PoliTex: Pregnancy will keep one of Bush twins away from library dedication

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Guess who's not coming to the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center?

Jenna Bush Hager, a daughter of the nation's 43rd president, is eight months pregnant and apparently due right around the time of the April 25 event at Southern Methodist University.

So doctors vetoed any trip from her New York City home, reports National Journal's Tom DeFrank. The birth will be the first grandchild for George and Laura Bush, the parents of twin daughters Jenna and Barbara, 31.

Bush Hager a few weeks ago went on NBC's Today Show, where she is a contributing correspondent, to talk about her pregnancy and a book by her grandfather, former President George H.W. Bush.

The 41st president will be at the dedication, having recovered from a health scare last year, along with former presidents George W. Bush , Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter -- and President Barack Obama.


Former Fort Worth City Council members Jim Lane and Kathleen Hicks, challengers in the city's May 11 City Council District 2 and 8 races, have won the Fort Worth Police Officers Association endorsements.

The POA said its PAC endorsed the two candidates in their races against incumbents Sal Espino and Kelly Allen Gray, respectively. Sgt. Steve Hall, the POA president, said the association is still working on endorsements in the other races.

Two others -- District 4, featuring incumbent Danny Scarth against challenger Paul Gardner, and District 5, featuring incumbent Frank Moss against challengers Gyna Bivens and John Tunmire -- are contested.

Key words?

What are the two words you don't want to hear when pushing a bill at the Texas Capitol?

No and mañana.

"'No' is not a public policy response," state Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio and head of the Mexican-American Legislative Caucus, said during a recent news conference about Medicaid.

"Mana ña is the busiest day of the week in the Texas Capitol," he said. "We never get to it."


In the wake of the sudden death of Parker County Treasurer Jim Thorp, county officials are looking for a new treasurer.

They are asking anyone who is interested and qualified to not contact commissioners, but to send a resume by email to treasurerresume@gmail.com. The deadline for submitting resumes is noon April 12. For information on the job duties of county treasurer, go online to the Parker County Treasurer's page at www.co.parker.tx.us and click on the treasurer link under county offices to get to the treasurer's page.

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