Regional
4:58 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Alamo's Future In The Hands Of Lawmakers

Texas – The embattled caretakers of the Alamo say they'll implore lawmakers to leave the most revered landmark in Texas in their hands.

Leaders of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas said Tuesday they plan to attend a House committee meeting taking up several bills that could weaken the Daughters' control over the historic 1836 battle site.

The meeting is set for Wednesday at the Capitol. One proposal gives the Texas Historical Commission more control of the state-owned shrine.

The Daughters have managed the Alamo for more than a century. But Texas prosecutors are investigating the group following allegations that financial bumbling and mismanagement have put the future of the Alamo at risk.

A vote on the proposals isn't expected at the hearing.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.