We are pleased to share with you a report on some of our programs and activities in 2017. A full version of this report will be mailed to our members in January 2018. We thank you for your support and wish you a Happy New Year.
We are grateful for the charitable support of preservation-minded friends to sustain us. To make a year-end donation in support of our 2017 Annual Fund, you may do so by following this link. In 2018, our Preservation Summit in Brownsville (February), regional meetings in Nacogdoches (August) and Big Spring (November), and ongoing projects at Bassett Farms Conservancy will provide opportunities for engagement and education. We will also begin planning for the 2019 legislative session and… More »
We are asking you to share your support for the Historic Tax Credit. It allows 20% of the eligible costs of rehabilitating a historic building listed on the National Register to be applied as a credit against federal income taxes. The HTC has been in place permanently since 1986 and since 2002 has created over 16,000 jobs in Texas. The U.S. House Bill The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act released by the U.S. House Committee on Ways… More »
Preservation Texas is accepting nominations for its 2018 Honor Awards. Preservation Texas Honor Awards recognize exemplary preservation, restoration, rehabilitation and reconstruction projects that adhere to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards. Honor Award-winning projects will be recognized at the 2018 Preservation Texas Summit in historic downtown Brownsville on Tuesday evening, February 27, 2018, as well as in press releases, on our website and in our quarterly Preservation Texas magazine. Requirements/guidelines: Awards are presented to both residential and non-residential… More »
Preservation Texas is concerned for the life and safety of our fellow Texans who are being directly impacted by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey. Our thoughts are with all of those in Harvey’s path. We will better understand the full impact of the storm in the days and weeks ahead. This webpage is intended to gather information and resources that may be of assistance to those working with historic resources impacted by this complex and devastating storm…. More »
The Preservation Texas (PT) Emergency Consultation Program provides post-disaster assessments of significant historic properties that have become seriously imperiled. PT is able to arrange for a preservation professional to visit your site and prepare a conditions assessment report with recommendations for stabilization, repair, or selective demolition and salvage as appropriate. This program is made possible through the generous support of the Summerlee Foundation. Do you qualify? Please note that we cannot provide direct support to… More »
In Defense of the Past: Preserving Historic Military Sites in Texas Register now! We invite you to join us on Friday, May 19, 2017 in San Angelo at Fort Concho, a National Historic Landmark, for our West Texas Regional Meeting. Registration is $40 per attendee and includes an optional Thursday evening opening reception as well as morning coffee and a box lunch on Friday. **The Thursday evening reception and Friday meeting will both take place at the… More »
HB 3418, which puts existing local historic district ordinances at risk, is scheduled for a public hearing on Tuesday, April 11th before the Urban Affairs Committee. (You can read more about the bill here). The Urban Affairs Committee Hearing will take place in Austin in the Captiol Extension, room E2.028. The meeting begins at 10:30 am or upon final adjournment/recess. Click here for the official notice of the meeting. HB 3418 is last on the list of bills to… More »