Willacy County to consider paying more for storm shelter

RAYMONDVILLE — After about five years of planning, the Willacy County Housing Authority might be the latest proposed site for a federally-funded storm shelter.

But the move from the RaymondvilleHigh School area would boost project costs in a county facing a financial crisis.

Tomorrow, WillacyCounty commissioners will consider paying more money to build the 8,000-square-foot shelter near the housing authority, located outside the city limits.

County commissioners could not be reached for comment yesterday.

But County Judge Aurelio Guerra has said the housing authority could help the county fund the project.

Meanwhile, officials do not want to lose a $750,000 federal grant that requires the county to build the shelter by August 2016.

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