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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.Read 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 batsRead 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 JuneRead 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 amRead More

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

The San Antonio Express News - September 26, 2013

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 TakingRead More

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 wifeRead 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 grewRead 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 wasRead 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 outRead 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. InRead More