Historic Preservation and Design Review Board (HPDRB)

Regular Meetings on 2016

Meets on Wednesday as shown below:

Please be advised the Regular Meeting Scheduled for December 21, 2016 has been rescheduled to December 14, 2016 as Christmas Holidays are very close to this date, and many of the Board Members could not attend the meeting,it was agreed on November 30th, 2016 to substitute and advance it to December 14, 2016.

  • 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, 14 – 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


Presentations are available prior to the meeting.
11-09-2016- Presentation_PDF
01-11-2017- Presentation_PDF
02-22-2017- Presentation_PDF

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


  • 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.