce exposure with the following activities: Remember the 4 Ds when enjoying outdoor activities. Dawn and Dusk, DEET, Drain, Dress 1. Avoid being out when mosquitoes feed – usually at Dawn and Dusk. 2. Wear protective clothing. Long sleeves and pants when outdoors. (DRESS) 3. Use appropriate repellant and according to instructions on the label. Spray clothing with repellent as mosquitoes can bite through thin fabric. Apply repellent to exposed skin. CDC guidelines recommend repellents containing up to 35%

ing to children’s hands. 4. Avoid perfume – they attract mosquitoes. Protecting the Home: 1. Install or repair window and door screens to keep mosquitoes from indoors. 2. Get rid of standing water around the house. Mosquitoes need water to breed. Empty plant saucers, pet dishes, and any containers, such as old tires that have collected water. Change the water in kiddie pools and birdbaths daily. (DRAIN) 3. Keep yard mowed. Mosquitoes hide in tall brush and grasses. 4. Residents are asked to report problem areas with mosquitos by calling the Mosquito Hotline at 775-3110. Consult your physician for any illness that you suspect may be “West Nile Virus”.

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tween he and incumbent Gilbert Flores. The run-off was close, with only 19 votes determining the results. Sedeño will now face Ysidro Gutierrez, the Republican nominee.

will take place on Tuesday, November 6, with Early Voting Oct. 22nd thru Nov. 2nd.

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Martinez-Garcia selected for NCI Cancer Research in the Media International Workshop atino LubL bock Magazine publisher,

Christy Martinez-Garcia, has been selected from media across the United States to attend the National Cancer Institute Cancer Research in the Media: International Workshop for Scientific Journalism that will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in November. Christy was among hundreds considered, and one of 30 selected. "I'm committed to continuing to share articles that will proactively


force. In 2007, 69% of the Hispanic population age 16 and older were in the labor force, which was slightly higher than the level of participation for the total U.S. population. Despite comparable rates of labor force participation, Hispanics experienced an unemployment rate in 2007 (5.6%) which was higher than that of the total U.S. population (4.6%). The Hispanic population is represented in a wide variety of occupations.

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Personal/Professional Development

BASIC COMPUTER CLASSES IN SPANISH in Generation Online and the designed for adults classes are free. We are located at Life Run n the rush to get who want to learn how 4902 34th St. Lubbock, TX. For information everything ready to speak, read or write please call Deana Rosser 806-687-9732. for their kids, parents in English. There are might forget that they CLASES BASICAS courses for beginmight benefit from DE COMPUTACION ners and advanced going back to school EN ESPAÑOL Genstudents, but also for too. The federal goverations online y son gratis. Estamos localicados native speakers who ernment offers afforden Life Run 4902 34th would like to improve able adult education their English skills. If St. Para mas informacion llamen a Deana classes and programs you enroll in these classes you might Rosser throughout the United States. Most classes and programs are free, have to take a test to determine your 806-687-9732. and are offered in locations like com- level of proficiency. FREE GED CLASSES with childcare munity centers, public schools and • Citizenship classes. If you are a le- for Lubbock and the surrounding area ofcommunity colleges. Government- gal permanent resident and are trying fered by the Lubbock Dream Center on sponsored adult education classes to become a U.S. citizen, you might Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 8:00 be interested in taking a citizenship P.M. You must be at least 17 years old and include: • GED preparation. A GED di- prep class at your local adult school. not enrolled in public school to be eligible the classes. For more info call 806-793ploma is equivalent to a high school These classes offer everything you for General office hours are Mon. thru diploma and is essential for getting need to know to take the history and 3336. Thurs. from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.


build awareness to our audience. Further, provide perspective about my region, and the growing Hispanic population and its health disparities," she said, adding that the Health and Wellness pages in the publication were important tools to her efforts. Beyond serving as publisher of Latino Lubbock Magazine, Christy is the founder of Latinas for a Cure Lubbock, Texas, which she formed to encourage Latina women to proactively be aware of Breast cancer and other health issues and disparities, as well as other advocacy efforts. On behalf of Latino Lubbock Magazine staff and contributors, a better job. Several adult education Congratulations Christy! programs offer prep classes to help you get a GED diploma. • Career and technical education. Adult education classes and programs can also help you get practical education and training through work certifications. You can take classes on plumbing, office administration, electronics, mechanics, carpentry, health and even computers. Some of these classes are developed with local employers to help students develop skills that local employers need. • English classes. These classes are

Labor Day and the Hispanic workforce

abor Day, Sept. 3, 2012, is the first Monday in September, and is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. A significant portion of the Hispanic population participates in the labor

It's Back-To-School Time -- for Adults

civics tests required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. You will also have the opportunity to practice the required citizenship interview. • Education orientation and help for disabled students. Adult education schools are staffed with counselors who can help students figure out which classes to take and which certifications may help them get a better job. They also have tools to help people with disabilities access classes and programs to take full advantage of the resources available.

El regreso a clases es también para los padres

l apuro de preparar a los pequeE ños para el año escolar los padres olvidan que ellos también

podrían regresar a la escuela. El Gobierno federal ofrece muchos programas accesibles de clases para adultos en este país. La mayoría de las clases son gratis y se ofrecen en centros comunitarios, escuelas públicas y colegios comunitarios (community colleges). Los programas de educación para adultos del Gobierno incluyen: • Preparación para el GED. Un diploma de educación secundaria (high school) es clave para obtener un mejor empleo. Los programas de educación para adultos preparan a los estudiantes para pasar el GED, una certificación equivalente al diploma tradicional de high school. • Clases de inglés. Estas clases están diseñadas para adultos que desean aprender a hablar, leer y escribir en inglés. Hay clases para principiantes pero también para personas que simplemente buscan mejorar sus habilidades del idioma. Debido a que hay varios niveles, los estudiantes toman un examen para determinar en qué nivel pueden comenzar. Las clases tienen un ambiente internacional ya que hay estudiantes de muchos países. • Clases de ciudadanía. Las clases de inglés van mano a mano con las clases de preparación para la ciudadanía que ofrecen muchas escuelas de educación para adultos. Los residentes permanentes que de-

sean convertirse en ciudadanos estadounidenses recibirán la preparación que necesitan para tomar los exámenes de historia y civismo que requiere el Servicio de Ciudadanía e Inmigración de Estados Unidos. En las clases los estudiantes practican las entrevistas que tendrían en persona el día del examen con un oficial de inmigración. • Capacitación técnica. Los programas de clases para adultos también incluyen capacitación técnica de trabajo y certificaciones en varias áreas. Los estudiantes pueden tomar clases de computación, plomería, administración, electrónica, mecánica, enfermería y carpintería, entre otras cosas. Muchas de estas clases son desarrolladas en conjunto con los empleadores de la localidad para que así los estudiantes tengan las habilidades que necesitan para obtener los trabajos disponibles en el lugar donde viven. • Orientación general y asistencia para discapacitados. Las escuelas de educación de adultos cuentan con asesores para orientar a los estudiantes sobre qué clases tomar y cuáles certificaciones les podrían ayudar a conseguir un mejor trabajo. Además cuentan con herramientas para asistir a personas con discapacidades y ayudarles a tener acceso a las clases.

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FREE GED AND ESL CLASSES for Lubbock and the surrounding area offered by Adult Education Center. We accept new students on a bi-monthly basis. You must be at least 17 years old and not enrolled in public school to be eligible for the classes. For more info call 806-281-5750. Open Mon. thru Fri. from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. CHILD CARE AVAILABLE FOR INCOME-ELIGIBLE FAMILIES Families who are income eligible may receive fee assistance to attend one of the Early Learning Center’s five centers for child care. Parents or caretakers must be employed or in school. The program is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (806) 765-9981 for more information. REFERRAL FOR QUALITY CHILD CARE in Lubbock by the South Plains Day Home Association helps parents with free referrals to licensed or registered day care facilities that are routinely monitored by the Texas Department and Protective Services. Call 796-0606 or 792-1847 for more information. FREE LITERACY PROGRAM offers assistance with reading, GED preparation, and English as a second language classes. Programs for individuals with a learning disability as well as one-on-one tutoring is also available. The programs are free. For more information please call (806) 775-3636. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES Registration for free English as a second language (ESL) classes for adults are available on site at class locations, or by calling (806) 7753636, or in person at the Literacy Lubbock office in the Mahon Library. CLASES DE INGLÉS COMO SEGUNDA IDIOMA La Literacia de Lubbock (Literacy Lubbock) ofrecen clases gratis de inglés como segundo idioma (English as Second Language) para la comunidad. Todos los adultos están bienvenido en estas clases. Para más información, llame a (806) 775-3636. IMMIGRATION SERVICES If you need help with immigration issues call 806741-0409. SERVICIOS DE INMIGRACIÓN Si necesitan ayuda con asuntos de inmigración llame a este numero (806) 7410409. EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY want to attend college or enroll in a vocational program, but lack finances? Apply at LEARN for federal and state aid programs. Call (806) 763-4256 for an appointment or come by 2161 50th Street. Services are FREE!!


Business & Tax Tips

Business/Opportunity Updates ETSY WORKSHOPS to be held in Canyon, Texas, September 17th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Palace Coffee Company, 420 – 15th Street, Canyon, Texas. Etsy Workshops, in conjunction with the TTU Small Business Development Center and the West Texas A&M SBDC, is offering two classes including: ETSY 101 – Keys to Selling Your Crafts or Products Online; and STARTING YOUR ETSY SHOP – A series of topics from sign up to sale. The classes are taught by Caroline Vasquez, only 1 of 15 certified Etsy educators. Each class has a fee and early registration (before Sept. 7th) is encouraged to receive a discount. Registration is online at For more info please call 806/745-1637. SBA OPPORTUNITIES — September 26 from 6pm to 8pm at the Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289, suite 114. This workshop covers financing for small businesses and will be presented by the SBA and the SBDC. Various topics will be covered including: Information on SBA loans; What a business owner should have before applying for a loan; What the banker is looking for in a loan; Other programs and services available from the SBA. FREE. The deadline for registration is noon on Sept. 25. Call Elaine @ 745-1637 to reserve a seat or email at 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 BUSINESS COUNSELING Small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs can discuss their business ventures and get expert advice from the SBDC staff and team of volunteers from the professional community. All information will be held in strict confidence. Counseling sessions can be arranged by calling the SBDC at (806) 745-1637. 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. HELP FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND SMALL BUSINESSES The Lubbock Area Foundation Micro Business Program provides business education, guidance and access to business loans from $500 to $5000 for independent contractors and those starting or expanding a small business. For more info call 762-8061 or visit

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Operation Boots to Business

he U.S. Small Business AdT ministration (SBA) has joined with the Department of Veterans

Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to launch a training program for transitioning service members and veterans to help them become entrepreneurs and create jobs. Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Startup is a national initiative that will be piloted with the U.S. Marine Corps. The announcement was made today by U.S. Small Business Administrator Karen Mills and U.S. Marine Corps representatives at Quantico, VA. “Our service men and women have made incalculable contributions and sacrifices for our country, and supporting them as they pursue their dreams to start or grow their own business is one of our highest priorities,” SBA Administrator Karen Mills said. Entrepreneurship and small business ownership are valuable opportunities for transitioning service members and veterans. Each year, more than 250,000 service members transition out of the military. Transitioning veterans are natural entrepreneurs who possess the skills, experience and leadership to start businesses and create

jobs. Veterans make up a large number of successful small business owners. Nine percent of small businesses are veteran-owned. These 2.45 million veteran-owned businesses employ more than 5 million individuals. In the private sector workforce, veterans are more likely than those with no active-duty military experience to be self-employed. Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Startup will help support veterans as they grow businesses and create jobs by building on SBA’s role as a leader in entrepreneurship training. SBA will help connect veterans with its resource partner network – Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), Women’s Business Centers (WBCs), SCORE, and Veterans Business Opportunity Centers (VBOCs) – for support throughout the life-cycle of their new businesses. For more information on Boots to Business training program, and on how to take part as a transitioning service member, please visit, or for additional opportunities for veterans visit at www.sba. gov/vets.

Business Connection Radio Show to Promote Business Matters

he Business Connection is a T new show to promote small business matters, taxes, finance,

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ast year the Internal Revenue L introduced a program whereby businesses that were classifying cer-

tain employees as contract labor, could rectify such classification and file the appropriate forms to make them employees. This would be done without penalties; all they had to pay were the appropriate payroll taxes. This year, tax prepares, accountants, and bookkeepers are instructed to verify the validity of contract labor before, issuing a form 1099 MISC. If the employer still contends, that such workers are contract labor, then We are going to have to refuse to

prepare such documents to protect and avoid penalties assessed. Employers do not put your bookkeeper in jeopardy of losing his license to practice. If you comply with the regulations, the penalties and interest you pay far exceed the payroll taxes on wages. Please consult you professional advisor for additional and complete information.

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Wellness/ bienestar

Healthy Habits: Raising Healthy Eaters


ince 1980, obesity in S children and adolescents has almost TRIPLED!

This is a problem for a number of reasons. Obese children are more likely to have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type II diabetes, breathing problems such as asthma and sleep apnea, fatty liver, gallstones and may suffer from low self-esteem and discrimination. Nutrition and eating skills are among the most important things you can share with your children to prevent obesity. Help them live healthy and successful lives by taking the time and effort to make small changes everyday to improve their health and future. Here are a few tips to help you get started. 1. Allow children to help with meal preparation. This could include setting the table, washing vegetables or choosing the produce at the grocery store. If children are involved in the process they are more likely to eat

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what they helped prepare. 2. Serve regular and balanced meals and snacks everyday. If you don’t have a regular meal schedule, kids tend to snack more, usually on unhealthy foods. 3. Serve a variety of nutritious foods with each meal. Studies show it takes about 10 attempts before children will like a new food. 4. Allow your children to decide how much and what to eat. 5. Make family meals a priority. This is a great time to talk and connect with your children. Experts have found that family meals not only improves nutrition but fosters family unity, improves grades, prevents behavior problems and helps promote a healthy weight for kids. 6. Don’t use food for reward, comfort or punishment. 7. Eat all meals sitting at the kitchen table or dining room. Avoid eating in front of the TV or computer. 8. Encourage your kids to eat slowly. It takes about 20 minutes for the brain to register it’s had enough to eat.

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National Cholesterol Education Month holesterol is bad for you, right? cluding Hispanics, accordthat contribute to blockages CIt’s actually a bit more com- ing to the American Heart but the size of cholesterol parplicated than that. Cholesterol is a Association. HDL, on the ticles and cholesterol transpart of every cell in your body and plays an important role in keeping you healthy. The two most important kinds of cholesterol to monitor are HDL, or high-density lipoprotein, and LDL, or low-density lipoprotein, both of which play a part in your overall well-being. LDL, more commonly known as “bad cholesterol,” can become bad for you when it builds up on artery walls, impeding the flow of blood and increasing your risk of heart disease—the number one cause of death among Americans, in-

other hand, is believed to carry cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it can be eliminated from the body. Some experts believe that HDL removes excess cholesterol and slows build-up on artery walls. So reducing your risk of heart disease is not as simple as lowering cholesterol levels, or even lowering the level of LDL. In fact, some experts believe that it’s not actually the levels of cholesterol

port patterns. (This doesn’t mean you should keep eating French fries and potato chips!) Everyone agrees that a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol and regular exercise are good for you and your heart. But before you rush to take medication to lower your cholesterol levels, educate yourself about how cholesterol actually works in your body, read the latest research, and talk to your doctor.

l colesterol es malo para usted E ¿estamos de acuerdo? En realidad no es tan simple. El colesterol es

la causa número uno de muerte entre personas, incluyendo hispanos, según la American Heart Association. Por otro lado, se cree que el HDL se lleva el colesterol de las arterias y lo devuelve al hígado donde puede ser eliminado del cuerpo. Algunos expertos afirman que el HDL retira el exceso de colesterol y retrasa la acumulación en las paredes arteriales. Entonces, reducir el riego de enfermedades coronarias no es tan simple como bajar los niveles de colesterol o inclusive, bajar el nivel de LDL, más conocido como el “colesterol malo”. De hecho, algunos expertos afirman que no son realmente los niveles

de colesterol los que contribuyen a los bloqueos sino el tamaño de las partículas de colesterol y los patrones de transporte de colesterol. (¡Esto no significa que usted deba continuar comiendo papas fritas y hojuelas de papa!) Todo el mundo está de acuerdo en que una dieta baja en grasas saturadas y colesterol y ejercicio regular son buenos para uno y para el corazón. Sin embargo, antes de que se apresure a tomar cualquier medicamento para bajar sus niveles de colesterol, edúquese respecto de la manera en que el colesterol trabaja en su cuerpo, lea las últimas investigaciones y consulte a su médico.

Baje su nivel: Mes nacional de la educación sobre el colesterol

parte de cada una de las células del cuerpo y juega un papel sumamente importante para mantenerlo a usted saludable. Los dos tipos de colesterol que se requieren controlar más son el HDL, o lipoproteína de alta densidad y el LDL, o lipoproteína de baja densidad, ambos juegan un papel importante en su bienestar general. El colesterol LDL se puede tornar malo para uno cuando se acumula en las paredes de las arterias impidiendo el flujo de la sangre e incrementando el riesgo de una enfermedad coronaria,

Get Screened During G y n e c o l o g i c Cancer Awareness Month

women have one of the Hispanic highest rates of cervical cancer. This is

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because so many women are not getting

screened. The fact is that cervical cancer is almost always curable when detected early and it’s largely preventable! But you have to get screened to find out. Don’t wait. If you or someone you know hasn’t been screened this year, take time this month to get a Pap test and recto-vaginal-pelvic examination. It’s important to learn the warning signs for the other gynecological can-

cers. When women and health care providers are well-informed about the signs, symptoms, and risks of gynecologic cancer, the chances of early detection increase, and more women will survive. This month, make a commitment to get an annual screening and encourage your friends and the women in your family to do the same. (En español p. 11)

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• Nutrition education by a registered dietitian • Diabetes management skills (including the emotional aspects of diabetes)

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• Free glucometer for those who attend at least three of the four classes • Voucher to purchase 50 glucometer strips for $5 or 100 for $10 To see if you qualify for the class, call 806.725.5218. *Restrictions apply.


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The Doc or Is In

Noticias de salud/ Health News

1ST SOUTH PLAINS SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION REGIONAL SYMPOSIUM 2012 will be held September 5 & 6, 2012. Registration Deadline is Thursday, August 30, 2012. Registration Fee is $25. For more info contact us at 765-8393, or 2012 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S will be held Sept. 8th, at 9 a.m., at the Wells Fargo Amphitheater at Mackenzie Park. There will be a one-mile, two-mile and 5k walk options. The event will include the promise garden, a kid zone, free hot dog lunch, mini horses and a photo booth. To sign up your team or register, go to walk or call 725-0935. DIABETES SELF- MANAGEMENT CLASSES will be held Tues., September 11th, at Arnett Benson Medical & Dental Clinic, 3301 Clovis Rd., from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Registration is required! Please contact Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009 CHCL NUTRITION CLASSES will be held Tuesday, September 11th, Arnett-Benson Medical & Dental Clinic, at 3301 Clovis Rd, from 7 to 8 p.m. For more information and registration contact Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009. PRENATAL CLASSES will be held September 13, - October 11, at the Community Health Center of Lubbock, 1318 Broadway Clinic, 2nd Floor Conference room. Light refreshments will be served. Childcare is not provided. For class information and registration contact Yvonne at 765-2611 ext 1009. COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKER Program Classes Become a Community Health Worker who is a trusted member or has a close understanding of the community served. This trusting relationship enables you to serve as a liaison between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of services delivery. You can also build individual and community capability by increasing health knowledge and self- sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, community education, informal counseling, social support and advocacy. Approved by the Department of State Health Services, classes will begin October 2, 2012 ( orientation September 12th) to complete the 168 hour curriculum. Please contact Claudia Bustos at 765-2611 ext 1024 for more info. STEP OUT: WALK TO STOP DIABETES Saturday, September 22, at Mackenzie Park. Check-in will begin at 8 am and walking will begin at 9 am. To register, volunteer or more information, visit stepout or call 1-888-DIABETES. 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.

September 2012

Advice from our Doctors/Consejos de nuestros médicos


Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Take action

his year, more than 230,000 T men are expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, accord-

ing to the American Cancer Society. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Hispanic men, and the third leading cause of cancer death, following lung cancer and colorectal cancer. Prognosis for prostate cancer has improved greatly in the past 20 years. The survival rate has increased from 67 percent to 97 percent, according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. With early diagnosis and treatment, most men will continue to live healthy lives

after prostate cancer. Get yourself tested and encourage the men you love—husbands, fathers, brothers, friends—to get screened this month, especially if they’re over 45. The risk of getting prostate cancer increases with age and the majority of men are diagnosed after age 65. Because there are few symptoms until very late in the disease, it is important to make yearly screenings part of your health care plan. To learn more about prostate cancer, visit the American Cancer Society or call 800-227-2345 (English & Spanish).

Mes de la toma de conciencia sobre el cáncer a la próstata

ace once años mi primo Johnny H ne Según la American Cancer Society, se estima que en el presente

año más de 230.000 hombres serán diagnosticados con cáncer a la próstata. El cáncer a la próstata es el más común entre los varones hispanos y es la tercera causa de muerte por cáncer, después del cáncer al pulmón y el cáncer colorectal. La prognosis para el cáncer a la próstata ha mejorado sustantivamente en los últimos 20 años. Según el National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, la tasa de supervivencia se ha elevado de 67 por ciento a 97 por ciento. Obteniendo un diagnóstico y un tratamiento oportuno, la mayoría de los hombres continuarán llevando una vida saludable luego de haber sido diagnosticados con cáncer a la próstata. Sométase a un chequeo y anime a sus seres queridos, conocidos, esposos, padres,

hermanos, amigos, a que se sometan a un chequeo este mismo mes, especialmente si son mayores de 45 años. El riesgo de desarrollar cáncer a la próstata se eleva con la edad y la mayoría de hombres son diagnosticados cuando son mayores de 65. Debido a que los síntomas son muy pocos hasta que la enfermedad está bien avanzada, es importante someterse a chequeos anuales como parte del plan de cuidado de salud. Si desea mayor información sobre cáncer a la próstata, visite la American Cancer Society o llame al 800227-2345 (inglés y español). Para obtener información sobre los lugares donde puede someterse a chequeos de cáncer a la próstata, contacte a Su Familia: Línea de Emergencia Nacional para la Salud de la Familia Hispana, 866-SU-FAMILIA (866-783-2645).

Hágase unchequeo sobre el cáncer ginecológico as mujeres hispanas L tienen las tasas más elevadas de cáncer cervi-

cal. Esto se debe a la cantidad de mujeres que no se someten a chequeos. El hecho es que, en casi todos los casos, el cáncer cervical es curable cuando se detecta en sus inicios, además de que ¡se puede evitar en su mayor parte! Pero antes una debe someterse a un chequeo para averiguarlo. No espere. En caso usted o alguna conocida suya no se haya sometido a un chequeo este año, tómese el tiempo este mes y hágase un examen de Papanicolaou y

uno recto-vaginal-pélvico. Es importante que reconozca las señales de advertencia para los otros tipos de cáncer ginecológico. Si las mujeres y los proveedores de atención de salud se encuentran bien informados respecto de los signos, los síntomas y los riesgos de cáncer ginecológico, las probabilidades de una detección temprana se elevan y más mujeres tendrán la oportunidad de sobrevivir. Este mes, haga el compromiso de someterse a un chequeo anual y anime a sus amigas y a las mujeres de su familia a que hagan lo mismo. Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

Ovarian cancer

varian cancer is an equalopportunity cancer, meaning the disease affects women of all ethnicities and races equally — including Hispanic women. About 20,000 American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year. The five-year survival rate for ovarian cancer is about 45 percent; meaning about 15,000 women will die from the disease. Currently there is no effective way to screen for ovarian cancer. Because of this the disease often goes undetected until it is at an advanced stage. However, women may prevent the disease by following these healthy living guidelines:

1. Eat fruits and vegetables daily. Ovarian cancer patients who eat lots of fruits and vegetables live longer than those who don’t. 2. Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are contributing factors to hormonal imbalances that could cause ovarian cancer. 3. See your doctor regularly. Keeping up with annual pap smears, pelvic exams and breast screenings is important to detect any changes in your body. 4. If you are experiencing persistent bloating and pain in your abdomen or pelvis, make an appointment with your physician.

l cáncer ovárico afecta a muE jeres de todas las etnias y razas por igual - incluyendo a las mu-

días. Pacientes con cáncer ovárico que comen mas frutas y vegetales viven más que aquellos que no. 2. Mantenga un peso saludable. La obesidad y el sedentarismo son factores que contribuyen a los desequilibrios hormonales que pueden causar cáncer de ovario. 3. Visite a su médico regularmente. Exámenes como el pap smear, exámenes pélvicos y mamograma del seno son importante para detectar cualquier cambio en su cuerpo. 4. Visite a su medico si tiene dolor persistente e hinchado el abdomen o en la pelvis.

El cáncer de ovario

jeres hispanas. Alrededor de 20 mil mujeres estadounidenses son diagnosticadas con cáncer de ovario cada año. La tasa de supervivencia de cinco años es aproximadamente 45%, esto significa que 15 mil mujeres morirán de la enfermedad. Por lo tanto, no existe manera efectiva de diagnostico o prueba de detección para el cáncer de ovario. Debido a esto la enfermedad no se detecta hasta que se encuentra en una etapa avanzada. Sin embargo, las mujeres pueden prevenir la enfermedad siguiendo estas pautas de vida saludable: 1. Coma frutas y verduras todos los

Everardo Cobos, M.D., Associate Dean for Oncology Programs and Division Chief Of Oncology/Hematology at TTUHSC.

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Adults need shots too! A flu shot yearly and other shots as recommended by your physician. For questions or help with locating a physician call City of Lubbock Health Department at 775-3090.

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Education/ Educación

Early Learning Now Enrolling Hero from Past Still Significant he Early Four Stars by the Texas Rising Star Dr. Hector P. Garcia T L e a r n i n g quality program. Centers of Lub- The Early Learning Centers partfierce civil can Presidents to break down social bock, Inc. is cur- ners with Lubbock ISD to offer the A rights pio- barriers. rently enrolling Texas Literacy Initiative program neer, Dr. Hector Born in 1914 in Mexico, Garcia

children for the 2012-13 school year. ELC provides high quality, educational childcare for infants to school age with fees are based on income. Class sizes are small and trained teachers teach children the skills they need to succeed in school. All meals are provided at no additional cost to parents through the USDA Child Care Food Program. The Early Learning Centers are located in 5 locations in north and east Lubbock, and all centers are rated

in the centers for all ages. The program focuses on literacy and language development in children, beginning with infants and continuing through Pre-K. The goal is to prepare each child to succeed in school and to enjoy reading. As a United Way agency, the Early Learning Centers cooperates with Child Care Services, the CH Foundation, private donors and the Lubbock Area Foundation to offer childcare at a reduced cost to parents. For more information, please call Jackie Rutherford at 765-9981.

P. Garcia dedicated his life to fighting for justice and equality for Mexican Americans. Whether pushing for health benefits for Hispanic veterans or pressuring a community to desegregate the school system, Garcia successfully marshaled support from migrant laborers and Ameri-

2nd Annual Kids Fun Fest, October 14th

ubbock Children’s Health Clinic L (LCHC), a non-profit organi-

families. Called “Kids Fun Fest” the event will take place in Mackenzation which since zie Park’s Santa 1939 has provided Land area on preventive health Sunday, October care to children 14, 2012, from 12 without regard to family ability to to 5 pm. The event is being co-sponpay, today announced a commu- sored with the City of Lubbock Parks nity-wide festival for children and and Recreation Department. At Kids Fun Fest, non-profit organizations from through-out 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’ Weddings, Quinceañeras, Anniversaries, programming budgets. Graduations, Showers & More Sue Hill, Executive Director of It all begins with Love, LCHC, described Kids Fun Fest as a Love that's 'Truly Yours' an event to benefit the community Call Invitation Specialist - Virginia Luna and non-profit organizations alike. “Kids Fun Fest is an opportunity for the entire community to join together in Mackenzie Park to celebrate a fall afternoon in a safe, friendly

Truly Yours Designs Custom Invitations


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type environment. At the same time, non-profit organizations that provide essential community services will have the opportunity to provide information regarding their work and benefit from the event,” Hill said. 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. Dairy Queen, United Supermarket, Prosperity Bank, Peoples Bank, South Plains Lions Club, UMC, Robinson, Burdette, Martin, Seright, LLP have all donated valuable funds and services to make the event a success. For more information about Kids Fun Fest or to provide support, please visit or speak to Sue Hill or Olga Contreras with LCHC at 806.749.3800. (See coloring contest entry on p. 19)

emigrated with his family to Mercedes, Texas at a time when Mexican Americans endured harsh discrimination and could not visit the same restaurants, movie theatres, and barber shops as Anglos. Fortunately, Garcia’s parents instilled a love for and respect of education in him and his siblings. Garcia attended Edinburgh Junior College, hitchhiking 30 miles to and from school every day, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1934. After earning a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Garcia joined the Army to fight in World War II. While overseas, he earned a Bronze Star and six battle stars, met and married his Italian-born wife, Wanda, and had his first child. After the war, the family, which would eventually include four children, settled in Corpus Christi, and Dr. Hector, as he was known, started his medical practice. Garcia’s passion to serve soon went far beyond his medical clinic. He was frustrated by a lack of health care and financial resources for Mexican American veterans and substandard schools for Mexican American children. So in 1948, Garcia founded the American GI Forum, whose motto was, “Education is our freedom, and freedom should be everybody’s business.” The GI Forum played an instrumental role in numerous civil rights efforts and court cases, including Delgado vs. Bastrop ISD, the landmark Mexican American desegregation case. Garcia and the GI Forum garnered national attention in 1949, when they petitioned then-Senator Lyndon B. Johnson and secured a burial for war hero Felix Longoria in Arlington National Cemetery. Longoria was the first Mexican American to be buried there. Working diligently for social and political reform, the GI Forum developed into a respected voice for Mexican Americans that truly affected change. By the time Garcia was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1984 – the highest civilian honor given by a U.S. President – many of the barriers Garcia fought so hard for had come tumbling down. Garcia died in 1996, leaving an important lesson for school children and all Americans about the importance of fighting for equality and justice for all. On May 30, 2009, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 495, establishing the third Wednesday of September as Dr. Hector P. Garcia

Latino Lubbock Magazine Is A Proud Advocate of Higher Education

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 scholarshoips become available. Good and free resource. LATINO COLLEGE DOLLARS. ORG Scholarships can play an important role in helping you pay for college. They are free money that you can apply for – and they don’t have to be paid back. Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012. Submission Instructions: GENESEO MIGRANT CENTER SCHOLARSHIPS Tprovides financial assistance to students across the country with a recent or ongoing history of movement to obtain work in agriculture since the inception of its first scholarship fund in 1974. In the most recent fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2008 – Sept. 30, 2009) over $68,000.00 was disbursed to encourage and support deserving migrant students in the pursuit of their educational goals. Application Deadline: Dec. 31, 2012. Apply Online: http:// AISES 2012 GOOGLE SCHOLARSHIP The AISES Google Scholarship will fund scholarships awards to American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian and people of First Nations from Canada AISES members pursuing degrees in the computer science, computer engineering and related programming fields. Application Deadline: Jan. 1, 3000. Apply Online: http://www.aises. org/what/programs/scholarships/info/googlescholars GATES MILLENNIUM SCHOLARS PROGRAM GMS will select 1,000 talented students each year to receive a goodthrough-graduation scholarship to use at any college or university of their choice. We provide Gates Millennium Scholars with personal and professional development through our leadership programs along with academic support throughout their college career. Application Deadline: Jan 01, 3000 Apply Online: aspx

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How to Help Your Kids with their Homework

Youth Opportunities 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) 5355437 (call or text) or email to parenthood1@ Funded through CYD, TDFPS, NCPE . 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. AN EVENING OF PADDLE BOAT & PARK FUN, September 15, 6 pm-9 pm, Ages All, Check out lawn games for Free! Paddle boats $3, Maxey Park. MOVIE IN THE PARK, September 15, sponsored by Mi Casita Nursing and Rehabilitation, showing time 8:30-10:30 pm, Movie “Alvin and the ChipmonksChipwrecked-Rated G, Maxey Community Center, 767-3796. KNIGHT & PRINCESS ROYAL FAIRE, September 22, 10:30 am – 12 pm, Ages 3-5, $10, Hodges Community Center. PUNT, PASS AND KICK LOCAL COMPETITION, September 22, 1 pm, Free, Boys and Girls age 6-15 whose school is not hosting their own competition. Must bring birth certificate. Registration will begin at 12:30 pm. Located next to the pavilion in the Mae Simmons Park. Mae Simmons Community Center. PIRATE TREASURE ADVENTURE, September 29, 10 am – 12 pm, Ages 3-8, $15, Hodges Community Center. 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.

QUINCEAÑERA Annalisa M. Chatham She is the daughter of Robert Chatham Jr. and Sandee Chatham. Her mass will be held at San Ramon in Woodrow, TX, with Father Rene Perez officiating, on September 1, 2012. Her birthday is September 4, 1997.

September 2012

here are many things you can T do to help your kids start the school

year on the right track, like replacing an old backpack or getting them the school supplies they need. But there's something more meaningful you can do that may not cost money: help them with their homework. Students who do their homework consistently tend to have better grades. It's not always easy to get them to do their homework, especially after a busy day, but these tips can help: • Talk to your children about their homework. It's important that your kids understand why it's important to do their homework and the positive impact it has on grades. Homework helps them practice what they've learned as well as prepare them for upcoming classes. Plus, by doing their homework they develop the discipline and skills they need to be successful throughout their school years. • Talk to the teachers. Different teachers might expect different

things from parents, so be sure to talk to them to figure out your role. • Select a fixed time to do homework. The best time to do homework is the one that works best for your child and you. It can be before or after playing, watching television or dinnertime. What's important is that homework time is consistent. Avoid leaving it for the end of the day, when your child is tired and sleepy. • Pick a quiet area and eliminate distractions. To help your children focus on homework, pick a place in the house where there's plenty of light and no distractions. Make sure the TV is off and put away electronic devices, unless they're essential to doing homework. • Get them the resources they need. You don't have to be an expert in all subjects to help your kids with homework. However, you need to make sure they have the tools they need to succeed. If you need expert help, you can always take them to the library or help them with their search online.

Consejos para ayudar a los hijos con la tarea

ay muchas cosas que los padres H pueden hacer para ayudar a sus hijos en su regreso a la escuela,

como reemplazar la mochila vieja o comprarles los útiles que necesitan. Pero hay algo que pueden hacer que es más importante y no siempre cuesta dinero: ayudarlos con la tarea. Los niños que hacen la tarea constantemente suelen tener mejores calificaciones. Y aunque a veces no es fácil hacerlos cambiar el televisor o la computadora por el cuaderno de tarea, especialmente después de un día largo de actividades, estos consejos pueden ayudar: • Hablar con los hijos sobre la tarea. Es importante que los niños entiendan la importancia de hacer la tarea y el impacto positivo que puede tener en sus calificaciones. Además de repasar y practicar lo que aprendieron en clase, la tarea los ayuda a prepararse para las lecciones del día siguiente y desarrollar la disciplina que necesitan para su éxito académico. • Reunirse con los maestros. Cuando se trata de la tarea, los maestros pueden tener exigencias distintas. Por lo tanto es importante hablar con ellos para conocer sus expectativas. • Fijar un horario para hacer la tarea. El mejor momento para hacer

la tarea es el que mejor funciona con las actividades del estudiante y la disponibilidad de sus papás. Puede ser antes o después de jugar, ver televisión, cenar o de hacer alguna actividad extracurricular. Lo importante es que la hora sea constante y que no sea la última actividad del día, cuando el niño esté cansado y con sueño. • Escoger un lugar cómodo y eliminar las distracciones. Para fomentar la concentración es importante encontrar un lugar en la casa que tenga buena iluminación donde el niño pueda sentarse y hacer la tarea sin distracciones - como televisores prendidos o aparatos electrónicos a mano, a menos de que sean esenciales para hacer la tarea. • Proveer los recursos necesarios. Los padres no tienen que ser expertos en todas las materias para ayudar a sus hijos con la tarea. Sin embargo, pueden proveerles los recursos que necesitan, incluyendo lápices, plumas, borradores y papel para escribir. También pueden llevar a sus hijos a la biblioteca o navegar el Internet con ellos para encontrar recursos que ayuden con la tarea.

“¡Sí Se Puede!” It can be d ne!

Copyright 2012 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.

LULAC 2012 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: LULAC Council #263 held their 23rd Annual “Scholarship Recipients Reception” on August 10, 2012. They gave out 16 scholarships to: Darlene Araiza, Shirley Araiza, Sarah J. Diaz, Justin Esquivel, Matthew J. Frosoni, Richard Garcia, Jade Garza, Lucero Gomez, Melanie Gomez, Keyan Kautz, Amaris Garcia, Oscar Mendoza Jr., Marcus Moreno, Dina Pedroza, Camille Prado, and Maria Quirino. Congratulations to the recipients, and more so, to Council #263 for their fervent commitment to higher education.

THE EDGE: Members of the Edge Youth Group of St. Joseph's Church assisted in the first 2012 Movie Night at Guadalupe Park. The students will help once again at the 2nd Movie Night in Guadalupe Park, which will be held on Friday, Sept. 21st, at 7 p.m. Join us for a great family and friend night.

Mark Your Calendar

2012-13 LISD School Holidays Sept. 3 Sept. 12

Labor Day Holiday GOALS Early Dismissal Elem./Middle GOALS Early Dismissal/High Student Holiday Early Dismissal

Sept. 17,24 Oct. 8 Nov. 10

Nov. 21-23 Dec. 5, 20, 21 Dec. 24- Jan. 4 Jan. 7 February 22 March 11-15 March 29 - April 1

Thanksgiving Early Dismissal Christmas Holidays Student Holiday Early Dismissal Spring Break Student Holiday

Join us for the 2nd FREE

Movie Night in Guadalupe Park Friday, Sept. 21st Begins at 7 p.m. Concession Stand at

St. Joseph Church Hall, 102 N. Ave P

Bring lawn chairs, or picnic blankets, bug spray.

Presented by

St. Joseph

Catholic Church

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrating History, Heritage, and the American Dream

FIESTAS DEL LLANO 2012 Fiestas Patrias Festival

September 14th to 16th, 2012

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Live Entertainment, Food Vendors, Children’s Area, and much, much more!

2012 Schedule of Events

Miss Hispanic Lubbock Pageant Fiestas del Llano Festival Friday, Sept. 14, 7 – 9 pm Lubbock Civic Center Theater Admission: $5 per person

Saturday, Sept. 15, (FREE ADMISSION)

Thursday, Sept. 15, 9 pm “Grito de Independencia” by Bishop Placido Rodriguez Grito Ceremony at the Civic Center parking lot stage.

11 am - Food Booths Open 12 to 1 pm -Mariachi Mi Tierra 1:15 to 2:15 pm -TBA 2:30 to 3:30 pm -Dano 3:45 to 4:45 pm -TBA 5 to 6 PM - pm 6:15 to 7:15 pm -Ballet Folklolrico Aztlan 7:30 to 8:30 pm -Epifanio Ochoa Y Los Melodicos 8:30 to 9:30 pm -"El Grito De Independencia" 9:45 to10:45 pm -Atrevido 11 Pm to Midnight-Rudy, Tudy & The Heavy Duties 12 Midnight -Fiestas Close

Car & Motorcycle Show

Fiestas del Llano Festival

Fiestas del Llano Parade

Saturday, Sept. 15, 10 am Route will be from First Baptist Church on Broadway & Ave. W, Down to Ave. M then North, to the Civic Center Parking lot.

“Grito de Independencia”

Sunday, Sept. 16, 1 to 5 pm Sunday, Sept. 16, 2011 (FREE ADMISSION) Civic Center (North Lot) 1 to 2 pm -Car Show 2:15 to 3:15 pm -SIN-IGUAL 3:30 to 4:30 pm -Fiesta Del Sol 4:45 to 5:45 pm -Incepcion 6 to 7 pm -Avance 7:15 to 8:15 pm -Pete Morales Y Los Centenarios 8:30 to 9:30 pm -Tequila Rhythm Section 9:45 to 10:45 pm- Los Arcos 11 pm - Fiestas Closes


Visit www.fiestasdelllano. This Program Made Possible In Part Through A Grant From The City Of Lubbock, As Recommended By Civic Lubbock, INC.

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n September 1968, Congress auI thorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, which was observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. The observance was expanded in 1988 by Congress to a monthlong celebration (Sept. 15 – Oct. 15), effective the following year. America celebrates the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it is the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively. The U.S. Government, in wanting

to recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic-American citizens created by Public Law 90-498 National Hispanic Heritage Week on September 17, 1968. The law was later amended by Public Law 100-402 expanding the event to National Hispanic Heritage Month on August 17, 1988. What is a Hispanic? Let's start by saying what it is not. It is not a racial identification. Hispanic is more of a regional identification like saying "North American." What is a Hispanic? Hispanics come in all sizes and shapes. There are Jewish, Arab, Asian, Indian, Black and White Hispanics as well as brown. What most Americans perceive as brown is actually a mix of Indian and White. When Spanish explorers settled the Americas, they did not bring families with them like the English settlers did when they arrived in the U.S. The Spanish explorers were mostly soldiers and priests, etc. As a

result, the soldiers intermarried with the Indian women they found in the countries they explored. The result was a new racial identity known as mestizos. In time, mestizos became the middle class and the largest population. The U.S. Census Bureau defines Hispanic Origin as persons of Hispanic origin were identified by a question that asked for self-identification of the person's origin or descent. Respondents were asked to select their origin (and the origin of other household members) from a "flash card" listing ethnic origins. Persons of Hispanic origin, in particular, were those who indicated that their origin was Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or some other Hispanic origin. It should be noted that persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

the Spanish barricaded themselves in a grain warehouse. El Pípila, a miner who burned down the doors, gave Hidalgo the first victory of the independence movement. With Ignacio Allende, he defeated Spanish forces at the battle of Monte de las Cruces, just outside Mexico City. But rather than pressing to the capital, he retreated to Guanajuato and spent the rest of the war fleeing from a bolstered royalist army. His forces occupied Guadalajara but then were pushed northward toward the U.S. border, where they hoped to find refuge. The Spanish

army caught up with Hidalgo in the state of Jalisco and convicted him of treason. He was executed by firing squad in Chihuahua in 1811, and his head was put on public display in Guanajuato for 10

taro, encabezado por el corregidor Miguel Domínguez y su esposa, Josefa Ortiz, contaba a Hidalgo entre sus integrantes desde el año de 1810. Varios oficiales del Regimiento de Dragones de la Reina, entre ellos Ignacio Allende, Ignacio Aldama y Mariano Abasolo se unirían algún tiempo después a los conspiradores de Querétaro. Hidalgo se dedicó entonces a reclutar partidarios y a comprar o construir armamento. Sin embargo, a principios de septiembre de 1810, la conspiración de Querétaro fue descubierta por el Gobierno Virreinal. Allende había llegado a Dolores la noche del 14 de septiembre, pero tanto él como Hidalgo ignoraban las consecuencias de haber sido descubiertos. Para entonces, varios de los conspiradores habían sido aprehendidos , pero dona Josefa Ortiz, durante

la noche del 15 envió un mensaje al pueblo de Dolores, avisando a Hidalgo y los demás libertadores sobre el inminente peligro que corrían. Sin esperas más tiempo, Hidalgo marchó a la cárcel de Dolores y puso en libertad a los presos, a quienes dotó con armas de la policía y el Regimiento de la Reina. Durante la madrugada, Hidalgo tocó la campana de la iglesia para convocar al pueblo y al reunirse la multitud en el atrio de la parroquia, pronunció la histórica arenga y al grito de “Viva la América y mueran los gachupines”, se lanzó a la lucha en pos de la independencia de México.

Sept. 15th, Mexican Independence Day

l 15 September 1810 is the day E of the "Grito de Dolores" or Miguel Hidalgo's call to take up

arms against Spanish colonial government. The movement that led to Mexico's independence began on September 16, 1810. Miguel Hidalgo is regarded as the "Father of Independence". Hidalgo, a criollo Catholic priest, called his parishioners to arms with his nowfamous Grito ("Shout") de Dolores, in the small town of Dolores (now Dolores Hidalgo) to Chihuahua. He marched to Guanajuato, where

15 de septiembre de 1810 grito de independencia a noche del Ltiembre 15 de sepdel

1810 pasó a la historia como uno de los acontecimientos más sign i f i c a t i vo s para el país de Mexico, ya que en esa fecha tuvo lugar el “Grito de Independencia”, hecho protagonizado por el Padre de la Patria, don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla en la población de Dolores, Guanajuato. Hidalgo, como muchos otros mexicanos, adoptó los ideales independentistas que desde 1809 se extendían por el país a través de grupos liberales. Uno de éstos, el de Queré-

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The Art of Life, with the Cruzs BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA

umble beginnings and a unique family structure in part make Dr. Jose Carlos Cruz and his wife Nora more appreciative of the art they have collected. "You are looking at the world through someone else's eyes, you share an experience with the creator," he describes, as he offers a brief history to each piece they proudly display on the walls of their home. Dr. Cruz grew up in Nuevo Laredo, with his mother and grandparents. His granddad died and was the male figure in his life. He had family members that worked in the Bracero program. One such uncle died of Tuberculosis. As such, his widow and their children, also lived with them. As did another aunt. He grew up in a middle class neighborhood, a half block away from a very poor barrio. His playmates were the kids from that barrio. "After school, I'd bring my friends to have milk and cookies, in part because they were hungry," he said. While to some it seemed that he wasn't sure of his future, or the most serious student, he had big plans and aspired to go to medical school. When he decided to study at Instructor Technologico de Monterey, in Monterey, Mexico, his mother was very supportive. He got a scholarship, as was ranked first in his class. Nora went to Catholic school, and was raised in a very Catholic background. She was born in Laredo, TX. Her mother taught English grammar. Incidentally, Jose Carlos was in Nora's sister's class. And one day, he was asked to deliver a message to her. And from that moment on, the 12 and 14 year old kids somehow knew they were destined to love each other. They started to date after high school, when they were attending the university. When Nora started college he was in his third year of medical school. Her college was four and a half years


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when she completed her degree. He finished medical school then went to Mexico City to do his social service for one year. He did research for a year under a doctor in the National Institute for Health, which was an internship at no pay. His mother saved the money . In the year that he was in Mexico City he realized that he wanted to now go to the United States, so he started preparing for his credentials to work in the United States. Meanwhile while he waited to get a spot in the USA, he started his residency in Mexico. After a seven year courtship, he and Nora married during his first internal residency in Mexico on June 1, 1991. When he can back from Mexico City, Nora joined him in Monterey. And then they came to Lubbock in 1992, to do another residency at Texas Tech. "We make choices that lead us to better choices later on," he said. For three years he did his residency. Nora found a job in 1992 at TTUHSC in the computer department. In 1995, they had their first son Carlos Arodrigo. She worked till 1996. Then Carlos served as chief of staff for one year in Internal Medicine, eventually going on to San Antonio to do hematology and oncology/hemoglobin. He got certified in both and upon doing his clinical, he ended up becoming a hematologist specializing in bone marrow transplantation. "Those years were tough years," said Nora explaining that together they made the decision to come back to Lubbock. "The key to get through that is that you need the support of family and friends," he added. They returned to Lubbock in December 1999, where he did oncology and transplantation at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Finally, they started planting their roots. While the couple admits that it was a tedious road, they are satisfied with each experience.

They now have three children. After Carlos, came Nora Isabel, and then Diego. Two attend Lubbock High School, and the other Hutch Middle School. Along their road of life, the couple enjoyed the arts. From the beginning they collected music. Eventually, they also begin to build their art collection. "With some forms of art you need to have more commitment," said Dr. Cruz. Their first piece of art was purchased for $25, of the Virgen de Guadalupe, and purchased in San Miguel Allende en Guanajuato Mexico. It was found by Nora. Eventually, the collection grew larger, more intricate, more significant. "Art is deeply woven within our culture," she said. Dr. Cruz added that there is an art expression that one utilizes to identity with their culture. "Every individual has a pride in their art that expresses their culture. You make it yours and it inspires you to connect with your community," he said. He admits that they didn't start buying paintings until he a little extra money. They added that it was their most limited times with money when they became more interested in the arts. They went to a lot of theater when they were students, at the student discounted rate. They said it was inexpensive buying tickets for the theater, and that they were exposed to shows with ballets, theater performances, and operas brought to them from all over the world. His own expereince during that time is the message that he shares with his children, and young students. "Find friends like-minded like you. So you can stay disciplined, work hard consistently. And above all - find a passion." They always collected music. Then paintings and sculptures. "This is how you relate your passions," said Dr. Cruz, explaining that people do so much related to the arts and don't even realize it. "But then when you realize it, every time you go to the theater, a gallery, the opera, you are a different person... it inspires you.

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It has inspired them enough to collect various paintings, and to encourage and assist young opera students, and to be patrons of art. The couple has also made it a part of their to life by instilling art appreciation in their own children, who play instruments and sing. And while they admit that they enjoy simplicity in their life, it is the art that helps to remind them of their rich experiences and that moment of expression, and interpretation within their own simple pleasures. "Art reminds us of emotions that are dormant within us, that have to do with nostalgia, love, and that make us more humane."


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Anniversary/Wedding Announcements Noticas para los ancianos FLU SHOT CLINIC, $20, September 6, at 10 am-Noon – Maggie Trejo Supercenter

Gala Latina 2012 To Showcase Culture, Benefit Local Charities BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA

he 2012 Gala Latina CommitT tee will rollout the red carpet to raise funds for the Caprock Founda-

tion, on Saturday, September 22 Latino style! Marciano Morales, CEO of the Caprock Foundation said that for nine years, he along with a number of like-minded philanthropist have collectively worked to raise funds to contribute to good causes. "Many Latinos in our community are contributors, and are often viewed as being on the receiving end. We formed our foundation to collectively change that image and invest in the community," he said. The Caprock Foundation was formed for the purpose of increasing the capacity of individuals, families, organizations and the community to care for themselves, and for college scholarships. To raise funds for the foundation, Gala Latina, a unique event that fo-

cuses on supporting local charities through its proceeds, invites the public to support the event. "Our main goal is to guarantee proceeds will remain in our area," he said. Gala Latina provides a vehicle to celebrate the Latino Culture by highlighting a Latin American Country each year. This year the theme will be "Brasil Sensacional”. The band Salero, will provide high energy entertainment for dancing. Additionally, the event will feature Brazilian treats; authentic Brazilian cuisine; and a silent auction. The 2012 community recipient will be Lubbock Impact, a medical student-driven, free clinic. The cocktail-attire affair will begin at 7 p.m. at the Science Spectrum. Sponsorship are available at various levels ranging between $7,500 and $750. For more info, call the Caprock Foundation at (806)791-0077.

Anniversary Martha & Manuel Constancio, 50th as of Sept. 2, 1962

Anniversary Curly & Dolores Pulido 50th as of September 13, 1962

AARP, September 6, 1 pm, Free, Age 50+, Share in the discussion of issues and concerns of experienced adults. Mae Simmons Senior Center. MONTHLY SENIOR DANCE, September 7, 6-9 pm, Come dance to a variety of music offered by live musicians, DJs or CDs. Maggie Trejo Supercenter, $3. SENIOR BREAKFAST, September 11, 9 am. Ages, 50+ Cost $2 Copper Rawlings Community Center.

Anniversary Louisa & Greg Arriaga, 40th as of September 9, 1972

Anniversary Emilio & Mary Frances Perez , 23rd as of September 17, 1989

FLU SHOTS, September 12, 11 am, Free with Medicare Card/$25, Calvert Home Health providing flu shots. Bring your Medicare Card. Mae Simmons Senior Center FALL PREVENTION AWARENESS, September 13, 10:15 am, Free! – Maggie Trejo Supercenter DIES Y SIES DE SEPTIEMBRE, September 14, 1 pm (1.5 hrs) Spanish independence day. Play Loteria, listen and dance to Spanish music and enjoy some Spanish pastries. – Maggie Trejo Supercenter. COVERED DISH DINNER September 15, 5 pm Ages, 50+ Rawlings Community Center.

Anniversary Corina & Ramon Cerna Jr., 28th as of September 15, 1984

Anniversary Priscilla and Pedro Flores, 21 years as of August 24, 1991

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Anniversary Ruben and Rosanna Castillo, 8th as of Sept. 4, 2004

ENERGY ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE The City of Lubbock has received funding from the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs for the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program. This grant is designed to assist low-income persons with utility assistance and repair of heating /cooling units. To see if you qualify call Neighborhood House at 741-0459 or for the Co-pay program call Catholic Charities at 765-8475, certain criteria must be met.

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Pete's Barrio Memoir: Las Fiestas en la plataforma

that was located where the playground of Guadalupe Elementary is located now. I can remember a big slab of concrete with a flat surface and a stage that was elevated for the bands to play. All around the platform were benches build so that people could sit and watch the couples dancing. Around the outside of the plataforma were little puestos selling drinks, snow cones and food. The

big event there was when of the year was one of the the 16 de Septiembre was big celebrations of our culcelebrated. There were ture. Events like this make many decorated puesme feel proud to be a Mexitos and the stage was can American, and that our fully decorated as we culture and traditions should celebrated. The celebrabe shared with our youth, so tion started on the 14th that our traditions are not and went on till the 16th forgotten. and the Grito was given. Editor's Note: Pete Piña grew The Grito was given by a up in barrio Guadalupe and citizen or by a priest. As enjoys sharing his memories el 16 de Sieptembre approaches, I remember that this time and the stories of barrio Guadalupe.

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ra raro que una familia tuviera E un tTodo era muy simple. Me acuerdo una vez que mi papá le dijo

mas fácil que el porque ella le dijo que estaba cansada de todo el dia labar y planchar. Le dijo a mi mamá que ella tenia la vida mi papá: “¿Qué es tan duro hechar ropa en la maquina? La maquina es la labadora y hace todo el trabajo. Duro era cuando mi mamá tenia que labar a mano y esprimir la ropa a mano. Tu maquina hasta esprime la ropa.” Y era cierto. Para nosotros esprimir la ropa era mas juego que trabajo y no habia maquinas de secar ropa. Me acuerdo que For rates call en aquellos días solo habia pañales de trapo, y en tiempo de frio, yo y mi hermana tendiamos los pañales email: en el laso afuera y habia veces que Visit us at se cuajaban en el laso. Pero lo que nos gustaba mas, era en el verano cuando estaba la ropa tendida y

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se venia una tempestad. Salia mi mamá a prisa, para meter la ropa antes que se mojara toda. Nosotros hagarrabamos todo el tiempo porque queriamos jugar en la lluvia. Al tiempo, llego mi papá del trabajo y le dijo a mamá que handaba muy cansado. Le dijo mamá: ”De que te cansas, el tractor hace todo el trabajo. Tu nomas handas centado manijandolo. Trabajo era cuando mi papá handaba todo el día detrás de una mulas, con sol un arado.” Mi papá se sonrió. Jamas le dijo lo fácil que era la vida de ella.

VAMOS A PESCAR/LET'S GO FISHING: Representatives from 20 organizations worked together under Los Hermanos & Las Hermanas to bring the 4th Annual Vamos a Pescar (Let's Go Fishing) event, held in August. Almost 3,800 participated in the free event that did not require a fishing license, included lunch, prizes, games, and fun! In addition to the fishing, the group partnered with LifeGift to remind families about Minority Organ Donor Awareness Month, and honored US Troops and Veterans. The 2013 event has been scheduled for August 10, 2013. To join the committee or the Lubbock Chapter of Fishing's Future, please call (806)792-1212. (Photos & article in October issue.)

It's the Law: No mobile phones in school zones

n 2009, Texas LegIHouse islature passed Bill 55 which

would prohibit the use of a wireless communication device while operating a motor

vehicle. The law applies to all students under the age of 18, even outside of school zones, as Texas state law states that those under the age of 18 are prohibited to use their cell phones while opEditor's Note: Rosario Montez Smith grew erating a vehicle. This law does not up en un rancho, and enjoys sharing her apply to those with hands free devices or if the vehicle is parked. Tickets memories of living in rural West Texas. can cost up to $200.

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LOCAL MUSICIAN PERFORMS AT TEJANO MUSIC AWARDS: Raymond Everett a multi talented musician plays the Drums, Bass, and Bajo-sexto, and performs various genres. He attended South Plains College’s Commercial Music program, and has an extensive list of musical performances and accolades. Way to go!

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Meet Pico the bilingual gallo (rooster). He loves school, and in the summer he likes to read, play outside and discover ways to have fun and make friends. Now it is time for Pico to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15th to Oct. 15th, and Mexican Independence Day with his familia? Do you celebrate your culture? What colors are in the Mexican flag like the one’s Pico is carrying in the parade? Fill in the blanks. _ r _ e _, wh _ _ _ and r_ _

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“Grito de Dolores” (“Cry of Dolores”) was the battle cry of the Mexican War

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Faith & Religion/Fe y religión

Father Ramirez Honored for Service, and his 85th Birthday less zeal, Fathers Sweeney ast month a special and Ramirez served the L 85th birthday celebraCatholic Communities in tion was held in honor of Fr.

OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE GUADALUPANAS: The growing group of dedicated women, proudly served the parishioners and jamaica visitors. The women are part of many who volunteer at their churches, and serve as church leaders. God Bless all Guadalupanas!

KOC #11807 BROTHERHOOD: The KOC of Our Lady of Guadalupe flipped hundreds of tasty burgers with pride all for their church. The hardworking and dedicated group is always ready to help their church community.

LAS GUADALUPANAS DE OLG: The Guadalupanas of Our Lady of Grace gathered for their annual group photo exclusively for Latino Lubbock. The women served plates of food to jamaica patrons.

Co " Connie" Ramirez. A mass and dinner in his honor allowed for his friends and family members, many whom were his past parishioners. The now retired priest, was born in San Saba, Texas, on September 16, 1927. As a young man, he answered his calling and entered the Pallottine Society at St. Mary's Novitiate, Cabra, Thurles, Ireland May 22, 1954. The Society of the Catholic Apostolate, better known as the Pallottines, are a Society of Apostolic Life within the Roman Catholic Church, founded in 1835 by the Roman priest Saint Vincent Pallotti. Pallottines are part of the Union of Catholic Apostolate and are present in 45 countries on six continents. With full dedication, he finished his studies for the priesthood and was ordained by Bishop Lawrence M. de Falco, Bishop of Amarillo, to St. Joseph's Church, in Lubbock. His first appointment was to a parish in Abilene, Texas. Then the Provincial Delegate recalled Fr. Ramirez from Abilene on September 27, 1967 and requested Bishop de Falco of Amarillo to appoint him Assistant Priest to Fr. Kevin Clarke in Brownfield. By 1969, the young Fr. Ramirez had a flourishing Youth Club with one hundred members. In the summer of 1970, he was working as an Assistant Priest in St. Joseph's, Lubbock. In that year a tornado devastated large areas of Lubbock. St. Joseph's Church and Rectory were unroofed. In the aftermath of the tornado Fr. Aidan Donlon and Fr. Connie Ramirez worked hard to ease the sense of loss among their parishioners. Federal, state, city and charitable grants helped people to rebuild their homes. On September 1, 1972, Fr. Ramirez was appointed Associate Pastor of St. Brendan's, in Stephenville. He joined Fr. Sean Sweeney in leading the church. Around 1973, pastoral responsibility for Granbury passed from St. Stephen's, Weatherford to St. Brendan's, Stephenville. With tire-

the four counties of Erath, Comanche, Hood and Somervell, with churches in Stephenville, Comanche, Dublin, Deleon, Granbury, and Glen Rose. By 1974, Fr. Ramirez's presence was already bearing fruit in Comanche as he had succeeded in giving new stability to the Catholic population there. The Church in Comanche was renovated and the parking lot resurfaced. And plans were made for development in Granbury. He then became pastor of St. James', Seminole, and St. William's, Denver City, in August 1978, and also took responsibility for Seagraves, where Bishop Lawrence M. de Falco had blessed the new church in the fall of 1967. It was Fr. Ramirez who built the beautiful new church in Seminole, which was dedicated March 10,1982. Later, in September 1984, Fr. Ramirez was appointed pastor of St. Joseph's Church in Lubbock. The parishioners felt a connection with him. In part they could relate to him because he was Mexican American, and the church population too reflected that. Furthermore, he was a native of Lubbock, and he had celebrated his First Mass there in 1967. Within a few years he oversaw the building of a new parish hall, 12 new classrooms, and a gymnasium. In November 1995, his health required him to move to a smaller parish. So, on January 1, 1997 he became pastor of St. Patrick's, of Lubbock, as well as the new quasi-parish of Our Lady Queen of Apostles in New Deal. He again renewed the sanctuary area of the church, provided a new gathering area, and installed new stained glass windows. On June 11, 2003, after a total of 36 years in the priestly ministry, Fr. Ramirez retired from St. Patrick's. Yet, despite his retirement, he has continued to assist parishes and has remained active. On behalf of the Catholic community, and Latino Lubbock Magazine, Happy Birthday and God's continued blessings to Father Ramirez!

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September Prayer A PRAYER FOR TODAY Father, today I come to You with an attitude of faith and expectancy. You said that if I ask anything according to Your will, it will be done. So I thank You for Your goodness and faithfulness in my life knowing that You are doing a good work in me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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Church Bulletins PARISH SOCIAL MINISTRY WORKSHOP Parishioners with a heart for social service are invited to attend a lunch and training on September 12th, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Saint Michael Church, 316 E. Washington, Levelland. Training topic will be on strategies and resources for helping those in need. Those attending need to RSVP to Beth Zarate by Monday, September 10, 806765-8475 ext. 114 or DEIS y SEIS DE SEPTIEMBRE FIESTA Saint Peter Church, Olton, set for Saturday, September 15 from 6 p.m. to midnight and September 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A Saturday night Mass will be held at 5 p.m. FOCOLARE FAMILY RETREAT September 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Lubbock Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, 52nd & Avenue L. This event is for junior & senior high youth, youth ministers, catechists, CIA & Dteam members and their families, and children of all ages. Cost is $10/person or $25/ family. Bring a picnic lunch to share with your family. Registration deadline: September 25. For more info or to register call the Youth Office at 806-792-3943. THEOLOGY OF THE BODY SPEAKER: The Catholic Student Center is bringing in Monica Ashour, the Director of the Theology of the Body Evangelization Team (TOBET) for a workshop on Saturday, September 29, Saint Elizabeth Hanly Hall, 2311 Main, Lubbock, from 10 a.m-2 p.m. If you are interested in your parish hosting her as well, please contact Greg Ramzinski at Catholic Student For more TOBET information, please go to ALL YOU CAN EAT SPAGHETTI DINNER will be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Sept. 29, 2012, from 6-7 PM followed by Bingo at 7 PM. This will all take place in the church hall, at 1603 Cherry Ave. For more info call (806) 765-5123. RED MASS a mass dedicated to people in law professions, will be held October 2nd, from 6:30-9 p.m., at Christ the King. MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE MINISTRIES Friday nights from 6 to 8pm, at the Asbury House Of Prayer, 2005 Avenue T, in the Brown Room. For more info, contact Irene McGaha at 806544-7310 or email irene.mcgaha@earthlink. net COUNSELING Affordable marriage and family counseling offered by the diocesan Marriage and Family Life Office, in collaboration with TTU Marriage & Family Clinic. To schedule an appointment on Mondays (Catholic Center) 6-9 p.m., please call Michelle Davis at 806-742-5050 ext. 450; Chandra Lasley and Anna Andrews (at Saint John Neumann) 742-5050 ext. 450 ACTS RETREATS Women’s-November 1-4; TEEN ACTS- December 27-30. For more information, contact Sylvia Bermea (806) 778-9026, or visit JAMAICAS/SOCIAL EVENTS:

• Plainview Sacred Heart, September 15-12-8 p.m.

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

Terri Contreras

MEMORIALS MEMORIALS ARE PAID ADVERTISING, and can include photo message. Different sizes, prices. For more info, please call (806) 792-1212. Please note that the deadline to submit is the 21st of each month, to be included in the preceding month.

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September 27, 1957-May 15, 2011 It's been a year now that the Lord took you home. Our pain is still fresh in our hearts. We Love you and miss you very much. There is a big emptiness in our lives without you here. But we belong to God and he will call us all one by one someday, and we will see you again, in Heaven. Love, Your Sisters

Memorial Josephine Ureste Sept. 1, 1952-June 13, 2012

Your smiles can brighten any moment, Your hugs put joy in all my days, Your love will stay with me forever and touch my life in precious ways... The values you've taught, the care you've given, and the wonderful love you've shown, have enriched our life in more ways than we can count. We Love You Always, David Ureste, And, the Ureste and Cerda Families In Memory Of Aldo Martin Cervantes, Sept. 24, 1985 to May 19, 2009 Aldo my son, I love you! I miss you so much. Always, Your Mom Ester Cervantes

To everything there is a season, a time to every purpose under the sun… ECCL 3:18.

In Memory of Brianna Lynn Briones Feb. 4, 1995- Sept. 22, 2007 Jesus called the children to him and said ' Let the little children come to me ,and do not hinder them , for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. LUKE 18-16. We love you and miss you dearly Brianna. Always, Mom & Dad

In memory of Veronica H. Saldana July 6, 1980-Sept. 25,2011 "Spread Your Wings"

You lived a life full of pain and sorrow, You hoped and dreamed of a better tomorrow. You left behind a tail of tears, You cried a river for so many ears. You never questioned nor did complain. You silently suffered and endured the pain. You were dealt this life so hard and cruel, You remained a light

a hidden jewel. You were only a pawn in this ruthless game, You were never at fault you were never to blame. You were destined this life this hand of fate, You accepted its burden you carried the weight. You lived with the heartache but hid it so well, You never faltered you never once fell. You're pain and sorrow have come to an end, You're old life has ended you're new life begins. You're in heaven now where the angels sing, You're an angel now so "spread your wings". Written by "El Duke" In Dedication to "La Duchess"

In Memory Of Mike Medrano "M & M" May 8, 1953 to Sept. 3, 2003

My Big Brother, It’s been 10 years, but it still feels like it was yesterday. We love and miss ya. Your Sister, Ester Cervantes

In Loving Memory Of Genoveva “Beva” Castro Perez Sept. 17, 2004

Beva, You are still thought of, missed and remembered. Seeing your smile even in photos brings us joy. Love, Your family and friends

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tissue recovery, announced that Terri Contreras (donor mother) of Lubbock was one of their winners of its first-ever contest to send volunteers to the Transplant Games of America, which are a multi-sport festival event for athletes who have undergone lifesaving transplant surgery or those who are living donors. The games took place July 28-31 in Mich., highlight the critical importance of organ and tissue donation, while celebrating the lives of organ donors and recipients. She took her husband as her guest. Not only are they donor parents, he is currently waiting for a liver transplant. Contreras’ essay talked about her long journey from losing her 15-yearold daughter, Celeste, to having her husband listed in the liver transplant national list for five years. “Since both of these life-changing events, we have found comfort and healing working with LifeGift to promote organ, tissue and eye donation, as well as educating the public on donation,” Contreras said. She speaks as a donor mother and Vital Volunteer, and he speaks from the recipient-in-waiting and Vital Volunteer perspective. On behalf of Latino Lubbock Magazine and our readers, congratulations to the Contreras couple.

2012 DE COLORES CURSILLISTAS: A number of women waited joyfully to share their testimonies, as well as celebrate their new found commitment to serve the Lord at the De Colores event and cursillo held in August. Congratulations y De Colores! (Photos of the event will be in the October Fotos y Recuerdos section).

LAS GUADALUPANAS THE SHALLOWATER: Guadalupanas gathered for a group photo proudly sharing plates of their traditional cuisine, which benefitted their church St. Philips located in Shallowater.

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In Loving Memory of Veronica H. Saldana Mommy Ronnie, I love you so much. My Nema and Tia love to tell me your with Jesus, up in the sky called Heaven. I look up at the sky and see the clouds and I don't see you. But I talk to you anyway and I sing to you "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" one of the songs you taught me and sang with me before you left with Jesus. I will always love and remember you mommy. Your Little Girl, Gabby Mari Saldana

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sary of Fatima will be held October 13th. Locally, organizers are planning a public square rally entitled "America Needs Fatima". "The United States is in great need of public prayer, repentance and conversion," said Beatrice Perez. "We will ask God to save America through the Rosary of His Most Holy Mother." Participants are asked to join the 2012 Public Square Rosary Crusade, October 13th, at 12 noon, at the corner of 66th and Indiana St. For more info, contact Beatrice Perez at 7965882.



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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Dunbar Class Reunion

Regina McConic, Roland Comacho, and Grizelda Moreno

Ladies caught up and danced as they were reunited.

Jeff Weaver, Fabian Garcia, and Art Lara posed for the camera.

Steve Revilla, Christina Revilla, and James Moreno talked about old memories with their classmates.

Movie Night in Guadalupe Park Sponsored by Latino Lubbock Magazine

Juan & Jennifer Posada enjoyed the relaxing evening.

Las hermanas created a new tradition and enjoyed the movie night in Guadalupe Park.

A family night out with several generations of familia enjoying a night out

Much like in the past, families shared their snacks with friends.

Mary Quirino and Dianna Martinez smile for the camera.

David Reza was one of the Young Adult LULAC Members present, as he took a picture with Jaime Garcia.

Members of the Boys & Girls Club posing fore the camera before they check out the booths.

Families and friends from all over the neighborhood gathered for a fun night.

LULAC #263 Scholarship Reception


The members of LULAC take a moment to smile for the camera before they give out the awards.

Families came out to support the recipients as they got their scholarships.

National Night Out 2012

Families came out to enjoy the festivities and volunteer.

Raider Red made sure everyone had their Guns Up!

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

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Getting to Know Your Neighbors

Paul Rosales & Paul Jr. enjoying ice cream on a hot summer day. (More photos will be published in September)

Enjoy the beautiful weather and festive event with familia.

With lawn chairs set up Mr. & Mrs. Vidal Perez take a moment to sit and enjoy the music.

Lubbock Police Officers were on hand to meet the neighbors.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Lubbock Jamaica

Taking a break from the heat, families and friends gathered inside to enjoy the delicious food made by the Guadalupanas.

Volunteers take a moment to smile for the camera.

Beatrice Narvaiz surrounded by her son Michael, and her grandson.


Photos & Memories - AquĂ­ y Alla

The Galindo sisters enjoyed time with family, the food, and music.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Lubbock Jamaica

The annual Jamaica hosted by Guadalupe is a twoday event that serves as a big fundraiser for the church. The traditional bingo game draws many and is fun!

Fajita burritos and brisket burritos were some of the usual popular items, and almost as popular of the friendly volunteers.

Luis Gutierrez and Christine Big Man attended the event.

The Dukes Car club members and families pose for the camera.

Raffle tickets and food tickets were a hot commodity at the annual Jamaica.

Volunteers of Our Lady of Guadalupe help with parking control.

3rd Annual Scrape by the Lake Solo Car Show

Say cheeeeseee! Richard & Nicholas Vasquez had a fun time at the lake.

Saul Avila, Nae Flores, Linda Avila, and Elsa Ramos stop and pose.

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Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ­ Boys & Girls Club Back to School Shopping Spree at Kohl's

Pi Kappa Phi and the Interested Ladies of Lambda Theta Alpha were some of the various college organizations that volunteered.

Youth Editor, Amaris Garcia, poses with her member of the Boys and Girls Club.

Emma Hernandez and Eddie Hernandez use their time wisely as they shop for clothes and shoes.

Texas Tech students helped their member pick out some new school close for their member.

Skipping nap time to pick up my daddy. Wives and their children prepared signs, and were excited to see their soldiers.

Family members hold up their banners ready to cheer for their loved ones who had been deployed for several months.

A happy daddy Marine Alvarado, is all smiles as he is greeted by his baby girl.

Welcome home Marine LCPL Paiz!

Congratulations were in order for this Estacado graduate.

Monterey graduates were filled with smiles after they crossed the stage.

Families Welcome Marines

Family members of Francisco J. Sandoval await his arrival.

Princesses anxiously waiting for their hero - their daddy!

God Bless Our Troops


CPL DeLa O was happy to receive hugs from his family, including his equally happy son.

Francisco Sandoval reunites with his beautiful and happy family.

Summer Graduation

Honors graduate from Lubbock High, was congratulated after the ceremony. (Photos by Nick Muniz)

Families supported the students at the Coronado graduation.

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

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Caprock Business After Hours

The Morales family gathers for a photo.

Enjoying the company as they make time to network and meet new people is what Albert Hernandez and Benji Snead like to do.

Aida Martinez, Timothy Salinas, and Gloria Merton.

Representatives from various organizations and companies gather for a relaxing evening.

Our Lady of Grace Jamaica

Snow cones are always a sure way to make the kids smile, especially the Garcia kids!

Ready to serve some sweet lemonade is a tradition of theses great church volunteers.

Elpidia and Deacon Pete Paniagua visited the OLG jamaica.


Photos & Memories - AquĂ­ y Alla

The Martinez family all gathers to help with their annual booth.

OLG Jamaica in the Arnett Benson Neighborhood

Friends caught up as they sat and enjoyed the live music.

Christina and Bobby Pauda enjoy the festivities and seeing many friends, and family.

Gloria Salazar with her sister and niece enjoyed the food and girl time.

Taking a break from the crowd as they sit down to rest.

St. Philip Benizi Jamaica Shallowater

Frank & Julia Campos enjoying an afternoon together, and the antojitos. (More photos in the Oct. issue)

Father George Poonely poses with jamaica organizers dedicated to the growing church.

Church members Margie Barron poses with Lilia Leyva.

Many friendly vendors/volunteers greeted the guests and served up delicious food.

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Texas Sports Report With Mando Reyna

ust like that, J school has begun all across the

SCRAPE BY THE LAKE: Members of the Solo Car Club took time to pose for a photo. The group hosted the 3rd Annual Scrape by the Lake Car Show.


Tip: You would be surprised if I told you that the lack of distance in your game may not be your swing and that it is in the equipment you play. 85% of all golfers will go out and buy the biggest and best brand name products they can find and also think they can hit it 300 yards. I promise you don't need that stiff shaft in your clubs or play a Pro V ball. The lack of distance is coming from not playing the proper equipment, because you don't have the swing speed to compress the ball thus causing your power leak. Swinging faster will not solve your distance problems so make sure before your next purchase play what is right for you. Editor's Note: Jimmy Saenz is head pro and general manager for Stonegate Golf Course. Contact him at

state and for two local high schools a new path in competition begins. Lubbock High and Lubbock Monterey start their 4A journey after moving from 5A last year. Both teams still play in city rival Coronado, with the Westerners playing them on the 7th, but how will fare against the other new teams in their class? Lubbock High’s must watch game, (aren’t they all) will be against Lubbock Cooper who starts their highly anticipated season on the 14th at Lowrey field. Monterey meanwhile has two home and two away games this month and will get an early taste of what to expect as they host Odessa High on the 6th. Flashback a few years ago when both schools hired new head coaches because the district felt they were not competing well enough year in and out. Now with a few seasons under their belt and dropping down a class, both head coaches are now under the microscope to see what, if any, difference it made. For both programs, the bar has been set for them to compete at a level that can produce different results from their prior seasons. Let us hope it does. Tech is also hoping they can erase last years bitter season and make a bowl this year but we know it will take at least 7 wins in order for them to make that happen. September is set up for them to start 4-0 with 3 of the 4 games being televised and only one of them being

a conference game, which is Iowa State on the 29th. The biggest concern for them should be the defensive side of the ball. Lately they have started with high expectations and have ended with them ranking last or next to last in the NCAA defensive ranks. If they are to start a new streak in bowl attendance they need to be improved enough on defense to rank in the middle because long gone are the days when they could score 40 to 50 points on offense. Injuries did factor into their record last year so Raider fans should be hopeful that the junior college players they recruited and their new coaching hires can make a difference. Dallas also begins their regular season and they are already in mid-season form, injury wise that is. The biggest injury suffered is to Jason Witten with a lacerated spleen that should force him to miss the opener against the Giants and if the team decides to play it safe, all the way until the home-opener against Tampa Bay on the 23rd. Jay Ratliff on the defensive side will also miss few games to that dreaded high ankle sprain, but the injury to Witten stands to be the one that can impact this team the most. Terrell Owens, Patrick Crayton, often injured Miles Austin and all the rest of the merry go round of wide receivers Tony Romo has had to go thru, the one consistent player for him has always been Jason

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Witten. When Troy Aikman lost his pro bowl tight end Jay Novacek, he was never the same afterwards. Let us hope the same does not happen to Romo. There are a few new faces on the team and there will be a few familiar ones gone. Stephen McGee will probably be released since it is doubtful the team will carry three quarterbacks because of the need for extra wide-outs and offensive linemen due to injuries. Hopefully the injury bug stays away from all the teams. See you at the games. 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 e Tu purc e)

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