In May, we wrote to the Texas Historical Commission to ask them not to move the Alamo Cenotaph. We emphasized that hardly any Texan alive today can remember the Alamo without a Cenotaph—placed where it now stands—and we referenced several pieces of historical material evidencing the intent and rationale behind placing it on its current position. Before it was even built, it was the most important proejct of the 1935 plan to celebrate a cenntennial of Texas history, and we relayed our concerns that serious damage to the Cenotaph will be risked should it be moved.
Now, the Texas Historical Commission plans to meet virtually on September 22nd to decide the fate of the Alamo Cenotaph. This virtual hearing will prevent millions who lack access to broadband from registering their passionate opposition. Indeed, over two million Texans lack availability to high-speed internet, and among rural areas, 31 percent do not have access. Rushing this decision through could leave a horrible stain on our state’s history, and as we are only 125 days from the beginning of the 87th Legislative Session, we asked Texas Historical Commission Chairman John Nau to delay this hearing until an in-person meeting can be safely attended by all concerned Texans and the Texas Legislature can weigh in. You can read our letter to Chairman Nau by clicking here.
We'll keep you updated on this situation as it unfolds.
Rep. Mayes Middleton
Chairman, Texas Freedom Caucus