Sign the Statewide Letter of Support

In support of the effort to save the Historic Tax Credit (HTC) and ensure its inclusion in federal tax reform legislation, we have drafted a statewide letter of support that will be delivered to Senator John Cornyn and Representative Kevin Brady. A broad spectrum of organizations, communities, professionals, investors and advocates who work in and with historic buildings and economic development that impact historic places, including elected officials, are encouraged to share their support as… More »

Urgent: Support the Federal Rehabilitation Credit

  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 »

2018 Preservation Texas Honor Award Nominations Due Dec. 8th

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 »

Hurricane Harvey Resources

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 »

Emergency Consultation Program

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 »

Updated – West Texas Regional Meeting at Fort Concho in San Angelo on May 19th

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 Hearing Tuesday April 11th

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 »

46.9-acre Native Plant Restoration Project Underway at Bassett Farms Conservancy

We are in the process of restoring two fields totaling 46.9 acres at our Bassett Farms Conservancy with native grass and forb vegetation through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Pastures for Upland Birds (PUB) cost-sharing program. Bassett Farms is located at the edge of the post oak savannah ecoregion where it transitions to blackland prairie.  In the late 19th and early 20th century, cotton was grown on the land by tenant farmers; later it was used for grazing by… More »