Tag Archives: Hidalgo County

County Holds Online Vehicle Auction

Vehicle and Fleet Auction

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast Vehicle and Fleet Auction by AMT Auctions Nov. 21. Items will be on display behind the San Carlos Headstart on Nov. 20, from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Bidding starts on Nov. 11 at 10 a.m. and ends until the last item is sold. Buyers must register online at amtauctions.com. The webcast auction consists of vehicles and fleet. Items are sold “as…

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Hidalgo County to Hold Online Surplus Auction

Hidalgo County Webcast Surplus Auction items.

Hidalgo County will hold a Webcast Surplus Auction by AMT Auctions Oct. 30. The auction features items such as monitors, keyboards, office chairs, bookshelves, telephones, cameras and televisions. Items can be viewed at Palmer Pavilion today, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed from noon – 1 p.m.). Those with an interest in bidding must register at amtauctions.com. Bidding starts at 10 a.m. with the auction taking place…

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Hidalgo Grant Aids Veterans With Living Expenses

Broken Arrow aids veterans

The Hidalgo County Veterans Service office is now taking applications for the Broken Arrow Financial Assistance Grant. The Veterans General Assistance provides funds to organizations serving veterans and their families. It is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund of Veterans’ Assistance. “Guiding and offering help to the veterans in our community is our top priority,” states Hidalgo County Veterans Service Officer Felix Rodriguez. “Through this grant,…

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Hidalgo County Urges Reporting Disaster Scams

As residents work to rebuild their homes following Hurricane Hanna, the Office of Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez Jr. is urging the public to beware of disaster scams. After an emergency, residents may see an influx of door-to-door contractors in their neighborhood. While some may be reputable, others may not be and it is important to know where to report them. To report a scam, call your local law…

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India Association Provides 42,000 Meals

Hari Namboodiri and Shima Choudhary, president and secretary of the India Association of Rio Grande valley present a check to Food Bank CEO Stuart Haniff. Joining them are India Association board members Sreekanth Nangavaram and KV Kanneganti.

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley has received a donation of $8,400 from the India Association of the Rio Grande Valley. The India Association launched their “Stop Hunger” campaign in June and then extended it through July. Their goal is to provide as many meals possible to families in need amid the global pandemic. “India Association of RGV is always at the forefront of helping humanity. We are…

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Hidalgo Uses Hurricane Hanna Online Damage Report Tool

A new online form will make it easier for both county residents and businesses to report damage caused by Hurricane Hanna to county officials. The Hurricane Hanna Self-Reporting Damage Survey allows residents to fill out a form online and submit a request for assistance. It is a creation of the Texas Department of Emergency Management. The form assists the Office of Emergency Management and partner agencies as they assess and…

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City of McAllen Urges Businesses to Stay Open

In a July 21 release, the City of McAllen encourages business owners to review and abide by Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s orders regarding businesses in Texas. “Those orders do not require businesses to close nor are businesses or their customers required to adhere to particular hours, other than those contained in Governor Abbott’s orders,” reads the statement. The statement comes following Order 20-011 effective today, from Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez.…

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You Have the Power

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The word on the street is, “Why are we as businesses expected to monitor our customers? If customers lower their masks, we can be fined. How is that right?” Here at VBR, we agree the burden of customers’ facial covering practices should not be on business owners and their employees. Even with the new state orders by Governor Abbott requiring individuals to mask up in public, local county judges continue…

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Mandates Are Not Pro-Business

Pro-business. Pro-business autonomy. Pro-personal freedom. You cannot support one without the others. VBR is and always has been a pro-business advocate for our Rio Grande Valley businesses and families. Current mandated mask orders on businesses in both Hidalgo and Cameron counties are government overstep. These are dangerous precedents, and we cannot and will not support them. Hidalgo and Cameron county officials are stepping on the rights of business owners ……

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Hidalgo Website Offers Recovery Assistance

HidalgoCares.org

Hidalgo County’s Hidalgo Cares website HidalgoCares.org is live to respond, recover and rebuild in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new community-based website provides recovery assistance information to businesses and individuals. It includes a guide to local restaurants, as well as utility assistance and housing information. There is also the latest information on economic recovery, and available resources for food, health, safety and education. Other helpful resources for bolstering…

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