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

Last Thursday, Hidalgo-Starr A&M County Club held their monthly Aggie Happy Hour at Zucca 83 in McAllen.  Former students and friends that met were:  Melanie Schroedter;  Tierra & Brennan Vierra; Jaclyn & Kevin Jackson; Julia Walker; Jeff Taylor; Erin & Eugene Palacios; Grant Bitner; Cedar Risica; Alexis Glassman; and others.  Aggie Happy Hour is always the first Thursday of every month at various places in the RGV. 

Ladies of Beta Sigma Phi met last week at Copper Moon to discuss their upcoming fundraiser, “10th Annual Boots, BBQ & Beer,” that will be held on Jan. 21 at 8PM at Sofie’s “SS” Saloon.  This charity event will have a photo booth, bucket raffles, dancing, drinks and food! See you there! Proceeds are for the RGV Make-A-Wish Children’s Christmas Party.  Sisters that were seen planning included:  Aida Moreno; Melisa Saldana; Arantza Vela; Yesenia Delias; Nina Vela Bertini; Veronica Gonzalez; Stephanie Cullum; Amanda Lawrence; Cassandra Garza; Clara Chapa; Gio Holand; Lily Cantu; Monica Moreno-Mata; Olivia Tamez; Ruth Ellen Macias; Valerie Neely; Melissa Osio-Martinez; Christina Cardenas; and Ethny Fantich.  Hope to SEE you there! 

Saturday Nicole Aguirre was honored at a bridal shower held by the “Bunco Babes.”  Attending the shower were:  Karen Aguirre; Lauren Vasquez; Julie Kroeker; Alexandra Alvarez; Melissa Garcia; Lolly Alvarez; Rosa Serda;Rosie Wilkinson; Clara Chapa; Sarah Picou; Josephine Picou; Dee Dee Adame; Myrna Rodriguez; and others.  The Bride to Be was showered with gifts and love at the home of Rosie Gonzalez.  The wedding of Louie Saenz and Nicole Aguirre will be January 21st.  Congrats and best wishes!

Congratulations to Norma Lopez & Brian Williams on the birth of their baby girl, Alaina Grace.  Congratulations to Brooke & Jimbo Bitner on the birth of their baby son, Bo.  Congratulations to Erica O’caña & Hiram Alcazar on their engagement!  Happy anniversary to Lilly & Dr. Richard Steel! 

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.  There will be lots of prizes, food and fun!

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! Visit to find out more. 

This week’s birthdays include: Monday birthdays include: my baby sister, Kelly Chapa; David Longoria; David Aguilar; and Renee Hinojosa.  Yesterday’s birthdays include:  Patrick Martinez.  Today’s birthdays include:   Stephanie Moore; Denise Alonzo and Alyssa Gonzalez.  Tomorrow,  Petra Benavides; Scandia Barrera; and Pamela Friend celebrate their birthdays.  Fridaybirthdays include:   my little sister, Cassie Coons; Leo Garza; and Carlos Contreras.  Finally, weekend wishes are going out to:  Raquel Bentez-Graces; Murray Moore; Alyssa Garcia; Andrew Gomez; Victoria Chappell; and Tania Carrillo. 

Have a fabulous week and I hope to see you soon!           

XoXo, April

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