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Laura Bush speaks out for Taking Care of Texas

The Austin American-Statesman - May 22, 2013

There’s no shame in having a pulpit. It could be shameful if you have it, but don’t put it to good use. Laura Bush admits that she, as the wife of a former president, has a pretty big pulpit, and she says she’s decided to use it to push, pull, gather and encourage Texans towardRead More

Bush hopes to inspire Texans to conserve wildlife

The Odessa American - March 2, 2013

Former first lady Laura Bush will never forget growing up in Midland stargazing, gardening and hiking with her mother. It’s no wonder she wants to conserve the nature she grew up surrounded by. “For almost as far back as I can remember on warm summer nights, mother and I would go outside and lie downRead More

Laura Bush encourages landowners to preserve natural habitats

The Midland Reporter-Telegram - March 1, 2013

Former first lady Laura Bush on Friday encouraged ranchers and farmers to find their own playas and keep them as a natural habitat for wildlife in the area. Bush was the luncheon speaker at the first Jenna Welch Nature Study Center playa symposium. The symposium at the Petroleum Club included a panel of a varietyRead More

Laura Bush moved to tears in S.A. speech

The San Antonio Express News - January 26, 2013

Former first lady Laura Bush choked back tears at an environmental summit here Friday as she talked about looking forward to spreading a blanket on the grass and pointing out constellations in the night sky to her grandchild. It’s something her mother had done with her and it helped instill a deep appreciation of nature,Read More

Laura Bush Op-Ed: Instill love of nature in children

The San Antonio Express News - January 24, 2013

January 24, 2013 by Mrs. Laura Bush Some of my earliest memories are of the Texas outdoors. In Midland, my first playgrounds were vacant lots covered with mesquite trees. In the summers, I would travel west, to visit my grandparents on the outskirts of El Paso, gazing out upon the Rio Grande River and theRead More