John-A01It is with great sadness we report the sudden passing April 16th of John Adair of Houston, TX. John attended and graduated the Texas Auction Academy with the love of his life Ann in June of 2014.

We extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to Ms. Ann and their family.

God Bless John Adair.

Luana-Marina-RhodesWe have been notified by Wanda Soler-Comber, Bryan, TX, an October 2014 Graduate of the TAA that her granddaughter Luana Marina Rhodes, 30, of Caldwell, TX was involved in an auto-pedestrian accident and passed away on Wednesday night April 8th.

Ms. Rhodes graduated from the Texas Auction Academy in the February 2015 class.

http://www.theeagle.com/obituaries/rhodes-luana-marina/article_2710fd13-8518-5a4d-a36c-08d02ca02685.html

On behalf of the Owners and Instructors at the Texas Auction Academy, we extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Wanda and her family. God bless Luana Marina Rhodes

Where Do Auctioneers Come From?
CBS Radio – KRLD 1080 – Dallas/Ft. Worth
Reporter: Austin York

Group Photo Caption: Doug Bradford, Lori Jones, Auctioneer Mike Jones, NBA Great Spud Webb, Mike Weaster, U.S. REO Partners, Montie Davis, Shaun Roberts and Bonne Whittaker, St. Jude/ALSAC.

Group Photo Caption: Doug Bradford, Lori Jones, Auctioneer Mike Jones, NBA Great Spud Webb, Mike Weaster, U.S. REO Partners, Montie Davis, Shaun Roberts and Bonne Whittaker, St. Jude/ALSAC.

September 16, 2014 (KANSAS CITY, MO) – Over $65k was raised Sunday, September 14th for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in a joint fundraising effort by members of U.S. REO Partners – Default and Real Estate Professionals, United Country Auction Services and United Real Estate – Dallas.

“We are ecstatic with the results of this year’s event” said Michael Weaster, representing U.S. REO Partners who helped organize the event. Weaster added “the auction produced twice the total amount raised in 2013 and we are already planning for next year’s event now”. Live Auction highlights included a signed Charlie Daniel’s fiddle, Autographed guitars by country music legends George Jones and Tanya Tucker, Trip to Puerto Plata Dominican Republic, Rare gold coin, Outer Bank, NC beach house, Computers and REO software.

The event included a special appearance by former NBA great and dunk champion Spud Webb and music by the Chris Watson Band. Mike Jones, President of United Country Auction Services and National Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame member conducted the Live Auction and Fund-A-Need portion of the evening which brought in approximately $65,000. Bonne Whittaker with St. Jude/ALSAC spoke on behalf of the hospital and Michael Weaster, a Texas Auction

Academy graduate and U.S. REO Partners member emceed the event. The event took place at the popular Uptown Dallas restaurant Sambuca.

auctioneer Mike Jones profiled by Dallas News

Auctioneer Mike Jones called best in the bidness
Auctioneer Mike Jones has sold it all, from $18 million in used FEMA trailers to most of downtown Tioga.
The 55-year-old from Carrollton leads more than 4,000 employees across 700 offices in 45 states at the helm of United Country Auction Services, the largest integrated auction and real estate company in the nation. He’s at the top of the game but says he doesn’t measure his success with money or awards. Instead he’s focused on giving back, whether he’s organizing auctions benefiting Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas or teaching others his craft.

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Wendy Lambert Named 2014 (IAC) International Auctioneer Champion

We are proud to announce, Wendy Lambert of Coppell, Texas was named the 2014 International Auctioneers Champion – Women’s Division, Friday, July 11th at the International Auctioneers Conference and Show in Louisville, KY. The competition was tough with almost 100 professionals from across the United States and around the world competing for the most coveted professional auctioneering award.

Wendy is the 2013-14 Texas State Champion Auctioneer and a March 2008 graduate of the Texas Auction Academy in Dallas. Wendy lives in Coppell, Texas, a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth with her auctioneer husband Doak Lambert and their three children, D.P., Sydney and Denton.

Wendy will join her husband Doak as an instructor at the Texas Auction Academy in October. Wendy joins an elite team of International, World and State Champion Auctioneers as well as industry leaders.

Welcome aboard Wendy!

We congratulate Daniel Guinn on winning the 2014 LA Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Championship. Daniel is a Feb 2013 Texas Auction Academy graduate.

We congratulate Daniel Guinn on winning the 2014 LA Auctioneers Association Bid Calling Championship. Daniel is a Feb 2013 Texas Auction Academy graduate.