GLO Powering It Up Texas!

GLO Powering It Up Texas!
The General Land Office (GLO)
The Texas General Land Office was established by the President of the Republic
of Texas, Sam Houston, in 1837.
John P. Borden was appointed the 1st Land Commissioner.
The first pressing task for the Commissioner and the General Land Office was to
collect the scattered land grants of the Spanish and Mexican land grants in
Texas. Before they could be collected they had to be found.
It was a slow and time consuming task because many of the grants were in the
hands of empresarios, commissioners, agents and political authorities that had
removed the paper land grants far from points of origin.
Although it was a slow and time consuming task, in 1838, a list of “An Abstract of
the Original Land Titles of Record In the General Land Office” was printed.
This list provided names of grantees, dates, quantities and general locations of
the tracts.
The General Land Office (GLO)
The main functions in today’s GLO are:
• Maintaining historic land records and maps;
• Overseeing state veterans benefits through
the Texas Veterans Land Board;
• Acting as steward of the state’s coast; and
• Earning money for the for the state’s Permanent
School Fund.
The GLO was established in 1837, the Archives consist of land grant
records and maps dating to the 18th century that detail the passage of
Texas public lands to private ownership. We are committed to the
conserving and protecting more than 35 million historic land
documents, maps and notes.
Many of these documents continue to be used even today by
surveyors, land men and others researching land ownership. The
rich primary source material also makes the Archives a haven for
genealogists, historians, archeologists and students.
The Archives at GLO is the home for the history of Texas land! I
n 2011, the Legislature turned over the care and preservation of the
Alamo Complex in San Antonio to the GLO.
In 1946, the Veterans Land Board (VLB) was formally
created to administer benefits exclusively for Texas
Land Loans
Home Loans
Home Improvement Loans
State Veterans Homes
State Veterans Cemeteries
For over half a century, the VLB has been keeping the
promise to serve Texas veterans, for life.
The GLO serves as the steward of the Texas Gulf Coast. Our coastline is comprised
367 miles of Gulf beaches and more than 3,300 miles of bays, estuaries, and other
submerged lands of out to a distance of 10.3 miles in the Gulf of Mexico. The
agency both proactively and reactively addresses issues related to environmental
protection, oil spill prevention and response , and also takes action to restore the
natural resources damaged along our gulf coast.
GLO is the lead agency for preventing and responding
to oil spills in coastal waters, with five field offices
responding to about 1,000 spills a year.
The Adopt a Beach Program has organized 390,000 volunteers
to pick up more than 7,500 tons of trash along the Texas coast
since 1986.
The Texas General Land Office manages state lands and mineral rights
totaling 13 million acres. This includes vast properties in West Texas,
Gulf Coast beaches and bays and all “submerged” lands 10.35 miles out
into the Gulf of Mexico, as well as a variety of state agency acreage and
timberlands in East Texas.
A primary responsibility of the Land Office is to lease, manage and use
these lands for the benefit of the Permanent School Fund, an
endowment fund established in 1876 for the benefit of Texas public
school education. Since only the interest income can be spent, the
principal amount remains intact and continues to work for the school
children of Texas.
Land Office Interactive Land / Lease Mapping System
This interactive mapping tool displays Original Texas Land Survey (OTLS)
boundaries, rights of way, pipelines, cabins, state-owned lands, upland and
coastal leases, oil/gas wells, and the latest coastal imagery.
Among the types of state land leases and uses are:
• uplands (surface leasing for agriculture and grazing)
• commercial development
• renewable energy development
• right of way leases
• minerals
oil and gas production
hard minerals
The General Land Office earns money for the PSF. Leasing the
vast land and mineral holdings for energy and minerals is
energy and mineral development has grown. Since 1854 the PSF
has grown into the world’s largest endowment funds for
Oil and Gas Rights – the permitting and leasing of oil and gas
development on state lands generate large revenues for the PSF.
Management of these assets are a core responsibility for the
Harnessing Natural Power – GLO actively markets state lands
for the development of renewable energy, including wind, solar
and geothermal.
Powering Education – Since 1983, the State Energy Marketing
Program (within GLO) is a unique program that allows schools,
cities and other public retail customers to save money on gas
and electricity by purchasing their needs through this program
while making their energy procurements easy.
We have flyers available for any public entities interested .
For more information contact:
Kenton Odom
Texas General Land Office
Portfolio Manager
Office 512-475-1525
Fax 512-475-1404
[email protected]
 Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB)
 As defined by the Texas Government Code, Title 10,
Subtitle 10, Chapter 2161, subchapter A, the General Land
Office is committed to making a good faith effort to
increase contracting and purchasing opportunities in state
procurement with HUBs.
 In accordance with 34 Texas Administrative Code (TAC),
Section 20.13, each state agency shall make a good faith
effort to utilize HUBs in contracts for construction, services
(including professional and consulting services) and
commodities purchases.
A "Historically Underutilized Business"...
 is a for-profit entity that has not exceeded the size standards
prescribed by 34 TAC §20.23, and has its principal place of
business in Texas, and
 is at least 51% owned by an Asian Pacific American, Black
American, Hispanic American, Native American, American
woman and/or Service Disabled Veteran, who reside in Texas
and actively participate in the day to day control, operations
and management of the entity's affairs.
 The statewide HUB Program facilitates the use of HUBs in
state procurement and provides them with information on
the state's procurement process.
 Texas General Land Office (GLO) web page
can be found at:
 GLO HUB page can be found at:
 Procurement
Derelict Vessel Removal and Disposal Services, Galveston Bay, Chambers County, Texas
Requisition Number: IFB X0002972-SL | Open Date(Submit By): 2013-12-05 15:00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305
Creation Date: 2013-11-07 10:51:10.12 | Last Update: 2013-11-07 10:51:10.12
Requisition Number: RFP-40002-DF | Open Date(Submit By): 2013-11-15 15:00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305
Creation Date: 2013-10-25 15:31:06.697 | Last Update: 2013-10-29 09:40:27.887
Requisition Number: RFP-X0002680-SK | Open Date(Submit By): 2013-11-26 15:00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305
Creation Date: 2013-11-05 14:35:47.403 | Last Update: 2013-11-05 14:35:47.403
Requisition Number: X0001735-DF | Open Date(Submit By): 2013-11-15 15:00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305
Creation Date: 2013-09-16 15:23:02.837 | Last Update: 2013-11-01 12:10:51.62
Derelict Vessel Removal and Disposal Services, San Antonio Bay in Seadrift, Calhoun County, Texas
Requisition Number: RFP X0002098-SL | Open Date(Submit By): 2013-12-06 15:00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305
Maya Ingram
HUB Coordinator
Texas General Land Office
[email protected]

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