Hurricane Harvey Resources

UPDATED AUGUST 31, 2017

If you know of other resources please send them our way. Before donating make sure you know where your aid is going. There are some great resources out there including Charity Navigator, Charity Well, and the Better Business Bureau. Designate your gift to Harvey relief. Monetary donations of any size are the best way to show your support unless donations of specific items are requested. Most charities do not have the staff or volunteers to manage the sortin...   read full post »

posted on 8/28/2017

   

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 informatio...   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