The mission of the Lone Star State Ques organization is to educate, train and prepare future leaders for leadership roles within the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. at all levels.
The objective of the Lone Star State Ques Organization is to unify the efforts, talents, and resources of the participating chapters in the most effective manner to provide the greatest impact in the State of Texas and the community at large.
The membership of the Lone Star State Ques Organization consists of the following Chapters (Graduate and Undergraduate) of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in the State of Texas.
LSSQ Officers 2020-21
Save this Date, Saturday, February 13, 2021 – Annual LSSQ Virtual Meeting ~ We are requesting all brothers who plan to attend must register on-line ASAP, but NLT February 10, 2021. Please note that registration is free (No Cost). More details to follow. (Grad: $90 & UG: $25).
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021 - Annual LSSQ Virtual Meeting; more details to follow.
A $30 specialty plate fee is collected in addition to your regular registration fee and any other applicable fees. From the $30 specialty plate fee, $22 is dedicated to funding scholarships and educational programs.
Apply for plates
Submit the completed application; payment in the form of a personal check, money order, or cashier’s check; and any required attachments to your local county tax assessor-collector’s office. Do not mail cash. The specialty plate fee is $30 per year in addition to the annual registration fee. The specialty plate may be personalized for an additional $40 fee. Fees are not refundable.
NOTE: When the specialty plates are issued, additional fees may be collected to establish a single expiration date for both the specialty plate and the vehicle registration. If you order by mail, please contact your county tax assessor-collector’s office in three weeks to verify your plate is ready for issuance.
The vehicle must be for personal use only and have a Texas title and registration in your name. If the vehicle is not titled in your name, attach a statement stating you have legal right of possession and control of the vehicle. If you recently filed an application for title, attach a copy of the title application (VTR-500 RTS) receipt. If the vehicle is leased, attach a copy of the lease agreement.
Wiley College (2010)
Texas College (2012)
Texas Southern University (2013)
Prairie View University (2014)
Jarvis Christian College (2015)
Paul Quinn (2016)
*** Applications MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 29, 2021 ***
The Lone Star State Ques Hall of Fame Award is intended to honor Omega men in the state of Texas for sustained exceptional service to the fraternity and the community. A maximum of four (4) brothers will be selected each year and announced during the Annual LSSQ Meeting.
The criteria for selection to the LSSQ Hall of Fame are as follows:
Must be a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated
Must be active (or have been) within a chapter in the State of Texas
Must have at least 25 years of service
Must have made “significant” contributions towards the furtherance of the purposes and ideals of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and LSSQ
All active Texas Chapters are eligible to submit candidate(s) but only four (4) inductees will be selected each year.
Candidates must have the approval of their local chapter.
Download LSSQ HOF NOMINATION FORM
*** Applications MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 29, 2021 ***
All inducted Hall of Fame Members will be on the LSSQ Hall of Fame Committee.
The LSSQ HoF Committee will be granted time and a room to meet before or after the LSSQ meeting.
The LSSQ HoF Committee will set and enforce deadlines for annual submissions.
Terry Gordon, Chairman
Bro. Warren G Lee, Jr
This Lone Star State Que Hall of Fame Inductee has 46 years of sustained membership and leadership to Omega Phi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Initiated into Eta Theta Chapter in Fall of 1971, this brother has served as International Undergraduate Representative, 23rd Second Grand Basileus, Grand Keeper of Finance, First Grand Basileus, and 38th Grand Basileus from 2006-2010. Currently a member of Theta Alpha Chapter in Dallas, TX, Bro. Lee provides dedicated service to his chapter, community, church and family.
Bro. Albert Benifield
This Inductee was initiated into Nu Epsilon Chapter in 1976 and is currently a member of Rho Beta Beta Chapter. Through his efforts with the American Diabetes Walk the fraternity has awarded significant financial and volunteer contributions. He is the immediate past president of the Space City Ques Non-Profit Organization, Immediate Past President of the Ronald E. McNair Omega Scholarship Fund (which has awarded over $50,000.00 during the last 4 years), and the immediate past president of the Houston Alumni Chapter of Alabama A&M University. Bro Benifield was instrumental in establishing the Texas Omega License Plate; this effort has donated over $48,000.00 to Texas Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Brother Willie F. Hinchen
This inductee entered into the annals of Omega by way of Phi Beta Chapter at Jarvis Christian College in Spring of 1972. He served as the Lone Star State Ques President for 4 terms and is still a loyal and dedicated supporter. Brother Hinchen assisted with establishing partnerships with the Hawkins ISD to provide school supplies, holiday baskets and Christmas toys for families; and with the senior home to assist the resident’s day to day living activities and providing toiletries to the residents. He has chaired the mandated High School Essay Contest to provide scholarship opportunities to Hawkins High School students. He was the 21st 9th District Representative and served on numerous International Committees.
Brother Steven Braimer
This Hall of Fame Inductee was the 1st President of the Lone Star State Ques and served in that capacity for 3 terms. He was initiated into Psi Alpha Chapter (“Alamo City Ques”) in 1977 and has served as KRS, Vice-Basileus, and Basileus. He was twice honored as the chapter’s Omega Man of The Year and is a recipient of the 9th District’s Superior Service Award. Bro Braimer served 5 years as the 9th district Keeper of Finance and two years as 1st Vice DR. As Chairman of the International History and Archives Committee, he initiated the process of identifying which records and artifacts were housed at IHQ and established effective means of their retrieval and preservation. He is the treasurer and a trustee for the Mt. Zion First Baptist Church in San Antonio.
Bro. James E. Doss (Posthumous)
This Hall of Fame Inductee was truly a trailblazing Omega Man. He was a charter member of Rho Gamma Chapter at Stillman College in Fall of 1962; a charter member of Rho Nu Chapter in 1971; a charter member of Rho Xi Chapter in 1977; and was instrumental in chartering Nu Delta Delta at Texas A&M in 1991. He was a pillar in Southern Brazoria County Community, organizing Juneteenth Celebrations, Blood Drives, School Supply Drives, Thanksgiving baskets, and so much more. But his passion was for the local, district, and national Omega Talent Hunts, pushing talented students to strive to achieve their dreams.
Brother Wendle Van Smith
This Lone Star State Ques Hall of Fame inductee has served as the 9th District Counselor, 1st Vice DR, and 17th Mighty Ninth District Representative. He served as International Chairman of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee and was International Chairman of the Grand Tribunal. He has served as Basileus and Parliamentarian in Rho Xi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi. This Brother has received the Rho Xi Chapter Omega Man of the Year Award, and the Houston Area Coalition’s Prestigious Shelly Steward Award. He is and Elder at the Westbury Church of Christ in Houston, TX.
Brother John Douglas Cooper
This Hall of Fame Inductee served as President of the LSSQ from 2006-2007 where he focused on graduate and undergraduate training to prepare brothers for future leadership in Omega Psi Phi Fraternity. He has served as 9th district Marshal, TX Southwest Region MSP Chairman, and is the Immediate Past Chairman of the International Youth Leadership Conference. This Brother has served as Basileus of Psi Alpha Chapter – during his tenure the chapter received 9th District Graduate Chapter of the Year and Social Action Awards in 2004 and in 2005. In 2005 they received the International Social Action Graduate Chapter of the Year. In September 2005, he led in sponsoring and supporting approximately 60 Hurricane Katrina Evacuees; the chapter’s fraternity house was converted into a living quarters for 15 individuals. He is currently serving as secretary of the LSSQ.
Brother Kenneth Terrell
This Hall of Fame Inductee was elected for two terms as the LSSQ President, Ninth District First Vice DR and Ninth District Keeper of Finance. He currently serves as the 24th Ninth District Representative. This brother is Vice President for Omega Psi Phi Federal Credit Union and serves on the International Big Brothers Big Sisters Committee.
He is a member of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship where he serves as a leader of the Kingdom Men’s Group. He is actively involved with the Cedar Hill chapter of the Boys Scout. He also assisted with establishing a partnership within the community Fire Department. Voted Ninth District Omega Man of the Year.
Brother Anthony Whitaker