Tag: George P. Bush

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George P. Bush: Confederate Heroes Day Should Not Be a Texas Holiday

Land Commissioner George P. Bush told the editorial board of Bryan-College-Station’s The Eagle that he believes Confederate Heroes Day should not be a Texas state holiday. He said some consider it a “slap in the face” to celebrate the holiday the same week as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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Texas Farmers Win Red River Federal Land Grab Suit

Texas farmers and public school children scored a major victory in the battle to stop the federal government from seizing land along the Red River boundary between Texas and Oklahoma.

Texas Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and State Rep. Jonathan Stickland meeting along the Red River with BLM spokesman Paul McGuire in April, 2014. (File Photo: Breitbart Texas/Bob Price)

Texas Wins Victory for Farmers Against BLM

Texas leaders and farm owners secured a victory in the battle against the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) attempted land grab along the banks of the Red River. The federal agency announced it is suspending the surveys ordered during the Obama Administration to justify the attempted takeover of 90,000 acres of land.

AUSTIN, TX - AUGUST 23: Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump arrives to address supporters on August 23, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Thousands of attended Trump's address in Austin, traditionally a a progressive bastion in conservative Texas. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Texas Poll: Trump Lead Swells to 12

A new poll in Texas shows that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s lead has swelled to 12 points over opponent Hillary Clinton.

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Trump to Address Border Security, Agriculture in Austin

Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump will hold a series of campaign events in Austin on Tuesday. The day’s events culminate in what is expected to be a standing room only crowd at the Luedecke Arena at 7:30 p.m.

ALBIA, IA - JANUARY 26: Former Texas governor Rick Perry (L) speaks on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) during a media event before a campaign stop at Bogie's Steakhouse on January 26, 2016 in Albia, Iowa. The Democratic and Republican Iowa Caucuses, the first step in nominating …

Rick Perry Beats Ted Cruz in New 2018 Senate Primary Poll

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry beats U.S. Senator Ted Cruz in a hypothetical 2018 GOP senate primary poll published Thursday. The poll shows Gov. Perry with a 9 point lead over the incumbent freshman senator.

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Ted Cruz Takes Massive Hit in Latest Texas Favorability Poll

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has taken a massive hit in a new favorability poll among likely Texas voters. More than 60 percent of those polled said they had an unfavorable opinion of the freshman senator. The poll also shows the incumbent senator in a statistical tie in a hypothetical race against Democrat U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro.

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George P. Bush: Swallow ‘Bitter Pill’ and Vote for Trump

Texas Land Commissioner and Texas GOP Victory Chair George P. Bush told members of Texas State Republican Executive Committee (SREC), “it’s a bitter pill to swallow, but you know what? You get back up and help the man who won, and you make sure that we stop Hillary Clinton.” While he stopped short of an endorsement, he said it was time for Texas Republicans to get behind the 2016 presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, left, talks with San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor before a news conference to celebrate the $31.5 million the General Land Office received for the preservation and development of the Alamo, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

New Portion of Alamo Wall Found in Archeological Dig

Photos released by the Texas General Land Office (GLO) on Monday reveal the discovery of a previously unseen, in modern times, section of the Alamo complex. The excavation team uncovered adobe bricks that appear to be of the type of material used to build the original structures of the iconic Texas landmark.

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Texas Governor Takes Issue with Alamo Dispute Settlement

A $200,000 settlement between the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and George P. Bush’s Texas General Land Office has apparently rubbed the Lone Star State’s governor the wrong way. The deal also relinquishes thousands of Alamo artifacts.

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The Tempest Around George P. Bush: What’s the Real Story?

A tempest has been around Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush for being away during his father’s presidential campaign, for his firings of top agency leaders, and the purported hiring of “friends’ and “cronies” and those close to the Bush family. What is the real story?

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, left, talks with San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor before a news conference to celebrate the $31.5 million the General Land Office received for the preservation and development of the Alamo, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Alamo Enters a New Era: ‘Preserve, Repair and Improve’

A major plant to repair and restore the Alamo was announced by Land Commissioner George P. Bush San Antonio on Wednesday. Before the end of the year, visitors will see work being done through the entire complex, with a planned 31.5 million dollars being spent over the next few years as the historic mission moves into its 4th century.

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Texas Legislature Honors Phil Collins as ‘Honorary Texan’

British pop superstar Phil Collins received a unique honor this week, as the Texas Legislature issued a resolution recognizing him as an honorary Texan, for the donation of “his magnificent collection of historical artifacts to the State of Texas for display at the Alamo.”

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Texas Assumes Control of Alamo; Daughters of the Republic of Texas ‘Will Always be Honored’

The State of Texas has formally assumed control of the Alamo, placing the day-to-day management of the historic site in San Antonio under the Texas General Land Office (GLO). The GLO will now solicit proposals for a new management company to assume those duties later this year. Previously, the Alamo had been managed by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT), the volunteer organization that was responsible for securing the funds to preserve the Alamo in 1905. A law passed in 2011 transferred control to the GLO.

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Land Commissioner’s Office Unveils New Online Service for Texas Veterans

Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) George P. Bush unveiled a redesigned website this week for the Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB), TexasVeterans.com, to streamline access to the information and benefits provided by the VLB to Texas veterans. The VLB was formed in 1946 and in his role as GLO Commissioner, Bush also serves as the VLB’s Chairman.

Texas State Senator Donna Campbell speaks at the National School Choice Week rally at the Texas Capitol

Thousands of School Choice Advocates Rally at Texas Capitol

Supporters of school choice gathered at the Texas Capitol on Friday to send a message to Legislators: they want education reform, and they want it now. A bustling, diverse crowd of students, parents, teachers, elected officials and other reform advocates — and even a marching band — enjoyed a festive atmosphere as they listened to speeches, sang and danced, and then lined up to enter the Capitol to take their message directly to their elected representatives. Breitbart Texas was at the scene, and spoke to a number of the enthusiastic attendees of the rally.

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Thousands ‘Rally for Life’ at Capitol with Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott

Thousands of pro-life conservatives converged on the Texas Capitol with Texas’ First Lady Cecilia Abbott on Saturday to show support for the passage of more pro-life legislation. The Texas Legislature is just beginning the 84th session and pro-life supporters are expecting more from this highly conservative legislature.

George P. Bush takes the oath of office as Texas Land Commissioner.

New Generation of Bush Family Takes Office in Texas

The swearing in of George P. Bush as the 28th Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) marks the passing of the baton to a new generation of Bushes in American politics.