Hidalgo County Texas
Search
Go To Search
Notify Me Module Icon

Notify Me

  1. Type your email address in the box and select Sign In.
  2. If you want to receive text messages enter your phone number and select Save.
  3. To subscribe or unsubscribe click Email icon and/or SMS icon next to the lists to which you wish to subscribe/unsubscribe.
Available Lists
Sender Name:
Court Report
Sent By:
(Automatically Sent By Website)
Send Date:
7/11/2017 5:34:32 PM
Email Subject:
Hidalgo County Court Report for 7-11-2017

Formatted HTML message

court report logo.jpg
Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Court reconsiders negotiations for the Program Management Services for Courthouse
ch neg.JPG

L to R: Pct. 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios, Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia, Pct. 2 Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu, and Pct. 1 Commissioner David Fuentes.

Commissioners Court questioned a clause in the Jacobs Engineering proposal to serve as program managers for the design and construction of a new county courthouse that could lead to higher costs during Tuesday's meeting.

Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia and the Commissioners present expressed concerns with Jacob's proposal to set a time-limit for the project at 52 months. Any work done beyond that time frame would require additional compensation.

"Overall, Commissioners Court feels it’s not fair to the county or to taxpayers to renegotiate for a project that goes beyond that time," said Garcia. “The fair thing to do is to agree on a price, which we have, and to agree on a project, which we have."

Jacobs was the second highest-ranked firm for the project, negotiations were initiated after Commissioners Court voted to cease negotiations with the first-ranked firm, Dannenbaum Engineering.

"If an agreement can’t be reached, then we will go with the third highest ranked firm," Garcia said.

County Judge Ramon Garcia lauded for commitment to regional projects
Judge award.JPG
Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia, center, accepts a letter and plaque of appreciation from the RGV Partnership during Commissioners Court. L to R in front of the dais are RGV Partnership President and CEO Sergio Contreras and Board Members Brent Baldree and Joey Treviño.


Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia humbly accepted a plaque of recognition from the RGV Partnership and its Board of Directors for his tireless commitment to the county and regional projects during Tuesday's Commissioners Court meeting. 

The judge was lauded for his support of the RGV Partnership and for his years of leadership and service. Garcia has been instrumental in helping with region-wide projects and issues.

“Your tireless work on various mobility issues (such as) securing funding and designation on Interstate 69 Central and Interstate 2 were nothing short of a resounding success,” said RGV Partnership President and CEO Sergio Contreras.

“We’re eternally appreciative of your support of the RGV Partnership; we hope that you stay involved with us,” said Contreras.

Urban County accepting input on Citizen Participation Plan until July 17

ucp comments.JPG

Urban County Executive Director Diana Serna at a public hearing during Commissioners Court.

The Urban County Program held a public hearing during Commissioners Court regarding its Citizen Participation Plan. They are accepting public comments on proposed changes to the plan until 5 p.m. Monday, July 17.

The proposed Citizen Participation Plan will be amended to better explain the citizen participation process as it relates to the Consolidated Plan Strategy, One Year Action Plan and the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) process, said Executive Director Diana Serna. 

“We have posted the plans at various locations; city hall, all precincts, libraries, all over the place," said Serna. "We want to encourage participation.” 

The Plan covers the four County Precincts and 18 non-entitlement cities which compromise the Urban County Program. This plan supersedes all previous plans, Serna said. 

All interested agencies and citizens are encouraged to participate and give their public comments. For more information, please call (956) 787-8127.

Click here to view Citizen Participation Plan >>

View Photos >>


Hart InterCivic Verity Voting Machines on display during Commissioners Court

Votingmachines.JPG

Hidalgo County Elections Department is encouraging citizens to become familiar with the new voting machines. The new machines were on display at Tuesday's meeting.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the new Hart InterCivic Voting Machines were on display outside of Commissioners Court.

Election staff was on hand to assist those interested in familiarizing themselves with the machines.

The machines are also on display at the Elections Department office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, reported Hidalgo County Executive Officer Valde Guerra.

The machines will be used for the first time in the November Constitutional Election.

View Photos >>


Did you miss today's meeting? Watch it at 9 p.m. Thursday on KMBH Ch. 10 or on the county's YouTube Channel!

If you missed today's meeting, you can view it on our county website or YouTube Channel by clicking here. You can also watch today's Commissioners Court and Drainage District meetings on KMBH TV, cable channel 10, on Thursday at 9 p.m.
_____________________________________________________

THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COMMISSIONERS COURT WILL BE HELD AT 9:30 A.M. ON TUESDAY, JULY 25.

The Drainage District #1 Board of Directors and Commissioners Court 
meetings will be held at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., respectively, on Tuesday, July 25 in the Commissioners Courtroom located on the first floor of the Courthouse Annex at 100 E. Cano in Edinburg.

Watch our meetings live here.

View meetings and find other news and events videos on our Hidalgo County YouTube Channel. 
 
To view a copy of the agenda and related backup documentation for this meeting, visit the county website at 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! Follow us on Twitter! Watch videos on Youtube! View our photos! Stay informed via our county website! Sign up to receive important notifications from Hidalgo County via email! 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.   

 

* * * * * * *
This complimentary message is being sent to opt-in subscribers who might be interested in its content. If you do not wish to continue receiving these messages, please accept our apologies, and unsubscribe by visiting our website at:
http://www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/list.asp?mode=del

Please note, we will not sell or give your e-mail address to any organization without your explicit permission.


* * * * * * *
 
Urban County celebrates CDBG week and Fair Housing Month
cdbg week 2013.jpg
Urban County celebrates CDBG week and Fair Housing Month
cdbg week 2013.jpg

Court approves resolution transferring City of Alton duties to County Clerk

elex open house.jpg

Chief Deputy Annette Muniz with the Hidalgo County Clerks office reads aloud a resolution of the City of Alton providing for the transferring and consolidation of vital statistic records to the Hidalgo County Clerk's Office.

Court approves resolution transferring City of Alton duties to County Clerk

elex open house.jpg

Chief Deputy Annette Muniz with the Hidalgo County Clerks office reads aloud a resolution of the City of Alton providing for the transferring and consolidation of vital statistic records to the Hidalgo County Clerk's Office.

Plain text message

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Court reconsiders negotiations for the Program Management Services for Courthouse


L to R: Pct. 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios, Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia, Pct. 2 Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu, and Pct. 1 Commissioner David Fuentes.


Commissioners Court questioned a clause in the Jacobs Engineering proposal to serve as program managers for the design and construction of a new county courthouse that could lead to higher costs during Tuesday's meeting.

Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia and the Commissioners present expressed concerns with Jacob's proposal to set a time-limit for the project at 52 months. Any work done beyond that time frame would require additional compensation.

"Overall, Commissioners Court feels it’s not fair to the county or to taxpayers to renegotiate for a project that goes beyond that time," said Garcia. “The fair thing to do is to agree on a price, which we have, and to agree on a project, which we have."

Jacobs was the second highest-ranked firm for the project, negotiations were initiated after Commissioners Court voted to cease negotiations with the first-ranked firm, Dannenbaum Engineering.

"If an agreement can’t be reached, then we will go with the third highest ranked firm," Garcia said.

View Photos >> [https://goo.gl/photos/MhJuK8sZqFoSzpzE7]


County Judge Ramon Garcia lauded for commitment to regional projects

Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia, center, accepts a letter and plaque of appreciation from the RGV Partnership during Commissioners Court. L to R in front of the dais are RGV Partnership President and CEO Sergio Contreras and Board Members Brent Baldree and Joey Treviño.

Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia humbly accepted a plaque of recognition from the RGV Partnership and its Board of Directors for his tireless commitment to the county and regional projects during Tuesday's Commissioners Court meeting.

The judge was lauded for his support of the RGV Partnership and for his years of leadership and service. Garcia has been instrumental in helping with region-wide projects and issues.

“Your tireless work on various mobility issues (such as) securing funding and designation on Interstate 69 Central and Interstate 2 were nothing short of a resounding success,” said RGV Partnership President and CEO Sergio Contreras.

“We’re eternally appreciative of your support of the RGV Partnership; we hope that you stay involved with us,” said Contreras.

View Photos >> [https://goo.gl/photos/MhJuK8sZqFoSzpzE7]


Urban County accepting input on Citizen Participation Plan until July 17

Urban County Executive Director Diana Serna at a public hearing during Commissioners Court.

The Urban County Program held a public hearing during Commissioners Court regarding its Citizen Participation Plan. They are accepting public comments on proposed changes to the plan until 5 p.m. Monday, July 17.


The proposed Citizen Participation Plan will be amended to better explain the citizen participation process as it relates to the Consolidated Plan Strategy, One Year Action Plan and the Assessment of Fair Housing (AFH) process, said Executive Director Diana Serna.


“We have posted the plans at various locations; city hall, all precincts, libraries, all over the place," said Serna. "We want to encourage participation.”


The Plan covers the four County Precincts and 18 non-entitlement cities which compromise the Urban County Program. This plan supersedes all previous plans, Serna said.


All interested agencies and citizens are encouraged to participate and give their public comments. For more information, please call (956) 787-8127.

Click here to view Citizen Participation Plan >> [https://tx-hidalgocounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/25157]

View Photos >> [https://goo.gl/photos/MhJuK8sZqFoSzpzE7]

Hart InterCivic Verity Voting Machines on display during Commissioners Court

Hidalgo County Elections Department is encouraging citizens to become familiar with the new voting machines. The new machines were on display at Tuesday's meeting.

During Tuesday’s meeting, the new Hart InterCivic Voting Machines were on display outside of Commissioners Court.


Election staff was on hand to assist those interested in familiarizing themselves with the machines.


The machines are also on display at the Elections Department office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, reported Hidalgo County Executive Officer Valde Guerra.


The machines will be used for the first time in the November Constitutional Election.

View Photos >> [https://goo.gl/photos/MhJuK8sZqFoSzpzE7]



Did you miss today's meeting? Watch it at 9 p.m. Thursday on KMBH Ch. 10 or on the county's YouTube Channel!

If you missed today's meeting, you can view it on our county website [https://hidalgocountytx.swagit.com/play/12062016-662] or YouTube Channel by clicking here [https://www.youtube.com/user/HidalgoCountyTx] . You can also watch today's Commissioners Court and Drainage District meetings on KMBH TV, cable channel 10, on Thursday at 9 p.m.

_____________________________________________________

THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COMMISSIONERS COURT WILL BE HELD AT 9:30 A.M. ON TUESDAY, JULY 25.

The Drainage District #1 Board of Directors and Commissioners Court meetings will be held at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., respectively, on Tuesday, July 25 in the Commissioners Courtroom located on the first floor of the Courthouse Annex at 100 E. Cano in Edinburg.

Watch our meetings live here [http://www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/index.aspx?NID=1939] .

View meetings and find other news and events videos on our Hidalgo County YouTube Channel [https://www.youtube.com/user/HidalgoCountyTx] .

To view a copy of the agenda and related backup documentation for this meeting, visit the county website at 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! [http://www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/Admin/www.facebook.com/hidalgocounty] Follow us on Twitter! [http://www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/Admin/www.twitter.com/hidalgocounty] Watch videos on Youtube! [http://www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/Admin/www.youtube.com/hidalgocountytx] View our photos! [https://picasaweb.google.com/hidalgocounty] Stay informed via our county website! [http://www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/Admin/www.co.hidalgo.tx.us] Sign up to receive important notifications from Hidalgo County via email! [http://www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/Admin/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 [tel:956.292.7026] or via email at public.info@co.hidalgo.tx.us.

* * * * * * *

This complimentary message is being sent to opt-in subscribers who might be interested in its content. If you do not wish to continue receiving these messages, please accept our apologies, and unsubscribe by visiting our website at:

http://www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/list.asp?mode=del [http://www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/list.asp?mode=del]

Please note, we will not sell or give your e-mail address to any organization without your explicit permission.

* * * * * * *

Urban County celebrates CDBG week and Fair Housing Month


Urban County celebrates CDBG week and Fair Housing Month

Court approves resolution transferring City of Alton duties to County Clerk

Chief Deputy Annette Muniz with the Hidalgo County Clerks office reads aloud a resolution of the City of Alton providing for the transferring and consolidation of vital statistic records to the Hidalgo County Clerk's Office.


Court approves resolution transferring City of Alton duties to County Clerk

Chief Deputy Annette Muniz with the Hidalgo County Clerks office reads aloud a resolution of the City of Alton providing for the transferring and consolidation of vital statistic records to the Hidalgo County Clerk's Office.

SMS message

Court Report for July 11, 2017