Weslaco Cemetery Lacks Stationary Staff for Upkeep

4 years 2 months 5 days ago Thursday, February 09 2017 Feb 9, 2017 February 09, 2017 5:07 PM February 09, 2017 in News

WESLACO - The city of Weslaco said one of their cemeteries will soon be cleaned.

CHANNEL 5 NEWS reported about a maintenance issues at Weslaco's cemetery on Tuesday. Residents told us they were tired of finding their loved ones’ headstones covered by overgrown grass or even broken.

Weslaco Parks & Recreation Department director David Arce said the cemetery, like other seven parks in Weslaco, doesn’t have a stationary staff.

Arce said they do not have enough staff designated to attend to it as they deem fit.

“It’s a fine line. The ones that do out there regularly, they upkeep, or we’ll help them upkeep it,” he said. “Sometimes a stone might tilt a little bit when they bring it to our attention. We’ll help them with their presence there.”

Arce said they don’t try to fix anything without the family’s consent. They want to make sure the family is aware of the problem before they attempt to fix it.

Anyone who sees a problematic area within the park is asked to call the Parks and Recreation Department at 956-447-3407.

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