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 »

2015 Preservation Day Scheduled for March 19 in Austin

  SAVE THE DATE! Preservation Day at the State Capitol is scheduled for Thursday, March 19th in Austin.  Preservationists will have an opportunity to meet with state legislators in support of preservation issues.  The 2015 Most Endangered Places list will be announced as well.  Details about the schedule and how to register are forthcoming. We look forward to seeing you in Austin!

PT Office Manager Position Available

Preservation Texas is hiring a full-time Office Manager to work in its Austin, Texas office. JOB TITLE: Office Manager EXEMPT (Yes/No)      Yes PART/FULL-TIME:     Full-Time DEPARTMENT:          Administrative SUPERVISOR:             Executive Director LOCATION:                 Austin (1204 San Antonio Street) HOURS:                        9:00 am – 5:00 pm, generally… 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 »