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Volume 4, Issue 5, May 2010
The Emerging Voice of Lubbock
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Anniversary Marciano & Martha Morales, 32nd as of April 17, 1978
This month's cover proudly showcases our graduates from Lubbock High, Monterey, Estacado, Coronado, and Frenship. In a time when 50% of dropouts are Hispanic, we must demonstrate how much we value education, and how it is important to their future career choices, their quality of life, and their overall well-being to graduate and aspire to a higher education.. On a personal note, I am so proud to include my daughter Amaris who is graduating from Lubbock High.
Anniversary Lupe & Gloria Torrez, 18th as of May 16th
Special thanks to our grads: Michael Melgoza, Lauren Springfield, Arthur Ruiz, Amaris Garcia, Analisa Ramirez, and Ryan Carpenter.
Anniversary Albert and Sally Ortiz, 27th as of May 28th
Anniversary Tony & Margarita Olivarez, 25th as of May 10th
Anniversary Ramon & Michelle Paredez, 2nd as of April19, 2008
Wedding Announcement Michael David Reyna, son of Lazaro Reyna Jr. and the Late Mary Lou Castilleja Reyna, and Celeste Nicole Castro, daughter of Ricky and Patsy Castro are proud to announce they will join in Holy Matrimony May 15, 2010.
Anniversary Arthur &Judy Lara, 28th as of May 1, 1982
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Nehemias Martinez will be celebrating his 75th birthday on April 28, 2010. He was born to Alfredo and Ramona, April 28, 1935 in Hamlin, TX. The youngest of 12 he was raised by his father and sisters. As migrant workers they traveled to Oklahoma, but mostly worked in South Texas. He came to Lubbock in 1951, met Lupe Guerrero in 1952 at the migrant labor camp (now known as the Atzlan Park) married her on January 1956. They had seven children, have 21 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. He has been playing guitar for over 40 yrs. He is the founder of Mariachi Orijinal. Now plays at Sunday mass in OLG, at rosaries, funerals, prayer meetings at the LCYC (for over 20yrs.) and the courts jail. His hobbies include: music, dancing, and singing. Family gatherings are special where everyone after a good meal buying out the guitars and playing and singing some rancheras, mariachi, etc.
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pecial events have a way of bringing back memories. As my daughter prepares to graduate from high school this month, I'm reminded of my own graduation - consejos and well wishes from family and friends, and a gift I received from my grandfather, Don Juan Martinez. Though I was on the road to adulthood, I was still a young idealistic girl. Some of my friends had been given trips, and even new cars. As such a gift from my grandfather in my mind was going to be something sentimental that could have possibly been handed down from generation to generation, or that could have belonged to my grandmother who I never met but often heard about. Instead, I received a body size, rose-colored bath towel. With much disappointment and a naïve understanding, I gracefully thanked my grandfather who often followed with a dicho or would connect everything to God and faith. I interpreted the towel as a hidden undertone of “keep your act clean.” Later that fall when I moved away to college my towel was among my few belongings. And the following spring when my grandfather passed away the towel became a kind of security blanket, and a way of sustaining my connection to him. As I crossed into womanhood and became a wife and mother, the towel journeyed with me. When my husband and I began our life together the towel was among the five towels we possessed. When my daughter was born I would wrap her delicately with that towel after her baths, and thinking how he would have loved her. As she got older I explained the significance of the towel and I would tell her of my grandfather’s kindness, his dichos, and his warm embrace. Today, the 25-year-old towel is among my prized possessions. And my appreciation for the towel is more significant as I grow older because I now realize that his gift was practical, and that perhaps he knew that the towel, though now slightly discolored, would prompt colorful memories of him throughout my lifetime. Latino Lubbock Magazine is excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and graduations with our readers. Other observances are Nurses Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Women’s Health Week. Also Memorial Day remembers our fallen soldiers. More info can be found throughout the publication. We are committed to covering events, sharing stories and information, and showcasing the numerous contributions of our Latino community. As a final reminder, please make sure to get out and early vote through May 4th. Election Day is May 8. Voting will be for City Council and school board races. Also, it is our pleasure to introduce you to our new website. If you haven't visited you will be in for a treat. Visit www.latinolubbock. net for a centralized source of news and information, as well as to view the previous month's issue and photos that didn't make it in this month's issue. A special Mother's Day wish to my mother Janie and my grandmother Frances Castro, as well as my mother-in-law Julia, all of my tias, my sisters and all of the women who have been like mothers to me. God bless you all. Como siempre, Latino Lubbock is committed to highlighting the numerous contributions of our Latino community. Thank you to those who support our publication. We now have 75,000+ readers a month. Please continue to support our advertisers who help make it possible to keep our publication free. Thank you for your support and May God bless you! ¡Gracias por su apoyo! Que dios los bendiga. PEACE and random acts of kindness. Que las bendiciones de dios estén contigo en Pascua y siempre! Sinceramente, Christy Martinez-Garcia Publisher & Latino Market Specialist “Latino Lubbock, the Emerging Voice of Lubbock”
Programs (regional), and Upon his acceptance, Mr. Anaya ddie Anaya, 57, of board member on the stated, "Education is the key to Lubbock died April Council for Opportunity improving individual lives and the 7, 2010. He was surcommunity as a whole. LEARN in Education (national). rounded by his famLocally, Eddie was a and other TRiO programs offer a ily and friends when he member of the League of hand up, not a handout, and afford went to meet the Lord. United Latin American students and adults the opportunity Eddie built a career Citizens (LULAC), Lub- to make their dreams of a college around helping disadbock Independent School education a reality." vantaged students and District Partners in Edu- Eddie was also selected as a Top 20 adults achieve goals that cation, Texas Tech Uni- Hispanic of 2008 by Latino Lubwould better their lives versity's Chancellors Mi- bock Magazine for his passion and through education. nority Council, Lubbock advocating for many aspiring to A first generation colHispanic Chamber, His- achieve a higher education. lege student himself, Eddie worked his way through South panic Agenda Association, South Eddie is survived by his wife Norma Plains College where he received an Plains Tech Prep Board, and South Cantu. His mother Guadalupe AnaAssociates degree in Applied Sci- Plains Closing the Gaps P-20 Coun- ya. One daughter Angelica Anaya of Lubbock. Two sons Edward Jr. ence in Mid-Management in 1975. cil. He then transferred to Wayland Mr. Anaya was also recognized for (wife Sherrie) of Dallas, and Erik Baptist University in Plainview, his notable achievements in educa- Anaya of Lubbock. Six sisters GuaTexas where he graduated with a tion. He received awards from Out- dalupana Marquez, Ymelda Anaya, Bachelor of Science in Business standing Young Men of America, Leticia Anaya, Yolanda Pedroza, Management in 1977. Eddie be- City of Lubbock Human Relations Dominga Anaya - all of Lubbock; gan his service to students at WBU Commission, Texas Association of and Connie Anaya of San Antonio; while working as an Administrative Student Special Services Programs, a brother Norberto Anaya of LubAssistant to the Dean of Admissions Louisiana Association of Student bock. Four grandchildren - Ariella Assistance Programs, Southwest and John Anaya. Lexi Cantu, and and Registrar. In 1979, Eddie began what was to Association of Student Assistance Jordan Anaya. He is preceded in be a 30-year career with LEARN Programs, Southeastern Associa- death by his father Domingo AnaInc. He first worked as a counselor tion of Educational Opportunity ya. for Educational Talent Search and Personnel Programs, and Lubbock worked his way up to Assistant Di- Independent School District Adopt- Publisher's Note: Latino Lubbock rector in 1985, Project Director in a-School. In 2008, Eddie was pre- Magazine staff and contributors 1987, and in 1988 was named Exec- sented the prestigious Walter O. would like to express their deepest utive Director of Talent Search and Mason Lifetime Achievement sympathy to the Anaya family. Edof Educational Opportunity Center Award by the Texas Association of die was a friend who will always be in 1991. Under his leadership, both Student Special Services Programs remembered for living out his pasprograms have been a voice for the for his lifetime of public service in sion for the beneﬁt of others. Rest in peace dear friend. disadvantaged at the local and na- the federal TRiO programs. tional levels, enrolling over 47,000 area Re-Elect students and adults into programs of higher education and assisting over 68,000 with the federal student aid process. Eddie also extended It’s a Good Thing He’s Running Again! his leadership and expertise to new programs by servDuring the past two years, Lubbock stood like a beacon of hope in a sea of federal ing as a trainer government red ink. for the Council The man in the lighthouse has been Mayor Tom Martin. of Opportunity in Education's New Talent Thanks to Tom Martin’s conservative budgeting, Lubbock has Search/EOC weathered the recession far better than most other cities in Texas. Directors Institute. Tom Martin did this without raising the city tax rate. Throughout his administration at LEARN Tom replaced leaking water mains and broke ground on the Lake Alan Henry pipeline. Inc. Eddie was Tom also found a way to complete the Marsha Sharp Freeway 12 years earlier active in nuthan expected and other crews are working to repair, widen and extend Lubbock’s merous civic crowded streets. organizations. Tom’s bringing these projects in millions of dollars below estimates. In TRiO, he served as president of the This isn’t all we’ve gained by Tom’s leadership and it’s clear Tom’s the choice for Texas Association of StuMayor . . . but Tom Martin never takes his job or your vote for granted. dent Special Neither should we take strong leadership or an election for granted. Services Programs (state), Early voting is April 26 – May 4. president of We should all vote for Tom Martin. Election day is Saturday, May 8. the Southwest Association of Student Assistance Email your news and info to email@example.com
Opinion/opinión Community Update EARLY LEARNING CENTERS OF LUBBOCK GRAND REOPENING of Guadalupe Early Learning Center will be held on May 5, 2010 at 10 a.m. at 101 Ave. K. The Early Learning Centers of Lubbock (ELC) invites everyone to attend. Council Member Linda Deleon, of District 1 will talk about the need for Early Learning Centers program in that area. For more information, please call Jackie Rutherford at 765-9981. CINCO DE MAYO PARTY & BINGO for seniors! Celebrate Mexico’s Independence with Loteria & refreshments while enjoying “Musica Mexicana.” For Ages: 55+Free at the Trejo & Rawlings Centers, May 5 at 1 p.m. RAWLINGS COMMUNITY CENTER GARAGE SALE Saturday June 12, 2010. Admission is free! Booths are still Available for $10. Sell your unwanted items, what you sell is your profit to keep! For more information Contact the Rawlings Community Center, 40th St. & Ave. B at 767-2704 LHS CLASS OF 85 WILL BE CELEBRATING THEIR 25YEAR REUNION July 16 - 18. We are still looking for fellow classmates. If you or anyone you know that graduated in 1985 from Lubbock High School have not yet recieved an invitation please contact Dolores Gamboa Emler at deegam567@ aol.com or Dina Hernandez Botello dina. firstname.lastname@example.org for your reunion information. Hope to see you all there. "Once a Westerner Always a Westerner!" LHS 30 YEAR CLASS REUNION All Lubbock High School Class of 1980 are urged to contact organizers for a reunion, which will be held July 17, 2010. Please submit your name(maiden), full mailing address, phone numbers & email for a mail-out. Contact Sara Escobedo (806)777-1041 or email @ sara.charlie@ yahoo.com Please submit as soon as possible. ARNETT-BENSON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS Join your neighbors and help work for the betterment of the community. Hosted by the Neighborhood Association the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. 2-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY QUESTIONS 2-1-1 is a free help line answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which will link you to health and community services. FREE LEGAL AID OFFERED Legal Aid of Northwest Texas provides free legal services to eligible low-income residents in such areas as public assistance denials, divorce and child support, evictions, foreclosures, domestic violence and consumer fraud. Call 763-4557 or (800) 933-4557.
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oday I joined Thomas A. T Saenz, Mexican American Legal Defense Education Fund
(MALDEF) President and General Counsel, Alessandra Soler Meetze, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona; Richard Chavez, civil rights leader (brother of Cesar Chavez and Arizona native), and multi-Grammy winning artist and human rights advocate, Linda Ronstadt in a news conference on the steps Arizona's State Capital in Phoenix to denounce AB1070. MALDEF and the ACLU of Arizona are preparing to challenge Arizona's extreme new law,
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urge them to support National Immigration Reform. We are asking those who live outside of Arizona to honor the boycott by restricting travel to Arizona. Together we can erase this unjust law that is targeting Latinos. ¡Si Se Puede! DOLORES C. HUERTA is the co-founder and First Vice President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America, and AFLCIO (UFW), and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Dolores continues to work for farmworker, education opportunities, and civil rights issues.
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DEVOTION TO HISTORY OF HISPANICS IN LUBBOCK Thanks for a very good newspaper that is in touch with the people in Lubbock and it's celebrations of family and various organizations. I have been reading for a good while and am impressed by your consistent devotion to the history of Lubbock's fine Hispanic people. There is so much to learn from the past so that our children can absorb the culture. Keep up the great work and I will contribute some of my stories if that is alright with you. Your Friend, Luciano "Chano" Hernandez
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which requires law eninto the 21st Century forcement to question by educating legislapeople about their imtors and the public migration status duron the contributions ing everyday police of immigrants to the encounters and crimieconomy through nalizes immigrants for their work and the failing to carry their taxes. We are ask"papers." The unconing people to become stitutional law encourinvolved by engaging ages racial profiling, in civic action. Leendangers public safegal residents should ty and betrays Ameribecome citizens and can values. register to vote so We are joining Arizothey can participate nians in their 24 hour vigil being in the electoral process. held at the State Capital. We are Please contact your congressional committed to bringing Arizona representative and senators and
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A REASON TO MOBILIZE AZ BILL 1079 Again, whatever happened to the word’s engraved on the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,” etc? It is a sad day in America when we see a State in the Union pass and sign legislation such as the Arizona Immigration Bill. Those pinche gringo legislators’s from Arizona forget their history. I wonder if they remember that illegal immigration has been a huge problem in North America since the 1400’s. Native Americans were overrun with people from another country! I remember seeing a picture of the Great America Indian ‘GERONIMO’ and words on that picture saying, “We the Indian nation are being overrun by illegal’s!" In the 90's Arizona did not recognize MLK holiday, because of that it lost out on hosting a Super Bowl. Those legislators and even some in Lubbock, USA remind me of the Pharisees who speak among themselves, beating their chest and saying to each other, ‘How great they are’ and ‘this land is our land!’ They are resurrecting ideas and attitudes of discrimination of days past. Just face it--- we all live in this great melting pot of mixed cultures and races. When you pendejos establish movements such as the TEA party, I wonder if you have tunnel vision that the other side might start movements again such as the Brown Berets or the Black Panthers? I wonder if you have thought about making us really mad where we start a movement to vote you out of office. Please give us a reason to mobilize, or maybe you already have! Let me just say, ‘I do not want to discriminate… if you come looking for help, I’ll give you all I can. If you come looking for trouble, I’ll do the same.’ Remember, this is our land! My GOD is a just God and teaches me that we are supposed to be on family and to treat and love others as we would want to be treated. It seems to me your God wants to mistreat others! Let’s move forward! To the pinche legislators from Arizona and other pendejo legislator’s from other States that want to continue this type of legislation, let me explain to you, ‘this will not stop illegal immigration, it will only increase racial profiling’. Look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, ‘How does an “illegal” look like, and ‘How does a racist look like?’ I would love to show you my own personal ‘Green Card!!!’ Con todo carino, Bubba Sedeno THEIR FUTURE I liked this month's cover and the symbolism and the short write-up about the covVOTE ers made sense. We have to prepare and teach our children to care for their earth, Just want to remind folks to make the time health, and be active in their community to VOTE! Otherwise don't complain. and their future. Juan "In a Million" Jo Ann Lopez
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Latinos and the 2010 Census:
The Foreign Born Are More Positive
new nationwide survey of Latinos finds that foreignborn Latinos are more positive and knowledgeable about the 2010 U.S. Census than are native-born Latinos. While majorities of both groups say that the Census is good for the Hispanic community, the foreign born are significantly more likely than the native born to feel this way. The foreign born are also more likely to correctly say that the census cannot be used to determine if someone is in the country legally. They are more likely to trust the Census Bureau to keep their personal information confidential. And they are more likely to say they have received messages encouraging them to participate in the census. The survey was conducted by landline and cellular telephone from March 16-25, 2010 among a nationally representative sample of
1,003 Latinos. A report based on the survey was released by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center. Hispanics are the nation's largest minority group. They numbered 46.8 million, or 15.4% of the total U.S. population, in 2008, up from 35.3 million in the 2000 Census. Among Hispanic adults ages 18 and older, 47% are native born and 53% are foreign born. Founded in 2001, the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, is a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos' growing impact on the nation. The Center does not take positions on policy issues. It is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, a public charity based in Philadelphia.
he National Association of LaT tino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund
nominate a jurist in the tradition of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, someone who is a highly qualified, impeccable jurist and whose life history reflects America's growing diversity. The U.S. Supreme Court is much too important to do otherwise,” said Arturo Vargas, executive director of the NALEO Educational Fund. The NALEO Educational Fund is the nation's leading non-partisan, non-profit organization that facilitates the full participation of Latinos in the American political process, from citizenship to public service.
High Court Nominee Should Reﬂect Nation's Diversity
issued the following statement regarding the pending nomination of a new member of the U.S. Supreme Court: With the retirement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens this summer, President Obama has a rare opportunity to once again nominate a candidate to the highest court of the land who could help shape the court’s rulings for decades to come. “We urge President Obama to
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Latino organizations Outraged Over AZ's Unconstitutional Immigration Law
Urging White House, Congress to Act on Immigration Reform BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA
alling it a “sad day” for the C people of Arizona and the country, top Latino organizations
from across the country expressed deep distress that Governor Jan Brewer (R–AZ) signed Arizona SB 1070 into law. Many stated that the bill gives law enforcement license to stop citizens and noncitizens to check their immigration status based simply on “reasonable suspicion” that individuals are in the country without proper documentation. They believe that the law opens the door to the indiscriminate use of racial profiling and comes at a high cost to Arizona taxpayers. “We are extremely disappointed that Governor Brewer chose politics over sound policy,” said Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza). "She joins a long line of other Arizona politicians who are trying to ensure their own political survival at the expense of the people they claim to represent and serve.” The new law also requires state, county, and municipal employees to ascertain the immigration status of a person if there is “reasonable suspicion” that the person is unlawfully present in the U.S. It also subjects local governments and their personnel to lawsuits by any citizen who feels that the new law is not being enforced sufficiently. The law will impose a $500 fine and a misdemeanor charge leading to possible deportation for individuals unable to show proof of legal presence. “This is a watershed moment for the President and Congress. Will they continue to abdicate their responsibility and allow other states to follow suit or will they show leadership and respond to the state of emergency that our communities face by enacting comprehensive immigration reform,” she questioned. In a letter to Governor Jan Brewer, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund's executive director, Arturo Vargas said that SB 1070 is an unconstitutional and costly measure which will jeopardize the public safety of all Arizonans, violate their civil rights and subject Arizona’s Latinos and newcomers to discrimination. "The bill contains several unconstitutional provisions that attempt to supersede federal immigration laws, which will likely result in expensive litigation for the state." “At a time when many counties and cities are facing severe budget challenges, SB 1070 would require local government to spend scarce revenues needed for critical community services,” said Vargas.
LULAC National President Rosa Rosales said that by signing the unconstitutional law, Governor Brewer disregarded the serious damage the bill could cause to civil liberties and public safety in the state. “We are horrified. This law opens the doors to racial profiling. It requires police officers, if they form a 'reasonable suspicion' that someone is an illegal immigrant, to determine the person’s immigration status.” Rosales said that until Congress passes a fair and just immigration reform bill, states will continue to take matters into their own hands and communities and families will remain terrorized and subject to racial profiling. MALDEF President and General Counsel Thomas A. Saenz added that by signing SB 1070, Governor Brewer caved to the radical fringe that will launch Arizona into a spiral of pervasive fear, community distrust, increased crime and costly litigation, with nationwide repercussions. "This cowardly gubernatorial act is the epitome of irresponsible leadership," he said adding that the Arizona community is not alone. "MALDEF and others will be pursuing all legal avenues to challenge this law. We have every expectation, based upon judicial precedent and unquestioned constitutional values, that SB 1070 will be enjoined before it can ever take effect." He added that one significant measure of SB 1070’s patent illegality is that it seeks to implement Arizona’s own scheme of immigration regulation – separate and in conflict with federal government policy – when the Constitution envisions a unified nation under one federal set of immigration regulations to be adopted by Congress and implemented by the President. By rejecting that constitutional plan, Arizona’s enactment of SB 1070 is tantamount to a declaration of secession. In response, the federal government must act to preserve our united nation by clearly stating that it will not cooperate in any way with the implementation of SB 1070 – that it will not adjust or alter its immigration enforcement priorities to the detriment of other states simply to accommodate Arizona's most recent exercise in racial demagoguery. Arturo S. Rodriguez, President of the United Farm Workers said that the Arizona anti-immigrant bill is not the answer. He said that enacting legislation to put local police officers on the front lines of America’s failed immigration policies is both unfair and unfortunate. " This bill not only singles out Latinos, but it specifically discrimi-
nates against those with dark complexion and humble attire." "Will an undocumented immigrant from Ireland be accosted? Probably not. Will Latino fathers bringing their sons to Little League baseball camp be targeted? Perhaps. Will the thousands of farm workers who harvest our food be automatic suspects? Certainly," said Rodriguez adding that Arizona produces much of the nation’s winter vegetables. "The Arizona anti-immigrant bill is not the answer. The answer comes from AgJobs and comprehensive immigration reform," he said as he shared that the United Farm Workers and the agricultural industry negotiated the most bipartisan broadly supported immigration reform measure in the United States Congress: the AgJobs bill letting undocumented farm workers earn the right to permanently stay in this country by continuing to work in agriculture. "Bringing people together is never easy. Bridging emotional and racial divisions is even more difficult. Polarizing people makes it impossible." The organizations expressed their concerns that the bill would create new issues and problems. They shared common concern that Arizona will have to brace itself for the inevitable response to its leadership’s folly – decreased cooperation with police that yields higher rates of crime, decreased international commerce that has ripple effects throughout the state economy, and a significant waste of taxpayer resources on defending and vainly attempting to implement a deeply flawed law. President Obama stated that the new law threatens to “undermine basic notions of fairness that we cherish as Americans, as well as the trust between police and their communities that is so crucial to keeping us safe.” Under Arizona state law the bill does not go into effect until 90 days after Legislature ends.
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Q & A with Richard E. Chavez, Brother of Cesar E. Chavez
Exclusively for Latino Lubbock Magazine Publisher's Note: Following the be the majority. Some people that don't understand this and White House meeting panic. with President Barack Obama, who honored CeChristy: Have things imsar Chavez's family with proved for farm workers? a Proclamation on Cesar Chavez day, Richard Richard: The conditions Chavez, Cesar's brother, for farm workers have answered some questions improved they are able to exclusively for Latino gain contracts, and even Lubbock Magazine. We where they are not directly discussed Cesar and isconnected, they have bensues impacting Latinos. efitted from the organizing and the benefits that come from it. Christy: Did you ask President Obama about a National Holiday Christy: If Cesar were alive today honoring Cesar? what cause do you think he would Richard: The family did not ask be taking on or who would he be because when you visit the Presi- advocating for? dent it is very structured. We had Richard: He would continue orabout 10 minutes with him. But I ganizing the farm workers he think it looks good... seven states knew it was a long process. I also including Texas have the holiday. think he would be at the forefront of the immigration reform. Christy: Do you think Cesar would be excited about having a Christy: Today, are you aware holiday in his honor? of any leaders like Cesar who can Richard: I think Cesar was shy mobilize people? about praises. He did like when Richard: There is a lot of new talhe was praised for the work that ent... it is very promising. There needed to be done, but he deserved are some young people that have it. He was very humble. There are shown signs that they too are gonpeople working on the holiday full na be great leaders. time. Christy: How is Dolores Huerta? Christy: Some critics have stated What is she doing? that Cesar was anti-Mexican. How Richard: Dolores is nonstop. She do you respond? is going to be 80 years-old. I've Richard: Cesar was never anti- been retired and slowed down but Mexican. He was proud of his she keeps on going. It is amazing. heritage. He came from Mexican Her foundation continues to grow descent. We even traced our roots and is doing some great stuff. a few years ago in Mexico, and we will even be having a family re- Christy: In your perspective how union in October. has the economy impacted Latinos, the nation? Christy: What are your thoughts Richard: Somehow we have on some board/committee mem- worked ourselves in two econobers attempting to remove Cesar mies. Take me for example I'm out of Texas history books? on social security - for me I'm the Richard: It is ridiculous and un- same but have a secured monthly believable... how can you undo his- income. Then there is the group tory and something that happened. that have no jobs and are seriously The people that are doing this are struggling. The ones that have are afraid of what's happening so they not worried about the others. They think that by doing that they are can't seem to realize the impact the gonna solve some problems. They economy is having on people that see that the minority is going to are really struggling.
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PROMOTION Army Patrick Martinez was promoted to Sgt. May 23,2006 went to Ft, Beninng, Atlanta for Basic training. He returned back and Christy: Do you believe that graduated May 2007. Three weeks later in June 2007. He went to President Obama is receptive to Fort Sil, OK and Ft. Beninng, Atlanta again for training. Training in Airborne 82nd Stationed Fort Bragg 1/319th. Afar In North Carothe Latino community? Pfc Martinez Left To Bagdad, Iraq. While in Bagdad Richard: Very promising. I be- lina.Nov.2008 he was chosen to a Spc Martinez Team Leader in Command. Spc lieve that Obama - who has many Martinez, Patrick came back to the states to Fort Bragg, in Nov. Latinos on his staff - through them 2009 before Thanksgiving. In April 2010. He Is the son of Lupe he is aware of Latino issues. The Martinez.
Proclamation for Cesar is thanks to I believe Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis, as well as Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar from Colorado.
Christy: What are your thoughts on the Health Care Reform Bill? Richard: It is complicated but I know it is a good thing. I'm glad that it happened. The key is that many American will have access to healthcare that they didn't have before. Christy: Do you plan to return to Lubbock in the future? Richard: Yes, I would like to come back to see you and your family and the many friends we made when we were there in 2006
Hispanics and Arizona’s New Immigration Law
ore Americans believe that M Hispanics are the targets of a lot of discrimination in American
society than say the same about any other major racial or ethnic group, according to a Pew Research Center survey taken prior to the recent enactment of an immigration enforcement law by the state of Arizona. These findings from the
Pew Research Center's November 2009 survey are included in a new Pew Hispanic Center fact sheet that covers a range of issues, attitudes and trends related to the new Arizona measure and its potential impact on the Latino community and on the enforcement of the nation's immigration laws.
Which Group Faces Discrimination? (% saying that each racial or ethnic group is discriminated against "a lot" in society today)
Christy: When I mention Cesar Chavez what is the one thing that you remember that he said? Richard: When we were working out in the fields pruning trees he reminded me that we each had a child... they were babies. "The way it's going with us we will never be able to give them a better life." He said, "Somebody ought to do something about this - its wrong." He meant someone else not knowing he would be the one. Soon after that he begin to mobilize the people.
Christy: What's the last bit of advice that you would like to offer those striving to improve the quality of life for their community, their families... for Latinos? Richard: You stay with it. That's the 'Si Se Puede' in you. Yes, it can be done. If you have that attitude you cannot go wrong.
Source: Pew Social & Demographic Trends, " A Year After Obama's Election, Blacks Upbeat about Black Progress, Prospects," January 2010
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Opportunity/Oportunidad Protecting Employees Against Snake Bites
he Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (TDI-DWC) urges Texas employers and employees to help prevent snake bite injuries and illnesses. During the early spring, snakes may be more aggressive as they are coming out of hibernation and are hungry. This poses many dangers for employees who work outdoors, ranging from nonvenomous bites to severe venomous bites. In 2008, there were fifty workrelated snake bites in Texas with two median days away from work, according to the most recent data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Data from the Texas Department of State Health Services indicates that on average, one to two people in Texas die each year due to venomous snake bites. Employees must be aware that snakes may be present in landscaping environments; remote locations; various panel boxes; next to buildings; in buildings; under vehicles; and any place that might offer food and/or warmth. The fol-
lowing tips can aid in protecting employees from snake bites: wear heavy gloves to protect hands when removing debris, clearing landscaping, etc.; wear boots at least 10 inches high; be aware of hand and foot placement when removing debris or clearing landscaping; remember that perspiration, sun and weather conditions can hinder the ability to see a camouflaged snake; keep brush cut around remote machinery and equipment; watch for snakes sunning on fallen trees, limbs or other debris; when a snake is encountered, step back and allow it to proceed; and remember a snake’s striking distance is about half the total length of the snake. If an employee is bitten by a snake, call 911 or seek immediate medical attention. Note the color of the snake and shape of its head to help with medical treatment. TDI-DWC offers free safety publications for employers and employees working outdoors, including, Working Outdoors, Insect Bites and Stings, and Heat-Related Injuries and Illnesses Prevention, as well as a variety of free safety training video and DVD loans. These publications and the video loan catalog are available on the TDI website at http://www.tdi.state.tx.us/wc/safety/index.html, or call 512-804-4625
SPC to host annual Police Memorial Service at 10 a.m. May 6
LEVELLAND – The annual Police Memorial Service is slated for 10 a.m. May 6 at the entrance to South Plains College. The event pays tribute to law enforcement officers whose lives were lost while serving and protecting citizens across the United States.
The Lubbock Police Department Honor Guard will participate and assist the SPC Honor Guard in the service. For more information, contact Randy Robertson, assistant professor of law enforcement, at (806) 716-2342.
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1. Get copies of your credit report--then make sure the information is correct. Go to www.annualcreditreport.com. This is the only authorized online source for a free credit report. Under federal law, you can get a free report from each of the three national credit reporting companies every 12 months. You can also call 877-322-8228 or complete the Annual Credit Report Request Form at www.ftc.gov/bcp/conline/ include/requestformfinal.pdf (PDF 40 KB) and mail it to Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105281, Atlanta, GA 30348-5281. 2.Pay your bills on time. One of the most important things you can do to improve your credit score is pay your bills by the due date. You can set up automatic payments from your bank account to help you pay on time, but be sure you have enough money in your account to avoid overdraft fees. 3. Understand how your credit score is determined. Your credit score is usually based on the answers to these questions: Do you pay your bills on time? The answer to this question is very important. If you have paid bills late, have had an account referred to a collection agency, or have ever declared bankruptcy, this history will show up in your credit report. What is your outstanding debt? Many scoring models compare the amount of debt you have and your credit limits. If the amount you owe is close to your credit limit, it is likely to have a negative effect on your score. How long is your credit history? A short credit history may have a negative effect on your score, but a short history
can be offset by other factors, such as timely payments and low balances. Have you applied for new credit recently? If you have applied for too many new accounts recently, that may negatively affect your score. However, if you request a copy of your own credit report, or if creditors are monitoring your account or looking at credit reports to make prescreened credit offers, these inquiries about your credit history are not counted as applications for credit. How many and what types of credit accounts do you have? Many credit-scoring models consider the number and type of credit accounts you have. A mix of installment loans and credit cards may improve your score. However, too many finance company accounts or credit cards might hurt your score. 4. Learn the legal steps you must take to improve your credit report. The Federal Trade Commission’s “Building a Better Credit Report” has information on correcting errors in your report, tips on dealing with debt and avoiding scams--and more. 5. Beware of credit-repair scams. Sometimes doing it yourself is the best way to repair your credit. The Federal Trade Commission’s “Credit Repair: Self-Help May Be Best” explains how you can improve your creditworthiness and lists legitimate resources for lowcost or no-cost help. To learn more, see the Federal Trade Commission’s publication on credit scoring at www.ftc.gov/bcp/ edu/pubs/consumer/credit/cre24. shtm.
Personal Development FREE GED CLASSES Communities In Schools and Roosevelt ISD are partnering with the Region 17 to bring adult GED classes to the Lubbock community from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Roosevelt Elementary, 1406 CR 3300. There will be no cost and books will be provided. You must be at least 17 and not enrolled in a public school. All students must show identification at time of enrollment. Students that are 17 must present withdrawal papers from the last school attended. For more information, call 8423284. FREE PRACTICE EXAMS Study guides for tests Learn-a-Test, a database of practice examinations, is available at the Lubbock Public Library, 1306 Ninth St. Hundreds of practice examinations, including SAT, ACT and elementary, middle school and high school skills improvement tests, plus graduate entrance exams, are available. COMPUTER CLASSES Now available for seniors, adults, and children at the Maggie Trejo SuperCenter. Classes include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Beginning Computer Classes. For more information call (806) 767-2705. COMPUTER CLASSES AT PATTERSON BRANCH LIBRARY, 1836 Parkway Drive, for adults on Tuesday evenings and Thursday mornings. The Tuesday and Thursday classes will cover the same material—choose the time that fits your schedule. For more information call (806) 767-3300. CHILD CARE AVAILABLE FOR INCOME-ELIGIBLE FAMILIES Families who are income eligible may receive fee assistance to attend one of the Early Learning Center’s five centers for child care. Parents or caretakers must be employed or in school. The program is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call (806) 765-9981 for more information. FREE LITERACY PROGRAM offers assistance with reading, GED preparation, and English as a second language classes. Programs for individuals with a learning disability as well as one-on-one tutoring is also available. The programs are free. For more information please call (806) 775-3636. ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES Registration for free English as a second language (ESL) classes for adults are available on site at class locations, or by calling (806) 7753636, or in person at the Literacy Lubbock office in the Mahon Library.
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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 806-741-0409. 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!!
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Business/ Negocio Business/Opportuniy Updates SBA & SBDC INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP - May 3rd, 6-8 p.m., Texas Tech Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289. Workshop to present information about available resources from the Small Business Administration and the Small Business Development Center. Free. Seating limited and reservations required. Call Sarah, 745-1637. CASA DAYTIME TRAINING SESSIONS for new Advocates will begin May 4th, 2010 at the CASA Office in Lubbock. Training will last three days going from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with additional online training. Must be at least 21 years of age, able to pass a criminal background check, and have the time to commit approximately 5-15 hours monthly for at least an 18 month period. For more information on either training session, please contact Peggy Horn at 763-CASA. or visit www. lubbockcasa.org. CINCO DE MAYO LUNCHEON to be hosted by the Chamber will host a on Wednesday, May 5, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Legacy, located at 1500 14th Street. For more information call (806) 761-7000. PROPOSAL PREPARATION WORKSHOP - May 6th, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Small Business Development Center, 2579 S. Loop 289. No charge. Free to Small Business Administration 7(j) businesses to include 8(a) participants. Topics include responding to request for proposals, source selection, technical and cost proposals. For more details and reservations, go online to sbaworkshops. stoverteam.com. LUBBOCK ECONOMICS COUNCIL - May 6th, 11:45 a.m., Lubbock Club, Wells Fargo Bank Building, 1500 Broadway, 14th floor. Lunch: $15. Reservations: Russell Dabbs, 720-7386, Cade Fowler, 795-9533, or Mary Margaret Ramsey, firstname.lastname@example.org. HELP FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND SMALL BUSINESSES The Lubbock Area Foundation Micro Business Program provides business education, guidance and access to business loans from $500 to $5000 for independent contractors and those starting or expanding a small business. For more information contact Kathy Stocco at 7628061 or visit the Lubbock Area Foundation’s website at www.lubbockareafoundation.org 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.
SBA Northwest Texas District’s Loans Increase by 119%
he U. S. Small Business AdT ministration’s guaranteed loans in the Northwest Texas District for the first six months of fiscal 2010 reflect an increase in units by 100 percent and in the dollar volume by 119 percent when compared to the loans made during the same period of fiscal 2009. The number of loans rose from 82 to 164 in the Lubbock District Office totaling $51 million. This is following a national trend according to the SBA. Yolanda Garcia Olivarez, Regional Administrator, said “the increase is reflective of the economic stimulus efforts of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009, signed into law last February.” The act provides assistance to small businesses by including
an increase in the guarantee on all loans up to 90 percent from 75 to 85 percent and the elimination of guaranty fees. “The fee waiver and loan guarantee provisions were extended last month”, she added. “We believe this is a good sign and hope that the trend continues in the coming months,” said SBA Lubbock District Director Herb Johnston. “There was an increase in lending during the last quarter of last fiscal year and the activity in the first half of FY 2010 builds on that trend and certainly affirms that money remains available to qualified borrowers.” For more information on SBA programs and services visit the Web site at www.sba.gov, or contact the Lubbock District Office at (806) 472-7462.
By Jaime D. Garcia Small Businesses Are Encouraged To Take Advantage of New Health Insurance Credit
he Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provides a credit T for employers that provide health insurance for their employees. The credit is targeting employers that primarily employ low-and mod-
erate-income workers. The employers must employ less than 25 full time workers and pay annual average salaries less than $50,000.00. The maximum credit amount is presently 35 percent of the insurance premiums paid by eligible businesses. The credit will increase to 50 percent by the year 2014. Employers with qualified employees and paying average salaries of $25,000.00 or less will be eligible for the maximum credit of 35 percent. The credit phases out ratably for both business with average annual wages between $25,000.00 and $50,000.00 and for businesses that have between 10 and 25 eligible employees. Consult with your tax advisor for a complete detailed explanation on or unless it can be viewed from a such tax and Internal Revenue Rulings and regulations. vantage point above. GARCIA has been the owner of Associated Business services since 1978. He Commercial building owners and JAIMEaD. degree from Texas Tech University in Business Administration. He specializes in business tenants are those most of- earned Accounting and Small Business consulting. Call (806) 744-1984 for more information. ten affected by these roof designs. All such owners and tenants are advised to inspect their rooftops immediately after a rainfall event to determine whether there might be cause for concern. Key items to look for might include: 1. Standing water of any depth First in textile services worldwide at any point on the roof that does Specializing in not dissipate significantly within a Uniform And Linen Service relatively short amount of time; 2. Standing water in the center of 404 N. University Ave a roof, away from the perimeter, Lubbock, TX 79415 where no interior roof drain is T 806.762.8751 present (similar to a floor drain); C806.548.2100 3. Trash or debris washed up F 806.762.1371 around the back of perimeter paraFrank Garcia E email@example.com pets; and Sales Consultant - Hablo Español www.alsco.com 4. Unequal flow of water at downspouts.
City offers advice on roof drainage to building owners
light of recent events at 1211 InatenUniversity, where an unforturoof collapse was experienced
by the building owner and several small business tenants due to the ponding of storm water and inadequate roof drainage, the City of Lubbock Building Inspection Department would like to offer the following advice: Flat or low-sloped roofs with perimeter parapets are often subject to excessive ponding of storm water during heavy rainfall events due to inadequate and/or blocked roof drainage systems. This is most often attributable to a build-up of debris on the roof itself, such as leaves, branches and trash, which is subsequently washed against the drain outlets and may dam them up. The resulting backup of storm water can rise to levels that could result in entry of water into the building, or worse, overwhelm the roof structure and cause collapse. If any of these conditions exist, it It goes without saying that ponding is recommended that a professionof water on a roof is not apparent to al roofing contractor be consulted anyone unless there is a problem, as soon as possible.
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Healthy Habits: Trim Down on Salt the recommended amount!
BY ANNA-LISA FINGER FOR LATINO LUBBOCK MAGAZINE
hen most people think of the W excess salt that they are eating, they blame
their use of the salt shaker. After all, that is when we see salt being added to our meals. Sadly, by the time the food sits in front of us, most of the excess salt has already been added to our foods. Research has shown that 77 % of our salt intake comes from processed and prepared foods, with only 11% coming from the saltshaker. For instance, a Jalapeno Smokehouse Burger at Chilis has a whopping 6410 mg of sodium! The recommended amount of sodium per person per day is 2300 mg. That is twice the amount of salt we need for an entire day, in only one meal. But a meal at home does not fare any better! Two cups of canned chicken noodle soup with a handful of crackers has a total of 2412 mg of sodium. On average, Americans consume about twice the amount of sodium needed per day, everyday. While a few times of excess may not sound like a big deal, if this happens everyday that translates into a total of 1,679, 000 mg of sodium per year, compared with 839,500 mg of sodium per year if you ate
A diet high in salt stresses the heart, causing high blood pressure and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The good news is that you can take steps to prevent high blood pressure! The cheapest and easiest thing you can do if you have high blood pressure is to eat less salt and exercise! Gradually reducing the salt you eat everyday will not only make you feel better, but will help prevent heart disease and strokes. Tips to help reduce your sodium levels: 1. Eat more fresh whole foods without added salts, additives, fat and sugar, such as fruits and veggies, beans, grains, fish, poultry etc. 2.Cook beans from scratch or rinse if using canned beans. 3. Choose low sodium foods. 4. Eat less processed foods such as: chips and crackers, canned and processed foods like hotdogs, sausage, bologna, pepperoni, salami, ham, canned or dried soups, pickles and olives. 5. Use homemade hot sauce to add spice and flavor in place of salt. Don’t be part of the 33% of the Lubbock population that are suffering from high blood pressure. Take charge of your health and your heart, today!
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Hispanics and Health Care Reform: What the Historic Vote Means to Latinos emocratic lawmakers say La- sure, which Florida Rep. Lincoln the government's health care proD tinos, who are overrepresent- Diaz-Balar called "dishonest" gram for the poor. ed in the ranks of the uninsured, and "irresponsible." The new legislation stand to gain from the passage by the U.S. House of Representatives of a historic health care reform bill. The reform bill was approved on a 219–212 vote. "There are a lot of people in our community who are uninsured because they are working poor, and this bill addresses these folks," says Rep. John Salazar, a Democrat from Colorado. President Obama signed the bill—approved by the Senate on Christmas Eve—into law. The Senate is now debating a package of fixes and hopes to vote for it soon. Known as the reconciliation bill, it was also approved by the House and it would strengthen the Senate bill. The reconciliation bill's expansion of help for Hispanics helped win the support of Latino lawmakers for reform. In the end, Hispanic House Democrats—more than 20 lawmakers—voted to overhaul the nation's health system. The House's three Hispanics Republican members, however, voted no on the mea-
His brother, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.,said he is concerned savings from Medicare—mostly from payments to insurers for high-cost Medicare advantage plans—would threaten the program's solvency. "If that's not a reason to vote against it, I don't know what is," he says. Before the vote, the Senate bill had prompted some handwringing among Hispanic Democrats in the House because it is less generous to Hispanics than a health reform bill the House approved last year. It bars undocumented immigrants from purchasing insurance in new exchanges that aim to make coverage more affordable. It also maintains a five-year waiting period for legal residents who are otherwise eligible for Medicare or Medicaid,
would cover 8.8 million uninsured Hispanics. She also said the end of the denial of coverage to those with preexisting health problems and new tax credits to help small businesses buy insurance for their workers will help Latinos. Taken together, these reforms constitute a critical step toward enhancing both access and quality of health care for Latinos," she
says. Latinos will be helped by expanding the number of uninsured, giving more money to community health centers, and providing new funding for programs that aim to combat health disparities in the Hispanic community. The reconciliation bill would also gradually close the "doughnut hole" in Medicare's prescription drug coverage.
egisladores demócratas hisL panos dicen que la aprobación por la Cámara de Representantes
tas en la Cámara —más de 20 legisladores— votaron a favor de reformar el sistema de salud de la nación. Sin embargo, los tres representantes republicanos hispanos votaron contra la medida, la cual el representante de Florida Lincoln Diaz-Balart calificó de “deshonesta” e “irresponsable”. Su hermano, el representante Mario Diaz-Balart (republicano por el mismo estado) dijo que le preocupaba que los ahorros provenientes de Medicare —en su mayoría de pagos a aseguradoras para los planes Medicare Advantage de elevado costo— pondrían en riesgo la solvencia del programa. “Si ese no es motivo suficiente para votar en contra del proyecto, no sé qué otro motivo lo sería”, asegura. Antes de la votación del domingo, el proyecto de ley del Senado había provocado tensiones entre los demócratas hispanos de la Cámara de Representantes por ser menos generosos hacia los hispanos que un proyecto de ley de reforma que la Cámara aprobó el año pasado. Prohíbe que los inmigrantes indocumentados contraten seguros en los nuevos intercambios que harán menos costosas sus coberturas. También mantiene el período de
espera de cinco años para que los residentes legales sean elegibles para Medicare o Medicaid, el programa de cuidado de la salud del gobierno para los pobres. La nueva legislación le daría cobertura a 8,8 millones de hispanos no asegurados. También dijo que los latinos se beneficiarán por la prohibición de negar cobertura a las personas con problemas de salud anteriores y por nuevos créditos de impuestos para ayudar a las pequeñas empresas a contratar seguros de salud para sus empleados. “Tomadas en conjunto, estas reformas constituyen un paso crítico para mejorar tanto el acceso como la calidad del cuidado de salud para los latinos”, aseguró. La ampliación de la cobertura a los no asegurados ayudará a los latinos mediante la asignación de más fondos a centros de salud comunitarios y nuevos subsidios a programas destinados a combatir las disparidades relacionadas con los servicios de salud en la comunidad hispana. El proyecto de ley de conciliación también eliminaría gradualmente el período sin cobertura o “doughnut hole” de medicamentos recetados de Medicare.
Los hispanos y la reforma del sistema de salud: Qué significa el histórico voto para los latinos
de un histórico proyecto de ley de reforma del sistema de salud beneficiaría a los latinos, los cuales se encuentran excesivamente representados entre las personas no aseguradas. El proyecto se aprobó con 219 votos contra 212. “Hay muchas personas en nuestra comunidad que carecen de seguro porque son trabajadores de bajos ingresos, y este proyecto de ley está dirigido a ellos”, señala el representante John Salazar, demócrata de Colorado. El presidente Obama firmó el proyecto —que fue aprobado por el Senado en la víspera de Navidad— y lo convirtió en ley. El Senado está ahora debatiendo un paquete de enmiendas y espera someterlo a votación pronto. Conocido como un proyecto de ley de conciliación, el paquete fue aprobado también por la Cámara de Representantes y fortalecería el proyecto de ley del Senado. La ampliación de ayuda para los hispanos contenida en el proyecto de conciliación ayudó a obtener el apoyo de los legisladores latinos que favorecen la reforma. Al final, los hispanos demócra-
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2010. National Women’s CheckUp Day will be Monday, May 10, 2010. National Women’s Health Week is a weeklong health observance coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH). National Women’s Health Week empowers women to make their health a top priority. With the theme “It’s Your Time,” the nationwide initiative encourages women to take simple steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life. During National Women’s Health Week, communiPRENATAL CLASSES & BABY ties, businesses, government, health MENINGITIS VACCINE the City Health Department will offer state supplied (Menactra) immunizations for children in the 9th through the 12th grade at the South Plains Mall on Saturday, May 1, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the mall area between JC Penney and The Pretzel Maker. The South Plains Mall is located at Loop 289 and Slide Road. The costs for the immunizations are $10/per child, Medicaid and Chip are accepted; however, no child will be turned away for inability to pay for state supplied vaccines. A COMPLETE SHOT RECORD IS REQUIRED AT THE TIME IMMUNIZATIONS ARE REQUESTED.
organizations, and other groups work together to educate women about steps they can take to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases. Important steps include: Getting at least 2 ½ hours of moderate physical activity, 1 hour and 15 minutes of vigorous physical activity, or a combination of both each week Eating a nutritious diet. Visiting a health care professional for regular checkups and preventive screenings. Avoiding risky behaviors, like smoking and not wearing a seatbelt. Paying attention to mental health, including getting enough sleep and managing stress.
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ITEMS Earn points to receive “free” baby items by participating in the CHCL Prenatal Educational Classes. The class will be held every Thursdays , April 22, - May 13, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The sessions will be offered at the SMK Conference room 2nd healthy mind is just as imporfloor 1318 Broadway. Light Refreshments tant as physical health to overwill be served. Childcare is not provided. all well-being. But mental health Please RSVP by calling (806) 765-2611 check-ups are uncommon and disext. 1018.
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. A hot meal is served and gently used clothes are available. For information, call 799-4329. FREE PARENTING CLASSES Classes are Tuesday evenings unless otherwise noted. All classes begin PROMPTLY at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Pizza will be served. NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED. Please do not bring your children to class. For more information or to register for a class, call 747-5577. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED--YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH CLASS! For class listings and details, please visit our website at www.lubbockparentconnection.org. 6TH ANNUAL HEALTHY LUBBOCK DAY on Saturday, June 5th at Maxey Park from 9-noon. Healthy Lubbock Day is a free event for the whole family in which we highlight local exercise facilities and healthy practices such as the 2nd annual largest Zumba class, rally ball tennis, car seat safety checks, free child immunizations and various health screenings, including; cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, BMI, etc. Also, June 5th will be proclaimed as Healthy Lubbock Heart and Stroke Day to bring awareness to preventative health. GROUP SUPPORT FOR AMPUTEES and their friends and family members are invited to attend a meeting of the Lubbock Area Amputee Support Group on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-9 p.m. at Covenant Knipling Education Conference Center, sixth floor of the west parking garage, 21st St. and Louisville Ave. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP meets every last Tuesday of the month at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church located at 1120 52nd from 6-7pm.
It’s not all in your head
orders often go undiagnosed, especially in the Hispanic community. Latinos are at a disproportionately high risk for depression and other conditions associated with mental illness, and are much less likely to seek treatment or receive quality care, according to a report by the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and the California State University, Long Beach Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training. According to the same study, one in five Hispanics living in the United States will suffer from ma-
jor depression in their lifetimes, and over 90 percent of them won’t contact a mental health specialist. Stigma and stereotypes associated with mental illness keep many people from seeking treatment that could improve their quality of life and help them manage the illness effectively. There are many options when it comes to improving mental health, from laughter therapy to exercise to medication. Feeling sad, withdrawn, or depressed is not a normal part of the aging process. If you or someone you know can’t seem to shake their feelings of sadness, fear, or anxiety, visit the links below for resources, referrals, and support.
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early 3 million Hispanics have been diagnosed with arthritis, and millions more with chronic joint pain remain undiagnosed, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. May is National Arthritis Month, and with new resources in Spanish, information is available to a wider audience. The Arthritis Foundation offers Spanish-language brochures, information sheets, a website with a message board, a toll-free help line (800-568-4045), and an e-mail ad-
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arthritis.org. Information on pain relief, exercise, and more can also be found at the National Institutes of Health website. To prevent arthritis or help manage your pain, the Arthritis Foundation recommends these steps: • Seek early diagnosis and treatment. • Maintain an appropriate weight. • Take adequate calcium for strong bones. • Exercise to maintain fitness and flexibility.
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ayo es el Mes nacional de la artritis, y aprender acerca de la enfermedad —que afecta a casi 3 millones de hispanos adultos en Estados Unidos— es más fácil gracias a nuevas fuentes de información en español. Sin embargo, de acuerdo con los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades, millones de latinos siguen sin ser diagnosticados. La Arthritis Foundation ofrece folletos y hojas informativas en español, un sitio en internet, una línea de ayuda gratis (800-568vida y ayudarlos a controlar la 4045) y una dirección electrónica enfermedad de manera eficaz. Hay muchas opciones cuando se trata de mejorar la salud mental, tales como terapia de la risa, ejercicios y medicamentos. Sentirse triste, distanciado, o deprimido, no es algo normal dentro del proceso de envejecimiento. Si usted, o alguien que usted conoce, parece no librarse de la tristeza, temor, o ansiedad, visite los enlaces de más abajo para obtener recursos, recomendaciones y apoyo.
Mes sobre la salud mental
ara el bienestar general, una mente saludable es de igual importancia que la salud física. Sin embargo, los exámenes mentales son poco comunes y, con frecuencia, los desordenes mentales no se diagnostican, en especial en la comunidad hispana. Los hispanos tienen un riesgo desproporcionadamente alto de sufrir depresión y otras condiciones asociadas con enfermedades mentales y son menos propensos a buscar tratamiento, o a recibir atención de calidad, según un informe del Consejo Nacional de La Raza (NCLR, por sus siglas en inglés) y de California State University, Long Beach Center for Latino Community Health, Evaluation, and Leadership Training. Según este mismo estudio, uno de cada cinco hispanos que viven en Estados Unidos sufrirán depresión seria en sus vidas y más del 90 por ciento de ellos no acudirá a un especialista en salud mental. Los estigmas y estereotipos asociados con las enfermedades mentales impiden que mucha gente busque tratamiento, que podría mejorar su calidad de
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para responder preguntas personales (firstname.lastname@example.org). Más información en español está disponible visitando el sitio de los National Institutes of Health. Para evitar la artritis o para aprender a controlar el dolor, la Arthritis Foundation (Fundación de la Artritis) recomienda lo siguiente: • Busque el diagnóstico y el tratamiento a tiempo. • Mantenga un peso adecuado. • Tome la cantidad adecuada de calcio para la fortaleza de sus huesos. • Haga ejercicio para mantener un buen estado físico y la flexibilidad.
Historic low Latina teen pregnancy rates send hopeful message
At present three in ten girls in the U.S. t never made a whole lot of sense get pregnant by age that while more Latinas aspired, 20, there are more than went and graduated from college 400,000 teen births anthan their male counterparts, they nually, and this nation still had the dubious distinction of is in the unenviable ranking the highest among all girls position of having the when it came to U.S. teen pregnanhighest rates of teen cy rates. pregnancy and childThe obvious response is that some bearing in the industrigirls were getting the message alized world. and others weren't. True. But now What can be done to there's proof that something must ensure that this downward trend is have filtered through to those other long term? girls. The easy answer - more of the Today, the Center for Disease same. The hard answer - more of Control and Prevention's National the same. Center for Health Statistics released Open lines of communication an analysis showing that pregnancy between parents and their girls is rates among Latina teens are at a one of the keys identified by the historic low. National Campaign as effectively combating peer pressure when it comes to early pregnancies. Yet, talking about sex is the hardest topic to discuss in Latino households because of cultural attitudes, or it used to be. With teen pregnancies interjected into the storylines of shows such as telenovelas to teen family dramas, sex is a topic that is gaining more acceptance as an issue to discuss around the dining room table, or at the least beEn vivo, siete dias por semana tween mother and daughter. EWTN Español - la santa misa, rosario y noticias mundiales y mas The drop in Latina teen pregnancies also indicates that more LaLubbock Caller Line Brownfield Caller Line tino parents may be taking off their rose-colored glasses and seeing the (806) 747-8146 (806) 637-4610 realities that surround their daughters by supplying them w i t h condoms or birth control pills. No one knows for sure why the (Formerly The Black Diamond) sudden drop in Latina t e e n pregnanNow Booking for 2010: cies but one thing is clear •Parties •Sweet 16’s -the message •Weddings & Receptions •Graduation Parties is getting •Anniversaries •Company Picnics through that it's • Quinceañeras •Family Reunions m u c h more deLarge 7000+square ft. facility ▪ Seating for 200 ▪ Raised DJ Stage sirable ▪ Special Packages -ﬂowers, chocolate fountains, balloons and more! to walk across the stage shifting the tassel on a mortar board to 2311 109th Street (109th & University) shaking a baby's Lubbock, Texas rattle. BY LATINALISTA.NET
The 2008 teen birth rate fell for all racial/ ethnic groups, with the largest declines being seen among Hispanics and Asian/ Pacific Islanders. In fact, the rate for Hispanic teens dropped by 5% or 77.4 births per 1,000, the lowest rate ever reported for this group in the two decades for which rates are available. While it's definitely news to celebrate, as the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy pointed out, there is still a lot of work to be done to combat the message that getting pregnant is cooler than having a college degree - especially since:
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Reﬂections on Día de las Madres BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA
hile we may refer to our W mothers differently, one thing that is the same among His-
panic families is our high regard for our mothers. The majority of Hispanic households are married-couple families (67%). Of those families, 44% have children under the age of 18. As of July 1, 2005, 22% of the Hispanic population was under the age of five, and Hispanics had a higher concentration of preschoolers among their population than any other race or ethnic group. It is because of this growth and for the sanctity of sustaining a family that we thank Latinas and why Día de las Madres should be celebrated wholeheartedly and enthusiastically. On this day we celebrate our mothers by giving them beautiful flowers, little recuerdos, or remembrances of our appreciation, and coordinating a special day with the familia. As a Latina, one of the most charming customs that I treasure of all is the singing of Las Mañanitas. While it is puzzling that mothers take delight in being roused from sleep at such an ungodly hour. I have since come to appreciate the beauty and romanticism of the traditional serenade known as “el gallo” (the rooster) or “Las mañanitas” (little mornings). For generations of Latinos, especially Mexcianos, this is part of the emotional landscape in a cultura distinguished by its warm, demonstrative people.
With vicarious pleasures of the sidewalk concert I recall the mariachis waking neighbors as they came to sing and perform sidewalk concerts. Soon all the mothers would come out. Even more touching to me was when my own mother coordinated friends and family to go sing to her mother. Cut short, soon many mothers retreat to the bed, to snuggle under the covers while the family prepares for her big day. Some madres are given breakfast in bed, or have husbands that prepare a feast of barbacoa, and some mothers even on this special day still take pride in preparing a traditional almuerzo before church. In my family, many mothers are given corsages to wear to church. I’m always confused about which color signifies whether you are a mother, or grandmother. At church, roses circle the Virgen de Guadalupe. And as the mass ends, the Mañanitas are sung to all the madrecitas and abuelitas. Sometimes as they depart home, a flower is presented to them. As a mother, I take pride in the small homemade gifts made by my daughter. Even now, I treasure everything that she has given me and treasure these gifts because I know that they came from her heart. So, as we celebrate the day of our mother’s remind them of how special they are by telling them you love them, and covering them with kisses and hugs. It is theses simplest acts of love that to seem to me are most significant. Happy Mother’s Day... Feliz Dia de las Madres.
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Beyond the Storm
Sylvia Leos' account of El Lubbock tornado May 11, 1970
BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA
n May 11, 1970, Lubbock was O struck by one of the worst tornados in history. An F-5 tornado domi-
nated downtown Lubbock completely demolishing the northern neighborhoods occupied by many Mexican American families. The major residential damage began with apartment complexes along the north side of 4th Street near Indiana Ave., spreading throughout the Arnett Benson area, tapering northward near the Clovis Highway. The Guadalupe neighborhood north of 4th Street between Avenues Q and A, experienced the worst residential damage. The devastated area was described like a battlefield because it looked like it had been bombed, surprisingly of the 26 victims in the city, only 11 Hispanic individuals met their demise. The Sunday before, May 10, 1970 Sylvia Leos celebrated Mother’s Day with her family. They went to Mackenzie Park and made sure that her mom enjoyed the beautiful spring day. The next day, the 15-year-old went to school like she always did, and had a good day. She was looking forward to attending her weekly St. Joseph's Church youth meeting, otherwise known as the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). Her mom and sisters, Debbie and Norma, drove her there just a little before 7pm and she went to her grandparent’s house, which was behind the church at 114 N. Ave D. " I noticed it was getting dark and cold. There was a thunderstorm watch but there were no storms in our area," she said. Around 9 pm the 20 students who
had met for their CYO meeting in the church basement were told that the storm was coming and a tornado warning had been issued. She left the CYO meeting and went to her grandma's house, which was located behind the church. "My mom said she had spoken with my dad, he and my brothers, Tony and Ricky were staying at home. So she decided we would stay at my grandparents house," said Leos. Her grandparents had a cellar. So she said that they were waiting out the storm not thinking it would escalate to more. Then Estefaña Paez, and her daughter Mary Ann and baby Adrian, from down the street came over to also go into the cellar if necessary. And while they knew that the weather was bad, they were complacent that it would evolve to an un-normal day. Before they knew it the storm came over them. By the time her grandfather Julian Bustillos could open the kitchen door to run to the cellar, the pressure that the storm brought made so he could not open it. "We all got under the kitchen table... eight of us and the baby. I remember the living room window breaking and the glass coming in to the kitchen. It flew by me and I remember my grandma saying, ' Push it aside we will sweep it up later'. Also, the plate with fruit fell off the refrigerator and broke," she said. But later came sooner than expected. The tornado attacked them with no remorse, angrily and selfishly claiming everything in its path. Sylvia recalled the floor tearing up right under them. Terrified, she could still remember seeing the nails coming out from the floor almost as if a magnet was summoning them. Soon,
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"Our car," she said the refrigerator was also softly. Adding that the abducted and was blown tornado had caused such away. That’s when Syldestruction and had such via thought they were strength of being able to going to be next, and relocate the vehicle. then something unimagMs. Paez 's son, Fausinable happened. tino, came running from The tornado lifted the church. There were all eight of them... her several others with him grandparents, her mom, and they came to take two sisters, herself, them to the church baseand the two neighbors ment. Sylvia remembered Estefaña Paez and her that when they arrived the daughter Mary Ann, nuns helped her remove and baby Adrian, which her wet and muddy dress, Leos realized as she and put a blanket around shared the story, was the Sylvia Leos her. When the ambulancname of the street that es started arriving, she and her grandshe currently lives on. At first she didn't realize that she too parents were taken to the hospital. Her dad arrived and escorted her. had been lifted in mid air. She couldn't see past her hand - in "We got to West Texas Hospital. part because she lost her glasses and They asked for me to get down, but I couldn’t. I only had a blanket to cover because of the debris. She recalled somersaulting in the air me up." She was admitted into a room, no like a rag doll. "I started thinking - this is it... I'm go- lights, only the hallway was lighted. She only had cuts and bruises and ing to die!" And while she was at the mercy of was extremely soar. She spent a few the tornado, her modesty was too days there. Her grandfather a week, strong even for the magnitude of the her grandmother a month. "Luckily, we were okay, but Mrs. Paez died that tornado. Amidst the strength of the storm, her night. focus was on keeping her dress down, The young girl recovered and grew a value instilled by her mother that into a young woman. Living her days She married, had children. kept her aware and naively believing modestly. On April 25, 2004, Sylvia was struck everything would be okay. with another force - she had a brain "I could feel I was flying. I had on a aneurism and a portion of her brain white dress, I could feel it was going was removed. She lost many memoup. I was trying to keep it down. I was ries, but the memory of the 1970 torgoing round and round," she said and nado, remains. then describing how suddenly she began to fall straight down. She didn't remember landing. When she woke up, she recalled the hail beating her. " I picked up a coffee table, and covered my head. I could hear my mom calling my name, so I answered. She said, “ I will continue calling for you, so you can come this way” her mother screamed. Her mother's voice drew her to where she and her two sisters were sheltering themselves. Her grandfather and grandmother were close by, but had major injuries. She said that her grandfather had three broken ribs and her grandmother had internal injuries and a deep cut on her leg. When she could finally see beyond the storm, she said the only thing left was the foundation of her grandparent's home. The Paez daughter was found with minimal injuries and her son was wrapped in a thick blanket and he had not cuts or bruises. Mrs. Paez could I want to, personally, invite you not be found. She started to this memorial service. yelling out for help. She was under the debris of REYMUNDO “REY” TORRES Resthaven Funeral Home-Memorial Park boards and a car.
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• Jose Aguilar, 75, 221 N. Ave. M; died May 11 in his destroyed home. • Helen Machado Alafa, 30, 2908 2nd Place; struck by debris on Fourth Street after leaving car to seek shelter; died May 21 in West Texas Hospital. • Frank Moreno Canales, Jr., 33, Uvalde; truck driver died May 11 when his vehicle was destroyed at Loop 289 and U.S. 87. • Otilia Gonzales, 46, 201 N. Ave. L; died May 11 in her destroyed home. • Jose Luz Leyva, 13, Brownsville; son of a migrant farm worker was hit by debris after being sucked out of a parked car at a traffic light at Erskine Street and U.S. 87; died May 16 in Methodist Hospital. • Pedro Lopez, 56, 208 Ave. N; found dead May 11 with head and neck wounds at First Street and North Avenue M. • Salvadore Lopez, 57, 208 N. Ave. L; died May 11 in his destroyed home. • Angela Marie Mora, 9, 1311 Jarvis St.; found laying on top of her two younger sisters buried in the debris of their destroyed home; died May 19 in Methodist Hospital. • Estefana Guajardo Paez, lived on Kemper Street; died May when she was crushed by a falling automobile after she and eight others were tossed out of a destroyed home at 201 N. Ave. O. • Aurora J. Salazar, 68, 216 Ave. N; struck by a wall and large chair when the home she and 10 other people were in at 108 N. Ave. L was destroyed; died May 12 in West Texas Hospital. • Pauline Zarazua, 39, 2803 First St.; died May 11 when her car was blown off Loop 289 at the U.S. 87 overpass. Sources: Newspaper and eyewitness accounts and the book “The Lubbock Tornado.”
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The subject of the 1988 film "Stand and Deliver," Jaime Escalante, the charismatic former East Los Angeles high school teacher who taught the nation that inner-city students could master subjects as demanding as calculus, died after a battle with bladder cancer. Escalante gained national prominence in the aftermath of a 1982 scandal surrounding 14 of his Garfield High School students who passed the Advanced Placement calculus exam only to be accused later of cheating. He consistently invigorated students with a passion for learning in his AP Calculus classes. In 1979, Escalante taught his first calculus class to five students; two passed the AP calculus test. By 1981 the class had increased to 15 students, 14 passed the AP exam. In 1982, the Educational Testing Service called into question the scores of the 14 students, who passed the exam. Twelve of the 14 students agreed to retake the test and passed, again. In 1983, 33 students took the exam and 30 passed. In 1987 the program had escalated to its peak; 73 students passed the AB exam version and another 12 students passed
the BC version of the AP Calculus Exam. The story of their eventual triumph -- and of Escalante's battle to raise standards at a struggling campus of working-class, largely Mexican American students -- became the subject of the 1988 movie Stand and Deliver, which turned the balding, middle-aged Bolivian immigrant into the most famous teacher in America and a beloved icon in American education. In his own words, he is a "math teacher." But for many in the Hispanic community, he continues to enlighten and bring a sense of hope - with ganas anything is possible. After 35 years of teaching, Mr. Escalante retired in 1998. Shortly thereafter, in June 1999, he was inducted into the National Teachers Hall of Fame. In 1988 he was presented with the Presidential Medal for Excellence in Education by President Ronald Reagan.
Ramona Morin Aguilar Earns Doctoral Degree amona R Morin Aguilar,
daughter of Deacon Joe and Penny Morin and wife of Paul Aguilar, celebrates her graduation from Texas A&M UniversityCommerce. She will be awarded a Doctor of Education degree with a major in Curriculum and Instruction on May 15, 2010. As an elementary student at Wolffarth Elementary, she recognized the importance of a college education. In 1995, Dr. Aguilar graduated from Lubbock High School, and enrolled at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. to study political science. She returned to Lubbock and enrolled at Texas Tech University to study education. In December, 1999, Dr. Aguilar earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in multidisciplinary studies from Texas Tech University. She began her teaching career working with fifth grade students in Lubbock ISD.
Ramona enrolled in the Graduate School of Texas Tech University and was awarded a Master of Education degree with a major in Bilingual Education in August, 2001. While working on graduate work at Texas Tech, she attained an interest in educational leadership, and continued her educational pursuits and was awarded a Master of Education degree with a major in Educational Leadership in May, 2004 from Texas Tech University. The Aguilar family moved to Garland, TX where she attained an assistant principal position at Florence Parsons Pre-K School. Dr. Aguilar currently serves as principal of Centerville Elementary School for the Garland Independent School District. Centerville Elementary was recognized as a 2008 No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon school and as a 2009 Exemplary campus by TEA Ramona and her husband, Paul, reside in Rowlett, TX with their beautiful daughter, Iliana Morin Aguilar. Dr. Aguilar’s lifelong dream is to be in a position to inspire future generations to attain a higher education, just as her parents, grandparents, and teachers inspired her.
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Saturday, May 1 · Lubbock Christian, Rip Griffin Center, 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2010 · TTU - Ag Science, Business Administration, and Mass Communications, United Spirit Arena, 4 p.m. · TTU - Graduate School Ceremony, 7 p.m. United Spirit Arena, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8 · TTU - Honors College, United Spirit Arena, 10 a.m. · Texas Tech - Architecture, Education, Engineering, Human Sciences, Performing Arts, United Spirit Arena, 1:30 p.m. · TTU - Graduate School, United Spirit Arena, 7p.m. · TTU Law School, United Spirit Arena , 6 p.m. Friday, May 14 · South Plains College , SPC Texas Dome - Levelland, 10 a.m. Friday, May 28, 2010 · Lubbock High, United Spirit Arena, 8:00 pm · Saturday, May 29, 2010 · Estacado, United Spirit Arena, 11:00 am · Coronado, United Spirit Arena, 3:00 pm · Monterey High, United Spirit Arena, 8:00 pm Sunday, May 30, 2009 · Frenship, United Spirit Arena, 3 p.m. Friday, June 11 · Wayland Baptist University , Calvary Baptist Church, 5301 82nd,7 p.m. Thursday, May 7 · Raiders Rojos, the Hispanic Alumni Chapter of the Texas Tech Alumni Association will hold their annual Hispanic Graduation Convocation, Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., in the Student Union Bldg, Allen Theatre -15th & Boston. Each TTU graduate will be presented a complimentary cultural stole. Faculty and administrators are invited to participate and wear their regalia in the processional ceremony. Graduates must arrive by 6 p.m. and must RSVP to info@ raidersrojos.org.
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Youth Opportunities CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us! At the Patterson Library. Call 767-3300 for details. For ages: 5+ . May 5, at 6 p.m. Free MOMMY & ME TEA PARTY Come spend the morning with your mom! Snacks and activities provided by the Hodges Center. Ages 2-8. May 8, at 11 a.m. $10 MOTHER’S DAY GIFT Home Depot will be in to help kids create a gift for mom at Patterson Library. First come, first served. For ages: 4-12 May 8, at 10 a.m. Free BILINGUAL STORY- VOLUNTEER WITH THE MOSTEST: Micah poses with her parents Stormi VOLUNTEERS ON DUTY : Students from the Lubbock-Cooper ISD Police ExTIME at the Mahon Library and Luis Valdez. (Photo by Bill Mueller, Museum Photographer). plorers volunteered at the Senior Prom held for senior citizens at the Maggie Trejo The Mahon Library, 1306 9th Street, Center. Pictured are Paul Villanuevaa, Charlie Hernandez, Alex Gallegos, and Veinvites parents and children to a bilinronica Uriegas (Photo by Amaris Garcia) gual storytime at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, May 10. We will read stories in English and Spanish. For more information, call the library at 775-2838.
Micah Valdez recognized for most volunteer hours
Micah Valdez was recognized at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon held at the Museum of TTU on April 10th, which honors and thanks volunteers who work at Lubbock Lake Landmark, the NSRL (Natural Science Research SAFETY CITY HEALTH Laboratory), within each of the cuAND SAFETY FAIR Get ready for the safest summer yet! Join ratorial divisions of the Museum, TEEN PROGRAM at Patterson Branch Library Teens are invited to the Patterson Branch Library, 1836 Parkway Drive, to play Wii games on Thursday, May 13 at 4 p.m. Call 767-3300 for more information.
local children and youth agencies as Safety City hosts its annual fair! May 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Safety City. Free FLAMENCO DANCE CLASSES for ages 13+. Learn the art of Flamenco, a class filled with exciting music and percussive footwork. Each Wednesdays at Maxey Community Center, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cost is $25 Monthly. To register call (806) 767-3796, or come by 4020 30th St. GIRL SCOUTS Troop 6073 meets weekly for events, badges, and fundraisers. Contact the Girl Scouts’ main office for more information at 806-745-2855. At the Trejo Center, 6 p.m. weekly on Wednesdays. Fee is $10/yr.
NORTH LUBBOCK BOXING CLUB is currently recruiting youngsters who are willing to train hard, and study hard in school. The services are free of charge except for a $40 annual fee paid to USA Boxing. NLBC is located at 417 N. Akron, behind the Matthews Learning Center.
and in the Museum gift store. Micah volunteered over 160 hours at Lubbock Lake Landmark with the most hours in donated in 2009. She is a 9th grade student at Frenship and the daughter of Stormi and Luis Valdez. Way to go Micah! (Photo by Bill Mueller, Museum Photographer). Way to go Micah!
to Samuel Garcia from all of your family. Have a great day and may God Bless you for many more years to come! Love, Your Grandma Mary Lou Garcia and all of your family!
GETTING INTO GEAR: Students from the 6th/7th Grade Science of the Talkington School for Young Women Leaders participated in the LISD robotics teams. They were among approximately 400 students participating in the 2010 Get Excited About Robotics (GEAR) competition held April 17th in Lubbock. (Photo by Irazema Rodriguez)
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BALLET FOLKLORICO FIESTA DEL SOL ONLY accepting male members from ages 7 to adult.. For more information on joining us in learning the traditional dances of Mexico call (806) 543-8016 or email at mariposa501jo@ yahoo.com. OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! Ages 13+ (13-16 yrs. needs guardian) 3 p.m., M-F at the Trejo Center. Free. WANTED: YOUTH EDITOR to begin in the Fall of 2010. On-hands experience in field of journalism. Prefer Junior or sophomore in high school. Requires monthly writing, some photography, and sharing youth interests and activities. To inquire, please email a letter telling why you would be a good Youth Editor to: latinolubbock@ suddenlink.net.
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Congratulations Graduates! We Are Proud Of You! Class of 2010 congrats from Amaris Garcia Lubbock High
Felicidades en Tu Día de Graduación, Congratulations on your Graduation Day
Angelica M. Hernandez
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Matthew Ryan Zepeda
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New Deal High
Clase de 2010 - Hoy el díploma, ¡mañana el mundo!
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ÂĄFelicidades graduados! Estamos orgullosos de ustedes!
Marisol Elsa Ramirez
Marc S. Morales Bachelors Degree
Valorie Ann Olivarez
Mark Ramirez Frenship
Maria Luisa Sanchez
Raul Sandoval Juris Doctorate
Joanne Jimenez Rodriguez Angelica Acevedo Bachelors Degree Masters Degree
Adam Sanchez Aguirre
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Community/comunidad Scam Alert: Telemarketers - When Trouble Calls
ince taking effect in 2003, the S Do Not Call Registry has significantly curtailed the number of
unwanted phone sales calls. Still, the FTC, which manages the list, gets 3 million complaints a year from registrants. Here’s how to prevent unwanted sales calls—and protect yourself if you make a telemarketing purchase you later regret: • Re-register. Those enrolled in the Do Not Call Registry must reregister after five years. To verify when you need to re-register—or sign up for the first time—visit MAKING WISHES COME TRUE: Elton John invited Terry Perez (r) backstage www.donotcall.gov or call 1-888and personally took the time to autograph a photo. Perez is battling brain cancer. Her 382-1222 toll-free. sister Gina escorted her. The meeting was arranged by Vista Care and the staff of the • Act locally. Some states operate United Spirit Arena. Photo credit: Joey Hernandez for United Spirit Arena their own do-not-call registries. Go to www.ataconnect.org for a list of
state programs. • Check caller ID. Telemarketers are required to display their phone numbers and, if available, the name of the company selling the products. Be wary of ID numbers marked “private” or “unknown”—and never buy from a caller who won’t give a callback number. • Sleep on it. No matter how enticing the offer, don’t buy during the sales call. Don’t reveal your credit card number without getting a written contract with all the terms, and don’t trust anyone who asks for a fee up front. • Know the rules. Some states al-
low up to three days to cancel a purchase from a telemarketer; in others the sale isn’t final until you receive written confirmation from the seller—and there may be a brief grace period after that. • Complain. You can file a complaint about unsolicited calls with your state consumer office or with the FTC (go to www. donotcall.gov and click on “File a Complaint”) if you’ve been on its registry for at least 31 days. To learn more, go to the National Fraud Information Center at www. fraud.org and click on “Telemarketing Fraud.”
Alerta para consumidores: Cuando la estafa llama a su teléfono
TRIO ACHIEVERS: Congratulations to the 2010 Trio Achievers - Ken Casarez, Cynthia Smith, Amber Salinas, Frances Jeneva Sepulbeda, Janie Flores and Ana Berta Torres. They were honored at a lunchoen in April held at the Frazier Pavillion. TRIO is a series of programs to help low-income Americans enter college, graduate and move on to participate more fully in America's economic and social life.
No permita que los televendedores lo estafen
esde que en 2003 entró en vigor el Registro Nacional “No llame” ha disminuido en forma significativa la cantidad de llamadas no solicitadas de vendedores. No obstante, la FTC, que administra el listado, recibe anualmente 3 millones de quejas de las personas inscritas. A continuación, sepa lo que se debe hacer para prevenir los llamados no solicitados y, a la vez, cómo protegerse si llega a hacer una compra telefónica de la que más tarde se arrepienta. Reinscríbase. Los inscritos en el registro “No llame” deben reinscribirse cada 5 años. Para verificar cuándo necesita hacerlo - o registrarse por primera vez - visite el Registro Nacional “no llame” en línea, o llame, sin cargo, al 1-888-382-1222. Hágalo localmente. Algunos estados administran sus propios registros “No llame”. Visite nues-
tra guía para acceder a un listado de programas estatales. Revise su identificador de llamadas. Los telemarketers están obligados a mostrar sus números telefónicos y, si se puede ver, también el nombre de la empresa que vende los productos. Sospeche de números telefónicos identificados como “privado” o “desconocido”, y nunca compre nada a un vendedor telefónico que no dé un número para poder contactarlo Consulte con la almohada. Por más tentadora o conveniente que sea la oferta, no tome la decisión de comprar lo que le ofrecen durante la llamada. Tampoco dé su número de tarjeta de crédito sin antes obtener un contrato escrito con los términos y condiciones, y no confíe en nadie que le pida un adelanto de dinero.
Conozca las reglas. Algunos estados permiten cancelar una compra telefónica hasta tres días después de realizada; en otros, la venta no es definitiva hasta que usted no reciba una confirmación escrita del vendedor, y, luego de eso, tal vez haya un corto período de gracia para cancelarla. Presente una queja. Usted puede presentar una queja sobre llamadas no solicitadas en la oficina del consumidor de su estado, o en la FTC (visite el Registro Nacional “no llame” en línea y presione “Presente una queja”), si ha estado inscrito en el registro al menos durante 31 días. Para mayor información, visite el sitio en internet del National Fraud Information Center, o la Federal Trade Commission.
exas Comptroller Susan T Combs announced 17 colleges across the state will receive more
tion programs, training students for high-growth industries throughout the state in an era of rapidly increasing enrollment,” Combs said. “With the Launchpad Funds, priority was given to organizations whose students are expected to graduate and find jobs paying salaries equal to or greater than the prevailing wage for high-demand occupations in the region.” Among the recipients is South Plains College in Levelland for a grant to fund the Hybrid Automo-
tive Technology Equipment in the amount of $210,222. For more information about the funds, visit www.everychanceeverytexan.org/funds. The Texas Works report is available on the Comptroller’s Web site at www. window.state.tx.us/specialrpt/ workforce.
Comptroller Awards $6.37 Million in Grants
than $3.51 million in Job Building Fund grants, while 10 nonprofit organizations will receive more than HOMBRES NOBLES: Members of the Hombres Nobles held a Dia de los Ninos $2.86 million in Launchpad Funds event for mentors, 40 boys, and their family. Pictured are Oscar Reyes, Noe Brito, Eric through a program to help Texans Strong, and Nick Duarte. get technical training for careers in fast-growing, highdemand occupations. The Job Building Fund grants help finance equipment purchases for new career and technical education programs that support high-growth industries throughout the state. The Launchpad Fund supports and expands existing nonprofit programs with a proven track record of good performance. “We’re using the Job Building Fund to help schools purchase cutting-edge equipment needed for high-demand career and technical educa-
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Tax Tips for grandparents with limited money, who are raising grandchildren here are a growing number of under the Child Tax Credit and under the age of 17; dependent on THispanic grandparents step- $1,050 to pay for child care ex- you for half of their support for ping in for parents facing hard- penses that enable grandparents 2009; and a U.S. citizen, U.S. naships. Of some 2.5 million U.S. households in which grandparents care for grandchildren under 18, more than 450,000—18 percent— are Latino. In their 2009 return, grandparents who claim grandchildren as dependents (see "qualifying child" below) can take a tax deduction of $3,650 per child. Tax credits include $1,000 for each grandchild
to work. Qualifying child - A "qualifying child" can be a son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, or a descendant of any of them, such as a grandchild. Your adjusted gross income must be greater than that of the children's parents. The children must have lived with you for more than half of 2009 and be:
tional, or U.S. resident alien. Did You Know? Just 27 percent of eligible Hispanics know about Earned Income Tax Credit, according to the Urban Institute, meaning they never get the free money they deserve. If you were eligible in the past but didn’t apply, you may be able to file an amended return.
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asumiendo el lugar de padres con problemas. De los 2,5 millones de hogares en que abuelos se han hecho cargo de nietos menores de 18 años, más de 450.000 —el 18%— son hispanos. En la declaración de 2009, abuelos que declaren a nietos como dependientes (vea "niños elegibles") tendrán una deducción de $3.650 por cada uno. Los créditos incluyen $1.000 por cada nieto bajo el crédito tributario por hijo, y $1.050 para gastos de cuidado de niños para que los abuelos puedan trabajar. Niño Elegible - Un "niño elegible" puede ser un hijo, hijastro, un niño bajo custodia temporaria, hermano, hermanastro o un descendiente de cualquiera de ellos,
ajustado debe ser mayor que el de los padres de los niños. Los niños tienen que haber vivido con usted durante más de la mitad del 2009 y: tener menos de 17 años; haber dependido de usted en la mitad de su manutención durante 2009 y ser ciudadanos, residentes o nacionales estadounidenses. ¿Lo sabía? Sólo el 27% de los hispanos elegibles conocen el Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC, crédito por ingreso del trabajo), según el Urban Institute, lo que significa que ellos jamás recibirán el dinero gratuito que se merecen. Si en el pasado resultó elegible, pero no lo solicitó, quizás pueda presentar una declaración actualizada.
Feliz co m p leañ o s
Manuel V. Gonzales was born April 28,1927 to Vinsenta Vasquez and Federico Gonzales in Chihuahua. He was raised in Lubbock and worked in the fields as he growing up. He married Maria F Gutierrez at St. Josephs Church, May 5,1946. They had five children. At six months their baby girl Rosalinda died. The family lived in the barrio on Ave P. They moved to east 19th St. His son Paul G. Gonzales was killed in Vietnam, June 11,1969. Manuel enjoyed music and played el bajo and the accordion in several conjuntos in Lubbock. He also worked at the Gallito grocery store and the Nopal, both on Broadway. He also worked as a welder and truck driver and retired at an early age in the 70's due to his health. For his birthday his brother, family, and friends will hold a will have a birthday dinner. God Bless you on your birthday! We love you!
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Glen is running for Lubbock City Council because District 1 needs strong effective leadership.
His roots to Lubbock run deep. His paternal grandparents moved to Lubbock in 1927. His mother was one of seven children that graduated from Lubbock High and worked her way through college to become a school teacher. She begin to teach in District 1 in 1972, as a migrant teacher at McWhorter Elementary in the Arnett Benson neighborhood, until her retirement in 1985. His parents also lived in District 1 till their last days. Glen moved into the district in 2004, and takes pride in being a resident of the district. His business is also located in the district and provides jobs to over 45 people.
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Mexico’s historical victory over France observed with Cinco de Mayo events
inco de Mayo in Lubbock inC cludes a combination of vibrant concerts balanced with many school
and community groups’ observances that showcase Mexican culture
through education, and recognition events. And while some have commercialized the celebration Cinco de Mayo is still a date of great importance for the Mexican and Chicano communities. The date often confused as Mexican Independence Day, is actually a historical day that celebrates a victory of a major battle when Mexico conquered French forces in Puebla, Mexico, in 1862. At the time, Mexico was occupied by the French under the rule of Emperor Maximillian. Benito Juarez, the president of Mexico, had been forced by the financial toll of the
Reform War to suspend debt payments to Mexico’s chief European creditors: France, Britain and Spain. The French, English and Spanish invaded Mexico to get payments by whatever means necessary. The Spanish and English eventually withdrew, but the French refused to leave. The French army, numbering 6,000, moved to occupy the city of Puebla. It was met by a largely peasant force of 2,000 ill-equipped Mestizo and Zapotec Indians led by Juarez. The troops under Juarez emerged victorious May 5, 1862. Because of this victory, against tremendous odds, The Batalla de Puebla (Battle of Puebla), now referred to as Cinco de Mayo, continues to be a holiday celebrated throughout Mexico and the southwestern United States. To further increase cultural awareness, this year many local elementary schools will hold culturally filled events directed to their own student bodies, and various groups and organizations will also host events city-wide.
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George Lopez to voice Speedy Gonzales in movie
peedy GonzaS les is speeding toward the
big screen. New Line is turning the "Looney Tunes" character into a live-action/CG hybrid movie with help from George Lopez, according to The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog. The comedian and sitcom star is set to voice Speedy, the fast-moving, red-kerchiefed mouse known for his signature speed-demon battle cry, "¡Andale! ¡Andale! ¡Arriba! ¡Arriba!" The character debuted in the 1950s as the arch-nemesis of Sylvester the Cat. Producers say they plan to update
the character, which has been criticized for being racist. "We wanted to make sure that it was not the Speedy of the 1950s - the racist Speedy," said producer Anne Lopez. "Speedy's going to be a misunderstood boy who comes from a family that works in a very meticulous setting, and he's a little too fast for what they do. He makes a mess of that. So he has to go out in the world to find what he's good at." It won't be Speedy's movie debut. The character was also featured in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Space Jam" and "Looney Tunes: Back in Action."
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ivic Lubbock Holds Cultural C Arts Grant Workshop Civic Lubbock, Inc. will be con-
ducting a grant workshop in preparation for the June 1, 2010 deadline for the first round of grants available through the 2010 City of Lubbock/Civic Lubbock, Inc. Cultural Arts Grant Program. The Grant Workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 4, 2010 from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm in Room 104/105 of the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane. The workshop is free and is open to all local cultural and arts organizations who may be interested in applying for a Cultural Arts Grant for projects that begin after September 1, 2010. The Grant Workshop will cover the Cultural Arts Grant Program’s
guidelines and procedures and the application process. Applying organizations must be a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization (or government equivalent) and have been actively pursuing their goals for at least one year. The Cultural Arts Grant Program provides local cultural organizations with financial support for projects that promote Tourism and the Arts in Lubbock. Funding for the Cultural Arts Grant Program comes from an allocation of the Hotel Occupancy Tax, which is generated from visitors who stay overnight in Lubbock. Attendance at one of the workshops in a 12-month period is mandatory for all grant applicants. For more information, call 775-2236 or 775-2267.
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With Mando Reyna ships. Bartley, Rushing and O’Neill when Dallas passed on Moss they
ay has arrived after what has been a very active April sport season. First the boy and girl’s Coronado squads have won their district and seem poised to make a serious playoff run this year. Solid pitching has been a constant weapon for both teams and that is the main ingredient necessary to win champion-
Sports Brieﬂy PEACE LOVE & MUD TOURNAMENT sponsored by Communities In Schools On the South Plains, Inc. will be held Sat., June 5, at 10 am. Have fun, get muddy & support bringing resources back into schools. Up to 48 teams will compete on eight courts of mud. Teams will consist of 8-10 players, at least four guys & girls. The deadline to register a team is May 28th for $350, but register by May 15th and pay $300. The tournament will be held at the Lazy S Ranch on 19th Street & Milwaukee Ave. To register, email Becky. Householder@CISSouthPlains.com 2ND ANNUAL ST. JOSEPH’S JAMAICA VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT Register your team by calling Peter Sanchez at (806) 535-1249. WEST TEXAS ROLLER DOLLZ ROLLER DERBY - May 15th, the Dollz proudly present a double-header bout. WTRD is a family friendly group and encourage all ages to attend. This event is open to the public and will offer a concession and full bar for those 21 & over. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door, Kids 11 and under free. Tickets available via firstname.lastname@example.org, Select-A-Seat locations or by contacting any Roller Doll. Contact Mazzy Scar at email@example.com for more information. Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane; Doors open at 6 p.m., action starts at 7 p.m.
are solid anchors on the mound and with the crushing hits supplied by Blackwell, Bass and company, it seems head coach Jimmy Webster has what it takes to make a deep push this year. The Lady Mustangs also have a formidable pitching rotation but one cannot put into words the outstanding play by Meagan Navarrette game in and game out both on the mound and at the plate. Just like we knew it would, they had to go through Monterey in order to get where they are at right now. Both teams swept their rivals and are now at the verge of making some serious noise at the state level. Estacado in the meantime, has perched themselves at the top of their standings but will have to look over their shoulder at the Cooper ballclub as they both race to the championship. I am thinking of renaming Estacado, Title town of Lubbock after their outstanding year round performances in all their sports. What an amazing feat all of these teams have accomplished and we look forward to seeing these young outstanding athletes in the next level. Speaking of the next level, that last flurry of activity we witnessed in April was the famous NFL draft held annually in New York City. Never has there been so much discussion over players based just on their potential as pros in football. Huge bonuses will be handed out to players solely on potential as opposed on actually achieving results. The biggest storyline in my opinion was the Dallas Cowboy pick of Dez Bryant late in the first round. He had slipped way down into the twenty’s mainly because of character issues when his talent should have made him a top ten pick. I sensed this was mainly Randy Moss remorse felt by Jerry Jones but we need to remember that
had the # 8 pick in the draft. When you draft that high you need to go with a safe solid pick as opposed to when you are drafting at the bottom of the first round. When at the bottom, reach for the top talent if it is in striking distance and that is exactly what Jones did. Now we do know that Dallas really needed an offensive lineman more than a wide receiver but in my opinion all the best o-line guys are usually drafted in the first 15 selections. They did draft a lineman in the late rounds so it leads me to believe they will look closer at acquiring one through the free agent veteran route where you know more of what they can expect from a player. I certainly expected Tech player Brandon Carter to be drafted before any other Tech guy, but Jamar Wall had the distinct honor of being that guy. Dallas picked him in the 6th round and he should add some depth to the secondary as a corner but he is expected to also be tried as free safety. He joins former Red Raider Brandon Williams on the Dallas squad and I am plotting right now how to get both their autographs in this years training camp scheduled for late July in San Antonio. Maybe a pirate eye patch or pirate flag will help me set my trap for both these players. Houston drafted pretty solid themselves and we can only hope it is enough to get by the Colts this season. Bob Mcnair the owner is a patient man but when does rebuilding end? The NBA playoffs are here so let’s flip a coin to see who we will root for, Dallas or San Antonio. For now let us enjoy some warm weather, baseball on the radio, Cinco de Mayo and all the high school graduations. Students be safe, and to all our readers, Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
Annual LULAC Robert Lugo Scholarship Golf Tournament
May 30, 2010
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 11807 OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
GOLF TOURNAMENT!!! 4 Man Scramble $65.00 per Person Men, Women, Sons and Daughters
Stone Gate Golf Course 2 Person Scramble Entry Fee: $55per Player 8a.m. Shotgun Start Cash Prizes For Different Flights
For more info contact: Robert Narvaiz, 781-6277; or Daniel Castro, 698-8577.
WE KNEW YOU COULD DO IT: Matthew Ryan Zepeda from Coronado High School received a scholarship to play football for New Mexico Military Institute. He is the son of James & Michelle A. Gardner. He will be playing football for the school in spring 2010 in Roswell, NM. His other football honors received this school year include: 1st Team-All South plains, 2nd Team All District and 2nd Team All City, Matthew has also been chosen to play in the 6th Annual ASCO West Texas Football Classic to be played here in Lubbock on June 12th at 7pm at Lowrey Field. Matthew has played on the Coronado Varsity team since his Junior year, being the only starting Junior on the Varsity team that year. Congratulations!
North Lubbock Boxing Club
“Discipline and Dedication Result in Excellence”
S a t u r d a y, J u n e 5 , 2 0 1 0 Fiesta Center-1904 4th Street in Lubbock
Featuring National and State Champions Teams from: Lubbock • Midland/Odessa • Idalou • Slaton • Plainview • Amarillo • San Angelo • Clovis, NM • Hobbs, NM •Garden City, KS
Includes: Green Fee, Cart & Free Green Fee Certiﬁcate Meal: Brisket, Sausage, Chips, & Beverage Awards: 2 Flights – 1st & 2nd Place Cash Award 3rd Place Tournament Exemption, Longest Drive, Closes To Pin
Doors Open at 5pm, boxing at 6pm
Sunday May 16th 2010
$10 General Admission or $7 plus 3 Cans of Food to be donated to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Children 6 and under Free Tickets available at the Door or RC’s 2519 Clovis Road
Contact: Arthur Lara, 789-3086; Herman Hernandez, 789-3433; or email KnightsClolumbus11807@gmail.com
For more info call (806) 747-1823
COME OUT FOR A GREAT TOURNAMENT!!! May 2010
WAY TO GO: Adela Gabrella Lucero was signed on to play soccer for Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, TX. She is the daughter of David III and Martha Lucero and attends Lubbock High School. She plans to major in education. Picture are her family members as well as Wayland soccer coaches - Shiloh Posey, Beau Morris, and Asst. Coach Natasha Hurton.
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Youth Opportunities DOGGY PLAY DAY IN THE PARK - May 1st, Come and join this fundraiser to help create a dog park in Lubbock. For those who are not aware of what a dog park is, it is a safe place that is fenced off for dogs to play off leash and get exercise, not to mention meeting other dogs. There will be a concert in the park, raffle, prizes, meet & greet, networking, fun times. Everyone and their dogs will be there! For more information visit Lubbock Dog Park.com. Maxey Park, 4000 24th Street; 12 p.m.- 4 p.m. PET ADOPTION PROGRAM At Lubbock Animal Services (LAS), it is our wish that every companion animal be placed in a loving, caring home. The adoption fee is $60 per animal. This fee includes first set of vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchip implant and City ID Registration Tag. 401 N. Ash (806) 775-2057. HOW MANY ANIMALS AM I ALLOWED IN ONE HOUSEHOLD? The number of animals per household is 4 dogs and 4 cats with one litter under 16 weeks of age by City Ordnance. Four of each animal is the limit. Citizens may not use different combinations like 6 dogs and 2 cats and still have 8 animals. Four of each species is the limit. DID YOU KNOW? It is unlawful for any person to tie or tether a dog or other animal to a stationary object for a period of time or in a location so as to create an unhealthy situation for the animal or potentially dangerous situation for a pedestrian? Tethering means to chain, tie, fasten or otherwise secure an animal to a fixed point so that it can move or range only within certain limits. For more detailed information, please read Section 4-7 of the Animal Services Ordinance.
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Counseling & Crisis Resources Catholic Family Services (806) 765-8475
Teen Hotline (806) 763-0000 24 Hour Hotline (806) 765-7272 Contact Lubbock (806) 765-7272 TTU Family Therapy (806) 742-3074
Summer care tips for you and your pets ummer S is a time for both you
and your pet to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors, but along with the fun, the season also offers up situations that can endanger your pet. By taking precautions, you can decrease the chance that disaster will happen. The Human Society of the United States (HSUS) offers these tips for pet owners to keep their furry friends safe this summer. In nice weather you may be tempted to take your pet with you in the car while you travel or do errands. But during warm weather, the inside of your car can reach 120° in a matter of minutes, even if you’re parked in the shade. This can mean real trouble for your companion animals left in the car. Dogs and cats can’t perspire and can only dispel heat by panting and through the pads of their feet. Pets who are left in hot cars even briefly can suffer from heat exhaustion, heat stroke, brain damage, and can even die. Summer is often a time when people fertilize their lawns and work in their gardens. But beware: Plant food, fertilizer, and insecticides can be fatal if your pet ingests them. In addition, more than 700 plants can produce physiologically active or toxic substances in sufficient amounts to cause harmful effects in animals. With people and dogs spending more time outside, dog bites are
likely to increase in the summer months. Spaying or neutering your dog reduces the likelihood that he will bite and provides many other health benefits. Make sure your pet is always wearing a collar and identification tag. If you are separated from your pet, an ID tag may very well be his or her ticket home. Check with your veterinarian to see if your pets should be taking heartworm prevention medication. Heartworm disease, which is transmitted by mosquitoes, can be fatal in both dogs and cats. Pets and pools can equal disaster. Prevent free access to pools and always supervise a pet in a pool. Provide plenty of water and shade for your pets while they’re enjoying the great outdoors so they can stay cool. Another summertime threat is fleas and ticks. Use only flea and tick treatments recommended by your veterinarian. Some over-thecounter flea and tick products can be toxic, even when used according to instructions. Pets can get sunburned too, and your pet may require sunscreen on his or her nose and ear tips. Pets with light-colored noses or lightcolored fur on their ears are particularly vulnerable to sunburn and skin cancer. Don’t take your pets to crowded summer events such as concerts or fairs. The loud noises and crowds, combined with the heat, can be stressful and dangerous for pets. For your pet’s well being, leave her at home. Be especially aware of these threats during holidays, such as the Fourth of July.
LCTA recognizes principals Cardenas and Smith n April O 20, 2010, the Lubbock
Classroom Teachers Association hosted its annual Public Relations Banquet. Two of the award recipients were Luis Cardenas, McWhorter Elementary Principal, awarded Elementary School Principal of the Year; and Chris Smith, presently Assistant Principal at Estacado High School, awarded Secondary Principal of the Year. Each principal shared a heartwarming story about how they became educators. Chris Smith was nominated by Julie Wyrick, a
teacher at Lubbock High, where Mr. Smith had been assistant until his reappointment to Estacado earlier this school year. The Lubbock Classroom Teachers Association a member of the TCTA the leading teacher association in Texas, with 50,000 members statewide. TCTA was founded in 1927 and is a nonprofit, nonunion professional association for educators. On behalf of the LCTA and Latino Lubbock Magazine Congratulations to these two fine individuals!
FILL IT OUT & MAIL IT BACK: In conjunction with National Census Day (April 1st), Lubbock Complete Count Committee members provided an update on Census participation in Lubbock, stressing the importance of filling out the Census, and sharing the benefits Lubbock receives with Census participation.
Cuidando a su compañia animal
quí hay algunas recomendaA ciones para darle a su animal el cuidado que necesita y merece.
ALIMENTO: El alimento debe ser nutritivo, saludable y apto para el cuidado de los animales. AGUA: Los animales necesitan constantemente agua limpia para beber. Especialmente en W-est Texas, ya que tenemos un clima muy seco. SOMBRA: Los animales necesitan sombra para protegerse durante la época de calor. Además de las leyes estatales que se refieren al maltrato de los animales, muchos condados y ciudades tienen leyes adicionales y mucho mas especificas, que se refieren a proporcionar un lugar con sombra para los animales. Se debe proporcionar “sombra abierta” (un área sombreada con ventilación de aire libre). Una casa de perros no es lo mismo que “sombra abierta” ya que durante un día caluroso se puede transformar en un verdadero horno.
VACUNAS: Las leyes estatales requieren que su gato o perro reciba la vacuna contra la rabia, una vez al año. Su animal debe recibir cuidado regular de un veterinario para prevenir o tratar enfermedades o lesiones. Siga las recomendaciones del veterinario en lo que se relacionada al cuidado preventivo, incluyendo las vacunas para prevenir enfermedades. IDENTIFIACIÓN: Mantenga una identificación con su perro. Esta identificación deberá contener el nombre del animal, su teléfono y su dirección. Si su perro se pierde o lo recoge el control de animales, Ud. lo puede recuperar más rápidamente si la información se encuentra disponible. Para prevenir lesiones accidentales o muerte, su gato debe tener una identificación en un collar que se pueda abrir fácilmente. Recuerde: los animales a nuestro cuidado, dependen de nosotros para sobrevivir y para su felicidad.
PARTNER TOGETHER TO FEED THE HUNGRY: Chicken Express & Breedlove conducted an Easter campaign raising nearly $11,000. The total funds raised during this particular campaign equates to roughly 200,000 meals provided to the hungry, and will be used towards Breedlove’s ongoing Haiti relief efforts.
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Memoriam/memorial MANUELA A. MUNIZ, 62, of Lubbock, formerly of Tahoka, passed away March 31, 2010 after a courageous battle against cancer. Manuela was born on September 1, 1947 to Seferino and Manuela Lopez. She devoted her life to God and her family. Her life was spent taking care of her children and grandchildren. Every person who came into her life was touched by her in some shape or form. She was preceded in death by one son, Christopher Muniz; her parents; and two brothers. She is survived by her children, three daughters, Ann Marie (Angel) Martinez of Slaton, Krystal Renae and Karen Nicole Muniz of Lubbock; son, Michael Allen (Alma) Muniz of Lubbock; eight sisters; three brothers; her beloved grandchildren, Angelica, Ashlie and Anyssa Martinez, all of Slaton, and Allena and Christopher Alexander Muniz, both of Lubbock; and a host of family and friends.
RAMON SALAZAR, Sr., 75, passed away March 30, 2010. He was born on March 13, 1935 to the late Victoriano and Leonora Salazar in Ralls, Texas. He was preceded in death by his son, Robert Salzar. Survivors include two brothers, Joe and Felipe of Lubbock; and five sisters, Jesusa, Mary, Rita, Rosa and Betty, also of Lubbock. Surviving children include two sons, Ramon, Jr. and Adam Salazar, both of Lubbock; three daughters, Delia Bautista and Irene Reveles of El Paso and Carolina Flores of Lubbock; 22 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
SAM DURAN, 63, of Littlefield died on April 7, 2010. Sam was born on June 5, 1946 in Littlefield to Coronado and Conception Duran. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Pete Duran, Marcelino Duran, Conrado Duran, Frank Duran and Ralph Duran; and a sister, Mary Trejo.He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Carmen Duran of Littlefield; two daughters, JoAnn Cervantes of Dallas and Loraine Lujan of Plainview; son, Steven Duran of Levelland; six grandchildren, Zachary Lujan of Plainview, Samuel Drake Duran and Daisy Duran of Levelland, Xavier Olivarez and JoJo Olivarez of Levelland and Ricky Ramirez of Lubbock; four brothers, Sonny Duran of Colorado, Jessie Duran of Abernathy, Mike Duran of Littlefield and Carlos Duran of Earth; one sister, Connie Vargas of Shallowater; and also Juana Duran; and a large extended family and numerous friends.
CECILIA ANN MARTINEZ, 38, of Slaton died on April 3, 2010. She was born on Dec. 30, 1971 in Pecos to Robert and Arcilia PEDRO NERIOS (Gonzales) Barbosa. died on April 4, 2010. She married Danny He was born on June Martinez on Oct. 2, 1987 RACHEL G. ALVA17, 1944. in Post. RADO, 72, of Anton, He is survived by his Survivors include her TX, passed away April wife, Mary Nerios of husband, Danny Mar1, 2010. Rachel was tinez of Slaton; four sons, Isreal Barbosa Lubbock; two daughborn February 27, 1938 of Slaton, Chris Barbosa of Post, Patrick ters, Laura Oliva and to the late Mr. and Mrs. Martinez of San Angelo and Danny Jay husband Eric and Jaime Encarnacion Gutierrez, Martinez of Slaton; four daughters, Sunnie Gonzales; four sons, Sr. in Seguin, TX. She Huff of Post, Kimberly Stratton of Cahokia, Pedro Nerios, Jr., Billy, married Ernesto M. AlIll., Gloria Mathews of Slaton and Allyson Dennis and Tommy Garvarado on December Martinez of Slaton; parents, Robert Barbo- cia; a granddaughter, Devon Nerios; two 22, 1957 in Post, TX. She worked many years for Mr. and Mrs. sa, Sr. of Azle and Arcilia Gonzales of Post; grandsons, Ethan and Ezayah Oliva; and 11 John E. Birdwell in the Birdwell home. From two brothers, John Barbosa of Lubbock and other grandchildren; four brothers, Jesse, August 1995 to May of 2000, she was em- Robert Barbosa, Jr. of Odessa; one sister, Jimmy, Enrique and Joe Nerios; and four Sylvia Trebing of Post; four grandchildren; sisters, Rita Arredondo, Mercedes Aguilar, ployed by the Anton ISD. Survivors include her husband, Ernesto and one great-nephew. She was also pre- Josie Rosales and Juana Espinoza. Alvarado of Anton, TX; 5 sons and 4 ceded in death by twin infants. daughters-in-law, Ernest Alvarado, Jr., of RODOLFO SALubbock, TX, Raul and Rosa Alvarado of JOSEPH MARRIPA, Sr., 83, Monahans, TX, Ricky and Beverly Alva- FLORES, 26, RAUL passed died on April 13, 2010 in rado of Lubbock, TX, Danny and Cecilia away on April 7, 2010. Lubbock. He was born Alvarado of Abernathy, TX, and Rene and Joseph passed after a on March 10, 1927, in Christy Alvarado of San Francisco, CA; two 15-year battle with M.S. Jackson, Miss., to the brothers, Encarnacion (E.L. Chon) Gutier- Those left to cherish his late Francisco and Marez of Dumas, TX and Felipe Gutierrez of memory will remember ria Samarripa. He marSeminole, TX; 13 grandchildren; and 12 him as a loving and ried Mary Dominguez great-grandchildren. One sister, Antonia happy spiritual young in 1952, and she preCamacho, and one brother, Juan Gutierrez, man with a strong love ceded him in death on preceded her in death. for his creator. Oct. 26, 2004. He worked in construction Joseph is preceded in and was a Catholic. Abel (Bo, Bubba) death by his maternal grandparents, Raul He was preceded in death by a son, Rudy G. Rodriguez, 40, C. Hernandez (2004) and Maria R. Hernan- Samarripa, Jr., in 2007. He is survived by five sons, Danny of Lubpassed away April 2, dez (2007). 2010. He was born on Joseph is survived by his mother, Martha R. bock, David of Lubbock, Martin of Dallas, July 30, 1969 to David Hernandez of Lubbock; his loving brother, Abel of Lubbock and Rudy G. Samarripa and Anita Rodriguez Sergio Rene Hernandez of Lubbock; his of Lubbock; two daughters, Angie Silvar in Lubbock, Texas. He father, Jimmy Flores Garibay of Lubbock; of Lubbock and Esperanza Samarripa of married Laura Rodri- a special great-aunt, Felicita Garza of Lub- Lubbock; one brother, Ernesto Samarripa guez on Aug. 11, 2001 bock; and a host of aunts, uncles, great- of Lubbock; two sisters, Consuelo Garcia aunts, great-uncles and cousins. of Lubbock and Gloria Ruiz of Lubbock, in Lubbock. 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchilHe was preceded in dren. death by his parents, David and Anita Rodriguez; sisters, AntoEGNACIO "NAnia Rubalcada and Linda Rodriguez; and MICHAEL CERCHO" MENDEZ, brother, Bacilio Rodriguez. VANTES, 43 passed Jr., 65, passed away Survivors include his wife, Laura; son, Uraway April 15, 2010. on April 2, 2010. Egnaban Ortega; three daughters, Brittany RoHe was born on June cio was born on July 9, driguez, Christy and Kimberly Machado; 4, 1966 to Estanislado 1944 in Knox City, Textwo grandsons, Aden and Ethan; three and Elvira Cervantes in as. He was preceded brothers, David (Connie) Rodriguez, Roy Lamesa, Texas. by his father, Egnacio (Mona) Rodriguez and Carlos (Diana) RoHe was preceded in Mendez, Sr., in 1974; driguez; three sisters, Mary (Steve) Martideath by his father, his mother, Inez Mennez, Sylvia and Adel Rodriguez; sister-inEstanislado Cervantes, dez, in 2000; his brother, law, Teresa Rodriguez; and lots of nephews and brother, Jesse San Juan Mendez, in 2000; and his sister, Cervantes. and nieces. Criselda Trejo, in 2004. Survivors include Michael graduated from Estacado High two daughters, Rebecca D. Robles and School in 1984. He was an avid Dallas Elodia G. Hanes, husband David of Post and Erica Mendez Cowboys and Boston Celtics fan and also 49, of Lubbock passed and husband Rick Flores of Lubbock; two loved to play golf. away April 26, 2010 stepchildren, Jessica Ramirez and Jesse Those left to cherish Michael's memories in Lubbock. She was Ramirez, both of Lubbock; a brother, Greg are his mother, Elvira Cervantes; children, born April 1, 1961 to ArMendez and wife Ariana of Lubbock; two Michael Jr. and Alejandrina Cervantes; mando and Otilia Garcia sisters, Modesta Trevino of Lubbock and sisters, Mary (Lynn) Lauderback and Janin Lubbock, Texas. She Inez Manriquez and husband Juan of Lub- ie Reyna; brothers, Elias Cervantes, Jose was a homemaker and bock; and six grandchildren, Vincent Rob- (Melissa) Cervantes, Ray Cervantes and a Catholic. She married les of Post, Alyssa Flores, Anyiah Flores, Estanislado Cervantes Jr.; one grandTommy Hanes on July Jesse Ramirez and Ashley Ramirez, all of child, Kymbrie Cervantes; and several 31, 1993 in Lubbock Lubbock. nieces and nephews She is survived by her husband of Lubbock; two sons, Tommy Hanes, Jr. and Bobby L. Hanes of Lubbock; her mother, Otilia A. Garcia of Lubbock; two sisters, To everything there is a season, a time to every purpose Virginia Trevino and Corina Flores of Ft. Worth; and one brother, Armando Garcia, under the sun…ECCL 3:18. Jr. of Lubbock. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Cruz Garcia, Sr. in 2003 and Jesus Garcia, Sr. in 2009. Memoriams are a monthly courtesy of Latino Lubbock Magazine. However, Memorials require a small fee, which includes photo and short message. Call (806) 792-1212 for more info.
Vicenta T. Flores, 75, of Lubbock, passed away April 17, 2010. She was born on July 20, 1934 to Jose and Rosario Treviño in Floresville, Texas. She married Juan P. Flores on May 17, 1950 in Floresville. He died on Jan. 22, 2010. Vicenta moved from Floresville to Ralls in 1951. She moved to Abernathy, where she lived for 20 years. In 2006, she moved to Lubbock, and later resided at Mi Casita Nursing Home. Vicenta was a wonderful housewife, mother and grandmother. She served her church by her membership as Guadalupana and Cursillista. Vicenta served the Lord faithfully and lived her life courageously. She will be missed dearly. Vicenta was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Juan P. Flores; son, Juan T. Flores, Jr.; daughter, Adelita Flores; granddaughter, Julie Anna Rodriguez; great-granddaughter, Alessandra Danielle Alonso; two sisters, Celia Hernandez and Virginia Griego; and one brother, Joe J. Treviño. Those left to cherish Vicenta's memories are her daughters, Olga Hernandez and Jesse of Lorenzo, Olivia Alonso and Jose of Lubbock, Esmeralda Rodriguez and Manuel of Odessa and Paulita Martinez and Manuel of Lubbock; one son, Jerry Flores and Jami of Abilene; daughter-in-law, Teresa Flores of Abernathy; one sister; six brothers; 24 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren. ELEAZAR "CHARLIE" LOYA, 85, of Lubbock. Mr. Loya passed away April 17, 2010. Charlie was born on Jan. 12, 1925 in Weslaco to Genaro and Florentina Cirilio Loya. He married Lucia Galaviz on Aug. 2, 1944 in Edinburg. He founded Loya and Son Body Shop and was a longtime active member of Broadway Church of Christ. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Hilda Chapa; and two granddaughters. Survivors include his wife; a son, Eloy of Lubbock; one daughter, Lydia Naranjo of Lubbock; a brother, Eli Loya of Weslaco; one sister, Elvira Wiggins of Arkansas; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Rev. Richard Macias, 81, of Lubbock passed away April 21, 2010. He was born on Feb. 7, 1929 in Estacion Dorado, Chihuahua, to the late Inociencio Calsada and Maria Macias. He married Ruth Martinez on Dec. 24, 1954 in Roswell, N.M. They moved to Lubbock on March 18, 1971, where he served as pastor of Iglesia Bautista El Calvario. He pastored La Iglesia Bautista Alfa Y Omega until his death. He was also a chaplan for University Medical Center. Rev. Macias is survived by his wife, Ruth Macias of Lubbock; a son, Alberto Macias of El Paso; a daughter, Michelle Longoria of Charlotte; three brothers, Victor Hernandez of DeLicias, Chihuahua, Vicente Hernandez of Roswell, N.M. and Refugio Hernandez of Roverdale, Calif.; two sisters, Josephine Nunez and Enedina Lujan, both of Delicias, Chihuahua; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial Aldo Cervantes If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, we would walk right up to Heavan and bring you down again. No time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it and God only knows why. Love, Mom, Ester, Cervantes Sisters
Oralia ''OJ'' Jimenez passed away April 14, 2010. Oralia was born on August 24, 1959 in Lockney, Texas to Raymundo and Juanita Jimenez; her mother preceded her in death on Mother's Day 2003. Oralia graduated from Plainview High School in May 1977. After years of various jobs, volunteer work and fund raising for Juvenile Diabetes and more years of college, she graduated with a B.S. from Texas Tech University in May, 1995. When she was younger, she enjoyed riding her 10-speed bike in fund raisers for Juvenile Diabetes; she enjoyed coaching and working with children, especially those with diabetes. She is survived by her husband, Tommy Rubalcada of Lubbock; her father, Raymundo Jimenez, and sister, Teresa Jimenez, of Plainview; her sisters from Lubbock, Elvira Jimenez, Jackie Womack, and Aurelia Rogers; brother, Sebastian Jimenez; and brother-in-law Joe Rogers, Jr., also of Lubbock. There will be four nieces, one nephew and 10 great-nieces and greatnephews who will also miss her. Her warm smile, her quick wit, her unrelenting determination, and her willingness to help others will be fondly remembered by all our family and friends. March Diana S. Aguirre Hinojosa, 47, formerly of San Antonio, passed away April 24, 2010. Diana was born March 5, 1963, in San Antonio to Baudelio "Walle" and Rosa Santoyo Aguirre. She married Benjamin Hinojosa on Dec. 10, 1983, in Lubbock. Diana dedicated her life to lending a helping hand to those around her. Diana loved her love of God and family above all things. She taught others not through the use of words, but in the manner she lived her life. Survivors include her husband, Benjamin Hinojosa; two sons, Jeff Chapman and Jason Chapman, both of Lubbock; two daughters, Melissa Hinojosa of Lubbock and Beatrice (Omar) Posadas of Levelland; two sisters, Dorina Aguirre and Rosemary Aguirre, both of Lubbock; three brothers, Luis Aguirre of Wilson, Martin Aguirre of Amarillo and Junior Aguirre of Lubbock; her mother, Rosa Santoyo Aguirre of Lubbock; and six grandchildren.
Memorial Gonzalo Garcia Little we knew that morning, God was going to call your name, In life we loved you dearly, In death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, You did not go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home. You left us beautiful memories, Your love is still our guide, And though we cannot see you, You are always by our side. Our family chain is broken, And nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one, The chain will link again. It's been 15 years since God called you Home. Not a day goes by that we don't miss you terribly. Your legacy lives on in grandchildren and your light continues to shine in the lives of those who were lucky enough to love and have been loved by you. We hold fast to our cherished memories, and look forward to the Blessed reunion where we'll all be together again! Your loving family, Wife - Julia Gonzalo Jr., Nina, Vern, Philip, Susie, and Frankie and each of their families
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A Newborn’s Conversation With God baby asked God, “They tell I going to do when I want to talk A me you are sending me to to you?” earth tomorrow, but how am I go- God answered, “Your angel will
YOUTH LEADERS, TEENS, & PARENTS: Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 2, 6-8 p.m.!! Soundwave is coming to Lubbock for a concert at the Catholic Renewal Center, 4620 4th Street, ing to live there being so small and Lubbock. For tickets, call the Youth office, helpless?” 792-3943 ext. 230. Listen and learn more God said, “Your angel will be about this group at http://www.myspace. waiting for you and will take care com/soundwaveonline . FREE TRANSFORMATION CONFERENCE hosted by Church on the Rock May 12-15. Cost for the luncheon on May 15 is $10. Speakers include evangelist Jack Meyers and Josh and Zephare Ramirez, pastors of Kingdom Point Ministries in North Austin. The registration deadline is May 10. Contact Jane Ann Casey, 798-7990. ONE ROSE/ ONE LIFE (Pro-Life) campaign by the Knights Of Columbus Council # 8097, will be held on May 16, 2010 in Abernathy at 9 a.m., then Petersburg at 11a.m. RUMMAGE SALE St. Patrick Catholic Church May 20-22, 2010 at 1603 Cherry Ave. From 9 AM to 4 PM. CURSILLO SCHEDULED in Spanish for women will be held May 20-23 in the Catholic Renewal Center, 4th & Toledo, Lubbock. For information contact Deacon Joe Morin, 806-792-4308.
of you.” The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.” God answered, “Your angel will sing for you, and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.” Again the child asked, “and how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?” God responded, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear. And with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to walk and how to speak.” The child asked, “And what am
“The Pharisees came forward and began to argue with Jesus”
LUBBOCK YOUTH RALLY – June 11-12. This event is being planned—more information is coming. Please SAVE THE DATE. Please plan for your youth to join us—let’s make this a diocesan youth event!
Editor’s Note: This poem was written by the late Mauricio Cardenas of Lubbock, and appeared in the New York Times. The poem was submitted by his sister, Rosa Rios of Lubbock.
Forward in Christ
HEALING MISSION – May 23, 24, & 25, at 7:00 p.m., Saint Joseph Church, 102 N Avenue P, Lubbock. Conducted by Paul Rymniak, who has spoken and held healing services all over the country. The BY SAL HERNANDEZ mission will include the rosary, stations SPECIAL FOR LATINO LUBBOCK of the cross, and an opportunity for the ow who is going to Sacrament of Reconciliation, plus prayer harm you if you are enfor mental, emotional, physical or spiritual thusiastic for what is good? healing. MEMORIAL DAY MASS: Lubbock Diocese Post 1942 and the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, 5th District announce their annual Memorial Day Services at the Lubbock Area Veterans War Memorial located at Henry Huneke Park, 82nd and Nashville, Lubbock, Monday May 31st. The service will begin at 11 am with the reading of the Memorial verse, written for Catholic War Veterans, Inc by Rev. Edward Lodge Curran in memory of our departed comrades. A field Mass offered in memory of our departed comrades will be celebrated by CWV State Chaplain Father Thomas R. Diebel. Veterans, families and friends invited.
place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.” The child asked, “Will I always be sad because I do not see you anymore.” God answered, “Your angel will always talk to you about me and will teach you the way to come back to me, even though I will always be next to you.” EASTER VOLUNTEERS: Raymond Armenta, Bishop Placido RoAt that moment there was much KNIGHTS driguez, Joe Leal, and Lupe Leal attended a reception at St. Patrick's Church on St. peace in heaven, but voices from Patrick's Day. earth could be heard and the child asked God, “God if I am to leave now to earth, please tell me my angel’s name!” God answered, “You will simply call her Mom.”
But even if you should suffer because of righteousness, blessed are you. Do not be afraid or terrified with fear of them, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope, but do it with gentleness and reverence, keeping your conscience clear, so that, when you are maligned, those who defame your good conduct in Christ may themselves be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that be the will of God, than for doing evil. For Christ also suffered for sins once, the righteous for the sake of the unrighteous, that he might lead you to God.
Congratulations Monsignor Curtis T. Halfmann
Mother’s Day Dance Sponsored by the
Knights of Columbus Council #8097
May 8, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m. 1619 Erskine $5 per person Door prizes, raffles, BYOB (no bottles)
S PA N I S H BIBLE STUDIES on going every Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. (all welcomed). at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 1120 52nd St.
For tickets or reservations call Joe Leos at (806) 787-4506, or Fred Morales 239-8017.
Wishes you God's Blessings
de colores May 2010
PREPARING FOR SUMMER BREAK: Lucinda Escobar's 7th grade CCE
at Our Lady of Grace was excited for the 2009-2010 CCE School Year to end for “Ahora vemos lo bueno que es class the summer. The students agreed it has been a fun year! Dios con nosotros. Sufrió con alegría para ganar nuestras almas. Tenemos un Dios que siempre nos guardia en cada momento de nuestras vidas y tomar cada oportunidad para evangelizar a persoCelebrating 51 years as a priest nas que no conocen al Dios, pero de harcelo con amor In 1959 you begin your service to God and His people. y compasión y totalmente We are blessed that you followed this journey to serve verdad. Van a ver veces que Him. You are family to many of us, a confident, a friend, no nos traten bien por decir and of course... a spiritual mentor. la verdad, no estoy hablando de May God continue to bless you. la gente que lo hacen por “show” Lovingly, pero la gente que lo hace sinceraYour many friends and family mente. Muchos andan hablando mita de la verdad y no dice toda la verdad. Usted tiene que ser fiel y un buen y gran Católico y por siempre vivir la verdad. En hacer esto, vayan a la iglesia a visitarlo para que nos de El la verdad y la fuerza y esa alegría que El siempre siente en cada momento.
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Jeremy Cortez, Julia Balderrama, Elizabeth Rogers, and Jose Lopez at the UMI Gala.
Joel and his family, wife, children and grand kids rest after the annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Dr. Benavidez, Dr. Walter, and Dr. Midobouche at the Latino Education Summit.
Kid's Festival at the City Health Department
Amelia Gonzales and Malik Gibson were all smiles as they discussed health info. (Photos by Amaris Garcia)
Aliyah Paredez and Bryssa Nevarez had fun in the "Under the Sea" themed event.
Amaris Garcia an ABC Rodeo Sweetheart poses with Tom Vermillion Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lubbock.
Sally and Armando Gaytan enjoyed the festivities.
Zarin Picon, Elijah Ortiz, and Lucas Rodriguez were among the many team members.
Krystal Garcia, and Robert & Diana Arredondo cheer on their team.
Amy Achterberg and Anna Rodriguez of WIC were on-hand to offer information.
ABC Rodeo Sponsored by the Lubbock Ambucs
The Flores family enjoyed the activity, family time, held at the Coliseum.
Yolanda Coronado was awarded the Quality Service award from Texas Tech. She is the Catering Supervisor and values her customers and strives to make them happy.
Elijah Paredez meets a vendor, Jae Palentinos and picks up info from her booth.
Nirel poses with her dad Justin Bustillos.
Northwest Little League Opening Ceremony
The Madrid family had fun and demonstrated their good sportsmanship and love of baseball.
The Mendez ladies are sports fan and enjoyed the opening day festivities.
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Photos & Memories Joel's Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Breanna and Alexandra Rangel, & Sajlynn Moore are ready to collect candy.
The Salgado family volunteered and made time to gather Easter eggs and candy.
Despise their size the young Mercado children collected their share of the Easter treats.
The Lara's hold up their empty basket as they point the direction they will go to gather the large number of candy.
Estella Ferrer, Yvonne Gutierrez, and Christina Brito attended the luncheon.
D'Ann Montez and Marilyn Harris supported the event.
Stacie Boyd and Leticia Escobedo listened and were ready to put their knowledge into play.
Carmen Flores and Bridgette Robinson are hospital employees who enjoyed the event.
The Migrant Experience Conference
Grace Garza, Janie Ramirez, and Christy MartinezGarcia pose with the featured speaker.
Sonia Gonzalez, Camelia Reyes, Jessica Arredondo, and Cynthia Aguilar.
Minerva Alaniz poses with Luis Perez.
Joe Calderon, Yolanda Flores, a Michaela Mendoza discuss the issues.
Sigma Delta Pi - the Spanish Honor Society
Maria Velasco and Yazmin Ortega attended the Sigma Alpha event.
Irma Almager and Delia Carrizales converse after the presentation was finished.
Dr. Andres Vargas and Erin Kostina-Ritchey
Joe, Nicholas, Nathan, and Yolanda Gonzaga
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Go Red for Women Luncheon Focusing on Heart Disease
Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y Aquí TRIO Achiever's Luncheon
Janie Flores was supported by her family and friends.
Diana Vasquez, Dolores Ramos, Judge Ruben Reyes, and Dr. Ana Berta Torres.
Los tres amigos - Manuel, Hector, and Neferti represent different programs but all advocate for education.
Norma Antu, Esmerelda Benitez, and Lee Ann Clark were pleased that the event honored the late Eddie Anaya.
TBill Calhoun, Norma, Olivia, Diana, and Bianca Hernandez.
Gus Alvarado, Jill Morgan, Frances Sowder, and Amy Alvarado enjoy volunteering for CFS.
Catholic Family Services Volunteer Banquet
The Lara and Triplett family.
Gene & Alicia Kerr were welcomed by Jeff Malpede, executive director of Catholic Family Services.
Maggie Trejo Center “Evening Masquerade” Senior Prom
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Cris Perales and Rosa Perales danced the night away.
Juan Bravo and Mary Gaona collected beads from the mardi gras themed event.
Juan Cruz & Herminia Martinez enjoyed meeting with friends.
Erasmo and Rosemary DeLeon posed before they hit the dance floor.
Arnett Benson & Guadalupe Neighborhood Associations Dist. 1 Debate
Luis & Maggie Trejo attended the debate.
Residents of Dist. 1 listened as each candidate responded to the questions.
Lily & Carlos Quirino of the Guadalupe Neighborhood Association coordinated the event.
The candidates answered questions from a panel and the audience.
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HSS members prepared the fajitas for the group's tradition and event staple.
The HSS members posed with the Grupo de Oro Ballet & Mariachi groups.
Members enjoyed the annual awards banquet and enjoyed the end of the week's work.
The Morales family drove to Lubbock to support their son/brother Marc.
Lubbock Arts Festival 2010
Delores Martinez and Tina Fuentes at the opening night.
The Copper Caboose served up many favorites and lined up the crowd.
Estevan and Lupe Gomez attend the Arts festival annually.
Kappa Delta Chi members volunteered at the Festival.
Jose & Irma Rubio had many favorite food samples and restaurants.
America Ramos enjoyed the food from Texas Land & Cattle.
Students from Neal Wright Elementary visited the Latino Lubbock booth.
Golden Fork & Arts Festival
And the winner is Honey Child catering. The Anderson family humbly accepted the Golden Fork award.
Hombres Nobles Mentor & Boy Dia de los NiĂąos Celebration
Pete Herrera, Ira Herrera, Juan Mejia, and Orlando Tijerina served as mentors.
Brayden Moore listens as Vickie Ramirez shares info about diabetes and the importance of good health.
Michael Hernandez, Gabriel Lopez Jr., Gabriel Sr., and Christian Lopez.
Ladarius Robinson, Larry Morrison, Isaac Olivarez, Elijah Viramontes, and Ester Moses.
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This summer keep your brain health and read, read, read! ¡Léa, lea, lea!
Meet Pico the bilingual gallo (rooster). He loves school, he likes to read, play outside and discover ways to have fun and make friends. Now it is time for Pico to prepare for Cinco de Mayo. His prima (cousin) Jita is practicing for Dia de las Madres and will sing a special cancion (song) las Mananitas.
What is Cinco de Mayo: The celebration of Cinco de Mayo (meaning 5th of May in Spanish) should not be confused with Mexican Independence Day. Mexican Independence Day is celebrated on 15th September (eve of Independence Day) while Cinco de Mayo falls on 5th of May. In Mexico, the celebration of Independence Day is considered more important. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the courage of the Mexican people during the battle (La Batalla de Puebla) on May 5th, 1862 where 4,500 Mexican soldiers defeated the Mexican traitors (exiled Mexican Convervatives) and French army of 6,500 at Puebla, Mexico . Puebla is 100 miles east of Mexico City. The Mexican forces were made up of untrained commoners. This victory did not win the war but it showed the courage and strength of the Mexican troops. The "Batalla de Puebla" became a symbol of Mexican unity and patriotism.
Feliz Día de las Madres
CANCION DE LAS MAÑANITAS
(Here is a popular traditional song sang at Mother's day)
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MAKE A CARD FOR YOUR MOTHER Write in the following poem. “Mamacita” Mamcita de mi vida, mamacita de mi amor, a tu lado yo no siento ni tristeza ni temor. Mamacita, tú me besas sin engaños, sin rencor, y por eso yo te quiero, mamacita de mi amor.
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(Translation) This is the morning song that King David sang Because today is your saint’s day we’re singing it for you. Wake up, my dear, wake up, look it is already dawn. The birds are already singing and the moon has set. How lovely is the morning in which I come to greet you. We all came with joy and pleasure to congratulate you. The morning is coming now, the sun is giving us its light. Get up in the morning, look it is already dawn
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Estas son las mañanitas, que cantaba el Rey David, Hoy por ser día de tu santo, te las cantamos a ti, Despierta, mi bien, despierta, mira que ya amaneció, Ya los pajarillos cantan, la luna ya se metió. Que linda está la mañana en que vengo a saludarte, Venimos todos con gusto y placer a felicitarte, Ya viene amaneciendo, ya la luz del día nos dio, Levántate de mañana, mira que ya amaneció.
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