From: Mosquito Bite, Texas
Of course, there is a group of folks, mostly volunteers, who are doing their best to maintain the ship. So, I don't mean to demean their effort with my comment above. The task just requires much more support that it gets right now, if it's to keep the Texas "battleworthy" for the future.
A group actually raised money 20 years ago, I think it was, to get her in dry dock to make major repairs. The wood decks that had been replaced with concrete were relaid with wood, the hull was repaired as much as was possible, and other significant restoration was completed. But, that was 20 years ago.
The Texas, like all the ships of the era around the country "at rest," are true national treasures, and should be treated as such.