Nancy Nutto Hughes has been a member of First United Methodist Church of Eastland since she moved to Eastland in 1982 for a one year clerkship with the 11th Court of Appeals - she never left. This church is near and dear to her heart. She even met her husband, Donald, because of church connections. It was in our sanctuary they were married, their children were baptized and confirmed, and their family paid final respects to their 18 year old nephew and a 25 year old son-in-love. Nancy has taught VBS and Sunday School, worked with acolytes, conducted Children's Time during the service, served on committees, and cooked and "crafted" with many of the church's youth. She will proudly tell you that her current position as Mulberry Preschool Director is the best position she has ever served in!!!
Nancy graduated cum laude from Trinity University in 1979 with a double major in Psychology and Political Science. She received her JD from Baylor University School of Law in 1982. Nancy served as Chief Staff Attorney for the 11th Court of Appeals for over 28 years until her retirement in 2010. While with the Court, Nancy was active in the national organization for appellate court attorneys and was a founding member of the Texas organization for appellate court attorney. Nancy has been a speaker at national and state conference as well as at area schools and civic groups. Since 2008, Nancy has taught Federal Government and State and Local Government atRanger College in face-to-face classes, dual-credit with local high schools, through distance learning, and online. She is also an election judge for Eastland County, Pct. 1.
Currently, she is a room mother at Siebert Elementary, works with Eastland High School students on volunteer projects, and serves on the Eastland County Child Welfare Board. Nancy and Donald are active advocates for Autism Awareness and Research. They founded an area family support group as well as the Abilene Autism Walk. Together, they have spoken at state-wide and area Autism events.
Donald and Nancy live in Eastland. . They have three children and one grandson.