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

I want to first say that I am thankful that Hurricane Harvey did not hit the Rio Grande Valley.  At the same time, I must say that I am devasted to what it has done to Houston, Corpus Christi, Victoria, and Rockport.  The images in the news are positivislty heartbreaking.  With college friends, sorority sisters, and others that I know that live there, I am a ball of emotions.  Many organizations are coming together and collecting items to send to our friends on the coast.  Junior League of McAllen will be collecting items and my office will be used as a drop off point:  1200, E. Ridge Rd., Suite #1, McAllen, Texas  78503.   Feel free to stop by and drop off items.

Bonnie Cabrera held her 2nd Hysteria Birthdy party featuring The AlyCat Project band.  It was a fun dress up night with 80’s rock, good food & drinks, and great friends.  SEEN were:  Seby Haddad; Amy Booth; Clara Chapa; Jim Bob Sides; Beatrice Benitez; Selinda Ortega; Daniel Reyna; Jacklin Magallan-Cantu; Hector Leyva; Barbara Delgado; Alex Macias; Jennifer Melendez; Jessica & Drew Lentz; Roberto Haddad; Patrick Curry; Benny Dominguez; Chuck Gomez; Jamison Merrick; Robert Cordova; Lisa Cordova; and others.  Hope you had a Happy Birthday weekend!

Tonight, August 30th, at 5:30PM, the city of McAllen will hold a public hearing on pursuing a comprehensive smoke-free ordinance.  This ordinance protects ALL workers including those who work in  restaurants and bars. Stop by to voice your opinion. 

This Saturday, September 2nd the Kiwanis of Edinburg will host their annual “Rock Against Cancer,” at the Advanced Care Center, Doctor’s Hospital at Renaissance from 10AM to 2PM to Honor and Support our Children in the RGV wo have been affected by Childhood Cancer. 

The Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will host it’s Manic Monday Mixer on September 11th, at Dave & Buster’s in McAllen at 5:30PM.  I’ll SEE You there! Meet me by Space Invaders for a challenge!!

Congratulations to Patty & Sergio Noguez on the birth of their son, Nicholas. Happy anniversary to Cassandra & Joseph Garza!

This week’s birthdays include:  Julian Gomez; Liana Cisneros; and Rick Margo from Monday.  Tuesday’s birthdays include:  Allo Sanchez and Michael Silva. Today’s birthdays include: Jose Gonzalez; TJ Perez; Nickie Perez; Bianca Ramirez; and Roli Flores.  Thursday’s birthdays include:  Ben Zepeda and Kelly Salazar.  Friday birthdays include:  Cedar Risica; Rick Mireles; and Husbaldo Salazar.   Finally, weekend wishes are going out to  Enrique “Zeek” Grajales; Karen Peterson; Sonia Cantu; Aurora Hernandez; Clarissa Garza; Roxanna Padilla; Jeannie Ramirez; and Martha Saldana.  Have a fabulous week and hope to see you soon!             

XoXo, April

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