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The funeral procession leaves St. Martin's Episcopal Church at the end of service for former First Lady Barbara Bush, in Houston on April 21, 2018.
 Bob Daemmrich for The Texas Tribune

Houston service commemorates life of former First Lady Barbara Bush

United States presidents, first ladies and Texas governors gathered Saturday in Houston to honor the life of former first lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday. A motorcade after the service transported Bush to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library in College Station, where a private family ceremony was held at her burial site.

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Harold "Thump" Witcher Jr., a Fannin County native, and his wife, Patty, live on 485 acres of farmland that sits in an area slated to be flooded to create the Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir. The reservoir will provide water for parts of North Texas.
 Leslie Boorhem-Stephenson for The Texas Tribune

Texas close to gaining first reservoir in 20 years

The Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir was recently approved for its second $500 million loan as the project nears the beginning of construction in North Texas. The dam and accompanying man-made lake will be Texas' first new major reservoir in almost two decades.

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