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Congress Avenue Bridge Named for Ann Richards
DAILY News  November 15, 2006, by Wells Dunbar
"...At their Thursday meeting, City Council will move to christen the famous structure the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Bridge..."

In the Name of Ann Richards
AISD's School for Young Women Leaders is a district showcase – does its glittering reputation hide a darker side for teachers and students?
News Story  August 30, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Ann Richards was no saint. Talk to any veteran reporter and they'll pull out a story about the hard-drinking, hard-talking, silver-haired pit fighter of Texas politics..."

Point Austin: Missing Ann Richards
New biography recalls the highwater mark of Texas liberalism
News Column  October 19, 2012, by Michael King
"...Near the end of his fascinating new biography of the late Texas Gov. Ann Rich­ards, Let the People In, author Jan Reid allows himself to speculate briefly whether it all might have turned out differently – that is, if the end of Richards' administration had concluded more like its celebratory beginning ....."

Ann Richards School Deserves Better
Postmarks  September 4, 2013
"...Dear Editor: The Chronicle’s article on the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders is deeply concerning for the gross inaccuracies and incomplete portrayal of the school [“In the Name of Ann Richards,” News, Aug. 30]..."

Biased Journalism On Ann Richards School
Postmarks  September 3, 2013
"...Dear Editor, It's unfortunate the Chronicle offered a platform to a disgruntled former employee of AISD who taught PE at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders ["In the Name of Ann Richards," News, Aug. 30]..."

Fond Memories of Ann Richards
Postmarks  September 20, 2006
"...Dear Editor, Perhaps my fondest memory of Ann Richards was the day after she was elected governor. Having worked hard for Ann’s campaign, I took my husband and young son (then in second grade) from Dallas to Austin for the election..."

Is Ann Richards Smiling in Heaven?
Taiwanese animators tell the story of yesterday's filibuster
DAILY News  June 26, 2013, by Brandon Watson
"...Wendy Davis in the role of Superwoman. With the help of a ghostly Ann Richards, here she comes to save the day...."

Snapshots of Ann Richards
Photos and remembrances
News Story  September 22, 2006

Ann, Taylor-made
A stage tribute to Ann Richards becomes Ms. Holland's opus
Arts Story  April 29, 2011, by Robert Faires
"...Ann Richards was born for the theatre. Though not an actress, she held the political stage with a larger-than-life persona that was right at home in the playhouse; she had a playwright's instinct for the great line and a great actor's ability to deliver it to maximum effect..."

All About Ann
HBO spreads the legend of Ann Richards in new doc
DAILY Screens  April 28, 2014, by Amy Smith
"...This time 20 years ago, Gov. Ann Richards was knee-deep in a re-election campaign that would bring about a sad, seismic shift in statewide politics and social policies..."

Zach Theatre’s Ann
Holland Taylor captures every nuance of Ann Richards in this magnificent production
Arts Review  April 28, 2016, by Shanon Weaver
"...I'm building to something here: I'm a Texan, through and through. More importantly, I'm an Ann Richards Texan, though I was only here for the tail end of her term as governor (and that time was spent more concerned with girls, skateboards, and how big my JNCO jeans were than with politics)..."

Paul and "Molly & Ann"
Former UT RTF director chronicles the impact of two Texas icons
DAILY Screens  October 25, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...The importance of Gov. Ann Richards and reporter Molly Ivins bursting through at around the same time is not lost on Paul Stekler, and he has the footage to prove it...."

Ann and Bob: What happened?
News Story  September 22, 2006, by Amy Smith
"...Ann Richards loved to tell stories. But the one she refused to tell, at least publicly, could have provided an entire juice-fueled chapter for a book Dave McNeely is co-writing with Jim Henderson on another Texas giant: Lt..."

Past 'Chronicle' Coverage of Richards
News Story  September 22, 2006
"...Below are links to some of the Chronicle's coverage of Richards:..."

What Did Ann Know?
What did Ann Richards know about helicopters used during Waco siege?
News Story  November 12, 1999, by Robert Bryce
"...Former Gov. Ann Richards was the only non-military state official named in the lawsuits...."

Top 10 State Stories: Farewell to Ann, fungoo to Cheney
News Story  January 5, 2007, by Michael King and Amy Smith
"...Ann Passes: In September, former Gov. Ann Richards died of esophageal cancer, leaving "A New Texas" legacy of opening doors to women and minorities..."

Two Greats: Richards and Jordan
Postmarks  September 18, 2006
"...Dear Editor, As a native New Yorker now living in Houston, I just want to say thank you, Texas, for giving America two incredible women: Barbara Jordan and Ann Richards. Now that Ann has been called home, I just know somewhere up there she and Barbara are still running things, with a wink and a smile..."

Richards for the Defense
News Story  October 24, 1997
"...Ann Richards has made some new lobby friends since her days in the governor's mansion, such as weapons manufacturing clients Lockheed Martin, McDonnell Douglas, and Textron. This is the same woman who in 1988 told the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta: "You don't have to be from Waco to know that when the Pentagon makes crooks rich without making us stronger, it's a bum deal."..."

Ann Was a Joyous Vision
Postmarks  September 19, 2006
"...Dear Editor, Ann Richards had a vision, but let us never forget that she undoubtedly was a vision – every entrance a joyous burst of energy. And so, I remember her best as the glorious, silver-white cloud that sat down in the seat in front of me at Sex, Lies, and Videotape, laughing out loud with us all, bodyguards at her sides..."

Rains on Richards Parade, Does Stop Ceremony
Congress Avenue parade canceled, but renaming ceremony still scheduled
DAILY News  May 25, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"...The mist and rain has canceled the procession down Congress Avenue, but the 11am ceremony unveiling a plaque renaming the Congress Avenue bridge for Gov. Ann Richards is still on, says the city..."

Richards Was Truly Great
Postmarks  September 18, 2006
"...Dear Editor, Ann Richards was a great lady! Even though I'm a Republican, I was in awe of her and remember well her famous speech at the Democratic National Convention. I feel that Texas has lost a great citizen, a marvelous hunter, a fantastic mother, a good governor, and a great role model to all women who aspire to become more and to achieve their very best! My deepest sympathy to the great state of Texas in its loss and to her family..."

Big, Bright Eyes of Texas
Celebrating the life of the bigger-than-life Ann Richards
News Story  September 15, 2006, by Amy Smith
"...Ann Richards spent a lifetime dispensing advice, often unsolicited and sometimes brutally honest, to family, friends, and complete strangers drawn to her magnetic charm. She was nearly always right..."

Page Two: Tearing It Up
Tearing It Up: Smart, committed, and usually the funniest person in the room, Ann Richards kicked down doors and prepared us all for the future
Columns  September 22, 2006, by Louis Black
"...I was racing around as I always do, even when there is no reason, and my eyesight is shot and was even worse than usual at the end of a long day in the relative dark of backstage. Thus, it took me some portion of a second, or even two, to realize the woman was Ann Richards..."

Shattered Icon
Living Legend Ann Richards Steps Off the Pedestal
News Story  October 24, 1997, by Robert Bryce
"...So do liberal icons. Four years ago, Ann Richards was an icon, a role model for housewives, recovering alcoholics, divorced mothers, and others who saw themselves as hopeless or helpless..."

Big, Bright Eyes of Texas
Celebrating the life of the bigger-than-life Ann Richards
News Story  September 22, 2006, by Amy Smith
"...Ann Richards spent a lifetime dispensing advice, often unsolicited and sometimes brutally honest, to family, friends, and complete strangers drawn to her magnetic charm. She was nearly always right..."

Point Austin: Austin Girl
Ann Richards was as contradictory as life in Texas
News Column  September 22, 2006, by Michael King
"...In what may have been her last appearance on film – at least that's what Clasico Entertainment producer Carlos Funes, who shot the clip in February, believes – the late Texas Gov. Ann Richards played the high-profile enforcer of the Alamo Drafthouse's theatre decorum policy, bodily ejecting a fictional patron for rudeness and noise..."

Batfest Flies to South First Street
Fest schedule resolved; reservations about Downtown closures continue
DAILY News  August 13, 2008, by Wells Dunbar
"...It ain't the hugest news, but the most interesting wrinkle to arise at last week's City Council meeting has been ironed out: Batfest, the outdoor Labor Day festival scheduled at Ann Richards Bridge, will be moving one bridge west, to the South First Street bridge...."

Cracks in the Ceiling
Jan Reid on Ann Richards' legacy
Books Story  October 26, 2012, by Michael King
"...Last week the Chronicle sat down for a brief conversation with Jan Reid, author of the new biography, Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards. What follows is a brief selection from that conversation (edited for length)..."

Lily Tomlin, Citizen of Austin
The comedian on our town, Ann Richards, and getting hitched
DAILY Arts  February 27, 2014, by Robert Faires
"...For Lily Tomlin, who appears at the Paramount Theatre on Friday, a trip to Austin is practically a homecoming. In the Eighties, she did an extended run of her first stage success and workshopped her second; bonded with Ann Richards and Liz Carpenter, both of whom shared her birthday; and even bought some land on the Pedernales...."

Another 'Special Session'
Political series returns to PBS in February.
DAILY News  January 24, 2007, by Wells Dunbar
"...It would work wonders for the pledge drive.) Anywho, each week Special Session devotes its half-hour to a new issue, with Stekler and his creekbed-dry wit querying his quests. According to the SS episode guide, upcoming shows touch on the new legislature, John Sharp, Ann Richards, and social services, like CHIP..."

Cracks in the Ceiling
An extended Q&A with Ann Richards biographer Jan Reid
DAILY Books  October 25, 2012, by Michael King
"...Last week the Chronicle sat down for a conversation with Jan Reid, author of the new biography, Let the People In: The Life and Times of Ann Richards...."

Don't Let Her Off, Rich
Statesman's Oppel Defends Ann's Influence-Peddling
News Story  January 23, 1998, by Robert Bryce
"...illustration by Doug Potter In his column on Jan. 4, local daily newspaper editor Rich Oppel wrote a brief defense of former governor Ann Richards, who now works as a lobbyist..."

A Fitting Tribute
At the Ann Richards Congress Bridge dedication
DAILY News  November 16, 2006, by Wells Dunbar
"..."If we did this when she was still alive, she'd say 'Cool, but it's still the same old bat bridge." Becoming of the woman it's now christened for, the City Council ceremony naming the iconic structure the Ann W. Richards Congress Avenue Memorial Bridge suffered no shortage of real talk..."

Grandma's gone missing again...
DAILY News  November 1, 2006, by Wells Dunbar
"...Now this is some funny shit, from the Chris Bell campaign: Background: in 1990, as co-chair of the Clayton Williams campaign, Carole Strayhorn staged an "Ann Watch" outside the State Treasury, wanting to make sure that Richards was putting in her time as State Treasurer. AWR (Ann Willis Richards) Women and Men for Bell will monitor the Comptroller's Office to make sure Strayhorn is now doing her job..."

Uncontrolled Experiments
AISD says charters and single-sex academies will lift all students' boats – and attacks any research that says otherwise
News Story  December 9, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...In making her proposals, Carstarphen has presented research about the supposed successes of IDEA's schools in the Rio Grande Valley and told the board that those results can be replicated in East Austin. At the same time, she has argued that the record of AISD's Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders shows that single-sex education works..."

State Fair
Recognizing the pictures, but also the kinds of spirits who appreciate them: the Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards
Screens Story  March 9, 2007, by Steve Uhler
"...A few years ago, he found himself standing backstage at the ceremony with former Gov. Ann Richards, while a film clip of Terrence Malick's Days of Heaven unspooled onto a giant screen above the stage..."

Post Marks
Park and Ride
Columns  October 31, 1997
"...[Ed. note: Butts is a political campaign consultant who has worked for the campaigns of Brigid Shea, Lloyd Doggett, Ann Richards, and others.] The Long and Whining Road..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  September 22, 2006
"...Can't wait to see what you write about Ann Richards. Or maybe not...."

Disappointed In Portrayal
Postmarks  September 6, 2013
"...Dear Editor, We were disappointed to see an incomplete portrayal of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in The Austin Chronicle[“In the Name of Ann Richards,” News, Aug. 30]..."

Designed To Fail
As Pearce may face another repurposing, AISD gets excited about single-sex schools
News Story  November 18, 2011, by Richard Whittaker
"...The district is actually considering a total of four single-sex academies. In addition to Pearce and Garcia, there is already the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders, and now the district has a $4.6 million grant from the Moody Foundation to explore opening a School for Young Men, covering grades six through 12..."

Thirty Years on Location
An overview of the Texas Film Commission, which has been wedding film production and the state economy for 30 years.
Screens Story  June 15, 2001, by Marc Savlov
"...-- Former Governor Ann Richards..."

Those Were the Days
Earlier this spring, University of Texas Press began publishing a series of books about politics in Texas. Because the editors of the series, which is spearheaded by Don Carleton, the director of UT's Center for American History, understand that it's more interesting to read about underdogs than the ruling class, all three books in the series are about Texas liberals. Here's a brief overview of the series.
Books Story  April 26, 2002, by Clay Smith
"...Once Upon a Time in Texas: A Liberal in the Lone Star State ($39.95) by David Richards: The Yarborough biography is a necessarily wan document compared to this no-holds-barred memoir by a central figure of the Texas left, a lawyer who argued controversial and critical cases that changed the political and social landscape in Texas, principally in the Sixties and Seventies. "I had so much fun practicing anti-establishment law during the era of the 1970s, I should have paid for the privilege," Richards writes..."

AISD Board: Place Six
Three run to replace Moya
News Story  August 28, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...That could leave an opening for the third candidate, and there's little doubt that Kate Mason-Murphy is prepared to challenge AISD's status quo. A former teacher at the Ann Richards School for Young Women Lead­ers, she became a whistleblower, accusing the administration of bullying tactics against both staff and students (see "In the Name of Ann Richards," Aug..."

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and elsewhere
News Story  January 2, 2009
"...On Dec. 19, the Austin Community Foundation and the advisory board of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders launched the Dr..."

Notes of an Old Leftist
Lone Star liberal Dave Richards releases his memoir at the Scholz Garten to much fanfare.
News Story  April 12, 2002, by Clay Smith
"...When people talk about the old Austin -- and they always are -- and a nostalgic mist glazes over their eyes, they are referencing a time and place embodied by labor and civil rights lawyer David Richards. He was Austin's most visible and active attorney for the left, and considered musicians and writers among his best friends..."

It's Not About Tennis Courts
Postmarks  June 29, 2017
"...Dear Editor, A recent column regarding the AISD bond (“Public Notice: Ted Gordon Believes,” News, June 23) references the “tennis courts” of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders and suggests slashing the $70 million currently proposed for its badly needed campus renovations. The Ann Richards School is a nationally ranked, college-bound school educating middle- and high-school-age girls. Its ethnically and economically diverse student body reflects AISD’s student population..."

Election 2006
The latest from the campaign trail
News Story  September 29, 2006
"...She said she would direct $84 million toward infrastructure improvements and educational opportunities in poverty-stricken counties. – A.S. Richards Was a Yella Dawg, Not a Jewgirl You'd have thought New York columnist Liz Smith committed political treason Tuesday when the native Texan told her syndicated readership that her late friend, former Texas Gov..."

The Last Texas Ranger
They don't make 'Rangers' like Walker anymore.
News Story  October 26, 2001, by Lucius Lomax
"...Bush moved into the Mansion. The real culprit was Ann Willis Richards..."

Burka on Bush
How did Texas Monthly's Paul Burka, a Democrat, end up becoming one of George W. Bush's biggest fans in the press corps?
News Story  July 20, 2001, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...Both Burka and Evan Smith point out that, in Smith's words, "we were criticized for being in Ann Richards' pocket before we were in George W. Bush's pocket..."

Board Discord on Single-Sex Schools
Little consensus leading up to Jan. 29 vote
News Story  January 18, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...However, Board President Vince Torres had simply pulled them back for further discussion, and he's now asking his fellow trustees to consider them for the 2014-2015 school year. Single-sex advocates point to the success of the all-girl Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders..."

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