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Two Houston Political Heavyweights Honored, but Regular Folks Get the Standing Ovations

A Day at the Barrier Breaker Awards

BY // 07.07.17

What: Career and Recovery Resources’ 21st annual Barrier Breaker Awards Luncheon

Where: Hyatt Regency Houston

PC Moment: With a gathering of 600 in support of the non-profit’s mission, Mayor Sylvester Turner and former Harris County Judge Robert Eckels took bows as honorees while four of the center’s STAR clients received standing ovations for their personal testimonies of recovery from personal challenges and success in finding gainful employment. Spencer Tillman and Cynthia Cisneros served as emcees of the luncheon that earned more than $237,000 for CRR training and employment services

Who: Houston Police Chief Art Arcevedo, the Alley Theatre’s Dean Gladden, Pastor Rudy Rasmus, Houston First’s Dawn Ullrich, Patty and Gary Tuma, Dr. Kathy Flanagan, Tamera and Bonar Luzey II, Bob Eury,  Kandy Kaye Horn, Jeri and Marc Shapiro, Susy and Joel Diaz, and Alma and Vernus Swisher, CRR CEO.

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