Pamela Giblin, arguably the key figure in developing environmental law in Texas, was well-trained in the arts of modesty.
At her high school, Ursuline Academy in Laredo, students were forbidden to wear makeup, jewelry or skirts above the knee. They walked single file, in silence, from class to class, hands clasped behind their backs.
They were not allowed to drink water directly from a fountain; they had to use cups: It was deemed unladylike to bend over, said her classmate, Judith Zaffirini, now a Democratic state senator .
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