Alamo http://tpr.org en Remembering The Alamo With A Texas Historian http://tpr.org/post/remembering-alamo-texas-historian At The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, historian Frank de la Teja explains how the dividing line between the United States and Mexico came to be drawn where it is. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:42:00 +0000 Steve Inskeep 28526 at http://tpr.org New Exhibit Sheds Light On Role Of Tejanos At The Alamo http://tpr.org/post/new-exhibit-sheds-light-role-tejanos-alamo <p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: The exhibit <em>Standing Their Ground: Tejanos at the Alamo</em> takes a new look at the story of the Alamo siege and battle. Water experts say the Southwest should get used to the idea of drinking recycled water as treatment plants become more sophisticated. Water "czar" Pat Mulroy has just retired -- she leaves behind a big legacy and big lessons about the Colorado River during this record drought.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:51:47 +0000 Crystal Chavez 27121 at http://tpr.org New Exhibit Sheds Light On Role Of Tejanos At The Alamo City Seeking Input For Alamo Plaza Master Plan And Re-Interpretation http://tpr.org/post/city-seeking-input-alamo-plaza-master-plan-and-re-interpretation <p>The City of San Antonio is calling for a master plan for a re-interpretation of Alamo Plaza. Last fall, members of a panel met in an lively debate at UTSA about the future of the Alamo and Alamo Plaza. Diverse groups were outspoken about the issue.</p><p>District 1 Councilman Diego Bernal said ideally many entities will be involved with the goal of giving the Alamo a more appropriate presence and scope in the center of the city.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:39:25 +0000 Eileen Pace 25094 at http://tpr.org City Seeking Input For Alamo Plaza Master Plan And Re-Interpretation Conservation Society Seminar For Teachers Covers Local/Alamo History http://tpr.org/post/conservation-society-seminar-teachers-covers-localalamo-history <p>The San Antonio Conservation Society is taking reservations for its annual seminar for school teachers to earn education credits. The class is open to teachers of all subjects in Bexar County and surrounding counties.</p><p>This year’s teacher education seminar is titled History - Hijinks &amp; Haunts: The Treasures of Alamo Plaza.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:56:16 +0000 Eileen Pace 25013 at http://tpr.org Conservation Society Seminar For Teachers Covers Local/Alamo History Following Boxing Event, Land Commissioner Fights For Alamo Plaza http://tpr.org/post/following-boxing-event-land-commissioner-fights-alamo-plaza <p>Thousands of boxing fans gathered in Alamo Plaza Monday night to see Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and American Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. for themselves.</p><p>The mob of fans filled the plaza, screaming "Canelo" over and over, wanting his picture, his autograph and the experience of being close to the Mexican boxer.</p><p>Alvarez and Mayweather are promoting a September title fight in Las Vegas. Promoters, including retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya and his Golden Boy Productions, are touring 11 cities to hold events like the one in Alamo Plaza.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:52:06 +0000 Ryan Loyd 14173 at http://tpr.org Following Boxing Event, Land Commissioner Fights For Alamo Plaza The Source: Texas Cyber Security and The Future of the Alamo http://tpr.org/post/source-texas-cyber-security-and-future-alamo <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">South Carolina is still dealing with the ramifications of a month-long cyber incursion at their Department of Revenue last fall that saw millions of of citizens' banking information, social security numbers and other vital information stolen, costing the state $20 million so far.</span></p> Tue, 07 May 2013 14:43:45 +0000 Paul Flahive 10943 at http://tpr.org The Source: Texas Cyber Security and The Future of the Alamo Historic And Design Review Commission Rejects Tower Plan For Joske's Building http://tpr.org/post/historic-and-design-review-commission-rejects-tower-plan-joskes-building <p></p><p>San Antonio's Historic and Design Review Commission has rejected an application for a hotel tower to be placed atop the old Joske's building downtown.</p><p>Even up until a minute before the last vote, no one could have guessed the final outcome of a vote by commissioners, who were torn over the decision.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Half the members were for the project, and half were against. One member didn’t show up to the meeting because he is involved with the architects, Overland Partners, to restore the St. Anthony Hotel.</span></p> Thu, 02 May 2013 19:18:32 +0000 Ryan Loyd 10711 at http://tpr.org Historic And Design Review Commission Rejects Tower Plan For Joske's Building Bexar County Congressmen Introduce Mission Expansion Bill http://tpr.org/post/bexar-county-congressmen-introduce-mission-expansion-bill <p>As the Texas legislature takes up the possibility of forming a commission to look at what it would take to transform the area around the Alamo, U.S. congressional leaders are also making strides toward the future integrity of the Missions.</p><p>State Rep. Mike Villarreal is attempting to create the Alamo Museum District Commission, a group that would study how to honor the Alamo as a national treasure.</p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 22:04:51 +0000 Ryan Loyd 9519 at http://tpr.org Bexar County Congressmen Introduce Mission Expansion Bill 'Victory or Death' Letter Back In San Antonio For 13-Day Exhibit http://tpr.org/post/victory-or-death-letter-back-san-antonio-13-day-exhibit <p></p><p>The William B. Travis “Victory or Death” letter from the Battle of the Alamo is back in San Antonio. The letter will be on exhibit at the Alamo for 13 days -- the same length of time the fortress was under siege -- and then will be returned to the state archives.</p><p>Under the watchful eyes of dozens of police officers, state troopers carried the letter into the Alamo before an audience of hundreds.</p><p>The fourth-generation great-nephew of Col. William B. Travis read a transcript of his uncle’s letter as it was carried past the crowd and into the Alamo shrine.</p> Mon, 25 Feb 2013 13:05:00 +0000 Eileen Pace 6926 at http://tpr.org 'Victory or Death' Letter Back In San Antonio For 13-Day Exhibit Travis' 'Victory or Death' Letter Returns To The Alamo On Friday http://tpr.org/post/travis-victory-or-death-letter-returns-alamo-friday <p>The famous <a href="https://www.tsl.state.tx.us/sites/default/files/public/tslac/landing/documents/Travis-Ltr_1836.pdf" target="_blank">Victory or Death Letter </a>written by William B. Travis during the fall of the Alamo will be returned to the shrine here in San Antonio on Friday.</p><p>Travis wrote the letter on Feb. 24, 1836 as a plea for help when the Alamo’s defenders were surrounded by several thousand Mexican troops; it's now been 177 years.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 22:31:29 +0000 Joey Palacios 6795 at http://tpr.org Travis' 'Victory or Death' Letter Returns To The Alamo On Friday