Texas to take control of Alamo, cancels Daughters of the Texas Republic's 110-year management

Texas is taking over management of the Alamo, ending the Daughters of the Texas Republic's 110-year management of the site.

In a joint statement with the group Thursday, Land Commissioner George P. Bush said the General Land Office was taking over the day-to-day management of the downtown San Antonio mission-turned-fortress.

The management of the Alamo will transition to the state's General Land Office over the next four months. During that time, the Land Office will solicit proposals for the development of a strategic plan for the Alamo grounds and search the nation for a new management company.

The Alamo was the site of a key battle in the Texas Revolution in which Texas gained independence from Mexico. Some 180 defenders were killed there during a siege by Mexican forces.