PT Submits Formal Comment on FY20 Laredo Border Wall System Projects

U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. 6.5E Mail Stop 1039 Washington, DC 20229-1100 Re: FY20 Laredo Border Wall System Projects To Whom it May Concern: Preservation Texas appreciates the opportunity to provide written comments about sites and areas of historic and cultural significance that will be potentially impacted by the FY20 Laredo Border Wall System Projects. In addition, for the reasons set forth below, we request consulting party status… More »

PT Supports Restoration and Interpretation of Cape’s Dam, Mill Race in San Marcos

Preservation Texas has written a letter of support for the restoration of Cape’s Dam and continued planning for a future park centered on the site. October 14, 2019 The Honorable Jane Hughson Mayor of San Marcos 630 E. Hopkins San Marcos, TX 78666 Re: Cape’s Dam and Mill Race Dear Mayor Hughson and Members of Council: Preservation Texas appreciates the opportunity to address the future of Cape’s Dam and Mill Race in San Marcos.  Concern… More »

Call for Presentations and Posters: 2020 Texas Cultural Landscapes Symposium

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 practice. Cultural Landscapes are complex resources containing both cultural and natural resources such as architecture, roads, vegetation, archaeology, and aspects of… More »

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

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 Historic District in the heart of Austin. The historic buildings house medical students, nonprofit offices and other services in support… More »

PT Accepting Nominations for 2020 Most Endangered Places List

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. The 2019 list may be viewed here. Nominated sites should face an imminent risk of permanent loss or inappropriate alteration…. More »