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:

1996: Lloyd Bentsen

1997: Nolan Ryan

1998: Stephen J. “Tio” Kleberg

1999: Frank & Mary Grace Horlock

2000: Lucien Flournoy

2001: Ida Larkin Clement

2002: Barry Andrews

2003: C.C. “Charlie” Winn

2004: Gus T. Canales

2005: Ann Seymour Colston

2006: Phillip M. Plant

2007: Dan & Carolyn Pedrotti

2008: Hugh McColl

2009: Peter M. and Julianna Hawn Holt

2010: Al Jones

2011: Judy and Bill Colston Jr.

2012: Ollabelle and Gary Hall

2013: Janell Kleberg

2014: Joann and Mike Cone

2015: Karen and Tim Hixon

2019: Pat and Benn Wallace