March, 2013


Women’s History Month: Oveta Culp Hobby

“Journalist, Business Leader, Public Servant”   Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-1995) was one of most recognized women of the 1940s through the 1980s. Born in 1905 in Killeen, Bell County, Texas, by the age of 25 she had earned a law degree and was both the Assistant City Attorney in Houston and the parliamentarian of the  Texas House of Representatives. But …Continue reading →

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Women’s History Month: The “Six-Triple-Eight” WWII Battalion

One thing a deployed soldier, sailor, marine, or airman looks forward to is “mail call.” Receiving letters from home is the biggest morale booster known to military men and women.  Before World War II, mail was mostly handled on an individual basis.  But the two-theater Second Great War brought mobilization on a scale never before seen. And “mail call” became …Continue reading →

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