Jesus Cantu Cadena wrote in to the LMT Opinion section today to voice his displeasure at "redundant" constables.
There is too much redundancy by the constables in a city the size of Laredo, work that should be assigned, budgeted and performed by the sheriff's office. The constables should be requalified and assigned to the sheriff's office or resign. it's bad enough that the police, sheriff, constables, highway patrol and Border Patrol run into each other. The constables have become mini sheriffs (five-star generals), generating too much expense and depleting the budget.Last month a constable stopped a big rig from contaminating Hwy 83 any more. I applaud them.