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   Austin, TX    Texas Historical Records Advisory Board Announces 2018 Archival Award of Excellence Recipient   

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Contact: Peggy Price
Education and Outreach Coordinator, Archives and Information Services
pprice@tsl.texas.gov
512-463-9807
 

A black and white photo of Reporter Bruce Neal poses in front of the WBAP-TV news car in 1967.

   Austin, TX    Women's Storybook Project of Texas Awarded Texas Center for the Book 2018 Literacy Award - Readers 2 Leaders and Literacy First Both Awarded Honorable Mentions   

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Contact: Rebekah Manley
Coordinator, Texas Center for the Book
ramanley@tsl.texas.gov
512-963-2505

 

   Austin, TX    Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Texas State Historical Association Seeking Applications for Research Fellowship in Texas History   

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Contact: Macy Hurwitz
Communications Officer
mhurwitz@tsl.texas.gov
512-463-5514

 

AUSTIN – The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) is now accepting applications for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) Research Fellowship in Texas history. The fellowship includes a $2,000 stipend and is awarded for the best research proposal utilizing the collections of the State Archives in Austin.

   Austin, TX    Texas' Great Read for 2018 is "Shame the Stars" by Guadalupe García McCall   

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Contact: Rebekah Manley
Coordinator, Texas Center for the Book
rmanley@tsl.texas.gov
512-936-2505

 

Click above to see the author introduce her book in her own words.

   Austin, TX    Texas Center for the Book Seeking Nominations for $1,000 Literacy Award   

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Contact: Rebekah Manley
512-936-2505

AUSTIN – The Texas Center for the Book is seeking qualified non-profit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in Texas for the Third Annual Texas Center for the Book Literacy Award. The winning organization will receive a $1,000 cash award to assist in its future work promoting reading and combating illiteracy. Additionally, an honorable mention recipient will be awarded $500.

   Austin, TX    Governor Abbott Appoints Four to Texas State Library and Archives Commission   

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Contact: Macy Hurwitz
512-463-5514

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott has appointed three new members to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and reappointed Commissioner Fenton L. “Lynwood” Givens. Givens will take over an unexpired term set to expire Sept. 28, 2021, and new appointee David C. Garza will finish out a term set to expire Sept. 28, 2019. New appointees Arthur T. Mann and Darryl Tocker were appointed to full terms set to expire Sept. 28, 2023.

   Austin, TX    LIBRARIES ROCK! 2018 Summer Reading Program   

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Contact: Macy Hurwitz
512-463-5514

AUSTIN - LIBRARIES ROCK! 2018 Summer Reading Program - Readers of all ages will explore all things musical this summer through the statewide Summer Reading Program, which is sponsored by the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock.” Public libraries throughout the state will offer activities and events to encourage reading.

   Austin, TX    Two Texans Receive Honorable Mention in National Letters About Literature Competition   

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Contact: Rebekah Manley
512-963-2505

   Liberty, TX    Museum at Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center to Reopen After Remodel with New Exhibit   

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Contact: Alana Inman
(936) 336-8821

Liberty – The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center invites the public to a grand opening event to experience its newly remodeled museum, which features a state-of-the-art exhibition for people of all ages. Atascosito: The History of Southeast Texas explores the life and development of the roughly 10-county area.

   Austin, Texas    2018 Letters About Literature Contest Winners Announced   

CONTACT
Rebekah Manley
Coordinator, Texas Center for the Book
rmanley@tsl.texas.gov
512-963-2505

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