Benjamin Iker Martinez


Eleazar Martinez and Mariah Danielle Hernandez of Austin are happy to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin Iker Martinez. Benjamin was born on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 at 12:14 p.m. at North Austin Medical Center in Austin. He weighed in at 8 pounds 9 ounces and was 22 inches long. 

Proud grandparents are Daniel and Lisa Hernandez of Pflugerville and Augustine and Francisca Martinez of Austin. Great-grandparents include Richard and Sylvia Banda, Mauro and Olivia Sanchez all of Gonzales; Lazaro and Margarita Correra and Andres and Crecencia Martinez. Also welcoming Benjamin is his proud uncle Daniel Andrew Hernandez and Alfredo Martinez along with his aunts, Adriana and Laura Martinez. Baby Benjamin is proudly being welcomed by great-aunt and uncle JoAnn Padilla and Domingo Proa, of Gonzales and pastor Jorge and Stephanie Zamarripa of Del Rio along with Benjamin’s great-tio Marcus Padilla. Benjamin is being welcomed by several cousins to include Andrea Marie Villareal and Domingo Andrew Proa of Gonzales and Omar and Leonardo of Austin, Elizabeth, Abigail and Sarah Zamarripa of Del Rio and Jonathon Navar Hernandez and family of San Antonio.

Benjamin is the great-grandson of the late Andrew “Otto” Padilla and the great-nephew of the late Felix Hernandez Jr.