Nueces County Drainage District # 2
Capital Improvement Plan Bond
FEASABILITY STUDY / MASTER DRAINAGE PLAN $ 543,5000
Bosquez Rd. / Avenue J Drainage Improvements 2,453,731
Casa Blanca Drainage Improvements 810,000
Ditch A / Bluebonnet 1,312,000 Professional Fees and Administrative Expenses 210,769
Is bounded to the North by CR44, on the west by Petronila Creek, on the south by CR14A, and on the east by CR61, refer to figure 1. The land within the district's boundary is approximately 106 square miles or 67,840 acres. The district is responsible to maintain and operate approximately 51 miles of large ditches and 200 miles of smaller feeder ditches within its boundary. There are also 160 bridges, 300 culverts, 90 spillways and 300 large drain pipes within the district.
The District's primary function is to provide adequate and good quality drainage on the western portion of Nueces County. These efforts are fulfilled by the strategic maintenance off the district's facility along with monitored and controlled developments within its boundary.
I was born and raised in Robstown, Texas. I graduated from Robstown High School and Del Mar College. I have invested 30 years of Public Service to the City of Robstown as a Police Officer. During my tenure I was recognized and received the "Life Saving Award" in taking action and saving a person's life. I was recognized and received the "Medal of Valor" for Bravery Above and Beyond the Call of Duty. My career honor was to have serviced as Robstown's Chief of Police. I was also the Criminal Justice Instructor at Robstown High School for 10 years, participating in the Police Explore Competitions around the Coastal Bend area, competing against other high schools. The Criminal Justice Program at the high school was in partnership with Del Mar College, whereupon law enforcement students could earn up to 12 accredited college coarse semester hours up graduating from Robstown High School and enrolling at Del Mar College.
I was elected Commissioner of the Nueces County Drainage District No. 2 in 2012. And was re-elected for a 2nd term in 2016. I have really enjoyed serving and making wonderful friends in my tenure service. I was born and raised in Alice and Benavides Texas. I have lived in Robstown, Texas for 43 years. I retired after thirty-one years of service in which twenty years were dedicated to Robstown ISD. I also had pleasure of serving Round Rock ISD for two years. The remaining nine years were with the Alice ISD where I retired from. I have been married to Manuel Ruiz Jr., for Forty-Nine years and we have three sons: Manuel III, Marc Eric and Mathew Ruiz and one grandson Kristopher Manuel Ruiz. I am truly blessed that the Community has given me the opportunity to serve them. In which I have been involved in volunteering in the office and as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.
Newly elected Commissioner in 2016, Jesus "Jesse" Rojas III was born and raised in Robstown, Texas. Jesse is an Honor Graduate of Robstown High School and has some college credits at Del Mar College. Mr. Rojas has many years in Banking and Finance, serving as one of the top banker in the State of Texas. Mr. Rojas also has been the owner of many successful businesses. Jesse is a local Authorized Retailer for AT&T. Mr. Rojas has had the privelege of serving his community as a public official since the age of 19. He was elected the Youngest Elected Official in the State of Texas in 1998 and the youngest School Board member in Robstown History.