EXCLUSIVE: George P. Bush slammed by audit over Alamo concerns


On Dec. 5, the state Senate Finance Committee questioned Land Commissioner George P. Bush about the three nonprofits the General Land Office had set up to manage, promote and raise money for the Alamo — each with its own mission but with identical boards made up of Bush and 10 of the state’s most recognizable movers and shakers.

What most vexed the senators was that Alamo Complex Management, the nonprofit responsible for day-to-day operations of the most iconic site in Texas, was entirely funded by public dollars but without the scrutiny and transparency that is supposed to follow those dollars.

The senators didn’t know that three months earlier, a draft report of an internal audit of the agency’s oversight of operations at the Alamo concluded that the unorthodox use of a nonprofit to manage the site is unduly complicated and sometimes runs afoul of state requirements.

Read the American-Statesman’s investigation into the scathing audit and why it hasn’t been released on mystatesman.com.



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