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Posts published in “Day: January 5, 2021

East Aldine District DRIVE & DASH distributes 500 gifts

Drive & Dash organizers included Natalie Perez, Natalie Lumbreras, Santa, and Veronica Sanches.

East Aldine District was in the Holiday spirit last Saturday, Dec. 19th when they held a Christmas Drive & Dash Toy giveaway at the Town Center on Aldine Mail Route.

The drive was the idea of Natalie Lumbreras, who saw the success of the Halloween Caravan, which gave out sweets and treats through the East Aldine neighborhoods, and she thought a similar community event would be appropriate for Christmas.

Over 500 toys were collected or donated by sponsors, and given out on Saturday, as families drove through the Lone Star College parking lot.

Smithsonian to get Latino Museum

Cornyn Latino Smithsonian Bill Heads to President’s Desk for Signature

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX)’s legislation to authorize the Smithsonian Institution to create a museum honoring American Latinos, the National Museum of the American Latino Act, passed the Senate as a part of the Omnibus funding legislation. It now heads to the President’s desk.

“As a proud Texan, I’m fortunate to have grown up in a state steeped in the contributions of Latino Americans.”

“From the brave soldiers who fought in the Texas Revolution, to the civil rights activists like Cesar Chaves, cultural icons like Selena, and leaders of all types in our communities – generations of Latino Americans have shaped our country as it is today.”

“But many Americans aren’t familiar with the vast contributions of these men and women, and one critical way we can begin to right this wrong is by providing a brick and mortar home for their stories in our nation’s capital.”

“The National Museum of the American Latino will honor and preserve the stories of Latinos throughout our history, so generations of Americans can view a more accurate picture of the great American story.”