Hank Hollingsworth

Inducted: 2004

Best Known For: Sportscaster


A teacher and active citizen of Brownsville who also had a true knack for broadcast, this legend of the Valley media started at KBOR in 1960 and broadcast local sporting events for 35 years.

Hank Hollingsworth was nicknamed “The Voice of Brownsville” for his 24-year career as news, sports, and community affairs director. He called hundreds of football games after earning a bachelors degree from Pan American University, and later worked at Porter High School as a government teacher for 20 years.

Hollingsworth was behind the mike in 1962 when the Brownsville Eagles played against Warren McVea and SA Brackenridge, broadcast the magical Eagle season of 1969, and also called Brownsville Pace’s huge 7-6 football upset in the playoffs against powerful Gregory-Portland in 1980.

He was a founding member of the Boys and Girls Club in Brownsville and served with the First Baptist Church and United Way.