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Alamo

the. a mission in San Antonio, Texas, the site of a siege and massacre in 1836 by Mexican forces under Santa Anna of a handful of American rebels fighting for Texan independence from Mexico

Alamo

fort at San Antonio that was site of Mexican massacre of Texans (1836). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 8]
See: Battle
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The GLO also commissioned the Alamo Master Plan, which the city of San Antonio approved in May.
But then you do meet Johnny Alamo, and despite your best effort to detect a prima donna, Jerry-Maguire-pre-spiritual-crisis thing, you find this impossible, because under a red baseball cap in a wood-and-brick-and-exposed ductwork office on Boulder's Pearl Street is this genuine, enthusiastic, earnest entrepreneur talking about alignment, balance and "authenticity" in life and business.
The reasons the men of the Alamo had for fighting might well have been as varied as the men themselves.
For additional support of this mission, Timothy Powers of Alamo is considering setting up charity events that will raise money to provide valuable services to families needing it.
By February 1836, writes historian Mary Petite, as many as 21 guns had been mounted along the Alamo walls, and the Alamo boasted "the biggest gun in Texas" --an 18-pounder that "could throw a solid iron ball more than half a mile beyond the western outskirts of town.
The Alamo "Drive-Out" program requires a 24-hour advance reservation and allows a maximum 21-day rental.
Bush said management's response to the audit was "forthcoming," and he vowed to abide by all laws governing the management of the Alamo, now a hot potato in his re-election contest.
The court also found that Orbitz's actions likely caused irreparable harm to National and Alamo.
The Texas General Land Office is tasked with managing the Alamo and surrounding properties.
The lawsuit also states that when the owners of Alamo and National refused to make the additional payment, Orbitz retaliated and deliberately violated its contract by removing both Alamo and National from its main Rental Car Matrix.
Closeup of the sword tip uncovered at the archeological dig at the Alamo in San Antonio.