Archive for May, 2007
Watching them play against the Utah Jazz is a lot harder than the Phoenix Suns series. See you all at the AT&T Center on Wednesday.
Many of our brides wear a bride t-shirt, bride hoodie or Mrs. ______ on their pants. I thought it was cute to see our favorite Hollywood transplant, Eva Longoria wearing a bride T-Shirt. I am looking forward to this wedding.
Lastly, Go! Spurs! Go!
Ever had a sleepless night, worrying about what could go wrong?
Unfortunately, some of what you’ve imagined can happen. A bride’s most common “nightmare” is usually dress-related…it’s damaged or defective, or the bridal salon goes out of business.
Severe weather can wash out your big day. These are just some of the risks for one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make (the average U.S. wedding is $26,000). You’d protect your car, why not your wedding?
Click on each wedding “disaster” and you’ll see how The Wedding Protector Plan from Travelers can help ensure your day goes right.
Occasionally, I have had brides who have purchased wedding insurance. Until recently, in Texas, it was not readily available. Most of my recommendations were to have a rider on the bride or groom’s home owner’s insurance for the venue, such as a museum in the event of major catastrophe. Well, welcome Travelers Insurance. We had once such incident of foul weather and the it paid as promised for “ruining” the outdoor wedding.
Give Veronica Haines at Texan’s Choice insurance to inquire about the Wedding Protector Plan. For as little as $160 you can have some coverage. Her number is 210.492.7000.
***Please forward widely***
HB1751, which would implement an adult entertainment fee to finance sexual assault-related services, will be heard on the Senate floor Tuesday or Wednesday, May 22-23. A committee substitute will be offered on the floor, and we do support it – the committee substitute increases the amount of money set aside for sexual assault from $18 million to $25 million per biennium.
It is critical that members of the Texas Senate know how important this funding is to rape crisis centers and to their constituents. If you’re not sure which Senators serve your service area, you can visit http://www.fyi.legis.state.tx.us/ or give me a call. Keep in mind that your service area may span several Senate districts.
Please forward this email to other interested people,
so that they may make calls to their Senator(s) on their own behalf.
It is especially important that we reach out to the following Senators. If one of the following represents a part of your service area, please give their office a call and urge them to vote FOR HB1751.
Brimer (R-Fort Worth) – represents part of Tarrant County
Gallegos (D-Houston) – represents part of Harris County, including portions of Pasadena
Harris (R-Arlington) – represents parts of Dallas, Denton and Tarrant Counties
Seliger (R-Amarillo) – represents Andrews, Bailey, Cochran, Crane, Dallum, Deaf Smith, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Hansford, Hartley, Hemphill, Howard, Hutchinson, Lipscomb, Martin, Midland, Moore, Ochiltree, Oldham, Parmer, Potter, Randall, Roberts, Sherman and Yoakum Counties
Hegar (R-Katy) – represents Aransas, Austin, Bastrop, Caldwell, Calhoun, Colorado, DeWitt, Fayette, Fort Bend (part), Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Lavaca, Matagorda, Refugio, Victoria, Waller, Washington and Wharton Counties
Jackson (R-LaPorte) – represents parts of Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties
Ogden (R-Bryan) – represents Brazos, Burleson, Freestone, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Milam, Robertson, Trinity, Walker and Williamson Counties
Patrick (R-Houston) – represents northwest Harris County
Uresti (D-San Antonio) – represents Bandera, Bexar (part), Brewster, Crockett, Culberson, Edwards, El Paso (part), Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Kinney, Loving, Maverick, Medina, Pecos, Presidio, Real, Reeves, Sutton, Terrell, Uvalde, Val Verde, Ward and Winkler Counties
Williams (R-The Woodlands) – represents Chambers, Harris (part), Jefferson (part), Liberty, Montgomery (part) and Orange Counties
Whitmire (D-Houston) – represents part of Harris County
I have been working very hard on a National fundraiser for three organizations, RAINN, TAASA and RCC. All very worthy and all in need of additional funding. It is official. We kicked off the fundraiser with a host committee luncheon last Wednesday, May 16th at Club Giraud (the best private dining club in San Antonio). Anita Perry our First Lady of Texas was guest of honor and speaker, along with John Steen, my co-chair of the host committee and Lynn Blanco, Executive Director of the Rape Crisis Center for Children and Adults.
We walked away with $90k start up for the event. Our event is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26, 2007. Our awards recipients are:
- Spurs Sports and Entertainment, Peter Holt
- Texas Attorney General, Greg Abbott
- McAfee CEO, David DeWalt
We are geared up and ready. Look for more details to come. Table sponsorships are available and will be posted soon. I am trying to finalize details and get a committment form George Strait. If you all have a personal contact with him, please ask him to say yes!