BEST Houston Crawfish Boil Weekend

Black Ex-Students of Texas (BEST) Houston Chapter invites all Longhorns and Friends of Texas Exes to our 4th Annual Crawfish Boil Weekend. This is our major fundraising event and all proceeds will go to The John Chase Scholarship. John Chase was the first African-American student to attend the University of Texas at Austin in 1950.

Friday April 17, 2015

HAPPY HOUR from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm @ Caddy Shack (1809 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007)

Saturday April 18, 2015

CRAWFISH BOIL from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm @ Social Junkie (2412 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77007)


ALL YOU CAN EAT Crawfish Pre-Sale $25.00 and $30.00 at the door. Register now!

Sounds by DJ Red Soda and DJ Bananaz in a Battle of the Old School vs. New School

Please wear your school colors and represent your college.

***There are no cover charges at either event, but monetary donations are accepted and appreciated**

Contact Beunkia Speed or Mayen Nelson for more information.


Scholarship Program

BEST Scholarships are awarded annually to deserving students at the University. The program also supports endowment efforts to support future scholars as well as contributing to other scholarship programs.

You can contact Terra Pierre to join the scholarship committee.

The John Saunders Chase Legacy Scholarship was established by the Texas Exes Black Alumni Network in September 2012 to honor John Saunders Chase, who passed away on March 9, 2012. The hope is to present the endowed scholarship to the University and the family during the Legacy Celebration of Black Alumni Homecoming Weekend.  Our goal is to find at least five hundred African American alumni to donate a minimum of $100.

As with the Duren Scholarship, we will honor those who give $250 or more with a special gift.  Please help us honor the memory of another of our trailblazers and plan now to join us as we add John Saunders Chase’s portrait to the honorees in the Alumni Center’s Legends Room.  Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated! To make a donation by check for this endowment, please contact: Ms. Tiffany Gonzales, The Ex-Students’ Association Scholarships Coordinator at gonzales@alumni.utexas.edu or  (512) 471-8095.