That’s the title of the Halloween week column, “This Week in Texas History” for Wednesday, October 29 through Tuesday, November 4.
Given the circumstances of the defenders’ deaths and the fact Santa Anna denied them a Christian burial, it stands to reason that ghosts have been seen in and around the Alamo on countless occasions for the past 178 years. The chilling stories are guaranteed to make your hair stand on end!
Have you heard the news? Last week singer/songwriter Phil Collins did all Texans — past, present and future — an incredibly generous favor. Collins, who is not a Texan and has never lived in the Lone Star State, announced he is donating his entire Texana collection to the Alamo.
Now this isn’t just a bunch of stuff in his basement. No, it is reputed to be the largest and most valuable private collection of Texas artifacts in existence. And it is coming home to Texas!
Click on the links below and read all about it.
Singer Phil Collins to donate his collection of artifacts to Alamo
Legendary British Rocker Phil Collins Delivers Priceless Collection To The Alamo
John W. Smith returned to San Antonio on Mar. 11, 1836 after delivering Travis’ last message to the convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos to find the Alamo had fallen.
Smith, a bilingual early resident of Mexican Texas, went on to fight at San Jacinto and to hold every office under the sun in independent San Antonio, including three terms as mayor.