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Jerry Patterson

Texas GOP Shift May Show Way Out of Immigration Stalement ...

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson rose nervously to urge Republicans at the state party’s convention to support a national guest-worker program for millions of undocumented residents. Two years earlier, the party that dominates the second-most populous state had called for a ...

Texas Land Commissioner to deliver keynote at Veterans Day Celebration

Jerry Patterson, the Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, will be the keynote speaker at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Veterans Day Program. During the event, Patterson will pay homage to all of the country’s veterans, including the five generations of his own ...

Oil spill closes key shipping channel

"This spill - I think if we keep our fingers crossed - is not going to have the negative impact that it could have had," said Jerry Patterson, commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, the lead state agency on the response. The best-case scenario is for most of the slick to remain ...

Texas Leaders Attack EPA on Proposed Expansion

The Obama administration continues to ignore science in order to pursue its overreaching regulatory agenda.” Texas General Land Office Commissioner Jerry Patterson told Breitbart Texas this is “another federal imposition on the private property rights guaranteed in the constitution. When ...

Full Video: Texas Oil Spill Press Conference

Also speaking were Texas General Land Office Commissioner Jerry Patterson, Land Office Deputy Commissioner for Oil Spill Prevention and Response Greg Pollock, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry, Galveston Mayor Louis Rosen, and Galveston Parks Board Chairman Dr. Craig Brown. All of the ...

Issue of guns at work about employees, not Second Amendment

There are already state agencies that allow guns in the workplace.Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, the guy who, as a lawmaker, wrote the state’s concealed handgun law, implemented such a policy at the Texas General Land Office. And Railroad Commission Chairman Barry Smitherman ...

Alamo Gift Shop will be placed under private management

“For years, the gift shop was just a place to buy a souvenir of your visit to the Alamo,” says Jerry Patterson, commissioner of the Texas General Land Office. “Now, for thousands of visitors, the Alamo Gift Shop will be a part of that special visit. It is an exciting change and one that ...

Several Texas Gulf Coast beaches closed due to oil spill

We have airboats, we have boom, we have a variety of vessels, command trailers," said Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office. The Houston Ship Channel reopened Tuesday to limited traffic and we were there as the Carnival Magic finally was able to leave port and ...

Finally, forward progress at Alamo

The Texas General Land Office, which oversees the shrine, reported a 16.5 percent decline in visitors from 2012 to 2013, a drop of about 300,000, and State Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson proposed the city transfer or lease the plaza to the state. Our view: The dip in visitors might be ...

A Well That Never Runs Dry

By: Steve Maley ( Diary ) | April 28th, 2013 at 04:23 PM | Here we go again : In a press release from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Obama Administration unabashedly takes credit for the nation’s surging oil and gas production, without a scintilla of evidence that any of their ...

CAROL SEVERANCE v. JERRY PATTERSON, COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS ...

Subscribe Now CAROL SEVERANCE v. JERRY PATTERSON, COMMISSIONER OF THE TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE; GREG ABBOTT, ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS; AND KURT SISTRUNK, DISTRICT ATTORNEY FOR THE COUNTY OF GALVESTON, TEXAS (Other) Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land ...

Texas Land Commissioner: Alamo Will Not Go Under UN Control

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today attempted once again to let Texans know that if the Alamo and the other Spanish missions in San Antonio are added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Alamo will remain entirely under the control of the state of Texas and the Texas General ...

State wants to seize Alamo Plaza from city

The Alamo has been controlled by the Texas General Land Office since 2011, and Commissioner Jerry Patterson now wants control of Alamo Plaza which is owned by the city. The small strip of land sits directly across from the Alamo. In a letter to Mayor Julian Castro, Patterson ...

Patterson says he'll run for Lt. Gov. in 2014

Gov. in 2014 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says he'll run for lieutenant governor in 2014. Patterson, a Republican, is a former state legislator who has led the Texas General Land Office since 2002. Patterson previously announced in 2011 he ...

Armed gun rights activists rally at the Alamo

Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, who signed off on the event and was scheduled to speak at the rally, says he now plans to develop a policy and permitting process. FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2013, file photo, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, who is seeking the Republican ...

Tankers Stack Up in Port of Houston in Wake of Weekend Oil Spill According to Genscape's Vesseltrack...

Refineries had ample crude supplies to last through the closure, and refinery runs were not expected to be affected, according to Jerry Patterson, commissioner of the Texas General Land Office. ( Dallas News, March 23, 2014) Genscape and Vesseltracker have combined their extensive ...

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson Looks at the 2013 Texas Legislature

As Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, Jerry Patterson is tasked with a wide variety of responsibilities to the people of Texas. Many of these responsibilities are not well known so I sat down with Commissioner Patterson recently to discuss some of these and how they ...

Patterson looking to ensure access to beaches

“We’re going to look at what we can do legislatively to protect private property rights while allowing the public to have the traditional beach access that they have had since 1836,” said Jerry Patterson, commissioner of the Texas General Land Office. Patterson was in town ...

Texas GLO Commissioner Jerry Patterson Weighs in on Exxon v ...

Texas GLO Commissioner Jerry Patterson Weighs in on Exxon v. Emerald Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, has weighed in on the side of the O'Connors in their fight against ExxonMobil. The General Land Office has filed an amicus brief urging the Texas ...

Runoff best bet in race for seat » Standard-Times

“The key to a strong economy is a strong family.” Texas General Land Office Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson referred back to his support of the Second Amendment and gun rights legislation that allowed concealed carry. He also hearkened to a coming initiative he called “Tejanos for ...

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