Darrell K Royal 4th & Goal Gala

Bevo and Willie draw loyal Darrell Royal admirers

Kelley Rowland. Photography George Brainard.  |  Photos by George Brainard
September 05, 2013
Event Date:
March 27, 2013

A crowd of Houston folk flew and road-tripped to Austin’s Moody Theatre, home to Austin City Limits, in honor of Darrell K Royal and the eponymous Alzheimer’s research fund. A sold-out crowd of 1,800 gathered for the 4th & Goal Gala chaired by Austin’s Ava Late and Dallas’ Rita Hortenstine that honored the late University of Texas football coach who lost his battle with Alzheimer’s late last year. Seventy-five of his former players from National Championship teams honored him, as did longtime friends Willie Nelson and Ray Benson, who performed a set of Royal’s favorite songs. Remembering Darrell: Edith Royal, Kristi and John Schiller, Greg Abbott, Meredith Riddle, Ben Crenshaw, PaperCity’s Kate Stukenberg, Dallas Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, Ronnie Starry with daughter Caroline Starry LeBlanc, Earl Campbell, and Michael Perrin.