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Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 10:39 am, Thu Feb 7, 2013.

Cameron County Commissioners Court on Tuesday tabled action on the possible renewal for another year of the county’s vending machine contract.

County Judge Carlos Cascos and Pct. 2 Commissioner Ernie L. Hernandez Jr. were away attending a conference and were not at the meeting.

Remaining members of Commissioners Court tabled action without comment.

The agenda for the meeting had noted that the renewal would be with “Central Vending” while the initial contract that the county entered into in 2009 states that it is with “C V Services.”

Hernandez’s vending machine business was previously known as “Central Vending Services” – an assumed name that Hernandez can continue using through September 2015 — while his daughter Erin H. Garcia signed the contract on behalf of C V Services.

Hernandez’s wife and Garcia’s mother Norma Hernandez submitted the proposal to Cameron County in 2009, however, and she identified herself as the owner of C V Services.

According to Cameron County’s vending machine policy, “The County prohibits operation of machines on county property of which profits go to county employees or county elected officials.”

The initial contract was for one year, and in 2010 Commissioners Court renewed it for another year.

The contract expires Sept. 30, and its possible renewal for another year is being considered.