Monday, February 20, 2006

No More Tripas

No, the USDA hasn't banned cow guts from the menu again. But the Tripa Club, a social organization named after that South Texas staple, will fold up its menu after one last meeting this week. From The Monitor:
More than four decades after Jesse Treviño convened the first meeting of the McAllen Tripa Club, an informal organization whose membership includes many of the Rio Grande Valley’s most rich and powerful, the elderly insurance agent says this week’s gathering of the multitudes will be the group’s last hurrah.
The club started in 1959 and grew to more than 1,600 members, including most of the movers and shakers in Hidalgo County. Now the group's founder wants to focus on promoting education in the Valley, meaning the end of an era.

Not sure what tripas are? Here's one definition:
The edible 8-inch long by 2-inch wide tubing that connects the two stomachs in beef cattle.
Pass the salsa.


Blogger JB said...

Mack, how does one organize a public event? I'm thinking about the first annual McAllen Marathon, desperately seeking funding for its first marathon. Can the Monitor help with these kinds of things?

12:55 PM  

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