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Posted on: February 4, 2016

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF HIDALGO COUNTY SHERIFF SGT. J.P. RODRIGUEZ

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County Judge and Commissioners honored Sheriff’s Sgt. Juan Pedro “J.P.” Rodriguez, a patrol supervisor, with a resolution for being named Crime Stoppers Deputy of the Year. Rodriguez, who was nominated by his peers and selected from among eight deputies b...More >>

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Posted on: January 29, 2016

COMMISSIONERS COURT APPROVES NEW EARLY VOTING SUBSTATION LOCATIONS

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Hidalgo County Early Voting Substations will now include two new locations; The Fountain Center (1210 E. Kuhn, Edinburg) and Penitas City Hall (1320 S. Main St., Penitas). Commissioners Court
unanimously approved the new locations as well as 23 others p...More >>

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Posted on: January 25, 2016

UPDATE ON HIDALGO COUNTY SUBDIVISION STREETLIGHT PROGRAM

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Hidalgo County Colonia residents are one step closer to having streetlights installed in their subdivisions, after Commissioners Court approved an order allowing county staff to work with the Tax Office to begin assessing fees for participating subdivisio...More >>

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Posted on: January 20, 2016

HIDALGO COUNTY MPO RECOGNIZES PCT. 3 COMMISSIONER JOE FLORES

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MPO Transportation Director Andrew Canon presented a plaque on behalf of the Hidalgo County MPO to Precinct 3 Commissioner Joe Flores, who stepped down I December after serving 15 years on the Transportation Policy Committee.

Precinct 4 Commissioner Jo...More >>

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Posted on: January 13, 2016

COMMISSIONER JOSEPH PALACIOS RECOGNIZES PCT. 4 EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR

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Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios honored five of his top employees and a Community Resource Center volunteer with personalized resolutions at Tuesday, January 5 Commissioners Court meeting. The court approved resolutions for each of the six employe...More >>

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Posted on: January 11, 2016

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF WIC DIRECTOR NORMA LONGORIA

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After nearly 38 years with Hidalgo County longtime WIC Director Norma Longoria will retire at the end of the month. Commissioners Court approved a resolution in honor of her years of service at Tuesday's meeting.

"It has been an honor to work in Hidal...More >>

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Posted on: January 7, 2016

BETA STUDENTS SET TO BEGIN INTERNING AT VARIOUS COUNTY OFFICES THIS MONTH

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Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved four students from the Business Education and Technology Academy in Edinburg to earn real-world experience as interns at various county departments.

This marks the fourth year that the county has participate...More >>

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Posted on: January 4, 2016

2015 TOY DRIVE BOX DECORATING CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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Hidalgo County employees took this year's toy drive to a whole new level. County departments put their imagination and Christmas spirit to work in creating festive toy box masterpieces.

The County held a competition between departments who are partic...More >>

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Posted on: December 23, 2015

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF GILBERT ZEPEDA

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The court approved a resolution in honor of Gilbert Zepeda, theater/drama teacher at PSJA North Early College High School plans to retire at the end of this school year, after 37 years in this position. Through his tenure he has molded hundreds of student...More >>

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Posted on: November 30, 2015

COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCY PRESENTS ITS STRATEGIC PLAN TO SERVE HIDALGO COUNTY RESIDENTS

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Community Service Agency Executive Director Jaime Longoria was praised for his leadership and work to streamline processes to better serve residents in need during Longoria’s presentation of the Community Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan for the CSA.
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Posted on: November 24, 2015

STATE REP. TERRY CANALES PRESENTS RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF DAVID P. HIGGERSON

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Texas House Representative Terry Canales presented a resolution in honor of David P. Higgerson, director of field operations for the Laredo Field Office of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

State Rep. Canales commended Higgerson for his tireless and...More >>

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY RENEWS ITS COMMITMENT TO UT-RGV MEDICAL SCHOOL

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Commissioners Court approved a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the development of and funding for the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine at its meeting Tuesday. The MOU replaces an agreement signed by the county, UT System and ...More >>

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

COURT APPROVES HIDALGO COUNTY STREETLIGHT PROGRAM RULES AND REGULATIONS

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Strategic Planning Director Rey Salazar proposed the Hidalgo County Streetlight program to the court and discussed the key components it will offer county residents.

The court approved the program and, once initiated, it will provide much needed street...More >>

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

NOV. 19 DECLARED AS THE GREAT AMERICAN SMOKE-OUT

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The court unanimously approved a proclamation declaring Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 as the Great American Smoke-Out Day in Hidalgo County. Cigarette smoking is the major single cause of cancer death in the United States. One in five deaths are caused by cigar...More >>

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

PROCLAMATION DECLARING NOVEMBER 2015 AS NATIONAL HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE MONTH

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The court approved a proclamation declaring November 2015 as National Hospice and Palliative Care month. Considered to be the model for quality, compassionate care for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury, hospice care involves a team-oriented...More >>

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Posted on: November 12, 2015

PROCLAMATION IN HONOR OF VETERANS INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY SERVICE

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Hidalgo County Veterans stepped forward when America needed them the most. In conflicts around the world, their sacrifice and resolve helped destroy the enemies of freedom and saved millions from oppression. For this reason, the court unanimously approved...More >>

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Posted on: November 9, 2015

RECOGNITION OF PRECINCT 2 CONSTABLE MARTIN CANTU

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The court recognized Precinct 2 Constable Martin Cantu for his role in helping save the life of a man who was attempting to jump off of the Queen Isabella Causeway in Port Isabel this past August.

At about 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning, Cantu was headi...More >>

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Posted on: November 6, 2015

RECOGNITION OF WIC OFFICE FOR RECEIVING THE USDA LOVING SUPPORT AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

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The court recognized the Hidalgo County Women, Infant and Children Program for receiving the USDA Loving Support Award of Excellence for Exemplary Breastfeeding Support and Practices.

The WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor program was one of 55 agencies...More >>

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Posted on: November 3, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO HONOR FALLEN K-9 DEPUTY ARGO

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Hidalgo County Senior Deputy Javier Solis announced that one of their own fallen K-9's will be honored during a special ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Boggus Ford Event Center in Pharr.

The full service memorial will be held at the start of the Hi...More >>

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

8TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST HELD AT COURTHOUSE

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The District Clerk's office hosted the 8th Annual Halloween Costume Contest in the Courthouse Auditorium on Friday, October 30, 2015. A wide array of costumes filled the stage as employees from across the county stepped up to show off their spooky and koo...More >>

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Posted on: October 29, 2015

HONORING DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS AND DEFERRED ACTION FOR PARENTAL ACCOUNTABILITY

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The court approved a resolution in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parental Accountability. In 2012 President Barack Obama issued an Executive Order called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), pr...More >>

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Posted on: October 28, 2015

RESOLUTION IN APPRECIATION OF HEALS INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL MISSIONS

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The Heals International Medical Missions (HIMM) was honored in Commissioners Court for volunteering their time to provide much needed medical care to the less fortunate around the world.

The volunteers traveled to La Guajira Rio Hacha, one of the poor...More >>

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Posted on: October 26, 2015

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF THE PRODUCERS OF THE MOTION PICTURE ENDGAME

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The court approved a resolution in honor of a Brownsville-inspired, independent film called "Endgame." The film, which is playing at the Carmike Theater in Edinburg, tells the story about the coming of age for a young boy who joins the high school chess t...More >>

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Posted on: October 22, 2015

COUNTY ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY ON DANGERS OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS

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The Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department has issued a Public Health Advisory on the dangers of using synthetic drugs, such as synthetic marijuana, after a dramatic surge in teens and young adults needing medical attention for adverse reacti...More >>

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

COURT HONORS HIDALGO COUNTY BRIGHT SPOTS IN HISPANIC EDUCATION

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Three Hidalgo County Bright Spots in Hispanic Education were recognized with a resolution at Commissioners Court Tuesday.

Several programs under the umbrella of the Undergraduate Research Conference at UT-Rio Grande Valley, the Early College High Scho...More >>

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Posted on: October 21, 2015

PROCLAMATION DECLARING OCTOBER 2015 AS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

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The crime of domestic violence violates an individual’s privacy and dignity, security and humanity, due to systematic use of physical, emotional, sexual, psychological and economic control. Domestic violence extends to the abuse of children and the elderl...More >>

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Posted on: October 9, 2015

COURT PROCLAIMS OCTOBER BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer and second most common cause of cancer-related death among Texas women. But it’s also important to note that breast cancer doesn’t only affect women, according to the American Cancer Society, about one in 1,000 m...More >>

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

PRECINCT 4 BREAKS GROUND ON BREWSTER PARK IN LINN-SAN MANUEL

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Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a new park Wednesday, Sept. 30 next to Brewster Elementary School in Edinburg.

The new park will provide recreational space for residents of the Linn-San Manuel area, includi...More >>

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Posted on: September 30, 2015

2016 BUDGET ADOPTED; NO TAX INCREASES FOR 14TH YEAR

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At Tuesday’s meeting, Commissioners Court adopted a 2016 Operating Budget of $189,235,754 and for the 14th consecutive year did not raise taxes, keeping the tax rate at 59 cents per $100 valuation.

At the recommendation of Hidalgo County Auditor Ray Eu...More >>

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Posted on: September 25, 2015

COURT SUPPORTS MCALLEN KIDS MARATHON ON SATURDAY, SEPT. 26

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In an ongoing effort to promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle, the court approved a resolution in Support of the second annual McAllen Kids Marathon.

This health event will kick off on Saturday, Sept. 26 at the McAllen Sports Complex with a 1 mile ru...More >>

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

SEPTEMBER 2015 DECLARED AS CHILDHOOD CANCER PREVENTION & AWARENESS MONTH

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Commissioners Court approved proclamation declaring September 2015 as Childhood Cancer Prevention & Awareness Month. The court wore the color yellow symbolizing their support and joining the fight against childhood cancer. Each year, pediatric cancer inte...More >>

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Posted on: September 21, 2015

PROCLAMATION DECLARING SEPT. 25 AS NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR MURDER VICTIMS

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Since 2007, September 25th has been known as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. Established by the National Parents Of Murdered Children (POMC) and unanimously approved by the Senate and House, this day honors the memory of victims who ha...More >>

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Posted on: September 16, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT FOR TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY CAMPUS IN MCALLEN

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Texas A&M University plans to open a full-fledged campus in northwest McAllen.

Situated on roughly 100 acres in northwest McAllen — in a massive development called Tres Lagos — the campus would bring Texas A&M to the Rio Grande Valley.

The City of M...More >>

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Posted on: September 15, 2015

FOR THE FIRST TIME SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS VISITS THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY

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For the first time-ever a Secretary of Veterans Affairs visited the Rio Grande Valley. Robert A. McDonald made his way through the Valley, stopping in Harlingen and McAllen, and met with Veterans at the Veterans Memorial outside the McAllen Convention Cen...More >>

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

WALK ACROSS TEXAS CHALLENGE ROUND #4 WINNERS ANNOUNCED

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The “Furious 8” from Human Resources were declared winners of the Walk Across Texas Challenge #4. Ricardo Salinas, from the Health & Human Services Department, announced the winning team during Tuesday’s Commissioners Court meeting. The team walked a tota...More >>

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Posted on: September 11, 2015

SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 DECLARED NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE DAY

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Commissioners Court approved proclamation declaring September 11, 2015 National Day of Service and Remembrance. The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, approved by Congress and enacted into law on April 21, 2009, designated September 11 to be observed as...More >>

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Posted on: September 9, 2015

DELTA AREA TAX OFFICE - JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SUBSTATION OPEN FOR BUSINESS

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Precinct 1 residents located in La Villa, Edcouch, Monte Alto, Hargill and the northern parts of Weslaco, Donna, and Mercedes now have a more convenient location to conduct their governmental business in the Delta Area. Recently, Precinct 1 opened the Del...More >>

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Posted on: September 8, 2015

TEXAS DEPT. OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS ACKNOWLEDGED FOR ASSISTING CSA

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Community Service Agency Director Jaime Longoria presented a resolution in appreciation of the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs to the court. Members from the Community Affairs Division reached out to the Community Service Agency and bega...More >>

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

DA AND SHERIFF LAUNCH "NO REFUSAL" WEEKEND DURING LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

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Surrounded by representatives from every law enforcement agency in Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. and Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra announced the county wide implementation of the "No Refusal" Weekend during t...More >>

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

COURT APPROVES THE 2015 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. Pablo "Paul" Villarreal, Hidalgo County Tax Assessor - Collector, presented the following tax rates to the court:

Proposed Tax Rate: $0.5900 per $100 ...More >>

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Posted on: September 1, 2015

PROCLAMATION DECLARING SEPTEMBER 2015 AS VALLEY VOTER AWARENESS MONTH

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A fundamental element of effective democracy is the principle that all eligible citizens should participate in fair and open elections. The framers of the Constitution established the Unites States as a representative democracy that relies on civic engage...More >>

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

FEMA STAFF THANKS HIDALGO COUNTY

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FEMA officials recognized the Hidalgo County Office of Emergency Management and all who provided support during the recent weather events that caused mass flooding in Hidalgo County. Gladys Lopez, DSA Crew Leader, presented Emergency Management Coordinato...More >>

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

PRECINCT 1 HOLDS DELTA AREA CONNECTOR/EAST LATERAL PROJECT GROUNDBREAKING

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush joined Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner A.C. Cuellar Jr., as well as several state leaders to commemorate the groundbreaking of a major drainage project groundbreaking in the Delta area on Thursday, August 13 i...More >>

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Posted on: August 26, 2015

SEPTEMBER 10, 2015 DECLARED NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION AWARENESS DAY

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Precinct 2 Commissioner Eduardo “Eddie” Cantu presented a proclamation declaring Thursday, Sept. 10 as Suicide Prevention Awareness Day in Hidalgo County and encourages all residents to take part in the first-ever Suicide Awareness Day vigil from 7 to 9 p...More >>

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Posted on: August 24, 2015

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF U.S. MARINE LANCE CORPORAL JACOB D. GARCIA

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A local marine was honored for his service and dedication to our nation. The court unanimously approved a resolution in honor of U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Jacob D. Garcia.

Garcia was born and raised in Edinburg, Texas to Jose Armando and Elia R. Garc...More >>

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICES INTRODUCES 2015-2016 4-H AMBASSADORS AND OFFICERS

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County Extension Agent Andrea Valdez went before the court to introduce the 2015-2016 County Council Officers and 4-H Ambassadors. The students ages 14 to 18-years-old stood proudly before the court as Valdez explained their role in the program.

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Posted on: August 19, 2015

COURT APPROVES PROCLAMATION DECLARING AUG. 31, 2015 AS UTRGV DAY

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The Court unanimously approved a proclamation declaring August 31, 2015 as The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Day. The 83rd Texas Legislature passed legislation on May 23, 2013 establishing a new university of the first class in South Texas, and th...More >>

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

MORE THAN 7,000 ATTEND SHERIFF'S OFFICE ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

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The line of cars stretched down the road for nearly a mile as more than 7,000 residents descended onto J.R. Milo Ponce Park in Edinburg for the Sheriff's Office National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

COUNTY AND CITY LEADERS HOLD WORKSHOP ON SCHEMATIC DESIGN FOR A NEW COURTHOUSE

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During a joint workshop, the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court and City of Edinburg City Council reviewed the schematic designs for the new County Courthouse. Presented by ERO Architects and the firm's judicial consultants, the new courthouse would "rema...More >>

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

PUBLIC NOTICE TO ALL HIDALGO COUNTY TAXPAYERS

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Be advised pursuant to Section 33.07 of the Property Tax Code, all 2014 taxes that remain unpaid as of July 1, 2015 have been turned over to the delinquent tax attorneys for collection.

To avoid additional fees, Tax Assessor- Collector Pablo “Paul” Vi...More >>

Posted on: July 22, 2015

MISS TEXAS 2015 YLIANNA GUERRA HONORED

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The court honored Ylianna Guerra who won the hearts of America and showed grace, intelligence and honor during the Miss USA 2015 pageant held on Sunday, July 12 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she was selected as first Runner up. She was crowned Miss Texa...More >>

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

PRECINCT 3 CONSTABLE LARRY GALLARDO JR. RECEIVES JPCA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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Precinct 3 Constable Lazaro “Larry” Gallardo Jr. was honored twice at this year’s annual conference of the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas by being elected president of the statewide association and receiving the Lifetime Achieve...More >>

Posted on: July 14, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE RAISES $1000 FOR CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER, ESTRELLA'S HOUSE

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The Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office hosted its annual “Go Blue Campaign,” displaying posters and signs advocating against child abuse and collecting donations from the public to benefit the specific nonprofit organization the office chose to adopt for the m...More >>

Posted on: June 29, 2015

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

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Hidalgo County officials, working with FEMA, have calculated the preliminary estimated cost the county has incurred due to the rain and flooding that began in early May. According to the Budget Department, from May 4 to June 19 the county has used more th...More >>

Posted on: June 26, 2015

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

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

Posted on: June 24, 2015

DISASTER RECOVERY CENTER OPENS IN HIDALGO COUNTY FOR TEXAS FLOOD SURVIVORS

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A State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will open in Hidalgo County on Thursday, June 25, 2015 for homeowners, renters and business owners who sustained damage as a result of the severe storms, tornadoes and flooding from May 4 to June 19.

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Posted on: June 20, 2015

COUNTY ISSUES UPDATE ON EDINBURG FLOODING

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

Although pumping operations are removing water from flooded areas, th...More >>

Posted on: June 15, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY DARE TO PREPARE FAIRS ARE UNDERWAY

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

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Posted on: June 12, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY RESIDENTS MAY NOW APPLY FOR FEDERAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE

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The Hidalgo County Office of Emergency Management announced Monday morning that Hidalgo County residents whose homes or businesses were damaged from recent storms and flooding may be eligible for federal assistance after the county was among 20 to be incl...More >>

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Posted on: June 10, 2015

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

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

Surrounded by more than 25 family members, Mrs. Montoya was given several standing...More >>

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Posted on: June 5, 2015

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

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

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

PRECINCT 1 INITIATES OPERATION BRUSH CLEAN-UP

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

Posted on: May 27, 2015

COURT HONORS LONGTIME NEWS ANCHOR RICK DIAZ

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

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Posted on: May 22, 2015

COMMISSIONERS COURT EXTENDS DECLARATION OF DISASTER FOR HIDALGO COUNTY

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

County Judge Ramon Garcia signed a proclamation declaring a local state of disaster on May 18. Under Texas statutes, a county judge may iss...More >>

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Posted on: May 21, 2015

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF GLORIA BELTRAN FOR 38 YEARS OF SERVICE

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The Court recognized Gloria Ann Beltran for her exceptional work and dedication in serving Hidalgo County residents with distinction and integrity for 38 years. Born in 1954 to Pedro and Elena Beltran, Beltran is a lifelong Edinburg resident and a 1974 gr...More >>

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Posted on: May 20, 2015

CHIEF APPRAISER ANSWERS QUESTIONS REGARDING RECENT HIKE IN PROPERTY APPRAISALS

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

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Posted on: May 18, 2015

LOCAL AND STATE AGENCIES WORK TO EASE FLOODING IN NORTH EDINBURG

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

Hidalgo County Emergency Management Coordinator Ricardo Saldaña, who...More >>

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Posted on: May 15, 2015

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

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

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Posted on: May 11, 2015

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

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

The need for comprehensive, coordinated...More >>

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Posted on: May 7, 2015

COMMISSIONERS COURT WILL BE BROADCAST ON HIDALGO COUNTY TV STATIONS

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

Posted on: May 7, 2015

HOMEOWNERS CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR APPRAISALS: PLEASE CONTACT THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT

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

“The Appraisal District is not a part of Hidalgo County government,” said Garcia. “It i...More >>

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Posted on: May 4, 2015

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

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

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

COURT DECLARES APRIL AS NATIONAL DONATE LIFE MONTH

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

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Posted on: April 29, 2015

RECOGNITION OF POWERLIFTING CHAMPION ASHLEY M. TAPIA

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

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

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

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

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Posted on: April 24, 2015

DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE HOSTS OPEN HOUSE

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

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Posted on: April 20, 2015

2015 SOUTH TEXAS HURRICANE CONFERENCE BREAKS ATTENDANCE RECORDS

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

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Posted on: April 20, 2015

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

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

Posted on: April 17, 2015

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

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Thousands of Head Start children participated in the "Week of the Young Child' Celebration held at the Jose "Pepe" Salinas Civic Center in Pharr from April 13-16. This year's event was especially poignant as it coincided with the Head Start Program's 50th...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 Community Meeting. The event was held...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 Street in Weslaco. The Commissioner ...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 Benito MPO and the Brownsville...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 is providing service to those individuals...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 facilities and makeshift shelter...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, therefore the Court supports leg...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, Gutierrez was also saluted for bei...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 handle cases involving less serious ...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 years, and prior to that held ...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 – either by paying online or at ...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 organization.

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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 Commissioner Joseph Palacios and Jai...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.

Gregory is a native of Edin...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 County Commissioners Court, app...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 Justice of the Peace to avoid ja...More >>

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Commissioner Precinct 1

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Posted on: September 9, 2015

DELTA AREA TAX OFFICE - JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SUBSTATION OPEN FOR BUSINESS

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Precinct 1 residents located in La Villa, Edcouch, Monte Alto, Hargill and the northern parts of Weslaco, Donna, and Mercedes now have a more convenient location to conduct their governmental business in the Delta Area. Recently, Precinct 1 opened the Del...More >>

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

PRECINCT 1 HOLDS DELTA AREA CONNECTOR/EAST LATERAL PROJECT GROUNDBREAKING

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Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush joined Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner A.C. Cuellar Jr., as well as several state leaders to commemorate the groundbreaking of a major drainage project groundbreaking in the Delta area on Thursday, August 13 i...More >>

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Posted on: June 4, 2015

PRECINCT 1 INITIATES OPERATION BRUSH CLEAN-UP

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

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 Street in Weslaco. The Commissioner ...More >>

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Community Service Agency

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Posted on: September 11, 2015

SEPTEMBER 11, 2015 DECLARED NATIONAL DAY OF SERVICE AND REMEMBRANCE DAY

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Commissioners Court approved proclamation declaring September 11, 2015 National Day of Service and Remembrance. The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, approved by Congress and enacted into law on April 21, 2009, designated September 11 to be observed as...More >>

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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 is providing service to those individuals...More >>

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Constable Precinct 3

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Posted on: July 15, 2015

PRECINCT 3 CONSTABLE LARRY GALLARDO JR. RECEIVES JPCA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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Precinct 3 Constable Lazaro “Larry” Gallardo Jr. was honored twice at this year’s annual conference of the Justices of the Peace and Constables Association of Texas by being elected president of the statewide association and receiving the Lifetime Achieve...More >>


County Clerk

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Posted on: July 14, 2015

HIDALGO COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE RAISES $1000 FOR CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER, ESTRELLA'S HOUSE

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The Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office hosted its annual “Go Blue Campaign,” displaying posters and signs advocating against child abuse and collecting donations from the public to benefit the specific nonprofit organization the office chose to adopt for the m...More >>


District Attorney

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Posted on: October 22, 2015

COUNTY ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY ON DANGERS OF SYNTHETIC DRUGS

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The Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department has issued a Public Health Advisory on the dangers of using synthetic drugs, such as synthetic marijuana, after a dramatic surge in teens and young adults needing medical attention for adverse reacti...More >>

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

DA AND SHERIFF LAUNCH "NO REFUSAL" WEEKEND DURING LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

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Surrounded by representatives from every law enforcement agency in Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. and Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra announced the county wide implementation of the "No Refusal" Weekend during t...More >>

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Posted on: April 20, 2015

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

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


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Posted on: January 26, 2016

Court Report for January 26, 2016

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Read the latest issue of Hidalgo County Commissioners Court Report!

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Sheriff's Office

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

DA AND SHERIFF LAUNCH "NO REFUSAL" WEEKEND DURING LABOR DAY HOLIDAY

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Surrounded by representatives from every law enforcement agency in Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. and Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra announced the county wide implementation of the "No Refusal" Weekend during t...More >>

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

MORE THAN 7,000 ATTEND SHERIFF'S OFFICE ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

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The line of cars stretched down the road for nearly a mile as more than 7,000 residents descended onto J.R. Milo Ponce Park in Edinburg for the Sheriff's Office National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.

National Night Out is an annual event ...More >>

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Posted on: May 15, 2015

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

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

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Tax Office

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Posted on: September 9, 2015

DELTA AREA TAX OFFICE - JUSTICE OF THE PEACE SUBSTATION OPEN FOR BUSINESS

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Precinct 1 residents located in La Villa, Edcouch, Monte Alto, Hargill and the northern parts of Weslaco, Donna, and Mercedes now have a more convenient location to conduct their governmental business in the Delta Area. Recently, Precinct 1 opened the Del...More >>

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

COURT APPROVES THE 2015 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. Pablo "Paul" Villarreal, Hidalgo County Tax Assessor - Collector, presented the following tax rates to the court:

Proposed Tax Rate: $0.5900 per $100 ...More >>

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