What: Crime Stoppers annual Houston Heroes Awards Luncheon.
Where: Hotel ZaZa.
The 411: Five awards were presented to individuals and entities that have worked to make Houston a safer place for both humans and their four-legged friends. Recognized for their service were Officer Ann Carrizales of the Stafford Police Department, Aramco Services Co. represented by president Nabeel Amudi, the Houston Human Trafficking Task Force and Dr. Steven B. Schnee of the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County. Taking honors for their work with PetSet and contributions to public safety through their volunteer efforts were Tena Lundquist Faust and Tama Lundquist.
The heavy-hitter crime stoppers in the mix included Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia, Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland, District Attorney Devon Anderson and Judge Kay Karahan.
Guest speaker Dan Wolterman, Memorial Hermann Health System CEO and president, delivered the keynote address, discussing the logistical and financial ramifications of health care in Houston.
Who: Among the 400 guests were City Council members Oliver Pennington, Jack Christie, Ellen Cohen and Dwight Boykins, plus Bill King, Franco Valobra, Kim Padgett, Leisa Holland-Nelson, Michelle and Michael Heinz, Chester Pitts, Kathryn Stasney Childers and Tyson Faust.