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2017

Texas GLO and Texas Military Forces Museum collaborate on digitization of World War I maps

April 18, 2017
(AUSTIN)— Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced a digitization project between the Texas General Land Office and the Texas Military Forces Museum providing digital access to several unique maps documenting the movements of the 36th Infantry Division in France during World War I. The digitized maps are...more


Reimagine the Alamo Unveils Proposed Master Plan Design

April 13, 2017
(AUSTIN)— SAN ANTONIO - After nearly two years of intense work, the Alamo Master Plan Management Committee, which is comprised of representatives from the Texas General Land Office, the City of San Antonio, and the private Alamo Endowment, unveiled detailed design renderings of the proposed master plan for...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces donation of exceptionally rare map to Texas GLO

March 16, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is proud to announce an exceptionally rare Stephen F. Austin map of Texas has been donated to the Texas General Land Office by Thomas B. and Marsha Brown Taylor from Seabrook, Texas. The Taylors donated Genl. Austin's Map of Texas with Part...more


Save Texas History Program receives grant from the Texas Historical Foundation

March 07, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Commissioner George P. Bush today accepted a grant from the Texas Historical Foundation on behalf of the Texas General Land Office's Save Texas History Program. The $4,000 grant will be used to promote stories found within the GLO Archives on social media. Since Commissioner Bush took off...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Announces 2nd Annual Save Texas History Top Texan Tournament

March 01, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office's (GLO) Save Texas History program will launch its 2nd Annual Top Texan Tournament tomorrow, March 2nd, in commemoration of Texas Independence Day and Texas History Month. "Our second annual Top T...more


Calling all Young Pioneers: Registration for Camp Alamo is now open!

February 10, 2017
(SAN ANTONIO)— SAN ANTONIO - The Alamo invites children ages 9 - 13 to make new friends and immerse themselves in Texas history at Camp Alamo! Three summer camp sessions are available for young history enthusiasts to discover what it was like to live in the 1830s Texas frontier. WHO: Children ages 9 ...more


Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State Opening Jan. 27th at Houston Museum of Natural Science

January 17, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office will lend 50 maps of Texas, representing more than 400 years of its history, to the Houston Museum of Natural Science for a nine-month exhibition opening January 27, 2017. Mapping Texas: From Frontier to th...more


2016

New Alamo license plate now available

June 23, 2016
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN – Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Texas State Representative Lyle Larson (District 122-San Antonio) announced the availability of a new Alamo license plate for all Texans! With each purchase, $22 of the license tag price will go directly to the Alamo to pay for pre...more


The Alamo Debuts New Visitor Orientation Film

May 24, 2016
(SAN ANTONIO)—Visitors to the Alamo now have a new way to learn about the site’s three hundred year long history. The Texas General Land Office recently debuted a new visitor orientation film that covers the Alamo from its founding as the Mission San Antonio de Valero through its current existence as t...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Honors Texas Hero Ken Towery

May 09, 2016
(AUSTIN)—The Texas Land Commissioner and Chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board, George P. Bush, issued the following statement today on the passing of Texas hero Ken Towery:  "Ken Towery was a heroic figure both in times of war and peace. He served with great honor as a member of the U.S. Army ...more


Texas' beloved Alamo receives digital makeover

April 25, 2016
(SAN ANTONIO)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Alamo Director, Becky Dinnin, proudly announced the launch of a newly redesigned Alamo website. The website focuses on enhancing the visitor experience and encouraging more people to visit the Shrine of Texas Liberty. The newly redesigned website is ...more


Rare Maps Acquired by Texas General Land Office Archives and Records

April 21, 2016
(AUSTIN)—For images of the maps or to order a reproduction, please visit Map of the River Sabine from Logan's Ferry to 32nd degree of North Latitude and Part of the Boundary between the United States and Texas from Sabine River Northward to the 36th mile mound.   -- Texas...more


Commissioner Bush and Mayor Taylor encourage families to enroll kids in Alamo Summer Camp before it's too late!

April 07, 2016
(SAN ANTONIO)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor invite children ages 9 to 13 to make new friends, pull out their coon skin cap and immerse themselves in the history of the Texas revolution at Alamo Summer Camp! Campers will learn what it was like to live in 1830s and 40s ...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Announces Top Texan Tournament Commemorating Texas Independence Day

March 02, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Today, to commemorate Texas Independence Day and Texas History Month, Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush announced the beginning of the interactive Save Texas History Top Texan Tournament. The Top Texan Tournament allows users to vote for their favorite Texan among 64 figures fro...more


Commissioner Bush Maps Texas Energy & History

February 22, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush unveiled the Energy Map of Texas, which highlights the 500-year history of energy production across the state. Commissioner Bush’s map includes locations of significant wells, pipelines, and wind farms and traces the history of e...more


The Alamo presents: Ride for Texas Independence

February 09, 2016
(SAN ANTONIO)—UPDATE: Live streaming video and photo opportunity with reenactors before the event! The Ride for Texas Independence ceremony on Wednesday will be available for live streaming at http://www.thealamo.org/. The reenactors playing Alamo Commander William B. Travis and Courier Albert Martin will be ava...more


Announcing the Battle of the Alamo 180th Anniversary Events

February 09, 2016
(SAN ANTONIO)—Remember the Alamo with thirteen days of interactive living history programming and special events to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the siege and battle of the Alamo.  Check out the Alamo's website at www.thealamo.org for daily schedules of events. Daily events Daily at 10 a.m....more


Texas State Genealogical Society Donates $5,000 to Save Texas History

January 27, 2016
(AUSTIN)—The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is proud to announce the donation of $5,000 from the Texas State Genealogical Society to the Save Texas History Program. The funds will be used for the continued conservation of important Republic of Texas records in the Texas General Land Office Archives. With t...more


2015

Texas Land Commissioner Bush hails passage of Congressman Thornberry's bill to stop illegal federal land grab in its tracks

December 09, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush applauded the passage of U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry's (R-Clarendon) H.R. 2130 by the U.S. House of Representatives today. The legislation, filed in conjunction with a Senate companion bill (S. 1153) by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), will protect priv...more


Give the Gift of Texas History

December 09, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Commissioner George P. Bush is spreading the word that historic map reproductions from the Texas General Land Office make fantastic gifts for friends and family members that are proud of their Texas heritage and want to support the conservation of Texas history for future generations. With more tha...more


Commissioner Bush rolls out two reimagined GLO websites - Adopt-A-Beach and Save Texas History

December 03, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Commissioner George P. Bush today unveiled redesigned and streamlined Texas General Land Office websites for Adopt-A-Beach and Save Texas History. A former school teacher, Commissioner Bush has made education and efficiency top priorities at the General Land Office. The reimagined Adopt-A-Beach and...more


Commissioner Bush announces Texas General Land Office purchase of Woolworth, Crockett, and Palace buildings

December 02, 2015
(AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO)— Today George P. Bush, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, announced official acquisition of three of the historically significant buildings across the Alamo Plaza from the Alamo Complex: the Woolworth, Crockett, and Palace buildings. Combined the square footage of the properties is near...more


November 14th Declared "Save Texas History Day"

November 12, 2015
(AUSTIN)—In honor of the Texas General Land Office's Save Texas History program's efforts to conserve and provide public access to historical archives and records, Steve Adler, Mayor of the City of Austin, declared Nov. 14th Save Texas History Day. "The Save Texas History program is doing great things to ma...more


GLO Save Texas History Symposium Reception to Feature Special Guest Dr. Douglas Brinkley, Nationally Renowned Historian

November 09, 2015
(AUSTIN)—On Saturday, Nov. 14, Land Commissioner George P. Bush will be joined by several well-known special guests at the VIP Meet & Greet and Save Texas History Reception at the Texas Capitol Visitors Center to help raise funds for this essential program. One of the special guests joining Commissioner...more


GLO Save Texas History Symposium Reception to Feature Special Guest Chet Garner - The Daytripper

November 06, 2015
(AUSTIN)—On Saturday, Nov. 14, Land Commissioner George P. Bush will be joined by several well-known special guests at the VIP Meet & Greet and Save Texas History Reception at the Texas Capitol Visitors Center to help raise funds for this essential program. One of the special guests joining Commissioner...more


New members join Alamo Endowment Board

November 02, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced two new additions to the reconstituted Alamo Endowment Board (AEB).  Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., and Esperanza "Hope" Andrade now join the seven current members of the AEB in their mission to raise significant capital for the Alamo Co...more


GLO Save Texas History Symposium Reception to Feature Special Guest Ross Bennett, Austin-Based Celebrity Fashion Designer

October 30, 2015
(AUSTIN)—On Saturday, November 14th, Land Commissioner George P. Bush will be joined by several well-known special guests at the VIP Meet & Greet and Save Texas History Reception at the Texas Capitol Visitors Center to help raise funds for this essential program. One of the special guests joining Commis...more


GLO Save Texas History Symposium Reception to Feature Special Guest Bruce Shackelford of Antiques Roadshow

October 23, 2015
(AUSTIN)—On Saturday, November 14th, Land Commissioner George P. Bush will be joined by several well-known special guests at the VIP Meet & Greet and Save Texas History Reception at the Texas Capitol Visitors Center to help raise funds for this essential program. One of the special guests joining Commis...more


Commissioner George P. Bush and GLO Staff to Teach Live-Streamed Texas History Class

October 08, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Commissioner George P. Bush will teach a live Texas history class, "Opportunity in Texas: Land and Its Legacy in Texas History," on Thurs., Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. The class will be co-taught with K-12 Outreach Coordinator Buck Cole and live-streamed from the Texas General Land Office (GLO) via YouTube. ...more


Chief Ranger statement in response to defacing incident, arrest at the Alamo

September 04, 2015
(SAN ANTONIO)—Today Chief of the Alamo Rangers, Mark Adkins, released the following statement in response to an incident of criminal vandalism resulting in an arrest at the Alamo: "On September 3, 2015, at approximately 4:40 p.m. an individual was observed by an Alamo Tour Guide inside the Alamo Church, in the r...more


Historic Texas maps help save themselves

August 24, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Save Texas History hit a milestone this week, earning more than $300,000 to preserve historic Texas maps with the online sales of historic map reproductions. "The sale of historic map reproductions from the Land Office Archives funds the conservation of priceless original maps and documents at no c...more


Find your perfect beach: GLO launches Texas Coasts

July 02, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today launched Texas Coasts, a Web-based app to help vacationers find the perfect beach, picnic park, or RV park for their next outing. Texas Coasts' responsive design fully integrates across all platforms for an easy user experience whether using a desktop, l...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


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


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


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


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 R...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


Commissioner Bush Announces New Director of the Alamo

February 04, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that Rebecca Bridges Dinnin of San Antonio has been appointed Director of the Alamo, a new senior-level position in the Texas General Land Office (GLO).  “I am proud to welcome Becky to this important position within the Texas General L...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Announces Kick-Off of 2015 Texas Travels Essay Contest

January 27, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas))—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is proud to announce the kick-off of the 2015 Texas Travels Essay Contest for 4th and 7th grade students.  The Texas Travels Essay Contest encourages students to read and write about cities, towns, and distinct geographic locales that are significant ...more