Posts Categorized: General

City of Austin’s Historic Cemeteries Master Plan to Receive 2016 Honor Award

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 11, 2016 Austin, Texas — Preservation Texas, Inc. has announced that the City of Austin’s Historic Cemeteries Master Plan will receive a 2016 Honor Award for Preservation Planning on February 18, 2016.  The Honor Award will be presented at a special ceremony at the historic State Theatre on Congress Avenue as… More »

Oldest Building in Plano Named to 2016 Most Endangered Places List

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February 1, 2016 For Immediate Release Collinwood House is first site named to 2016 Most Endangered Places List Austin, Texas — Preservation Texas has announced that the Collinwood House, located in Plano, Texas, has been named to its 2016 Most Endangered Places list.  The complete list of at-risk historic places will be announced on February… More »

Register for the Preservation Texas 2016 Summit

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The Preservation Texas 2016 Summit will take place on February 18, 2016 in Austin, Texas.  The day’s events include education sessions, announcement of the 2016 Most Endangered Places list and the presentation of our 2016 Honor Awards.  Join us for an excellent opportunity to learn, network and celebrate historic preservation in Texas! PRESERVATION TEXAS 2016… More »

Preservation and Low Income Housing Tax Credits

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Governor Abbott signed SB 1316 into law on June 18, 2015.  This bill creates an outstanding opportunity to bundle low income housing tax credits with the new state historic preservation tax credit and existing federal historic preservation tax credits.  This is particularly important in creating incentives to tackle larger-scale historic structures such as vacant schools,… More »

Save Lerma’s! Support SA City Council Budget Request

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On August 19, 2015, the City of San Antonio will have an opportunity to consider a request from Esperanza Peace & Justice Center, the non-profit owner of historic Lerma’s Nite Club, for $1,000,000 toward the $2.1 million restoration project.  Lerma’s is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was included on our 2014… More »

Join PT! Our Membership Program Has Changed

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It’s our 30th Anniversary, and to celebrate, our Individual Memberships are now just $30 per year.  There are other ways to contribute, with special benefits for Professional Members, non-profit organizations and more.  Click here to join Preservation Texas.  We are entirely supported by the generosity of our members, and cannot fulfill our mission without you…. More »

PT Supports El Paso Historic Survey

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Preservation Texas urges the City of El Paso to accept the $56,000 matching grant from the Texas Historical Commission to conduct a survey of its historic downtown commercial architecture.   The following editorial appeared in the El Paso Times on June 3, 2015. El Paso can benefit from its historic architecture By Evan R. Thompson… More »