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New Los Fresnos mayor sworn in

Los Fresnos’ new Mayor Alejandro “Alex” Flores, left, takes oath of office from Brownsville Municipal Court Judge Heriberto Flores. Photo: Tony Vindell / LFN

by TONY VINDELL
LFN

A new Los Fresnos mayor has taken the oath of office and will be the head of the municipal government for the next three years.

Alejandro “Alex” Flores was sworn in by Brownsville Municipal Court Judge Rigoberto Flores during Monday’s, Nov 16. special meeting of Los Fresnos City Council.

The new mayor thanked his supporters and said he is going to work toward the betterment of the city and its residents.

“I was born in Brownsville and have been living here for quite some time,” he said. “This is a great place to live and a great place to raise a family.”

Flores said he is a 42 year old financial advisor who feels he will do his job as the city continues to grow.

He had said fixing the city’s drainage system and bringing more businesses to town are his top priorities as mayor.

A goal of his administration will be enticing a Whataburger restaurant to open a franchise here – something the town people have been asking for.

His swearing-in took place after the votes in the Nov. 3 election were canvassed thus making the results official.

There were only two local races. One for mayor and the other for the Place 1 seat on the city council,

Flores, who ran unopposed, received 1,727 votes.

For the Place 1 seat, former mayor Polo Narvaez took 1,189, while Gordon Cappon, a retired state employee, garnered 770 votes.

The special meeting marked the first time it was held and was attended by a good number of people since the pandemic began last March.

Everybody followed health department recommendations such as keeping a six feet distance and wearing face masks.

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