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When Lubbock delegate Mary Hatfield met former Texas Gov. Ann Richards at Tuesday's Revolutionary Women conference and said she hailed from West Texas, Richards raised her eyebrows and told her, "You all have a tough road ahead."
For Jim Alexander, winning a seat as Amarillo's delegate to the Democratic National Convention meant more than achieving his lifelong goal; the trip also would be his chance to find solidarity.
After hearing his hero, former Georgia senator and disabled veteran Max Cleland, address the first-Veterans' Caucus at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Amarillo delegate Jim Alexander rushed through the crowd to praise his role model.
Texas delegates to the Democratic National Convention left their home state's barbecues behind in favor of an "East Welcomes West" party Sunday night that kicked off the convention week's events.
A public media insult stirred the ire of the Texas Democratic delegates and gave them pause from their breakfast burritos and grits Wednesday at their daily delegation meeting.
After four days of impassioned speeches, rallying caucuses and encounters with fellow Democrats from across the nation, Texas delegates Thursday hailed the Democratic National Convention as a rousing success in launching the party's nominees and platform.