There has been an increase of Hidalgo County early voters casting their ballots between the 2016 and 2020 primary elections, according to unofficial daily and cumulative early voting statistics.
The early voting tally in Hidalgo County as of Wednesday, the ninth day of early voting in the March primary, reached 39,494 early votes. In comparison, 36,852 early votes were cast during the same stretch of time in the 2016 primary election — a difference of 2,642, or roughly 7%.
Hidalgo County officials have appointed a new economic development director assistant chief of staff.
According to a judge’s office news release, Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez announced the appointments of Laura Matamoros and Hilda Escochea Salinas to economic development director and assistant chief of staff, respectively.