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Mayor Annise Parker and Hispanic Advisory Board celebrate the season at Maggie Rita's

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8, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Grace Olivares, Mayor Annise Parker, Bo Fraga
Grace Olivares, Mayor Annise Parker, Bo Fraga Photo by Vicky Pink
4, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Orlando Sanchez, Jay Guerrero, Lolita Guerrero, Ramiro Fonseca
Orlando Sanchez, Jay Guerrero, Lolita Guerrero, Ramiro Fonseca Photo by Vicky Pink
5, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Alva Trevino, Roland Garcia, Miya Shay
Alva Trevino, Roland Garcia, Miya Shay Photo by Vicky Pink
2, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Yolanda Black Navarro, Tony Diaz, Elma Barrera, Ray Gutierrez
Yolanda Black Navarro, Tony Diaz, Elma Barrera, Ray Gutierrez Photo by Vicky Pink
3, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Felix Fraga, Michele Fraga
Felix Fraga, Michele Fraga Photo by Vicky Pink
6, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Mario Duenas, Gilbert Garcia, Gabriel Esparza
Mario Duenas, Gilbert Garcia, Gabriel Esparza Photo by Vicky Pink
1, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Jessica Michan, Lauren Soliz, Sonia Soto
Jessica Michan, Lauren Soliz, Sonia Soto Photo by Vicky Pink
10, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Sofia Adrogue, Mayor Annise Parker, Sylvia Garcia
Sofia Adrogue, Mayor Annise Parker, Sylvia Garcia Photo by Vicky Pink
12, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Karen Garcia, Roland Garcia
Karen Garcia, Roland Garcia Photo by Vicky Pink
8, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Grace Olivares, Mayor Annise Parker, Bo Fraga
4, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Orlando Sanchez, Jay Guerrero, Lolita Guerrero, Ramiro Fonseca
5, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Alva Trevino, Roland Garcia, Miya Shay
2, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Yolanda Black Navarro, Tony Diaz, Elma Barrera, Ray Gutierrez
3, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Felix Fraga, Michele Fraga
6, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Mario Duenas, Gilbert Garcia, Gabriel Esparza
1, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Jessica Michan, Lauren Soliz, Sonia Soto
10, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Sofia Adrogue, Mayor Annise Parker, Sylvia Garcia
12, Hispanic Advisory Board party, December 2012, Karen Garcia, Roland Garcia
Carlos Mencia's Maggie Rita's
Get Directions - 1400 Shepherd Dr. Houston

The Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board kicked up its heels at the final board meeting of the year, a lively gathering that doubled as a holiday party. And what better location for a year-end celebration for this culturally-rich group than Maggie Rita's on Shepherd?

Mayor Annise Parker, board chairman Roland Garcia and board co-chair Yolanda Black Navarro held the spotlight at the event that was loaded with VIPs. Among them were former U.S. Ambassador to Spain Eduardo Aguirre, Texas Supreme Court Justice John Devine, Appeals Court Judge Jim Sharp, State Rep. Carol Alvarado and Harris County Treasurer Orlando Sanchez.

The group saluted its efforts in 2012 of helping the mayor pass the city bond referendum and the parks referendum in the recent election. In honor of the mayor's support of the Hispanic community, Navarro presented Parker with Latino-themed history books from the collection of Arte Publico Press. It was an obviously pro-Parker crowd that cheered its approval when she told the gathering that she loved the city and loved serving Houston.

The night included a load of networking, a bit of munching (on quesadillas, flautas, vegetable trays, etc.) and dancing to the sounds of Bossa II's Maria and Jesus Lozano

The 200 guests included District Court Judge Michael Gomez, former Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia, Metro board chairman Gilbert Garcia, newly-elected State Rep. Gene Wu and Miya Shay, Judge Barbara Hartle, Karen Garcia, Eric Andell, Felix Fraga and Sofia Adrogué.

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