The Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 80, No. 13, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 15, 1990 Page: 3 of 8
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Cecilia Maria Flores
RIO (iRANDE IIKRAI.I). I hursdii). R'hriuin 15, 1990, 1'ajje 3
Woodmen Of World
> Hold Meeting
Veronica Lisa Gutierrez
On Monthly, Fch. 5 ;ii 7 p.m.,
the Woodmen of the World
Magnolia Lodge No. 6167 held its
second meeting of the year at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Rafael
Trcvino in Rio Grande City.
Installation ol officers for the
coming year was conduced by Mrs.
Officers installed were: President,
Ana Maria Alvarez; Vice-President,
Lettie Lope/; Secretary, Aininta
Rcyna: Treasurer, Julianita Vela;
Escort, Emma Ramirez; Watchman,
Criquita Trcvino; Sentry, Leonor
Saenz; Musician, Miro Alvarez;
Trustees, Panchiia Vela. Paulila
Alvarez, and Urkiiui Martinez.
National Honors were received hy
Rep. Colin Salazar and alternate
A ilelicioiiN supper was enjoyed
by all. followed by bingo games.
Hostesses were Ma. Elena
Trcvino, Bibi Rivera, and Criquiui
Trcvino. Special guests were Mr.
and Mrs. Usery, Rafael Trcvino,
Olea Gonzalez and Crisiina Ruiz.
Colonial History To Be
Recreated In Laredo
The color and splendor of our
colonial heritage comes to life and
is captured on stage once again on
Friday, Feb. 16 at the Laredo Civic
For 50 years, the Society of
Martha Washington has played a
major part in the annual
Washington's Birthday Celebration
in Laredo, which was first
celebrated in 1898.
The Society was formed in 1939
by a Catholic priest. Father Dan
Lanning, then serving as president
of the Washington's Birthday
Celebration Association (WCBA),
gathered a group of ladies to
augment the men's organization.
The "Marthas", as the group has
bccomc know, have since then aided
the WBCA in welcoming visiting
dignitaries and guests to the
celebration, and have presented
authentically researched colonial
pageants and balls, honoring the
prominent local couple who portray
George Washington and his lady,
Martha Dandridge Washington.
The event also honors young
ladies of the area, who are presented
in beautiful colonial costumes,
representing historical charactcrs.
For the second year in a row, the
3rd U.S. Army "Old Guard" File
and Drum Corps of Ft. Mycr,
Virginia, the President's own, will
participate in the Colonial Pageant
as well as other events of the
This year, George Washington is
portrayed by U.S. Magistrate
MarccI Carroll Notzon II, and
Martha Dandridge Washington by
Mrs. Paul Young. Both have held
leadership roles in civic and social
circles in the area.
Fourteen young ladies will be
presented, from the Texas cities of
Laredo, Corpus Christi, McAllen
and Rio Grande City, as well as
Nucvo Laredo, Tamaulipas,
Presented from Rio Grande City
will be Veronica Lisa Gutierrez,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ricardo
Gutierrez. Her grandparents are Mr.
and Mrs. Alberto Gutierrez, and
Isauro G. Zarate and Stella G.
Zarate. She is presently attending
Rio Grande (Ttv^ligh School.
Her hobbies include swimming,
snow skiing, dancing, varsity
volleyball, varsity basketball,
reading, babysitting, and hunting.
She has been activc in clubs and
organizations like Fellowship ol
Christian Athletes, David s Dance
Academy, One-Act Play, Drama
Club. Easter Seal Student
Chairman, and High School Curls
Athletic Association. Her escort
will be John Dominquc Not/on of
Laredo. She will be sponsored by
Mrs. Vidal Trcvino.
Veronica plans to attend St.
Mary's University and major in
Presented from McAllen will be
Cecilia Maria Flores, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Rafael Humbcrto
Flores. Her grandparents are the late
Urigido Hcrmcngildo Flores and the
late Consuclo Cecilia Flores. She
is sponsored by Mrs. Consuclo
Lopez. Her escort will be Douglas
Bret Howland. Cecilia is presently
attending McAllen High School.
She enjoys horscback riding,
dancing, playing the piano, outdoor
water sports, and hunting. She is
interested in community work such
as charities and fundraisers, as veil
as planning social activities at h
school. She is a member of the Our
Lady of Sorrows Retreat Team,
Executive Board Student Council,
K MAC-TV Radio Station (school
organization), Hidalgo Cotillion
Club, and an Arthritis Foundation
Cecilia plans to attend Mount
Holyoke College in South Hadlcy,
Massachusetts and major in
Business and Merchandise.
Presented from Corpus Christi
will be Nan Elizabeth Barham,
daughter of Susan Rfuxles Barham.
Presented from Laredo will be
Elizabeth Rhodes Brown, daughter
of Dr. and Mrs. William Hugh
Brown; Rosalinda Guerra, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Margarito Ernesto
Guerra; Francine Geo Mullcr,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jcmcs
Robert Mullcr; Virginia Raquel
Puig, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
John Valentine Puig; Ashley Diane
Whitworth, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Edward Whitworth;
Elsa Isabel Flores, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jose Fernando Flores;
Deborah Lcc Hayncs, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James Hayncs, Jr.;
Margot Andrea Pena, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Javier Pena, Jr.; and
Judith Marie Ramos, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Donato David
Presented from Nucvo Laredo,
Tamaulipas, Mexico will be Maria
Eugenia Calderon, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Jorge Alfonso Calderon;
and Rosa Adriana ViIlarrcaI,
daughter of Eduardo Villarrcal
Marroquin and Rosa Adriana
Gonzalez de Villarrcal.
Mrs. Michael Vincent Galo is
president of the Society.
The Society of Martha
Washington schedule of events for
Friday, Feb. 16- 8 p.m. Colonial
Pageant, Laredo Civic Center
Auditorium, Colonial Ball
following in Ballroom. Tickets
available in Mall del Norte WBCA
Ticket Booth; Pageant only, all
seats reserved, per person ■
Orchestra S14; Mezzanine SI2;
Upper Level S10; High Level S8;
Ball, S50 per couple.
Saturday, Feb. 17- Cocktail
bulfct S25 per person.
Renilde Villarreal, the program director at Thursday's
Garden Club meeting, and Rio Grande City Garden Club
President Mrs. Lucille J. Garza are pictured above from
left to right. The need to set up bird sanctuaries was
the main subject of the program.
Garden Club Interested
In Bird Sanctuaries
The regular meeting of the Rio
Grande City Garden Club was held
Thursday, Feb. 8 in the home of
Mrs. Benilde Villarreal.
The meeting was callcd to order
by the president, Mrs. Lucille J.
Garza. Roll call was taken with all
members piresent and guest Mrs.
Mrs. Eulalio Carrcra informed the
club members on upcoming area
and slate conventions.
The program was also conducted
by the gracious hostess, Mrs.
Beniklc Villarreal. She began with
the theme Every Garden Should Be
a Bird Sanctuary." She said that
there arc three ways to form bird
sanctuaries; (1) city wide; (2) public
places; (3) series of sanctuaries in
the gardens of club members.
A sanctuary for birds may be as
small as a garden in a city or
encompass an area as large as a
whole city. Whatever the size, the
birds need food, water, nesting
places and protection from
A handmade poster illustrating all
types was exhibited. Bird
sanctuaries also provide another
gratifying experience in bird
watching. Mrs. Benilde Villarrcal,
an avid bird watcher, passed around
pictures of birds that have visited
As an added attraction, club
members visited her bird aviary in
her backyard next to the Rio Grande
River. Refreshments were served by
Mrs. Benilde Villarrcal. Members
were then delighted when the
hostess held a drawing for four
lovely parakeets to fit in with the
program bird sanctuaries.
The program director, Mrs.
Villarrcal, and the Garden Club
president, Mrs. Lucille J. Garza,
encouraged the establishment of
bird sanctuaries as a conservation
effort recommended by the National
Council of Suite Garden Clubs and
Texas Garden Clubs, Inc., terming
this a conservation effort that needs
to be stressed in every Garden Club.
Candidates for the Texas Silver
Haired Legislature (an elected group
of advocates for the state's elderly)
can pick up candidacy forms and
petitions at the South Texas
Development Council's Area
Agency on Aging Oliicc at 600
South Sandman Street in Laredo.
In Rio Grande City, the forms
can he picked up .it the Offices of
Marketing and Finance
Consultants. Inc.. 301 E 4th St..
i.e. the Office ol Dr. Bruno M.
Trcvino, current Starr County's
Texas-Silver Haired Legislator.
The Silver Haired Legislature is a
non-partisan body composed of 116
members elected Irom 28 regions in
Texas. It holds sessions in even
number years to discuss issues
affecting Tcv. > Senior Citizens.
Bused on these discussions, tlicy
draft proposed legislation to address
the issues identified as most
important. Legislation proposed by
TSHL members is then presented to
sponsors m the regular Texas
Prospective candidates for the
TSHL must be at least 60 years
old, registered to vote in Texas, and
live in the District from which they
are seeking election. These districts
correspond to the 28 Area Agencies
ol the Tcv as Department on Aging.
Candidates lor the Silver Haired
Legislature will officially campaign
Irom March I to April 30, with me
election on May 22. Absentee
balloting will be held from May
1-22 or according to schedules
devised by the STDC Area Agency
on Aging at I .arcdo.
To find out more uhout candidacy
or elections for the Silver Haired
Legislature m Si;irr County, call
the S I i)( \rea Agency on Aginu
at Laredo (512) 722-3995, Dr.
Bruno M Trcvino, (512) 4X7-4839
at Rio Grande C'it\
An Open Letter
To Tissa Peterson
In the 3rd century B.C., the courtiers
of the royal court in China were re-
quired to carry doves in their mouths
in order to sweeten their breath
when addressing the emperor
The 1989 school year has been an
activc one. As one visits the
different campuses and offices you
notice the rededication to education.
I believe that the key to this
activity is the leadership that is
being cxercised by the campus
principals, teachers, aides, and all
the supportive services. Also
providing support is the
Superintendent, Dr. Lcobardo Cano,
the Assistant Superintendent for
Curriculum and Instruction, Mr.
Efrain H. Garcia, the Assistant
Superintendent for Finance, Mr.
Romeo Lopez and the Director of
Personnel, Mr. Gilbcrto Garcia.
The theme "All students will
learn" has been a great boon to the
teachers and students, the
supportive and ancillary staff.
The addition of personnel for
elementary and secondary education
and a director for effective schools
has aided in the effort to make the
Rio Grande City Schools truly
effective schools. Mrs. Josie
Guerra, Director of Elementary
Education; Mr. Walter Watson,
Director of Secondary Education and
Mr. J.M. Longoria, Director for
Sewing Club Meets
Mrs. A.V. Peterson entertained
the members of the Sewing Club at
her home Friday afternoon.
During the afternoon a salad
course and coffee was served the
members and guest, Mrs, Stella
Effective Schools, have been
monitoring the six areas that are
necessary to produce effective
Committees have been organized
at the 10 different schools to review
the individual campus plans and to
see that the goals and objectives are
The next "Inside Rattler Country"
newsletter will detail more of the
activities of the Office of
Curriculum and Instruction.
Efrain H. Garcia
Assistant Superintendent for
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