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This is most certainly not front page news! But this is why I only browse this website once in a blue moon. Gave up on reading this newspaper when i first moved here. This is the sickest article I've ever read. I will never even come to this site again and will never go into these businesses who choose to further causes like these.
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Although I am not related to any of the members of this huge family, I was at the Welder Center Saturday morning to hear the speakers. It was beautiful to see this family's efforts to come together and keep their legacy alive. When I first moved here to VIctoria almost three years ago, all I ever heard about from new friends and neighbors were comments about some powerful families in the area. Then I did research about the people on the sign of the ten friends near the city offices, and I wondered why I never heard anyone mention these families until I heard the speakers @ the Welder center, and now I have a much better appreciation of the real history of Victoria.
I'm going to be praying for my New Year's Resolution: To be able to finish building our new home without making Rick Madrid mad. That he may find favor with our electrician and not make building our home the most horrible experience that he did when we started our business here in Victoria. GOD help us as we begin this experience of having to deal with this man down at city hall. May he not make us cut down all our trees just because he says so like he did when we were starting our business-- also God, may he not have any bad days so he won't take out his anger on us in case we need an inspection on that day. Please GOD, help our architectural home plans be flawless for his highness. May Mr. Ray also find favor with us.......that everything will be to his liking.... May the secretaries@ city hall continue to have a smile on their faces, being glad to serve their community and being of good cheer for the residents (who pay their salaries with their hard earned tax dollars). Oh Lord, may we be pleasing to our new neighbors. AMEN
Good luck dealing with the city guys!
Clara, I need your help, the city is bullying us around, with their YOU DO WHAT WE SAY! attitude. It's not fair what they're making us do in our effort to get a small business off the ground! You would think, that another small business would put at least a few people to work, something positive for Victoria, well, they apparently don't see it that way, it's like they don't even want us here, but, we're legal, born in the USA, pay taxes just like everyone else, so why the hard time RIck Madrid?
What about my dream? of living in a quiet peaceful neighborhood? Now I have cars parked up and down my street, trash in my front yard, people going and coming all day long and hopefully I won't back into somebodys car.
I am looking forward to the dance lessons. I am tired of the same old tejano, norteno, etc. It's time for a change. It will be fun to try something else.
I love to dance, i dance at home all the time, because I am allergic to cigarette smoke, and I can't go to dance halls or weddings, or anywhere people smoke. Once, I risked getting sick to see my favorite band in concert. I was sick with wheezing for three days after the concert, but it was worth it!! I'd do it again if they come to town again. Like when my daughter got married, we asked the guests to please not smoke so that I could dance with my family, but no, they lit up, so I had to go home. I didn't want to be a party pooper, but i'm getting older and it affects me worse. I have a dream, maybe one day, I can dance in the dance hall where John Travolta danced, w/ my friends, hear loud music, have a drink and just have a good ol time. I called my best friend the other day, I couldn't understand her, seems she just got throat cancer from smoking her whole life. She always respected me and didn't smoke when she was near me. Although, she did smell, I put up with it, because she was my friend. I don't hate smokers, I just hate what they do to themselves and to others like me. I know some immature, self-centered, unenlightened characters out there will attack my comment, but that's okay. It doesn't matter, i love myself enough to get out of their way (smokers) anyway, I just wish they'd love themselves enough to stop--then we'd all just be fine,,,,, yeah right,,,,the day pigs fly......or the day swine and bird flu intermix....
They did something like this in Freeport, Texas a few years back, it was an individual who was angry at what was going on with the city-about an eminent domain situation.
I have personally known Julie Cordova my whole life, as I am her mother. She has done what every level headed successful girl/woman has done. Made good grades, helped her parents save money for college from an early age, (that meant getting a job early on to save for college and buy her own car too). There was NEVER any question about what she would do after high school. It was a given, she was going to be a college graduate. And she did graduate, just like many people do. She GOT the grades, she had the discipline, when she graduated from high school, she already had 24 college credit hours. I don't know why this article mentions her having to "overcome challenges". There was NEVER any challenges she had to overcome. She did what ANY aspiring young person would do, if they take the time to invest in their future. I'm sitting here scratching my head.......wondering,,,what are they talking about? Let me see,,,,what would those "challenges" be? She is not disabled, she did not use grants, or loans, because we had saved for education, she had her own car, she had the grades, she had the moral support of her family and friends, the only struggles if any, were staying up late sometimes studying to take her exams, but don't all students struggle with that? I don't know, I guess maybe Julie was hispanic? Could that be the " challenge " they are alluding to? Maybe stereotyping her into certain "challenges" that some older hispanic woman may have? Julie is 25 years old, she's been a registered nurse for almost four years now, with a BN. THe hospital she is employed at won't let her put those hard earned initials on her work name tag--why? I don't understand. If I was a patient at that hospital, I sure would like to see what kind of employee is helping me, and yes, I would request the best, most schooled, most experienced nurse, wouldn't you? She was recently nominated for "Nurse of the year", but didn't get an invitation to the banquet. Why? This write up just rubs me the wrong way, I don't want her being represented as anyone other than who or what she really is. A successful human being who has been divinely blessed with the gift of service unto others, just like many, many other women.