Call to Action - May Legislative Alert

Texas Commission on the Arts
Cultural District Funding
Cultural District funding has made a significant impact to Texas communities. In the current budget, support for this program is cut drastically, along with additional cuts to the overall TCA budget. We want to pass on this information from our colleagues at Texans for the Arts: Please reach out to your legislators and ask them to support full funding for the Texas Commission on the Arts and restoration of the $5 million for the C...   read full post »

posted on 5/1/2017


Call to Action - April Legislative Alert

Today we were disappointed to hear about a number of amendments that would adversely affect both the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) and the Texas Historical Commission (THC). Please review the proposed amendments below and call your legislators TODAY. Ask them to oppose these amendments and tel...   read full post »

posted on 4/5/2017


TDA Legislative Update - Late March

This week we will continue to show our support for funding for the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Commission on the Arts and are monitoring a number of bills that have been filed related to downtown.

We encourage everyone to contact Senators Cornyn and Cruz as well as their con...   read full post »

posted on 3/27/2017


TDA March Legislative Update

So far this session we’ve submitted letters of support for: Texas Commission on the Arts
We support the restoration of $5 million in funding for the Cultural and Fine Arts District grants. These grants make a huge difference to communities that seek funding for the arts. 95% of the comm...   read full post »

posted on 3/6/2017


Carthage Main Street Youth Program

YAC group (courtesy of City of Carthage Main Street) Recently we asked members if anyone had established a youth advisory group for downtown. Cindy Deloney from the City of Carthage Main Street Program responded and graciously shared helpful information about how she and the Carthage Main Street Ad...   read full post »

posted on 2/27/2017


2017 TDA 85th Session Legislative Priorities

The Texas Downtown Association provides resources to members through networking opportunities, marketing, education and advocacy to achieve community goals and ensure that every community in Texas has economically vibrant center that reflects its unique character. The legislative priorities listed b...   read full post »

posted on 2/1/2017