Jerry Patterson

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?


Op-Ed: ‘Let’s Know History Before Sanitizing It’ – Jerry Patterson

“In this enlightened age, there are few I believe, but what will acknowledge, that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil in any country.” All Americans would agree with the quote above — and in a moment I’ll have something to say about the man who wrote it.

Statue Vandalized Dborah Cannon-Associated Press

March 2, 1836: The Myth and Meaning of Texas Independence

Editor’s Note: During the siege of the Alamo in 1836, a convention of delegates met in the town of Washington, near Brenham, and selected five men to quickly draft a Declaration of Independence. On March 2, 1836 the assembled convention

Texas Declaration of Independence - Texas Library and Archives Commission

Texas to BLM: ‘Prove Your Claim’ (Video)

AUSTIN, TEXAS–The State of Texas has a response to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) claim to ownership of the disputed 90,000 acres of land along the Texas/Oklahoma border – “Prove it.” Texas General Land Office (GLO) Commissioner Jerry Patterson