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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..."

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)..."

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...."

The Honorable Charlie Baird
Judge Charlie Baird is ruffling official feathers at the Travis County Courthouse
News Story  May 30, 2008, by Jordan Smith
"...He ran, from El Paso to Texarkana and everywhere in between, and won – due in part to the strength of the 1990 statewide Democratic ticket, with Gov. Ann Richards at the top – becoming the youngest judge ever to sit on the high court's bench..."

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..."

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...."

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..."

CNN Obama-Clinton Debate: The full transcript
Word for word, the whole shebang
DAILY News  February 21, 2008, by Lee Nichols
"... And I had the great privilege of living for a while in Austin and in San Antonio, and meeting people and making friends that have stayed with me for a lifetime. And I found that we had a lot in common, a lot of shared values, a belief that hard work is important, that self-reliance and individual responsibility count for a lot. CLINTON: And among the people whom I got to know, who became not only friends, but heroes, were Barbara Jordan, who taught me a lot about courage, and today... (APPLAUSE) ...would actually be her birthday. I remember all the time about how she got up every single morning, facing almost insurmountable odds, to do what she did. And another was my great friend Ann Richards, who taught me so much... (APPLAUSE) ....."

The Loyal Lieutenants
Bush Applies Litmus Test of Allegiance in Choosing Inner Circle
News Story  March 17, 2000, by Robert Bryce
"...He left UT without finishing his degree to work for a long string of Democrats including former state senator (now U.S. Representative) Lloyd Doggett, Texas governors Mark White and Ann Richards, and Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer..."

The Can't-Miss Kid
The Man Behind the W.
News Story  May 27, 1999, by Robert Bryce
"...But both are easily replaced. And neither have been with Bush as long as Rove, who escorted Bush on those first few shaky press conferences in November of 1993 when Bush announced he was running against Ann Richards..."

Across the Universe
Gearing up for a new national tour of her hit show The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, Lily Tomlin took a few minutes to talk about connectedness -- her connectedness with The Search, with audiences, and with Austin.
Arts Story  September 17, 1999, by Robert Faires
"...LT: Oh, like at Esther's Follies? I've played Esther's Follies because I've done benefits for Ann [Richards]. I've played the Paramount once..."

Aleshire the Agitator
Rage, Rage Against the Dying of the Limelight
News Story  August 28, 1998, by Robert Bryce
"...He also began butting heads with the Commissioners Court, which at the time was ruled by the triumvirate of Richard Moya, Bob Honts, and County Judge Mike Renfro. (The commissioner from Precinct 3 was Ann Richards..."

Epiphanies for the Blind
Who's Teaching Who at the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired?
Music Story  February 23, 1996, by Mindy LaBernz
"...The laughter is therapeutic, and the kids loosen up. There will be no kiddie Lennon and McCartney songs for this group of teenage girls; the Stones energize the class as only the guttural Jagger and Richards can..."

The Pen-Ultimate Fest
Austin Heart of Film Screenwriting Conference & Festival
Screens Story  October 10, 1997, by Russell Smith
"...This heartfelt endorsement of following one's personal muse seemed to resonate with the packed crowd (including former Governor Ann Richards), particularly the large contingent of baby boomers who grew up with the two establishment-twitting artists. The success of Hopper and Stone obviously registered, at some level, as a validation of their own checkered Sixties and Seventies histories...."

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..."

Memoirs of a Movement
Remembering the campaign to Save Our Springs
News Story  August 3, 2012
"...What happened, of course, is that those who had lost the SOS fight went to a different arena – the Texas Legislature. Ann Richards vetoed the first attempt to weaken SOS, but her defeat by George W..."

Lost at Sea and Back Again
Bill Broyles' Extraordinary Adventure Story
Screens Story  December 29, 2000, by Sarah Hepola
"...for the film's glitzy premieres, where he arrived in limos to greet swarms of photographers, disappointed when he wasn't Tom Hanks or Helen Hunt. But on a Tuesday night, the Westgate Theater is packed with people who are here to see him -- UT professors, fellow Austin writers, friends of his wife Andrea, Ann Richards...."

311 Story in Error
Columns  October 25, 1996
"...First AA-S inexplicably puts Ann Richards' picture in with an article on lawyers and with a bevy of pictured lawyers. She is not a lawyer...."

The Rise of the Invisible Man
Can longshot Democrat Chris Bell ring up a miracle?
News Story  October 27, 2006, by Amy Smith
"...18 memorial service for former Gov. Ann Richards..."

Women on Top
The Risks and Rewards of Being a Woman In Austin's High Tech World
News Story  November 24, 2000, by Erica C. Barnett
"...How did a girl from Dallas come to launch one of the most prominent and innovative high tech companies in Austin? Fifteen years of preparation -- as student body president at UT, founding director of the Texas Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service under Govs. Ann Richards and George W..."

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