Rebecca Huerta, Corpus Christi's new city secretary, took the oath of office during Tuesday's City Council meeting.

"I'm so honored to serve in this capacity," Huerta said. "I will do my best to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this office, and to serve the mayor and the council and the citizens of Corpus Christi."

Huerta succeeded Armando Chapa, who retired at the end of last year.