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July 31, 2020      12:55 PM

Sergio Muņoz Sr., former state rep ill with COVID-19, dies at 68

“I know he fought a hard long battle to the end, and that was just who he was,” Muņoz Jr. said of his father. “He never gave up.”

The news from The Monitor down in The Valley:

Former state Rep. Sergio Muņoz Sr. has died after recently becoming ill with COVID-19, the Hidalgo County Democratic Party announced via social media Thursday morning.

The father of current state Rep. Sergio Muņoz Jr. and the party’s vice chair, Muņoz Sr. served as representative for Texas’ 36th district between 1993 and 1997.

The Palmview native was 68 at the time of his death. He died at DHR Health (Doctors Hospital at Renaissance) in Edinburg.

“I know he fought a hard long battle to the end, and that was just who he was,” Muņoz Jr. said of his father. “He never gave up.”

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