STBoysSince 1995, South Texans and some noted celebrities have gathered for a weekend in January to hunt, dine, bid, celebrate and most importantly raise money. The impressive event has raised more than $7 million.

Each year proceeds from this weekend event benefit CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg, the Ceasar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and the King Ranch Management Institute. Thanks, South Texas Celebrity Weekend participants for your generosity to the South Texas community. Frank Horlock, Stephen “Tio” Kleberg, and Gus Canales host the South Texas Charity Quail Hunt each year.

Past honorees for the prestigious South Texan of the Year Award are:

2019: Pat and Benn Wallace
2015: Karen and Tim Hixon
2014: Joann and Mike Cone
2013: Janell Kleberg
2012: Ollabelle and Gary Hall
2011: Judy and Bill Colston Jr.
2010: Al Jones
2009: Peter M. and Julianna Hawn Holt
2008: Hugh McColl
2007: Dan & Carolyn Pedrotti
2006: Phillip M. Plant
2005: Ann Seymour Colston
2004: Gus T. Canales
2003: C.C. “Charlie” Winn
2002: Barry Andrews
2001: Ida Larkin Clement
2000: Lucien Flournoy
1999: Frank & Mary Grace Horlock
1998: Stephen J. “Tio” Kleberg
1997: Nolan Ryan
1996: Lloyd Bentsen