Legislation Filed to Honor Fallen DPS Trooper.

Fallen DPS trooper Eduardo Chávez could have segment of U.S. 83 named in his honor by Legislature

A two-mile segment of U.S. Expressway 83, beginning at the Hidalgo-Starr county line and proceeding northwest for two miles, would be renamed Trooper Eduardo Chávez Memorial Highway under legislation filed by Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission.

The measure, House Bill 442, would honor the fallen DPS officer, a 1994 graduate from Edinburg High School, who was killed in the Valley while responding to a call for help in 2006.

House Bill 442, which is also co-authored by Rep. Ryan Guillen, D-Rio Grande City, if passed by the Texas Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Perry, would designate the portion of U.S. Highway 83 in Starr County from the eastern boundary of Starr County to Farm-to-Market Road 2360 in Chávez’ honor.

Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, will be signing on as a co-author of the legislation in the coming days. A Senate sponsor for HB 442 has not yet been announced.


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