Kris Farrel, Dallas County Staff, and Carol Donovan,Chair of the Dallas County Democrats
Present a Proclamation to Katy Hubener in honor of Ann Hubener
In honor of Duncanville's long time activist Ann Hubener, the Southwest Dallas County Democrats set up the Ann Hubener Community Champion Scholarship to a graduate of Duncanville High School. Brandon Kimball will be the first to receive this scholarship. In addition to his high school classes, he is taking classes at Moutainview and is active in his Church.
In May, Ann’s daughter Katy Hubener was presented with a proclamation from the Dallas County Democrats for her work and passion on a variety of issues including clean air, gun control, and good government.
Born in Ada, Okla. and raised in Seminol, she moved Texas to attend the University of Dallas. In 1968, she married Gerald Alan “Jerry” Hubener who died in 2001. In the In 1970, the Hubeners moved to Duncanville where Ann became an activist. She organized mothers and their children to persuade Bishop Thomas Tschoepe to create a church for Duncanville and, in 1974, Holy Spirit was created. Ann returned to college in the late 80's, attending with daughter Katy and son James. In 1991, she received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Texas at Arlington.
She was active with Downwinders at Risk, a citizens’ group committed clean air and prohibiting the burning of hazardous waste in the cement kilns of Midlothian. She was a leader in the Southwest Parkway Alternate Route Coalition, which opposed a road through Duncanville.
Ann exemplified the adage: “Is this a private fight or can anybody join in,” said her daughter, Dallas County Justice of the Peace Katy Hubener.
Ann was a realtor for more than 30 years and registered real estate tax arbitrator and owned her own real estate business. She served on the Dallas County School Board, the MetroTex Board of Realtors and the Best Southwest Chamber of Commerce. She was also a partner of the The Suburban Newspaper in Duncanville. She was elected to the Dallas County Schools board in 2005.
Ann died at 68 of breast cancer.