Historical Preservation Committee

Meetings

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

Members

MemberTerm Expiration
Dean Weirtz, Chair 
May 31, 2020
Debbie Krause, Vice Chair
May 31, 2020
Paul Ringenbach, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
Sue Boissonneault, Committee Member
May 31, 2020
Lou Foehrkolb, Committee Member
May 31, 2020
LaDonna Bacon, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
Pete Perez, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
David Lynch, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
Dean Midlick, Committee Member
May 31, 2020
John Baker, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
Judith ‘Lynn’ Foehrkolb, Committee Member
May 31, 2020
Elizabeth Strong, Committee Member
May 31, 2020
Rosalyn Wise, Committee Member
May 31, 2019
Letticia Sever, Committee MemberMay 31, 2020


Volunteer

Volunteers can contact Dean Weirtz at (210) 651-0394.

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.

An exciting feature of our committee work involves planning and development of the resources for a City history-heritage museum.

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

  • The German immigrants who settled around New Braunfels held education in high esteem, and the historic Danville School was an important part of the Comal Settlement in the eastern part of our city. When a name was needed for the new middle school on Hubertus Road, Mrs. Sandra Sahm Reeh, a descendant of alumni of the original Danville School, proposed that the new school be named after this historic institution. Her suggestion was approved by the naming committee. An official dedication ceremony for the new Danville Middle School will be held on Thursday, September 20, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm in front of the school at 670 Hubertus Road. Read our recent "Remembrances" article for more information about the history of the original Danville School and its impact on our community.  

Danville Middle School

Remembrances Special Edition Article: New Middle School Naming – A Tribute to Community Legacy

Click here for more news from the Historical Preservation Committee.

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: