A new administration has taken charge at the Texas General Land Office, and structural changes are already being implemented.
New Commissioner George P. Bush announced the consolidation and restructuring of the state agency in an article posted online. Texas land surveyors should take a moment to read the article (click on link below) and learn what changes at the GLO may affect their profession.
Thank you TSPS for posting this article. I agree with Mr. Young, the Texas GLO is an invaluable resource that I use very frequently, either their online maps to ordering documents directly over the phone. I can definitely understand restructuring and organizing to make it more efficient as long as it is completed with awareness and reverence to the documents that are housed there and hopefully not make it more of an encumbrance for us to do our research.
~Stacy L. Little
Calliham, Texas - 14th, Jan. 2015
No mention of the Surveying records or surveying division. From my experiences, the Texas GLO is the most valuable source of research and access to our state's history. The GLO is not like big business or the military. It is the holy place for the archives that we rely on as Land Surveyors. Change is the only constant I am aware of and I welcome change, as long as it truly enhances our ability to access and utilize the records that are treated with the greatest care by everyone I have encountered at the GLO. I am glad TSPS has posted this article and wonder if others have input as to how our lives will be enhanced with the re-structure as outlined in the article TSPS linked us to. Optimistic as always - Robert L. Young :-)