Parade PSFTX Parade Info

The Poteet Strawberry Festival’s Annual Parade kicks-off the Saturday during the Festival at 10:00 am. with entries from around the state. With entries from around the country come witness all the pageantry, music and entertainment!

The parade route will begin at the corner of FM 1470 and School Drive. Go South on 9th Street. Turn right onto Avenue H and continue to 4th Street. Turn north on 4th Street and go to School Drive. Turn right onto School Drive and end at Horton Lane. 


If you are interested in participating in the Annual Poteet Strawberry Festival Parade, Click here to complete a Parade Application online and submit it (it’s all electronic). Remember to print and/or save a copy of the completed form for your records.

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Kelli and Bob Phillips share more than their love for each other…a love for people. Each has made a career of staying in constant contact with the audiences they have built in their almost life-long careers in communications. Now they are traveling the Texas backroads together as co-hosts of “Texas Country Reporter.”

Kelli Lee first appeared on television and in print at the age of 14 in commercials and ads for various businesses. At 18, Kelli became the youngest local host of Evening Magazine in the country when she was hired by KENS-TV in San Antonio while still a student at the University of Texas in Austin. She quickly expanded into working in radio on KTFM and KTSA in San Antonio and fell in love with the instant contact aspect offered by live radio. In 1989 she moved to Beaumont where she worked in sales and as a deejay at 94.1 and 106.1 radio stations. She also worked in television as a spokesperson for various businesses.

In 2003, Kelli became the morning news person as a member of the KFDM Morning Show. She soon added the noon news program to her duties and, in 2007, became the anchor of the Live at Five program and co-anchor of 6 News at Ten. When longtime 6PM news anchor Larry Beaulieu retired in 2011, Kelli was chosen to replace him on the program.

Bob Phillips started his professional career while still a college student when he was hired by KDFW-TV in Dallas at the age of 18 and a first semester freshman at SMU where he later received both his BFA and MLA degrees.  He was a TV news cameraman, film editor, assignments editor, reporter, producer and anchor during his 16 years at KDFW. During that time he did general assignments reporting and also covered the political beat where he followed stories from city council meetings to the state legislature to national political conventions. He covered The Dallas Cowboys as a photographer and was on the sidelines of every game they played, including Super Bowl games, during the 1970s and early 80s.  He also shot game footage for NFL Films and later worked at WFAA-TV in Dallas.

In the early 70s, Bob and a group of journalists at KDFW started the program “4 Country Reporter,” as a way to cover news in small towns and out of the way places. The program quickly became a feature show about the lives of everyday Texans. It was an instant success with Bob as its producer and host. In 2012, the show that is now called “Texas Country Reporter” and is seen by more than a million people each week on 26 different television stations in 19 Texas markets (and nationally on RFD-TV) celebrated its 40th anniversary. The program is produced by Phillips’ production company that is based in Dallas.

 Bob and Kelli split their time between a ranch in Medina anda home in Dallas.





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