Red McCombs: The Circle

ladies circle

Red McCombs Longhorns is an annual event scheduled for the first weekend in May. This moment made me smile. The women sitting in a circle watching the cattle as they made their way into the auction. It made me consider some of the really great women I have known in and from Texas – Annie and Suzie are at the top of the list.

And Red McCombs… what an interesting man. He is an entrepreneur in the truest sense dabbling in diverse businesses: automotive, energy, communication and sports ownership. It is inspiring. His charitable spirit well documented (he gave $50 million to the University of Texas business school). He is hospitable and genuine when you meet him. I had the great pleasure of extending my heartfelt thanks for an inspired evening and found him a warm, generous and kind person. It was as though attending a neighborhood picnic with friends and family whom we had known for years. A lovely evening.

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