Miss Texas Pageant Begins in Arlington

by Joy Donovan on June 27, 2009

Rebecca Robinson, Miss Texas 2008

Rebecca Robinson, Miss Texas 2008

The Dallas Cowboys football team isn’t the only organization making a move to Arlington.

The Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant (MissTexas.org) is pulling up stakes in Fort Worth, a city it’s called home for 46 years, and making the move to Texas Hall at the University of Texas at Arlington. Preliminary competitions are set for 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at UTA, with the final competition set for 7 p.m. Friday.

The new Miss Texas will follow Rebecca Robinson, Miss Texas 2008. The winner will represent the Lone Star State at the Miss America Pageant, which in recent years has moved from its traditional home of Atlantic City, NJ to Las Vegas, NV.

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. This year contestants will represent 37 areas from acorss 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 pageant where the new Miss Texas will be selected.

The Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant will be held concurrently with the Miss Teen Texas Pageant, a competition that began in 1990. The current Miss Teen Texas is Sydney Capello.

Tickets are available from Central Ticket Office. Check CentralTicketOffice.com.

Preliminary winners will be updated this week at www.eSocialWorld.com.

Sydney  Capello, Miss Teen Texas

Sydney Capello, Miss Teen Texas

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2 Responses to “Miss Texas Pageant Begins in Arlington”

  1. Damon

    Someone needs to remind the Cowboys that the season does not end in november. What the heck are these guys doing? What a complete waste of talent. 3 straight dives from the 1, are you kidding me? Get ready for another post season without a Texas team. Pitiful!

  2. Ed

    The game on Saturday is going to be huge. If the boys have any shot at the post season, then they must win that game. Anything less than their best effort will send them home for january.


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