Alamo’s AC may be causing harm

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

Having withstood an 1836 battle and centuries of exposure to the elements, the Alamo’s biggest threat today may be air conditioning — a modern amenity that experts fear is threatening the fragile limestone walls of the Texas shrine’s iconic mission-era church. George Skarmeas, who is leading a process to craft a master plan for the… Read more >

Alamo Master Plan team discusses future of Alamo

KSAT 12 - By Bill Barajas

SAN ANTONIO – The Alamo is arguably one of Texas’ most historic and well known sites, and it may soon get a makeover.  “This is not an easy project. It’s not a walk in the park by any stretch of the imagination,” said George Skarmaes, with the Preservation Design Partnership. The Alamo Master Plan Team… Read more >

Commissioner Bush: GLO Requests $75 Million for Alamo Master Plan

The Rivard Report - By Robert Rivard

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz drew headlines at the 2016 Texas Tribune Festival as standing room crowds waited in line Saturday afternoon to hear from the Texas Republican who made the reluctant admission that he will vote for Donald Trump in November, yet stopped short of saying he believes Trump is fit to serve as president. More than 4,000… Read more >

Alamo, 9/11 site face similar obstacles

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

The Alamo’s new chief operating officer said the Texas shrine faces many of the challenges he had at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, including efforts to maintain a place of reverence and personal reflection. “It’s going to take time, and we’re going to have to experiment with different ways to influence and educate… Read more >

Alamo digs shows why we dig Alamo

San Antonio Express-News - Editorial Board

The recent archaeological digs at the Alamo demonstrate why the site is historic for many reasons, beyond the famous 1836 battle. It took the development of a new master plan to spark renewed interest in this history — little of this kind of activity has occurred there since 1995. The finds leave us hopeful for… Read more >

More digs sought to reveal Alamo secrets

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

Photo: Jerry Lara, Staff / San Antonio Express-News A recent monthlong excavation at the Alamo could be the first of many carefully planned archaeological projects to come — radar scans and digs aimed at revealing buried secrets of the sacred mission and battle site. James “Jake” Ivey, a veteran archaeologist considered one of the most… Read more >

Archaeological dig that uncovered about 1,700 artifacts in Alamo Plaza concludes

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

  Photo: BRITTANY GREESON, Staff / San Antonio Express-News Members of an archaeological “dream team” that has concluded a nearly monthlong excavation in Alamo Plaza said they consider the dig a success, despite rain that halted progress in the final week. “We’re all very excited that we found as much information as we did,” Nesta… Read more >

Archaeologists say 4-week dig was a success

News 4 SA - By Amanda Weber

SAN ANTONIO-We have learned that archaeologists have found more than 1700 artifacts in their 4 week dig at the Alamo. Archaeologists started their work in support of designing a new master plan for the Alamo complex called re-imagine the Alamo. “It adds to the story of the Alamo, it gives it a richer complexity and… Read more >

Alamo sword tip may be tied to battle

San Antonio Express-News - By Scott Huddleston

Photo: Jerry Lara, Staff / San Antonio Express-News   Archaeologists believe that part of a Mexican sword found in an investigative dig in Alamo Plaza may have been used by light cavalry troops to attack the south wall of the 1836 mission-fortress during the famed battle for Texas independence. A nearly 6-inch tip of a… Read more >

Tip of Mexican Sword Discovered at Alamo Dig Site

The Texas Tribune - By Kirby Wilson

A sword tip found at the Alamo in August 2016 with a picture of a similar sword. REIMAGINE THE ALAMO Texas revolutionaries and Mexican soldiers may not have buried the hatchet after the Battle of the Alamo, but somehow, they buried a sword. Archaeologists in San Antonio announced Thursday that last week, they recovered the tip… Read more >