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Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

‘Victory or Death’ letter to return to Alamo for exhibit

The famous “Victory or Death” letter will return to the Alamo for the first time since Col. William B. Travis wrote it there in 1836.

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Decision to allow booze at Alamo draws criticism

A decision to allow alcohol at the Alamo Complex, announced last week by the Texas General Land Office, is drawing criticism from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. The hallowed ground, the group said, is no...

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Audio: Land commissioner touts desalination plant near Kyle or New Braunfels

Desalination, the process of removing salt from water, may bring to mind a plant on the coast sucking in salty seawater and dispensing fresh water. But Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson has a plan to bring desalination...

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Texas State University to manage Christmas Mountains

A mountainous tract of West Texas land that has been a point of contention between the General Land Office and environmental groups will serve a new purpose — a research and educational area for university students.

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Renewables, drilling among upcoming energy bills

Energy, a huge chunk of the Texas economy, is never far from the agenda at the Legislature. This year, Sunset Advisory Commission reviews of oil and gas and electricity regulators will keep the sector in the spotlight...

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Patterson slated as speaker for luncheon

General Land Commissioner and Chairman of the Veteran's Texas Land Board Jerry Patterson will speak at a 9/11 commemorative luncheon at the Price Senior Center in September.

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