Due to what he referred to as “failed leadership” by the General Land Office, State Rep. Kyle Biedermann (R–Fredericksburg) announced he would file legislation to guarantee legislative oversight of the plan to renovate and restore the site of the Alamo.
“I could not stand idly by while there was an attempt to revise our Texas history. After three years of fighting, we are finally seeing momentum to protect the honor due to the brave defenders of the Alamo.” Biedermann stated.
Additionally, Biedermann says he would work to ensure control over the Alamo Plaza, where the Cenotaph is located, is taken away from the City of San Antonio.
Last week, the Texas Historical Commission voted 12-2 against moving the Cenotaph, a major victory for Texans who have stood against the relocation effort.
“The city of San Antonio and the GLO have abused their authority, and it’s time for Texas to take back the entire Alamo Plaza through the power of eminent domain if necessary and the primary narrative should prioritize the battle for Texas Independence,” Biedermann concluded.
Biedermann has been the most vocal lawmaker against the plan, headlining numerous rallies at the Alamo and filing legislation during the most recent legislative session to attempt to protect the Cenotaph, a monument commissioned on the centennial anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo that serves as a tombstone for the men who gave their lives in the fight for Texas independence at the storied site.
Legislation filed by Biedermann in the last session to protect the Alamo Cenotaph was never brought to the House floor for a vote.