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1 GLO Powering It Up Texas!

2 The General Land Office (GLO) The Texas General Land Office was established by the President of the Republic of Texas, Sam Houston, in John P. Borden was appointed the 1 st 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.

3 The General Land Office (GLO) The main functions in todays GLO are: Maintaining historic land records and maps; Overseeing state veterans benefits through the Texas Veterans Land Board; Acting as steward of the states coast; and Earning money for the for the states Permanent School Fund.

4 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.

5 In 1946, the Veterans Land Board (VLB) was formally created to administer benefits exclusively for Texas veterans. 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.

6 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.

7 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 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.

8 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 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.

9 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 worlds largest endowment funds for education. 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 GLO. Harnessing Natural Power – GLO actively markets state lands for the development of renewable energy, including wind, solar and geothermal.

10 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 Fax

11 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.

12 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, and34 TAC §20.23 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.

13 Texas General Land Office (GLO) web page can be found at: GLO HUB page can be found at: administration/hub/index.html

14 Procurement CMBL ESBD

15 Derelict Vessel Removal and Disposal Services, Galveston Bay, Chambers County, Texas Requisition Number: IFB X SL | Open Date(Submit By): :00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305IFB X SL | Open Date(Submit By): :00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305 Creation Date: :51:10.12 | Last Update: :51:10.12 DISASTER RECOVERY PROGRAM CONCILIATION AGREEMENT IMPACT STUDY Requisition Number: RFP DF | Open Date(Submit By): :00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305RFP DF | Open Date(Submit By): :00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305 Creation Date: :31: | Last Update: :40: VETERANS LAND BOARD (VLB) MARKETING RESEARCH SERVICES Requisition Number: RFP-X SK | Open Date(Submit By): :00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305RFP-X SK | Open Date(Submit By): :00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305 Creation Date: :35: | Last Update: :35: BEACH-QUALITY SAND Requisition Number: X DF | Open Date(Submit By): :00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305X DF | Open Date(Submit By): :00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305 Creation Date: :23: | Last Update: :10:51.62 Derelict Vessel Removal and Disposal Services, San Antonio Bay in Seadrift, Calhoun County, Texas Requisition Number: RFP X SL | Open Date(Submit By): :00:00.0 | Agency Number: 305

16 Maya Ingram HUB Coordinator Texas General Land Office


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