Arturo Galvan Park commences groundbreaking

Port Isabel-South Padre Press

The first phase of the “Living Shoreline” project named after the late mayor Arturo Galvan commenced this past Saturday afternoon. The Arturo Galvan Coastal Park will be located at 1801 2nd Street, but due to damp weather, the site of the groundbreaking event was held at the Derry Elementary School gymnasium.

Speakers included Mayor Joe E. Vega, Parks and Recreation Chairman Baldemar Alaniz, and Director Program Management of the Texas General Land Office (TGLO) John Longley.

“It’s going to be something that improves the quality of life of this area,” said Mayor Vega. “We’re going to continue knocking on the Texas General Land Office’s door… I’m just so happy that we have the opportunity, and that I’m being part of this opportunity, to get this project going- very excited.”

Baldemar Alaniz spoke of the significance of taking these types of risks to build a foundation for the next generation of leaders

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