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      Hidalgo County justices of the peace denied raise

      Hidalgo County Courthouse

      Eight of Hidalgo County justices of the peace asked for a $5,000 raise and all were denied.

      The eight JP's all appeared before the county's salary grievance committee.

      Committee members said "no" to eight out of the nine justices of the peace asking for the raise and increased car allowance.

      The ninth justice of the peace did not request a raise.

      Hidalgo County justices of the peace currently make $80,000 dollars.

      JP's in neighboring Cameron County each make under $50,000 dollars.

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