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The Latino Center of the Midlands is a place where being Latino, Latina, or Latinx is celebrated. We’re a community center where culture thrives; a place where the door is open to everyone. Our community comes from many different countries and we created this page to celebrate that diversity.

Cultural Spotlight

I was born in Grand Island, Nebraska a town about two hours west of here, both my parents are from Guadalajara Mexico an aspect of my culture that I love is our sense of community and support that we have towards each other especially during times of crisis and our deep respect for our elders and for tradition. 

Something that I’m very proud of about my culture especially being from Jalisco we’ve contributed a lot culturally in regards to food and music. For example tequila, mariachi, charreria and birria are all cultural contributions from Jalisco.


Ricky Solis

Siembra Salud Specialist


Playlist Spotlight

pov you get invited to the carne asada. 🌮🍔🌭🎶

Sayings and Slang


Zapatero, a tus zapatos  – Mind your own business (Mexico)

This is similar to the English mind your own business.

Caer el cassette – Spill the Beans  (Chile)

This idiom is used when someone reveals a secret. Its English counterpart would be “to spill the beans”.

Picar el bagre – Being hungry (Argentina)

Although the phrase literally translates as “having an itchy catfish”, it means “being hungry”.

El locker – Locker (Spanglish)

Most of our staff are bilingual, and at our office, you’ll hear a variety of Spanglish words.

El locker is widely used in the United States and Latin America. The alternative in Spanish is el casillero. The Spanish expression for el locker is el casillero..

Guardó sus libros en el casillero antes de dirigirse a su próxima clase.

She placed her books in the locker before heading to her next class.



Hezly Rivera – Olympic Gymnast

With the 2024 Olympics fast approaching, we’re excited to highlight Hezly Rivera, as the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic delegation.


Hezly Rivera, a 16-year-old gymnast from Plano, Texas, made history as the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic team at the 2024 gymnastics trials in Minneapolis. With Dominican American heritage, Hezly is the youngest athlete in the entire U.S. delegation for the 2024 Olympic Games. Originally from New Jersey, she has been living and training at the renowned WOGA facility in Plano, Texas.

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