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Sexting and the Aftermath

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By Celeste Lopez On Thursday of June 28th The Mexican General Consulate held a meeting about sexting and it’s consequences, which was hosted by Santa Cruz County Attorney George Silva. What is Sexting? Sexting is best defined as the act of sending any type of sexual content through technology. The most common technology used to sext are cell phones. In Arizona law is it ... Read More »

Education and Family

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BY DAVID RAMIREZ MATUS Alfredo I. Velasquez has served as Santa Cruz County School Superintendent for the past six years, an elected position he earned after a long and successful educational career. The mission of the Arizona County School Superintendent is to provide quality administrative fiscal and educational services in partnership with schools, educators, and communities to effectively improve student achievement. ... Read More »

Great Historic Buildings

Historic Building: Pierson High School

BY JOESPH WRIGHT Nogales, a city rich in history, is full of great historic buildings; the old court house which is now used as the Cochise College campus in Nogales, the old fire station is now the Pimeria Alta Museum, and the old Nogales High School building up on the hill on Plum Street. These days the old High School ... Read More »

LCHS Graduation honors students

Lourdes High School Graduates

CONTRIBUTED On May 18, 2012 Lourdes Catholic High School (LCHS) celebrated the graduation of the senior class of 2012; in which all the students received  their High School diploma.   Juan Pablo Guzman, Santa Cruz County  Clerk of the Superior Court, was the key note speaker, during  the speech.  He encouraged the students to continue their higher education, in order to ... Read More »

Women told us what they wanted

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BY Heather Dodge Over the years it became increasingly clear that most women prefer gynecologists and obstetricians who, like themselves, are women. National statistics bear this out. Now Mariposa Community Health Center in Nogales offers the full range of expert services by all women OB/GYN providers. Dr. Pilar Baquero and Dr. Erica Simon, plus their excellent team of assistants, are ... Read More »

Hospitalists program

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BY DAVID RAMIREZ MATUS For several years the Carondelet Health Network has adopted a new and revolutionary system of servicing patients through its Hospitalists program. These are hospital-based physicians that manage the care of patients during their stay. The hospitalists manage the inpatient stay from admission through discharge, overseeing and coordinating the care, dealing with medical records, answering any questions, keeping ... Read More »

Latino Teacher Awards Program Now accepting nominations

CONTRIBUTED Phoenix — Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc. (CPLC) is excited to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the 14th Annual Esperanza Latino Teacher Awards presented by Cox Communications and SRP in collaboration with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Over the past 13 years, CPLC has recognized more than 100 outstanding Latino educators who have met the ... Read More »

From humble beginnings

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BY DAVID RAMIREZ MATUS James “Jimmy” Edward Chamberlain was born on the Yerba Buena Ranch near Kino Springs just outside of the city of Nogales. With the odds stacked against him and only a fifth grade education, Chamberlain, at the young age of 14, set out to move into the city to look for work. Chamberlain had settled down working for the Puchi ... Read More »

Pioneers, business & melons

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BY DAVID RAMIREZ MATUS The story of one of the pioneers of local produce business starts in the early 1930’s when Al Harrison and his brother, Robert, owned a wholesale company named Harrison Brothers in the Los Angeles, California area. Harrison struggled to acquire decent quality fruits and vegetables, which a large majority was being transported from Florida to California through ... Read More »

What’s available locally

CONTRIBUTED Mexico is a country that enjoys plenty of sunshine, precipitation, fertile soil and a variety of growing regions and microclimates, making it an ideal place for the cultivation of a huge variety of fresh, high-quality fruits and vegetables. Search for suppliers currently carrying produce you’re interested in. Beans: One of the longest-cultivated plants, have been grown for six thousand ... Read More »

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