Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bush 41 reaches a milestone; Texas woman sends nearly deadly package to Obama and Abbott; it’s been one of the hottest Novembers on record; and more.
Former President George H.W. Bush became the longest-living president in U.S. history over the weekend.
On Saturday, Bush was 93 years and 166 days old, surpassing former President Gerald Ford, who lived to be 93 years and 165 days old. Ford died in December 2006.
Ronald Reagan, who lived to be 93 years and 120 days old, was the third-longest-living president.
Bush’s predecessor Jimmy Carter isn’t far behind him in age. He’s 93 and 57 days (as of Monday).
Bush and his wife, Barbara, 91, also hold the record for the longest marriage of any presidential couple in American history. They celebrated their 72nd anniversary on Jan. 6.
Bush was hospitalized with pneumonia in January and April of this year.
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- Return to sender: A 46-year-old woman from Sealy, Texas has been accused of mailing homemade explosives to then-President Obama, Gov. Greg Abbott and the Social Security Administration in October 2016. Only Abbott opened the package, which would have exploded and caused bodily harm, even death, if he had opened it as designed. [NPR]
- Special ed scandal: The Texas Education Agency has fired Laurie Kash, the agency’s special education director, after months on the job. Employees at a prior job filed a civil lawsuit against her alleging she had covered up the sexual abuse of a child. Kash says she was fired for a different legal incident. [The Texas Tribune]
- Holiday volunteering: Whether it’s your money or time, there are plenty of ways to donate to organizations that feed, clothe and help North Texans get back on their feet. [KERA News]
- Record heat: This November has been something else.
November is on track to finish the month above climatological normal at both DFW & Waco. Both locations are currently on track to be one of the warmest Top 10 Novembers since official records began #dfwwx #ctxwx pic.twitter.com/QZRcLcXaNv
— NWS Fort Worth (@NWSFortWorth) November 26, 2017