President George W. Bush to Return to Midland On January 20th
Midland Reporter Telegram
January 8, 2009
Midland Mayor Wes Perry and former Commerce Secretary Don Evans announced the Jan. 20 visit during at a 2 p.m. press conference today at Centennial Plaza.
"This is where his race began. There on Wall Street when he ran for Congress. While we didn't win, he later ran for governer and moved to Austin. And soon he found himself at 1600 Pennsylvania (Ave.)," Evans said. "After a race like that, the next place you want to go is home - and that holds true for George and Laura."
Bush's last presidential visit to Midland, where he grew up and met first lady Laura Bush, occurred in October. (Read Managing Editor Stewart Doreen's take on Bush's visit on his Newsroom Stew blog.)
Prior to that, the then-president-elect departed Texas from Midland for Washington days before his own inauguration in 2001.
The "welcome-home party" will take place at Centennial Park after Bush's arrival.
People hoping to attend will need to obtain tickets, Perry said. Details about the process will be made available within the coming weeks, officials said.
More details to come.
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