Mayor Turner, other Houston-area officials honor former Texas Gov. Ann Richards inauguration anniversary

HOUSTON – To commemorate the 30th anniversary of former Texas Gov. Ann Richards’ inauguration, Mayor Sylvester Turner, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Harris County Commissioner Rodney Ellis highlighted the 50 “Ann Banners” on display in downtown Houston.

Ann Willis Richards, the 45th Governor of Texas, is known for her accomplishments that include being the first woman elected county commissioner in Travis County and treasurer of the State of Texas. She rose to national prominence and celebrity with her memorable keynote address to the 1988 Democratic National Convention. She died in Austin on Sept. 13, 2006.

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