Recipients of Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Award honored

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HOUSTON, TX – The month of September is more than Labor Day fun and the start of school. It’s also Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to honor those who have made a difference in the Hispanic community.

As part of the monthly celebration, Houston mayor Annise Parker announced the recipients of the 2013 Mayor’s Hispanic Heritage Awards.

The recipients were divided into five categories.

The ‘Art in the Community’ went to Macario Ramirez, the proprietor of Casa Ramirez Folk Art in the Heights.

‘Community Activist’ went to Mario Martinez for his contributions to the community.

‘Education’ went to Nicolas Kanellos, a professor at the University of Houston.

‘Youth Activist’ went to Nohemi Chavez, a Milby High School graduate and Texas A&M student.

The ‘Lifetime Achievement’ title went to Dolores ‘Lolita’ Guerror, a successful entrepreneur and life-long community servant.

The five will be honored at a reception on October 9th.