What is your current occupation (school) and what does that involve?
"I am a pre-k aide at Ball E.C.C. and I work part-time at Amazon."
What do you do off the clock “Just for fun?”
"I play volleyball and I Relay for Life. I go to the movies weekly."
What city and state were you born?
"In clean Seguin"
Who are the members of your immediate family?
"I am blessed to still have my mom, Mary Ellen; two daughters, Raquel
and Andriana and my son Jacob and six grandchildren"
What is the biggest challenge you’ve ever faced?
"Loss of my dad, Paul Mendez to cancer in 2013"
What is your favorite TV show and movie?
"The Voice, because I love Adam and Blake."
What type of music do you enjoy (favorite band, song, etc.)?
"I enjoy Tejano, Country and Pop."
What is your favorite Seguin business and restaurant in Seguin?
"I love to eat so all the restaurants in Seguin are great. I also
love to shop but right now Amazon is getting most of my money."
What is something folks may not really know about you?
"I relay for life for people who have lost their lives to cancer and
for those who are diagnosed with this awful disease. I believe one
day we will find a cure for cancer."
If you could assemble a dinner party with any five guests (living or
dead) and excluding immediate living family members), who would they be?
"My grand parents, Connie and Manuel Paez, grand parents Mendez and
What are your roles in the community?
"I am captain of our Relay for Life team in memory of my dad, Team
Paul. I am a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church. I have been
playing volleyball for the city of Seguin for 35 years. I love my
Ball family as well as my CCDC family. Come out and support Relay for
Life April 22 in downtown Seguin."
What are your professional background/achievements/leadership roles?
"I graduated SHS 1984. I attended TLU and SAC and I am captain of our
Relay for Life team."
What are your proudest moments in your personal life or in your career?
"I felt proud when my three children graduated SHS. I was proud at
the birth of my grand children. I am proud to represent my dad at our
Relay for Life event."
What do you believe are the strengths of this community?
"We support a great cause."
What do you find as the most interesting thing about Seguin?
"We are a great melting pot."
What are your future plans?
"To continue to relay for life for many years"
What message do you have for the residents of Seguin?
"I would like to invite my co-workers as well as the community to
come out to our Relay for Life event on Saturday, April 22nd. This is
our 4th year and every year is different. You meet new people, you
hear different struggles but for this one evening we come together in
memory or in honor of a loved on who has/had cancer. Even if you know
nothing about cancer, join us for food, games, conversation and
music. Downtown Seguin is the place to be Saturday evening April 22nd
at 4 p.m. There will be teams selling food, raffle items, games plus
lots of love, hope and encouragement for a day when we find a cure
for cancer. My dad had esophageal cancer. He died in August 2013. We
all have a story. We all have struggles, but we stand united on this
Saturday, April 22nd. Please join us and experience what it is to
Relay for Life. I represent cancer vs. super heroes, Team Paul."