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TAB rededicates building for Ann Arnold

Texas broadcasters gathered at the TAB building on April 4 to officially rededicate the building in memory of longtime President Ann Arnold.

The building, just steps away from the Capitol, is now known as the Texas Association of Broadcasters Ann Arnold Center.

A groundbreaking Texas journalist, Ann Arnold was the first female press secretary to a Texas Governor and for 25 year, served as TAB President under her death in 2012.

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"Ann's incessant optimism and boundless energy inspired all of us who knew her," said TAB President Oscar Rodriguez.

"Those traits were never more evident than when we embarked upon our mission to build a permanent home for Texas broadcasters that would help secure our advocacy efforts far into the future."

“Today, we all benefit from Ann’s work,” said TAB Chairman Mary Mike Hatcher of Bryan Broadcasting.

“She was a builder – not just of this place, but of alliances, coalitions, friendships and partnerships.

"She saw this building not just as a symbol of power, but also strength.  She envisioned it be a place from which more good could be done, not just for broadcasters, but for Texas," Hatcher said.

The ceremony included unveiling of the memorial marker that is prominently displayed near the main entrance to the building.

The bronze marker includes a portrait and brief bio of Arnold. The portrait was cast from Arnold's favorite photo (taken by Pioneer Broadcaster - and official TAB Photograher - Mike Wenglar).

Photos from the ceremony (thanks to Mike Wenglar!!) will be available soon.

Questions?  Contact TAB's Beth Bobbitt or call 512-322-9944.

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