Words From the Founder

America is experiencing amazing and historic change.  A huge driving factor in our growth is a vibrant Latino community.  This impact reaches every corner of our great country, but navigating change in communities is tedious ongoing work.  It is a labor without end because we have always been a nation of immigrants.  As an American woman born to immigrants, I made this labor of connection and guidance my life’s work.  I made the decision to leave a career of 17 years to independently teach and nurture communities.  I believe in the hope of America.  It is this hope that fuels my love for the people that give daily to their families, but struggle to understand basic pathways to success.  My Council’s contributions, and my personal investment,  is given without cost to communities.  The integrity of my mission is fundamental to raising awareness and circumventing the rigidity of many stagnant systems that have failed to keep up with our changing community.  2016 is another key year for our nation as we elect new national leaders.  All of our voices are absolutely invaluable in this sacred process of democracy.   America is a blessed nation, and our many communities have something quite beautiful to contribute to her, and to our world.


God Bless,



Amor de FAMILIA!

An Independent Voice of Community Guidance Since 2011

The Texas Familias Council is a nonpartisan, community development organization nurturing inclusive communities and supporting families. 

Families guided by faith, knowledge,  and hope create amazing communities!

“Strengthening families and inspiring inclusive communities through focused development guidance”.


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Advocating for community health issues in Austin, Texas with Lone Star Family Health Center, and   2015  Family Day Dinner in Houston  and the Coalition of Substance Abuse Prevention Providers

Hanukkah w Becky and Consul


We celebrated the lighting of the first candle of Hannukah with Israeli Consul of the SW U.S., Mr. Daniel Agranov and Pastor Becky Keenan of One with Israel, in Conroe.   Read about Maria Banos Jordan’s journey to Israel in ConnexionW Magazine — click to page 14 :

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Council Members Dr. Carolina Castillo Crimm and Mrs. Marisa Rummell  support the arts with Maria Banos Jordan.  Patty Garcia, MCLatina Madrina, supports community efforts and women’s leadership.  Our future Latina leaders care for their community (Deerwood’s Girl Scouts with Little Library from MCM Library System)



Deerwood Familia Day 2015

The hard work is done within communities, and in lifting communities to their potential.  Our Council crosses communities, sectors, and barriers to reach practical solutions for all.



with Rice University Professor and Founding Director of  Hobby enter for the Study of Texas,

Dr. Steve H. Murdock

and Texas Attorney and Former U.S. Senate Candidate, Linda Vega


A Montgomery County First:

 County Candidate Forum held in our Latino Community April 2014

A full house of local residents welcomed candidates for County Judge and County Commissioner.  This coordinated effort was the first such formal forum held for a rural Latino community in the county.  The Texas Familias Council was proud to be a part of this pivotal effort.  Every first builds a stronger community.


Click  below for coverage:
MCLatina Inspira interview with Univision:   http://www.youtube.com/embed/awXnKn-VFrc


  Bringing women together:  “MCLatina Inspira!”  at Lone Star College Montgomery  Nov. 8, 2012

Click title below to watch parts of our training/presentation in Conroe:

TLLR July 2012 presentation- Latino Community and Immigration Policy


In 2011 our inaugural Symposium was the first Latino Leadership symposium held in Montgomery County, Texas , and one year later TXFC helped residents secure a 1.4 million infrastructure grant for the Deerwood community.


Dr. Steven Murdock at our Leadership Symposium

Dr. Steven Murdock at our Leadership Symposium

Sirviendo Nuestras Familias- Nuestra Comunidad

Liderazgo representando todas regiones y sectores de Montgomery County se juntaron para el simposio inagural- el primer estudio comprensivo de las poblaciones transicionales del condado.  La Mesa Redonda es un producto orgulloso de nuestra comunidad y ofrecemos una voz independiente sobre los cambios enfrentando nuestro gran condado.