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Land Commissioner George P. Bush expands veteran benefits

January 27, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas))—Texas veterans are now eligible for low-interest land loans up to $125,000 — the maximum allowed by law. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush increased the land loan limit in his first act as chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB).  The previous land loan limit was $10...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Promotes Transparency Expert to Director of Open Government

January 23, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Demonstrating a commitment to transparency in state government, Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the appointment of Hadassah Schloss to the newly created role of Director of Open Government at the Texas General Land Office (GLO). Prior to this promotion, Schloss served as the GLO Open Re...more


Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest opens

December 11, 2014
(AUSTIN, Texas )—Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is calling for entries in the 19th annual Adopt-A-Beach “Treasures of the Texas Coast” Children’s Art Contest. The deadline to submit artwork is Tuesday, March 3.”  “Many little Texans never get to go...more


Trucks start rolling on West End beach renourishment

December 04, 2014
(GALVESTON, Texas)— Work on a $4.5 million beach renourishment project just west of Galveston’s seawall began today, with state and local officials gathering to celebrate their partnership to build a better beach as well as protect FM 3005 from future storm surge.  “We’re not on...more


3,500-plus visitors to lay wreaths, honor veterans

November 25, 2014
(KILLEEN, Texas)—The season of gratitude doesn’t have to end on Thanksgiving. On Saturday, visitors to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will participate in one of the largest events of the year in Texas to thank our nation’s military heroes. The Friends of the Central Texas State Vetera...more


Floresville ROTC, choirs to spread holiday cheer

November 25, 2014
(FLORESVILLE, Texas)—A happy host of Floresville students just can’t wait for Christmas to share some holiday cheer at the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home. The Floresville High School Cadet Chorale and Student Choir and the Floresville Middle School Choir will perform “An American Christma...more


Digitization of rare maps helps Save Texas History

November 18, 2014
(AUSTIN)—Christmas came early at the historic Archives of the Texas General Land Office with a gift Texans worldwide will be eager to share. A private collection of some of the oldest and rarest maps of Texas is now available to the public, thanks to a unique digitization project with Houston map collectors...more


Coastal resiliency gets flood of cash from BP

November 17, 2014
(AUSTIN)—Work to beef up the Texas coast against future storm surge is set to begin on more than $13.2 million worth of projects, announced Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.  “We’re getting to work now, before the next disaster,” Patterson said. “These...more


Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home to honor heroes on Veterans Day

November 10, 2014
(Floresville, Texas)—The heroes at the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veteran Home will be honored for their service on Tuesday. A Veterans Day Ceremony will take place 10:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) at the entrance of the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home, 200 Veterans Drive, in Floresville. The invit...more


Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home to honor heroes on Veterans Day

November 10, 2014
(Bonham, Texas)—The heroes at the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home will be honored on Tuesday. A Veterans Day program is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day) at the home, located at 1300 Seven Oaks Road, in Bonham. Former Lamar County Veterans Service Officer and retired Navy counselor ...more