December 06, 2016

Castro Statement on San Antonio Sinkhole

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) released the following statement regarding the sinkhole that took the life of Bexar County Sheriff’s Deputy Dora Linda (Solis) Nishihara:

“I am deeply saddened to learn of the loss of Sheriff’s Deputy Nishihara. I join the entire San Antonio community in mourning her passing and offer my condolences to her loved ones. Our city is grateful for her service and sacrifice. 

“The sinkhole that took Sheriff’s Deputy Nishihara’s life and injured one other San Antonian is a tragedy that emphasizes the vital importance of sound infrastructure. We must ensure our pipes and roads are safe and in good repair to avoid similar incidents. Smart infrastructure investment must be a local, state, and federal priority. Lives are at stake.”