Lubbock Eliminated for the Bush Presidential Library - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/16/06

Lubbock Eliminated for the Bush Presidential Library

West Texas Coalition Chairman David Miller believes a selections decision to eliminate Lubbock for the location of the George W. Bush presidential Library was about location.

Here are the universities still in the race: Baylor University in Waco, Southern Methodist University in Dallas and the University of Dallas in Irving.

Miller believes one of those three locations will be closer to where the President and First Lady will live after his term expires. The Lubbock coalition first sent it's proposal to Washington D.C. last September. One month later, the selection committee invited the West Texas Coalition to present the proposal. But as of Thursday, a late afternoon phone call crushed all hopes of bringing the library to Lubbock.

Miller says this an immeasurable loss for Lubbock. "It would have meant 1,400 jobs in construction over the next two years. In Arkansas, they have reported a billion dollars in their economic activity in the two to three years since their library has opened. We know it would have brought ten million dollars a year, minimum, of new tourist trade to Lubbock. That is what it has brought to College Station," said Miller.

Miller complimented the efforts of the coalition. He says despite the decision, he felt the West Texas Coalition put together a superior proposal for the committee to consider.

Bringing The Presidential Library to Lubbock
Read a collection of news stories about the bid to bring the George W. Bush Presidential Library to Lubbock.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Pay it Forward: Tamika Mitchell McConic

    Pay it Forward: Tamika Mitchell McConic

    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:56 AM EST2018-02-22 14:56:38 GMT
    (Source: KCBD)(Source: KCBD)
    (Source: KCBD)(Source: KCBD)
    This week, KCBD and WesTex Federal Credit Union paid it forward to a Lubbock woman who lost her husband. Clinton Hobdy nominated Tamika McConic after her husband, and his friend, passed away.  WesTex Federal Credit Union provided Tamika with an inspirational book and a monetary donation to help her get through these hard times. If you'd like to nominate someone for Pay it Forward, you can fill out the form at kcbd.com/pif.  Copyright 2017 KCBD. All rights reserved.&...
    This week, KCBD and WesTex Federal Credit Union paid it forward to a Lubbock woman who lost her husband. Clinton Hobdy nominated Tamika McConic after her husband, and his friend, passed away.  WesTex Federal Credit Union provided Tamika with an inspirational book and a monetary donation to help her get through these hard times. If you'd like to nominate someone for Pay it Forward, you can fill out the form at kcbd.com/pif.  Copyright 2017 KCBD. All rights reserved.&...
  • US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    US women beat Canada for gold in a 3-2 shootout thriller

    Thursday, February 22 2018 2:34 AM EST2018-02-22 07:34:20 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:56 AM EST2018-02-22 14:56:16 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). United States celebrates winning gold after the women's gold medal hockey game against Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018.

    Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

    Twenty long years after taking gold when the sport debuted in 1998, the United States snapped Canada's streak of four straight Olympic golds with a 3-2 shootout victory.

  • Nowitzki 'disgusted' by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

    Nowitzki 'disgusted' by report of hostile workplace for Mavs

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 2:13 AM EST2018-02-21 07:13:50 GMT
    Thursday, February 22 2018 9:56 AM EST2018-02-22 14:56:08 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

    The Dallas Mavericks have hired outside counsel to investigate allegations of inappropriate conduct by former team president Terdema Ussery in a Sports Illustrated report that described a hostile workplace environment for women.

Powered by Frankly