From the Office of State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa

September 14, 2006
CONTACT: Melissa del Bosque (512) 463-0120, cell (512) 947-4046

Texas has Lost One of its Brightest Stars

"It was with great sadness that I received the news of Governor Ann Richards passing Wednesday. Ann was a great lady and Texas is going to miss her. She opened state government up to all Texans and she valued every region of the state equally from South Texas to the Panhandle to East and West Texas. She was a great Governor who focused on working families and really cared about Texas. She will always be remembered for her silver hair, her quick wit and her great laugh."