Telling Houston's Stories
Houston Heritage Luncheon
Thursday, May 10, 2018
11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
8550 Memorial Dr.
Guest Speaker: Joe Holley
Co-chairmen: Catherine Campbell Brock and Nita Vandiver Jackson
See photos form the 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.