Press Releases

Dr. Patrick Cox named TSHA President at Association’s 125th Annual Meeting

Dr. Cox succeeds outgoing TSHA President Mary Margaret McAllen

March 5th, 2021 (updated 3 months ago)

TSHA Announces New Executive Director Heather Green Wooten

Dr. Wooten replaces Dr. William "Bill" Ellis, who announced his resignation in January

January 4th, 2021 (updated 3 months ago)

TSHA announces its 125th Annual Meeting will be held virtually

The meeting was originally scheduled to be held in Fort Worth on March 4-6, 2021

September 4th, 2020

Texas students compete (and win) in the 2020 National History Day contest

Texas students placed first in three categories, third in another, and took home a special award during the virtual historical research competition.

June 24th, 2020

Texas students research recognized during virtual Texas History Day awards ceremony

Actor Matthew McConaughey and Houston Texans Defensive End Charles Omenihu offered recorded remarks congratulating the students for their hard work.

April 30th, 2020

TSHA releases free eBook on the history of pandemics and medicine in Texas

"From Malaise to Miracles: Health and Healing in the Lone Star State" is available to download on TSHA’s website.

April 20th, 2020

TSHA announces Dr. William “Bill” Ellis as the Association’s new executive director

Ellis replaces retiring Chief Executive Officer Dr. Jesús “Frank” de la Teja

January 13th, 2020

TSHA’s Handbook of Texas Surpasses 27,000 Total Entries

The 27,000th entry chronicles the life of women’s rights activist Eva Goldsmith

June 23rd, 2019 (updated 2 years ago)


TSHA announces new award honoring renowned historian Randolph B. “Mike” Campbell

The Randolph B. “Mike” Campbell Award will recognize authors of the year’s most exceptional new Handbook of Texas entries

November 16th, 2020 (updated 1 year ago)


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