Odessa home to former presidents, first lady

first_img 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ This house, on display at the JBS Leadership Institute and Presidential Archives and Leadership Library, was lived in by both President George H. W. Bush and his son George W. Bush when they lived in Odessa. OC employee of the year always learning Twitter WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp The Bush family has deep roots in West Texas that started in Odessa in 1948.George H.W. and Barbara Bush first arrived in Odessa in 1948. The last home they lived in while in Odessa was a modest house, less than 800 square feet, called a post-war house.Former President George H.W. Bush has been quoted as saying “At Odessa we became Texans and proud of it.”The home was renovated in 2004 and moved behind the JBS Presidential Leadership Library.The living room was restored to its late 1940s appearance based on photos from the Bush Library at Texas A&M University. One bedroom featured a historical exhibit and the other children’s activities.Today the restored home of the 41st and 43rd Presidents, George H.W. Bush and his son George W. Bush, and Barbara Bush has been authentically restored to look like Christmas morning 1948 when George W. was 2 years old. It was the family’s first Christmas away from their East Coast friends and family.They came to Odessa to learn the oil business, the Presidential Archives and Leadership Library website details.Then, in 1949, the family moved to California and returned to West Texas in Midland in the early 1950s where George W. Bush would later meet and marry Laura Bush.The Bush family lived in two houses before moving into the Bush House. They lived at 1319 E. Seventh St., before moving down the street to 1523 E. Seventh St.The family then moved to 916 E. 17th St., which is now the Bush House.The family lived in three different homes in Midland before moving to Houston in 1958. By admin – April 17, 2018 center_img Facebook Virgin Coco MojitoUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeFoolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Pinterest Home Local News Odessa home to former presidents, first lady Facebook Pinterest Local News Odessa home to former presidents, first lady Previous articleTraffic stop leads to felony arrestsNext articleParents question proposed ECISD boundary changes admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

‘FCV Gladiators Football Camp to Unearth Fresh Talents’

first_imgDirector of UK-based FCV Academy, Martin Harris, has said that  the second edition of the FCV Gladiators Football Camp holding in Port Harcourt next month will help to unearth talents for Nigeria.Harris, who described Nigeria as a nation with talents said creating connection between sports and education is one of the core values of the camp.The annual camp is being organised by the Dynaspro Sports Promotion and Advanta Interactive Ltd, in collaboration with the UK-based Football CV Academy and will be hosted by Bloombreed Schools, Port Harcourt. “We want to continue to create connections for children, parents and schools through football, providing an environment for them to thrive and drive a passion of learning both on and off the football pitch.“Following the success of our camps earlier this year, we expect the same high standards to not only be met but exceeded.  The camps will help to discover and develop talent, provide a viable platform for Nigerian children to showcase their ability and open up educational pathways for talented footballers including within our own program in England,” Harris said.With successful staging of the maiden edition of the camp in Lagos and Abuja, Harris said he is looking forward to the Port Harcourt leg of the camp.“Alongside supporting the players, our coaches are also FA coach educators and during their time in Port Harcourt will look to mentor a number of Nigerian coaches.“This shared knowledge will enable our Academy to have an even wider reach within the community, as the local coaches can then impart the new skills acquired into their own schools and clubs,” he added.For Efe Ojigbede of Advanta Advanta Interactive Ltd, the hosting of the camp in Port Harcourt was part of the plans to expand the exercise. “Port Harcourt will be unique mostly due to the world class standard facilities being provided by the host school Bloombreed Schools as they have gone all out to ensure that their sporting and boarding facilities are in excellent shape in readiness for the camp,” Ojigbede said.He however, expressed optimism that this year hopes to be exciting. “We expect a lot more in terms of higher levels of management of the camp. We expect higher numbers of registrations of players and visit of families as the camp will be held in the yuletide season,” he added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Shafer: Wilson won’t practice Tuesday due to ‘upper-body injury’

first_imgSophomore quarterback Austin Wilson won’t practice Tuesday due to an upper-body injury and he is day-to-day, Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said during his weekly teleconference Tuesday.Wilson sustained the injury during the fourth quarter of Syracuse’s 38-20 loss to Florida State on Saturday and didn’t return to the field. Freshman quarterback AJ Long, who threw for 167 yards and two touchdowns in the loss, will take the “dominant” amount of the first-team reps at quarterback during practice this week, Shafer said.Shafer said after Saturday’s game that Wilson had a “pretty good headache,” but called it an “upper-body injury” when asked if it was a concussion and said the same on Tuesday.The head coach added that the Orange’s coaching staff isn’t worried about overworking Long, who sat out the end of preseason camp with a sore shoulder, during practice this week.SU (2-4, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) plays Wake Forest (2-4, 0-2 ACC) in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on Saturday at noon.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on October 14, 2014 at 12:35 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more