HB 3230 Nonprofit Tax Credit Hearing Tues 4/14

THE HOUSE WAYS & MEANS COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON TUESDAY, APRIL 14TH.  HB 3230 IS ON THE AGENDA FOR THE HEARING.   Click here for the hearing notice. We need your support for House Bill 3230.  This bill will clarify the new historic preservation tax credit law by affirming that qualifying non-profit-owned historic properties may be eligible to earn the tax credit. The potential sale of historic preservation tax credits earned by nonprofit organizations on… More »

2015 Most Endangered Places Announced

PRESERVATION TEXAS ANNOUNCES 12TH ANNUAL LIST OF TEXAS’ MOST ENDANGERED PLACES Sites in Anderson, Dickens, Eastland, El Paso, Falls, Newton, and Tarrant Counties and one statewide category named to the 2015 List AUSTIN, TEXAS.  A landmark African Methodist Episcopal Church, a “poor farm” known for its adobe structures, two sites linked to the heyday of the railroad in Texas, a homestead that was part of a Freedom Colony, and two historic courthouses are among the eight… More »

Historic Tax Credit for Nonprofits: Support HB 3230

Download a PDF of this information: HB3230-Support HB 3230 would make it possible for nonprofits to sell the tax credits earned on their qualified historic preservation projects, furthering the purpose of the original law while meeting two goals of the 2010 Statewide Preservation Plan. 1. In 2013, HB 500 created a tax credit against the state franchise tax equivalent to 25% of qualified costs for the certified rehabilitation of a historic property listed on the National Register or contributing… More »

Historic Courthouse Restoration Funding Endangered

  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 the committee need to hear from you.  Members of the House Appropriations Committee can also make last-minute changes to the… More »

2015 State Legislative Advocacy Agenda

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 in 1985 in part to serve as an auxiliary to all agencies of the State of Texas concerned with our… More »

PT Names Urban National Register Districts to Most Endangered List

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 Downtown Historic District, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.  This special endangered listing comes… More »

PT Letter on Proposed Buffalo Bayou Bulldozing Project

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 Park Demonstration Project on our 2014 Texas’ Most Endangered Places list.  The scope of the project far exceeds the limited… More »

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

  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 eliminating the federal historic preservation tax credit, which has been in place since 1981.  Texans should reject this effort to… More »

PT Letter On Federal Tax Credits

  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 in place since 1981.  Texans should reject this effort to raise federal tax revenue on the backs of private, local… More »

2014 Most Endangered Places List

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 seminary, a restaurant that is a classic example of mid-century commercial architecture, and a tract of land on the Rio… More »