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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Crystal City's Water Looks Like Oil

Posted By on Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 3:22 PM

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Crystal City is having a rough time.

On February 4, a federal grand jury indicted the small South Texas town's city manager/attorney, William James Jonas, III, 54; its mayor, Ricardo Lopez, 40; its mayor pro-tem, Rogelio Mata, 43; city councilman Roel Mata, 44; Gilbert Urrabazo, 45, a former councilman; and Ngoc Tri Nguyen, 38, on charges of bribery. Another councilman, Marco Rodriguez, was arrested a few weeks ago by Border Patrol and accused of attempting to smuggle undocumented immigrants.

At the city's first City Council meeting since the indictments, Mayor Lopez was additionally charged with inciting a riot after getting into an altercation with a resident, multiple media reports indicate. When police were booking Lopez into jail, they found a controlled substance, possibly Vicodin, the San Antonio Express-News reported. 

And, now, the city's water is black. 

We have been trying to get as much information about the water issue. This is what we have been told. The City is...

Posted by Crystal City Police Department on Thursday, February 18, 2016

Public Works Director Lionel Perez said in a press release that the black water is due to sediments that got into the water distribution facility after a tank was flushed on Wednesday. Police are advising residents to boil their water.

KSAT obtained images from Crystal City residents posting photos of the oily-looking water. 

Crystal City residents are being told to boil their water or purchase bottled water because of sediment in the...

Posted by KSAT 12 & on Thursday, February 18, 2016

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