Happy Birthday to Graciela (Chela) Quintana

Happy Birthday to Graciela (Chela) Quintana, the first Venezuelan woman to win a professional golf tournament in the US.  Quintana won the Morgan Town Classic in 1992.  She won the Venezuelan Amateur Championship eight times, and was a tour player on the US-based LPGA and the European and Futures circuits.  Injuries curtailed her career, and she returned to Venezuela where she established a foundation to give underprivileged children a chance to learn and excel at the sport of golf.

Enrique Barbosa “Henry” González, First Latinx Representative, Texas

Enrique Barbosa “Henry” González (1916 – 2000) was the first Hispanic Representative elected from Texas.  González took office on November 4, 1961, and served in Congress longer than any other Latinx (as of 2017).  His parents emigrated from Mexico, and he was born in San Antonio, Texas.  González studied at the University of Texas and San Antonio College, and earned a law degree at St. Mary’s University School of Law. He fought for his country during World War II.  While serving on the San Antonio City Commission, he spoke out against segregation — a brave stand in the 1950s. In Congress, he attracted national media attention for his courageous and unconventional positions on critical issues.  González retired from Congress in 1998.