Mission Statement

Los Hermanos Familia is organized exclusively to be a significant catalyst for promoting family engagement, encouraging awareness about social issues, especially those impacting families, more specifically to provide a positive environment for West Texas families and youth to learn the fundamental skills of nature, environmental stewardship, service, leadership, and cultural diversity.

The Board of Directors


"Strengthening Families, Building Community." Los Hermanos Familia objective is to reconnect and engage children and families to nature, to promote family well-being, and to encourage the development of sportsmanship. Further, to assist in mentoring West Texas families and youth by promoting pride in family, quality of life, and community. Los Hermanos Familia, a collaborative group of men, women, organizations, and volunteers who value God, family, and community.


Los Hermanos Familia was founded by:
Christy Martinez-Garcia & Frank Garcia

Christy Martinez-Garcia, President

Frank Garcia, Vice President

Amaris Garcia, Treasurer

Velinda Betancur, Secretary

Moses Torres, Parliamentarian

Joe Leos, Chaplain

Brian Palomino, Board Member

Joe Ruiz, Board Member

In Memory...

Gonzalo Garcia, Sr.

Fishing was the last request before his death Jan. 10,1929 to April 29,1995


Tony P. Maldonado, KOC #11807
Master Angler
July 5, 1950 to Feb. 23, 2014


Pat Thompson Flag Master/Veteran
June 14, 1941 to June 24, 2014


Larry Mack Condra Master Angler/Angling Education Specialist
April 20, 1949 to June 24, 2014


Ascencion “Chon” Garcia, KOC #11807
May 7,1957 to March 30, 2015


Adrian Galvan, Omega Delta Phi Alumni
July 22,1976 to April 8, 2015


Armando "Mandito" Garcia, LULAC #263

Sept. 4, 1948 to July 21, 2017

Robert Rodriguez, LULAC #263

Nov. 17, 1948 to Aug. 14, 2018

Andy Cognasi, KOC #11807

Nov. 30, 1955 to July 4, 2019

Name Background

Our name Los Hermanos Familia, meaning The Brothers Family, is derived from Matthew 4:18-22 when Jesus Calls His First Disciples.

18 Now as Jesus was walking by the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. 19 And He said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 21 Going on from there He saw two other brothers, [b]James the son of Zebedee, and [c]John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and He called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.

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