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Call for Presentations and Posters: 2020 Texas Cultural Landscapes Symposium

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Call for Presentations and Posters Texas Cultural Landscapes Symposium February 23-26, 2020 Waco, Texas Preservation Texas, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, the NPS National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), and the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) will host a three-day symposium focused on educating and connecting the regional preservation community with cultural landscape training and… More »

African-American and Women’s History to be Demolished at Austin State Hospital

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by Evan R. Thompson, Executive Director October 2, 2019 TAKE ACTION! Sign our petition.  Contact your state legislator. Imagine a newly constructed 21st-century brain health facility at the historic Austin State Hospital (“ASH”) surrounded by grassy parks, pecan groves, and restored historic buildings built between 1860 and 1960 that are part of a National Register… More »

PT Accepting Nominations for 2020 Most Endangered Places List

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Preservation Texas invites nominations for the 2020 Most Endangered Places list. We welcome nominations from a broad spectrum of historic resources across Texas. This signature program of Preservation Texas was launched in 2004. Over the last 15 years, 161 sites and themes have been included on the list, of which only 12 have been lost…. More »

Advocacy Alert: Busy Week Ahead at the Capitol

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April 1, 2019 Local property tax abatements, courthouse restoration program, the Alamo and billboards among issues to be heard in committees BUILDING MATERIALS REGULATION On Tuesday, SB 1266 (oppose), the companion to HB 2439, will be heard in the Senate Business & Commerce Committee at 8:00 am in room E1.012.  This bill would prohibit municipalities from regulating building materials.  We would support amended language allowing… More »

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 »