October 28, 2019
KRGV | By Monica De Anda
State parks around Texas, including four in the Rio Grande Valley, could see steady funding but it’s up to voters to decide next Tuesday.
Proposition 5 is one of 10 proposals on the November 5 ballot. It would guarantee funding to state parks to help with park maintenance.
Estero Llano Grande State Park is one of 80 state parks in Texas.
“There’s a list of about $800 million worth of repairs for state parks throughout the state,” explained Javier de Leon, park superintendent at Estero Llano Grande State Park.
He added, “The way it is right now we defer a lot of projects and with this proposition if it passes it could speed up the process.”
De Leon says without steady funding these repairs aren’t always taken care of.
Prop. 5 is not a new tax; it would essentially amend a sales tax that has been around since 1993.