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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: 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: 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: 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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Commissioner Precinct 2

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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: July 31, 2014

COUNTY CLERK EMPLOYEE SYLVIA L. REYES RECEIVES STATEWIDE AWARD, AGAIN!

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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... Read on...

Posted on: June 17, 2014

Hidalgo County Clerk's Office Offering Marriage License Certificate Options

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The County Clerk’s office is now offering Hidalgo County couples an option when applying for a marriage license. County Clerk Arturo Guajardo Jr. says couples can select from two styles of the marriage license certificates,... More >>

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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 >>


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Posted on: March 17, 2015

Court Report for April 14, 2015

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Read the latest issue of Hidalgo County Commissioners Court Report!

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Posted on: December 22, 2014

New Hours of Operation for the District Clerk Office

ATTENTION: Effective January 1, 2015, the District Clerk Office will change its hours of operation to 8 AM - 5 PM.


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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

“Today we remember the heroes; the men and women of all... More >>

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.

Olivarez stated that the HCHD has... More>>

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: June 27, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY DISTRICT CLERK STAFF RAISES $3,000 FOR FOOD BANK RGV

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The Hidalgo County District Clerk Office presented a check today totaling $3,000 to the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley as part of their Blues for Bucks Workplace Fundraising Campaign, a program benefitting local... More>>

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Posted on: June 26, 2014

TAX ASSESSOR - COLLECTOR APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR ON BOARD OF TACA

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Hidalgo County's Tax - Assessor Collector Pablo "Paul" Villarreal, Jr., was newly appointed as Director on the Board of the Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas (TACA). The appointment was conducted at... More >>

Posted on: June 25, 2014

SAN CARLOS CRC HOLDS CLOTHING DRIVE FOR RESIDENTS

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Dozens of families in the Precinct 4 area took part in a clothing drive at the San Carlos Community Resource Center on Friday, June 20, 2014. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints delivered over 1,200 pounds worth... More >>

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Posted on: June 24, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY LEADERS BRIEFED ON OTM IMMIGRATION

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On Monday, June 23, 2014, Hidalgo County and the City of McAllen held a briefing with area leaders, health and safety officials, Border Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety and Catholic Charities on the influx of... More >>

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Posted on: June 18, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT APPROVES SCHEMATIC DESIGNS FOR NEW COUNTY COURTHOUSE

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Hidalgo County Commissioners voted to approve the schematic design for a new County courthouse.

The schematic design includes the first set of drawings and elevations and the probable cost estimate. According to ERO... More >>

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Posted on: June 17, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE OFFERING MARRIAGE LICENSE CERTIFICATE OPTIONS

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The County Clerk’s office is now offering Hidalgo County couples an option when applying for a marriage license. County Clerk Arturo Guajardo Jr. says couples can select from two styles of the marriage license certificates,... More >>

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Posted on: June 13, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY PCT 4 CLEANS UP COLONIA TEJANO

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Colonia residents were given the opportunity to dispose of unwanted items and excess trash. On June 11th and 12th, Hidalgo County Precinct 4 employees provided the residents of Colonia Tejano, located north west on Owassa... More >>

Posted on: June 12, 2014

PCT. 4 HOSTS GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY FOR LINN-SAN MANUEL EMERGENCY SERVICES FACILITY

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On Wednesday, June 11, 2014, Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Linn-San Manuel Emergency Services Facility at its future site located on SH 186, just east of... More >>

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Posted on: June 11, 2014

2014 SOUTH TEXAS HURRICANE CONFERENCE FOCUSED ON MASS FATALITY RESPONSE

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More than 800 people attended the 2014 South Texas Hurricane Conference on Wednesday, June 4 and Thursday, June 5, 2014 held at the McAllen Convention Center. The second annual conference focused on the worst-case scenario –... More >>

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Posted on: June 9, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY HOSTS "DARE TO PREPARE" FAIRS DURING JUNE

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Hidalgo County and Texas A & M University Colonias Program have kicked off the fifth annual “Dare to Prepare” Community Fairs. With the start of this year's hurricane season, which commenced on June 1, the fairs are held... More >>

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Posted on: May 29, 2014

430th DISTRICT COURT HOSTS VETERANS TREATMENT COURT GRADUATION

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Four honorably discharged veterans and three family members of veterans successfully completed the Veterans Treatment Court Program and were awarded coins and certificates of completion on Wednesday, May 28, 2014.

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Posted on: May 30, 2014

COMMISSIONERS' COURT RECEIVES THE "BUILDING A BETTER TEXAS AWARD"

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The Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service awarded Hidalgo County with the "Building A Better Texas Award" at the May 27 Commissioners Court meeting. Brad Cowen, County Extension Agent IV - Agriculture, extended his... More >>

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Posted on: May 23, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY PCT 1 EXTENDS COLLECTION STATION HOURS

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Effective June 2, 2014 Collection Stations in Hidalgo County Precinct 1 will offer extended service hours. Stations will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The stations are... More >>

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Posted on: May 21, 2014

TEXAS SENATE PRESENTS PROCLAMATIONS IN HONOR OF TWO SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES

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Texas State Senator Juan "Chuy" Hinojosa presented Proclamation's No. 13 and 14 honoring the heroic acts of two Hidalgo County Sheriff's Deputies during the Hidalgo County Commissioners' Court meeting today.... More >>

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Posted on: May 20, 2014

PRECINCT 4 HOLDS CEREMONIAL UNVEILING OF CAPTAIN KEN BAKER ROAD

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Under the shade of the trees from the Lower Rio Grande Valley National Wildlife Refuge Park, law enforcement officers and officials gathered for the unveiling of "Captain Ken Baker Road." Surrounded by family, friends,... More >>

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Posted on: May 16, 2014

SHERIFF'S OFFICE HOSTS 10TH ANNUAL POLICE OFFICER'S MEMORIAL CEREMONY

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The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office honored fallen deputies and law enforcement officers who lost their lives while serving for Hidalgo County on Wednesday, May 14, 2014. The 10th Annual Police Officer’s Memorial Ceremony... More >>

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Posted on: May 7, 2014

COMMISSIONERS APPROVE PROCLAMATION DECLARING MAY 2014 AS ELDER ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation declaring May 2014 as Elder Abuse Prevention Month. People who are elderly or have disabilities have contributed to the general welfare of this County by helping to... More >>

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Posted on: May 5, 2014

RECOGNITION OF RUBEN C RODRIGUEZ ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court recognized 40 elementary students from Ruben C. Rodriguez Elementary School with Edcouch Elsa ISD. The 3rd and 4th graders are a group of gifted and talented student council... More >>

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Posted on: May 2, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT APPROVES RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF CASSANDRA SANCHEZ

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An Edinburg North High School student was recognized in Commissioners Court for being named the "Best Swimmer in the History of ECISD." Along with with that title, Ms. Cassandra Sanchez, 18, has also been awarded a... More >>

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Posted on: May 1, 2014

PROCLAMATION DECLARES MAY 1, 2014 AS NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

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Commissioners Court approved a proclamation declaring May 1, 2014 as National Day of Prayer in Hidalgo County. The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all... More >>

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Posted on: April 23, 2014

PROCLAMATION DECLARING APRIL 21-26 AS NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WEEK

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation declaring April 21-26, 2014 as National Development Week. This week has been designated by the National Community Development Association to celebrate the... More >>

Posted on: April 16, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT DECLARES APRIL AS ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS MONTH

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a proclamation declaring April as Organ Donation Awareness Month. Ms. Edwina Garza, Community Relations Coordinator with Texas Organ Sharing Alliance, spoke to the... 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
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Posted on: June 11, 2013

HIDALGO COUNTY HONORS LEGISLATORS

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court recognized the extraordinary accomplishments achieved by the members of the Texas State Legislative Delegation representing Hidalgo County with a resolution in their honor. Hidalgo County... More >>

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Posted on: May 9, 2013

HIDALGO COUNTY LEADERS STAND IN SUPPORT OF MEDICAL SCHOOL BILL

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Flanked by local city mayors and community leaders at a press conference held earlier today, Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia expressed strong support of legislation that was unanimously approved in committee on Wednesday... More >>

Posted on: April 25, 2013

UTPA STUDENTS VISIT COURTHOUSE

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On Wednesday, April 24, 2013 a group of students from the Criminal Justice Department from The University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA) had the opportunity to speak with professionals in the judicial field at the Hidalgo... 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: June 26, 2014

TAX ASSESSOR - COLLECTOR APPOINTED AS DIRECTOR ON BOARD OF TACA

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Hidalgo County's Tax - Assessor Collector Pablo "Paul" Villarreal, Jr., was newly appointed as Director on the Board of the Tax Assessor-Collectors Association of Texas (TACA). The appointment was conducted at... 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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