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Laura Bush: Monarch butterflies essential to Texas

- September 13, 2016

AUSTIN – Former First Lady Laura Bush is championing efforts to restore the monarch butterfly population, highlighting not only the species’ beauty but its key role in the economy and the cycle of life.

‘Monarch wrangler’ Laura Bush touts Texas efforts to save iconic butterfly

- September 13, 2016

AUSTIN — To the lengthy list of titles bestowed upon former first lady Laura Bush, now add “monarch wrangler.” The butterfly, that is. Bush — long a champion of conservation efforts — heralded that decidedly Texan honor on Tuesday as she touted a growing statewide partnership to preserve the migratory habitat of the increasingly threatened monarchRead More

Former First Lady and ‘Monarch Wrangler’ Laura Bush pushes butterfly recovery

- September 13, 2016

AUSTIN — Former First Lady Laura Bush pushed efforts to help the monarch butterfly population recover Tuesday, emphasizing not only the species’ beauty but its key role in the economy and the cycle of life.

Laura Bush fights to keep monarch butterflies from going extinct

- September 13, 2016

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Former First Lady Laura Bush visited Austin on Tuesday to announce plans to keep the monarch butterfly from extinction. A statewide effort is underway to conserve the monarch butterfly in Texas. The state is directly in the path of the monarch’s annual migration, as the butterflies travel between Canada and Mexico making aRead More

Former first lady unveils new health initiative at Houston Methodist

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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