About Carol Davis
A Native Texan, Carol Davis was born and reared on a Warda farm and ranch owned by her family since 1875. Warda is one of the State's many German-American communities, and Carol spoke only German before she started school in a one-room parochial school. After graduation from LaGrange High School, she moved to Houston to attend six months of business college before taking a position as a stenographer with the FBI in Washington, D.C.
After two years there, Carol transferred to the Houston FBI Office. While working there days, she attended fours years of night school at McMahon College of Court Reporting, while holding down an evening job as a Spacette (usher) at the Houston Astrodome. In 1971 Carol earned her Court Reporter certification from the Supreme Court of the State of Texas and worked briefly for a small court reporting firm before founding Carol Davis Reporting, Records & Video, Inc. Today the firm is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with reporters stationed also in Dallas, Beaumont, Corpus Christi and the Rio Grande Valley. The company offers a complete range of services for the legal community, including court reporting, videography, records retrieval, civil process service and copy service, and also hosts a videoconferencing site in Houston. Carol's career in reporting has taken her to London, Mexico City, Canada, Germany and across America.
In addition to reporting or overseeing her offices, she operates BlissWood Bed & Breakfast and raises South American Paso Fino horses, Angus cattle, and miniature donkeys at her Lehmann Legacy Ranch in Cat Spring, Texas. She opened Carol's at Cat Spring Restaurant in April of 2003, a country establishment with fine dining in the lodge tradition that turns out dishes from country fare to continental cuisine.
Carol is a member of the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Association, Les Dames Escoffiers, and Houston Culinary Guild.
Since 1990 Carol has been a major sponsor for the Houston Bar Association Fun Run, benefiting The Center in Houston. Previouly has serrved on the Board for the Foundation of The Center. In 1998 she chaired the Live Auction for Houston Children's Charity, supported the annual galas, and has contributed items and stays at her Aspen townhouse to the charity's auction. She has also served as the secretary and president-elect and is currently the president of the Texas Bed and Breakfast Association.
In her spare time, Carol squeezes in hobbies of ballroom dancing (she competed nationally for eight years), drawing, photography, gardening, flying lessons, and nature appreciation surrounded by her animals.