Yesterday, the Rotary Club of Kerrville presented Verna Benham with the "Rotarian of the Year" award in honor of her late husband Joe Benham. This is a photo of the last time I had lunch with Joe just a couple of months ago. I always enjoyed hearing about Joe's days covering the Texas Legislature as a reporter for the Associated Press. He was a good friend to me who kept me well informed about issues important to the Texas Hill Country. He will be greatly missed by so many of us.