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Posted on: June 3, 2019

OLDER AMERICANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO STAY ACTIVE

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Older Americans Month encourages older adults to connect with friends, family, and services that support participation. The 2019 theme: Connect, Create, Contribute motivates older adults to create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, a...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

TEXAS A&M AGRILIFE EXTENSION SERVICE DEPARTMENT AND STAFF RECOGNIZED

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Hidalgo County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service recognized Horticulturist Ashley Gregory for 10 years of service with the department. Gregory was given an award for her superior and dedicated work.Dr. Elaine Hernandez, on behalf of the Ro...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

WESLACO HIGH SCHOOL DELEGATES RECOGNIZED AS FUTURE LEADERS

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Eleven Weslaco High School Juniors, who will participate in the American Legion Boys State and American Legion Auxiliary Bluebonnet Girls State conferences this summer, were honored at Commissioners Court for their academic achievement and interest in U.S...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

MAY IS ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH

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MAY IS ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS MONTH

Last year Adult Protective Services completed nearly 117,000 cases of elderly and disabled persons abuse in Texas, of which 84,439 were confirmed cases of abuse.

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

PSJA SENIOR EARNS FIRST WOMEN'S POWERLIFTING STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR WOLVERINES

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Commissioners Court celebrated the accomplishments of PSJA Memorial Early College High School senior Victoria Treviño who received her school's first state championship title, bringing home first place in the 165-pound weight class of the Texas...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

SHERIFF DEPUTIES HONORED FOR BRAVERY AND HEROISM

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Seven deputies received certificates and a resolution honoring their bravery and heroism. Sheriff J.E. "Eddie" Guerra, who had previously awarded Life-Saving and Meritorious medals to the deputies, said they had the training and tools that allow...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

TWO PALMVIEW COMMUNITY LEADERS HONORED FOR INDUCTION INTO 2019 RGV WALK OF FAME

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Two Palmview community leaders were honored by Commissioners Court for induction into the 2019 Rio Grande Walk of Fame. Diana Margot Garcia and Arnoldo Peña were joined by city leaders, family, and colleagues as they accepted the resolutions.

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Posted on: May 20, 2019

CHAMPIONSHIP BOXER BRANDON FIGUEROA RECOGNIZED BY COMMISSIONERS COURT

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Brandon "The Heartbreaker" Figueroa brought his WBA Super Bantamweight Championship belt to Commissioners Court as he was congratulated for winning the World Championship bout in a match against Yonfrez Parejo on April 20 in Carson, Ca. The 22-y...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

EDCOUCH-ELSA ISD BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP POWERLIFTING TEAM HONORED

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Commissioners Court celebrated the victory of the Edcouch-Elsa Boys Powerlifting Team for winning back-to-back State Championships at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Division I. The athletes, their coaches, school officials, and families fi...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

THE FILE OF LIFE COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

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Hidalgo County Emergency Services District #2 and Precinct 1 have joined efforts in an initiative to assist emergency responders in providing lifesaving care to those who are unconscious or unable to communicate their symptoms with first responde...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

COMMISSIONERS COURT SUPPORTS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH

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Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall well-being. Awareness and preventative measures are an effective way to help increase the recovery time among individuals impacted by mental health conditions. Hidalgo County Commissioners Court i...

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Posted on: May 6, 2019

INDOOR SPORTS COMPLEX NOW OPEN IN PRECINCT 2

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For the first time in Hidalgo County, there is a state of the art, indoor sports facility that is free and open to the public. Precinct 2 Commissioner Eduardo “Eddie” Cantu, said the new facility will allow the youth of Hidalgo County ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2019

COLLABORATION WITH UTRGV PROGRAMS SUPPORT RESEARCH AND CLINICAL SERVICES

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One of the ways Hidalgo County cares for the health and safety of residents is through collaboration. At Commissioners Court, the Health and Human Services Department received approval for three Interlocal Cooperation Agreements with the University of Tex...

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Posted on: March 15, 2019

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF PROPOSED HOUSE BILL WILL ALLOW INFRASTRUCTURE FOR DRAINAGE PROJECTS

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Commissioners Court is backing two bills in the Texas State Senate that address concerns about flood planning, mitigation, and drainage-related infrastructure projects.Last week, Pct. 1 Commissioner David L. Fuentes and Drainage District General Manager R...

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

DELTA LAKE PROJECT: THE DATE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR MONDAY, MARCH 18

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Students and teachers from three school districts will return to Delta Lake Park in Monte Alto on Monday, March 18, to finish a beautification project begun as a Hidalgo County Precinct 1 MLK Day of Service event at Delta Lake Park in Monte Alto.

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Posted on: March 5, 2019

COUNTY CLERK'S VITALS AND OFFICIAL RECORDS MOVE TO NEW LOCATION NORTH OF COURTHOUSE

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Residents now have an easy and convenient location for filing or getting copies of their most important documents at the Hidalgo County Clerk's Office, just one block north of the courthouse.

The Vitals and Official Records departments are the most visited...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

STUDENTS FROM THREE SCHOOL DISTRICTS RETURN TO FINISH DELTA LAKE PROJECT AFTER SUCCESSFUL MLK DAY

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Students and teachers from three school districts will return to Delta Lake Park in Monte Alto on Monday, March 4, to finish a beautification project begun as a Hidalgo County Precinct 1 MLK Day of Service event at Delta Lake Park in Monte Alto.

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

DA HIRES ADVOCATES FOR CRIME VICTIMS IN FELONY COURT HEARINGS

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Victims of crime will have someone in their corner during felony trials thanks to Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. and a $540,000 Victims of Crime Act grant.

Rodriguez is in the process of hiring 12 Court Advocates with the g...

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Posted on: February 28, 2019

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE RIO GRANDE LIVESTOCK SHOW

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 Commissioners Court unanimously approved a Resolution in honor of the 80th Anniversary of the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show. The Livestock Show started as a means for students to show their animals and earn prizes and has since evolv...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

PCT. 2 COMMISSIONER RECEIVES UNITED WAY'S PRESTIGIOUS HERO OF THE YEAR AWARD

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The United Way of South Texas hosted their annual awards ceremony, recognizing leaders and volunteers of the community that have supported and contributed to the organization.  Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Commissioner Eduardo “Eddie&r...

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Posted on: February 21, 2019

PCT. 2 HOSTS PARK DEDICATION HONORING COMMUNITY PIONEER AQUILES JAIME GARZA

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Precinct 2 Commissioner Eduardo “Eddie” Cantu hosted a park dedication in honor of community pioneer Aquiles Jaime Garza on Feb. 19 at the park that, at one point, had no official name. 

 

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

COUNTY'S JUDGE MARIO E. RAMIREZ JR. JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER HOLDS GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR CADETS

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The Judge Mario E. Ramirez, Jr. Juvenile Justice Center Boot Camp Facility held a ceremony for six graduating cadets on Feb. 15.

Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. addressed the graduating class at the momentous occasion, offering words...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

URBAN COUNTY TO RECEIVE GLO FUNDS FOR HOUSING RECOVERY IN 11 COLONIAS

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Hidalgo County Urban County Program has been approved by the Texas General Land Office as a sub-recipient for Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery funds.The primary focus of the housing recovery program is to provide relief for residents af...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

CAPT. ADALBERTO RUBEN HINOJOSA HONORED FOR 34 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE

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Born in Edinburg Nov. 9, 1961, Hinojosa began his career with the Sheriff’s Office on Sept. 16, 1983 as a detention officer.  During his career he achieved the ranks of deputy sheriff, academy training coordinator, lieutenant, and capta...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

AGRILIFE CELEBRATES THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAM

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Hidalgo County is celebrating 50 years of successful programming in AgriLife’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent Melissa De Leon presented a state proclamation declaring that the EFNEP is a gras...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

MEET PCT. 4 CONSTABLE'S OFFICE NEWEST CANINE OFFICER, MIHO

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Miho, a 4-year old Shepherd bred for police work will join forces with the Hidalgo County Precinct 4 office.

The canine will be donated to support the ongoing efforts from Pct. 4 in keeping the community safe.

"I believe Miho will be an asset to your o...

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Posted on: January 17, 2019

DA'S OFFICE WILL IMPLEMENT TOOL TO IDENTIFY COMMERCIALLY SEXUALLY EXPLOITED CHILDREN

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A Memorandum of Understanding between the DA's office and West Coast Children's Clinic approved at Tuesday's meeting will include the implementation of a screening tool to screen at-risk youth for child sexual exploitation."The University of...

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Posted on: January 16, 2019

PROCLAMATION DECLARING WORLD READ ALOUD DAY WILL PROMOTE LITERACY COUNTYWIDE

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Commissioners Court unanimously passed a proclamation declaring Feb. 1 as World Read Aloud Day to promote literacy, with observances held on both Jan. 31 and throughout the month of February.Accepting the Proclamation was McAllen Public Library Director a...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE SEEKS GRANT FUNDING FOR ARCHIVE PRESERVATION

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Hidalgo County District Clerk Laura Hinojosa received approval to apply for a grant through the Texas Bar Foundation regarding records preservation.

The grant will assist the District Clerk's office with preserving records filed before 1950 to be archived ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2019

TEXAS HUNGER INITIATIVE CREATES LOCAL TASK FORCE TO BATTLE HUNGER

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Commissioners Court tasked Community Service Agency Executive Director Jaime Longoria with developing a plan to ensure that no county resident, from children to adults, goes to bed hungry because they are not aware of assistance available to them.

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Posted on: December 20, 2018

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF NORMA G. GARCIA

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 Commissioners Court recognized Hidalgo County Treasurer Norma G. Garcia for her pioneering, innovative work and contributions to her community.

Garcia has served the residents of Hidalgo County for 24 years. She was first elected County Treasurer...

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Posted on: December 19, 2018

NEW COURTHOUSE LAW LIBRARY DEDICATED TO COUNTY JUDGE RAMON GARCIA

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Commissioners Court honored Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia for his service to the county by naming the new courthouse law library after him.His son Orlando Garcia accepted the dedication and a plaque of appreciation on Judge Garcia's behalf."Thank...

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Posted on: December 14, 2018

RESOLUTION IN HONOR OF ISRAEL "BUDDY" SILVA, JR. FOR 40 YEARS OF PUBLIC SERVICE

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Commissioners Court honored Israel “Buddy” Silva, Jr. for 40 years of dedicated public service to the Juvenile Justice System of Hidalgo County and the State of Texas.

 

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Posted on: December 13, 2018

COMMISSIONERS COURT AWARDS $75,000 TO SAFE HAVEN FOR KIDS

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Commissioners Court approved $75,000 in funding for the county's only live-in emergency shelter for abused children.

Although not officially opened, Safe Haven for Kids has been providing services since February, said Founder and Executive Director Angela ...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

JUDGE JUAN R. PARTIDA SET TO RETIRE FROM BENCH

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Judge Juan R. Partida, who will retire at the end of December after 32 years on the bench, was honored for his integrity, fairness, and leadership at Commissioners Court. 

"We share a special bond," said County Court at Law No. 8 Judge O...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

COMMISSIONERS JOSEPH PALACIOS HONORED FOR 8 YEARS OF SERVICE

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Federal, state, and local elected officials, community representatives, county department heads, current and former staff, family, and Commissioners Court surprised Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios with a celebration of his eight years of service t...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

PCT. 2 BREAKS GROUND FOR HIKE & BIKE TRAIL TUNNEL

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 Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Commissioner Eduardo “Eddie” Cantu hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Hike & Bike Trail Tunnel that concludes the final portion of Phase 1 Hike and Bike Trail.

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

HIDALGO COUNTY AWARDS $100,000 TO SMALL BUSINESSES

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Hidalgo County moved to expand services to businesses in small and rural communities by approving $100,000 in grants in the first-ever Small Town Economic program.

The program, which was created by the county’s Economic Development Division in th...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

VETERANS IN CRISIS LINE IS JUST A PHONE CALL AWAY FOR VETS IN NEED

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The crisis line began with grant-funded monies utilized through the Community Service Agency and various partnerships, including the VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend Health Care System, after identifying the special needs veterans are rightfully owed.

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

HIDALGO COUNTY BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW COURTHOUSE THAT WILL ACCOMMODATE FUTURE GROWTH

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For the first time in more than 60 years, Hidalgo County broke ground on the construction of a brand new, state of the art courthouse. This seven story building will serve Hidalgo County up to the next century.

 

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Posted on: November 14, 2018

FIRST DENTIST FROM RGV TO BE RECOGNIZED AS DENTIST OF THE YEAR

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Cazares was named Texas Dentist of the Year at the Texas Academy Awards celebration in Austin on September 21.

"I want to thank Commissioners Court for recognizing me, and for being pillars in the community," said Cazares. "I'm proud to repr...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

PROCLAMATION DECLARING NOVEMBER 14 AS WORLD DIABETES DAY TO RAISE AWARENESS OF THE DISEASE

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The International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization started World Diabetes Day in 1991 in response to the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. It has since become the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign.

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

COMMISSIONER PALACIOS RECEIVES COMMUNITY AWARD FOR DEDICATED SERVICE TO PRECINCT 4

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A few members took the opportunity to thank Palacios for all the work he has accomplished throughout his tenure. 

"You have done so much for us these past eight years," said LUPE's Community Organizing Coordinator Martha Sanchez. "W...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

COUNTY OFFERING VISION SERVICES DECEMBER 16-19

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Precinct 2 and Remote Area Medical have joined forces to provide vision services at the Precinct 2 Community Resource Center on December 16 - 19, 2018. 

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

COUNTY KICKOFF FOR UNITED WAY CONTRIBUTION BEGINS IN JANUARY

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Economic Development Director Michael Leo said that County Department Heads and Elected Officials have already begun raising awareness on the campaign that will kick off in January.

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Posted on: October 31, 2018

EMPLOYEES PARTICIPATE IN 11TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

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Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 11th annual Employee Halloween Costume Contest! The District Clerk's office hosted the event, which began in 2007. Since its inception, it has grown in size and popularity. Thank you to our judges and sp...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAY SET FOR SATURDAY, OCT. 27

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Behavioral health experts, law enforcement officials, and county prosecutors all joined together to bring awareness to the dangers that prescription drugs pose and to encourage residents to dispose of old prescription medication at free disposal sites at ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

BREAK THE SILENCE: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

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Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney’s Office Victims Unit and Hidalgo County Family Violence Task Force, in collaboration with law enforcement, advocacy groups, and agencies, are working to educate the public about the resources available for victim...

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Posted on: October 16, 2018

COMMISSIONERS COURT APPROVES AMENDMENTS MADE TO SUBDIVISION RULES

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Dozens of members from A Resource in Serving attended Tuesday's meeting where Commissioners Court approved amendments made to Hidalgo County subdivision rules that addresses street lights, bus stops, 2-inch asphalt pavement thickness, cul-de-sac lengths, ...

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Posted on: October 15, 2018

COMMISSIONERS COURT SUPPORTS ANTI-BULLYING EFFORTS

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Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. recounted the calls from traumatized adults who are victims of bullying to emphasize how much harder it is for children and teenagers to cope with it during a presentation by his office of a ...

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

INCREASE IN VOTER REGISTRATION AND PARKING UPDATES FOR VOTERS AND ELECTIONEERS

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Hidalgo County Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramon reported that voter registration has been steadily increasing."We have 10,000 more registered voters today than in the 2018 March Primary," said Ramon.In addition to voter increase, Elections A...

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Posted on: October 4, 2018

EMPLOYEES SAY YES TO HEALTH AT WELLNESS FAIR

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Hundreds of Hidalgo County Employees said yes to their health by attending the 2018 Health & Wellness fair at the Pharr Event Center. Hosted by the Health & Human Services Department, the health fair had over 80 vendors on site to offer employees ...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

COUNTY NEEDS A LEVEL 1 TRAUMA CENTER, CLOSEST CENTER IS OVER 240 MILES AWAY

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In an emergency, when a patient has suffered severe trauma, the best care can be found at a Level 1 Trauma Center, which has to meet rigorous standards to receive certification.

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Posted on: September 27, 2018

HIDALGO COUNTY EARNS TAC BEST PRACTICES AWARD FOR NUISANCE ABATEMENT EFFORTS

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The Hidalgo County Nuisance Abatement Program was awarded the 2018 County Best Practices Award, which recognizes county leaders' efforts who create new, efficient and effective solutions to challenges facing local governments, said TAC County Relations Of...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

COUNTY ADOPTS 2019 BUDGET WITH NO TAX INCREASE

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After working diligently under the direction of Commissioners Court, Hidalgo County Budget Officer Sergio Cruz presented a finalized budget at Tuesday’s meeting.Commissioners Court voted unanimously to adopt the 2019 budget while maintaining the...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

COMMISSIONERS COURT EXTENDS DECLARATION OF DISASTER FOR HIDALGO COUNTY

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On September 13, County Judge Ramon Garcia signed a proclamation declaring a local state of disaster due to result of damages from the rain event last week. Under Texas statutes, a county judge may issue a declaration for a period of not more than seven d...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

COUNTY ENCOURAGES VOTER REGISTRATION

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According to the Elections Department, Hidalgo County has 358,213 registered voters, a growth of 10 percent in four years. This increase proves that there is a continuing need to work together as a community to increase participation in the electoral proc...

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Posted on: September 19, 2018

BRAVO ZULU: "WELL DONE"

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Hidalgo County Community Service Agency Director Jaime Longoria invited honorably discharged veterans living in the county to apply for funds dedicated to helping low income veterans with their utility bills.The program is a part of the Operation Bravo Zu...

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Posted on: September 17, 2018

COMMISSIONERS COURT ENCOURAGES RESIDENTS TO RAISE AWARENESS OF ISSUES CAUSED BY HUNGER

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Hunger Action Month calls attention to the obstacles that hunger creates for people in need and recognizes the important role of the Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley and other food banks in addressing hunger and raising awareness.

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Posted on: September 12, 2018

UTRGV THANKS COMMISSIONERS COURT FOR ONGOING SUPPORT

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UTRGV President Guy Bailey, School of Medicine Dean Dr. John H. Krouse, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations Veronica Gonzales and eight future physicians thanked Commissioners Court for its steadfast support of the University and, spec...

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Posted on: September 7, 2018

SEPTEMBER IS PEDIATRIC CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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Each year, pediatric cancer interrupts the childhood and limits the potential of thousands of young Americans, said Public Affairs Director Julia Benitez Sullivan, who read the proclamation."It's estimated that almost 16,000 of our daughters and sons...

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Posted on: September 6, 2018

PARDON OUR DUST

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With the start of construction on the new Hidalgo County Courthouse, parking lot changes were implemented todayand signs are up informing drivers that the courthouse square will soon be closed to through traffic.

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

COMMISSIONERS COURT UPDATES COMMUNITY ON TRASH COLLECTION EFFORTS

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Trash collection and disposal in rural areas has long been an issue for county leaders, who have labored to stop illegal dumping by working with rural residents to provide affordable options for the legal and sanitary disposal of trash, brush, bulky waste...

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Posted on: August 31, 2018

FIRST RESPONDERS, VOLUNTEERS, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS RECOGNIZED FOR SUPPORT EFFORTS DURING THE JUNE F

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Thirty-five agencies and entities were recognized at Commissioners Court for their efforts in rendering aid during the June flood event.

The group included community organizations, first responders, non-profits, cities, churches, and volunteer groups.

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Posted on: August 30, 2018

COMMISSIONERS COURT EMPHASIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF MINDFULNESS DURING SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH

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In the United States, there are more than 1.7 million deaths by suicide annually – on average one person dies by suicide every three hours.

Commissioners Court approved a proclamation designating September as Suicide Prevention Month, in support ...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

HIDALGO DECLARED A PURPLE HEART COUNTY AS DECORATED VETERANS ARE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR SERVICE

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The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Department of Texas presented a proclamation and road sign designating Hidalgo County as a Purple Heart County for the county’s admiration, gratitude and support “for all men and women who have s...

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Posted on: August 23, 2018

COMMISSIONERS COURT WILL NOT RAISE TAXES IN 2019

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Hidalgo County Tax Assessor-Collector Pablo "Paul" Villarreal Jr. joined Budget Officer Sergio Cruz to present the benchmark report on 2018 tax rates, which includes the effective tax rate, the rollback rate, and last year's tax rate.According t...

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Posted on: August 17, 2018

4-H STUDENT LEADERS INTRODUCED IN COMMISSIONERS COURT

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Commissioners Court welcomed future leaders as County Extension Agent Andrea Valdez introduced the new 4-H Ambassadors and Officers.“The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Hidalgo County 4-H program annually elects or selects young lea...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

COUNTY UPDATES RESIDENTS ON PARKING CHANGES DURING COURTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION PHASE

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With construction set to begin on September 4, Public Affairs Director Julia Benitez Sullivan said the county’s initiative to update residents about upcoming changes to parking at and around the Courthouse and Courthouse Annex III has featured n...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

PRECINCT 3 AWARDED $30,000 GRANT FOR KATRINA PARK UPGRADES

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Hidalgo County Precinct 3 has been awarded a $30,000 Meet Me at the Park grant from The Walt Disney Company in support of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and Disney’s combined goal of providing one million kids and families w...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

SENATOR JUAN "CHUY" HINOJOSA RECOGNIZED ON THE WALL OF COUNTY JUDGES

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Hinojosa went down memory lane, recounting the time when he was first sworn in as County Judge and expressed his honor in serving the county."Even if for a short while, it was amazing to be part of the great history of our county," said Hinojosa...

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Posted on: August 8, 2018

COURTHOUSE CONSTRUCTION SET TO BEGIN

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Closner Blvd. will be closed to through traffic from E. Cano St. to E. McIntyre St. on September 4 as construction begins on the new Courthouse. The new 7-story, state-of-the-art, safe and secure Courthouse will be constructed in the area just south of th...

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Posted on: June 27, 2018

GOV. GREG ABBOTT SIGNS GUBERNATORIAL REQUEST FOR FEDERAL DISASTER DECLARATION

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In response to last week's countywide flooding event, Commissioners Court approved an extension to the local state of disaster declared last week by County Judge Ramon Garcia. On Tuesday, June 26, Gov. Greg Abbott, who was in Edinburg for a briefing on th...

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Posted on: June 22, 2018

JUNE FLOODS - UPDATES ON DEBRIS REMOVAL GUIDELINES

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Commissioners Court approved an extension to the local state of disaster declared last week by County Judge Ramon Garcia. On Tuesday, June 26, Gov. Greg Abbott, who was in Edinburg for a briefing on the unprecedented, non-hurricane related torrential rain...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

STUDENTS FROM THREE SCHOOL DISTRICTS RETURN TO FINISH DELTA LAKE PROJECT AFTER SUCCESSFUL MLK DAY

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Students and teachers from three school districts will return to Delta Lake Park in Monte Alto on Monday, March 4, to finish a beautification project begun as a Hidalgo County Precinct 1 MLK Day of Service event at Delta Lake Park in Monte Alto.

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

THE FILE OF LIFE COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

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Hidalgo County Emergency Services District #2 and Precinct 1 have joined efforts in an initiative to assist emergency responders in providing lifesaving care to those who are unconscious or unable to communicate their symptoms with first responde...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

EDCOUCH-ELSA ISD BOYS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP POWERLIFTING TEAM HONORED

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Commissioners Court celebrated the victory of the Edcouch-Elsa Boys Powerlifting Team for winning back-to-back State Championships at the Texas High School Powerlifting Association Division I. The athletes, their coaches, school officials, and families fi...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER BOOT CAMP FACILITY UNVEILS NEW ATHLETIC TRACK IN PRECINCT 1

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Precinct 1 Commissioner David L. Fuentes – in collaboration with District Court Judges Renee Rodriguez-Betancourt, 449th; Mario E. Ramirez Jr., 332nd; Israel Ramon Jr., 430th; and the Juvenile Probation Department – hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for an...

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

PRECINCT 1 HOSTS RIBBON CUTTING FOR MILANO ROAD PROJECT

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Hidalgo County Hidalgo County Pct. 1 Commissioner David L. Fuentes was joined by City of Weslaco officials and members of the community to celebrate the completion of road improvements to Milano Road this morning.The $920,000 project – which spans 1.75 mi...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

HIDALGO COUNTY PRECINCT 1 AND THE CITY OF PROGRESO BREAK GROUND ON GONZALEZ RD.

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Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner David L. Fuentes was joined by City of Progreso officials and members of the community to break ground on the re-construction of Gonzalez Rd.

“This is a project that we have targeted since the day I took office, and b...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

PRECINCT 5 HOLDS GRAND RE-OPENING

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County and city officials, as well as community members, gathered for a ribbon cutting in honor of the re-opening of the Precinct 5 offices.

Interim Justice of the Peace Jason Peña expressed his gratitude towards Hidalgo County Commissioners Court for entr...

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