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Hurricane Preparedness Fairs Begin

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In an effort to prepare the community for hurricane season, emergency preparedness fairs are going on this week across Hidalgo County. The 10th annual Dare to Prepare fairs aim to assist residents in planning for weather-related emergencies. To better reach the public, some of the fairs are in the evening and at larger and more convenient locations. Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortez, who also serves as the county’s emergency…

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Emergency Supplies Tax Holiday This Weekend

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Certain emergency emergency preparation supplies are tax free this weekend in the state of Texas as part of the 2019 Emergency Preparation Supplies Sales Tax Holiday. There is no limit on the number of qualifying items you can purchase, and you do not need to issue an exemption certificate to claim the exemption. This year’s holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on  April 27, and ends at midnight on April 29. Qualifying…

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Hurricane Preparedness Tips For Business

A Texas task force convoy crosses a two-mile bridge after Hurricane Dolly made landfall at South Padre Island in 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)

For this blog about Hurricane Season preparedness, we thought it would make sense to get some business continuity tips from a real expert — a business owner who survived multiple disasters. Three Brothers Bakery, a 69-year-old business owned by Janice and Robert Jucker, suffered losses of around $1 million after Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston last August. In 2008, the destruction caused by Hurricane Ike forced the couple to close the…

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Hurricane Preparedness Fairs This Week

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Emergency preparedness fairs assisting residents in planning for weather-related emergencies are on the schedule this week in Edinburg. Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia, who also serves as the county’s Emergency Management Director, said Dare to Prepare serves to provide tools to residents that will help them better prepare for disasters. “With hurricane season underway, it is important for residents to be informed and prepared before disaster strikes,” said Garcia. “Preparation…

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Upcoming Hurricane Expo provides disaster education

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The Rio Grande Valley Hurricane Expo takes place April 28. The event is designed to educate Rio Grande Valley residents about both risks and dangers, as well as action to take before, during and after a hurricane. The event takes place in Building I of the South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus, Building I in Weslaco. From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., exhibits, presentations and information booths will all be offered.…

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