Well, I’m only about two months or so late in posting this, but better late than never.
One hundred and seventy-two years, two months, and about a week ago, the Alamo fell to Mexican General Lòpez de Santa Anna. Of course, the Mexican Army’s brief victory outside of San Antonio was short-lived, as then-General Sam Houston routed the Mexican forces a little over a month later at San Jacinto in just eighteen minutes, securing Texas’ long-sought independence.
Of slightly more recent note, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas–long the caretakers of the Alamo–have initiated a $60 million capital campaign to renovate and improve the Alamo grounds.
If you’re looking for a tax write-off this year, surely there are few more worthy causes to which to donate than the preservation of the Alamo for future generations of Texans.