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Posted on: June 29, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY RELEASES ESTIMATED COST OF FLOODING RESPONSE AND DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER RELOCATING

Hidalgo County officials, working with FEMA, have calculated the preliminary estimated cost the county has incurred due to the rain and flooding that began in early May. According to the Budget Department, from May 4 to June... Read more »

Posted on: June 26, 2015

SAME-SEX COUPLES NOW HAVE THE RIGHT TO OBTAIN A MARRIAGE LICENSE IN HIDALGO COUNTY

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History was made at the Hidalgo County Clerk's Office on Friday, June 26 when the first same-sex couple obtained their license to get married. The couple named Beatrice Cantu and Siri Jones joyously signed the necessary... More >>

Posted on: June 24, 2015

DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER OPENS IN HIDALGO COUNTY FOR TEXAS FLOOD SURVIVORS

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A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Hidalgo County on Thursday, June 25, 2015 for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding... More >>

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Posted on: June 20, 2015

COUNTY ISSUES UPDATE ON EDINBURG FLOODING

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As the day closes, Hidalgo County officials report that nearly 150 people were evacuated by city and county rescue workers in the past 24 hours from the most severely affected areas.

Although pumping operations are... More >>

Posted on: June 15, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY DARE TO PREPARE FAIRS ARE UNDERWAY

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Hidalgo County’s Dare to Prepare Hurricane Fairs have begun and are being held throughout the month of June. The fairs are put together by local community resource centers and Hidalgo County to educate and empower the... More >>

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Posted on: June 12, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY RESIDENTS MAY NOW APPLY FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

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The Hidalgo County Office of Emergency Management announced Monday morning that Hidalgo County residents whose homes or businesses were damaged from recent storms and flooding may be eligible for federal assistance after the... More >>

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

COURT HONORS CAROLINA E. MONTOYA AS SHE PREPARES TO CELEBRATE A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY

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Under the office of Precinct 1 Commissioners A.C. Cuellar Jr. a resolution was presented in honor of Carolina E. Montoya, who will celebrate her 105th birthday in July.

Surrounded by more than 25 family members, Mrs.... More >>

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Posted on: June 5, 2015

EDINBURG HIGH SCHOOL BOBCATS BASEBALL TEAM HONORED FOR DISTRICT AND REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

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The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court honored the Edinburg Bobcats Baseball team for their outstanding achievement this season, working their way up the series as the District Champions, Bi-District Champions, Area... More >>

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

PRECINCT 1 INITIATES OPERATION BRUSH CLEAN-UP

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Operation Brush Clean-up is underway in Precinct 1. The precinct wide clean up is targeting colonias with the heaviest amount of brush. Commissioner AC Cuellar immediately took action with the help of Hidalgo County... More >>

Posted on: May 27, 2015

COURT HONORS LONGTIME NEWS ANCHOR RICK DIAZ

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A familiar face to Hidalgo County viewers and all Rio Grande Valley citizens was honored during the Commissioners Court meeting. Channel 5 News Anchor Rick Diaz was recognized for being a broadcasting pioneer and for setting... More >>

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

COMMISSIONERS COURT EXTENDS DECLARATION OF DISASTER FOR HIDALGO COUNTY

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court voted to continue a Declaration of Disaster at a special meeting held Friday.

County Judge Ramon Garcia signed a proclamation declaring a local state of disaster on May 18. Under Texas... More >>

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF GLORIA BELTRAN FOR 38 YEARS OF SERVICE

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The Court recognized Gloria Ann Beltran for her exceptional work and dedication in serving Hidalgo County residents with distinction and integrity for 38 years. Born in 1954 to Pedro and Elena Beltran, Beltran is a lifelong... More >>

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Posted on: May 20, 2015

CHIEF APPRAISER ANSWERS QUESTIONS REGARDING RECENT HIKE IN PROPERTY APPRAISALS

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The Chief Appraiser for the Hidalgo County Appraisal District went before the court to explain the recent controversy over the increase in appraisal values to Hidalgo County homes and property. From the onset, County Judge... More >>

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Posted on: May 18, 2015

LOCAL AND STATE AGENCIES WORK TO EASE FLOODING IN NORTH EDINBURG

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State, county and local agencies met Monday morning to pool resources to aid residents in Fayesville and north Edinburg who experienced flooding caused by the recent torrential rain.

Hidalgo County Emergency Management... More >>

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Posted on: May 15, 2015

SHERIFF'S OFFICE MARKS PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL WEEK WITH FALLEN HEROES CEREMONY

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The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office marked the observance of National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day with a Fallen Heroes ceremony on Thursday, May 14, 2015. The ceremony pays tribute and honors those law... More >>

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

COURT DECLARES MAY AS NATIONAL CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

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To bring awareness and understanding of the complex mental health needs of children, youth and families in the Rio Grande Valley, the court declared May 2015 as National Children's Mental Health Awareness month.

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Posted on: May 7, 2015

COMMISSIONERS COURT WILL BE BROADCAST ON HIDALGO COUNTY TV STATIONS

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Providing Hidalgo County residents with the ability to see their County Government in Action is a top priority. Starting Friday, May 8, residents will be able to tune in to their local school district TV station – Channel 17... More >>

Posted on: May 7, 2015

HOMEOWNERS CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR APPRAISALS: PLEASE CONTACT THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT

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Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia is concerned about homeowners who mistakenly call County offices to protest recent Appraisal District values of their properties.

“The Appraisal District is not a part of Hidalgo County... More >>

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Posted on: May 4, 2015

EDWARDS ABSTRACT AND TITLE CO. HONORED FOR 135 YEARS OF SERVICE

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The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court commemorated Edwards Abstract and Title Company's 135 year anniversary by honoring them with a resolution. Edwards Abstract and Title Co. is the largest independently owned title... More >>

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

COURT DECLARES APRIL AS NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH

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Celebrated in April each year, National Donate Life Month encourages people to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and celebrates those who have saved lives through the gift of donation. There are over 123,000 people on... More >>

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

RECOGNITION OF POWERLIFTING CHAMPION ASHLEY M. TAPIA

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Surrounded by her parents and her coaches, Ashley M. Tapia, a Sophomore at PSJA Early College High School, was honored by the court for being crowned the Class 5A State Champion in her weight class during the Texas High... More >>

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

DA: NEW VICTIM ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR WILL PUT VICTIMS AND FAMILIES FIRST

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Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. has fulfilled one of his top priorities by hiring a Victim Assistance Coordinator to ensure victims of crime and their families are afforded the rights granted... More >>

Posted on: April 24, 2015

DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE HOSTS OPEN HOUSE

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On Thursday, April 23, 2015 the Hidalgo County District Clerk's Office opened its doors to the public as part of National County Government Month. District Clerk Laura Hinojosa welcomed visitors to her office in an effort... More >>

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Posted on: April 20, 2015

2015 SOUTH TEXAS HURRICANE CONFERENCE BREAKS ATTENDANCE RECORDS

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With more than 1,300 attendees, 90 exhibitors and 78 presenters, this years South Texas Hurricane Conference broke major records. The third annual South Texas Hurricane Conference focused on building resilient regional... More >>

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Posted on: April 20, 2015

DA AND 430TH DISTRICT JUDGE PARTICIPATE IN JOB SHADOW DAY WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

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The District Attorney's Office and the 430th District Court gave a handful of students an inside look at their County Government in Action during the annual Job Shadow Day on Thursday, April 16, 2015. The five student... More >>

Posted on: April 17, 2015

HEAD START CELEBRATES 50TH ANNIVERSARY DURING WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD

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Thousands of Head Start children participated in the "Week of the Young Child' Celebration held at the Jose "Pepe" Salinas Civic Center in Pharr from April 13-16. This year's event was especially poignant as... More >>

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Posted on: April 16, 2015

PRECINCT 1 HOLDS DELTA AREA MIDTERM COMMUNITY MEETING

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Dozens of Delta Area residents, county officials and county employees came out to learn about the exciting new projects in the works by Commissioner A.C. Cuellar Jr.and his staff during Precinct 1's Delta Area Midterm... More >>

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Posted on: April 1, 2015

PRECINCT 1 HOSTS GROUNDBREAKING FOR BORDER AVE. AND WATERLINE IMPROVEMENTS

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Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner A.C. Cuellar Jr. hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Border Avenue and Waterline Improvements project on Wednesday, April 1, on the northwest corner of Border Avenue and 18th... More >>

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Posted on: March 25, 2015

COUNTY JUDGES APPLAUD EFFORTS TO STUDY REGIONAL MPO

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Cameron County Judge Pete Sepulveda, Jr. and Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia today issued a joint statement thanking the three Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO) - Hidalgo County MPO, Harlingen-San... More >>

Posted on: March 18, 2015

JAIME LONGORIA NAMED INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCY

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The Court appointed Jaime Longoria as the Interim Executive Director for the Community Service Agency.

"Mr. Longoria will oversee the CSA for as long as it takes," said County Judge Ramon Garcia. "Our priority... More >>

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Posted on: March 9, 2015

APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF SENATOR JUAN "CHUY" HINOJOSA'S BORDER SECURITY PLAN

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During the summer of 2014, the Rio Grande Valley experienced a humanitarian crisis as a surge of children and families from Central America overwhelmed our communities. The thousands of immigrants detained in Border Patrol... More >>

Posted on: March 6, 2015

SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION TO AUTHORIZE A USER FEE TO HELP FUND NEW COURTHOUSE

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Commissioners Court unanimously approved a resolution in support of legislation to authorize the assessment of a fee to help fund a new courthouse.

Legislation is required to allow Hidalgo County to assess a user fee,... More >>

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Posted on: March 4, 2015

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF CONGRESSIONAL GOLD MEDAL RECIPIENT EUGENE GUTIERREZ JR.

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court recognized Eugene Gutierrez Jr., 93, for being a hero of World War II who helped free the world of tyranny as a member of the 1st Special Service Force. Receiving two standing ovations,... More >>

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Posted on: February 25, 2015

DWI COURT PROGRAM OFFERS ALTERNATIVE FOR LESS SERIOUS ALCOHOL OFFENDERS

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On Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez announced the start of the Misdemeanor DWI Court Program at Hidalgo County's Court-at-Law #2 set to begin early next month. The program will... More >>

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Posted on: February 23, 2015

COMMISSIONERS COURT APPOINTS NEW PLANNING DEPARTMENT DIRECTOR

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The Court appointed T.J. Arredondo as the new director for the Planning Department. Arredondo replaces Raul Sesin, who was hired to head Drainage District #1. Arredondo had served as Planning Supervisor under Sesin for eight... More >>

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Posted on: February 19, 2015

POST CARDS WARN OF ARREST WARRANTS: OFFER VIOLATORS SOLUTIONS TO AVOID JAIL

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Beware! Check your mail early next week for large, yellow postcards with WARRANT for your arrest on the cover. Residents who receive these mailed warrant warnings will have the opportunity to take care of outstanding fines –... More >>

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Posted on: February 18, 2015

PROCLAMATION IN SUPPORT OF CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER, ESTRELLA'S HOUSE

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court has long been a strong advocate of the the Children’s Advocacy Center, Estrella's House and during Tuesday's meeting they approved a proclamation in support of the non-profit... More >>

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Posted on: February 11, 2015

HUNDREDS OF COUNTY EMPLOYEES TAKE PART IN THE EMPLOYEE HEALTH FAIR

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Rows of vendors provided check-ups, screenings and information during the Hidalgo County Employee Health Fair held at the Edinburg Activity Center on Wed., Feb. 11. The event was kicked off with a welcome by Precinct 4... More >>

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Posted on: February 10, 2015

TEXAS AGRILIFE APPOINTS NEW COUNTY EXTENSION AGENT-HORTICULTURIST

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Texas Agrilife Extension Services has a new County Extension Agent-Horticulturist, after the Court approved the appointment of Ashley H. Gregory. Commissioners and Judge Garcia welcomed Gregory to the Hidalgo County family.... More >>

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Posted on: February 9, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY NAMES ENGINEER RAUL SESIN TO LEAD DRAINAGE DISTRICT

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For the first time in two decades, the Hidalgo County Drainage District has a new leader at the helm. During a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 9, Drainage District No. 1 Board of Directors, which is comprised of the Hidalgo... More >>

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Posted on: February 6, 2015

WARRANT POST CARD INITIATIVE: BEST PAY UP QUICK

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Hidalgo County will soon initiate a new program to inform violators that an arrest warrant has been issued via the U.S. mail. Violators with arrest warrants will have the opportunity to pay their fines online or at a local... More >>

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

DA INVITED TO SPEAK BEFORE ROTARY CLUB OF MCALLEN

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On Wednesday, February 4, District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. was invited to speak before the Rotary Club of McAllen during their monthly luncheon at the Salvation Army. The intimate event gave the newly elected official... More >>

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Posted on: February 5, 2015

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR APPOINTED TO SERVE ON TIRZ BOARD

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Commissioners Court appointed Economic Development Director Robert Villarreal to represent the County of Hidalgo as a board member on the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone Number One, City of McAllen Board of Directors.

A... More >>

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Posted on: January 29, 2015

DA TAKES STEPS TO HELP LAW ENFORCEMENT ID THE MENTALLY ILL IN ARREST PROCEDURES

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Concerns raised by community mental health organizations that people who need mental health treatment are instead jailed, led Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. to pledge his support... More >>

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Posted on: January 26, 2015

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF A. JIMMY GARZA'S APPOINTMENT TO TEXAS TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION

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Commissioner Eddie Cantu brought before the court a resolution in support of A. Jimmy Garza as the next Commissioner to be appointed to the Texas Transportation Commission. Only two representatives from the Rio Grande Valley... More >>

Posted on: January 28, 2015

PROPERTY OWNERS CAN AVOID PENALTIES BY PAYING YOUR 2014 TAXES NO LATER THAN MONDAY, FEB. 2

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Tax Assessor/Collector Pablo “Paul” Villarreal Jr. reminds all Hidalgo County taxpayers that the deadline to pay without penalty is Monday, Feb. 2. The deadline was extended because Jan. 31 falls on Saturday, when the tax... More >>

Posted on: January 23, 2015

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF ROBERT L. LOZANO

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The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court honored Robert L. Lozano for his appointment to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas’ San Antonio Branch. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is one of 12 banks... More >>

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Posted on: January 21, 2015

COURT DECLARES JANUARY 2015 AS NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION MONTH

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In an effort to bring awareness and action to the crime of human trafficking, the court declared January 2015 as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month. During this month, the court acknowledges that forms of slavery... More >>

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Posted on: January 13, 2015

POTHOLES: COMMISSIONERS SAY WINTER WEATHER IS TAKING TOLL ON ROADS

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Hidalgo County Commissioners ask for the public’s patience as crews work as quickly as possible to patch potholes that have cropped up due to the wet, winter weather.

“We have our road crews working extra hours to make... More >>

Posted on: January 9, 2015

COLD WEATHER SAFETY TIPS OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

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As the Rio Grande Valley continues to experience extremely cold temperatures, the Hidalgo County Office of Emergency Management recommends that residents prepare for the temperature to drop this afternoon.

Winds and... More >>

Posted on: January 8, 2015

COURT RECOGNIZES JUSTICE OF THE PEACE ROSA TREVINO FOR 38 YEARS OF SERVICE

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Commissioners honored Judge Rosa Treviño for 38 years of service, 24 of those years as Justice of the Peace for Pct. 2, Pl. 2, in Hidalgo County prior to retiring from the bench in 2014.

Judge Treviño began her career... More >>

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Posted on: January 7, 2015

WINNERS OF WALK ACROSS TEXAS CHALLENGE #2 ANNOUNCED

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Hidalgo County Health Department announced the winner of the Walk Across America Challenge #2 during Tuesday's Commissioners Court meeting. The "Soul Survivors" were crowned the winners with the team walking a total... More >>

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Posted on: January 5, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY JUDGE TAKES OATH OF OFFICE IN PRIVATE CEREMONY

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Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia was sworn in to his third term as the County’s chief administrator in a private ceremony at the offices of 332nd District Court Judge Mario E. Ramirez Jr., the county’s senior justice, at 12... More >>

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Posted on: January 2, 2015

DISTRICT CLERK ADMINISTERS OATH OF OFFICE TO DEPUTY DISTRICT CLERKS

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Hidalgo County District Clerk Laura Hinojosa deputized her staff today during a swearing-in ceremony at the Hidalgo County Courthouse. The oath, which was administered first thing in the morning, is required of Deputy... More >>

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Posted on: January 1, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY SWEARING-IN CEREMONIES

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Eager to begin their new terms, Hidalgo County officials will take their oaths of office on the first day of the New Year at several swearing-in ceremonies to be held throughout the County. Below, please find a schedule of... More >>

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Posted on: December 29, 2014

COURT APPOINTS MARCOS OCHOA AS JUSTICE OF THE PEACE PCT. 3, PL. 2

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On Tuesday, Dec. 16, the Commissioners Court appointed former Peñitas Mayor Marcos Ochoa as the Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, Place 2 for the term beginning on January 1, 2015. Marcos Ochoa replaces former J.P. Ismael... More >>

Posted on: December 22, 2014

CRIME STOPPERS AND SHERIFF'S OFFICE BRING CHRISTMAS CHEER TO SAN CARLOS

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Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers and the Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Office brought some holiday cheer to the community of San Carlos On Saturday, December, 20, 2014 during their annual Christmas Toy Drive.

More than 700... More >>

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Posted on: December 19, 2014

COURT RECOGNIZES 2014 SANTA'S HELPERS TOY DRIVE COMMITTEE AND CHIEF ELVES

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This year, Hidalgo County came together and made Christmas a little brighter for the children enrolled in our Head Start Program. Last year, Hidalgo County Employees donated 1,113 toys at 8 centers. This year, we collected... More >>

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Posted on: December 17, 2014

PRECINCT 2 COMMISSIONER HECTOR "TITO" PALACIOS HONORED BY COURT AND COMMUNITY

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State and city officials, community leaders, friends and family filled the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court meeting to honor the service and legacy of Precinct 2 Commissioner Hector "Tito" Palacios. One by one,... More >>

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Posted on: December 12, 2014

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICES RECEIVES GRANT FOR OBESITY PREVENTION

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Andrea Valdez, Texas A&M AgriLife County Coordinator, and Marylynn L. May, Ph.D, Special Assistant to the Dean at Texas A&M Unviersity, spoke before the court regarding a grant they received from the Centers for Disease... More >>

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Posted on: December 3, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY 2015 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA ANNOUNCED

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Director of Economic Development Roberto "Bobby" Villarreal with the County Judge's office presented a summary of items the county will be focusing on during the 84th Legislative Session, which is set to begin on... More >>

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Posted on: December 3, 2014

PCT. 4 COMMISSIONER ACKNOWLEDGES "THANKSGIVING IN SAN CARLOS" VOLUNTEERS

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Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios spoke during open forum to thank the volunteers who worked together to bring Thanksgiving to the community of San Carlos. A dozen volunteers and community organizations helped feed... More >>

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

CHILD PROTECTION COURT OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY WEST RECEIVES VISIT FROM THE NCJFCJ

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On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 the Child Protection Court of the Rio Grande Valley West in Edinburg, was visited by the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges' and hosted a presentation on "NCJFCJ... More >>

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Posted on: November 20, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT HONORS HIDALGO COUNTY'S ROSIE THE RIVETERS

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Honoring their patriotism and unwavering dedication to our nation, the court paid a special tribute to three Hidalgo County women who joined the war effort during World War II by becoming Rosie the Riveters.

Rosie the... More >>

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Posted on: November 19, 2014

HCHD ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER RECOGNIZED FOR WINNING LEADERSHIP AWARD

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Hidalgo County's Health and Human Services Administrative Officer Eddie Olivarez was recognized for receiving the 2014 Texas Preparedness Leadership Award during the 6th Annual Preparedness Coalition Symposium.

The... More >>

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Posted on: November 17, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT DECLARES NOVEMBER 2014 AS NATIONAL DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH

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Diabetes awareness education regarding prevention, detection and self-management is essential to combating this debilitating disease in Hidalgo County. To bring more awareness to this preventable disease, the court has... More >>

Posted on: November 12, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT HONORS VETERANS

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In honor of Veterans Day, the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court honored all the veterans who served in the armed forces and dedicated their lives to protecting our country and our freedom.

Veterans Service Office... More >>

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Posted on: November 5, 2014

COURT APPROVES COLLECTION OF $20 SCOFFLAW FEE

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Residents who have delinquent tickets with any Hidalgo County Justice of the Peace office will incur a $20 Scofflaw Fee added to their unpaid ticket fines, upon the renewal of their vehicle registration. Commissioners Court... More >>

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Posted on: October 31, 2014

RIBBON CUTTING HELD FOR SUGAR CANE ROAD PROJECT

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In nearly four months after breaking ground, county, city and state officials came together for the ribbon cutting of the Sugar Cane Road improvement project. The ceremony was held on Friday, October 31, 2014 next to... More >>

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Posted on: October 29, 2014

MCALLEN MAYOR BACKS REINVESTMENT ZONE

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McAllen Mayor Jim Darling was among those present to ask Hidalgo County to support and participate in the McAllen Reinvestment Zone Number One. This tax increment reinvestment zone will lead to the development of a planned... More>>

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Posted on: October 27, 2014

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICES HOSTS FALL GARDEN FESTIVAL AND PLANT SALE

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The Hidalgo County office of Texas A & M AgriLife Extension Service and the Master Gardener volunteers celebrated the Grand Opening of the South Texas Master Gardener Educational Garden on Saturday, October 18 with a Fall... More >>

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Posted on: October 20, 2014

COURT DECLARES OCTOBER AS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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Breast Cancer is one of the most urgent health concerns facing women today. It is the most prevalent form of non-skin cancer diseases affecting women; this year approximately 40,000 individuals will die from this disease in... More >>

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Posted on: October 17, 2014

JUSTICE OF THE PEACE MARCOS OCHOA SWORN-IN

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The former Mayor of Peñitas is now the new Justice of the Peace for Precinct 3, Place 2. Marcos Ochoa was sworn into office in front of family, friends and other elected officials at the Faith Fellowship Bible Church in... More >>

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Posted on: October 17, 2014

COURT DECLARES OCTOBER AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

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October marks the 25th anniversary of observing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. During this month supporters and advocates hold awareness activities in the community which seek to mourn those who have died because of... More >>

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Posted on: October 15, 2014

OCTOBER 13-17 IS RUDY SILVA SAFE ZONE INITIATIVE WEEK

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School zones are designed to be low-speed areas in which kids can safely walk or ride a bike to class. But studies show that two-thirds of drivers are speeding, and one in six are distracted as they drive by schools.

But... More >>

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Posted on: October 10, 2014

STATEMENT FROM HIDALGO COUNTY JUDGE REGARDING THE RESIGNATION OF JP PRECINCT 3, PLACE 2

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“I received a letter of resignation effective immediately from Justice of the Peace Precinct 3, Place 2 Ismael “Melo” Ochoa late this afternoon.

Judge Ochoa has dedicated 24 years of his life to serving the people in the... More >>

Posted on: October 3, 2014

CALLING ALL ROSIE THE RIVETERS!

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Attention fellow Rio Grande Valley residents! Did someone in your family or someone you know participate in the “Rosie the Riveter” movement during World War II? If so, we want to talk to them!

“Rosie the Riveter” was... More >>

Posted on: September 30, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT SUPPORTS VETERANS SUFFERING TBI AND PTSD

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Veterans Services Director Emilio De Los Santos accepted a resolution in support of advocating therapy and other medical treatments for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for our returning... More >>

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Posted on: September 26, 2014

SEPTEMBER 25 PROCLAIMED AS NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS

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Commissioners Court approved a proclamation declaring Sept. 25 as National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. This day of remembrance was passed by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. of Representatives in 2007 on behalf of... More >>

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Posted on: September 24, 2014

LACTATION CARE CENTER - RGV CELEBRATES RIBBON CUTTING EVENT

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On Wednesday, September 24, Hidalgo County's WIC program celebrated the opening of the new Lactation Care Center RGV in McAllen with a ribbon cutting and open house event. WIC Director Norma L. Longoria welcomed guests... More >>

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Posted on: September 22, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT DECLARES SEPT. 15-21 AS TEXAS VALLEY COMMUNITIES FOUNDATION WEEK

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Dr. Roland S. Arriola went before the court to accept a proclamation declaring September 15-21 as Texas Valley Communities Foundation Week. Dr. Arriola is the Founder and President of The Texas Valley Communities Foundation... More >>

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Posted on: September 18, 2014

COURT ENDORSES BRONCS AS MASCOT FOR UTRGV

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Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios proposed a resolution urging the University of Texas System to preserve the local spirit and regional history by retaining "The Bronc" as the new University of Texas Rio Grande... More >>

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Posted on: September 11, 2014

FLAGS LOWERED TO HALF-STAFF ON 9/11

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All state and national flags at Hidalgo County offices were lowered to half-staff in remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington.

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Posted on: September 10, 2014

PRECINCT 1 CROWNED AS 2014 TOTAL KNOCKOUT CHALLENGE CHAMPS

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There could only be one winner for the 2014 Total Knockout Challenge. The friendly competition pitted the four county precincts against each other as they fought to be crowned the Total Knockout champ. The challenge was... More >>

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Posted on: September 4, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT APPROVED THE 2014 TAX YEAR PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX RATE

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved the proposed Property Tax Rate of $0.59 per $100.00. Eva Mireles, Hidalgo County Tax Office Chief of Operations, presented the following tax rates to the court:

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Posted on: September 3, 2014

WARNING: BEWARE OF TELEPHONE SCAM

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Hidalgo County Sheriff Eddie Guerra and District Clerk Laura Hinojosa are warning the public about a scam to extort money from Hidalgo County residents. Criminals, posing as county court or law enforcement officials, are... More >>

Posted on: August 28, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY JUDGE JOINS CHANCELLOR AND SIGNS MEDICAL SCHOOL MOU

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Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia joined University of Texas Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa and four mayors in signing a Memorandum of Understanding that details the area’s commitment to support the medical school with $45.5... More >>

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Posted on: August 27, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY AUDITOR'S OFFICE DOES ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

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With buckets full of ice cold water splashing over themselves, the employee's at the Hidalgo County Auditor's Office began the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. They challenged three other county departments including the... More >>

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Posted on: August 19, 2014

PRECINCT 4 HONORS SAN CARLOS CRC VOLUNTEERS

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Commissioners Court recognized nearly two dozen volunteers who worked at the San Carlos Community Resource Center with Certificates of Appreciation for their dedication to the community of Precinct 4. Pct. 4 Commissioner... More >>

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Posted on: August 18, 2014

SOUTH ALAMO COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER HOSTS BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR

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Parents and children preparing for the 2014 school year took advantage of the South Alamo Community Resource Center Back to School Fair held Friday, August 15, 2014. Over 300 residents attended the annual fair where local... More >>

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Posted on: August 15, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT SETS ELECTION ON HOSPITAL DISTRICT

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On Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Hidalgo County Commissioners Court was presented with a Petition requesting the election for the creation of the Hidalgo County Hospital District. In accordance with Chapter 1122 of the Texas... More >>

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Posted on: August 13, 2014

INDEPENDENT AUDIT FINDS NO EVIDENCE OF TAMPERING

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The long-awaited results of an independent audit of the March 4 Democratic Primary elections found no evidence of machine tampering, voter fraud or malfeasance, according to the report released Tuesday.

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Posted on: August 8, 2014

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT HELD IN PENITAS

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The Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers in conjunction with the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office held its second National Night Out of the year in Penitas on Wednesday, August 8, 2014. The event gave area residents the... More >>

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Posted on: August 5, 2014

SHERIFF'S OFFICE HOSTS NATIONAL NIGHT OUT IN MERCEDES

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Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office and Hidalgo County Crimestoppers hosted its 10th Annual National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at Sunrise Park in Mercedes. The fun-filled, family event provided free food, games... More >>

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Posted on: August 5, 2014

STATE REP. ARMANDO MARTINEZ PRESENTS RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF CRUZ ALANIZ

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Texas State Rep. Armando Martinez presented a resolution in honor of Cruz Alaniz – who in 1967 became the first Hispanic Mayor of the City of Alamo. Alaniz, a longtime public official and civil rights leader, has made... More >>

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Posted on: July 31, 2014

PUBLIC AFFAIRS MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR WINS STATE AWARD

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Public Affairs Multimedia Coordinator, Jaclyn Trevino was recognized in Commissioners Court for receiving the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers Award of Excellence for a video she wrote, directed, shot and... More >>

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Posted on: July 31, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT APPROVES RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF AURORA G. CAVAZOS

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a resolution in honor of Aurora G. Cavazos. Cavazos, who is a lifelong Hidalgo County resident, celebrated her 102nd birthday on July 18, 2014. She was born to Melecio and Andrea... More>>

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Posted on: July 25, 2014

JUDGE RAMON GARCIA TESTIFIES AT HUMAN TRAFFICKING HEARING

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On Thursday, July 24, 2014, Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia participated in hearing concerning the study of Human Trafficking along the Texas border. The joint interim committee hearing was hosted by State Representative... More >>

Posted on: July 24, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY HOSTS "DARE TO PREPARE" FAIR AT PROGRESO CRC

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Hidalgo County in collaboration with Texas A&M University Colonias hosted its last Dare to Prepare Fair on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Progreso Community Resource Center. Held throughout the month of June and July at... More >>

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Posted on: July 24, 2014

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF CINDY GUTIERREZ

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a resolution in honor of Cindy Gutierrez for being named the "2014 Administrative Professional of the Year" for the Boys and Girls Club of Edinburg. The honor was given on... More >>

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Posted on: July 24, 2014

COUNTY CLERK EMPLOYEE SYLVIA L. REYES RECEIVES STATEWIDE AWARD

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court recognized Collections Enforcement Officer Sylvia L. Reyes, County Clerk's Office, for being named the "2013 Collector of the Year" by the Governmental Collectors Association of... More >>

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Posted on: July 16, 2014

HEALTH DEPARTMENT PROVIDES HEALTH STATUS UPDATE ON IMMIGRATION CRISIS

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Health and Human Services Department Chief Administrative Officer Eddie Olivarez, updated Commissioners Court on the health of undocumented immigrants being processed in Hidalgo County.

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Posted on: July 15, 2014

CPL ENERGY DONATES CHECK TO RGV FOOD BANK FOR SAN CARLOS COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

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On Tuesday, June 15, 2014 dozens of children gathered at the San Carlos Community Resource Center for a big announcement.

Representatives from CPL Retail Energy presented the RGV Food Bank with a check for $10,000. This... More >>

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Posted on: July 10, 2014

RESOLUTION FOR CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT FOR INCREASED STATE FUNDING FOR TRANSPORTATION

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a resolution in support of a constitutional amendment for increased state funding for transportation. The resolution was presented by Jesse Ozuna, Hidalgo County... More >>

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Posted on: July 9, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT RECOGNIZED BY THE TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE

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On Tuesday, July 8, 2014 the Texas General Land Office presented Hidalgo County Commissioners Court with a Certificate of Recognition for extraordinary efforts related to the Disaster Recovery Program - Phase I. This... More >>

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Posted on: July 4, 2014

COUNTY JUDGE RAMON GARCIA'S OFFICIAL STATEMENT TO COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY

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Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia went before the Committee on Homeland Security to speak on the recent surge of unaccompanied children crossing the border from Mexico into Hidalgo County. Click to listen to his address.... More >>

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Posted on: July 1, 2014

PRECINCT 1 HOSTS GROUNDBREAKING FOR SUGARCANE ROAD AND DRAINAGE PROJECT

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“Working Together for a Stronger Weslaco Community” was the sentiment during the groundbreaking for the Sugar Cane Road and Drainage Improvement Project. The ceremony was held on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 next to Clecker-Heald... More >>

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Posted on: November 25, 2013

JUDGE JESSE CONTRERAS HOLDS "LIFE CLASS" FOR JUVENILES

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As judge of Hidalgo County's juvenile justice court, 449th State District Judge Jesse Contreras noticed that he was seeing repeat offenders cycling through his court. He wondered if there was something more he could be... More >>

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Posted on: November 21, 2013

UT SYSTEM AWARDS $196 MILLION TO SOUTH TEXAS

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On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, the University Of Texas System Board Of Regents Vice-Chairman Gene Powell and Regent Ernest Aliseda presented a check for $196 million to Project South Texas, the initiative to establish a... More >>

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Posted on: November 19, 2013

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

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On November 16, 2013, the Hidalgo County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service held a Centennial Celebration in recognition of the 100th anniversary of Extension's presence in Hidalgo County. Extension was first Over 100... More >>

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Posted on: October 16, 2013

JUDGE JAIME TIJERINA SWORN INTO OFFICE

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Judge Jaime E. Tijerina, of Mission, was sworn into office by Federal Judge Ricardo Hinojosa at a ceremony held Wednesday at the Hidalgo County Courthouse. University of Texas Regent Ernest Aliseda, who shares a similar... More >>

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Posted on: August 5, 2013

SURPLUS AUCTION

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HIDALGO COUNTY SURPLUS AUCTION
Date: Wednesday, August 14, 2013Time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Location: McAllen Convention Center700 Convention Center Boulevard, McAllen, Texas
http://auction.robertsonauto.com.

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