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Don't forget the Alamo (or something like that)

espite the outcries from local residents, the Alamo is getting a facelift. The nearly 300-year-old historic site will be revamped thanks to the approval of a $450 plan by the San Antonio City Council. Founded in the 18th Century as a Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound called MisiĂłn San Antonio de Valero (its real name), the site was home to one of the most pivotal events in the Texas Revolution. Officials said

construction could begin in 2020. Immediate next steps include fundraising, hiring an architect to design the museum and developing a repair plan for the Cenotaph, which would be moved 500 feet south. Funds for the redevelopment came from the city and state, as well as the Alamo Endowment. City council members said the renovation will not rid the structure of any of its traditions, but work to reveal more history.

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The amount per hour that construction wages have reached, a 3.1 percent yearover-year increase, in the nonfarm private sector, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. The report shows that workers may be benefiting, while contractors are still struggling with a workforce shortage.

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