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Political Families

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Dora Rivas Is on an Insatiable Quest to Improve the Nutrition in Dallas' Public Schools

    In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 20 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Can Turkyilmaz. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. After Michelle Obama visited Dallas' public schools in 2012, Dora Rivas, the district's ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014
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    September 4, 2013

    If the Bushes Are Liberals Now, Then I Must Be a ... Kumquat?

    Story in The New York Times today talks about the Bush dynasty reclaiming its influence in the Republican Party by championing immigration reform. I have another idea for them, based on their legacy in Dallas: school reform. But this is grudging, man. Why do I want the Bushes to reclaim anything? ... More >>

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    January 10, 2013
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    September 17, 2012

    So Ann Romney and Anita Perry Once Walked in On Dubya Getting a Massage

    Tomorrow, Ann Romney will visit the Preston Hollow home of former President George W. Bush to raise money for a "women's lunch" to raise money for her hubby's campaign, and it won't be the first time she's been invited to a house occupied by the Bushes. In a taping for Thursday's episode of Live! W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Over Dinner at a Fort Worth Olive Garden, Michelle Obama Heard All About Oak Cliff

    ​Maybe you saw KXAS-Channel 5 last night -- why, yes, that was Jason Roberts and wife Andrea seated next to First Lady Michelle Obama at a Fort Worth Olive Garden last night. But, but ... how'd the would-be congressional candidate and the missus land the seats? And what did they talk about? Beside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    Rowdy and Michelle Obama Visit a Dallas School To Promote Nutrition, Reality TV

    Michelle Obama joined the folks from Top Chef this morning, as part of her tour celebrating the second anniversary of her "Let's Move!" initiative. The folks from Bravo staged a mock cooking competition in front of scores of crumbsnatchers (who didn't look that fat to me, by the way) from the Nancy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Where Michelle Obama Should Eat in Dallas

    The First Lady is headed to Dallas next week. A news release posted to the White House press page details the schedule for Michelle Obama's three-day trip, which will celebrate the anniversary of her Let's Move! initiative. She'll spend Thursday evening and Friday morning in the DFW area, meeting wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Birther Nonsense a Window into White Souls

    ​Last week The Associated Press did a story about the disgust and dismay of black Americans confronting the birther issue. "I find it hard to summarize in mere words the amount of pain and rage this incident has caused," one man was quoted as saying at the top of the story. The story quoted b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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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    March 4, 2010
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    December 14, 2009

    Mr. Watkins Goes to Washington

    ​On Saturday night, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins sent word that he's been invited to A Very Special Holiday Party -- this Tuesday, matter of fact. (Although the missive, as you'll see below, says December 17.) At least the location's certain: the White House. And per the lette ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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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    November 5, 2009
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    October 29, 2009
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    September 24, 2009
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    June 11, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Food For Thought 2.24.09

    "The president calls Bill 'the crustmaster,' because he's a big pie guy." (First Lady Michelle Obama introducing a group of culinary students to White House pastry chef Bill Yosses. Apparently W isn't the only president who deals out nicknames to staff members. At least Obama didn't stoop to "Turd B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2009

    Tracy Feith Was "Now" Long Before Dressing Michelle Obama and Target Shoppers

    Jeff Liles, whose can't-miss trip down Amnesia Lane this week features a visit with the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Theatre Gallery in 1985, has had another flashback, this time concerning a former Decadent Dub Team-mate. And it's quite the fashionable flashback, as Jeff sends word this evening tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Food For Thought...

    "I called it 'lemon grass' because it's not yellow, it's not green." (Isabel Toledo on the kinda Granny Smith-colored dress she designed for Michelle Obama).

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    December 11, 2008
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008

    A Chip Off the Old Blockhead

    See Jenna and Laura Bush at Borders

  • News

    February 28, 2008
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    February 20, 2008

    Crushing on Chelsea

    Ngan Wedemeier/University of Texas at Dallas The former First Daughter spoke this morning to a sweaty Student Union full of hundreds of University of Texas at Dallas students. Chelsea Clinton touring the area today on a college-campus trek aimed at getting The Kids to vote for her mother -- you kno ... More >>

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    January 31, 2008
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    November 13, 2007

    That's Some Bush in Coach

    Jenna Bush was at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center last night, joining Gramps and Nana for the Celebration of Reading fund-raiser benefiting the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. And, go figure, the First Daughter flew from Washington, D.C. to Dallas in coach, according to The Washi ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2007

    MC Router

    Saturday, April 7, at Bar of Soap

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2007

    New Footage of JFK Motorcade Available. If It Ever Loads.

    So, that sniper's perch thing didn't seem to work out, hunh? Never you mind that. Here's something better, and it's totally gratis. Over at the Sixth Floor Museum's Web site, they've just posted a newly discovered home movie of "the fateful Kennedy motorcade" that escorted the president from Love Fi ... More >>

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    January 18, 2007
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2006

    "Just Like a Drift of Blossoms..."

    A transcript of Lady Bird Johnson's account of the events of November 22, 1963, is available at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. The latest issue of U.S. News & World Report features a cover story headlined "Eyewitness to History," which is running in conjunction with an exhibit called "Eye ... More >>

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    April 27, 2006

    Tsunami!

    A wall of Bush slams into Dallas

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    March 2, 2006

    Branded Man

    Merle Haggard is no Okie

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    February 2, 2006
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    November 25, 2004
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    September 16, 2004

    Work of Art

    Dallas talent helps home, sweet home

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Buzz

    Teed off

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    June 8, 2000

    Buzz

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

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    Little people

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

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    September 4, 1997
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    June 20, 1996
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