City Politics


Property revaluation: almost 50-percent of properties visited

The city’s property revaluation is speedily moving forward with 49-percent of the properties having been visited by inspectors, according to representatives of Appraisal Systems, the company contracted to revaluate all properties within city limits.


$37 million road repair plan gets a green light from council

After the state’s local finance board gave its stamp of approval for a $35 million borrowing plan to repair 175 primary city roads put forward by mayor Jose “Joey” Torres, the city council on Tuesday evening narrowly approved the plan.


Business curfew for hotspot locations passed by council

During a tense meeting on Tuesday evening, the city council adopted an ordinance to compel businesses in 15 designated hotspot locations to close at midnight. The ordinance forbids most commercial establishments from operating between the hours of 12 and 5 a.m.

Police News


City’s police using excessive force with impunity, reveals lawsuit

The lawsuit of a city man, who claims the city’s police officers used excessive force against him during a burglary arrest in 2010, reveals a possible culture of deliberate indifference — ingrained in the police department practices — for residents’ basic constitutional rights.