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Webster, Texas

Who are we?

The Bay Area Republican Women typically meet the fourth Wednesday of each month, excluding June and July. The purpose of BARW is to promote an informed electorate through political education, increase the effectiveness of women in the cause of good government through active political participation, facilitate cooperation among Republican women of Texas, foster loyalty to the Republican Party and to promote its ideals, and work for the election of the Republican Party's nominees. For further information, email us.

Next meeting

The next regular monthly meeting of BARW will be on Wednesday, October 25th, at BAY OAKS COUNTRY CLUB, 14545 Bay Oaks Blvd. This month's guest speaker will be Katherine Cabaniss, a leadership expert and specialist on the subjects of law, public safety, nonprofit organizations, legal issues, and more!

Social will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the meeting at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be $19.00, payable at the door. As always, please RSVP to barw.rsvp@gmail.com if you intend to each lunch.

Ms. Cabaniss was appointed to be the Judge of the 248th Criminal District Court of Harris County by Governor Perry on February 14, 2013. As a criminal district court judge, she is committed to service to the community and justice in every case. She holds a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in California. She is licensed to practice law in both California and her native Texas. As well as practicing law, she has managed a nationally recognized nonprofit organization.

Before being appointed by Governor Perry to the bench, she was the Executive Director of Crime Stoppers of Houston. Prior to her nonprofit leadership, she was a prosecutor at the Office of the District Attorney in Harris County, Texas. She was promoted to Chief Prosecutor and assigned to the Special Crimes Bureau. She prosecuted crimes ranging from offenses against property to White Collar Crime to Capital Murder. Hundreds of jury trials resulted in justice for thousands of victims. In one Capital Murder case, the jury assessed the death penalty.

Ms. Cabaniss was honored with the 2008 Director’s Community Leadership Award from the FBI, and the Suzanne McDaniel Public Awareness Award from the bipartisan Congressional Victim’s Rights Caucus in 2009. She was appointed by Governor Perry to the Texas Crime Stoppers Council for a term from 2009-2013. She participated in the Center for Houston’s Future Business/Civic Leader’s Forum, American Leadership Forum, Rice University Leadership Institute for Nonprofit Executives, and United Way Leader’s Circle. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Midtown Management District and was named one of the Fifty Most Influential Women in Houston in 2011.

Katherine has been a guest on hundreds of radio and television shows. As a regular commentator on KHOU news, she appears weekly on Saturday mornings as a safety expert. She writes the weekly column “Living Safe” in the Examiner network of publications. She appears on Fridays and Sundays as a regular legal expert on radio station News 92FM. She has appeared nationally on the Today show and Good Morning America, as well as Inside Edition.

Katherine’s commitment to leadership, community service, and the empowerment of women has had a positive impact in communities around Houston, in Texas, and across the country.


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