County commissioners unanimously approved allocating tobacco funds of $12,525 to supplement the cost of a 2013 Frazer ambulance. The rest of the cost for the vehicle will come from grants of $50,000 from the Johnson Foundation and $20,000 from Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative.
Goliad County Emergency Operations Director Peggy Fonseca helped secure the grants for the ambulance.
“That’s not the first ambulance she has been able to fund through grants,” Goliad County Judge David Bowman said. “We are very appreciative for all the work she has done. It’s pretty amazing to get a machine like that and it doesn’t cost the county taxpayers anything.”