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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Brownsville Featured in Texas Historical Commission’s Medallion

Texas Historical Commisson

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (June 13, 2019) – The Texas Historical Commission (THC) has featured the City of Brownsville in its 2019 Spring Edition of The Medallion, a quarterly magazine containing news and advice about preservation projects, Texas’ historic sites, and heritage tourism opportunities.

The article, Brownsville Beckons: Discover Bicultural History on the Border includes an interview with THC Commissioner Lilia Garcia, a descendant of Rio Grande Valley founding businessman, Franciso Yturria.

Read the article. https://www.thc.texas.gov/blog/brownsville-beckons-discover-bicultural-history-border.

Watch Brownsville Beckons: Discover Bicultural History on the Border .

In 2016, the THC designated Brownsville a Texas Main Street District, establishing Main Street Brownsville to foster economic development and revitalize historic Downtown Brownsville through historic preservation.

To learn more about Main Strict District Brownsville, visit https://www.cob.us/532/Downtown-District,

follow the Main Street Brownsville Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mainstreetbrownsville/,

or contact the Downtown District Manager Miriam Suarez at (956)548-6150.

The City of Brownsville is also a Certified Local Government (CLG) Program, which is administered by the THC and is a local, state, and federal government partnership to empower local communities to better protect historic resources by developing and maintaining a successful preservation program. 

To learn more about the CLG Program, contact Historic Preservation Officer Juan Velez at (956)548-6142. 

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