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

Junior League of McAllen held their monthly general membership meeting last Thursday at their office in McAllen.  The ladies discuss their upcoming fundraiser, “Shaken Not Stirred,” on February 4, at Sofie’s “SS” Saloon at 7PM.  It’s a Texas Martini Party with great food and martini’s from local restaurants like Infusions, Cooper Moon, Bodega, Salt, Tony Roma’s, Macaroni Grill,Arturo’s, University Draft House, Santa Fe Steakhouse, and others.  Hope to see you there!!  Members attending the meeting included:  Vianey Cron; Nicci Weaver; Maria Elena Gonzalez; Raquel Rosales; Tara Vierra; Lou Servantes; Jessica Guiterrez; Josette Gonzales; Marlen Gonzalez ; Erin Palacios; Denise Alonzo; Leigh Ann Gutierrez; Jessica Kaiser; Yirla Gonzalez Nolan; Sarah Picou; Jessica Lofton; Melissa Osio Martinez; Gladys Rivas; Amy Stephans; Melanie Schroedter; Thelma Tamez; Kathleen Mena; Lara MacGonigle; Cris Garcia; Cynthia Catchings; Liza De Los Santos; Amanda Ruby; and Melissa Tan-Cantu. 

Nicole Aguirre & Louie Saenz were married this past Saturday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in McAllen.  Reception was held at Valencia Event Center. It was a beautiful wedding with many guests.  Seen at the wedding were:  Tony Aguirre; Karen Aguirre; Clarissa Moreno-Dixit; Priscilla Saenz; Analysse Escobar; Lauren Rodgers Vazquez; Amy Booth; Elizabeth Person-Shurley; Amanda Vela; Sabrina Hamilton; Charlene Kroeker Callaway; Sean Burch; Toby Castro; Michael Saenz; Aaron Aguirre; Bobby Vela; Rene Saenz; Danny Garza; Clara Chapa; Erica & Jason Garza; Julia Walker; Michael Harris; Suzie & Andrew Riddle; Leroy Cavazos; Mandy Corso Krause; Jon Ray Dougherty; Sabrina Hamilton; Gilda Robles; Cindy Cantu; Jesse Juarez; Carlos Ortiz; Julie Ortiz; Manuel Ramon; Alex Macias; Martha Hinojosa; Eduardo Cantu; Richard Cortez; Cynthia Ramon; Rosie Wilkinson; Ray Wilkinson; Chris Ardis; Becca Hinojosa; Venus Alvarez; Chris Alvarez; Stephanie Ledesma; Sean Burch; Sally Fraustro Guerra & David Guerra; Dora & Joe Brown; Myra & Richard Garcia; Irma Garza; Mayor Jim Darling; Rudy Montolvo; George Montalvo; and many many more.  Congratulations to the lovely couple and Cheers to your new adventure as husband and wife! 

The Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Epsilon Chapter held their tenth annual “Boots, BBQ & Beer,” fundraiser last Saturday at Sofie’s “SS” Saloon.  Seen out in their boots were:  Aida Moreno; Myra & Frank Gonzalez; Javier Cantu, Jr.; Myda Moran; Eddie Garza; Marc Moran; Joaquin Gonzalez; Melissa Osio Martinez; Fabian Pedraza; Liz Moreno; Irene Thompson; Gabriel Martinez; Cory Mayes; Olivia Tamez; Melisa Saldana; Lili Cantu; Lisa Pena; Zuelma Garza; Edward Pena; Pricilla Tovar; Amanda Young; Patricia Diaz-Viera; Rachel Montgomery; Geneva Bermudez; and many others. It was a great event where proceeds go to the funding of Make a Wish children’s Christmas Party.

Congratulations to Linda & Ed Castillo on the birth of their baby girl, Gabriela!  Congratulations to Lisa Lara Flores & Tomas Flores on the birth of their baby girl, Lara Allison.  Happy anniversary to Ashley & Eric Curran! 

This week’s birthdays include: Monday birthdays include:  Lyndsie Currie & Martin Perez.  Yesterday’s birthdays include:   Norma Martinez; Josh Stockel; and Mariella Gorena.   Today’s birthdays include:   Ernesto Arredono and Michael Pinkard, Jr.  Tomorrow, Linda Whitis celebrates her birthday.  Friday birthdays include:   John Ball; Lucy Garza; Cynthia Pacheco; Desiree French; Rocky Salinas; Vanessa Rodriguez; Victor Huerta; Marilyn Moffitt; and my “bunny” sister, Rosemarie Piper. Finally, weekend wishes are going out to:   Ruben Marquez; Noah Dyer; JD Salinas III; Anne Crisafulli; Janie Ochoa;Christine Collymore; Maribel Sifuentes; and Alexia Solis.  Have a fabulous week and I hope to see you soon!    

XoXo, April

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