COUNTDOWN TO THE CELEBRATION

COUNTDOWN TO THE CELEBRATION

2021 - 2022 Ambassadors

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Oscar Jesús Hale Jr. & Kristina Kimberlee Laurel Hale

George Washington & Martha Washington READ MORE
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Sister Rosemary Welsh & Sister Maria Luisa Vera

Mr. South Texas Honorees READ MORE
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Olivia Madison Palumbo

Abrazo Child, Representing the United States READ MORE
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Michael Anthony Villalon

Abrazo Child, Representing the United States READ MORE
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Valentina Gonzalez De Anda

Abrazo Child, Representing Mexico READ MORE
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Joaquín Barragán Garza

Abrazo Child, Representing Mexico READ MORE
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Rene A. Gutierrez

WBCA Poster Artist READ MORE

2020 - 2021 Ambassadors

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Dr. Joseph Castellano, DDS & Irma De La Miyar Deutsch

George Washington & Martha Washington READ MORE
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Lauren Sharkey & Carlos Manuel Rangel

Princess Pocahontas & Chief White Mountain Guardian of the Sacred Stones READ MORE

Former Mr. South Texas Recipients

  • 2020 Ambassador Martha Elena Federica Barcena Coqui
  • 2019 Governor Greg Abbott
  • 2018 Blackstone Dilworth
  • 2017 Douglas G. Macdonald
  • 2016 Norbert Dickman
  • 2015 U.S. Senator John Cornyn
  • 2014 Renato Ramirez
  • 2013 Chancellor John Sharp
  • 2012 Ray M. Keck, III, Ph.D.
  • 2011 TX Speaker of the House Joseph Strauss, III
  • 2010 Dennis E. Nixon
  • 2009 Joe LaMantia, Jr.
  • 2008 U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar
  • 2007 Lt. Governor David H. Dewhurst
  • 2006 Hank E. Sames, III
  • 2005 U.S. Senator Kay Bailet Hutchison
  • 2004 U.S. Representative Henry Bonilla
  • 2003 Ricardo G. Cigarroa, M.D.
  • 2003 Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D.
  • 2002 Gary G. Jacobs
  • 2001 H.B. Zachry, Jr.
  • 2000 Judge George P. Kazen
  • 1999 State Senator Judith Zaffirini, Ph.D.
  • 1998 John P. Howe, M.D.
  • 1997 Governor George W. Bush
  • 1996 Charles E. Butt
  • 1995 Vidal M. Treviño
  • 1994 Governor Ann W. Richards
  • 1993 Lt. Governor Bob Bullock
  • 1992 Secretary Robert A. Mosbacher
  • 1991 Judge Salomon Casseb, Jr.
  • 1990 Charles A. LeMaistre, M.D.
  • 1989 U.S. Representative Eligio de la Garza
  • 1988 U.S. Senator Phil Gramm
  • 1987 Mayor Henry Cisneros, Ph.D.
  • 1986 Max A. Mandel
  • 1985 Theodore Scibienski
  • 1984 Governor Mark W. White
  • 1983 U.S. Senator John Trower
  • 1982 Lt. Governor William P. Hobby
  • 1981 Joaquin G. Cigarroa, Jr., M.D.
  • 1980 Ambassador Robert Krueger
  • 1979 U.S. Representative Abraham Kazen
  • 1978 Radcliffe Killam
  • 1977 Texas Attorney General John J. Hill
  • 1976 Randolph Lee Clark, M.D.
  • 1975 Gladys S. Porter
  • 1974 Thomas C. Frost, Jr.
  • 1973 Ambassador Anne Armstrong
  • 1972 Darrell Royal
  • 1971 U.S. Senator Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr.
  • 1970 Leonides Cigarroa, M.D.
  • 1969 Ambassador Edward Clark
  • 1968 H.B. Zachry
  • 1967 Governor Dolph Briscoe, Jr.
  • 1966 Herbert C. Petry, Jr.
  • 1965 Mayor J.C. Martin, Jr.
  • 1964 Governor John B. Connally
  • 1963 Judge Reynaldo Garza
  • 1962 Ambassador Thomas C. Mann
  • 1961 Lt. General Robert W. Harper
  • 1960 U.S. Representative Joe M. Kilgore
  • 1959 Bishop M.S. Garriaga
  • 1958 Ernest H. Poteet, Ph.D.
  • 1957 Robert J. Kleberg
  • 1956 O.W. Killam
  • 1955 Mayor Albert Martin
  • 1954 Mary Elizabeth Butt
  • 1953 Lon C. Hill
  • 1952 Frank C. Huntress

Former Abrazo Children

  • 2020 Natalia Aileen Santos & Oscar Omar Martinez III | Vera Rocha Gordillo & Sebastian Palos
  • 2019 Riley Olivia Peregoy & Daniel B. Hastings IV | Miranda Montes Mendoza & Jorge Emiliano Perez Garza
  • 2018 Sofia Gonzalez & Liam Anderson Haynes | Yvette Garcia Bazan & Tomas Villegas Tomko
  • 2017 Ella Alessandra Gonzalez & William Joseph Palumbo III | Cassandra Cabrera Zamudio & Mateo Canamar Morales
  • 2016 Anna Victoria Herbig & Michael Casso | Claudina Patricia Vazquez Gonzalez & Juanmario Barragan
  • 2015 Valeria Lucia Montemayor & John Roman Galo | Alexandra Carriedo Villarreal & Franco Garza Carmona
  • 2014 Isabella Gonzalez & Frank Riley Puig | Gisella Rosa Carranza Gutierrez & Eduardo Andres Lerma Bazan
  • 2013 Isabella Gibson & Edward Henry Maddox | Maria Resendez Rodriguez & Emilio Lerma Garza
  • 2012 Jordann Paris Hale & Ryan Montgomery Moore | Analia Mounetou Monroy & Alberto Perez Vazquez
  • 2011 Katarina Garcia & Evan Valls | Paloma Chapa Mendoza & Ernesto Knosel Reina
  • 2010 Madison Grace Rosales & Stephen Cole Weathers | Leticia Carolina Garcia Cavazos & Daniel Octavio Gomez Rechy
  • 2009 Katrina Nicole Hein & Michael Robert Cerda | Sofía Mendoza De la Miyar & Adrian Garza De Hoyos
  • 2008 Alexa Anne Treviño & Arturo Thomas Volpe | Mariajosé Cervantes García & Leopoldo Daniel García Cavazos
  • 2007 Raquel Irene Barrientos Cardenas & Luke Bently Lamberth | Dariela Maria Gomez Lozano & Maximiliano Arguindegui Mounetou
  • 2006 Andria Josefina Zuñiga & Ruben Anthony Enriquez | Andrea Carolina Guerra Chapa & Ariel Sebastián Gomez Lozano
  • 2005 Cristina Victoria Palacios & Carlos Antonio Alvarez | Angelica Hinojosa Rodriguez & Maximiliano Ramos Guajardo
  • 2004 Madison Victoria Peterson & Austin Alexander Valls | Daniela Virgen González & Manuel Elizaldi Barrios
  • 2003 Natalie Angela Notzon & Sabás Zapata IV | Rebeca Edith Santana Giron & Juan Eduardo Guarneros Peña
  • 2002 Alejandra Victoria Bravo & Carroll E. Summers, IV | Miriam Graciela González Martínez & Eduardo Cervantes García
  • 2001 Casey Ann Zúñiga & Luis Emmanuel Guajardo | Sarai Betsabe Santana Giron & Eduardo Fabian Cantu Lopez
  • 2000 Charlotte Sue Jackson & Charles Jerome Averill | Andrea Becerra Enríquez & Jose Jesus Gonzalez Martinez
  • 1999 Amy Elizabeth Ender & Roberto L. Rathmell | Diana A. Ramos Guajardo & Eduardo Torres Garcia
  • 1998 Tiffany Wong & Roger A. Blair | Carolina Denise Vela Lopez & Sergio E. Miranda Chapa
  • 1997 Hannah Laura Treviño & Mercurio Martinez, IV | Alina Judith Mena Gordillo & Andres F. Ortega Herrera
  • 1996 Meaghan E. Farrell & Joaquin Cigarroa, IV | Daniela Torres Vázquez & Basilio Ramos Guajardo
  • 1995 Reine Ann LaMantia & Jeffrey Kane Alexander | Melisa Elizabeth Aguayo Girón & Juan Rendón Hinojosa
  • 1994 Linessa Michelle Zuniga & Jason Macdonald | Leticia Alejandra Larios & Lauro Luis Guajardo Garcia
  • 1993 Kristina A. Rathmell & Joaquin Dario Ramirez | Liz Angélica Sandoval Ramos & Sergio Alberto Vela López
  • 1992 Cristel Castillon & Daniel James Nicholson | Georgina Garza Ramos & Alejandro Salinas
  • 1991 Courtney Sames & David W. Killam, Jr. | Cassandra Nile Longoria & Raul Lozano
  • 1990 Kelly Marie Jackson & Carlos Manuel Zaffirini, Jr. | Adriana Melissa Garcia & Manuel E. Garza
  • 1989 Michelle Bernice Perez & Patricio David Sanchez | Gabriela Vázquez Zabadua & Mario Valdez Flores
  • 1988 Katherine Randal Keck & George Macdonald, III | Adriana Fernández Zaragoza & Ángel Javier Urteaga
  • 1987 Minnie Dora Haynes & Hector F. Martinez, Jr. | Vanessa Bazán Musquiz & Carlos F. Longoria
  • 1986 Julia Casso & John H. Keck, Jr. | Liliana Cuellar Garza & Jorge Valdez Ceballos
  • 1985 Erika G. Garcia & William Nesbit Hall, III | Irma Mirthala Garza & Jose Covarrubias
  • 1984 Kimberly Jackson & Elliot Jackson | Claudia Izar Rios & Fernando Rios
  • 1983 Lisa Jacobs & Michael David Portman | Yvonne Cantú & José Eduardo Casso Osornio
  • 1982 Nora Lee Notzon & David Whitworth | Claudia Vázquez Zebadua & Bernardo Gallegos Treviño
  • 1981 Lisa Guajardo & Gilbert Guajardo | Susana Bolaños Barrios & Ernesto Casso Carranza
  • 1980 Jenny Dovalina & Stephen Vela | Mónica Gómez Gutiérrez & Eduardo Cervantes Ramírez
  • 1979 Rosa Andrea Tijerina & Ramiro Elizondo, Jr. | María Lourdes Gutiérrez & Eduardo Cañamar Ferrara
  • 1978 Gabriela Margarita Gonzalez & C. Michael Hein | Susana Bolaños Barrios & Ernesto Casso Carranza
  • 1977 Kathleen Brinkley & Renato Zapata, III | Elsa Yvette González Basurto & Raúl Sergio Villarreal
  • 1976 Marisa Pena & William McKendrick, IV | Sandra Barrios Castaño & Prisciliano Barrera Guzmán III
  • 1975 Patricia Solis & Mark Valls | Sharon Ferrara Theriot & Ernesto Ferrara Theriot
  • 1974 Alejandra Gonzalez & Joaquin E. Cigarroa | Niria Chalay Guarneros Carranza & José Virgilio Guarneros Carranza
  • 1973 Christine Joan Holliday & John Andrew Kazen | Ameli Mounetou Pérez & Gerardo Vázquez Costilla
  • 1972 Jennifer Magnon & Richard Rodriguez | Diana Montemayor Martínez & Eduardo Luis Garza
  • 1971 Michelle Martin & Sammy Yates, Jr. | María de la Paz Quintanilla Solís & Alfredo De León Montemayor
  • 1970 Marleen Allen & Lynn Prestgard | Gayle Brittingham & Ignacio G. Montemayor Martínez, Jr.
  • 1969 Martha Bruni & Roberto E. Bruni | Adriana Mounetou Pérez & José Luis Vázquez Costilla