2014 Honor Awards Nomination Process Begins

Preservation Texas invites nominations for its 2014 Honor Awards.  The awards ceremony will be held in downtown Houston, Texas on Saturday, November 22, 2014.  Nominations will be accepted until Friday, September 19, 2014, at midnight. The Honor Awards program seeks to recognize exemplary projects, individuals, organizations and programs in historic preservation in Texas.  Anyone may submit a nomination through Preservation Texas’ online submission process. Please submit your nominations using  our online submission portal. You may read… 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 »