Category Archives: Government

National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 15-21

The U.S. Department of Labor celebrates the 2021 National Apprenticeship Week Nov. 15-21. The weeklong celebration allows labor and business leaders, educational institutions, career seekers and other partners to demonstrate support for apprenticeships. These positions prepare a highly skilled, diverse workforce to meet the talent needs of employers and train Americans for good-paying jobs across multiple industries. “Registered apprenticeships provide a path to the middle class for workers, and this year’s National…

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Texas Game Warden Cadet Class Now Accepting Applications

Game warden (photo Texas Parks & Wildlife)

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is currently accepting applications for their 65th Texas Game Warden Cadet class. As fully commissioned peace officers, game wardens are responsible for the enforcement of Texas laws across the state. This includes water safety, natural resource protection and environmental management. Texas Game Wardens patrol the state’s natural waterways, oversee hunting and fishing regulation, and often support local landowners. More widely known are the skills…

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Hidalgo County Holds Jewelry Auction

Hidalgo County jewelry auction

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast Auction of court awarded jewelry at the Hidalgo County Administration Building Purchasing Department Sept. 16. Buyers must register with AMT Auctions at Bidding starts on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. and ends when the last item sells. Potential buyers may view items in person at the Purchasing Department Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed noon- 1 p.m.). The building address…

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Brownsville Attorney Receives State-wide Recognition

Victor Flores

Victor A. Flores is the recipient of the 2021 “Rising Advocate in Government Law Award” from the State Bar of Texas – Government Law Council. Flores is an attorney with the Brownsville City Attorney’s Office. The annual award recognizes one Texas governmental entity lawyer who has made outstanding contributions to the practice of government law practice and serving the public. Flores’s service includes legal counsel to several communities in South…

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Hidalgo County To Hold Online Auction

Hidalgo County online auction

Webcast AuctionHidalgo County will hold a  of general merchandise Aug. 31 at Vicksburg Property. The auction consists of SUV’s, trucks and office furniture. Buyers must register at Bidding starts on Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. and ends until the last item sells. In addition, the public may view items Aug. 30 at Vicksburg Property located at 12401 Vicksburg Drive in Edinburg. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with…

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Hidalgo County Holds General Merchandise Auction

Hidalgo Surplus Aug 2021

Hidalgo County will hold a webcast auction of general merchandise at two area locations Aug. 10. The webcast auction consists of general merchandise, such as computers, office furniture and bicycles. Items are available to view in person at Palmer Pavilion (301 E. Hackberry, McAllen) and Robert’s Warehouse (317 North Closner, Edinburg). Viewing hours at both locations on Aug. 9 are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a closure from noon…

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TABC Reminds Businesses of July 31 Deadline

TABC, liquor

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is reminding businesses to submit their applications for an original or new license to the agency before a month-long pause in accepting applications begins Aug. 1. The pause must happen for TABC to prepare new technology that will overhaul the way alcohol industry members conduct business with the agency. The pause begins Aug. 1 and will remain in place until Sept. 1. During that time: TABC…

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Texas Offers New Monarch Butterfly Plates

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is now offering the long-awaited Monarch Butterfly conservation license plate. Fees from the plates will raise money to help conserve monarch butterflies and other native Texas, non-game, at-risk species. “The monarch butterfly is a species that is beautiful and iconic in that it is one of nature’s great migration stories,” said John Davis, TPWD’s Wildlife Diversity Program director. “This species migrates through Texas from…

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TWC Ends COVID-19 Related Work Refusal Guidance

job refusal guidance, interview

Following the continued economic recovery in Texas and the announcement of Texas opting out of certain Federal Pandemic Unemployment benefits, the Texas Workforce Commission is ending job refusal guidance associated with the COVID-19 emergency orders. The guidance for individuals at high risk from COVID-19 were put in place a year ago. The decline in COVID cases in Texas, widespread availability of vaccines, and greater availability of services such as child…

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Hidalgo County Launches Vendor Enrollment Tool

Hidalgo County has launched ConsiderMe, an online vendor enrollment solution, offering an equal opportunity for all providers of goods and services to adequately fulfill the needs of county government. The new tool is a development by the county to help fulfill the need to secure qualified vendors and allows potential vendors consideration for Hidalgo County projects.  Local, state and national vendors can apply by using the online registration form. The…

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