2016

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