Telling Houston's Stories
Houston Heritage Luncheon 2019
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
The Forest Club
9950 Memorial Drive
Honorable Annise Parker and Andrea White
Nita Vandiver Jackson
William J. Hill Award Recipient
James Haley, Texas Historian and Novelist
Discover the connection of
Charlotte Baldwin Allen and Sam Houston
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See photos from the 2018 Houston Heritage Luncheon
A sold-out crowd of 101 guests gathered to hear Speaker Joe Holley recount little-known stories of Houston’s past. His most recent book, “Hurricane Season: The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City” was released on May 1 and a signed copy was available in the silent auction. A former staff writer at The Washington Post, Joe Holley is an editorial writer and “Native Texan” columnist for the Houston Chronicle. A native Texan himself, he received degrees from Abilene Christian University, the University of Texas at Austin and Columbia University and is a former editor of the Texas Observer and a regular contributor to Texas Monthly. He has been an editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in San Antonio and Houston, as well as San Diego, California, and was a 2017 Pulitzer Prize finalist for a series of editorials on guns and gun culture in Texas. He also worked as a press secretary and speech writer for Texas Governor Ann Richards until she lost her bid for re-election in 1994 to George W. Bush.
The Bayou Club served a delicious lunch with a Spring Salad, Cheese Soufflé and a Seven Layer Chocolate Cake with Peppermint Ice Cream.
The Silent Auction raised a record amount of nearly $10,000.