Bridge superintendent appointed to state facilities commission

McALLEN — The superintendent of bridges for the city has been appointed to a seat on the Texas Facilities Commission, Gov. Greg Abbott announced last week.

Rigo Villarreal will serve a five-year term on the commission that manages state government buildings and handles the sale of surplus property, including property donated to the state by federal programs.

“It’s an honor and privilege to be appointed by Governor Abbott. I would like just like to say that I’m humbled by his trust and that I greatly appreciate the appointment to this position,” Villarreal said in a news release. “I knew I wanted to do public service for our community but, my community just grew about the size of Texas.”

Villarreal is a board member of the Rio Grande Valley Chamber of Commerce, McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the Border Trade Alliance Executive Board and a member of the Texas Transportation Commission Border Trade Advisory Committee.