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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:04 PM

Daughters of the Republic of Texas told to pack up possessions at Alamo

One of the oldest and largest chapters of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas was told recently to remove its furniture and other privately owned items from the Alamo grounds, concluding a tumultuous year for the group that included losing custodianship of the state-owned shrine and accusations of failures, oversights and improprieties.

The Texas General Land Office, after a yearlong inventory, determined the DRT's Alamo Mission Chapter “could no longer store private belongings on state property, or continue to enjoy free, exclusive, long-term use of state property for private chapter business.”

“This was a benefit not available to any other DRT chapter or private organization,” the Land Office said Friday in a release.

The move from Alamo Hall comes on the heels of a troubled year for the DRT that saw the Land Office fully assume custodianship of the shrine under a 2011 state law.

Read more at http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/DRT-told-to-pack-up-possessions-at-Alamo-4151975.php .

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 01:40 PM

1. I don't know much about this issue, but it smells a lot like

a sweetheart deal that finally ran its course.

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:54 PM

2. One the one hand, the DRT fought tooth & nails to keep the Alamo from being demolished

but there have been leadership problems with this particular group for some years, accusations of mismanagement of funds, kicking out members who spoke up, etc.

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Response to WolverineDG (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:13 PM

3. It's part of the park system now, too, isn't it? nt

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