For the sixth year in a row, Richardson’s Eisemann Center will be the site of the Miss Texas/Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen scholarship pageants, which kick off this weekend.

Sign toppers welcoming the pageants have been installed on street signs in Galatyn Park Urban Center, and the Eisemann Center and Renaissance Hotel are getting ready for the 86 contestants, their guests and pageant fans. 

The first event will be the Arrival and Masquerade Gala Saturday at the hotel, where contestants will be introduced followed by dinner, dancing and a silent auction. Individual tickets to the event are $25-$85; for tickets, visit

Pageant preliminary competitions and finals take place at the Eisemann Center next week—see item below for more information.