The 2018 Ms Texas Senior is Peggy Purves Rial of Mesquite, Texas. She has competed in the Pageant for the last 12 years. She was crowned on Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Tyler by outgoing Ms. Texas Senior Classic Patsy Roan Crist of Cumby, Texas, former Ms. Hopkins County Sr. 2017.
The current Ms. Hopkins County Mary Ivey was in the top 10.
Local contestant Linda Pickle Hill received Most Talented and Best Platform award. She was in the top 5.
Local contestant Vendor Wright was recognized as Miss Congeniality and she also garnered the 2nd place Volunteering Award.
Among other local royalty who competed in the State pageant were Jan Gray and Valerie Ross. Former Ms. Texas Sr. Nancy Bolton also made an appearance.