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Mark Wolf / FEMA

Only a small percentage of households impacted by Hurricane Harvey have been awarded a federal travel trailer or RV from the Federal Emergency Management Agency or Texas’ General Land Office.


Ryan Poppe

Monday was the last day anyone could file their candidacy in a statewide primary election.  And one of those candidates making a last minute filing is former Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson.


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Jerry Patterson announced he will file his candidacy to run against current General Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush during the Republican primaries in March.

 

“At this point in life it’s not exactly what I had planned nor is it my first choice, but I’ve watched this agency over the last three years essentially crater,” Patterson said.

 

Stephen F. Austin / H.S. Tanner/ Texas General Land Office

The Texas General Land Office has received an exceptionally rare Stephen F. Austin map of Texas, and was donated by Thomas B. and Marsha Brown Taylor of Seabrook.

 

Austin’s map shows the eastern two thirds of Texas in 1830. The map is from the last known printing in 1848. No other copy of this map is known to exist.

Texas General Land Office

A question about Texas history has been solved thanks to new, rare maps that The Texas General Land Office now has on display.  The maps change what we know about the Republic of Texas.

The Texas General Land Office has a hefty collection of about 45,000 different maps, but they just acquired five rare ones.

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