It’s another beautiful week in the Rio Grande Valley!

Hello, 2017!!  Hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year’s Day.  Jessica & Eli Gutierrezhosted a New Year’s Party for friends and family at their beautiful home.  Guests  that attended included:  Amy Booth; Nickie Perez; Tracy & Alan Campbell; John Carrington; Maritza Jimenez; Jessica Lofton; Juan De La Garza; Sarah Dajlala; Lara Macgonigle; Shamin & Alex Dagan; Suzie & Andrew Riddle; Nancy Abdullah; and many others. Seen celebrating at The Centennial Club were:  Lebby Salinas; Isacc Guerra; Eva Garza; Robert Lozano; Liza Guerra; Elias Bazan; Laurie Lozano; Norberto Guerra; and others.   Many decided to stay home and celebrate too. Let’s start this year with positive vibes and positive people. 

Being healthier by eating a little better and exercising is on the top of most lists.  Personally, I am also going to try and sleep more and get organized.  My new mantra this year is New Year, New Me! 

The Russian Ballet performed, “The Nutcracker,” at the McAllen Performing Arts Center last week.  Seen out enjoying the ballet were Sarah Hinojosa; Suzy Lee; Allegra Lamison;Diana Stansberry; Gayle Martin; Brenda Franklin; Laura Ellington; Ashley Garza; Elizabeth Canchola; Victoria Soto-Martinez; Tara Vierra; Samantha Garza; Kathryn Oakley; Liza Casarez; and others.  What a treat that the Rio Grande Valley has this performing center now with awesome shows. 

Hidalgo-Starr County A&M Club is hosting Aggie Happy Hour at Zucca 83 at 5:30PM. See you there!

Save the Date for Boys & Girls Club of Mission Skeet Shoot on Jan. 21 at Ebanos Escondidos Ranch in Penitas. For more information, call (956)451-0537. 

The 10th Annual Boots, BBQ & Beer will be held on Jan. 21 at 8PM at Sofie’s “SS” Saloon.  The ladies of the Beta Sigma Phi have a fantastic event planned with photo booth, bucket raffles, dancing, drinks and food! See you there! Proceeds are for the RGV Make-A-Wish Children’s Christmas Party. 

The Junior League of McAllen will host the 2nd Annual “Shaken Not Stirred” at Sofie’s “SS” Saloon on Feb. 4, at 7PM.  Join me!

Congratulations to Anna Marie & David Laurent on the birth of their son.  Happy anniversary to Nancy & Gus Garcia!  Happy anniversary to Elizabeth & Ryan Flores!  Congratulations to Cassy & Alex Meade on their wedding!  

This week’s birthdays include: Monday birthdays include:  Fernando Perez and Tina Guerra.   Yesterday’s birthdays include:  Pat Thompson; Liza Diaz; and Pamela Harper.  Today’s birthdays include: Hector Martnez; Roy Salinas; and Jo Arechiga.  Tomorrow, Andrea Serra Salazar celebrates her birthday.  Friday birthdays include:  Luchelle Cordova; Taylor Schuster; Lisa Salinas;  Pam Wingate; Sandra Vasquez; and James Thomspon. Finally, weekend wishes are going out to:  Marian Swanberg; Reuben Trigo; Dee Garza; Cindy Cavazos; Linda Castillo; and Sam De La Garza .  Have a fabulous week and I hope to see you soon!            

XoXo, April

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