Douglass McDonald comes to San Antonio from Cincinnati to manage the Alamo, which is in the planning stages of a major renovation and restoration project.
The company is celebrating the milestone with reduced admission to all the Ripley’s Entertainment attractions.
Now is the time to “put up or shut up.” Now is the time to restore the Alamo to a place of reverence, remembrance, and honor.
There are a number of issues this Council faces as soon as its members return – The fiscal year 2018 budget discussions, for example, begin in August.
Since childhood, I’ve looked upon the Alamo with a sense of deep historic importance –even if I could not fully understand, articulate, or appreciate, its importance.
City Council on Thursday voted unanimously in favor of the $450 million Alamo Master Plan, which initiates the hiring of architects to design the final physical space surrounding the Alamo and allows city and state officials to start work on key elements of the plan.
So far, designers seem to have scrapped the idea to remove and relocate existing trees, and they have added several entry points north of the plaza.
In 1936, the State of Texas held a Centennial celebration, and like everything Texas does, it was the biggest celebration of a centennial ever seen.
The proposed Alamo Master Plan is no exception to the rigors of public input that a project of such significance should rightfully have to undergo.
We urge City Council to approve the master plan conditional on the plaza remaining a connected civic space rather than a controlled-access outdoor museum.