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Posted on: January 19, 2017

AGING HIDALGO COUNTY COURTHOUSE IN NEED OF CONTINUOUS REPAIRS

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Commissioners Court Executive Officer Valde Guerra reported that work was disrupted at the Courthouse on December 16, when an aging pipe in the area of the 389th District Court burst. The area had to be evacuated while repairs were conducted. This was the second time that repairs were made on the aging pipes in Judge Letty Lopez’ work area. The 60-plus year old Courthouse is constantly under repair due to aging infrastructure, flooding issues, and overcrowding.

The existing courthouse building was built in 1954 to accommodate five courts serving a small, rural community with a population of 168,000. Today, there are 24 courts serving a population nearing 1 million residents. 

The new courthouse, which is expected to break ground in 2018, will serve Hidalgo County into the next century. The building will be funded without the need to increase taxes to Hidalgo County residents. In December, the City of Edinburg pledged $30 million towards the project and the county received $20 million from the Texas Department of Transportation to address drainage at Courthouse Square and the surrounding area, including the UTRGV campus and about $150 million worth of commercial and residential property.
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