Mayor's Rodeo Breakfast

First-ever Mayor's Rodeo Kickoff Breakfast rustles up excitement for Houston's big show

First-ever Mayor's Rodeo Kickoff Breakfast rustles up excitement

Sylvester Turner, Charisma Glassman at Mayor's Rodeo Kickoff Breakfast
Mayor Sylvester Turner, Charisma Glassman. Photo by Richard J. Carson
Brenda Stardig at Mayor's Rodeo Houston kickoff breakfast
Houston City Council member Brenda Stardig shows off her new belt buckle. Photo by Richard J. Carson
 Terence Fontaine, Jack Cagle, Leslie Ward, Kerrick Henny at Mayor's Rodeo Houston kickoff breakfast
Terence Fontaine, Jack Cagle, Leslie Ward, Kerrick Henny. Photo by Richard J. Carson
: Joshua Sanders, unidentifed, Chris Brown at Mayor's Rodeo Kickoff Breakfast
Joshua Sanders, unidentifed guest, City Controller Chris Brown. Photo by Richard J. Carson
 Mac Flores, Lindsay Taylor Munoz, Heather Ramsey-Cook, Holli Strong Davies, Taylor Landin at Mayor's Rodeo Kickoff breakfast
Mac Flores, Lindsay Taylor Munoz, Heather Ramsey-Cook, Holli Strong Davies and Taylor Landin. Photo by Richard J. Carson
Members of Texas legislature at Mayor's Rodeo Kickoff Breakfast
Members of the Texas state legislature pose for a photograph with Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Photo by Richard J. Carson
Houston City Council on front row at Mayor's Rodeo Kickoff Breakfast
Members of the Houston City Council on front row; on the back row, AT&T officials who hosted the breakfast with Mayor Sylvester Turner. Photo by Richard J. Carson
Crowd at Mayor's Rodeo Houston kickoff breakfast
A lot of people got up early for the first-ever Mayor's Rodeo Kickoff Breakfast. Photo by Richard J. Carson
Sylvester Turner, Charisma Glassman at Mayor's Rodeo Kickoff Breakfast
Brenda Stardig at Mayor's Rodeo Houston kickoff breakfast
 Terence Fontaine, Jack Cagle, Leslie Ward, Kerrick Henny at Mayor's Rodeo Houston kickoff breakfast
: Joshua Sanders, unidentifed, Chris Brown at Mayor's Rodeo Kickoff Breakfast
 Mac Flores, Lindsay Taylor Munoz, Heather Ramsey-Cook, Holli Strong Davies, Taylor Landin at Mayor's Rodeo Kickoff breakfast
Members of Texas legislature at Mayor's Rodeo Kickoff Breakfast
Houston City Council on front row at Mayor's Rodeo Kickoff Breakfast
Crowd at Mayor's Rodeo Houston kickoff breakfast

What: Mayor's Rodeo Houston Kickoff Breakfast.

Where: The Republic Smokehouse & Saloon.

The scoop: Who says elected officials can't get along? A cross section of politicians from Houston, Harris County and the Texas state legislature gathered with community leaders at the first-ever mayor's breakfast to highlight the economic and social impact of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

AT&T, which hosted the breakfast with Mayor Sylvester Turner, gave a $40,000 check to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Educational Fund, which provides college scholarships to students. HLSR chairman Jack Lyons, HLSR president & CEO Joel Cowley, and Terence Fontaine, chair of the Rodeo’s Black Heritage Committee, accepted the check.

Who: Spotted in the crowd were City Controller Chris Brown, Houston City Council members Brenda Stardig, Ellen Cohen, David Robinson, Karla Cisneros, Robert Gallagos and Mike Laster, State Sen. Sylvia Garcia, State Rep. Gene Wu, Harris County Commissioner Jack CagleMac Flores from the office of Congressman Pete Olson;  Heather Ramsey-Cook from the office of Congressman Ted Poe and Holli Strong Davies from the office of Congressman Michael McCaul.

Also on hand were Mike Cavendar, Charisma GlassmanJoshua Sanders, HLSR VP and COO Dan Cheney and AT&T's Kerrick Henny, Leslie Ward, Lindsay Taylor Munoz and Taylor Landin.

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