Texas Historical Commission Courthouse Stewardship Program
Since the 1970s, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) has taken an active role in the preservation of county courthouses. In 2005, THC asked TLTA to support the Texas Courthouse Stewardship Initiative, a training and technical program designed to promote the ongoing, regular maintenance of Texas' historic county courthouses.
The stewardship program consists of site visits by THC architects, annual training workshops for county judges and maintenance workers to address issues like inspecting the exterior, identifying mechanical malfunctions, and budgeting for maintenance. This initiative provides training for facilities managers with an emphasis on committing to routine maintenance programs. The land title industry has a long and symbolic relationship with the county courthouses, so it seemed only natural to support this endeavor.
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The Texas Courthouse Stewardship Award
The Texas Courthouse Stewardship Award recognizes counties that have established good stewardship practices to maintain their courthouses in historically accurate condition. This award is presented annually at the Real Places Conference. The 2023 Texas Courthouse Stewardship Award was presented to the Karnes County Courthouse.
Rene Montalvo, Karnes County Courthouse Facility Manager, accepts 2023 Stewardship Award
|Karnes County Courthouse,
'23 Stewardship Award Recipient
|Lamar County Courthouse,
'22 Stewardship Award Recipient
|Cameron County Courthouse,
'21 Stewardship Award Recipient
Texas Historical Commission Governor's Award
On Oct. 10, 2016, TLTA received the 2015 Texas Historical Commission Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation for their support of the Texas Courthouse Stewardship Program.
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TLTA representatives accept the 2015 Texas Historical Commission Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation