Rodeo event proceeds add up to $20,000 scholarships for 10

October 31st, 2019

By Mary Alys Cherry

Few events are more fun than the NASA Clear Creek Rodeo events, and besides all the enjoyment, there are even more benefits from the proceeds of each rodeo event in the form of scholarships won by Bay Area students.

While we were all having such a great time at this past winter’s events, we raised nearly $104,000 – which means that this year 10 graduating seniors are attending college on the $20,000 scholarship they were awarded.

The popular “Rodeo Fashion Show” brought in the most money, $31,839.85 after expenses, with the bus trip close behind at $29,205.17, Bay Area Go Texan Captain Anita White tells us. Here are the totals, followed by the scholarship recipients in both school districts.

Casino Night : $9,163
Ghost & Goblins Who Cook: $8,536
Fashion Show: $31,839.85
Bus Trip: $29,205.17
Donor Program: $25,000
Total: $103,744.02

Clear Creek ISD
Clear Brook High: Phuong Tran, Rishika Chidananda, Sakshi Kulkarni
Clear Creek High: Payton Pagan
Clear Falls High: Emily Daley, Hannah Neighbors
Clear Horizons Early College: Sarah Bunjaku
Clear Lake High: Evan Lu Clear Springs High: Eriane Austria
Friendswood ISD
Friendswood High: Emily Epperson

Go Texan Rodeo Style Show sports a new look and even a new place

March 4th, 2019

(Left) Rick Clapp, left, Bo Brinkman and Mary Alys Cherry enjoy the fashion show.

Models show off fashions on the runway during the Rodeo Style Show at the Lone Star Flight Museum.

By Mary Alys Cherry

The 2019 Bay Area Go Texan Rodeo Style Show had quite a different look this year with its “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” theme, including a great new place, the Lone Star Flight Museum at Ellington Field.

Many of the ladies chose to dress up Tiffany style – little black dresses, big black and white hats and lots of pearls, while some came as beautiful cowgirls in western outfits, as did most all of the cowboys. But regardless of their dress, all enjoyed the snazzy style show put on by fashion guru Lenny Matuszewski.

Among those strutting down the runway, showing off fashions from Adelaide’s, Love Urban Cowboy and The Clotheshorse Boutiques, Kendra Scott and Dillard’s at Baybrook Mall, Cavender’s Boot City and Jill’s Fashions and Bridals were a host of folks you may know:

John Bartee, Karen Beaty, Liz Cantu, Zaira Contreras, Jeremiah Corbin, Molly Culbreth, Sam Davis, Adam Folden, Beau Green, Kelly Gurgos, Sandra Ham, Susan Hefner, Quad Heinicken, Karen Jordan, Vicki Lundy, Claudia McCabe, Blaine Ochoa, Terra Nicole Osborne, Bobby Osoria, Karla Quesenberry, Morag Sabo, Lisa Sanders, Marcia Sellers, Wendy Shaw, Shari Sweeney, Moni Trevathan, Ana Villa, Brian Whittington, Kelly Williams, Erin Wilrich and Jeremy Woodin.

Lonestar Flight Museum CEO, U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. (Retired) Douglas Owens welcomed the sellout crowd, after which Phil Pampalino took over as emcee to introduce the models and salute Bay Area Houston Magazine CEO Rick Clapp and lifetime Houston Rodeo committeeman Gene Hollier for their long years of devotion to the rodeo.

Anita White is serving as the Bay Area captain this year with Lisa Gurgos as assistant captain, Donna Rone as secretary and Michele Walker as treasurer. Proceeds from all Houston Rodeo events provide college scholarships for Texas high school seniors.