County constable on meeting agenda

BROWNSVILLE — Cameron County Commissioners Court on Tuesday could appoint an individual to fill the vacant Precinct 5 Constable position.

The post became vacant last month when Constable Cesar Rene Diaz resigned from the position to serve as La Feria’s new police chief.

Commissioners Court meets at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday on the second floor of the historic Dancy Building at 1100 E. Monroe St.

The court voted last month that it would accept applications from candidates wanting to fill the position rather than appointing either of the two candidates – one Democrat and one Republican – running for the post in the November general election. Officials said appointing either candidate would give that individual the upper hand in the election.

The appointed person could likely hold the position until right after the general election.

In other business, Commissioners Court will consider and could take action in expanding the beach patrol services at county beach access No. 5 and No. 6.

Commissioners Court will also discuss and take possible action regarding office space at the old Wells Fargo building in downtown Brownsville. The county purchased the building earlier this year for $2.3 million. Officials have said they planned to move county offices such as the county’s tax office to the former bank building.