Pedro "Pete" Alvarez, P.E., is the district engineer for TxDOT's Laredo District.
The district comprises eight counties: Dimmit, Duval, Kinney, La Salle, Maverick, Val Verde, Webb and Zavala.
A 20-year TxDOT veteran, Alvarez began his career with the department as a conditional grant recipient and worked as a summer employee in 1993 and 1994. Alvarez joined the department full time in 1995 as an engineering assistant at the Pharr District.
In 1997, Alvarez rotated to the district laboratory and then the Pharr area office later that year. During his decade of service at the Pharr area office, he served as the design and construction engineer. He was selected as the assistant area engineer in March 2005.
From June 2007 to August 2013, Alvarez served as the director of maintenance, where he was responsible for overseeing the district’s maintenance program. In 2008 and 2010, Alvarez was responsible for the district command center operations for Hurricanes Dolly and Alex. Alvarez became the deputy district engineer for the Pharr District in 2013.
Alvarez earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and received his professional engineer’s license in 1999.
Contact Alvarez by phone at (956) 712-7402 or by email.