Interim Sheriff Creates Chief Deputy Position
Hidalgo County's interim sheriff has made his first major personnel move. Shortly after county commissioners Tuesday approved his request to create a chief deputy position, Sheriff Eddie Guerra appointed DPS Major Mario Lopez to the post. Lopez will now be the second-in-command at the sheriff's office, and will be the point person for the department's command staff. Guerra had proposed the chief deputy position to replace the chief of staff position under former sheriff Lupe Trevino. Lopez begins his new law enforcement job next week.