The unprecedented challenges of 2020 effected people across the country and around the globe, bringing change and uncertainty to every household. For the city of Fulshear, that uncertainty extended to its heritage as well. The last remaining historic building from the towns early years was in jeopardy. The Section House, a switch house built by the San Antonio and Aransas Pass Railway in the 1890's, was facing an uncertain future. Tasked with the requirements of raising $150,000 to save the structure, the Fulshear Historical Association turned to the community residents for support. With petitions signed and donations received, the people of Fulshear demonstrated their commitment to preserving their local history, raising beyond the requested amount.
Today, the Fulshear Historical Association continues working to secure the house with the goal of establishing the building as Fulshear's first museum. The hard work is far from done, but the amazing accomplishment of the community brings the FHA one step closer in the preservation and renovation efforts.
On October 23 of last year, KPRC wrote an article about this Heritage-At-Risk project following an interview by investigative reporter, Joel Eisenbaum. For more information, you can read the Click2Houston.com article here, or watch the video below.