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TIDC Awards Grant to Fund Public Defender Program in Willacy County

Austin – The Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) today awarded a two year grant for $313,308 to provide funding for the Willacy County Public Defender Office (WPDO). Willacy County is currently facing a financial crisis due to the termination of a large Federal Bureau of Prisons contract with the Willacy County Correctional Facility. The funds awarded today will permit the county to continue operating the program for the next two years and will cover half the cost of operating the program. Continue Reading »

  • Posted August 24, 2015
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  • from TEXAS INDIGENT DEFENSE COMMISSION
Boykins Announces Let’s Get Tough on Crime and Illegal Dumping Initiatives

(HOUSTON) This past week, Council Member Dwight Boykins (District D) hosted a press conference to announce two critical initiatives that the District D Office is undertaking in order to improve the quality of life for residents within District D, and specifically the Sunnyside and South Park communities. Continue Reading »

EDITORIAL: Historic STC and UTRGV alliance

As we anxiously await the opening of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley at the end of this month, we recognize that administration officials have forged an important alliance with South Texas College that helps to lay the groundwork for the birth of this new institution. Continue Reading »

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