Tag: The Alamo

Jerry Patterson and George P. Bush.

Former Land Commissioner Patterson Challenges George P. Bush for Office

Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson will challenge George P. Bush in the 2018 Republican Primary for land commissioner. Patterson served as commissioner of the Texas General Land Office (GLO) for 12 years before he left to run for lieutenant governor. Bush succeeded him in the office.

FILE - In this July 30, 2014, file photo, the Houston Astrodome is reflected in a puddle in Houston. The Texas Historical Commission voted Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, to grant landmark status to the no-longer-used enclosed stadium amid plans to redevelop the no-longer-used enclosed stadium. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

8th Wonder of the World Gets State Historical Designation

The world’s first domed stadium has received the protection of the Texas Historical Commission with its designation as a State Antiquities Landmark. This puts the Astrodome in the same category as the Alamo, the State Capitol, and the Cotton Bowl.

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.

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 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.

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Alamo Attacked: Vandal Carved His Name on Sacred Chapel

A vandal who carved his name on a sacred Texas shrine was arrested in San Antonio and charged for vandalizing The Alamo. Since ancient times, travelers and soldiers have left their marks around the world. The graffiti stretches back to the Roman Empire with the centurion equivalent of “Kilroy Was Here”.

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.

**FILE**In this photo released by Warner Bros., actor John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards in the 1956 film "The Searchers." The film is among the American Film Institute's best western movies.

Texas Will Make May 26 ‘John Wayne Day’

“Texas was always an important place to our father,” said Ethan Wayne, the son of the movie icon. “He starred, directed and produced one of his most distinguishing films, The Alamo, and told stories of how he felt it could have been his second home. The culture of the state and the strong pride of this American community reflects the spirit of John Wayne himself.”