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Peggy Rial of Mesquite Crowned Ms. Texas Senior Classic, Five Local Contestants Provided Strong Competition

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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.

Peggy Rial of Mesquite, the new Ms. Teas Senior Classic

Patsy Crist gave up her crown following a whirlwind year of appearances representing the State of Texas and the changing face of aging

The current Ms. Hopkins County Mary Ivey was in the top 10.

Ms. Hopkins County Mary Ivey with her husband Loyd

Local contestant Linda Pickle Hill received Most Talented and Best Platform award. She was in the top 5.

Linda Pickle-Hill with her service dog and a fellow contestant

Local contestant Vendor Wright was recognized as Miss Congeniality and she also garnered the 2nd place Volunteering Award.

Vender Wright of Sulphur Springs who placed in both the Hopkins County pageant and the Ms. Texas Senior pageant. Her talent is singing.

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.

Left, Jan Gray of Hopkins County with fellow contestants
Valerie Ross of Hopkins County who presented her music skit at the State pageant
Nancy Bolton of Hopkins County, Ms. Texas Senior 2012, appeared along with other former Queens during Ms. Texas Sr. Classic Pageant 2018
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Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of ksstradio.com.

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