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Texas’ biggest beach cleanup Saturday, Sept. 27

August 25, 2014
(AUSTIN)—As many as 10,000 Texans are expected to hit the beach Saturday, Sept. 27 for the biggest beach cleanup in the Lone Star State, the Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup.  The all-volunteer cleanup will take place 30 of the state’s most popular tourist ...more


Oldest building at The Alamo to get new roof

August 18, 2014
(THE ALAMO)—A roof replacement project at the oldest building at The Alamo will begin soon. The Long Barrack, located just northwest of the Alamo sanctuary and the only building on the complex which hosts a museum, will be closed starting Monday, Aug. 18. Work is expected to continue through mid-October. Const...more


Phil Collins donates massive collection to the Alamo

Phil Collins donates massive collection to the Alamo

June 26, 2014
((Austin, Texas) )—THE ALAMO, Texas – The largest known private collection of artifacts from the Texas Revolution and the Battle of the Alamo has come home. Today, former Genesis drummer, Oscar winner, multiple Grammy Award winner and Texana collector Phil Collins joined Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patter...more


Phil Collins Alamo event can now be seen worldwide

June 25, 2014
(THE ALAMO, Texas)—An entertainment icon known around the world for his music will appear tomorrow in a webcast for a different kind of event than one may expect: announcing the donation of his massive Alamo artifact collection to the Cradle of Texas Liberty. Former Genesis drummer, Oscar winner, multiple Grammy Awar...more


Phil Collins’ extensive Alamo collection coming home

June 24, 2014
(THE ALAMO, Texas)—The largest-known private collection of artifacts from the Texas Revolution and the Battle of the Alamo will soon be coming home. Former Genesis drummer, OscarTM winner, multiple Grammy AwardTM winner and Texana collector Phil Collins will join Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson to announce th...more


Bonham veterans to commemorate Flag Day

June 13, 2014
(BONHAM, Texas)—A couple of stars have been added since several local veterans signed up to fight for Old Glory. A Flag Day ceremony is set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 14, in the dining room of the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home, 1300 Seven Oaks Road, in Bonham. Members of the American Legion Post 231 ...more


Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home earns Bronze National Quality Award

June 11, 2014
((Austin, Texas) )—The high-quality care at Bonham’s Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Home has been recognized with the 2014 Bronze — Commitment to Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.   The award is the first of three di...more


Take action before the storm to secure your coastal property

June 10, 2014
(AUSTIN)—Hurricane forecasters predict a slow storm season this summer, but Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is urging coastal homeowners to take the time now and get prepared for the next big one.  “Anyone who lives on the Texas coast knows it’s not if, but when the next...more


5 Tyler-area D-Day vets to be honored at Texas State Veterans Home

June 02, 2014
(TYLER, Texas)—On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home in Tyler will honor the veterans who turned the tide during World War II. Four residents of the home – Austeen V. Bice, Richard D. Carter, Homer C. Garrett, and Robert M. Moore – and speci...more


D-Day veterans to speak at 70th anniversary film

June 02, 2014
(AUSTIN, Texas)—Two of the men who fought in history’s biggest amphibious invasion will commemorate its 70th anniversary in front of the largest movie screen in Texas. D-Day veterans Robert Bearden, author and former POW, and John Marino will participate in a panel discussion following a screening of the...more