Like Karnes County Courthouse for People's Choice Award!

The Karnes County Courthouse project is a finalist in this year’s Texas Downtown President’s Awards Program! As a finalist, the project is also eligible for the People’s Choice Award. Please visit the following link to vote for the Karnes County Courthouse Restoration project (voting ends at noon on Friday, October 19th):

Finalists for the 2018 President’s Awards Program were recently announced in Austin.  For over 30 years the awards program, sponsored by the Texas Downtown Association (TDA),  has recognized outstanding projects, places, and people of Texas downtowns.


TDA was established in 1985 to connect and serve communities that are committed to downtown vitality.  The organization is an independent, statewide nonprofit that represents cities and towns of all sizes, economic development corporations, chambers of commerce, local organizations, small businesses, and individuals.

One hundred and eleven entries were submitted in eleven different categories from communities across the state. Judges reviewed entries online and then met in person to make their final selection of award finalists and winners. The panel included:  Britin Bostick, Stewardship Strategies; Ken Johnson, Michael Hsu Office of Architecture; Julie Kunkle, Austin Monthly; Lisa O’Neill, Breakaway Public Relations; and David Teel, Texas Tourism Industry Association. 


Winners will be announced on November 7 at the Awards Gala held in conjunction with the 2018 Texas Downtown Conference in Corpus Christi. For more information about the President’s Awards or other programs of the Texas Downtown Association, please visit Applications for the 2019 awards program will open in the spring.