Historical Preservation Committee
- 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.
|Elizabeth Strong, Chair||May 31, 2020|
|Dean Weirtz, Vice Chair||May 31, 2020|
|Paul Ringenbach, Treasurer||May 31, 2021|
|Debbie Krause, Member||May 31, 2020|
|Sue Boissonneault, Member||May 31, 2020|
|Pete Perez, Member||May 31, 2021|
|Dean Midlick, Member||May 31, 2020|
|John Baker, Member||May 31, 2021|
|Rozalyn Wise, Member||May 31, 2021|
|Daniel Bourgeois, Member||May 31, 2021|
|Sabrina Allen, Member||May 31, 2021|
|Guillermo (Will) Soto, Member||May 31, 2020|
|Howard Alperin, Member||May 31, 2020|
|Robert Crawford, Associate Non-Voting Member|
|Judy Womack, Associate Non-Voting Member|
|Tricia Whitman, Associate Non-Voting Member|
Volunteers can contact Elizabeth Strong at (972) 768-7985.
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.
- City Historical Place Designation
- Historical Archive Collection
- Historical Church and Cemetery Designation
- Community Outreach
- Historical Museum Development
- Schertz Historical Research Project
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
Mrs. Garcia’s 3rd Grade Class, Rose Garden - 1st Place
Mrs. Goertz’s 3rd Grade Class, Rose Garden - 2nd Place
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.
For additional information on eligibility requirements see the following: