Austin | Dallas | Houston
Party Watch

Houston park milestone and Port of Houston anniversary celebrated in triple threat luncheon

Enlarge
Slideshow
4 Janiece Longoria, from left, Lisa Hernandez and Laura Gibson at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014
Port Commission chair Janiece Longoria, from left, Lisa Hernandez and Laura Gibson. Photo courtesy of Houston Heritage Society
3400 Stella Grace, left, and Josephine Katherine Ellis at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014
Stella Grace, left, and Josephine Katherine Ellis. Photo courtesy of Houston Heritage Society
3413 Martha Goddard, from left, Joe Turner and Jackie Bostic at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014
Martha Goddard, from left, Joe Turner and Jackie Bostic. Photo courtesy of Houston Heritage Society
3408 Robert Gallegos, from left, Bart Truxillo, Kathryn McNeil and Clifford Pugh at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014
Robert Gallegos, from left, Bart Truxillo, Kathryn McNeil and Clifford Pugh. Photo courtesy of Houston Heritage Society
3398 Shawn Stephens, from left, Polly Sims and Jo and Jim Furr at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014
Shawn Stephens, from left, Polly Sims and Jo and Jim Furr. Photo courtesy of Houston Heritage Society
31 Steve Lasher and Janiece Longoria at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014
Steve Lasher and Janiece Longoria. Photo courtesy of Houston Heritage Society
3415 Phyllis Saathoff and Dean Corgey at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014
Phyllis Saathoff and Dean Corgey. Photo courtesy of Houston Heritage Society
4 Janiece Longoria, from left, Lisa Hernandez and Laura Gibson at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014
3400 Stella Grace, left, and Josephine Katherine Ellis at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014
3413 Martha Goddard, from left, Joe Turner and Jackie Bostic at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014
3408 Robert Gallegos, from left, Bart Truxillo, Kathryn McNeil and Clifford Pugh at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014
3398 Shawn Stephens, from left, Polly Sims and Jo and Jim Furr at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014
31 Steve Lasher and Janiece Longoria at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014
3415 Phyllis Saathoff and Dean Corgey at the Houston Heritage Society luncheon April 2014

What: The Heritage Society's annual "Houston Heritage Luncheon."

Where: In an open-sided party tent at Sam Houston Park, the Heritage Society's home.

The 411: On a beautiful spring day, the Heritage Society celebrated its 60th anniversary along with the 115th anniversary of the city's first municipal park and the 100th anniversary of the Port of Houston. With the latter in mind, Port Director Janiece Longoria was guest speaker, sharing insights on the port's history and its role today in the city's economy. Laura Gibson chaired the event while KHOU Channel 11 news anchor Lisa Hernandez served as mistress of ceremonies.

Who: Joining the celebration on the perfect day were Steve Lasher, Jo and Jim Furr, Bill Ogden, Caroline Baker, Tricia Dewhurst, Roy Nichols, Port Commissioner Dean Cargey, City Council members David Robinson and Robert Gallegos, Minnette Boesel, Pam Gardner, Margaret Justus, Grace Hobby, Caroline Farish, Mike Vance and Shawn Stephens.

Newsletters for exploring your city

Daily Digest

Houston news, views + events

The Dining Report

News you can eat

Insider Offers

Curated experiences at exclusive prices

Promo Alerts

Special offers + exclusive deals

We will not share or sell your email address