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Willacy County Courthouse

By Jennifer O’Hair, THC Senior Web Coordinator

This month, we’re highlighting one of Texas’ endangered historic county courthouses. Willacy County Courthouse, located in Raymondville, was recently forced to close its doors when one of the most common and pervasive threats to county courthouses—water intrusion—caused a widespread mold infestation, threatening the health of county...

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Exterior of the restored Newton County Courthouse. Photo courtesy of Wayne Wendel.

By Chris Florance, THC’s Public Information and Education Division Director

Located in the deep East Texas town of Newton, Newton County’s historic courthouse is a model example of the threats that many historic Texas courthouses across the state experience. It also shows the great potential for restoration that the Texas Historical Commission's (THC) Texas Historic Courthouse...

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