Remember the Alamo with your own license plate

Alamo license plate (General Land Office Photo)
Alamo license plate (General Land Office Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A new Texas license plate made available starting Thursday allows you to remember, and preserve, the Alamo.

With each purchase, $22 of the license tag price will go directly to the Alamo for preservation efforts and historical education programs, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced.

Bush commended Texas State Rep. Lyle Larson, R-San Antonio, for writing the legislation that made the license plate a reality.

“There are a lot of folks who take pride in Texas’ heritage, and the Alamo is the cradle of Texas independence,” said Rep. Larson. “This will give folks the opportunity to embrace that concept when they purchase their license plates and support the restoration of the Alamo for future generations.”

The Alamo fell on March 6, 1836, when Mexican troops charged toward the Alamo in a pre-dawn assault at the end of a 13-day siege. 

The license plate was designed by the Texas General Land Office in coordination with Rep. Larson and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. To order an Alamo license plate, visit the DMV’s website. The plate costs $30, or $40 if personalized.

For more information on the Alamo, as well as opening hours and days, visit their website here.

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