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May 8, 2013

Preservation Texas Newsletter

What's Happening Around Texas


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.




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

·                     * 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



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.


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


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


Restoring Cuero – Cuero.Texas Society of Architects


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


Fort Worth

Dillow House causes concern for all. The Rambler


Campaign: Save Old Central. Daily News - Galveston County


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.



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



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. 



Texas Historical Commission seeking historic treasures. Pampa News


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 or visit their website.


San Saba

Central Texas River Named Among Country's Most Endangered.


Tucker homestead dedicates historical marker. The Springtown Epigraph


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.

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