Press Posts

Former first lady unveils new health initiative at Houston Methodist

Houston Chronicle - September 13, 2016

Laura Bush speaks about Texan by Nature during inaugural health symposium   In 2011, former first lady Laura Bush founded Taking Care of Texas in hopes of unifying the interests of conservation groups, businesses, schools, the scientific community, and faith-based organizations under one umbrella. Though the organization’s name has since changed to Texan by Nature,Read More

Laura Bush makes special appearance at Fandangle

Abilene Reporter News - June 24, 2016

ALBANY — Those with tickets to the Fort Griffin Fandangle on Friday night got an unexpected bonus in the form of former first lady Laura Bush, who made a special appearance as part of her work with a nature conservation organization. Stamford resident Peggy Mansell was among those in the audience at Albany’s annual outdoorRead More

VIDEO: Laura Bush talks with Shelly Slater about her new book

WFAA-TV Channel 8 - May 17, 2016

WFAA’s Shelly Slater has a passion for books, which is why she started Shelly’s Book Worms. Someone who shares that passion is former First Lady Laura Bush, who co-wrote a children’s book with her daughter Jenna Bush Hager. “Our Great Big Backyard” comes on the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, and is a loveRead More

Laura and Barbara Bush open up about family, gender roles, and learning about 9/11

The Huffington Post - April 25, 2016

Laura Bush detailed the exact moment she learned about the 9/11 terrorist attacks during an intimate conversation with her daughter. For The Huffington Post’s new parent-child interview series Talk To Me, the former first lady answered questions from her daughter, Barbara Bush. During the interview, Laura spoke of having a “huge advantage” when she became first lady becauseRead More

Former first lady Laura Bush has a place for you to take your bluebonnet photos

The Dallas Morning News - April 20, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK — While it’s the adjacent building that gets all the attention, a 15-acre park is one of Laura Bush’s favorite parts of the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Just steps away from the building that is home to the archives, museum and public policy institute, native blackland prairie grasses, wildflowers and trees onRead More

Bracken Cave: an international treasure in San Antonio’s backyard

The San Antonio Express News - November 22, 2015

On summer nights in Texas, 15 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from a cave in the Texas Hill Country. Like a plume of smoke billowing from a chimney, the bats spiral into the night sky and eventually spread out over hundreds of miles in search of food. These bats make up the largest concentration ofRead More

Laura Bush visits… the Eagle Ford Shale?

The San Antonio Express News - July 23, 2013

Former First Lady Laura Bush recently toured the Eagle Ford Shale region to talk about conservation efforts in the South Texas oil fields. She did a rig tour in June with representatives of Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Wildlife Association and the South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable. AndRead More

Founder of Taking Care of Texas former First Lady Laura Bush Visits Eagle Ford Shale Region

The San Antonio Express News

SAN ANTONIO– On June 3, 2013, Taking Care of Texas and the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (STEER) co-hosted a tour of the Eagle Ford Shale region featuring Taking Care of Texas Founder Former First Lady Laura Bush; STEER President Omar Garcia; and representatives of Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas Parks and WildlifeRead More

Laura Bush: Conservation can start in your own garden

The Dallas Morning News - May 15, 2015

Spring is my favorite time of year in Texas. As I watch the native prairie bloom at our ranch, and the evening primrose blossom at the Bush Center, I am reminded of our vast and varied landscape. The bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush that dot roadsides are more than just beautiful, they are indigenous symbols ofRead More