Archive for January 2012

Mardi Gras Cowboys and Cajuns Style

by Joy Donovan on January 16, 2012

Date: 2012-02-17

Location: River Ranch, Fort Worth

Start Time: 6:30 pm
Description: Benefit for Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County. Entertainment by Amos Moses Band and the Beat Daddies.

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Miss America, Watch Out for Miss Texas

by Joy Donovan on January 13, 2012

Who is surpised that Miss Texas, Kendall Morris, won the swim suit competition?

It could be a very exciting weekend for Texans at the Miss America Pageant.

Miss Texas, Kendall Morris, is competing there for the Miss American title, and earlier this week she won a preliminary award in the swimsuit competition. That, plus the fact that Texas is one of the “pageant states” where competition is keen just to get to be on the Miss America  ( stage, makes her a favorite to make the finals for the Miss America crown.

Before being crowned Miss Texas last summer, Morris was a featured twirler at Texas Christian University and she had represented Frisco at the state competition. It was her talent as a pianist, though, that made her the second TCU student in a row to win the title. A broadcasting major, she is a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

After a few years of being a pretty lame reality TV show, the Miss America Pageant again will be broadcast on a major TV network. You can watch it at 8 p.m. Saturday on ABC. Now if only we could get them to move it from Vegas back to Atlantic City, where it belongs.

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Lunch with the Girlz

by Joy Donovan on

Date: 2012-03-23

Location: Hurst Conference Center

URL: Click here
Description: Benefit fashion show.

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Keith & Margo’s 21st Annual St. Valentine’s Massacre

by Joy Donovan on

Date: 2012-02-11

Location: Omni Park West Hotel, 1590 LBJ Freeway, Dallas

Start Time: 7:00 pm
Description: Retro-theme mystery with interactive suspects at a disco. 972-263-5178

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Go Red for Women Luncheon

by Joy Donovan on January 11, 2012

Date: 2012-02-10

Location: Fort Worth Convention Center

Start Time: 10:30 pm
Description: Fundraising luncheon for the American Heart Association featuring Bill Weir as keynote speaker.

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ABC Anchor to Serve as Keynote Speaker

by Joy Donovan on January 10, 2012

Bill Weir will speak at the 2012 Go Red For Women Luncheon in Fort Worth.

ABC news anchor Bill Weir will headline the annual Go Red For Women Luncheon ( Feb. 10 at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

Weir, who has anchored “Nightline,” the weekend edition of “Good Morning America” and “iCaught,” will speak at the fundraiser for the American Heart Association. A mimosa reception will begin the festivities at 10:30 a.m. while Estee Lauder will offer lipstick touch-up stations.

Serving as luncheon co-chairs are Laura Quenette McWhorter and Lynny Sankary.

Individual tickets cost $100, and prices for tables of 10 begin at $5,000. For additional information, contact Nicole Zimmerman at 817-698-5411.

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Miss Brandon to Wed First Lt. Lane Garman

by Joy Donovan on January 8, 2012

Miss Margaret Rose Brandon and Lane Robert Garman, first lieutenant, U.S. Air Force, are planning an April wedding in Fort Worth.

Daniel G. and Joy Donovan Brandon announce with pleasure the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Rose, to Lane R. Garman, first lieutenant, U.S. Air Force. He is the son of Jane and Steven R. Garman.

The bride-elect graduated from Colleyville Heritage High School and attended The University of Oklahoma. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and currently manages a bridal boutique in Norman, OK.

After graduating from Grapevine High School, the groom-to-be received an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he graduated with a history degree. He is an instructor pilot stationed at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, OK.

An April wedding is planned in Fort Worth.

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Acting with the Stars

by Joy Donovan on January 6, 2012

Date: 2012-02-14

Location: Ridglea Country Club, Fort Worth

Start Time: 6:00 pm
URL: Click here
Description: Six locals perform love scenes from the American theater. Benefit for Stage West. 817-784-9378.

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Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

by Joy Donovan on

Start Date: 2012-01-13

Location: Will Rogers Memorial Center

End Date: 2012-02-04
URL: Click here
Description: 116th annual stock show and rodeo. Call 817-877-2420.

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A Tribute to Love

by Joy Donovan on

Date: 2012-02-12

Location: Palace Arts Center, Grapevine

Start Time: 6:00 pm
URL: Click here
Description: A salute to Frank Sinatra featuring Paul Salos, benefiting the Summer Santa organization.

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