Harris County Judge Ed Emmett's March newsletter carried this notice.
The 2010 Annual Historic Preservation Conference in Houston/Harris County
The conference, hosted by the Texas Historical Commission in association with Preservation Texas, will be held at
the Westin Oaks Houston Hotel, 5011 Westheimer, on April 22-24. Sessions focusing on themes of resource fundamentals, resource development, preservation advocacy and public engagement will provide valuable information for preservationists in any community, large or small. Enjoy the opening session "King of the Road Trip" with special guest and award-winning speaker Michael Wallis, author, storyteller and self-proclaimed "Son of Route 66."
Pre-conference tours on Thursday, hosted by local preservation partners, will highlight Houston's Art Deco and mid-century architecture. Saturday's post-conference tours will take you to the annual San Jacinto battle reenactment or the Clayton Library for Genealogical Research.
On Thursday, workshops will be provided for county historical commissions and city preservation commissions. This year, a Section 106 Workshop for Professionals also will be offered.
We've collected a list of blogs that have some notable weight of Texana by content - mostly in historical or literary terms. As issued in August 2008 the list is about 100 titles. The annotated, illustrated list was issued as a mono-thematic August issue of the Monthly. Suggest a blog is you like. Request an email copy of the list if you like. It's now posted separately as http://texasblognotes.blogspot.com and occasionally I add new entries.
Texana librarian 30 years. Degrees:Lon Morris College, SFASU, UT. Edited S'western Lib Assn booklet on kid's books, founded TxStLiby’s subject index to state government publications monthly checklist, founded Texas Bibliographical Soc's "Texas Current Bibliography", compiled Amarillo PL's Bush/FitzSimon Bib, wrote Texana column in "Texas Library Jl", taught UT’s Library School on contemporary American publishing, conducted workshops on Texana, conservation, book arts, publishing, and archival matters, published "Arthur’s Austin ABC: Arturo en Austin: un abecedario" & "The Austin Almanac," Librarian of Houston PL's Texas Room 18 yrs, retired Dec 2005.