America Jonel Paredez of Banquete celebrated her Quinceanera on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at St. Mary Mission in Robstown. The ceremony was officiated by Father Williams. A reception and dance were held at the K.C. Hall in Robstown. She was escorted by Princeton Thompson of Corpus Christi.

She is the daughter of Enrique and Mary Ann Paredez.