Mid Century Modern Homes in Central Texas

 There are many varieties of Mid Century Modern homes in Central Texas located in a wide range of neighborhood settings from urban downtown to country lake. Yet they all share an easily identifiable appearance characterized by a elegantly contemporary, futuristic designs that placed an emphasis on function. Classical styles and excessive features were removed to […] Continue reading →

Slate Roofs on Texas Historic Homes

 Slate is a very rare, natural roofing material in Central Texas that has been busy protecting Texas historic homes and buildings for over a century. Not many people go to the trouble or expense to install slate in today’s world but there are still some slate roofs around on historic homes. In my travels as […] Continue reading →

New TV Show Finds “Home Diagnosis”

 Home Diagnosis is a new TV series coming to Austin’s KLRU or your local PBS TV station in 2019. This science-based 6-episode 30-minute program features Home Performance Experts Grace and Corbett Lunsford. They created this show to demonstrate the ability of building science to improve the quality of our lives. Historic homes and even the […] Continue reading →

Texas Veteran Home Loans

 The Texas Legislature created the Veterans Land Board in 1983 to administer the Veterans Housing Assistance Program also known as the VHAP, to assist Texas Veterans in buying land, purchasing a home, or making home improvements. Competitive, low-interest loans with little or no down-payment are available for eligible Texas Veterans, military members, and their spouses. *Please note that this […] Continue reading →

Texas Historical Commission 2017 Diversity Internship Opportunities

 The Texas Historical Commission is accepting applications now for their paid Diversity Internship Program for people interested in historic preservation and Texas cultural heritage. Preference will be given to applicants from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. The deadline is March 17, 2017 see more information about this program on the Texas Historical Commission web site on their […] Continue reading →