Posts Categorized: General

PT Receives $10,000 Grant from National Trust for Old First Baptist Church in San Marcos

Posted by & filed under General, News.

Preservation Texas has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Fondren Fund for Texas of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to complete a preservation plan and engineering assessment of the Old First Baptist Church, an African-American landmark in San Marcos constructed in 1908. Preservation Texas has retained Post Oak Preservation Solutions and Sparks Engineering,… More »

Legislative Update: April 13, 2021

Posted by & filed under General, News.

This is an update on historic preservation-related legislative activity during the 87th Texas Legislative Session. Legislation is being considered in Austin that impact historic district designation, county funding for preservation, tax credits, markers, monuments, local tax appraisals, Main Street, and related issues. The bill filing deadline was March 12, and bills are being assigned to… More »

Advocacy Alert: SB 10 Restricts the Voices of Local Communities

Posted by & filed under General, News.

This Advocacy Alert concerns Senate Bill 10.  The bill has been brought to our attention by community and organizational partners including the Texas Downtown Association (TDA) and is being referred to as the “community censorship bill.” According to the TDA, this bill would prohibit cities from hiring lobbyists to advocate for their communities in the… More »