George Strait has been named the 2018 Texan of the Year for his efforts to aid Hurricane Harvey victims. To date, Strait’s charity initiatives have raised more than $50 million to support those affected by the storm.
The Texas Legislative Conference will present the award to Strait during a reception on March 22 in New Braunfels. The nonpartisan organization is a forum of Texas politicians and business leaders who meet annually to focus on public policy issues.
Previous recipients include former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush; former first ladies Laura Bush and Barbara Bush; former Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove and artist Ray Benson.
By Ricky Van Shelton