Tribpedia: State Preservation Board

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The State Preservation Board oversees the preservation and restoration of the State Capitol and the General Land Office and operates the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum.

Established in 1983, the board includes the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker of the House, a state senator, a state representative and one member of the public.

The Handbook of Texas Online states:

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Statues built as a tribute to Juneteenth for the Texas Capitol grounds sit weathering at the Deep In The Heart of Texas Art Foundry property.
Statues built as a tribute to Juneteenth for the Texas Capitol grounds sit weathering at the Deep In The Heart of Texas Art Foundry property.

Juneteenth Project Stalls, and New Monument Emerges

A Juneteenth monument was built for the Capitol, but it won't be installed after all. Concerns were raised about the design of one of the statues as well as historical inaccuracies. A new monument is coming to the Capitol instead.

Joe Straus, Speaker, Texas House of Representatives
Joe Straus, Speaker, Texas House of Representatives

Straus Wants to Slow Down on Mansion

The state ought to slow down proposals to expand the Governor's Mansion, House Speaker Joe Straus said in the inaugural TribLive event this morning, creating an obstacle to an idea endorsed by First Lady Anita Perry that has stirred historic preservationists in Texas.