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2022 Royalty
King Rob Baker
 Queen Darlene Keith


Queen Darlene Keith 

Hi, I am Darlene Keith.  I am the Krewe of Hebe Mardi Queen for 2022 and Queen in Waiting for 2021.  I am the fifth of eight children to Roy and Lois Garza.  Born and raised in Texas.    After graduation, I began my family and continued on to college.  I received a degree from the University of Colorado in Education and later in Gemology.  

In November 2021, I married Paul R Keith.  We live in and own a downtown restaurant, Taste of Caddo Eatery in Jefferson.

Between us we have five children, 4 children in law and eight Grands.  

I believe that the gift of life should be celebrated.  I am honored to represent the Krewe of Hebe as Queen 2022.   

Cheers to life's journey!   "Laissez le bon temps rouler"    

King Rob Baker 

King Rob is currently the Mayor of Jefferson as well as the Corporate Controller for SBP Holdings, a $500M industrial firm out of Dallas and owns his own consulting firm. Prior to SBP, he was in a variety of corporate finance roles in the industries of nuclear and coal energy, tools, ice cream, flowers, healthcare, as well as various consulting firms. His career has placed him and his family in Dallas, Boston, Raleigh, Houston, and now Jefferson.

He holds a BBA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from SMU in Dallas, Texas.

Rob and his wife, Pam, met at SMU and have been together 32 years. Pam’s parents, Jerry & Barbara Cavalier, have owned a historic home in Jefferson since 1993, and Jerry was Mardi Gras King in 1999. Having been part of the Jefferson Mardi Gras parades since the mid 1990’s brings back such great memories for all of us. Rob and Pam moved to Jefferson from Southlake in 2017 and have two children, Charlie and Britt. Charlie is a junior at LSU in Baton Rouge studying Sports Administration, and Britt is finishing up high school and heads to the Hilltop and SMU in the fall to tackle a Premed degree.   

Rob’s hobbies include golf, attending sports events, fraternity alumni events, wine tastings, as well as actively participating in his children’s extracurricular activities. Rob has served on a number of company board of directors, as well as non-profit organizations, including former Chairman of the Board for Fossil Rim Wildlife Center (2010-17), TCRYBA baseball association, a Board advisor and coach for Miracle League (baseball org for mentally and physically handicapped children), Southlake city council appointed ZBA role, and supports the Wounded Warriors group.


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2019 Royalty
King Steve Shaw
 Queen Kim Shaw 

2018 Royalty
King Ted Dickson
 Queen Candy Dickson 


2016 Royalty
King Bryce Marsella
 Queen Donna Durman 

2017 Royalty
King Alan Yarbrough
 Queen Amanda Turner 

2015 Royalty
King Nick Linebarger
 Queen Sherry Jensen 

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