Awards

HONORS/AWARDS IN WRITING
1973 Family Circle magazine “Beautiful Ideas” Contest
1989 Creative Achievement Award for play Alcanzando un Sueño, Laredo Little Theater
1990 Chicano Literary Prize in theater for play Alcanzando un Sueño, University of California, Irvine,
1995 Isadora Aguirre Workshop Award for plays in progress for La Mala Onda de Johnny Rivera, San Francisco, Ca.
1997 International Literary Prize José Fuentes Mares in Letras Chicanas for collection of poetry Soy Como Soy y Que, awarded by the Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua
1999 Achievement Award in Poetry , Tradiciones, Taller de Arte
1999 Writer of the Year Award, Taller de Arte Renacimiento, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
1999 Honored by Texas A & M International University at Laredo as a “Pathmaker” of the community
2001 Honored by Texas A&M at Corpus Christi as “Outstanding Writer”
2000 Best of Issue Award for poem “Grave Revelation”, La Frontera, Laredo Community College
2001 Second Place Award for poem “High Jinks in the White House”
ByLine Literary Magazine, Edmond, Oklahoma
2001 Honorable Mention for poem “Grave Revelation”
Byline Literary Magazine, Edmond, Oklahoma
2002 Special Honorable Mention for poem “I Am Who I Am SoWhat”
ByLine Literary Magazine, Edmond, Oklahoma

PUBLICATIONS: Books, Poetry, Personal Essay
1989 Poems: “A Mis Hijos”, and “ Egoismo”, El Mañana, daily newspaper, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
1989 Expresión y Tiempo, literary magazine, México D. F., Vol. 8, December, Copyright Number 4420, Poems: “Pasiones” and “Hacia El Infinito”
1990 Saguaro,Vol. 6, ISBN: 0885-5013, University of Arizona, Tucson, Poem: “Growing Up en Laredo”
1990 Voices, Laredo State University, Poems: “Sin Hablar” and “Hacia El Infinito”
1991 The Americas Review, Vol. 19, Spring issue, Arte Publico Press, ISBN: 1042-6213
Poems: “Culpas,” and “Egoismo”
1994/1995 & 2002/2003 “Soy Como Soy Y Que”, Tapestry, Vidal M. Treviño School of Communications and Fine Arts, Laredo, TX.
1995 Cariatides, literary magazine, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. Poems: “Soy Como Soy Y Que”, January, 1995, “Pregunta Sin Respuesta”,
May, 1995, “Vislumbre”, July, 1995, “Rocking the Heavens,” September 1995, “Velada o Velorio”, “El Festín”, November, 1995, “Egoismo”,
January, 1996, “Dos Mujeres”, March, 1996, “Pecado Oculto”, May, 1996, “M.M.”, July, 1996, “Donde Se Encuentra lo Perdido”, Cariatides,
September, 1996, “Cuando Tú Me Besas”, December, 1996, “Buscando el Camino”, June, 1997, “Cierre de Campaña”, December, 1998,
“Los Que Vendió Santa Ana”, September, 2000, “Oda a Una Piña, September, 2001, “A Mi Amiga Helen”, December, 2001.
1996 Soy Como Soy y Que, ISBN: 0-913983-16-0 collection of poetry in Spanish, Spanglish and English, M&A Editions, San Antonio, TX.
1999 Soy Como Soy y Que, 2nd edition reprinted by Cactus Ediciones, ISBN: 0-913983-16-0 Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
1997 Poems: “Hacia El Infinito” and “Soy Como Soy Y Que” Mesquite Review, McAllen, TX.
1997 Poems: “Laredo,” “Hasta En La Sopa Los Encuentro,” “Vislumbre,” “Soy Como Soy Y Que” El Financiero, newspaper, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon
1997 Poem “Buscando el Camino” Isoceles (two sides equal)
1998 VENTANA ABIERTA, Volumen II, Numero 5, Otoño, ISSN: 1099-2987, Poem: “Soy Como Soy y Que”, Santa Barbara, Ca.
1998 Floricanto Si: U.S. Latina Poetry anthology, New York: Penguin ISBN: 0 14 058.893 0 Poem: “Laredo”
1999 Poem: “Laredo” A Quien Corresponda, ISSN:-0188-5863, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas
1999 Poems: “Los Que Vendió Santana and “ ”Dance of Madness” La Frontera Laredo Community College
2000 Poem “Grave Revelation” La Frontera, Laredo Community College,
1999 Fuentes Second Edition, Conversación y Gramatica (College level Spanish Textbook) ISBN: 0-395-96278-1 Houghton Mifflin Company, Poem: “Soy Como Soy y Que”.
2000 “Los Años Dorados” personal essay Cariatides
2001 IXHUA Literary Review, Poems: “Los Que Vendió Santa Ana” and “Grave Revelation”
2001 CRUZANDO PUENTES , Antología de Literatura Latina, University of California Santa Barbara, Poem, “Soy Como Soy y Que”
2003 Weber Studies, Volume 20, #3 Spring/Summer ISSN: 0891-8899 Poems: “Grave Revelation”, “Soy Como Soy y Que,” “Mal de Ojo”, “The Evil Eye”,
“Did Gringos Have Piojos”, Sifting Through the Ashes”, “My World of Colors”, “The Ones Santa Ana Sold”, “Laredo”, “Soy Como Soy y Que”, “I Am Who I Am So What”,
Weber Studies, Ogden, Utah ISSN: 0891-8899

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS IN VISUAL ARTS
1989 Honorable Mention Oil “Sifting Corn” Laredo Art League Show
1990 Third Place Oil “Chimilo, “ Río Grande Art Show, Laredo, Texas
1990 First Place Oil “Don Polo,” Festival de Fundadores, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas
1992 Photograph/Color First Place & Best of Show Laredo Art League Photography Show
1992 Photograph/Color Honorable Mention Laredo Art League Photography Show
1992 Photograph/Color Third Place Laredo Art League Photography Show
1992 Photograph/Black& White Second Place Laredo Art League Photography Show
1995 Achievement in Art Award, Taller de Arte Renacimiento, Nuevo Laredo, Tampaulipas
2000 Honorable Mention, Oil “La Sandra in Purple” Laredo Art League All Member Show
2000 Third Place Oil “Rebeca Gabriela Sentíes”, Laredo Art League All Member Show
2000 Second Place Oil “La Denise in Red” Laredo Art League All Member Show
2002 Poster artist for the Latina Letters Conference, San Antonio, Texas, with painting of
Denise Chavez.
2002 First Place Oil “Cherrie Moraga” Laredo Art League All Member Show
2002 First Place Oil “Old Man” International Juried Show, Laredo, TX.
2003 Second Place Oil “El Profesor” Laredo Art League All Member Show
2003 Honorable Mention “Gemini” International Juried Show

COMMUNITY AWARDS
2004, Inducted into the Laredo Women’s Hall of Fame in Arts