Monday, August 27, 2007

Texas Football Honors Lady Bird and the Johnson Family

The Texas Longhorns will honor Lady Bird Johnson and her family by attaching a small bluebonnet sticker to the back of their helmets for the 2007 season. Lady Bird was a 1935 graduate of the University and her husband, and former President, Lyndon Johnson was a close friend of the Coach Darell Royal and his football program.

Lady Bird passed away this July and Town Lake was recently named in her honor. LBJ's library is located on the Texas campus and Lady Bird's wild flower preserve is now part of UT's system. Perhaps one of the most poignant moments of Lady Bird's televised funeral occurred when the Longhorn band serenaded her one last time with The Eyes of Texas. Lady Bird and the Johnson family have meant a lot to the University of Texas and this is a classy gesture by Mack and the program. Bravo and Hook'em.

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