Three weeks after winning the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Harini Logan, was presented with the first Key to the Alamo award on Friday afternoon.
Alamo Plaza has been packed all day as hundreds of visitors take in events commemorating March 6, 1836, the day Texian forces inside the Alamo fell to the Mexican.
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.
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.
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.
A series of re-enactments and ceremonies that commemorate the 13-day Alamo siege continue this weekend into next week.
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.
At around 5 p.m. Thursday, after five hours of debate culminated in the City Council voting 9-2 in favor of the Alamo master plan, after months of heated public meetings, District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño could final exhale.