Texas General Land Office

Galveston to Begin Nourishment Project at Babe’s Beach

Galveston Island’s Babe’s Beach, west of 61st Street, is getting a new round of fresh sand. The Galveston Park Board of Trustees, the City of Galveston, the Texas General Land Office (GLO), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are partnering on Babe’s Beach in an ongoing effort to maintain and protect Galveston’s beaches–at no additional cost to residents. The replenishment of Babe’s Beach, which begins west of 61st Street, is scheduled to start […]

Critical Texas waterfowl habitat gets a boost

DU awarded $1.5 million NAWCA grant for wetlands restoration in coastal Texas Ducks Unlimited (DU) was recently awarded a $1.5 million North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA) grant to support restoration work in the Chenier Plain Initiative Area of the Gulf Coast Joint Venture. The restoration work will take place on McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge and J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area. The NAWCA grant will be combined with $3 million in matching funds from the […]

TX Glo Extends 2021 “Treasures Of The Texas Coast” Children’S Art Contest

Annual art contest for Texas students accepting applications until March 10, 2021 Today, the Texas General Land Office announced the extension of the 2021 “Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest.” Due to inclement weather and changes in postal service time, all Texas students (public, private, and home-schooled) in grades K-6 who wish to participate in this year’s contest, now have until March 10th to submit their work. Artwork should be based on the theme “Treasures of the […]

8th Vessel Turn-In Program tops a mile of boats and a million dollars in potential savings!

Brazoria County and Corpus Christi help VTIP cross the one-mile marker Joint program provides alternative for owners of inoperable and derelict vessels AUSTIN – Last week, the Texas General Land Office (GLO) partnered with the City of Corpus Christi and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) to offer local coastal Texans the opportunity to remove inoperable and derelict vessels through the Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) free of charge. Designed to provide owners with a voluntary method […]