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Former first lady Laura Bush continues legacy of promoting nature at inaugural symposium

TMC News - February 19, 2019

Former first lady Laura Bush honored the memory of her in-laws—President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, who both died in 2018—and love of nature this month during Houston Methodist Hospital’s inaugural Center for Health and Nature Symposium. In May, Houston Methodist, Texas A&M University and Texan by Nature announced the center’s opening with the mission to enhance healthRead More

Health & Nature Symposium

Houston Methodist Methodology Newsletter - February 18, 2019

Leaders from the Center for Health & Nature’s founding organizations attended the Health & Nature Symposium held February 13 at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, including (left to right) Ed Jones, Houston Methodist Research Institute President and CEO, Bita Kash, PhD, director of the Center for Outcomes Research at the Houston Methodist Research Institute, CarrieRead More

Former First Lady Laura Bush honors father- & mother-in-law during Houston visit

FOX 26 - February 13, 2019

HOUSTON (FOX 26) — Former first lady Laura Bush spoke in Houston on Wednesday. She honored the memory of both former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush during her speech at the Center for Health and Nature Symposium at Houston Methodist Research Institute. The symposium focused on how nature can positively impact a person’s health. FormerRead More

7 women, from Laura Bush to Vikki Carr, inducted into Texas Women’s Hall of Fame

The Austin American-Statesman - January 17, 2019

Florencia Bisenta de Casillas Martinez Cardona, also known as Vikki Carr, sang “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You.” Austin philanthropist Susan Dell spoke with awe of how Hurricane Harvey brought out the very best in Texans. Pilot Tammie Jo Shults, who safely landed a Southwest Airlines jet after it suffered catastrophic engine failure, savingRead More

A Conversation about Conservation: Texan by Nature’s CEO, Joni Carswell

High Plains Public Radio - January 9, 2019

During my internship at HPPR, I had the opportunity to speak with Joni Carswell, the CEO and President of the Texas-based conservation foundationTexan By Nature. Founded by former First Lady Laura Bush in 2011, Texan By Nature aims to unite business and conservation leaders who believe the well-being of Texas is dependent on the conservationRead More

Social Innovation: A Dozen Top Stories from 2018

Dallas Innovates - January 8, 2019

In an annual tradition, we look back on Dallas Innovates’ most-read stories in each of our buckets of innovation: Startup, Invention, Education, Social, Creative, and Enterprise. Here’s a roundup of the “Top 12” in Social Innovation for 2018. As we move into 2019, we’re reflecting on the social stories behind the people and places thatRead More

Oil vs. astronomy: The race to protect the night sky in West Texas

The Dallas Morning News - January 6, 2019

West Texas is famed worldwide for its vast crude oil reserves. But for over 75 years, a small patch of the Permian Basin has also been valued for its pitch-black night sky. Those two prized natural resources have clashed in recent years as oil drilling has brightened the sky near McDonald Observatory. A collaboration betweenRead More

Texan of the Year 2018: Laura W. Bush

The Dallas Morning News - December 30, 2018

If you think change is hard, what is truly difficult in this world is driving positive social change without revving the engines of controversy, filling the holes in individual lives without sowing collective division. Looking across the Lone Star State and surveying the world at large, there is one person who stands out for herRead More

CEMEX USA Honored by Texan by Nature for Conservation Efforts - December 20, 2018

CEMEX USA announced it has been honored by Texan by Nature, a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush. CEMEX USA today it has been honored by Texan by Nature, a Texas-led conservation non-profit founded by Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush, for its ongoing commitment to sustainability and land preservationRead More

Sundt Joins the Discussion at Texas Conference on Business and Conservation

Sundt - November 14, 2018

November 14, 2018 Sundt Construction’s Jon McKelvain presented at Texan by Nature‘s (TxN’s) first annual Conservation Wrangler Summit and Celebration last month in Dallas, Texas at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. The summit brought together more than 200 Texas leaders to discuss the beneficial connections between business and conservation, and to highlight the best Texan-ledRead More