Our deepest sympathies go to Sally Sanchez and Tilly Slaten on the recent passing of their mother, Ernestina “Tina” Blanco Garcia.

Ernestina “Tina” Blanco Garcia age 86, went to her heavenly home Tuesday, January 8, 2019, in Houston, Texas.

Tina was born January 16, 1932, in Kingsville, Texas, to the late Ernesto and Salome Blanco. She grew up and lived in Corpus Christi until the early 1980s when she moved to Houston to be closer to her children.

Tina was blessed with a loving family and a strong faith in God.  She was a loving wife, a wonderful mother, and a devoted grandmother. Tina lived life through simple pleasures: chatting with family, friends, and strangers (though she never met a stranger), snacking on her favorite cookies, eating at Luby’s, and praying her rosary daily.

Throughout her entire life, she held an unwavering faith in God, which she shared with those who surrounded her. Her life was a living example of Matthew 5:16 “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” She was light to everyone she met and practiced her faith as a member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.

She joins her parents, husband, Nieves Garcia Jr., sons Richard Sanchez, and Jesse Sanchez in heaven. She is survived by daughters, Rose Medlin, Sally Sanchez, and Tilly (Joe) Slaten all of Houston.  Tina is also survived by her treasured 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

The family received friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, with a rosary prayed at 6:30 pm, and the funeral service washeld at 11 a.m. Thursday, January 17, all held at Niday Funeral Home – Beamer Chapel. Interment will followed at Houston National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Sally Sanchez is a Senior Account Specialist at the District Business Office.

Tilly Slaten is the Distance Learning Coordinator at District office.


Our deepest sympathies go to LaNelle King on the recent passing of her father, Lindell Loy Carney. Lindell passed away on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

Memorial services for Lindell Loy Carney, 78, of Whitesboro, were scheduled for 3 PM on Friday, January 18, 2019 at Meador Funeral Home of Whitesboro, officiated by Chaplain George Wade. A time of visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

He was born on December 15, 1940 in Southmayd, Texas to Amos Loy and Belma Mary (McKnight) Carney.  He served our country proudly in the United States Marine Corp.  He worked for Frank’s Body Shop as a tow truck driver for many years. Lindell loved the rodeo, drinking coffee and spending time with his friends.

Lindell is survived by his daughter, LaNelle King and husband, David, daughter, Carol Horton and husband, Paul, grandchildren, Brandy Titus and husband, Charlie, Brittany Butts and husband, Alex, Kristina King, Jennifer Ramey and husband, Anthony, David King and wife, Amanda, great-grandchildren, Parker King and Max King as well as numerous nieces, nephews and loving family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Amos and Belma Carney, sister, Wretha Mae Kosark, and sister, Izella Eggleston.

LaNelle King is a Sr. Administrative Assistant for the Department of Business and Technology at North Campus.