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Congrats to Team Berg! Riding again for USD Group, Stuart, Garret and Grant made this their 6th year to ride for Multiple Sclerosis in the annual MS150 trek from Houston to Austin. I'm very proud of you all!!

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I'm surrounded by a sea of red as I awarded a trophy to the Speech Pathology students at the University of Houston for winning the greatest participation at February 20 TSHA Day at the Capitol! The Houston Cougars rocked today!!

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Party with your boots on!! It's that time again--the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is pulling out all the stops again. If you're there Tuesday night, try looking for our precious neighbor, Abby Douglas, competing in the calf scramble! Go, Abby!!

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I'm so proud of the great accomplishment of Team Berg aka Stuart, Garret and Grant, in this morning's Memorial Hermann USAFIT Half Marathon. Way to go!

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Time out and away to fly to Missouri to help Dad and Mom through post-surgery recovery. Coming back through Springfield, Missouri gave us time to sink down for great visits with more family there. Stuart's sister, Janet, works on the front lines of the alternatives to abortion movement at one of the nation's most innovative and recognized pregnancy care centers. She showed us around the center, introducing us to director, Cindi Boston. Thank you, ladies, for your pro-life hearts and commitment!

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Old friends.....A great new opportunity

Thanks to so many Krist and Bay Area Speech colleagues who helped send me off to my exciting new opportunity at RiverKids Pediatric Home Health. Among many, Holly Teistma and Susan Briggs helped make it a very special sendoff.

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Sheryl Berg added 18 new photos — with William Schaefer and 2 others.

Thank you, thank you family and dear friends, for helping make my birthday so wonderful--and a little less painful!!

Men and women of exceptional caliber.

I paid tribute to one such group on Veterans Day as they are our present-day heroes. Much of their character -and the character of this nation - is owed to another group having exceptional caliber - the men and women we know as Pilgrims. They are the same men and women who left everything they knew, all the comforts of home, all those they knew, to head to a wild and untamed land, not knowing what they would find. After facing hardship, they made the choice to being grateful for all they had. They thanked God for getting them through the trials of forging a new life in an unforgiving land.

Pause with me this Thanksgiving to honor these men and women we call Pilgrims and to honor God, the same God who gave them lives in a new land. We've so much to be thankful for!

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Twice this month, we pause to honor and celebrate men and women of exceptional caliber--later this month for those who left all to go to a wild and untamed land, not knowing what they would find. We call them Pilgrims. Today we celebrate those who left to wild and untamed lands, knowing exactly what could happen to them. We call them veterans. They are our fathers, brothers, uncles and sisters who have been willing to take up arms to defend a nation and for that we owe them our gratitude. Thank you, Dad, thank you, veterans everywhere.

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Election Day! The polls are open till 7 pm. If you're in line at 7pm, then you may vote. One click of the Republican ticket and a "yes" for Prop 1 for better and safer roads without a tax increase--and you're done!

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

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We were treated to a beautiful Sri Lankan wedding homecoming at the Hotel Derek for Nandi and Dani Wijay. They were just married in Baton Rouge, where both are in medical school. Congratulations!

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Evening with Grant. We saw "Dracula" at the Alley Theatre. Lucky mom!

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Mandy Herrera is the face and heartbeat of the good going on at Potter's House, the lifeline to thousands of families living in dire poverty around the city dump in Guatemala City. She and the staff of Potter's House work tirelessly. Monday, we were so happy to catch up with Mandy on the last leg of her trip through the U.S. To our Philadelphia friends -- check out the hats. The horses are waiting outside.

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The 41st annual Space Center Rotary Shrimporee took place Saturday, with gorgeous weather, great camaraderie, and, of course, the super shrimp, brisket and sausage dinner our club's fundraiser has become known for. What a great turn-out! Congratulations, President Scott Rainey and Shrimporee Chair, John Branch!

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Congratulations, realtors of Gary Greene, on your beautiful new home! The offices on Nasa Parkway are beautiful and your open house Thursday evening was wonderful! I'm enjoying catching up here with friends Toni Knis and Keith Owens.

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Throwback Thursday is a salute to our rural Texas communities.
You are a breath of fresh air and needed backbone to urban bluster. Thank you, small-towns of this great state!

Reminder to my Texan friends that early voting in the general election begins this coming Monday, October 20th!

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