A special meeting of the Presidio County Appraisal District’s Board of Directors was held yesterday afternoon. One of the items on the agenda was filling the vacant slot left by former chairman, Carlos Nieto. Nieto had held a seat on the board for nearly 30 years, before being indicted on federal corruption charges in June.
There was only one nominee on the ballot: Alfredo Muñiz. Muñiz listed off his credentials: “Volunteer for the Presidio Volunteer Fire Department for over 30 years. Been on the school district – good god – going on, I wanna say 15 (years), a little over. I work with the school district in just about every capacity, as far as helping out. Sat on the city council for about 4 terms.”
Muñiz was nominated by the Presidio Independent School District, the same taxing entity that had chosen Nieto. When the vote came, it was unanimous. Muñiz was sworn in and started serving his term right after.