Laura Bush

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    July 17, 2014
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    July 18, 2012

    Is the Bush Institute's Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Program Too Little Too Late?

    At right you see former First Lady Laura Bush, cheerily painting a door at a health clinic in Zambia. The photo was taken earlier this month by a staffer at the Bush Institute, part of the press surrounding the former first couple's visit to Africa earlier this month. It's also included in today's D ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Chef Scott Gottlich Takes the Long Road Home

    Scott Gottlich, chef and co-owner of Bijoux and The Second Floor.​From a bachelor's degree in history at the University of Oklahoma to restaurant owner and chef, Scott Gottlich's career progression may seem odd. But that's the path -- with a few important stops in between -- that led the Dalla ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Suze's Jeffery Hobbs: Making Something New from the Familiar

    Robert BostickSuze's Jeffery Hobbs.​Like many chefs, Jeffery Hobbs fell in love with the kitchen because both his grandmother and his mother were in it. Born in Indianapolis, the 40-year-old Hobbs spent much of his time as a kid in the kitchen peeling carrots and potatoes or in the family gard ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Meddlesome Moth's Chad Kelley: It's a Joy to Be Simple

    Meddlesome Moth's Chad Kelley at work, pairing food with the restaurant's enormous beer collection.​The problem with bars with food is bar food. But Chad Kelley, 34, executive chef at the Meddlesome Moth, has fixed that problem with choices like meat pies, mothballs, venison tartare, arctic ch ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Laura Bush Announces Million-Dollar Grant to School Libraries at Jack Lowe Elementary

    Courtesy the Dallas Independent School DistrictLaura Bush amongst the third-graders at Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School this morning​Former First Lady Laura Bush announced this morning that her foundation, which has provided more than $14 million in grants intended to fill school libraries with mor ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    And Now For the George W. Bush Institute's Second Initiative: "Middle School Matters"

    See, Thomas C. Marsh -- middle school does matter.​Way back in September, Laura Bush stopped by North Dallas High School to introduce the George W. Bush Institute's education initiative intended to change "the way America's public school principals are identified, recruited, selected, prepared, ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Decisions, Decisions: Shoveling Dirt on the New George W. Bush Presidential Center with a Handful of Old Friends

    Photos by Stephen Masker​Of course you've heard that George W. Bush has a new book out in stores, and this morning, you couldn't help but hear he was getting started building his new library, too. Onstage under a big tent on the Southern Methodist University campus, Bush was shifting excitedly fro ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Dubya to Drive 1.1 Miles to First Book Signing

    ​This just in from the Borders in Preston Royal: At 8:30 Tuesday morning, George W. Bush will make the very short drive from Daria Place and stop by to sign copies of his "untraditional" tome Decision Points, presently tops on Kayne West's must-read list. Borders also sends these instructions for ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Big Dallas Players, On The Field And Off, Celebrate Super Bowl Community Service

    Photos by Andrea GrimesLaura Bush poses with Girl Scout Troop 92, who painted the library in Bryan's House and organized the books.​Late yesterday afternoon, Laura Bush joined former Dallas Cowboy Daryl Johnston and members of the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee to celebrate a project comple ... More >>

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    September 29, 2010

    The George W. Bush Institute's First Initiative: "The Alliance to Reform Education Leadership"

    Courtesy Todd Overman/Dallas Independent School DistrictJade Esquivel, a North Dallas High School teacher and 7-year DISD vet, with Laura Bush following her announcement this morning​By now, perhaps, you've heard: Laura Bush was at North Dallas High School this morning to debut the George W. Bush ... More >>

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    August 25, 2010

    The Seminar That's Too, um, Good to Be True?

    ​So much would you pay to hear a speech by Emmitt Smith? Troy Aikman? Terry Bradshaw? How about Zig Ziglar? Colin Powell? Laura Bush? Dr. Robert Schuller? Steve Forbes? Rudy Giuliani? $50? $100 $1,000? Never been to hear/see a motivational speaker, but listening to any of those wo ... More >>

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    March 19, 2010

    Turns Out, There's Still a Chance You Can See Conan O'Brien at SMU. For Free!

    ​Good Lord. Was it only last week that Conan O'Brien announced he was coming to McFarlin Memorial Auditorium on May 13? Feels like four years ago. Anyway. Didn't take long for the 2,386-seat venue to sell out -- a few hours, tops. Which doesn't mean you can't catch Coco at SMU. (And, no, I'm not r ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009

    NYTimes Previews Dubya's Institute Speech

    George W. Bush has been seen this week trying out his Thursday afternoon speech on anyone he can find at SMU.​George W. Bush has been spotted quite frequently hanging around the SMU campus since his retirement -- grabbin' a Goff's No. 2, playin' a little Frisbee golf in front of Dallas Hall, doin' ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    This Is Your Brain's Health Center

    Kimberly ThorpeOh, so this is what they mean by "Bush's brain."​So, you're busy reading this blog at your desk (or on your phone ... at a stop light ... or in the HOV lane). At the same time you're replying to an e-mail, checking your voice mail, answering a coworker's question and doing whatever ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    If Nothing Else, You Can Always Go to Booker T. to Watch Obama's Speech With Ron Kirk

    ​A few minutes ago, I spoke to Dallas Independent School District spokesman Jon Dahlander concerning his voice-mail message this morning. I wondered if today's decision, to let teachers and principals decide whether their classes could watch President Obama's speech to students on Tuesday, was a c ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    For At-Risk Teens, Creative Solutions Offers A Second Chance Through Performing Arts

    The kids are not allowed to wear red or blue when they show up to the SMU campus to participate in a summer camp -- those are gang colors. And they're not allowed to smoke during breaks or anywhere on the premises. The environment should allow even the most hardened among them to feel like kids a ... More >>

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    July 8, 2009

    The Trinity River Audubon Center "Beats the Hell Out of a Landfill or Dump." Sure Does.

    Jeremy Woodhouse/AudubonOver on the Reuters environment blog, Ed Stoddard sings the praises of the Trinity River Audubon Center, to which he paid "an eye-opening visit." Writes Stoddard:This is a "good news" green story that shines a spotlight on many different issues: the environmental costs of pov ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009
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    June 8, 2009

    Short Orders: Who's Who Burgers

    Who's Who Burgers69 Highland Park Village214-522-1980I'm almost certain Laura Bush walked by as I readied to try my first Who's Who burger in about five years. I say "almost," because if it really were the former first lady and only cognizant person in the White House, federal agents would have torn ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Yes, But Do They Get Briefing?

    You'd think with A.H. Belo's ongoing fiscal woes that Robert Decherd hisself would make every effort to get The Dallas Morning News to folks who actually want home delivery. Alas, not so much, says Laura Bush in an interview set to air this evening on ABC's World News with Charles Gibson:"The only t ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    George W. Bush Clearly Has Way Too Much Free Time

    I know, I'm asking for it. But Dallas Independent School District spokesman Jon Dahlander just sent over a few photos of George and Laura Bush making "a surprise visit this morning to their neighborhood school, Dallas ISD's John J. Pershing Elementary," where he hung out for more than an hour as he ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Mother Jones Welcomes Homes Dubya

    Well, actually, that'd be San Francisco-based Mother Jones writer Josh Harkinson, a Preston Hollow native (his parents still live here) who today posted an essay about what it's like to grow up in the neighborhood populated by the likes of Ross Perot, Tom Hicks, AT&T CEO Rayford Wilkins Jr. and, ... More >>

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    January 7, 2009

    Bush Ain't Coming Straight to Dallas. There's Some Kinda Party in Midland.

    During this morning's White House press briefing, press secretary Dana Perino laid out George Bush's plans for January 20, which don't involve heading directly to Dallas:President Bush will depart from Andrews Air Force Base and head to Midland, Texas, where he will participate in a welcome home eve ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Bush's "After-Life" in Dallas

    Guess we'd best get used to it -- probably gonna need to come up with a "The Bush is Back" category or somesuch. Till then, though, this sneak peek at the soon-to-be-ex-president's plans for his return to Dallas at the end of the month:President George W. Bush's "after-life," as Laura Bush calls the ... More >>

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    December 8, 2008

    From the Bushes' New Bushes Near Preston Hollow, a History Lesson

    Two over-the-weekend follows to last week's news concerning George and Laura Bush's impending move to 10141 Daria Place. One comes from former Observer-er Ann Zimmerman, who gave Wall Street Journal readers a peek at the soon-to-be-ex-president's neighborhood, where not all the neighbors are happy a ... More >>

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    December 3, 2008

    Not Breaking News: Bushes Still Moving to Dallas After White House

    So confusing. Didn't we already know George and Laura Bush were moving to Dallas once he the president left the White House in January? Haven't they said this a thousand times -- most recently, like, Sunday? Well, apparently we need further confirmation, which came today at the White House as the Fi ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    In a Few Months, George Bush Moves Back to His Bummer-Free Zone

    As we prepare to adios George W. Bush from office, Newsweek wonders whether he's bothered by the mean things John McCain's been saying about him from the stump. Or whether it means anything to Dubya that he'll leave the White House with "the lowest approval ratings of any modern president." Not so m ... More >>

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    November 2, 2008

    Jonas Brothers and Laura Bush Take a Sunday Stroll Along the Trinity

    Patrick Michels Foreign policy, the economy, the Dallas real estate market -- there was much to discuss.First Lady Laura Bush teamed up with the Jonas Brothers Sunday, helping dozens of Dallas sixth-graders sort dirt and spread seed at the new Trinity River Audubon Center. The event was a commemor ... More >>

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    July 30, 2008

    Newsweek Goes House-Hunting, So Laura Bush Doesn't Have To

    View Larger Map Newsweek's "web exclusive" about George and Laura Bush's house-hunting in Dallas just went online. A highlight among many: Agents say that when Mrs. Bush checks out a listing, the agent who has the listing is asked to vacate the premises, and soon afterward a big black Suburban pull ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008

    A Chip Off the Old Blockhead

    See Jenna and Laura Bush at Borders

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    April 11, 2008

    Laura and George Bush Haven't Bought Their Dallas House, Are Methodist

    Last night, Laura Bush spoke at the Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award Dinner at the Hilton Anatole; dunno where our invite went. From the looks of the transcript, provided by the White House Press Office, she gets a lot of laughs. And applause. It is so great to be here, and actually, for George and ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008

    Really, Skip, You Thought Oliver Stone's Bush Biopic Would Make Sense?

    George Bush Presidential Library and Museum The Hollywood Reporter got its grubbies on a copy of W, Oliver Stone's forthcoming biopic about The President, and the movie-biz trade says it depicts George Dubya as "a foul-mouthed, reformed drunk obsessed with baseball, Saddam Hussein and the conflict ... More >>

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    September 20, 2007

    Hunt-ing Season

    Ray Hunt and the missus, who kinda know George and Laura Bush just a little, dig? Yesterday on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Dennis Kucinich demanded to know precisely how Dallas-based Hunt Oil Company got that deal to drill for oil in Iraq, which it signed a couple of weeks ago wi ... More >>

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    January 29, 2007

    Times and Chronicle are Forgainst the Bush Library

    Two editorials over the weekend -- one in The New York Times, another in the Houston Chronicle -- suggest, in short, that S.M.U. oughta be happy with that George W. Bush Library-Think Tank-Pet Store-Juice Bar proposed for the Hilltop, but only if Dubya stops being so, like, secretive. Yup -- good lu ... More >>

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    November 28, 2006

    School for Scoundrels

    Yesterday, the New York Daily News reported that George Dubya was rounding up "mega-donors"--"wealthy heiresses, Arab nations and captains of industry"--to pay for $250 million of the $500 million library and think tank the paper claims Bush wants at SMU. Well, this morning the Waco Tribune-Herald, ... More >>

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    July 7, 2006
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    February 2, 2006
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    November 25, 2004
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    October 7, 2004
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    September 16, 2004

    Work of Art

    Dallas talent helps home, sweet home

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    May 1, 2003

    Dogs in Space

    Michael McWillie defies gravity

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    March 29, 2001

    Brave New World

    What's new, CueCat? A redesign, a rediscovery and re: layoffs.

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    January 4, 2001


    Teed off

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    December 21, 2000

    The Party Party

    Why young, degenerate, cocksure Republicans love drugs, guns, and Bush

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    June 8, 2000


    Elijah, please shut up; Falling on a sword; She's no Nancy

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    March 23, 2000

    Little people

    A Bush victory in November could mean big bucks for small Dallas entrepreneurs

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    October 29, 1998

    Bush's free ride

    With a little help from his Democratic pals, George W. Bush has become the GOP front-runner for president. But it's a cold world beyond Texas' borders, and it may take more than charm and luck to carry a good ol' boy to the White House.

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    December 8, 1994
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