The executive director of the Alice, Jim Wells County Economic Development Corporation, Larry Martinez suffered a stroke Friday, Feb. 22 and was in a Corpus Christi hospital, according to sources.

Martinez became the executive director in October 2019. He has served the City of Alice 12 years as an elected official; two years as the mayor of Alice and 10 years as a city councilman.

According to sources, Martinez is at home recovering and asks for prayers for a speedy and healthy recovery.