Temporary Justice of the Peace to Fill In for Palacios

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 19, 2011 - 4:07pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 - 8:14am

HIDALGO COUNTY - Hidalgo County Commissioners Court votedin a temporary Justice of the Peace for Precinct 4 to replace Mary Alice Palacios.

Judge Ramon Garcia spoke on behalf of Homer Jasso Sr., recommending Jasso to the commissioners and the audience.

Jasso will fill in for Palacios, who is currently going through an appeal process against a misdemeanor accusing her on official oppression charges.  

Palacios still officially holds the office, but temporary appointments are allowed to be made to help with the growing case load piling up.

"It's my understanding that I have a very good staff, they have been there for a long time so we are going to work together and try to get the dockets out of the way soon as possible," said Homer Jasso Sr., Temporary Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4.

Jasso has precious experience as a Justice of the Peace working for eight years in the 1980s. 

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