Welcome, everyone, to Out and About – here to catch you up on what’s happening in the Lake Houston area!
The Hyatt Downtown was jumping Jan. 26 as FamilyTime threw the bash of the year to honor their annual Women of Achievement. This was the 28th year the women’s domestic abuse prevention organization hosted the community to salute some of the most outstanding women in the community. The ballroom was awash in lilac and splendorous purple as 600 guests arrived. Charles and Stella Cunningham, Roger and Lana Brown, Nancy and Kenny Shortsleeve, Janet and Dan Huberty, Dan and Tara Crenshaw, Halene and Ron Crossman,. Gwendolyn and Dave Crawford, Robert and Jamie Scarfo, Brooke and David Baugh, Tom Broad and John Denton, Rebecca Tribo and husband, Matt Neighbor, Cynthia and Larry Shiflet and Michele Dykstra were admiring the tables and looking great! Gathering around the silent auction were Sylvia and Michael Saumell, Michael Price, Marco and Ethan Ollervides-Kleine, Bonnie Longnion, Elizabeth and Jared Chesser, David and Glinda Escobar, Geralyn and Danny Sullivan, Cheryl Johnson, Duane and Erica Johnston, Mark and Marie Linabury, Sam and Casey Schrade, Christine and Bradley O’Dell, Mark Mitchell, Jason and Lindsay Stuebe, Rick and Shannon Walker, Connie and Darryal Chandler, Dorothy Alspaugh and Jennifer and Eric Green. Looking particulary gorgeous were Letty Martinez, Casey Christman, Jessica Beemer, Tracy Monk, Marilyn Mann, Twila Carter, Diane Blanco, Kathy Adkins, Liz Fagen and Deborah Rose Miller. The crowd loved the auction items, which included trips to Mexico and to Dr. Mediah Revana’s California vineyard. Chair Susan Meinholz was resplendent in purple sequins and FamilyTime Executive Director Judy Cox was elegant in silver and black. A delightful surprise greeting guests at check in were Robert and Isa Gould, who just moved back to Kingwood after an 18-year absence. Robert was the hugely popular manager of Randalls, and then HEB. The Goulds were transferred to Lakeway until he retired a month ago. Woo hoo- welcome home! Honoree Kaaren Cambio, a member of the San Jacinto River Authority which is working diligently on the dredging of the river after Hurricane Harvey, surprised State Sen. Brandon Creighton with a belated Christmas gift: an hourglass – filled with, what else, sand!
John Corbeil, chief operating officer for Hospital Corporation of America’s Medical City Fort Worth, is the new CEO of Kingwood Medical Center as Melinda Stephenson retires. John has been with Medical City Fort Worth since March 2016 and has successfully led operational and business development efforts across multiple service lines. John has been with the HCA North Texas/ Medical City Healthcare Division for six years and has held several roles including Associate Chief Operating Officer at Medical City Dallas, Assistant Administrator at Medical City Fort Worth and Administrative Fellow at the HCA North Texas Division office.
Humble Independent School District had 36 students sign letters of intent Wednesday morning on National Signing Day at the Humble Civic Center. Kingwood High School got commitments from golfers Kaitlyn Charles at Tyler Junior College, Hayes Hamilton, Holden Hamilton and Libby Singleton at McClennan Community College; swimmers Zachary Cantrell at University of Delaware Honors College and Matthew Newman University of Texas Permian Basin; and an equestrian in Lauren Livingston who signed with Midway University. Kingwood Park has four players from the girls soccer team who will continue to play for their chosen colleges – Allie Byrd at University of North Texas, Taylor DeBrosky at Our Lady of the Lake University, Isabella Salazar at University of the Ozarks and Bailey Schoener at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; swimmer David Clark at Chowan University; volleyball player Victoria Marquez at Caldwell University; and Zoie Reina to run cross country and track at the University of Texas San Antonio. Congratulations to our fantastic high school athletes!
Blake Stringer asked and Mariah Condoleo said yes! The happy couple began dating at Kingwood High School and are both recent graduates from Oklahoma State University. They recently enjoyed a celebration brunch at the bride’s parents home with family and friends. Haley Ahrendt, the bride’s best friend and maid of honor, orchestrated the lovely event. Alex Condoleo, the bride’s sister-in-law, prepared lots of homemade treats to complement the other delicious breakfast foods. Also seen at the event: Trenton Stringer, the groom’s brother and best man, Nathan Walker, Dominick Condoleo, older brother of the bride, Chandler Morgan, AJ Krawczyk, Scott Ahrendt, Heather Miller, Shane McGillis, the groom’s cousin, Gabriela Pino, Lawrence and Patty Walker, Jules Maldonado and others. Blake and Mariah are planning an April 2020 wedding.