State Rep. Abel Herrero, D-Robstown, and his wife, Matilde, welcomed the newest addition to their family July 15.

Alexia Herrero, 9 pounds, 1 ounce, 21.5 inches long, was born at 5:28 p.m. at Spohn South Hospital in Corpus Christi.

"God has blessed us with our fourth healthy, happy child and we are so excited to welcome her into the world," Herrero said. "We told our daughters and Abel Jr. that they have a new sister. They are so excited to meet their newest sibling. Our whole family wants to thank everyone for their well-wishing and love."

Alexia is sister to brother Abel Jr, 1, and sisters Annalisa, 8, and Andrea, 3.