Gov. Rick Perry today inducted nine outstanding Texas women into the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, which celebrates accomplishments of those who have made significant contributions in areas such as business, education, philanthropy, military and public service.
"The Hall of Fame exhibit is a place where we honor trailblazers, pioneers and non-conformists who rose to the challenges around them," Gov. Perry said. "As visitors walk through the exhibits and read through the biographies of those honored there, they can grasp how much of a difference these women have made in the lives of all Texans."
Inductees are native or current Texas residents whose achievements have significant ties to the state. The women were nominated by their peers and selected by an independent panel of judges.