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City of La Marque: Diggin’ Deeper

City of La Marque: Diggin’ Deeper

By City of La Marque Summer Interns
Diggin’ Deeper is a series of interviews aimed at highlighting how working in a municipality may affect one’s mental health and centering the people who work for and represent La Marque.
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BONUS EPISODE: Catch Up with the Summer Interns
In this bonus episode of Diggin' Deeper, all of the Summer Interns with the City of La Marque have a sit-down and chat about the internship program, share some fun stories, and discuss the family they have formed here.
07:47
July 23, 2021
Don't Be Afraid: Diggin' Deeper with Lee Barrera
In this episode, Intern Zion Thomas interviews Utility Billing Supervisor Lee Barrera about what working in such a forward facing department is like and how she deals with the negative mental aspects of the job. Lee walks us through her journey in La Marque starting at the beginning of the pandemic until now. For more mental health resources, visit www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
07:29
July 22, 2021
Time for Change: Diggin' Deeper with Cris Roth
In this episode of Diggin' Deeper, Intern Leslie Zuniga interviews Cris Roth to get a better understanding of his job and the stress that comes along with it. He highlights the positive change La Marque has experienced over the years and the pride he has in the area.
05:47
July 21, 2021
Education Matters: Diggin' Deeper with Kathleen Van Stavern
In this episode of Diggin' Deeper, Interns Jeffrey Marquess and Amaurie Captain interview Code Compliance Supervisor Kathleen Van Stavern. Kathleen emphasizes the importance of education regarding code compliance and their duties to reduce misunderstanding and unhappy citizens. For more mental health resources, visit www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
07:23
July 20, 2021
Be Their Voice: Diggin' Deeper with Detective Evelyn Arrendondo
In this episode of Diggin' Deeper, Interns Leslie Zuniga and Amaurie Captain interview Detective Evelyn Arredondo about why she chose to become a detective, how it takes a toll on her, and how she separates work and play. For more mental health resources, visit www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
11:12
July 19, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Interviewing the Interviewer with Gardy Garcia
In this bonus episode of Diggin' Deeper, Interns McKinsey Criss and Sundos Nofal interview KHEA Radio Host Gardy Garcia about his work, the COVID-19 Pandemic, mental health, and have a little bit of fun in between. Gardy reflects and tells his story from the past year, ending with meaningful advice and tips to improve your mental health. For more mental health resources, visit www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
17:47
July 18, 2021
The Power of Family: Diggin' Deeper with Captain James Matthews
In this episode, Interns Sundos Nofal and Daniel Love interview Fire Captain James Matthews about his experiences in the fire department and the community that he has become a part of within his job. He touches on the familial aspect of the fire department and the hard work they put into their job.
09:04
July 18, 2021
You're Never Alone: Diggin' Deeper with Coach Shone Evans
In this episode of Diggin' Deeper, Interns Landen Garner and Daniel Love interview La Marque High School Football Coach Shone Evans about his role in the community and what coaching means to him. Throughout the interview, he reiterates the notion that no matter where you are in life, you're never alone. For more mental health resources, visit www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
07:24
July 17, 2021
The Importance of Community: Diggin' Deeper with Kathy Herrin-Keith
In this episode of Diggin' Deeper, Intern Chaniya Richardson interviews local activist and Keep La Marque Beautiful Commission member Kathy Herrin-Keith. As Kathy digs deeper into her motivations and inspirations, she highlights the importance of community and meaningful connections. "Learn to Live, Don't Just Exist." For more mental health resources, visit www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
07:00
July 16, 2021
Strength & Character: Diggin' Deeper with Brad Speights
In this episode of Diggin' Deeper, Interns Jeffrey Marquess and Landen Garner interview Bradley Speights, a member of La Marque's Public Works Team, to establish a deeper understanding of the public works department and how mental health plays into his role in the community. For more mental health resources, visit www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
08:23
July 15, 2021
Mindset is Key: Diggin' Deeper with Tonia Griffin
In this episode of Diggin' Deeper, Intern Sundos Nofal sits down with Tonia Griffin, a community activist, to discuss her role in La Marque, the importance of positive attitudes, and her nonprofit organization.  For more information on Tonia, visit www.khambrelfoundation.org
18:16
July 14, 2021
A Heart for Service: Diggin' Deeper with Mayor Keith Bell
In the episode of Diggin' Deeper, Interns McKinsey Criss and Jaivyance Gillard interview La Marque Mayor Keith Bell about his involvement in politics, mayoral race, and how being a city official affects his mental health. As he speaks with the interns, he reflects on his long journey involving public housing, hardships, political success and community engagement. For more mental health resources, visit www.youmatter.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
16:12
July 13, 2021