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Texan of the Year 2018: Laura W. Bush

The Texan of the Year is selected by The Dallas Morning News editorial board

If you think change is hard, what is truly difficult in this world is driving positive social change without revving the engines of controversy, filling the holes in individual lives without sowing collective division.

Looking across the Lone Star State and surveying the world at large, there is one person who stands out for her quiet ability to unify people behind a common vision, to focus public attention on what’s critical for our society, and to produce change without concern for who gets credit. In a divided world, her graceful style has helped our country move forward on critical issues and enabled her to leave a lasting mark not only in the past year but over a lifetime of work. Her name is Laura W. Bush, and she is The Dallas Morning News' 2018 Texan of the Year.

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