Law School In The Valley? New House Bill Could Bring More Educational Opportunities To The Area

March 11, 2021 | KRGV


Texas State Representative Armando "Mando" Martinez (D-Weslaco) says the Rio Grande Valley is still one of the most underserved in the state in terms of legal education and legal representation. The Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 695, but the bill was stalled in the Senate.

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Police Warn Residents To Not Ring In New Year With Celebratory Gunfire

Dec. 31, 2021 | CBS-DFW


As many people ring in the new year by watching fireworks shoot up in the sky, police will be on the lookout for those shooting bullets in the air. ​As a survivor of celebratory gunfire, Texas State Representative Armando "Mando" Martinez (D-Weslaco) urges you and your family to celebrate New Year's Eve festivities safely by avoiding celebratory gunfire. Remember, what goes up must come down!​

Rep. Martinez discusses being a survivor of celebratory gunfire.

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Texas Democrats Vow To Fight GOP Restrictive Voter Bill

Jul. 9, 2021 | MSNBC Last Word


Texas State Representative Armando "Mando" Martinez (D-Weslaco) says the Texas GOP suppression session to push voter restrictions is “unconscionable” and the governor is ignoring “the fundamental needs of Texas” to go after a “political ploy.”

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Push For Drainage Improvements Underway In Hidalgo County

May 11, 2021 | KRGV


Texas State Representative Armando "Mando" Martinez (D-Weslaco), who represents parts of Hidalgo County in Austin, filed Texas House Bill 4663, which would allow Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 to get additional income.​ This bill was later passed, now allowing Hidalgo Count Drainage District No. 1 to adopt innovative funding solutions for flood infrastructure improvements without raising taxes for Hidalgo County residents.