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$3.9 billion

Reinvestment in designated Main Street communities since 1981

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Hut's Hamburgers sign

Historic Neon

Outdoor signs have been an integral part of commercial storefronts in Texas for more than two centuries. The use of neon in signs was perhaps the most dramatic of these technological advances. Learn about the history of neon signs in Texas.

John Luna

Triumph and Tragedy on the Early Texas Frontier

The 1813 Battle of Medina was the fierce and bloody climax of the first Texas war for independence. Atascosa County residents and local historians have long recognized the battle as an important part of their history.

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The Medallion

THC’s official magazine containing news and advice about preservation projects, Texas’ historic sites, and heritage tourism.

Statewide News & Events

  • Karnes County Courthouse_web

    The Texas Historical Commission announced grant recipients for Round X of the nationally recognized Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program (THCPP) during its April 27 quarterly meeting in San Felipe. The THC awarded matching grants totaling $19,713,303 to 15 counties to aid in preservation of their historic courthouses, including four grants to undertake full restorations.

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