St. Ann's Parochial School
was constructed in 1927
and was staffed by the
Daughters of Charity. It was
a valuable resource for
Dallas' Little Mexico  
community, where
thousands of children
began their education.

In 1946
St. Ann's
Commercial High School
for Girls
was built adjacent
to the grade school. The
new school consisted of  
five classrooms, two
clubrooms, an
auditorium/gym and a new
cafeteria.  

The high school continued
to prepare young girls  for
the business world until its
closing in 1965.  The
elementary school closed
in 1974.

In 1999 St. Ann's Parochial
school  became the first
building in Dallas with a
Mexican history to be
declared a Landmark.
St. Ann's Alumni & Friends of Little Mexico, Inc.™
St Ann's School was located on Harry Hines
Boulevard & N. Harwood in Dallas, Texas
.
Little Mexico   
Mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe
St Ann's was the Soul of
Little Mexico!
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
               NEWS                                                        ST. ANN'S SCHOOL
According to the City of Dallas,
Little Mexico was formerly a
neighborhood that was
predominately populated by
Mexican immigrants at the start
of the century. It was an area
bounded at the north end by
Reverchon Park, Maple Avenue
on the east side, McKinney
Avenue on the south side, and
the MKT railroad on the west
side (presently Stemmons
Freeway).

For those of us that lived there,
however, it was much more
than that. It was a way of life. It
was playing in a pick up game
of baseball, football on any
given day, especially the
weekends at Pike Park. It was
Easter Sunday at Reverchon
Park. It was shopping at “las
tiendas” (neighborhood grocery
stores), such as Chantaca’s,
Mongaras, Martinez, Morales,
Villasana’s or Zuniga’s (walking
of course). Or getting tortillas
and “pan dulce” at Mr. Gutierrez'
Todos Tortillas or
Luna’s
Tortilla Factory on McKinney.
And who can forget the Cinco de
Mayo and Dies y seis fiestas
held at Pike Park every year. It
meant working at least at “la
Neuhoff”, or the A&P, or even at
the Safeway on Cedar Springs.

It was going to school at “la
Catolica” (St. Ann’s parochial
school) which was staffed by
the Daughters of Charity.  And of
course, it meant going to Mass
on Sunday and holy days of
obligation at Our Lady of
Guadalupe Catholic Church on
Harwood Street ( right).

Since 2011 St. Ann's Alumni & Friends of Little Mexico
has awarded scholarships to
3
9 qualifying high school students
2011       
Bridget Parker
WT White
$2000
Boston Univ
2011
Natalie Torres
Mabank HS
$2000
E. Texas Baptist
2012
Jennifer Fierro
Bishop Lynch HS
$2000
Univ of Incarnate
Word
2012
Brianna Torres
Sunnyvale HS
$2000
Stephen F Austin
Univ
2012
Mateo Adame
Jesuit Prep
$1000
Univ of Notre
Dame
2013
Angela Fierro
Bishop Lynch HS
$2000
St. Edwards Univ
2013
Erin Aley
N. Mesquite HS
$2000
Texas Tech Univ
2014
Cristina Berrera
Round Rock HS
$3000
SMU
2014
Emma Flores
Highland Park HS
$2000
 
2014
Destiny Diaz
John Horn HS
$2000
S. Arkansas Univ
2014
Celeste Montelonp
N Garland HS
$2000
Abilene Christian
Univ
2015
Patrick Miramontes
Jesuit College
Prep
$3000
Loyola Univ
2015
Michael Victor Howell
Bishop Lynch HS
$2000
Sam Houston
State
2015
Brielle Perez
Kimball HS
$2000
Texas A&M
2015
Colin Buechell
Jesuit College
Prep
$2000
Univ of Arkansas
2016
Grace Earick
Albuquerque HS
$3000
Rice University
2016
Christopher
Miramontes
Jesuit College
Prep
$2000
Spring Hill College
2016
Hiram Olivo
Lake Highlands
HS
$2000
University of
Arkansas
2016
Nina Flores
Highland Park HS
$2000
Texas A&M
2017
Emily Ezar
Willis HS
$5000
Texas A&M
2017
Estevan Zarate
Woodrow Wilson
HS
$3000
SMU
2017
Lucia Macias
Richland
Collegiate HS
$2000
Texas A&M
2017
Isaiah Alcala
Waxahachie HS
$2000
Texas A&M
2017
Vivica Juarez
Lewisville HS
$2000
Dallas Baptist Univ
2018
Michael Miramontes
Jesuit College
Prep
$3000
Univ of Notre
Dame
2018
Kristin Ackic
Robert E Lee HS
San Antonio
$2000
Texas A&M
2018
Fidelia Reynolds
Ferris HS
$2000
University of Texas
2018
Dolores Rodriguez
Bishop Dunne HS
$2000
University of Dallas
2018
Vanessa Guevarra
Sachse HS
$2000
University of Texas
Arlington
2018
Marisa Nieto
Bishop Dunne HS
$1500
SMU
2018

2019

2019


2019
John Lapala

Nicholas A Mahler

Gabriela E Sasala


Nicholas L Rosales
El Dorado HS

Richardson HS

N Mesquite HS


Life HS
$1500

$3000

$2000


$2000
NM State Univ

Texas A&M

Texas Woman's
Univ

University of Texas
at Austin
2019
Gabe Olivo
  $2000
University of Texas
at Austin
2020
Maya Rojas
Cristo Rey
College Prep
$2000
Regis University
2020
Isabella Luciano
MacArthur HS
$3000
Texas Tech
2020
Barbara Leppala
El Dorado HS
$2000
St Johns College
2020
Ryan Miramontes
Jesuit College
Prep

Total
$2000


$86,000
University of
Oklahoma
Dear Alumni and Friends,

Please be advised that due to the coronavirus crisis, we are sadly
cancelling the May Enchilada Dinner and the July 11 Scholarship
Award Dinner and Dance. Your health and wellbeing are sincerely
of the highest importance to us at this critical time.  So, we too are
doing our part to minimize the danger and practicing “social-
distancing”.  Even so, it pains us not to see all of you for so many
months.

We are still optimistic about holding the September Enchilada
Dinner, and hopeful that we can be at the State Fair this year with
our photo exhibit. It remains to be seen how the situation will
improve and what the City of Dallas will do in October.  Also, a lot
will depend on the feedback we receive from the crew of helpers
we count on to carry out our events, especially our own staff.
In the meantime, we are not going away. Leanor will continue to
keep you up to date with news of birthdays, anniversaries, and
graduations with her newsletter. And, since we are not going to
hold our annual award dinner, Mrs. Olivia Henderson, Scholarship
Committee Chairperson, will be notifying the 2020 scholarship
winners personally, with the funds following by mail.  Board
members will meet to make plans for 2021.

Remember, if “absence makes the heart grow fonder”, we look
forward to a bunch of hugs next time we meet.

Sincerely,

Ernest Gonzalez, President
St Ann’s Alumni and Friends of Little Mexico, Inc.