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Battleship Texas to be Moved to a New Location for Repairs and Visitors

June 3, 2019 | By TH Staff

The Houston Chronicle reports that Battleship Texas will move from its home on the Houston Ship Channel near La Porte as part of a plan to preserve the historic ship and draw more visitors. While still awaiting the governor’s signature, recent legislation calls for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to become the ship’s caretaker and for the ship to be repaired.

“I’ve Been Everywhere”

August 20, 2009 | By Shelia Scarborough

Driving down Independence Parkway to the La Porte home of Battleship Texas, it’s hard to believe that maritime and Texas history await discovery right around the bend, at the San Jacinto Battleground.

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