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2023 Publication Award Nominations

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

Beginning on Monday, March 21, 2022, the Society will start accepting award nominations.  Books published in 2020, 2021, and 2022 are eligible.  Anyone may nominate a book that meets our criteria by completing a printable nomination form and submitting it, along with two copies of the book, to:

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

The deadline to receive nominations is Friday, May 13, 2022, at 4:00 P.M.

If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to be a reader, please contact Librarian Beth Standifird at 210-224-6163 or


Big Wonderful Thing: A History of Texas

By Stephen Harrigan

Published by The University of Texas Press, 2019

Down the Acequia Madre in the King William Historic District

By Jessie N.M. Simpson

Published by The King William Association, 2019

Dr. Arthur Spohn: Surgeon, Inventor, and Texas Medical Pioneer

By Jane Clements Monday; Charles W. Monday, Jr.; and Frances Brannen Vick

Published by Texas A&M University Press, 2018

First Families of Bexar County, Texas:  Descendent Lineages of Residents of Béxar, San Antonio, and Bexar County Prior to 1850.

Edited By Larry W. Luckett

Published by the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society, 2019

Love Deeper Than a River: My Life in San Antonio

By Lila Banks Cockrell with Catherine Nixon Cooke

Published by Trinity University Press, 2018

Lust for Glory: An Epic Story of Early Texas and the Sacrifice That Defined a Nation,

By Stephen L. Hardin

Published by State House Press, 2018


O’Neil Ford on Architecture,

Edited by Kathryn E. O’Rourke

Published by The University of Texas Press, 2019

Roads to the Battle of Medina: A Search for the Lost Battlefield of Texas

By Bruce K. Moses and David L. Nickels

Published by Alamo Press, 2020

Tejano Patriot: The Revolutionary Life of José Francisco Ruiz, 1783-1840

By Art Martinez de Vara

Published by the Texas State Historical Association, 2020

Texas and World War I

By Gregory W. Ball

Published by Texas State Historical Association, 2019

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