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Friday, June 24th, 2016

State reaches settlement with former Alamo stewards

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush has reached a settlement with the longtime managers of the Alamo, whom he fired last year in a move that set off a protracted fight over a library collection on the grounds of the state-owned monument.

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...

Monday, October 27th, 2014

San Antonio awaits arrival of Phil Collins’ Alamo collection

More than 200 artifacts tied to the 1836 Battle of the Alamo will return to San Antonio — some for the first time in 178 years — this week, courtesy of British rock star Phil Collins. It...

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Hays County Historical Commission wins state award for ‘concerted efforts to preserve’

The Hays County Historical Commission has again been honored with the Texas Historical Commission’s Distinguished Service Award for local groups that “demonstrate concerted efforts to preserve the history and character of Texas.”

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Burleson homestead artifacts on display at San Marcos library

The exhibit coincides with Texas History Month.

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, November 8th, 2010

Republic of Texas groups dedicate tree marker

Elected officials and members of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the Hays County Historical Commission were joined by area National Honor Society students and interested citizens Nov....

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