The Alamo is under attack again. It is being led by the very conservator commissioned to preserve it—Texas Land Office Commissioner George P. Bush. His REIMAGINE THE ALAMO Master Plan will destroy the Alamo as we know it.
As a 31-year first responder firefighter, Rick Range is very cognizant of and sympathetic to the issues suffered by a great many of our veterans. Serving their needs will be one of his very top priorities. Housing needs and mental health are two of the most pressing problems that need addressing.
In 2015 – 2016, Texas experienced six federal disaster declarations that spread across 160 of the state’s 254 counties. These disasters impacted more than 76 percent of the state’s population. Range will work to ensure that Texas gets its fair share of CDBG-DR Funds.
Rick Range is a fourth-generation Texan and a lifelong resident of Dallas County where his family has lived since 1890. He graduated from Irving High School and then attended North Texas State University in Denton and West Texas State University in Canyon where he received his B.M.E. Range taught at the junior high and high school levels before becoming a career firefighter with the Mesquite Fire Department. Here he served for over 31 years as a Driver-Engineer and also as Spanish translator for both the fire and police departments.
For the last dozen years, Range has been heavily involved in research for a book covering all aspects of the Alamo and the Texas War for Independence. He serves as a Board Member of the Alamo Society, an international association of Alamo scholars, researchers, and dedicated enthusiasts. Also a member of the Alamo Battlefield Association, the San Jacinto Battleground Conservancy, and an associate member of the Alamo Defenders Descendants Association, he has spent nearly twenty years in Alamo research in both English and Spanish.
A few months ago he founded the Save The Alamo Committee along with its associated website and social media in order to get the word out to the voters of Texas about George P. Bush’s disastrous REIMAGINE THE ALAMO Master Plan. On November 1, Range publicly announced his candidacy for the office of Texas General Land Office Commissioner to replace George P. Bush.