Moses Rose’s owner rejects final $5.26M offer, prepares for eminent domain fight
The holdout owner of a bar in the way of a new Alamo museum has said the City of San Antonio’s “best and final” $5.26 million offer to buy him out isn’t good enough. Now, with the city and its partners prepared to use eminent domain, the deadlock appears to be headed to court.
Moses Rose’s owner ready to fight eminent domain in court if state won’t meet his price
Moses Rose’s Hideout, at 516 E. Houston Street, sits a musket shot away from the Alamo and at the edge of the footprint of a proposed Alamo Visitors Center and Museum -- a key part of the $400 million plan to redesign Alamo Plaza. Owner Vince Cantu says he is open to selling the property, but he wants the right price.
State Sen. Dawn Buckingham wins bid to manage the Alamo, disaster relief funds and more as Texas’ next land commissioner
The land commissioner manages public land, enforces mineral rights leases, controls the Texas Permanent School Fund, distributes natural disaster relief funding and is responsible for the Alamo.
Dawn Buckingham and Jay Kleberg vie for open land commissioner seat overseeing the Alamo and disaster relief funds
The land commissioner manages the Texas General Land Office, which manages the Alamo, administers natural disaster relief funding and helps fund public education. The seat is open after incumbent George P. Bush lost his primary bid for attorney general.
Feds say Texas discriminated against communities of color when it denied Houston flood aid
Land Commissioner George P. Bush is in the middle of a fierce runoff in the Republican primary for Texas attorney general against incumbent Ken Paxton. During the race, several of Bush’s opponents have criticized his office’s work in distributing Hurricane Harvey relief funds.
How a Texas songbird and its endangered status became the center of a fight over the Hill Country
Scientists say a study that estimated far more golden-cheeked warblers in Texas than previously thought has been attacked and taken out of context as the state and federal government battle over the bird’s endangered status.
Texas veterans homes overseen by George P. Bush were often the deadliest places to be during COVID-19 pandemic
Seven of the state’s nine veterans homes had a fatality rate of 25% or more, far higher than the statewide average of 11% for nursing homes. Bush has vowed to not renew the operators’ contracts.
Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announces run for attorney general against Ken Paxton
Bush made his challenge official Wednesday evening during an event at a downtown Austin bar. Former President Donald Trump said last week that he would issue an endorsement in the race "in the not-so-distant future."
After Harris County was left out of latest round of Hurricane Harvey relief funds, George P. Bush asks feds for $750 million
Bush's announcement comes after an outcry from Houston and Harris County leaders who requested $1.3 billion in federal funds for Harvey relief but were left off a list of recipients the General Land Office released.
Houston, Harris County get nothing in latest round of $1 billion federal Hurricane Harvey relief funding
Houston and Harris County were denied funding over other Texas communities despite requesting $1.3 billion for ongoing relief efforts. Local officials are asking the federal government to intervene.
George P. Bush wants to challenge beleaguered Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton. But can he keep Trump out of it?
Bush has a unique history with Trump as the only prominent member of his famous political family to back the former president. Meanwhile, Paxton has tightly aligned himself with Trump in recent months.
Analysis: 2022 candidates are popping up faster than bluebonnets in Texas
Texas Historical Commission rejects idea to relocate Alamo Cenotaph
SAN ANTONIO – BREAKING NEWS UPDATE:By a 12-2 vote, the Texas Historical Commission voted down the idea of moving the Alamo Cenotaph. ORIGINAL STORY:A decision on the relocation of the Alamo Cenotaph is expected to reach a vote as the modern-day battle over the plaza renovation rages on. The Texas Historical Commission on Tuesday is expected to discuss and vote on the empty tomb honoring the Alamo Defenders. Opponents of the Alamo Master Plan have continued to fire shots at the redesign, specifically Lt. Gov. 122, have argued the relocation of the cenotaph would be too far from the Alamo Mission building.
Alamo will be defended during protests, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush Tweets
SAN ANTONIO Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush gave a stern warning to protesters threatening on descending on the Alamo. Jeb Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush, Tweeted on Saturday evening. My message to the protestors is simple: Dont mess with The Alamo.Dont mess with the Alamo. pic.twitter.com/oqDM8wUOrT George P. Bush (@georgepbush) June 13, 2020No riots or violence were reported following Saturdays protest. Also on Saturday, groups of protesters rallied at the Alamo against a plan to relocate the Alamo Cenotaph.
Lt. Gov. Patrick says Alamo Master Plan ‘badly off track,’ citing plaza design, Cenotaph relocation
SAN ANTONIO – On the eve of the 184th anniversary of the fall of the Alamo, Lt. Gov. In a statement released Thursday, Patrick criticized current plans to redesign and restore the Alamo and surrounding area. Patrick criticized designs he said he had seen for the plaza and opposed the controversial, planned relocation of the Cenotaph. District 1 Councilman Roberto Trevino, whose district includes Alamo Plaza and who supports its redesign, said the entire plan went through a vigorous and transparent process. 24-25 and will discuss authorizing the dismantling, restoration and relocation of the Cenotaph.