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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: May 18, 2018

PRECINCT 4 UNVEILS COMPLETION OF MILE 22 1/2 ROAD CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

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On Thursday, May 17, Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios hosted a ribbon cutting for Mile 22 ½ Road that celebrated the full reconstruction of the roadway that will positively impact 120 households.

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Posted on: May 17, 2018

SHERIFF'S OFFICE HONORS POLICE OFFICERS MEMORIAL WEEK WITH FALLEN HEROES CEREMONY

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On Tuesday May 15, the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office,Texas Department of Public Safety and other surrounding county and municipal law enforcement agencies stood in salute during the 2018 National Peace Officer Memorial Day Fallen Heroes Ceremony.&nb...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

HIDALGO COUNTY DISTRICT CLERK'S OBSERVES JURY APPRECIATION WEEK

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The District Clerk, together with the County and District Courts in the County of Hidalgo are committed to educating the public about jury duty and the importance of jury service, applauding the efforts of jurors who fulfill their civic duty.

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

CONSTRUCTION OF VALDEZ ROAD IN PRECINCT 1 TO BRING ACCESS AND MOBILITY TO MONTE ALTO

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Hidalgo County residents will soon see improved transportation access and mobility along one of Monte Alto’s main roadways. Joined by Monte Alto ISD officials, Delta Area residents, and county officials, Hidalgo County Pct. 1 David L. Fuentes ho...

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Posted on: May 2, 2018

DIRECT ENERGY PRESENTS CHECK TO CSA FOR UTILITY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

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Direct Energy, LP presented a check to the Neighbor to Neighbor Fun in the amount of $453,595 for the benefit of Hidalgo County Residents for utility assistance."We serve about six percent of the eligible population with our assistance program,"...

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Posted on: April 24, 2018

COUNTY EXPERIENCING ISSUES WITH EMAIL SERVICE

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The county is currently having issues sending and receiving emails. Our I.T. department is working to resolve the issue and get us back on line. If you need to get a hold of a department, please visit www.hidalgocounty.us and call their office directly. W...

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Posted on: April 18, 2018

COUNTY KICKS OFF 8-WEEK WELLNESS CHALLENGE FOR EMPLOYEES

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Hidalgo County Commissioner’s Court is committed to improving the health and well-being of all county employees. The County has partnered with Personalized Prevention, a wellness provider, that administers on-site wellness and health promotion s...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

COMMISSIONERS COURT APPROVES STEP AND GRADE

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A standardized classification and pay plan was approved by Commissioners Court, with implementation scheduled for the April 30 payroll."The objective of this plan is to have equal pay for equal work," said Human Resources Director Raul Silguero....

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

NATIONAL CRIME VICTIMS' RIGHTS WEEK OBSERVED

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Commissioners Court proclaimed April 8-14 as National Crime Victims' Rights Week and is dedicated to strengthening victims and survivors in the aftermath of crime.Hidalgo County Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. presented the proclamation r...

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Posted on: April 11, 2018

COUNTY URGES CONGRESS TO OPPOSE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION IN 2020 CENSUS

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Several members of the Hidalgo County 2020 Census Committee expressed support of a Commissioners Court resolution in opposition of a citizenship question on the 2020 Census."The inclusion of the citizenship question is expected to further exacerbate ...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

DISTRICT CLERK HOSTS PASSPORT FAIR SATURDAY, APRIL 14

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The District Clerk's Office will be holding a Passport Fair on Saturday, April 14th from 9 a.m.- noon. The District Clerk's office already processes applications during normal business hours Monday through Friday (9am – 3pm). Individuals or fami...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

CASA PRESENTS CHILD ABUSE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH PROCLAMATION

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Commissioners Court proclaimed April as Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month and urges all citizens to work together to help reduce child abuse and neglect significantly in years to come.The proclamation was presented to members of the Court Appoint...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

APRIL IS FAIR HOUSING MONTH

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Urban County Program Director Diana Serna presented two proclamations in support of programs that support decent, safe and sanitary housing for all residents during the April 3 Commissioners Court meeting.The first proclamation approved by the court decla...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

HEAD START STUDENTS VISIT COMMISSIONERS COURT FOR WEEK OF THE YOUNG CHILD

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Dressed as characters from the Toy Story series of animated films, 10 children enrolled in the Hidalgo County Head Start program visited Commissioners Court to commemorate the Week of the Young Child, which will be celebrated April 16-19.There are 3,690 c...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT DEBUTS "FAQ OF THE MONTH"

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Hidalgo County Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramón asks voters to visit the Elections Department website. In an effort to keep Hidalgo County voters informed, the Elections Department will be posting the “FAQ of the Month” ...

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Posted on: March 23, 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 spa...

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Posted on: March 2, 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.

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Posted on: February 26, 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 Cou...

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Posted on: February 23, 2018

NEW VETERANS OFFICE OPENS IN MCALLEN

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County, state, local officials, veterans, as well as members of the community, gathered for the ribbon cutting of the new Veterans Office. The new office will help increase services for local veterans so that they may apply and receive the benefits they a...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

CONSTRUCTION OF NEW ROAD IN PRECINCT 4 WILL STIMULATE TRADE AND GROWTH

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On Thursday, Feb. 8, dozens of county, state and local officials, as well as hundreds members of the community, gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of the 10th Street Expansion Project in McAllen. Construction on this 2.69 mile road project will exte...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

FIRE MARSHAL HOMERO GARZA APPOINTED TO SECOND TERM

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Commending Fire Marshal Homero Garza for a job well done, Commissioners Court voted to approve him for a second two-year term.In addition to conducting risk assessments, investigations and inspections, the Fire Marshal's office also assists 22 local fire ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2018

DISTRICT CLERK STAFF PRESENTS $1,700 DONATION TO CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE RGV

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District clerk staff presented a check to Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley (CCRGV) in the amount of $1,700 as a part of their Blues for Bucks Workplace Fundraising Campaign. The staff-driven effort allows employees to wear jeans on Fridays in e...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

COURT SALUTES EDINBURG HOMETOWN HERO SGT. FREDDY GONZALEZ

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On the 50th anniversary of his heroic death, Commissioners Court honored local hero Sgt. Alfredo "Freddy" Gonzalez.Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios, who placed the item on the agenda, said there will be several events commemorating the fa...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT MAILS OUT VOTER REGISTRATION CERTIFICATES

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Hidalgo County Elections Administrator Yvonne Ramón is urging voters to review their new, yellow voter registration certificate and to make sure that all of the information is correct and up to date. Reviewing this information now will prevent ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

ROAD TO RECYCLING PROGRAM COLLECTS 42,000 TIRES

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The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development presented a plaque of appreciation to Commissioners Court at the December 19 meeting.The LRGVDC partnered with the Hidalgo County Budget and Management division for the Road to Recycling program. The program launche...

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Posted on: January 11, 2018

FLU CASES ON THE RISE; HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY PREVENTION IS KEY

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Hidalgo County health officials report a major increase in flu activity and urges residents to get vaccinated and take precaution to prevent illness. Health and Human Services Chief Administrative Officer Eduardo “Eddie” Olivarez said ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

HIDALGO COUNTY CONTINUES FUNDING FOR CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER

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Commissioners Court approved $50,000 for the Children’s Advocacy Center in its efforts to help abused children in the county.“We’re hoping to educate the community on child abuse awareness and expand our community outreach efforts into schools,” said Inte...

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Posted on: January 8, 2018

HIDALGO COUNTY PUBLIC AFFAIRS RECEIVES THREE AWARDS AT TATOA CONFERENCE

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Hidalgo County received three awards from the Texas Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors at its annual conference and video programming awards, reported Public Affairs Director Julia Sullivan."Over 200 entries from 22 jurisdictions...

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Posted on: January 5, 2018

ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT SEEKS TO EXTEND COUNTYWIDE POLLING

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Several people spoke in favor of countywide polling locations and praised the county's new voting system at a public hearing held during Commissioners Court on Tuesday, December 12, 2017."This is the first election that I can recall, where at 6:30 or...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

GRAND OPENING OF PRECINCT 2'S NEW YOUTH FACILITY

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The cold, rainy weather did not keep the community from celebrating the grand opening of the new Youth Facility in Precinct 2.

Commissioner Eduardo “Eddie” Cantu was joined by local, state and county elected officials and department heads for the ribbon cu...

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Posted on: November 29, 2017

TUBACHRISTMAS MEMBERS PERFORM FOR COMMISSIONERS COURT

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Commissioners Court proclaimed Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017 as TUBACHRISTMAS Day in Hidalgo County in honor of the holiday concert.Members of the Nikki Rowe High School band performed "Carol of the Bells" prior to the reading of the proclamatio...

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Posted on: November 9, 2017

NEW TAX OFFICE IN MCALLEN OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

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Area residents will now have a more accessible way to pay their taxes or renew their motor vehicle registration with the convenience of a brand new McAllen tax office.

 

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

NEW TAX OFFICE EXPRESS LANES OFFER FASTER SERVICE FOR PRECINCT 1 AREA RESIDENTS

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WESLACO – Residents looking to pay their taxes or renew their motor vehicle registration will have a faster and more convenient option the next time they visit the Precinct 1 Tax Office substation.

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, Precinct 1 Commissioner David L. Fue...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

EDINBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMES PRECINCT 4 BUSINESS OF THE MONTH

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The month of October marked the Feature Business of the Month for Hidalgo County Precinct 4. As petitioned by its members, the Edinburg Chamber recognized Commissioner Joseph Palacios and team for their efforts in roads, drainage, parks, infrastructure, s...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

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 cut...

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Posted on: October 31, 2017

COUNTY EMPLOYEES COMPETE IN HALLOWEEN COSTUME CONTEST

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Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 10th 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 participation. Thank you to our judges and...

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Posted on: October 26, 2017

PRECINCT 3 HOLDS TRASH BASH IN EDUARDO 7 AREA

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Precinct 3 held a Trash Bash in Eduardo 7, located on Bentsen Palm Drive and Mile 9 1/2. Crews cleaned up tons of trash, tires, and debris from Idelma, Javier and Eunice street. Keeping right of ways and canals clear of trash helps keep drains empty durin...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

BETA INTERN PEEIA MATIAS INTRODUCED

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Hidalgo County continued its partnership with South Texas Independent School District Business Education and Technology Academy with a new intern who will work in the Purchasing Department this fall semester.For six years, BETA students have gained valuab...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

CSA GETS GO-AHEAD TO CONTINUE ASSISTING GALVESTON CSA FAMILIES

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Community Service Agency Executive Director Jaime Longoria received Commissioners Court approval to continue assisting the Galveston CSA in serving families impacted by Hurricane Harvey.Prior to receiving approval, Longoria reported he a...

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Posted on: October 25, 2017

SHERIFF'S OFFICE 13TH ANNUAL NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

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The Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office hosted their 13th Annual National Night Out event on October 23, 2017. The event was held at Monte Alto ISD football field and was a collaboration between the school district, the Sheriff's Office and Hidalgo County Pct...

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Posted on: October 24, 2017

HIDALGO COUNTY SUPPORTS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

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Representatives from Doctors Hospital at Renaissance accepted a proclamation declaring October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month from Commissioners Court.Breast cancer remains the most prevalent cancer and second most common cause of cancer-relate...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

EDINBURG BASKETBALL PLAYERS PRAISED FOR VOLUNTEER WORK

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Commissioners Court recognized the Robert Vela High School basketball team for assisting Precinct 4 in preparation for Hurricane Harvey. Commissioner Joseph Palacios presented the team with a plaque for the coaches and certificates of appreciation for eac...

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

WORK COMMENCES ON RAYMONDVILLE DRAIN PROJECT

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County, state and federal officials gathered on Friday, October 6, to break ground on a historic project for a regional solution to flooding in Hidalgo County.“Today’s historic groundbreaking has been a journey through several decades ...

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Posted on: October 4, 2017

PURPLE DAY IN SUPPORT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH

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A sea of purple took over Commissioners Court today in support of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Dozens of families, teens, victims’ advocates, law enforcement, and members of the District Attorney's Victims Unit attended a Purple Day Awarene...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

PRECINCT 1 BREAKS GROUND ON MILE 3 EAST ROAD PROJECT

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For years a stretch of road on Mile 3 East has been a divisive issue for two counties but today this road improvement project has united Hidalgo County and Cameron County.

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Posted on: August 23, 2017

COMMISSIONERS COURT CREATES PRECINCT 5 CONSTABLE AND JP OFFICES

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Delta area officials and residents in the audience applauded as Commissioners Court voted to create a Constable’s Office and Justice of the Peace to serve their area.

“We exist to provide service to our residents,” said County...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

DA, SHERIFF AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TO HOLD "NO REFUSAL" WEEKEND PRESS CONFERENCE

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Criminal District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr., Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra and every law enforcement agency in Hidalgo County will kick off the third annual “No Refusal” Labor Day weekend crackdown...

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Posted on: August 21, 2017

DA RICARDO RODRIGUEZ PRESENTS AT 43RD ANNUAL NOVA TRAINING CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO

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Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. is proud to announce that he and Victims Unit Director Rosie Martinez have been appointed to serve on the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA) Honorary Advisory Board of Directors and t...

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