Tourists watching from the sidelines Friday would never have suspected the spat that erupted last year between Patrick and Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who stood next to each other smiling and shaking hands with San Antonio politicians. Patrick had called the plan “badly off track” and threatened to take Alamo responsibilities away from the Texas General Land Office, where Bush had first become commissioner in 2015.
But on Friday, Bush praised Patrick for his passion for the Alamo. The two recently came to an agreement around the new version of the plan, Bush told Texas legislators in a hearing last month.
“There’s nobody in the state capital who cares more about Texas history, that cares more about this holy shrine that we honor today than Dan Patrick,” Bush said Friday.
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