Former ambassador Karen Hughes speaks about women’s roles in politics at Horseshoe Bay event

The Star Republican Women’s club hosted Karen P. Hughes, a former U.S. ambassador and a counselor to President George W. Bush, at its meeting and luncheon Oct. 22 at Quail Point Lodge in Horseshoe Bay. She spoke about women’s roles in politics and shared candid moments from her time in the Bush administration. Hughes is a former TV news reporter and a past executive director of the Republican Party of Texas and currently serves as the global chairwoman of Burson-Marsteller, a national public relations firm. Staff photos by Connie Swinney

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Karen P. Hughes, the former under secretary of state for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs for President George W. Bush, greets Mason resident Mona Lois Schmidt.

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Karen P. Hughes speaks at the Star Republican Women’s club meeting about women’s roles in politics and shares candid moments serving under President George W. Bush as under secretary of state for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

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Janice Estill, vice president of the Burnet County Republican Women’s club (left), Charlotte Hewitt, president of the Star Republican Women’s club and Burnet County resident Jill McAfee, were among the attendees at a presentation Oct. 22 by former President George W. Bush speechwriter and counselor Karen P. Huges in Horseshoe Bay.

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Carrie and Kerry Spradley of the Burnet County Republican Club were among the crowd of about 200 people who attended the Star Republican Women’s club meeting Oct. 22 at Quail Point Lodge that featured former President George W. Bush speechwriter Karen P. Hughes.

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Burnet County Republican chair candidate Donna Wilcox and her husband, Brad, mingle with guests and members of the Star Republican Club.

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