The 2013 Houston Texans Cheerleaders were announced on Wednesday evening with a presidential welcome.
George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, was on hand at the Methodist Training Center for the announcement ceremony. Seated on stage inside the Texans' indoor practice facility, Bush presented roses to each of the 35 women who made the squad.
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Bush, 88, received a visit from the Texans Cheerleaders while he was hospitalized in Houston late last year. He was released from the hospital on Jan. 14 after a nearly two-month stay for bronchitis and other symptoms.
More than 1,000 hopefuls tried out for the squad on Saturday, April 6. The final team consists of 34 members.