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We schmoozed and roused the rabble for a wonderful evening this year, with a fantastic silent auction of Texas humor and Texas music, gaining new friends and subscribers along the way. A TEXAS-SIZED THANK YOU TO: Molly Ivins and Jim Hightower for conversation and inspiration. Davis McLarty who has rallied us for five years to rouse so many of you DONORS The Cat That Swallowed the Canary Melissa Jones Cat’s Pajamas Texas AFL-CIO Cool Cat Janis & Joe Pinnelli, Babe & Marilyn Schwartz, Paul Sadler, Neal Morgan Cat’s Meow Becky Beaver & John Duncan, Carlton Carl, Mandy Dealey, Chris Elliott & Tish Hinojosa Elliott, Sandra Fivecoat, Donna Howard, John P. & Catherine Moore, John Parsons, David Pena & Shelley Blagg, People for the American Way, Katherine Williams PHENOMENAL MUSICIANS The Marcia Ball Band Marcia Ball, Don Bennett, Pat Boyack, Corey Keller, Johnny Medina, Thad Scott Grupo Fantasma -Adrian Quesada, Johnny Lopez III, Gengee Centeno, Greg Gonzalez, Beto Martinez, Jose Galeano, David S. Lobel, Brian Joseph Ramos, Gilbert Elorreaga, Leo Gauna, Matthew Holmes Carolyn Wonderland and her band Carolyn Wonderland, Cole El-Saleh, Scott Daniels, Michael “Lefty” Leftowitz AWESOME AUCTIONISTAS Elena Eidelberg, Carol Gibbs, Ellen Gibbs, Betsy Moon, & Suzy Reid AUCTION DONORS TerryAllen ; Diane Zelaya, Ava Hastey, and Brenda Garza of Amaz; Architerra ; Austin Film Society ; Badgerdog ; Elaine Barber, Harpist ; Nate Blakeslee; Book People ; Capitol Brasserie; Chez Nous ; Janet Lee Cook Heal Yourself the Natural Way ; Helen Cordes ; Davis McClarty Agency ; Lou Dubose ; Farm to Market Grocery; Betty Ferguson; Flux ; Fonda San Miguel ; Four Corners Tiles ; The Frets, Max and Henry, the Uketizers, and Misspent Youth ; Laura Garanzuay Metal Work ; Ellen Gibbs ; Martha Grenon, Photographer ; Jim Hightower ; Arianna Huffington ; Sam Hurt ; Molly Ivins ; Curtis Long; Magnolia Caf ; Mexic-Arte ; Betsy Moon; Karen Olsson ; Ben Sargent ; Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter ; Dominic Smith ; Taco Deli ; Tesoros Trading Company ; Texas French Bread ; Tito’s Handmade Vodka ; Tom’s Tabooley ; John Traber ; True Form ; Vulcan Video ; Whole Earth Provision Company Matt Omohundro, designerpar excellence JuliaAnstin, event coordinator extraordinaire & intrepid stage manager Janet Lincoln, food maven The Austin Chronicle, KGSR, & KUT for fabulous publicity Scholz Garten, Texas French Bread, Threadgills, Chef Keem, & Lori Hansel for scrumptious sustenance Kelly Graphics, Direct Events, & La Zona Rosa OUR WONDERFUL VOLUNTEERS Linda Adams, Olive Calvey, Candace Carpenter, Carolyn Cook, Meredith Dunning, Laurie Felker, Leslie Geballe, Zach Knox, Spring Lee, Sioux Mahadeo, Allyson Mabry, Kris Raab, Sofia Resnick, Shanda Sansing, Kelly Sharp, Elizabeth Taylor, and Cari Wieland And all who attended to celebrate and support The Texas Observer!