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Texas-sized beach cleanup Saturday, April 18

March 25, 2015
((AUSTIN) )—Volunteers are needed for the nation’s biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup Saturday, April 18. The 2015 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup takes place at 30 of Texas’ most popular tourist beaches. Volunteers can sign up online at www.texasadoptabeach.org t...more


Pioneer Surveying exhibit stakes claim for Texas Surveyors' Week March 15-21

March 16, 2015
((AUSTIN) )—A new exhibit at the Texas General Land Office explores little-known heroes from Texas' past and present — land surveyors. "Pioneer Surveying in Texas," located on the first floor of the Stephen F. Austin State Office Building, takes a look at the surveying experience in pre-revolutionary...more


Master of disaster takes over consolidated Coastal Resiliency and Recovery Program at General Land Office

March 13, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas))—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced a homegrown project management expert will take over the new Coastal Resiliency and Recovery Program at the General Land Office. Jorge Ramirez, who turned around a moribund hurricane recovery effort after Ike and Dolly, will now head up the ne...more


GLO Commissioner and DRT joint statement on evolving role in Alamo management

March 12, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )— Today George P. Bush, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office (GLO), and Ellen McCaffrey, 44th President General of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT), released the following statements: Commissioner George P. Bush: “Without the early intervention of the Daughters of the ...more


Commissioner Bush: GLO innovating online service to benefit Texas veterans

March 10, 2015
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN – Commissioner George P. Bush today unveiled the redesigned and streamlined Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) website – www.texasveterans.com. As Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, Bush concurrently serves as Chairman of the VLB. The new website creates easy acc...more


George P. Bush Welcomes New Alamo Endowment Board

March 04, 2015
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN — Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush yesterday afternoon chaired the first meeting of a reconstituted Alamo Endowment Board, promising to turn the nonprofit into a fundraising powerhouse for Alamo preservation efforts. As Texas Land Commissioner, Bush oversees the Alamo on beha...more


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