As an arm of county government, the County Historical Commission is subject to the laws that regulate governmental subdivisions. One such law is the Open Meetings Act, contained in the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551.In accordance with that statute, CHC meetings must be open to the public. The applicable sections of the statute read as follows:
§551.002 Every regular, special, or called meeting or session of every governmental body shall be open to the public
§551.041 A governmental body shall give written notice of the date, hour, place, and subject of each meeting held by the governmental body.
§551.043 The notice of a meeting of a governmental body must be posted in a place readily accessible to the general public at all times for at least 72 hours before the scheduled time of the meeting.