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Monday, December 7th, 2015

Texas buys buildings to expand Alamo site

The state's most venerated shrine has been swallowed by downtown San Antonio, and its neighborhood resembles a cross between carnival midway and Bourbon Street. Plans for an upgrade are in the works.

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Alamo, other Texas shrines win UN designation

The Alamo and other historic shrines known as the San Antonio Missions have been added to a list of internationally recognized landmarks that includes the Taj Mahal and the Great Barrier Reef.

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Decision imminent on World Heritage Site designation for San Antonio Missions

After nine years of trying, boosters of the San Antonio Missions — including the Alamo — will find out early Sunday morning if the historic Texas shrines will join a list of other internationally recognized landmarks such...

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