Clipped From The Corpus Christi Caller-Times
w o u l d running he likely for lack fromla of development of a 30-acre county park. The county park, he said, has been the priority project of Robstown but "it appears that the county judge might be deviating from the priorities of Robstown." "There's a feeling that there must be some sidestepping (of the project)," Berlanga said. The 30-acre park to be built on the old Robstown labor camp was approved by the Nueees County Commissioners Court last year and a $120,000 grant from the Bureau of Outdoor Recreation was obtained to fund half of the project. The county was originally going to spend $120,000 of its own funds for the other half of the $240,000. But since late last year it has been trying to obtain an Economic Development Act grant to cover the amount. One appli- cation was turned down. But Barnes has said that the park project would be considered as one of the top priorities for $436,000 in EDA funds which the county has to spend this year. No decision on priorities has been made yet, however. Berlanga said he also believes there should be more Mexican- Americans on the county commissioners court. "The Mexican-American population is over 55 per cent in county. We need to be represented on the county government level. I t h i n k the M e x American is capable of representing all Nueees County," he said. Berlanga noted that during the legislature he passed a bill allowing counties to set civil service systems for county em- ployes.