Officials asking county commissioners to reinstate Precinct 5

EDCOUCH ELSA (KFXV) — Officials are asking county commissioners to reinstate Precinct 5, including a justice of the peace, a constable and around three sheriff’s office deputies.

They cite that since the elimination of the Precinct 3 years ago, criminal activity has had a 75% increase.

Judge Ramon Garcia will not take action on the petition, until next week when Precinct 1 Constable, Celestino Avila Jr. presents himself in court to give his point of view on the request. Precinct five includes cities like Edcouch, Elsa, and Monte Alto.

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Officials asking county commissioners to reinstate Precinct 5

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