Cameron commissioners to learn about missing child support funds


As much as $10,000 in child support collected by the Cameron County District Clerk’s Office is missing and officials want to know what happened to it, The Brownsville Herald is reporting today.

County commissioners have scheduled a closed-door meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday to discuss the investigation, according to the meeting agenda.

After discovering the missing money, Aurora de la Garza, district clerk for the past 32 years, told the newspaper she reported the missing funds to the proper authority.

She declined to provide details of the matter, calling it a personnel issue.

Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos and Commissioner Ernie L. Hernandez Jr. were peeved not being told about the missing child support money sooner.

“It seems that the bloggers hear about it before we do,” Cascos told the Herald.

Cascos and Hernandez are expected to learn something about the investigation by County Auditor Martha Galarza during Thursday’s closed hearing.


Contact Mike Cronin at or 713-228-2850. Follow him on Twitter at @michaelccronin or @texaswatchdog.
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