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Show your love for the Texas coast Saturday, April 26

April 02, 2014
((AUSTIN, Texas))—Volunteers are needed for the nation’s biggest all-volunteer coastal cleanup Saturday, April 26. The 2014 Texas General Land Office Adopt-A-Beach Spring Cleanup takes place at 31 of Texas’ most popular tourist beaches. Volunteers can sign up online at to...more

Barry Corbin new voice for Texas VLB

March 17, 2014
(AUSTIN)—As the new spokesman for the Texas Veterans Land Board, Texas born and bred actor Barry Corbin has a face most everyone will recognize, even if they may not know his name.  With more than 100 TV and film credits and several Emmy nominations to his name, Corbin’s success as a Holl...more

39 Central Texans complete dementia training certification program

February 20, 2014
(TEMPLE, Texas)—Some reinforcements have arrived for the 1,300 Texans who care for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Thirty-nine graduates of the CARES dementia certification program will be honored at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the Activity Room of the William R. Cour...more

Rio Grande State Veterans Cemetery to double columbaria capacity

February 05, 2014
(MISSION, Texas)—A $464,101 grant to the Texas Veterans Land Board couldn’t have come any sooner. The funding will be used to build two new columbaria (small buildings where ashes and remains are kept, including urns) at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery in Mission, in addition to landscape im...more

Veterans Cemetery announces $4.9 million renovation project

December 23, 2013
(KILLEEN, Texas )—Honoring the men and women who served in our nation’s military is the focus of the most ambitious renovation project in the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery’s 10-year history. Scheduled to begin in February, a $4.9 million expansion project will involve the installation of ...more

GLO to kick off Veterans Day by honoring oldest living WWII vet

November 05, 2013
(AUSTIN)—The oldest living U.S. veteran will be the guest of honor at a pre-Veterans Day ceremony this week for Texas General Land Office and Veterans Land Board employees. Richard Overton, 107, will be honored with a box of choice cigars and some hearty applause at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Stephen F. Austin ...more

Veterans home 'pays it forward' with patriotic float

October 22, 2013
(FLORESVILLE, Texas )—FLORESVILLE, Texas – A team comprised of some of South Texas’ most patriotic people took home top honors in a festival that draws large crowds to a small town near San Antonio. The residents and staff of the Frank M. Tejeda Texas State Veterans Home in Floresville were awarded t...more

Land rush offers vets chance to buy a piece of Texas

October 11, 2013
(AUSTIN)—A new Texas land rush is on! But this time it’s on the electronic frontier. Conducted entirely on the Internet for the first time, Texas veterans get first dibs on 28 properties for sale at or around the appraised value through this month’s Texas veterans Land Board Forfeited La...more

Federal shutdown doesn’t affect the Alamo

October 03, 2013
(AUSTIN)—Despite a slapdash and erroneous online news report, the Alamo remains open for business during the partial shutdown of the federal government.  “This is a good example of why things that matter most to Texans — like the Alamo — remain Texan, just like the Chr...more

Jerry Patterson promotes ‘Voices of Veterans’ coordinator to Major in Marine Reserves

Jerry Patterson promotes ‘Voices of Veterans’ coordinator to Major in Marine Reserves

October 02, 2013
(AUSTIN)—Texas General Land Office employee James Crabtree was given a promotion by Commissioner Jerry Patterson today – but not for his meritorious service with the Land Office. Crabtree, a Leander-area resident and the coordinator of GLO’s Veterans Land Board “Voices of Veter...more