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2014-02-04 16:23:09

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sustainable Sites Initiative(TM) (SITES(TM)) program has certified landscapes at a federal courthouse in New Mexico; a Washington, D.C., elementary school; a campus plaza in Washington, D.C.; and an urban plaza in Washington state. The four projects certified by the nation's most comprehensive rating system for sustainable landscapes are: Albuquerque's Pete V. Domenici U.S. Courthouse, which received a two star certification; Brent...

2013-02-20 12:22:40

$25,000 Award to Recipient AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The LBJ Foundation, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs have asked for nominations for the Lady Bird Johnson Environmental Award, established by the LBJ Foundation Board of Trustees to underscore the lasting devotion of the former First Lady to conservation and the environment. The award honors outstanding achievements in the preservation, restoration or...

2012-12-17 16:23:30

Former Director of the LBJ Presidential Library delivers illuminating biography of Lady Bird Johnson NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's been five years since Lady Bird Johnson's death and this Saturday, December 22(nd), would have been her 100(th) birthday. Michael Gillette, the former director of the LBJ Presidential Library's Oral History program, conducted more than forty interviews with Lady Bird spanning 20 years, covering the complete personal story of a shy...

2012-10-22 11:22:49

Nov. 30 Dedication Ceremony Set WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty-seven years ago today, the "Lady Bird" Bill was signed into law to begin the process of beautifying America's highways. This and other achievements of former First Lady Bird Johnson will be celebrated Nov. 30 in Austin, TX, when the Postal Service dedicates the Lady Bird Johnson souvenir Forever stamps sheet. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121022/DC97277) The dedication ceremony,...

2012-07-26 10:23:00

First Lady, Advocate for Beautifying America, to be Recognized on Commemorative Forever Stamp WASHINGTON, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lady Bird Johnson, a highly respected and influential woman in American history, will be recognized by the U.S. Postal Service during the year marking the centennial of her birth with a commemorative Forever Stamp. The new Forever Stamp honoring Mrs. Johnson -- who was married to the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B....

2011-12-06 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In December 2011, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library and Museum in Austin, Texas, will begin work on a major redesign that will give visitors a contemporary, engaging experience relating to one of the most significant presidents and eras in our country's history. In the coming year, new exhibits will be installed on the three public exhibit floors of the Library, giving the interior a completely new look and feel. "This is...

2008-06-16 18:00:15

AMD (NYSE: AMD) today officially opened the doors of its new "Lone Star" campus in Austin, Texas, and announced that Westcave Preserve, Hill Country Conservancy and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin have been selected as the final grant recipients of the company's $3 million commitment to preserve critical open space in Central Texas. Representatives from these conservation organizations joined AMD employees, community leaders, environmental design...