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Miss Texas Organization

  • Texas, USA
On August 16, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund released a letter detailing her mistreatment during her year of service. The Miss America Organization responded with a simple post on Instagram. Since then, several State Organizations responded with disappointment in the national leadership. On August 20, 11 State Organizations declared their intent to develop a solid plan for the transition to new leadership.

"Please see the below statement from the Miss Texas Board of Directors.

COLLECTIVE GROUP STATEMENT FROM THE FOLLOWING STATE ORGANIZATIONS*:

ARIZONA
IOWA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
MAINE
MASSACHUSETTS
NEBRASKA
NEW MEXICO
OHIO
OKLAHOMA
SOUTH DAKOTA
TEXAS

The above listed state organizations stand in support of Miss America 2018 Cara Mund. The letter Cara sent to her Sister Miss Americas, detailing unacceptable treatment, is something we will not tolerate. Cara is an exceptional young woman and an outspoken advocate for the empowerment of women. We commend and applaud her bravery, and she continues to stand tall as a role model for young women and men across America.
In recent months, our organizations chose to give time and room for the Miss America Board of Directors to carry out their vision for the Miss America Organization. While we disagreed with some of the changes, we believed that some adjustment was likely necessary to stabilize the Miss America Organization after the scandal in December 2017 and we sought to give the benefit of the doubt. We chose to actively work with our two representatives on the MAO Board of Directors—Ashley Byrd and Jessie Ward Bennet—to communicate our opinions about the changes that were being made, and we appreciate their efforts. However, there seems to be a disregard by others in national leadership about the festering unrest in our states and a lack of attention to turn the MAO culture from hostile and excluded to inclusive, productive and transparent. The lack of transparency and disorganization has been extremely disheartening.

Hear us loud and clear: we are not OK with this.

Initially, 22 organizations chose a different course with a Petition for a Vote of No Confidence and a public call for the immediate resignation of Gretchen Carlson and Regina Hopper on social media. Some have inferred that our decision thus far to not sign the petition is an endorsement of Gretchen and Regina. This is not the case. The state organizations that have been publicly silent have chosen to take this position for a variety of their own reasons, the most critical one for us being that further public scandal would be most detrimental to the future of the program just weeks away from the event and live telecast. We have not been silent in our communities. In fact, we have invested hours upon hours dialoging with our state titleholders, local directors, current local titleholders, other state leadership and our state board members, and listened intently to their opinions and concerns.

However, timing is everything and with our state titleholders traveling to the Miss America Competition in two weeks, we must thoughtfully consider the timing of such leadership changes at the national level. All state titleholders deserve some semblance of continuity. Right now, our attention turns to these young women, as they deserve to have their Miss America moment.

We want to unite with all states to brainstorm leadership change with direction and a plan for an orderly and legal change in leadership immediately following the Miss America competition. This is for the sake of preserving this year’s competition and to avoid upheaval as the titleholders prepare to depart for Atlantic City. Our plan is to meet with other state leaders while at Miss America in Atlantic City in order to outline a plan for transition, as the status quo is not acceptable. Careful thought must be given to leadership that will have the ability to move us forward in such a way that acknowledges and respects the complexities and variances of our local and state organizations across the nation. Effective leadership isn’t reactive; it's factual, realistic, proactive, and deliberate.

Our sincere goal is to be a responsible voice for our constituents who, like us, love this program and all that it stands for. We will continue to fight for a positive, productive solution.

*At publication time, Monday, August 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM EST"

Miss Texas is the official preliminary to the Miss America pageant. The winner of Miss Texas represents Texas at the Miss America pageant for a chance to win the title of Miss America.

Miss Texas has four phases of competition that include: private interview, on-stage question, talent and evening gown. In order to compete for Miss Texas, you must live in Texas, be between the ages of 17 - 25 and have won a preliminary title. Additionally, to qualify you must be a female who has never married and who does not have any children.

Winners of Miss Texas:

Miss Texas 2019-Chandler Foreman
Miss Texas 2018- Madison Fuller
Miss Texas 2017- Margana Wood
Miss Texas 2016- Caroline Carothers
Miss Texas 2015- Shannon Sanderford
Miss Texas 2014- Monique Evans
Miss Texas 2013- Ivana Hall
Miss Texas 2012- DaNae Couch
Miss Texas 2011- Kendall Morris
Miss Texas 2010- Ashley Melnick
Miss Texas 2009- Kristen Blair
Miss Texas 2008- Rebecca Robinson
Miss Texas 2007-Molly Hazlett
Miss Texas 2006- Shilah Phillips
Miss Texas 2005- Morgan Matlock
Miss Texas 2004- Jamie Story
Miss Texas 2003- Sunni Cranfill
Miss Texas 2002- Mary Lisa Dalzell
Miss Texas 2001- Stacy James
Miss Texas 2000- Tara Watson
Miss Texas 1999- Yanci Yarbrough
Miss Texas 1998- Tatum Hubbard
Miss Texas 1997- Reagan Hughes
Miss Texas 1996- Michelle Martinez
Miss Texas 1995- Carly Jarmon
Miss Texas 1994- Arian Archer
Miss Texas 1993- BaShara Chandler
Miss Texas 1992- Amy Parker
Miss Texas 1991- Rhonda Morrison
Miss Texas 1990- Suzanne Lawrence
Miss Texas 1989- Leah Kay Lyle
Miss Texas 1988- Cathy Castro
Miss Texas 1987- Rita Jo Thompson
Miss Texas 1986- Stephany Samone
Miss Texas 1985- Jonna Fitzgerald
Miss Texas 1984- Tamara Hext
Miss Texas 1983- Dana Rogers
Miss Texas 1982- Gloria Gilbert
Miss Texas 1981- Sheri Ryman
Miss Texas 1980- Terri Eoff
Miss Texas 1979- Lex Ann Haughey
Miss Texas 1978- Sandi Miller
Miss Texas 1977- Lori Smith
Miss Texas 1976- Carmen McCollum
Miss Texas 1975- Mary Ellen Richardson
Miss Texas 1974- Shirley Cothran (Miss America 1974), Phyllis Barger (Assumed title)
Miss Texas 1973- Judy Mallett
Miss Texas 1972- Mae Beth Cormany
Miss Texas 1971- Janice Bain
Miss Texas 1970- Phyllis George (Miss America 1970), Belinda Myrick (Assumed title)
Miss Texas 1969- Dana Dowell
Miss Texas 1968- Diane Hugghins (resigned), Glenda Propes (Assumed title)
Miss Texas 1967- Molly Grubb
Miss Texas 1966- Susan Logan
Miss Texas 1965- Mary Lou Butler
Miss Texas 1964- Sharon McCauley (resigned), Lenda Varley (Assumed title)
Miss Texas 1963- Jeanne Amacker
Miss Texas 1962- Penny Lee Rudd
Miss Texas 1961- Linda Loftis
Miss Texas 1960- Mary Cage Moore
Miss Texas 1959- Marilyn Turner
Miss Texas 1958- Mary Nell Hendricks
Miss Texas 1957- Carolyn Calvert
Miss Texas 1956- Barbara Murray
Miss Texas 1955- June Prichard
Miss Texas 1954- Yvonne Erwin
Miss Texas 1953- Paula Lane
Miss Texas 1952- Connie Hopping
Miss Texas 1951- Glenda Holcomb
Miss Texas 1950- Margaret Sommers
Miss Texas 1949- Ysleta Leissner
Miss Texas 1948- Bonnie Jean Bland
Miss Texas 1947- Luna McClain
Miss Texas 1946- D. Anne Wisener
Miss Texas 1945- Polly Below
Miss Texas 1944- Joyce Courrege
Miss Texas 1943- No Miss Texas at Miss America
Miss Texas 1942- Jo-Carroll Dennison (Miss America 1942)
Miss Texas 1941- Gloria Ann Byrns
Miss Texas 1940- Gloria Ann Byrns
Miss Texas 1939- Charmayne Smith
Miss Texas 1938- No Miss Texas at Miss America
Miss Texas 1937- Alice Emerick, Olive Henderson (Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant)
Miss Texas 1936- Patricia Allen Green
Miss Texas 1935- No Miss Texas at Miss America
Miss Texas 1934- No Miss America Held
Miss Texas 1933- No Miss texas at Miss America
Miss Texas 1932- No Miss America held
Miss Texas 1931- No Miss America held
Miss Texas 1930- No Miss America held
Miss Texas 1929- No Miss America held
Miss Texas 1928- No Miss America held
Miss Texas 1927- Juanita Gilbert, Mildred Casad, Moselle Ransome (Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant)
Miss Texas 1926- Zasada Lord, Winnie Law, Rosebud Blondell (Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant)
Miss Texas 1925- Edna Francis, Mary Louise Kilman, Elinore Wilkens (Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant)
Miss Texas 1924- Thelma Kirsch, Katherine Hensley, Mary C. Wilmot, Lorraine Holzhaus,Hazel Doolin, Etta Mae Collins, Freeda Rowley, Vera Simpson (Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant)
Miss Texas 1923-Katherine Hensley, Gladys M. Webber, Bessie Laurene Roosa, Ruth Elizabeth Brand (Contestants competed under local title at Miss America pageant)

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