Hall of Honor

A long standing Texas Restaurant Association tradition, outstanding individuals are inducted to the Hall of Honor each year to recognize their significant contribution to the Texas restaurant industry and to the association. This honor is the highest that Association can bestow.

To qualify, nominees must have a minimum of 15 years of TRA membership and exemplify superior business ethics. Criteria include significant time and energy devoted to the benefit of TRA and its members, as well as his or her local chapter. Nominees must also gain proper recognition for the restaurant industry and help to build a positive image.

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Check out these profile videos on our most recent inductees:

2020

David Cole, Irving
Tracy Vaught, Houston

2019

Estella Martinez, Dallas
Roger Lumley, Tyler
Mike Shine, Houston

Read the press release on our 2019 Hall of Honor Nominees

2018

Bob Westbrook, Tyler
Leo Duran, El Paso

2017

Scott Plowman, Wichita Falls

2016

Greg Stockton, Wichita Falls
Jeffrey Yarbrough, Dallas
Russell Ybarra, Houston                                                                                                                         

2015

David Cea, Lubbock
Mark Maguire, Dallas
Steve Richmond, San Antonio

2014

Doug Brooks, Dallas 
Bonnie Dominguez, El Paso
Skeeter Miller, Austin

2013

Jimmy Hasslocher, San Antonio
Ricardo Molina,Houston
Rosemary Kowalski, San Antonio

2011

Gerard Cace
Carmelo Mauro, Houston
Tom Kenney, Austin 

2010

Malcolm DeShields, Corpus Christi
Ed Murph, Carrollton
Ralph Sheffield, Temple

2009

Harvey Kloesel, Moulton  
Raul Molina, Jr., Houston
Betty Zentner, San Angelo

2008

Viola Barrios
Richie Jackson, Austin
Don Pittman

2007

Bruce Walcutt
Jim Baron, Dallas

2006

Richard Galvan, Frisco
Francisco "Paco" Vargas, Galveston 
Gerald Stone, Austin

2005

Anthony Duncan, El Paso
Tom Perini, Buffalo Gap
Peggy Scott, Fort Worth

2004

Earl Abel, Jr., 
Bob Barnes, Granbury

2003

Bill Daniel, Wichita Falls
Brad Lomax, Corpus Christi
Gene Street, Dallas

2002

George W. DeWinne, San Antonio 
Ernie Stith, Longview

2001

Hope Garcia Lancarte, Fort Worth
Christopher J. Pappas, Houston

2000

Bobby D. Cox, Fort Worth
Matt G. Martinez, Jr., 

1999

Larry Forehand, Bellaire
Chris Semos

1998

W. H. “Bill” Cromer
Dick Dozier

1997

A. J. Leger
Hans Nadler, San Antonio
Beatrice Trevino, Victoria

1996

David Cortez, San Antonio
W. O. “Ted” Thedford

1995

Norman Brinker, Dallas 
Larry D. Durrett, Jacksonville
Frank L. Smith

1994

Michael Colias
John K. Miller, San Antonio

1993

C. “Gus” Katsigris, Dallas
Mary Levy, Waco
Jack C. Richmond, San Antonio

1992

Sonny Bryan  
Frank Green, Stephenville
Robert Hawk, Rockwall
Gus Keriotis
Robert Levy

1991

Herb Blankinship, Midland
William Horan, Fort Worth
Earl Mayfield, San Antonio 
Milton Neitsch, Jr., Victoria

1990

Frank Cuellar, Sr. 
Dee Haven, Corpus Christi 
Bob Lee
Miguel Martinez

1989

Gertrude Applebaum, Elkins Park
Rosemary Garbett, Houston
Macky Sellers
Albert Totah, Victoria

1988

Earl Abel, Sr.
H.M. “Bill” Bennett
Louis Hochman
Guy T. Jones 
Jim L. Peterson, Mooreseville

1987

Fred W. Dollar
Carolyn Weldon Goodman 
B. J. Kirby 
Balous Miller, San Antonio 
Method Snapka

1986

Bruce Allred
Jack Bell
W. Leroy Daniel
Matt Martinez, Sr.
Jack Sosebee
Samuel Tschirhart, Sr., Castroville
C.A. Sanford, Jr., Fort Worth

1985

Harry Akin
Guillermo Avila, El Paso
Robert R. Horan
Bill McCoy
A.G. Moncla 
John E. Sohrweide
Andrew F. Stasio

1984

Roy Blankenship, DeKalb
Pete V. Cortez
Charles W. Horan, Jr.
Alfred Kahn
Lucas N. Postolos
Giles D. Spiller

1983

John S. Cace, Jr.
Mack Eplen
Leon Gillespie
Charles Goodnight
Carlo S. Messina
Lynon Owens
Victor J. Patrizi

1982

G. Jim Hasslocher, San Antonio
Charles W. Horan, Sr.
I. Tom Katz
Charles Langford
G. D. “Sonny” Look
Harry F. Porter
George W. Williams

1981

Patrick D. Moreland
W. Price, Jr.

1937 Founders

Victor Colias | Mr. and Mrs. Dave Crowder | T. C. Daniel | W. C. Dunton | V. A. Harrison | J. D. Houston | Sim T. Lake | R. C. Lawler | V. H. Osborn | Earl Smith