The effort to overhaul the Alamo complex, which many had taken for dead last year, got a jump-start Thursday when City Council approved a deal with the state that will repurpose the historic Woolworth building and leave the Cenotaph in place.
District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño, who’s been the face of the Alamo project, reflects on the process and the Texas Historical Commission’s decision to deny the Cenotaph relocation.
Alamo officials announced a new timed-ticket system, which will allow visitors to practice social distancing while inside the church.
In response to the potential for more unrest, city officials have announced a nightly curfew for downtown and Alamo Plaza through Sunday.
The City of San Antonio announced Alamo Plaza will be closed every night this week, from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m., through Sunday.
The San Antonio Conversation Society on Tuesday released its own plan for an Alamo museum that would incorporate the historic Woolworth and Crockett buildings, rather than raze them, which remains an option.
The attractions and some tourist-centric businesses near the Alamo were told they’d eventually have to move to make way for the $450 million plaza master plan. Some are frustrated because they still don’t know where they’re going.
More than 200 people, many of whom were direct descendants of the garrison that defended the Alamo in 1836, gathered in front of the Cradle of Texas Liberty Wednesday morning for the annual Dawn at the Alamo ceremony.
The newly-formed Woolworth Coalition wants the former dime store, and its historical significance as the first lunch counter to peacefully desegregate in 1960, preserved, and not demolished for the 1836 battle.
For the second year, as the 50-foot H-E-B Christmas tree towered over Travis Park, downtowner Steve Monreal inspired much smaller versions to pop up at Alamo Plaza.