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Alamo overseer's divorce case discloses sexting

The woman who serves as the head administrator of the Alamo historic site is involved in a divorce proceeding. One controversial aspect of the case, in which her husband has asserted that she was having an extra-marital affair with an ex-Alamo vendor, is that it is now acknowledged by her that she sent naked pictures of herself using her cell phone; this is a practice sometimes referred to as sexting.

She has asserted that her husband is attempting to whip up a "frenzy" in the medias over that fact, and categorically denies having had an affair. Her husband, for his part, is attempting to get a look at a laptop computer that she used, and to acquire information from an unidentified man who he believes received the sexually oriented pictures and text messages from his wife.

She claims that her husband, after he discovered the photos, embarrassed her by transmitting them himself to some people she knows, including a number of her coworkers at the Alamo. After he did so, she initiated the divorce proceeding, which also includes a child custody issue. One state Senator expressed alarm at the type of publicity that the sexting was bringing to the Alamo site. At least one person has publicly called for the woman's resignation from her Alamo job, for which she is paid an annual salary of $85,000. Others say that she has done a good job and that the divorce is a private matter that should not reflect on the Alamo in any way.

The contract for the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, a group that the woman belongs to, which serve as custodians of the Alamo, expires at the end of June. It was not yet clear whether the publicity surrounding the divorce would have an impact on whether or not the contract is renewed.

Source:  MySA.com, "Divorce case reveals sexting by Alamo's overseer" Scott Huddleston, Jun. 05, 2013

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