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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 bats spiral into the night sky and eventually spread out over hundreds of miles in search of food. These bats make up the largest concentration ofRead 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 June with representatives of Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Texas Wildlife Association and the South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable. AndRead 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 am reminded of our vast and varied landscape. The bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush that dot roadsides are more than just beautiful, they are indigenous symbols ofRead 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 Taking Care of Texas Founder Former First Lady Laura Bush; STEER President Omar Garcia; and representatives of Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas Parks and WildlifeRead 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 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