Gov. Perry Appoints Villalobos to Texas Funeral Service Commission
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has announced the appointment of Javier Villalobos of McAllen to the Texas Funeral Service Commission to serve for a term to expire Feb. 1, 2011. The commission oversees the licensing of funeral directors and embalmers, and compliance with state statutes and regulations regarding funeral services, cemeteries and crematories. Villalobos is a partner with Villalobos and Vaughan, a general practice firm, and is city attorney for the cities of Donna, San Juan, Elsa and Progreso. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Hidalgo County Bar Association and serves as general counsel for the South Texas Economic Development Corporation. Villalobos serves as chairman of Nuestra Clinica Del Valle and volunteers as a coach for the Boys and Girls Club. He formerly served as general counsel of the Progreso Independent School District. A graduate of Southwest Texas State University, Villalobos received a law degree from the Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. This appointment is subject to senate confirmation.