Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Alamo Set To Receive Critical Restoration Funding

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:14 AM

click image The Alamo set to receive some much-needed restoration funding. - TEXAS A&M
  • Texas A&M
  • The Alamo set to receive some much-needed restoration funding.

A few months ago, Texas A&M released a study that showed the iconic west facade of the Alamo had lost nearly three inches of limestone over a 55-year period.

Then there's the compound's long barracks and shrine — also suffering from erosion.

At the time, politicians and local officials were left scratching their heads about how to pay for the multi-million dollar effort to preserve and restore the world-famous San Antonio Mission de Valero.

Seems the Texas Legislature crafted a $30-million answer that is on its way to Governor Greg Abbott's desk.

On Monday, the Texas Senate unanimously approved the proposal, the Associated Press reported. The House previously approved a similar measure.

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