The Gregg County Area Go Texans work with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) to promote the Show in surrounding counties through a variety of activities. Our focus is to increase ticket sales and Show partici-pation from Gregg County.
Each spring a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Area Go Texan Scholarship is awarded to a qualified, outstanding student representing Gregg County. The $20,000 4 year scholarship is given to attend their choice of university in Texas. Since our involvement with HLSR more than $200,000 has been awarded to a Gregg County student.
Eight years ago we added a Sporting Clay shoot at Prairie Creek to our list of fundraisers. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and the teams that participate we have awarded at least 6 additional $1200 scholarships each year.
Each January top teams representing Area Go Texan counties and Houston Metro Go Texan areas compete in the Houston Live-stock show and Rodeo Go Texan Contests including ranch sorting, washer pitching, dominoes and horseshoe pitching at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, Texas
For more than 25 years the Gregg County Area Go Texans have represented Gregg County at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Championship BBQ Cook-off at NRG Park in Houston, TX. With more than 900 teams competing the competition is tough.