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Offenders on community supervision serve their sentences in the community. They are sentenced by local county-courts-at-law and district judges. Offenders are eligible for parole after they are released from prison. The Texas Code of Criminal Procedure (Volume 4, Section 509.003, Standards and Procedures) defines parole and community supervision this way: Community Supervision: The supervised release of a convicted defendant by a court under a continuum of programs and sanctions with conditions imposed by the court for a specific period during which the imposition of a sentence is suspended: A) criminal proceedings are deferred without judgment of guilt, or B) a sentence of imprisonment or confinement, imprisonment and a fine, or confinement and a fine, is probated and the imposition of sentence is suspended in whole or in part. Parole: Parole means the conditional release of an eligible prisoner from the physical custody of the Correctional Institutions Division of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to serve the remainder of the sentence under the supervision and control of the board.
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You can call our office at (956) 585-4509 and report your concerns to the office staff.
Yes, pauper burial services are offered through the County’s Human Services Department. To learn more about this program call our Health Department at (956) 383-6221.
Please call our office at (956) 585-4509.
The property owner is responsible for keeping the property clear of trash and overgrown weeds. Our Code Enforcement Division handles these types of complaints. If you have a complaint regarding maintenance of a vacant lot, call (956) 292-7007.
To reserve a County pavilion or for further information, call our office (956) 585-4509.
The Hidalgo County Judge waives his judicial duties and serves in an administrative capacity. He is similar to a mayor for a city.
In the olden days, county government primarily concentrated on building roads and public safety. Today, Hidalgo County is involved in a wide array of projects from developing a healthy workforce, increasing economic opportunities and green space to improving public infrastructure such as drainage and roads. Day to day, this office strives to improve the overall quality of life for residents of Hidalgo County.
Our staff has advised students on educational opportunities, helped residents get answers they need regarding drainage or road issues, and our staff has guided people to find assistance with housing or bill troubles.
Office of the Hidalgo County Judge100 E. Closner, Suite 201Edinburg, Texas 78539
We will do our best to accommodate speaker requests, or we may be able to send a staff representative.
If your address changes during the course of a civil action, you or your attorney must provide our office (the clerk of the court) with written notice of your new address. Please visit the "Forms" section on this website to access a copy of the "Notice of Current Address" template that you can use to notify the clerk: https://www.hidalgocounty.us/983/Forms
Texas State Disbursement UnitP.O. Box 659791San Antonio, Texas 78265
The Texas Legislature recently amended the Property Code to provide a streamlined procedure for addressing discriminatory provisions in real property records. Although state law already declared restrictions and provisions in real property records that prohibit the use, sale or transfer of real property to a person based on race, color, religion, or national origin to be void and unenforceable, Senate Bill 30, which took effect on September 1, 2021, establishes a process for a property owner, or another person that the owner authorizes, to request a judicial review of specific property records to determine whether they contain prohibited discriminatory provisions.
The bill sets out the contents of the documents required to be submitted to the court as well as a suggested format for the court’s findings and order. Under certain circumstances, the court may issue its determination without conducting a hearing. No filing fees may be charged under the statute.
To view the language of the bill and the format for filing with the court as well as the format for the court’s findings and order, use the link: 87(R) SB 30 - Enrolled version (texas.gov)
Unfortunately, our office cannot assist you with the preparation of your documents. You or your attorney are responsible for preparing the documents you wish to file. Once your documents have been completed, you or your attorney may file them in person, electronically (e-file) or by mail. Our mailing address is PO Box 87, Edinburg, Texas 78540. Our physical location is 100 N. Closner, Edinburg, Texas.
Filing fees vary depending on the type of action. Please refer to our updated fee schedule:
You can call (956) 318-2200 to request case information. Please have your case number ready. If you do not have a case number, a case search can be conducted by one of our team members. You will, however, be charged a $5 search fee and we will require the full name and date-of-birth of the person associated to the case. You may also conduct your own case search by visiting our case public portal online at pa.co.hidalgo.tx.us.
Unfortunately, our office cannot assist you with the preparation of your documents. You are responsible for preparing the documents you wish to file. Once you have your documents, you may file them in person or by mail. Our mailing address PO Box 87, Edinburg, Texas 78539. Our physical location is 100 N. Closner, Edinburg, Texas. A protective order packet downloaded from the Office of the Attorney General Web Site:
TexFile manages the flow of information among filers, clerks, court personnel, and judges:
Filer Submits Documents: After selecting a certified electronic filing service provider (EFSP), filers log on to their providers website to file case-related documents online to any participating court in Texas.
EFSP Delivers Documents to the Court: EFSPs check submissions for completeness, calculate filing fees and court costs, and electronically deliver the submitted documents to participating courts.
Clerks Accept or Reject Submissions: Court clerks receive the electronically filed documents and associated fees for processing and acceptance, review the documents, accept or reject the filings, and provide an electronic timestamp notification to the filer for the accepted documents.
During this time, the 52 counties currently offering electronic filing through the Texas.gov e-filing system and any counties affected by the Supreme Court?s January 1, 2014 mandate will be transitioned to TexFile.
The system will be available to remaining counties following this phased approach.
Courts in counties with a population of:
500,000 or more ? January 1, 2014 200,000 to 499,999 ? July 1, 2014 100,000 to 199,999 ? January 1, 2015 50,000 to 99,999 ? July 1, 2015 20,000 to 49,999 ? January 1, 2016 20,000 ? July 1, 2016
A list of known Texas CMS vendors is located on the Judicial Committee for Information Technology website at http://www.courts.state.tx.us/jcit/casemngt.asp.
If your county uses a CMS vendor not on this list, please send an email to [email protected].
If your county uses Tyler Technologies? Odyssey CMS, integration with TexFile is already in place; however, configuration may be required. The OCA will be working with the TexFile team and all additional CMS vendors to facilitate a smooth transition.
Note: First-time users to TexFile may be prompted to download and install Microsoft® Silverlight.
The recommended settings for your workstation are as follows:
Web Browser Requirements: TexFile is supported by current versions of the Windows operating system using Internet Explorer 7 or above or Firefox. Connection Requirements: High-speed connection is recommended. Minimum Screen Resolution: For best results, a setting of 1024x768 is recommended.
If pro se parties request a copy of a court record, they would also use current paper methods ? request and pay for a paper copy of the document either by mail or by coming to the Records Center for a copy.
Yes, there are fees associated with filing documents electronically on the TexFile system: Standard court filing fees Contact your local court for information on filing fees Service provider fees Most EFSPs charge fees for e-filing and related services. These fees vary by EFSP and transaction.
You are eligible to register and vote if you are: A) a citizen of the United States, B)a resident of Hidalgo County, C) at least 17 years and 10 months of age and you must be 18 years of age by election day, D) not declared mentally incompetent by a court of law. E) not a convicted felon, if so convicted you have: 1) fully discharged your sentence, including any term of incarceration, parole, supervision, or completed a period of probation ordered by any court; or, 2) been pardoned or otherwise release from the resulting disability to vote.
Hidalgo County Elections Department 101 S. 10th Ave, Edinburg, TX
Texas Department of Public Safety Offices (DPS)Public LibrariesAdditionally, you may obtain an application by calling the Voter Registration Office at (956)318-2570
Please note that you may contact your county voter registrar’s office to obtain a replacement registration certificate. You may call (956)318-2570.
Yes, this is new legislation but other information can included in place of the TDL# (such as the last four digits of a social security number).
A volunteer deputy registrar may accept applications for voter registration from residents of Hidalgo County who are not already registered to vote. A volunteer deputy registrar may accept change forms from registered voters who wish to change information on their voter registration certificates. A volunteer deputy registrar may hand out applications for requesting replacements for missing voter registration certificates. A volunteer deputy registrar may assist persons in filling out forms. A volunteer deputy registrar may fill out the application of change form for anyone who requests assistance if the person cannot read or has a physical disability.
The phone numbers of the of parties are, Republicans: 956-803-0111 , Democrats: 956-250-4739. The candidates file with the party and therefore can provide their campaign headquarters' phone number. If those numbers do not work, dial (1411) for information as the Elections Office does not carry contact numbers for candidates.
Are you registered in another county? When did you move? Otherwise, you can fill out a VR card to register you for the next election. A provisional ballot can also be offered but will not be counted if you are not registered.
The voter certificate will take 2 weeks to 30 days or you can retrieve a certified copy of your records by coming to the office. We need something in writing requesting us to mail you a replacement card. If you come in, we can give you a letter certifying your voter registration for 15 cents per page. However, we can't guarantee that the custom officials will allow you to use the letter as a form of ID. Since 9/11/2001, it is no longer accepted as part of Homeland Security procedures.
The State Fire Marshal’s Office along with Hidalgo County Fire Marshal’s Office strongly recommends against the use of the devices. Individuals choosing to use sky lanterns or similar products are advised to consider the following: 1- Lighting and releasing these devices may be illegal in counties that have a burn ban in place. Doing so could constitute a Class C misdemeanor offense. 2- Where the county has a fire code in place, lighting and releasing these devices may put you in violation of that code and subject to penalties for unattended burning. 3- In the event that the device causes a fire, you could be held liable for any resulting damages, and could be subject to indictment for a criminal offense. Depending on circumstances, lighting and releasing this device which then causes a fire may meet elements of arson or related offenses.
No - it would be a violation of the Fireworks rules to sell these items at a fireworks retail site and may result in the local or State Fire Marshal seeking sanctions.
Background:Chapter 2154 of the Occupations Code states that all fireworks sold in Texas must be listed by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Sky lanterns, also known as kongming lanterns or wish lanterns, are not classified as fireworks by the U.S. DOT. The Fireworks Rules state that a retail site may only sell fireworks, fireworks promotional items and accessories and those items listed in the Occupations Code 2154.002(4).
References: Occupations Code 2154, 28 TAC 34.817(i)
If you can answer “Yes” to any of the following questions you will need to temporary food service permit. 1. Is the general public invited to the event? 2. Can a person other than a member of the organization and their family members or invited guest attend? 3. Have you advertised the event or sold tickets to the general public? 4. Are you serving open food, open container drinks (mixed drinks w/ ice, wine or keg beer) or food that requires refrigeration or to be held hot? If you have additional questions, contact us at (956) 383-0111.
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The telephone number is (956) 318-2155 and the fax number is (956) 381-4269.
The law library is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. It is closed on all National holidays.
Visit the Open Government webpage for instructions on how to submit a request for public information.
All requests to interview the Hidalgo County Judge must be directed to Public Affairs Director Carlos Sanchez at (956) 292-7026 or via email at [email protected]. The best and easiest way to set up interviews with other elected officials and department heads would also be to contact the Public Affairs Director. He can help you navigate through the many Hidalgo County departments to find the best person to answer your questions in a timely manner. The Public Affairs Director strives to provide local, national, and international media with accurate and timely information.
The Right to a Lawyer: When you are charged with a crime for which you can go to prison, you have the right to a lawyer. If you do not have the money for a lawyer the Court will refer you to a court appointed lawyer or to the Public Defender's Office.
The Right to Trial by Jury: If you are charged with a serious crime, you have a right to a trial by jury.
The Fixed Assets Division originally maintained a list of properties that have been purchased by the County. Recently, Buildings and Grounds worked on an expanded list of properties that have been purchased, donated, or awarded to the County. The Fixed Assets Division will be maintaining these records and will be adding information upon future property acquisitions.
Pablo (Paul) Villarreal Jr., PCCTax Assessor Collector P.O. Box 178Edinburg, TX 78540
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If eligible and enrolled, you will be able to receive inpatient hospital care in one of the contract hospitals. You also can go to the emergency room for a medical emergency. You will be able to receive all diagnostic testing associated with the hospital stay or emergency room care.
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