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TFRW January Woman of Distinction

TFRW January Woman of Distinction

Renee Yanta is a judge for the 150th District Court in Bexar County, Texas. She was elected in November 2014, effective January 1, 2015, for a term that expires on December 31, 2018.[1][2] Yanta received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas. She earned her J.D. from St. Mary’s University School of Law in 1993.[5] Yanta previously served as a judge for the 73rd District Court from 2009 to 2012, having been appointed by Governor Rick Perry. She was a public school teacher for nine years before she went...
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President’s Message – January 2018

President’s Message – January 2018

A glass bead necklace caught my eye while I was walking around an open-air market with my daughter Kendall. Before inquiring about the necklace Kendall noticed an etched brass cuff with an inspirational message in an unusual font.  Wondering if the artist accepted commissioned work I asked the young women, dressed in 1940’s era clothing, if she would be interested in creating cuffs with my organization’s initials. I handed her my T.F.R.W. business card so she could write down the...
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TFRW September Woman of Distinction

TFRW September Woman of Distinction

Debra H. Lehrmann was appointed to the Court by Governor Rick Perry on June 21, 2010. Before her appointment, she served as the District Judge of the 360th District Court in Fort Worth, Texas, and served as a family law judge in Tarrant County for 22 years. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Justice Lehrmann graduated from the University of Texas in 1979 and the University of Texas School of Law in 1982. Prior to her appointment to the bench, she...
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President’s Message – October 2017

President’s Message – October 2017

Free speech or freedom to be a whiny, spoiled brat?  Taking a knee or other forms of protesting the National Anthem at football games is a classic example of stupid is as stupid does. Let me be perfectly clear:  I totally understand that there are parts of this country in which it is harder, and in some cases dangerous, to be a black American.  Although this country has come so very far in its quest to be a land of color-blind...
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President’s Message – September 2017

President’s Message – September 2017

Generally, I use this time and space to tell you what I think about the state of politics in Texas or the nation, but the only thing on my mind these days is the state of the Texas Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. I’ve lived through plenty of hurricanes and tropical storms here in Houston, and I can promise you that there has never been a storm of this magnitude or with this level of destruction, from Rockport...
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God Bless Texas

God Bless Texas

Hurricane Harvey isn’t over yet but its path of destruction is obvious, and will only get worse. For those of us lucky enough to be spared Mother Nature’s wrath, give thanks. For those who have lost so much, we stand with you. The magnitude of devastation will take months and many resources to make right. Many of our sisters (and brothers) will need a great deal of help to recover. The needs are many but there is a simple way that YOU can...
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