Crystal City is the hub of Zavala County Texas, serving as its county seat and where more than half of the county’s population call home. The approximately 6,000 residents have battled a few tumultuous years in their local government when, in 2017, the former city manager, mayor and council members were indicted or sentenced to federal prison for a bribery and kickback schemes. The case left the community angry and distrustful of their government, but local leaders are committed to rebuilding trust by being open and transparent. Efforts to address needed water and wastewater infrastructure are foundational elements to show that the local government is working for the betterment of the community.
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