Mystery Writers of America Southwest Chapter



Houston MWASW Meeting

Third or fourth Saturday of each month at noon
Blue Onyx Bistro
4720 Richmond Ave.
Houston, TX 77027

Next Meeting: February 15, 2020

Lanny Smith, Retired Army Officer
"From Plebe to Lieutenant: A Personal Journey"

Lanny graduated from Memorial High School in 1967. In 1973 he was commissioned as an Army Officer from the United States Military Academy at West Point. During his 30 years of service his assignments took him to 88 countries, Desert Storm and Peace-Keeping roles in Bosnia and Ethiopia. When he left the Army in 2003, he returned to Texas and accepted the position of Director for the Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), a State Agency under the Texas A&M University System. After leaving TEEX, Lanny taught history at Blinn, the feeder school for Texas A&M. He and his wife Sally Gayle Smith (MHS ’67) are both retired and live in College Station.

The Houston MWASW group usually meets the third Saturday of each month, except June, July, August and December. Meeting time is Noon-2 PM. We will be meeting at Blue Onyx Bistro at 4720 Richmond Ave. Contact Laura Elvebak at or call our reservation line 713-797-8464 by noon on the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

Dallas MWASW Meeting

First Saturday of each month at 10 AM
Olive Garden
4240 Belt Line
Addison, TX

Next Meeting: Meeting info is available on the group's web site.

The Dallas MWASW group meets the first Saturday of each month (except January) at Olive Garden, 4240 Belt Line, Addison, TX, 75001. Meeting time is 10 AM-noon, followed by lunch. There is a $10 fee (cash only—please bring fives or ones) for the program and drinks-only attendees. The fee is reduced to $5 (cash only) for those staying for lunch. All who attend are encouraged to remain and break bread(sticks) with your fellow writers. Contact info:


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