Ken Paxton

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Attorney General Greg Abbott Names Weslaco Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year

Hector Garcia singled out as region’s top attorney for dedication to Texas children

WESLACO – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recognized Hector Garcia, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division’s Weslaco office, for his commitment to Texas children. Garcia was named Assistant Attorney General of the Year for the Child Support Division’s McAllen region, which covers 13 counties. First Assistant Attorney General Daniel Hodge presented the award to Garcia on Tuesday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Austin.

“Through hard work and dedication, Hector Garcia has helped improve the lives of thousands of young Texans and their families,” Attorney General Abbott said. “We are grateful to Hector for his commitment to Texas children and his service to the State.”

Assistant Attorney General of the Year Award Recipient
 Hector Garcia

Deputy for Child Support Charles Smith selected one assistant attorney general from each of the state’s nine child support regions, along with an assistant attorney general from the main office in Austin. Honorees are chosen based on recommendations from their peers and supervisors, with a particular focus on employees who are willing to go beyond their normal duties to serve Texas children. Each recipient demonstrates a desire to serve Texas families, help their colleagues and enhance the Attorney General’s Child Support Division.

Garcia, who joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2002, became the Weslaco office’s managing attorney in 2006. As managing attorney, Garcia represents the State of Texas in legal actions to establish paternity between children of unmarried parents and their biological fathers. He also works to establish, enforce and modify court orders that require parents to provide child support and medical support.

Garcia, a graduate of Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University, was chosen to be the region’s Assistant Attorney General of the Year because he consistently demonstrates a strong work ethic and compassion for customers. He has an excellent working relationship with his staff and court personnel and is well-respected by the private bar and judiciary. In addition, Garcia is a true team leader who sets high standards for himself and everyone who works with him.

“Mr. Garcia demonstrates his professionalism every day in his numerous interactions with customers, co-workers and the courts,” said Regional Administrator Oni Arambula. “He is smart, humble and sincere, and he cares about those around him. He exemplifies a can-do attitude.”

The Attorney General’s Child Support Division offers an array of services to help families, including locating absent parents; establishing paternity for children born to unmarried parents; establishing, enforcing and modifying child and medical support orders; and collecting and distributing child support payments.

For more information about the Office of the Attorney General and the child support services it offers, call (800) 252-8014 or visit the agency’s website at