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January 3, 2013

Preservation Texas Newsletter

What's Happening Around Texas

News from Preservation Texas Office

We are off to a great start in this New Year: Plans are underway for the 2013 "Preservation Day," scheduled in Austin on Wed., Feb. 20 (more details to come soon, we promise!). The PT Advocacy Committee is gearing up for the 2013 Legislative session and beyond. And, we welcome all volunteers who might want to be involved in Advocacy, Fundraising/Membership or General Office Support

Also in progress is our new "Members Only" website portal. We are gathering your permission to be listed in our Membership Directory, which will be available online later this month (current members at any level will be listed). Please email me your okay to be listed, along with information on how to list you/your company, as follows, to
Your name/Company Name

As we close out 2012, we want to say welcome to our new members, as of December 31st:

Leslie Barras, Kentucky

Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Bush, Dallas

Bo Ellis, City of Marshall

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Harkins, Midland

Barbara Kyse, San Antonio

Marie Oehlerking, Austin

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Perot, Jr., Dallas

Angela Reed, Austin

Linda Sale, Fort Worth

Suresh Sellappan, Maryland

Harrison Stafford II, Edna


A huge thank you to our current members who contributed to our end-of-year donation appeal. And our special gratitude to The Burdine Johnson Foundation for its $10,000.00 contribution for PT’s educational and Most Endangered Places (MEP) program. Let Preservation Texas know how we can help you in 2013!

All my best,
Terri Schexnayder
Office & Membership Manager

Member Stories

Fayette County Cleans Up Park

Community and government leaders gathered together on December 11, 2012, to clean up Oso-Pine Springs Memorial Park in Fayette County. Approximately 25 volunteers participated, including county employees in Precincts 1 and 4 in Fayette County.


Kirk Pate, a well-respected member of the Preservation Texas Advocacy Committee, shared that the chief organizers included Fayette County Judge Ed Janecka, Kathryn L. Geesaman, president, Flatonia Landmark Preservation Society and Loretta Ehler of Schulenburg. Congratulation to all on job well done!


Around the State


Jan. 5: Save Austin's Cemeteries welcomes volunteers to their photo-documentation session at beautiful historic Oakwood Cemetery. Bring your digital cameras and USB cords, as well as sensible closed-toe shoes, hat, and water. For more information, contact Leslie Wolfenden,


Jan. 9: “Unfinished Spaces” film, presented by The Dallas Center for Architecture, is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. To RSVP, e-mail


East Texas

Jan. 21 Nominations Due: The Lucille Terry Preservation Award Committee of the East Texas Historical Association announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 award.   

The awards will be presented at the ETHA’s spring meeting on Feb. 23, 2013. 

El Paso

Better Cities & Towns
Voters in El Paso recently approved almost $500 million in quality of life bonds to fund city parks and cultural venues.



Sat., Jan. 12: EXPO at Smithville Heritage Event Hall, 213 Main Street. Speakers include David Schraub, Kent Orr, Betsy Frederick-Rothwell, UT’s School of Architecture and Dan Bretch of Industrial Country Contact Jill Strube,, or Judy Bergeron,

National News

35 urban innovations we’re watching this year, Mashable

The National Trust for Historic Preservation announces the 2013-14 Partners Steering Committee:
  • Mark McDonald, The Georgia Trust
  • Jennifer Meisner, Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Kathleen Brooker, Historic Seattle
  • Mike Buhler, San Francisco Architectural Heritage
  • Daniel Carey, Historic Savannah Foundation
  • Nancy Finegood, Michigan Historic Preservation Network
  • Jim Igoe, Preservation Massachusetts
  • Vanessa McKuin, Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas
  • David Preziosi, Preservation Dallas
  • Kim Trent, Knox Heritage, Immediate Past Chair
  • Marsh Davis, Indiana Landmarks
  • Myrick Howard, Preservation North Carolina
  • Linda Dishman, LA Conservancy


Employment Opportunities in Phoenix (posted Southwest Archaeology Today)

1. State Deputy Preservation Officer

2. Assist the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (AGFD) Project Leaders in facilitating cultural resources compliance for AGFD activities.

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