El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas on March 5, 2006 · 65
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El Paso Times from El Paso, Texas · 65

El Paso, Texas
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Sunday, March 5, 2006
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(o El Paso Times O C Sunday, March 5, 2006 2006 Women's Hall of Fame Six El Paso women will be honored at the 2006 Women's Hall of Fame banquet Friday at the Camino Real Hotel. The event will begin at 6 p.m. The commission is honoring women who have led a remarkable life of leadership and dedication, and have had a significant impact on El Paso. Here is a quick glimpse of these women. Arts: Tania L. Schwartz's passion for the arts shines in many ways. She was chairwoman of the Los Murales project, where at-risk youth and professional artists created 27 murals. She has also created a bond between the El Paso Holocaust Museum and the YWCA. Civic Leadership: Frances G. Hills has always been a great promoter of the city. Her work in the Woman's Department of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce has had a role in bringing other African-American women into leadership roles. She has led many organizations including the Fort Bliss Toastmasters Club, the Federal Women's Equal Opportunity Program Committee and was YWCA Board treasurer. Education: Transito Alar-con Macias transformed her love of family and community into a movement that promotes the cultural history of San Elizario. She organized the San Elizario Genealogy and Historical Society. The organization also sponsors a variety of activi- (An . (a r4i ?jh rvH isn W mk fii,ii,ri -J I I I I ULUi f 1 ' 1 Tania L Schwartz, arts. M - r Frances G. Hills, civic leadership. Transito Alarcon Macias, education. Denese S. Watkins, professional. Diana M. Kirk lie service. ties including a seminar on San Elizario's historic significance, a Veterans Day Memorial and a traditional Christmas posada. Professional: Denese S. Watkins has been involved in many community organizations in El Paso and continues to pursue efforts that make El Paso a better place for everyone. She is the former owner and consultant of The Creative Advantage, a corporate leadership training firm, where she inspired many business people in the area. Denese is chief executive officer of the Star Chapter of the Texas Alzheimer's and Related Disorders Association. It oversees chapters in El Paso, Amarillo, Nacogdoches, Midland, Harlin-gen and San Antonio. She has also performed with Music Therapy for the Elderly for more than 15 years. Public Service: Diana M. Kirk has worked with the El Paso Police Department since 1985, going from police trainee to assistant chief of police. She has expertise in various aspects of law enforcement. As com mander of the Crimes Against Children section, she implemented a Registered Sex Offender Unit to monitor the city's more than 600 registered sex offenders. She oversees the Office of Administration and Support Services department. She has received many individual and team awards including the prestigious Herman Goldstein Award. Science, health: Margaret R. Bartoletti has been an advocate for improving health and human services for many years, , pub- Margaret R. Bartoletti, science, health. especially those concerned with substance abuse. As director of the Rio Grande Safe Communities coalition, she has been instrumental in bringing national attention to and funding for lo-; cal and binational border initiatives concerning substance abuse and youth. As a commu-, nity activist, she has been responsible for the initiation of ! the Mayor's Drug Task Force, the Unite El Paso Health and Human Services Task Force, and the Consortium on Substance Abuse Free Environment. Mexico Today lecture I V 1 fcT '1.'- ii iii rrl " 1 president and chief . 1 executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, talked j about "Adapting to the New Forces of Global Competition: Can Mexico Do It?" at a Mexico Today lecture Feb. 21 at the Undergraduate Learning V Tm denier ai me univer- S.V-S I soV 0fTeX3S 3t E1 Pa" UTEP President Diana Natalicio and Mexican Consul General Juan Carlos Fon-cerrada were hosts of the lecture. The lecture series is an effort to look at Mexico's emerging political, economic and social trends and their effects on the future of the U.S.-Mexico border as Mexico moves toward electing a new president in July. The event was sponsored in part by the Hughes Butterworth Jr. and Family Presidential Leadership funds. Mexican Consul General Juan Carlos Foncerrada listened to the Mexico Today lecture Feb. 21. V?Ullr .!'f--' Vti ..r.- Photo by Mark Umbto El Paso Times Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard W. Fisher talked with Laurraine Huffman, center, and Elvia Tarango. 'Border Document, 1985-2005' BRUCE BE. a, BORDER DOCUMENT. 1985-20v. r N c :: BHHHHi)BIiiilllllWMMMMilliWiW"JiMiiilHHillllllVBI Photos by Dobn Gulbas El Paso Times 1 j y S km I r I I V The Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso had an opening reception for photographer Bruce Berman on Feb. 22. Berman's exhibit, "Border Document, 1985-2005," will be up through April 1. Gallery officials said Berman is interested in the Borderland and has taken many photographs in Juarez. About 200 people attended the event. Information: 747-6151. Visitors talked during a reception for photographer Bruce Berman on Feb. 22 at the Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts. "Senor Rodriguez," 1988 photograph by Bruce Berman. Bruce Berman with one of his photographs. George Rodriguez asked a question at the lecture. UTEP economics student Isaac Perez posed a question during the Mexico Today lecture. The Sun Bowl Association will have its Celebration 2006 installation banquet at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday at the El Paso convention center. Barry Alvarez, former Wisconsin University football coach and two-time national coach of the year, will be the featured speaker. Tickets cost $50. Reservations are due Tuesday. Information: 533-4416. This week Craft bazaar: The Fort Bliss Officers, Civilians and Spouses' Association will have its annual Spring Craft Bazaar from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Stout Gym off Cas-sidy Road. Information: 568-9995. Luncheon: The Westsidc Welcome Club will have its March luncheon at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday at Ardovino's Desert Crossing, 1 Ardovino Drive, Sunland Park. Frank Evans, retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, will speak on computer identity theft. The cost is $15. Information: 585-1651. Hall of Fame banquet: The Fl Paso Commission for Women will have its 2006 Women's Hall of Fame banquet at 6 p.m. Friday at the Camino Real Hotel. Tickets cost $75. Information: I.ori Miller, 856-1144. MAIUCYOURCALENDAR (I i Rubin R. Ramlru El Paso Times Bernle Ollvas, John Folmer and Wayne Thornton of the Sun Bowl Association. The group's Celebration 2006 banquet will be Wednesday. Make plans Dinner fund-raiser: The Canu-tillo Sun-Up Optimist Club will have its third annual Blast From the Past fund raiser March 25 at the Sunland Park Racetrack & Casino Signature Showroom. The event will include dinner, dancing, cash bar. silent auction and enter tainment. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.; dinner will be from 7 to 8. Legendary Fl Paso D) Steve Cros-no will be the master of ceremonies. Tickets, $20, must K" bought in advance. Information: 877-2122 or 877-331'). Anniversary gala: l a Mujer Obrera will have its 25th anniver sary gala featuring Sandra Day O'Connor, retired U.S. Supreme . Court justice, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. April 4 at the El Paso convention , center. A welcome reception for . O'Connor will start at 6 p.m. at the Camino Real Hotel. Tickets for the reception and the dinner gala cost $175. Tickets for the gala only cost $100 and $75. Reservations, information: 588-0159. Anniversary gala: CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) will have a 20th anniversary celebration April 6 at Ardovino's Desert Crossing in Sunland Park. The event will include live and silent auctions. The guest speaker will be Ashley Marie Rhodes-Courter, a former CASA child in Florida who will tell her story. Tickets cost $50. Information: 546-8146, ext. 5. Benefit luncheon: The Woman's Club of El Paso will have its annual civic benefit, "Signs of Spring." from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 8 at the Camino Real Hotel. Proceeds will benefit El Paso Pro-Musica. Tickets cost $30 and include a style show by Chicos. Reservations, Information: 532-6131 To hav a community event published in Marts Your Calendar, send items at least 10 days before the event to Community News Editor, P.O. Box 20, El Paso, TX 79999. or fan items to 546-6115 For more information: 546 6 ISO.

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