VFW Park was converted and being used to store thousands of used and scrap tires right in the middle of the Chula Vista neighborhood. This act was being facilitated by a county commissioner that is now serving time for his role in a pay to play scheme.
What was supposed to be a flourishing haven for children had been turned into a mountain of tires that housed vermin and an infestation of mosquitoes a mere 30 feet from homes and even a church. Thousands of tires littered the VFW Park along Crane St.
Residents of the Chula Vista Subdivision were subjected to such hazard for many years.
Maverick County under the guide of in-coming commissioner Jerry Morales and County Judge David Saucedo took action and cleaned-up the park, removing the used tires, eliminating the health and environmental hazards.
The County then proceeded to work on the park and returned it a usable area for the community to enjoy.
During their meeting held on January 25 the Commissioners Court voted in favor of approving the installation of a new playground set at VFW park. The county continues trying to improve what was once a health hazard created by an administration that was irresponsibly putting everyone in danger.