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Crumbling Alamo spurs Texans to revive monument faded by neglect

SAN ANTONIO Limestone is missing from the facade, tree roots push up through sidewalks and windowsills are rotting on the only building generations of Texans have been told never to forget. "We want people to think about the Alamo again," Rebecca Bridges Dinnin, its director, said in her San Antonio office, sitting beneath the red, white and green flag of the Texas Revolution. While Texans are no strangers to tattered public works, with billions of dollars needed for roads, parks and state buildings, the Alamo's decay is goading business leaders and public officials to act. They're seeking millions to revive the fort, which has been the state's symbolic heart since...