PT New Executive Director

Preservation Texas Welcomes Evan Thompson as New Leader UT Law graduate brings expertise to Texas statewide non-profit   Austin – Preservation Texas announced today that Evan Thompson of Charleston, South Carolina will assume leadership duties as executive director for the Austin-based statewide organization on April 1. Thompson previously served as executive director of the Preservation Society of Charleston and Historic Beaufort Foundation in Beaufort, South Carolina. “We are thrilled that Evan Thompson will lead our… More »

Most Endangered Places: Deadline Extended to April 11th

The MEP program was begun in 2003 by Preservation Texas, Inc., a statewide partner of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  By calling attention to endangered places and sites in our great State, PT encourages local action while there’s still time before bulldozers raze or age takes toll.  Nominations are open to the public.  Experience shows that inclusion on the MEP list will provide those who care for these sites with the momentum, support, expertise… More »

Most Endangered Places Call for Nominations!

  Preservation Texas is accepting nominations for its 2014 list of Texas’ Most Endangered Historic Places. The list plays a vital role in identifying and preserving the threatened historic resources of our state. A wide range of sites will be considered, from public and residential buildings to neighborhoods, bridges, and landscapes. Nominations are open to the public and nomination forms and judging criteria are listed below with downloadable nomination form. Nominations due by March 21st,… More »

New Board Members!

  At a December  Preservation Texas Board meeting in San Antonio, following our successful Honor Awards Celebration, the PT Board approved the following outstanding, dedicated activists as new Board members, terms beginning in 2014 (bios to follow in next membership newsletter):   Mark Doty, of Dallas Hildegardo E. Flores, Ed. D, of Zapata Lila Knight, of Kyle Ann Benson McGlone, of San Antonio Bill Minter, of Abilene Richard E. Mitchell, of Austin

Executive Director Search Progress

“How exciting!”  Preservation Texas Board President, Charlene Orr of Mesquite, declared when our Executive Director Search Committee Team lead told her that almost 30 applicants had forwarded a cover letter of interest and a résumé by the close of our ED job posting on Jan 3rd.   After reading very carefully all of the cover letters and résumés, nine candidates have been chosen for further review and, of those, the committee will choose four or… More »