Two years ago, the Texas Historical Commission was looking a bit like the Alamo — besieged by a Legislature looking to save money and under fire from critics, including Gov. Rick Perry, who questioned whether it should continue to exist as the state’s primary agency for all things historic.
Now, like Sam Houston after the Battle of San Jacinto, the commission is forging ahead with new vibrancy and vision, with the support of many of its former detractors, including Perry.
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