Press Release
From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
September 4, 2007
Contact: Tiffany Champion, (210) 733-6604

Senator Van de Putte to present Don Strange of Texas with "Texas Treasure Business Award"

(SAN ANTONIO) -- On Wednesday, September 5, at 9:00 a.m., Senator Leticia Van de Putte (D-San Antonio) will present Don Strange of Texas, with the "Texas Treasure Business Award." Don Strange will receive the prestigious award during their Breakfast of Champions program, which brings in corporate executives and community leaders for breakfast meetings with the children of Youth Alternatives. The Breakfast will be held at the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau Conference Room, located at 203 South St. Mary's, in Suite 200.

The "Texas Treasure Business Award" honors businesses that have been in existence in our state for over 50 years and that have remained committed to Texas for generations; those who have helped to create jobs and stimulate economic growth. The award was created as Senate Bill 920 and was passed as authored by Senator Van de Putte, in the 79th Texas Legislative Session. It was then signed into law by Governor Rick Perry. The Texas Historical Commission was selected to administer this tribute.

Don Strange of Texas went from a mom-and-pop grocery store off Bandera Road, to an internationally renowned catering and food service company. Three generations of the Strange family have built the business into a multi-faceted events, entertainment and catering company that has served functions for 30,000 people, catered at the White House and produced movie premier events for Walt Disney. All the while they have continued to plan unforgettable weddings and small corporate events for San Antonio.

"I have nominated Don Strange of Texas, Inc. for the Historical Commission's Texas Treasure Business Award, as they have proven to be a successful business and a great neighbor," said Van de Putte. "Through their community involvement they have strengthened Central Texas."

"Don Strange of Texas, Inc. is honored to receive The Texas Treasure Award. After more than 50 years for working for the people of Texas, it is humbling to be considered a real lasting participant in Texas history and our culture," said Don Strange

For media related inquiries, please contact Tiffany Champion at (210) 733-6604.