About the Commission

The Cameron County Historical Commission (CCHC) is the only official government body dedicated to history in Cameron County. Through Texas Local Government Code, Chapter 318, authorizing counties to establish commissions to assist with preservation, education, and

The modern day CCHC can trace its lineage back to 1964 when the Cameron County Historical Survey Committee was introduced. As years progressed, the State of Texas with its agency dedicated to history, the Texas Historical Commission (THC) drafted Chapter 318 of Texas Local Government Code and through the 70th Legislature being signed by Governor Mark White became effective on September 1, 1987. With the new name, County Historical Commission, Cameron County was officially set. The rest is, as the saying goes, is history.

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Mary Torres
Chairperson
Harlingen, TX
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Ann Roberts
Vice-Chairperson
Harlingen, TX
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Jack Ayoub
Treasurer
Harlingen, TX
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Gene Fernandez
Marker Chairman
Brownsville, TX
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Larry Lof
Commissioner
Brownsville, TX
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Peter Goodman
Commissioner
Brownsville, TX
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Edward P Meza
Commissioner
Harlingen, TX
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Steve Hathcock
Commissioner
So. Padre Island, TX
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Linda Correa-Garcia
Commissioner
Harlingen, TX
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Eileen Mattei
Commissioner
Harlingen, TX
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Juan Velez Salinas
Commissioner
Brownsville, TX
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Wilson Bourgeois
Commissioner
Harlingen, TX