We're All Neighbors


Houston's First Lady Kathy Hubbard hosted the second "We're All Neighbors" event of Mayor Annise Parker's term at their home on Wednesday evening, June 30. The special gathering honored women police officers and women firefighters.

Dr. Linda Honeycutt, the first woman firefighter in the state of Texas and the second woman firefighter in the United States, spoke to the women about those early years, when the only support she had was the "woman in the mirror." She became the first woman promoted to Captain in the Houston Fire Department in 1993, and she retired from HFD in 1997.

Dr. Honeycutt said, "We helped a lot of people; trailblazers are contrarians, where history is left to the twists and turns of fate."

"It was always Andrea White's hope that the We're All Neighbors program be passed to future first ladies," said Hubbard. "Shortly after Annise assumed office in January, 2010, Andrea contacted me with the gift of this program. I cherish her gift so rich in tradition and plan to continue the program with the same philosophy and tenets Andrea shared with her friends. I hope to build on Andrea's vision by broadening the scope to include a few "open to the public" events. Regardless of scope, all events will contine to be driven by the same passion for volunteerism, appreciation of our neighbors and old-fashioned ingenuity of Houstonians that has made We're All Neighbors an enriching program for our community."

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