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A Letter from Tex Robbins, Chairman, TEXR Foundation

Greetings!

It was five years ago that we announced a significant new initiative inside the Lone Star family with the formation of the TEXR Foundation. Since then, the reach and impact of the foundation has grown and we continue to touch the lives of people both inside and outside our organization.  

The TEXR Foundation is a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) public foundation. It is a stand-alone organization that provides a mechanism for raising tax-deductible donations which can then be used to support various charitable programs, including the Lone Star Family Fund, the Lone Star Education Fund, and the Lone Star Good Neighbor Fund. TEXR Foundation has its own board of directors providing direction for the organization and an executive director performing the daily tasks required to run a charitable foundation.  

Since our creation in late 2011, we have achieved a number of milestones that we are very proud of and that help mark our progress in a very busy first year. A few highlights include:

  • Our annual fundraising golf tournaments, held each year at Champions Circle Golf Club in north Fort Worth, have raised over $300,000.  Supported by our many friends and partners -- including our vendors and customers-- the event raises the dollars we need to positively impact lives through our foundation;
  • Annual we provide educational scholarships to deserving applicants. In 2015, we provided 14 scholarships valued at $1500 each, bringing our total since creation to more than 50 scholarships.
  • Since our inception, through the Lone Star Good Neighbor Fund, we donated money for a variety of causes in the communities we serve, ranging from pediatric eye care to child and family abuse prevention to youth facilities. Some of the causes we supported were suggested by our employees and contractors while other causes were those we have supported as a company for many years. In all, we have donated more than $30,000 to these causes.
  • Through our Lone Star Family Fund, we were able to assist a number of employees and contractors who were coping with and working through personal tragedies or situations. Of all we do, this is probably what I am most proud of and excited about. Our Lone Star family has always been very supportive in these types of situations - raising money across our company -- and now we are able to match that generosity through our foundation to the tune of just over $25,000. 

All-in-all, we are very pleased with what we have accomplished in our first five years. But there is more we can and will do. We hope you will join us in May at Tour 18 for our annual fundraiser as we contiue to impact lives with your support.

Finally, we stand ready to assist those within the Lone Star family and in the communities we serve when the cause is worthy and the need arises. To all who have supported the TEXR Foundation, we thank you for helping us have an amazing first year. We continue to be committed -- first and foremost -- to taking care of our own and those around us and we could not do it without the support of our many friends, business partners, and other supporters.

Sincerely,

- Tex Robbins

 

TEXR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES
2015-2016 EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

 

The TEXR Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2015-2016 educational scholarship recipients. The scholarships are provided annually to deserving men and women affiliated with Lone Star Transportation, a Fort Worth based specialized transportation and logistics provider. This is the fourth year TEXR Foundation has provided educational scholarships and this year 14 individuals received scholarships to pursue their college degrees, both undergraduate and graduate level. The recipients must complete a formal application and all grants are awarded based on a review and recommendation by the Board of Trustees of TEXR Foundation.

The 2015-2016 Recipients include:

Luke Marshall, Texas Tech University
Sara Crowley, Tarleton State University
Alisha Fletcher, Northeastern State University
Allysah Boyd, University of North Texas
Chase Martin, University of North Texas
Krista Hitt, Texas A&M University
Christine Moreno, University of Texas at San Antonio
Christian Moreno, Laredo Community College
Jordan Row, Tarrant County College
Ryan Hester, Tarleton State University
Drake Rogers, Georgia Southern University
Lesley Marshall, Tarleton State University
Suzanna Marshall, University of North Texas
Channing Martin, Naval Academy Prep School

Tex Robbins, President of TEXR Foundation, commented, “This is our fourth year to be able to award scholarships, meaning we have been able to help a number of our recipients earn their degrees from stat to finish. We know what our employees and professional drivers do for the economy and for our company is vital. Our company is successful because of the people within the Lone Star family. We believe strongly in taking care of our own and through our foundation.  In cooperation with and because of the support of our friends, vendors, and business partners, we continue to be able to able to positively impact the lives of those in the Lone Star family through this program.”

Applications for the 2016-2017 academic year will be available February, 2016 at the Foundation’s website.

TEXR FOUNDATION HOSTS COOK-OUT AT CAMP EL TESORO DE LA VIDA

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The cook-out at Camp EL Tesoro De La Vida on July 31, 2012  was a big success.  Jim McKenzie and Hugo Bonacci cooked for both lunch and dinner. For lunch, guests had hamburgers and pork tenderloin. For dinner, guests had chicken and sausage. The cook-out was loads of fun for about 250 guests and children. All of the volunteers were there to support and help meet the needs of children who have all experienced the death of a loved one recently.  Everyone was extremely appreciative of Lone Star Transportation and the TEXR Foundation. 

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TEXR FOUNDATION TEAM PARTICIPATES IN 2012 AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION TOUR DE CURE

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Nikki Dawson (team captain), Bryan Dawson, Sladen Lance, Joy Jordan and Austin Jordan participated in the 2012 American Diabetes Association Tour De Cure bike ride at the Texas Motor Speedway on July 28th.  They met their goal of raising $750 and then surpassed it by raising $1,550. On behalf of the 25 million Americans with diabetes and their families and friends, the ADA are count on you to help their team make a difference! The funds they raise will support the American Diabetes Association's important research, information and advocacy efforts and its mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Congratulations on beating your fundraising goal. We're very proud of our TEXR Team!

TEXR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The TEXR Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2012-2013 educational scholarship recipients. The scholarships are provided annually to deserving men and women affiliated with Lone Star Transportation, a Fort Worth based specialized transportation and logistics provider. This is the first year TEXR Foundation has provided educational scholarships and this year 7 individuals will receive the initial scholarships to pursue their college degrees, both undergraduate and graduate level. The recipients must complete a formal application and all grants are awarded based on a review and recommendation by the Board of Trustees of TEXR Foundation.

The 2012-2013 Recipients include:

Christine Moreno of Laredo, TX attending Laredo Community Colleg
Caroline Mayberry of Tuscaloosa, AL attending The University of Alabama
Valerie Losey of Bossier City, LA attending Northwestern State University
Savannah King of Biloxi, MS attending Tulane University
Emily Pounds of Denton, TX attending Kansas State University
Sara Crowley of Azle, TX attending DeVry University
Chase Martin of Fort Worth, TX attending Angelo State University.

DECEMBER 2011

TEXR Foundation Established to Provide Charitable Support To Lone Star Transportation Associates, Communities Lone Star Serves

FORT WORTH, Texas – Tex Robbins, a Fort Worth businessman and President/CEO of Lone Star Transportation, today announced the launch of The TEXR Foundation, a non-profit organization which will provide victim assistance and support educational and career development programs for the employees and professional independent contractor drivers affiliated with Lone Star Transportation in addition to charitable causes in the communities served by Lone Star.

The TEXR Foundation will focus primarily on maintaining a victim assistance fund to support those within the Lone Star family who have encountered a disaster and/or unfortunate personal circumstances as well as providing annual educational scholarships to those enrolled in or applying to accredited colleges, junior colleges, and vocational schools. All employees and professional independent contractor drivers of Lone Star Transportation and their dependents are eligible for the assistance and scholarships.

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