From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
November 21, 2012
Contact: Lee Nichols, 512-463-0126

Van de Putte Responds to Attorney General Investigation Into Daughters of Republic of Texas

(Austin) — Yesterday, the Office of the Texas Attorney General released its report to the Legislature regarding its investigation into the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Background: In 2011, in response to public testimony, Senator Van de Putte sponsored House Bill 3726, passed by the 82nd Legislature and signed into law, transferring custody of the Alamo from the DRT to the General Land Office. Today, Senator Van de Putte issued this reply to the report:

"I am thankful to the Attorney General's Office for its extensive and thorough investigation into the operations of the Shrine of Texas Liberty, the Alamo. The Attorney General's report validates the actions of the 82nd Legislature that put the General Land Office in control of the Alamo.

"All Texans are indebted to the generations of women in the Daughters of the Republic of Texas who cared for the Alamo in its custody, but as verified by the report, it was time for a change. However, I and the rest of Texas share the Attorney General's gratitude for the countless volunteer hours given by DRT members in service to the Alamo.

"I agree with the Attorney General that no further legal action should be taken, in light of the legislative action that addressed these problems. Now it is time for Texas to move on."

Note: The full Attorney General's report may be read at