State video award presented to Public Affairs Multimedia Coordinator


For the second year in a row, Hidalgo County Public Affairs was honored at the Texas Association of Telecommunication Officers and annual conference in Dallas, reported Public Affairs Director Julia Benitez Sullivan.

During the awards ceremony held in November, Hidalgo County received a 3rd place TATOA Award for Overall Excellence and three honorable mentions in the following categories: Community Event Coverage for the video titled “Sheriff’s Office Fallen Heroes Ceremony;” Public Affairs for “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month;” and Public Service Announcement for “Don’t Drive! Call 9-1-1;” all produced by Multimedia Coordinator Jaclyn Treviño.

“Over 240 entries were submitted from 27 jurisdictions across the state, and Hidalgo County was the only county to be selected as a finalist,” said Sullivan. “While the award was presented to Hidalgo County Public Affairs, the credit goes to Jackie for her great work.”

The videos are available to view on the county’s website, online channel, and social media platforms. They are also shared with partnering city and school district television stations.

“Thank you to the Commissioners Court for their support. I look forward to collaborating with the precincts and departments so we can produce more videos in 2019,” said Treviño.