• May 28, 2024

Texas Historic Preservation Month

Texas Historic Preservation Month

Texas Historic Preservation Month 150 150 Elect Todd Hunter

Historic preservation is about people and places. It is about our connection to the places that are special to us all. It is an effective tool for managing growth and development, revitalizing neighborhoods, fostering local pride, and maintaining community character while enhancing livability. The month of May is recognized as Historic Preservation Month to highlight the importance of remembering our history. Coastal Bend is filled with lots of fascinating history. The purpose of this month is to encourage Texans to learn about our history.

Aransas Pathways is an excellent source to learn about the history of Aransas County. Aransas Pathways provides insightful tours where you can easily locate the historic homes and sites to visit. Aransas Pathways provides many connections between these sites and other attractions in the area. A Guide to Historic Markers is available throughout the county with sites listed on the Aransas County Historical Commission website. Over fifty sites have been identified and marked. Many of these landmarks are over 50 years old and include subjects of significance in local, state, or national history. Along with this, multiple of these sites are designated by Historical Markers from the Texas Historical Commission. To learn more, you can visit the Aransas County Pathways website at Aransas Pathways.

Nueces County has a rich history that residents can learn about. Nueces County is home to over 90 Historical Markers which have been designated by the Texas Historical Commission. The Nueces County Historical Commission has all of the markers listed on their website for those who are interested. Visit the The Nueces County Historical Commission. The Nueces County Historical Society is a great organization for those who want to learn about the diverse past of Nueces County. The non-profit was founded in 1952 and their mission is to encourage a deeper understanding and appreciation for the rich history of Nueces County, the Coastal Bend of Texas, and the United States of America. Their website is The Nueces County Historical Society for those who are interested in learning more.

If you are interested in learning more about specific historic sites in Nueces and Aransas counties you can visit Texas Tropical Trail, to find a list of historical sites in both counties. In addition to this, The Texas Historical Commission is a great source to discover more about Texas History Texas Historical Commission.

If you have questions regarding any of the information mentioned in this week’s article, please do not hesitate to call my Capitol or District Office. Please always feel free to contact my office if you have any questions or issues regarding a Texas state agency, or if you would like to contact my office regarding constituent services. As always, my offices are available at any time to assist with questions, concerns, or comments (Capitol Office, 512-463-0672; District Office, 361-949-4603).

– State Representative Todd Hunter, District 32

Rep. Hunter represents Aransas County and Part of Nueces County. He can be contacted at todd.hunter@house.texas.gov or at 512-463-0672.