A New Battle Brews at the Alamo

The Mission’s archives and library contents are at the center of latest dispute.

By Rhonda Fanning August 26, 2015 11:34 am, ,

The Battle of the Alamo may have taken place over a century and a half ago, but a new dispute is brewing around the historic mission.

First, a little back story: In March, the state of Texas — more specifically, the General Land Office under Commissioner George P. Bush — took over control of the Alamo from the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. The DRT has been managing the the mission since 1905. The Land Office said the group was not fulfilling their obligations to maintain the physical health nor the financial health of the historic Texas site. And, since the Alamo is owned by the state, the GLO could basically fire the DRT from management.

But the Daughters say a collection of artifacts and books at the Alamo is theirs, and they’ve been trying to reclaim it. That’s where San Antonio Express-News reporter Scott Huddleston picks up the story this week.

Huddleston joins the Standard to explain the latest legal battle over the collection.

Listen to the rest in the player above.