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Museum representatives at a luncheon provided courtesy of the Yoakum Heritage Museum - April 8 - Meeting Minutes
Texas Nostalgia Trail of Rural Museums (TNT)
NEW! Brochure features list of participating Rural Community Heritage Museums
Brochure created by Judy Fort - Updated July 29

Agriculture
Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
Go Texan - Marketing Texas Products
South Central Texas Goat Club
Texas Ag Net
Texas Farm Bureau - The Voice of Texas Agriculture
Texas Organic Farmers and & Gardeners Association
Texas Pecan Growers Association
Texas Sustainable Agriculture Organizations

USDA - Rural Development Texas State Office
USDA - Rural Development
Texas Association of Resource Conservation and Development ( RC&D ) Area, Inc.

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association
-- Law Enforcement and Livestock Inspection

Heifer.org - Finding Global Solutions

Arts

Art Guild of Rural Texas
Dedicated to sharing the arts with the students, schools and communities.

ART LEAGUES
Brazos Valley Art League
Lost Pines Artisans Alliance
New Braunfels Art League
Seguin Oakwood Art League
South Texas Art League
Victoria Art League

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUBS
Gulf States Camera Club Council - Member Clubs
The Victoria Photography Club, Inc.

QUILT GUILDS
Rockport - Piecemakers by the Bay Quilt Guild
Texas Quilt Guilds

Shiner Heritage Quilters
This is a picture of the quilt car that was "unveiled" at the Shiner Heritage Quilters first-ever quilt show in Shiner, March 20 and 21, 2009. The car was selected as the "best national quilting idea ever" by C&T Publishing Company, (national quilt day is March 21st), won 1st place in the Shiner Half-Moon Holidays Parade July 4, and second place in the Moulton Jamboree Parade July 26, 2009. It was featured on the front page of the Victoria Advocate March 20, edition and the Shiner Gazette, March 19th edition. The quilt was pieced and sewn together by guild members. It has become the "signature" of the guild.

Texas Quilt Museum - Opening Fall of 2015
A not-for-profit entity, this Museum in La Grange will operate under the aegis of The Quilt Institute,

The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art
The mission of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art - CASETA - is to promote the preservation, study and appreciation of Texas visual arts and its history.

Texas Art Education Association

Texas Association of Schools of Art
TASA promotes the exchange of ideas and encourage creative and scholarly activity in the visual arts, supports the professional work of teachers of the visual arts, and advances the visual arts in Texas colleges and universities of Texas college and university art departments and their faculty.

Texas Clay Arts Association

Texas Commission on the Arts
The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is the state agency charged with the development of a receptive climate for the arts in Texas. The Texas Commission on the Arts serves constituents in each of the six artistic disciplines (visual arts, theatre, dance, music, media and literature) as well as local arts agencies.

Texas Fine Arts Association at the Jones Center of Contemporary Art - Art House

Texas Film Commission

Texas Motion Picture Alliance
"Bringing Business to Texas"

Victoria Regional Museum Association
The VRMA's seeks to enrich, enlighten and educate all people through visual art and cultural hist

See also Arts Web Sites

Business

Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
Associated Builders and Contractors of Texas --
Chapter Locator
Texas Mid-Coast Chapter - Victoria - 361.572.0299
Green Construction at Work

Better Business Bureau

Better Business Bureau of Central and South Central Texas - Serving 53 Counties

Better Business Bureau Online
Promoting Trust and Confidence on the Internet

National Federation of Independent Businesses
NFIB / Texas, the state's leading small-business advocacy organization...

Small Business Administration

Small Business Start-Up Information

Texas Association of Business
Leadership for Texas when it counts...
Employer organization representing companies from the largest multi-national corporations to small businesses. Includes news, events, governmental issues, ...

US Chamber of Commerce Association
The US Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, ...

Chambers

Texas Chambers
... Chambers

Civic / Service

Association of Junior Leagues International
(AJLI) is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. Junior League of Victoria TX

Kiwanis International
A global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time .

Lions Clubs
World's largest volunteer service organization. Known for for working to end preventable blindness.

Optimist Clubs
Serving the needs of youths in communities.

Pilot International
Founded and chartered in 1921 as an international service organization. The river boat pilots of the early 1900's are the inspiration for the name. These pilots were admired for their ability to steer a "true course" through challenging conditions and obstacles.

South Texas Rotary Clubs
Service Above Self while advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Conservation

Coastal Conservation Association
Environment America
Environment Texas
National Parks Conservation Association
Sierra Club
Texas Association of Resource Conservation and Development ( RC&D ) Area, Inc.
Texas Drought Project

Gorge Preservation Society (GPS)
Guadlalupe-Blanco River Authority

Economic Development

Association of Rural Communities in Texas (ARCIT)
By being a strong voice and resource to government, we promote the policy of best practices in the delivery of public services to enhance the quality of life for all rural Texans.

American Planning Association - Texas Chapter
The Mission of the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association is to advocate the profession of planning, providing expertise and processes that empower citizens to be engaged in the development and sustainability of Great Communities in Texas

I-10 Corridor Association
Meets Monthly, 3rd Wednesdays

National Rural Economic Developers Association
NREDA's mission is to provide education, advocacy and networking opportunities to rural and suburban utilities and affiliated organizations.

Rural Economic Development - Resources

Rural Policy Research Institute

Texas Association of Resource Conservation and Development ( RC&D ) Area, Inc.

Texas Department of Rural Affairs ... previously called the ...Office of Rural Community Affairs (ORCA)
Health, economic development, and community development programs targeting rural communities.

Texas Economic Development
Economic development tools including the $295 million Enterprise Fund and Texas Economic Development Bank are already at work creating jobs for Texans.

Texas Economic Development Council
The Texas Economic Development Council (TEDC) is an Austin-based, statewide, non-profit professional association dedicated to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Texas.

Texas Rural Innovators Forum
TRIF is a series of forums, held approximately 6-8 times per year. Each forum features noted speakers with outstanding expertise in rural development and practitioners with firsthand knowledge of successful programs and practices.

Texas Rural Leadership Program
Provides smaller communities with tools for community revitalization with the goal of developing plans for economic development.

Education

Construction Education Foundation (CEF)
shelley@abctxmidcoast.org, Director of Eduction

Texas Classroom Teachers Association
Resources including latest legal rulings, legislative information, on-line continuing education seminars, membership information...

Environmental

Alliance for Clean Texas (ACT)


The Aransas Project (TAP) Photo by Mike Sloat.

Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program
Explore 75 miles of estuaries along the south-central coastline encompassing Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Duvall, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Live Oak, McMullen, Nueces, Refugio & San Patricio Counties.

Coastal Conservation Association

County Water Conservation Districts

DeWitt County - Cuero
Pecan Valley Water Conservation District
361.275.8188 - Email
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Goliad County Groundwater Conservation District
361.645.1716 - Email
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Victoria County Groundwater Convervation District - 361.579.6863 - Email

Environment Texas
A statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.

Environment America
National, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.

National Ground Water Association

National Resources Defense Council
Works to protect wildlife and wild places and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth.

San Marcos River Foundation
Instream Flow Water Right Project

Sierra Club
America's oldest, largest, and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
Lone Star Club, Sierra Club (Texas)

State Energy Conservation Office

Texas Commission on Envirnomental Quality (TCEQ)

Texas Drought Project

Texas Ground Water Association
To develop, promote and protect Texas ground water

Texas Water Development Board
South Central Texas Regional Water Planning Group

Well Owner.org

User Generated Video: Global Warming

Foundations

Texas A&M Center for Community Support provides this List of Foundations.

Texas Heritage Foundation

The Foundation Center

The George Foundation

Garden Clubs

American Community Gardening Association
Starting a Community Garden - Facebook group

American Horitcultural Society Master Gardeners
Texas Master Gardener County Programs
Victoria County Master Garderners

National Garden Clubs
Largest volunteer gardening organization in the world.
The Garden Club of America

The Garden Web
The Internet's Garden & Home Community
Zilker Botanical Garden Austin Area Garden Center

Government

TRAIL - List of Texas State Agencies

Alamo Area Council of Governments
Golden Crescent Regional Planning Commission
Rural Policy Research Institute
Small Business Administration
Texas Association of Counties
Texas Association of Regional Councils
Texas Regional Council of Govenments - MAP

Texas Department of Public Safety
Texas State Troopers
Law Enforcement and Livestock Inspection
Sheriffs' Association of Texas

Health
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
National Association of Free Clinics
Texas Associaton of Rural Health Clinics
T.O.P.S - Healthy approach to weight control
WeightWatchers

Heritage

American Association for State and Local History
Your Home for State and Local History

Antique Barbed Wire Society
Colonial Dames
Czech Heritage Society of Texas
Daughters of the American Revolution
Texas Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Daughters of the Republic of Texas Inc.
Polish Texans
SomosPrimos
Sons of the Confederate Veterans
Sons of the Republic of Texas
South Central Texas Celtic Association
Tejano Pride
Texas German Society
Masons - The Grand Lodge of Texas

Crossroads of Texas Living History Association
The Crossroads of Texas Living History Association's mission is one of education and research. ....

Historic Old Town Shiner (HOTS)
A program to help home-owners research history and erect plaques that recognize their unique place in the history in Shiner.

Humanities Texas
Humanities Texas is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This nonprofit organization supports and develops programs that provide opportunities for people to deepen their understanding of ideas, values, and the human experience.

Institute of Texan Cultures

Oral History: StoryCorps
Texas Historical Commission Fundamentals
Texas Oral History Association

Texas Genealogy, History and Genealogical Societies
Texas State Historical Association - TSHA Online
~ A Digital Gateway to Texas History ~

Texas Historical Commission

Texas Heritage Trails Program
Janie Headrick

Texas Brazos Trail Region
Emily Lutz

Texas Independence Trail
Lee Towns

Texas Tropical Trail
Lane Hollingsworth

Texas Heritage Trails Program List Serve
Email to Subscribe.

Texas Historical Foundation

Libraries
Amigos Library Services
~ Your Library. Your Passion. Your Amigos.~

Media

Magazines:

Austin County Living

South Texas Traveler - Lanette and Larry Smallwood

The Country Register is an "international association of Independent publishers... "Striving for the common goal of providing an affordable and appealing state or province newspaper that is informative for readers, as well as beneficial for advertisers. The paper is niche-oriented toward a wide variety of specialty shops and unique experiences and events.
For info about The Country Register of Texas - "Bringing You the Best In Unique Experiences in Texas... Great Shopping, Shows & Events, Places of Interest, Recipes, Articles, Fun & Creativity" contact ...
Myrna & Ken Robinson

The Medallion - Preservation News from The Texas Historical Commission

Texas Highways
A publication of Texas Department of Transporation

Texas Journey - The Magazine for AAA Texas Members

Texas Music Magazine

Best In Texas Music Magazine

Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine
A publication of the Texas Parks and Wildlife

Texas Monthly
Sign up for Texas Monthly newsletters on recipes, events, issue preview, travel and more.
Textalk - Submit a comment or post an event.

Newsletters:
River Reach
A quarterly, 8-page newsletter that is designed to inform San Antonio River Authority's constituents about the agency’s many projects, serve as a communication vehicle for the board of directors and foster a sense of unity and identity among the residents of Bexar, Wilson, Karnes and Goliad counties. Send articles about these four counties to...
Michael Bratten, Community Relations Coordinator.

Newspapers:
County World News
The Rural Newspaper of Texas

US Newslinks

Texas Press Association
Search Newspaper Database

Texas 2x2s
Newspaper Classified Advertising Consortium

See also Newspaper Press Contacts

Radio:

National Public Radio
Texas Public Radio
Texas Online Radio Directory
Texas Radio Stations

Internet Radio Stations

HosstheBoss
Radio Free Texas
Texas Music World
TossM Radio

Television:
Texas Television Stations

User Generated:
Current TV
Current is a global television network that gives you the opportunity to create and influence what airs on TV .

Facebook
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.

MySpace
An international site that offers email, a forum, communities, videos and blog space.

Twitter
Twitter is a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time.

YouTube
Hosts user-generated videos. Includes network and professional content.

Museums
American Museum Association
Association of African American Museums
Texas Museum Association

Non-Profit
Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO)

Pet Adoption
Adopt A Pet - Victoria
Austin Animal Center - Austin Human Society - Austin
Brazos Animal Shelter - Bryan
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society - College Station
Impact Animal Foundation - College Station
Calhoun County Humane Society - Port Lavaca
Dorothy H. O'Connor Pet Adoption Center - Victoria
Gardenia E. Janssen Animal Shelter - Fayette County
Goliad Pet Adoption - Hearts of Texas Videos - Goliad
Gonzales Pet Adoptions - Gonzales
Friends of Gonzales Animal Shelter (FOGAS)
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation of Texas
Texas Great Pyrenees Rescue

AnimalShelter.org
EMANCIPET (Awareness & Action) - Austin
P.A.W.S. of Victoria (Pets are Worth Savings)
Rescue Animals Now
Spay Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP)
Stop Gassing Texas Pets

See also Alley Cat Allies
The National Feral Cat Resource
FeralSTAT - Feline Contraceptive

HoundQuarters - Affordable Sheltering Alternatives

Free Classified Ads courtesy of Wilson County News
~ Give Away ~ or ~ Lost and Found ~

Political

Association of Rural Communities of Texas
A strong voice and resource to the Texas State Legislature, Texas State Agencies and the Federal Government to promote the best practices of rural policies and programs.
Debbie Bratcher - Membership

Corridor-Watch.org
An organization of concerned Texans and public officials who question the wisdom of the Trans-Texas Corridor.

National Federation of Independent Businesses
NFIB / Texas, the state's leading small-business advocacy organization.

Texans for Public Justice
Tracking the influence of money and corporate power in Texas politics.

Texas Association of Business
Employer organization representing companies from the largest multi-national corporations to small businesses. Includes news, events, governmental issues, ...

Texas League of Conservation Voters
Works to preserve and enhance the quality of life of Texans by making conservation a top priority with Texas elected officials, political candidates and voters. ...

Independent Party of Texas
Independent Texans - Promoting Fair Elections

Texas Democratic Party
Goliad County Democratic Party

Texas Republican Party

Texas Impact
People of faith working for justice

Preservation

Allies of the Alamo

The Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art
The mission of the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art - CASETA - is to promote the preservation, study and appreciation of Texas visual arts and its history.

The Tejano Association for Historical Preservation
is a non profit organization that was formed in 1989 with the primary purpose of identifying and preserving buildings and sites that have historical and or archaeological significance to the Hispanic, early Texas, French and native / indigenous cultures. The association is also involved in raising scholarships and in the past has awarded them to students studying Hispanic/Tejano history and historical preservation.

Texas Historical Commission
Resource Links

Certified Local Goverment Program
The Certified Local Government (CLG) Program is a local, state and federal government partnership for historic preservation. For details about becoming a Certified Local Government call 512.463.5997 or view this page at the Texas Historical Commission site.

Courthouse Preservation Program

Flatonia Landmark Preservation Society

Main Street Program

Visionaries in Preservation
The Texas Historical Commission's VIP progam is based on "Visioning" a tool that brings a community together to develop a shared image of the future and form an action plan for achieving that vision.For more information about becoming a Preserve America Community call 202.606.8503 or write the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

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Historic Roads
Dedicated to the Identification, Preservation and Management of Historic Roads

National Bit, Spur & Saddle Collectors Association
The purpose of NBSSCA is to preserve and protect our Western Heritage, to educate our members and the public, to introduce through a membership list people of similar interests, to promote fellowship, and to facilitate and encourage the collecting and trading interests of our members.

National Park Service Preserve America
Matching-Grants

Preserve America
A White House initiative to encourage and support community efforts for the preservation ....

Preservation Nation - National Trust for Historic Preservation - Helping people protect, enhance and enjoy the places that matter to them.

Texas Oral History Association
See also Doing Oral History and StoryCorp

Texas Pioneer Arts Foundation
A non-profit organization dedicated to preservation, restoration and education.

University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture
The preservation programs expose students to multiple fields in the discipline of historic preservation — architectural conservation and documentation, historic site management, and preservation planning and development.

Victoria Preservation Inc.
A non-profit corporation founded in 1980 to promote the preservation of historic resources in Victoria.

Victoria Regional History Center
Acquires, preserves, and makes available archival records...

Religious
The Salvation Army
Texas Freedom Network

Study Clubs
Progressive Study Club - Karnes County
Sandalphon Study Club - Victoria

Sports
Baseball - UHV Jaguars - Victoria Generals -
Texas Tomcats -

Gun Clubs
Fayette County Gun Club
Victoria Skeet and Trap Club
Texas Skeet

Texas Bicycle Coalition
Mark Stine, BikeTexas Community Trails Program Coordinator

Texas Independence Relay

Tourism

Veterans
American GI Forum
American Legion
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Veteran Service Organizations

Writers
Editorial Freelancers Association
Edit 1 to 1 by Carl Arnold
Travel Writers

Miscellaneous

Ham Radio Operators:
San Antonio Area Hams

 

 


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