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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.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: Bush 41 is accused of groping again; Jerry Jones’ is in hot water; Dallas considers parking meters to fight panhandling; and more.

Former President George H.W. Bush has acknowledged touching multiple women inappropriately in what his spokesman called "patt[ing] women's rears in what he intended to be a good-natured manner."

Two women have reportedly accused the former president of groping them while posing for photographs with Bush in recent years.

Actress Heather Lind wrote a post on Instagram, which has since been deleted, about an incident from early 2014.

For the first time since 2013, the five living former presidents appeared together at a concert Saturday night to raise money for hurricane victims.

Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush were on stage in College Station, Texas, to try to unite the country after the recent storms.

The concert at Texas A&M's Reed Arena was to raise money for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Former President George H.W. Bush Discharged From Hospital

Apr 28, 2017
Jim McGrath, Bush spokesman / Twitter

Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged from Houston Methodist Hospital on Friday after recovering from a persistent cough and pneumonia, spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement.

Donna Carson / Reuters

Former President George H.W. Bush was discharged Monday from Houston Methodist Hospital where he had been undergoing treatment for pneumonia for more than two weeks.

Donna Carson / Reuters

Former President George H.W. Bush was moved from the intensive care unit Monday at Houston Methodist Hospital where he has been undergoing treatment for pneumonia.

Former President George H.W. Bush wanted to be clear that there was no ill will keeping him from attending Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday.

The 92-year-old had decided to stay home weeks ago because of his advanced age and poor health. Bush is the only former president who will miss the ceremony. His son George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter are all expected to attend along with their wives.

Former President George H.W. Bush has been placed in intensive care for an acute respiratory problem, his spokesman says, and Barbara Bush has been hospitalized "as a precaution."

The former president had breathing problems "stemming from pneumonia," spokesman Jim McGrath says, and was sedated before a procedure to clear his airway. He is in stable condition, McGrath says.

The former first lady was experiencing fatigue and coughing, he says.

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush says he's the only member of his powerful political family who will be voting straight-ticket Republican this election. And he says his grandfather, George H.W. Bush and uncle, George W. Bush, could "potentially" cast ballots for Hillary Clinton.


Adding to potentially the most awkward Thanksgiving ever, George H.W. Bush is reportedly voting for Hillary Clinton this November.

Ex-Presidents Bush Have No Plans To Endorse Trump

May 4, 2016
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For the first time since his own presidency, George H.W. Bush is planning to stay silent in the race for the Oval Office — and the younger former president Bush plans to stay silent as well.

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In times like these, the arc of history is often invoked to make sense of the present. So the narrative goes, the so-called Islamic State arose in the vacuum left after America’s misadventures post-9/11.

Recently, Jon Meacham’s book has been in the news for revelations that George Herbert Walker Bush – Bush 41 – thought his son, W. – Bush 43 – was badly served by Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney. That’s news, especially since the narrative used to be that 43 was just doing his father’s bidding, retribution for an unfinished war.


Former President George H.W. Bush, 91, fell at his home in Maine on Wednesday breaking a bone in his neck.

The 41st president was hospitalized, but Jim McGrath, a spokesman, said on Twitter that "his condition is stable — he is fine — but he'll be in a neck brace."

The AP adds:

"Bush was being treated at Portland's Maine Medical Center, where a children's hospital is named for his wife.

George W. Bush, Invoking Father, Urges Jeb To Run

Nov 11, 2014
Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

Former President George W. Bush, invoking what he said were the wishes of his 90-year-old father, practically begged his brother Jeb to run for president Tuesday.

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Robert Strauss, the Dallas lawyer who became a political power on the national and international stage, died Wednesday at age 95.

Strauss was a staunch Democrat, but he advised presidents from both sides of the aisle, from Lyndon Johnson to George H.W. Bush.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: George W. Bush sends a nice note to a college football player; the Texas Rangers' lead radio announcer gets a big honor; a Plano orchestra teacher gets an honor, too, and more: