2018 Fish Fry

It’s that time of year again. The Fire Department is having their annual Fish Fry Benefit to raise money. As you know, the county woefully under funds the Fire Department, so we have to step up to help them provide their essential service to the community. The event will be on February 24 – this is a heads up for you to mark your calendars and cancel other arrangements. See you there!


Here is a PDF version if you want to download the flyer and send it to your friends:



Men’s breakfast

On this Saturday (January 6th) the Church on the Arroyo will host their famous men’s breakfast. Billy, Roger, Clarence and others will prepare a delicious breakfast of eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy with coffee and juice at 0800. Join us for the good food and even better fellowship.



Lunch in Harlingen

We stopped for lunch yesterday at the Las Vegas Cafe in Harlingen. Many have recommended this gem to us and finally we decided to give it a try. For under $15, the two of us ate more than we should have. Our choice was from the $4.99 lunch special menu – chicken fried steak with rice, re-fried beans and vegetable (cabbage noodles!) and the ladies plate, beef tacos with very cheesy nachos. Tea provided the liquid refreshment. A delicious treat and exceptional value. No wonder the place was packed. Recommended!

We have since been informed that we didn’t make the best choice. The Mexican Plates from the menu would have been a tastier selection. While this may be so (we’ll go back to test the advice), we thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

Where not to eat!

We seldom go out to eat. Mostly we prepare a meal as good if not better than we get served and are usually overcharged for the dubious privilege. There are of course exceptions, but obviously Le Cinq in Paris is not one of them. Read this restaurant critic’s review of a meal that cost him $650 for a party of two – you’ll enjoy it! https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/apr/09/le-cinq-paris-restaurant-review-jay-rayner


And there are millions of people starving to death around the world. I’m not sure how patrons of such establishments sleep at night.

We appreciate Winter Texans


Every fall Arroyo City welcomes our Winter Texan residents and sadly bids them farewell in spring. In appreciation for their contribution to our community, the Church on the Arroyo is hosting a “Winter Texan Appreciation Luncheon” this coming Sunday, March 26 in the fellowship hall. The luncheon will be served after the morning service – around 11:45 am. Everyone is welcome and the Church will provide delicious smoked brisket. Please bring a side dish or a dessert if you like.


St. Valentine’s ladies lunch

The Church on the Arroyo hosted a ladies luncheon today. This annual function is organized by the men at the church to honor their wives for St. Valentine’s day. The menu included tomato/basil soup with garlic croutons, followed by a Louisiana style shrimp boil paired with coleslaw and finished off with ice cream and chocolate sauce topped with  strawberry. Some fifty ladies attended and, by all accounts, enjoyed the fair and fellowship. Thanks to Turk and Mark for arranging and cooking, Billy and Roger for helping in the kitchen and to all the husbands who served the ladies. We all look forward to next year in anticipation of another gala occasion.