(The Fall of the Alamo by Robert James Onderdonk)180 years ago last Thursday, the representatives of the people of Texas voted to declare independence from Mexico. During that time, approximately 200 men stood in the old mission of the Alamo in San Antonio. Arrayed around them, from February 23 on, were the 1,800 soldiers of the dictator Antonio López de Santa Anna.Lt. Col. William B. Travis commanded the vastly outnumbered Texan forces. On February 24, Travis wrote to his countrymen, asking for i...