Baby congratulations go out to Christina & Cale Baese, whose baby daughter and first child, Cyann Elaine, was born on July 20, 2009. Congrats also to proud grandparents Jann & Jim Schroeder of Mission, who are understandably excited about the first grandbaby!

Saw the young and the beautiful engaged couple, Meredith Jenkins & Chris Whitsell, who are planning a Hawaiian wedding. Her parents, Esther & Raymond Jenkins, were happy to show Chris and his family around McAllen . . .

Some of the folks adding to the welcome included Melinda & Ruben Bosquez, Ann & Mark Allen, Janet Wallace, Linda & Jim Miller, Dee Dee Hockema, LeeAnn & Bo Sparks, Candie & Chris Wicker, Tina & Robert Martin, and Marilyn & Bob Hawkins . . .

Also in on things were Libby & Jim Brown, Gay & Dr. Sam Hargis, Becky & Rick Guerra, Bethann & Mark Freeland, Margie & Bob McCreery, Debbie & Eldon Brooks, Jolene & Dr. Roger Vitko, Ann & Ernie Williams, and Paula & Paul Moxley . . .

Visited with Carolyn & Tommy Joyner, back in McAllen from Dripping Springs, and Debbie Morrow and Sandra Bleakney, who were here from Ruidoso . . .

And naturally, we caught up with family and our combined kids’ doings while talking with Lana & Kenny Worbington . . .

Ran into two friendly “persons,” also known as Ruthie & Dr. James Person. (sorry, couldn’t stop myself . . .) Hearing the live music of “Two Flew Over,” Steve & Gayle, added to our enjoyment. They’re at 867-3691 . . .

Had fun at the Spanish night at Feldman’s Market Center, along with Gay & Andy Hill, Reba Showers, and Phyllis Hutchins. Tomorrow night is the LAST gourmet Spanish dinner for this year, so call Rick Ramos right away at Feldman’s, 687-8497, if you’re planning to attend!

Saw Mike Givilancz & Judy enjoying the Spanish night and couldn’t help but think of racquetball . . .

Hope all members of my book club show up today. A huge thank you to Chef Stan Zerbst of the McAllen Country Club, who is preparing a delightful lunch of recipes by Julia Child. Bon appétit!

Welcome back this week to former residents Sue & Ken Kachtik, who are here visiting after he was inducted into the Texas A&I sports hall of fame for being captain of the 1959 Javelina national championship team in football!

Birthday greetings for yesterday to Mary Vance Jones, Elizabeth Lawson, Pam Moore, and Herman Westbrook. For today, birthday cheer is wished to Lilia Ledesma, Sandy Hansmann, and Ron Loidl . . .

And for tomorrow, happy birthday to Claudia Vela and Eunice Inglés. Can’t leave out happy birthday wishes to McAllen’s Pan American Round Table Director, Charlene Hertz, and to Sandra Imhoof and Marsha Nelson, for this Friday, September 25th . . .

Note to all readers: the following phone number is not the newspaper’s phone number; it is a number just for this column. Call in your “I See You” news to 686-8056, or mail to the Town Crier. Remember, at least one week ahead!