Jim Wells County and City of Alice officials along with community leaders were recognized by State Rep. J.M. Lozano during JWC days at the State Capitol Tuesday.
Councilmen Pete Beltran, Ron Burke and City Manager Andy Joslin along with Alice Chamber president Marisol Carvajal-Garcia were welcomed by Lozano on the House floor.
He also recognized community those who represented Jim Wells County. Attendees included USDA rep. Jennifer Garcia, Chamber Executive Director Juan Navejar, city staff Joshua Flores and local community leaders including Alice Ambassador president Ofelia Hunter, Ambassador vice president Nena Castillo-Pitts and husband Carl Pitts, Randall Dickens, chamber board member Cynthia Carrasco and businesswomen Melissa Popham and Judy Mistery.
County officials were addressed at the Senate Floor by State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa. Representing the county included County Judge Pete Trevino Jr., County Clerk J.C. Perez, Commissioners Margie Gonzalez and Carlos Gonzalez, Court of Law Michael Garcia and County attorney Michael Guerra and wife Debbie Garcia-Guerra and resident Angie Hernandez.
The event is a way to talk one-on-one with Legislators and review current bills that will be presented during Legislative sessions.
Lozano spoke with the group and covered issues such as education, oil and gas industry and grant funding during a luncheon.