AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today called for nominations of outstanding women for the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame. Coordinated by the Governor’s Commission for Women, the Hall of Fame includes notable Texans such as First Lady Barbara Bush, astronaut Sally Ride and tennis great Zena Garrison.
“The Texas Women’s Hall of Fame allows Texans to honor women whose accomplishments continue to make our state great,” said Gov. Perry. “By celebrating these outstanding women we inspire young Texans to work hard to become great leaders.”

This year’s categories for the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame are leadership, historic preservation, health, physical fitness, education and performing arts. An independent panel of judges will review the nominations and the Governor will induct the women the panel recommends into the 2008 Hall of Fame at an awards ceremony this fall.
Nominees must be native or current Texas residents, and their noted achievement must have significant ties to Texas. Also these women must have been involved in the noted achievement during the past twelve months.
The Texas Women’s Hall of Fame honors more than 100 women. A complete list of honorees is available at Nomination forms are available on the Governor’s Internet site at or by calling (800) 839-5323. Forms must be postmarked by March 3, 2008.