Having run the Houston marathon, I can tell you that entering West U and seeing all the flags makes a runner feel loved and encouraged.  Runners remember it years later. Thank you to everyone who helped launch and retrieve the flags.  They are (alphabetically) George Adams, Kerry Bloom, John Collier, Suzanne Diecks, Judy Faulkner, Chuck & Kathy Guffey, Wendy & Andy Hiester, Willie Jones, A.J. Karian, Richard & Lee Lazear, Terry LeFebvre, Dan O'dell, Jane Richardson, Cecile Schutter, and Jim Waters.  Please let me know if I missed you in this list.  
And Congratulations to our own Steven Vaughan who ran the Half Marathon in 1:46.   We are proud of you!