The BRAVO AWARD is presented to individuals who have shown exemplary dedication to the community by their work for the betterment of El Paso.
2013 BRAVO AWARD Recipient
Ann Crawford McClure
only thing you can ask a judge to do is listen to both sides
make an honest decision
that’s what she does.”
-Wayne Pritchard, Esq.
Speaking about Justice Ann Crawford McClure
8th Court of Appeals
Justice Ann Crawford McClure was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. Two years later the family relocated to Houston, Texas. At age 8 she moved to San Antonio where she spent the remainder of her youth. She completed her undergraduate education at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and was graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of fine arts degree in communications. She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Houston School of Law and entered private practice with a law firm in Houston. In 1983 she moved to El Paso and began a solo practice in appellate law. She became the first attorney in El Paso to obtain board certification in civil appellate law and she is listed in the 1989 – 1994 editions of The Best Lawyers in America. In 1992, she and her husband merged their practices into the partnership of McClure & McClure where she maintained a state-wide appellate practice until 1994 when she was elected to the 8th Court of Appeals. She is a past president of both the El Paso Bar Association and the Trans Pecos Bar Association. Justice McClure and her husband, David, have 2 children. All four are duly commissioned Kentucky Colonels.
Lifetime Achievement BRAVO Award
Major General Dana J.H. Pittard
successful oversight “of the biggest
expansion of a military installation since WW11” is an event that has
affected improvements and the quality of life at Ft. Bliss and in the local,
state and national community.
Quote: -Brig. General Richard Behrenhausen
the opening words of an El Paso, Inc. interview, Robert Gray writes;
“A football signed by President Clinton sits in a glass case on the corner of Maj. Gen. Dana Pittard’s desk in his office at Fort Bliss. It’s a memento given to military aides responsible for the ‘nuclear football’ –the 45-pound leather briefcase that holds the nation’s contingency plans, including instructions on how to launch a nuclear attack .Having been responsible for what’s called the “big red button” from 1996 to 1999, the responsibilities and stress that come with commanding the army’s fastest growing post since World War !! are nothing new for Fort Bliss’ progressive commander. Pittard is a 1977 Eastwood High graduate. He returned to his hometown to become senior commander of Ft. Bliss. He and his wife Lucille have two sons, Jordan and Taylor. (Gen) Pittard’s army career has taken him to 71 countries. He says his goal is to visit 100, and he has an uncanny gift for being where history is unfolding –like being in Berlin when the wall fell. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff of operations and training at the Army Training and Doctrine Command in Fort Monroe, Va. He has also served as commanding General of the Iraqi Assistance Group during Operaton Iraqi Freedom. Pittard was commissioned as a second lieutenant from the U.S. Military at West Point with a bachelor’s degree in history, He earned a master’s from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and he attended Harvard University as a Senior Service College Fellow.” General Pittard is leaving his post at Ft. Bliss – moving to his next assignment. He leaves very large shoes to fill and he will be sorely missed.
Previous BRAVO AWARD Recipients
Judge Sam Callan
Mayor Suzanne Azar
Representative Jack C. Vowell
Senator Peggy Rosson
Representative Nancy McDonald
David G. Marcus
Myrna J. Deckert
General Dennis D. Cavin
Adair & Dee Margo
Cecilia Ochoa Levine
Judy and J Kirk Robison
Colonel Heidi V. Brown
Sheriff Leo Samaniego
Judge Max Higgs
Mayor John Cook
Kathleen Staudt, PhD
Previous Life Achievement BRAVO Award Recipients
Coach Don Haskins
Janice Woods Windle
Hon Eliot Shapleigh
Last Updated 08/09/13