Erasmo Castro resigns amid DWI arrest and state representative campaign


BROWNSVILLE, Texas – Erasmo Castro has officially resigned from his position as a Brownsville Independent School Board Trustee.

In his resignation letter, Erasmo states that he is grateful to the community and is opting to deal with a personal situation, the DWI allegation that Local 23 has reported on.

Castro goes on to list his accomplishments during his time on the board which includes, helping to expand the PreK 3 program, working to improve cafeteria menus, taking measures to ensure the stability of the district’s competitive future, offering salary increases to staff, and various other accomplishments.

Erasmo Castro is currently campaigning to represent District 38 as a Republican candidate.

Below is the full resignation letter:

Dear Board Secretary, Superintendent and BISD Trustees:

Please be advised that I Erasmo Castro hereby resign as Brownsville Independent School Board Trustee effective immediately. 

‪I am grateful to my community for entrusting me with your vote of confidence. I am opting to deal with personal situation which has unfortunately become a distraction to the amazing things happening at BISD. 

I have had to take a step back from serving my spiritual family because of my well publicized personal situation. It is my hope to restore the balance that is everything for me. 

‪I am proud of all I have accomplished during my time on the Board. Helped expand our PreK 3 program, worked to improve our cafeteria menus, took measures to ensure the stability of our districts competitive future, was able to offer salary increase to our amazing staff, promoted the amazing programs offered at the district, became our talented (students and personnel) district’s cheerleader, became a voice for those who because of retaliation labored in fear, exposed corruption and brought awareness as to the wheeling and dealings of self serving Board Members; true transparency.

‪I will continue to serve my community as a public citizen until the day, hopefully in the near future, that I ask for your support. 

I have been, am now and will continue to be your humble servant.

Most Sincerely, 

Erasmo Castro, BISD Trustee

BISD has since responded to Castro’s resignation letter stating, “The Brownsville Independent School District received a letter of resignation from Erasmo Castro from his position as Board Member, Place 2. The district wishes to express its gratitude to Erasmo Castro for his service to the students and personnel of BISD.”

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