Editorial: Alamo wants Travis' letter


In 1836, Colonel Travis wrote a letter asking all Americans to help him defend the Alamo.

That help never came, but now the letter is coming full circle.

The General Land Office, which oversees operations at the Alamo, just got permission to get the letter here on loan for 2 weeks next year.

After that, the letter will have to go back to its permanent home with the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

That just seems wrong.

The Travis letter is an important part of Texas history. It came from the Alamo, and we think it should stay here for good.

The Land Office is making progress on restoring the Alamo to its full potential.

Now we need to keep working to make the Alamo a place that can be a permanent and more fitting home to relics like this.