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Edinburg, Texas 78539
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Hidalgo County Court Report for 8-7-2012

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Hidalgo County Commissioners' Court/Drainage District Board of Directors met in session on Tuesday, August 8, 2012 and considered agendas that included the following highlights:

DRAINAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

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Drainage Advisory Committee Co-Chair Dr. Francisco Guajardo 

The Hidalgo County Drainage District #1 Board of Directors entertained a presentation and discussion by the Drainage District Advisory Board related to projects and recommendations on the proposed upcoming bond referendum.  Committee Co-Chair Dr. Francisco Guajardo expressed the committee's recommendations to allocate funding towards specific projects, including drainage infrastructure upgrades in colonias as well as to assist with the drainage reclamation project in the Delta Area. The Drainage District Board of Directors will be considering placement of a bond referendum on the November ballot on August 14, 2012.

COUNTY CLERK RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

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Hidalgo County Clerk Arturo Guajardo, Jr., County Clerk's Office of Records Management employee Armando Perez, and Commissioners' Court members

Hidalgo County Clerk Arturo Guajardo, Jr. and his Office of Records Management were recognized by the members of Commissioners' Court for receiving a national "Best Practice" Award by the National Association of County Records, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC).  This tremendous achievement, which was announced by the NACRC at their annual conference held in July, recognizes the County Clerk's Office for their newly implemented program, "Records Management: Record, Retain, Recycle," which began with the initiative to reduce overcrowding, manage bulk paper waste, and promote environmental preservation of the county’s records management system. As the program evolved, the County Clerk’s Office successfully included a county-wide recycling strategy that is both efficient and effective, resulting in a tremendous environmental impact as well as a revenue-making stream. Guajardo and his staff were recently awarded a statewide "Best Practices" award by the Texas Association of Counties; Commissioners' Court congratulated Guajardo and his team on this new accomplishment, which highlighted the County's successes on a national level.  

INTRODUCTION OF 4-H AMBASSADORS
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2012-2013 4-H Ambassadors
 
Hidalgo County Agrilife Extension Service 4-H and Youth Development Agent Christina Perez introduced the 2012-2013 Hidalgo County Ambassadors to the members of Commissioners' Court.  The purpose of the 4-H Ambassador Program is to project a clear and accurate image of the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program.  Ambassadors serve as spokespersons for the 4-H Program, telling the 4-H story to different audiences in the community and promoting 4-H to other youth, volunteers and community leader.  Ambassadors also help others understand how 4-H affects the lives of young people and how it addresses key youth issues in the community and state; by serving in this capacity, the youth Ambassadors develop, practice, and improve their leadership and presentation skills.  Commissioners' Court welcomed the Ambassadors, congratulating them for their achievements. 


PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE INTERN APPOINTED
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Public Defender's Office Intern Juan Rodolfo Flores is introduced to Commissioners' Court

The Public Defender's Office introduced volunteer intern Juan Rodolfo Flores, appointed as intern attorney.  Flores received his B.A. from the University of Texas-Pan American, received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and recently sat for his bar examination to be licensed as an attorney with the State of Texas. In his capacity as intern attorney, Flores will be assisting the Office with assisting in providing legal counsel and performing legal research and briefings as assigned. 
 
The next meeting of Commissioners' Court is scheduled for Tuesday, 8/13/2012. 

Commissioners’ Court is streamed live online when Court is in session (9:30 am on Tuesdays) at the ECN-12 live stream website at http://www.cityofedinburg.com/ecnlivestreaming.php. In case you missed it, you can watch the broadcast of Commissioners’ Court meetings on Tuesday night at 10:30 pm on KMBH-TV. To view a copy of the agenda and related backup documentation for this meeting, visit the county website at www.co.hidalgo.tx.us.

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For more information on Court Report or other Hidalgo County news, contact the Public Affairs Division at 956.292.7026 or via email at public.info@co.hidalgo.tx.us.


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Hidalgo County Commissioners' Court/Drainage District Board of Directors met in session on Tuesday, August 8, 2012 and considered agendas that included the following highlights:

DRAINAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS

Drainage Advisory Committee Co-Chair Dr. Francisco Guajardo

The Hidalgo County Drainage District #1 Board of Directors entertained a presentation and discussion by the Drainage District Advisory Board related to projects and recommendations on the proposed upcoming bond referendum. Committee Co-Chair Dr. Francisco Guajardo expressed the committee's recommendations to allocate funding towards specific projects, including drainage infrastructure upgrades in colonias as well as to assist with the drainage reclamation project in the Delta Area. The Drainage District Board of Directors will be considering placement of a bond referendum on the November ballot on August 14, 2012.

COUNTY CLERK RECEIVES NATIONAL AWARD

Hidalgo County Clerk Arturo Guajardo, Jr., County Clerk's Office of Records Management employee Armando Perez, and Commissioners' Court members

Hidalgo County Clerk Arturo Guajardo, Jr. and his Office of Records Management were recognized by the members of Commissioners' Court for receiving a national "Best Practice" Award by the National Association of County Records, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC). This tremendous achievement, which was announced by the NACRC at their annual conference held in July, recognizes the County Clerk's Office for their newly implemented program, "Records Management: Record, Retain, Recycle," which began with the initiative to reduce overcrowding, manage bulk paper waste, and promote environmental preservation of the county’s records management system. As the program evolved, the County Clerk’s Office successfully included a county-wide recycling strategy that is both efficient and effective, resulting in a tremendous environmental impact as well as a revenue-making stream. Guajardo and his staff were recently awarded a statewide "Best Practices" award by the Texas Association of Counties; Commissioners' Court congratulated Guajardo and his team on this new accomplishment, which highlighted the County's successes on a national level.

INTRODUCTION OF 4-H AMBASSADORS

2012-2013 4-H Ambassadors

Hidalgo County Agrilife Extension Service 4-H and Youth Development Agent Christina Perez introduced the 2012-2013 Hidalgo County Ambassadors to the members of Commissioners' Court. The purpose of the 4-H Ambassador Program is to project a clear and accurate image of the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program. Ambassadors serve as spokespersons for the 4-H Program, telling the 4-H story to different audiences in the community and promoting 4-H to other youth, volunteers and community leader. Ambassadors also help others understand how 4-H affects the lives of young people and how it addresses key youth issues in the community and state; by serving in this capacity, the youth Ambassadors develop, practice, and improve their leadership and presentation skills. Commissioners' Court welcomed the Ambassadors, congratulating them for their achievements.

PUBLIC DEFENDER'S OFFICE INTERN APPOINTED

Public Defender's Office Intern Juan Rodolfo Flores is introduced to Commissioners' Court

The Public Defender's Office introduced volunteer intern Juan Rodolfo Flores, appointed as intern attorney. Flores received his B.A. from the University of Texas-Pan American, received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law, and recently sat for his bar examination to be licensed as an attorney with the State of Texas. In his capacity as intern attorney, Flores will be assisting the Office with assisting in providing legal counsel and performing legal research and briefings as assigned.

The next meeting of Commissioners' Court is scheduled for Tuesday, 8/13/2012.

Commissioners’ Court is streamed live online when Court is in session (9:30 am on Tuesdays) at the ECN-12 live stream website at http://www.cityofedinburg.com/ecnlivestreaming.php [http://www.cityofedinburg.com/ecnlivestreaming.php] . In case you missed it, you can watch the broadcast of Commissioners’ Court meetings on Tuesday night at 10:30 pm on KMBH-TV. To view a copy of the agenda and related backup documentation for this meeting, visit the county website at www.co.hidalgo.tx.us [http://www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/admin/www.co.hidalgo.tx.us] .


Stay informed and updated on County news, programs, activities, and services through the use of our website and social media outlets. Please share this information with your colleagues, employees, family, friends, and all residents of Hidalgo County:

Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/hidalgocounty [http://www.facebook.com/hidalgocounty]

Follow us on Twitter! www.twitter.com/hidalgocounty [http://www.twitter.com/hidalgocounty]

Watch videos on Youtube! www.youtube.com/hidalgocountytx [http://www.youtube.com/hidalgocountytx]

View our photos! picasaweb.google.com/hidalgocounty

Stay informed via our
county website at www.co.hidalgo.tx.us [http://www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/]

Sign up to receive important notifications from Hidalgo County via email at www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/notifyme [http://www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/notifyme] .


For more information on Court Report or other Hidalgo County news, contact the Public Affairs Division at 956.292.7026 or via email at public.info@co.hidalgo.tx.us [mailto:] .

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Court Report for August 7, 2012