One Texas agency mounting pressure on another to loan out one of the state’s most sacred texts for display at “the shrine of Texas independence.” The General Land Office is pressing the State Library and Archives Commission to loan the “Victory or Death” letter penned by Col. William Barret Travis, the commander of the Alamo garrison, from its “dark storage” for a 14-day exhibit at the Alamo in February. The State Library and Archives Commission has refused although the commission will meet again in Austin in three weeks to reconsider the matter.
You can read the full story in an Associated Press article published in the Washington Post at http://goo.gl/q7GxT.
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