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Subject: REMINDER; Dallas – Chorizo and Tony Casillas, Cowboys defensive lineman. Menudo Community Breakfast
Our Agenda: Chief David O. Brown Dr. Robert Garza David Espinoza Guillermo Ramos. Tony Casillas
LULAC 102 is looking for Volunteers that would be interested in registering people to vote. If you would like to volunteer contact Viviana via email at vanaya or by phone at (214) 941-8300.
Chorizo & Menudo
For over a decade the Chorizo and Menudo community breakfasts has been hosted by LULAC Chapter 102 every first Saturday of each month in Dallas. This breakfast is free and open to the public.
This same concept is extended to the community in Fort Worth, every second Saturday of each month.
Past guests include elected officials and community leaders who have covered major issues facing Hispanics in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
Please forward this invite to your email list.
For additional information you may contact Domingo Garcia at 214-941-8300 or garciadtx.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
Domingo A. Garcia
LULAC Council 102
Chorizo & Menudo
Por más de una década, el desayuno de Chorizo y Menudo se ha llevado a cabo el primer sábado de cada mes en Dallas. Este evento, presentado por el Concilio 102 de LULAC, es gratuito para nustra comunidad y el público en general.
Este mismo concepto se ha extendido a Fort Worth, llevándolo a cabo cada segundo sábado del mes. Nuestros previos invitados incluyen oficiales electos y líderes comunitarios, quienes han dado discurso sobre los temas que afectan a nuestra comunidad.
Por favor pase esta invitación a su lista de contactos. Para información adicional puede contactar a Domingo García al 214-941-8300 o al correo electrónico garciadtx
¡Esperamos verlos el sábado!
Domingo A. García
Presidente, LULAC Concilio 102
Dallas Chorizo and Menudo Community Breakfast
LULAC 102 President, Domingo Garcia
Saturday, November 7th, 2015
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
El Ranchito Restaurant
610 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75208
Chief David O. Brown – Dallas Police Department Chief David O. Brown is a thirty-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department. As Chief of Police, he commands a department comprised of over 4,000 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of 426 million dollars.
At the request of the City Manager, Chief Brown served as an Interim Assistant City Manager for the City of Dallas and directed operations in the areas of Code Compliance, Environmental & Health Services, Equipment & Building Services, Library Services, Park & Recreation, and Cultural Affairs. These departments were comprised of approximately 2700 employees with a combined annual operating budget of 233 million dollars.
Chief Brown holds both a Bachelor of Science and Master’s (MBA) in Business Administration. Chief Brown is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy, FBI National Executive Institute, Senior Management Institute for Police, the National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in Tel Aviv, Israel and the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection Seminar in Washington, D.C. Chief Brown also holds Master Peace Officer and Police Instructor certifications from the State of Texas.
Dr. Robert Garza – President, Mountain View College Dr. Robert Garza was appointed president of Mountain View College on February 17, 2015, by Dr. Joe May, chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, with the approval of the DCCCD Board of Trustees. Under Dr. Garza’s leadership, Mountain View College recorded its highest level of enrollment in the fall 2015 semester, enrolling more than 9,500 credit students. The college awarded its first honorary degree to Mr. Trinidad “Trini” Garza, the namesake of the Garza Early College High School at Mountain View College and saw a record number of students participate in its May 2015 graduation ceremony. To bring the college’s mission of empowering people and transforming communities to life, Dr. Garza led the first neighborhood block walk in Mountain View College’s history, which increased community support and awareness of the campus.
Dr. Garza has presented at numerous conferences on subjects including enrollment management, student development and the role of student affairs in facilitating student success. Dr. Garza was recently awarded the V. Ray Cardozier Alumni Excellence Award by the University of Texas. The award honors a graduate of the doctoral program in higher education who demonstrates excellence in their scholarly/professional work. In addition, Dr. Garza has been selected to join the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents in July 2016.
Before joining Mountain View College, Dr. Garza served as vice president for student success at Palo Alto College (part of the Alamo Colleges system in San Antonio). In his previous position, he lead a division of 90 full-time professional and support staff members who strived to provide quality and effective student services in the areas of admissions, advising, graduation, transfer programs, career and job placement, child care, financial aid, scholarships, Alumni y Amigos, federal programs, pre-college programs (including dual high school/college credit instruction and several early college high school programs), student life, student recruitment and veterans affairs. Dr.Garza was an inaugural recipient of the Alamo Colleges Excellence Award in 2012.
Dr. Garza earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He earned a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin. His dissertation focused on Faculty Perspectives in Online Learning. The study utilized Interactive Qualitative Analysis to identify challenges in online education and capture faculty perceptions about online learning.
He is married to Dr. Esther Garza, an assistant professor of bilingual education at Texas A&M University-San Antonio, and they have two children, Victoria and Robert.
David Espinoza – Board Member, Grand Prairie ISD Mr. David Espinosa is a lifetime resident of Grand Prairie and a product of GPISD. He attended Bonham Elementary School, Lee Middle School, and graduated from Grand Prairie High School. His three older brothers also graduated from Grand Prairie High School, as well as his niece and nephews. David’s mother worked for GPISD for 24 years in the ESL department as a paraprofessional. Born from immigrant parents, David is a first generation Mexican-American and he believes GPISD paved the way for him. He attended and graduated from Mountain View Community College and received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas at Arlington.
David’s desire to serve on the School Board started when he worked as an International English teacher in South America. As a teacher, he learned firsthand on how hard it is for educators to work with limited resources. That experience allowed him to understand the strong support teachers need from parents, as well as the Board, to provide the best opportunities for our children. He has worked as a substitute teacher for GPISD and currently serves as the director for the Harvest Project, a non-profit organization that provides fruit and vegetable baskets to the community once a week, feeding over 60 families in Grand Prairie.
Mr. Espinosa became the youngest board member ever elected to the GPISD School Board in May 2015. He believes he is able to understand the struggles of the citizens he represents in District 5 as a Trustee on the GPISD School Board.
Guillermo Ramos – Trustee, Carrollton -Farmers Branch ISD Even before founding The Ramos Law Firm, Guillermo Ramos has been devoted to advancing his client’s causes. First as a real estate agent then Real Estate Broker, Mr. Ramos, represented his clients in real estate transactions across North Texas. In 2004, he formed G R Realtors & Associates LLC a Texas real estate brokerage. He has taught agents in Texas the art of the real estate deal ever since.
Desiring more out of his career he attended Texas A&M University School of Law. He graduated in December 2009 and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas as a licensed attorney in September 2010. He has proudly serves the North Texas community [both English and Spanish speaking] in representing in and out of court. He strives to help under served consumers fight against injustice caused by large corporations.
In April of 2015, Mr. Ramos filed a law suit against Carrollton-FB ISD in federal court for violating the Voting Rights Act. The law suit states that at large elections fail to represent the Latino population in the district. Carrollton – Farmers Branch ISD is 55% Latino and Mr. Ramos is the only Latino trustee in the district.
Tony Casillas – Former Dallas Cowboys DT Tony Steven Casillas was born in Tulsa, and grew up at a time when, he says, “being Spanish wasn’t cool.” That is one of the reason’s he is thankful his career in football has given him a chance to be a role model for kids, demonstrating that regardless of race, color or religion, they can achieve anything if they are determined and willing to work hard enough. He started a foundation in 1993 to help kids get into college and today operates a youth football league for aspiring athletes eight years old and up.
Casillas was an All-State player for Tulsa East Central High School. In helping the Sooners win a national championship in 1985, he was named UPI National Lineman of the Year and Big Eight Conference Defensive Player of the Year. He was a two-time First Team All-Conference standout that Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer once described as “perhaps the greatest Sooner defensive lineman ever.” He also starred in the classroom, winning Academic All-American honors in 1985, and a degree in public relations. The National Football Foundation selected him as the College Defensive Player of the Decade for the 1980s.
The Atlanta Falcons selected Casillas as the second pick overall in the 1986 NFL Draft. He played 13 seasons in the NFL, twice being named All-Pro and helping the Dallas Cowboys win back to back Super Bowls XXVII and XXVIII. “As an athlete, that’s the ultimate goal, said Casillas. “To grow up watching that game and fantasizing about it and then to actually be in it – well, it was unbelieveable.” The defensive tackle played for Atlanta, the New York Jets and Dallas during his NFL career, and is now president of T.C. Oil and Gas Company in Flower Mound, Texas.
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