Three men were chosen as finalists in the search for Alice's City Manager position on Tuesday.

Mayor Jolene Vanover and the city council discussed the agenda item during executive session of their regular meeting. The agenda item was in regards the city manager applications to include the process and action regarding interview process, selection, employment, assignment and establishing a salary range.

The three men are William A. DiLibero, Franklin Baker and Arturo "Art" Rodriguez. None of the men live in Alice.

According to Councilman Pete Crisp, there were 21 applicants for the position, but when the city sent out a questionnaire to the applicants many of them pulled out their applications and others did not return the questionnaire; leaving the city with only 10 applicants.

Part of the process to hire a city manager includes a committee that would assist in the hiring process as an advisory group. The committee will be made up Rolando Ramos, director of finance, Patrick Thomas, Alice's Interim Fire Chief, and Demetrio Duarte, assistant director of public works utilities.

The Interim City Manager has been Diana Lopez who took the position when the previous city manager was fired in July 2017.

Special dates for interviews will be on Feb. 22 through the 24th.