TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE
JERRY PATTERSON, COMMISSIONER
Office of Communications • Mark Dallas Loeffler, Director
1700 N. Congress Ave. • Austin, TX 78701-1495 • 512-463-5339 • Fax: 512-475-1415
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2008
Contact: Jim Suydam
(512) 417-5382 cell
Land Commissioner calls press confernce following School Land Board meeting Tuesday
AUSTIN – Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office, will discuss the future of the Christmas Mountains in a press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Patterson will hold the press conference February 5, on the ninth floor of the Stephen F. Austin Building, 17th and North Congress Avenue.
On Tuesday, the three-member School Land Board is set to consider two private bids for the Christmas Mountains. A proposed land management plan submitted by the National Park Service for the Christmas Mountains will be discussed, but will not be acted upon as it was received too late to place on the School Land Board’s agenda.
WHO: Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office
WHAT: Press conference on proposed sale of the Christmas Mountains
WHEN: 2 p.m., Tuesday, February 5
WHERE: Stephen F. Austin Building, ninth floor, Room 940A, 17th and North Congress Avenue.
Note: Please use the building’s east side entrance on North Congress Avenue and ask for a visitor’s pass.
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