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
November 05, 2013 (AUSTIN)—The oldest living U.S. veteran will be the guest of honor at a pre-Veterans Day ceremony this week for Texas General Land Office and Veterans Land Board employees.
Richard Overton, 107, will be honored with a box of choice cigars and some hearty applause at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Stephen F. Austin ...more
November 04, 2013 (CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS)—The Adopt-A-Beach Expedition — a first-ever, competitive beach cleanup — drew contestants from as far as Alaska to the National Seashore Saturday in a race to see who could collect the most trash for valuable prizes.
Teams of four people each paid $80 for the chance to...more
October 30, 2013 (AUSTIN)—Despite spectacular and erroneous reports to the contrary, the Alamo is not being turned over to the United Nations — or anyone else for that matter.
Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today attempted once again to let Texans know that if the Alamo and the other Spanish missions in S...more
October 22, 2013 (FLORESVILLE, Texas )—FLORESVILLE, Texas – A team comprised of some of South Texas’ most patriotic people took home top honors in a festival that draws large crowds to a small town near San Antonio.
The residents and staff of the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home in Floresville were awarded t...more
October 19, 2013 (AUSTIN)—Negotiations to sell 3,680 acres of Permanent School Fund land north of Padre Island National Seashore will be put on hold until public concerns about future access can be addressed by officials with the National Parks Service, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said today.
October 15, 2013 (SAN ANTONIO)—Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson will make a stand at the Alamo in defense of the Second Amendment.
Patterson is the keynote speaker for an open carry demonstration at Alamo Plaza – expected to draw scores of men and women bearing long rifles – at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1...more