Congratulations to Brad W. Wooley named 2012 Arkansas State Auctioneering Champion, Friday night (Feb 3) at the annual Arkansas State Auctioneers Association Convention held at the Holiday-Inn Airport, Little Rock. Brad is a 2008 Graduate of the Texas Auction Academy. Brad’s grandfather, National and Arkansas Hall of Fame Auctioneer Brad L. Wooley was one of the original instructors and his father Brad H. Wooley, Chairman of the AR Licensing Board is a longtime instructor at the Texas Auction Academy. Brad is a member of the National and Arkansas State Auctioneers Associations. He works in the family business in Little Rock operating United Country-Brad Wooley Auctioneers. Way to go Brad!

SEPTEMBER 2011 TEXAS AUCTION ACADEMY CLASS – (Bottom Row, L to R): Paul Anderson, Parkville, MO; Skipper Wright, Longview, TX; Gary Holub, New Braunfels, TX; Amanda Leverett, Hahira, GA; Carissa Cruz, Pflugerville, TX; Michael Miller, Irving, TX; Kelly McDaniel, Houston, TX; Mike McKee, Lawton, OK; (Row 2, L to R): Instructor Troy Lippard; Steve Caraway, Whitewright, TX; Matt McDaniel, Gastonia, NC; Cecil McCoy, Fruitvale, TX; John Williams, Palmer, TX; David Ashcraft, West Monroe, LA; Raymond Garcia, Mission, TX; Jim Smith, West Monroe, LA; Brandon Hooper, Amarillo, TX; Instructor Montie Davis; School Administrator Lori Jones; Mike Jones, School Director. (Row 3, L to R): Mike Fazzino, Bryan, TX; Kipp Kelton, Flower Mound, TX; Alvin Livingston, Show Low, AZ; Whitley May, Sweetwater, TX; Rick Hefty, Ivanhoe, TX; David Culver, Mason, TX; Bill Winter, Flower Mound, TX; Rodney Dennis, Gainesville, TX; Jonathan Warriach, Dallas, TX; David Daniel, SR., Roanoke, TX; Steve Neely, Quitman, MS; (Top Row L to R): Bill Eagle, Whitesboro, TX; Jake St. Amant, Wesson, MS; Allan Jackson, Shreveport, LA; Curtis Watson, Haslet, TX; Richard Kaniho, Kamuela, HI; Bill Laughlin, Crocker, MO; Erol Murat, Houston, TX; Kyle Clarke, Plano, TX; Brody Blevins, Watauga, TX; Bob Price, Big Spring, TX.

Richard Kaniho, Kamuela, Hawaii calls the bid and works the room during the September 2011 Texas Auction Academy benefit auction. Kaniho is the first native Hawaiian to graduate from the school. He works on the historic Parker Ranch and in the hospitality business.

The September 2011 Texas Auction Academy graduating class really got into the spirit of helping others as they raised $28,421.25 during their class benefit auction September 17th. The auction proceeds eclipsed the previous second place record that was established by the March class. The class of thirty seven came from nine states and included the school’s first native Hawaiian and a humorous Londoner.

Each class ends their term by conducting a student auction. When the smoke cleared, the auction helped raise $28,421.25. The benefactors of the event included $12,056.25 to Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Dallas, $8,881.25 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, National Auctioneers Association Auxiliary $3,425 and the International Fellowship of Christian Auctioneers received $1,475. This was the first time a buyer’s premium has been implemented in the auction and $2,583.75 was presented to Trent Sample and his family whose home was destroyed by the recent Texas wild fires. Trent is the son of auctioneer and instructor Jim Sample.

Auction highlights included two gavel ties donated by Texas Auctioneers Association President Jim Sample that sold for $3,000, three bicycles donated by the school that sold twice fetching $1,700, an auction mentoring package by Instructor Brent Graves that sold for $2,200, Four day hunt for two in Central Missouri brought in $1,650, Historic Hawaii Parker Ranch Collectibles $865, Antique wagon
wheels for $400, Large gavel for $400, “Unsung Heroes” signed and numbered prints by Artist Joani Mangold fetched $3,425, and Four International Fellowship of Christian Auctioneers Ball Caps fetched $1,125.

The student graduation auction is the highlight of each session with all the items in the auction being donated by the students, school owners and instructors, recipient hospitals, Int’l Fellowship of Christian Auctioneers and the NAA Auxiliary. What makes the event most unusual is the auction is not open to the public and all donations and purchases are made by the students, staff, family members and guests.

During the nine day course, in addition to learning the rhythmic chant of the auctioneer, the students learn how to conduct all types of auctions including real estate, automobiles, businesses, industrial and commercial, government, bankruptcy, livestock, farm & ranch and specialty auctions. The course also covers professionalism, ethics, public speaking, auction bookkeeping, marketing & advertising, government laws and regulations and other important auction related classes.

The Texas Auction Academy annually conducts four fundraisers that coincide with each class session. “Our philosophy is that when you give, you receive” says Mike Jones, CAI, GPPA the school’s Director and founder. “There is no greater gift than to support children dealing with catastrophic illnesses or supporting ones industry” he added.

The Texas Auction Academy was established in Dallas in 1992, taught by champion auctioneers and industry leaders and is Texas Workforce Commission Approved. The school has a strategic business relationship with United Country Real Estate. To learn more about the school or enroll, go to www.texasauctionacademy.com, send an email to info@texasauctionacademy.com or call for a catalog at 972-387-4200. Follow the Texas Auction Academy on Facebook. The Owners and Instructors of the Texas Auction Academy are proud members of the National Auctioneers Association and their respective state associations.

On October 22, the California State Auctioneers Association named Mark “The Spark” Schustrin from Los Angeles, CA the California State Rookie Champion Auctioneer at their annual convention held at Catamaran Resort & Spa in San Diego, CA. Mark is a March 2011 Graduate of the Texas Auction Academy. Mark is the only Auctioneer in the state of California to hold both the BAS-Benefit Auction Specialist and ATS-Auction Technology Specialist designations awarded by the National Auctioneers Association.

Besides the NAA and CSAA, Mark is a member of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He is president and principal auctioneer for Spark Benefit Auctions and VP of auction services and lead auctioneer for Machinery Network Auctions specializing in bankruptcy and insolvency cases that involve manufacturing machinery and equipment. Congratulations Mark!

On February 19th, James Stanley, III, won the 2011 Arkansas Rookie Bid Calling Champion competition. James is a November 2010 Texas Auction Academy Graduate. He also placed 1st Runner-Up in the Arkansas Ringman Championship for the second year in a row!

On February 19th, James Stanley, III, won the 2011 Arkansas Rookie Bid Calling Champion competition. James is a November 2010 Texas Auction Academy Graduate. He also placed 1st Runner-Up in the Arkansas Ringman Championship for the second year in a row!

The forty members of the March 2011 graduating class of the Texas Auction Academy in Dallas took philanthropy to heart March 19th raising over $22,000 during their class auction benefitting four worthy groups.

Dallas, TX — The forty members of the March 2011 graduating class of the Texas Auction Academy in Dallas took philanthropy to heart March 19th raising over $22,000 during their class auction benefitting four worthy groups. The auction was the second highest grossing fundraising auction to date conducted by a class. The diverse group of forty students included an actor and stunt master who appeared in the latest film version of True Grit, the owner of a horse that won a Gold Medal in the World Equestrian Games and
two future auctioneers from England.

Auction highlights included an auction mentoring package by instructor Brent Graves that sold for $2,000, Two VIP Passes to the exclusive members only Magic Castle in Hollywood $1,500, Artist Joani Mangold “Unsung Heroes” prints $1,200, New Shotgun and Rifle $900, Guided Tour of Los Angles and Hollywood $500 and an Autographed photo of Jimmy Stewart $500. One special moment during the auction was the sale of two International Fellowship of Christian Auctioneers Ball Caps that fetched $2,400.

All told, the group raised $22,115 with $10,041.25 going to Texas Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Dallas, $7,683.75 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, National Auctioneers Association Auxiliary $1,200 and the International Fellowship of Christian Auctioneers receiving $3,190.

During the nine day course, in addition to learning the rhythmic chant of the auctioneer, the students learned how to conduct all types of auctions including real estate, automobiles, businesses, industrial and commercial, government, bankruptcy, livestock, farm & ranch and specialty auctions. The course also covers professionalism, ethics, public speaking, auction bookkeeping, marketing & advertising, government laws and regulations and other important auction related classes.

The Texas Auction Academy annually conducts four fundraisers that coincide with each class session. “Our philosophy is that when you give, you receive” says Mike Jones, CAI, GPPA the school’s Director and founder. “There is no greater gift than to support children dealing with catastrophic illnesses or supporting ones industry” he added.

The Texas Auction Academy was established in 1992, taught by champion auctioneers and industry leaders and is Texas Workforce Commission Approved. To learn more about the school or enroll, go to www.texasauctionacademy.com, send an email to info@texasauctionacademy.com or call for a catalog at 972-387-4200. Follow the Texas Auction Academy on Facebook. The Owners and Instructors of the Texas Auction Academy are proud members of the National Auctioneers Association and their respective state associations.

Burley Auction Gallery is conducting a spectacular liquidation of The Roy Rogers- Dale Evans Museum, Sat. April 9th. Here is what Robb Burley says about TAA :

“Mike, you and your crew at Texas Auction Academy provided me with the tools required to be a success in the auction business. I cannot thank you enough. Best regards!”
— Robb Burley, New Braunfels TX

All of us at the Texas Auction Academy congratulate our graduates and wish each and every one a successful and rewarding auction career.

Trey Gallaway – 2010 Texas State Champion Auctioneer

Tom Lester – 2010 Texas State Champion Rookie

Wesley Pool – 2010 Texas State Champion Ringman