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Laura Bush to Keynote Legislative Conference

February 18, 2015

Contact:  Michael Meek  830-608-2808; Carlton Schwab  512-480-8432



 Laura Bush will receive her 2005 Texan of the Year Award and speak on the initiative she founded to promote the mutual benefits of economics and conservation.

Laura BushFormer First Lady Laura Bush will deliver the keynote address at the closing noon luncheon of the 49th Texas Legislative Conference.  Bush will speak about the Taking Care of Texas initiative she founded to promote the mutual benefits of economics and conservation.

According to Conference Advisory Committee Chair Carlton Schwab, Mrs. Bush and her Taking Care of Texas project ties in perfectly with this year’s conference themes of energy exploration, Texas infrastructure and leadership.  “We are thrilled to have Mrs. Bush address our conference to close out what is looking like a record event.  This conference is known as THE legislative event of its kind in the state each year, and it regularly receives statewide coverage.”

Conference Program Director Michael Meek explains that Mrs. Bush was the conference’s 2005 Texan of the Year while serving as First Lady of the United States but was unable to attend to pick up her award days before the event due to the death of Pope John Paul VI and subsequent funeral in Rome.  “We look forward to bestowing that well-deserved award to her, albeit 10 years late,” says Meek.

The 49th Texas Legislative Conference kicks off Thursday evening, March 26 with a reception for the 2015 Texan of the Year, Texas House Speaker Joe Straus.  Straus returns to the conference the next morning to deliver the opening address, followed by three consecutive panels featuring the Economics of Energy Exploration moderated by Nobel-nominated economist Ray Perryman, Federal Intervention and Texas Infrastructure moderated by Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune, and New Leadership Dynamics at the Capitol moderated by Harvey Kronberg of The Quorum Report with media pundits.

Tickets for the event can be attained at

Outlets interested should RSVP by March 25 at 3:00 p.m. to Dublin & Associates (Rose Marie Eash,, 210- 601-3987).  Please include name, outlet, date of birth, social security number, and a list of equipment.


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