Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, left, talks with San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor before a news conference to celebrate the $31.5 million the General Land Office received for the preservation and development of the Alamo in San Antonio.
When the Daughters of the Republic of Texas ended its 110-year tenure as caretakers of the Alamo, the General Land Office under the leadership of George P. Bush falsely claimed the state owned the DRT library. Established in 1945, the DRT library is composed of 38,000 historical items donated to the DRT by Texas families. It’s housed on the grounds of the Alamo by the DRT with private funds.
The Land Office has used unwarranted tactics in an attempt to intimidate the DRT staff, such as ordering DRT staff to cancel appointments and close on weekends; informing DRT library staffers that they would be required to become state employees and …….. read more here.