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Astronauts, Beauty Queens and Reality TV Stars Collide in this Memorial Mansion Bash: Where the Super Stars Party

BY // 02.08.17
photography Rick Bounds, Quy Tran, Gregg Harrison,

What: Historical Texas Treasures: Extravaganza of Stars

Where: The River Oaks mansion of Deana and Larry Blackburn

PC Moment: Patriotism and philanthropy were at the forefront of the Super Bowl inspired bash that raised funds for Historical Texas Treasures and its efforts at creating a small screen series that focuses on Texas’ human treasures. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin and a host of local beauty queens were at the forefront of the evening that included dinner, auctions and a concert emceed by Ernie Manouse, produced by Robin King and featuring Clay WalkerAmerican Idol winner Jordin Sparks, and the Texas Turbines starring heart surgeon Dr. Billy Cohn. The indefatigable, amazing Joanne King Herring was the force behind the successful venture. Add Booker T to the celeb mix.

Who: Honoree Carmina Zamorano and Rafael Chavez, Karen and Scott Rozzell, Maha and Omar Khan, Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Joy Hou and Michael Chu, Gina and Dr. Devinder Bhatia, Malcolm Morris, Dr. Sippi and Ajay Khurana, Sue Trammell Whitfield, and Mary Ann and David McKeithan.

Part of the Special Series:

PaperCity - Super Bowl Insider
The Residences at The Allen
Hotel-Inspired Living

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