Category Archives: Dallas Women

Dallas Lawyer Louise Raggio Paved Way For Women, Children

Famed Dallas lawyer Louise Raggio passed away over the weekend. She was 91. Raggio was the first female prosecutor in Texas and was “instrumental”, according to the Dallas Morning News, in passage of the  Property Act of 1967 that, “established modern legal … Continue reading

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Kay Bailey Hutchison Not Seeking Re-election in 2012

Kay Bailey is out. In a letter to supporters Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison wrote, “I am announcing today that I will not be a candidate for re-election in 2012. That should give the people of Texas ample time to consider who … Continue reading

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Life Lessons From Elizabeth Edwards, And Why We Can’t Hate John

Rest in Peace seems most appropriate for a woman whose life was anything but restful or peaceful. Elizabeth Edwards died yesterday after a long fought battle with cancer. It seems all the more sorrowful that she posted a goodbye message to Facebook … Continue reading

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Strong Women: Elizabeth Smart and Keri Potts

If you haven’t Googled these ladies, you need to! Elizabeth Smart and Keri Potts. One, an incredibly strong young woman, is testifying against her kidnapper and rapist this week and the other, an ESPN executive, discusses her would-be rapists attack in … Continue reading

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Donna Brazile To Speak in Dallas On Saturday, Leave Your “Booty” Shorts At Home

Democratic political correspondent, columnist and author Donna Brazile will speak at Mountain View College’s 40th anniversary brunch from 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday. Individual tickets are $100, tables are $1,000. And don’t you dare wear booty shorts to this event! Ms. … Continue reading

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Melinda Gates is Not Like Other Dallas Gals

Last night, 60 Minutes reporter and fellow Texan Scott Pelley interviewed the elusive Melinda Gates, a Dallas native, about her work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Pelley asked Gates about her goals and told her, “You don’t wear … Continue reading

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What’s The Most Annoying Thing About Your Sister?

We don’t choose them. Sometimes we can’t stand them. They can be rude, helpful, horrible. They’ll steal your clothes, boyfriend and your parents attention. But they’re your sister and you put up with it. Author Deborah Tannen, the youngest of three sisters, discusses … Continue reading

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I’m Not the Nanny!

They look at you. They look at your kid. They ask the question, “Are you the nanny?” It happens on playgrounds, in elevators, in awkward sidewalk moments. A woman looks at you and determines a) you are not the same … Continue reading

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Joni Eareckson Tada: A Woman of Inspiration

The thing about great women is that they’re great and then they fade away and we slowly start to forget about them. One woman we shouldn’t forget is Joni Eareckson Tada who became a quadriplegic after a diving accident in … Continue reading

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Please, Don’t Call Me a Housewife!

Being a good housewife used to be the expected role for women (and from my experience abroad is still the role for many women) but the stigma of a stay-at-home wife or housewife is a “near-extinct species” in places like … Continue reading

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