Welcome, everyone, to Out and About – here to catch you up on what’s happening in the Lake Houston area!
Dan and Janet Huberty, Mark Linabury, Devon Alexander, Michele Dykstra, Hector and Robin Martinez, Emmy Lee, Frankie Cox, Nancy Gonzalez, Carole Brady, Pete and Martha Serna, David and Kathy Neal, Sherry Logan, Rick Martinez, Beth Higgins, Brenda Peebles, Andy Kahan, Tiffany Ayers, Ron and Halene Crossman, Diana VanHorn, Kelly Paull, Millie Garrison, Jackie Cate, Sergio Zavala and a whole host of others gathered at Kaaren Cambio’s beautiful home for a surprise retirement party to celebrate Judy Cox, newly retired executive director of FamilyTime. Juanita Zavala, her mom and Kaaren put together a fantastic event with lots of wine, delicious food and great friends. It was amazing that so many people managed to keep it a secret from Judy! So much purple, wonderful words from Dan and Janet Huberty, and a teary-eyed Judy who was looking very much forward to a relaxing cruise. Daniel and I couldn’t stay as we were still in the middle of work, but I hope Judy enjoyed the goodies we dropped off. Don’t be a stranger, Judy!
The Humble Civic Center was brimming with energy Jan. 23 when the 73rd Humble ISD Livestock Show and Barbecue was held. After intense judging earlier that week, the grand champions and reserve champions, plus eight following places, had been awarded. Longtime Humble ISD supporters filled tables and enjoyed chatting with the bubbly and enthusiastic FFA and 4-H students of the district. Larkin Le Sueur, director of Career and Technical Education for Humble ISD, did a fantastic job of directing the program and the auction. Two records were broken – the most ever for any animal – a stunning $37,000 – went to Lexi Stewart for the grand champion steer and the most total raised ever – a whopping $334,300.01! Enjoying the day were the always beautiful Lynette Calfree, Jerri Monbaron, Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, Nancy Morrison, Humble councilmembers David Pierce and Norman Funderburk, Tim Baker, Dr. Bobby Panzarella, Pam McNair, Janet and Dan Huberty, Jess and Varda Fields, David Beasley, Mike Carr, Millie Garrison, Devon Alexander, Cynthia Calvert Shiflet, Michael Byers and Trey Hill. A special presentation was made in memory of Glen Redmon, who passed away in 2019. Karla Redmon, his wife, was smiling to hear of the FFA tributes. Glen was instrumental in beginning and nurturing the Special Kids Day at the rodeo.
The All-In-One Linabury Bash encouraged everyone to “Party like it’s 1970” and it was definitely a night to remember! The party celebrated Marie Linabury’s birthday, Mark Linabury’s birthday, Valentine’s Day, the Linaburys’ 31st wedding anniversary and a housewarming for their gorgeous new home. DJ KDub even came out of retirement to spin some tunes as the living room turned into a dance floor. Sergio and Juanita Zavala, Terry and Sevala Benton, Paul and Denise Krieger, Danny and Geralyn Sullivan, Darryal and Connie Chandler, Robyn Chioniere, Ruben Lizalde, Derry Summer, Laurie Fitch, Tyler Jones, Jose and Rachel Enriquez, Bobbi Bodenhamer, Barbara Schmidt, Suzette Cotto, Bennie and Tracy Zacek, Tara Rodriguez, Stephanie McAtee, Sharon Richardson-Peaks, Sara Mudey, Gina Grezlovska, Kae Nakisa, Tomoko McGrew, Charles Canton, Debbie Collar, Evan and Jennifer Summer Green, Brad Hollibaugh, Anita Cooper, Norma Rodriguez, Dave Cooper, Carolyn Robinson, Umit Iljazovski, Lorena Borja, Christina Loudan, Emily Heineman, and Pam Dickinson enjoyed Guam Red Rice, Pancit (Filipino Noodles), Filipino-style Chicken Empanadas, Daigo and Cucumber, Titiyas and Chicken Kelaguen (Guamanian Flatbread and Chicken Salad), Hawaiian Macaroni Salad, Potato Salad, Shrimp Patties, Egg Rolls, Island-style Barbecue Ribs and Chicken, Leche Flan, Cassava Cake, Banana Rolls, Latija ( a cinnamon custard cake), Puto (rice flour cakes), and Filipino Fruit Salad. Marie was a rock star cooking all that amazingly delicious food. Daniel and I didn’t get there ‘til late because of work (huh – this work thing always gets in the way of a good time), but we weren’t about to miss being able to celebrate with the Linaburys.
This little snippet was sent from Janet Huberty, who held a fundraiser for Dan in their home. Daniel and I happened to be in San Francisco at the time and could not attend: “A fundraiser was held for State Representative Dan Huberty at their home and their favorite caterer, A Grand Affair Catering owner Cherrie Ledoux, was out of town! Janet Huberty panicked and cried to her friends who came to her rescue. Ten friends each brought two dishes for a buffet of appetizers that was SUPER amazing! In attendance was Sen. Tommy Williams and his wife Marsha, Fred Flickinger, Councilman Dave Martin and his wife Julie, Judy Cox and over 100 more #FansofDan.”
So sorry to have missed it, Janet! This #DanFan promises to be available at the next one!
It’s time to do something good for yourself – and for Lake Houston. Attend Leadercast 2020 at Second Baptist Church Thursday, May 7. An all-day affair but so worth it. Inspirational and motivational speakers – the kind that normally would cost you a fortune to hear – are right up there on Second Baptist’s GIGANTIC screen, sharing practices that “… make you a leader worth following.” Who am I talking about? Hall-of-famer and master business person Earvin “Magic” Johnson; brand guru Amy Jo Martin, known as the most powerful woman on Twitter; marketing expert Bozomo Saint John who promoted Uber, Apple and Pepsi; Pepsi VP Richard Montanez who started out as a janitor at a Lays factory and ended up inventing Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. That’s just a few of the world-class entrepreneurs. Theme for the day? “Positive Disruption.” They’ll show you how to “… shake up the status quo and drive opportunities for innovation.” This is the eighth year that Erica and Duane Johnston of Chick-fil-A Fall Creek have brought Leadercast to Lake Houston.