HE WAS TREATED LIKE AN OLD FAMILY MEMBER RETURNING HOME AFTER A LONG JOURNEY!
If recently released former Houston city council member and state legislator Ben Reyes (with white scarf) thought he would be without friends and supporters in Houston – he was wrong. Reyes attended the recent Roast of State Senator Rodney Ellis on Friday night at the Hilton and was treated like an old family member returning home after a long journey. Reyes even had a chance to speak at the roast about Ellis and almost choked up as he thanked the Senator for his friendship and unwavering support. The former political powerhouse got a standing ovation from those attending the event. Ellis also talked about how Reyes is already back in the thick of community service by trying to help an elderly lady get her electric cut back on. After the packed event it seemed Reyes was the hot ticket because everyone from Robert Muhammad to Shelia Jackson Lee scrambled to take a picture with the man they called a good person!
Note: For those of you who have been buried under a rock – Reyes was recently released from federal prison after an 8 year stint for bribery and conspiracy.