With even more support from the local community, clubs and volunteer organizations than ever before, Paul Robinson, the founder and lead organizer of the Texas Outlaw Challenge, believes the eighth annual event is going to be the biggest and best one to hit Texas’ Clear Lake communities.
The Texas Outlaw Challenge is expanding its street party at the Kemah Boardwalk to three nights this year. Photo by Yvonne Aleman
For starters, the Texas Outlaw Challenge, which is scheduled for June 18-21 (with a party at Sam’s Boat for early-arriving guests on Wednesday), is gaining unprecedented access to the popular Kemah Boardwalk, the entertainment destination that has hosted the event’s Stampede Street Party the past couple of years.
“As you are well aware,” Robinson said to me, as I’ve covered the Texas Outlaw Challenge in some capacity for a magazine or online since he started it, “we’re always looking to expand the event in some way. This year our growth has a lot to do with the city of Kemah inviting us back and allowing us to shut down the streets at the Boardwalk on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. The city doesn’t shut down the streets any other time of year, which says a lot about the Texas Outlaw Challenge, the clientele we bring in and the amount of money we’re contributing to the community.