March 5, 2021

AUSTIN, TX — Today, Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Bie­der­mann (R- Fred­er­icks­burg) filed House Bill 3013, also known as The Alamo Heroes Act. It would require all edu­ca­tion­al offer­ings on the site of the Alamo Com­plex ref­er­enc­ing the impe­tus behind the move for inde­pen­dence to sole­ly rely on the rea­sons giv­en in the Texas Dec­la­ra­tion of Independence.

“The City of San Anto­nio has sup­port­ed a plan that engages in unfound­ed his­tor­i­cal revi­sion­ism, and harms the hero­ic lega­cy of those who gave their lives in the pur­suit of free­dom,” said Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Kyle Bie­der­mann. “This bill is designed to com­bat the con­cert­ed effort to dis­hon­or the moral char­ac­ter of our brave Alamo Defenders.”

On March 5th, 2020 Lt. Gov­er­nor Dan Patrick echoed sim­i­lar sen­ti­ments, say­ing, “The pri­ma­ry focus of the Alamo con­ser­va­tion and restora­tion must focus on the bat­tle itself, not the 200-year his­to­ry of ear­ly Span­ish set­tle­ment in Texas.” He lat­er con­tin­ued, “We sim­ply must get the Alamo preser­va­tion project right, because what we do now will be with us forever.”

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