State lawmakers are not the only people paying tribute to the former governor of Texas. Ann Richards is being remembered by East Texans as a pioneer.
Former Lufkin mayor Louis Bronaugh met with Richards often during her frequent trips to the area. The two even marched down First Street many years ago in downtown Lufkin.
Bronaugh knew Richards for 16 years. He remembers her as a southern belle with a good heart.
Bronaugh called Richards a "very popular, ideal Texas lady. She tells it the way it was and was very sharp, quick witted; great sense of humor and a beautiful lady."