Tag: hidalgo county

Cost escalates for new county courthouse project

EDINBURG — The new county courthouse project is currently estimated to cost taxpayers about $180 million, or about 20% more than initially projected. When Hidalgo...

HCSO traffic stop for failing to signal results in federal meth case

When a motorist failed to signal a lane change Tuesday, the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office pulled the vehicle over and authorities discovered a little...

Delgado’s conviction affirmed by appellate court

A U.S. appellate court denied convicted former state District Judge Rodolfo Delgado’s claim that the government failed to provide sufficient evidence during his federal...

Eleven COVID-19 related deaths, 540 positive cases in Hidalgo County

Hidalgo County officials reported 11 COVID-19 related deaths and an additional 540 positive cases of the virus on Wednesday, raising the total number of...

New officials sworn into office in Hidalgo County

EDINBURG — A bevy of judges and Hidalgo County officials who came out on top in the Nov. 3 election were sworn into office...

Hidalgo County judge’s leadership tested during pandemic

When Richard F. Cortez took office as Hidalgo County judge in 2019, he had four goals in mind: win the public’s trust, be efficient...

Lives lost to COVID-19 to be displayed on billboards

Hidalgo County announced six additional COVID-19 related deaths and 411 new cases of the virus Monday. The deaths include two men and a woman over...

Boy’s rescue from well a multi-agency effort across two counties

After almost six hours lodged several feet below the ground in the shaft of a rural Starr County well, a 4-year-old boy was met...

Hidalgo Co. rent and mortgage assistance still available

EDINBURG — Hidalgo County has helped over 2,200 families affected by COVID-19 pay their rent or mortgage under three different assistance programs, and one...

Hidalgo County voters decide school board races

With 32 precincts remaining to be reported on Election Day, several school board races in Hidalgo County were decided Tuesday, according to unofficial results...