NY Texas Style Boutique, nestled in the heart of Katy, Texas, stands as a testament to the passion and vision of its owners, Nancy and Gerald Young. Both retired Katy ISD educators, they embarked on this journey in 2001, driven by their love for western fashion and Native American jewelry. Their boutique is a treasure trove where each item reflects their meticulous selection process.
With an affinity for Native American craftsmanship spanning over three decades, Nancy and Gerald have honed their expertise in collecting and showcasing exceptional handmade jewelry. Their close ties with Native American families, cultivated through years of travel to New Mexico, Arizona, and beyond, exemplify their commitment to authenticity and respect for tradition.
The Youngs curate an exquisite collection of jewelry, each piece handpicked to offer patrons a curated experience like no other. Complementing their jewelry assortment, the boutique boasts a captivating array of vintage furniture and home décor that can't be found elsewhere.
Having transitioned from antique stores and a brick-and-mortar establishment to a thriving online presence, NY Texas Style Boutique has evolved without losing touch with its roots. Regular interactions with customers and warehouse shopping events continue to be a hallmark of their commitment to personalized service.
To experience the charm of NY Texas Style Boutique in person, patrons can schedule visits by reaching out to Nancy Young at 281-797-8685. Additionally, their Facebook page's events calendar provides updates on Warehouse Saturday shopping events, where one can explore their offerings up close. For a seamless shopping experience, their website, Nytexasstyle.com, welcomes visitors around the clock, allowing western fashion enthusiasts and Native American jewelry aficionados to discover timeless treasures at their convenience.
More about the Young's:
Gerald David Young, born in Baytown, Texas, to parents Oscar and Dorothy, inherited a strong work ethic and inspiration from his father's example. His childhood aspiration of pursuing agriculture led him to become an agricultural teacher, driven by a desire to provide students the experiences he missed. After earning a bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences from Sam Houston State University, he embarked on his educational journey at Austin ISD, later joining Humble ISD.
It was Mike Schroeder, an agriculture teacher at Taylor High School, who introduced Young to a role at Katy High School's Agriculture Department. After joining in 1980, Young worked with vocational agricultural students and played a pivotal role in nurturing the District 2 Livestock Judging Contest, which evolved into the renowned Katy Invitational Judging contest.
Throughout his remarkable 22-year tenure at Katy ISD, Young trained and guided 60 teams to state contests, with ten winning state titles and seven advancing to the national contest. Around 350 students achieved the Lone Star Farmers Degree, the pinnacle of recognition by the Texas FFA Association.
Young's passion for effecting change led him to advocate for agricultural sciences as part of the curriculum, co-authoring and advocating for the passage of House Bill 3485. This milestone enabled agricultural sciences courses to encompass science, math, speech, and fine arts, amplifying their impact.
In 2002, Young transitioned from Katy ISD to become the executive director of the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas, championing FFA chapters across the state. For a decade, he continued to shape the future of agricultural education before retiring.
Today, Young remains engaged in the Katy ISD Livestock Show & Rodeo and continues his unwavering support for the agricultural industry and the District's Ag program. While retired from full-time employment, his legacy thrives through his immediate family: wife Nancy, daughter Neely Nelson, son Cole Young, and their families.
Gerald David Young's life has been an inspiring journey of dedication to agriculture, making a profound impact on countless students, FFA programs, and the broader community.
When Mr. Young retired from the Vocational Agriculture Teachers Association of Texas (VATAT) the John Hawley interviewed Mr. Young and stated, "Even though Young is retiring, he and his family don't plan to stop serving the agriculture industry. We’ll be involved in agriculture as long as we can breathe, Young said."