Governor Perry Inducts Five to Texas Women's Hall of Fame

2012 Texas Women's Hall of Fame Member Inducted in Denton

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    Governor Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry made a stop in Denton on Friday to honor the newest members of the Texas Women's Hall of Fame.

    The Hall of Fame is housed at Texas Woman's University. The 2012 inductees are Barbara Smith Conrad, Anne Corn, Nina Godiwalla, Harriet O'Neill, and Major General Mary Saunders.

    "Each of the women here in the Hall of Fame left a mark. They've blazed a trail, and they left Texas and America a better place to live," Anita Perry said.

    Friday, the women joined the ranks of some well-known Texas women like Sandra Day O'Connor and Ann Richards.

    "We women have not always had the opportunity to get the recognition we deserve. So, as you heard, the stories not only about myself but the other women, it was absolutely amazing. And I was jealous, thinking, 'Wow, I wish I could start my life over and do some more things,'" Major General Mary Saunders said.

    From military service to education and business, these women were honored for their accomplishments. Their stories of determination will go down in history and up on the wall.

    "We do live in a world of possibility," Saunders said.

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