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Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Tip of Mexican sword discovered at Alamo dig site

Archaeologists in San Antonio have discovered the tip of a Mexican sword near the mission's south wall.

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Alamo dig yields remnants of Spanish colonial era wall

Spanish colonial adobe bricks discovered at a dig site in downtown San Antonio's Alamo Plaza may have comprised part of the mission's original western wall, researchers announced Monday.

Friday, June 24th, 2016

State reaches settlement with former Alamo stewards

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has reached a settlement with the longtime managers of the Alamo, whom he fired last year in a move that set off a protracted fight over a library collection on the...

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

Isaac endorses Rubio for president while Campbell backs Cruz

ELECTION 2016 | Bucking a majority of his colleagues in the Legislature, State Rep. Jason Isaac is urging Republican voters to choose U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio over U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the March...

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Texas buys buildings to expand Alamo site

The state's most venerated shrine has been swallowed by downtown San Antonio, and its neighborhood resembles a cross between carnival midway and Bourbon Street. Plans for an upgrade are in the works.

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

Bush targets ‘ignorant statements’ about Latinos

George P. Bush, a GOP candidate for land commissioner, said Wednesday that he hoped Texas Republicans in leadership positions would denounce “ignorant statements” regarding Hispanics, even if they're made by fellow Republicans.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

George P. Bush to raise funds at Dripping Springs reception

Texas Land Commissioner candidate George P. Bush will pick Hays County pockets for campaign contributions at a Nov. 1 fundraiser thrown by former County Judge Jim Powers and Hays County Commissioners Will Conley and Mark Jones.

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

The GOP’s fresh prince, running at arm’s length

There are no sure things in politics. If there were, George P. Bush would be the presumptive successor to Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

George P. Bush announces bid for land commissioner

George P. Bush told state election officials Tuesday he will run for land commissioner in 2014. He had previously filed papers required for anyone raising campaign funds in the state, but hadn’t officially specified what office he...

Monday, November 19th, 2012

What if Bush leapfrogged other Texas Republicans?

If you are, like many political journalists, a fight promoter at heart, you can make out faint rumblings about something bigger. What if George P. Bush wanted to run for governor in 2014?

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