On Tuesday, District 114 state Representative Jason Villalba petitioned the CEO of Huy Fong (the maker of the deliciously flavorful Siracha sauce) to come to Texas. Dallas Observer reports that Villalba is “a long time Sriracha fan who puts the sauce on everything from egg sandwiches to lasagna.” Huy Fong was ordered to stop producing and bottling the sauce in Los Angeles after neighbors complained of “burning eyes and throats.” Despite Huy Fong telling media that Sriracha shipments will resume by the end of February, SFGate speculates that a Texas move might not be out of the question.
Earlier this week, the Dallas Morning News reported on local Village Church’s contributions to Preston Hollow’s Thomas Jefferson High School and Cary Middle School. According to the article, “Village Church shuns publicity for its good works,” which include a cleanup day at Thomas Jefferson, church members and volunteers meeting with students for lunch several times a week, inviting students over for basketball, and hosting cookouts for the high school football team. Minister Brenton Jayatilaka says that though the church volunteers our motivated by their Baptist faith to serve, they do not serve just so they can proselytize the students. “Our primary goal is to support the school as a member of this community,” he says.
Lawyer Lisa Blue Baron hosted a fundraiser for Wendy Davis Wednesday night at her Preston Hollow home to raise money for Davis’ campaign for governor.
At the other end of the political spectrum, former president George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush served as honorary chairs and spoke at Salvation Army’s Doing the Most Good luncheon. CultureMap reports that the luncheon is “the number-one Salvation Army fundraising event.”
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