West Texas State Representative Receives Award

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A big honor for one West Texas State Representative.

Pete Gallego received the Texas Access to Justice Legislative Hero Award.

It's the very first time it has been handed out.

Gallego received the award for his contributions to improving legal services in the state including areas where Texans must travel great distances to get help.

Gallego has also helped Texans receive more than 20 million dollars in legal aid.