Sara Jones, 8, of Houston, fills out her paperwork for the pageant. 

The Miss Texas County Pageant is Sept. 23 at the community building at the Houston Area Chamber of Commerce Fairgrounds in Houston.

The afternoon show will be a showcase of girls ages 3-12 from across the area. They will showcase their personalities in party dress/Sunday Best, onstage question, favorite American spirit outfit and a talent is optional. For more questions concerning the girls showcase contact Cassie Carter at 417-260-4674.

The evening show will then be following with the Outstanding Teen and Miss contestants vying for the titles of Miss Texas County and Miss Southern Missouri along with their sister queens of the Outstanding Teens. These are for girls ages 13-24 from across the community and throughout the state. These ladies will compete in private interview, evening wear, on stage question, talent and lifestyle in fitness/active wear.

The scholarships are sponsored by The Bank of Houston, Farmers Insurance – Cynthia Jones Ramsey, agent, VIP Properties – Jan Watson, Southern Missouri Investments – Jim Bukowsky, Darin’s Body Shop and Progressive Ozark Bank. 

The new Outstanding Teen and Miss winners will promote their individual platforms and will volunteer throughout the community at many events during the year.

For more information contact Shari McCallister at 417-260-0024 or applications can be picked up at D & L Florist in Houston or visit 

Deadline for entering is Sept. 16.


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