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Bush crafts coastal partnership to protect Texas

August 31, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Texas and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are teaming up for the first time ever to develop a plan to better protect the Texas coast from storms, and to speed recovery afterward.  Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Brigadier General David C. Hill, commander of the Army Corps of En...more

Commissioner Bush Leads 23-State Effort to End Green 'Sue and Settle' Racket

August 26, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has joined forces with land commissioners from Wisconsin to Hawaii to stop environmentalists from taking advantage of American taxpayers. "The Endangered Species Act was designed to preserve biodiversity, not enrich trial lawyers and political activists," said...more

Historic Texas maps help save themselves

August 24, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Save Texas History hit a milestone this week, earning more than $300,000 to preserve historic Texas maps with the online sales of historic map reproductions. "The sale of historic map reproductions from the Land Office Archives funds the conservation of priceless original maps and documents at no c...more

Bush honors top Texas coastal stewards

August 17, 2015
(AUSTIN, Texas)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today recognized six individuals who did more than all others last year to keep the coast clean. The commissioner honored them with Oil Spill Prevention and Response Awards.  “OSPRA Award recipients exemplify how industry and regulatory agen...more

Mapping technology expertise wins Land Office high praise

August 10, 2015
(AUSTIN, Texas)—An international conference of geographic information system (GIS) technology users recently honored the General Land Office (GLO)for its innovative use of technology to make maps.  The GIS team at the General Land Office won  the Special Achievement Award for Exceptional Applicat...more

Bush puts oil and gas lease sale on line; makes $20 million

August 04, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Texas' first-ever online sale of oil and gas leases quickly became the biggest state lease sale in the nation to be held on EnergyNet, earning public schools nearly $20 million Tuesday morning.  "When private oil and gas companies develop minerals managed by the GLO, it creates high-paying...more

Voices of Veterans oral historian gets new mission

August 04, 2015
(AUSTIN)—The National Museum of the Marine Corps has a new Texas ambassador — U.S. Marine Major James Crabtree. Crabtree was appointed to the position by Governor Greg Abbott.  Crabtree coordinates the Texas Veterans Land Board's Voices of Veterans oral history program. His new duties as ...more

Commissioner Bush Reboots the Texas General Land Office

July 30, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Less than a year on the job, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is making good on his promise to streamline government and turn the Land Office into a sleek Texas powerhouse. “Less government is more efficient government,” Commissioner Bush said. “As a conservativ...more

Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 26

July 27, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas))—Volunteers are signing up now for the nation's biggest coastal cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 26.  The 2015 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup takes place at 30 of Texas’ most popular tourist beaches. Volunteers can sign up online at to tak...more

Find your perfect beach: GLO launches Texas Coasts

July 02, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today launched Texas Coasts, a Web-based app to help vacationers find the perfect beach, picnic park, or RV park for their next outing. Texas Coasts' responsive design fully integrates across all platforms for an easy user experience whether using a desktop, l...more