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April 12, 2013

Preservation Texas Newsletter

What's Happening Around Texas

News from Preservation Texas Office

One of the many reasons to join Preservation Texas is we can help you market your organization or business to more than 2,500 individuals across the state and country. We will feature your successes and best practices in one of our e-newsletters, post your events in PT's e-newsletter and website, and list you in our Membership Directory. And, if you join at the $250 Sustainer or above level, PT will include you (and your company logo) on our website.

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We are here for you, so let us know how we can be of service and connect you to the resources and people to make a difference in your city and community.

Best wishes and get out there and see the amazing historic places and landmarks Texas has to offer,

Terri Schexnayder, Office & Membership Manager



Around the State


Texas First Lady unveils downtown rendering, Cuero Record

Dallas/Fort Worth

April 22-23, 2013: TOP® Facilitation Methods Course. Three proven processes for activating group participation. Jewish Community Center, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX 75230-3392. Call for more (214) 739-2737.

Experience North Texas in April! Every day in April, you will have the chance to experience a building, a park, or some other space that inspires a reaction. For more information.


Considering Further Definitions of Historic Designations.



April 13 - May 31: AIA Houston, Architecture Center Houston and the Intercontinental Curatorial Project present: Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design. Happening at Architecture Center Houston, 315 Capitol, Suite 120, Houston, 77002. Call 713-520-0155 for more information.

May 5:  Houston Arts and Media will be hosting its eighth Houston History Road Rally, 1:00pm. The event is a fun way to draw attention to Houston’s history while also raising awareness for other HAM projects such as their HAM Slices of History videos, the Neighbor to Neighbor Oral History Project, the multi-volume Historic Schools of Harris County and full length documentary projects. Rules and more information.



Palestine dedication for plaza honoring Confederates set for April 13. Tyler Morning Telegraph


June 17-20: The Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation  offers a "Bridging the Gap" summer camp program at the historic Interurban Railway Museum in historic downtown Plano. Star Community Newspapers

San Antonio

Will House Bill 1858 burn San Antonio? San Antonio Express-News article.


Moravia cemetery to receive marker, The Schulenburg Sticker


Application Deadline is June 17, 2013: The Texas Department of Agriculture announces the availability of applications for the Texas Community Development Block Grant (TxCDBG) Program 2013-2014 Colonia Fund.  The application and guide for both Construction and Planning is available online. Interested parties are encouraged to attend at least one of the two workshops for important information regarding preparation of applications for TxCDBG Colonia Fund Construction and/or Planning Grants.


Questions and comments concerning the application guide(s), application forms or any other aspect of the Texas Community Development Block Grant Program will be addressed at the following workshops:



When:             Wednesday, April 17, 2013

1:00 -5:00 pm CT

Where:            Johnny Calderon County Building (Auditorium), 710 E. Main, Robstown, TX 78380

Contact: Helen Orsak, (361) 767-5223 or email


When:  Friday, April 19, 2013, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm CT. To attend:


Webinar Event address:
Event password: TDA

P.O. Box 12832 | Austin, TX | 78711
p: 512.472.0102 | f: 512.472.0740

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