Alamo

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Since last May, Alamo Plaza has been embroiled in debate over how the site will be redesigned.

Organizers hope the plan will return Alamo Plaza to its former grandeur. It may include moving the 1936 Cenotaph and the Alamo Defenders to a nearby park, where historians believe the soldiers' bodies were burned.

But moving the 60-foot monument to that site doesn't sit right with many Texans.


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Ryan Poppe

Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush, facing criticism from state lawmakers over his office’s management of the Alamo and its restoration effort, will resign his position from the nonprofit that runs daily operations for the historic site.

From Texas Standard.

More controversy turned up over the weekend about how the Texas General Land Office and its chief, George P. Bush, are managing the Alamo.

The Austin American-Statesman published a draft internal audit report critical of the GLO’s management of the Alamo. Commissioner Bush, on the other hand, says his agency has proof the audit was doctored.

From Texas Standard.

The other day, scrolling through Twitter, we came across a picture of two cannons from the Alamo laid out in the bed of a pickup truck, parked outside of a Buc-ee’s. We wondered why these cannons were on a road trip. Turns out it’s part of a restoration project being conducted by the Alamo and Texas A&M University’s Conservation Laboratory.

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