Historic Preservation and Design Review Board (HPDRB)

Regular Meetings on 2016

Meets on Wednesday as shown below:

  • October, 26 – 5:30 p.m.
  • November, 9 – 5:30 p.m.
  • November, 23 – 5:30 p.m.
  • December, 7 – 5:30 p.m.
  • December, 21 – 5:30 p.m.

Location: 1034 E Levee St, Planning Department, 2nd Floor (Blue Room), City Hall Building.

Phone: 956-548-6070

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Most Recent Agendas and MinutesView Agendas and Minutes From 2014

Historic Preservation Board Members 

Each member shall be appointed by the City Commission

Voting Members

  • Architect: Calvin Walker, AIA
  • Architectural Historian: Larry Lof
  • Archeologist: Rolando Garza
  • Attorney: Serena Putegnat, J.D.
  • Banker: Reba McNair, M.A.
  • Landscape Architect: Hugo Colon, MLA
  • Planner: Murad Abusalim, Ph.D.
  • Residential Property Owner: Fernando Balli
  • Commercial Property Owner: trey Mendez, J.D.
  • Draftsman/Designer: Luis Alanis


  • Attorney: Renee Sanchez, J.D.
  • Draftsman/Designer: Esthela Valdez


The Historic Preservation and Design Review Board was created by Ordinance #1100, adopted August 28, 1985, amending Chapter 26 of the Code of Ordinances by adding Article VII and VIII, and amended by Ordinance #99-1100.27, adopted on June 1, 1999. The board issues Certificates of Appropriateness Class "A" Permit, authorizing the total or partial alteration of a structure which is zoned as a historic site either in the Historic Overlay District, or exceptionally in other areas.