Molly Ivens, one of our favorite columnists wrote a eulogy for Ann Richards that's right on the mark.
The closest I ever got to the former Governor of Texas, was in 1987, during my first visit to Texas, at U.T.'s girls' basketball game. "Who's that with the pastel power suit and the white hair?" I asked my host, pointing at a commending presence at the sideline. "Oh, that's our Governor, Ann Richards!" He said. I was impressed. No special box for Ms. Richards. She was right there, "on the floor" so to speak, cheering the winning girls on her feet. She wouldn't take things sitting down, not in the basketball court, not in the Capitol either. She'll be missed.