Who Will Be the Dallas Morning News’ Texan of the Year?

There are a lot of different nominations – our host David Brown, multiple dog and cat rescuers, Sandra Bland and the Central American youth fleeing violence from their home countries all made the list.

By Alain StephensDecember 8, 2015 9:31 am

As we fast approach 2016 there is a certain ritual which tells us a lot about who were are as Texans and what we’ve just been through over the course of the past 12 months. Each year, for as long as many of you have been Texan, The Dallas Morning News has put forth what may be a deceptively simple question: Who is the Texan of the year?

It’s not the easiest to answer, and it’s surrounded by many more questions: Who is the friendliest, the most deserving, the most overlooked? Who drove the news more than anyone else? Who has had the most impact?

How, exactly, how does one even begin to come up with the nominees?

Sharon Grigsby tallies the nominations for The Dallas Morning News’ Texan of the Year. She says the guidelines are really simple.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– What the guidelines are for nominations

– How long Texas on the Year has been going on

– Who’s been selected before

Here’s Texas Standard’s host David Brown’s nominee for the list.

Listen to the full interview in the audio player above.