Historic Preservation Commission


  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 1st Tuesday of every month at 5pm
  • Contact Person: Laura Sanchez-Fowler - LTSFOWLER@LIVE.COM
  • 407 Main St.
    Martindale, TX 78655
Member SinceTerm Expires
Laura Sanchez-Fowler, Chair
Quintin Matthews
Carlton Carl
Maury Domengeux, Vice Chair
Randy Bunker, Records Officer


  • Protect, enhance and preserve the landmarks and districts which represent distinctive elements of the city’s historic, architectural and cultural heritage
  • Foster civic pride in the accomplishments of the past
  • Protect and enhance the city’s attractiveness to visitors and the support and stimulus to economy thereby provided.
  • Ensure the harmonious, orderly and efficient growth and development of the city
  • Promote economic prosperity and welfare of the community by encouraging the most appropriate use of the property within the city
  • Encourage stabilization, restoration and improvement of the properties and their values

Commission Duties

  • Make recommendations for employment of staff and professional consultants as necessary to carry out the duties of the Commission;
  • Prepare rules and procedures as necessary to carry out the business of the Commission, as ratified by the City Council;
  • Adopt criteria for the designation of historic, architectural and cultural landmarks and the delineation of historic districts, as ratified by the City Council;
  • Conduct surveys and maintain an inventory of significant historic, architectural and cultural landmarks and all properties located in historic districts within the city;
  • Recommend the designation of resources as landmarks and historic districts;
  • Create committees from its membership and delegate to these committees responsibilities to carry out the purposes of this chapter;
  • Maintain written minutes which record all actions taken by the Commission and the reasons for taking those actions;
  • Recommend conferral of recognition upon the owners of landmarks or properties within districts by means of certificates, plaques or markers;
  • Increase public awareness of the value of historic, cultural and architectural preservation by developing and participating in public education programs;
  • Make recommendations to the city government concerning the utilization of state, federal or private funds to promote the preservation of landmarks and historic districts within the city;
  • Approve or disapprove applications for certificates of appropriateness pursuant to this chapter;
  • Prepare and submit to the City Council a report, annually in October, summarizing the Commission's work during the previous year;
  • Prepare specific design guidelines for possible landmarks and districts; and
  • Accept on behalf of the city government the donation of preservation easements and development rights as well as any other gift of value for the purpose of historic preservation, subject to the approval of the City Council.

Additional Information

Martindale Historic Landmark District

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