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10/07/05 - Lufkin

Ima Hogg Focus Of First Friday

by Ramonica R. Jones

State Representative Jim McReynolds was this month's First Friday speaker. He didn't talk about property taxes or funding public education, he talked about the biggest influence in his political career.

Ima Hogg was once Texas' first lady. One of the state's wealthiest Texans during her career, she's known for her work with children and education.

"I wanted to kind of draw back inside of myself as to who I am and the things that set my course and Ms. Hogg was one of those loving people who loved children and loved education and seniors. She may have been, maybe the wealthiest Texan in her time and she gave everything that she had."

McReynolds worked with Ima Hogg for many years before he became a state lawmaker. She founded the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health and Retardation.

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