Will Weissert, The Associated Press

  • The flag-draped casket of former President George H.W. Bush passes through Magnolia, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, along the train route from Spring to College Station, Texas. (David J. Phillip/AP Pool)
    Thousands salute Bush funeral train 4141 on final Texas ride

    Thousands waved and cheered along the route as funeral train No. 4141 — for the 41st president — carried George H.W. Bush’s remains to their final resting place on Thursday, his last journey as a week of national remembrance took on a decidedly personal feel in an emotional home state farewell.

  • In this Oct. 18, 2005, file photo, a new locomotive numbered 4141 in honor of the 41st president, George H.W. Bush, is unveiled at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The locomotive unveiled for the special exhibit at George H.W. Bush’s presidential library will be used to pull the late president’s funeral train. The 4,300-horsepower machine will carry Bush’s remains Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, to his final resting place at his presidential library. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
    Bushes depart on first presidential funeral train since 1969

    The locomotive was painted to resemble Air Force One, but George H.W. Bush joked that if it had been around during his presidency, he may have preferred to ride the rails rather than take to the skies.

  • In this Oct. 13, 2017, photo, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks in Bellevue, Wash. Following an announcement that Texas for years violated federal law by denying students with disabilities access to proper public education, DeVos said in a statement,
    Feds say Texas failed to properly educate disabled students

    Authorities found that the Texas Education Agency failed to ensure an “appropriate public education was made available to all children with disabilities” in the nation’s second largest state, by not fully identifying and evaluating disabled students nor meeting “general supervisory and monitoring responsibilities.”