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WASHINGTON — It was a national and international crowd that came to pay homage Wednesday to President George H.W. Bush at Washington National Cathedral, but there was a distinctive Texas air about the service, as dozens of Texans joined Bush’s Texas-centric family in celebrating the life of the nation’s 41st president.
U.S. Rep. Roger Williams, R-Austin, credits his decisions to enter the public arena to former President George H.W. Bush.
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will be attending the state funeral for President George H.W. Bush Wednesday in Washington D.C.
“More than anything, George Herbert Walker Bush embodied class and decency. He treated everyone with a civility and grace that frankly we need a lot more of today,” said Cruz.
Reactions from local leaders and former Army generals in the Killeen area poured in Saturday as residents learned of the death of President George H.W. Bush, 94, who steered the country during the Gulf War in 1990-91.
Admirers ranging from an ESPN writer to the Oak Ridge Boys and leading politicians issued statements reacting to the news of President George H.W. Bush’s death. Here’s a sampling:
(KXXV) - Former President George H.W. Bush died at the age of 94 on Friday, Nov. 30.
Bush, who served as the 41st president from 1989 to 1993, was a World War II hero and had served as a Texas congressman, CIA director and vice president for President Ronald Reagan.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush had died in April at the age of 92.
George H.W. Bush first became the nation’s chief executive in Fort Worth, but he didn’t know it yet.
AUSTIN — People have been sharing their favorite memories, quotes and accomplishments from George H.W. Bush.
Several Texas congressman spoke to KVUE on Saturday, sharing their memories of the former president.
FORT HOOD, TX (KXXV) -
A U.S. Congressman is asking veterans to share their story during the month of November.
Congressman Roger Williams (R-Austin) is asking veterans to submit their stories online so that they may be shared on his Congressional website during the month in honor of Veterans Day.
Open burn pits have been used to destroy everything from trash to human waste and batteries in Southwest Asia since U.S. troops first arrived in the Middle East for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.