New Battle of the Alamo is brewing over Texas shrine revamp

In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Dan Phillips, a member of the San Antonio Living History Association, patrols the Alamo during a pre-dawn memorial ceremony to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo and those who fell on both sides, in San Antonio. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is overseeing a 7-year, $450 million revamp of the Alamo, where 189 independence fighters were killed in 1836. That includes restoration of historical structures and building a new museum and visitors’ center. But some conservatives worry that the importance of the battle for the Alamo will be marginalized by “political correctness,” with the overhaul sanitizing less-desirable aspects of participants’ history, including that some were slaveholders. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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