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HIdalgo County Commissioners Court with City of McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, City of McAllen Commissioner-District 6 Veronica Whitacre and staff along with representatives from Rio Grande Regional Hospital, Hope Family Health Center, El Milagro Clinic, and Texas A & M in support of a resolution honoring the City of McAllen Health Challenge winners.
 
Mayor Darling
McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.

Commissioners Court applauds McAllen Health Challenge winners


Commissioners Court unanimously approved a resolution congratulating the City of McAllen for being winners of 
the IT’S TIME TEXAS! Community Challenge, encouraging all county residents to get fit.

The statewide community challenge is a statewide competition that encourages communities of all sizes to commit to healthy living and ultimately transform the community’s health.

"Thank you for recognizing our team efforts," said McAllen Mayor Jim Darling.  "We beat out some of the bigger cities such as Houston and Dallas, so we're proud of that."
 
Darling signed a health pledge and established the McAllen Mayor’s Fitness Council that included staff and health leaders in the community, such as Mexican Olympian German Medrazo and former astronaut and McAllen resident Michael Fossum, who all competed in the challenge. He also acknowledged the work done by District 6 City Commissioner Veronica Whitacre in promoting health and fitness.
 
To get the community moving, the city hosted free, low-impact outdoor exercise sessions including yoga and tai chi. 
 
More than 2,200 people participated in the challenge, logging over 1.8 million minutes of activity resulting in 273 pounds lost.

McAllen won a $1,800 grant toward future community health efforts, an ITT Community Challenge trophy, a winning community banner, a digital banner and a badge to use on the city's website.

"We'd like to remind the community that this is an ongoing thing, not just a one time event," said Darling. "We'd like to continue this and partner up with the county and hopefully other cities."

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Cruz Gomez with Pct. 2 Chief of Staff Armando "Mando" Garza Jr.

Resolution honoring PSJA students Cruz Gomez and Diego Treviño 


Commissioners Court approved resolutions honoring PSJA ISD students Cruz Gomez and Diego Treviño for their track and field and academic achievements.

Humble, bright-eyed, Gomez was honored to be recognized at Tuesday's meeting. 

"Thank you for recognizing me," said Cruz. "Thanks to my parents' encouragement and my coach for always being there to push me. I'm very grateful."

Cruz has a long list of accomplishments including being a member of the National Honor Society, holding a state ranking of 9th in the 3,200 meter race, as well as holding the 1st place title for the following 3,200 meter local and state races: Texas A&M Indoor Mile, Rio Hondo Relay, Tri City Championship, Rio Grande Valley Coaches Association Meet of Champions, and Region IV Track Meet.

"Hidalgo County is behind you and we support you in everything you do," said Precinct 2 Commissioner Eduardo "Eddie" Cantu. "We wish both students success next year."

Treviño was honored for ranking 4th overall in the State of Texas in the Shot Put Competition with a throw of 58 feet. He currently leads the RGV and ranks 38th overall in the U.S. in the Shot Put Competitions and set a new PSJA ISD all-time record. He also ended his junior year with a 3.8 GPA.

PSJA Southwest Throwing Coach Eloy Garza spent countless hours mentoring and training Treviño to achieve success both in the classroom and on the field.

"He is a tremendous young man, with a work ethic that is unmatched," said Garza, who accepted the Resolution on Treviño's behalf. "It is an honor to work with him and a privilege to be able to coach him."

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Pct. 4 partners with community organizations to host its first job fair


Precinct 4 will hold its first job fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday at the Endowment Center in San Carlos on 107 N. Sunflower Road in Edinburg. The job fair is a partnership between Precinct 4, Hidalgo County Economic Development, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, Proyecto Azteca and Workforce Solutions. 

More than 15 employers will be available to speak with residents regarding the different job opportunities available, which include cashiers, administrative positions, teacher assistants, cooks, retail, customer service and more.  

The following participating companies will be on site accepting applications: McDonalds, Stripes, Wonderful Citrus, Wal-Mart, PSJA School District, Hidalgo County, CSA,
Workforce Solutions, Valley Grande Institute, Teleperformance, Spectrum, UTRGV, South West Keys, AARP, GEO Group, Job Corp, and Basic Energy.

For more information contact Endowment Center Program Coordinator Linda Ramirez at (956) 383-3112 ext. 4268 

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Healthy Meals
Commissioners Court with members of the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services and the Texas Hunger Initiative.

Healthy Meals Program keeps underserved county children thriving during summer months


Healthy meals are not easily attainable to all children, especially when school is out for summer. There are some children who depend on school meals to meet their daily nutritional needs.

At Tuesday's meeting, Commissioners Court unanimously approved a resolution in support of the Summer Food Service Program meals, giving children the opportunity to have access to free nutritious meals during the summer months to keep them healthy and active while school is out.

One in four Texas children faces food insecurity, and Summer Food Service
Program meals provide an important source of good nutrition, reads the resolution.


"We encourage and support all activities with this program, as it means having access to healthy meals for children in need," said Health and Human Services Chief Administrative Officer Eduardo Olivarez.

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Did you miss today's meeting? Watch it at 9 p.m. Thursday on KMBH Ch. 10 or on the county's YouTube Channel!


If you missetoday's meeting, you can view it on our county website or YouTube Channel by clicking hereYou can also watch today's Commissioners Court  and Drainage District meetings on KMBH TV, cable channel 10, on Thursday at 9 p.m. Or watch it on Friday morning at 9 a.m. on your local school district channel 17.

The next regular meeting of Commissioners Court will be on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. 
The Drainage District Board of Directors meets at 9 a.m. followed by Commissioners Court  at 9:30 a.m.

Meetings are held in the Commissioners Courtroom, located on the first floor of the Courthouse Annex III at 100 E. Cano St. in Edinburg.  

View meetings and find other news and events videos on our
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To view a copy of the agenda and related backup documentation for this meeting, visit the county website at www.hidalgocounty.us
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