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Historic Courthouse Restoration Funding Endangered

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  Falls County Courthouse, Marlin.   Your active engagement with the Texas legislature is needed at this critical time in the budget process. The House Appropriations Subcommittee is recommending $0 for the Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.   It is not too late.  The Senate Finance Committee has yet to make final decisions, and members of… More »

2015 State Legislative Advocacy Agenda

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The Board of Directors of Preservation Texas has approved its 2015 State Legislative Advocacy Agenda.  Additionally, we will monitor other proposed legislation for its impacts on historic preservation in Texas, developing appropriate strategies to raise awareness of important issues throughout the 2015 session. Download a PDF of the legislative agenda here Preservation Texas was chartered… More »

PT Names Urban National Register Districts to Most Endangered List

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PRESERVATION TEXAS CALLS ATTENTION TO ENDANGERED URBAN HISTORIC DISTRICTS DISTRICTS IN DALLAS, AUSTIN AND HOUSTON SPOTLIGHTED DALLAS, TEXAS — Preservation Texas will name Urban National Register Historic Districts to its Texas’ Most Endangered Places list on Wednesday in Dallas, Texas.  This is a direct result of the recent demolition of five historic structures in the Dallas… More »

PT Letter on Proposed Buffalo Bayou Bulldozing Project

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June 30, 2014   Mr. Dwayne Johnson Regulatory Branch, CESWG-PE-RB U.S. Army Corps of Engineers P.O. Box 1229 Galveston, Texas 77553-1229   Re: SWG-2012-01007 (Memorial Park Demonstration Project)   Dear Mr. Johnson:   We write this letter to urge denial of the permit application referenced above.   Preservation Texas included the site of the Memorial… More »

Federal Tax Credits, Most Endangered, and More in our June Newsletter

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  June 2014 Update An Open Letter to Congress: Preserve The Preservation Tax CreditIn Texas, we value our heritage and our property rights.  You should therefore be aware that some in the United States Congress are seeking to increase the tax burden on those who make private investments in the preservation of historic buildings by… More »

PT Letter On Federal Tax Credits

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  Fellow Preservationists, In Texas, we value our heritage and our property rights.  You should therefore be aware that some in the United States Congress are seeking to increase the tax burden on those who make private investments in the preservation of historic buildings by eliminating the federal historic preservation tax credit, which has been… More »

2014 Most Endangered Places List

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Preservation Texas 2014 Most Endangered Places List Sites in San Antonio, Port Isabel, El Paso, Houston and Abilene Join Two Hill Country Sites and Five East Texas Sites on the 2014 List AUSTIN, TEXAS…A culturally significant conjunto night club, a limestone house that is one of the most photographed sites in Texas, a historic African-American… More »