Alamo en Interview: Remember the Alamo? Phil Collins Sure Does. <p>On Thursday, Phil Collins – the multi-million selling British singer, former Genesis drummer, and Texas history buff –&nbsp;returned to the Alamo with an offer: his entire collection of Alamo artifacts, valued in the millions of dollars.</p><p>In exchange? Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, who oversees the management of the historic site, pledged to build a new structure to display the Collins collection, telling a more well-rounded story of the seminal 1836 battle at San Antonio de Bexar.&nbsp;</p><p>In an exclusive conversation with the Texas Standard's David Brown –&nbsp;recorded in&nbsp; the Alamo's sacristy –&nbsp;Collins talks about how his fascination with Texas' Independence story blossomed into an adult obsession.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src=";color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 19:25:23 +0000 David Brown 10691 at Interview: Remember the Alamo? Phil Collins Sure Does. A UN Takeover of the Alamo? 'Horse Hockey' Says Texas Land Commissoner <p>The Texas Land Commissioner is responding to Internet rumors that the Alamo could be handed over to the United Nations if the San Antonio mission is designated a <a href="">UNESCO World Heritage Site.</a></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In <a href="">a statement issued today</a>, Commissioner Jerry Patterson said reports that a UN flag would fly over the Alamo are "horse hockey," by which he means nonsense.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The rumor gained steam when it was<a href="">&nbsp;posted this week to&nbsp;InfoWars</a>, the website owned by nationally syndicated radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. It was picked up by other sites including <a href="">Liberty News</a>&nbsp;and <a href="">Universal Free Press</a>. And it appeared on forums like <a href="">SurvivalistBoards</a>&nbsp;and <a href="">the Fal Files.</a> But other bloggers were expressing concern about the UN designation <a href="">at least since September</a>. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:28:40 +0000 Nathan Bernier 9065 at A UN Takeover of the Alamo? 'Horse Hockey' Says Texas Land Commissoner Photos: William Travis' 'Victory or Death' Letter Returns to Alamo <div>&nbsp;</div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In 1836, William </span>Barret<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Travis famously wrote “Victory or Death” in his appeal for more troops during the Battle of The Alamo. 177 years later, the iconic letter is returning to the Alamo for a brief exhibit later this month.</span></p><p>Currently, the letter is safely held at Austin’s Texas State Archives and Library Building, away from the harmful UV rays that have deteriorated its condition.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:35:57 +0000 Tyler Pratt 6589 at Photos: William Travis' 'Victory or Death' Letter Returns to Alamo Historic Letter Heads 'Home' to the Alamo <p>For the first time since it was written more than 170 years ago, the Travis letter will return the Alamo.</p><p>The famous letter—known to many as the <a href="" target="_blank">“victory or death” letter</a>—was written by William B. Travis to request reinforcements at the Alamo.</p><p>The <a href="" target="_blank">Texas State Library and Archives Commission</a> has controlled access to the letter since the early 1900’s and it has only been loaned out and displayed a few times. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 20:02:01 +0000 Laura Rice 5442 at Historic Letter Heads 'Home' to the Alamo