Los Hermanos Cortez: Music, Family and Legacy

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The Tejano Club in Pasadena, Texas, hosted a party for the Farewell Performance of Los Hermanos Cortez.  The club was filled with fans, friends and family who came to show their support and admiration.  It was a night where everyone was treated like family, that is just how the Cortez family is.  After 40 years [...]

Fifteen Years Ago Today (April 10, 1998)

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Fifteen years ago our dad turned 98 years of age, the very next day, on Good Friday, his earthly life ended. He was preceded in death by many of his beloved friends and relatives, yet still able to live a long life of faith, hope and love with dignity and perseverance. This in spite of [...]

A Legacy in the Soil: The Family of Francisco and Eluteria Guerrero

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This essay was my submission to the Houston Hispanic Genealogical Society’s 2007 Scholarship Essay Contest.     Despite continuous attempts to rob families of Mexican descent of their rightful citizenship, Texas has been the home of the Guerrero family as early as the creation of the Republic of Texas in 1836. Due to the nature of the Spanish [...]

In Loving Memory of Francisca Guerrero Luna

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Born – August 12, 1943 Died – January 7, 2013   A letter from Yolanda about her big sister Francisca: Francisca Guerrero was the sister right above me (in age order). As years went by, she became the model of what I wanted to be. She was the one I played with most. Older sisters [...]

Aaron Luna Gets Pinned by German Paratroopers

Aaron Luna Receives a Jump Pin from German Paratroopers

Aaron Luna, PFC U.S Army, is stationed in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Honoring Our Veterans

Juan Guerrero E1 Pvt - u.s. Army Served: - 1942 - 1943

This special edition of La Familia Newsletter is dedicated in honor of all those in the Guerrero family who have served in the armed forces of our country. We are indebted to them for the personal sacrifices they made during their years of service to this nation and therefore dedicate this as a tribute in [...]

Israel Pedraza – T/Sgt- U.S. Air Force – Served: 1953 – 1973

Israel Pedraza - T/Sgt. U.S Air Force, 1953 - 1973

Israel Pedraza, son of Refugia Guerrero and Francisco Pedraza, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and completed Basic Training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas. Israel’s 20-year career spanned a period of tremendous change in this country; he served during times of peace and times of conflict overseas, as well as the civil unrest in [...]

Juan Guerrero: E1 Pvt – U.S. Army Served: – 1942 – 1943

Juan Guerrero E1 Pvt - u.s. Army Served: - 1942 - 1943

Juan Guerrero, son of Francisca Gonzales and Ponciano Guerrero, and his wife Beatrice Arredondo, had two sons, Gilberto and Alejandro. Juan and Beatrice are deceased and their sons still live in Houston. Juan was drafted into the u.s. Army at the age of 35. Juan was settled into family life at that stage in his [...]

Roberto Guerrero Pedraza: Tech E5 Sgt- U.S. Army Served: 1940 – 1945

Roberto Guerrero Pedraza Tech ES Sgt- U.S. Army Served: - 1940 - 1945

Roberto Pedraza was the son of Refugia Guerrero and Francisco Pedraza. Roberto and his wife, Ana Maria Nieves. had two daughers. Ana and Rebecca, and two sons, Iman and Ricardo, both of whom were servicemen. Roberto enlisted in the u.s. Army as the world was preparing itself for the long and brutal battle stages of [...]

Felix Delao Luna – E3 – U.S Army – Served: 1960- 1966

Felix Delao Luna E3 - U.S. Army Served: 1960- 1966

Felix Luna is the husband of Francisca Guerrero, daughter of Eluteria Zepeda and Francisco Guerrero. They have one daughter, Arlene Luna Nuncio, three sons, Felix Anthony, Arthur, and Russell, and eight grandchildren. Felix, at the age of 17, volunteered for the draft early in the decade of the 1960′s, which began quietly at the end [...]

Felipe Casillas Coronado – E5 -Army National Guard, Army Reserves Served: 1964 – 1969

Felipe Casillas Coronado E5 -Army National Guard, Army Reserves Served: 1964 - 1969 491th Armored Division

Felipe Coronado is the husband of Maria Delia Alvarez. They are the parents of nine daughters: Cynthia Alice, Mary Ann, Theresa Joy, Nancy Denise, Judy Frances, Irma Jean, Valerie Jo, Susan Lea, and Raquel Guadalupe. They also have 27 grandchildren and 14 greatgrandchildren. They currently reside in Hallettsville, Texas, and also maintain their home in [...]

Robert E. Calhoun – E4 – U.S. Army Served: 1969 – 1971

Robert E. Calhoun E4 - u.s. Army Served: 1969 - 1971

Robert Calhoun is the husband of Teresa Joy Coronado, daughter of Maria Delia Alvarez and Felipe coronado. They have three sons, Phillip, Thomas, and Mark and live in Chandler, Arizona. Bobby enlisted in the u.s. Army during the height of the Vietnam war, an undeclared war, and went into a war which many felt was [...]

Juan de Dios Puente – Specialist E5 – U.S. Army Served: 1969 – 1972 1st Signal Brigade, 4th Army

Juan de Dios Puente: Specialist E5 - U.S. Army Served: 1969 - 1972 1st Signal Brigade, 4th Army

Juan D. Puente is the husband of Patricia Ann Guerrero. They have two daughters and three sons, all of whom live in Houston: Sandra Marie, Juan, Jr., Veronica Danlelle, Jaime Rafael, and Esteban Andres. They live in Houston, Texas. Johnny was drafted into the Army during a time when the national scene was one of [...]

James P. Manfred – Specialist ES- U.S. Army Served: 1970 – 1972

James P. Manfred - Specialist E5 - U.S. Army Served: 1970 - 1972 Signal Corps

Jim Manfred is the husband of Audra Lynn Nichols, daughter of Irma Guerrero and the late Tyrone G. Nichols. Jim has a daughter, Tiffany, and two sons, Jason and Joshua, by a previous marriage. Audra has one son by a previous marriage, Matthew Tieman. They Jive in Humble, Texas. Jim was drafted during the intensity [...]

Arthur Luna – E4 Specialist – U.S. Army – Served: 1988 – 1992

Arthur Luna - E4 Specialist - U.S. Army Served: 1988 - 1992 - 82nd Airborne Division

Arthur Luna is the son of Francisca Guerrero and Felix Delao Luna. He and his wife Julie have a son. Arthur Aaron, and two daughters, Jessica and Samantha Lee. Arthur and his family live in Alvin, Texas. Arthur enlisted in the u.s. Army in July 1988. The decade of the 1980′s was a period of [...]

Russell Luna – E4 Specialist – U.S. Army Served: 1991 – 1995 24th Mechanized Infantry Division

Russell Luna - E4 Specialist - U.S Army Served: 1991 - 1995 24th Infantry Division. Mechanized

Russell is the son of Francisca Guerrero and Felix Delao Luna. Russell and his previous wife, Margarita Cisneros, have two children, Russell Matthew and Joseph Alexander. Russell is now married to Barbara Jasso Luna, and they now live in Alvin, Texas. Russell chose to follow in his father’s and brother’s footsteps after completing his high [...]

Pedro Soto, Jr. – E3 Seaman – U.S. Navy Served: 2000 – 2006 Deck Department. Division 01 USS Bonhomme Richard

Pedro Soto, Jr. - E3 Seaman - u.s. Navy Served: 2000 - 2006 Deck Department. Division 01 USS Bonhomme Richard

Pedro Soto, Jr. is the son of Mary Ann Coronado and Pedro Soto, Sr. Pedro lived in Houston with his mother, stepfather, Don Alvarado, and brother and sisters Joseph, Angelica Marie, and Donna-Marie until his teens. He then lived with his father in McAllen, Texas, and completed his high school education there in June of [...]

The Yellow Bus

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Who remembers bouncing around in this old yellow bus?

Remembering Eluteria Zepeda Guerrero

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To say we loved our (grand)ma is an understatement. Our lives could not have had the sparkle, luster, or success without Eluteria Zepeda Guerrero. She was the rock we founded our lives upon, and this website is dedicated to her and her loving husband Frank Guerrero, Sr.

Sisters

Rare is the day all 7 sisters are in the same place. One day we were all on Hirsch Rd!