Hidalgo County judge appoints interim for Handy's seat

Arturo Cuellar

Hidalgo County Judge Rene Ramirez appointed an interim commissioner to sit in Sylvia Handy's Precinct 1 seat.

Handy resigned as county commissioner following a guilty plea to tax fraud and harboring illegal immigrant charges last week.

Ramirez selected Arturo Cuellar to serve as interim county commissioner until an election can be held for her seat.

According to his resume, Cuellar manages a trucking company and two concrete companies.