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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


Bagpipes, ball, new name for dining hall on agenda for Tuesday

November 10, 2014
(TEMPLE, Texas)—The heroes at the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home will be honored by a full day of activities on Tuesday. Col. Matt Melvin will be the keynote speaker at the Courtney home's Veterans Day Ceremony, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, (1424 Martin Luther King Jr. Lane, Temple) outside by the fron...more


'The Voice' singer on deck for Tyler Veterans Parade

November 10, 2014
(TYLER, Texas)—A parade will honor the heroes at the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veteran Home on Tuesday. The Veterans Day Celebration, Parade, and Cookout is set for 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home, 11466 Honor Lane, Tyler. The event is free and open to the public. The home...more


VLB picks Touchstone to oversee 3 Texas State Veterans Homes

November 06, 2014
(AUSTIN, Texas)—Jerry Patterson, chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board, announced today that Touchstone Communities has been selected to administer Texas State Veterans Homes in El Paso, McAllen and Big Spring. Touchstone Communities already manages Texas State Veterans Homes in Amarillo, Bonham, Floresville, ...more


Veterans Day service to recognize daughter of fallen hero

November 06, 2014
(AUSTIN, Texas )—An unfolding story of a heroic Texas veteran will be celebrated this Friday. Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson will assist in re-folding and re-presenting a U.S. flag to the daughter of a Vietnam war casualty. The flag belongs to the family of the Land Office’s Budget and Planning D...more


Patterson challenges Denton frack ban in court

November 05, 2014
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson wasted no time in challenging an unconstitutional ban on hydraulic fracturing approved by Denton voters Tuesday. By 7:51 a.m. Wednesday, attorneys for Patterson had filed a lawsuit in Travis County courts seeking a permanent injunction against the “...more


Phil Collins Delivers

October 28, 2014
(SAN ANTONIO)—The fringed leather pouch David Crockett carried his musket balls in the day he fell at the Alamo probably started out its life in a Creek Indian village in Tennessee. Its trip to Texas with Crockett in 1836 was just the start of a journey that would eventually land it in Switzerland, in the home o...more