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

Last Thursday the Junior League of McAllen held their March General Membership Meeting.  The theme for the March meeting was “PJ’s & Pearls.”  Members that dressed up and attended the meeting included:  Jessica Gutierrez; Jessica Lofton; Amy Booth; Audrey Cuellar; Cynthia Catchings; Sarah Picou; Niccki Weaver; Amy Stephens; Leigh Ann Gutierrez; Stephanie Crain; Stephanie Casares; Vianey Cron; Melissa De La Garza; Alyssa Garcia; Liza De Los Santos; Chris Garcia; Marlen Gonzalez; Monica Guerra; Michelle Gonzalez-Diaz; Maritza Jimenez; Liliana Honeycutt; Erin Palacios; Cassandra Moreno; Gladys Rivas; Lou Servantes; Thelma Tamez; Melanie Schroedter;  Denise Alonzo; Alyssa Martinez-Hind; Lara MacGonigle; Raquel Rosales; Amanda Ruby; and Melissa Tan-Cantu.  Congratulations to the following ladies on the Board for 2017-2018:  President, Lindsey Richards; President Elect- Cassandra Moreno; Vice President of Membership- Leigh Ann Gutierrez; Vice President of Communications- Lou Servantes; Vice President of Finance- Yirla Nolan; Vice President of Community Impact- Melanie Schroedter; Vice President of Fund Development-Vianey Cron.  Also congratulations to the Nominating committee that were elected:  Jessica Gutierrez; April Chapa; Leigh Ann Gutierrez; Vianey Cron; and Nicci Weaver. 

Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr. was honored as 2017 Border Texan of the Year last Friday at the McAllen Convention Center.  Every year the Border Texan of the Year Committee recognizes civic leaders who contribute to the South Texas Region.  Attending the event were Glen Roney; John David Franz; Paul Moxley; Kay Wolf; Mark Voss; Felicia & Alexis Villarreal; Joe Villalon; Vidal Flores; Mayor Jim Darling; Dan Patrick; Judy & Juan Vega; Linda Requnez; Rene Sanchez; Yvonne & Sergio Sanchez; Mirna & Paul Rodgriguez; Olivia Tamez; Shane Mata; Raul Pena; Stephen Pena; and may more. Congrats!

Save the Date for Superheros 5K Run for Autism and Buddy Fun Walk on April 1st at the Edinburg Municipal Park from 6PM to 10PM.  This is hosted by Team Mario.  Visit

Congrats to Lindsey & Vincent Richards on the birth of their baby boy. Vincent IV (Tripp)!

This week’s birthdays include: Monday birthdays include:  Marabeth Schuster; Lisa Keller; and Beto Hinojosa.  Yesterday’s birthdays include:  Kathryn Koch Truitt; Melissa Martinez; Mary Rodriguez; Carlos Santos; Sarah Martinez; Raquel Beltran; Joe Villarreal; and Jessica Obregon.  Today’s birthdays include:  Monique Martinez; Gloria Galvan; and Matt Crocker.  Tomorrow,  Jill Pebley Deck and Melinda Wright celebrate their birthdays.  Friday birthdays include:   Yirla Gonzalez Nolan and  Rafa Adame. Finally, weekend wishes are going out to:  Christopher Cron; Stephanie Cassity; Marliza Navarro; Amanda Sotelo; and Alex Rios.  Have a fabulous week and I hope to see you soon!        

XoXo, April

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