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Grant will buy Robstown new fire truck, ambulance

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Posted at 7:55 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 21:03:46-04

ROBSTOWN, Texas — The City of Robstown is getting a new fire engine and ambulance, thanks to $500,000 from the HUD Community Development Block Grant Program.

The city applied for the fire, ambulance and service-truck fund and just learned they were approved.

The city says the grant allows them to serve a wider area of the county without placing financial burden on their community.

“The Robstown EMS departments not only serve the city of Robstown, but we also serve western Nueces County rural areas, and so this benefits us, this benefits rural Nueces County, and alleviates the tax burden,” said grants administrator Beatriz Charro.

The new units should be ready in six-to-nine months and will replace units that are more than 10 years old.