Texas Land Title remains committed to courthouses

AUSTIN—The Texas Land Title Association (TLTA) renewed its commitment to preserving historic Texas courthouses through a grant to the Texas Historical Commission (THC).

Continuing in its third year of support, TLTA provided the grant which will assist communities throughout the state and help preserve the real places of Texas. The grant will enable the THC to continue its successful Texas Courthouse Stewardship Workshop program that provides training and technical assistance to maintain historic courthouses restored through the award-winning Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program.

With the growing number of newly restored courthouses, THC architects realized that without a regular program for training and maintenance, Texas could face the same challenges of repairing neglect and wear and tear within decades of a completed restoration.

Training, regular site visits and ongoing consultation were needed, but state funds were not available to operate such a program. Support from TLTA opened the door to a unique sponsorship that has been applauded by county officials.

This year's stewardship workshop will be held at the Texas Association of Counties building in Austin on June 25- 26. For more information on the stewardship workshops and the courthouse program, contact the THC's Architecture Division at 512-463-6094 or visit www.thc. To learn more about TLTA visit

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