LULAC Returning to Big Spring

LULAC Returning to Big Spring

BIG SPRING, TX (KWES) - The League of United Latin American Citizens, better known as LULAC, can now call Big Spring home. It's actually a big return to the community. Ten years ago, the LULAC organization in Big Spring disappeared but now some new leadership is bringing it back and they already have some big plans.

"Try to get it back to the glory it was when I was a kid. As a kid that's all I remember seeing LULAC doing all kinds of events for the community and college scholarships and all kinds of good. So that's what I would like to bring back."

PJ Dominguez is the Vice President of the newly re-born LULAC Big Spring chapter. Dominguez and his partners re-launched LULAC on Monday. Just a few hours later, 23 people pledged to be a member.

"I was just blown away how people are really interested in LULAC here. I mean we started up a Facebook page and in, I think it was 12 hours, we had over 1,000 requests," said Dominguez

He told NewsWest 9 they're excited and eager to get everyone in Big Spring involved.

"What really drew me in to becoming a member is, I mean that extra little push to becoming a member because now it's not just for Latin Americans. Now, anybody can join. The only requirement is that you have to be 18. The more voices we have behind us makes us all that much louder," said Dominguez

His biggest excitement as they begin to grow LULAC in Big Spring?

"The thing that I am really, really, really passionate about is education," said Dominguez.

Dominguez says he plans to build a scholarship foundation through the LULAC organization. If you're interested in becoming a member on Saturday, you can get registered or just find out more. LULAC will be at the Roy Andrews Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.