Texas Parks and Wildlife Code - Section 13.005. Acquisition Of Historical Sites
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§ 13.005. ACQUISITION OF HISTORICAL SITES. (a) The
department may acquire by purchase, gift, or other manner
(1) where events occurred that represent an important
aspect of the cultural, political, economic, military, or social
history of the nation or state;
(2) significantly associated with the lives of
outstanding historic persons or with an important event that
represents a great ideal or idea;
(3) embodying the distinguishing characteristics of
an architectural type which is inherently valuable for study of a
period, style, or method of construction;
(4) that contributes significantly to the
understanding of aboriginal man in the nation or state; or
(5) that is of significant geologic interest relating
to prehistoric animal or plant life.
(b) The department shall restore and maintain each
historical site acquired under this section for the benefit of the
general public. The department may enter into interagency
contracts for this purpose.
(c) The department shall formulate plans for the
preservation and development of historical sites. Before
formulating a plan for a specific site, the department shall
conduct an archeological survey of the site. In formulating plans,
the department shall:
(1) consider the results from the archeological survey
for the site if the plan is for a specific site;
(2) consider the resources necessary to manage a site;
(3) meet with and consider comments made by the Texas
(d) The department and the Texas Historical Commission
shall form a joint panel to establish criteria for determining
whether a site is of statewide significance under Subsection (a)
and to promote the continuity of a historic sites program.
Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975.
Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 267, art. 1, § 38, eff.
Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 968, § 34, eff. Sept. 1,
Last modified: August 11, 2007