When women were first allowed to serve on U.S. attack submarines in 2013, Buda resident Gracie Hough was still in high school. But Hough, who graduated from Hays High School three years later, will be an active submariner soon enough.
Hough went through the motions of graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy Anapolis May 11, said her grandfather Jim Hough with more than a touch of pride. Even now, he said, “There are not many female submariners, but she was selected.”