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29 DE AGOSTO - 4 DE SEPTIEMBRE | 2019 3 WWW.QUEONDAMAGAZINE.COM GOVERNOR ABBOTT ANNOUNCES GRANT FUNDING TO SUPPORT BORDER SECURITY OPERATIONS IN TEXAS G overnor Greg Abbott to- prior year. Eligible local units of day announced $15 mil- government and federally recog- lion in federal Operation nized tribal governments work GOVERNOR ABBOTT HOLDS Stonegarden Grant Program in coordination with Customs FIRST TEXAS SAFETY (OPSG) funding to increase op- and Border Protection (CBP) and erational capabilities of feder- the United States Border Patrol COMMISSION MEETING ON al, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies along the (USBP) to develop Operations Or- ders that support border security COMBATING HATE AND border. The grants are part of needs identified by each USBP EXTREMISM IN TEXAS the $30 million in Operations Orders approved by the U.S. De- Sector. Once all federal reviews of planned Operations are complete, G overnor Greg Abbott today "It is imperative that Tex- partment of Homeland Security Texas is able to obligate the funds hosted the first meeting of as develop solutions that not only (DHS), Federal Emergency Man- to participating law enforcement the Texas Safety Commis- make our state a better place, but agement Agency (FEMA) under agencies. Local jurisdictions re- sion in Austin. The Governor met most importantly a safer place," the current year’s grant program. ceiving funding through these with lawmakers, educators, ad- said Governor Abbott. "Our start- These funds ensure that law en- latest OPSG awards include 50 vocates, community leaders, and ing point began today, with the forcement partners are equipped law enforcement agencies located experts to generate strategies to process of exploring all avenues with the resources they need to in the following 18 counties: Bee, provide community healing, com- and reviewing all facts to deter- confront the complex and dynam- Calhoun, Cameron, Dimmit, Du- bat the rise of extremist groups mine how we can prevent anoth- ic challenges that exist along the val, El Paso, Hidalgo, Jim Wells, and hateful ideologies, keep guns er tragedy like the shooting in El Texas border. Kinney, Kleberg, Nueces, Presi- out of the hands of deranged in- Paso from occurring again. I am dio, Refugio, Val Verde, Victoria, dividuals, and combat domestic grateful for the insight and ex- "The state of Texas is com- Webb, Willacy, and Zapata. terrorism in Texas. The ideas dis- pertise of those who participated mitted to utilizing these resourc- cussed in the commission meet- in the Texas Safety Commission es to continue to help secure our The Homeland Security ings will aid in the development meeting today, and I look forward southern border,” said Governor Grants Division (HSGD), a sub- of an immediate action plan for to our continued work as we pur- Abbott. "I am grateful for our con- set of the Governor’s Public Safe- the State of Texas. sue ideas that will keep Texas tinued partnership with the U.S. ty Office (PSO), is responsible for safe." Department of Homeland Securi- administering OPSG funding as ty and the additional funding the part of the larger Homeland Se- agency is providing to help carry curity Grant Program from DHS/ out this mission. These grants FEMA. Local units of govern- will provide much-needed support ment along the southern border for the men and women of law that are interested in learning enforcement who are working to more about this program should combat the crisis at our southern contact one of the five (5) USBP border." Sectors (https://www.cbp.gov/ border-security/along-us-borders/ DHS/FEMA allocated border-patrol-sectors) consisting more than $30 million in OPSG of Big Bend, Del Rio, El Paso, funding to the State of Texas last Laredo and Rio Grande Valley, or year, which was an increase of the PSO at 512-463-1919. more than $10 million from the
4 29 DE AGOSTO - 4 DE SEPTIEMBRE | 2019 WWW.QUEONDAMAGAZINE.COM ENTRETINIMIENTO AANA CAROLINA ANUNCIA EL STAGE LIGHTING FIXTURES AND CABLE EQUIPMENT PURCHASE AND DELIVERY (PHASE II) CHALLENGE OFICIAL DE SU Houston First Corporation requests proposals from experienced, SENCILLO "LOS EUROS, LOS theatrical lighting equipment companies to provide and deliver the stage lighting fixtures and cable. VERDES Y LOS PESOS" A Please visit na Carolina es una de las este sencillo tanto en las calles, https://www.houstonfirst.com/do-business influencers Dominicanas establecimientos nocturnos, como for complete details. en medios sociales mas también conectando con el publico popular del momento con mas que consumen el contenido Digi- de 2.8 millones de seguidores en tal diariamente. Instagram, y para sumar es Pre- sentadora, Modelo, Animadora X Cantante Urbana. Bajo el sello de Ana Carolina X Chosen Chosen Few Emerald Entertain- Few Emerald Entertainment in- ment, Ana Carolina lanza su mas vita al publico a participar en reciente sencillo "Los Euros, Los el Challenge de "Los Euros, Los Verdes, Y Los Pesos", junto a un Verdes, Y Los Pesos". El Chal- video musical dirigido por Freddy lenge se trata de colgar un video Graph y co-dirigido por Salvador en los medios sociales bailando Morales "Salva". El sencillo cuen- el tema con el hashtag #loseuro- ta con un estilo Urbano Dembow slosverdesylospesos y cuando el Dominicano el cual habla de la video musical oficial del tema lle- seguridad y el control de la inter- gue a 1 millón de visitas en You- prete donde puede disfrutar de los Tube, Ana Carolina escoge el vid- tres tipos de monedas en donde eo challenge que mas le gusto, le quiera que va, e invitando a sus regala $1,000 al ganador y pone el amistades a olvidarse de los prob- video en sus medios sociales. lemas, disfrutar del momento y no darle mente a nada. Para finalizar, Ana Caroli- na participo el fin de semana pas- Este nuevo sencillo de ado en la parada Dominicana de Ana Carolina cuenta con la repre- NYC. Con mas de 40 carrozas que sentación absoluta del reconocido van por la Avenida de las Améri- productor Multi-Platino Manuel cas, Ana Carolina sobresalió con Alejandro Ruiz Boy Wonder CF su musica, presencia, y muchos del sello Chosen Few Emerald el fanáticos presente. cual apuesta al éxito y alcance de OFFICE ASSISTANT - ENTRY LEVEL ACTION LIMO - HOUSTON, TX This position will require general office help, great phone etiquette, and internet savvy; with the ability to communicate professionally with customers and staff. Customer Service Includes: • Answering multi-phone line system. • Taking customer reservations, providing quotes and confirmations by phone and email.a • Credit card processing and providing clients with receipts and invoices. Assist with accounting and filing • Microsoft Office • Social media updates • Weekends availability • Reliable and with good references, EOE Job Types: Full-time, Part-time Salary: $8.00 to $12.00 /hour For more info limo.com | 281-932-9942
29 DE AGOSTO - 4 DE SEPTIEMBRE | 2019 5 WWW.QUEONDAMAGAZINE.COM BOARD APPROVES METRONEXT PLAN T he METRO Board of Direc- Intercontinental Airport, 16 addi- tors voted unanimously to tional miles of light rail including approve the METRONext a connection to Hobby Airport, ex- Moving Forward plan. Today’s ac- panded two-way HOV/HOT lanes, tion calls for a referendum to be 290 miles of BOOST or optimized placed on the Nov. 5, 2019 ballot bus service along heavily trav- for voters to consider $3.5 billion eled routes and signature bus ser- in bonding authority for METRO. vice on Westheimer with limited The balance of the $7.5 billion stops. The plan also calls for in- plan would be funded through vestments in 21 new or improved local dollars and federal funding Park & Rides and transit centers, grants. There would be no new as well as accessibility and us- tax increases for implementing ability improvements for seniors the plan. and the disabled. The METRONext plan In all, METRONext in- includes 75 miles of METRORa- cludes about 40 transit projects. pid service (Bus Rapid Transit) Learn more about the plan in this includng a connection to Bush video and at METRONext.org. COMMERCIAL LOAN BROKER Houston First Holdings LLC requests proposals from commercial loan NOV 13-17 brokers capable of assisting the company in obtaining a loan to refinance existing indebtedness secured by the Hilton Americas-Houston Hotel. An experienced finance team is needed to prepare and conduct a market- ing process, identify funding options and assist in all aspects of negotia- tion of loan applications, commitments, and the satisfaction of lender-re- quired due diligence. Please visit https://www.houstonfirst.com/do-business for complete details.
6 29 DE AGOSTO - 4 DE SEPTIEMBRE | 2019 WWW.QUEONDAMAGAZINE.COM INMIGRACIÓN & POLÍTICA CAMBIOS EN EL PROCESO DE ASILO DESENCADENAN PROTESTA DE JUECES DE INMIGRACIÓN L a administración del pres- tribunales de inmigración tras su idente, Donald Trump, creación por parte de la adminis- prosigue con su plan de tración en 2017, agrega The Asso- cambiar las reglas por las que ciated Press, el primer medio que se establece quién, entre los mi- habló de este cambio. grantes, tiene derecho a insta- larse en el país. Este viernes dio La nueva norma provi- ¿BUSCAS AHORRAR DINERO EN AVISOS LEGALES? a conocer un nuevo cambio que sional se hará efectiva tras ser afecta los procesos de concesión publicada este lunes. La persona de asilo. Jueces y abogados de in- que actualmente cubre el cargo de migración creen que el Gobierno director de EOIR, James McHen- así intenta tener más influencia ry, fue asignado a ese puesto por sobre los casos de inmigración. Trump. Anteriormente, desar- rolló gran parte de su carrera Publique sus avisos legales La nueva norma puesta en el Servicio de Inmigración y POR MENOS puesta en marcha concede más Control de Aduanas (ICE, por sus poder a la Oficina Ejecutiva para siglas en inglés). la Revisión de la Inmigración (EOIR, en inglés), la agencia del Hasta ahora, la autoridad Departamento de Justicia que su- que tenía facultad para revertir pervisa las cortes de inmigración, las decisiones de la Junta de Apel- en decisiones sobre peticiones de aciones de Inmigración era el fis- Llámenos asilo no resueltas antes de un pla- cal general de EEUU. De hecho, zo establecido. De esta manera, el el actual, William Barr, aplicó antes de llamar al otro periódico. director de este organismo podrá este poder hace menos de un mes Que Onda Magazine elegir si acepta o rechaza apela- para limitar la concesión de asilos ciones a las decisiones sobre esas a migrantes cuyas familias estén solicitudes. amenazadas por pandillas. Ello conlleva que, a partir Lo mismo hizo un año an- de ahora, se vayan a establecer tes Jeff Session, anterior fiscal ÁREAS DE CIRCULACIÓN: antecedentes legales que pueden general, para el caso de víctimas redefinir la ley de asilo, según de grupos criminales y de violen- explica The Washington Post. cia doméstica. Ahora, también el Y así se consolida la posición de director de EOIR podrá tomar de- EOIR en la coordinación de los cisiones de este tipo. Brazoria Harris Chambers Liberty Fort Bend Montgomery Galveston Waller Contacto: Gabriel Esparza 713-880-1133
8 29 DE AGOSTO - 4 DE SEPTIEMBRE | 2019 WWW.QUEONDAMAGAZINE.COM ALTUVE RECAP: HOMERS IN BIG DYNAMO FALL INNING, ASTROS TO FC DALLAS BEAT ANGELS IN RETURN 11-2 LEG OF TEXAS DERBY T T Michael Brantley led off he Astros finally began to he Houston Dynamo fell 5-1 Ondrasek added a brace of his the eighth with a single, extend- barrel up baseballs in the to their intra-state rivals own with two goals in eight min- ing his hitting streak to 18 games. eighth inning, and it seemed FC Dallas tonight at Toy- utes early in the second half. De- Reddick's two-run double gave like they might never stop. ota Stadium. The Dynamo start- fender Ryan Hollingshead found him three RBI. It was Reddick's ed hot, creating multiple scoring Ondrasek inside the box in the first RBI since Aug. 10 and first Jose Altuve's career-high opportunities in the first 20 min- 56th minute for his first goal of multihit game since July 14. tying 24th home run capped a utes, nearly finding the net inside the evening. Badji’s low cross seven-run eighth after Framber the first minute after midfielders found the forward at the far post "It was good to get in there Valdez grinded through six grit- Tommy McNamara and Tomás in the 64th minute for his fourth and contribute today and it actu- ty innings, and Houston beat the Martínez combined inside the goal of the season. ally mean something," Reddick Los Angeles Angels 11-2 Sunday. said. "A lot of my at-bats haven't penalty area. Despite dominating possession and keeping the ball Dynamo forward Memo Rodri meant anything lately because Alex Bregman, Abraham inside Dallas’ defensive third for guez put Houston on the board in we're usually up 3-0 by the time Toro and Josh Reddick also drove most of the first quarter-hour, the the 80th minute when he tapped I get up. That's a good problem to in runs in the eighth as the Astros Dynamo were unable to find the in a centering pass from forward have." sent 11 batters to the plate. back of the net. Mauro Manotas. The goal was Ro- driguez’s sixth of the season, ex- Valdez was called up from "We did a good job of doing FC Dallas took the lead tending his career high. Triple-A Round Rock and earned everything right," Astros manag- his first win since June 15, ending in the 24th minute when captain er AJ Hinch said. "We took ad- Reto Ziegler converted a penalty Dallas forward Michael a streak of four-straight losses. vantage of a few mistakes, we hit kick. FC Dallas was awarded the Barrios capped the scoring in the the ball in a couple of good spots spot kick after Dynamo defender sixth minute of stoppage time "I just wanted to throw my to capitalize on a couple of hits, a Jose Bizama was whistled for a when he put away a rebound from best pitches and focus and make couple of big swings. Just every- foul on forward Dominique Badji close range. sure that I executed my best body kind of dialed in and we had pitches so that I could get them at the edge of the six-yard box. an explosive inning and separat- The Dynamo will now out," he said through a translator. ed ourselves and had a comfort- The north Texas side dou- travel to the Midwest next week- able win." bled their lead five minutes later end for a showdown with Sporting Martin Maldonado hit a when forward Zdenek Ondrasek Kansas City at 7:30 p.m. on Sat- two-run homer in the seventh to Houston has won seven of intercepted a pass near midfield urday, Aug. 31 at Children’s Mer- extend the lead to 4-1. eight. The club entered the day and quickly found midfielder cy Park. The first match between tied with the Yankees for the best Jesús Ferreira in space. Ferreira both clubs ended in a 1-1 draw Jaime Barria (4-7) only record in the AL at 84-47. dribbled to the top of the box and after Elis equalized for Houston gave up two runs but still was cut inside to create an opening minutes after Kansas City took stuck with his fourth-straight "Play our game, we can't for a shot that beat Dynamo goal- the lead in the second half. loss. Barria allowed three hits, really get stuck scoreboard struck out four and walked three keeper Joe Willis at the far post. watching," Reddick said. "Hap- in 5 1/3 innings. pens every year, team's get so caught up in looking at the out of "I know I have to bring my town scoreboard. That's all fine A-game especially with a lineup and dandy once we've gotten our like that," Barria said through a wins. When that happens, we can translator. watch all we want to."
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10 29 DE AGOSTO - 4 DE SEPTIEMBRE | 2019 WWW.QUEONDAMAGAZINE.COM W e had the pleasure of sit- ting with Ms. Marilyn Burgess, Harris County District Clerk, where we got to we have given back in raises to the hard working front line em- ployees. MARILYN discuss her deep roots in politics and future plans while in office. Gabriel: Can you explain the role of 'dis- HARRIS COUNTY trict clerk'? Gabriel: Tell us a little bit about yourself. Marilyn: Our official function Marilyn: I grew up in Lou- comes from the isiana in a small rural community Texas constitu- by the name of Spearsville, where tion where we I had a graduating class of 36! are named as Both of my parents held elected the official re- offices in their lifetimes, so I grew cord keepers of up in a civic minded family that the court sys- believed in giving back to the com- tems. We are munity. My dad held a role that responsible for was very similar to County Com- staffing each of missioner in Louisiana, called Po- our 90 court- lice Jury. Growing up, I attended rooms with a Democratic State Conventions court clerk, with my parents, and later after I which includes was an adult; my mom was elect- criminal, civil, ed mayor of our little town, so I family, juvenile guess you can say public service and specialty is in my DNA. I moved to Texas courts. While after graduating from LSU and we have noth- have been a Texan ever since. ing to do with who's charged Gabriel: So you come or any outcomes from a political family? – our clerks re- cord everything Marilyn: Absolutely, I that goes on in definitely come from a political the courtroom. family. Before my mom died, her When an at- only regret was that she waited torney files a so long in life to get started in the case, we accept political arena, as she would have that filing and loved to do more. She would have assign it to a made an awesome state represen- courtroom. We tative! After she passed, it pushed are also respon- me to want to run, and; it wasn’t sible for collect- “Marilyn Burgess is pictured here alongside her two Chief Deputies Wes McCoy and too late for me. So that's when ing all civil and I decided to run for public office criminal fees, a survey of all of our supervisors in multiple languages? and get involved in Harris County all monies paid as deposits on and asked them to identify the public service. civil cases awaiting disposition, people in their area who were bi- Marilyn: Our jury sum- all funds awarded to minors paid lingual in any language, not just mons is the only piece of informa- Gabriel: Have you made into the court registry and all Spanish. All departments in our tion that we put out to the public, any changes during these 8 criminal fines. And perhaps the structure had at least one Span- and it's not in Spanish because months on the job? duty most of the public knows us ish-speaking employee. Our call one of the qualifications for jury for, is our responsibility for the center has 2 Spanish-speaking duty is that you must be able to Marilyn: I think we have done a jury summoning process. clerks, and we are adding a third fluently read and write in En- lot in 8 short months! One of the one. glish. We are looking at convert- major initiatives I ran on was, Gabriel: Is this a 24/7 job? Gabriel: Is that the #1 ing some of our standard forms in wanting to pay the “line-level” language you get the most? our intake areas into Spanish. employees in the district clerk's Marilyn: Yes, It constant- office better. In order to do that, ly keeps me very busy, but I love Marilyn: Yes, Spanish, by Gabriel: Anything you'd we eliminated a level of manage- the variety and the pace. far is our most frequent need. We like to add or have people know ment as I thought the office was also identified through our pro- about your administration? “top-heavy”. By eliminating this Gabriel: Do you have oth- cess that we have someone who is level, we were able to free up er staff? Bilingual staff? fluent in Vietnamese and one in Marilyn: During the transition I funds for raises for the “line-lev- Hindu as well. learned this office had not billed el” employees and elevate super- Marilyn: Yes, I have 2 for uncollected civil fees since visors and managers. We freed up chief deputies and over 500 mem- Gabriel: Is the paperwork October 2011. As a CPA, I was about $800,000 in salaries which bers of the DCO staff. We just did
29 DE AGOSTO - 4 DE SEPTIEMBRE | 2019 11 WWW.QUEONDAMAGAZINE.COM BURGESS back upon request. We also offer on our web- site free background checks that sibility and exceptional organiza- tional skills to public and private organizations. She ran on a plat- form dedicated to modernizing DISTRICT CLERK anyone can access. the jury system by going all elec- tronic, increasing juror diversity, Gabriel: Passports? reforming the bail system and de- creasing waste and inefficiencies Marilyn: Yes, we accept in the District Clerk’s Office to and process passport applications ensure a living wage for the hard- here at the Civil Courthouse at working professionals that staff 201 Caroline on the first floor. It's it. a very quick and easy full service Marilyn graduated from process, where you can also get Louisiana State University your photo taken for the passport. with an accounting degree that launched a successful career in Gabriel: How do you get t h e business, which has included serv- public to know that you guys offer ing as the president of the North all of this? Houston-Greenspoint Chamber of Commerce and the Chief Fi- Sarah Dugas, Commu- nancial Officer at a family-owned nications Manager for the local company. It was during her DCO: We have a communications work as the Executive Director of department that manages the the Texas Parent Teachers Asso- marketing and communications ciation (PTA) that she found her efforts, and we are working to re- true calling: fighting and advocat- vamp the website to make it easi- ing for causes that better the lives er to find options the public cares of teachers, working- and mid- about and to access. dle-class families, single mothers, Ms. Burgess also attends many and children. community events. And we have our Facebook page at Harris Marilyn developed her be- County District Clerk where the lief in hard work and public ser- public can keep up with the latest vice from her parents who both happenings at the DCO. held elected office in Spearsville, a northern Louisiana town of Gabriel: Is there any approximately 350 people. Her message you'd like to give to the father represented the region Spanish community? in a role similar to county com- missioner for twelve years. After Marilyn: We are definite- Marilyn’s mother retired from ly here to serve. We are making her position as chair of the local every effort to reach out to the hospital board, she too served the Judith Snively and other members of her management team.” public and make folks aware of community as mayor of Spears- the services we offer and how you ville during the final years of her shocked to hear that and said these notifications via email with- can access our services. We have life. In Marilyn’s adult life, she that will not be the case in my ad- in the next 60 days. a Community Outreach Liaison worked hard to build a career ministration. We bill currently on that recently attended a LU- while raising a child as a single a monthly basis, and will collect Another example is our on- LAC meeting. Anyone who has a mother. These days, she enjoys as much of those past-due uncol- line calendaring system. We had community organization we can spending time with her daughter, lected fees as possible. Just last a lot of complaints about attor- speak to, we'd love to do that. We Lindsey, and her two wonderful month, we passed the $1 million neys calling the courts to get on are always out in the community grandchildren, Reagan and Geof- mark in collections, and we are the judges’ docket calendars and attending events letting everyone frey. very proud of that milestone. not being able to reach anyone. know who we are and what we This system makes it possible to do. If you’d like for one of us to As District Clerk, Marilyn We've introduced a lot of tech- schedule their times anytime, in- come and speak at your commu- oversees a budget of $36 million nology, mostly for services for cluding after hours, on weekends nity events reach out to my office and a staff of over 500 individuals, the legal community in order to or on holidays without the need to via phone (832-927-5770) or email a responsibility to her constitu- improve efficiencies and save tax speak to a staffer. (email@example.com). ents she takes seriously. Marilyn dollars. For example, there is a now brings her seasoned, mea- state requirement for us to each We have started issuing About Marilyn Burgess sured, smart leadership to the week notify every attorney who's citations electronically. When District Clerk’s office, where she had an order signed by any judge service papers are requested, they Marilyn Burgess is the will work to fulfill her campaign that week. Right now, we mail no longer have to send someone Harris County District Clerk. She promises to improve efficiencies, a postcard to meet that require- downtown to pick them up. We is a Certified Public Accountant reduce costs, increase community ment. We expect to start sending can now email the documentation (CPA) with over thirty years of participation, and fairly compen- experience bringing fiscal respon- sate the employees.
12 29 DE AGOSTO - 4 DE SEPTIEMBRE | 2019 Que Onda! Header WWW.QUEONDAMAGAZINE.COM Arranca tu carrera en Lone Star College-University Park En Lone Star College-University Park, “Me gusta que las clases sean prácticas puede lograr sus sueños de obtener un y puedo aprender habilidades que puedo título universitario accesible y de alta usar en el campo”, dijo White. “También calidad y pasar a una carrera exitosa en me familiarizo más con el material, para las industrias en crecimiento de Texas. poder completar una licenciatura en ingeniería mecánica. Es una inversión Como la universidad de la comunidad, inteligente que me ha puesto por delante.” ofrecemos más de 70 programas que conducen a certificaciones de la Además del programa de certificación industria y títulos asociados que lo acelerada, hay un programa de dos años prepararán para algunos de los trabajos de Certificado de Técnico en Mecatrónica y carreras más buscados en el país. Ya sea y un título de Técnico Asociado en que se trate de fabricación y diseño web Ciencia Aplicada (AAS) de Mecatrónica u operaciones de ingeniería y negocios, que conduce a una licenciatura en un nos destacamos por ayudar a nuestros colegio o universidad de cuatro años. estudiantes a impulsar sus carreras y a ingresar rápidamente al mercado laboral. ¿Te preocupa pagar tu educación? En LSC-UP, puede recibir una educación Estamos orgullosos de ser un lugar de alta calidad y alto valor con clases con muchas oportunidades. Nuestros desde solo $330. Además, otorgamos estudiantes puede conseguir membrecía varias becas, trabajos en la escuela y otra en la Academia de Niños YMCA. Y asistencia financiera a los estudiantes. estamos orgullosos de nuestra asociación con iSchool High y la Universidad de La Oficina de Ayuda Financiera de LSC- Houston-Downtown. UP trabajará con usted para explorar opciones y acceder a los fondos que Ya sea para obtener un GED o un necesita para lograr una educación diploma de escuela secundaria o para universitaria. Cuanto antes solicite, obtener un título universitario o una más pronto podrá planificar sus gastos certificación de la industria, LSC-UP universitarios y mantener sus objetivos puede ayudarlo a prepararse para sus educativos en buen camino. objetivos profesionales a largo plazo. Los asesores y especialistas de la Oficina Nunca es demasiado temprano para de Servicios Profesionales de LSC-UP comenzar a pensar en tu futuro. Las son expertos en conectarlo con los clases comienzan durante todo el año. recursos que lo prepararán para el éxito. Para obtener más información sobre LSC-UP, visite LoneStar.edu/UP o llame Explore diferentes especializaciones al 281.290.2600. utilizando evaluaciones e investigaciones; interactuar con nuestros asesores a través de talleres de asesoramiento y habilidades individuales, que van desde entrevistas simuladas, críticas de currículos y búsqueda de empleo. Trabajamos con empresas y organizaciones para emplear a nuestros estudiantes durante ferias profesionales y reclutamiento en el campus. Como estudiante o graduado, tendrá el poder de investigar caminos y establecer contactos con empleadores para encontrar la industria adecuada para usted. Por ejemplo, los estudiantes que desean aprender las habilidades esenciales necesarias para los puestos de fabricación de nivel de entrada pueden aprovechar el programa de 12 semanas de pre-aprendiz del Certificado Mecatrónica Personal. Norman White es un graduado de LSC- UP que planea ser técnico de servicio mecánico / eléctrico en la industria petrolera. Se inscribió en LSC-UP para tomar cursos que podría usar en su carrera y aplicar a un título superior en el futuro.
29 DE AGOSTO - 4 DE SEPTIEMBRE | 2019 13 WWW.QUEONDAMAGAZINE.COM BUZBEE CAMPAIGN TO RELEASE INFORMATION ABOUT CORRUPTION AT THE OFFICE OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY T he Tony Buzbee for May- that the MWBE program is being or campaign has commis- used by Turner to take care of his sioned a months-long, thor- friends and campaign donors. One ough investigation of the Office example: Tony Chase is a profes- of Business Opportunity (OBO). sor at the University of Houston Many of the findings from this in- Law Center. He works downtown vestigation have been the subject in the Chase Tower. His business of past press releases and have repeatedly takes advantage of the revealed that corruption and de- MWBE program, but by no credi- ficiencies run deep at the OBO, ble definition is it disadvantaged. especially with respect to the Instead, Chase’s business enjoys MWBE program. Despite the fact millions in revenues yearly. Why that she is still listed on the City’s is his business still in the MWBE OBO website as the director, re- program? Because he is close ports have revealed that Carle- friends with the mayor and threw cia Wright resigned in late July the mayor a fundraiser at his Riv- amidst increasing questions about er Oaks home. The MWBE pro- her behavior as director. The City gram, like most of the processes has refused to release Wright’s ex- in the city, doesn’t work. The pro- pense and travel reports, a move gram is not being used to provide that is typical of this administra- real jobs and opportunities to the tion’s complete lack of transpar- many MWBE firms in Houston. ency. Documents also show that I applaud Controller Brown for a number of companies appealed adding OBO to his list of planned to Wright regarding their “grad- audits for next year and have no uation” from the MWBE program doubt that the results will prove and she sided with those compa- catastrophic for Turner. I will nies, overturning their gradua- continue to point out Turner’s cor- tions. Interestingly enough, the ruption, taking down the pay-to- companies that had their appeals play system that runs our city peg granted were all friends and do- by peg until this city works for ev- nors of Mayor Sylvester Turner, eryone. I’m not taking a salary. I including Miles Insurance Agency won’t take campaign donations. (Boris Miles), McConnell & Jones And I will not be stopped,” Buzbee (Thomas Jones), and ChaseSource (Anthony “Tony” Chase). All three stated. TICKETS ON SALE NOW! are allies of the mayor and have Buzbee will present more made millions on contracts with revelations at a live press confer- the city. These individuals do not ence on Friday, August 23rd (me- run “disadvantaged” businesses. dia advisory to follow). He will also They receive contract after con- present his plan to ensure that tract with the city, while small, OBO operates transparently and women and minority owned busi- in a manner such that tax dollars OCT 19 nesses are shut out, because they spent are being re-invested back didn’t give campaign donations or into the community. He will also host fundraisers for the mayor. provide extensive documentation regarding business received from “The deeper we get into the city given to various individu- our investigation, the more proof als and entities with close ties to we uncover that makes it clear the mayor.
14 29 DE AGOSTO - 4 DE SEPTIEMBRE | 2019 WWW.QUEONDAMAGAZINE.COM MOTIVACIÓN “TENGO MIEDO A María Marín ENAMORARME” H oy dedico esta columna a una vida muy ocupada piensa: todas esas personas que “si me enamoro, ¡no podré con les da terror enamorarse. todas mis responsabilidades!”. Hay tres situaciones en el amor Su temor es que una relación le que provocan el miedo y no les desenfoque y no pueda desem- permite a muchos abrir su cora- peñar su trabajo o cumplir con zón. sus compromisos personales. El primero y el más común El tercer miedo es: el re- es el temor de volver a sufrir, si chazo por ejemplo, de dos com- anteriormente alguien te trató pañeros de trabajo que luego de mal o no te valoró seguramente pasar mucho tiempo juntos, uno hoy desconfías de todo el mundo de ellos se enamora, pero no se y tienes miedo de que te vuelvan atreve a declarar su amor. Es a herir, así que, para protegerte, ahí cuando enfrentas dos op- situaciones nuevas, incluyendo tar miedo, pero en moderación, evitas enamorarte. Reconoce que ciones; confesar lo que sientes relaciones amorosas, y muy poco !nunca dejes que te limite!. Te ad- negarte a amar te asegura protec- y arriesgarte al rechazo o es- miedo también es malo porque vierto: “Es mejor conocer el amor ción emocional pero muchos años conder tus sentimientos y con- te lanza rápidamente al amor y perderlo, que nunca haber ama- de soledad. tinuar como amigos. Lamenta- sin pensarlo y te pueden partir do”. blemente la segunda opción te el corazón. Es bueno experimen- El segundo miedo a amar podría robar la oportunidad de es la intensidad del mismo sen- encontrar al amor de tu vida. María Marín motivadora internacional. timiento; ¡puede ser abrumante! el amor consume mucho tiempo ¿Te identificaste con al- Visita el canal de Youtube:“El Empujoncito de Maria Marin” y energía, y quien no sabe poner guno de estos temores? el miedo Siguela en Facebook mariamarin sus prioridades en orden puede usado apropiadamente es una Twitter @maria_marin perturbarle su vida personal y valiosa herramienta, pero en IG mariamarinmotivation profesional. Alguien que tiene exceso te detiene a entrar en Visita: www.MariaMarin.com
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29 DE AGOSTO - 4 DE SEPTIEMBRE | 2019 17 WWW.QUEONDAMAGAZINE.COM TRAVEL In addition to the tyrannosaurus rex, velociraptor, and other famil- iar creatures, the park also has life-size dinosaur bones and other BARILOCHE, artifacts on hand to both educate ARGENTINA and entertain. C The Thunder Up There loser to Chile than it is to Choosing just one of Bari- Buenos Aires, Bariloche loche’s outdoor destinations is no — officially San Carlos easy feat, but Cerro Tronador ris- de Bariloche — is like a world es above the rest — literally. At unto itself. Not for nothing has 11,660 feet, the volcanic moun- it emerged as one of Argentina’s tain (whose name means thun- most sought-after destinations, derer) dwarfs the nearby peaks with skiing, chocolate, and Swiss of Nahuel Huapi Park and offers architecture being just a few of awe-inspiring views in every di- the attractions drawing visitors rection. Its eight glaciers are year-round. There’s truly some- melting due to climate change, thing for everyone in Bariloche, so make haste — like many nat- which is why so few who visit ever ural wonders, Tronador won’t last want to leave. A Slice of Switzerland ward Refugio Roca Negra, a cozy forever in its current form. (That There’s quaint, and then spot to indulge in pizza and wine said, don’t limit yourself if you’re WHEN TO GO there’s Colonia Suiza. The area's after braving the outdoors. outdoorsy: Circuito Chico, Cer- first European settlement, it still ro Otto, and Isla Victoria are all July - August looks much the same as when it STAY HERE must-sees as well.) Bariloche is especially gor- was founded in the late 18th cen- geous in its winter, when snow tury and today offers curanto — Llao Llao Living Cabinet of Curiosities covers the mountains and skiers a traditional food whose prepa- Bariloche isn’t the cheap- You may not think that a gather in droves to leave their ration is a ritual unto itself that est destination in the world, but museum featuring taxidermied mark on the fresh powder. Even if visitors can observe. Among the those who splurge on Llao Llao animals, dioramas, and stratig- you aren’t particularly outdoorsy, other charming reasons to visit: Hotel are glad they did so. A raphy displays is your thing, but the views are so striking that bun- views of Lake Morano, an artisan five-star resort and spa with ev- how can you know if you don’t dling up and braving the crowds market, and fresh empanadas. ery amenity you can think of and give it a try? Centro Cívico’s Mu- is well worth it — especially if even some you can’t — an 18-hole seo de la Patagonia is as odd as you’ve never experienced winter WHAT TO EAT golf course, solarium, vanish- some of its exhibits, to be sure, but in the southern hemisphere. ing-edge swimming pools — it’s it’s also hugely fascinating. With Raise the Steaks nestled between Cerro Lopez and collections on everything from ab- DISCOVERIES Unless you’re a vegetari- Cerro Tronador, but the view of original history and the Conquest an, you’ve no excuse not to eat at Nuahel Huapi lake is even more of the Desert to prehistory and Life, Uh, Finds a Way a parrilla (steakhouse) at least breathtaking. For something the museum's namesake, it’s a vi- Jurassic Park may not be once during your time in Argen- more economical, consider Ho- tal thread in Bariloche’s cultural real, but at least Parque Nahueli- tina. Alto el Fuego is the region’s tel Tres Reyes. It's more conve- fabric. And for another museum to is. You don’t have to be a kid to crème de la crème, a small space niently located (15 minutes from experience that’ll show you why enjoy this prehistoric adventure, with big flavors: ribeyes so large the airport, a few hundred feet Bariloche lives up to its nickname especially as the 30-plus dino- you’ll have trouble finishing with- from the city mall) and offers its as the chocolate capital of Argen- saur replicas on display are noted out help, thick fries, and chorizo own lakeside views, not to men- tina, mosey over to the Museo del for their realism — many are as all abound. Those in search of tion complimentary drinks upon Chocolate. large as their ancient counter- something as adventurous as check-in and regional pastries at parts, while the rest are to scale. Bariloche itself will gravitate to- the breakfast buffet.
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