It's another beautiful week in the Rio Grande Valley . . .

Recently bid a fun farewell to Gretchen Kreidler with a going-away party at Roosevelt's in McAllen. Gretchen accepted a great new job in San Antonio and will certainly be missed in the RGV! Seen throughout the evening were Kay & John Kreidler, Kelly & Brian Payne, Linda & Robert Heard, Kevin Collier, Jennifer Loftin, Jana & Blaine Hendrick, Stephanie & Richard Moore, Pam Simpson, Erren Seale & Fernando Rivera, Anna & Mike Martin, William Kreidler, Kelsey & Teddy Martin, Janey & Trey Murray and Allen Gray, just to name a few. Gretchen, this is not goodbye, but instead: see you up the road!!

Attended the fabulous Cancer180 Survivor Symposium in Edinburg, held at the UT-Pan American Border Health Offices in Edinburg. This event served as a fantastic outlet for learning/growing for young cancer survivors, their family and friends. Organizations represented included the Livestrong Foundation, The Cancer Center at Renaissance, MD Anderson Cancer Center and the National Library of Medicine. For more information on this program and the local meet-up group, visit

Got to visit with Marianna Wright and Matt Crocker at a lunch meeting the other day...

If you haven't already heard, Matt is now working with the Killer Bee Hockey Team as the Director of Ticket Operations. He is definitely your go-to guy for great seats at those super-fun Bee games!

Marianna tells me that the Mission Hospital Foundation and Breast Imaging Center is currently challenging individuals and businesses, as well as service organizations and civic clubs, to decorate bras for a cause in The Pink Brazaar! From August 22nd until September 23rd, decorated bras can be dropped off at the hospital along with a registration form that can be downloaded off their Participation is free and open to everyone. For more info, call 956-323-1102.

And . . . Congratulations go to Jana & Blaine Hendrick on the birth of their handsome son, Reese Geisweidt Hendrick. Reese was born on August 13th, weighing in at 7 lbs., 8 oz. and measuring 19- inches. Welcome to the world, Reese!

As for birthdays for this week . . .

Belated birthday wishes this week go to Ben Perez and Vanessa Casteneda from Monday and to Julie Baer, Heather Fallek, Laura Martin, Jeremy Clemons, Blake Hall, Ashley Aikman, Megan Gerling and Karen Doffing from yesterday. Today's birthdays include Veronica Cantu, Tiffany Annamalai, Tracy Crain, Pam Havens and Maria Elena Gonzalez, while Bailey Gurwitz, Tommy Moseley and Gaby Gutierrez have birthdays tomorrow. Friday's birthdays include the David Martinez and Sarah Picou. And weekend birthday wishes include: Kathy Collins, Bonnie Cabrera, Mindy De La Rosa, Eric Gray, Didi Rodriguez and Mary Ann Garcia! Happy Birthday everyone!!

Events you should know about...

One final reminder... A raffle fundraiser will be held to benefit a local family facing some great medical challenges and expenses. Leland Van Wagoner will be undergoing open-heart surgery and a local group has come together to raise funds to help support his family throughout the process. The drawing will be held at 6:00 p.m., August 27, 2011 @ 621 East Griffin Pkwy, Mission, Texas. ALL proceeds to benefit Leland Van Wagoner family for upcoming open heart surgery. Raffle prizes include various hunting trips, gift items, firearms, golfing packages, and more. For more information, call Kim Kerby 956-222-8988.

I wish you love & blessings in the coming week and I hope to "see you" soon!


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