The Daughters of the Republic of Texas sued the state General Land Office, accusing the state agency of “an unlawful attempt” to take some 30,000 books and artifacts at the Alamo that the group says belong to the DRT.
The suit comes shortly after Land Commissioner George P. Bush decided to remove the Daughters as overseers of the Alamo, ending the nonprofit’s 110-year role there.
“In alarming fashion, the defendants have now unilaterally declared that Texas is the rightful owner of the DRT’s Library Collection,” the Daughters stated in a lawsuit filed Monday in Bexar County. “This attempt by the defendants to illegally claim ownership of the DRT’s Library Collection is an unconstitutional taking by the State of private property.”
You can read the details in an article by Scott Huddleston in the My San Antonio web site at http://goo.gl/9hRQrs.