Texas Managing Editors

2011 Buster Haas Auction Items

Help support the Buster Haas Minority Internship Program by bidding on one or many of the great items we’ll have available for auction on Saturday, March 26 at the Lake Tyler Petroleum Club.


(subject to change)

Trips and events

  • Arlington: Two passes to Six Flags Over Texas
  • Austin: Vacation packages
  • Bryan: One night’s stay at the Messina Hof Winery Villa Bed & Breakfast
  • Dallas: Eight VIP passes to the Nasher Sculpture Center, three art books (including A Century of Sculpture: The Nasher Collection) and two Nasher T-shirts
  • Fort Worth: Two adult tickets to the Fort Worth Zoo
  • Fort Worth: Two passes to the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and the book Easy Gardens for North Central Texas
  • Fort Worth: Two passes to the Modern Art Musem of Fort Worth
  • Grapevine: One night’s stay in a Family Suite plus four passes to the indoor waterpark at Great Wolf Lodge
  • San Antonio: A visitor’s package from the San Antonio Visitors and Convention Bureau that includes a two-night stay at the Holiday Inn Market Square, breakfast for two at the Magnolia Pancake Haus, paella lunch for two at Citrus, “Alamo, The Price of Freedom”, city sightseeing, Enchanted Springs Ranch, Natural Bridge Caverns, the San Antonio Botanical Garden, the San Antonio Museum of Art and the San Antonio Zoo
  • Tyler: “Wings Over Tyler” Air Show package for the Fourth of July weekend, including two nights at the Holiday Inn Express, two VIP tickets and VIP parking at the July 3 Air Show (a first-time event). There will be lunch, beer and wine in the VIP tent. (Hang out with Editor Dave Berry and Marti for special treatment.) Also a $40 coupon for dinner at Stanley’s World Famous Barbecue.
  • Tyler: Rose Festival package (October). Includes two nights at Staybridge Inn, parking pass, four tickets to the parade on Saturday, and four tickets to coronation.
  • Tyler:  East Texas Spa Package (anytime). Pass for two people at Karen Horton spa, dinner for two at Wasabi’s restaurant, two nights at the new Sleep Inn (near Karen Horton spa and Rose Rudman Trail).

Sports-related items

  • Baseball: Autographed Nolan Ryan baseball
  • Baseball: Four tickets behind home plate to watch the AL Champion  Texas Rangers, plus parking pass (and access to private club, the Cuervo Gold Club). Dates to be negotiated.
  • Basketball: Autographed Houston Rockets basketball
  • Basketball: Four tickets plus parking to the Mavericks-Nuggets game on April 6 at the American Airlines Center
  • Bowling: Four passes to the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame in Arlington
  • Football: Autographed Dallas Cowboys football
  • Football: Tickets to the Statesman suite for a Longhorn game
  • Football: Two tickets to a non-conference Texas A&M game (TBA)
  • Football: Two tickets to a regular-season Houston Texans game (TBA)
  • Golf: 18 holes of golf at Colonial Country Club, plus lunch at the club, for 2 golfers, hosted by the Star-Telegram editor
  • Golf: Rawlings Junior Titanium Alloy Driver with Tiger Head cover
  • Racing: Four tickets to the IndyCar Series Twin 275k on June 11, plus four tickets to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series WinStar Casino 400 on June 10 at Texas Motor Speedway

Other items

  • A box of wine from Messina Hof Winery
  • The coffee table book, An American Collection//Works from the Amon Carter Museum
  • XBox 360, 250GB, Kinect Ready
  • DJ Hero2 for XBox 360 with two turntables
  • 12-month gold subscription for XBox 360 Live
  • Kiepersol wine

Submit convention registration fees here.