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University of St. Thomas celebrates Mardi Gras season and brings in more than $800,000

By Shelby Hodge

One typically thinks of a Mardi Gras celebration as something a bit ribald, but not when it's the University of St. Thomas' annual Mardi Gras fete — particularly this year. The Cathol ...


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$350,000 for one hour: A beautiful friendship brings the University of St. Thomas musical love

By Shelby Hodge

The University of St. Thomas Performing Arts Center received a cultural and financial boost Tuesday night with the "New Vision, New Stars" benefit concert at Jones Hall. Guest conductor A ...


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Operation Suits for Soldiers launches at Norton Ditto and President Bush, 41, is first to donate

By Shelby Hodge

You've just gotta love this idea and congratulate Norton Ditto CEO Dick Hite, who in conjunction with Maj. Gen. U.S. Army (Ret.) Steve Raben and U.S. Army Major Tyson Voelkel, fo ...


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"Treasures of Texas" gala salutes the military and honors a retired Army general and his wife

By Shelby Hodge

It might have seemed somewhat incongruous, at first, for a so-called "gala"  — a roundtable discussion on the impact of war on the mental health of service personnel and their ...


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UST supporters had a Mardi Gras ball and raised $900,000 for scholarships

By Shelby Hodge

As a Louisiana native, I love everything having to do with Mardi Gras — beads, parties, parades, king cake — except perhaps the social vacuum of Ash Wednesday. No such doldrums for the ...


2011 Treasures of Texas Gala: "A Salute to the Military"

This year, Mental Health America of Greater Houston honors the courage and resilience of Houston’s returning veterans and their families with "A Salute to the Military." An imp


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The sounds of ABBA kept 'em dancing all night long at Stehlin gala

By Shelby Hodge

The Friends of the Stehlin Foundation continued its long-standing tradition on Saturday night of inspiring dancing queens (and kings) with not one but two show bands that had the Westin Galleria ba ...


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Heavy hitter ranchers: Karl Rove and Boone Pickens team up for Texas conservation

By Shelby Hodge

Three cheers for Windi and David Grimes, Laurie and Reed Morian and P.J. and Pat Murphy for their wildly successful Texas Conservation Hall of Fame Dinner at the Hyatt Regency. With 530 guests,&nbs ...


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UST honors five women leaders at annual spring fete

By Shelby Hodge

The buck stops with University of St. Thomas president Robert Ivany, so when he asked that the program for the "Spring Fashion Event" at River Oaks Country Club be shortened a bit, organi ...


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The bon temps rolled at UST gala

By Shelby Hodge

It might not have been Bourbon Street in New Orleans but the ballroom of the Hilton-Americas Houston enjoyed a Mardi Gras vibe on Tuesday when the University of St. Thomas celebrated its 60th annua ...


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