Image by Monica Fuentes Don't worry about the Alamo y'all. State Sen. Donna Campbell has got this.
She's finally done it. After spending countless hours and plenty of oxygen politicking for patently ridiculous things, state Sen. Donna Campbell has finally come up with a bill we can actually support. She's saving the Alamo, y'all!
Well, sort of.
See, last summer the Alamo, the site of the 13 Days of Glory, that quintessential symbol of all that is Texas -- a certain disregard for orders and the ability to fight against a much larger and better equipped army and hang on for longer than anyone would have bet -- became a World Heritage Site through the United Nations Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (yeah, we're talking UNESCO.)
The process, which encompassed all of San Antonio's ancient missions and took six years to complete, was overseen by Jerry Patterson, then-Texas General Land Commissioner. The deal is supposed to bring in more money (more than $100 million) and more jobs (more than 1,000) by 2025, according to a report from the Harbinger Consulting Group. Otherwise, the official word goes that nothing is supposed to change.More »