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Statewide News: February 4, 2021

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PRESERVATION TEXAS WELCOMES SERENA PUTEGNAT OF BROWNSVILLE TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS Brownsville attorney and preservationist Serena Putegnat has joined the Preservation Texas Board of Directors for a three-year term.  We look forward to working with Serena to address critical preservation issues in South Texas.  Also returning to the board for a second three-year term will… More »

Texas Dance Hall Preservation Raises Over $250,000 for Dance Hall Relief

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Texas Dance Hall Preservation raises over $250,000 for Dance Hall Relief Austin, TX  –  Texas Dance Hall Preservation (TDHP) has closed fundraising in December for the Texas Dance Hall Relief Fund after exceeding its goal. Due to COVID-19, dance halls across Texas have been largely closed down since March 2020, with many forced to cancel… More »

THC Approves Undertold Marker Topics

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The Texas Historical Commission approved fifteen Undertold Marker topics at its quarterly meeting on February 3, 2021. A total of 67 applications were made from 36 counties.  Included among the fifteen was a marker topic submitted by Preservation Texas recognizing the Chinese laborers who worked on the construction of the Houston & Texas Central Railroad… More »

Statewide News: January 5, 2021

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Alpine: Museum of the Big Bend receives $750,000 NEH grant The Texas Centennial building will get much needed updates and upgrades to its infrastructure including HVAC and security systems… Austin: Oral histories of Downs Field donated to Austin History Center, Huston-Tillotson Originally conceived as a racially segregated facility in the Jim Crow era, Downs Field was home… More »