Miss Aurora Krystal Garcia was married to Luis A. Mendez on Dec. 17, 2011 at El Mesias Methodist Church. The bride is the daughter of Joel A. Garcia Sr., Aurora Judy Austin Fernandez. The groom's parents are Sergio and Maria Mendez of Palmview. The ceremony was performed by Pastor Robert Lopez. A reception was held at Cosmopolitan Banquet Center. The bride graduated from Veterans Memorial High School and the University of Texas-Pan American. The groom graduated from La Joya High School and the University of Texas-Pan American and is employed by La Joya ISD as a math teacher.