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Current Events

Not on Our Watch Texas (NOWTX) and our supporters put on and attend events all across Texas.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Houston, TX – May 21st, 2024

NOWTX Panel Event

April 16th, 2024 | 1:00-3:00pm

Liberty Hill, TX
(Due to limited seating, location will be shared upon registration)

Live Event Panel / Speakers

Opening Remarks

Crystal Mancilla - Mayor of Liberty Hill

Special Guest:

Paula Bookidis – Special Announcement CEO, Girl Scouts of Central Texas

Our Expert Panel Includes:

Jennifer Newman – Executive Director, Texas National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Sergeant Gary Marquis – Office of the Texas Attorney General Criminal Investigations Division/ Child Exploitation

Grant Sparks – Assistant U.S. Attorney, Western District of Texas, United States Department of Justice

Kaysha Herd, MA LPC – Clinical Supervisor, Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center

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Past Events

Below are previous events that Not on Our Watch Texas (NOWTX) and our supporters have participated in.

Not on Our Watch TX

 

Proclamation

Mayor Crystal Mancilla

City of Liberty Hill

March 27th, 2024 | 6:00 p.m.

Liberty Hill Municipal Court

2801 Ranch Rd 1869, Liberty Hill, TX 78642

Mission, Texas

March 6, 2024 | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Please join LisaBeth “LB” Thomas and Andrea Sparks along with our guest speakers and panel to learn how to prevent the children you love from being groomed and victimized and the crucial steps you must take if they are.

Due to limited seating, please RSVP. Address will be provided after registration.

Please share the above information on your social media and with all your networks so we can reach as many people as possible!
Event Panel / Speakers

Opening Remarks

Toribio “Terry” Palacios
District Attorney – Hidalgo County

Special Guests

Governor’s Commission for Women Representatives
Maru De La Paz
Business Development Manager & EMS Liasion
Valley Baptist Health System

Sasha Crane
Un Rincon Properties, LLC
Rumique Rentals Boutique

Our Expert Panel Includes:

Jesse R. Garza
Special Agent
DHS/ICE/Homeland Security Investigations/Harlingen

Marissa Y. Cano
Regional Director South Texas BCFS Health and Human Services
McAllen Community Services Division

Rosita Resmondo
Care Coordinator/CSEY
Executive Assistant to Jesus A. Sanchez
Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo and Starr Counties

North West Dallas, Texas

January 17, 2024 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

North West Dallas, Texas

January 17, 2024 | 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Please join LisaBeth “LB” Thomas and Andrea Sparks along with our guest speakers and panel to learn how to prevent the children you love from being groomed and victimized and the crucial steps you must take if they are.

Due to limited seating, please RSVP. Address will be provided after registration.

Please share the above information on your social media and with all your networks so we can reach as many people as possible!
Event Panel / Speakers

Our Expert Panel Includes:

Keynote Speaker

Rebecca Contreras
CEO, AvantGarde, LLC
Board Member, Not on Our Watch TX

Special Guest

Paula Bookidis
CEO, Girl Scouts of Central Texas

Special Guest

Catherine Susser
Governor’s Commission for Women – Dallas

Panelist

Brandon Poor
Child Exploitation and Abuse Investigator, Grand Prairie Police Department, Co-Producer of Catfish Cops Podcast

Panelist

Elena M. Doskey de Lobón, Ph.D
Licensed Psychologist, Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, Director of Clinical Training

Panelist

Wendy Cassidy
Senior Special Agent US Secret Service Dallas Field Office, Cyber Fraud Task Force, NCMEC Ambassador

Austin Live Stream

September 7, 2023

Lubbock Event - 9.6.23

At the Cactus Theatre in Lubbock, TX!
September 6th from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Please join NOWTX for a Live Event to learn how to prevent the children you love from being groomed and victimized for exploitation. You’ll also learn the crucial steps you must take if they are!

Cactus Theatre | 1812 Buddy Holly Ave | Lubbock, TX 79401
11:30 a.m. – Welcome and Lunch Served

Please share the above information on your social media and with all your networks so we can reach as many people as possible!
Live Event Panel / Speakers
12:00 p.m. – Opening Remarks by Nancy Trevino, Director of Mental Health Initiative, Texas Tech Health Science Center

Our Expert Panel Includes:

Shelia Patterson, Mayor Pro-Tem, City of Lubbock

Floyd Mitchell, Chief of Police, Lubbock Police Department

Cristy Martinez, Family Counseling Services of Lubbock

Melody Kump, Texas Women in Business Advisory Board

Amy Henderson, Governor’s Commission for Women

Lola Moreno, AT&T Firstnet

Also featuring Voice of Hope Advocate, One Voice Advocate, Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Rangers

Live Stream from Austin's Launch of NOWTX Campaign - 9.7.23

ONLINE EVENT!

September 7th from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Please join a NOWTX Live Stream to learn how to prevent the children you love from being groomed and victimized for exploitation. You’ll also learn the crucial steps you must take if they are!

Please share the above live stream link on your social media and with all your networks so we can reach as many people as possible!
Live Stream Panel / Speakers
2:00 p.m. – Opening Remarks by Cecilia Abbott, First Lady of Texas

Our Expert Panel Includes:

Deborah Berry, author of The Tech Trap, Mother, Speaker, and Advocate

Ashlee Lucas, Statewide Human Trafficking Coordinator, Mississippi Bureau of Investigations

Jennifer Newman, Executive Director of Exploited Children Division – Texas Office, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Joseph Saramucci, Director of Law Enforcement Engagement for Skull Games, Inc.

Brandon Poor, Investigator in Child Exploitation and Child Abuse Field, Educator in Child Protection

Kaysha Herd, MA LPC, Clinical Supervisor, Williamson County Children’s Advocacy Center

Remarks
The Honorable Ted Poe, Former Congressman, Texas 2nd District and Former District Judge, Harris County

Closing Keynote:
Elena Cardone, CEO, Empire Builder, Not on Our Watch TX Board Member