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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tie-breaker between architectural firms competing for new courthouse project

Commissioners Court postponed the selection of the architects on the new courthouse project until next week after the scoring-evaluation sheets revealed a tie between the two firms being considered – HDR and HOK. 

County Judge Ramon Garcia apologized for the delay in the selection, stating that legal counsel needed time to look into the matter and recommend how to proceed. 

“The statutes are clear when it comes to tie-breakers for competitive bids,” Garcia said. “But there is nothing in the statutes about resolving ties for professional services.”

A special Commissioners Court meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15 to select the firm and proceed to negotiations.

“No matter the outcome, Hidalgo County will be well-represented during the next phase of the project, as both firms are highly qualified for the job,” Garcia said.


New 4-H student leaders presented at Commissioners Court

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Commissioners Court and members of the AgriLife 4-H Council, 4-H Ambassadors, and Healthy South Texas Youth Ambassadors. 

Commissioners Court welcomed future leaders as County Extension Agent Kimberly Guillen introduced new 4-H Ambassadors and Officers.

“The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Hidalgo County 4-H program annually elect or select young leaders to represent the county program in various ways,” said Guillen.

The Council provides leadership by recruiting new members, hosting monthly meetings, and by coordinating events and contests throughout the year.

The 2017-2018 Hidalgo County 4-H Council include: President Charles Lee, Valley West 4-H Club; 1st Vice President Tyler Denny, Town & Country 4-H Club; 2nd Vice President Claire Lee, Valley West 4-H Club; Secretary Jocelyn Boyle, Town & Country 4-H Club; Treasurer Cooper Ford, Borderline 4-H Club; Reporter Ashlyn Martinez, Town & Country 4-H Club; Parliamentarian Emeri Drewry, Town & Country 4-H Club; District 12 Delegate Elyssa Rodriguez, Town & Country 4-H Club; and District 12 Delegate Lily Ford, Borderline 4-H Club.

The 4-H Ambassador Program aims to project a clear and accurate image of the Texas and Hidalgo County 4-H & Youth Development Program. More specifically, their purpose is to develop leadership and communication skills, help the public understand the full scope of the 4-H Program, and to provide service to various organizations in the community.

The 4-H Ambassadors are Justin Cayetano Cappadona, Linn-San Manuel 4-H Club; Ashley Cortez, Star Lite 4-H Club; Charles Lee, Valley West 4-H Club; Claire Lee, Valley West 4-H Club; Cooper Ford, Borderline 4-H Club; Morgan Parker, Borderline 4-H Club; Michael Bullion, New Horizons 4-H Club; Brandon Cerelli, Linn-San Manuel 4-H Club; Adriana Aguilar, Queen City 4-H Club; Emeri Drewry, Town & Country 4-H Club; Brian Pena, Borderline 4-H Club; and Ashlyn Martinez, Town & Country 4-H Club.

The Healthy South Texas Youth Ambassadors serve as a source of outreach and lead programs promoting healthy lifestyles. More specifically, their purpose is to serve as community health and wellness advocates, assist Agents in providing leadership to the youth components of Healthy South Texas, serve as leaders to implement Health-focused curricula in local schools, and coordinate educational events that will encourage better health in their communities.

The Healthy South Texas Youth Ambassadors are Samya Ahsan, Angel Benavidez, Jocelyn Boyle, Christopher H. Choi, Kylah Cuellar, Maysam Daghestani, Maielah Davis, Jaden De Leon, Fatima Figueroa, Alex Hernandez, Ashlyn Martinez, Emma Morales, Aislyn Morales, Jaqueline Maciel, Jayden Olson, Brian Pena, Megan Perez, Anahi Ramirez, Elyssa Rodriguez, Jacob Salinas, Evan Williams, and Trevor Williams.

Commissioners Court congratulated the newly appointed ambassadors and officers.


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County Extension Agent Kimberly Guillen (at podium) introduces 2017-2018 Hidalgo County    4-H youth leaders at Commissioners Court.


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.
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THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COMMISSIONERS COURT WILL BE HELD AT 9 A.M. ON TUESDAY, AUG. 15.

The meeting will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom located on the first floor of the Courthouse Annex at 100 E. Cano in Edinburg. The Drainage District Board of Directors will not meet on Tuesday. A Budget Workshop will be held at 10 a.m., following Commissioners Court.

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.   

 

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Urban County celebrates CDBG week and Fair Housing Month
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Urban County celebrates CDBG week and Fair Housing Month
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Court approves resolution transferring City of Alton duties to County Clerk

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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

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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.
Commissioners Court honored Aurora "Lola" Cavazos prior to Tuesday's meeting. 
Commissioners Court honored Aurora "Lola" Cavazos prior to Tuesday's meeting. 

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017


Tie-breaker between architectural firms competing for new courthouse project

Commissioners Court postponed the selection of the architects on the new courthouse project until next week after the scoring-evaluation sheets revealed a tie between the two firms being considered – HDR and HOK.

County Judge Ramon Garcia apologized for the delay in the selection, stating that legal counsel needed time to look into the matter and recommend how to proceed.

“The statutes are clear when it comes to tie-breakers for competitive bids,” Garcia said. “But there is nothing in the statutes about resolving ties for professional services.”

A special Commissioners Court meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15 to select the firm and proceed to negotiations.

“No matter the outcome, Hidalgo County will be well-represented during the next phase of the project, as both firms are highly qualified for the job,” Garcia said.

New 4-H student leaders presented at Commissioners Court

Commissioners Court and members of the AgriLife 4-H Council, 4-H Ambassadors, and Healthy South Texas Youth Ambassadors.

Commissioners Court welcomed future leaders as County Extension Agent Kimberly Guillen introduced new 4-H Ambassadors and Officers.

“The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Hidalgo County 4-H program annually elect or select young leaders to represent the county program in various ways,” said Guillen.

The Council provides leadership by recruiting new members, hosting monthly meetings, and by coordinating events and contests throughout the year.

The 2017-2018 Hidalgo County 4-H Council include: President Charles Lee, Valley West 4-H Club; 1st Vice President Tyler Denny, Town & Country 4-H Club; 2nd Vice President Claire Lee, Valley West 4-H Club; Secretary Jocelyn Boyle, Town & Country 4-H Club; Treasurer Cooper Ford, Borderline 4-H Club; Reporter Ashlyn Martinez, Town & Country 4-H Club; Parliamentarian Emeri Drewry, Town & Country 4-H Club; District 12 Delegate Elyssa Rodriguez, Town & Country 4-H Club; and District 12 Delegate Lily Ford, Borderline 4-H Club.

The 4-H Ambassador Program aims to project a clear and accurate image of the Texas and Hidalgo County 4-H & Youth Development Program. More specifically, their purpose is to develop leadership and communication skills, help the public understand the full scope of the 4-H Program, and to provide service to various organizations in the community.

The 4-H Ambassadors are Justin Cayetano Cappadona, Linn-San Manuel 4-H Club; Ashley Cortez, Star Lite 4-H Club; Charles Lee, Valley West 4-H Club; Claire Lee, Valley West 4-H Club; Cooper Ford, Borderline 4-H Club; Morgan Parker, Borderline 4-H Club; Michael Bullion, New Horizons 4-H Club; Brandon Cerelli, Linn-San Manuel 4-H Club; Adriana Aguilar, Queen City 4-H Club; Emeri Drewry, Town & Country 4-H Club; Brian Pena, Borderline 4-H Club; and Ashlyn Martinez, Town & Country 4-H Club.


The Healthy South Texas Youth Ambassadors serve as a source of outreach and lead programs promoting healthy lifestyles. More specifically, their purpose is to serve as community health and wellness advocates, assist Agents in providing leadership to the youth components of Healthy South Texas, serve as leaders to implement Health-focused curricula in local schools, and coordinate educational events that will encourage better health in their communities.

The Healthy South Texas Youth Ambassadors are Samya Ahsan, Angel Benavidez, Jocelyn Boyle, Christopher H. Choi, Kylah Cuellar, Maysam Daghestani, Maielah Davis, Jaden De Leon, Fatima Figueroa, Alex Hernandez, Ashlyn Martinez, Emma Morales, Aislyn Morales, Jaqueline Maciel, Jayden Olson, Brian Pena, Megan Perez, Anahi Ramirez, Elyssa Rodriguez, Jacob Salinas, Evan Williams, and Trevor Williams.


Commissioners Court congratulated the newly appointed ambassadors and officers.

County Extension Agent Kimberly Guillen (at podium) introduces 2017-2018 Hidalgo County 4-H youth leaders at Commissioners Court.

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.

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THE NEXT REGULAR MEETING OF COMMISSIONERS COURT WILL BE HELD AT 9 A.M. ON TUESDAY, AUG. 15.

The meeting will be held in the Commissioners Courtroom located on the first floor of the Courthouse Annex at 100 E. Cano in Edinburg. The Drainage District Board of Directors will not meet on Tuesday. A Budget Workshop will be held at 10 a.m., following Commissioners Court.

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.

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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.

Commissioners Court honored Aurora "Lola" Cavazos prior to Tuesday's meeting.

Commissioners Court honored Aurora "Lola" Cavazos prior to Tuesday's meeting.

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Court Report for Aug. 8, 2017