Villa San Agustín de Laredo Genealogical Society Historical Photo Exhibit
Laredo Public Library, HEB Multi-Purpose Room
1120 East Calton Road
The Villa San Agustín de Laredo Genealogical Society and the Laredo Public Library would like to cordially invite the public to their “Ayer” Exhibit which will be on display on Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Laredo Public Library, HEB Multi-Purpose Room, 1120 East Calton Road, from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Members of the Villa San Agustín de Laredo Genealogical Society will display a pictorial history of themselves and their ancestors. There is a story behind each photo and every display item. They not only bring memories of the filial love for parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, friends, and teachers, but also relate stories of their sacrifice, accomplishments, failures, challenges, joys, and disappointments. The Laredo Public Library will display a selection of genealogical resources, as well as photographs, documents and artifacts from the Guajardo Historical Collection, which supplement the “Ayer” exhibit.
The content of the exhibit can only be described by the exhibitors’ actual words:
Mary F. Treviño: “My extensive research contains the history of the Botello (Villaldama, Nuevo León) and Treviño (Hacienda de San Pedro, Nuevo León) family trees, which trace back to prominent citizens of Villaldama, Monterrey, and Saltillo, and most notably, to Captain Joseph Urrutia, President of the Presidio de Bejar.”
Cynthia Haynes Ramirez: “My pictorial journey includes the Gutierrez and Haynes families and their trek from Old Guerrero and West Virginia to Laredo. I am proud to acknowledge that my ancestry includes a mixture of Spanish, Mexican, Native American, and Anglo blood.”
Sanjuanita Martinez-Hunter Ph.D: “To dance is to live! To live is to dance! My photos follow my youthful dream (3 years old) that I made come true as a dance educator. My quest began in 1964 when I received my Bachelor’s and continued until my Ph.D. in Dance History at Texas Women’s University. Mi “Ayer” será siempre la parte de mi hoy que yo vivo.”
Ardith Mae Anderson Epstein, Elizabeth Anderson Alford, Ed. and Leonard H. Anderson Jr.: “Our family has lived through remembering our ancestors and weaving their characters into our existence. May we always pass on to future generations the threads of the ‘Fabric’ from which we are woven.”
Marie Wendeborn: “My display consists of our family’s first handwritten cookbook by mother and daughter, and their first hardcover Betty Crocker cookbook, dated 1950. Growing veggies and fruits, and preparing meals was as much a part as eating for my family. Food can be a source of pride, health, comfort, and cultural expression. On display also are a collection of veggies and fruits that have been cultivated in Laredo for 50 years.”
Sylvia J. Reash: “Follow my photos and items from my parents (Reash, Benavides), to my children and grandchildren. Join me in my journey through Texas and Mexico and my development from birth in Laredo, my formative years at Ursuline Academy and J. W. Nixon High School, my family, my hobbies, and my extensive travels. They all form memories of all the blessings that I have received and that are enriching my life today.”
Emma Elizondo García: “Born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, México, and growing up in ‘El Parque’ Sociedad Cuautemoc and FAMOSA, and my home in Monterrey have enriched my life. I am grateful to my dear and loving father, mother, brothers, sisters, teachers, and friends for their guidance, family values, and good example.”
Amira Mejia: “Growing up on Zaragoza Street: On display are photographs, pamphlets, and objects of my family and friends, most who were from Guerrero, Tamaulipas, in that beautiful neighborhood in the 1940s and 1950s; World War II photos of my uncles in the military, and Laredo Times’ copies depicting Laredoans at Pearl Harbor and those who participated in the war effort. My family tree will also be on exhibit.”
Laura Guajardo: “I had a lovely childhood. At an early age (6 years) I made frequent flights by myself to Veracruz, Mexico to visit my grandparents. I lived in Nuevo Laredo, and crossed the bridge every day to attend St. Augustine Catholic School, then Urbahn Elementary, and later L.J Christen Jr. High, and Martin High School. My grades were always excellent, and my social life in Nuevo Laredo and Laredo were great! I was well liked and throughout the years I was chosen to be school princess (1st Grade), Queen of the Red Cross in Nuevo Laredo two years in a row (age 15), and later princess of the Colegio America, an all -male college in Nuevo Laredo.”
Mireya Guajardo: “My brother and I were fortunate that my father who knew how to transform his sentiments of love into words. My father was a poet and a songwriter. Unfortunately, we lost him at an early age, but he left us sweet memories with his tender poems which he dedicated to us. What followed were times of great sacrifices, trials, and tribulations. My mom had to work as a seamstress to support us. She taught us that only through education we would be able to be successful.”
Elsa Herbeck: “My display consists of photos from Martin High School in the year 1959- a Pep Rally, a Senior Picnic, and the Pep Squad at the Washington Birthday Parade.”
Sylvia Laurel: “I will display Choice Recipes, a cookbook compiled by members of the St. Anne’s Society of St. Peter’s Church in 1922.”
This exhibit is part of a series of activities sponsored by the Laredo Genealogy Society which includes monthly feature speakers. Later this year, the organization will host the 36th Annual Texas State Hispanic Historical and Genealogical Conference in Laredo on October 8-10, 2015.
For more information, please contact Sanjuanita Martinez-Hunter, Ph.D at (956) 722-3497 or Sylvia Reash at (956) 763-1810.
19th Annual Journalism Students' Photography Exhibition Opening Reception
Laredo Center for the Arts, 500 San Agustin Ave.
Students in journalism, online media and CTE will have the opening reception for their 19th annual exhibition of photography in the Laredo Area Community Foundation Gallery. Show will run through the end of the month.
Mark Webber, 273-7817
Mother Baby Expo 2014
Laredo Public Library
HEB Multi-Purpose Room
Come learn about breastfeeding, and the resources available in the community.
Resources available include:
- Breastfeeding presentations
- Door Prizes
- Information Booths
- Mother / Baby
- Local health partners
LCC Spanish poetry competition
De La Garza Building, room 101
LCC Fort McIntosh campus
For more than three decades, Laredo Community College has celebrated the beauty of the Spanish language with striking poetic verses from some of LCC’s most talented students.
This year, LCC poets will once again have a chance to showcase their creative and oratory flairs during the 33rd Annual LCC Spanish Poetry Competition on Monday, April 14 at 10 a.m. at the De La Garza Building, room 101, at the Fort McIntosh campus.
Sponsored by the LCC English and Communications Department, the event is free and open to students and the public.
LCC Spanish instructor and event organizer Rosalinda Herrera said that despite the changes in trends, the competition continues to attract a wide array of participants.
“Even though students today have less time on their hands as students 33 years ago, the spirit of the competition still remains intact. We’ve been able to continue to organize this competition because we still have students of all ages who are eager to participate and express what they want to say in Spanish,” Herrera said.
Students will be critiqued by a panel of three judges who will score a participant’s delivery, time and creativity.
Trophies will be awarded to the first, second, third and fourth place winners. All participants will receive a certificate of participation.
“We extend an invitation to everyone in the community to join us in celebrating our cultural roots and to support our talented student body,” said Herrera.
For more information, contact the LCC English and Communications Department at 721-5355.
TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium Anniversary Event
TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center and Planetarium, Laredo, TX
Saturday, April 12
$3.00 General Admission
For more information call 956.326 DOME (3663)
Show times: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
FREE face painting, arts, and music with local dance performances
TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium Show
TAMIU Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center and Planetarium, Laredo, TX
The Texas A&M International University Lamar Bruni Vergara Planetarium will show:
Saturday, April 5
3pm- Zula Patrol: Under the Weather*
4pm- Force 5: Nature Unleashed
5pm- New Horizon
6pm- Black Holes
General Admission is $4 children and $5 adults.
**Premium shows $1 more.
For more information call 956.326.DOME (3663)
Claudia S. Herrera
Laredo Rotary Club Women's Expo
Holiday Inn Civic Center
The event will last until 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.