We must improve our colonias, the residential areas along the border that may lack necessities such as potable water and sewer systems, electricity, paved roads, and safe housing. Currently the state gives grant monies to counties to improve the colonias. But if improvements are not done to the specifications of nearby municipalities, it makes it more challenging for these municipalities to consider annexing a colonia, due to the additional expense of bringing it up to city standards. If these grant monies were given directly to city administrators, they could be invested by municipalities, with annexation as the goal.
Foster has been the mayor of Eagle Pass since 2004.