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Officials announce nearly $32 million state effort, with public help, for Alamo preservation

  • Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, right, arrives for a news conference to celebrate the $31.5 million the General Land Office received for the preservation and development of the Alamo, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, right, arrives for a news conference to celebrate the $31.5 million the General Land Office received for the preservation and development of the Alamo, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, left, poses with Bella the official Alamo cat following a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in San Antonio, to celebrate the $31.5 million the General Land Office received for the preservation and development of the Alamo.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, left, poses with Bella the official Alamo cat following a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in San Antonio, to celebrate the $31.5 million the General Land Office received for the preservation and development of the Alamo. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, left, tours the Alamo following a news conference to celebrate the $31.5 million the General Land Office received for the preservation and development of the Alamo, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, left, tours the Alamo following a news conference to celebrate the $31.5 million the General Land Office received for the preservation and development of the Alamo, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)  (The Associated Press)

Texas officials have unveiled a nearly $32 million state effort to renovate the Alamo and its grounds with the public's help.

Land Commissioner George P. Bush was in San Antonio on Wednesday to announce details of the project, which will also include private donations.

The Alamo was the site of an 1836 battle that preceded the climactic battle for Texas independence.

Authorities plan an updated museum for Alamo objects and other artifacts. About 200 pieces were donated last year by musician Phil Collins.

San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor says city officials are working on a master plan for the Alamo and its plaza.

The Alamo was named a World Heritage Site by a UNESCO committee in July, drawing more international attention to the venerable location.