Wendy Davis' inspiring life story smooths over some details

DALLAS, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis' trailer park-to-Harvard Law School story is true in outline but mushy on details, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Abortion bill passes Texas House; goes to Senate

AUSTIN, Texas, July 10 (UPI) -- The Texas House, with opponents shouting from the gallery, overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that would place new limits on abortion.

'Kinky Boots' leads Tony nominations with 13

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Broadway's "Kinky Boots," with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper, led New York's Tony Award nominations with 13, followed by "Matilda: The Musical" with 12.

Web campaign aims to build 3rd U.S. party

BOSTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A grassroots group says it will use the Internet to allow U.S. voters to help it select a third-party candidate for the 2012 presidential election.
Bill Clinton puts Democratic convention back on track

Bill Clinton puts Democratic convention back on track

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The Democrats finally started sprinting on Night Three of their convention in Denver, with former President Bill Clinton and vice presidential pick Sen. Joe Biden giving Sen. Barack Obama the boost he so badly needed.

Austin Batfest may be scrubbed

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Opposition from a furniture store owner threatens what has become a tradition in Austin, Texas -- the city's annual celebration of bats.

Kinky Friedman to court Democratic support

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Former Texas gubernatorial candidate Kinky Friedman says he plans to run for the Democratic Party nomination for governor in 2010.

Late Gov. Anne Richards not for Kinky

HOUSTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- New York Post columnist Liz Smith stirred the Texas gubernatorial pot from across the country by writing the late Gov. Anne Richards supported Kinky Friedman.

Richards lies in state at Texas capitol

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Laughter and tears marked the return of the body of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards to Austin to lie in state at the Texas Capitol. Former President Bill Clinton led a private ceremony in the Rotunda, where the popular politician lay in state Sunday, the A

Bush praises Richards

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush Friday expressed his condolences over the death of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, praising her as a real Texas politician.

Ann Richards dead of cancer at 73

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards died Wednesday at her Austin home of esophageal cancer at the age of 73.

Texas ex-Gov. Richards battling cancer

HOUSTON, March 9 (UPI) -- Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards, 72, has disclosed she has esophageal cancer which will be treated at Houston's University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

West Virginia town to miss Martha Stewart

ALDERSON, W.Va., March 3 (UPI) -- Residents of the West Virginia town where Martha Stewart has been a federal prison inmate since October will miss the attention she has brought the community.

Filmmakers allege Rove behind Swift Boat ad

WASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The makers of a documentary about Karl Rove allege the senior presidential adviser is the force behind the Swift Boat attacks on Democrat John Kerry.

Clinton supports Kerry fundraiser

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is headlining an effort to raise $10 million in 10 days for Sen. John Kerry's presidential race, the campaign says.
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Ann Richards

This article is about the American politician/teacher, for the Australian-American actress, see Ann Richards (actress). For the American jazz singer, see Ann Richards (singer).

Governor Ann Richards visiting NASA/JSC in 1992

Dorothy Ann Willis Richards (September 1, 1933 – September 13, 2006) was an American politician from Texas. She first came to national attention as the state treasurer of Texas, when she delivered the keynote address at the 1988 Democratic National Convention. Richards served as Governor of Texas from 1991 to 1995 and was defeated for re-election in 1994 by George W. Bush. Ann Richards was the second female governor of Texas, and the 39th Democratic governor to serve.

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