Voices of Texas Originals
Elena Coates has worked as an actress in Houston and Austin, performing primarily on stage for audiences of all ages. Administratively she has worked in Austin at Second Youth Theatre, Austin Circle of Theaters and Frontera@Hyde Park Theater; in Houston, at the Alley Theatre and Stages Repertory Theatre. A native of Austin, Elena holds a BA in English and History from Texas A&M University and a Master of Liberal Arts from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. She lives with her husband and two sons in the Houston Heights. For more information, please visit www.elenacoates.com.
Veteran Houston radio broadcaster, RB McEntire began his career in high school at KRBA Radio in Lufkin, Texas. That led to a radio opportunity in Beaumont. Nationally acclaimed radio program director, Bill Young brought McEntire to Houston's KILT in 1967. During a 43-career in radio news, RB earned virtually every award offered by United Press International, Associated Press, Houston and Galveston press organizations and merit honors from the Dallas Press Club. His commentaries of pride in America and Texas have been entered into the official record of the United States Congress. McEntire was named Houston Radio Anchor of the year by the Houston chapter of the American Women in Radio Television in 2001 and inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame during its charter year in 2002. While honored to be saluted by his peers, McEntire is most proud of his numerous commendations for public service. RB lives in old Sugar Land with his prized 1970 Corvette convertible, Sammi the Wonder Dog, Bonkers the Wonder Cat, a set of drums in the den, a nine foot pool table in the living room and his extremely patient, understanding and saintly wife, Jayne.
Art Kent is a career communicator — both as a broadcaster, and a public relations executive. A veteran of NBC News, he began as a Correspondent in Viet Nam after many years in local broadcast news. His time at NBC included stints as a Bureau Chief, Producer, Vice President and Middle East and National Security Correspondent. For six and a half years, he was Vice President of Public Affairs and Corporate Communications of Continental Airlines. As a communications counselor, his clients have included major oil and gas companies, law firms, airlines, national organizations, businesses and nonprofit groups. Recently, he completed 11 years as Senior Director of Public Affairs for the Houston Symphony.
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