2019

Cmr. George P. Bush urges Texans to monitor warnings, prepare for severe weather

July 10, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush urged Texans to take heed of severe weather warnings, know their risk and be prepared. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is continuing to monitor a tropical disturbance over the Gulf of Mexico with a 90 percent chance of depression formation in the nex...more


CMR. BUSH ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW TEXAS VETERANS LAND BOARD WEBSITE

July 04, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the launch of the new Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) website. The redesigned website allows the VLB to efficiently and effectively serve Texas Veterans and their families by placing information only a click away...more


TIME CHANGE: VLB TO HOST TEXAS VETERANS BENEFITS FAIR IN LUBBOCK ON JULY 13TH

July 01, 2019
(LUBBOCK)—A free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas Veterans will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the Lubbock VA Outpatient Clinic. The fair, targeting all area Veterans, military members and their families, is one of several held throughout the state in 2019...more


COMMISSIONER BUSH VISITS TEXAS STATE TECHNICAL COLLEGE

June 27, 2019
(ROSENBURG)—ROSENBURG, TX – Yesterday, June 26, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush toured Texas State Technical College Fort Bend Campus. The tour included highlights from various program areas where the college trains students to perform skills needed for empl...more


VLB to host Texas Veterans Benefits Fair in Lubbock on July 13th

June 24, 2019
(LUBBOCK)—LUBBOCK - A free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas Veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the Lubbock VA Outpatient Clinic. The fair, targeting all area Veterans, military members and their families, is one of several held throughout the sta...more


MEDIA ADVISORY: SCULPTURE UNVEILING CEREMONY

June 24, 2019
(MCALLEN)—The Alfredo Gonzales Texas State Veterans Home announced plans to celebrate Independence Day with the unveiling ceremony of an Iwo Jima Raising the Flag sculpture. This intricate piece was carved out of wood six years ago by Harry James, a 101 year-old Navy veteran, and was donated to the State Vet...more


Media Advisory - Warrior Weekend Event and Cookout

June 17, 2019
(TEMPLE)—The William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home announced our Veterans participation in Beyond the Battlefield/The Tiegen Foundation’s “Warrior Weekend”, on Friday, June 21, 2019. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home...more


Media Advisory - Warrior Weekend Event and Cookout

June 17, 2019
(TEMPLE)—The William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home announced our Veterans participation in Beyond the Battlefield/The Tiegen Foundation’s “Warrior Weekend”, on Friday, June 21, 2019. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home...more


Unaccompanied Veteran Burial for James Leon Rimmer to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

June 13, 2019
(KILLEEN)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. SHARP, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for James Leon Rimmer. Born in July of 1952, James Leon Rimmer served in the United States...more


Unaccompanied Veteran Burial for SP4. Thomas Joe Quinn to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

June 13, 2019
(KILLEEN)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. SHARP, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for SP4. Thomas Joe Quinn. Born in January of 1944, Thomas Joe Quinn served in the United Sta...more


Cmr. George P. Bush calls on Texans to plan today for pet preparedness in case of disaster June is National Pet Preparedness Month

June 10, 2019
(AUSTIN)—This June, in observance of National Pet Preparedness Day Month, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is urging Texans to plan for the whole family, including pets, when preparing for severe weather.  “Hurricane Harvey devastated communities and left thousands of pets in nee...more


Cmr. George P. Bush: It shouldn’t take a second act of Congress to get mitigation funds moving

May 31, 2019
(AUSTIN)—As the 2019 Hurricane Season begins, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is once again calling on acting White House chief of staff and current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) director, Mick Mulvaney, to lift the logjam obstructing $4.3 billion in mitigation funds owed to Texas. In a secon...more


Cmr. George P. Bush to all Texans: Hurricane Season 2019 starts Saturday

May 30, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is encouraging all Texans to prepare for the 2019 Hurricane Season, which begins Saturday, June 1 and runs through November 30, 2019. “Every Texan should prepare for hurricane and storm season,” said Commissioner Bush. “As we all ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush Touts Successful 86th Session for Disaster Recovery Efforts

May 29, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Following the completion of the 86th Session of the Texas Legislature, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is touting passage of several bills improving our state’s disaster recovery process, including many priorities recommended by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) in its a...more


Unaccompanied Veteran Burial to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

May 29, 2019
(KILLEEN)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. SHARP, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for SSG. Mary Lynne Werner. Born in July of 1951, Mary Lynne Werner served...more


VLB to host Texas Veterans Benefits Fair in Harlingen on June 8th

May 28, 2019
(MISSION)—A free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas Veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019, at the VA Health Care Center at Harlingen. The fair, targeting all area Veterans, military members and their families, is one of several held throughout the...more


Cmr. George P. Bush issues statement in support of bipartisan resolution by Sen. Carol Alvarado, Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and Rep. Dade Phelan

May 24, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush issued a statement supporting Senate Resolution 816, which was passed unanimously by the Texas Senate today, and House Resolution 2109. The resolution was joint authored by Carol Alvarado and Lois Kolkhorst in the Senate and Rep. Dade P...more


UNACCOMPANIED VETERAN BURIAL TO BE HELD AT THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY STATE VETERANS CEMETERY

May 23, 2019
(MISSION)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Friday, May 24th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. SHARP, the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for Apolonio Leyva. Leyva is not expected to have anyone attend his fune...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces results of joint flood mitigation study with Texas A&M University at Galveston

May 21, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush Texas announced results from a recently completed joint study conducted by the Texas General Land Office and the Texas A&M University at Galveston. The study evaluated the economic impacts of a coastal barrier system, estimated impacts on flood insur...more


CLYDE W. COSPER TEXAS STATE VETERANS HOME MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

May 17, 2019
(BONHAM)—The Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home is hosting a Memorial Day event, Monday, May 27th, honoring those who gave their lives for our country while on active duty.  The community is invited to join the home for a special Memorial Day ceremony. Dr. Diego R...more


Cmr. George P. Bush Applauds Bipartisan Group of U.S. House Members for Joining the Call for Release of Disaster Funds

May 16, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner applauded Reps. Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), Randy Weber (TX-14), Brian Babin (TX-36), Kevin Brady (TX-08), G.K. Butterfield (NC-01), John Carter (TX-31), Dan Crenshaw (TX-02), Joe Cunningham (SC-01), Bill Flores (TX-17), Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon (PR...more


UNACCOMPANIED VETERAN BURIAL TO BE HELD AT THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY STATE VETERANS CEMETERY

May 15, 2019
(MISSION)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. SHARP, the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for PFC David W...more


Cmr. George P. Bush statement regarding $46.4 million in recovery funds for three South Texas and Rio Grande Valley Counties

May 14, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush issued the following statement in reaction to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) issuance of $46,400,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funding for Cameron, Hidalgo and Jim Wells Count...more


WATKINS-LOGAN TEXAS STATE VETERANS HOME MEMORIAL DAY EVENT

May 14, 2019
(TYLER)—The Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home is pleased to invited the community to a Memorial Day event, Monday, May 27th, honoring those who gave their lives for our country while on active duty.  Attendance is estimated to be around 200 -300. The cere...more


VETERAN FUNDRAISING ART EXHIBITION

May 13, 2019
(AMARILLO)—The Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home is pleased to invite the community to our art exhibition, raising funds for the Home. The fundraising event will include live performances by West Texas A&M University School of Music as well as hors d'oeuvres and refreshments. Casual attire is request...more


The Alamo launches new tour ‘Weapons of the Alamo’

May 13, 2019
(SAN ANTONIO)—The Alamo is happy to announce the launch of a brand new, living historybased tour called, “Weapons of the Alamo.”        This will be the first living history-based tour at the Alamo. The Weapons of the Alamo tour will teach visitors abou...more


MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY AND LUNCHEON

May 13, 2019
(EL PASO)—On Friday, May 24th, the Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home will host a special Memorial Day event honoring those who gave their lives for our country while on active duty. Residents, family members, staff and guests will join together for a formal ceremony followed by a luncheon. Around ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush calls on Texans to plan for pet disaster preparedness

May 10, 2019
(AUSTIN)—In observance of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on May 11, today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is urging Texans to plan for the whole family, including pets, when preparing for severe weather. “Hurricane Harvey devastated communities and lef...more


Cmr. George P. Bush applauds U.S. Senators for introducing the Bipartisan Disaster Recovery Funding Act

May 10, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner applauded U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), John Cornyn (R-TX), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Thom Tillis (R-NC), and Kamala Harris (D-CA) for introducing the Bipartisan Disaster Recovery Funding Act. According to the official press release, "The bill direc...more


CMR BUSH ANNOUNCES VESSEL TURN-IN PROGRAM TO BE OFFERED IN CALHOUN COUNTY

May 09, 2019
(PORT LAVACA)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Vessel Turn-In program provided by the Texas General Land Office will be offered in Calhoun county on June 4th, 5th and 6th.  “Vessels, if not disposed of properly, can be detrimental to our coast,&#82...more


THE ALAMO CELEBRATES PRESERVATION MONTH WITH THE PAST REVEALED

May 08, 2019
(SAN ANTONIO)—May is Preservation Month, and the Alamo is giving the public an inside look into the preservation work taking place on the iconic Church and Long Barrack with a new tour, The Past Revealed. Inspired by the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s #ThisPlaceMatters campaign, The Past Re...more


COMMUNITY ENCOURAGED TO SHOW OFF THEIR HOT RODS FOR VETERANS

May 08, 2019
(BIG SPRING)—On May 11th, 2019 the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home will celebrate Texas Veterans by hosting a hot rod/car show event.  The community is invited to bring out their hot rods and classics alike as we join together to celebrate our Veterans of the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez T...more


CMR BUSH ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF MATAGORDA VESSEL TURN-IN PROGRAM

May 08, 2019
(MATAGORDA)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the results of the Vessel Turn-In program offered in Matagorda, Texas. The total number of vessels turned in from both Matagorda and Sargent, Texas tallied 26 vessels for a total of 45 gallons of fuel/oil collecte...more


TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE ACQUIRES AND CONSERVES ATLAS OF MAPS MADE BY CAPTAIN ZEBULON M. PIKE

May 07, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Texas General Land Office Archives and Records, as part of the agency’s Save Texas History Program, acquired and conserved an important atlas of six printed maps created by U.S. Army Captain Zebulon M. Pike. Published in 18...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces hurricane preparedness public outreach campaign

May 06, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has begun a preparedness public outreach initiative to encourage Texans to be prepared and stay prepared for hurricane season, which begins June 1.  The outreach coincides with FEMA's National Hurric...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces GLO amendment reallocating $19 million for flood mitigation projects for communities most impacted by 2016 floods

May 06, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the fourth amendment to the state action plan for the 2016 flood events has been posted for public comment. This amendment reallocates $19 million from the planning activities to instead be used to fund acquisition and/or demolition of real pro...more


CMR BUSH ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF THIRD ANNUAL CITY OF CORPUS CHRISTI VESSEL TURN-IN PROGRAM

May 06, 2019
(CORPUS CHRISTI)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the results of the Vessel Turn-In program offered in Corpus Christi. The total number of vessels turned in tallied 66 with approximately 80 gallons of waste oil on board (which was recovered for proper disposal). In addition, 31 boat trailers...more


CMR. BUSH ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF FEDERAL GRANT FOR GULF STATE COASTAL PROJECTS

May 03, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Texas General Land Office has received $46,313,471.21 in federal grant funding from the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) to further support restoration of the Texas shoreline. "The revenue from GOMESA is crucial to enhanci...more


VLB TO HOST TEXAS VETERANS BENEFITS FAIR IN HOUSTON ON MAY 11TH

May 01, 2019
(MISSION)—A free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas Veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the Houston Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. The fair, targeting all area Veterans, military members and their families, is one of several held throughout th...more


Cmr. George P. Bush encouraging Texans to save this weekend with the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday

April 24, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is encouraging Texans to take advantage of the Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday this weekend to be ready in case a natural disaster strikes such as hurricanes, storms, flooding, wildfires and tornadoes. This year's holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. ...more


Unaccompanied Veteran Burial to be held at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery

April 24, 2019
(MISSION)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. SHARP, the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for SP4 Jack Calvin Burchfield. Born in December of 1938, Burchfield...more


Cmr. Bush speaks at Financial Literacy Conference in Mcallen Texas

April 18, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today,Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bushspoke at Educational Service District Region One’s Financial Literacy Conference to students learning about the importance of the value of a dollar and how finance works. Earlier this year, Commissioner Bush dedicated 2019 to “A Conver...more


Cmr. Bush announces results of 2019 Coastal Spring Cleanup

April 17, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the results of the 2019 Coastal Spring Cleanup. “The dedication of our community to do more for the environment and the Texas coast is extraordinary,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. “Despite the threat...more


Unaccompanied Veteran Burial to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

April 17, 2019
(CORPUS CHRISTI)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. SHARP, the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for SP4 William Robert Nagel. Nagel served in the United States Arm...more


North Padre Island and Padre Island National Seashore Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup Canceled

April 12, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Following the drowning of a King High School student on Whitecap Beach, the Texas General Land Office has announced the cancelation of Saturday’s cleanup for the neighboring Padre Island National Seashore and North Padre Island/Padre Balli Park beaches. As authorities attempt to recover ...more


Veterans at Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veteran Home receive Thrill of Flight experience

April 12, 2019
(BIG SPRING)—On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation will be taking three Air Force Veterans from Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home up in the air to experience the thrill of flight by riding in the cockpit of a Boeing Stearman, the airplane used to train military aviators in ...more


Community encouraged to show off their hot rods for Veterans

April 08, 2019
(BIG SPRING)—On May 11th, 2019 the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home will celebrate Texas Veterans by hosting a hot rod/car show event.  The community is invited to bring out their hot rods and classics alike as we join together to celebrate our Veterans of the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez T...more


Unaccompanied Veteran Burial to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

April 08, 2019
(BIG SPRING)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Thursday, April 11th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. SHARP, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for SSGT Alan Fredrick Zumbrun. Born in June of 1944, Zumbrun served in...more


Sam Houston conquers all in 2019 Top Texan Tournament

April 08, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today, Commissioner George P. Bush announced the winner of the 2019 Top Texan Tournament, with Sam Houston reclaiming his title after two consecutive wins in 2016 and 2017.  “I’m pleased to announce that Sam Houston has earned enough votes to be crown...more


Cmr. Bush Awards up to 1.8 Million in Grant Funding for Coastal Projects

April 05, 2019
(BIG SPRING)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Texas General Land Office is awarding up to $1.8 million in grant funding for coastal projects in your area. Three workshops will be held to provide information on the coastal grant program and allow potential applicants to d...more


Texas State Veterans Cemetery Staffing Transition

April 05, 2019
(BIG SPRING)—The Veterans Land Board (VLB) has previously contracted with a vendor to conduct the day to day operations of our four Texas State Veterans Cemeteries. Under the direction of Commissioner Bush and our Cemetery Director Eric Brown, the Texas State Veterans Cemeteries have exponentially grown and con...more


Cmr. Bush announces winners for Adopt-A-Beach 2019 art contest

April 05, 2019
(BIG SPRING)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the 23rd Annual Adopt-A-Beach "Treasures of the Texas Coast" Children's Art Contest winners. This year, over 3,900 students entered their artwork. The grand prize winner, selected from the 40 overall winners, was Grace Wimberley, a 5th grader ...more


Gunter Middle School students and teachers work to conserve historic county map at the Texas General Land Office

April 04, 2019
(GUNTER, TX)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement, applauding Gunter Middle School 7th graders for their dedication to Saving Texas History and their work to help conserve a historic map at the Texas General Land Office. After attending a Texas history...more


Save the date sign up for the Annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring coast wide cleanup

April 01, 2019
(BIG SPRING)—Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for the Annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup will take place at twenty-eight different locations coast wide across Texas. Volunteers can sign up at www.texasadoptabea...more


Unaccompanied Veteran burial to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

March 29, 2019
(BIG SPRING)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. SHARP, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for EN2 Bruce David Clements. Clements served in the United States Navy Bra...more


Unaccompanied Veteran burial to be held at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery

March 28, 2019
(CORPUS CHRISTI)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. SHARP, the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for SGT Andrew Cavazos Ybarra. Ybarra served in the United States Air F...more


Unaccompanied Veteran burial to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

March 22, 2019
(BIG SPRING)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. SHARP, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for SP4 Jack Dillard Richardson. Born in July of 1947, Richardson serve...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces Amendment 3 to State Action Plan is posted for public comment

March 22, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush posted Amendment 3 to the $5.676 billion State Action Plan for Hurricane Harvey for a federally required 30-day public comment period. The amendment details how $652 million in additional funds, awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Develop...more


Vietnam Veterans Day Celebration

March 21, 2019
(BIG SPRING)—On Friday, March 29th, theLamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Homewill host a Vietnam Veterans Day event at2:00 p.m. The community is invitedto join the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Home as we celebrate our Texas Veterans who honorably served in Vietnam. Veterans will be honored during our Welcome Home ...more


Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home Medal of Honor Celebration

March 20, 2019
(AMARILLO)—On Monday, March 25th, 2019 the Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home will be hosting an event to celebrate National Medal of Honor day. Ussery Roan is excited to host the Panhandle Plains Historical Museum as they bring Charles Roan's Congressional Medal of Honor to the facility. This is the firs...more


Vietnam Veterans Day Recreation and Performance

March 18, 2019
(FLORESVILLE)—On Friday, March 29th, the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home will host a Vietnam Veterans Day event at 1:30 p.m. including a performance by ReCreation at 2 p.m. The community is invited to join the Frank M. Tejeda Veterans Home as we celebrate our Texas Veterans who honora...more


Unaccompanied Veteran Burial to be held at Rio Grande Valley Texas State Veterans Cemetery

March 15, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that TODAY Friday, March 15th, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. SHARP, the Rio Grande Valley Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for Specialist James Sabatke. Born in March of 1960, Sabatke ...more


Cmr. Bush announces release of 2019 Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan

March 14, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the release of the 2019 Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan, which addresses natural and man-made coastal environments. This Resiliency Plan also recommends 123 projects compiled by the Texas General Land Office coastal team with input from a...more


In response to the Houston Chronicle

March 13, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Last week, the Houston Chronicle laid out what it believes to be a story of untold government corruption and secrecy behind the Texas Permanent School Fund. However, much of this so-called “investigation” attempts to prove a thesis rather than informing the community of school f...more


Cmr. George P. Bush applauds legislative filings in support of recommendations from GLO's Hurricane Harvey: Texas at Risk report

March 11, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Commissioner George P. Bush applauded a multitude of bills filed by both members of the Texas Senate and House relating to recommendations from Hurricane Harvey: Texas At Risk, a report released by the Texas General Land Office on the one-year anniversary of landfall. Th...more


Cmr. Bush announces 100th Unaccompanied Veteran exhibit

March 08, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that a display honoring 100 Unaccompanied Veteran Burials at the Texas Veterans Land Board State Veterans Cemeteries will be showcased on Monday, March 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Texas State Capitol Ground Floor Rotunda...more


100th Unaccompanied Veteran burial to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

March 08, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. SHARP, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for Major Lee Shotwell Jr., a United States A...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces interagency agreement with The Texas A&M University System for flood planning study

March 06, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has approved an interagency agreement with The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) to coordinate a planning study entitled "Measuring, Mapping, and Managing Flood Risk in Texas." "Having accurate informat...more


Save the date - sign up for the annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring coast wide cleanup

March 06, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for the Annual Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 13, 2019. The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup will take place at twenty-seven different locations coast wide across Texas. Volunteers can sign up at www.texasadoptabeach.org or...more


Commissioner George P. Bush announces 4th annual Save Texas History Top Texan Tournament

March 05, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Texas General Land Office's (GLO) Save Texas History Program's 4th Annual Top Texan Tournament has begun.    "Our fourth annual Top Texan Tournament is a chance to learn more about the men and women who have ...more


K-9 Veterans Day

March 05, 2019
(BIG SPRING)—On March 13th, the Texas Veterans Land Board will celebrateK-9 Veterans Day. We are excited to invite the community to join us at the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home to partake in festivities. This event is a great opportunity for the community to come together with their K-9 and cele...more


Texas State Veterans Home Visits Berkner High School Junior ROTC Group Service Learning Project

March 04, 2019
(BONHAM)—On February 15, 2019 the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home located in Bonham, Texas had the opportunity to attend the Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps service learning project at Berkner High School. The Berkner High School Junior ROTC group invited our Veteran res...more


GLO posts amendment to Regional Housing Guidelines for Hurricane Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program for public comment period

March 01, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) posted the first amendment to the six Regional Housing Guidelines for the Homeowner Assistance Program for a federally mandated 30-day public comment period. The amendment details how public service funds will be u...more


The Alamo to host a lecture with historians from Mexico and the U.S. on the convergence of cultures in the Texas Revolution

February 28, 2019
(SAN ANTONIO)—As the Alamo commemorates the 183rd anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo, we are excited to invite you to Historians Speak: Convergence of Cultures in the Texas Revolution.   This special lecture will examine how the experiences and history of the people of Texas, Mexico and the United...more


The Alamo to host live music festival on March 3

February 28, 2019
(SAN ANTONIO)—As the Alamo commemorates the 183rd anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo, we are excited to invite you to our sixth annual Crockett Fiddle Fest. Visitors will be treated to a full day of western swing, bluegrass and old-time country music in the beautiful Alamo Gardens. The bands that will be ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces launch of Homeowner Reimbursement Program

February 26, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the application for the Homeowner Reimbursement Program (HRP) is now available in all eligible Hurricane Harvey affected counties. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) allocated $100 million in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Rec...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces Homeowner Reimbursement Program office locations in advance of application release

February 26, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the locations of Homeowner Reimbursement Program regional offices in advance of the application release. The application will be released Feb. 28, at 8:00 a.m. CST, available online and in person at the regional offices. "Hurricane Harvey damag...more


The Alamo honors the Gonzales 32 on March 1

February 26, 2019
(SAN ANTONIO)—As the Alamo commemorates the 183rd anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo, we are excited to invite you to The Immortal 32 Arrive! This special event honors the 32 men from Gonzales who answered William Barret Travis’ pleas for reinforcements on March 1, 1836. These heroic men would joi...more


Cmr. George P. Bush applauds HUD's approval of Amendment 2 to GLO's State Action Plan

February 25, 2019
(AUSTIN)— Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush applauded approval by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the second amendment to the Texas General Land Office's (GLO) $5.024 billion state Action Plan for Hurricane Harvey. The amendment details an addition...more


The Alamo to host 13 days of special events for Commemoration, Feb. 23 – March 6

February 22, 2019
(SAN ANTONIO)—The Alamo will host Commemoration, 13-days of special events and programming that honor the defenders who gave their lives in the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. From February 23 through March 6, there will be over 30 events, many of them free to the public. Our commemoration programming include...more


Texas General Land Office selects projects for funding under the Texas Coastal Management program

February 21, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the selection of nineteen projects for funding under the Texas Coastal Management Program (CMP) Grant Cycle 24, awarding approximately $1.74 million in federal funds to improve the management of the state's coastal resources ...more


Unaccompanied Veteran burial to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

February 21, 2019
(KILLEEN)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. SHARP, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for Specialist Hugh Gary Bryan, a United States SP5 Army Veteran. S...more


Cmr. George P. Bush encourages homeowners to begin gathering documents for Homeowner Reimbursement Program

February 21, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Homeowner Reimbursement Program will be beginning the application process Feb. 28, 2019. In advance of the application release date, Commissioner Bush is encouraging potential applicants to visit the website, Recovery.Texas.gov/HRP, to lear...more


Cmr. Bush announces results of 2019 Coastal Bend winter cleanup

February 21, 2019
(PORT ARANSAS)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the results of the 2019 Coastal Bend Winter Cleanup. “The can-do Texas spirit cannot be stopped,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. “Despite the bitter cold and fierce wind, 432 volunteers joined together and remo...more


Cmr. Bush announces results of 2019 South Padre Island winter cleanup

February 21, 2019
(SOUTH PADRE )—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the results of the 2019 South Padre Island Winter Cleanup. “The can-do Texas spirit cannot be stopped,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. “Despite the bitter cold and fierce wind, 303 volunteers joined together an...more


Cmr. Bush announces Galveston seawall beach restoration award

February 21, 2019
(GALVESTON)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Galveston Seawall Beach and Dune Habitat Restoration project received the “Best Restored Beaches in America for 2018 award” from the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA). The Galveston Seawall Restora...more


Time is running out... Hurricane Harvey survivors remaining in FEMA-funded Temporary Housing Units need to submit rent reduction requests before Feb. 25th deadline

February 20, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Hurricane Harvey survivors currently living in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funded temporary housing units (THUs) who wish to remain in their units past Feb. 25, 2019, will be required to begin paying rent after that date. Households that cannot afford Fair Market Rent may have their ...more


VLB to host Texas Veterans Benefits Fair in Corpus Christi on March 16th

February 12, 2019
(CORPUS CHRISTI)—A free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, at the Corpus Christi VA Outpatient Clinic. The fair, targeting all area veterans, military members and their families, is one of several held throughout the state...more


Coastal Texas Study public comments to be reviewed and incorporated

February 08, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today, February 8, 2019, the United States Army Corps of Engineers Colonel Lars Zetterstrom and Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announce the closure of the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study (Coastal Texas Study) public comment peri...more


100th Birthday Celebration for Leola Shamburger

February 05, 2019
(TYLER)—On Wednesday, February 6th, the Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home will host a 100th birthday party at 5:30pm for one of their residents, Mrs. Leola Shamburger. In 2013, Mrs. Shamburger moved into Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home after the passing of her husband, US Army Staff ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush applauds Governor Abbott, Texas Congressional Leaders urging OMB to pass mitigation funding rules

February 05, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner applauded a letter authored by Governor Greg Abbott, Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, and the Houston Congressional Delegation, led by Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) and Congressman Pete Olson (TX-22), urging acting Office of Management and Budget (OM...more


Save the date: Sign up for the Coastal Bend Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanup

February 04, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Volunteers are encouraged to sign up to help clean our beaches on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanup takes place at beaches across our state in need of your help. Volunteers can sign up to participate at one of the locations at www.texasadoptabeac...more


Hurricane Harvey survivors living in temporary housing unit should make a plan to rent or buy

January 30, 2019
(AUSTIN)— Hurricane Harvey survivors living in temporary housing units (THUs) provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) need to solidify their housing plans leading up to Feb. 25. Those who continue to meet FEMA eligibility requirements may b...more


John Tyler High School JR ROTC to visit Veteran Home

January 30, 2019
(TYLER)—On Thursday, January 31st, the Veterans at the Watkins-Logan Veterans Home will be having lunch with the John Tyler High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC).  More than twenty members of the JROTC will attend tomorrow’s event where they will hav...more


Cmr. George P. Bush sends President Donald J. Trump letter requesting help getting mitigation rules approved by HUD and OMB

January 30, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced he sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump requesting help getting rules for Texas' Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) mitigation funding approved by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and t...more


Unaccompanied Veteran Burial to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

January 25, 2019
(KILLEEN)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Monday, January 28th, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. SHARP, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for Joseph Walker, a United States Air Force Veteran. Central Texas St...more


Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home to Host Disabled American Veterans Chapter Recognition Lunch

January 25, 2019
(AMARILLO)—Today the Ussery Roan State Veterans Home located in Amarillo, Texas announced that they have received their latest piece of innovative technology - a Snoezelen machine for the benefit of their veterans. The Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home has been able to purchase a Snoeze...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces freeze on VLB loans for federal employees

January 24, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that due to the federal government shutdown, the Veterans Land Board unanimously voted to place a freeze on loan payments for federal employees who are Veterans and hold a home or land loan with the Veterans Land Board. To be eligible, Veteran...more


Save the Date: Sign Up for the Coastal Bend Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanup

January 11, 2019
(KILLEEN)—Volunteers are encouraged to sign up to help clean our beaches on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanup takes place at beaches across our state in need of your help. Volunteers can sign up to participate at one of the locations at www.texasadoptabeac...more


Save the Date: Sign Up for the South Padre Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanup

January 11, 2019
(AUSTIN)—Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for South Padre Islands’ 22nd Annual Winter Texan Beach cleanup on Friday, February 8, 2019. The Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanup takes place at one of Texas’ most popular tourist beaches in need of some TLC. Volunteers ...more


Cmr. Bush: Coastal Texas Study public comment period extended despite government shutdown

January 08, 2019
(KILLEEN)—This evening, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the public comment period for the coastal Texas Study has been extended for an additional 30 days, undeterred by the continuing government shutdown.  “I am pleased to announce that despite the govern...more


Cmr. George P. Bush sends letter to OMB calling for rule approval for mitigation funding

January 02, 2019
(AUSTIN)—On Wednesday, January 2, 2019, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush sent a letter to Director Mick Mulvaney calling for Office of Management & Budget (OMB) approval of rules for $4.383 billion in mitigation funding appropriated to Texas by Congress in February of 2018. These funds were alloca...more


2018

Unaccompanied Veteran Burial to be held at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery

December 27, 2018
(KILLEEN)—Today, Texas Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush announced that on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. SHARP, the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for Ronnie Leroy Newcomer, a United States Army Vete...more


Cmr. Bush Releases Guiding Principles for Coastal Texas Study

December 22, 2018
(AUSTIN)— Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the release of six guiding principles to help guide the process of developing the draft Coastal Texas Study. “As we move forward with the draft Coastal Texas Study proposal, it is important for us to remember the...more


Cmr. George P. Bush calls on Sec. Ben Carson to ensure recovery efforts continue in case of a government shutdown

December 21, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush asked U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson to ensure uninterrupted processing of ongoing Hurricane Harvey rebuilding funds in the case of a federal government shutdown. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is the sta...more


Cmr. George P. Bush applauds kickoff of construction for first Homeowner Assistance Program homes

December 21, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced construction on the first two homes to be rebuilt under the Homeowner Assistance Program has begun in Rockport and Victoria. Construction is commencing on the first homes to be approved less than a month after the application process began. "Hurricane Har...more


Commissioner Bush: Placement of levee on or along beach favored

December 15, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced his support of the levee proposed by the Coastal Texas Study on or along the beach. The Coastal Texas Study is an important step in the effort to reduce the risk along the Texas coast from dangerous storm surges and other threats. “T...more


The Alamo to host ceremony on Dec. 15 for National Wreaths Across America Day

December 14, 2018
(SAN ANTONIO)—On Saturday, Dec. 15th, the Alamo will host a joint wreath-laying ceremony with Wreaths Across America, in participation with National Wreaths Across America Day. The Alamo is honored to take part in this national event, which will include more than 1,400 other ceremonies happening simultaneously ...more


Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Coastal Bend hosts Wreaths Across America ceremony

December 14, 2018
(COASTAL BEND)—Today, Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bushannounced that the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery will host its annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony on December 15th at 11:00 a.m. Each December, National Wreaths Across America Day serves to honor and re...more


Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene hosts Wreaths Across America ceremony

December 14, 2018
(ABELINE)—Today, Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bushannounced that the Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Abilene will host its annual Wreaths Across America Ceremony on December 15th at 11:00 a.m. Each December, National Wreaths Across America Day serves to honor an...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces results of Regional Planning Studies Survey

December 11, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) results of a regional planning studies survey, which closed Sept. 14 after gathering 189 responses from citizens, local officials, councils of government and river authorities in communities impacted by Hurrica...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces application for Homeowner Assistance Program now open in all eligible Harvey affected counties

December 03, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the application for the Homeowner Assistance Program is now available in all eligible Hurricane Harvey affected counties. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) allocated $1.098 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (...more


Cmr. Bush announces 23rd annual Treasures of the Texas Coast children's art contest

December 03, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the 23rd Annual Adopt-A-Beach "Treasures of the Texas Coast" Children's Art Contest. The deadline to submit artwork is Friday, March 1st, 2019. Artwork should be based on the theme “Treasures of the Texas Coast” and should depict ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces Temporary Housing Unit sales program for eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors

November 28, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted a Temporary Housing Units (THU) Sales to Occupants program for Hurricane Harvey survivors still residing in federally funded manufactured housing units and travel trailers. Commissioner...more


Cmr. George P. Bush Announces Extension of Temporary Housing Program for Hurricane Harvey Survivors

November 28, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted a six-month extension for Hurricane Harvey survivors still residing in federally funded manufactured housing units and travel trailers. The deadline was extended from Feb. 25, 2019, to ...more


Give A Gift that Saves Texas History

November 27, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is encouraging Texans to give the gift of Texas history from the Texas General Land Office Archives. Historic map reproductions from the GLO are the perfect gift for friends and family that are proud of their Texas heritage and want to support the conservation...more


Cmr. George P. Bush Announces Winners of the Save Texas History Essay Contest

November 27, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the fourth and seventh grade winners of the 2018 Save Texas History Essay Contest, sponsored by the Texas General Land Office’s Save Texas History Program.  The essay contest encourages students to answer the question,...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces regional Homeowner Assistance Program office locations in advance of application release dates

November 19, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the locations of regional Homeowner Assistance Program offices in advance of the application release dates. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) allocated $1.098 billion of $2.7 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces Amendment 2 to State Action Plan is posted for public comment

November 19, 2018
(MISSION, TX)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the second amendment to the Texas General Land Office's (GLO) $5.024 billion state Action Plan for Hurricane Harvey has been posted for a federally required 30-day public comment period. The amendment details an additional all...more


Unaccompanied Veteran Burial to be held at the Rio Grande State Veterans Cemetery

November 18, 2018
(MISSION, TX)—November 19th, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, Texas will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for Private Frist Class Ronald Barker, a United States Marine Corps Veteran. Private First Class Barker served in the Marine Corps from January 11th, 1954...more


Cmr. Bush on sunset committee vote to adopt School Land Board staff report

November 14, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement after the Sunset Committee voted to adopt the School Land Board staff report. Recommendations 4 and 5 were withdrawn. “I am pleased that the Texas Legislature has taken note ...more


Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home to salute World War II veteran Doyle Taylor on 100th birthday

November 14, 2018
(BONHAM, TX)—Today, Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bushannounced the city of Bonham will designate Friday, November 16, 2018, as Doyle Taylor Day in honor of the Navy veteran’s 100th birthday. The proclamation will be read Friday morning at a private reception at the Clyde W. Cosper Texas Stat...more


Behind the scenes look: Richard A. Anderson Texas State Veterans Home

October 30, 2018
(HOUSTON)—The Richard A. Anderson Texas State Veterans Home is set to open in the spring of 2019. On Friday, October 26th, 2018 Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush led a behind the scenes tour to give the public a first look at the progress made on this exciting development in our community. The ...more


General Land Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Release Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Feasibility Study Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement

October 29, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announce the release of the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement, a milestone in the effort to reduce the risk along the T...more


Cmr. George P. Bush calls on Texas Congressional Delegation to support request for mitigation funding flexibility to improve recovery efforts

October 24, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced he sent a letter to the Texas Congressional Delegation requesting support for his request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for greater flexibility in the rules governing $4.383 billion in Community Development Block...more


GLO posts draft Regional Housing Guidelines for Hurricane Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program for mandatory comment period

October 19, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) posted the final four of six draft Regional Housing Guidelines for the Homeowner Assistance Program for a federally mandated 30-day public comment period. The first two Regional Housing Guidelines released were the...more


Historic News: Alamo Plan Finalized

October 18, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement after the San Antonio City Council voted in favor of approving the Alamo plaza lease agreement and closing the streets in front of the Alamo. This decision marks the final vote by the City of San Antonio and State of Tex...more


GLO posts first set of draft Regional Housing Guidelines for Hurricane Harvey Homeowner Assistance Program for mandatory comment period

October 12, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) posted the first two of six draft Regional Housing Guidelines for the Homeowner Assistance Program for a federally mandated 30-day public comment period. The first two Regional Housing Guidelines being released are...more


Cmr. Bush sends Harris County and Houston Local Plans for Hurricane Harvey housing recovery funds to HUD for approval

October 12, 2018
(SAN ANTONIO)— Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush submitted Amendment 1 to the State Action Plan for Hurricane Harvey recovery, which includes local plans detailing the distribution and eligible uses of $2.3 billion in direct allocations for Harris County and the City of Houston, to the U.S. Department...more


Over 5000 volunteers work to keep Texas beaches clean

October 11, 2018
(SAN ANTONIO)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the results of the 2018 Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup.  “The can-do Texas spirit cannot be stopped,” said Commissioner George P. Bush. “Despite the first postponement in Adopt-A-Beach history and the potent...more


Cmr. Bush applauds San Antonio Planning Commission and Historic and Design Review Commission vote of approval on Alamo plan

October 10, 2018
(SAN ANTONIO)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement following the San Antonio Planning Commission and Historic and Design Review Commission voted in favor of closing streets surrounding the Alamo complex, conceptual approval of the Alamo Plan design goal...more


GLO announces approval of Regional Councils of Government Methods of Distribution for local recovery funds

October 08, 2018
(SAN ANTONIO)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has approved all nine methods of distribution (MODs) proposed by regional Councils of Governments' (COGs) for $276 million in Hurricane Harvey recovery funds for the buyout and acquisition program and $413 mi...more


Texas Independence Trail Endorses Alamo Plan

October 08, 2018
(SAN ANTONIO)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement applauding the Texas Independence Trail’s endorsement of the Alamo plan. The Texas Heritage Trails Program (THTP) is the Texas Historical Commission’s (THC) award-winning heritage tourism initiative. ...more


State of Texas and City of San Antonio Reach Historic Lease Agreement for Alamo Preservation Plan

October 04, 2018
(SAN ANTONIO)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement after announcing the lease language agreed to by the State of Texas and City of San Antonio. The lease allows the State of Texas to operate and manage the Alamo premises for 50-years, rent free, with the option of two 25...more


Comment Period Ends Saturday for Harris County and Houston Local Plans for Hurricane Harvey Housing Recovery Funds

October 02, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is reminding those interested that the federally-mandated 30-day public comment period for Amendment 1 to the State Action Plan for Hurricane Harvey recovery, which includes local plans detailing the distribution and eligible uses of $2.3 billion in dire...more


Alamo Executive Committee Resolution Signed by Commissioner George P. Bush & Mayor Nirenberg

October 02, 2018
(SAN ANTONIO)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement after signing a joint resolution with San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg approving the Alamo Master Plan.  The Alamo plan now moves forward, with the State of Texas and City of San Antonio enterin...more


Adopt-A-Beach Fall Clean Up This Weekend

October 01, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the 2018 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup will be held this weekend, Saturday, October 6th. With an overwhelming number of RSVP responses, Texans have answered the call to clean up our coastline.  "Despite postp...more


Cmr. Bush Secures FEMA Funding for three Corpus Area Beach Restoration Projects

September 28, 2018
(Corpus Christi)—  Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement announcing the restoration of three Corpus Christi beaches affected by Hurricane Harvey. The restoration projects are funded largely by grants from FEMA. Corpus Christi North Beach, Sylvan Beach, and Rockport Beach w...more


Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen Receives VA Grant Completely Funding Expansion and Improvements

September 25, 2018
(KILLEEN)—Today, Veterans Land Board (VLB) Chairman George P. Bush released the following statement celebrating the Department of Veterans Affairs grant fully funding the Central Texas State Cemetery expansion and improvements project in Killeen. The VA has awarded the VLB a grant of $2,650,880 for 100 perce...more


GLO Recipient of Three Communicator Awards for the 2017 Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan

September 25, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement announcing the General Land Office as a winner of the 24th Annual Communicator Awards by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. The General Land Office was among the recipients of three awards for the 2017 Texas Coastal R...more


Cmr George P. Bush Meets With India Consul General Dr. Anupam Ray

September 18, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the statement below following his meeting with Dr. Anupam Ray, Consul General of India. The United States and India have enjoyed a strategic partnership for over 70 years. The two nations have a shared interest in global security, stab...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Votes in Favor of 10th State Veteran Home

September 14, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Veterans Land Board Chairman GeorgeP. Bush released the following statement applauding the Texas Veterans Land Board's unanimous vote to approve the process of planning, designing, constructing, furnishing, equipping and operating a new Texas State Veterans Home in the Dallas Metroplex area....more


Alamo Executive Committee Resolution Signed by Commissioner George P. Bush

September 13, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement after signing the Executive Committee resolution to finalize the Alamo Plan, calling upon San Antonio Mayor Nirenberg to add his signature to the final document. "I would like to thank the committed members of the Alamo ...more


Adopt-A-Beach Fall Clean Up Postponed

September 12, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the 2018 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup will be postponed until October 6th. With an overwhelming number of RSVP responses, Texans have answered the call to clean up our coastline. In the interest of safety, the Genera...more


Cmr George P. Bush Urges Texans to Monitor Warnings, Prepare for Severe Weather

September 12, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush urged Texans to take heed of severe weather warnings, know their risk and be prepared. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is continuing to monitor several potential weather formations threatening the U.S., including a tropical disturbance over the Gulf of Mex...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Remarks at SBOE Social Studies Hearing

September 07, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released remarks for the record at the State Board of Education hearing on the proposed Texas social studies curriculum. The changes suggest removing the Travis letter and the word "heroic" from descriptions of the Alamo defenders, fro...more


Texas GLO announces public comment period for Harris County and City of Houston Local Plans

September 07, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced posting of the local plans for Harris County and the City of Houston as Amendment 1 to the State Action Plan for the federally mandated 30-day comment period. The State Action Plan was originally approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and U...more


Cmr Bush: SBOE Committee Recommendation to Remove Travis "Victory or Death" Letter Dilutes Heroic Story of Alamo Defenders from Texas History Curriculum

September 06, 2018
(AUSTIN)—On Thursday, Texas Monthly reported that the State Board of Education Social Studies TEKS Streamlining Work Groups recommended deleting Alamo commander, Lt. Col. William Barret Travis' stirring "Victory or Death" letter calling for reinforcements during the 1836 siege from the state curriculum. Tex...more


Unaccompanied Veteran burial to be held at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery

September 05, 2018
(CORPUS CHRISTI)—Tuesday, September 11th, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi will conduct an Unaccompanied Veteran burial for Private John Anthony Piercey, a United States Army Veteran. Private Piercey served in the Army from April 23rd, 1976, to March 14th, 1977. Coastal...more


Cmr. Bush Applauds Alamo Management Committee Unanimous Vote to Approve Alamo Plan

September 04, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the below statement following the Alamo Management Committee's unanimous passage of the Alamo plan. The management committee has provided day to day oversight of the development of the Alamo plan and is comprised of representatives appointed by the S...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Announces 2018 Save Texas History Essay Contest

August 31, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is proud to announce the kick-off of the 2018 Save Texas History Essay Contest for 4th and 7th grade students.  The Save Texas History Essay Contest encourages students to answer an important question: "What history in your community is worth saving?"...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Applauds Advancement of Alamo Plan

August 31, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement after the Alamo Citizens Advisory Committee voted in favor of advancing the preservation and restoration plan for the Alamo complex. "Today's vote by the Citizens Advisory Committee is an encouraging step forward in our ...more


Public Invited to Celebration of WWII Army Veteran Roy Mauldin's 100th Birthday

August 29, 2018
(BIG SPRING, TX)—Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush and the Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home invite the public to attend the centennial birthday of World War II Army Veteran Roy Mauldin. Mr. Mauldin served in the United States Army from September 1940 through October 1945. Entertainment will be...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces comment period for amendment to allow new construction using previously released Hurricane Harvey recovery funds

August 28, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the second amendment to the Texas General Land Office's (GLO) $57.8 million action plan for Hurricane Harvey has been posted for public comment. The amendment allows for new construction, in addition to rehabilitation and reconstructio...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces Recovery.Texas.gov, the new comprehensive online Housing Recovery resource for communities across Texas

August 27, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce the launch of Recovery.Texas.Gov providing long-term recovery information and resources for individuals and communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. "The GLO is committed to providing the necessary resources and tools to aid indiv...more


Cmr. George P. Bush commemorates 'A Year of Recovery' from Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush reflected on 'A Year of Recovery' since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, causing damage and devastation across more than 40,000 miles of Texas. The Texas General Land Office (GLO) was tapped on Sept. 14, 2017, to be the first state agency in history to partn...more


Cmr. George P. Bush leads long-term disaster recovery training to commemorate 'A Year of Recovery' from Hurricane Harvey

August 24, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush hosted a historic inaugural training for local officials from counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. Members of the Texas Association of Regional Councils' Councils of Government (COGs) participated in the training, which was conducted through the Texas...more


Clyde W. Cosper Veterans Home Residents Host Artwork Exhibit

August 24, 2018
(BONHAM, TX)—Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush and residents of Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home invite the public to attend a showing of veterans artwork from their five-week "We See You" art program on Saturday, August 25th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. The "We See You" art ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush releases "Hurricane Harvey: Texas at Risk"

August 24, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush released a new report capturing lessons learned from the Hurricane Harvey housing assistance mission and making recommendations for how to improve both response and resiliency in future disasters. The report, title Hurricane Harvey: Texas At Risk,...more


Unaccompanied Veteran burials to be held at the Coastal Bend State Veterans Cemetery

August 22, 2018
(AUSTIN)—On Friday, August 24th, 2018, the Costal Bend State Veterans Cemetery in Corpus Christi will conduct two Unaccompanied Veteran burials for Airman Third Class William L. McKee Jr. and Specialist 5 Toby Cole Pigford. The services for Airman McKee and Sgt. Pigford will be held at Coastal Bend State Ve...more


Texas General Land Office Announces Communications Staff Transition

August 21, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Commissioner George P. Bush announced that Brittany Eck, current Press Secretary for the Texas General Land Office (GLO), has transitioned to the role of Communications Director for the Community Development and Revitalization Program (CDR). Karina Erickson, former Communications Director fo...more


Save the Date and Sign Up for the Coastwide Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup!

August 20, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Volunteers are signing up now for the nation's biggest coastal cleanup on Saturday, September 15th. The 2018 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup takes place at 30 sites coast-wide. Volunteers can sign up online at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or show up on-site Saturday morning to take...more


Texas General Land Office Hosts Alamo & San Antonio Tricentennial History Symposium

August 20, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is highlighting the General Land Office's (GLO) 9th Annual Save Texas History Symposium, which will take place at the Menger Hotel and Alamo Hall on September 14-15. The event is titled, San Antonio & the Alamo: Connecting Texas for Three Centurie...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces HUD signing of agreement authorizing GLO access to $5 billion in Hurricane Harvey Housing Recovery

August 17, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson signed a grant agreement officially authorizing the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to begin spending $5.024 billion in Community Development Block Grant - Disa...more


Commissioner George P. Bush to Speak at Ceremony to Return Preserved Alamo Cannon

August 16, 2018
(COLLEGE STATION)—A big gun from the battle of the Alamo returns! A yearlong Alamo cannon conservation project kicked off last fall, and conducted by Texas A&M University will reach its historic conclusion Wednesday, Aug. 22 as the Corps of Cadets will perform a ceremonial transition of the last of seven cannons...more


GLO wins award for innovative STORM tracking system developed during Harvey

August 15, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) was awarded the Project Excellence Award by the Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications (TASSCC) for the development of a disaster tracking program during Hurricane Harvey. The award in ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces publication of HUD guidance for additional Harvey long-term housing assistance recovery funds

August 14, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued its guidance for the administration of an additional $652 million award to the state of Texas to help with the long-term recovery following Hurricane Harvey. Th...more


Partners in Recovery: Personal touch brings Houston-area family to recovery finish line

August 13, 2018
(AUSTIN)— Today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the survivor story of Rose Pickens from Rosenberg, Texas. Rose's story is also told in the following video created by the Texas General Land Office, which was the first state agency in Texas history to partner with FEMA on the ...more


Commissioner Bush Launches Most Extensive Conservation in Alamo History

August 07, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Alamo Church and Long Barrack will undergo their most extensive conservation in more than a century. The General Land Office (GLO), the agency responsible for the Alamo on behalf of the people of Texas since 2011, has awarded a preservatio...more


Cmr. George P. Bush: GLO awards nearly $50 million to rehabilitate 592 units in five counties

August 01, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced $45,980,638 in disaster recovery funds to rehabilitate, reconstruct and construct affordable multi-family rental housing damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The money is being awarded by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) from $250 million in U.S. De...more


Cmr. George P. Bush applauds GLO team for "no findings" audit of FEMA housing recovery funds

July 31, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush applauded his team for their outstanding performance in achieving a "no findings" result in a recent audit of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) procurement and accounting requirements from the Hurricane Harvey direct housing response. While a "n...more


HUD approves GLO amendment awarding additional $8 million in funds for flood buyouts in Harris County

July 17, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved an amendment awarding $8 million in additional Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for a buyout program in Harris County for repeatedly flo...more


Commissioner Bush encourages communities affected by recent flooding to participate in survey

July 16, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today, Commissioner George P. Bush announced additional Hurricane Harvey outreach efforts to gather local and regional input for the $137 million Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds available for local, regional and state planning. The outreach by the Texas Gene...more


Cmr. George P. Bush kicks off Multi-family Affordable Rental Property Program with newly released recovery funding

July 11, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced $250 million in available Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help rehabilitate, reconstruct and construct multi-family rental homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The funding for thi...more


Cmr. George P. Bush statement regarding President Trump's disaster declaration in response to Rio Grande Valley flooding

July 06, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush issued the following statement in reaction to President Donald J. Trump's issuance of a federal disaster declaration for Hidalgo and Cameron Counties in response to recent significant flooding: "Today President Trump issued a m...more


Cmr. George P. Bush applauds U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers for prioritizing flooding and storm surge mitigation projects In Texas

July 06, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush applauded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) prioritizing funding for flood mitigation, storm surge protection and other disaster recovery and resiliency projects in Texas.  "As the state of Texas continues to rebuild after Hurric...more


The Alamo Announces Second Alamo Roadshow

July 06, 2018
(AUSTIN)—The Alamo will hit the road on Tuesday, July 10 for the second installment of the Alamo Roadshow. The first Alamo Roadshow visited 10 cities in April, ranging from Abilene to Laredo. The roadshow will stop in three cities, inviting Texans to learn about the ongoing preservation work happening at th...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces HUD approval of $5 billion State Action Plan for Hurricane Harvey housing recovery

June 25, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved the State Action Plan for $5.024 billion in Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey. The approved plan will deliver ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush: GLO monitoring current storm conditions, Coastal Texans should be aware of flood conditions and resources

June 21, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush and the Texas General Land Office team members are working with federal, state and local partners monitoring the ongoing flooding situation throughout several parts of Texas, especially Rio Grande Valley, Coastal Bend, and Southeast Texas. GLO is actively work...more


Commissioner George P. Bush commemorates "Topping Off" of VLB's newest Texas State Veterans Home currently under construction

June 06, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the most recent milestone in the construction of the ninth Texas State Veterans Home, operated by the Veterans Land Board (VLB), a division of the Texas General Land Office (GLO). The commemorative last steel beam was put into place recently at the V...more


Cmr. George P. Bush awards $35.4 million in funds for flood buyouts in Harris County

June 06, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the awarding of $35.4 million in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds for Harris County to initiate a buyout program for repeatedly flooded homes in Harris County. The money is being awarded from $57.8 millio...more


Cmr. George P. Bush awards $6.5 million in funds to rebuild rental housing in Rockport damaged by Hurricane Harvey

June 06, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced $6.5 million in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help replace damaged and destroyed apartment complexes in Rockport, one of the coastal cities hardest hit by Hurricane Harvey. The money is being awarde...more


GLO and UT partner on remaining housing needs assessment survey for survivors of Hurricane Harvey

June 04, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is announcing that the General Land Office (GLO) is partnering with researchers at the University of Texas at Austin's (UT) Bureau of Business Research, part of the IC2 Institute, to conduct a survey seeking feedback from homeowners and renters to assess...more


Cmr. George P. Bush: Let's work together to help Texans prepare for hurricane season

June 01, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush sent a letter to and held a conference call with elected officials in Texas' communities with information to help constituents be prepared for the 2018 Hurricane Season. He informed local leaders of the work the General Land Office (GLO) is doing to help commu...more


Texas General Land Office releases proactive internal audit for modernizing Alamo financial oversight

May 31, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the release of a proactive internal audit of the Alamo's accounting and financial management - the first of its kind in Alamo history - undertaken by the Texas General Land Office to modernize and reinforce oversight and accountability. The Report on...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces $40.2 million in available funding for Texas communities affected by 2016 flooding events

May 30, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the release of applications for $40.2 million in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds is to be awarded to non-most impacted counties affected by the 2016 flooding events. The funds will help disaster-impacted...more


Commissioner George P. Bush statement in support of U.S. Senator John Cornyn filing the Coastal Texas Protection Act

May 17, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement in support of the Coastal Texas Protection Act filed by U.S. Senator John Cornyn: "Coastal protection benefits more than just those who call the Texas coast home. Completion of the coastal barrier system will reduce long-...more


PREPS program surpasses 15,000 Texas home repairs, helping survivors return home

May 15, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced more than 15,000 homes have received repairs through the Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering (PREPS) program in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This is the first time in T...more


GLO releases multiple action plan amendments for disaster relief funds

May 08, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the first amendment to the $57.8 million action plan for Hurricane Harvey and the second amendment to the action plan for the 2016 flooding events have both been posted for public comment. The amendments make substantive changes and additions f...more


Cmr. Bush: GLO sends action plan for Hurricane Harvey recovery funds to HUD for final approval

May 08, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the State Action Plan has been sent to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for final approval. The plan details the distribution and eligible uses of $2.7 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recover...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces HUD approval of State Action Plan for $57.8 million in CDBG-DR funds

May 01, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the state's action plan for the allocation of $57.8 million, provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, to help Texas recover from Hu...more


Commissioner George P. Bush announces winners of the 2018 Adopt-A-Beach Treasures of the Texas Coast Children's Art Contest

April 30, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is proud to announce the winners of the 2018 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Treasures of the Texas Coast Children's Art Contest. The grand prize winner, selected from the 40 overall winners, was Finley White, a 5th grader at Jacob's Well Elem...more


Cmr. George P. Bush invites young Texans to sign up for Alamo Summer Camp!

April 27, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush invites children ages 8 to 13 to be a part of San Antonio's Tricentennial Celebration with the Alamo Summer Camp. Learn about the people and places that made San Antonio what it is today and the Alamo's part in Texas' rich history. "As a former teache...more


Texas GLO extends public comment period for State Action Plan outlining allocations for $5.024 billion in housing recovery disaster funds

April 26, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the comment period for the State Action Plan has been extended to May 1, 2018. The plan details the distribution and eligible uses of $5.024 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) including U.S. Department...more


Nearly 5,000 volunteers pick up nearly 80,000 lbs of trash from Texas beaches during Spring Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup

April 26, 2018
(AUSTIN)—The results for Saturday's 32nd annual Spring Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup by the Texas General Land Office are in. It was a little chillier with scattered showers and high tides in a few spots, but 4,905 volunteers showed up at 25 locations to remove 79,355 pounds of trash from the Texas coastli...more


Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State exhibit heading to the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum

April 24, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is proud to announce that the Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State exhibit will be on display at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum starting April 20, 2018. The exhibit features maps dating between 1513-1957. The works...more


Vessel Turn-In Program making waves in Nueces County

April 24, 2018
(AUSTIN)—The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is partnering with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD), Corpus Christi Code Enforcement and Solid Waste Services to offer local coastal Texans the opportunity to remove inoperable and derelict vessels through the Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP), f...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces Texas GLO to award up to $1.8 million in Coastal Management Program grant funding for coastal protection projects

April 10, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced Texas General Land Office will be awarding up to $1.8 million in grant funding for coastal projects. Additionally, the GLO will hold three workshops to provide information on the grant program and allow potential applicants to discuss specific project ide...more


Texas GLO releases State Action Plan outlining allocations for $5.024 billion in housing recovery disaster funds

April 10, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the release of the State Action Plan detailing the distribution and eligible uses of $5.024 billion in Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) to assist Texas communities with long-term recovery following Hurricane Ha...more


DALHR program announces important inspection deadline

April 09, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Land Commissioner George P. Bush and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the upcoming completion of activities under FEMA's Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair program, also known as DALHR. There is an inspection deadline for all those af...more


The Alamo Announces Statewide Roadshow

April 05, 2018
(SAN ANTONIO)—The Alamo will hit the road next week, kicking off a statewide tour across Texas, starting in El Paso on Monday. The Alamo Roadshow will stop in nine cities, inviting Texans to learn about ongoing preservation work happening at the state's most well-known historic site and include opportunities to ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces $1.74 million in coastal protection projects

April 02, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the selection of 21 projects to be funded through the Texas Coastal Management Program (CMP) Cycle #23, awarding a total of approximately $1.74 million in federal funds to improve the management of the state's coastal resources and ensure its long-te...more


Sign up today for the 32nd Adopt -A-Beach Spring Cleanup set for Saturday, April 21st

April 02, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Volunteers are needed for the nation's biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup Saturday, April 21. The 2018 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Coast-wide Spring Cleanup takes place at 27 of Texas' most popular tourist beaches. Volunteers can sign up at one of the locations online at www...more


The NCAA Final Four will help Save Texas History

March 30, 2018
(AUSTIN)—The NCAA Men's Final Four gets underway in San Antonio this weekend. Basketball fans may notice a nod to Texas history in the official licensed merchandise for this year's Final Four: The Alamo's iconic roofline is incorporated into the design. Every licensed item sold will help reinforce the Alamo...more


Stephen F. Austin upsets Sam Houston's drive for three-peat in 2018 Top Texan Tournament

March 30, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that Stephen F. Austin was voted the Top Texan in Texas History for 2018, pulling off what many would consider an upset over Sam Houston, who won the annual spring bracket two years in a row. "Stephen F. Austin is revered as the Father of Texas for goo...more


PREPS Repairs now complete on more than 10,000 Texas homes

March 22, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced more than 10,000 homes have received repairs through the Partial Repair and Essential Power for Sheltering (PREPS) Program in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The program is designed to ...more


LCRA's Phil Wilson to join GLO's effort to complete Harvey short-term housing mission

March 21, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced Phil Wilson is joining the Texas General Land Office's team to assist with the final push to complete the short-term housing programs. Wilson will continue in his capacity as General Manager of the Lower Colorado River ...more


GLO awards $35.8 million for long-term recovery projects from 2015 floods allocation

March 21, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce more than $35.8 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds have been awarded for 38 locally identified infrastructure and housing projects in ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush commends FHA for expanding foreclosure relief for survivors of Hurricane Harvey, other 2017 disasters

February 23, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush issued the following statement commending U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson for expanding mortgage relief to Federal Housing Administration (FHA) insured homeowners who were affected by the 2017 floods, wildfires, and hurricanes: "I...more


932 volunteers pick up 29,348 pounds of trash from Texas beaches during 2018 Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanups!

February 16, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the results for the Coastal Bend Winter Cleanups organized by the General Land Office's Adopt-A-Beach program. At the Winter Texan Cleanup at Andy Bowie Park on South Padre Island, 493 volunteers removed 17,748 pounds of trash from three miles ...more


Hidalgo County receives $2.9 million from Texas General Land Office to improve drainage impacted by 2015 Floods

February 14, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the award of $2.9 million in Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds that will help minimize future flooding events in Hidalgo County. This important award, the first allocation of disaster recovery funds for the...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Statement on Disaster Relief Bill Passage

February 09, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush issued the following statement praising President Donald J. Trump and Congress for the passage and signing of close to $90 billion in disaster relief funding today: "Texas' recovery from Hurricane Harvey continues, and today's passage of disaster funding in Co...more


GLO announces publication of HUD guidance for Harvey long-term disaster recovery funds

February 06, 2018
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued its guidance for the administration of the recent award of $5.024 billion to the state of Texas to help with the long-term recovery following Hurricane Harvey. The disaster r...more


Alamo Launches New Tour and Exhibit

February 01, 2018
(AUSTIN)—February 1, the Alamo will officially open a brand new exhibit and new, kid-friendly tour to the public. In celebration of San Antonio's tricentennial, both the tour and exhibit will explore the long and proud history of the Alamo as a fort, and its role in creating the city San Antonio. The exhibi...more


Don't miss the four- day Vessel Turn-In Program in Brazoria County

January 25, 2018
(AUSTIN)—The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is partnering with Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD), and the Brazoria County Fire Fighters Association (BCFFA) to offer county residents the opportunity to remove inoperable and derelict vessels through the Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) free of charge...more


Cmr. George P. Bush: Exciting discoveries made during Alamo cannon restoration

January 25, 2018
(SAN ANTONIO)—Tuesday the Alamo welcomed the return of two historic cannons used during the 1836 Siege and Battle of the Alamo back to the Alamo grounds. The battle cannons revealed some surprising secrets during their conservation at the Texas A&M Conservation Research Lab in College Station, Texas. The can...more


2017

Dallas Genealogical Society Conserves Republic and Early Statehood Documents and Map at Texas General Land Office with $7500 Donation

December 27, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the recent donation of $7500 to the Texas General Land Office's Save Texas History program from the Dallas Genealogical Society to conserve the Peters Colony Records, along with an 1858 Map of The Surveyed Part of Peters Colony Texas. "I...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Launches First-Ever Alamo "Digital Battlefield" Letting Texans Visit the Alamo Virtually Through Time

December 21, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announces a first: a digital visualization of the Alamo Battlefield as it appeared in 1836 matched up with how it appears now. The online interactive Alamo Digital Battlefield tool allows anyone on the Internet to explore the Cradle of Texas Liberty like...more


Alamo selects experienced team to lead statewide engagement and design development phase of master plan

December 11, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced the selection of PGAV Destinations to guide the statewide outreach and design development phase of the Alamo master plan. The team was selected from a pool of respondents who submitted proposals through the state's procurement process. The Alamo Master Pl...more


Commissioner George P. Bush announces key staff transition

December 11, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the current Chief Clerk of the Texas General Land Office (GLO), Anne Idsal, has been appointed by President Donald J. Trump to serve as Region 6 Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Commissioner Bush has appointed current...more


Commissioner George P. Bush announces kickoff of 2018 Adopt-A-Beach Children's Art Contest

December 11, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is calling for entries in the 22nd Annual Adopt-A-Beach "Treasures of the Texas Coast" Children's Art Contest. The deadline to submit artwork is Thursday, March 1, 2018. "The 'Treasures of the Texas Coast' Children's Art Contest is a great op...more


HUD and the State of Texas launch public awareness campaign to help struggling homeowners impacted by Hurricane Harvey

December 04, 2017
(WASHINGTON)—The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Texas General Land Office (GLO) today launched a public awareness campaign to inform owners of homes damaged by Hurricane Harvey that help is available to avoid foreclosure and to finance repairs.  "After a major disaster l...more


GLO and FEMA Working Through the Holiday Season to Continue Rollout of Direct Housing for Hurricane Harvey Survivors

November 18, 2017
(AUSTIN)—The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have announced that housing assistance response team members will be proudly working through the holiday season - weekdays and weekends - in continuation of an effort to get eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors in...more


Cmr. George P. Bush commends HUD Secretary Ben Carson on allocating more than $5 billion in long-term recovery funds

November 17, 2017
(AUSTIN)— U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Governor Greg Abbott, Urban Development Deputy Secretary Pamela Hughes Patenaude, and Land Commissioner George P. Bush hold a press conference announcing more than $5 billion in long-term recovery funding for Texas. Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush...more


Commissioner Bush announces winners of the Save Texas History Essay Contest

November 17, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the fourth- and seventh-grade winners of the 2017 Save Texas History Essay Contest, sponsored by the Texas General Land Office's Save Texas History Program. The Essay Contest encourages students to answer the question, "What history in your com...more


Cmr. George P. Bush: GLO announces completion of first Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair project

November 10, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is proud to announce that today in Dickinson, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has completed repairs on the home of the first recipients of the Direct Assistance for Limited Home Repair (DALHR) program. DALHR is one of five programs being offered by the Fed...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces successful settlement of Red River BLM lawsuit

November 08, 2017
(AUSTIN)—In a major win for private property rights, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is proud to announce a successful settlement in the lawsuit filed against the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The plaintiffs in the case include the Texas General Land Office (GLO), private property owners a...more


Cmr. George P. Bush's Texas GLO wins prestigious American Planning Association Award

November 08, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office's (GLO) Community Development and Revitalization program received the American Planning Association Texas Chapter's 2017 Planning Award for the Carver Park Neighborhood Revitalization Program in Galveston. The award recognize...more


Cmr. George P. Bush statement on newly announced $57.8 million in CDBG-DR funding to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey

October 20, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Today U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced the allocation of an additional $57.8 million, provided through HUD's Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Program, to help Texas recover from Hurricane Harvey. The funds will be administered by...more


Texas Land Cmr. George P. Bush's statement regarding U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO

October 12, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement regarding the announcement that the United States will withdraw its membership to the United Nations Educational, Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO): "I join Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in...more


U.S. Coast Guard and Texas GLO re-float large vessel damaged by Harvey

October 12, 2017
(AUSTIN)—The fishing vessel "R&R" is floating once again after spending a month at the bottom of Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass, Texas, after being damaged by Hurricane Harvey. The 65-foot, 94-ton shrimp boat was refloated on Oct. 6, 2017, after seven days of work overseen by the Coast Guard...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces conservation effort for 1836 Alamo battle cannons

October 02, 2017
(SAN ANTONIO)—Monday, Oct. 2, Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush and the Alamo concluded Cannon Fest, a weekend-long event exploring the artillery of the Texas Revolution, by announcing conservation efforts for the Alamo's seven 1836 battle cannons. Preservation work will be performed...more


5,000+ volunteers pick up 40+ tons of trash from 55 miles of Texas beaches

September 27, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - The results for Saturday's 31st annual Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup by the Texas General Land Office are in. Despite fewer cleanup sites than usual due to damage from Hurricane Harvey, 5,046 volunteers showed up at 13 locations to remove 80,528 pounds of trash from 55 miles of Texa...more


Texas GLO signs agreement negotiated for disaster assistance with FEMA

September 23, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Today the Texas General Land Office (GLO) announced the signing of a finalized agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) outlining the programs and funding mechanisms for the immediate disaster assistance housing needs for the state's initial Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. T...more


Texas GLO and Coast Guard to begin removing vessels displaced by Hurricane Harvey from coastal waterways

September 23, 2017
(AUSTIN)— Today, Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO), in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard, will begin removing up to 300 displaced and sunken vessels damaged in coastal waters as a result of Hurricane Harvey. For information regarding the vessel removal operation,...more


Governor Greg Abbott, Commissioner George P. Bush Join Forces to Help Texans Rebound from Hurricane Harvey

September 14, 2017
(AUSTIN)—As part of the recovery from Hurricane Harvey, Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Land Commissioner George P. Bush will head up the state’s short-term and long-term Hurricane Harvey housing recovery efforts. Commissioner Bush will lead all housing-related recovery efforts, from qui...more


Volunteers needed at 12 sites for Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup

September 12, 2017
(AUSTIN)— Update: We have just learned that Brazoria County cleanups at Surfside Beach and Quintana Beach must cancel due to large debris that has washed down the Brazos River from Hurricane Harvey. It is a federal requirement that we cannot have volunteers out on the beach while the contractors are at work...more


Commissioner George P. Bush: Texas GLO is ready to assist with Hurricane Harvey storm response efforts

August 25, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is operating on high alert and continuing preparations for Hurricane Harvey. For more than a week, the GLO has tracked the storm's progress through the Gulf of Mexico and coordinated the strategic response efforts of agency divisions. The GLO is responsi...more


Vessel Turn-In Program to make waves in Calhoun County

August 09, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is partnering with Calhoun County officials and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) to offer local coastal Texans the opportunity to remove inoperable and derelict vessels through the Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP), free of cha...more


Get your ticket for the 8th Annual Save Texas History Symposium: Texas and the Great War

August 09, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Land Commissioner George P. Bush is encouraging Texas veterans and military history fans of all ages to get their tickets to the Texas General Land Office's 8th Annual Save Texas History Symposium entitled Texas and the Great War. This year's two-day conference w...more


Save the date and sign up for the Coastwide Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup!

August 07, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Volunteers are signing up now for the nation's biggest coastal cleanup on Saturday, September 23rd.The 2017 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup takes place at 31 sites coast-wide. Volunteers can sign up online at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or show up on-si...more


Bush: GLO online lease sales produce big returns for Permanent School Fund

August 03, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that the Texas General Land Office's (GLO) fifth online sale of oil and gas leases earned public education just shy of $42 million. This auction featured 8,880.54 acres earning an average of $4,721.44 per acre. Sales are held semiannually and av...more


HUD awards nearly $19 million in additional aid for Texas communities recovering from historic 2015 & 2016 floods

August 01, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded nearly $19 million in additional funding to the state of Texas to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events ...more


Commissioner George P. Bush: Online Summer Oil & Gas Lease Sale bidding ends tomorrow!

July 31, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Commissioner George P. Bush is reminding interested bidders that the next Texas General Land Office (GLO) Summer Oil & Gas Lease Sale is currently accepting bids and the sale ends tomorrow, August 1, 2017. During the lease sale, participants bid for the right to explore for oil and ga...more


Cmr. George P. Bush encouraging Texas communities affected by 2015 floods to apply for additional disaster funds

July 13, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is encouraging communities affected by the 2015 flooding events to submit applications for Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to pay for long-term housing and infrastructure recovery projects. These newly av...more


Cmr. George P. Bush kicks off summer informational series for natural disaster preparedness

June 15, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - This month, in conjunction with the start of hurricane season, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush launched a new informational series for natural disaster preparedness by the Texas General Land Office (GLO). The series of posts and videos will be available on the GLO's Twitter feed at...more


Cmr. George P. Bush and Mayor Ivy Taylor Congratulate Camp Alamo Art Contest Winners

June 09, 2017
(AUSTIN)— SAN ANTONIO - Cmr. George P. Bush and Mayor Ivy Taylor are thrilled to congratulate three local students who were recently named winners of the 2017 Camp Alamo Art Contest. This spring, students ages 9 - 13 were invited to submit art projects illustrating what the Alamo means to them. Three winner...more


Commissioner George P. Bush statement in response to suspicious packages reported in the Alamo Complex area

June 07, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and officers from the San Antonio Police Department responded to reports of suspicious packages in the area of Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse adjacent to the Alamo Complex. Alamo Rangers coordinated with ...more


TPPF Files Lawsuit to Delist Golden-Cheeked Warbler from the Endangered Species Act

June 05, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation filed a lawsuit to delist the golden-cheeked warbler from the endangered species list on behalf of the Texas General Land Office. "Leaving a species on the endangered list after its recovery is not only ineffective, it's irresponsible," said Tex...more


Commissioner Bush, Alamo leaders praise Texas Legislature for fully funding the Alamo

May 27, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today applauded the Members of the 85th Legislature for fully funding his request for $75 million for the Alamo, the Cradle of Texas Liberty, in its biennial budget. Commissioner Bush sought the funds to preserve and protect the historic buildings of ...more


HUD awards additional $50.7 million for Texas communities recovering from historic 2015 & 2016 floods

May 23, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded an additional $50.7 million to the state of Texas to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events that occurred...more


VLB Mobile Benefits Center makes its debut

May 09, 2017
(AUSTIN)— On Saturday, the Veterans Land Board (VLB) debuted its new VLB Mobile Benefits Center at the VLB Veterans Benefits Fair in San Antonio. This new state-of-the-art RV will travel across Texas helping the VLB staff spread the word to Texas veterans about the benefits and services they earned by servi...more


George P. Bush Announces New Bowie Exhibit at the Alamo: First-in-Texas technology lets visitors touch Texas history

May 02, 2017
(SAN ANTONIO)— SAN ANTONIO - The Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the Alamo proudly announce the launch of a new interactive exhibit,  Bowie: Man - Knife - Legend . The exhibit explores the life and times of Alamo defender James Bowie, and also examines the impact that his famous knife had on Texas a...more


Commissioner Bush Announces 2nd Annual Save Texas History Program Fundraising Campaign

May 01, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the beginning of the 2nd annual Save Texas History program fundraising campaign to help raise awareness and funds for historic document preservation. Throughout the month of May, individuals who donate $30 or more will receive a Save Texas His...more


Artwork wins Round Rock Elementary 6th grader a Caribbean cruise

May 01, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Treasures of the Texas Coast Children's Art Contest. The grand prize winner, selected from the 40 overall winners, was Debbie Bong, a 6th grader from Ridgeview Midd...more


6,700+ volunteers pick up 78+ tons of trash from 146 miles of Texas beaches

April 25, 2017
(AUSTIN)—The results for Saturday's 31st annual Spring Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup by the Texas General Land Office are in. Commissioner George P. Bush and his family participated in the cleanup at Mustang Island State Park where they were joined by 200+ volunteers in picking up more than 10,000 pounds o...more


Cmr. George P. Bush sends letter cosigned by 60+ Texas leaders to President Trump advocating for coastal barrier

April 25, 2017
(AUSTIN)— Download a scanned copy of the letter here   AUSTIN - On Monday, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump urging the inclusion of a coastal barrier system for the Houston/Galveston bay area in his national infrastructure plans. The letter is cosig...more


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


Reimagine the Alamo Unveils Proposed Master Plan Design

April 13, 2017
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Cmr. George P. Bush Announces 2nd Annual Texas Adopt-A-Beach "Better Beaches" Fundraising Campaign

April 03, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the beginning of the 2nd annual month-long Texas Adopt-A-Beach Better Beaches fundraising campaign. Donations to the Texas Adopt-A-Beach program are tax-deductible and can be made at TexasAdoptABeach.org. "As Texans, we are ...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces completion of the Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan

March 22, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the General Land Office (GLO) has completed the Texas Coastal Resiliency Master Plan, the first inclusive coastal plan for the state with the 6th longest coastline. To review the executive summary, master plan and ...more


31st Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup set for Earth Day 2017 - Saturday, April 22nd

March 22, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Volunteers are needed for the nation's biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup Saturday, April 22nd. The 2017 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Coast-wide Spring Cleanup takes place at 28 of Texas' most popular tourist beaches. Volunteers can sign up at one of the locations online a...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


GLO announces release of Texas Action Plan for 2016 Disaster Recovery

March 10, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has completed the State of Texas Action Plan detailing eligible uses and allocation of available funding to assist communities with long-term recovery from the compounded floods and other d...more


TPPF Serves Notice of Intent to File Lawsuit to Delist Golden-Cheeked Warbler as an Endangered Species

March 09, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN, TX - Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) General Counsel and Director of the Center for the American Future Robert Henneke sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service serving the 60-day notice of intent to file a lawsuit to delist the golden-che...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


Land Commissioner George P. Bush Congratulates Incoming Secretary of Energy Rick Perry

March 02, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement congratulating Texas' longest-serving governor on his confirmation as Secretary of Energy.   “I’m pleased to congratulate Gov. Perry on his confirmation to head the U.S. Department of Energ...more


Land Cmr. George P. Bush statement on Senate confirmation of Ryan Zinke as Interior Secretary

March 01, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement congratulating U.S. Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) on his confirmation as Secretary of the Department of the Interior: "I'd like to congratulate Congressman Zinke on his confirmation as Interior Secretary. As Texa...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


Bonham Veterans Home residents to participate in healing collaboration with Ranch Hand Rescue

March 01, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the General Land Office's Veterans Land Board (VLB) is collaborating with Ranch Hand Rescue (RHR) Counseling Center and Animal Sanctuary to offer animal therapy for residents of the Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home with P...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces approval of GLO's 2015 State of Texas Action Plan for disaster recovery funding

February 22, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN -Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has approved the 2015 State of Texas Action Plan detailing eligible uses and allocation of available Community Development Block Grants for Disaster Recovery (CDBG-...more


Texas Land Cmr. George P. Bush applauds President Trump's rollback of WOTUS regulations

February 21, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement in support of President Donald Trump's executive order instructing the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite the "Waters of the U.S." (WOTUS) rules that granted the federal ...more


George P. Bush commends Senate hearing on modernization of the Endangered Species Act

February 15, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN − Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush praised Chairman John Barrasso and the members of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for holding a hearing entitled "Oversight: Modernization of the Endangered Species Act." Here is the statement by Commissioner Bush...more


George P. Bush applauds House passage of the Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act

February 14, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN − Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush applauded passage of the "Red River Gradient Boundary Survey Act" by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, authored by U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon), seeks to end questions about the federal government's ownersh...more


8th Vessel Turn-In Program tops a mile of boats and a million dollars in potential savings!

February 14, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Last week, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) partnered with the City of Corpus Christi and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) to offer local coastal Texans the opportunity to remove inoperable and derelict vessels through the Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) free...more


Cmr. George P. Bush announces VLB to receive VA grants for Veteran Cemeteries in Killeen and Mission

February 14, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Veterans Administration notified the General Land Office's (GLO) Veterans Land Board (VLB) that it will receive more than one million dollars in grant funding for the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen and the...more


RECORD BREAKING 1,451 volunteers pick up 72,481 pounds of trash from Texas beaches during 2017 Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanups!

February 13, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - The results for Friday's South Padre Island Winter Cleanup and Saturday's Coastal Bend Winter Cleanup organized by the Adopt-A-Beach program of the Texas General Land Office are in. At the Winter Texan Cleanup at Andy Bowie Park on South Padre Island, 721 volunteers showed up to remove 5...more


Land Cmr. George P. Bush applauds creation of Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation, and Infrastructure

February 13, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush released the following statement relating to Texas House Speaker Joe Straus' appointment of 11 House Members to the newly created Select Committee on Texas Ports, Innovation, and Infrastructure: "I applaud Texas Speaker Joe Straus for creating and ...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


GLO to host Adopt-A-Beach Winter Cleanups Friday in South Padre Island and Saturday in the Coastal Bend

February 06, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is calling on volunteers for the 13th Annual Winter Beach Cleanups to be held Friday, Feb. 10th in the Rio Grande Valley on South Padre Island and Saturday, Feb. 11th at seven Coastal Bend beaches.  Registration for all begins at 8:30 a.m. Th...more


Land Commissioner George P. Bush announces raises to veteran land and home loan limits

January 30, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN -Today Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that Texas veterans are now eligible for low-interest land loans up to $150,000. Commissioner Bush increased the land loan limit from $100,000 to $125,000 in his first act as chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) in 2015 ...more


GLO joins local leaders to mark completion of 26 grant-funded homes in Texas City

January 27, 2017
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that Galveston County, in a partnership with DSW Homes, has successfully completed the construction of 26 single-story new homes in Texas City referred to as The Oaks at Blue Jay Development. Galveston County received a $2.2 million Comm...more


GLO announces HUD rules for administration of $177 million for Texas communities recovering from historic 2016 flooding

January 23, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Today Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued its guidance for the administration of the additional $177 million awarded last month to the state of Texas to assist in long-term recovery effo...more


Five-day Vessel Turn-In Program to make waves in Corpus Christi

January 19, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - The Texas General Land Office (GLO) is partnering with the City of Corpus Christi and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) to offer local coastal Texans the opportunity to remove inoperable and derelict vessels through the Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) free of cha...more


Bush: GLO Online Winter Lease Sale shows continued strong returns for PSF

January 17, 2017
(AUSTIN)— (Updated 1/24/2017) AUSTIN - Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that the Texas General Land Office's (GLO) fourth online sale of oil and gas leases earned public education more than $81.8* million this morning. As part of Commissioner Bush's initiative to use new innovations in t...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


Commissioner George P. Bush: Online Winter Oil & Gas Lease Sale ends Jan. 17th!

January 09, 2017
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Commissioner George P. Bush is reminding interested bidders that the next Texas General Land Office (GLO) Winter Oil & Gas Lease Sale is January 17, 2017. During the lease sale participants bid for the right to explore for oil and gas on Permanent School Fund property owned by the stat...more


Vessel Turn-In Program to make waves in Brazoria County

January 04, 2017
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - The Texas General Land Office (GLO) are partnering with Brazoria County officials, the Brazoria County Fire Fighters Association (BCFFA) and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) to offer local coastal Texans the opportunity to remove inoperable and derelict vess...more


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Commissioner George P. Bush statement on approval of "Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation," or WIIN, Act

December 20, 2016
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush issued the following statement in response to the President signing the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, which contains a provision authored by U.S. Sen. John Cornyn requiring the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to take ...more


2017 Adopt-A-Beach Children's Art Contest Opens

December 14, 2016
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is calling for entries in the 21stannual Adopt-A-Beach "Treasures of the Texas Coast" Children's Art Contest. The deadline to submit artwork is Wednesday, March 1, 2017. "Our vast coastline is truly a Texas treasure, yet ...more


GLO Completes Berm Restoration at McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson County

December 02, 2016
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) completed a dune structure along the shoreline of the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Jefferson County. The successful project was a collaboration betwe...more


Commissioner Bush announces winners of the Save Texas History Essay Contest

December 01, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the fourth- and seventh- grade winners of the 2016 Save Texas History Essay Contest, sponsored by the Texas General Land Office's Save Texas History Program.  The Essay Contest encourages students to answer the question, "What history ...more


Texas Veterans Land Board Celebrates 70 Years of Service

November 07, 2016
(AUSTIN)— AUSTIN - On Monday, November 7, 2016, Commissioner George P. Bush congratulated the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) on 70 years of service to Texas veterans. The 70th anniversary was celebrated with a VLB Inception Day ceremony. VLB Senior Deputy Director Col. (ret.) Matt Elledge and more than 10...more


Commissioner George P. Bush reports the Veterans Land Board achieves highest loan production level in more than a decade

November 01, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Texas General Land Office Commissioner and Chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) George P. Bush is pleased to announce that during Fiscal Year 2016 the VLB loan program achieved its highest level of production in more than a decade. During the year, the VLB almost doubled their loan sales...more


Bastrop County leaders and Texas GLO cut ribbon on new communications tower

October 28, 2016
(AUSTIN)—In May, Texas General Land Office (GLO) Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Community Development & Revitalization (CDR) program reallocated $200,000 from the state administration budget to be used for essential infrastructure projects and assist Bastrop County as it works to rec...more


Texas State Veterans Cemeteries Awarded $1.19 Million by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

October 20, 2016
(AUSTIN)— Texas Land Commissioner and Veterans Land Board (VLB) Chairman George P. Bush is proud to announce that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded the VLB two grants totaling $1,193,134 for the Texas State Veterans Cemeteries in Abilene and Killeen. "One of the great privileges of se...more


HUD awards $45.2 million to Texas for historic 2016 flooding long-term recovery efforts

October 20, 2016
(AUSTIN)— Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the state of Texas $45.2 million to assist in long-term recovery efforts following severe flooding events that occurred earlier this year. HUD wi...more


Brazos Valley Utilizes Cost Savings for Regional Communication System

October 12, 2016
(AUSTIN)— Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the Brazos Valley Council of Governments (BVCOG) has been awarded a new grant in the amount of $1,769,123. These funds were made available due to cost savings from BVCOG communities' original Community Development Bl...more


More than 8,200 volunteers pick up 172,853 lbs of trash from Texas beaches during Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup

September 28, 2016
(AUSTIN)—The results for Saturday’s 30th annual coast-wide Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup by the Texas General Land Office are in. Despite stormy weather and red tide conditions threatening turnout, more than 9,000 volunteers showed up at 30 locations to remove 172,853 pounds of trash from 16...more


Commissioner George P. Bush announces release of the GLO’s State of Texas Action Plan for disaster recovery funding

September 01, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Texas General Land Office (GLO) has completed the State of Texas Action Plan detailing eligible uses and allocation of available funding to assist communities with long-term recovery from the floods and other disasters of 2015. 116 Tex...more


Vessel Turn-In Program to make waves in Matagorda County

August 31, 2016
(AUSTIN)—The Texas General Land Office (GLO) are partnering with Matagorda County and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) to offer local coastal Texans the opportunity to remove inoperable and derelict vessels through the Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP). Designed to provide owners with a voluntary me...more


Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup Saturday, September 24th

August 22, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Volunteers are signing up now for the nation's biggest coastal cleanup on Saturday, September 24th. The 2016 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup takes place at 30 sites coast-wide. Volunteers can sign up online at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or show up on-si...more


GLO’s Texas Coasts Wins Award at Prestigious International GIS Technology Conference

July 26, 2016
(AUSTIN)— Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today proudly announced Texas Coasts, a Web-based app to help vacationers find the perfect beach, won 3rd place in the Use of an API in a Map category at the 2016 Esri International User Conference (Esri UC). The Environmental Systems Research Instit...more


Bush’s innovation brings in nearly $100 million for Texas schoolchildren

July 19, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that the Texas General Land Office’s (GLO) third online sale of oil and gas leases earned public education more than $98 million this morning. The GLO recently partnered with EnergyNet, an industry leader for easy-to-use oil and gas auction and ...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Announces Appointees to Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group

July 13, 2016
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Today Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush announced the names of inaugural members of the Commissioner's Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group (CCRAG). This 15-members regional advisory group consists of representatives from local government, business and industry leaders, ea...more


Commissioner George P. Bush teams up with Okay to Say™ to help fellow veterans coping with PTS

June 29, 2016
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN – Today Okay to Say™ released a new public service announcement (PSA) featuring Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, Chairman of the Veterans Land Board (VLB), encouraging his fellow veterans and their loved ones to seek help when dealing with post-traumatic stress (PT...more


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


Commissioner George P. Bush launches new Hurricane Preparedness & Planning informational outreach initiative on TXGLO.org

June 02, 2016
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the Texas General Land Office has launched a new Hurricane Preparedness & Planning informational outreach initiative on TXGLO.org. The GLO Hurricane Preparedness and Planning initiative is a focused effort to pool local, state and fe...more


Commissioner Bush announces construction completion of Jefferson County Public Health Clinic

June 01, 2016
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN – Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that Jefferson County has completed construction on the $2.7 million Jefferson County Health Facility funded from Hurricane Ike Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. This...more


VLB to host Texas Veterans Benefits Fair in Dallas on June 11th

June 01, 2016
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN − A free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday, June 11, at Dallas VA Medical Center. The fair, targeting all area veterans, is one of many planned throughout the state in 2016. Officials f...more


Commissioner Bush expands GLO disaster recovery outreach effort

May 26, 2016
(AUSTIN)—To maximize efficiency and effectiveness of long-term disaster recovery and prevention efforts, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has conducted extensive outreach to local leaders across Texas affected by the 2015 and 2016 floods, storms and tornadoes. As the state agency designated to utilize...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


VLB Chairman George P. Bush's statement on the passing of Manny Rivas

May 24, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Manny Rivas, a true American hero who dedicated his life to veterans, passed away Saturday at the age of 90 in El Paso, Texas. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, released the following statement in honor of Mr. Rivas: "Manny Rivas will always be remembered as a humb...more


Commissioner Bush announces GLO reallocation of funds to rebuild infrastructure impacted by 2011 wildfires

May 09, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the Community Development & Revitalization program has reallocated $200,000 from the state administration budget to be used for essential infrastructure project and assist Bastrop County as it works to recover fro...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


Commissioner Bush Announces Save Texas History Program Fundraising Campaign

May 03, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the beginning of a month-long Save Texas History program campaign to help raise awareness and funds for historic document preservation. “Our history is at risk of being lost forever,” said Commissioner Bush. "That history shows us not ...more


More than 6,700 volunteers pick up 110,000 lbs of trash from Texas beaches during Spring Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup

April 25, 2016
(AUSTIN)—The results for Saturday’s 30th annual Spring Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup by the Texas General Land Office are in. Unfortunately wet weather conditions resulted in the cancellation of four sites, but 6,757 volunteers showed up at 27 locations to remove 110,663 pounds of trash from 151 miles of ...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 announces GLO efforts to remove dangerous derelict structures along the Texas coast

April 21, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced a groundbreaking effort by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to secure funds necessary to remove dangerous derelict structures along the Texas coast. Commissioner Bush announced that the GLO submitted an application for grant funding under th...more


Commissioner Bush commends Houston City Council for vote in support of a new Texas State Veterans Home

April 20, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush applauded the Houston City Council's adoption of an ordinance enabling the city’s purchase of land for a new Texas State Veterans Home to be built in the Houston area. This will be the ninth home to be constructed by the Texas Veterans Land Boa...more


Sargent Beach Adopt-A-Beach site to be dedicated to Tony Pustejovsky

April 13, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Sargent Beach Adopt-A-Beach site will be dedicated in honor of Tony Pustejovsky who served as the site's coordinator for more than a decade. "Volunteers are the heart of the Texas Adopt-A-Beach program," said Texas Land Commissioner Geor...more


Cameron County Parks and Recreation's Andy Bowie Park Adopt-A-Beach site to be dedicated to Monica Vela

April 13, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced that the Cameron County Park Adopt-A-Beach site will be dedicated in honor of Monica Vela who served as the site's coordinator for 23 years. Monica C. Vela, a resident of Port Isabel, passed away at home with her family on Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. She marri...more


VLB to host Texas Veterans Benefits Fair in El Paso on April 23rd

April 12, 2016
(AUSTIN)—A free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday, April 23, at the El Paso Community College Administrative Service Center. The fair, targeting all area veterans, is one of many planned throughout the state in 2016...more


Artwork wins Walker Station Elementary 5th grader Caribbean cruise

April 07, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Teresa So, a 5th grader from Walker Station Elementary in Sugar Land, Texas, is the grand prize winner of the 2016 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush selected Teresa’s art from more ...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


VLB to host Texas Veterans Benefits Fair in San Antonio on April 9th

April 06, 2016
(AUSTIN)—A free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday, April 9, at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital. The fair, targeting all area veterans, is one of many planned throughout the state in 2016.  Officials fro...more


From Disaster Recovery to Community Development and Revitalization

April 06, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the program which has been known as Disaster Recovery is now Community Development and Revitalization (CDR). This name change will reduce confusion and more accurately reflect the mission of the General Land Office an...more


U.S. District Court approves GLO Commissioner Bush's intervention in lawsuit against BLM land grab

March 28, 2016
(AUSTIN)—To read the GLO's complaint in intervention please visit http://www.glo.texas.gov/the-glo/news/press-releases/2015/december/files/GLO-Complaint-in-Intervention.pdf To read the GLO's motion to intervene please visit http://www.glo.texas.gov/the-glo/news/press-releases/2015/december/files/GLO-Motion-...more


Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council Repairs 777 Homes Damaged by Hurricane Dolly

March 24, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush is pleased to announce that the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC) has successfully rehabilitated and reconstructed 777 homes damaged by Hurricane Dolly in 2008. The LRGVDC assisted eligible homeowners within Hidalgo, Cameron a...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Announces Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group application now available online

March 16, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush announced the application process for the new Commissioner's Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group (CCRAG) has begun. This regional advisory group of 15 members will consist of local government, business and industry leaders serving two-year t...more


GLO Launches New Beach Safety Web-App

March 11, 2016
(AUSTIN)—AUSTIN - If you’re taking your friends and family to a Texas coast, it’s important to know they’re safe and the water is clean. So Commissioner Bush called on the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to update methods of sharing this important information and creat...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


Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup Saturday, April 23rd

March 01, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Volunteers are signing up now for the nation's biggest coastal cleanup on Saturday, April 23rd. The 2016 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup takes place at 31 sites coast-wide. Volunteers can sign up online at www.TexasAdoptABeach.org or show up on-site Saturday morning to take p...more


Commissioner George P. Bush announces new renourishment project starting in Corpus Christi

March 01, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced the Texas General Land Office (GLO) and the City of Corpus Christi have partnered on a project to perform maintenance re-nourishment of Corpus Christi’s North Beach. The project is authorized and funded in part by the State of Texas under the Co...more


Commissioner Bush Announces Texas Adopt-A-Beach “Better Beaches” Fundraising Campaign

March 01, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the beginning of a month-long Texas Adopt-A-Beach fundraising campaign to commemorate the program’s 30th anniversary. “As Texans, we are proud of the shared heritage our coast represents,” said Commissioner Bush. “E...more


VLB to host Texas Veterans Benefits Fair in Tyler on March 19th

February 29, 2016
(AUSTIN)—A free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Armed Forces Reserve Center. The fair, targeting all area veterans, is one of many planned throughout the state in 2016. Officials from the Texas Veterans Land Bo...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


VLB to host Texas Veterans Benefits Fair in Houston on Feb. 20th

February 09, 2016
(AUSTIN)—A free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. The fair, targeting all area veterans, is one of many planned throughout the state in 2016. Officials from the Texa...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


Commissioner George P. Bush to visit with Veteran Employees at Ultra Electronics-Advanced Tactical Systems in Austin

February 09, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner and Chairman of the Veterans Land Board George P. Bush will tour the facilities of Ultra Electronics-Advanced Tactical Systems before sitting down to meet with veteran employees to make sure they’re aware of the benefits available to them through the Veterans Land ...more


Commissioner George P. Bush to speak at Texas Veterans Commission’s 18th annual Veterans Summit

February 08, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Texas General Land Office (GLO) Commissioner and Veterans Land Board Chairman George P. Bush will speak during the opening session of the 18th annual TVC Veterans Summit. Commissioner Bush will speak about GLO veteran initiatives over the last year as well as plans to make 2016 the 'Year of the Vet...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Announces Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group

February 02, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush announced the framework for a new Coastal Resiliency Advisory Group. This regional advisory group of 15 members will consist of local government, business and industry leaders serving two-year terms.  "As Texans, the coast represe...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


George P. Bush Announces GLO Accomplishments Across First 365 Days

January 12, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas General Land Office (GLO) Commissioner George P. Bush unveiled a new website touting the accomplishments of the GLO team under his first year in office. All Texans are invited to visit yourtxglo.com to learn what the GLO has accomplished during Commissioner Bush’s fir...more


GLO South Padre Island Winter Beach Cleanup set for Feb. 12th

January 08, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is calling on volunteers in the Rio Grande Valley for the 20th Annual Winter Beach Cleanup Friday, Feb. 12 at South Padre Island. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are asked to wear closed-toe shoes an...more


GLO Coastal Bend Winter Beach Cleanup Feb. 13th

January 08, 2016
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is calling on volunteers for the 12th Annual Winter Beach Cleanup Saturday, Feb. 13 at seven Coastal Bend beaches. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The cleanup will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. The locations participating in the Winter Beach Cleanup are: R...more


VLB hosts first Texas Veterans Benefits Fair of 2016 in McAllen on Jan. 23rd

January 08, 2016
(AUSTIN)—A free “come and go” benefits fair for Texas veterans will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the McAllen VA Outpatient Clinic. The fair, targeting all area veterans, is one of many planned throughout the state in 2016. Officials from the Texas Veterans Land Bo...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 George P. Bush visits all GLO offices statewide in first year

December 08, 2015
(AUSTIN)—As Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office (GLO), George P. Bush is responsible for a multitude of functional areas of state government services including coastal protection, managing Permanent School Fund assets, managing the Alamo, providing veterans services and leasing state owned mineral...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


2016 Adopt-A-Beach Children’s Art Contest Opens

December 03, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is calling for entries in the 20th annual Adopt-A-Beach “Treasures of the Texas Coast” Children’s Art Contest. The deadline to submit artwork is Wednesday, March 2, 2016. “Many young students across Texas have not yet ha...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


Land Commissioner Bush intervenes in lawsuit against unconstitutional seizure of private property by the BLM

December 01, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced the General Land Office (GLO) will intervene in the lawsuit challenging the federal government’s unconstitutional seizure and arbitrary taking of Texas Permanent School Fund (PSF) land along the Red River. The GLO is filing an intervention in th...more


USACE, Texas GLO and Galveston Parks Board celebrate completion of beach renourishment project

November 20, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Today the Texas General Land Office joined with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Galveston District and the Galveston Park Board of Trustees to mark the completion of the second of three beach renourishment projects in Galveston. This beach restoration project created n...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


Veterans Day to be honored with celebrations across Texas

November 10, 2015
(AUSTIN)—The Texas General Land Office and Veterans Land Board are honoring veterans with celebrations across the state all week long. Several celebrations will be taking place on Wednesday - Veterans Day - at all eight of the VLB's Texas State Veterans Homes. Additionally Commissioner George P. Bush will h...more


Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home in Big Spring to Host Veterans Day Program

November 10, 2015
(AUSTIN)—The Lamun-Lusk-Sanchez Texas State Veterans Home will host several Veterans Day celebrations throughout the week including all-day events starting at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. The day-of events will feature performances by the local cheerleading, dance, and choral student groups and refre...more


Texas State Veterans Home in El Paso to Host Veterans Day Celebration

November 10, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Wednesday morning the Ambrosio Guillen Texas State Veterans Home in El Paso will host its annual Veterans Day celebration. The event will honor those men and women who served our country with a cookout sponsored by El Paso City Council Representative Carl Robinson. Other special guests will include...more


Commissioner George P. Bush to meet with Texas Veterans in Abilene on Veterans Day

November 10, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Tomorrow morning Veteran's of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6873 and Taylor County will host an informational meeting with Texas General Land Office (GLO) Commissioner George P. Bush. Commissioner Bush will address Abilene and Taylor County leaders and participants will hear how the GLO and VLB collabora...more


Alfredo Gonzalez Texas State Veterans Home to Host Veterans Day Program

November 10, 2015
(AUSTIN)—The Alfredo Gonzalez Texas States Veterans Home will host a Veterans Day program at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. After a ceremony honoring the five branches of the military, residents and guests will be treated to a BBQ lunch. Members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Law Do...more


Texas State Veterans Home in Temple to Hold Military Ball on Veterans Day

November 10, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Wednesday evening the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple will host its annual Veterans Military Ball with guest speaker, Colonel Mark W. Thompson. Troops from Ft. Hood and the 2nd Battalion 8th US Cavalry Regiment will provide the color guard and will be joined by the 206th Mil...more


Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home to Host Veterans Day Parade and Cookout

November 10, 2015
(AUSTIN)—The Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home will host a Veterans Day parade and cookout at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. This second annual event will feature a patriotic parade honoring veterans through the expansive grounds of the home and will be followed by a large, free cookout which is op...more


Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham to Host Veterans Day Program

November 10, 2015
(AUSTIN)—The Clyde W. Cosper Texas State Veterans Home will host a Veterans Day program at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015. This event will feature an address by Sen. Bob Hall, a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Also taking part will be the Dodd City Elementary Honor Choir and Band, the Ector BETA Club ...more


Ussery Roan Texas State Veterans Home in Amarillo to Host Veterans Day Celebration

November 10, 2015
(AUSTIN)—The Ussery Roan Texas Veterans Home Veterans Day in Amarillo will host its annual Veterans Day celebration at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11. The event honoring the brave men and women who served our country will feature presentation of the colors by Tascosa High School ROTC Color Guard. Chaplains Br...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


Veterans Land Board Announces Changes at Texas State Veterans Cemeteries

November 03, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Today the Texas General Land Office and Veterans Land Board are happy to announce changes to a handful of policies. The State Veterans Cemeteries are a special resting place for our veterans and their families. And now it will be easier than ever for those families to stay together. As of November ...more


Commissioner George P. Bush to honor Dallas-area veteran as the winner of the "Roof for Vets" program

November 03, 2015
(AUSTIN)—On Wednesday Commissioner George P. Bush will honor a Dallas-area veteran as the winner of the "Roof for Vets" program. Joseph Tienter, a disabled vet whose roof is falling apart, will have a new roof installed during the day. Commissioner Bush will deliver brief remarks saluting Army Specialist 4t...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


George P. Bush Announces New Directors for Veterans Programs, Asset Enhancement, and Coastal Protection Divisions of the GLO

November 02, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Today Commissioner George P. Bush announced newly named Directors for the three main divisions of the Texas General Land Office. Brian Carter will assume the role of Director of the Asset Enhancement division, Colonel Matthew Elledge will be directing the Veterans Programs division and Dr. Ken Wisi...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


2015 Border Energy Forum Wrap Up

October 21, 2015
(AUSTIN)—On Friday the 2015 Border Energy Forum (BEF) concluded following two days of riveting speeches and panel presentations from some of the most renowned leaders across all platforms of the energy industry. The BEF is a bilingual event focused on fostering collaboration and conversation of the most eff...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


Texas Vet Home Residents to Make Honor Flight - Last of a Generation

October 07, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Veterans and citizens will gather on Friday, October 9th at 9 a.m. in the Austin Bergstrom airport to send-off four Texas WWII veterans as they depart to Washington, D.C. Messrs. Carl Johnson resides in the Floresville Texas State Veterans Homes while Carl Knight, John Marshal and Joseph Novembre l...more


GLO unveils new website

October 06, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Today Commissioner Bush unveiled a new website for the Texas General Land Office. View the new website at http://www.glo.texas.gov. For more information, visit the official GLO Medium page at https://medium.com/@txglo/texas-general-land-office-cleans-up-reforms-and-reboots-website-40937dd5b80d...more


Commissioner Bush Announces Amanda Brock to be Featured Speaker for 2015 Border Energy Forum

October 05, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced Amanda Martin-Brock, Chief Executive Officer of Water Standard, will be addressing attendees of the 2015 Border Energy Forum taking place in San Diego, Calif., Oct. 14-16, 2015. Martin-Brock has spent her career focused in the global oil and ga...more


More than 7,000 volunteers pick up 104 tons of trash from Texas beaches during annual Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup

September 29, 2015
(AUSTIN)—The results for Saturday's 29th annual Fall Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup by the Texas General Land Office are in. Unfortunately red tide conditions resulted in the cancellation of nine sites along the southern part of the coast including six locations in the Corpus Christi area and all three locations in ...more


Commissioner Bush announces new Contracts and Grants Review Committee, latest component of increased accountability initiative

September 22, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Today Texas General Land Office (GLO) Commissioner George P. Bush announced the creation and implementation of the new Contracts and Grants Review Committee. The committee, which has been in the works for several months and assembles for the first time today, is part of Commissioner Bush's long-ter...more


Commissioner Bush Orders Land Office to Start 2016 Budget from Zero

September 09, 2015
(AUSTIN)—The Texas General Land Office is starting next year's budget from zero. Commissioner George P. Bush ordered all agency budget planners and managers to jettison "baseline budgeting" in the upcoming fiscal year. Under baseline budgeting, planners set budgets based on what was spent in the prior year ...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


Bush crafts coastal partnership to protect Texas

August 31, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Texas and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are teaming up for the first time ever to develop a plan to better protect the Texas coast from storms, and to speed recovery afterward.  Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Brigadier General David C. Hill, commander of the Army Corps of En...more


Commissioner Bush Leads 23-State Effort to End Green 'Sue and Settle' Racket

August 26, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has joined forces with land commissioners from Wisconsin to Hawaii to stop environmentalists from taking advantage of American taxpayers. "The Endangered Species Act was designed to preserve biodiversity, not enrich trial lawyers and political activists," said...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


Bush honors top Texas coastal stewards

August 17, 2015
(AUSTIN, Texas)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today recognized six individuals who did more than all others last year to keep the coast clean. The commissioner honored them with Oil Spill Prevention and Response Awards.  “OSPRA Award recipients exemplify how industry and regulatory agen...more


Mapping technology expertise wins Land Office high praise

August 10, 2015
(AUSTIN, Texas)—An international conference of geographic information system (GIS) technology users recently honored the General Land Office (GLO)for its innovative use of technology to make maps.  The GIS team at the General Land Office won  the Special Achievement Award for Exceptional Applicat...more


Voices of Veterans oral historian gets new mission

August 04, 2015
(AUSTIN)—The National Museum of the Marine Corps has a new Texas ambassador — U.S. Marine Major James Crabtree. Crabtree was appointed to the position by Governor Greg Abbott.  Crabtree coordinates the Texas Veterans Land Board's Voices of Veterans oral history program. His new duties as ...more


Bush puts oil and gas lease sale on line; makes $20 million

August 04, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Texas' first-ever online sale of oil and gas leases quickly became the biggest state lease sale in the nation to be held on EnergyNet, earning public schools nearly $20 million Tuesday morning.  "When private oil and gas companies develop minerals managed by the GLO, it creates high-paying...more


Commissioner Bush Reboots the Texas General Land Office

July 30, 2015
(AUSTIN)—Less than a year on the job, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is making good on his promise to streamline government and turn the Land Office into a sleek Texas powerhouse. “Less government is more efficient government,” Commissioner Bush said. “As a conservativ...more


Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup Saturday, Sept. 26

July 27, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas))—Volunteers are signing up now for the nation's biggest coastal cleanup on Saturday, Sept. 26.  The 2015 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup takes place at 30 of Texas’ most popular tourist beaches. Volunteers can sign up online at www.texasadoptabeach.org to tak...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


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


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 to...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 new...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: 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


Record-breaking beach cleanup held Saturday

February 09, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Perfect weather and strong volunteer support drew a record 806 volunteers to Corpus Christi Beaches Saturday for the Texas General Land Office's Winter Cleanup.  "Turnout was amazing and it was a perfect day at the coast," said Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who pitched in with th...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


Veterans Land Board recognizes top producing partners

February 05, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—The Texas Veterans Land Board today announced participants who have helped promote veteran and military member benefits during the 2014 year.   Top real estate professionals, community developers and mortgage lenders generated Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB) land and home loans we...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


Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery expansion ready to serve

February 03, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—The growing number of South Texas heroes interred at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery will be more than accommodated for years to come with two new columbaria ready for eternal service.  The two new structures expand the capacity of the Texas State Veterans Cemetery by 700 new...more


George P. Bush: Chris Kyle's life stands as example of service to all

February 02, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush today said he hopes Texans will forever remember Chris Kyle's life of service to our veterans and praised Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to declare Feb. 2 as "Chris Kyle Day."  "Chris Kyle deserves to be remembered for what he lived for, fought for and d...more


Commissioner Bush: Transparency and Accountability Key to Effective Governance

January 29, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Commissioner George P. Bush promised a Texas General Land Office (GLO) that is transparent and accountable. He pledged to be fiscally conservative and ensure no wasteful spending. Immediately upon taking office, Commissioner Bush instructed all GLO department leaders to thoroughly review p...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


Land Commissioner George P. Bush expands veteran benefits

January 27, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas))—Texas veterans are now eligible for low-interest land loans up to $125,000 — the maximum allowed by law. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush increased the land loan limit in his first act as chairman of the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB).  The previous land loan limit was $10...more


Commissioner George P. Bush Promotes Transparency Expert to Director of Open Government

January 23, 2015
((AUSTIN, Texas) )—Demonstrating a commitment to transparency in state government, Commissioner George P. Bush today announced the appointment of Hadassah Schloss to the newly created role of Director of Open Government at the Texas General Land Office (GLO). Prior to this promotion, Schloss served as the GLO Open Re...more


2014

Phil Collins Delivers

October 28, 2014
(SAN ANTONIO)—The fringed leather pouch David Crockett carried his musket balls in the day he fell at the Alamo probably started out its life in a Creek Indian village in Tennessee. Its trip to Texas with Crockett in 1836 was just the start of a journey that would eventually land it in Switzerland, in the home o...more