Jannet Barrera knew she had to keep going her freshman year. The once high-flying Sunset High School graduate couldn’t stop, even though she really wanted to leave Texas A&M University. The eyes of her family’s next generation were upon her. She couldn’t let them down.
Several in the group have been jailed as political prisoners. All have seen the corrosive effects of tyranny in personal ways. And all are now working on projects — some big, some small — they hope will transform their country.
The young men and women—a third of whom had been held as political prisoners—had traveled to Texas from halfway around the world as members of the inaugural class of the Liberty and Leadership Forum.
A new exhibit at The George W. Bush Presidential Center features the designs of one of fashion's most acclaimed designers — Oscar de la Renta. The display features 60 original pieces, including gowns worn by Laura Bush and Jenna Bush Hager.
The ensembles are among more than 60 featured in a new retrospective of de la Renta's career that opens Saturday at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas. "Oscar de la Renta: Five Decades of Style," runs through Oct. 5.
Memories and attention to de la Renta’s place in fashion history are common themes throughout the show. A strong message is that all of the clothes, though displayed today as works of art, were once lived in and worn by their owners, from first ladies to celebrities to socialites.
Laura Bush knows that a fail-proof way to look breathtakingly elegant is to wear Oscar de la Renta. Over the past 50 years, First Ladies and legions of sophisticated and stylish women have turned to the fashion designer's genius for life's monumental moments.
Grier remains a reformer five years into his leadership of the Houston Independent School District (HISD), Texas’s largest district. Before taking this post, he had been a principal or superintendent for most of three decades.