Approve, fund Alamo reimagining

San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board

The Alamo master plan, unveiled to this Editorial Board and the public last week, will restore much of the dignity and reverence due a site where precious blood was spilled in a consequential battle for Texas independence — and Mexican sovereignty — in 1836. This was an event of major historical importance — for the… Read more >

First look at proposed Alamo area transformation and projected impact

San Antonio Business Journal - By W. Scott Bailey

After roughly two years of work, stakeholders — tasked with crafting a new master plan for the historic Alamo and the surrounding area — have a clearer picture of what such transformative change could look like. And while it comes with a hefty cost, economic experts believe it will generate significantly more revenue for the… Read more >

Council receptive to Alamo plan

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

A proposed plan for Alamo Plaza that would drastically change the mission and battle site drew support Wednesday from the City Council, set to vote on it next month. In response to Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales’ concerns about use of durable structural glass to replicate outer walls of the historic Alamo’s main courtyard, lead Alamo Plaza… Read more >

Details of Alamo plan revealed

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

New artist renderings and a five-minute video reveal how city and state officials and philanthropists hope to return the Alamo to its full potential as a place of reverence, where visitors will linger and learn of the mission and 1836 siege and battle. The Alamo Plaza master plan includes closure of portions of Alamo and… Read more >

Details in Alamo plan show museum with rooftop garden, canals, closed streets

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

New artist renderings and a five-minute video reveal how city and state officials and philanthropists hope to return the Alamo to its full potential as a place of reverence, where visitors will linger and learn of the mission and 1836 siege and battle. The Alamo Plaza master plan includes closure of portions of Alamo and… Read more >

Proposed master plan for Alamo nearing finalization

News 4 SA - By Zack Hendrick

SAN ANTONIO — Thousands of people are commemorating the siege of the Alamo on Monday, which marked the 181st anniversary of the pivotal battle. But the historic site could look very different in the next couple of years. Right now the city of San Antonio along with the General Land Office, are developing a $300… Read more >

Alamo story, site still seeing changes

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

The Battle of the Alamo — source of legends, books, movies and now a debate over state funding for a multimillion-dollar makeover of the historic site — will be solemnly commemorated on its 181st anniversary today. In a tight budget year, legislators are weighing the merits of a request for $75 million to support preservation… Read more >

Alamo to start Bowie exhibit, new tours

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

The Shrine of Texas Liberty is launching two new ways to remember the Alamo. Beginning Saturday, the Alamo will offer updated guided walking tours and a free exhibit on legendary defender Jim Bowie and the knife that embodies his legacy. The special exhibit, “Bowie: Man-Knife-Legend,” is the first to open to the public in a… Read more >

Lege should help Alamo reimagining

San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board

The Alamo is in San Antonio, but the fact is that it belongs to all Texans. State legislators should keep this in mind when considering a proposal to further fund a reimagining of the historic site. Together, the state-owned Alamo grounds and the adjoining city-owned plaza are sorely in need of this kind of attention…. Read more >

Creating a new vision for sacred ground

San Antonio Express-News - By Roberto Treviño and Sheryl Sculley

Mission San Antonio de Valero was constructed in 1718 along the banks of San Pedro Creek and moved to its current complex on the San Antonio River in 1724 where it later became known as the Alamo. Although its history spans nearly 300 years, the Alamo stands today as a symbol of the universal struggle… Read more >