Meet the Winner of The #ImafanofTexas Photo Contest

July 5, 2016

Texan by Nature and the Fort Griffin Fandangle are happy to announce the winner of the #ImafanofTexas photo contest. Texas native Jennifer O’Dell perfectly captured the natural heritage of Texas with her beautiful photo of a Longhorn standing over a patch of bluebonnets, our state flower. Jennifer was born and raised in Texas and currently livesRead More

See You at the Fort Griffin Fandangle!

June 23, 2016

On June 24, 2016, Texan by Nature will be joining the folks in Albany, Texas to celebrate the 78th Anniversary of the Fort Griffin Fandangle! A spectacle for all ages, the Fandangle is the oldest outdoor musical in Texas, showcasing the vibrant history of the town, as well as Texas’ prairie heritage, through song, dance, and laughter.Read More

2015 Annual Ranch Gala

November 25, 2015

The 2015 Texan by Nature Annual Ranch Gala was held on October 3rd at President and Mrs. Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas. The event was a great success, and we are so very grateful to everyone who supported this year’s gala. To see photos from the 2015 gala, go to our Facebook page.

Monarch Press Announcement

October 13, 2015

On October 13th, at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texan by Nature joined with US Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and National Wildlife Federation to unveil The Texas Monarch/Native Pollinator Conservation Plan to spur monarch butterfly and native pollinator recovery efforts in Texas. “In order for Texas toRead More

Taking Care of Texas Now Texan by Nature

September 21, 2015

I’m excited to announce a new era of Taking Care of Texas: We are Texan by Nature. Our new name Texan by Nature speaks directly to the key ingredient of Texan-led conservation –Texans. While we are still all about taking care of our great state, our new name reflects the crucial role that people–Texans, specifically–playRead More


Together, We Can Advance Conservation

September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 Former First Lady of the United States and Founder of Taking Care of Texas, Mrs. Laura W. Bush, kicked off the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation Conservation Blogging Initiative on September 9, 2014 published here: The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation is a leader in conservation. Their programs for water, sustainabilityRead More


Mrs. Laura Bush to Keynote Galveston Bay Foundation Guardian of the Bay Award Luncheon

September 10, 2013

Taking Care of Texas applauds the Galveston Bay Foundation for its stewardship of the Galveston Bay’s important ecological and economic resources. We are pleased to partner with Galveston Bay Foundation to support this year’s Guardian of the Bay Award Luncheon. Mrs. Laura Bush, Founder of Taking Care of Texas, will provide the keynote address. SeptemberRead More


Former First Lady Laura Bush to Keynote 2013 Lone Star Land Steward Awards

May 15, 2013

AUSTIN, TX – On May 21st, Former First Lady Laura Bush will keynote the 2013 Lone Star Land Steward Awards ceremony in Austin, Texas. The annual event honors landowners, businesses, and alliances that conduct practical collaborative conservation on private working lands. Mrs. Bush will highlight efforts by the private sector and landowners to address Texas’Read More


Taking Care of Texas President Addresses Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association

October 18, 2012

SAN ANTONIO – On Thursday, October 18th, Taking Care of Texas President Katharine Armstrong addressed members of the Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association at its annual meeting. “Private property owners add tremendous value to our state’s economy through mineral development and stewardship,” said Armstrong. “Economic prosperity gives Texans the opportunity to improve the land,Read More