2013-02-07 / General Stories

Go Texan Committee Holds Annual Competitions

by Kim Ruemke

The GoTexan committee held their annual competitions in order to qualify individuals the chance to represent Lee County at the annual Houston Livestock Show & RodeoArea Go Texan Contests, which were held in Katy on January 25th & 26th at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center. The teams in various events competed against 62 other Area Go Texan counties for prize buckles, trophies, saddles and various other awards.

This year’s county representatives that competed at the contests in their respective events were:

Walter Gersch & Smokey Zoch in horseshoes; Scott Paulk & Blake Brown in washers; Sylvin Mersiovsky & Doug Malke in dominos; Dorothy Falke (Meme’s Quilts) in quilts; Earl Schulz, Michael Griffith & Eric Pillack in Senior Team Sorting; Megan Rother, Whitney Pillack & Kolton Allen in Junior Team Sorting.

On February 21-23, the World Championship Barbecue Cook-off at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo will be happening. The BBQ team members representing Lee County this year are the Lee County Outlaws headed by chief cook Shane Hoffman.The county representative for this competition is named each year at the Annual Lexington Homecoming barbecue cook-off held in May.

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