Texas Historical Commission blocks effort to move Cenotaph
SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Historical Commission blocked a controversial plan to move the Cenotaph following a marathon meeting Tuesday night. “Unfortunately, after tonight’s disappointing vote to deny the restoration and relocation of the Cenotaph, the Alamo Master Plan remains a plan without a project. Following the permit’s rejection, Trevino told reporters the plan had gone through many boards and commissions. For opponents of moving the Cenotaph, the vote was a reason to celebrate. Dan Patrick, a high-profile opponent of moving the Cenotaph, told the commissioners the state could pay for the entire project, provided the plan be adjusted to leave the Cenotaph in place.
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.
Rep. Lyle Larson asks historical commission to reject plan to move Alamo Cenotaph
State Rep. Lyle Larson, R-Dist. 122, is urging the Texas Historical Commission to reject a plan to move the Alamo Cenotaph. Larson sent a letter to the members of the commission saying the monument should remain on the Alamo grounds. In his letter, Larson cited a recent decision by the National Park Service to preserve monuments where they stand in the Gettysburg National Military Park. “As with the monuments in Gettysburg Park, it is important to honor those who bravely defended the Alamo by keeping the Cenotaph where it currently stands in Alamo Plaza,” Larson said.