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100 N. Closner
Edinburg, Texas 78539

Commissioner Precinct 1

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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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Posted on: March 12, 2014

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SPEND SPRING BREAK CLEANING UP PCT 1 COLONIA

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Nearly a dozen students from the University of Miami, University of Texas - Pan American, and South Texas College chose to spend their spring break helping the residents in Hidalgo County. On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 the... 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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Constable Precinct 3

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Posted on: January 10, 2014

RECOGNITION OF CONSTABLE LARRY GALLARDO, JR.

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At its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, Hidalgo County Commissioners Court recognized Constable Precinct 3 Lazaro “Larry” Gallardo, Jr., for being elected as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Texas... More >>

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County Clerk

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Posted on: December 5, 2014

COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE CLOSED DEC. 5 - DEC. 8 FOR FLOODING REPAIRS

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The Hidalgo County Clerk's Office will close for two days to repair damage caused by flooding, leaks and faulty pipes the office has experienced throughout the years.

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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: February 10, 2014

Count Clerk's Office Offering Online Marriage License Applications

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Couples wishing to obtain a marriage license from the Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office can now complete the application online on the county’s website, hidalgocountyclerk.us. County Clerk Arturo Guajardo, Jr. says this new... More >>

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District Clerk's Office

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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: December 27, 2013

DISTRICT CLERK STAFF RAISES $3,000 FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES

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Hidalgo County District Clerk Staff presented a check today totaling $3,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the RGV, as part of their Blues for Bucks Workplace Fundraising Campaign to benefit local charitable... More >>


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Posted on: December 16, 2014

Court Report for December 16, 2014

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Read the latest issue of Hidalgo County Commissioners Court Report!

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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: April 17, 2014

HEAD START PROGRAM CELEBRATES WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD

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Over the course of four days, all 3,098 children that attend the Head Start Program were treated to games, activities and reading during the "Week of the Young Child' Celebration. This annual event was held at the Jose... 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 APPROVE PROCLAMATION DECLARING APRIL 2014 AS CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation declaring April 2014 as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month is a time to acknowledge the importance of families... More >>

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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: April 15, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT DECLARES APRIL 14-17TH AS "THE WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD"

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court had 12 young boys and girls as special visitors from the Hidalgo County Head Start Weslaco I facility. Joined by Hidalgo County Head Start Executive Director Teresa Flores and Center... More >>

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Posted on: April 14, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE HOSTS "OPEN HOUSE"

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On Thursday, April 10, 2014 the Hidalgo County District Clerk's Office opened its doors to the public as part of National County Government. District Clerk Laura Hinojosa welcomed visitors to her office in an effort to... More >>

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Posted on: April 9, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT SELECTS INTERIM PRECINCT 4 CONSTABLE

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court selected Atanacio "J.R." Gaitan to serve as the Interim Precinct 4 Constable until the General Election in November 2014.

Mr. Gaitan graduated from the Hidalgo County Police... More >>

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Posted on: April 7, 2014

INTERIM SHERIFF J.E. EDDIE GUERRA SWORN IN

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During the Commissioners Court meeting on Tuesday, April 2, 2014, the court announced the list of 12 applicants who had showed their interest in being considered for the Sheriff position. From those dozen, the court narrowed... More >>

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Posted on: April 3, 2014

PROCLAMATION DECLARING APRIL 2014 AS FAIR HOUSING MONTH

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation declaring April 2014 as Fair Housing Month on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The Fair Housing Act, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 as amended prohibits... More >>

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Posted on: March 31, 2014

SECURITY AND SUPPORT AVIATION HOLDS TRAINING EXERCISE OPERATIONS IN HIDALGO COUNTY

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Throughout the year city, county and state agencies are planning and preparing in the event a storm or fire should threaten our area. Keeping up to date on new strategies and techniques is crucial to overcoming a disaster or... More >>

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Posted on: March 27, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT APPROVES RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF ADELFA GARZA

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a resolution in honor of Mrs. Adelfa Garza for her exceptional work and dedication after serving with distinction and integrity for 36 years at the Hidalgo County Mercedes WIC... More >>

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Posted on: March 26, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT HONORS MARIA LUISA DANIEL

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court unanimously approved a resolution in honor of Mrs. Maria Luisa Daniel for her continued commitment and outstanding work to the patients of the Hidalgo County Mercedes WIC Clinic for the... More >>

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Posted on: March 17, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY WIC OFFICE DELCARES MARCH 2014 AS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH

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Hidalgo County WIC Office Director Norma Longoria presented a proclamation to Commissioners Court declaring March 2014 as National Nutrition Month. Commissioners Court unanimously approved the proclamation that focuses on... More >>

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Posted on: March 14, 2014

PRECINCT 4 CREWS CLEAN UP EDINBURG COLONIA

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In an effort to help residents keep their homes and yards free of debris, workers from Precinct 4 brought in large trucks and dumpsters to help clean up the colonia. For two days this week, crews gathered trash and other... More >>

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Posted on: March 12, 2014

UNIVERSITY STUDENTS SPEND SPRING BREAK CLEANING UP PCT 1 COLONIA

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Nearly a dozen students from the University of Miami, University of Texas - Pan American, and South Texas College chose to spend their spring break helping the residents in Hidalgo County. On Wednesday, March 12, 2014 the... More >>

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Posted on: March 12, 2014

COURTHOUSE HOSTS EMPLOYEE BLOOD DRIVE

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On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Hidalgo County partnered with United Blood Services and hosted a Employee Blood Drive at the Hidalgo County Courthouse. The United Blood Services bloodmobile was parked outside the courthouse... More >>

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Posted on: March 12, 2014

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF JUDGE CARLOS VILLALON, JR.

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a resolution in honor of Judge Carlos Villalon, Jr., for his recent appointment in December 2013, by the Honorable Eva Guzman, Justice Supreme Court of Texas Chair, to be a... More >>

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Posted on: March 7, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY PARTICIPATES IN RGV WATER AWARENESS SUMMIT

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On Friday, March 7, 2014, State Representative Eddie Lucio III, in collaboration with the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) Water Summit Planning Team and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, hosted a forum on the importance... More >>

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Posted on: March 6, 2014

CONGRESSMAN RUBEN HINOJOSA ANNOUNCES ACA ENROLLMENT FAIR

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court heard an important announcement during Open Forum from U.S Congressman Ruben Hinojosa. Congressman Hinojosa announced the dates and times for a series of Affordable Care Act enrollment... More>>

Posted on: March 3, 2014

PROCLAMATION DECLARING MARCH 2014 AS "RED CROSS MONTH"

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On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation declaring March 2014 as "Red Cross Month". In 1943, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed the first American Red Cross... More >>

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Posted on: February 26, 2014

HEAD START PROGRAM ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2014-2015 SCHOOL YEAR

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The Hidalgo County Head Start Program is now accepting applications for enrollment for the 2014-2015 school years. The program is holding open registration for the fall, recruiting children from across Hidalgo County,... More >>

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Posted on: February 26, 2014

PROCLAMATION IN SUPPORT OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF STC IN THE DELTA AREA

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation in support of the establishment of South Texas College (STC) in the Delta Area. STC strives to serve students and families in communities in Hidalgo and Starr County... More>>

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Posted on: February 19, 2014

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF THE MISSION HIGH SCHOOL FFA PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE TEAM

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a resolution in honor of the Mission High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) Parliamentary Procedure Team for winning the Silver Emblem Award at the 86th Annual National FFA... More >>

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Posted on: February 24, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT RECOGNIZES MICHAEL DONOVAN

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a resolution in honor of 16 year-old Michael Donovan of Edinburg, Texas for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest rank attainable in the Boy Scouting Program of... More >>

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Posted on: February 18, 2014

PRECINCT 4 GROUNDBREAKING FOR SAN CARLOS COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER

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Hidalgo County Pct. 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios and his staff hosted a Groundbreaking Ceremony for the San Carlos Community Resource Center on Friday, February 14, 2014. The ceremony was held at the future site of the CRC... More >>

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Posted on: February 12, 2014

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF CHRISTIAN VILLARREAL

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a resolution in honor of Edinburg North High School sophomore Christian Villarreal, who was named the "2013 Boys and Girls Club RGV Youth of the Year". Christian was selected... More >>

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Posted on: February 10, 2014

COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE OFFERING ONLINE MARRIAGE LICENSE APPLICATIONS

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Couples wishing to obtain a marriage license from the Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office can now complete the application online on the county’s website, hidalgocountyclerk.us. County Clerk Arturo Guajardo, Jr. says this new... More >>

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Posted on: January 30, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY WIC PROGRAM HOSTS EDINBURG CLINIC GRAND RE-OPENING

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On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, the Hidalgo County WIC Program hosted the Grand Re-Opening of their Edinburg Clinic. Hidalgo County WIC Director Norma Longoria delivered the welcome and stated the renovations will provide... More >>

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Posted on: January 29, 2014

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

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation in support of the Children's Advocacy Center, Estrella's House today. The Children's Advocacy Center, Estrella's House was established in the year 2000... More >>

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Posted on: January 27, 2014

AACT RECOGNIZES ELECTIONS ADMINISTRATOR YVONNE RAMON

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The Advocacy Alliance Center of Texas (AACT) Project Coordinator Albert Morales presented Hidalgo County Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramon with a plaque in appreciation for her service as a former AACT Board Member. AACT... More >>

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Posted on: January 23, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT RECOGNIZES ADELITA FIGUEROA-MUNOZ

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court recognized Texas AgrilLife Service Agent Adelita Figueroa-Munoz for receiving the Superior Service Award in a Distinguished Career Category from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service -... More >>

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Posted on: January 17, 2014

PRESS CONFERENCE HELD TO ANNOUNCE HIDALGO COUNTY AMNESTY PROGRAM

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On Thursday, January 16, 2014, Hidalgo County officials held a press conference to inform the public on the implementation of the Hidalgo County Amnesty Program at the Hidalgo County Courthouse Auditorium. Hidalgo County... More >>

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Posted on: January 10, 2014

RECOGNITION OF CONSTABLE LARRY GALLARDO, JR.

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At its regular meeting on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, Hidalgo County Commissioners Court recognized Constable Precinct 3 Lazaro “Larry” Gallardo, Jr., for being elected as Vice President of the Board of Directors of Texas... More >>

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Posted on: January 9, 2014

PROCLAMATION HONORING THE EXTENSION SERVICE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation celebrating 100 Years of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in 2014. Texas A&M University was the state's first public institution of higher education and was... More >>

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Posted on: January 2, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY UPDATE ON INFLUENZA & H1N1

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Hidalgo County officials held a press conference on Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the Hidalgo County Judge's Office in Edinburg,Texas, to provide the latest updates regarding influenza and H1N1 to the media and the public,... More >>

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Posted on: December 30, 2013

E-FILING COMMENCES JAN 1

Though Hidalgo County offices will be closed for business on January 1 in observance of the New Year holiday, attorneys and filers will be able to access some County government services by means of the new e-filing system... More >>

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Posted on: December 27, 2013

DISTRICT CLERK STAFF RAISES $3,000 FOR RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES

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Hidalgo County District Clerk Staff presented a check today totaling $3,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities of the RGV, as part of their Blues for Bucks Workplace Fundraising Campaign to benefit local charitable... More >>

Posted on: December 27, 2013

ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT MAILS OUT VOTER REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES

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Hidalgo County Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramón is urging voters to be on the lookout for their new voter registration certificates, which should have landed in their mailboxes earlier this month. Nearly 300,000... More >>

Posted on: December 26, 2013

INFLUENZA UPDATE

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Hidalgo County, along with the state of Texas, has seen occurrences of influenza during this year’s Influenza Season becoming more prevalent as the season progresses.

Hidalgo County has 18 estimated cases of Influenza A-... More >>

Posted on: December 26, 2013

URBAN COUNTY PROGRAM

The Hidalgo County Urban County Program is presently relocating offices and phones are down at this time until further notice.

Posted on: December 23, 2013

HIDALGO COUNTY SPREADS CHRISTMAS CHEER

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This year, Hidalgo County employees once again sponsored a toy drive for Head Start children in the spirit of Christmas, gathering hundreds of presents from generous employees. Several distribution events took place... More >>

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Posted on: December 20, 2013

CHOIR GROUP PERFORMS FOR COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE

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Hidalgo County Clerk Arturo Guajardo, Jr. and County Clerk's staff received a Christmas song and dance performance from a McAllen High School Choir group called the "McHigh Fingers" on Thursday, December, 20, 2013.... More >>

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Posted on: December 18, 2013

CHRISTMAS CAROLERS VISIT HIDALGO COUNTY

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Cheerful Christmas songs could be heard throughout the Hidalgo County Judge's Office on Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 as the Edinburg High School (EHS) Choir spread Christmas cheer by joyfully singing Christmas Carols to... More >>

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Posted on: December 18, 2013

HIDALGO COUNTY HOSTS EMPLOYEE BLOOD DRIVE

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Hidalgo County partnered with United Blood Services and hosted a Employee Blood Drive on Monday, December 9, 2013. The United Blood Services bloodmobile was parked outside the courthouse all day to provide convenience and... 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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Posted on: March 31, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY PUBLIC TAX RESALE AUCTION SET FOR TUESDAY APRIL 1ST

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Delinquent tax law firm Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins, & Mott. L.L.P., will conduct a public auction resale of certain properties as a means of recouping delinquent taxes, penalties and interest that are owed to taxing... More >>

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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: March 27, 2013

RESOLUTION HONORING LA UNION DEL PUEBLO ENTERO

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Commissioners’ Court approved a resolution recognizing the work of La Union Del Pueblo Entero. The non-profit group is celebrating 10 years of service working with Hidalgo County. La Union del Pueblo Entero, also known as L... Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2013

JUSTICE AND MENTAL HEALTH COLLABORATION PROGRAM

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Representatives from various entities representing the criminal justice system and mental health arena presented before Commissioners' Court a proposal for a program which would spur collaboration and streamline processes... More > >

Posted on: February 15, 2012

DECLARATION OF SUPPORT - CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER

Commissioners' Court approved a Declaration of Support for the Children's Advocacy Center, Estrella's House of Hidalgo County. President of the Board Tina Martin, Interim Executive Director Vicki Medina, Community... Read on...

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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: January 23, 2014

COMMISSIONERS COURT RECOGNIZES ADELITA FIGUEROA-MUNOZ

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court recognized Texas AgrilLife Service Agent Adelita Figueroa-Munoz for receiving the Superior Service Award in a Distinguished Career Category from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service -... More >>

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Posted on: January 9, 2014

PROCLAMATION HONORING THE EXTENSION SERVICE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved a proclamation celebrating 100 Years of Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service in 2014. Texas A&M University was the state's first public institution of higher education and was... 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: March 17, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY WIC OFFICE DELCARES MARCH 2014 AS NATIONAL NUTRITION MONTH

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Hidalgo County WIC Office Director Norma Longoria presented a proclamation to Commissioners Court declaring March 2014 as National Nutrition Month. Commissioners Court unanimously approved the proclamation that focuses on... More >>

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Posted on: January 30, 2014

HIDALGO COUNTY WIC PROGRAM HOSTS EDINBURG CLINIC GRAND RE-OPENING

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On Wednesday, January 29, 2014, the Hidalgo County WIC Program hosted the Grand Re-Opening of their Edinburg Clinic. Hidalgo County WIC Director Norma Longoria delivered the welcome and stated the renovations will provide... More >>

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