PEÑITAS, Texas – Peñitas city leaders say they are dismayed that their early voting polling location has been yanked by Hidalgo County Commissioners Court.

The leaders point out that their city traditionally turns out more voters than other cities in western Hidalgo County yet those other cities have kept their early voting polling location. 

They say the residents of Peñitas are now going to have to drive to La Joya, Sullivan City or Palmview if they want to vote early in the November general election. 

The Rio Grande Guardian interviewed Mayor Ramiro Loya, Mayor Pro Tem J.R. Flores and Osiel Ramos (pictured above) on the subject. They said they are urging Hidalgo County Commissioner Everado Villarreal to reverse the decision. Here, below, are the interviews:

Mayor Ramiro Loya:

Mayor Pro-Tem J.R. Flores

City Council member Osiel Ramos


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