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Texas General Land Office

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2014

    That Stinky Seaweed in Galveston Could Soon Be Edible

    Unless you're without a sense of smell (and thus lucky in this case) you've probably noticed that Galveston kind of smells like it's on the edge of the bowels of something unspeakably nasty these days because of the many tons of seaweed that have washed up on our hallowed shores. Scientists have be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Oil Slick Is Still on the Move

    Although commerce is pretty much back to normal with limited use of the Houston Ship Channel for fishing and recreation, the U.S. Coast Guard reports that the oil slick that was cramping Galveston Bay's style isn't gone yet. It's currently traveling south along the Texas coast. Right now, environm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Cleanup Continues in Galveston Oil Spill

    Quicker than you can spell environmental disaster, another major oil spill is affecting the Gulf Coast. This time, caused by the collision between a tanker and a barge that's shut down the Houston Ship Channel, according to reports. Crews from state and government agencies are working on cleanup af ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    The Alamo Is Under Attack! (It's Not Ozzy This Time)

    Texans don't screw around when it comes to the Alamo. We're raised to talk about the "13 days of glory" with misty eyes and a defensiveness along the lines of how the Brits talk about the Queen. Once Ozzy Ozbourne was caught urinating near it - he was peeing on the Alamo Cenotaph, legend has it -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Confederate Lawyer Fights to Keep Confederate Memorial Plastered in Confederate Remembrance

    The Texas Supreme Court building is the largest Confederate memorial in the world. Kirk Lyons, a lawyer with the Sons of Confederate Veterans, wants me to know this. He says it, repeats it. At the beginning of the conversation. In the middle. At the end, twice. "That building is still the largest C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    To Booze or Not to Booze near the Alamo?

    San Antonio is in a tizzy. When officials from the Texas General Land Office okayed a plan to allow caterers to serve hooch at after-hours events at Alamo Hall, a repurposed 1922 fire station near but not on the grounds of the Alamo complex, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas roared into action. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    The Four Oddest Things Found at This Year's Texas-Beach Clean-Up

    The annual volunteer clean-up of Texas beaches resulted in some good news -- less trash had to be picked up. About 137 tons of trash of all sorts was collected, the Texas General Land Office says, which sounds like a lot. But over the 26 years of the event, the average annual take is 319 tons. "W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Texans-Cowboys Isn't Until Sunday, Spend Your Saturday Morning Cleaning The Beaches

    Do it for the crabs.​Tomorrow morning, rain or shine, thousands of Texans across the 367 miles of state coastline will take to the sand, gloves on and plastic bags in hand. Call it a goodbye and thank you to summer, and hello fall.Groups will be gathering at 28 sites at 9 a.m. for the annual Adopt ... More >>

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Business as Usual

    Despite a deregulated energy market, Houston is sticking with the home team

  • News

    June 5, 2003

    Ridley's Recruits

    Returning turtles are to receive a helping hand

  • News

    October 24, 2002

    The Long Goodbye

    It sounds so simple: FEMA purchasing homes flooded by Tropical Storm Allison. Then come the bureaucratic blizzards and personal angst over giving up and getting out.

  • Calendar

    April 25, 1996
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    April 27, 1995
  • News

    May 19, 1994

    The Battle for Lavaca Bay

    Diane Wilson asked only that her home bay be allowed to live. She says she was told no. So she went to war.

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