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Hidalgo County Employees who are veterans
Commissioners Court recognized county employees who served in the Armed Forces in honor of Veterans Day.

Commissioners Court honors county employees who are veterans

Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez began Commissioners Court by recognizing county employees who are veterans in honor of Veterans Day Nov. 11.

 "As we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day next week, it gives me great pleasure to be able to recognize Hidalgo County employees who have served in the Armed Forces," said Cortez.

Veterans Service Officer Felix M. Rodriguez read out the names of each individual employee, thanking them for their service and sacrifice to our country.

"November 11th of each year is the day that we ensure that our Veterans know that we, as Americans, deeply appreciate the sacrifices they have made to keep our country free and our flag flying high," Cortez said.  "Thank you all."

November is Home Care and Hospice Month.
Nov. is Home Care and Hospice Month.

November proclaimed Home Care and Hospice Month

Commissioners Court proclaimed November as National Home Care and Hospice Month in honor of the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve.  

 Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice Board President Jon Scepanski, accepted the proclamation.

"We help the elderly and disabled preserve their dignity and maintain their independence while receiving care in a home setting," said Scepanski.

In addition, an awareness campaign is conducted to highlight home care and hospice as alternatives to hospitalization and other forms of institutional health care.

Home care and hospice professionals help their patients live every day to its fullest, and it is important for their commitment and skill to be recognized and commended.

The court commends the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice for the work they do to help families and encourages the support and participation of all citizens in learning more about home care and hospice.

Felix M. Rodriguez leads Pledge of Allegiance

Felix M. Rodriguez
Felix M. Rodriguez
Felix M. Rodriguez.

Hidalgo County Veterans Service Officer Felix M. Rodriguez led the Pledge of Allegiance at today's Commissioners Court.

Rodriguez is a Vietnam Veteran who served from 1970 to 1973 as an E-5 (Specialist 5th Class) in the U.S. Army

He has been employed with the county’s Veterans Service Office since 2007.

Hidalgo County thanks him and all veterans for their service

April and Lilly Flowers
April and Lilly Flowers.

Epilepsy Awareness Month is in November

More than 3.4 million Americans have epilepsy, including 15,667 citizens of Hidalgo County.

Commissioners Court unanimously approved a proclamation in support of epilepsy awareness and encourages people to focus attention on epilepsy, and becoming more understanding of those living with the neurological disorder.

Accepting the proclamation were April Flowers and her daughter, Teen Epilepsy Advocate Lilly Flowers, both individuals representing the Epilepsy Foundation of Central and South Texas.

"My name is Lilly and I have epilepsy," said Flowers. "I've had nine brain surgeries, two resections, an implant, and I take medicine four times a day."

Surveys show that half of adolescents think epilepsy is contagious or have no knowledge of the condition at all, leading to feelings of isolation among persons with epilepsy.

"Last April, I went to Washington DC and participated in the Epilepsy Foundation's Teens Speak Up Program," said Flowers.  "I met with Senators and Representatives to talk about laws that affect people with epilepsy."

Hidalgo County encourages people to become more understanding of those living with epilepsy, and supports epilepsy education, programs and services.

Community Service Agency Executive Director Jaime Longoria.
CSA Executive Director Jaime Longoria.

Veterans recognized for community service

Hidalgo County Community Service Agency honored a group of Veterans who are part of the Senior Corps Program. Members of the program are community volunteers who enrich their retirement years through significant community service work.

“We have a total of 60 veterans that are volunteers working in community service,” said Hidalgo County Community Service Agency RSVP Project Director Sylvia Sepulveda.

Volunteer Veterans engage in the community in many ways.

“They have not only retired from their careers, but have served our country, and are now serving our community,” said Community Service Agency Executive Director Jaime Lonogoria.

Leilani Renee Wyrobek
Leilani Renee Wyrobek.

Jr. Ms. Galaxy recognized in Commissioners Court

Hidalgo County Commissioners Court congratulated Leilani Renee Wyrobek today in Commissioners Court with a resolution for winning the 2020 Jr. Miss Galaxy International pageant and wished her a prosperous journey ahead. 

"Never give up on your dreams, wear your crown within your heart, work hard, keep trying, and best of all, don't be afraid to dream big," said Wyrobek.

Wyrobek proudly shares her crown with Hidalgo County and gives thanks for the continued prayers and support that have followed her throughout competition years. 

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 missed today'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 Commissioners Court meeting is scheduled for

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. 
Drainage District 1 Board of Directors meets at 9:30 a.m., followed by Commissioners Court at 10 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.  
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