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"I ran one column of 'the dames' twice by mistake... Our phones rang off the wall."
— Larry Hiatt
Fort Stockton Pioneer

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A young girl from Little Elm “used all my feminine wiles,” to succeed through college and medical school and become the first woman anesthesiologist in Texas. In her pioneering field in Central Texas, she packed in stories galore, including gassing a prized hog and her first flight.
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Ink runs through my veins

A dream begun at age 9, in Alice, Texas, while reading Helen in the Editor’s Chair, led me to a long career in journalism, reporting and writing around the state of Texas and for the Texas business news of the New York Times. I began on a weekly in Azle TX, graduated from TCU Journalism, and then moved on to daily papers in Brownwood, Odessa, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Houston.

   Along the way I picked up prizes in investigative reporting and syndication with Scripps Howard News International while reading and studying the writings of Gay Talese, eager to write more like him. He and author, Willie Morris, I call “silent mentors” for the teachings they did via their way with words.

  More recently, I’ve written the column, “Texas Dames,” published in a number of Texas’ small but vibrant community newspapers and then some specialty newspapers such as Fort Worth’s Business Journal.

  After teaching a few years in TCU’s Schieffer School of Journalism I have assumed a role as “writer-in-residence” at the school’s Texas Center for Community Journalism.


Carmen Goldthwaite
P. O. Box 470841
Fort Worth, Tx 76147

H 817-737-6958
M 817-726-0412

Twitter: @writingtxdame
E-mail: carmengoldthwaite@sbcglobal.net