Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County Official page for Hidalgo County, TX. Visit www.hidalgocounty.us for more information.

Welcome to Hidalgo County’s official Facebook fan page! Here, you will find the most recent news, stories and trends related to Hidalgo County and our people. This site is maintained by the Hidalgo County Public Affairs Division. Disclaimer As with all our social media sites, we hope that you will treat this forum with the same respect as you would if you were talking to your elected officials. This is an open forum and we respect rights to free speech and your right to disagree with your government; however, we do ask that you follow some basic rules of decorum. We ask that you keep your comments clean, respectful and related to county government. We do not allow graphic or obscene, explicit, or comments that disparage any race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or ability. We do not allow any comments that are abusive, hateful or intended to defame anyone or any organization. We do not allow solicitations or advertisements. This includes promotion or endorsement of any financial, commercial, for-profit entity or elected official or candidate for office. We do not allow attempts to defame or defraud any of these groups either. We do not allow comments that suggest or encourage illegal activity. Failure to do abide by these guidelines may result in your comment or post being removed, and/or being banned using from this page. You participate at your own risk, taking personal responsibility for your comments, your username and any information provided. All comments posted (and deleted) are subject to disclosure under the Texas Open Records Act.

Mission: WELCOME TO HIDALGO COUNTY Here, we aim to provide you with updated news about happenings in Hidalgo County and up-to-date information to enhance your quality of life and participation in government. Hidalgo County government strives to be accessible and responsive to our citizens’ needs. We are committed to providing excellent public service through the values of leadership, open government, fairness, respect and teamwork. We hope this page will become a valuable resource for you. Welcome to Hidalgo County!

The decline certainly doesn’t mean the virus is disappearing. In fact, by most other metrics, it is still negatively aff...
08/16/2020
Officials warn of false sense of security as hospital numbers drop - The Monitor

The decline certainly doesn’t mean the virus is disappearing. In fact, by most other metrics, it is still negatively affecting the Valley community as much as it ever did.

“If you look to see the number of people coming back positive in the community, it’s still over 500 almost every day,” Dr. Ivan Melendez said, noting that Hidalgo County had a 15% positivity rate among those tested and 4% death rate among those infected.

COVID-19 hospitalizations have decreased overall in the Rio Grande Valley in the last few weeks and especially when it comes to general virus beds. But while there has also been a decline in hospitalizations among those in intensive care units, that change has been slight. What’s constant is the t...

Keep up with our latest updates, follow us on Instagram! 💜Instagram.com/HidalgoCountyTX💜
08/15/2020

Keep up with our latest updates, follow us on Instagram!
💜Instagram.com/HidalgoCountyTX💜

📣Aug.15-16 PRUEBAS DE COVID-19 en Mission / Alton🕘9 am  hasta que se agoten los suministrosREQUERIMIENTO:📲DEBE TENER tel...
08/15/2020

📣Aug.15-16 PRUEBAS DE COVID-19 en Mission / Alton
🕘9 am hasta que se agoten los suministros
REQUERIMIENTO:
📲DEBE TENER teléfono celular para acceso QR
❎NO Síntomas necesarios para probar
❎NO Registro previo requerido
Prueba de PCR con hisopo oral realizada
Mayores de 6 años

📣Aug. 15-16 COVID-19 TESTING in Mission/Alton🕘9 am until supplies run outNEW REQUIREMENT:📲MUST HAVE Cell Phone for QR Ac...
08/15/2020

📣Aug. 15-16 COVID-19 TESTING in Mission/Alton
🕘9 am until supplies run out
NEW REQUIREMENT:
📲MUST HAVE Cell Phone for QR Access
❎NO Symptoms needed to test
❎NO Pre-registration required
PCR Oral Swab Test Conducted
Testing for ages 6 and older

Our Community Service Agency working hard to help those most affected by Hurricane Hanna.
08/14/2020

Our Community Service Agency working hard to help those most affected by Hurricane Hanna.

This week the CSA Special Response Unit has been stationed in Monte Alto in effort to assist the surrounding households which were hardest impacted by Hurricane Hanna. Agency Case Managers are taking applications and qualifying applicants all while maintaining safe social distances. Those eligible applicants are receiving $300 worth of gift cards so they can begin the home repair process. #hidalgocounty #hurricanehanna #COVID19 #CSBG #hccsa #community #rgv #montealto #hargill #makingadifference

08/14/2020
Hidalgo County Community Service Agency

An update from our CSA Department.

Since Texas was declared a State of Disaster on March 13th, CSA has distributed over 5.9 million dollars in utility assistance, helping those financially impacted by COVID 💡

08/14/2020
CDC

#StaySafe #PhysicalDistance #PracticeGoodHygiene #MyMaskProtectsYouYourMaskProtectsMe😷

Some people are more likely than others to become severely ill from COVID-19, which means that they may require hospitalization, intensive care, or a ventilator to help them breathe. Some severely ill people may die. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2Y4qYeS.

Office of the Governor Greg Abbott  has requested a disaster designation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for eig...
08/14/2020
Governor Abbott Requests USDA Disaster Designation For Rio Grande Valley

Office of the Governor Greg Abbott has requested a disaster designation from the U.S. Department of Agriculture
for eight counties in the Rio Grande Valley directly impacted by #HurricaneHanna.

This will make federal assistance available to agricultural producers who have suffered losses in designated counties.

Governor Greg Abbott has sent a letter to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) requesting a disaster designation for eight counties in the Rio Grande Valley directly impacted by Hurricane Hanna. A USDA disaster designation would make federal assistance, such as emergency loans, availa....

City of McAllen - installing WiFi equipment in 16 McAllen neighborhoods which will provide free internet access to stude...
08/14/2020

City of McAllen - installing WiFi equipment in 16 McAllen neighborhoods which will provide free internet access to students for distance learning

City of McAllen Information Technology crews have begun installing WiFi equipment in 16 McAllen neighborhoods which will provide free internet access as the start of this year’s school session will be virtual for most students. Equipment will be mounted on existing light poles in neighborhoods that will create a broad range coverage so that students can access the internet throughout the school day.

New Deadline to Complete 2020 Census: Sept. 30th #UnitedWeCounty #UnidasContamos
08/14/2020

New Deadline to Complete 2020 Census: Sept. 30th #UnitedWeCounty #UnidasContamos

New Deadline to Complete 2020 Census: Sept. 30th

It's not too late! It's quick and easy. The 2020 Census questionnaire will take about 10 minutes to complete. It's safe, secure, and confidential. Your information and privacy are protected. Your response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities for schools, roads, and other public services. Results from the 2020 Census will be used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government.

https://my2020census.gov/login

Hidalgo County #pct1 #weslaco #donna #mercedes #alamo #lavilla #edcouch #elsa #progreso #progresolakes #montealto #hargill #census2020

Office of the Governor Greg Abbott  granted permission to fly the State of Texas and County of Hidalgo flags at half-sta...
08/14/2020

Office of the Governor Greg Abbott granted permission to fly the State of Texas and County of Hidalgo flags at half-staff in honor of the life and public service of Former State Rep. Sergio Muñoz Sr. who served as representative for Texas’ 36th district between 1993 and 1997.

08/14/2020
Caring for Someone Sick at Home

When someone at home has coronavirus, follow these steps to provide care while protecting yourself and others in your house and community.
Visit https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/ for more steps. #StaySafe #COVID19

Care for someone sick with COVID-19 at home using these steps. For more information, visit: dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus

La diversion no es únicamente para niños. Solo por que no pueda estar físicamente con amigos o familiares mientras pract...
08/14/2020

La diversion no es únicamente para niños. Solo por que no pueda estar físicamente con amigos o familiares mientras practica el distanciamiento social, quiere decir que no puedan divertirse con ellos. Supere el estrés y frustración de estar en casa y mejore su bienestar con juegos o aplicaciones en linea de multijugador.
El condado de Hidalgo se preocupa por usted.
Todos estamos juntos en esto. #mantengaseasalvo #Usemascarilla

Just because you can’t physically be with friends or extended family while social distancing, doesn’t mean that you can’...
08/14/2020

Just because you can’t physically be with friends or extended family while social distancing, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy time with them. Having fun isn’t only for kids. Tackle your stress and frustration of being indoors by boosting your overall well-being online with multi-player games. Hidalgo County Cares about you. We are all in this together. #staysafe #WearAMaskSaveALife

📢Aug. 15-16 PRUEBAS DE COVID-19 en Mission / Alton-GRATIS‼️⏰9 am hasta que se agoten los suministrosREQUERIMIENTO:📲 DEBE...
08/14/2020

📢Aug. 15-16 PRUEBAS DE COVID-19 en Mission / Alton-GRATIS‼️
⏰9 am hasta que se agoten los suministros
REQUERIMIENTO:
📲 DEBE TENER teléfono celular para acceso QR
N🚫Síntomas necesarios para probar
N🚫Registro previo requerido
Prueba de PCR con hisopo oral realizada
👩‍👩‍👦Mayores de 6 años

📢Aug. 15-16 COVID-19 TESTING in Mission/Alton-FREE‼️⏰9 am until supplies run outNEW REQUIREMENT:📲MUST HAVE Cell Phone fo...
08/14/2020

📢Aug. 15-16 COVID-19 TESTING in Mission/Alton-FREE‼️
⏰9 am until supplies run out
NEW REQUIREMENT:
📲MUST HAVE Cell Phone for QR Access
N🚫Symptoms needed to test
N🚫Pre-registration required
PCR Oral Swab Test Conducted
👩‍👩‍👦Testing for ages 6 and older

Thirty residents have died due to complications related to COVID-19 and 508 people tested positive for the virus bringin...
08/14/2020

Thirty residents have died due to complications related to COVID-19 and 508 people tested positive for the virus bringing the total number of positive cases to 21,275.

“Practice everyday preventive actions to help reduce your risk of getting sick and remind everyone in your home to do the same. These actions are especially important for older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions,” Judge Cortez said.

Full Press Release: https://www.hidalgocounty.us/DocumentCenter/View/40331/08132020---COVID-19-takes-the-lives-of-30-more-people-in-Hidalgo-County-and--another-508-test-positive-for-the-virus

📢FRI, ¡el 14 de agosto es el último día para hacerse la prueba aquí! 🆓 PRUEBA DE COVID-19 en Hidalgo⏰9 amREQUISITO:📲 DEB...
08/13/2020

📢FRI, ¡el 14 de agosto es el último día para hacerse la prueba aquí! 🆓 PRUEBA DE COVID-19 en Hidalgo
⏰9 am
REQUISITO:
📲 DEBE TENER teléfono celular para acceso QR
N🚫 Síntomas necesarios para probar
N🚫 Requiere registro previo
Prueba de PCR con hisopo oral realizada

📢FRI, Aug. 14 is the last day to get tested here!🆓 COVID-19 TESTING in Hidalgo⏰9 am until supplies run outNEW REQUIREMEN...
08/13/2020

📢FRI, Aug. 14 is the last day to get tested here!🆓 COVID-19 TESTING in Hidalgo
⏰9 am until supplies run out
NEW REQUIREMENT:
📲MUST HAVE Cell Phone for QR Access
N🚫 Symptoms needed to test
N🚫 Pre-registration required
PCR Oral Swab Test Conducted
Testing for ages 6 and older

📢RGV high school, vocational, and college students have a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship for their efforts to increa...
08/13/2020

📢RGV high school, vocational, and college students have a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship for their efforts to increase local participation in the 2020 Census❗️

Submit a Census confirmation at: www.rgvcensusscholarship.org

#2020Census #RGVCensusAmbassadorScholarship 🏫🧑‍🎓

Richard Cortez, Hidalgo County Judge joined forces with other valley leaders to voice the needs of funding to control th...
08/13/2020

Richard Cortez, Hidalgo County Judge joined forces with other valley leaders to voice the needs of funding to control the spread of COVID-19 - with Senator Cornyn

Yesterday I joined representatives from all four Valley counties, UTRGV School of Medicine leaders, as well as several hospitals, to meet with Senator Cornyn.

Together, we voiced the needs for more funding to help control the spread of COVID-19.

💜You Are Not Alone💜
08/12/2020

💜You Are Not Alone💜

Stop Family Violence

NO person should be a victim of family violence.

The following agencies provide help with safety planning to leave an abusive relationship.

-Mujeres Unidas 24 Hour Hotline: 1-800-580-4879

-National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

-Victims can apply for a protective order for free at the District Attorney's Office through their Victims Unit: 956-292-7616

-If a victim has a protective order they can request for their address to be kept safe with the Address Confidentiality Program through the Office of the Attorney General: 1-888-832-2322

#myHCSO

The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved several measures Tuesday to supplement staffing needs by the Hidalgo Cou...
08/12/2020

The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court approved several measures Tuesday to supplement staffing needs by the Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department in its fight against the COVID-19 virus. Eddie Olivarez, who heads the Health Department, expressed gratitude for the court’s action, but warned that this is likely to result in a short-term increase in the number of reported positive cases.

08/12/2020
Tres Pasos de Prevención para Personas de Mayor Edad

En este informe público compartimos algunos pasos simples que nos permitirá ayudar a prevenir que nuestros abuelitos o personas de la tercera edad se contagien de este virus COVID-19.
Lo invitamos a entrar al enlace.

Virtual Job Fair on Aug. 13 Register TODAY!  Limited spots available. Message RGV Operation Get Hired  if you have addit...
08/12/2020

Virtual Job Fair on Aug. 13 Register TODAY! Limited spots available. Message RGV Operation Get Hired if you have additional questions! Register online: bit.ly/rgv-vjf 💻📱

📢 Attention Job Seekers! This is the list of employers attending our RGV Virtual Job Fair #16 on Thursday, August 13, 2020 hosted via Zoom! Register TODAY! Limited spots available. Message us if you have additional questions!

➡️REGISTER : bit.ly/rgv-vjf

📞 CALL:
Mission: 956-519-4300
Edinburg: 956-380-0008
Weslaco: 956-969-6100
Starr County: 956-487-9100
Willacy County: 956-689-3412

🌐 LIVE CHAT:
WFSolutions.org

If additional employment assistance is needed, including those with disabilities, feel free to call your nearest Workforce Solutions office, our employment specialists will coordinate services with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) staff.

Although risk generally increases with age, ALL individuals should routinely take actions to reduce risk of infection an...
08/12/2020

Although risk generally increases with age, ALL individuals should routinely take actions to reduce risk of infection and avoid activities that increase community spread. #staysafe #WearAMaskSaveALife #handhygienematters

City of Edinburg residents:
08/12/2020

City of Edinburg residents:

Have you completed your damage assessment survey yet? These surveys are now in English and Spanish and also include instructional videos on how to complete them. Click the links below to begin your survey.

‼️ The last day to fill out your damage assessment survey is Friday, August 21, 2020 before 5pm.

Housing Damage Assessment:
➡️ https://arcg.is/1rb8Lz

Business Damage Assessment:
➡️ https://arcg.is/0iOLqb

Attention Mission CISD students and families:
08/12/2020

Attention Mission CISD students and families:

Reminder!
There will be a supplemental summer meals program available to any children 18 years and younger. There will be two days to pick up meals.

How to Wear a Non-Medical Fabric Mask Safely - please see a list of Do's and Dont's below to help protect yourself and t...
08/12/2020

How to Wear a Non-Medical Fabric Mask Safely - please see a list of Do's and Dont's below to help protect yourself and those around you from spreading COVID-19 #WHO #WearAMaskSaveALife 😷

As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, Hidalgo County Health officials report that twenty people have died today...
08/12/2020

As COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to rise, Hidalgo County Health officials report that twenty people have died today due to complications related to COVID-19 and 283 people tested positive for the virus. The total number of known positive cases is 20,431.

Crews from the Health Department will be back out tonight spraying for mosquitoes and throwing larvacides into standing ...
08/11/2020

Crews from the Health Department will be back out tonight spraying for mosquitoes and throwing larvacides into standing water. You can help stop mosquitoes from breeding in your home by dumping any standing water in your backyard. 🦟🦟🦟 #FightTheBite

El condado de Hidalgo se preocupa por su salud y seguridad. Siga las medidas de seguridad del trabajo cuando trabaje en ...
08/11/2020

El condado de Hidalgo se preocupa por su salud y seguridad. Siga las medidas de seguridad del trabajo cuando trabaje en una oficina con otras personas. Las máscaras y el distanciamiento físico son importantes. Aumente la limpieza y desinfección en áreas de alto uso, incluyendo interruptores de luz, tableros de mesa, teclados de computadora, centros de pago con tarjeta, puertas y manijas de puertas, etc. Todos estamos juntos en esto. #saludyseguridad #seguridadeneltrabajo

Address

100 N Closner Blvd
Edinburg, TX
78539

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Hidalgo County posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Hidalgo County:

Videos

Our Story


Other Government Organizations in Edinburg

Show All