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May 8, 2013

Preservation Texas Newsletter
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What's Happening Around Texas


MAY IS NATIONAL PRESERVATION MONTH

Preservation Month logos and more great ideas on how to celebrate this year’s "See! Save! Celebrate!" celebration n your community are now available. Contact Jessica Pumphrey, 800.944.6847, for proclamation templates or go to National Trust for Historic Preservation for more information. And, we'd love to hear from you—post your planned events on Preservation Texas FaceBook page.

 

MEMBERSHIP & GENERAL UPDATES

 

Each current member will receive a letter, notifying you of the Login/Password for our “Members Only” portal. There, members will find the Membership Directory, which will be updated quarterly (next update, August 2013, so be sure we have your permission on file to be listed). If our members have historic preservation white papers, resource lists or other important information you would like us to post for our members, please let me know.

 

Please Note: We have recently cancelled PayPal and are researching other online membership/donation payment options. We apologize for the inconvenience and welcome you to renew or join by:

·                    * Emailing me at terri@preservationtexas.org

·                     * Calling the office, 512.472.0102, Mon/Wed/Fri.

·                      * Downloading the Membership Form online and sending in with credit card or check

 

We will begin sending you the Preservation Texas E-Newsletter every other week, but will continue to send Advocacy Alerts for the latest updates or other need-to-know announcements as they occur.


Thank you for your continued support,

Terri Schexnayder, Office & Membership Manager
terri@preservationtexas.org

 



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Around the State


The Texas Department of Agriculture encourages you to review these Texas Capital Fund workshops, which are important if you are planning to submit a TCF grant. Go to for more information.Or go online specifically for Main Street communities.


Austin

McKinney York Architects Wins AIA Design Award for City of Austin’s African-American Cultural Heritage Facility


Buda

City Council approved Buda’s Historic Preservation Award program, which recognizes outstanding efforts for historic features within the city limits. For more information

 

Corpus Christi

Possible Native American remains unearthed near Alice multiuse complex site. Corpus Christi Caller Times


Cuero

Restoring Cuero – Cuero.Texas Society of Architects https://texasarchitects.org/v/article-detail/Restoring-Cuero/cf/


Dallas

May 15: Preservation Dallas Hosts the 14th Annual Preservation Achievement Awards. Register today. 


El Paso

The Historic 160-year-old San Elizario Jail has reopened to the public for the first time in 11 years. For more information, contact the Office of County Commissioner Vince Perez, 915.546.2144 or email jlanderos@epcounty.com.

 

Fort Worth

Dillow House causes concern for all. The Rambler

Galveston

Campaign: Save Old Central. Daily News - Galveston County

Grapevine

City of Grapevine Prepares to Remove More Property Rights in Historic District. Grapevine Texas Online

Hardin County

The Hardin County Historical Commission and the Hardin County Genealogical Society are preparing for the grand opening of the Museum of Hardin County.

 

Houston

May 18: Houston Preservation Fair, free and open to the public, at the Houston Permitting Center. For more information.

 

Nacogdoches

May 23: TDA partners with Texas Forest Trail for workshop, “Tourism Toolkit & Roundtable.” Members and non-members are invited. Visit TDA website.

 

New Braunfels

The City of New Braunfels is hosting some exciting events for Historic Preservation Month—Free Historic Museum Day on May 18, noon to 4p.m.and self-paced Historic Property Scavenger Hunt that runs until May 31.  Find more details and a complete event listings. 

 

Pampa

Texas Historical Commission seeking historic treasures. Pampa News

Plano

Interurban Railway Museum to feature 'Rural Texas Women at Work' exhibit. The Colony Courier Leader

 

San Angelo

TEXAS READS: Texas authors delve into stories behind historical roadside. San Angelo Standard Times (NEED LINK)

San Antonio

 

May 18: San Antonio Conservation Society will host its preservation seminar, “Historic House Museums in the 21st Century.” Early registration rates ends today!

 

Villa Finale in San Antonio is hosting a variety of May events:

 

May 11, 10a – 2pm: Mathis and Ford Homes: A grand tour for the historic preservation enthusiast. Admission includes tours and lunch.

Non-members: $60.00
Members: $50.00

May 30, 5:30 – 6:30 pm: The Architecture of Villa Finale tour. Guests will have further time to enjoy the grounds with light refreshments following their tour. 
Non-members:  $15.00
Members: $12.00

 

For more information email SGonzalez@savingplaces.org or visit their website. www.VillaFinale.org

 

San Saba

Central Texas River Named Among Country's Most Endangered. KWTX.com

Springtown

Tucker homestead dedicates historical marker. The Springtown Epigraph

Texarkana

Celebrate Preservation Month with Texarkana Main Street. See all the fun things to do.


Web County

May 11: Webb's heritage foundation to honor service at Founders' Day event
Laredo Morning Times (NEED LINK)






National News & Resources

 

Deadline July 9: This year's National Historic Landmark Photo Contest, the 14th annual, is now under way. For more information, an updated list of the landmarks and contest rules.

 


July 18-20, Columbus, IN: Don't miss this weekend retreat, sponsored by AAO. Register today and view the full trip itinerary here.





P.O. Box 12832 | Austin, TX | 78711
p: 512.472.0102 | f: 512.472.0740
info@preservationtexas.org



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