thealamo Booze At Alamo? Daughters Say No; State Says Yes

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – The Daughters of the Republic of Texas say they have a problem with allowing drinking near the Alamo.

The Texas General Land Office plans to let caterers serve liquor, beer and wine during events at Alamo Hall, outside the historic San Antonio compound. Land Office officials tell the San Antonio Express-News they think the change will accommodate groups who want to host dinners and meetings.

But the daughters say allowing booze disrespects the site of the 1836 Mexican siege that is an integral part of Texas lore.

President General Karen Thompson compares it to having alcohol at Gettysburg or the Arlington National Cemetery.

But Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says he doesn’t see any insult.

The change in policy is set to go into effect by July 31.

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