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Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

The Alamo plays host this weekend to Texas Independence Day commemoration

Visitors can “Remember the Alamo” this weekend with interactive living history programming and special events to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the siege and battle of the Alamo.

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

‘Victory or Death’ letter to return to Alamo for exhibit

The famous “Victory or Death” letter will return to the Alamo for the first time since Col. William B. Travis wrote it there in 1836.

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Revitalizing the Alamo is subject of heated debate

At a recent Alamo Plaza Better Block event, Robert Benavides led about 20 people on a tour of the landmark, where in addition to historical markers and re-enactors of the site’s infamous battle, there were also street...

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Decision to allow booze at Alamo draws criticism

A decision to allow alcohol at the Alamo Complex, announced last week by the Texas General Land Office, is drawing criticism from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. The hallowed ground, the group said, is no...