If Hollywood ‘glam’ weddings are in vogue, then Kingwood saw one Feb. 12 when Marilyn Morgan married David Grant at First Presbyterian Church Kingwood. It was a stunning wedding with Marilyn draped in a drop dead gorgeous ivory beaded dress and David in a stylish black tuxedo. A gathering of special friends and family witnessed the beloved, retired Humble ISD teacher/administrator marry the avant garde lawyer. A simply astonishing TeriGina Herrera sang The Lord’s Prayer which had everyone in tears. Then it was on to the Lakeside Terrace at Kingwood Country Club for a blow out party! Family members in attendance included Marilyn’s sister, Elita Bartley Castleberry, son Clay Morgan, daughter Ava (Morgan) Zweifel and granddaughters Reese and Lennon Zweifel. Members of the Zweifel and Byars family who are related by marriage completed the bride’s family table. David’s family in attendance included his son Andrew Grant, daughter Annie Grant, brothers Tom and Joe Grant. David’s sister-in-law, Stuart McIntire and cousins Ann Petersen and Kirsten Cadot completed the groom’s family table. Guests seen dancing and sipping unlimited cocktails were various neighbors from Haven Pines Drive including award winning local realtor Angie Lattimore. Numerous members of Humble High School’s class of 1978 including Steve and Rhetta Mills Besier, Mary Ann Grayson, Lisa King Linney, Donna Hall Ortego, Sharon Braus Stryjewski, Louise Underwood, David and Dian Sitton enjoyed all of the festivities. Cynthia Griffin, Jean Faris, Martha Kade and Bobbie Van Norman, professional colleagues turned longtime friends of the bride, celebrated the couple as well. Many of the groom’s associates and friends from the legal profession traveled from El Paso and from out of state to be in attendance. The cakes, made by H-E-B Atascocita, were a focus of attention after a sumptuous dinner of beef tenderloin, chicken breast with tomato fennel sauce, parmesan risotto and delectable green beans. The highly acclaimed video and photography team of Rob Cross, Alex Cross and Franca Cross charmed and entertained all as they documented the event. Music was provided by James Colburn who played the couple’s favorite hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s in addition to all requests made by guests. It was an evening of exuberant celebration and dancing. In the case of this couple, Match.com really worked!
Partnership Lake Houston started 2022 with a wonderful event paying tribute to Lake Houston’s very own Dave Martin who received the much-deserved Hayden McKay award. Others honored this year include Emily Stander, Terry Vaughn and Sam Schrade. The Houston Airport Authority was the foremost sponsor. It was great seeing Corinn Price, looking luscious in lavender, Laurie Hiett, Robert Scarfo, Dr. Melissa Gonzales, Henry Garcia, Linda Robertson, Erica Johnston, Larry and Michelle Kolster, Kaaren Cambio, Pat Guard, Kevin Brady, Norman Funderburk and Ruth and Ken Kirchhofer.
Heard there was a fun gals’ night out recently at Nico’s Bar and Grill. Not sure where my invitation was, but heard that Judy Cox, Lagala Doran, Juanita Zavala, Giselle Adams, Kimberly Boyd, Tania McCall and Kathy Neal had a blast. I’m sure the decision was made to meet there because everyone loves owners Emmy and Greg Lee, not to mention the wonderful food from George Martin III who produces one of the finest Philly cheesesteaks in our area.
FamilyTime’s annual Hearts of Gold Gala recently honored Women of Achievement in the Lake Houston area, and was spectacular as always, albeit smaller than usual. The emcee was once again Erik Barajas with Channel 13. Honorees included Heather Brodersen, Rose Austin, Deborah Rose Miller, Ellie Csengery, Nancy Morrison and Claudette McKee. Spotted among the supporters at the Houston Hyatt Regency were Danell Fields, looking stunning as always in black, and Christine Zenker in gold and cream. Beth Higgins was lovely in a black and silver coat and of course sporting an original Higgins necklace. Corey Turner looked dapper in a dark gray tux. Michelle Wilson beautiful in black, Fallon Chattaway pretty in red, Casey Christman in a blue and green strapless gown, Jessica Beemer enchanting in black, Janet Huberty in a one shoulder black gown, Dan of course looked regal in his purple suit, and Brianna Huberty lovely in dark green velvet. Martina Dixon wore royal blue, Daniela Sumbera was literally sparkling. Shannon Walker wore teal, Dr. Elizabeth Fagen in black sequins, Ken Kirchhofer, Charles Cunningham, Michele Cazares, Marie Cornelius, David Escobar, Kelly Lofton, Talybra Hollins, Brenda Miller, Kimberly Spurlock, A J Hack, Linda Dumas and Red Bernal … just to name a few! The piece de resistance was when Twila Carter took the opportunity to call out some members of the crowd to increase their auction bids. Who did you see there? Perhaps we met in the ladies’ room!
The BBQ Cook-Off was frosty as always, but packed with fun, good food and entertainment. Thank goodness for the heaters! I made it to a few tents this year, starting at the Mustang Club where I saw Nancy and Kenny Shortsleeve, Geralyn and Danny Sullivan, Nancy Morrison, Kelly and Rick Paull, Millie and Wayne Garrison, Devon and Chad Alexander, bundled and rodeofied. Saturday, I ran into the Chandlers (Darryal and Connie) who were chatting with Kurtz and Katie Stowers. Katie rocked the western wear with her black riding cape! Travis and Tracy Gonzalez must have had a babysitter for the not so wee Wyatt as they were observed at the event. Jennifer Wooden, stunning as ever, was accompanied by her handsome son. Brad and Chris O’Dell and Jason and Lindsey Stuebe were the life of the party — naturally. Robert and Jen Sitton and Scott and Tracy Brady were hard at work throughout. Mayor Norman Funderburk attended both nights and let us know about the drone that the city of Humble had flying over the entire event!
Friday night’s rodeo was a blast — a blast of frigid air! The true die-hards were there including Chelsea Robbins, Lynette Calfee, Jill and Josh Morrison, Daniela Sumbera, Devon and Chad Alexander and Deborah Rose Miller.The band was Bag of Donuts, a sassy New Orleans quartet/party band. Even though Saturday night was less “cool” the place was packed, probably to see native Texan Aaron Watson. I saw several folks including Lisa Doughty, Jim Carranza, Jerri Monbaron, Dr. Elizabeth Fagen, Chris and Jason Parker, Tracie and Riley Mieth and Congressman Dan Crenshaw and his beautiful wife, Tara. Congratulations to Lynette Calfee for being named the 75th Humble Livestock Show honoree. She and her family have been around making their mark in this community for as long as anyone can remember. Proceeds benefit the Humble ISD Education Foundation.
Karen and Phil Boughton were spotted at Chez Nous Valentine’s Day celebrating their anniversary. Congratulations on 52 years of marriage you lovebirds! With them was Lorie Boughton (Heuer) and Jeff Heuer who were enjoying celebrating their own 28th wedding anniversary. Happy 35th wedding anniversary to Phyllis and Jerry Smith who celebrated the occasion at Raffa’s.