Dionne Phillips Bagsby, the first woman of color and the first woman Tarrant County Commissioner to sit on the court, died Thursday at age 82.
Dionne Phillips Bagsby, the first woman of color and the first woman Tarrant County Commissioner to sit on the court, died Thursday at age 82. Courtesy of family of Dionne Phillips Bagsby Courtesy
Dionne Phillips Bagsby, the first woman of color and the first woman Tarrant County Commissioner to sit on the court, died Thursday at age 82. Courtesy of family of Dionne Phillips Bagsby Courtesy

Luke Ranker covers the intersection of people and government focused on Fort Worth and Tarrant County. He came to Texas from the plains of Kansas, where he wrote about a lot, including government, crime and courts in Topeka. He survived a single winter in Pennsylvania as a breaking news reporter. He can be reached at 817-390-7747 or lranker@star-telegram.com.

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