June 13, 2013 (AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today urged coastal home owners to take responsibility for their property and prepare for the next storm.
“Texans who own property on the coast need to take steps now to prepare for the inevitable,” Patterson said. "A little prep...more
May 22, 2013 (HOUSTON)—It’s a great honor for anyone fortunate enough to address one of the nation’s largest veterans’ cemeteries on Memorial Day. But for Monday’s guest speaker it’s a family matter, as five generations of Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson’...more
April 26, 2013 (WASHINGTON)—Tap water catching on fire due to so-called “fracking-contaminated groundwater” were among several wild tales the Texas Land Commissioner rebutted last week before a Congressional committee.
Commissioner Jerry Patterson dispelled several urban myths and laid out the facts about ...more
April 24, 2013 (AUSTIN)—Volunteers removed more than 87 tons of trash from Texas beaches Saturday during the 27th Annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup.
Despite a frigid north wind, nearly 6,000 Texans spent the morning combing 28 popular beaches along the coast to bring in this potentially deadly ...more
April 17, 2013 (WASHINGTON)—Instead of hearing yet another complaint about what is going wrong, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson will tell a Congressional committee on Wednesday what the Lone Star State is doing right to raise revenue, foster job creation, and keep tax rates affordable.
“In Texas, we say...more
April 17, 2013 (AUSTIN)—A statewide elected official was impressed by the level of political knowledge expressed by an Austin third grade class on Monday.
Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson visited the third graders of Grandview Hills Elementary School in West Austin on Monday to discuss the differences between monar...more
April 15, 2013 (AUSTIN)—Turning the Gulf of Mexico into a long-term source for fresh drinking water is the focus of an unprecedented study Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) agreed to begin today.
The $2 million effort will investigate the feasibility of build...more
April 12, 2013 (AUSTIN)—Nia-Isabella Garza, a fifth grader from Ortiz Elementary in Brownsville, is the grand prize winner for the Texas General Land Office’s Adopt-A-Beach Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest.
Garza’s watercolor shows a child with a recycling bag pi...more
April 02, 2013 (AUSTIN)—Oil and gas exploration on state lands earned Texas schools more than $9.2 million today at the quarterly Permanent School Fund lease sale.
Private oil companies competitively bid more than $11.5 million to explore for oil and gas on land owned by the state. Permanent School Fund tracts o...more
March 26, 2013 (AUSTIN)—The annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup is Saturday, April 20 and Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson is getting the word out with a creative -- and revolting -- new public service announcement.
"Fresh from the sea, enjoy these special dishes prepared just for you, like used cigarette...more