It was catfish everywhere at the Humble Rotary Catfish Festival May 5. The Humble Rotarians turned out in force to welcome the community to the Humble Civic Center, where KB and Susan Brodbeck, Dr. Bob, Alan and Nancy Jo Darby, Pa McNair, Jess and Varda Fields, Darryal and Connie Chandler, Philippe Cras, Claudia Franco, Diane Blanco, Kelly and Rick Paull, Millie and Wayne Garrison, Gwendolyn and Dave Crawford, Chris and Jana Elliot, John Centner, Rotary Gov. Bill Palko and his wife, Nancy all were seen serving the fish up with plenty of smiles. The live auction featured tickets to see the Houston Texans play and a trip to Steamboat Springs, while Rotarian Isaiah Farr donated a rare comic book that got a $1,000 bid. But who won the car? Hmmm, I don’t think I did, darn it.
The Humble Civic Center was overflowing with good wishes and great barbecue last week at the fundraiser for Deputy Gaines, who was shot in the line of duty. Harris County Precinct 4 officers can throw a party! Constable Mark Herman was busy shaking hands as the crowds moved through. On hand to offer good wishes were Judge Lincoln Goodwin, Allan Derby, Kelly Paull, Millie Garrison, Ben and Lisa DeLafolette, Larry Shiflet, David Escobar, Virginia and Jim Schilling, Humble Mayor Merle Aaron, Humble Councilmember Norman Funderburk, Jennifer Gooden and about 1,000 more! Get well soon, Deputy Gaines!
Then, later the same day, the crowd moved to Los Cucos for the final forum between congressional candidates Dan Crenshaw and Kevin Roberts. So many folks showed up they had to spill over into the restaurants. The Lake Houston Pachyderms and The Tribune co-hosted the event with Tribune owner, Cynthia Calvert, moderating. Who says there is political apathy? Seen in the crowd were Donald and Gayle Sampley, Connie and Darryal Chandler, Sharon Lewis, Danell Fields, Kelly and Rick Paull, Pam McEvers, Alice and Glen Rekeweg, Betty Newton, Robert and Jamie Scarfo, Jim Harding and Larry Shiflet.
I have to send a congratulatory shout out to a few graduating gals and guys!
Christina Nicole Remmes, daughter of Bernie and Gina Remmes, graduated from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi with a major in biomedical sciences and a minor in chemistry, while playing soccer for the university. Some day very soon this young woman is going to be helping save people and improving the quality of lives all around her.
Emily Alexa “Lexi” Fields, daughter of Jack and Lynn Fields, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication studies from Southwestern University. Jack treated Lynn, Lexi, Jordan and Angela to mani-pedis, facials and brunch – a wonderful Mother’s Day extra-special treat for Lynn!
Greg and Emmy Lee were in Oxford, Miss., to witness their daughter, Maggie, graduate from Ole Miss!
Kingwood High School 2014 graduates Mariah Condoleo and Blake Stringer graduated from Oklahoma State University. Blake, who leaves with a degree in management information systems and a minor in marketing, has accepted a job offer in Oklahoma City. Mariah, daughter of Dave and Gwendolyn Crawford, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science. Knowing how much love Gwendolyn (and Dave, by extension) has for all furry and four-legged friends, Mariah is definitely the apple that didn’t fall far from the tree.
Meagan Weaver-Rosen, daughter of Jimmy and Vicki Weaver-Rosen, graduated from Kingwood High School through the most trying senior year the school has had, what with Harvey flooding. I still remember the video clip of Meagan when she was in the eighth grade. She had been recruited by the coach for pole vault. Despite fracturing her right thumb playing club volleyball (where she simply taped it up and kept on going), she cleared the 8-foot pole in her third and final attempt to win First Place Girls at District for Humble ISD. Full of determination, will and spirit, she is definitely her parents’ daughter – for a second time around, Vicki Weaver-Rosen has taken up chairing Project Graduation for KHS. She was my co-conspirator for Project Grad in 2013, but this year was an uphill battle to make the event happen. Determination, will and spirit.
Hope to see you Out and About!