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Vol. 42
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January 30, 2015
Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy INSIDE
Wins Attendance Challenge for Central Texas
Coca Cola honors
self empowered
mothers and teens.
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Tommy Wyatt
America’s last
hope in the
celebrated with a school-wide dance with the
Bertha Sadler Means Young Women’s
Leadership Academy Friday, Jan. 23. At left,
the schools’ namesakes, Gus Garcia and
Bertha Sadler Means, kicked-off the event with
a first dance. Pictured above, the school also
accepted a prize of $5,000.
The first Major Tennis
Tournament is the Australian
Open. When the tournament
started most of America’s
hopes hinged on the
Women’s side. We have not
had a top Men’s player since
Andy Roddick retired a
couple of year ago.
AUSTIN, TX - Austin
We have all placed our
ISD, in partnership with
money on Venus and Serena
the E3 Alliance and the Get
Williams for the last fifteen
Schooled Foundation, are
years. And when Venus
proud to announce Gus
became ill a couple of years
Garcia Young Men’s Leadago, the pressure fell on
ership Academy has won
Serena to hold up the trophy
the middle school fall atof the tournament. And while
tendance challenge for
she faltered at times, she
Central Texas. The school
finished the year as the No.
placed seventh in the na1 Woman Player in the
This year, Serena got a
little help. Not only did
Venus return stronger than
ever, they were joined by
three other African American
players. Those players were
Sloane Stephens, Taylor
Townsend and new comer
Madison Keys. And as we
enter the final week of play
and the quarter-finals, three
of them are still standing.
Keys joined Venus and
Serena in that group. The
upcoming match will feature
Venus and Keys against
each other. Serena is in the
other side of the draw.
It is expected that two of
the three will oppose each
other for the championship.
And while most expect it to
be Serena and Venus, they
all still have a lot of work to
Serena is trying to
Sgt Makeba Lewis with Pflugerville Police Chief Charles Hooker.
become the woman to win
Photographer Sgt. Oscar Lewis.
the most championships in
history. She is now only four
AUSTIN, TX - On Tues- and the registered dietitian
tournaments short of that H-E-B SLIM DOWN
contestants in will be available for intergoal. She will be trying to
the Fifth Annual H-E-B Slim views.
accomplish that status during
Down Showdown weight
H-E-B selected a comCONTESTANTS
this tournament season.
loss competition will be bination of 30 H-E-B PartThe Williams sisters have KICK OFF 14-WEEK treated to a complete ners (employees) and cusalways garnered a lot of
makeover of their pantries tomers from around the
attention during their time on
during an in-store shopping state to compete in the
the tour. And as they both
tour led by H-E-B Registered Fifth Annual Slim Down
Showdown, giving them a
near the end of their careers
Media are invited to chance to win a $10,000
(they are both in their 30’s),
attend the tours and follow grand prize or a $5,000
we are all pulling for Serena
Local Contestants Take their group of local contes- “Health Hero” prize. The
to reach her goal.
tants through store aisles as contest began Jan. 17 with
Guided In-Store
Now if we could do
they learn tips and tricks for an intensive, weeklong
Shopping Tour with
something on the men’s side
shopping smarter and get- wellness program in San
H-E-B Registered
of the isle, American Tennis
ting on track to healthier Antonio and will continue
would be back in the picture.
lifestyles. Each contestant for the next 14 weeks. An
The challenge was a
friendly, nine-week competition to rally students to
improve attendance and
stay focused on education. More than 55,000
students participated nationally in the 2014 Fall
Attendance Challenge.
“I’m very proud of our
young men, who worked
See REVENUE, page 2
Pflugerville Police Officer Under The Radar
Texas coalition preps
generation migrants
for civic leadership.
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CASA safeguards
victimized children.
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Austin Housing
Chairman and
Housing Leader
Carl S. Richie
Jr. Announces
Run for
NAHRO Senior
Vice President
by Shirley A. Hammond
Villager Columnist
PFLUGERVILLE, TX There are many firsts in
the annals of African
American history. Colin
Powell was the first U.S.
Secretary of State, with
Condoleezza Rice following as the first female in
that role. President Barack
Obama was the first African-American president.
See LEWIS, page 7
Carl S. Richie Jr.
The move positions
Richie to serve as
NAHRO president
in two years
See HACA, page 3
additional 5 past contestants were also chosen for
a “Second Chance” competition to get their health
back on track.
wellness journey, contestants will post blogs and videos chronicling their ups
and downs, recipes, and
tips about what’s working
for them. Anyone can follow their journey by
In addition, anyone
can sign up online and do
the program right alongside
contestants in the free Slim
Down Showdown Challenge, a 10-week digital
toolkit with recipes, workouts, videos and a mobile
weight tracker.
Tuesday, Jan. 27, 10
AM: Austin H-E-B @
14028 N. US Hwy 183
Contestants: Shay
Malcolm, Courtney
Combs, Doug Macis,
Darralyn Johnson, and
Terra Gauvain