By KAROLYN GEPHART
The Brazoria County Cities Association held their recent meeting in Manvel. Approximately 90 members were in attendance.
The event was held at the JB Hensler College and Career Academy in Alvin ISD.
Keynote speaker was Jim McIngvale, also known as “Mattress Mack.” McIngvale is a businessman and philanthropist from Houston where he is known for owning and operating the Gallery Furniture retail chain.
McIngvale spoke on work as life’s mission. He included examples that touched on the career and technology opportunities offered at the Hensler campus.
“He was incredible and had the crowd’s complete attention. He also got a reaction when receiving his gift of a plaque made of wood, he announced to the crowd, ‘all wood, made in America’ and the laughter continued,” Manvel Mayor Debra Davison said. “He is an incredible speaker and an incredible person.”
The association is composed of representatives of all cities in Brazoria County.
The Manvel meeting’s dinner was catered by Honore Cajun Restaurant with appetizers and dessert by students in the Hensler campus’ Culinary Arts Department.
Appetizers included crab cakes, fried okra, and deviled eggs with grilled shrimp.
“The culinary students walked around serving the appetizers and their work certainly showed their great skills,” Davison said. “They helped make the event a wonderful, delicious opportunity for those attending to see what students can learn at this campus.”
The next BCCA monthly meeting will be in Oyster Creek.