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Commission's decision clears way for 1897 Galveston fort to be torn down


POSTED: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 7:00am

UPDATED: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 7:14am

Fort Crockett was built in 1897 for coastal artillery training and harbor defense

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; officials at the Texas Historical Commission in Austin have voted to withdraw an appeal to save Galveston's historic Fort Crockett, clearing the way for developers to demolish it.

After a three and a half year legal battle, THC decided it would not be in the best interest of the state to take the matter any further.

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