Friday, 19 July 2013 07:00
PEÑITAS—The City of Peñitas was presented a $2,995,000 loan on Monday in a check ceremony at the Faith Fellowship Bible Church by Congressman Henry Cuellar and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development State Director Paco Valentin.
The USDA-funded loan will be used to build a new city hall and police department for Peñitas, replacing the portable building that now houses both sets of offices.
The proposed facility will provide 11,200 square feet for the city hall offices and 5,640 square feet for the police department.
“It is about $3 million, low interest loan to build facilities,” Cuellar said. “We couldn’t get pure grants, but we are helping them (Peñitas) with a low interest loan.”