Santa Claus Comes Early to City Hall

Newest Los Fresnos councilmen Joe Collinsworth, left, and Joseph Herrera, hug each other as they hold a certificate supporting a healthy style HEB challenge during their first meeting on the city council. Photo: Tony Vindell/LFN

by Tony Vindell/LFN

Christmas has come a bit early for the 53 employees of the City of Los Fresnos.

The city council has approved designating Dec. 31 as a paid holiday, making it the 13th such day they will enjoy staying away from the workplace with pay.

That includes those working in administration and employees of the city’s Police and Public Works departments.

The council took up the action during its Tuesday’s Dec. 11 meeting despite the objection from Councilman Juan Muñoz, who said he wanted to approve the new holiday for this year only.

Muñoz said they should bring the item next year for discussion.

Joe Collinsworth said he supported the idea of the new holiday because it should make those who work for the city a lot happier.

Collinsworth and Joseph Herrera joined the city council after they were both elected in November.

Herrera wanted it known what it cost the city to have an additional holiday, even though that wasn’t going to influence his decision to support the motion.

Mayor Polo Narvaez made a motion designating Dec. 31 a new holiday and it was approved by all the council members present, except Muñoz who voted no.

Councilman Swain Real was absent.

In other business, Narvaez and the city council approved motions to support and participate in the HEB 2019 Step Up Community Challenge.

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