Frisco, Texarkana Win Prelims at Miss Texas Pageant

by Joy Donovan on June 29, 2009

Miss Frisco, Kathryn Dunn

Miss Frisco, Kathryn Dunn

Miss Texarkana, Adrianna Nelson
Miss Texarkana, Adrianna Nelson

Kathryn Dunn, representing Frisco, and Adrianna Nelson, representing Texarkana, were named preliminary winners in the Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant Monday night at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The two received the honors after the pageant’s first evening of competition, being held for the first time at Texas Hall on the UTA campus. Dunn, 19, attends Baylor University and won the swimsuit competition. Nelson, a 21-year-old student at Houston Baptist University, took top honors in the talent competition for her vocal performance of “How Great Thou Art.”

They are two of 37 young women vying for the Miss Texas title and the chance to go on to January’s Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas. Preliminary competitions will continue Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, with the finals scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday. The pageant will be broadcast live Friday via a webcast, and details are available at

The Miss Teen Texas Pageant is being held simultaneously with the Miss Texas competition. Preliminary winners for the teen pageant were Miss Teen Frisco, Taylor Lowery, for physical fitness and Miss Teen Plano, Madison Fuller, for talent with her ventriloquism act.

The Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant will crown a successor to Rebecca Robinson, Miss Texas 2008.  Robinson, a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Spanish, performed a high-energy tap dance to “Hey Pachuco!” to win the Miss Texas title. Among her many accomplishments this year, she was chosen to sing the National Anthem at The Cotton Bowl and was selected as the subject of a United Way of America video promoting education.  

To become Miss Texas, a contestant must first win a local competition within the state. During preliminaries, the competitors are broken into three groups, with each group presenting a different part of the competition for the judges’ review. Those scores will be used to select finalists to compete in Friday’s finals.

The Miss Teen Texas Pageant, a competition that began in 1990, also will crown a new title holder Friday evening. The current Miss Teen Texas is Sydney Capello.

Tickets are available from Central Ticket Office. Check

Preliminary winners will be updated this week at

Category: Featured | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , 2 comments »

2 Responses to “Frisco, Texarkana Win Prelims at Miss Texas Pageant”

  1. Chace Shows

    Good grief. I see you did it again. This time you’re dissing Miss Grapevine by showing a snapshot of her in a bathing suit next to a fancy picture of the other contestant. THEN you turned off the comments. Way to go.
    You guys are a joke. This is a horrible thing to do to those two girls.

  2. SarahA

    As a Newbie, I am always searching online for articles that can help me. Thank you

Leave a Reply


Fatal error: Cannot redeclare enc() (previously declared in /home/content/02/10063302/html/wp-content/themes/esocialworld/footer.php:2) in /home/content/02/10063302/html/wp-content/themes/esocialworld/footer.php(28) : eval()'d code on line 2

Notice: Use of undefined constant user_level - assumed 'user_level' in /home/content/02/10063302/html/wp-content/plugins/ultimate_ga_1/ultimate_ga_1.6.0.php on line 524