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2016

Texas' beloved Alamo Receives Digital Makeover

April 25, 2016
(San Antonio)— Today Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and Alamo Director, Becky Dinnin, proudly announced the launch of a newly redesigned Alamo website. The website focuses on enhancing the visitor experience and encouraging more people to visit the Shrine of Texas Liberty. The newly redesigned website is...more


Commissioner Bush and Mayor Taylor encourage families to enroll kids in Alamo Summer Camp before it's too late!

March 11, 2016
(San Antonio)—exas Land Commissioner George P. Bush and San Antonio Mayor Ivy R. Taylor invite children ages 9 to 13 to make new friends, pull out their coon skin cap and immerse themselves in the history of the Texas revolution at Alamo Summer Camp! Campers will learn what it was like to live in 1830s and 40s T...more


The Alamo presents: Dusk at the Alamo

March 06, 2016
(San Antonio)—On the evening of March 6, 1836, General Antonio López de Santa Anna ordered soldiers to light three funeral pyres on which rested the Alamo’s defenders. The fires burned through the night and into the next day while the bodies of the men of the Alamo’s garriso...more


The Alamo presents: 3rd Annual Crockett Fiddler's Fest

March 05, 2016
(San Antonio)—On March 5, 2016, the Alamo will host the third annual Crockett Fiddler's Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event takes place on the grounds of the Alamo complex and features western swing, bluegrass, and old time country music from world renowned artists Jason Roberts (Asleep at the Wheel,...more


The Alamo Presents: An Evening With Heroes

March 04, 2016
(San Antonio)—Have you ever wondered what was happening inside and outside the walls prior to the battle of The Alamo?  On March 4, 2016, admirers of Texas history are invited to experience a recreation of the events including conversations of the evening before the final attack.  Seven scenari...more


"The Alamo" Movie Night Feb. 27

February 27, 2016
(San Antonio)—On Saturday, Feb. 27, the 2004 version of "The Alamo" will be shown on Alamo Plaza for a very special movie night celebrating the 180th anniversary of the Siege and Battle of the Alamo.  Directed by Texan John Lee Hancock and produced by Ron Howard, Bria...more


The Alamo presents: Ride for Texas Independence

February 24, 2016
(San Antonio)—On Feb. 24, 1836, Alamo commander William B. Travis wrote the now famous "Victory or Death" letter. Courier Albert Martin left the Alamo with the letter to ride across Texas to deliver Travis' impassioned plea for reinforcements to the people of Texas. In 2016, as part of the 180th commemoration of...more


Announcing the Battle of the Alamo 180th Anniversary Events

February 09, 2016
(San Antonio)—Remember the Alamo with thirteen days of interactive living history programming and special events to commemorate the 180th anniversary of the siege and battle of the Alamo.  Check out the Alamo's website at www.thealamo.org for daily schedules of events. Daily events Daily at 10 a.m....more


2015

Chief Ranger statement in response to defacing incident, arrest at the Alamo

September 04, 2015
(San Antonio)—Today Chief of the Alamo Rangers, Mark Adkins, released the following statement in response to an incident of criminal vandalism resulting in an arrest at the Alamo: "On September 3, 2015, at approximately 4:40 p.m. an individual was observed by an Alamo Tour Guide inside the Alamo Church, in the r...more


GLO Commissioner and DRT joint statement on evolving role in Alamo management

March 04, 2015
(Austin)—Today George P. Bush, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office (GLO), and Ellen McCaffrey, 44th President General of The Daughters of the Republic of Texas (DRT), released the following statements: Commissioner George P. Bush: “Without the early intervention of the Daughters...more


George P. Bush Welcomes New Alamo Endowment Board

March 04, 2015
(Austin)—Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush yesterday afternoon chaired the first meeting of a reconstituted Alamo Endowment Board, promising to turn the nonprofit into a fundraising powerhouse for Alamo preservation efforts. As Texas Land Commissioner, Bush oversees the Alamo on behalf of all Texans. A...more


Commissioner Bush Announces New Director of the Alamo

February 24, 2015
(San Antonio)—Commissioner George P. Bush today announced that Rebecca Bridges Dinnin of San Antonio has been appointed Director of the Alamo, a new senior-level position in the Texas General Land Office (GLO).  “I am proud to welcome Becky to this important position within the Texas General L...more