ARB Members

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


2016 ARB Members
Allison, Gary Hernandez, Roger
Alonzo, Jose  Herrera, Felipe
Arevalos, Alma H. Kaplan, Jo Anne
Armstrong, Diana Kilgore, Susan
Boyer, Howard Kurz, Ellen M.
Budzinski, Andrew Ledbetter, Frederick
Cantu, Janie Leitko, Allen W.
Casias, Pedro Levine, Natalie
Casillas, Raymond Martinez, John 
Cirilo, Albert Mathis, Donald
Coultress, James Moreno, Jesse
Cruz, Juan Ramon, Gilberto
De La Cruz, Victor Reidenbach, Michael
Delgado, Mary Ann Resendez, Antonio
Dirks, Henry Resendez-Vega, Peggy
Dominguez, Gilberto Sanchez, Meliton
Drees, William II - (Chair) Shortt, Cindy
Duffy, Pauline R. Smith, Willie Jr.
Escobedo, Mary Alice Solis, Dora M.
Escobedo, Yolanda Southern, Shirley
Farris, Pamala Tepera, John
Fletcher, Marianne - (Sec) Vasquez, Jesse H.
Gibbons, Jimmy Vinson, Gene
Guyer, Michael White, Leroy
Hall, William Williams, Nicholas


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.