Congressman Cuellar presents grants to local cities

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Friday, May 3, 2013 - 7:53am

Congressman Henry Cuellar presented several grants to the cities of Penitas and Alton on Thursday.

During his stop in Penitas, he presented a $54,000 grant check and a million dollar grant to the City of Alton for a new fire station.

He discussed the importance of holding Mexico responsible when it comes to it's water treaty with the U.S., "You look at how the 1944 agreement was done, the Mexicans have over a period of years to back the water, and if you notice they have a pattern, what they like to do, they are saying they don't have to pay this until October 2015."

Under the treaty, every year Mexico is supposed to deliver 350,000 acres feet of water, as of now they are behind.

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