James-Cortez Samantha Christine James and

Sept. 4, 2011 at 4:04 a.m.


Samantha Christine James and Steven Arthur Cortez, both of Sugar Land, were married at 2 p.m. on June 18, 2011, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Victoria, Texas. Father Dan Morales officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Debbie James of Victoria, TX. The groom is the son of Raymond and Eva Cortez, Jr. of Wharton. Samantha is the granddaughter of Herbert James, Betty Hooten. Steven is the grandson of Lydia Lopez, Micaela Garcia and

Jesus Garcia.

Brittany Thomas, maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Amanda James, Melanie Wade,

Monica Cortez, Lisa Redner and Savannah Gonzalez.

J.D. Garcia, best man. Groomsmen were John Paugh , Tim Prefume, Matt Klingenberg Eric Schneider and Drew Garcia..

The reception was held at Tin Star Ranch in Inez, TX. Following the wedding travel to Negril, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Sugar Land, Texas.

The bride is a 2005 graduate of Memorial High School in Victoria, TX and 2009 graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. She is employed at Cora Thomas Elementary School in Richmond, TX as a first grade teacher.

The groom is a 2000 graduate of Wharton High School of Wharton, TX and a 2005 graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. He is employed at Taylor High School in Katy, TX as a biology teacher and basketball coach.



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