Newman making plans for Miss Texas pageant

Christa Newman is making plans to compete in the Miss Texas pageant. She just needs donations to make that happen.Newman, who currently holds the title of Miss Texas Panhandle 2012, has plans to compete in the Miss Texas Pageant in Allen, TX. Check-in for the pageant is on June 30, and the finals night is on July 7. This portion of the pageant will be broadcast on Channel 7 at 7 p.m.Thirty-nine young women are scheduled to compete in the Miss Texas Pageant. Newman plans to leave early Friday morning to compete in the pageant. However, she is in need of donations to help her get there, as some of her sponsorships have fallen through due to circumstances beyond their control.Newman said she is excited about the competition, but hoping that everything falls into place for her to go and compete. “I’m the first to go since Arian Archer in 1994,” she said. Newman also noted that Archer went on to win the Miss Texas title. A going-away party was held for Newman last Friday in Amarillo. She modeled the wardrobe she will be wearing in the pageant and performed her talent for those in attendance.Anyone who wants to make a donation toward Newman’s effort or pre-order cupcakes from her can call 274-8318.