Attorney and former Eagle Pass City Council member, David Riojas, passed away on Thursday, December 5 at the age of 66.
Attorney Riojas passed away of natural causes and will be missed by his family, friends, and colleagues.
In a sign of mourning, the City of Eagle Pass has placed the city flag at half-mast.
Eagle Pass Mayor Ramsey E. Cantu issued out a statement on behalf of the city regarding Riojas’s passing.
“I’m saddened to report that longtime Former Councilman and Mayor Pro-Tem David Riojas passed away this morning. Our City Hall Family extends our heartfelt condolences to his wife Mrs. Riojas and his family. Mayor Pro-Tem Riojas was instrumental to me during my early years as a councilman. He was my council colleague whom I sat next to and learned from as a freshman councilman. David, my good friend and mentor you will be missed dearly and know that you have left an impressionable mark in Eagle Pass History. Today we lower our City Seal flag at half-mast and remember your dedication and work that you did to fight for every person in Eagle Pass. Rest In Peace Mayor Pro-Tem David Riojas,” stated Mayor Cantu.
Funeral arrangements are forthcoming.