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Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home Celebrates 10th Anniversary

June 27, 2015
(AUSTIN)—On Saturday, June 27th, generations of veterans from the Rio Grande Valley gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Texas Veterans Land Board's (VLB) Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home in McAllen. The McAllen home is named after U.S. Marine Corps Sergeant Alfredo “Fredd...more

Commissioner Bush announces winners of the Save Texas History Texas Travels Essay Contest

May 29, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the fourth- and seventh- grade the winners of Save Texas History’s 2015 Texas Travels Essay Contest, sponsored by the Texas General Land Office’s Save Texas History Program. The Texas Travels Essay Contest encourages student...more

Texana Foundation Donates Five Rare Maps to Texas General Land Office Archives and Records

May 19, 2015
()—AUSTIN - Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and the founder of the Texana Foundation, Jefferson Morgenthaler, are proud to announce the donation of five historic maps to the Texas General Land Office Archives. This represents the largest single donation of historic maps to the archives. "These ...more

Commissioner Bush encourages Texas veterans to be heard – “What Does Freedom Mean to You?”

May 07, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Commissioner George P. Bush, Chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board, is encouraging active duty military, veterans, their family members and those who honor our freedoms to participate in a special project of the Voices of Veterans program. The VLB is asking, “What Does Freedom Mean to...more

Alamo Firearms of the Texas Frontier exhibit extended through May 31, 2015

May 04, 2015
((SAN ANTONIO))—SAN ANTONIO - Today Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush announced the wildly popular Firearms of the Texas Frontier exhibit has been extended through May 31st. Visitors have the opportunity to view firearms that helped settle the Texas frontier. This exciting exhibit contains hist...more

Commissioner George P. Bush announces settlement in lawsuit over use of Alamo mark

May 01, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas issued an order confirming the state's ownership of the image of the Alamo and its right to use that image as a trademark.  The decision is the result of pending litigation betwee...more

Commissioner Bush, Governor Abbott headline Texas Charter Revolution Rally

April 29, 2015
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN – Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Governor Greg Abbott joined forces today to show their support for public charter schools on the steps of the Texas Capitol. Commissioner Bush is making education a top priority at the Texas General Land Office. “As Texas Land ...more

60 tons of trash removed from Texas beaches Saturday

April 21, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Nearly 5,000 hard-core Adopt-A-Beach volunteers braved thunderstorms and wind Saturday to haul more than 60 tons of trash off Texas beaches for the 29th annual Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup. "Adopt-A-Beach volunteers are a dedicated group," Texas Land Commissioner George P...more

Commissioner George P. Bush Appoints First Female Chief Clerk at the Texas General Land Office

April 17, 2015
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the appointment of Anne Idsal to serve as the first female Chief Clerk of the Texas General Land Office. In this constitutionally mandated position, Idsal will act as the chief executive officer for the Land Office and manage the daily activities...more

City of San Antonio to Reissue RFQ for Alamo Plaza Historic District and Alamo Complex Joint Master Plan

April 16, 2015
(SAN ANTONIO)—The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and City of San Antonio have teamed up to direct a collaborative vision for the future of the Alamo Complex and the surrounding historic district. The City, in partnership with the GLO, is reissuing a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for eligible firms to develop...more