Cherrie Ledoux

It’s Pumpkin Spice season! Do you smell it in the air? I wish the weather would get with the program already. Pretty soon it will be time to get your guest bedrooms ready for company, shopping for presents and managing your schedule to make everything fit.  
Congratulations to several recent high school graduates from our area who were awarded scholarships by the Hispanic Executive Society International. The scholarships were awarded to Stephanie Hernandez, Humble High School; Fernanda Castro, Kingwood Park High School; Steven Humana, Quest Early College High School; Genesis Moran and Jacqueline Martinez, Summer Creek High; Sean Woerner and Andres Vargas-Cortez, Kingwood Park High School. HESI thanks the sponsors who made the scholarships possible: Connie Moreno, Joe and Victoria Ramirez, Moe and Ines Rivera, Guy Sconzo, Veronica Ramirez and James Ford.  
Kingwood Area Republican Women welcome all area Republicans to the Election Season Kick-Off Grand Reopening Party of the Harris County GOP Kingwood Satellite Office on Chestnut Ridge Tuesday, Sept. 13. The party will begin at 6:30 p.m. with food, fun and fellowship with candidates, elected officials, and community leaders. KARW is very active in working the phones and block walking and is outpacing all GOP offices in the Houston area. Thomas Mardik, office manager, is very happy with participation and welcomes more volunteers. For more information, contact KARW President Janie Branham at 281-961-1732. Members of KARW were part of a Baby Shower for Pregnant Veterans at the VA Hospital, and Channel 13-ABC was there filming it. They interviewed one of KARW's members, Connie Kindle, who is a liaison for the Littlest Patriot Project and KARW.
The passing of an era. On Aug. 3, Wayne Robbins died. Robbins not only was the owner of one of the most successful car dealerships in Houston, he was greatly admired and respected. According to his family and the many friends he left behind, he was from the "old school" where a handshake was a solid deal. Robbins never once failed to step in to help Humble ISD, and especially Humble High School. He was a founding member of the Humble Rotary, and he lived to exemplify the Rotary's motto of  "Service above Self." He gave hundreds and hundreds of thousands of dollars to the betterment of our community. God bless you, Mr. Robbins.
The former Robbins Chevrolet building, at 907 Main Street in Humble, became the offices of the Humble Echo Newspaper. The Echo became the Observer, which for many years, was noted as the "Official Newspaper of Humble." But this era has passed too. After many changes in ownership, the Observer is leaving Humble. New owner Hearst Media is relocating the newspaper to offices on the far side of the airport. While I write for its competitor, it is still sad to see the paper move away.
How much fun did you guys have in Rockport?  Danell Fields, Michelle Parnell and Bridget Ognoskie whooped it up recently in Key Allegro – hope your toe is alright, Danell!
Welcome back, Congressman Ted Poe! Lynn and Jack Fields got to speak with him the day he got back to work and he thanks everyone in the community for their continued support, prayers, thoughts and well wishes for his speedy recovery.  
More recruits welcomed by the Kingwood Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association: At Texas A&M University – Macy Birden, Delta Gamma; Madelyn Cegelski, Zeta Tau Alpha; Lauren Chachere, Kappa Kappa Gamma; Amy Felder, Delta Gamma; Cassidy Follis, Kappa Delta; Ariana Roy, Gamma Phi Beta.  At Arizona State University – Emily McLallen, Alpha Delta Pi.  At the University of Florida – Savannah Wilson, Phi Mu.  At the University of Kentucky – Kendall Haase, Alpha Phi.  At Louisiana State University – Olivia Bourgeois, Alpha Phi; Bailey Breuhl, Alpha Phi; Emily Chauvin, Alpha Phi; Julianna Dugas, Alpha Phi; Rocio Dunlap, Kappa Alpha Theta; Jamie Hawkins, Chi Omega; Caroline Knox, Alpha Phi; Harriet Overton, Delta Delta Delta; Carolyn Paul, Zeta Tau Alpha.  
Don’t forget to line up tickets and plan on going to some must-attend events coming up:
Have you put together a foursome yet for the 2016 ClubCorp Charity Classic?  The Clubs of Kingwood will be donating the proceeds to Humble Area Assistance Ministries, Augie’s Quest and ClubCorps’ Partner Care Foundation. So go enjoy some tennis and/or golf for a great cause. Make sure you’re at the Awards Luncheon at 1:30 and scope out the silent auction items while enjoying the complimentary libations.
Be a Fan of Dan! Enjoy some virtual golf, food and fun at Top Golf in Spring for the first ever Huberty Classic. You don’t even have to play to win as special prizes will be given throughout the event. Get all the details at DanHuberty.com
Don’t forget to get your tickets to the Kingwood Women’s Club 20th Annual Holiday Marketplace! Preview party, early shopping and silent auction will be Oct. 25; more shopping and the luncheon the day after. Get your Christmas presents early and help support some of our area’s charities!
I’ll see you Out and About as I follow my nose towards the Pumpkin Spice!