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.

 

On Thursday, Nov. 9, Precinct 2 Commissioner Eduardo “Eddie&rdqu...

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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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Posted on: July 31, 2017

FIGUEROA BROTHERS RECOGNIZED AT COMMISSIONERS COURT FOR SUCCESSFUL BOXING CAREERS

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Weslaco brothers Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa and Omar “Panterita” Figueroa, Jr. were honored at Tuesday’s meeting with a resolution. 

The brothers began their boxing careers after graduating from Weslaco East High School. They trained together...

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Posted on: August 18, 2017

PRECINCT 1 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH DONNA AND ALAMO HOSTS GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

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A full house was present for the much anticipated groundbreaking ceremony for Whalen Road Aug. 18 in Donna.

Representatives from the Cities of Alamo and Donna, along with neighboring constituents joined Pct. 1 Commissioner David L. Fuentes and his staff in...

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Posted on: August 7, 2017

DISTRICT CLERK OFFICE SUPPORTS MUJERES UNIDAS THROUGH WORKPLACE FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

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Hidalgo County District Clerk staff presented a $3,000 check to Mujeres Unidas/Women Together of McAllen on Friday, Aug. 4, as a part of their Blues for Bucks Workplace Fundraising Campaign.

Established by the District Clerk's Office in 2008, the program a...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

COUNTY HOSTS OPERATION LONE STAR VIP LUNCHEON

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Hidalgo County, Texas Department of State Health Services and PSJA ISD hosted Operation Lone Star VIP Day Luncheon at the PSJA Early College High School Campus in San Juan.

Operation Lone Star is a public health emergency preparedness exercise, held annual...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

PRECINCT 4 WELCOMES COMMUNITY TO ENDOWMENT CENTER RIBBON CUTTING

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On Wednesday, July 26, Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios and his staff hosted a Ribbon Cutting to celebrate the new Endowment Center in La Blanca.

Palacios vision, brought to life a true “community” center; a place ...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

HIDALGO COUNTY IDENTIFIES A PROBABLE LOCAL ZIKA INFECTION

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State and county health officials have confirmed that an individual tested positive for Zika, and praise the efforts of local health providers for being on the front-lines of identifying residents for testing. Because the individual has not recently trave...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

COUNTY JUDGE RAMON GARCIA LAUDED FOR COMMITMENT TO REGIONAL PROJECTS

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Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia humbly accepted a plaque of recognition from the RGV Partnership and its Board of Directors for his tireless commitment to the county and regional projects during Tuesday's Commissioners Court meeting.

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

PRECINCT 4 COMMISSIONER JOSEPH PALACIOS NAMED PRESIDENT OF STCJCA

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Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios was named the president of the South Texas Judges and Commissioners Association at its annual conference in Corpus Christi.

The association represents 63 of the 254 Texas counties and has more than 1,2...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

FREE SUMMER MEALS OFFERED THROUGHOUT HIDALGO COUNTY

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With the Texas Department of Agriculture Summer Food Service Program, children and teens ages 18 and younger can continue to eat healthy meals throughout the summer at no cost and without having to register for the program or even show identification.

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

HIDALGO COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT #1 LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

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Hidalgo County Drainage District #1 has launched their new website. The new site will feature information on the district and its history, a breakdown of the latest projects in the works, explanation on floodplains and an education station for children.

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

ELECTIONS DEPARTMENT INTRODUCES NEW MODERN ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES

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On Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the Hidalgo County Elections Department introduced their new Hart Intercivic Verity Voting Machines during a press conference and open house held in the Commissioners Court chambers.

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

WE WANT YOUR INPUT! TAKE THE FAIR HOUSING COMMUNITY SURVEY

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Hidalgo County, in conjunction with the Cities of Edinburg, Mission, McAllen and Pharr, as well as the Hidalgo County Public Housing Authority and the Public Housing Authorities of the Cities of Alamo, Donna, Edcouch, Edinburg, Elsa, La Joya, McAllen, Mer...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

430TH VETERANS TREATMENT COURT HOLDS 18TH GRADUATION CEREMONY

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Today, the Veterans Treatment Court held its 18th graduation ceremony at the 430th District Court led by Judge Israel Ramon, Jr. Seven veterans graduated, officially completing their months' long program. This graduation of the seven veterans is especiall...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

JUNE IS HOME OWNERSHIP MONTH

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June was proclaimed as National Home Ownership Month in Hidalgo County to help raise awareness that owning a home not only enhances the lives of Hidalgo County residents but also contributes to thriving communities.  

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Posted on: June 12, 2017

ADVOCATING FOR A TOBACCO-FREE COMMUNITY

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The mission of the Tobacco Prevention & Control Coalition is to promote and advocate for a tobacco-free environment by empowering communities to affect individual and social change and promote compliance and support for enforcement of all tobacco laws...

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Posted on: June 18, 2017

COMMISSIONER CANTU RECOGNIZED BY DEEP SOUTH TEXAS MASTER GARDENER ASSOCIATION

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On Thursday, June 8, Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu was honored for assisting the Deep South Texas Master Gardeners and Texas A&M Agrilife Extension with the county's educational garden.

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Posted on: June 3, 2017

ERNESTO CANO HONORED FOR 32 YEARS OF SERVICE TO DISTRICT CLERK'S OFFICE

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Retiring District Clerk employee Ernesto Cano was recognized with a resolution in his honor for 32 years of service.

“I truly want to thank Neto for his services," said Hidalgo County District Clerk Laura Hinojosa. "He&rsqu...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

NEW TEAM CROWNED WALK ACROSS TEXAS CHAMPS

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Winners from the Walk Across Texas Champions challenge, part of HidalGO FIT Wellness, showed up to court with a trophy in hand.

HidalGO FIT Wellness promotes wellness and healthy lifestyle habits to employees and residents of Hidalgo County.

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

HIDALGO COUNTY CRIME STOPPERS CELEBRATES 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH UNIQUE PARTNERSHIP

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Commissioners Court honored the Hidalgo County Crime Stoppers program as it celebrates 20 years of service to the community.

The organization was established in May 1997 by community residents who decided to unite and take a stand against the growing crime...

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Posted on: June 1, 2017

HEAD START ANNOUNCES NUTRITION CONTEST WINNERS

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Head Start Executive Director Teresa Flores announced the winners of the annual Head Start Nutrition Contest.

The contest is hosted by the Head Start Child Nutrition Department. It brings together center staff, parents, children, volunteers, administrative...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

WAITZ ELEMENTARY VISITS COMMISSIONERS COURT

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“The court has special visitors today,” announced Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia, as more than 80 elementary school students arrived to view "county government in action."  

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

PROJECT WILL PICK UP AND RECYCLE DUMPED TIRES

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Commissioners Court approved an interlocal agreement with the Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council to address the illegal dumping of used tires throughout the valley.

As part of the agreement, Hidalgo County will join other entities in designating p...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

MOTORIST REMINDED TO "SHARE THE ROAD"

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The court declared May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month along with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.During the month of May, drivers are reminded to “share the road” with motor...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

PRECINCT 2 HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY

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On Tuesday, May 23, Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu and his staff hosted the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Regional Linear Park, also known as the Precinct 2 Hike and Bike Trail. ...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

PRECINCT 4 RECOGNIZES THE EDINBURG LEADERSHIP CLASS XXVIII

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Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios recognized the Edinburg Leadership Class XXVIII during Tuesday's court meeting. 

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SUPPORTS UPCOMING "TOGETHER FOR OUR HEALTH EVENT"

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Hidalgo County Health & Human Services is teaming up with KRGV-TV Channel 5, RGV Diabetes Association and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley for the inaugural "Together for Our Health" event being held on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the ...

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Posted on: February 24, 2017

TEAM "OFFICE PACE" WINS WALK ACROSS TEXAS CHALLENGE FOR THIRD TIME IN A ROW

WAT 11_thumb.jpg For the third time in a row, the winners of Walk Across Texas were team "Office Pace" from the County Clerk's Office. Team "Office Pace" includes Velma Ybarra, Noe Lopez, Annette Muniz, Anna Laura Sanchez, Robert Garate, Oscar Gonzale...More >> View Photos >> Latest News
Posted on: February 27, 2017

SHERIFF J.E. EDDIE GUERRA PRESENTS STATE OF THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE ADDRESS

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During Tuesday's meeting, Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra made a “State of the Sheriff’s Office Address” presentation to Commissioners Court that included an overview of fiscal years 2014 through 2016.&nbs...More >>

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