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Esmeralda Upton biography: 13 things about Plano, Texas woman

Esmeralda “Esmi” P. Armendarez Upton is a parishioner at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Plano, Texas, United States and a realtor for California Federal Bank. She is of Mexican descent.

Aside from Plano, Upton has lived in other parts of Texas including Dallas, Denton, Houston and Midland. She attended Justin F. Kimball High School in Dallas and previously lived in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

When Upton was young, her parents Albert Armendarez and Maria Armendarez divorced. Upton has an older sister named Cynthia Armendarez, an older brother named Mario Armendarez and a younger brother Robert Armendarez.

Upton has a son and a daughter. Here are 13 more things about her:
Esmeralda Upton (©Plano Police Department)
Esmeralda Armendarez Upton (©Plano Police Department)
  1. She was 2 years older than her husband Thomas Paul “Tom” Upton.
  2. On June 12, 1993, her grandfather Tomas Lazo Sr. died in Dallas at the age of 79.
  3. On October 27, 2001, she and Tom got married in Dallas.
  4. In 2003, she gave birth to her son.
  5. In 2004, her mother married Manuel Barrientos.
  6. In 2005, she gave birth to her daughter.
  7. On August 27, 2013, her grandmother Carmen Martinez Lazo died in Irving, Texas at the age of 100.
  8. On November 24, 2019, her mother died in Dunvanville, Dallas County, Texas at the age of 83.
  9. On April 7, 2020, her husband died as a result of injuries suffered from a bicycle accident.
  10. At around 8:00 p.m. on August 24, 2022, she was caught on camera using racial slurs during a physical attack on a group of Indian American women including Rani Banerjee, Sabori Saha and Bidisha Rudra in the parking lot of the Sixty Vines restaurant in Plano.
  11. At around 3:50 p.m. on August 25, 2022, Plano Police Department officers arrested her.
  12. She was 58 years old when she was arrested on August 25, 2022. She was charged with misdemeanor assault bodily injury and misdemeanor terroristic threats. Her bond was set at $10,000.
  13. On September 22, 2022, Rudra filed a lawsuit against her.

25 replies »

  1. I’m sure her family and friends are super proud. Unfortunate for her kids, her church, and the school. That’s a terrible reflection on all of them. One of the things people forget is the badging they put on their vehicles. If you have a church, school, or other organization sticker on your car, and you don’t know how to behave in public, you have to know you are damaging their image concurrently with your own.


  2. I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.
    Mahatma Gandhi

    NB: she is a Catholic but the same applies.


      • That would be my guess, just for the fact that the media isn’t saying. Plus her uppity, elite, better-than-you attitude reeks of democrat.




      • She clearly doesn’t want them here so therefore she’s not a Dem. Remember you people don’t want brown people here so therefore she’s a Republican. I mean, not just a Republican but a MAGA cultist republican!


      • Please educate yourself and stay away from the propaganda out there stating lies. Look at the real news that our country has always had. Don’t be a cultist, a bully, hateful, liar, racist. Feel sorry for you cult members of MAGA/Cult.


  3. She is an embarrassment to her dead husband, her sons, her workplace, their schools, her parish, and her work. She is what happens when you mix being a mean drunk, racism, a lack of self control, with guns and self-entitlement. She did more damage to herself than she did on those very literate, capable women, whom she tried to attack.


  4. Most Democrats are kind, working for the people. Look at what’s going on right now where the Republicans, since they lost big in 2020, have to retaliate by bullying and lying about the election because they lost. This woman is one of those bullies; obviously. See the facts. The police have. These indian women were minding their own business and this crazy, racist woman attacked the. Thank goodness for cell phones.


  5. I don’t care what nationality she claims to be, what political party she claims. What religion she practices. All I SEE IS A RACIST BIT*H.

    The Rest of the world sees Americans as tribal waring, gang affiliated, intolerante thugs that carry enough weapons to destroy each other.

    Democrats and Republicans might as well be considered street gangs battling over turff wearing there stupid caps and carrying their colors.

    We lost sight of our true enemies and are living in chaos.
    “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity”. (Art of War).

    “Yet, we must remember that even White privilege is not distributed evenly among Whites. Many White people never get a piece of the pie. This fact, sadly, instead of making them unite with other marginalized and oppressed American employees, it makes them unload their rage and disappointment on the already suffering low-income, refugee, or poor ethnicities, accusing them of ‘stealing our jobs’, or ‘destroying our country and values’. In doing so, they miss the chance of working together with a significant number of allies for real change. Furthermore, they vote for and side with their oppressors thinking that voting for racist and supremacist candidates will change this ugly reality. What they fail to realize is that politics is literally a nasty business that is fed by the masses’ hatred and, once in power, that business never thrives by changing the way the business is done. If all these supposed problems are solved, where will future politicians get their fodder to feed hatred to masses who will bring them to power?
    Louis Yako


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