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1,979 and 316,381

Smallest (Linden) and largest (Corpus Christi) Texas Main Street cities

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Triumph and Tragedy on the Early Texas Frontier

Triumph and Tragedy on the Early Texas Frontier

Almost forgotten by generations of Texans, the 1813 Battle of Medina was the fierce and bloody climax of the first Texas war for independence.

Houston Emancipation Avenue Main Street stakeholders met with Texas Main Street Program and Town Square Initiative staff

The Story of Houston’s Third Ward and Emancipation Avenue

How can we use cultural history as a catalyst to economically revitalize a neighborhood?

The Medallion

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

Statewide News & Events

  • The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has designated Mineral Wells and Hamilton as incoming 2020 official Texas Main Street communities. The announcement was made October 4 at the THC’s quarterly commission meeting in Brownsville.

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