Texas General Land Office

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The main offices of the Texas General Land Office are located in the Stephen F. Austin State Office Building.

The Texas General Land Office is a state agency of the U.S. state of Texas. It manages state-controlled lands and mineral rights properties. The agency originally collected and kept records regarding lands controlled by the state.[1] The agency has its headquarters in the Stephen F. Austin State Office Building in Downtown Austin.[2][3]

General Land Office main role is negotiating and enforcing leases for mineral rights on millions of acres of land owned by the State of Texas.[4] Royalties from the mineral rights supply the state's $34 billion Permanent School Fund, which helps cover Texas's share of public education.[4]

General Land Office, since 2011, manages The Alamo in San Antonio.[4] The management of The Alamo was transferred by the General Land Office after mismanagement issues were revealed by the prior manager, Daughters of the Republic of Texas.[4]

Texas Land Commissioner[edit]

Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office
Incumbent
George P. Bush

since January 2, 2015
Style The Honorable
Term length Four years, no term limits
Formation Texas Constitution
Website About the Land Office

The current land commissioner is George P. Bush, who was elected on November 4, 2014. He defeated Ulises Cabrera (Green), John Cook (Democrat), and Justin Knight (Libertarian).

Bush succeeded commissioner Jerry E. Patterson, who had held the post since 2003.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History the General Land Office." Texas General Land Office. Retrieved on January 13, 2014.
  2. ^ "Local Offices." Texas General Land Office. Retrieved on January 13, 2014.
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Texas General Land Office. Retrieved on January 13, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d Satija, Neena (October 28, 2014). "All Eyes on Land Office if George P. Bush Wins". Texas Tribune (Austin, Texas). Retrieved October 28, 2014. 

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