George P. Bush

From Texas Standard:

Just shy of his first year in office, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has certainly made good on one important campaign promise – giving the General Land Office (GLO) a reboot. 


From Texas Standard:

George P. Bush has been taking an active role in his father's GOP campaign. But has it been negatively affecting his role as the General Land Commissioner?

Just over six months into his term as Texas Land Commissioner, George P. Bush has been hard at work ... campaigning for his dad.

Bush ran for his current position on a commitment to "reboot" the General Land Office. But he's drawn new headlines recently over how much time he hasn't been at work, despite active initiatives to institute a new management structure and return the agency to zero-based budgeting.

Brian M. Rosenthal, state bureau reporter for the Houston Chronicle, tells the Standard that based on the land commissioner's calendar, George P. Bush was off of work 23 out of the 50 days since his father Jeb Bush announced his run for president.

5 Ways Jeb Bush’s 2016 Campaign Runs Through Texas

Jun 16, 2015
The Texas Tribune

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, fresh off making his presidential campaign official, will likely waste no time putting in face time with voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. But Texas, the state central to his family's political DNA, will never be too far removed from his White House ambitions.   

As he wades into the 2016 race, Bush has perhaps the deepest ties to Texas besides the two hopefuls who currently call it home: former Gov. Rick Perry and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Bush is helped by famous family spread throughout the Lone Star State, a biography in which Texas has a starring role, fundraising efforts targeted at the state's deep-pocketed donors and an appeal to Texas' growing Hispanic population.

George P. Bush Headlines Red Carpet Alamo Event

May 19, 2015
Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

SAN ANTONIO — Blazing guns, tough talk, cowboys riding into the sunset — the Monday night premiere of Texas Rising at a red carpet Alamo event was vintage Texas with a bit of Hollywood flair. 

A Lone Star-studded audience including Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Cecilia Abbott, the first lady of Texas, got a sneak preview of the new miniseries about the Texas Revolution and the rise of the Texas Rangers. (Gov. Greg Abbott reportedly got hung up in Austin.) 

“It’s one thing to play a hero in a movie. It’s quite another to be a hero in real life,” said Bill Paxton, who plays his ancestor Sam Houston in the series. 

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

SAN ANTONIO — A group that served as guardians of the Alamo for more than a century, before the state of Texas announced it was taking over day-to-day management of the historic site, is suing for control of more than 30,000 books and artifacts at its library.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas filed suit Monday against the Texas General Land Office, alleging the agency “unilaterally declared” the state the owner of the organization’s private library collection, after Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that he was ending the group’s management of the downtown San Antonio mission-turned-fortress.

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