Editorial: Land Office good for Alamo

Published On: Jan 15 2013 02:40:03 PM CST   Updated On: Jan 15 2013 02:40:32 PM CST
SAN ANTONIO -

When the General Land Office took over the Alamo last year, we were glad it would get effective oversight.

After years of questionable management and failing to preserve artifacts, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas needed to step aside.

Since then, we've seen what a good call that's been.

Now, the Land Office says the local DRT chapter can't store property or continue to enjoy free, exclusive, long-term space at the Alamo.

That's another good call.

Of course, the DRT shouldn't be allowed to keep personal effects at a public shrine.

The DRT has a long tradition, and tradition goes a long way. But some members led them in the wrong direction. They still have to produce results that the Alamo deserves in today's world.

This spring, the Alamo will display William Travis' famous letter for the first time, and that's thanks to efforts from the Land Office.

We welcome their involvement and look forward to more progress.