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

Greater Mission Chamber of Commerce hosted their BBQ Throwdown last Saturday at their market square in Mission.   President/CEO, Robert Rosell and the entire chamber staff successfully put together this great event.  Forty-one BBQ teams competed and brought their best chicken and brisket game.  Seen at the event were:  Maribel Rosell; Lenny Garza; Patty O’cana Olivarez; Luis Hernandez; Veronica O’cana; Javier Barrera; Albert Ocana, Jr.; Christine Barrera; Miguel Gonzalez; Victor O’cana; Mike Barrera; George Pulido; Zayda Pacheco; Hector Barrera; Rico Martinez; Jorge Valdez; Sonia Garcia; Rick Venecia; Toby Garza; Teishi Rocha; Sandra Zamora; Sandra Vecchio; Dr. Armando O’cana; Roy Vela; Debbie Alvarez; Craig Verley; Ruben Plata; Jessica Ortega-Ochoa; Casandra & Alex Meade; and many many more.  Good ol country bands such as Charlie Garcia, Roy Torres & Buckn Crazy along with Kikker Daddy Legacy played during the showdown.  Proceeds from the event are to benefit scholarships for Mission CISD and Sharyland ISD students in E-STEAM programs.  

Jessica Johnson Gutierrez celebrated her birthday with a flash back to the 80’s.  It was a tubular time that included the following:  Elijah Gutierrez; Kasie & Chuck Ellsworth; Jessica Lofton; Sarah Dajlala; Juan De La Garza; Venessa Bustamante; Vanessa Charles; Mari Hinojosa; Erin & Eugene Palacios; Rick Hinojosa; Amy Booth; Vianey Cron; Billy Lyckman; Jennifer Mendoza; Alyssa Vela; Tracy & Alan Cambpell; Lourdes Servantes; Maritza Jimenez; Lindsey & Vincent Richards; Nancy De La Garza; Rosanna Muniz; Jorge Flores; Jorge Flores; Adrian Hernandez; Lara MacGonigle; and others.  Everyone had a rad time and hope Jessica had a very happy birthday weekend.

This week’s birthdays include:   Monday birthdays include: Jenifer Sarver; Christina Salazar; and Joe Townsend. Tuesday’s birthdays include: Melissa Salinas Almaraz; Dora Meza; and Tina Ramirez.  Today’s birthdays include:  Ana Hernandez; Marla Cuellar; Alex Sarabia; Vanessa Lopez; Eric Garza.  Thursday’s birthdays include:  Louie Saenz; Alex Meade; Marlen Wingate; Linda Cantu-Reyes; and Stella Flores.  Fridaybirthdays include:  Rosie Salazar.  Finally, weekend wishes are going out to:  Letye Bourbois; Larry Delgado; Patrick Daniel;  and Veronica O’cana.

Have a fabulous week and hope to see you soon!             

XoXo, April 

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