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.
During the Alamo master plan approval process, no one has drawn more ire from critics, no one has been yelled at more, no one has received more ridicule than District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño. On Thursday, the rest of the City Council finally votes on the plan.
“It was probably partially assembled there to do a test fit. It was not erected, but it was put on a train and shipped to Texas.”
For the first time as a group, the City Council will discuss the controversial Alamo master plan at 2 p.m. during its regular B session held every Wednesday.
In a lawsuit filed last week in federal court, descendants of the Alamo defenders have accused officials who run the Texas shrine of violating their civil rights because of their outspokenness against the master plan.
The Texas General Land Office and city of San Antonio have agreed on a ground lease that would hand over control of the entire Alamo Plaza to the state for 50 years.
Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Texas General Land Commissioner George P. Bush have signed off on the Alamo master plan that has drawn much controversy since the latest iteration was unveiled to the public in early June.
For the controversial Alamo interpretive plan, what had been a speedy approval process in the past two weeks has now come to a halt, according to two high-ranking officials.
Did District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño say one thing in an op-ed he co-wrote, when he advocated to keep Alamo Plaza an open space, but propose another? We asked the councilman directly. Here’s what he said.
Roughly 200 people listened in on — and often times interrupted — the Alamo Citizens Advisory Committee meeting tonight at City Council chambers, as the 29-member committee approved a version of the Alamo interpretive plan that includes relocating the Cenotaph memorial, rerouting the Battle of Flowers Parade, and enclosing the plaza, which will be accessed […]
Updated 6:30 a.m. After vocal protests at public meetings over the summer, the Battle of Flowers Association has agreed to change its historic route to accommodate the Alamo interpretive plan, District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño said Wednesday night via text. [ View updates to the plan. ] The Fiesta Flambeau Parade Association and the Texas […]
Updated: Click here for the presentation that was shown to the public Monday night. The current, and perhaps final, version of the Alamo interpretive plan — made available to the media on Monday, but not the general public — shows very little was changed from the version that was first made public in early June. […]
Alamo meetings The Alamo Citizens Advisory Committee will meet twice next week. The public is invited to attend and view revisions to the interpretive plan, but cannot comment. View the agendas here. » 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, The Menger Hotel, 204 Alamo Plaza » 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, City Council chambers in the […]
This report was updated at 2:50 p.m. to include info on an Aug. 27 open house. Citing the disruptive nature of previous meetings, the proposed final draft of the Alamo interpretive plan will be unveiled 6:30 p.m. Aug. 30 behind closed doors, District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño told the Heron. A location has not been […]
For roughly 150 people who protested in front of the Alamo Cenotaph Saturday morning, they are modern-day defenders of Texas history. “This ground was bought and paid for by the blood of Texans, and we will fight until the bitter end to protect it,” said Brandon Burkhart, president of This is Texas Freedom Force (TTFF), […]
An informational campaign and protest, by groups who oppose relocating the Cenotaph, began at Alamo Plaza on Monday and will culminate in a rally on Saturday. “The Cenotaph is kind of a community headstone for anyone who is an Alamo defender descendent,” said Paul Gescheidle (above), a member of This is Texas Freedom Force (TTFF), […]
Losoya Street serves as the River Walk’s alley. It’s where delivery drivers park to unload goods and where restaurants line-up trash cans and run grease trap pumps. Over the years, a few bars have popped up along it. For many who work on the street or drive down it everyday, it’s not viable to think […]
Activists who oppose a plan to move the Cenotaph from its original location in front of the Alamo are pressing forward, despite a clear message from District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño on Wednesday that keeping the tomb in place is “not an option.” “It goes to show that the city of San Antonio, including (Mayor) […]
The first question of the night came from Charisma Villarreal, a descendant of Alamo defender Gregorio Esparza: Will the public see a rendering of the Alamo interpretive plan that shows the Cenotaph in its current location? And for the first time, critics of the plan heard what they thought they’d been waiting for. “We will […]
After a series of heated public meetings in July about the Alamo interpretive plan — in which critics blasted ideas for the Cenotaph memorial, Fiesta parade routes, the possible demolition of historic buildings, and accessibility to the Alamo — a related set of issues comes to the public for commentary this week. During the meeting […]