10/26/2018 PaperCity Magazine

Laura Bush Tells All on Her Daughter’s Wedding as Barbara Bush’s Monumental Impact is Remembered

There was more than the power of literacy on parade at the Post Oak Hotel when more than 600 guests poured in for the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation’s Ladies for Literacy Guild luncheon. There was the power of the Bush family name, the muscle of two former First Ladies and the clout of a sophisticated turnout.

10/17/2018 Houston Chronicle

The George Hotel dedicates Texas Flag book wall to Barbara Bush: new Texas A&M hotel honors First Lady’s literacy efforts

Some 10,000 books with spines of red, white or blue are stacked floor to ceiling in an art installation in the entrance of The George hotel at Texas A&M University in College Station. Together they form a Lone Star flag that’s an homage to Texas authors as well as the late Barbara Bush, who championed literacy efforts since the 1980s when her husband, George H.W. Bush was vice president. Barbara Bush was 92 when she died April 17.

10/2/19 CultureMap

These are the 10 must-attend events for Houston's social set this October

The third annual Power of Literacy Luncheon is hosted by the Ladies for Literacy Guild of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation. Former First Lady Laura Bush will serve as the keynote speaker in a conversation-style format moderated by her nephew, Pierce Bush. Proceeds from the event at The Post Oak advance the legacy of former first lady Barbara Bush by supporting literacy initiatives in Houston. In a fitting tribute to the beloved former first lady, a double strand of pearls will be available for raffle to the public and attendees.

9/28/2018 CultureMap

These Houston education charities earn an A-plus in giving back

The mission of the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation is to improve the quality of life for Houstonians of all ages through the power of literacy. The foundation serves as a champion for the literacy cause in Houston; mobilizes volunteers to expand the capacity of school districts, libraries and nonprofit organizations; contributes research and innovation to increase literacy development; and invests in community impact.

9/28/2018 PaperCity

Astros Manager A.J. Hinch and His Wife Party With Young Professionals at a Galleria Hotspot

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation Young Professionals Group’s Jungle Book Gala has become, throughout the course of just the few past years, a favorite on the social calendar, uniting its beloved namesake’s tireless literacy advocacy with young adults looking to mentor elementary students.

Toasting to just its fourth annual celebration, the cocktail kickoff to the group’s annual gala invited gala honorary chair, Houston Astros manager A.J. Hinch along with his wife Erin Hinch, to the chic Galleria-area restaurant Yauatcha for light bites, spirits, libations, music and more.

9/25/2018 Houston Texans

Children at Codwell Elementary School were all smiles as Houston Texans players Tyler Ervin (#21), Brian Peters (#52) and Brennan Scarlett (#57) read to the children and assist in selecting six new books to read and keep as part of our My Home Library program. In addition, local children’s book author Joy Saxton discussed how she became an author and shared her new book, Joy and the Far Away Land.

9/23/2018 Houston Business Journal

Southern Living Showcase Home in Houston incorporates flood-resistant infrastructure with southern style (Video)

Stone Acorn partnered with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and will donate ticket sales to the organization in support of September’s National Literacy Awareness Month. Stone Acorn even built a Free Little Library in front of the home before construction started in late November.

9/14/2018 CultureMap

Inspirational Houston home tour honors legacy of beloved Barbara Bush

What happens when you take a beautiful home in Braes Heights that is blossoming with design elements and combine it with giving the kitchen a test spin using former first lady Barbara Bush’s famous chocolate chip cookie recipe? You get a sweet design event that helps the community.

9/10/2018 Houston Chronicle

Southern Living Showcase home benefits the Foundation

The 2018 Southern Living Showcase home tour will open a new home in Braes Heights to the public and raise money for the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation. It’s appropriate that the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, the nonprofit launched by the beloved first lady who died in April at the age of 92, is the beneficiary of the home tour. Not only will her foundation receive proceeds from ticket sales, but there will be small tributes to her inside the home.