Authentic treasures? Nominate your community for Texas Treasuries Award

AUSTIN—Many communities realize significant social and economic benefits from actively preserving structures, landscapes and heritage.

Consider nominating your authentic Texas place for the prestigious second annual First Lady's Texas Treasures Award.

First Lady Anita Perry, acting as honorary chair in partnership with the THC, is highlighting communities that show a high level of creativity and ingenuity in utilizing THC tools and programs to preserve their Texas sense of place.

Each year, up to five Texas communities will be presented with an award based on received nominations.

The program recognizes historic preservation initiatives and projects that combine several resources offered by the THC and other preservation organizations or state agencies, helping to tell the real story of Texas by showcasing those communities that value and protect their heritage.

Be inspired by the inaugural winners Castroville, Georgetown and Mount Vernon in video clips found on the THC web site www. The nomination deadline is Aug. 31, 2009, and applications will be available online this month.

For more information, contact the THC's April Garner at april. or 512- 463-2630. ON THE WEB

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