Monthly Archives:: March 2019

Advocacy Alert: PT Opposes HB 2496 Restricting Local Landmark Designations

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A bill introduced in the Texas House of Representatives by Rep. John Cyrier, HB 2496 (and its companion in the Senate by Sen. Dawn Buckingham, SB 1488), would prohibit a municipality from designating a historic landmark without the property owner’s consent. The bill was drafted and filed without any input whatsoever from the historic preservation community in the… More »

Advocacy Alert: PT Supports Amending HB 2439

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ADVOCACY ALERT: HISTORIC BUILDING MATERIALS A bill introduced in the Texas House of Representatives, HB 2439 (and its companion in the Senate, SB 1266), would prevent local governments from directly or indirectly prohibiting the use of specific building products or materials in the construction, renovation, maintenance or alteration of residential or commercial structures, whether by ordinance… More »

PT Supports Preservation of the Davis House in Leander

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Preservation Texas has written a letter of support for the protection and preservation of the Davis House in Leander (Williamson County), built before 1896 and thought to be one of the oldest structures in the city, founded in 1882. The house is located at 104 N. Brushy Street in Leander. City Council is considering an… More »