Alamo

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Remember the Alamo? Of course you do – every good Texan does. But do you recall the original one?

City archaeologists in San Antonio have made what they call a “truly miraculous” discovery – a site they believe was the original Mission San Antonio de Valero, the mission that would go on to eventually be known as the Alamo. The artifacts were found west of the current Alamo, along the San Pedro Creek.

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As San Antonio deliberates on what to do about Alamo Plaza - what can we learn about the great city squares in the world?

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A new firm has been selected to oversee the redevelopment of the Alamo and its master plan.  The same company is responsible for improvements at several other historic landmarks around the country.

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  The Alamo is getting a facelift. The Texas Legislature approved $5 million for upgrading bathrooms so they are ADA compliant, structural repairs, preservation work, and adding fiber optics.

Preservation and structural work began Monday on the aging Alamo. Visitors will see scaffolding for the next few months, but the Alamo is open to the public.   

Texas General Land Office spokeswoman Brittany Eck says some of the work addresses safety concerns at the Alamo Research Center.

The Story of the Alamo's Second Siege

Jan 6, 2016

A militant group is now in day five of its occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon. And, perhaps it comes as no surprise that Texas historically has seen its own share of standoffs involving armed militias.

It’s safe to say that every single one of the six flags that have flown over Texas have experienced armed resistance in one way or another over the years. But the state’s most famous siege, the Alamo, spawned yet another siege of its own 70 years later, when a beleaguered Daughter of the Texas Republic barricaded herself in a decrepit, rat-infested building that was once the mission's convent.

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