Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Alamo Will Not Go Under UN Control

Texas General Land Office
Jerry Patterson Texas Land Commissioner

Patterson responds to Internet gossip: Horse hockey

PRESS RELEASE — Oct 30, 2013

AUSTIN — Despite spectacular and erroneous reports to the contrary, the Alamo is not being turned over to the United Nations — or anyone else for that matter.

Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson today attempted once again to let Texans know that if the Alamo and the other Spanish missions in San Antonio are added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, the Alamo will remain entirely under the control of the state of Texas and the Texas General Land Office. […]

Friday, October 25, 2013

Southwick Couple Gassed in Their Camper

The Argus [UK]
23 October 2013

By Tim Ridgway, Local government reporter

A couple who fear they were gassed by crooks as they slept in their motor home were left stranded abroad for two weeks after they lost everything.

Mervyn Bryant and his wife Kirsty’s holiday in the south of France in their campervan became a summer helliday when they woke up to find they had been robbed. [...]

Mr Bryant said: “Amazingly I didn’t know anything had been taken until I started moving around the motor home.

“It was only when we spoke to other campers that we were told about crooks moving around the south of France and gassing people while they sleep before they take their things.” [...]