2015NationalMainStreetNACOGDOCHES, Texas —  The Texas Historical Commission (THC) commended Mineola for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community, one of 60 to be recognized this year.
 The Main Street program in Texas began in 1981 as one of the first state coordinating programs in the country. Local Main Street programs focus on responsibly utilizing a community’s historic assets for economic benefit and to increase quality of life. During fiscal year 2014, more than $120 million was reinvested into Texas’ 89 Main Street districts. Additionally, 352 small businesses and 1,091 jobs were created.
Main Street programs in Texas are staffed, but rely on community volunteers to carry out the program. In 2014, Main Street volunteers reported almost 120,000 hours of work donated in support of the program.
 “Recognizing these individual local programs through an annual accreditation process proves that Main Street’s ambitious annual goals are being achieved,” said Mark Wolfe, THC Executive Director. “Just as importantly, it shows that in Texas and all across the country, the Main Street effort provides substantial return on investment to local communities.”
The THC’s Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) made the announcement February 11 at the winter gathering of Texas Main Street managers in Nacogdoches, a successful 17-year Texas Main Street city.
“We are proud to have the opportunity to recognize all the staff and volunteers in our Texas Main Street Program for their efforts,” said Debra Drescher, TMSP state coordinator. “Without our network of committed and dedicated volunteers, this program would not be a success.”
The TMSP will recommend its Texas selections for 2015 National Accreditation to the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Upon final approval of the Center, the national announcement for all designated Main Street programs across the country will be made at the National Main Street conference in Atlanta, Ga. March 30-April 2.
Accredited programs show above average performance in 10 categories on an annual report. Selection criteria focus on planning, partnerships, staffing, volunteer effort, preservation ethic, training, and program assessment through reporting. The state office also works with programs throughout the year by providing various services based upon local needs.
For additional information about the national Main Street effort, visit the National Trust Main Street website at http://www.preservationnation.org/main-street/.  For more information on the Texas Historical Commission’s Main Street program visit www.thc.state.tx.us.
The THC’s Texas Main Street Program is a revitalization program for historic downtown and neighborhood commercial districts. It is based on a Four-Point Approach™ -organization, design, promotion, and economic restructuring-all within the context of historic preservation. Implemented nationwide and in Texas in 1981, the Texas program has assisted more than 170 communities throughout the state. For more information, contact Debra Drescher at 512/463-5758. Or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
www.thc.state.tx.us

Main Street Cities Recognized for
2015 National Accreditation
Announced at the Texas Main Street Annual Winter meeting in Nacogdoches, February 2015. Cities will be officially announced and accepted at the National Main Street Conference, March - April 2015, Atlanta, GA)


1. Amarillo
2. Bastrop
3. Bay City
4. Beaumont
5. Brenham
6. Canton
7. Canyon
8. Carthage
9. Celina
10. Childress
11. Clarksville
12. Clifton
13. Cotulla
14. Cuero
15. Decatur
16. Denison
17. Denton
18. Eagle Pass
19. Electra
20. Elgin
21. Farmersville
22. Ferris
23. Georgetown
24. Gonzales
25. Grand Saline
26. Grapevine
27. Greenville
28. Harlingen
29. Henderson
30. Kilgore
31. La Grange
32. Laredo
33. Levelland
34. Livingston
35. Longview
36. Lufkin
37. Luling
38. McKinney
39. Mineola
40. Mount Pleasant
41. Mount Vernon
42. Nacogdoches
43. New Braunfels
44. Palestine
45. Paris
46. Pecos
47. Plainview
48. Rockwall
49. Royse City
50. San Angelo
51. San Augustine
52. San Marcos
53. Seguin
54. Sonora
55. Taylor
56. Texarkana
57. Tyler
58. Vernon
59. Waxahachie
60. Winnsboro

NACOGDOCHES, Texas The Texas Historical Commission (THC) commended Mineola for successful annual progress as a designated Main Street community, one of 60 to be recognized this year.

The Main Street program in Texas began in 1981 as one of the first state coordinating programs in the country. Local Main Street programs focus on responsibly utilizing a community’s historic assets for economic benefit and to increase quality of life. During fiscal year 2014, more than $120 million was reinvested into Texas’ 89 Main Street districts. Additionally, 352 small businesses and 1,091 jobs were created.

Main Street programs in Texas are staffed, but rely on community volunteers to carry out the program. In 2014, Main Street volunteers reported almost 120,000 hours of work donated in support of the program.

Recognizing these individual local programs through an annual accreditation process proves that Main Street’s ambitious annual goals are being achieved,” said Mark Wolfe, THC Executive Director. “Just as importantly, it shows that in Texas and all across the country, the Main Street effort provides substantial return on investment to local communities.”

The THC’s Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) made the announcement February 11 at the winter gathering of Texas Main Street managers in Nacogdoches, a successful 17-year Texas Main Street city.

We are proud to have the opportunity to recognize all the staff and volunteers in our Texas Main Street Program for their efforts,” said Debra Drescher, TMSP state coordinator. “Without our network of committed and dedicated volunteers, this program would not be a success.”

The TMSP will recommend its Texas selections for 2015 National Accreditation to the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Upon final approval of the Center, the national announcement for all designated Main Street programs across the country will be made at the National Main Street conference in Atlanta, Ga. March 30-April 2.

Accredited programs show above average performance in 10 categories on an annual report. Selection criteria focus on planning, partnerships, staffing, volunteer effort, preservation ethic, training, and program assessment through reporting. The state office also works with programs throughout the year by providing various services based upon local needs.

For additional information about the national Main Street effort, visit the National Trust Main Street website at http://www.preservationnation.org/main-street/. For more information on the Texas Historical Commission’s Main Street program visit www.thc.state.tx.us.

The THC’s Texas Main Street Program is a revitalization program for historic downtown and neighborhood commercial districts. It is based on a Four-Point Approach™ -organization, design, promotion, and economic restructuring-all within the context of historic preservation. Implemented nationwide and in Texas in 1981, the Texas program has assisted more than 170 communities throughout the state. For more information, contact Debra Drescher at 512/463-5758. Or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

www.thc.state.tx.us

 

Main Street Cities Recognized for

2015 National Accreditation

Announced at the Texas Main Street Annual Winter meeting in Nacogdoches, February 2015. Cities will be officially announced and accepted at the National Main Street Conference, March - April 2015, Atlanta, GA)

 

 

  1. Amarillo

  2. Bastrop

  3. Bay City

  4. Beaumont

  5. Brenham

  6. Canton

  7. Canyon

  8. Carthage

  9. Celina

  10. Childress

  11. Clarksville

  12. Clifton

  13. Cotulla

  14. Cuero

  15. Decatur

  16. Denison

  17. Denton

  18. Eagle Pass

  19. Electra

  20. Elgin

  21. Farmersville

  22. Ferris

  23. Georgetown

  24. Gonzales

  25. Grand Saline

  26. Grapevine

  27. Greenville

  28. Harlingen

  29. Henderson

  30. Kilgore

  31. La Grange

  32. Laredo

  33. Levelland

  34. Livingston

  35. Longview

  36. Lufkin

  37. Luling

  38. McKinney

  39. Mineola

  40. Mount Pleasant

  41. Mount Vernon

  42. Nacogdoches

  43. New Braunfels

  44. Palestine

  45. Paris

  46. Pecos

  47. Plainview

  48. Rockwall

  49. Royse City

  50. San Angelo

  51. San Augustine

  52. San Marcos

  53. Seguin

  54. Sonora

  55. Taylor

  56. Texarkana

  57. Tyler

  58. Vernon

  59. Waxahachie

  60. Winnsboro