Category:People from Angleton, Texas
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The following 16 pages are in this category, out of 16 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 16 pages are in this category, out of 16 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Angleton, Texas – Angleton is a city in and the county seat of Brazoria County, Texas, United States, within the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. Angleton lies at the intersection of State Highway 288, State Highway 35, the population was 18,862 at the 2010 census. Angleton is in the 14th congressional district, and is represented by Republican Congressman Randy Weber, Angleton was founded in 1890 near the center of Brazoria County and named for the wife of the general manager of the Velasco Terminal Railway. A bitter rivalry emerged between the town and nearby Brazoria for the location of the county seat, Angleton was chosen as the seat in 1896, the town was incorporated on November 12,1912. As the county seat, Angleton hosts the Brazoria County Fair every October, Angleton is located near the center of Brazoria County at 29°9′59″N 95°25′41″W. Texas State Highway 288, a freeway, runs along the western edge of the city. Highway 288 leads north 43 miles to downtown Houston and south 18 miles to Freeport near the Gulf of Mexico, Texas State Highway 35 crosses Highway 288 and passes through the center of Angleton, leading northeast 21 miles to Alvin and west 37 miles to Bay City. According to the United States Census Bureau, Angleton has an area of 11.3 square miles, of which 0.019 sq mi. As of the census of 2000,18,130 people,6,508 households, the population density was 1,716.3 people per square mile. There were 7,220 housing units at a density of 683.5 per square mile. About 21. 2% of all households were made up of individuals, the average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.19. In the city, the population was distributed as 29. 8% under the age of 18,9. 0% from 18 to 24,30. 3% from 25 to 44,20. 1% from 45 to 64, the median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.0 males, for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $42,184, males had a median income of $39,711 versus $23,508 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,915, about 8. 9% of families and 11. 1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14. 4% of those under age 18 and 13. 8% of those age 65 or over. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice operates the Angleton District Parole Office in Angleton, in addition, the TDCJ Wayne Scott Unit is located in an unincorporated area near Angleton. The United States Postal Service operates the Angleton Post Office, Angleton is home to nine parks, including a dog park. Bates Park Brushy Bayou Park Welch Park Dickey Park Freedom Park Masterson Park B. G. Benchmark Electronics is based in Angleton, country Hearth Inn, originally known as Homeplace, opened its first location in Angleton in 1983
2. Dennis Bonnen – Dennis Higgins Bonnen is a banker and businessman from Angleton, Texas, who has been a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 25 since 1997. He was initially elected to the position at the age of twenty-four, in 2013, he was appointed by Speaker Joe Straus as the Speaker Pro Tempore. He therefore acts as the officer of the House in the absence of the Speaker. A native of Houston, Bonnen resides in Angleton, the county seat of Brazoria County in southeastern Texas, Bonnen is the son of David and Matina Bonnen. Dennis Bonnen graduated in 1990 from Angleton High School and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from St. Edwards University in 1994, St. Edwards granted Bonnen its Alumni Achievement Award in 2001. While in college, Bonnen was in 1993 the sergeant-at-arms of the Texas House of Representatives, in 1995, he was a member of the advance team for Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole of Kansas. Bonnen won his seat in 1996, as Dole was losing his presidential bid to Bill Clinton though Dole still carried the electoral votes of Texas. Bonnen is the executive officer of Heritage Bank in Pearland. Bonnen is a member of the Brazoria Heritage Foundation and the Angleton Exchange Club. He is also a member of the Pearland Exchange Club and he sits on the Levi Jordan Plantation Historical Society. He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce organizations in the cities in his House district. In 2009, the Houston Business Journal honored Bonnen with one of its inaugural 40 Under 40 awards and he is the honorary chairman of the Count on Us campaign at Brazosport College, a community college in his district. When the Republican Representative Jack Harris did not seek reelection in 1996, dianne Hensley led a four-candidate field with 3,075 votes. Bonnen finished second with 2,706 votes, just 10 votes ahead of Arch Hartwell Beaver Aplin, III, of Angleton, dee Allen finished fourth with a critical 2,444. In the second round of balloting on April 9,1996, in the general election on November 6,1996, coinciding with the U. S. presidential election, Bonnen defeated Democratic candidate David S. Miller,28,981 to 14,315. Bonnen has prevailed over his opponents since his election to the legislature. In 2002, he defeated Democratic candidate Ricky Don Ertell 19,148 to 8,592, in 2004, he defeated Democratic candidate Wade Hoy Weems 30,139 to 15,514, a margin nearly identical to the 1996 general election returns. In addition to his Speaker Pro Tempore duties, Bonnen is the chairman of the Sunset Advisory Commission and he is the vice chair of the Joint Committee of Oversight of Higher Education Governance, Excellence & Transparency
3. Greg Bonnen – James Gregory Greg Bonnen is a neurosurgeon and a medical professor from Friendswood, Texas, who has been a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives from District 24 since 2013. His younger brother, Dennis Bonnen, is a Republican representative from neighboring District 25, a native of Angleton, the county seat of Brazoria County in southeastern Texas, Bonnen is a son of David and Matina Bonnen. He graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Texas A&M University in College Station and he subsequently received his M. D. degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he is an assistant professoralso. He is a founder of Houston Physicians Hospital in Webster, Texas, since 2006 and he is the founder of the Texas Brain and Spine Center. He also practices at Memorial Hermann–Texas Medical Center, Dr. Bonnen is a director of Heritage Bank in Pearland, Texas, his brother Dennis is the banks chief executive officer. Dr. Bonnen is a member of the Friendswood Community Church, when his time permits, he is involved in missionary activities around the world. He was worked in establishing thirteen missions with Builders Without Borders of Texas and he is active as well in a faith-based organization, the Medical Strategic Network. He is a counselor for handicapped children at the Texas Camp of Lions Clubs International, in that capacity he met his wife, the Bonnens have two children, Lindsay and Janae. Bonnen led the field with 6,951 votes and was placed into an election with Ryan Sitton of Friendswood. In 2014, Sitton rebounded to become the Republican nominee for the Texas Railroad Commission, heidi Thiess held the remaining but critical 3,440 votes. In the second round of balloting on July 31,2012, in the general election on November 6,2012, coinciding with the U. S. presidential election, Bonnen defeated the Democrat H. C. Rusty Cates of Galveston,48,177 votes to 17,565, representative Bonnen is a member of the House committees on Appropriations and Insurance. In the 2013 legislative session, Dr. Bonnen supported a ban on abortion after twenty weeks of gestation and he sponsored companion legislation to increase medical and licensing requirements of abortion providers. Texas Right to Life rated him 84 percent, Bonnen voted against a taxpayer-funded breakfast program for public schools, the measure passed the House, 73-58. He co-sponsored legislation to provide marshals for school security and he opposed the bill requiring the immunization of minors without parental consent, a measure which the House nevertheless approved, 71-61. He co-sponsored the law to extend the tax exemption to certain businesses. Bonnen supported the measure to prohibit texting while driving and he voted to require testing for narcotics of those receiving unemployment compensation. He voted against a pay for women measure, which passed the House
4. Quentin Jammer – Quentin Tremaine Jammer is a former American football cornerback who played in the National Football League. He played college football for the University of Texas, and earned All-American honors and he was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft and he played for them for eleven seasons. Jammer was born in Bay City, Texas, and attended Angleton High School, in high school football, he was a two-time all-district safety, cornerback, linebacker, wide receiver and quarterback as a senior, and was the districts defensive most valuable player. He also won three letters in track and field, and participated in the jump, 100-meter dash. In 1997, he was selected for the state football team. Jammer attended the University of Texas at Austin, and played for coach Mack Browns Texas Longhorns football team from 1997 to 2001. He was a first-team All-Big 12 Conference selection following his junior and senior seasons and he was named team co-MVP his senior year and recorded seven interceptions as well as 195 tackles throughout his entire career. Jammer was drafted by the San Diego Chargers with the fifth pick in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft. Due to a holdout to start the 2002 season, Jammer was not ready to make an impact his rookie year, the following year, in 2003, Jammer started at the cornerback position, and has ever since. Coming into the NFL, Jammer was touted as being a physical player, the transition to the NFL for Jammer was difficult because the physical aggressiveness which brought him so much success in college often resulted in pass interference calls. Jammer led the NFL in pass interferences calls in 2004 with eight, in an interview with Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News, Jammer said, All the rule changes for the offense have altered the game. Its turned football into track with pads, before you know it, the receivers are going to have a free run at you. You cant touch them at all, the rules got me away from my game, Jammer said. When physical corners start finessing it, thats not their style, Jammer has also been criticized for his lack of interceptions. In 62 career games leading up to the 2006 season, Jammer had only recorded six interceptions, when the Chargers extended Jammers contract during the 2006 offseason, Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union Tribune wrote that. He is widely considered by Chargers fans to be among the weak links. Acee later wrote of Jammer, In recent seasons Jammer has been without a doubt the most vilified Charger and it was difficult to tell whether he was disliked more for what he did or what he didnt do. Its possible in the past decade there has only one other Charger who drew more wrath from the faithful
5. Rodney Terry – Rodney Eric Terry is an American college basketball coach who is the current head mens basketball coach at Fresno State. Born in Angleton, Texas, Terry graduated from Angleton High School, Terry graduated from St. Edwards in 1990 with a bachelors degree in business administration with a minor in physical education. Terry began his career as an assistant coach at St. Edwards in the 1990–91 season. Then, Terry became an assistant at James Bowie High School also in Austin, after his stint at Bowie, Terry became a head coach for the first time at Somerville High School in Somerville, Texas. In his two seasons at Somerville, Terry went 49–21 and led Somerville to the Class 2A semifinals in 1994, Terry returned to Angleton High School to be head coach in the 1995–96 season, during which he had a 15–13 record for a cumulative 64–34 high school coaching record. In 1996, Terry moved up to the college level as an assistant at Baylor under Harry Miller. After two years at Baylor, Terry joined the staff of Jerry Wainwright as assistant coach at UNCW, during a stint that lasted from 1998 to 2002, Terry helped UNCW make the 2000 and 2002 NCAA Tournaments by way of winning the CAA Tournaments. As a #13 seed in 2002, UNCW upset #4 seed USC in the first round for the first NCAA Tournament win in program history, on June 11,2002, Terry joined Texas as an assistant coach under Rick Barnes. At Texas, Terry helped recruit McDonalds All-American players like Kevin Durant, D. J. Augustin, Texas also made NCAA Tournament runs to the Final Four in 2003 and to the Elite Eight in 2006 and 2008. Terry replaced Steve Cleveland as head coach at Fresno State on April 7,2011, Fresno State went 13–20 in Terrys first season in 2011–12. The following season in 2012–13, Fresno State moved to the Mountain West Conference, Fresno State went 21–18 and made the College Basketball Invitational in 2013–14 for the programs first 20-win season and postseason appearance since the 2006–07 season. Despite a 1–7 start, Fresno State finished 9–9 in MW play, Fresno State lost the CBI in three games to Siena. In June 2014, Fresno State extended Terrys contract through 2017, despite a 15–17 record in 2014–15, Fresno State improved to 10–8 in MW play and beat four teams that made that years NCAA Tournament, Boise State, San Diego State, UC Irvine, and Wyoming. On January 3,2015, Fresno State beat #25 San Diego State for its first win over an opponent since 2002. Terry led Fresno State to a 25–10 record, MW Tournament title, a #14 seed, Fresno State lost to #3 seed Utah in the first round 80-69. Following a three-year extension and nearly $50,000 annual raise in January 2016, Fresno State extended Terry through the 2020–21 season in December 2016
6. Ray Willis – Ray Willis is an American football offensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 4th round of the 2005 NFL Draft and he played college football for the Florida State University Seminoles. He has also been a member of the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, Willis attended Angleton High School and was a letterman in football. Willis attended Florida State University, where he started 35 games and he started at both right guard and right tackle for Seattle. He is known as a run blocker. He re-signed with the team on March 6,2008 and then again on March 9,2009, on August 5,2011, Willis signed with the Miami Dolphins. Williss contract was terminated by the Dolphins on September 3. Willis signed with the New Orleans Saints on November 2,2011, Willis was signed by the New York Jets on May 29,2012. He was waived on June 28, Willis was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs on July 31,2012. He looks to compete for the offensive swing-tackle position, ray Willis is married to the former Kimberly Pettaway of Tarboro, North Carolina. His wife gave birth to twins - a boy and a girl - on February 23,2008, Kansas City Chiefs bio Miami Dolphins bio Seattle Seahawks bio