Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 38, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 3, 1974 Page: 2 of 20
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THE RIO GRANDE HERALD PAGE 2 WEDNESDAY, JULY 3,1974
By TISSft PETERSON
HERALD SOCIETY EDITS!
Here's hoping you nave a happy, firecracker-popping, fourth of
July. Families will be getting together all over our Country this
Thursday for the traditional Independence Day picnics, fireworks
displays, and family reunions. This is a time for renewing our love
for our country and dedicating ourselves to the principles which
helped make America free. I hope that your fourth is happy, fun,
The Rio Grande City Little League Cubs were honored with a
barbecue on Saturday, June 22, at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
Rodolfo Marks. The barbecue was sponsored by the Cubs' parents,
who also attended the gathering. The boys enjoyed barbecue,
potato salad, ranch style beans, pineapple dessert, and soft drinks.
The invocation was held by Lucas Saenz. Several gifts were
presented to Coach Mario Morado and Assistant Coach Benjamin
Rodriguez by Mrs. Ruth Marks and Elizabeth Gomez. The gifts
were presented with appreciation from the grateful Cubs and their
parents. Cubs attending were Coach Morado, Coach Rodriguez,
David Saenz, Javier David Garza, Pat Saenz, Jorge Pena, Ricky
Olivarez, Aaron Andrade, Mark Howard, Romeo Pena, Howy
Marks, Javier Olivarez, Eddy Barera, Lupe Cabello, Dario Omar
Saenz, Roberto Carrera, Ricky Ceballos, and Carlos Gomez.
Howard Air Force Base, Canal Zone, is the new assignment of
Air Force Sgt. Juan Ybarra, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Juan Ybarra,
Sr. of Garciasville. Sgt. Ybarra, a medical service specialist, was
assigned to Howard from Bergstrom AFB, Texas. He will be
working at the USAF clinic. The sergeant graduated in 1968 from
Rio Grande High School and attended McAllen Business College.
The Mr. and Mrs. Club of Rio Grande City held its annual sum-
mer socail on Saturday, June 22. Members and guest couples of the
club enjoyed the Baile Ranchero featuring the music of Country
Roland and his western Band. The dance was held at the Knights of
Columbus Hall in Rio Grande City, with about eighty couples
The First United Methodist Church of Rio Grande City had an ice
cream social last Sunday night, June 30, at 7:30 p.m. Homemade
ice cream in four delicious flavors and homemade cakes and
coolies were enjoyed by the families of the Church. The social was
sponsored by Family Ministries and was held at the home of Mr
and Mrs. Bob Peterson.
Maria Iris-Ernesto Trevino
wed in candlelight ceremonies
Mr. and Mrs. John Bingham of Roma have recently returned
fror i h vacation trip to Las Vegas. While there they enjoyed seeing
shows starring the Smothers Brothers and Joey Heatherton,
Johnny Carson and Phyllis McGuire, and Liberace with Scotty
Plumer and the Korean Angels. They also enjoyed meeting Mr. and
Mrs. R.R. Guerra, Jr. of Roma, who were also vacationing there.
The Guerras also saw a show starring Wayne Newton during their
stay. The Binghams travelled to California to visit friends and to
San Antonio to visit his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Bingham,
before returning to Starr County.
Students of the Title I Summer Program enjoyed a field trip
around Starr County last week. They began by visiting l^a Grulla
and La Union and returned to the Rio Grande City area to view
point* "I nterest, including the Nursing Center, the International
Bridge and Customs, the two stock yeards, three cemeteries, the
courthouse, the airport, and the hospital. The students were given a
complete explanation at each place of its meaning and purpose in
our county. The Title I Summer Program is under the direction of
Miss Elma Rose Gonzalez.
S-Sgt. Leonel Pena, brother of Adolfo Pena of Rio Grande City,
has deployed with his Eyess AFB, Tex., squadron for temporary
duty at Mildenhall RAF Station, England. He is an aircraft load-
moaster. The sergeant, whose wife Petra is the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Antonio Sanchez of Kerrville, is a graduate of Rio Grande City
Mr. and Mrs. iAiis Rivera and Mr. and Mrs. Jose Luis Rivera and
their daughter Veronica and Diana Yvette Gonzalez have just
returned from a two week trip to Orlando Florida where they
visited with the Rivera's son and brother Homero and his lovely
Homero is stationed in Orlando with the Federal Bureau of In-
While on the trip the Rio Grande City residents visited the
famous Disney World, Sea World and the Kennedy Space Center.
Also the Rivera's took a side trip to Alabama where Jose Luis
renewed Army friendships.
Miss Maria Iris Gutierrez and
Ernesto Trevino recited
wedding vows in a double ring
ceremony at the Immaculate
Conception Church in Rio
Grande City on June 28 at 8:00
p.m. with the Reverend
Patricio Dominguez officiating.
The bride is the daughter of
Mrs. Ignacia G. Gutierrez of
Rio Grande City and the late
Ignacio Gutierrez. The
bridegoom's parents are Mr.
and Mrs. Jaime Trevino, Sr. of
Rio Grande City.
Vows were exchanged before
the altar adorned with two
white urns on marble pedestals
filled with large white albatross
mums, beaty asters, Japanese
iris, and gypsophila. Four
matching arrangements were
placed at each side of the altar,
two on brass pedestals and two
tall arrangements curving
toward the center. Two seven-
branch candelabra with bridal
tapers entwined with miniature
boxwood garlands completed
The family pews and the
church entrance were marked
with single candelabras with
votive candles, crystal chim-
neys, boxwood garlands, and
white satin bows with floor
length streamers. The vocalist
was Jose Trejo, accompanied
by Mrs. Alderete, violinist, and
Mrs. A. Rodriguez, organist.
The bride, given in marriage
by her brother, Jose I.
Gutierrez, chose a gown of
candlelight silk organza over
peau de soie. The bodice,
fashinoned with Alencon lace,
had a scooped neckline
featuring a bertha lace collar
and long tapered sleeves. The
A-line skirt fell from an empire
waistline and was accented
with lace appliques on the front
of the gown. The lace circled the
hem and flowed to the back to
form a chapel train. A pearled
lace Camelot headpiece held
her floor length Alencon lace
The bride carried a cascade
bouquet of miniature handmade
ecru forget-me-nots, fresh
yellow roses, dried gypsophila,
and english ivy accented with
off-v.hite satin ribbon and long
Maid of honor was Miss
Cecilia Gutierrez, sister of the
bride. Bridesmaids were Miss
Carmen Trevino, sister of the
bridegroom, Miss Margarita
Trevino, of Roma, and Miss
Linda Peck of Browasville.
They wore floor length cotton
and voile gowns in a floral print
of maize and yellow. The
scooped neckline fashioned a
ruffled collar and sleeve. The
empire waistline was defined
with a yellow satin sash. They
carried colonial nosegays of
yellow roses, gypsophila,
yellow statice, and english ivy.
They wore headpieces to
Miss Tania Gutierrez of
Austin, niece of the bride, was
flower girl. Her dress was
identical to that of the
bridesmaids, and she carried a
white basket with yellow
streamers to match the
The Padrinos de Arras were
Dr. and Mrs. Bernardo Alanis,
Aunt and Uncle of the groom
from Monterrey, Mexico. The
Pctdririos de Lasso were Mr.
and Mrs. Ignacio Guerra, Jr.,
sister and brother-in-law of the
Jaime Trevino served his
brother as best man. Groom-
smen were Bernardo Trevino
and Alejandro Trevino,
brothers of the bridegroom, and
Joe Falcon. The ringbearer was
Dario Trevino, nephew of the
bride. Altar boys were Omar
Guerra, Ramiro Narro, Jr.,
Douglas Pope, all nephews of
the bride, and Marco Trevino,
brother of the groom.
The bride's mother chose a
sea-green floor length silk
chiffon dress accented with
sequins and crystal at collar
and cuffs. Her corsage was a
white cocktail orchid.
The mother of the bridegoom
wore a pastel peach floor length
silk chiffon dress trimmed with
beaus and sequins around the
collar. She also wore a white
cocktail orchid corsage.
The reception was held
following the ceremony at the
Multipurpose Center in Rio
Grande City. It was held in a
garden setting with the main
table decorated with a massive
arrangement of yellow mums,
iris, statice, roses, white asters,
and garlands of huckleberry
foliage in an antique white
bisque compote. The six-tiered
cake was decorated with yellow
flowers and held a miniature
fountain. The base of the cake
was decorated with leather leaf
fern and flowers in the bride's
chosen colors. The groom's
cake was on a table graced with
a garland of huckleberry
foliage and yellow statice.
The U-shaped table of the
bride and groom and the
wedding party held a long low
centerpiece placed toward the
front edge with garlands ex-
tending from each end. Long
matching arrangements with
crystal chimneys and votive
candles were on each side table.
Identical bouquets were used on
the tables of the parents' and
guest tables throughout the
room. Backgrounds of white
regency screens were placed
throughout the room with or-
namental palms and statuettes.
The bride's book was placed
on a round table covered and
skirted with yellow tulle. A fifty
year candle was placed next to
the book trimmed with flowers
and doves. Attending the book
was Miss Norma Rodriguez of
Harlingen. At the rice tree table
were Miss Lamar Narro and
Miss Yvette Gutierrez, nieces of
For her travel, the bride wore
a pastel yellow three piece knit
pantsuit and a white orchid
corsage. Following a wedding
trip to Acapulco, the couple will
reside in Monterrey, Mexico.
The bride is a graduate of Rio
Grande City High School and
has a B.S. degree in Nursing
from Incarnate Word College in
The bridegroom, also a
graduate of Rio Grande City
High School, received his M.D.
degree in June from the
University of Nuevo Leon
Medical School in Monterrey,
Mexico, where he will be doing
two years of social service.
Mrs. Ernesto Trevino
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Van Nest, Lloyd A. Rio Grande Herald (Rio Grande City, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 38, Ed. 1 Wednesday, July 3, 1974, newspaper, July 3, 1974; Rio Grande City, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth194464/m1/2/: accessed January 16, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rio Grande City Public Library.