ARB Members

As defined by Texas Property Tax Code, the local administrative district judge has appointed the following 50-member Appraisal Review Board (ARB):

 

 
2017 ARB Members
Allison, Gary Hall, William
Alonzo, Jose Kurz, Ellen
Arevalos, Alma H. Ledbetter, Frederick
Armstrong, Diana - (Secretary) Leitko, Allen
Badger, Scott Levine, Natalie
Brown, Evelyn J. Martinez, John
Budzinski, Andrew Mathis, Donald
Cantu, Janie Moreno, Jesse
Casias, Pedro Olson, Vera
Casillas, Raymond Ramon, Gilberto
Cirilo, Albert Reidenbach, Michael
Clemon, Walter R. Resendez, Antonio
Colvin, Charles Resendez-Vega, Peggy
Coultress, James Sanchez, Meliton
De La Cruz, Victor Shortt, Cindy
Dear, Ronald E. Smith, Willie Jr.
Dirks, Henry Solis, Dora
Dominguez, Frank Southern, Shirley
Dominguez, Gilberto Tepera, John
Duffy, Pauline Tijerina, Lorenzo
Escobedo, Mary Alice Vasquez, Jesse H.
Escobedo, Yolanda Vinson, Gene
Fox, Brigitte White, Leroy (Chris) - (Chair)
Guyer, Michael  
   
   

 

The ARB's Role in the Property Tax System

The appraisal review board (ARB) is the judicial part of the system. The ARB is a separate body from the appraisal office and serves a different function. It hears and resolves disputes over appraisal matters. This is a very broad and important responsibility, but the ARB must be sensitive to its legal and practical limits.

 

First, the ARB only has authority over matters submitted to it. The ARB has no role in the day to day operations of the appraisal office or in appraising property.

 

Except where it is deciding a protest, challenge or a correction motion, the ARB has no authority to change a value or correct the appraisal records directly. In a challenge, it must order the chief appraiser to reappraise or correct the records related to the challenge. Only in resolving taxpayer protests can the ARB make changes or set a value on its own. Such a change only affects the property in question.