AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state historical review panel has voted overwhelmingly against relocating a monument to the 200 Alamo defenders killed by the Mexican army in 1836.
The killings during the war for Texas independence gave birth to a rallying cry used during the eventual defeat of the Mexican forces.
The Texas Historical Commission voted on Tuesday 12-2 to reject a proposal by the city of San Antonio to relocate the Alamo Cenotaph that has stood since 1939 in Alamo Plaza.
Planners of a $450 million Alamo renovation project had wanted to move it about 500 feet to the south.
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