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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


Texas General Land Office and City of San Antonio Teaming Up for the Future of the Alamo

April 10, 2015
((AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO, Texas))—Today George P. Bush, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, and Ivy Taylor, Mayor of San Antonio, announced that city and state leaders will be teaming up through a cooperative agreement to direct a collaborative vision for the future of the Alamo Plaza Historic District and the Alamo Comp...more


Artwork wins Roosevelt Alexander Elementary 2nd grader Caribbean cruise

April 02, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Download photos of Commissioner Bush choosing winner Bryan Wang, a second grader from Roosevelt Alexander Elementary in Katy, Texas, is the grand prize winner of the 2015 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest. Texas Land Commissioner G...more


New GLO education website is one-stop-shop for Texas teachers and parents

April 02, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Commissioner George P. Bush today unveiled the redesigned and streamlined Texas General Land Office education website – www.txglo.org/education. A former school teacher, Commissioner Bush is making education a top priority at the General Land Office. This website is the first of its kind ...more


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