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


Clara Chapa celebrated her birthday last weekend with friends and family.  Toasting the birthday girl were: Amy Booth; Selinda Ortega; Bonnie Cabrera & Seby Haddad; Beatriz Benitez & Jim Bob Sides; Maritza & Michael Pruneda; Jennifer & Sergio Melendez;Jacklin Magallan-Cantu; Allison Jones; Marissa Wingate; Marlen & Jimmy Wingate; Rudy Montalvo; and Enrique Grajales.  Closing out the birthday weekend was a brunch stop at Suerte Bar & Grill on 17th Street in McAllen with barbacoa tacos; tortas; menudo; Big Red Margaritas; and a delicious concha (Mexican bread) and ice cream dessert that I could only admire from the next table.  Hope your birthday was a blast and cheers to many many more my dear friend!!


Last Saturday, Faith Padron celebrated her birthday in a Wonder Woman costume. It was the perfect outfit for her Superhero themed party.  Friends and family revealed their secret identities by dressing up in their superhero shirts and costumes.  Seen in their capes were Janette Solis;Norma Martinez & Felix Hernandez; Melissa Martinez; Gracie Martinez Ybarra; Maria Socorro Martinez; Vianca Castillo; Lauralee Espinosa; Amanda Cordova; Homer Cespedes, Jr.; Ilsse Galicia; Homar Saenz, Jr.; Ruben Cardenas; Tim Pedro; OJ Elizarraraz; Brianda Alaniz; Raquel Louzada; Mark Anthony Garza; Aaron Silva; Ashley Gonzalez; Priscilla Leal; Lorena Saenz; Dagoberto Solis; Stephanie Hernandez; and others.  Guests enjoyed the super hero food and had super fun! Many blessings my little friend, Faith!


Friends gathered at The Patio on Guerra to celebrate Jessica Rodriguez’ birthday last Thursday. Seen at the celebration were: Andrew Perez; Diana Izaguirre; Berenice Gonzalez;Thelma Tamez; Dara Heller; Maritza Jimenez; Olga Ramon; Lena Leal; Madga Cortez;Maria Aguilar; Sandi Marichalar; and others. Happy birthday, Jessica!! Hope you had a great and blessed day!


Happy anniversary to my Aggie friends Julie & Atanacio (“Tachi”) Hinojosa!! Happy anniversary to Dr. Erin Palacios & Eugene Palacios from last week! Happy anniversary toTammie & Tony Risica!


Congratulations to Main Event’s (Pharr), Rob Neagle for receiving 2016 General Manager of the Year at their national conference! 


The Boys & Girls Club of Mission will be hosting Mission Fit-Back to School on July 30th  from7AM to 12PM, to help raise funds for students in need of school supplies.  This event includes a 5K Run and a 1K Walk, Zumba, self-defense sessions, and fun fun fun!!  Please call (956)585-3606 for more information.


Save the date:  A new fun and exciting event is coming to Sofie’s “SS” Saloon on August 13th at 5PM.  The American Cancer Society will host its Inaugural Human Foosball Tournament.  Please call the local office (956)682-8329 for more information or email april.chapa@cancer.orgto sign up a team.  Teams are $60 or $10/person.  It’s going to be a BALL!!! 



This week’s birthdays include:  Celebrating on Monday were the beautiful Jessica Johnson Gutierrez; Abel Juarez, Jr.; Jill Dillard Guillot; and Rob Soliz.  Yesterday Marc Fantich;Cindy Mendez; Kassie Saenz; Michael Valdez; and Julia Rodriguez celebrated their birthdays. Today’s birthdays include:  Judge Ramon Garcia; Joshua Warshak; Louie Yzaguirre; and Laura Lee Hicks.  Tomorrow Joe Quinones; Josephine Picou; and Chris Quin celebrate their birthdays.  Friday’s birthdays include:   the amazing Ashley Curran; the awesome Patty Sanchez; the wonderful Elizabeth Flores; Dr. Pablo Tagle III; Sandra Ocañas; Ruben Rodriguez; and Debbie Crane Aliseda.   Finally, weekend wishes are going out to Edward Borjon, Jr.; Darlene Hart; Christina Salazar; the best Aggie ever Dr. Joe Townsend; and Jenifer Sarver. Have a fabulous week and I hope to see you soon!           


XoXo, April



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