ARB Members

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

 

 
2019 ARB Members
Allison, Gary Mathis, Donald
Almanza, Trinidad Jr. Nazaroff, Joseph F.
Alonzo, Jose Olson, Vera
Armstrong, Diana - (Secretary) Perales, Mary M.
Benjamin, Gordon
Prado, Deanna B.
Bridges, Stacy Ramon, Gilberto
Brown, Evelyn J. Reidenbach, Michael
Cirilo, Albert Resendez, Antonio
Clemon, Walter R. Rodriguez, Rosalie
Colvin, Charles (Keith) Rodriguez, Domasio
Cruz, Juan G. Sanchez, Ramon
De La Cruz, Victor Schrimpsher, Elva
Dear, Ronald Smith, Willie Jr.
Dirks, Henry Solis, Dora
Dominguez, Frank Southern, Shirley
Drees, William Teague, Larry
Duffy, Pauline Tepera, John
Fox, Brigitte Tijerina, Lorenzo
Gibbons, Jimmie Vasquez, Jesse H.
Hubbert, Ronald P. Vinson, Gene
Kaplan, Jo-Anne Webb, Joe
Keough, Joseph W. Wesley, Jean
Kurz, Ellen Whitcomb, Kathryn
Laser, Daniel L. White, Leroy (Chris) - (Chair)
Levine, Natalie Ybarra, Edward
   
   

 

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.