What: Be an Angel Awards "Boots & Bling" gala.
Where: Hotel ZaZa.
The scoop: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and his wife, Jan, served as dinner chairs, joining gala chair Carmina Zamorano in bringing in record proceeds of $350,000. (Be An Angel serves children with multiple disabilities or profound deafness by providing adaptive equipment and special services. )
Taking bows as honorees, recognized for their service to children in need, were NASA administrator Charles Bolden, the Roger Clemens Foundation's Debbie and Roger Clemens, Be an Angel board member Dot Cunningham and Texas Children's Hospital's Dr. Joan Shook.
Who: Astronauts Fred Haise and Walt Cunningham, emcee Deborah Ducan, plus Rafael Chavez, Carol and Jim West, Dan Pastorini and Pam Morse, Tatiana Paris, Frank Rivera and Connie Zubizarreta, Misty and Ryan Proler and Dianna and Mike Bowman.