February 20, 2014 (TEMPLE, Texas)—Some reinforcements have arrived for the 1,300 Texans who care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Thirty-nine graduates of the CARES dementia certification program will be honored at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Activity Room of the William R. Cour...more
February 19, 2014 ((AUSTIN, Texas))—Due largely to popular culture from a bygone era, the Battle of the Alamo is often depicted as a racial conflict between Anglos and Hispanics. But, of course, the truth is more revealing.
This spring the story of the Alamo siege and battle is cast in a new light. For t...more
February 10, 2014 (AUSTIN)—Thirty-eight of the most hardcore beach cleanup volunteers ever braved a brutally cold, wet and windy day at South Padre Island Cameron County beaches Friday, hauling off a ton of trash in the process for the Texas General Land Office’s Winter Texan Cleanup.
The wind chill was...more
February 10, 2014 (AUSTIN)—Saturday’s chilly wind failed to deter 404 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach volunteers from picking up nearly five and a half tons of trash form Coastal Bend shorelines.
The volunteers cleared 21 miles of Gulf Coast beaches from Aransas Pass to the Padre Island National S...more
February 05, 2014 (MISSION, Texas)—A $464,101 grant to the Texas Veterans Land Board couldn’t have come any sooner.
The funding will be used to build two new columbaria (small buildings where ashes and remains are kept, including urns) at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, in addition to landscape im...more
December 23, 2013 (KILLEEN, Texas )—Honoring the men and women who served in our nation’s military is the focus of the most ambitious renovation project in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery’s 10-year history.
Scheduled to begin in February, a $4.9 million expansion project will involve the installation of ...more
November 20, 2013 (AUSTIN, Texas)—Texas is so big that even Santa needs a map – or three.
Historical maps posted on the Texas General Land Office website make quick, easy gifts for anyone who loves the Lone Star State and its colorful past. But best of all, proceeds from the sales preserve historic documents and...more
November 14, 2013 (AUSTIN)—AUSTIN — Calling all artists! All young Texans between the ages of 5 and 12 have a chance to win free vacations, a class party at a water park, and have their artwork appear in a popular calendar.
Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is calling for entries to the 18th annual Adopt-A-Be...more
November 05, 2013 (AUSTIN, Texas)—The Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office will pay homage to all veterans — including five generations of his family — at three upcoming Veterans Day events across Texas.
“Veterans Day is important for all Americans to take part in, not only veterans and their ...more
November 05, 2013 (AUSTIN, Texas)—A 6-foot-tall, three-fifths-scale version of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C. is on its way to South Texas.
Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson will speak at the opening ceremony of the Magnolia stop of the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Magnolia Apo...more