Rio Hondo names new police, fire chief

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.