The Kilgore College Rangerettes will receive a 2015 Texas Medal of Arts Award from the Texas Cultural Trust.
Announced today at a banquet at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the Rangerettes will accept the award along with others such as Jamie Foxx, Dan Rather and T Bone Burnett at a ceremony Feb. 25 at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin.
Awarded biennially, the awards recognize lifetime achievement in several categories.
Some 83 people have been honored with a Texas Medal of the Arts including Willie Nelson, Steve Miller, Tommy Lee Jones, Eva Longoria, Betty Buckley, Debbie Allen and Robert Rodriguez.
Texas Cultural Trust is a nonprofit organization that supports the programs of the Texas Commission on the Arts and other state agencies.
More info can be found at www.txculturaltrust.com.
- Dance: Kilgore College Rangerettes, Kilgore
- Music: T Bone Burnett, Fort Worth
- Film: Jamie Foxx, Terrell
- Visual Arts: Rick Lowe, Houston
- Literary Arts: Lawrence Wright, Austin
- Theatre: Robert Schenkkan, Austin
- Architecture: Charles Renfro, Houston
- Television: Dan Rather, Wharton; Chandra Wilson, Houston
- Lifetime Achievement Award: The Gatlin Brothers, Seminole
- Corporate Arts Patron: Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Plano
- Individual Arts Patron: Margaret McDermott, Dallas
- Multi-Media: Emilio Nicolas, San Antonio,
- Arts Education: Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas
- Standing Ovation Award: Ruth Altshuler, Dallas