Rio Hondo Mayor Alonzo Garza confirms a new chief to head both its police and fire departments.
Humberto Barrera was selected early this morning by the city administrator.
Barrera was picked from a list of six finalists:
- Orlando Garcia
- Douglas Montgomery
- Daniel Cruz
- Humberto Barrera
- Charles Lopez
- Don Duncan
One of them included San Benito's former Director of Public Safety Orlando while contender Charles Lopez was serving as interim police chief.
Mayor Garza told Action 4 News that Barrera is familiar with the area and will take Rio Hondo in the direction the city needs to head during this hurricane season.