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HB 3418 Hearing Tuesday April 11th

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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 »

46.9-acre Native Plant Restoration Project Underway at Bassett Farms Conservancy

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We are in the process of restoring two fields totaling 46.9 acres at our Bassett Farms Conservancy with native grass and forb vegetation through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Pastures for Upland Birds (PUB) cost-sharing program. Bassett Farms is located at the edge of the post oak savannah ecoregion where it transitions to blackland prairie.  In the late… More »

HB 3418 Threatens Historic Districts

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April 7, 2017 Update:  A public hearing on HB 3418 will be held by the Urban Affairs Committee on Tuesday, April 11th at the Capitol in Austin.  Details here.   March 28, 2017 Your local historic preservation zoning ordinance is at serious risk. A bill filed by Rep. Gary Elkins in the Texas House of… More »

PT Supports Designation of Fort Brown as National Monument

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Download a PDF of the letter here. The Honorable Filemon Vela United States House of Representatives 437 Cannon House Office Building Washington DC 20515 Dear Congressman Vela: On behalf of the Board of Directors of Preservation Texas, I write in support of the designation of historic Fort Brown as a National Monument. The original Fort… More »

PT Advocates for Historic Austin State Hospital

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Preservation Texas submitted the following written comment to the State of Texas, which is considering the future of the historic Austin State Hospital campus. (Link to PDF below.)   We appreciate the opportunity to provide written comment on the future of the Austin State Hospital campus (ASH).  ASH is a monumental historic, architectural and cultural… More »