Conservatives fear “political correctness” will impinge on plans for revamping Alamo battle site
SAN ANTONIO — Remember the Alamo? A new Texas battle is brewing over how best to do so.
Land Commissioner George P. Bush is overseeing a 7-year revamp of the shrine where 189 Texas independence fighters were killed by Mexican Gen. Santa Anna's troops in 1836. The site's size would quadruple after excavation and restoration of historical structures, the closing of nearby streets and the building of a more than 100,000-square foot museum to house artifacts and guide visitors through the Alamo's history.