At the start of the new year, newly elected leaders serving the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court and judgeships will be sworn-in at ceremonies scheduled for this week.
Voters in November elected a new county judge and commissioner to Hidalgo County Commissioners Court.
Commissioner-elect Ellie Torres, of Edinburg, will be sworn-in Tuesday to represent Hidalgo County Precinct 4, an area encompassing the greater Edinburg area and parts of McAllen.
Torres defeated incumbent Commissioner Joseph Palacios during the Democratic Primary in March. Torres, a former Edinburg school board trustee, faced no Republican challenger for the commission seat on the November ballot.
Hidalgo County Judge-Elect Richard Cortez will take the reigns of the commissioners court, replacing outgoing County Judge Ramon Garcia, who declined to seek re-election. Cortez will be sworn-in Wednesday.
The swearing-in ceremonies are open to the public.
Joanne Garcia, Probate Court Judge
Hidalgo County Courthouse, Second Floor
Location: 100 N. Closner Blvd., Edinburg
Lita Leo, Treasurer
Hidalgo County Commissioners Court
Location: 100 E. Cano Street, First Floor,Edinburg
Arturo Guajardo, Hidalgo County Clerk;
Fernando Mancias, 93rd District Court Judge;
Arnold Cantu, County Court at Law #5 Judge;
Omar Maldonado, County Court at Law #8
Judge; Jaime Jerry Munoz, Justice of the Peace,
Pct. 2, Place 2; Juan Pena Jr., Justice of the
Peace, Pct. 3, Place 2; Danny Marichalar, Pct. 5 Constable
Location: 415 W. McIntyre St, Edinburg
Ellie Torres, Hidalgo County Pct. 4. Commissioner
Location: Precinct 4 M Road Office
1124 N. M Road, Edinburg
Marla Cuellar, 275th Judicial District Court Judge
Location: Weslaco City Hall
255 S. Kansas Ave., Weslaco
County Judge-Elect Richard Cortez
Location: 100 E. Cano Street, First Floor, Edinburg
Chief Justice-Elect Dori Contreras
Justice Gina M. Benavides
Location: 13th Court of Appeals – County Administrative Annex III
100 E. Cano Street, Fifth Floor, Edinburg