February 23, 2018 / Alamo, George P. Bush

George P. Bush’s Last Stand at the Alamo

A plan to fix the historic site could have propelled the political scion to glory. Instead it’s become his biggest battle.
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February 22, 2018 / George P. Bush, On The Trail

George P. Bush lambasted for claims he gave $4 billion to public schools

Two members of the State Board of Education are accusing Land Commissioner George P. Bush of overstating the amount of money his office has contributed to public education.
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February 20, 2018 / Endorsements, George P. Bush

Corpus Christi Caller-Times Endorses Jerry Patterson

The immediate former land commissioner didn't like the mess that first-term incumbent George P. Bush has made
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February 20, 2018 / Alamo, Endorsements, George P. Bush

For land commissioner: Jerry Patterson

We hear he's running for re-election as Texas land commissioner, but he's not acting like it. He's been skipping public forums, he's dodging editorial board meetings and he hasn't released a schedule of campaign appearances. If a man doesn't show up for the job interviews, does he deserve to get hired?
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February 14, 2018 / Endorsements, George P. Bush, Patterson Campaign

We recommend Jerry Patterson in GOP primary for land commissioner

We recommend former state Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson over incumbent George P. Bush and two first-time challengers in the Republican primary, giving Patterson the chance to return to the job he held for 12 years.
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February 10, 2018

George P. Bush slammed by audit over Alamo concerns

On Dec. 5, the state Senate Finance Committee questioned Land Commissioner George P. Bush and the agency’s general counsel, Jeff Gordon, about the three nonprofits the General Land Office had set up to manage, promote and raise money for the Alamo — each with its own mission but with identical boards made up of Bush and 10 of the state’s most recognizable movers and shakers. What the senators didn’t know was that three months earlier, a draft report of an internal audit of the agency’s oversight of operations at the Alamo concluded that the unorthodox use of a nonprofit to manage the site is unduly complicated and sometimes runs afoul of state requirements.
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February 7, 2018 / George P. Bush, Hurricane Harvey, On The Trail

George P. Bush reaped $129,000 from contractors at the agency he leads

Since George P. Bush took over the Texas General Land Office in 2015, the agency has awarded about $164 million worth of state contracts to 12 companies with employees or political committees that have donated to Bush’s campaign, public records show.
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February 4, 2018

George P. Bush’s Conceivable Cronyism Conundrum

The campaign contributions to George P. Bush’s campaign from state contract holders is problematic and an issue Bush will have to address, outside of his political director calling the story “fake news.” It’s the air of iniquity, which is something all politicians need to avoid, especially if they’re from some famous family.
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January 19, 2018 / Alamo, George P. Bush

A need for openness at Alamo

(San Antonio Express News)
SAN ANTONIO - Land Commissioner George P. Bush came under some criticism from state senators late last year for an alleged lack of transparency from Alamo management and, more specifically, lack of transparency in a master plan rollout.
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January 19, 2018 / George P. Bush

Alamo Follow-up: Is Increased Transparency Enough?

(NonProfit Quarterly)
Now, reports are that the leadership of the nonprofit organization managing the daily operations of the Alamo in Texas has bowed to pressure from local legislators and decided that their board meetings shall be open to the public except on special occasions.
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January 16, 2018 / Patterson Campaign

Jerry Patterson raises nearly $90K in bid to unseat Bush as land commissioner

(Houston Chronicle)
AUSTIN — Former Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson raised nearly $89,500 in his bid to unseat Republican incumbent George P. Bush
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January 8, 2018 / On The Trail

Land commissioner hopefuls talk controversial Alamo plans

Athens Daily Review
PAYNE SPRINGS - The topics at the Cedar Creek Republican Club forum at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Payne Springs on Friday covered everything from the Henderson County budget to the Alamo.
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January 6, 2018 / On The Trail, Patterson Campaign

Texas’ iconic Alamo is now a political battlefield

(USA Today Network)
AUSTIN – Texas is on the verge of refighting the Battle of the Alamo. And this time even though many of the combatants have conflicting agendas, all claim to be the true defenders of the Lone Star State’s most iconic shrine.
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December 31, 2017 / Hurricane Harvey, Patterson Campaign

PolitiFact: Checking Jerry Patterson on homes repaired after Harvey

(Austin American Statesman)
Patterson said that since Hurricane Harvey, the agency led by Bush has done just two home repairs. We rate this statement Mostly True.
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