Tamaulipas Governor-Elect in McAllen

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Tamaulipas Governor-Elect Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca was in town to address a few of the issues he’d like to focus on in the near future. News Center 23’s Amy Martinez was at the Anzalduas International Bridge with the details.

Governor-Elect Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca says he looks forward to working with neighboring border cities in Texas to implement a greater sense of safety for tourists. He says border safety is among his top priorities.

“We’re going to have special police force that’s going to work together with Policia Federal and also with the marines and the army. That way we’ll have control of all the roads and that way all the tourists and all the commerce will go back to the way it was before.”

As former Reynosa Mayor, Cabeza de Vaca says he understands the changes needed to improve the quality of life in Tamaulipas. On the other side of the border, McAllen Mayor Jim Darling says the economic state of McAllen is impacted by the economy in Tamaulipas.

“We know in McAllen, because of our economic development efforts, that what happens to Reynosa happens to McAllen and what happens to Tamaulipas happens to McAllen, Mission, Hidalgo, our region. We understand that very importantly.”

Mission Mayor Norberto Salinas says he’ll be working closely with Governor Cabeza de Vaca to build a cargo bridge in Madero.

Francisco Garcia Cabeza de Vaca will take his seat as governor beginning October 1st.

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