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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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Justice Dori Contreras to be sworn in as Chief Justice of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2 in Edinburg

Justice Dori Contreras to be sworn in as Chief Justice of the Thirteenth Court of Appeals at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2 in Edinburg - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Justice Dori Contreras will be sworn in as Chief Justice of the Texas Thirteenth Court of Appeals at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, on the fifth floor of the Hidalgo County Administration Building, 100 E. Cano Street, Edinburg. She is the first woman to be elected as Chief Justice of the Texas Thirteenth Court of Appeals and only the second Latina statewide to hold the office of Chief Justice.

Photograph Courtesy TEXAS THIRTEENTH COURT OF APPEALS

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