Friday, October 9, 2015

Maverick County Press Conference

Sheriff Tom Schmerber was on hand this afternoon at the Maverick County Courthouse to join several elected officials in discussing yesterday's torrential rains that affected Maverick County and the City of Eagle Pass. Among those present at the press conference were State Rep. Alfonso Nevarez, County Judge David Saucedo, Emergency Operations Director Polo Vielma, County Commissioners Jerry Morales, Rosy Cantu, Robert Ruiz, Precinct 3 Constable Pete Venegas, and Road and Bridge Foreman Ernesto Guevara. Officials spoke of the assessments made in the areas affected, as well as the clean up plans that have since commenced.They also expressed their gratitude to the other entities and law enforcement agencies in the area that played a role in emergency operations, most notably The Eagle Pass Fire Department, The Texas Department of Public Safety, The Eagle Pass Independent School District, Maverick County Road and Bridge Department, Maverick County Constables, The United States Border Patrol, BORSTAR Special Operations, The City of Eagle Pass, and Texas Parks and Wildlife.

While the emergency operations center is temporarily closed, officials will remain vigilant for any changes in weather patterns. Should an emergency arise, Sheriff Schmerber asked the public to please call the Sheriff's Office at 830-773-2321 or the Eagle Pass Police Department at 830-773-9044. Shelters remain open at the Seco Mines Community Center, San Luis Center,  and at the Nick Carr Center, if need be. 

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