New Information On President Bush's Return to the Tall City

By: Sarah Snyder
NewsWest 9

Midland city officials are busy piecing together plans for President Bush's visit the Basin next week.  

It will be his first stop after he leaves the White House, and you have a chance to join in on the West Texas welcome.

President Bush's team met with Midland city leaders at the Bush Childhood home on Tuesday to begin making preparations for his homecoming next Tuesday. The tickets are free and you can get one beginning on Wednesday, January 14th at several locations around the Tall City:

  • The George W. Bush Childhood Home, 1412 W. Ohio
  • The Midland Chamber of Commerce, 109 N. Main
  • Midland City Hall, 300 N. Loraine
  • And all of the Kent Kwik locations in the Midland/Odessa area

One ticket will admit an entire family, but there is a limit of five tickets per person. The gates to get in will open at 1:00 pm on Tuesday and the program will begin at 2:00 with a live country music performance.

Mayor Wes Perry tells us this celebration will be one for the Midland history books. "This was President Bush's decision," Mayor Perry said. "He decided to do this, so we're just trying to accomodate his wishes and make it something he truly will remember and something we will never forget."

President Bush will arrive about 5:00 on Tuesday evening. He's expected to make a speech, then spend time meeting folks at the rally. City officials say the festivities will last until about 6:30 that night.