Preservation Houston has partnered with the Downtown District on a video tour of some of downtown Houston's most historically significant sites. Join PH's Jim Parsons for a visit to Allen's Landing, originally the location of the Port of Houston and today part of the Buffalo Bayou park system; Market Square, the heart of the early city; and the 300 block of Main Street, where restored historic buildings house trendy restaurants and bars.
Texas House Bill 70, which would overturn local tree ordinances and void existing deed restrictions that protect trees, will be heard by the House Urban Affairs Committee tomorrow (Tuesday, July 25). Three Houston-area legislators serve on the committee.
The Texas Legislature is again working to diminish the ability of counties, municipalities and community associations to protect the character of cities, towns and neighborhoods across Texas. Preservation Houston is asking its members to write or call their representatives in Austin to oppose House Bill 70, which would overturn local tree ordinances and void existing deed restrictions that protect trees.
Preservation Houston is helping NASA reach its goal of restoring Apollo Mission Control Center at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (JSC) in time for the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, which will be commemorated on July 20, 2019. Mission Control is a designated National Historic Landmark, but deferred maintenance and unrestricted access led the National Park Service to categorize the facility as "threatened."