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The Society’s Publication Awards, which take place every other year, publicly recognize the authors of the best recently published books on Texas history.

Please note: We are no longer accepting nominations for our 2019 awards.

Books published in 2018, 2019, and 2020 will be eligible for nomination to our next awards event in 2021.  Please do not send any nominations at this time – the criteria and nomination form below are for your information only.

Anyone may nominate a book that meets our criteria by completing a nomination form and submitting it, along with two copies of the book, to:

Attn: Publication Awards
San Antonio Conservation Society
107 King William Street
San Antonio, Texas 78204-1312

If you have any questions, would like to volunteer to be a reader, or would like to be notified when 2021 nominations are being accepted, please contact Librarian Beth Standifird at 210-224-6163 or


American Venice Book Cover

American Venice: The Epic Story of San Antonio’s River

By Lewis F. Fisher

Published by Trinity University Press, 2014

Article in The Rivard Report

Another Year Finds Me in Texas: The Civil War Diary of Lucy Pier Stevens

By Vicki Adams Tongate

Published by The University of Texas Press in cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University, 2016

The Courthouses of Central Texas Book CoverThe Courthouses of Central Texas

By Brantley Hightower

Published by The University of Texas Press, 2015

Julian Onderdonk in New York: The Lost Years, The Lost Paintings

By James Graham Baker

Published by the Texas State Historical Association, 2014

Article in the New York Times

Picturing Texas Politics: A Photographic History from Sam Houston to Rick Perry

By Chuck Bailey and Patrick Cox, PhD

Published by The University of Texas Press, 2015

Where Texas Meets the Sea: Corpus Christi and Its History

By Alan Lessoff

Published by The University of Texas Press, 2015

Children’s Book Category

Texas Tales Illustrated #2: “The Trail Drives”

By Mike Kearby and illustrated by Mack White

Published by TCU Press, 2015.

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