East Texas Hispanic Ministerial Alliance Looks to Solve Community Problems

Another group has been set up for East Texans when problems arise in the community. Several dozen Hispanic churches are joining forces and their resources.

The East Texas Hispanic Ministerial Alliance has been formed, and was introduced during a luncheon in Tyler Friday. The alliance will focus on many of the problems in the community, with special emphasis on the Hispanic community -- all from a spiritual point of view.

Rev. Jose Marines says the alliance's goal is to, "First to praise the Lord, and then to help the community. In any area, through the courts to the schools."

Organizer Salvador Sanchez says, "Help out with our community, and help out with out kids, and help them to understand when there is a problem, we have at least 20 to 30 churches in Tyler that are backing up our kids."

Organizers say making a real impact is something that's very hard for a church to do alone. Working together, they're sure they'll make a difference.