The Old Route 66 Association of Texas was honored to have the National Park Service head the Texas Collaboration Workshop that was held on July 24, 2015 at Gray’s Studio on Route 66 in Amarillo Texas. We would like to thank everyone that was able to take part in this roundtable workshop. We would also like to Thank Art Gray for allowing us to use his studio, Ken Spencer, with Parties & Events, for supplying the tables and chairs, Aaron Huffaker, with Biti Pies, for providing Itty Biti Pies for refreshments, and Mike Pryor with C&B printing for supplying bottles water for the event.

We look forward to the next step in Route 66 The Road Ahead project.

For more information on this project go to http://www.nps.gov/rt66  or Contact Mr. Bill Thomas, Steering Committee Chair, at rt66theroadahead@gmail.com

I just received some fantastic news relating to Texas Route 66! Larry Clonts of Shamrock, Texas and an officer with Texas Old Route 66 Association has been working for over a year & a half to get a historic designation for Route 66 across Texas. The bill, HB 978 was introduced by Four Price and Larry goes to Austin on Tuesday (March 10th 2015) to testify!
Here is some of the information or you can go to http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/
and type the bill number in and see all the history of it.
By: Price H.B.No.978
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT
relating to the designation of the Route 66 Historic Corridor.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:

SECTION1.Subchapter A, Chapter 442, Government Code, is
amended by adding Section 442.030 to read as follows:
Sec.442.030.

ROUTE 66 HISTORIC CORRIDOR. (a) The
commission shall identify relevant segments of former U.S. Highway
66 located in this state that are still in use and designate those
segments as a historic corridor.

(b)The historic corridor designated by the commission
shall be known as the Route 66 Historic Corridor.

SECTION2.This Act takes effect September 1, 2015.

This is such a giant step forward for Texas Route 66!

Thank you Larry for all your hard work and effort and to all those in Austin who have made this possible!Larry Dan & Four

The Route 66 Association of Texas is coming back on-line as we strive to serve all who travel  the “Mother Road” through the great state of Texas and beyond.

Here we will have informative tips, travel aids, posts from “roadies” with their personal experiences as they travel along the scenic by-ways and updates from our various communities along the way with all types of exciting activities to make your trip a memorable one.

Check back here often to see our progress as we develop our website just for you!

As always, your comments and suggestions are always welcome.