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Thank You for Selecting me Readers’ Choice

Favorite Pediatrician

2019

2018

Dr. Riaz Shareef

Board Certified in Pediatrics and Health Care Quality Management

Valley Kidz Clinic Where kidz come first!

Exceptional care for your children 800 E. Dove Suite H1, McAllen, Texas Hours: Mon - Friday 8:30 am – 6:00 pm • Saturday 9 am - 12 pm

Phone: 956-331-2244

Fax: 1-888-569-5439


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FAVORITE PEDIATRIC DENTIST 3 years in a row

Dr. Carlos Mohamed

MA-30138526

Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry

6800 North 10th Street McAllen, Texas 78504


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Congratulations, Family!

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THANK YOU FOR VOTING US FAVORITE ELECTRICIAN 2019 READERS’ CHOICE WINNER

Thank you

1. Reynaldo Delgado 2. Alex Resendez

3. Jesus Guzman 4. Stephanie Chavarria

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SPECIAL THANK YOU to our Community, Citizens, Friends and Monitor Readers For Choosing City of McAllen Police as your

“Favorite Law Enforcement�

Our mission of the McAllen Police Department is to provide quality community oriented services and to enhance public safety and instill confidence of all citizens by partnerships with our citizens to prevent crime and enhance the quality of life throughout our community always treating people with dignity, fairness, and respect.

For Emergencies Call

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911

For A Non-Emergency Call

681-2000

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Costa Messa staff and management would like to express our most sincere gratitude for the honor of being voted

2019 Favorite Mexican Food

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1621 N. 11th St. McAllen, TX

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Thank You For Making

Dr. Luis Rios

Your Choice 17 years in a Row! Dr. Luis M. Rios Jr. and staff have once again received The Monitor’s Readers Choice Awards for Favorite Plastic Surgeon in 2019. Since its inception, The Monitor Readers’ Choice Award for Favorite Plastic Surgeon has been given to the Rios Center for Plastic Surgery. We would like to thank our patients and friends for this wonderful award.

Favorite Plastic Surgeon 2002-2019 Favorite Laser Hair Removal 2017-2019

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T hank You! for voting me your favorite

USED CAR SALESPERSON

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NEW CAR SALESPERSON

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BEST PARTY RENTAL In The Valley! From all of us at

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We are pleased and honored to have been selected as you favorite party rental

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Dr. Pablo Tagle III would like to thank all the Monitor readers for voting him as their 2019 Readers’ Choice Award. FAVORITE CHIROPRACTOR We will continue to provide excellent service and educate the community on the importance of chiropractic.” drtaglechiro.com

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We service our neighbors in Edinburg, McAllen, Mission, Pharr, San Juan, Alamo, La Joya, Palmview, Donna, Weslaco, Rio Grande City, Harlingen, San Benito, Raymondville, Brownsville, South Padre Island and the entire Rio Grande Valley. Now Also servicing Corpus Christi and Victoria surrounding areas. Call Toll Free today (877) 420-EDEL (3335)

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J.G. Wentworth Home Lending, LLC NMLS ID # 2925 This is not a commitment to lend. Application required and subject to underwriting approval and collateral requirements. Full documentation required. Not all applicants will be approved. Loan secured by a lien against your property. Terms, conditions and restrictions apply. Fees and charges apply and may vary by state, product, and loan amount. Interest rates are subject to change without notice. Call for details. The appraisal credit offer is for customers who (1) apply for a mortgage loan through a J.G. Wentworth Home Lending loan agent, (2) pay for an appraisal required in connection with the loan application, and (3) close their loan with us. “Apply” means the customer has provided us with the applicant name(s); monthly income; Social Security number(s); property address and estimated value; and loan amount for the purpose of obtaining a mortgage loan. Unless prohibited or restricted by applicable law, a credit not to exceed the lesser of $250 or the actual cost of the appraisal (“Appraisal Credit”) will be applied at loan closing. If the loan does not close for any reason, the Appraisal Credit will not be provided unless required by law. Only one Appraisal Credit will be provided per loan. J.G. Wentworth Home Lending, LLC is a mortgage lender and is not affiliated with the U.S. Government, HUD, FHA, VA or any other government agencies. We do not provide legal, tax or investment advice. Texas Residents: If the new loan is subject to Section 50(a)(6) and the loan-to-value ratio exceeds 80%, you will not be eligible for this refinance product. Additional restrictions may apply.


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- Face Drooping Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.

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SHORTNESS OF BREATH

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READER’S CHOICE SEPT. 2018

The THEMoniTor's MONITOR’S2018 2019

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MorADo’s resTAUrAnT Favorite Breakfast

originally told my wife I wanted to name the restaurant Miss Blanquita’s Restaurant. She said you don’t want to do that. Call it Morado’s Restaurant. Everybody knows you by Morado.”

By: Benjamin Treviño As Morado’s Restaurant owner Edward Rodriguez surveys his mid-morning breakfast crowd, he begins to identify each person by name. Some he has known for years, others he met just that day. In each case, however, Edward or a member his family will take the time to not only greet their customers, but to engage them as well. “I’ll go say hi to somebody here, or somebody over there, and whenever I can, I go sit down and talk for a few minutes,” said Rodriguez. “That’s how we gain the respect of all our customers, by treating everyone as if they were a personal friend or family member. That’s how we gain their admiration.” Rodriguez’s personal attention to detail has been a cornerstone of his business model ever since he founded Morado’s Restaurant. It began when Rodriguez purchased an established diner in downtown McAllen in January, 1993. After seven years in its downtown location, Rodriguez moved Morado’s to its present venue at 1610 N. 23rd St. From the outset, Rodriguez was determined to put his signature touch on everything, including the restaurant’s name, the management, and the recipes which helped him earn this year’s selection as The Monitor’s Reader’s Choice for Best Breakfast in

The “Best Breakfast” award is not the first time Morado’s restaurant has been recognized for its achievements. In 1996, the US Small Business Administration chose Rodriguez as Restauranteur of the Year and Morado’s is listed in Texas Monthly Magazine as one of the best places to eat in the Lone Star State. Rodriguez says even though such accolades indicate he’s doing something right, he continues to look for ways to improve his recipes and his service in order to encourage customers to keep coming back.

town. “I’ve always had my own recipes and my own ideas,” said Rodriguez. “My wife had some recipes from her mom and her dad was also a big-time cook. We both grew up in homes where the kitchen was one of the most important rooms in the house. People from all over say the food is delicious. They just taste the food and they enjoy the heck out of it.” Morado’s has become a gathering

place for families, business meetings, school outings, and various civic organizations. A large window to the kitchen allows diners to watch the cooks making fresh tortillas and other items on the menu. The restaurant also has seven large-screen televisions, allowing diners to catch up on the news, or watch their favorite sporting event. One of the more-common topics of discussion, however, is the Morado’s Restaurant name. No one in the family is named Morado, leaving many to wonder how the mon-

SINCE 1993

iker came about. Rodriguez says “Morado” is a nickname he was given way back in high school, when he got his first job helping a businessman move merchandise from an old grocery store to a new location across the street. “I was hired on the spot and I was wearing my street clothes,” recalled Rodriguez. “I had on black pants and a purple shirt. One of the managers couldn’t remember my name so he just called me ‘Morado’ and the nickname stuck. I

“I enjoy the praise and honor that our customers have shown us, but there’s still room to do better,” said Rodriguez. “This will help us and enable us to better ourselves. It’s an honor and something I will cherish forever. I’m just humbled, glad, and honored about having received this award.” Rodriguez invites everyone to stop in and see for themselves why Morado’s Restaurant serves the Valley’s best breakfast. They’re open seven days a week from 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Thank you for voting us BEST BREAKFAST

MEXICAN • AMERICAN • SEAFOOD

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2019 Reader’s Choice Awards

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For Making Us Your Favorite Furniture Store!

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Thank you for voting Kumori as The Monitor’s Reader’s Choice for Favorite Sushi Restaurant 2019

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for choosing us as your Favorite Construction Company

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Thank you for Voting Dr. Peacock

2019 Readers Choice Award Winner Favorite Veterinarian

Dr. Jennifer Gerometta Peacock, Veterinarian

MA-30138603

Option R4 Option R4

North 10th Street Animal Hospital 6001 N. 10th Street, McAllen Texas 78504 956-686-5871


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Grilled-to-order Sirloin Steak

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Edinburg Chamber of Commerce

Voted Favorite Chamber By The Monitor Reader's Choice!

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Thank You For Voting

Richard Gillett, M.D.

Favorite Ophthalmologist and Favorite Optical Store

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Favorite Radio Station! Favorite Radio Station!

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Thank you!

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2019 Reader’s Choice award for Favorite Neurosurgeon

Neuroscience Institute at Renaissance 1200 E Savannah, Suite 3 | McAllen, TX 78503 Tel: (956)362-8500 Option 4 | Fax: (956)362-8529 Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-5:00 PM


Our Mission is to Enhance and Inspire the lives of all we serve!

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2019 Readers Choice

Favorite Nursing Home and Rehab 1301 E Quebec Ave, | McAllen, TX 78503 | (956) 972-0049

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THE MONITOR’S 2019 READERS’THE CHOICE AWARD - Favorite Dentist: MONITOR’S

Dr. Adam Carson

2019 READERS’ CHOICE AWARD - Favorite Dentist:

Dr. Adam Carson

I am thankful to be voted Favorite Dentist for The Monitor Reader’s Choice for 2019, what an incredible honor! I really attribute my success to our business core value: #DotheRightThing. It’s important to me as a practitioner to put myself at the patients’ level and connect with them. I strive to treat everyone else just as I’d treat myself if the roles were reversed and I was on the chair.

I am grateful to be voted Favorite Dentist for The Monitor’s 2019 Readers’ Choice In what stayingan A Tech Above, we have toIremember an impression that’s moment the Awards, incredible honor! attributethere’s my success to one ofmade ourthe Core Values: patient walks through the door. Thetodecor place, the way the office looks, the way people #DotheRightTh ing. It’s important me of asthe a practitioner to connect with mythe patients. and even the condition of the building. Dental if shows that we’reinonthe top chair. of our I strivelook to treat everyone just as I’d want toRodeo be treated I waspeople the patient game by combining the friendliness of our team and how quickly and efficiently the visit is done.

This has an impactSets on how patient-feels about an the dental office andmade how comfortable they’ll the be “Patient Experience Us the Apart” There’s impression the moment throughout the visit. If they see that the equipment is being cared for, and the team is upbeat then the patient walks through the door. Rodeo Dental shows patients that we’re on top of our patient willwith feel like are getting the best patient care that they can get. game starting thethey themed lobbies, entertainment, modern technology, and an upbeat world class dental team. Patients feel comfortable and confident that My goal when a patient comes in is to make sure that when the patient walks out of our office’s they are receiving the best dental care in the industry.

doors they feel confident and to feel like I am a reliable partner that will accomplish what they need. Maintaining that relationship with the patient involves having empathy and wanting to do the right My goal is to be a reliable partner by maintaining a relationship that is centered for everybody. I speak in a way that the patient will understand, let them know how to do aroundthing empathy and doing the right thing. I feel it’s important to help achieve the certain things that will benefit them. I respond to them with dental suggestions that will connect maximum benefi t by collaborating with the patient to set realistic, achievable goals with them as a patient and will benefit them. I set a goal they can and will accomplish so that they’ll that will lead to the most successful outcome. Truly understanding and connecting see a big difference over time just from taking the initial smaller steps.

with my patients is at the core of my success. I’m treating a person, not just a tooth.

Keeping that relationship up is all about treating my patient like a friend. I want to give the patient

the feeling that I’misgoing to be there and if they come any problems theydentistry have they’resince not 2006. He is a graduate of the University Dr. Adam N. Carson a native of Cincinnati andback haswith practiced general just another patient. Give them a pat on the shoulder, they’re more than just a number on a chart. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, performed graduate studies at Arizona State University, and received his doctorate from Nova They’re a person. At the end of the visit, I’m treating a person, not just a tooth. Southeastern University’s College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Carson has trained with some of the premier innovators in dentistry Dr. Adam N. Carsonavailable. is a native of Cincinnati and has today, and is continually striving to offer the most current and beneficial techniques and services practiced general dentistry since 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, performed graduate studies at Arizona State University, and received his doctorate from Nova Southeastern University's College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Carson has trained with some of the premier innovators in dentistry today, and is continually striving to offer the most current and beneficial techniques and services available. WOW CULTURE: Rodeo has a distinctive

set of core values that empower employees

Dr. Carson prefers to offer patients options when it and promote individuality selfcomes to their dental care, realizing thatand not all expression. Its unique culture fuels deep patients have the same goals for their teeth, or financial emotional connections with abilities to meet their dental needs. He will patients discuss withand you your dental health and provide the best treatment produces spontaneous, one-of-a-kind options to meet yourthat goals,are without any high-pressure experiences so fun they light up salessocial tactics, and ensurevenues. your careRodeo’s is delivereddancing in a media comfortable, caring manner. If you require specialist mascot, Moo Moo, is a family favorite and care, Dr. Carson maintains close relationships with cultural Icon in theRodeo communities it serves! several top specialists in the Dental practice. Dr. Carson and his team will be happy to answer any PATIENT awardquestions you haveEXPERIENCE: about the practice Rodeo’s or your dental health, and abovedoctors all, are committed to exceeding your winning and crazy team provide expectations! awesome patient outcomes and genuine

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Favorite Nursing Home Las Palmas Healthcare Center

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Favorite Attorney Moore Law Firm

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Favorite Chamber of Commerce Edinburg Chamber of Commerce

Favorite Lasik Eye Surgeon Carlos Manrique, M.D., F.A.C.S.

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Favorite Dry Cleaners D & M Cleaners

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Favorite AC/Heating Service Hess Air, Inc.

Favorite Floor & Tile Store Materiales El Valle

Favorite Car Salesperson (Used) Danny Reyna

Favorite Credit Repair Big Joe Credit Repair

Favorite Motorcycle Shop Desperado Harley Davidson

Favorite Orthodontist Dr. David O. Adame, D.D.S., M.S.

Favorite Emergency Room (Free Standing) South Texas Health System

Favorite Electrician Atlas Electric

Favorite Dentist Dr. Adam N. Carson

Favorite Hearing Aid Center Beltone-Druely South

Favorite Plumbing Service Benito Garza Plumbing

Favorite Family Doctor Dr. Luis Delgado, Jr.

Favorite Moving Company Lui Lui Moving Company

Favorite Real Estate Firm RE/MAX Hacienda

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Favorite Retirement Community Alamo Country Club

Favorite Urologist Dr. Michael Sieba

Favorite Mattress Store Mattress Firm

Favorite Radio Station KVMV 96.9

Favorite Fast Food Chick-Fil-A

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Favorite Funeral Home Memorial Funeral Home

Favorite Wings Wingstop

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Favorite High School McAllen High School

Favorite Surgeon Dr. Victor Haddad, M.D.

Favorite Nail Salon SPA La Posada

Favorite School Superintendent Dr. J. A. Gonzalez

Favorite Chinese Restaurant DAI TUNG Chinese Restaurant

Favorite Barbeque Rudy’s Bar-B-Q

Favorite Stadium McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium/DQ Fan Field

Favorite Steak Longhorn Steakhouse

Favorite Ice Cream/Raspas Dairy Queen

Favorite Bowling Center Flamingo Bowl

Favorite Middle School Alamo Middle School

Favorite Italian Food Olive Garden

Favorite Tarot Card Reader/Psychic Edna Tarot Card Readings

Favorite Oncologist Dr. Billie Marek, M.D., FACP

Favorite Snack/Candy Store Xquinkles Snack Land

Favorite Storage Company Best Little Warehouse

Favorite Western Wear Store Boot Jack

Favorite Auto Parts & Access. Auto Zone

Favorite Smoke Shop The Smoke Shop

Favorite Banquet Hall/Ballroom Mario’s Banquet & Conference Center

Favorite Car Audio Store D-TRONICS

Favorite Museum Mission Historical Museum

Favorite Golf Carts Easy Ride Golf Cars

Favorite Car Wash Blue Wave Express

Favorite Nursery/Greenhouse Waugh’s Nursery

Favorite Off-Road Vehicles F & T Valley Motor Sports

Favorite Construction Co. Cantu Construction

Favorite Mortgage Company J.G. Wentworth Home Lending

Favorite Neurosurgeon Dr. Juan M. Padilla, M.D.

Favorite Health Food/Nutrition Exotic Berry Frozen Yogurt

Favorite Elementary School John McKeever Elementary

Favorite Ophthalmologist Richard Gillett, M.D.

Favorite Medical Clinic Family First Medical Clinic

Favorite Fabric Store Hobby Lobby Arts & Crafts

Favorite Optical Store Buena Vista Optical

Favorite Pest Control Co. McAllen Pest Control

Favorite Hardware Store The Home Depot

Favorite Podiatrist Dr. Joseph M. Caporusso

Favorite Water Company Aqua Clear Solutions

Favorite Rehab Facility DHR Health Rehabilitation

Favorite Buffet Golden Corral Buffet & Grill

Favorite School Principal Christina L. Esparza

Favorite Roofing Contractor McAllen Valley Roofing

Favorite International Food Lima 21

Favorite Musical Instrument Store Melhart Music

Favorite Sports Medicine DHR Orthopedic Institute

Favorite Locally Owned Coffee Shop Moonbeans

Favorite Bank Lone Star National Bank

Favorite Elected Official Mayor Jim Darling

Favorite Happy Hour Chili’s Grill & Bar

Favorite Home Health Care Health Care Unlimited

Favorite Law Enforcement Agency McAllen Police Department

Favorite Accountant Santos Galvan Tax Consultant

Favorite Security Alarm Systems Superior Alarms

Favorite Country Club McAllen Country Club

Favorite Cake Decorator Cynthia’s Cakes

Favorite Tax Preparer Your Tax Service

Favorite Specialty School Musicademy McAllen

Favorite Insurance Agent Roy Tijerina - Allstate Agency

Favorite Weight Loss Center Medi-Weight Loss

Favorite Physical Therapist Dorinda Rodriguez, OTR, OTD, CHT

Favorite Oral Surgeon Dr. Carlos J. Villarreal

Favorite Place of Worship Baptist Temple

Favorite Optometrist 20/20 Vision Care

Favorite Pediatric Dentist Dr. Carlos Mohamed

Favorite Private School Our Lady of Sorrows School

Favorite OB/GYN Dr. Alberto D. Duran, M.D.

Favorite Plastic Surgeon Dr. Luis M. Rios, Jr.


Awards Favorite Retina Eye Surgeon Valley Retina Institute

Favorite Veterinary Clinic Edinburg-McAllen Veterinary Services

Favorite Gift Shop Quips & Quotes

Favorite Meat Market Aguilar’s Meat Market

Favorite School Coach Ron Adame

Favorite Children’s Restaurant Peter Piper Pizza

Favorite Tamales Delia’s

Favorite School District Sharyland ISD

Favorite Liquor Store Feldman’s Liquor & Wines

Favorite Men’s Clothing Men’s Wearhouse

Favorite Pool/Spa Store Hamlin Pools

Favorite Sandwich Shop/Deli Firehouse Subs

Favorite Assisted Living Bridges of Edinburg

Favorite Movie Theatre Cinemark Pharr Town Center and XD

Favorite Book Store J’aime Les Livres

Favorite Credit Union Greater Texas Federal Credit Union

Favorite Night Club Delorean’s 80s Bar

Favorite House Cleaning Service You’ve Got Maids

Favorite Veterinarian Dr. Jennifer Gerometta Peacock

Favorite Dermatologist Dr. Richard C. Newton

Favorite Consignment Store Children’s Orchard

Favorite Doughnuts Shipley Do-Nuts

Favorite Pediatrician Dr. Riaz Shareef

Favorite Convenience Store Stripes Stores

Favorite Taqueria Taqueria La Mexicana

Favorite Realtor Roy Wood

Favorite Jewelry Store Carats

Favorite Car Dealership (New) Bert Ogden

Favorite Bakery Paris Bakery

Favorite Auto Care/Service Tint on Wheels

Favorite Car Dealership (Used) Bert Ogden Outlet

Favorite Chiropractor Dr. Pablo Tagle, III

Favorite Florist/Flower Shop Juanita’s Flower Shop

Favorite Learning Center Sylvan Learning Center

Favorite Financial Advisor Salvador Colmenero

Favorite Children’s Day Care/Learning Center Little Paradise

Favorite Pain Management Clinic Texas Pain Clinic

Favorite Physical Therapist Pure Physical Therapy

Favorite Manufactured Homes Clayton Homes

Favorite Tire Dealer/Repair Discount Tire

Favorite Breakfast Morado’s Restaurant

Favorite Remodeling Edel Roofing & Construction

Favorite Health & Fitness Facility TruFit

Favorite Fajitas Taco Palenque

Favorite Women’s Clothing Dillard’s

Favorite Radio Personality Mando San Roman

Favorite Margarita Palenque Grill

Favorite Department Store Dillard’s

Favorite TV Station KRGV - Channel 5

Favorite Mexican Food Costa Messa Restaurant

Favorite Discount Store Dollar Tree

Favorite TV Personality Tim Smith

Favorite Oriental Food Snow Bite

Favorite Health & Wellness Store Sprouts Farmers Market

Favorite Martial Arts School Team Tiger Martial Arts

Favorite Salsa Taco Palenque

Favorite Pet Store Petsmart

Favorite Party Rental All Occasion Party Rentals

Favorite Smoothie/Juice Bar The Healing Factory

Favorite Sporting Goods Store Academy Sports + Outdoors

Favorite Pet Grooming Best in Show Pet Salon

Favorite Tacos Taco Palenque

Favorite Supermarket HEB

Favorite Pet Kennel Best in Show Retreat

Favorite Bridal Store Sposa Mia Couture


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