Actually you're mistaken. In 1836 Texas was NOT part of the United States. Texas did not join the United States until 1845.Why would anybody go there. This is a disgrace naming a place Almo runned by Mexicans. If u know your History Mexicans killed Americans.
In 1836, Texas was part of Mexico. Americans had began immigrating to "Coahuila y Tejas" as it was known then. It became such a problem that the Mexican government had to close the border.
When it got to the point that the Mexicans had to tell the immigrants to leave, they revolted and declared Coahuila y Tejas "The Republic of Texas."
Of course as any country would do, Mexico sent its military to take it back. The Battle of the Alamo was part of the Texas Revolution, but it was not an attack on the United States. Those living in The Republic of Texas were not Americans. They were Texans, and not Texans as we know them today. They had declared their own country.
So really, the Battle of the Alamo was a successful attempt by the Mexican government to take back land that rightfully belonged to them.
The worm turned at the Battle of San Jacinto in which Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna decisively. With his surrender, Texas had claimed it's independence.
There continued to be skirmishes along the Texas/Mexico border and complete hostilities did not cease until after the Mexican-American War of 1846 when Texas agreed to be annexed as a state.
However, with all that said, I really doubt that the owners had some dubious plan when they named their restaurant. I really don't think anyone still holds grudges over something that happened 177 years ago. Since the restaurant sells Tex-Mex food, The Alamo is a representation of that area of the country.
Microcosmic Man merely takes issue because he is an admitted racist, so part of his mindset is to see offense when none is given.