Historical Preservation Committee

Meetings

  • 6:30 PM
  • The 4th Thursday of January, April, July, and October
  • Bob Andrews Conference Room Bldg.1

AGENDAS & MINUTES

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Committee Documents

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Members

MemberTerm Expiration
Elizabeth Strong, Chair May 31, 2020
Dean Weirtz, Vice ChairMay 31, 2020
Paul Ringenbach, TreasurerMay 31, 2021
Debbie Krause, MemberMay 31, 2020
Sue Boissonneault, MemberMay 31, 2020
Pete Perez, MemberMay 31, 2021
Dean Midlick, MemberMay 31, 2020
John Baker, MemberMay 31, 2021
Rozalyn Wise, MemberMay 31, 2021
Letticia Sever, MemberMay 31, 2020
Daniel Bourgeois, MemberMay 31, 2021
Sabrina Allen, MemberMay 31, 2021
Guillermo (Will) Soto, MemberMay 31, 2020
Howard Alperin, MemberMay 31, 2020
Robert Crawford, Associate Non-Voting Member
Judy Womack, Associate Non-Voting Member
Tricia Whitman, Associate Non-Voting Member


Volunteer

Volunteers can contact Elizabeth Strong at (972) 768-7985.

About Us

We are a small group of 14 Schertz volunteers interested in preserving the historic remnants of our city’s rich past. The City’s heritage dates back to the mid-19th century and the arrival of the first European settlers to the Cibolo River Valley.

The committee has two publications on local history available for sale. "Schertz, Texas: The Story of Great Ancestry, Legacy, and Development" is available for $15, and "Schertz, Texas: A Photo History" is available for $25. These books can be viewed and purchased at the Schertz Public Library, Schertz Visitor Center, and Schertz City Hall Water Department.

Committee Involvement

  • City Historical Place Designation
  • Historical Archive Collection
  • Historical Church and Cemetery Designation
  • Community Outreach
  • Historical Museum Development
  • Schertz Historical Research Project

Recent News

ArtEssay2019

On December 3, 2019, the City Council presented awards to SCUCISD students who participated in the Historical Preservation Committee’s annual Art and Essay Contest. This year’s theme was Native American Presence in Schertz. Congratulations to the following student winners.

1st and 2nd Grade Winners:

Caden Moody 1st Place

Coralie Davis 2nd Place

Kenna McWilliams 3rd Place

3rd and 4th Grade Winners:

Kinsley McWilliams 1st Place

Abby Cohen 2nd Place

Liam Hepburn 3rd Place

5th and 6th Grade Winners:

Braylee Wise 1st Place

Kaylinda Boyle 2nd Place

Jerusalem Silva 3rd Place

Mural Winners:

Mrs. Garcia’s 3rd Grade Class, Rose Garden - 1st Place

Mrs. Goertz’s 3rd Grade Class, Rose Garden - 2nd Place

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Schertz Main Street Area Preservation Incentive Program

In order to facilitate the preservation of historic structures to promote the economic vitality of the Main Street area as a tourist destination, the City of Schertz is offering incentives that will serve to improve existing properties and businesses within this area.

Matching funds up to $20,000 per property are available for the cost of renovations. The aim of the program is to protect, enhance, and preserve the historic resources and landmarks which represent distinctive element of the City of Schertz’ historic, architectural, economic, cultural, and social heritage by providing property owners an incentive for protecting their property; stabilize and improve property values; foster civic pride in the beauty and accomplishments of the past, and to promote the use of the historic structures for the culture, education, and general welfare of residents, and strengthen the economy of the city by protecting and enhancing the attractiveness of the Main Street area to residents and visitors, as well as provide support and stimulus to businesses.

Additional Information

For additional information on eligibility requirements see the following: