On Wednesday, May 16, 2018, Commissioner Place III - Hernan Garza III and Commissioner Place 1 - Flor Flores were officially sworn into office at an oath of office ceremony held in commission chambers at City hall.
At the Meeting, Mrs. Flores, made history as the first ever female member of the City Commission. “Commissioner Flores has made history as the first female commissioner in the history of Rio Grande City,” declared Mayor Joel Villarreal.
“I would like to thank the mayor and the commissioners, my family and all of the voters of Rio Grande City for the confidence you all have placed in me. I promise that I will do my very best to fulfill my duties to best represent our city,” stated Flores. Candidate Flor Flores, earned the Commissioner Place 1 title with a 1,143 total votes (64.5 percent) for the May 5th, election.
"I want to thank the public again for allowing me to serve them for four more years. I'm not going to say that I'm getting ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work because I've never let my sleeves down," declared Garza. Hernan Garza III was re-elected for another term as Commissioner Place III, winning 70 percent of the votes, with a total of 1,264 votes.