Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas

June 15, 2022

Judge Leticia Hinojosa, Dr. Nora de Hoyos Comstock and Margie Aguilar are Recipients of the Trailblazer Award at the 35th Annual State HWNT Conference 

San Antonio,TX, June 15, 2022
- The Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas (HWNT), is a non-profit state-wide organization established in 1986.  HWNT’s purpose is to promote the advancement of women in public, corporate and civic life through education, personal and professional development. HWNT announced today that Justice Leticia Hinojosa, Dr. Nora de Hoyos Comstock and Margie Aguilar were named recipients of the Trailblazer Award for the 35th Annual State Conference. 

Each year HWNT recognizes a woman who has achieved significant success despite the obstacles she has faced along the way. She is a woman who has accomplished a "first" and opened the doors of opportunity for other women. This individual leads by example, embodies a positive spirit, works tirelessly to help others, and goes above and beyond the call of duty. No matter what her accomplishments, however, she is a woman who has blazed a trail for others to follow.

The first recipient is Judge Leticia Hinojosa. The HWNT Rio Valley Grande Chapter is “extremely proud of all of the doors that Justice Leticia Hinojosa has opened for women, of her community work and her desire to help young women.” In 1989 Justice Hinojosa was appointed and subsequently elected Judge of the County Court of Law #4 becoming the first woman elected Judge in South Texas and the third Hispanic woman to be elected in the State of Texas. In 1996, she was elected Judge for the 139th Judicial District Court and served two terms. After a brief break from practicing law, she was elected Justice of the 13th Court of Appeals in 2017.

The next recipient is Dr. Nora de Hoyos Comstock. She is an entrepreneur, business leader and pioneer in utilizing social media and built an online community for Latinas to share the social capital she had built. As a national founder of Las Comadres Para Las Americas, she served as the organization’s volunteer President/CEO since its inception. Dr. Comstock is best known for initiating the Texas Public Policy and Civic Engagement Program under Las Comadres Legacy Institute, from which 127 Latinas have graduated. 

Lastly, we have Margie Aguilar, who is energetic, a visionary centric leader who looks through a lens of opportunity and leads with an expansive mindset. Margie’s influence has been lent to successful campaigns like Univision’s Navidad en el Barrio, Girls Scouts of Northeast Texas and DFW Hispanic 100s rebranding. Margie is also a servant leader. She is a board member for several nonprofits and a founding member of “Hey Chica!” a Latina leadership and self-care focused collective driving Latina leadership.

HWNT is proud to honor and acknowledge these three women for achieving excellence in their profession, serving their community in numerous ways and assisting other women in reaching their full leadership potential.

This year the ceremony will take place on September 30, 2022 in San Antonio, TX during the 35th HWNT State Annual Conference.

Media Contact:

Hispanic Women’s Network of Texas

Sandra Garcia

State Chair 


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