Wednesday, June 23, 2010


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Posted on June 23, 2010 at 1:03 PM


Drew Pearson
Daryl Johnston
Reebok Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game, Saturday, June 26. 
Here’s the latest line-up. 
Mike Modano (Dallas Stars center and seven-time NHL All-Star)
Bradie James (Dallas Cowboys linebacker and defensive captain)
DeMarcus Ware (Dallas Cowboys linebacker and four-time NFL Pro Bowler)
Jason Kidd (Dallas Mavs point-guard and 10-time NBA All-Star)
Mark Cuban (Dallas Mavs owner)
Warren Sapp (former NFL All-Pro defensive tackle and Super Bowl champion
Drew Pearson (former Dallas Cowboys All-Pro wide receiver)
Daryl “Moose”Johnston (former Dallas Cowboys fullback and three-time Super Bowl Champion)
Mike Hamlin (Dallas Cowboys safety)
Kidd Kraddick (radio host of nationally syndicated show Kidd Kraddick in the Morning)
Donald Faison (actor of TV series “Scrubs”)
Bryan Greenberg (actor of HBO’s “How to Make It in America”)
Brett Hull (NHL Hall of Famer and two-time Stanley Cup Winner)
Roberto Marroquin (undefeated up-and-coming boxer from Oak Cliff)
Geoff Stults (actor of TV series “October Road” and movies “The Express” and “The Break-up”)
Ben Grieve (former Chicago White Sox outfielder)
Game’s first female player Nancy Lieberman (Basketball Hall of Famer, two-time Olympian, three-time All-American and head coach of Frisco’s NBA D-League team the Texas Legends)

Saturday, June 26
4 p.m. Home Run Derby
6 p.m. Game

Dr Pepper Ballpark

Proceeds benefit The Heroes Foundation
and The Mike Modano Foundation

Tickets $5 – 15

Ballpark box office or Ticketmaster
Kathryn Daley
Fitness on the go

In the new book Efficiency Fitness: > Fitness for Busy People, author Kathryn Daley has managed to  accommodate a busy person’s most demanding schedule. Ms. Daley from  Spring TX promotes a Fit Lifestyle philosophy that will work for any  level of fitness. After having her first child at the age of  forty-one, Kathryn a single Mom with a full-time professional career,   managed to meet all her commitments yet continue to stay fit by  consolidating an easy-to-follow exercise workout and healthy lifestyle eating program.<>
Book signing:
Saturday June 19th
Once and Again New and Used Booksý
385 Sawdust Road
Spring, TX 77385
Ms. Daley promotes her Fit Lifestyle philosophy at public speaking  engagements AND is available to discuss her exercise workout and  healthy lifestyle eating program at Corporate Wellness gatherings. Efficiency Fitness: Fitness for Busy People is available through  bookstores nationwide and online from the author<
2009 Miss Texas Kristen Blair & Miss Teen Texas Taylor Lowery
Two former Miss Americas will be special guests of honor at the Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant’s 75th Anniversary Celebration, planned for July 1 and July 2 in Arlington, TX.
                Phyllis George, Miss America 1971, and Shirley Cothran Barret, Miss America 1975, will serve as honorary chairs of the anniversary festivities.
A series of special events will pull former Miss Texas winners, state contestants and pageant volunteers to North Texas in late June and early July. The events, some which will be open to the public, will include three days of preliminary competitions and the July 2 crowning of Miss Texas 2010.
                Among the activities planned to commemorate the 75th Celebration will be the Crowns and Gowns formal gala, featuring an archive exhibit of wardrobe pieces worn by former Miss Texas titleholders, and the Miss Texas Tribute Brunch, featuring George and Cothran as guest speakers.
                George, a native of Denton, capitalized on her Miss America title by becoming one of the female pioneers in sports broadcasting. In 1975, she joined The NFL Today, co-hosting pre-game TV shows before NFL games. Other TV work followed, including a post as co-anchor of The CBS Morning News. Later she turned to commercial ventures founding both a poultry business and a cosmetic business. In addition, she served as Kentucky’s first lady while married to former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown.
                Barret, also a Denton native, has spent more than 30 years speaking to civic groups, national corporations, educational organizations and churches. She earned a doctorate degree in early childhood education and family counseling and couples her educational background with humor for her motivational talks. She has contributed to numerous magazines and has appeared on national TV programs.
                A DVD and memorabilia book with pageant history is being compiled by pageant historian Randy Pruett. The book may be ordered online at
Kristen Blair
Miss Texas 2009
Hometown: Southlake, TX
Platform Issue: Celebrating YOUth: Discovering Passions & Living Out Dreams
Education: University of North Texas; Columbia Basin College; Richland High School, Richland, WA
Scholastic/Career Ambition: BA in Vocal Performance with a minor in Music Theory; pursue a career in the performing arts; teach children’s music/theatre
Scholastic Honors: Currently attending one of the top 5 music schools in the nation (University of North Texas); the National Scholars Honor Society; Tau Sigma Academic Honor Society; Columbia Basin College Honor Roll; High School Letters in Junior Academics, Senior Academics, Drama, Choir and Mock Trial
Leadership Roles: Leader of Tomorrow Award Recipient; Americans for the Arts Action Fund; Washington State Arts Alliance; Richland High School Executive Council; Counselor at the Northwest ACTing Experience
Accomplishments: Featured soloist in the University North Texas School of Music’s 2008 Czech Republic Tour; served as Co-Director and Entertainment Chair for fundraisers supporting the Academy of Children’s Theatre; recipient of eight gold medals and two silver medals from Music Fest Northwest; attended Bel Canto Northwest Institute; member of Camerata Musica Young Artists of Distinction
Interesting Facts: Born in Houston, TX, but lived in six states by the age of ten; performed in over 25 community theatre productions; worked as a “pet nanny” for six different families; 5th generation Czech-Texan on mother’s side and Iroquois, Cherokee, German and Irish decent on father’s side
Taylor Lowery
Miss Teen Texas 2009
Hometown: Lufkin, Texas
Platform Issue: “Challenging Minds and Empowering Dreams”
Education: Lufkin High School; Lufkin Middle School; Brandon Elementary; Saint Cyprians Private
Scholastic Honors: National Society of High School Scholars; National Junior Honor Society; Advanced Top Math Award; Advanced Outstanding Science; Advanced highest Academic Average in Language Arts and Social Studies; “A” Honor Roll; National Junior Leaders Conference Invite; National Junior Honor Roll
Leadership Roles: Lufkin High School Cheerleader; NCA All American Cheerleader, 4 years; Varsity Track Team; member of Girls Grace; National Junior Honor Society Historian; Student Body Representative
Accomplishments: Over 20 track medals in 2008; 4 year NCA All American Cheerleader; L. A. Dance Magic National Scholarship; I Love Dance Sweetheart; Houston’s L.A. “Magic Performer”; Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Opening and Finale; 3 years in Competitive Gymnastics
Interesting Facts: Have flown a helicopter; unlike most girls, hates to shop; 11 dogs, 2 sugar gliders and 1 cat live at her house; passionate about MAO—has attended the last five Miss America Pageants; has two older brothers; is as comfortable in the mountains of Wyoming as she is on the Miss Texas Stage.
Following is a list of events marking the 75th Miss Texas Celebration:
June 28, 29, 30     Preliminary Competition Nights
                7 p.m. Competition, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Hall, 701 W. Niederman, Arlington.
                Tickets at
July 1                                      Miss Texas Family Reunion
                2 to 4 p.m. Hilton Arlington, Grand Ballroom. Event open to all former contestants, families,
               guests and volunteers.      
                Tickets $10, sold at the door.
July 1                                      Crowns and Gowns Formal Gala
                6:30 to 11 p.m. Arlington Convention Center, Grand Hall, 1200 Ballpark Way.
                Archive exhibit of wardrobe, seated dinner and dancing to Larry T-Byrd Gordon & Music People
                Luv Band. Black-tie event open to the public.
               Tickets $75, order from or by calling Vicki Slaton at 972-203-1847.
July 2                                      Miss Texas Tribute Brunch and Autograph Session
                8 to 11 a.m. Arlington Convention Center, Grand Hall, 1200 Ballpark Way.
                Featured speakers: former Miss Americas Phyllis George and Shirley Cothran Barret. Open to
                the public. Tickets $60, order from or by calling Jean Magness 817-292-5269.
July 2                                      Crowning of Miss Texas 2010
                6 p.m. Pre show featuring performance by former Miss Texas titleholders, UTA, Texas Hall.
                7 p.m. Final night of competition, selection of Miss Texas 2010.
                Tickets available at