Dawn at the Alamo, a painting that hangs in the Texas Capitol, depicts the artist's rendition of the events of the morning of March 6, 1836. (Image/Public Domain)

Texas Ed Board Votes to Keep ‘Heroic’ Alamo Defenders in History Lessons

The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) approved Friday their unanimous decision to continue to describe the “heroism” of Alamo defenders and teach the William B. Travis letter “To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World,” also known as “Victory or Death” in seventh grade social studies lessons.

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Texas Governor Takes Issue with Alamo Dispute Settlement

A $200,000 settlement between the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and George P. Bush’s Texas General Land Office has apparently rubbed the Lone Star State’s governor the wrong way. The deal also relinquishes thousands of Alamo artifacts.

Phil Collins - Texas Legislature - AP PHOTO - Eric Gay

Texas Legislature Honors Phil Collins as ‘Honorary Texan’

British pop superstar Phil Collins received a unique honor this week, as the Texas Legislature issued a resolution recognizing him as an honorary Texan, for the donation of “his magnificent collection of historical artifacts to the State of Texas for display at the Alamo.”

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Texas Assumes Control of Alamo; Daughters of the Republic of Texas ‘Will Always be Honored’

The State of Texas has formally assumed control of the Alamo, placing the day-to-day management of the historic site in San Antonio under the Texas General Land Office (GLO). The GLO will now solicit proposals for a new management company to assume those duties later this year. Previously, the Alamo had been managed by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT), the volunteer organization that was responsible for securing the funds to preserve the Alamo in 1905. A law passed in 2011 transferred control to the GLO.