Former Victoria parks director named Goliad economic development coordinator

GOLIAD - Doug Cochran, the former Victoria parks and recreation director, started work Wednesday as the new Goliad economic development director.

Cochran, who worked for the city of Victoria for 23 years, resigned in February.

In other business from Tuesday's City Council meeting, Cindy Shilinga, public works director in Goliad, was put on a three-month probation. The council voted 5-1.

Lionel Garcia, Goliad alderman, initially made the motion to terminate Shilinga for failing to keep up her duties as director, especially in regard to street maintenance, but the motion failed.