General Land Office http://tpr.org en '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 Gen. Travis Re-Opens The Alamo Gift Shop http://tpr.org/post/gen-travis-re-opens-alamo-gift-shop <p></p><p>After months of being closed for renovation, the gift shop at the Alamo is reopening on Friday with dramatic flare.&nbsp;</p><p>"The Alamo Gift Shop is vital to the daily operations because the Alamo derives most of its funding from proceeds from the gift shop," said Mark Loeffle with the <a href="http://www.glo.texas.gov/" target="_blank">Texas General Land Office</a>, which now has control over the landmark.</p><p>He said the new Alamo gift shop is loaded with unique Alamo souvenirs for the tourist looking for that special relic of the shrine of Texas liberty.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:09:31 +0000 David Martin Davies 5926 at http://tpr.org Gen. Travis Re-Opens The Alamo Gift Shop