A Letter from the Director
This time last year,
HeartSong was in full tilt
hosting the 6th National
Women's Choral Festival
including a public concert in
the Music Hall. For almost two
years prior, we worked and
worked to make it the best
Festival the Sister Singers
Network had ever seen. With
all of your help, and I mean
ALL of you, we succeeded.
The feedback was off the
charts, both from you and from
the participants. Participants
were struck by the friendliness
and warmth they were shown by
our community. From airport
arrivals to closing ceremonies,
these women were graciously
taken care of each step of the
way. On a scale of 1 to 10, we
were given 12's and 13's. Pat
yourselves on the back.
Together, we did it!
Today, a year later, you may
well ask, where is HeartSong
now? Many warned us of the
toll producing the festival
would take. None of us had any
way of knowing what they meant.
All of us were exhausted. Many
of our members left the choir.
Some to do other things, some
to rest a while, and some just
needed to leave.
People have always come and
gone from HeartSong but never
so many at once. The loss of
so many "family" members made
our recovery even harder. We
didn't sound like us or feel
like us. We went through the
motions for months, all of us
pondering the question, "What's
next?" "How do you follow
I am happy to tell you that
our healing is coming along and
even we are beginning to feel
it. New members came in at the
first of the year and shared
their strength. We thought we
might try to have a concert in
the Fall but we just didn't
have the energy. We began to
do what we started out doing,
sing for the simple joy of it.
We are trying new songs, new
styles, new fun. We even have
new shirts. We are relearning
our power, and finding our new
This summer HeartSong
celebrated its 6th birthday.
We have come a long way from
our first public appearance
with nine women. When I look
back at all that we have done
in our six years, I am amazed
and proud to be standing where
I am. I guess we deserved a
So don't give up on us. We
will be back. On December
12th to be exact. The Gay
Men's Chorus of Houston,
formerly the Montrose Singers,
has invited us to share their
holiday concert with them at
Hamman Hall. We were proud to
accept. Each will be doing
their own set and then we will
join together for a set. Lots
of good music will be made so
please come and enjoy with us.
In closing, I want to
personally thank you for your
undying support. I know the
chorus, is as grateful as I am
to be so graciously loved and
appreciated by you. Thank you
for your years of listening and
encouragement. Sisters, you
keep us singing.
In deep appreciation,
The Houston Tennis Club is having it's annual national tennis tournament, Houtex XII,
November 7th through the 9th. This is the twelfth year the club has sponsored Houtex. It is the
last tennis tournament of the year and the last leg of the Gay Grand Slam.
We are offering the same divisions as last year, with the addition of a few more. We are
pleased to offer for the first time three women's singles divisions; Women's Open, B and C. We
are also offering the same categories in women's doubles as well as an Open Mixed Doubles.
The men's divisions are the same as last year. We have Men's Singles Open, A, B, and C. The
men's doubles are offered in the same categories.
The cost of the tournament is $ 69 for two or three events or $ 45 for one event. This
includes the cost of renting the courts and purchasing tennis balls as well as the banquet Sunday
night at the Brownstone Restaurant.
The Houtex tennis tournament is expecting to have at least 200 entries in this year's event. We
have received entries from all parts of the country as well as some from foreign lands. This kind
of participation helps to make Houtex a wonderful social events as well as very competitive
If you are interested in entering Houtex XII or want to find out more about The Houston
Tennis Club, please contact Barry at 524-8046 or Delma at 496-1953.
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Endorsements for General Election
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President of the United States Gov. Bill Clinton
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