Tag Archives: Hidalgo County

San Juan Becomes Development Hotspot 

A new Taco Palenque is among the new restaurants and retail outlets opening in recent months in San Juan.

San Juan for years was on the periphery of the growth that came to define the McAllen-Pharr-Edinburg metro area. It was a stop of little notice when it came to business, heading east on Expressway 77/83. The feel began to change in the late aughts, around 2008, when H-E-B left Pharr to build and open one of its superstores in San Juan right along the expressway. It added a buzz…

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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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Free Tire Collection Event May 8

Hidalgo County residents are asked do their part to clean up neighborhoods, roads and ditches by dumping old tires at free collections sites May 8. The Road to Recycling event looks to reduce the number of unwanted tires found in yards, collecting water and creating ideal breeding grounds for disease-carrying mosquitoes. Illegally dumped tires impacting flood-prone areas and waterways in the Valley while also creating health risks. There are 31…

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Hidalgo County Holds Online Auction

Hidalgo County is currently holding a Webcast Auction of fleet vehicles, heavy equipment and general merchandise March 31. Bidders can view items in person at Sunrise Hill/Sunset Park on March 30 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed noon- 1 p.m.). Interested buyers must register with AMT Auctions at amtauctions.com. Bidding continues until the last item sells. Auctioned items sell “as is” with all sales final. Payments of cash or…

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Hike & Bike Trail Connects Communities

Cyclists ride toward one of four underground tunnels of the Precinct 2 trail. (Courtesy)

Hidalgo County Commissioner Eduardo Cantu had modest expectations when he set out to bring a hike-and-bike trail to Pharr and San Juan. It was early 2015 and Cantu was well aware of the health and fitness improvements made in Brownsville, McAllen and Harlingen as those cities have constructed and opened miles of outdoor trails. The same has occurred in Mission and San Benito as hike-and-bike trails have flourished across the…

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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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