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Texas General Land Office Focuses On Protecting the State’s Coastline from the Next Big Storm

Posted on · The Texas General Land Office was founded to figure out who owned what and where after the Texians and Tejanos won independence from Mexico. Today, the office looks after state land, the Alamo, helps with recovery after natural disasters, funds public education, provides benefits to veterans and manages the Texas coastline. It’s that last task that […]

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How a Court Ruling Could Affect the Public’s Access to Texas Beaches

Posted on · The Texas Open Beaches Act was passed in 1959 and added to the state constitution in 2009. It guarantees the public the right to free and unrestricted access to Texas beaches along the state’s 367 miles of coastline. Those beaches are basically defined as the areas from the water to the vegetation lines. But what happens when […]

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Primary Election Preview, HISD Closure Update, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, February 17, 2014

Posted on · Early voting begins this week for a March primary election which will determine the major party candidates for a number of statewide offices. While it’s clear who both Republicans and Democrats will put forward for Governor, the Lieutenant Governor’s race appears up for grabs. On this edition of Houston Matters, we’ll learn about that and […]