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

Friends were seen at SALT-New American Table last Wednesday to celebrate Jim Darling’s re-election as Mayor of McAllen.  Also celebrating that night was Debbie Crane Aliseda for her school board election. Seen out were Sandra Darling; Irma Garza; Sandra Sanchez; Yvette Ramos; Val LaMantia Peisen; Kelly Scrivner; and Sally Guerra.  Congrats to both!!

This past weekend the Junior League of McAllen held their Leadership Retreat at Los Encinos Ranch north of Edinburg.  President, Lindsey Richards, along with Past President, Jessica Johnson Gutierrez hosted the ladies.  Seen at the ranch were:  Vianey Cron; Cristina Garfield; Audrey Cuellar; Nicci Weaver; LuAnn Golberg; Anita Moon; Erin Palacios; Marlen Garza; Lucy Garza; Militza Stair; Lourdes Servantes; Leigh Ann Gutierrez; Katarina Bugariu; Alyssa Hind; Jessica Lofton; Tracy Campbell; Yirla Gonzalez Nolan; Sarah Mackay; Stephanie Crain; and others.  The Junior League ladies are preparing for a grat new year!

Last Saturday, May 20th, the Relay For Life of Upper-Valley was held at Fred’s Pharmacy Field at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium.  McAllen ISD Superintendent, Dr. Jose A. Gonzalez; Mission CISD Superintendent, Dr. Ricardo Lopez; Sharyland ISD, Assistant Superintendent of Business-Finance, Connie Lopez; Rosalinda Reyez; Gaby Silva; Karina Garcia; Karla Cisneros-Lopez; Andrea Navarro; Tanya Longoria; Mary Salinas; Rosie Stubbs; Ruben Marquez; Ariane Mercardo; Danessa Litam; Oscar Garcia; Carolina Salazar; Letty Ibarra; Heather Marks; Rosemarie Piper; Rose Chapa; Kelly Chapa; Rebecca Eguia; Kathy Vallez; Ninfa Ramirez; Alejandra Ivanez; Tony Perez; Adalia DelBosque; Paula Gonzalez; Paulino Bernal; and many many more people were seen Relaying for a Cure!  Thanks to McAllen ISD for hosting!  See you next year, 2018!

Congratulations to Kathryn & Michael Canales on the birth of their son, Jacob. 

The RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Presents “Women of Distinction Awards Dinner,” on June 2nd at the Memorial Event Center in Edinburg.  This year women that are being honored include:  Justice Leticia Hinojosa; Dr. Shirley Reed; Irma Salinas; Grace Martinez; Deborah Case; Alka Vaswani; Crisitna Solis Wilson; and Linda Garza Peisen.  Call the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce at (956)928-0060.   

This week’s birthdays include:   Monday birthdays include:  Janette Cavazos and Sandra Perez.  Tuesday’s birthdays include:  Rick Hinojsa; Pastor Bob Alderman; Adam Cavazos; Jessica Rodriguez; Rick Diaz; and Marla Munoz.  Today’s birthdays include:   Dr. Erin Palacios and Larry Cardenas.  Thursday’s birthdays include:  Deena Larralde; Lana De Leon; Ryan Solis; and Katherine Harrison. Friday birthdays include:   Roman Garza, Jr.   Finally, weekend wishes are going out to:  Marlene Mendoza; Ana Hansen; Ruben Saenz, Jr.; Blaz Gonzalez; Eduardo De La Rosa; Chris Gonzales; Marc Reyes; and Jennifer Munoz.  Have a fabulous week and I hope to see you soon!               

XoXo, April

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