Historic Landmark Preservation Committee

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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 matters related to the protection, enhancement, restoration, perpetuation and use of historic landmarks, districts and structures.
  • Review applications for historic landmark designations.
  • Review permits for the construction, reconstruction, restoration, relocation, or demolition of structures in designated historic districts; or affecting designated historic landmarks.
  • Review applications for historic preservation tax exemptions.
  • Make recommendations to Planning and Zoning Commission pertaining to the amendment of any historic district.


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

Member NamePositionEmailTerm Expiration
Art RousseauPresident

Judy SewellVice President

Alma AllenMember

Evelyn CraigMember

Carol YoungMember

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

City Secretary

Cheryl Jimerson

Phone: (903) 657-6551

Fax: (903) 657-7327



Texas Historical Commission Medallion

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 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.
These designations come 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. 

Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks brochure provides full explanation of designations and legal requirements.

Texas Historic Site Atlas | Designated Landmarks 

Apply for a Historical Marker 

Research Guides for Official Texas Historical Marker Applications