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

TEXAS HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD ANNOUNCES 2018 ARCHIVAL AWARD OF EXCELLENCE RECIPIENT
Austin, TX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

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Peggy Price
Education and Outreach Coordinator, Archives and Information Services
(512) 463-9807
Peggy.Price@tsl.texas.gov
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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

Women's Storybook Project of Texas Awarded Texas Center for the Book 2018 Literacy Award
Austin, TX

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

 

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Rebekah Manley
Texas Center for the Book Coordinator
512-936-2505
Rebekah.Manley@tsl.texas.gov
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Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Texas State Historical Association Seeking Applications for Research Fellowship in Texas History

Texas State Library and Archives Commission and Texas State Historical Association
Austin, TX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

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Macy Hurwitz
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
Macy.Hurwitz@tsl.texas.gov
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Texas Center for the Book Seeking Nominations for $1,000 Literacy Award

TEXAS CENTER FOR THE BOOK SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR $1,000 LITERACY AWARD
Austin, TX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

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Rebekah Manley
Texas Center for the Book Coordinator
512-936-2505
Rebekah.Manley@tsl.texas.gov
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Governor Abbott Appoints Four to Texas State Library and Archives Commission

GOVERNOR ABBOTT APPOINTS FOUR TO TEXAS STATE AND LIBRARY COMMISSION
Austin, TX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

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Macy Hurwitz
Communications Officer
512-463-5514
Macy.Hurwitz@tsl.texas.gov
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LIBRARIES ROCK! 2018 Summer Reading Program

LIBRARIES ROCK! 2018 SUMMER READING PROGRAM
Austin, TX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

Macy Hurwitz
Communications Officer
512 463 5514
Macy.Hurwitz@tsl.texas.gov
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Museum at Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center to Reopen After Remodel with New Exhibit

MUSEUM AT SAM HOUSTON REGIONAL LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTER TO REOPEN AFTER REMODEL WITH NEW EXHIBIT
Liberty, TX

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

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Alana Inman
(936) 336-8821
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The Sunset Review of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission

The Sunset Review of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Austin, TX

The mission and performance of the State Library and Archives Commission are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act.  The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed and to explore ways to ensure that the agency's funds are well spent.  Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate into the future.

Gloria Meraz
512-463-5460
gmeraz@tsl.texas.gov

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