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

Congratulations to Brandy Albracht and Steve Hay, who were recently married in a beautiful sunset ceremony on the San Michelle Ranch in Kyle, Texas. Brandy is the daughter of Kim & Dan Albracht of Mission; brother Jason Albracht was in attendance with his wife, Amy and son, Hunter. Guests included Dina & Jerry Raders, Deborah & Charles Marina, Cathy & Mark Voit, Pat & John Martin, Ashley & Eric Curran, Casey & Hannah Burns, Rey Rivera, and Jeanne & Mark Moseley. The couple will reside in Louisville, Kentucky after a honeymoon in St. Lucia.

Recently celebrated my birthday with a fun birthday weekend at the ranch. Since my friend Brooke Biddle and I share the same birthday, we decided that a day at the La Coma Ranch was in order. Thanks to Susie Biddle, April Chapa, Jared Marks and Beau Marks for making it a special day. It's ever-so-amazing how I keep turning 29!! ;)

As for birthdays for this week . . .

Thanks again to Melba Garza for keeping me apprised of another birthday I missed from last week - Robert Leija from Mission celebrated his birthday on the 15th. Hope it was a great one, Robert!!

Celebrating birthdays this week were Blaine Hendrick, Aisha Cruz-Reyes, Heath Holloway, GiGi Burrows, Yvette Frazier and Amanda Ochoa from Monday, while Denise Rodriguez, Lourdes Servantes and Diane Gohil celebrated yesterday. Today's birthdays include Ann Williams, Suzanne Gray, and Taylor Hamlin, while Ashley Pape, Chris Hoffman, Erica Bernal, Jimmy Wingate and Mara Levine have birthdays tomorrow. Vanessa Torres, Donna Bzibziak, Adelina Garza, Nicole Aguirre and Laura Mesquita celebrate Friday . . . and, weekend birthday wishes include: Cori Gerlach, Rosemary Miranda, Kim Elliott, Aron Caceres as well as Evan Williams. Happy Birthday, y'all!!

Events you should know about...

TOMORROW: The 59th Annual Easter Seals RGV Dinner, to be held Thursday, October 27th at 6:00pm the McAllen Convention Center. This year's humanitarian honorees are A.R. "Felo" & Maxine Guerra. In addition, the popular painted ostrich egg auction will take place -- you won't want to miss it! For more information, contact Marilyn Fox at 956.631.9171 or

THIS WEEKEND: Friends for Hope's 7th Annual Benefit event, featuring Robert Earl Keen - Saturday, October 29th at Las Palmas Racepark in Mission! VIP tickets are available for purchase at $100 each. Proceeds from the event benefit the Vannie E. Cook, Jr Childrens Cancer & Hematology Clinic in McAllen. This is a private show. Tickets include dinner by Koko's, beer, and wine for those of age. Call 956-213-8244 to buy your table or tickets.

NOVEMBER 11th: United Blood Services 1st Annual Golf for Life tournament, which will be held at Palm View Golf Course in McAllen. Prizes include a shootout for a fabulous golf trip to Las Vegas and all proceeds will benefit a local scholarship fund. For more information, contact Crystal Olvera at 213.7525 or

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


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