The primary duties of the Historical Development Board (HDB) shall be to act in an advisory capacity to the City Commission to advise the city of the following matters:

  1. To effect and accomplish the protection, enhancement, and perpetuation of such historic structures and landscape features and of districts which represent or reflect elements of Kingsville’s cultural, social, economic, political and architectural history;
  2. Safeguard the city’s historic, aesthetic, and cultural heritage;
  3. Foster civic pride in the beauty and noble accomplishments of the past;
  4. Protect and enhance Kingsville’s attraction to tourists and visitors and the support to business and industry thereby provided;
  5. Strengthen the economy of the city;
  6. Promote the use of historic districts, landmarks, and structures, for the education, pleasure and welfare of the citizen’s of the city; and
  7. Designate historic landmarks, districts, subjects, areas and sites.


When making designations on properties, the HDB must choose one of the   Secretary of the Interior Standards that will determine the approval or denial for the designation.


The Historic Development Board meets the third Wednesday of the month at 4:00 pm in the Helen Kleberg Groves Community Room City Hall, 400 W King Ave. Please call to confirm (361)595-8055.

Historical Board Member List:

  • Maggie Salinas, Chairwoman
  • Tamara Brennan
  • Jonathan Plant
  • Daniel Burt
  • Jery L. S. Morey
  • Lupita Salazar-Weeks
  • Lupita Perez
  • Maria de Jesus Ayala-Schueneman
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The City of Kingsville is working with Magellan Advisors on a Broadband Feasibility Study, with the goal of ensuring every resident and business across the City of Kingsville has access to high-speed broadband internet services.

To help with this effort, we need to collect information concerning internet access, speed availability, affordability, and reliability across the City of Kingsville.

To help in this effort, we ask that you take our short broadband survey. 

While completing the survey we ask that you
  • Be directly connected to your home/business network
  • If possible, take the survey during peak use periods in the evening (between 6pm-9pm)
  • Answer all questions to the best of your ability (estimates are fine)
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