Quinceañera not a coming out, but reaffirmation of faith for Sigalas

Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Noelle Sigala celebrated her 15th birthday on Saturday with a quinceañera, an elaborate formal affair often confused as a “coming out party,” in which a young girl reaffirms her faith in Jesus Christ. Just as many girls dream of their wedding day since childhood, many Hispanic girls also dream about being [...]

Compadres, padrinos make for big, happy family

By Helena Rodriguez: PNT columnist My daughter Laura has a new set of godparents, or a new madrina and padrino, as we call them. And in the process, I guess I’ve got myself a new set of compadres. Last Sunday, my uncle and aunt, Manny and Matilda Ortega, drove from Hobbs to serve as sponsors [...]