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Oliver Pennington, from left, Ann Carrizales, Adrian Garcia and Rania Mankarious at the Crime Stoppers luncheon May 2014
City Councilman Oliver Pennington, from left, Ann Carrizales, Sheriff Adrian Garcia and Rania Mankarious. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Tena Lundquist Faust, left, and Tama Lundquist at the Crime Stoppers luncheon May 2014
Tena Lundquist Faust, left, and Tama Lundquist. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Larry Blackburn, from left, Adrian Garcia and Franco Valobra at the Crime Stoppers luncheon May 2014
Larry Blackburn, from left, Sheriff Adrian Garcia and Franco Valobra. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Nabeel Amudi, left, and Fenner Weller at the Crime Stoppers luncheon May 2014.
Aramco Services Co. president Nabeel Amudi, left, and Fenner Weller. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Kim Padgett and Reed Looper at the Crime Stoppers luncheon May 2014
Kim Padgett and Reed Looper. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Charles Neff, left, and Nick Florescu at the Crime Stoppers luncheon May 2014
Charles Neff, left, and Nick Florescu. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Oliver Pennington, from left, Ann Carrizales, Adrian Garcia and Rania Mankarious at the Crime Stoppers luncheon May 2014
Tena Lundquist Faust, left, and Tama Lundquist at the Crime Stoppers luncheon May 2014
Larry Blackburn, from left, Adrian Garcia and Franco Valobra at the Crime Stoppers luncheon May 2014
Nabeel Amudi, left, and Fenner Weller at the Crime Stoppers luncheon May 2014.
Kim Padgett and Reed Looper at the Crime Stoppers luncheon May 2014
Charles Neff, left, and Nick Florescu at the Crime Stoppers luncheon May 2014

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.

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