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

The American Cancer Society’s Cattle Baron Ball’s, “Boots & Blossoms,” was held this past Saturday, September 9th at the Boggus Ford Events Center.  The 2017 Cattle Baron’s Ball Committee honored, Andrea Sierra Salazar, a cancer survivor.  Andrea was diagnosed with stage 2 nodular schleoriss Hodgkin lymphoma in 2016.  From the moment you walked into the doors, you knew that the night was going to be full of some Texas food and music.  Hay bales lined the front entrance with large wooden doors and flower décor.  All of the VIP tables were covered in pink tablecloths and a burlap runners, donated by Norma Guevara & Omar Guevara of La Mansion in Mission.  Dinner consisted of beef tendorlein, pork belly, a pasta bar, cesar salad bar, truffle mac-n-cheese station, and many other delicious foods from Castle Catering by Russell Walker.  ACS, Community Development Manager, Clara Chapa says, “It was wonderful to see our local community come together and support such a meaningful cause.  Beginning stages for 2018 are already underway.”  Music was performed by Chris Marshall Band; Clay Hollis; and headliner, The Powell Brothers.  It was a great time and all for a great cause.  Seen at the event were:   Laura & Dr. Albert Pena; Jessica & Drew Lentz; Clara Chapa; Cathy Weaver; Nickie Perez; Ruben Marquez; Kerstien Lopez; Katarina Bugariu; Irma Burr; Yolanda Guzman; Flower Guerrero; Nancy Ochoa; Olivia & Chuck; Jena & Mark Harris Christina martinez; Patty ‘Ocana-Olivarez; Hector Olivarez; Jessica Aranda; Bea Benitez; Amy Booth; Patty Flores; Janie Gomez; Deena Garza; Annabel & Genaro Gonzalez; Mayra Moreno; Jessica Puente; Tammie & Tony Risica; Dina Sabnani; Gabby Silva; Joanne Vasquez; Audrey Trevino; Jessica Gutierrez; Sarah Dajlala; Karla Puente; Celina Carr; Rudy Montalvo; George Montalvo; Hugo Montalvo; Lucy Thompson; Jennifer & Sergio Melendez;  Mayte & Carlos Garza; Diana Canales; Montey Awbrey; Chad Tolar; Jerry Sanchez; Ileana & Jamie Gonzalez;  Jean & Troy Gearhart; Cesar Suarez; Barbara Delgado; Giovanni Ferrigno; Marla Cuellar; Alejandra Ivanez; Ninfa Ramirez; Linda Tovar; and many many others!!

There will be a 5K Walk for Pediatric Cancer today, Wednesday at 6:30PM at Town Lake at Fireman’s Park, McAllen, TX 

The McAllen Chamber of Commerce will host their 19th Annual Business Expo on September 14th at the McAllen Convention Center from 11AM to 5:30PM. Please stop by and visit our Valley Town Crier booth!! I”ll SEE you there!

 This week’s birthdays include:   Hector Diaz; CJ Trevino; and Cindy Torres from Monday.  Tuesday’s birthdays include: Debbie Groves.  Today’s birthdays include:  Fernando Cantu; John Sanchez; Dennis Ramirez; and Jessica Gomez.  Thursday’sbirthdays include:  my  beautiful and lovely sister, Rebecca Eguia; Melissa Sanchez-De La Rosa; Claudia Borjon Hernandez; and Chopper Gonzalez.  Friday birthdays include:  Suzanne Pena; Jennifer Loftin; and Michael Canales.   Finally, weekend wishes are going out to:  Alexandra Pena; Claudia Tomlinson; Aimee Martinez; Omar Marez; and Fonz Mercado.  Have a fabulous week and hope to see you soon!     

XoXo, April

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