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

Land Office launches 12 websites in 12 months

Contact: Brittany Eck
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PRESS RELEASE — Dec 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 Save Texas History websites bring the latest in design and code to bear on two of the Land Office’s key public initiatives.

“Save Texas History and Adopt-A-Beach are two tremendously valuable services provided by the General Land Office,” Commissioner Bush said. “These programs are just two of the ways that the Land Office touches the lives of Texans every day. These new, redesigned websites are as agile and responsive as the new Land Office.”

Adopt A Beach -
Save Texas History -
Alamo Endowment -
Border Energy Forum -
Coastal Grants -
GLO Education -
GLO Energy Business -
SB20 -
TX Coasts - - web app for finding your perfect beach - more information here

Both of the new websites are completely responsive for optimum orientation and platform independence. Whether viewed on a desktop, tablet or smartphone, the websites will naturally adapt to fit the screen providing a clean, contemporary and intuitive feel. Additionally, the sites feature PDF-based informational documents that are easy to download, print and distribute. The sites also feature Save Texas History's social media grid, which gives a snapshot of the related social media activity.

The redesigned Adopt-A-Beach website provides information in an intuitive and easily accessible way. Now, info for sponsors and volunteers, membership and donation opportunities and Adopt-A-Beach license plates is just a click away. You can also find everything you need to know about the children’s Adopt-A-Beach art contest and future beach cleanup opportunities directly from the home page.

In addition to dozens of educational links to websites specializing in coastal issues, you’ll be able to quickly find links to the GLO’s coastal stewardship lesson plans. The purpose of these lesson plans is to educate children (ages 5 to 14; grades K through 8) about coastal issues in a way that is fun and challenging. There are six lessons, each with a specific message to help students broaden their knowledge of marine debris and coastal issues.

The completely redesigned Save Texas History website consolidates information on everything from GLO preservation and digitization efforts to information on the Texas Travels Essay Contest. Any and all recent news stories are just a click away, as are opportunities to sponsor Save Texas History’s important mission. Additionally, the site allows you to quickly jump to the Save Texas History blog on, watch Commissioner Bush’s YouTube Live classes about Texas history or get involved to help Save Texas History. It also includes a new, redesigned map store just in time for holiday gift shopping. Proceeds from GLO map sales go toward preserving the priceless maps and documents in the Land Office archive.

Highlighting Commissioner Bush’s emphasis on education, the new Save Texas History website also features links to Texas history lesson plans. Our educators and archivists have crafted historical lesson plans for Texas teachers and students. Relevant TEKS references are included with every lesson plan, along with supplemental files and information as needed.

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