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The 13th Court of Appeals spent time reminiscing and old friend and colleague that taught them tenacity and how to enjoy life. On November 20, 2013 the 13th Court of Appeals celebrated a resolution in honor of the late McAllen, Texas Lawyer David Hockema who died July 1, 2013. Family and friends gathered and shared stories of great adventures they shared with Hockema and expressed how Hidalgo County did not only a lose a great lawyer but a loyal trusted friend. Hockema's wife,13th Court of Appeals Justice Nora Longoria, welcomed all who attended and shared great sentiment on Hockema's life. State Representative District 40 Terry Canales was present and also shared fond memories of his late friend and introduced State Representative District 41 Bobby Guerra to read the resolution. Written by the Texas State Senate, Representative Guerra proudly read the resolution which described Hockema as a distinguished attorney who loved his profession and will be remembered for his generous spirit and many accomplishments. After the reading of the resolution, dignitaries, attorneys, family and friends mingled and continued to share their stories of their loyal trusted friend, David Hockema.