Update:  06/22/15 - THICK Companies began their 2015/2016 Texas Tour with the first stop in Odessa, TX.  With the pageant wins, we felt it a great opportunity to continue our efforts for impacting change concerning obesity.  Our founding members Tracy, Bryia & Bre were featured on KWES9  and CBS 7 news Stations.  They gave motivational speech to the Shout Cheerleading group directed by Welton Blaylock.  Met with Odessa, TX Pro Tem Mayor - Barbara Graff and City Secretary - Norma Attended and provided a motivational speech to the audience at Odessa Idol and were featured in the Juneteenth Parade.  Photos appear above!  Other cities in plan are:  Dallas, Austin, Houston, Port Arthur, Corpus Christi.  If you have media, city official, school district or other contacts which can assist, please email:  tracy.lightner@thickcompanies.com.  Thank you!
 

Update:  06/08/15 -
Not only did I enter the Texas Plus America Pageant but guess what!  My two daughters did as well.  I am proud to say that both won Supreme and held the highest scores in the overall pageant!  The experience was something that I will never forget and I will always continue to be an example of greatness in the lives of my daughters!  Both will compete in nationals this summer and fall in Atlanta and Chicago.  Please say a prayer for us!
-The Lightners

05/05/15:  Tracy Lightner Rich
is a delegate in the 2015 Ms.Texas Plus America Pageant! 
Details:  Miss Plus America Pageant click here.
Tracy will be representing Heartland, TX (A new suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth area).  She is a single mother of two beautiful daughters, Bryia and Brenique and she ensured that education was front and center in their lives.  Bryia will graduate from The University of Texas @ The Permian Basin with at Bachelors Degree in nursing.  She will continue her education in medicine as she plans to apply to medical school to become a Doctor.  Brenique is completing her freshman year at The University of Texas of Arlington where she studies Engineering.  She has plans to work in Petroleum Engineering. 

What's New!
Tracy Rich is well respected in the Human Resources community.  She has worked for major employers across the DFW area and is currently completing her Master's Degree in Human Resources Management through Dallas Baptist University's MBA program. 

Her passion for others has led her to work in her community her entire life.  She started playing the piano for a church in Corpus Christi, Texas as a child while attending elementary school and throughout high school.  She continued making a difference for the past ten (10) years when she moved to the Dallas Fort Worth area where she founded THICK Companies.  ThickSistah.com!, ThickTeenz.com! And ThickHealth.org! are all to her credit along with Bryia and Brenique. Their mission is to impact change for people of size.  Obesity is a well known epidemic and these ladies saw it coming before it hit main stream in 2005. 

Tracy will use the opportunity as a delegate in the Ms. Texas Plus America Pageant to continue to impact positive change for obesity.

Come witness the events:
May 22-24, 2015
Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel
(Near the Galleria)
14315 Midway Road
Addison, Texas  75001
Phone:  972-980-8877
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The Lightner sisters win overall Supreeme in their categories!
Photos from 2015/2016 Texas Tour provided below.  First Stop -- Odessa Texas