Texas General Land Office Receives $3M Grant For Coastal ProtectionThe Texas General Land Office is getting $3 million, the largest grant on the list, and contributing another $9.5 million to restore about 80 acres of coastal marshes in Galveston County’s Swan Lake.
Officials Offer Plan To Protect Texas From HurricanesState and federal officials on Friday recommended a plan to protect the Texas coast from hurricanes with a barrier system made up of floodwalls, floodgates and seawall improvements.
Residents Critical Of Program To Repair Harvey-Damaged HomesSome Texas homeowners who have participated in a state-run program to repair homes damaged during Hurricane Harvey say their houses are worse off than before.
Texas Launches Harvey Recovery Tracker 6 Months After StormTexas launched a public online tool to track incoming and outgoing funds for Hurricane Harvey recovery on Monday, six months after the storm hit and two months after The Associated Press reported that it did not have one.
Texas Beach Cleanup Yields Bowling Ball & Vampire TeethVolunteers helped pick up more than 86 tons of trash from Texas beaches this past weekend. Some of the items removed from the beaches included fireworks, baby strollers, a bowling ball and plastic vampire teeth.
Settlement Reached In Lawsuit Over Alamo Library ItemsUnder terms of the agreement, the Texas General Land Office drops any ownership claims to the library collection and pays $200,000 to cover legal fees of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.
Remember This New Texas License PlateA new Alamo license plate benefiting Alamo preservation and education programs is now available.
Coast Guard Closes Neches River After Oil SpillThe Coast Guard Captain of the Port closed a section of the Neches River Saturday after a pipeline at the Jefferson Energy Terminal released an estimated 880 gallons of Eagle Ford crude oil into the river.
Former Alamo Managers Say They've Overcome Texas 'Bullying'A group that served as guardian of the Alamo for more than a century says it has prevailed over the "bureaucratic bullying" of a Texas agency now that the state has acknowledged that about 38,000 books and artifacts at an Alamo library don't belong to the state.
Bush's Texas Agency Joins Lawsuit Alleging Federal Land OverreachLand Commissioner George P. Bush and his little-known but powerful agency, Texas' General Land Office, joined a lawsuit Tuesday suing the federal government for what the suit calls an unconstitutional seizure of land.
Top Texas Land Office Staffers Got Large, Frequent BonusesThey routinely collected cash bonuses worth tens of thousands of dollars despite earning annual salaries exceeding $100,000.
North Texas City That Banned Fracking Pushes Back In CourtThe city of Denton has pushed back against lawsuits filed by oil interests and the Texas General Land Office against the fracking ban its voters approved last month.
George P. Bush, David Watts Vie For Texas Land Commissioner JobTwo weeks before the Texas primary Texas Land Commissioner candidate George P. Bush talks to CBS 11 News about his family, his politics and responds to critics who don't like political dynasties.
Researchers To Create Digital Models Of Alamo The Alamo will be getting some high-tech preservation help. A Texas university is leading the effort to create digital models of the historic mission in San Antonio.
Texas Agencies Sued Over Sex DiscriminationA lawsuit alleges that two Texas agencies are liable for three employees at the now defunct Texas Department of Rural Affairs being discriminated against because they were women.