Tag: Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards

Ayala named one of four FFHA recipients

Special to the NEWS José Luis Ayala is one of four recipients to be honored at the 2014 Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards. Born in Brownsville in 1949 as the fourth of six children, Ayala’s family sold tacos and raspas to the workers of the fruit packing warehouse on Frontón. Ayala has earned recognition for his …

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SBHS’s Flamenco Ensemble to perform at ceremony

Flamenco band

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The San Benito High School Flamenco Ensemble is slated to perform at the Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 9. “We are very happy,” Flamenco Ensemble Director Jorge Mascorro said of his students. Speaking in Spanish, Mascorro noted, “They considered them [the band] and invited us. Every year, …

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FFHA plans recognition for recipient Garza

Special to the NEWS Pedro R. Garza of Austin has been announced as one of four recipients of the 2014 Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards. Garza became regional director of the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) in January 1996 where he has spearheaded significant collaborative economic development initiatives across Texas and the southwest, leading to economic …

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Mayor announces winners of annual humanitarianism awards

By JACOB LOPEZ Staff Writer reporter@sbnewspaper.com The four recipients of the Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards were announced Wednesday, Sept. 24. San Benito Mayor Celeste Sanchez fittingly made the announcement inside the Freddy Fender Museum at 210 E. Heywood St. The 2014 recipients are as follows: José Luis Ayala, Pedro R. Garza, Rogelio T. Nuñez and Blanca …

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FFHA to posthumously recognize Vela with honor at ceremony

Special to the NEWS Blanca Sanchez Vela will be posthumously honored as a recipient of the 2014 Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards – this because of her outstanding service record and lifelong dedication to public service. Vela died on Feb. 19 of this year. She was a certified teacher and began her career with the San …

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Nuñez to be honored as FFHA recipient

Special to the NEWS Rogelio Nuñez, co-founder of the Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center in San Benito and executive director of Casa de Proyecto Libertad in Harlingen has been named as one of four recipients of the 2014 Freddy Fender Humanitarian Awards. Nuñez is recognized for his dedication to education through his lifelong work in …

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