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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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Travis letter from Alamo on display
The dramatic letter penned by Col. William Barret Travis to his fellow Texans about the dire situation his men faced at the Alamo is on display through March 6 at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission building. “The Travis Letter” has become one of the most revered and studied documents in Texas history. The iconic letter will be on display for 12 days, representing the lengthy siege fought by the defenders of the Alamo. While on exhibition, the document is being kept in a specially designed case that limits harmful light while providing visitors the unique opportunity to view one of the most important pieces of Texas history. The display is part of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s latest exhibit, Texans’ Struggle for Freedom and Equality, comprising documents and images integral to the state’s history. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through March 6 with a special showing Saturday at the library at 1201 Brazos St. Go to tsl.texas.gov for more information.
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