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New county judge Canales presides at her first Commissioners Court meeting

Posted: 6:30 PM, Jan 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-07 19:45:22-05

The Nueces County Commissioners Court held its first meeting of the year today. And it came with a new county judge at the helm.

New County Judge Barbara Canales presided at her first meeting since her election last month.

“And I do certify that a quorum is present and we are officially in order,” she said at the start of her first meeting in charge.

With Canales in charge, the court is now a Democratic-dominated court.

The commissioners’ first order of business today was a proclamation honoring civil rights pioneer Dr. Hector P. Garcia.

Present for the proclamation was Garcia’s daughter, Cecilia Garcia-Akers, and Garcia’s nephew, Tony Canales, the father of County Judge Canales.