Historic Landmark Preservation Committee



The Historic Landmark Preservation Committee holds a variety of responsibilities with the goal of promoting historical preservation within the City. The Committee and its members:

  • Investigate and study matters related to the protection, enhancement, restoration, perpetuation and use of historic landmarks, districts and structures.

  • Review applications for historic landmark designation.

  • Review permits for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, restoration, relocation, demolition, or razing of an included structure in a designated historic district or affecting a designated historic landmark.

  • Review applications for historic preservation tax exemption.

  • Make recommendations to the Planning and Zoning Commission pertaining to the amendment of any historic district.


All members serve two-year terms.
Current board members are: 

Member Name Position Email Term Expiration
Art Rousseau President
Judy Sewell Vice President
Alma Allen Member
Evelyn Craig Member
Carol Young Member

For additional information on Historic Landmark Preservation Committee meetings, please contact:

Cheryl Jimerson, City Secretary
Phone: (903) 657-6551
Fax: (903) 657-7327


The Official Texas Historical Marker Program, inaugurated in 1962, includes the Recorded Texas Historic Landmark (RTHL), subject marker, and Historic Texas Cemetery marker programs. More than 16,000 markers now have been placed across the state, including more than 3,800 RTHL markers.

Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks are properties judged to be historically and architecturally significant. The Texas Historical Commission (THC) awards RTHL designation to buildings at least 50 years old that are worthy of preservation for their architectural and historical associations.

This is a designation that comes with a measure of protection under State law. The purchase and display of the RTHL marker is a required component of the designation process. The owner’s consent is required to nominate a property as a RTHL. Please refer to the Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks brochure for a full explanation of the designation and its legal requirements.

Texas Historic Site Atlas | Designated Landmarks 

Apply for a Historical Marker 

Research Guides for Official Texas Historical Marker Applications