Nearly $32M in state funding to help renovate Alamo

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Posted: Sep 02, 2015 6:27 PM
Nearly $32M in state funding to help renovate Alamo

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Texas officials have unveiled a nearly $32 million state effort to renovate the Alamo and its grounds with the public's help.

Land Commissioner George P. Bush was in San Antonio on Wednesday to announce details of the project, which will also include private donations.

The Alamo was the site of an 1836 battle that preceded the climactic battle for Texas independence.

Authorities plan an updated museum for Alamo objects and other artifacts. About 200 pieces were donated last year by musician Phil Collins.

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor says city officials are working on a master plan for the Alamo and its plaza.

The Alamo was named a World Heritage Site by a UNESCO committee in July, drawing more international attention to the venerable location.