Official news and announcements from the Office of Arturo Guajardo, Jr.,Hidalgo County Clerk Arturo Guajardo, Jr. graduated from the University of Texas Pan-American in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and graduated with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration in December 2009.
His work experience includes one year of teaching with Donna ISD, seven years with the law firm of Calame, Linebarger, Graham and Pena, LLP and eight years as Chief Deputy County Clerk. Mr. Guajardo is also a certified mediator. Guajardo was elected Hidalgo County Clerk in 2006 and took office January 1, 2007. He entered his second term in January 2011 and is now in his third term which began in January 2015. As your County Clerk, he has worked hard to streamline and automate procedures that have increased the office’s efficiency and productivity. He is committed to making government more accessible to the public and is dedicated to saving taxpayer dollars as evident through his continuous efforts to use innovative, environmental and cost efficient methods. He has maintained his devout connection to the community by spearheading many give back campaigns that encourage helping communal members in need. During his first term in office, Mr. Guajardo partnered up with the University of Texas Pan-American by offering his office to graduate level research studies and establishing internship opportunities. Guajardo stays active with the County and District Clerk’s Association of Texas by serving on their legislative committee and as the Region 8 Director. He is also a member of several state and national organizations including the Property Record Industry Association (PRIA), the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (NACRC), the International Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (IACREOT), and the Governmental Collectors Association of Texas (GCAT).
Getting a flu vaccine this fall can reduce your risk of getting flu and help save scarce medical resources needed to care for people with COVID-19. It’s important for everyone to do their part to stay healthy this flu season. Prevent the spread of flu and other respiratory illnesses:
• Mask Up: Cover your nose and mouth with a mask when out in public.
• Lather Up: Wash hands frequently with soap and water.
• Sleeve Up: Roll up your sleeve to get a flu shot.
The more people vaccinated against flu, the more people will be protected from flu. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2GiEAwN.
County Clerk Arturo Guajardo, Jr. checking on progress of drive through being added to the Vitals & Official Records building. Stay tuned for updates.
County Clerk, Arturo Guajardo,Jr., is given an update on construction of county clerk offices in new courthouse. Completion is slated towards the end of
County Clerk, Arturo Guajardo, Jr., has just made protecting your property much easier.
COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected. Masks can help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. Masks, when worn over the nose and mouth, can help reduce the spray of respiratory droplets when the person wearing them coughs, sneezes, talks, or shouts. https://bit.ly/3ee8iP4.
You can help slow the spread of COVID-19. Wear a cloth face covering and practice physical distancing (staying 6 feet away from others who don’t live in your household). Make sure to wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available. Each habit adds a layer of protection. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3ee8iP4.
📢IMPORTANT UPDATE📢 Please be aware that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is not accept applications for assistance in Hidalgo County. FEMA personnel are in the county assessing the damage but have not started the application process. If and when residents are able to apply for FEMA assistance, we will notify the public. Thank you.🦺
Cloth face coverings are most likely to slow the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used in public settings. Wear a cloth face covering when you are around people not living in your household, especially when social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart) is difficult to maintain. Learn more about the importance of wearing a cloth face covering in public settings: https://bit.ly/3ee8iP4.
The County Clerk’s Office will be closed Monday, July 27 as the county deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna.
For the protection of the public and our staff, the drive thru at our recording facility will be shut down today at 5:00 PM. Starting Monday ALL documents will need to be mailed in for recording. Documents will be recorded and returned by mail promptly. E-recording is available for those that qualify, See Local Gov’t Code Chapter 195.
We are all in this together. Let’s stay safe. For info call (956) 292-7676
Change in Procedures - Beginning Monday, July 27, 2020
Arturo Guajardo, Jr. Hidalgo County Clerk - staff managed
The Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office will be closed on July 03, 2020 in observance of the 4th of July. During this holiday we ask that everyone avoid large gatherings, wear masks while away from home and practice social distancing.
Texas Department of State Health Services
Coronavirus is still spreading in Texas. We can work together to keep each other safe. One of the things we should all do? Wear a face covering in public.
Help keep yourself, your loved ones and Texas safe:
🛑 Take recommended steps to stop COVID-19.
📢 Share this post with family and friends.
For recommended steps, go to dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus
If you are sick with COVID-19 and your pet becomes sick, do not take your pet to the veterinary clinic yourself. Call your veterinarian and let them know you have been sick with COVID-19. Your veterinarian can evaluate your pet and determine the next steps for your pet’s treatment and care. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2QPkZ9R.
Parents: Important steps to keep babies and young children safe:
• Do not use cloth face coverings for children under the age of 2.
• Do not put plastic face shields on infants.
• Do not use cloth face coverings for anyone who may be unable to remove the face covering themselves.
• Practice social distancing, wear face coverings, and wash your hands frequently.
• Practice safe sleep, even if you are stressed and tired!
For more information on safe sleep, visit https://bit.ly/2YkpIF3.
The Hidalgo County Clerk staff would like to thank Mr. Guajardo for the delicious lunch he provided us today from Uncle Chops Smokehouse Burgers.
Much is unknown about how the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads. We believe it spreads mostly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when someone who is sick coughs or sneezes. You can help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses like COVID-19 by following simple daily precautions. Learn how to protect yourself from COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3bGvO6p.
It’s up to you what type of mask you wear when you come to the County Clerk’s Office as long as it covers your nose and mouth. Masks are required on all county property as per County Policy. Our office has remained opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis, with modifications to our services to keep each other safe. Let’s continue working together keeping everyone safe.
COVID-19 is still impacting our community. Protect yourself and others! Continue to practice good hygiene and maintain social distancing. #washyourhands #stayhome
While shopping for groceries and other household essentials during COVID-19:
✔️ Order items online or over the phone if possible. Get them delivered or pick up curbside.
✔️ Ask for deliveries to be left on your doorstep to avoid person-to-person contact.
✔️ After getting food/items, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
A day to Remember and Honor
🔵OPEN TEXAS - May 18🔵
Business & activities can resume:
25% occupancy limit!
🚫STILL CLOSED: bars, massage establishments, tattoo & piercing studios, sexually oriented businesses, bowling alleys, video arcades, amusement parks, water parks, or splash pads
From the office of Arturo Guajardo, Jr. Hidalgo County Clerk, we want to wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all the incredible mothers that continue to be the pillars of strength that carry us during the most difficult of times. Additionally, we want to thank and show our appreciation to all the friends and family members who have taken on the role of a mother to someone who has lost theirs. May each and every one of you enjoy a blessed day with your loved ones and continue to stay safe during these trying times.
Curbside Service! We continue to find ways to best serve our public while keeping everyone safe. For those needing to file a property record, assumed name certificate, release of lien, etc.... or need a marriage license or a birth certificate, you just drive up and one of our clerks will greet you outside & provide you a form to place your request. You will be asked to proceed to the parking lot. Once your documents are ready, you will be called to your cell to drive back up. For more information call 956-292-7676. (317 N Closner, Edinburg). A special thank you to all of our amazing staff for stepping up to all the changes.
The CDC recently expanded its list of COVID-19 symptoms. People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:
🔹Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
🔹Repeated shaking with chills
🔹New loss of taste or smell
Children have similar symptoms to adults and generally have mild illness. This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
🔵Open Texas Phase I begins May 1🔵
🏢Some businesses can reopen
😷Face covers not required, but encouraged
👥Gatherings of 10+ prohibited
🚫Some businesses still closed
Stop spread of COVID-19:
🧼Use good hygiene
Stay home! 🏠 Stop the Spread! 💙 Save Lives! 👨👩👧👦
WE ARE ESSENTIAL and continue to provide all of our services. However, for your safety as well as the safety of our staff, CALL FIRST, (956) 318-2100, so that we may provide you with instructions and keep you from having to stand in line. We are all in this together, so let's work together.
Do you think you may have COVID-19? If you think you’re sick, follow guidance about when to call your doctor:
• Monitor your symptoms
• Call ahead before visiting your doctor
• Avoid close contact with others when you’re out
Most people who get COVID-19 can take care of themselves at home. If you need to see a doctor, take precautions to protect yourself and others around you. See more: https://bit.ly/2wf7sS7
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