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Surfside Beach gets touch-up

February 23, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—More than 2,555 dump truck-loads of sand are on their way to Surfside Beach, just in time for Spring Break. Work on a $2.3 million project funded by the Texas General Land Office's Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act program began Monday. The effort will place 23,000 cubic yards of sand along...more

Commissioner Bush Reminds Teachers and Parents to Encourage Students to Participate in the 2015 Texas Travels Essay Contest

February 18, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas))—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush would like to remind parents and teachers to encourage 4th and 7th grade students to participate in Save Texas History’s 2015 Texas Travels Essay Contest. The Texas Travels Essay Contest encourages students to read and write about cities, towns, and ...more

Texas coast to get $1.74 million in grants

February 09, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced $1.74 million for projects to improve public beach access and help restore sensitive bay systems on the Texas coast. "These projects were carefully selected to be a good investment for the Texas coast," Bush said. "We're able to accomplish some prett...more

Winter Texans haul nearly 4 tons of trash of South Padre Island beaches

February 09, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas))—Winter Texans showed their love for Texas beaches Friday, with 106 volunteers pitching in to haul off nearly four tons of trash at the Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Winter Texan Cleanup Friday.  While cigarette butts, soda cans and even dirty diapers continue to top the list of i...more

Record-breaking beach cleanup held Saturday

February 09, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Perfect weather and strong volunteer support drew a record 806 volunteers to Corpus Christi Beaches Saturday for the Texas General Land Office's Winter Cleanup.  "Turnout was amazing and it was a perfect day at the coast," said Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who pitched in with th...more

Veterans Land Board recognizes top producing partners

February 05, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—The Texas Veterans Land Board today announced participants who have helped promote veteran and military member benefits during the 2014 year.   Top real estate professionals, community developers and mortgage lenders generated Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) land and home loans we...more

Commissioner Bush Announces New Director of the Alamo

February 04, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that Rebecca Bridges Dinnin of San Antonio has been appointed Director of the Alamo, a new senior-level position in the Texas General Land Office (GLO).  “I am proud to welcome Becky to this important position within the Texas General L...more

Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery expansion ready to serve

February 03, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—The growing number of South Texas heroes interred at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery will be more than accommodated for years to come with two new columbaria ready for eternal service.  The two new structures expand the capacity of the Texas State Veterans Cemetery by 700 new...more

George P. Bush: Chris Kyle's life stands as example of service to all

February 02, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today said he hopes Texans will forever remember Chris Kyle's life of service to our veterans and praised Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to declare Feb. 2 as "Chris Kyle Day."  "Chris Kyle deserves to be remembered for what he lived for, fought for and d...more

Commissioner Bush: Transparency and Accountability Key to Effective Governance

January 29, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Commissioner George P. Bush promised a Texas General Land Office (GLO) that is transparent and accountable. He pledged to be fiscally conservative and ensure no wasteful spending. Immediately upon taking office, Commissioner Bush instructed all GLO department leaders to thoroughly review p...more