We are pleased to share with you a report on some of our programs and activities in 2017. A full version of this report will be mailed to our members in January 2018. We thank you for your support and wish you a Happy New Year.
We are grateful for the charitable support of preservation-minded friends to sustain us. To make a year-end donation in support of our 2017 Annual Fund, you may do so by following this link. In 2018, our Preservation Summit in Brownsville (February), regional meetings in Nacogdoches (August) and Big Spring (November), and ongoing projects at Bassett… More »
The “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” released by the Committee on Ways & Means in the U.S. House of Representatives proposes the repeal of the Rehabilitation Credit. Section 3403 of the Act calls for the elimination of this valuable incentive to private investment in distressed buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places in… More »
Preservation Texas is accepting nominations for its 2018 Honor Awards. Preservation Texas Honor Awards recognize exemplary preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and reconstruction projects that adhere to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards. Honor Award-winning projects will be recognized at the 2018 Preservation Texas Summit in historic downtown Brownsville on Tuesday evening, February 27, 2018, as well as… More »
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Preservation Texas are concerned for the life and safety of our fellow Texans who are being directly impacted by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. We will better understand the full impact of the storm in the days and weeks ahead. Cultural institutions should visit the website of National Heritage Responders for more information about disaster response assistance for… More »
Preservation Texas is pleased to announce that the 2018 Preservation Texas Summit will be held February 25th – 28th, 2018 in Brownsville. We are grateful to the support of the Brownsville Historical Association and the Brownsville Convention and Visitor Bureau as we look forward to a fascinating and rewarding experience in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. More information about… More »
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The Preservation Texas (PT) Emergency Consultation Program provides post-disaster assessments of significant historic properties that have become seriously imperiled. PT is able to arrange for a preservation professional to visit your site and prepare a conditions assessment report with recommendations for stabilization, repair, or selective demolition and salvage as appropriate. This program is made possible… More »
It has been a busy summer at Preservation Texas. We will be making a number of announcements and updates to our website in the week ahead including: Updated 2017 Most Endangered Places list Announcement of details about the 2018 Preservation Texas Summit, February 25-28th, 2018 Call for presentations at the 2018 Preservation Texas Summit Opening… More »
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In Defense of the Past: Preserving Historic Military Sites in Texas Register now! We invite you to join us on Friday, May 19, 2017 in San Angelo at Fort Concho, a National Historic Landmark, for our West Texas Regional Meeting. Registration is $40 per attendee and includes an optional Thursday evening opening reception as well as morning… More »
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HB 3418, which puts existing local historic district ordinances at risk, is scheduled for a public hearing on Tuesday, April 11th before the Urban Affairs Committee. (You can read more about the bill here). The Urban Affairs Committee Hearing will take place in Austin in the Captiol Extension, room E2.028. The meeting begins at 10:30 am or… More »