Nominations sought for Texas Women's Hall of Fame

Marilyn Tennissen Jan. 17, 2008, 1:57am

Texas women who have made notable achievements are being sought for nomination to the Texas Women's Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame includes outstanding Texas women like First Lady Barbara Bush, astronaut Sally Ride and tennis great Zina Garrison. More than 100 women have been named to the Hall of Fame, which is coordinated by the Governor's Commission for Women.

"The Texas Women's Hall of Fame allows Texans to honor women whose accomplishments continue to make our state great," said Gov. Rick Perry. "By celebrating these outstanding women we inspire young Texans to work hard to become great leaders."

This year's categories for the Texas Women's Hall of Fame are leadership, historic preservation, health, physical fitness, education and performing arts. An independent panel of judges will review the nominations and the governor will induct the women the panel recommends into the 2008 Hall of Fame at an awards ceremony this fall.

Nominees must be native or current Texas residents, and their noted achievement must have significant ties to Texas. Also these women must have been involved in the noted achievement during the past twelve months.

More information on the Texas Women's Hall of Fame can be found at

Nomination forms are available on the Governor's Internet site at or by calling (800) 839-5323. Forms must be postmarked by March 3.

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