HOUSTON – Recently, the Acres Homes Chamber for Business and Economic Development held its December Business Networking Luncheon. Members from the Houston Independent School District, Houston Community College, Lone Star College Students, local ministers, residents of the Acres Homes Community, City of Houston officials and many more esteemed guests were present. Pastor Edwin Deese began the Luncheon with an invocation. Following, Aldine Independent School District Anderson Academy Violin Group rendered three selections that amazed and awed the crowd. Chairman Roy Douglas Malonson was chosen as a volunteer by the group. The students showed Malonson how to play the violin as the audience watched on. The students swept the attendees away with the melodious sounds they rendered and the professionalism they showed. Once the students concluded their selections, the gathering proceeded to delight in their afternoon lunch. Oswald Scott introduced the Guest Speaker for the event Houston Councilman and Mayor Pro-Tem Ed Gonzalez. He thanked all of the sponsors who contributed to making the luncheon a successful event. Educational programs, promoting small business growth within the community, a tentative program to eliminate the amount of public intoxication arrests in the city, and a re-entry program for ex-offenders was among some of the items Gonzalez discussed. Continuing, Malonson thanked the Mayor Pro-Tem for his presence and participation as he began to inform of dangers that integration has created within the Black community. Finally, Pastor Baker concluded with a soul-stirring prayer.