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Controversial exhumation OK'd at Alamo site to allow restoration to proceed

The Texas Historical Commission approved a controversial plan Saturday to exhume four partly intact sets of skeletal remains at the Alamo, allowing badly needed preservation work to continue on the mission-era church.

On a 5-0 vote, the commission’s executive committee approved the Texas General Land Office’s request for a permit that provides an option to use DNA testing, which has been the subject of heated debate at the historic mission and battle site.

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