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 Cagle, Mac 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 Cavender, Charisma Glassman, Joshua Sanders, HLSR VP and COO Dan Cheney and AT&T's Kerrick Henny, Leslie Ward, Lindsay Taylor Munoz and Taylor Landin.