With the recent news about the defacing of the Alamo, I looked into how the Alamo resources are managed. I learned that the Alamo now falls under the jurisdiction of the Texas General Land Office and Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson. Commissioner Patterson sat down with me to talk about this iconic emblem of all that is Texas and other important issues facing his state agency.
Patterson, a well recognized expert in Texas history, is rightly proud of his new responsibility to manage and maintain the Alamo alongside the legendary Daughter’s of the Republic of Texas. During the interview we also discussed the issue of border security and how the theft of Texas’ natural resources along the border is depriving the state of much needed revenue for education.