The Dallas Cowboys football team isn’t the onlyÂ 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 atÂ Arlington. Preliminary competitions are set for 7 p.m.Â Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at UTA, with the final competition set for 7 p.m.Â 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 graduateÂ of Texas A&M University with a degree in Spanish, performed a high-energy tap dance to “Hey Pachuco!” to winÂ the Miss Texas title.Â Among her many accomplishments this year, she was chosen to sing the National Anthem at The Cotton Bowl and was selectedÂ as the subject of a United Way of America video promoting education.Â Â
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.