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San Juan Municipal Judge José “Joe” Ramírez, a Democrat, facing 464th Hidalgo County District Court Judge Ysmael Fonseca, a Republican and appointee of Gov. Abbott, during the November 3, 2020 elections

San Juan Municipal Judge José “Joe” Ramírez, a Democrat, facing 464th Hidalgo County District Court Judge Ysmael Fonseca, a Republican and appointee of Gov. Abbott, during the November 3, 2020 elections - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: San Juan Municipal Judge José “Joe” Ramírez, a Democrat, is seeking election to the 464th Hidalgo County District Court. District courts have original jurisdiction in felony criminal cases, divorce cases, cases involving title to land, election contest cases, civil matters in which the amount of money or damages involved is $200 or more, and any matters in which jurisdiction is not placed in another trial court.

Photograph Courtesy JUDGE JOE RAMÍREZ FACEBOOK

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Gov. Abbott, Valley state legislative delegation mobilizing Texas’ resources to help region during wind, flooding aftermath of Hurricane Hanna

Gov. Abbott, Valley state legislative delegation mobilizing Texas’ resources to help region during wind, flooding aftermath of Hurricane Hanna - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: A satellite image of Tropical Storm Hanna on the evening of Friday, July 25, 2020, as it approached South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. Hanna was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane  the following day, with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. Wind gusts reached up to 110 mph (175 km/h) and storm surge reached as high as seven feet (two m) at landfall. Extensive flooding occurred as a result of rain totals of 6-12 inches in the area – with up to 16 inches in some locations in deep South Texas.

Photograph NASA

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Judge Nereida López-Singleterry files for Justice of the 13th Court of Appeals, Place 6, for the Democratic Party primary on March 3, 2020

Featured, from left: Attorney Omar Ochoa of Edinburg/McAllen, Nereida López-Singleterry, the Associate Judge of the Title IV-D Master Court 1 in Hidalgo County, and former Edinburg Mayor Joe Ochoa on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Tierra Santa Golf Course in Weslaco.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS

Featured, from left: Attorney Omar Ochoa of Edinburg/McAllen, Nereida López-Singleterry, the Associate Judge of the Title IV-D Master Court 1 in Hidalgo County, and former Edinburg Mayor Joe Ochoa on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Tierra Santa Golf Course in Weslaco.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS

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“Justice delayed is justice denied” – two county courts at law for Hidalgo County will be created to handle growing number of cases, says Rep. Canales

“Justice delayed is justice denied” – two county courts at law for Hidalgo County will be created to handle growing number of cases, says Rep. Canales - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: As Hidalgo County’s population is quickly approaching almost 900,000, according to the most recent estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau, with that growth has come the need for the area’s judicial system to keep up with the increases in criminal and civil cases, according to Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg. Canales, who also serves as Chair, House Committee on Transportation, in the last few days of the recently completed 86th Texas Legislature, helped shape legislation that authorizes the creation of two county courts-at-laws in Hidalgo County.

Graphics By Sapling Synchronized Clock Systems (https://sapling-inc.com/courtrooms-2/)

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