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The Source: The New Battle Of The Alamo

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In March, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas sued the state of Texas' General Land Office over the contents of the Alamo Library–now the Alamo Research Center.

The Daughters contend they own most of the more than 30,000 items in its collection. The lawsuit came shortly after Land Commissioner George P. Bush ended the contract of the Daughters as managers of the Alamo.

Late last month, the GLO changed the locks on the Alamo Research Center to the chagrin of the Daughters, who still pay the staff of the Research Center. The DRT filed for a restraining order from the state, to not impede access. 

A hearing is set for September 17th in the case.


  • Leslie Stapleton, Library Director at the Alamo Research Center

**We reached out to the General Land Office to be on the program today. They informed us they don't comment on current litigation

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