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Woodsboro City Council replaces longtime member
by Tim Delaney
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Woodsboro Municipal Judge Diego Bustillo gives the oath of office to Johnny Cisneros, who was voted by the Woodsboro City Council to Place 3 on Tuesday evening, Aug. 6. Minerva Cisneros, who held the position since the 1990s, stepped down because of health problems.
Tim Delaney photo Woodsboro Municipal Judge Diego Bustillo gives the oath of office to Johnny Cisneros, who was voted by the Woodsboro City Council to Place 3 on Tuesday evening, Aug. 6. Minerva Cisneros, who held the position since the 1990s, stepped down because of health problems.
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WOODSBORO – The Woodsboro City Council voted to appoint Johnny Cisneros to the Place 3 alderman position on Tuesday evening, Aug. 6.

Minerva Cisneros resigned the position because of health problems.

Reached by phone, she said she had a bad fall on Feb. 28, in which she landed on the concrete floor of her garage.

“I physically haven’t been able to do a lot in the past months,” she said. “I haven’t been up to par lately. I had to step down.”

Cisneros said she appreciated the Woodsboro council for wanting to bestow gifts and accolades, but she wasn’t up to making the meeting.

“I give thanks to all the people who helped us with grants. If it wasn’t for that, we wouldn’t have the housing and the dome,” she said.

“I’m grateful to the people who voted for me, to the county commissioners and our city officers and to all who encouraged us to do what we can,” she said.

Cisneros wasn’t sure how long she’d been in office, but she said a “long, long time.”

“Looking back, I see a lot of people think we haven’t done anything. The water has always been there, and it always will,” she said.

“But you can tell the difference. The council does its best. Larry and them are always helping out with kids, the school, Christmas parade, and there are other things. A lot of stuff gets accomplished,” she said.

Municipal Judge Diego Bustillo gave the oath of office to Johnny Cisneros, and he took his place on the council.

The council also approved awarding a contract to Grant Works of Austin to manage the HOME Rehabilitation Assistance Program.

Karen Sutton with grants works said 10 new homes are available to applicants who meet the requirements.

“This is not a first-time buyer program. You have to own the property and be up to date on taxes,” she said.

She said interested residents of Woodsboro should call 512-420-0303 and ask for Callie. Callers can get a personal flyer outlining the requirements.

Interested parties can also go to the First Baptist Church on Sept. 24 and pick up an application.

Mayor Larry Jochetz said last time applications were taken, five homes were built for successful applicants.

The council also approved advertising for a water/waste water labor position.

And the council also approved the purchase of a tapping machine. The piece of equipment will cost around $2,900.

Municipal Judge Bustillo also swore in new reserve police officer Michelle Forqurian.

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