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On Thursday, the San Antonio City Council decides whether to give conceptual approval to the Alamo Master Plan, which sparked weeks of passionate debate over the historic site's future.

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Today marks the 181st anniversary of the day the Alamo fell to Santa Anna and his Mexican Army. The deaths of more than 180 Texians, as they were known, fighting for independence, has led the Alamo to be celebrated as a shrine. Now the City of San Antonio and the Texas General Land office want to restore the mission complex so it looks more like it did 300 years ago.  But that takes money.

This week is the 181st anniversary of the siege and battle of the Alamo. Each day historians in period garb read letters and discuss what was happening 181 years ago to the day.


A crowd gathered Tuesday in front of the Alamo chapel. They listened to letters, like this one, written by J. W. Fannin on February 28, 1836. It was day 6 of the siege.

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Plans unveiled on Wednesday for developing around the Alamo include the possibility of closing Alamo Street in front of the historic mission.  Planners also suggest moving the sacred Cenotaph monument.

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The latest update on the master plan for the Alamo will be shared with the public tonight at the second meeting of the Alamo Master Plan Team.