Homecoming Parade Marches Through Waco Oct. 26

Oct. 22, 1996

The 1996 Baylor University Homecoming Parade is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, with thousands expected to watch the more than 150 entries.

The parade will start at South Eleventh Street and Austin Avenue and will proceed down Austin Avenue and South Fourth Street to the Baylor campus.

This year's Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal is George W. Bush, Texas' 46th governor. Since being in office he has worked with the Texas Legislature to enact substantive reforms on curbing lawsuit abuse, providing local control of schools, strengthening juvenile and criminal justice laws and reforming welfare.

He received his bachelor's degree from Yale University and a master's degree in business from Harvard Business School. Before taking office in January 1995, he served as managing general partner of the Texas Rangers baseball organization. In 1975, Bush founded and became CEO of Bush Exploration, a Midland, Texas-based oil and gas company. He is a former F-102 pilot in the Texas National Air Guard.

Bush and his wife, Laura, have two 14-year-old twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna.

The Baylor Homecoming Parade is one of the oldest and largest collegiate parades in the nation. KWTX-TV, which has broadcast the parade for more than 20 years, will again provide coverage of the floats, bands and pageantry of the 87th anniversary of Homecoming.

For more information, contact the Baylor Chamber of Commerce at 755-3322.

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