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Sharpening up Indian Point

October 24, 2014
(AUSTIN)—Work to protect hundreds of acres of valuable wetlands near Corpus Christi Bay is under way on Indian Point.  Workers are busy smashing up concrete rip-rap that has protected the peninsula between Portland and Corpus Christi for many years but has made access to the shore for fishermen tri...more

U.S.-Mexico Border Energy Forum draws record crowds

October 16, 2014
(AUSTIN)—The Texas General Land Office’s 21st Border Energy Forum opened in Monterrey today to a standing-room only crowd.  “There’s a lot of excitement about Mexican energy reform right now,” said Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. “Texas oil...more

143 tons of trash removed from Texas beaches Saturday

September 30, 2014
(AUSTIN)— A total of 9,318 volunteers picked up more than 143 tons of trash off Texas Beaches Saturday, making the 28th annual Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup — the biggest beach cleanup in the nation — a smashing success.  “This cleanup makes me proud to be a Texan,&#8...more

GLO deposits in last 10 year exceed prior total deposits since 1874

September 17, 2014
(AUSTIN)—Fiscal year 2014 is in the books and for the first time ever the Texas General Land Office deposited more than $1 billion into the state’s Permanent School Fund, crushing all previous records.  “Our top job here at the General Land Office is to earn money for the school...more

‘We might be speaking French today instead of English'

September 15, 2014
(AUSTIN)—Putting pieces of the past together: it’s what historians do. And that’s precisely what happened when a million-plus fragments were recovered from a 300-year-old shipwreck along the Texas Coast and reassembled – the subject of a session at this year’s Save Te...more

Ferguson, like Perry, charged with misapplying veto power

September 02, 2014
(AUSTIN)—The governor of Texas faces charges for misapplying his veto power and makes national headlines. Though that may sound like recent news, it’s not. It’s front page material from nearly a hundred years ago. Like Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Gov. James E. “Pa” Ferguso...more

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