Texas General Land Office

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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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.

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)

Abbott to BLM: ‘End This Unconscionable Land Grab’ in Texas

In a letter to Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornz, Texas Governor Greg Abbott wrote, “The BLM should demonstrate that the federal government still respects private property rights and end this unconscionable land grab.” The letter was sent regarding the ongoing battle between Texas landowners and the federal government.

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Texas Moves to Restore Honor to Alamo Grounds

The Texas General Land Office (GLO) moves to restore honor to the area surrounding the grounds of the Alamo. Contracts are now in place for the state of Texas to purchase three buildings located directly across the street from Texas’ most sacred shrine.

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)

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.

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