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NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: “You have been sued. You may employ an attorney. If you or your attorney do (does) not file a written answer with the clerk who issued to this citation by 10:00 A.M. on the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two (42) days after the date of issuance of this citation and Petition, a default judgment may be taken against you.” In addition to filing a written answer with the clerk, you may be required to make initial disclosures to the other parties of this suit. These disclosure generally must be made no later than 30 days after you file your answer with the clerk. Find out more at



You are hereby commanded to appear by filing a written answer to the Plaintiff’s Original Petition at or before 10:00 o’clock A.M. of the Monday next after the expiration of forty-two (42) days after the date of issuance of this citation the same being the on this the 8th day of December, 2023 before the Honorable Fernando G. Mancias, 93rd District Court of Hidalgo County, Texas at the Courthouse of said county in Edinburg, Texas. Said ORIGINAL PETITION filed in said court on the on this the 26th day of October, 2023 in this case number C-4490-23-B on the docket of said court and styled FREEDOM MORTGAGE CORPORATION VS. ALMA ARCAUTE, JESUS ARCAUTE JR., ANGELICA DELGADO, CARLOS ARCAUTE, AND THE UNKNOWN HEIRS AT LAW OF JESUS ARACAUTE, DECEASED.

Said petition was filed in said court by Attorney MUTUNDA K. OSAFO, 5601 DEMOCRACY DR STE 265, Plano, TX 75024.

A brief nature of the suit is as follows: This proceeding concerns the foreclosure of a lien on the following real property and improvements commonly known as 822 Santos ave., Mercedes, TX 78570, and more particularly described as LOT SIXTY (60), TIGER CROSSING, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF MERCEDES, HIDALGO COUNTY, TEXAS, AS SHOWN BY THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN VOLUME 52, PAGE 119, MAP RECORDS OF HIDALGO COUNTY, TEXAS, TO WHICH REFERENCE IS HERE MADE FOR ALL PERTINENT PURPOSES.

The officer executing this writ shall promptly serve the same according to requirements of law, and the mandates thereof, and make due return as the law directs.

ISSUED AND GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL of said court at Edinburg, Texas on the on this the 19th day of December, 2023.

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