Alamo

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

There was a flurry of social media posts on Friday by people concerned that their favorite beer was losing its popular logo. But a lawsuit settled this week means that Alamo Beer gets to keep the famous facade on its label.

On the surface, it seems like a complicated legal entanglement, but it really boils down to one simple statement from the General Land Office: “Alamo Brewing Company is the first commercial recipient of an official license to use the Alamo mark, for which they paid a substantial licensing fee.”

Alamo Beer CEO Eugene Simor says it’s been almost a year since his company filed a lawsuit to get another company, the Texian Brewing Company, to stop using the Alamo on its beer labels.

Simor says three days after his filing, the Texas General Land Office took notice and filed as an intervenor.

This story comes from Texas Standard.

For about a century, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) were caretakers of the Alamo. The group rescued parts of it from being demolished and made efforts to carefully preserve its history.

But new Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush ended an arrangement with the DRT last month. Bush cited multiple issues – including the DRT’s failure to keep the Alamo operating without placing significant financial demands on his office.

That’s ignited a new battle over the Alamo.

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

SAN ANTONIO — A group that served as guardians of the Alamo for more than a century, before the state of Texas announced it was taking over day-to-day management of the historic site, is suing for control of more than 30,000 books and artifacts at its library.

The Daughters of the Republic of Texas filed suit Monday against the Texas General Land Office, alleging the agency “unilaterally declared” the state the owner of the organization’s private library collection, after Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced that he was ending the group’s management of the downtown San Antonio mission-turned-fortress.

Chris Eudaily / TPR News

The Alamo is Texas and some big moves by the state are making people wonder what the future may hold for this reverent place.

The General Land Office (GLO), which has maintained the Alamo since 2011, just kicked the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT) out of the day-to-day administration of the shrine. The DRT had been involved with the Alamo since 1905.

Bob Daemmrich / Texas Tribune

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