2019 Court Report

Hidalgo County Court Report October 8, 2019

  • Hidalgo County observes Breast Cancer Awareness Month; early detection key to survival
  • Part of 10th Street re-named after late State Trooper Moises Sanchez
  • Shan Rankin honored in court for 30 years of dedicated service to Museum of South Texas History
  • County applauds BBQ champ and Weslaco native Fred Robles
  • Elections Administrator honored for TAEA election
  • Sgt. Abel Silva leads court in Pledge of Allegiance
  • Pct. 1 receives traveling trophy award for blood drive competition
  • County Judge Richard F. Cortez gets annual flu shot; encourages residents to do the same
  • EMS agencies receive recognition to improve quality of care for STEMI and Acute Coronary Syndrome patients

Hidalgo County Court Report October 3, 2019

  • Hidalgo County raises awareness on Domestic Violence
  • U.S. Marine Corps Veteran Thomas Boyd led the Court in Pledge of Allegiance
  • County joins Veterans Health, Education & Benefits Fair

Hidalgo County Court Report September 24, 2019

  • County's Health and Human Services receives Gold recognition from Texas Healthy Communities Program
  • Maria L. Benavides reaches a 100- year milestone
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Agustin "Gus" Garcia leads court in Pledge of Allegiance
  • September is Valley Voter Awareness Month
  • Commissioners Court cuts taxes by half a cent

Hidalgo County Court Report September 17, 2019 

  • Longtime employee Juan Manuel Alvarado honored
  • Commissioners Court observes the 30th anniversary of the Alton Bus Crash
  • County celebrates Manufacturing Month
  • Vietnam Veteran leads Court in Pledge of Allegiance

Hidalgo County Court Report September 10, 2019

  • Commissioners Court holds a moment of silence in observance of Patriot Day
  • County remembers murder victims and their families
  • September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month
  • Pledge of Allegiance led by Staff Sgt. Marcos Lopez, Ret.
  • Tax report shows county growth

Hidalgo County Court Report September 3, 2019

  • Purple Heart veteran leads today's Pledge of Allegiance
  • Community Action Plan
  • County Judge asks all Hidalgo County residents to take precaution as Tropical Storm Fernand forms in Gulf

Hidalgo County Court Report August 27, 2019

  • County emphasizes mindfulness in Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
  • Jerry Bell honored for his commitment to the citizens and City of Peñitas
  • County's Sheriff's office names Substation after fallen deputy Benito E. Bravo
  • Hunger Action Month encourages residents to raise awareness of food poverty in Hidalgo County
  • Commissioners Court observes a moment of silence for former county employee Hector Diaz and DPS Trooper Moises Sanchez
  • U.S. Air Force Veteran Mario Reyna leads Commissioners Court in Pledge of Allegiance

Hidalgo County Court Report August 13, 2019

  • Budget and Management Office provides update on Hidalgo County Subdivision Streetlight Program
  • New Constitutional Amendment proposes creating a flood infrastructure fund
  • U.S. Air Force Veteran James Barnes led the Court in Pledge of Allegiance

Hidalgo County Court Report July 30, 2019

  • Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force informs public on the dangers of human trafficking
  • Commissioners Court welcomes future leaders from the county's 4-H Program
  • Navy veteran Norma Harlow led the Court in Pledge of Allegiance

Hidalgo County Court Report July 16, 2019

  • Commissioners Court honors Cpl. Jose Luis "Speedy" Espericueta Jr.
  • The City of Mission honored for its All-America City award
  • Navy veteran Dagoberto Rios led the Court in Pledge of Allegiance

Hidalgo County Court Report July 1, 2019 

  • Moment of Silence for Cpl. Jose "Speedy" Espericueta
  • Former UTPA Baseball Coach Alfred Ogletree honored
  • Recovery efforts continue as county extends Declaration of Disaster
  • Commissioners Court honors two longtime Hidalgo County Employees
  • U.S. Veteran leads Commissioners Court in Pledge of Allegiance

Hidalgo County Court Report June 18, 2019

  • OEM Coordinator recognizes multiple agencies for support in county's free hurricane preparedness fairs
  • U.S. Marine Corps Veteran leads Commissioners Court in Pledge of Allegiance

Hidalgo County Court Report June 6, 2019

  • Women Veterans thanked for their service and sacrifices
  • D-Day commemorated and a new tradition at Commissioners Court
  • Resolutions honored nine outstanding Hidalgo County residents
  • Precinct 1 Commissioner David L. Fuentes honored Donna High School weightlifting champions
  • Precinct 3 Commissioner Joe M. Flores honored Sharyland High School phenom golfer Jimmy Lee
  • La Joya native Yesenia Guerrero was honored by Commissioners Court on being crowned Miss Texas United States 2019
  • County Judge Richard F. Cortez presented a resolution in honor of Rev. Msgr. Louis L. Brum
  • District Clerk  Laura Hinojosa honored longtime staff member Victor Sanchez
  • Ensuring no child goes hungry
  • Home Ownership Month raises awareness to county residents

Hidalgo County Court Report May 22, 2019

  • Sheriff Deputies honored for bravery and heroism
  • PSJA senior earns first Women’s Powerlifting State Championship for Wolverines
  • Weslaco High School State Delegates recognized as future leaders through exposure in state and local government
  • Elder Abuse Prevention Month
  • Updates from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
  • Older Americans are encouraged to stay active

Hidalgo County Court Report May 7, 2019

  • Pain is real, but so is hope. Commissioners Court supports Mental Health Awareness Month
  • DA honors longtime staffer Ted Hake
  • Edcouch-Elsa ISD Boys State Champion Powerlifting Team
  • Brandon Figueroa recognized at Commissioners Court for successful boxing record
  • Resolutions honor two Palmview community leaders for induction into the 2019 Rio Grande Walk of Fame
  • A new tool in surviving emergencies unveiled at Commissioners Court

Hidalgo County Court Report April 23, 2019

  • County approves MPO merger
  • Court Reporters receive pay raise
  • IT Director and Wellness Program Coordinator introduced

Hidalgo County Court Report April 16, 2019

  • Commissioners Court votes in support of an MPO merger
  • Second Chance Grant will improve communication between incarcerated parents and their children

Hidalgo County Court Report April 9, 2019

  • CASA raises awareness for Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • Commissioner David L. Fuentes leads the way in blood drive competition
  • Head Start  celebrates the Week of the Young Child
  • National Boys & Girls Club Week acknowledges more than 50,000 youth as future community leaders
  • Urban County celebrates Fair Housing Month in April
  • Weslaco recognized for its hospitality to Precinct 1
  • CSA improves the  Utility Assistance Program for qualifying families

Hidalgo County Court Report April 2, 2019

  • Road to Recycling kicks off April 27

Hidalgo County Court Report March 26, 2019

  • Vietnam Veterans Day, March 29: An opportunity to say "thank you"
  • Alton Mayor Salvador Vela honored for over 40 years of service
  • Proclamation declaring April 13, as Great American Cleanup & Don't Mess with Texas Trash-Off Day
  • Proclamation declaring April as Month of the Military Child
  • Retiree Juan Manuel Carranza honored after over 35 years of service in Precinct 4

Hidalgo County Court Report March 12, 2019

  • Resolution in support of proposed House Bill will allow infrastructure and rainy day fund for drainage projects
  • Collaboration with UTRGV programs support research and clinical servicesThe March 26th Commissioners Court will start at 2 p.m.

Hidalgo County Court Report February 26, 2019

  • Resolution in honor of the 80th Anniversary of the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show
  • County welcomes Juvenile Justice Center Director and Chief Juvenile Probation Officer Maryanne Denner
  • "Love doesn't have to hurt," says DA in raising awareness of teen dating violence
  • County approves a resolution supporting legislation to create two new County Courts at Law
  • Pardon our dust: Construction of new courthouse takes shape

Hidalgo County Court Report February 12, 2019

  • Human Trafficking Unit is first in the nation to address farm labor exploitation
  • Hidalgo County DA's office gets okay to submit proposals for grants to assist victims
  • Urban County to receive GLO funds for housing recovery in 11 colonias

Hidalgo County Court Report January 29, 2019

  • Anti-Human Trafficking Task-force educates public on the dangers of slavery and human trafficking
  • AgriLife Extension Service program update
  • Adalberto Ruben Hinojosa  honored for his 34 years of dedicated service
  • 50th Anniversary of Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
  • Sheriff presents 2018 Statistics

Hidalgo County Court Report January 15, 2019

  • Proclamation declaring World Read Aloud Day will promote literacy countywide
  • Criminal District Attorney's Office will implement tool to identify commercially sexually exploited children
  • Meet Pct. 4 Constable's office newest canine officer, Miho

Hidalgo County Court Report January 9, 2019

  • Commissioners Court gathers for first meeting of the New Year
  • Texas Hunger Initiative creates local task force to battle hunger
  • District Clerk's office seeks grant funding for archive preservation