By KEVIN RICH
Special to the PRESS
Marcello’s restaurant in Port Isabel was the setting for a meet and greet held last Tuesday, featuring Cameron County Pct. 2 Commissioner Alex Dominguez, who is challenging State Rep. René Oliveira for his Dist. 37 seat.
Attendees enjoyed complementary beer, wine and margaritas while having the opportunity to interact with the candidate, who delivered a speech during the gathering.
“I’m very excited as a commissioner for the changes that are going to be coming to this area, in particular South Padre Island. I think we’re going to see increased tourism because of the improvements we are making in Isla Blanca Park,” Dominguez said. He also spoke of the completion of the E.K. Atwood Park project, where the County is slated to celebrate a ribbon cutting ceremony Feb. 27.
“There are some growing concerns for South Texas that we really need to address. One of them is education,” Dominguez said. He referenced his time spent as a teacher and cited some of the challenges faced in education today.
“We’re finding out that students, when they graduate high school, if they don’t go to college, they’re missing the high end skills that they need to get good paying jobs,” Dominguez said.
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