by Mary Alys Cherry
Bay Area legislators provide update
THE TEXAS Legislature was almost ready to call it a session, but before they did, our Bay Area lawmakers came down to give Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership members an update on legislation.
State Sens. Larry Taylor and Sylvia Garcia and State Reps. John Davis, Mary Ann Perez, Greg Bonnen and Ed Thompson told of their accomplishments and hopes for the next session at the large July 17 gathering hosted by BAHEP’s Political Protocol Committee at South Shore Harbour Resort.
San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer served as moderator as the legislators answered questions put together by the committee about their work in Austin. Public officials from all over Bay Area Houston – who were honored at a reception before the update — were there to greet the lawmakers, with Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry and Commissioners Ken Clark and Ryan Dennard front and center.
Nearby, you might have spotted Mayors Jon Kenney of Taylor Lake Village, Robert White of El Lago, Julie Masters of Dickinson, Tim Paulissen of League City, Mark Denman of Nassau Bay and Glenn Royal of Seabrook, Mayors Pro-tem Alexandra Dietrich of Webster, Bruce Henderson of Dickinson and David Braun of Nassau Bay.
Plus, Councilmembers Dave Martin, Jack Christie and Andrew Burke of Houston, Wayne Rast and Wanda Zimmer of Kemah, JoAnn Sharp, Todd Kinsey and Geri Bentley of League City, Bob Warters of Nassau Bay, Amanda Booren and Jan Bailey of Clear Lake Shores, Wally Deats and Louis Decker of Dickinson, Carolyn Stanley and Rob Kumar of El Lago, Carl Gustafson and Patrick McGinnis of Friendswood, Pat VanHoute of Pasadena, Mike Giangrosso of Seabrook, Diana Newland, Doug North and Larry Tosto of Webster and Doug Blanchard of Taylor Lake Village.
Judges Holly Williamson and John Grady were in the crowd, as were Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel, Constable Phil Sandlin, Houston Deputy Chief of Staff Kippy Caraway, Economic Development officials Karen Coglianese of Webster, Paul Davis of Pasadena and Nancy Ojeola of La Porte, and Clear Creek ISD Board President Ann Hammond and Trustees Paige Rander and Dee Scott.
Almost all left wearing smiles and hoping for an even better report next session.
LYC focus is on pretty women
LOOK FOR PLENTY of pretty women to come strutting down the runway modeling great clothes from Dillard’s at the LYC fashion show luncheon, which has the theme “Pretty Women” and is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 27, at the yacht club.
Ladies Association VP Roz Clayton is chairman of the event with Carla Smith as co-chairman and Sue Warters and Alice Thomas as style show coordinators.
The Phoenix Group will provide the runway, lighting and music. Tickets are $55.
“The ballroom will look amazing, there will be a cash raffle and lots of surprises,” she says, adding that “Friends and neighbors of LYC are welcome. Credit cards are accepted but reservations are required by calling the club, 281-474-2511.”
Meanwhile the Lakewood Ladies have another luncheon coming up this month – on Friday, Aug 16 – for a program by Lori Morton of Clariday Aesthetics on non-surgical cosmetic procedures and treatments available for rejuvenating the skin. Lake the style show luncheon, reservations are required.
Dining Event gets festival rolling
THE LUNAR Rendezvous Festival picked up steam as the Dining Event got under way at Bay Oaks Country Club where more than a hundred celebrated another festival.
Chairman Tisa Foster and her husband, Dr. Mitch Foster, joined Co-Chairman Tehren Webb in welcoming the crowd, which included Pat and Wendell Wilson, Annette Dwyer and Pat Monks, Richie and Tracy Clause, Renee Ditta, Ava Galt, Kandy and Angel Lawson, and Rick and Jill Lammers.
They were soon joined by Festival King Greg Smith and his wife, Kathy, Michael and Marie Keener, Kimberly Weathers, Eli and Amand Mark, Phillip and Becky Hensley, Anita Fogtman, Jason and Jenny McCorkle, John and Garrett Commiato, Jess and Tricia Totten, Jason and Jenny McCorkle, Laura and Tierney Conley, Robert and Kim Woodruff and Angela and Sydney Schroder.
Festival General Chairman Terri Dieste and her husband, John, were in the crowd, as were Matthew and Angie Weinman, Mike and Kathleen Courville, Wendell and Jean Hays, Richard and Jennifer Simmons, Karl and Cindi Priebe, Mike and Kathy Reeves, Gwen Smith, Sandi and Steve Quillen, Cameron and Jana Miller, Ashton and Jill Reason, Dinah Matthews, Joy and Charles Smitherman, Traci Dvorak, Laura and Jamieson Mackay.
Others included Jenny Sinor and Mark Frantz, Jim, Belinda and John Scheurich, Doug and Karen Zimpfer, Tarey and Kikki Briggs, Brad and Lisa Stiles, John and Shari Wilkins, Wallace, Shannon and Angelica Trochesset, John and Garrett Commiato, Paige Kubena, Jim and Midge Herrod, Cliff, Kristin and Ryan Rankin, Traci Langford, Adrienne Felterman and Anthony, Rosemary and Alexandria Muellner.
Symphony League Event on Aug. 29
HOUSTON SYMPHONY League Bay Area will host a prospective new member wine and cheese event the evening of Aug. 29 and are inviting those who are interested to attend and learn about league projects, fundraising and social events.
For information, call Membership Chair Pat Biddle at 281-488-2346.The mission of the Houston Symphony League is to support the world-renowned Houston Symphony and to provide quality music programs in all 26 Clear Creek ISD elementary schools from grades one through five. HSLBA meetings that provide fine musical programs are held from September to November and January through May. The league website is www.hslba.org