Alamo http://tpr.org en Militia Groups Stand Firm On Providing Border Security http://tpr.org/post/militia-groups-stand-firm-providing-border-security <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> A Texas militia group takes border security into their own hands. Also on this show: Bill Powers out at University of Texas, Phil Collins on why he loves the Alamo.</p><p><strong>Segment 1</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of a militia group have issued an action alert and have gathered south of San Antonio for what they call Operation Secure our Border. The commander of the militia group is 37-year-old Chris Davis. This interview was recorded on July 3.</span></p><p><strong>Who watches the militiamen?</strong></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:40:31 +0000 David Martin Davies 35029 at http://tpr.org British Pop Star Donates Alamo Artifacts http://tpr.org/post/british-pop-star-donates-alamo-artifacts Transcript <p>DAVID GREENE, BYLINE: And our last word in Business today is, (singing) I can see it coming to the Alamo tonight.<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Last week the owner of the largest private collection of artifacts from the Alamo turned them over in a ceremony at the site of the epic 1836 battle.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)<p>JERRY PATTERSON: Give a huge, ruckus, boisterous welcome to our friend Mr. Phil Collins.<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>MONTAGNE: Explaining why we just heard David sing. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:59:00 +0000 editor 34248 at http://tpr.org Legendary British Rocker Phil Collins Delivers Priceless Collection To The Alamo http://tpr.org/post/legendary-british-rocker-phil-collins-delivers-priceless-collection-alamo <p>Phil Collins showed up in San Antonio today to give his priceless Alamo collection away to the Alamo. General Land Office Commissioner Jerry Patterson introduced him to a cheering crowd of about 200.</p><p>You may well know Collins from his time with Genesis or his huge solo success, but he’s also had a life-long obsession with the Alamo. He spoke of the place in reverential, and at times humorous, tones.</p><p>“I’ve had a love affair with this place since I was about five years old,” he said.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:12:43 +0000 Jack Morgan 34095 at http://tpr.org Legendary British Rocker Phil Collins Delivers Priceless Collection To The Alamo Museums Offer Free Admission For Military Families This Summer http://tpr.org/post/museums-offer-free-admission-military-families-summer <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It's the fifth year for the <a href="http://bluestarfam.org/Programs/Blue_Star_Museums" target="_blank">Blue Star Museums Program</a>, the National Endowment for the Arts' collaboration with the Department of Defense and Blue Star Families.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ninety-nine museums in Texas are part of the 2014 program.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This year’s program kicked off at the San Antonio Museum of Art last week.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 28 May 2014 14:07:16 +0000 Eileen Pace 32432 at http://tpr.org Museums Offer Free Admission For Military Families This Summer 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