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As a veteran elected to statewide office, Commissioner Bush is determined to honor those who fought and died for Texas. The following ideas have been developed with Commissioner Bush’s desire to give true honor to those who DIED FOR TEXAS.

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The final Alamo Master Plan has not been approved. In fact, the Master Plan is not a design, it's a deep dive into the Alamo's history and a set of guiding principles to map out how the next phases of the Alamo project will go.

#2
When the Master Plan is approved, Commissioner George P. Bush and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg have final approval and may accept or reject any part of the plan. Both are united in preserving and protecting the Alamo so that it stands for at least another 300 years.

#3
As a native Texan, Commissioner Bush is steadfast in his dedication to honoring the Alamo. There is NO plan to change or edit the history or the name of the Alamo. The term “reimagine” is referring only to the visitor’s experience at the Alamo. The Alamo has been consistently listed as one of the most disappointing landmarks in our nation. It is our simple goal to improve the visitor experience for guests and all Texans, including our students.

#11
Alamo Plaza has been the designated “free speech zone” for several decades. It is in the heart of the 1836 Battlefield, which is believed by many to be inappropriate and not honoring to those who died for Texas. A designated zone will be moved to an area outside the 1836 Battlefield walls, further restoring dignity and reverence to the Battlefield.

#10
The Cenotaph will always stand, but no final decision on the Cenotaph’s location has been made. The Cenotaph might be moved to where the Defenders’ bodies were burned, to honor that place which is currently unmarked.

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#5
The United Nations (UNESCO) World Heritage designation was requested and agreed upon before Commissioner Bush ever took office. In fact, the process to designate the Alamo as a World Heritage site started in December 2012- shortly before Commissioner George P. Bush announced his intentions to run for Land Commissioner. Please click here to see the initial document regarding designation. To this day, Commissioner Bush is proud to join previous Land Commissioners in protecting Texans’ property and rights at the Alamo site.

#7
The structural glass walls were an early concept but have not been part of Master Plan discussions since May 2017. In fact, Commissioner George P. Bush and staff of the Texas General Land Office have publicly stated they do not support adding a glass wall around the Alamo complex.

#6
All tax dollars being spent on the Alamo are available to the general public through the Texas General Land Office- and have been since Commissioner George P. Bush took office. In addition, any financial records of non-profits engaged in operations and restoration of the Alamo are available to the public. Tax returns are published on GuideStar, which includes the spending of private funds.

#4
The 1836 battle will always be the focus of the Alamo. Since Commissioner Bush took office, more has been done to tell the 1836 battle story than anytime in modern history.

#9
The 1836 Alamo Battlefield, which is under the current Plaza, street and sidewalks, probably did not have many trees. It was an open courtyard inside a fortress wall in front of the Church and Long Barrack. We first need to recapture the Battlefield from under the streets and buildings and reunify it with the Church. The recaptured and restored Battlefield will have grassland and trees to provide a high-quality experience for visitors and downtown professionals- a safe passageway for pedestrians and a historical space no longer traveled over by vehicles.

#8
The Alamo deserves a first-rate museum to display its artifact collection as well as the Phil Collins collection. The museum will focus on the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and the 13-day siege.  1836 lives at the Alamo every day and always will.

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