Charges against a Robstown city official for reportedly threatening a family member last year have been dismissed after the alleged victim retracted her claim.

Forty-nine-year-old Richard Gonzalez had been facing two misdemeanor counts of making a terroristic threat against his stepson's wife during an Aug. 21 argument at the couple's home in Robstown. County Court-at-Law No. 1 Judge Robert Vargas dismissed the case on June 20, after the victim told prosecutors that she did not believe Gonzalez was actually going to harm her.

Gonzalez, along with being the city's fire chief, is also the town's emergency management coordinator and a trustee with the Robstown Independent School District. He has remained active in those positions since the incident.

For more information, see the July 21 issue of The Nueces County Record Star.