"...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..."
"...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)..."
"...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...."
"...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 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..."
"...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...."
"...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..."
"... 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) ....."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...Bush moved into the Mansion. The real culprit was Ann Willis Richards..."
"...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..."
"...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...."
"...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...."
"...18 memorial service for former Gov. Ann Richards..."
"...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..."