Recognizing efforts to restore, preserve

Monday, October 07, 2019

Two monthly awards—one for historic restoration and the other for beautification—are moving around town to new spots every month to applaud and encourage property owners who have improved their properties.

The awards are drawing attention to the city's most significant assets—its history and eye appeal. Another motive: Attracting a larger piece of Texas' $2.6-billion heritage tourism industry.

Among Texas cities, Palestine's potential for increasing its heritage tourism is second only to Galveston, which has the state's largest number of historic homes.

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