2019 - 2020 news

Extra Safe Features Being Added to Bike Tunnels in Pharr and San Juan

October 02, 2020 – New safety features have been put into the bike tunnels in Pharr and San Juan. 

Light poles and security cameras have been put into the four current tunnels for extra safety.

Dicker Road Expansion Project has Begun

September 18, 2020 – The Dicker Road expansion project in Hidalgo County has recently started construction.

Building a Culture of Health in the RGV

July 2020 – We have all been deluged with local, state, national and international statistics about COVID-19 in recent months. 

Hidalgo County to Host Tire Collection Event Set for June 6

June 3, 2020 – In preparation for Hurricane season, rural county residents can do their part to clean up neighborhoods, roads, and ditches by dumping old tires at free collections sites on Saturday, June 6, said Hidalgo County in a press release. 

Construction Updates for Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Hike & Bike Trail

May 25, 2020 – Phase two of Hidalgo County Precinct 2’s hike and bike trail is nearing completion.

As part of phase two of construction, Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Commissioner Eddie Cantu said they added two bridges.

Hidalgo County to Distribute $63M in Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds

May 21, 2020 – Hidalgo County municipalities looking for financial relief from expenses accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic will see some aid in the form of $63 million.

Road Reconstruction and Widening Project in Hidalgo and McAllen

April 13, 2020 – A press release from the Office of the Hidalgo County Judge said, beginning Monday April 13 through November 20, Dicker Road in the City of Hidalgo and the City of McAllen will be closed to through traffic between Jackson Road (FM 2061) and McColl Road (FM 3062).

Mayors, Hidalgo County Commissioners Court discuss CARES Act Money

2020 – The Hidalgo County Commissioners Court held an emergency meeting Thursday to discuss the allocation of federal COVID-19 funds.

Lane Expansion Project Set to Start Along Dicker Road in Hidalgo County

January 30, 2020 – Hidalgo County leaders broke ground Thursday to start upgrades along Dicker Road. Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Commissioner Eddie Cantu says the project starts at the intersection of Dicker and Jackson roads in Hidalgo and ends at 23rd Street in McAllen

‘Knocking Down Barriers’

December 16, 2019 – Despite an energetic individual, it’s hard for people like Viva Lopez to have fun at any park.

Local Man’s Health Journey Makes County Impact

October 8, 2019 – Over a year ago, Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Chief of Staff, Armando Garza, had a come to Jesus meeting with his doctor. 

STC Enables Hidalgo County Precinct 2 Employees to Return to College

August 14, 2019 – A new partnership between Hidalgo County Precinct 2 and South Texas College is enabling county employees to return to college and complete their degree. 

Hidalgo County Pct. 2 Making Improvements to Cesar Chavez Road

July 11, 2019 – Construction has begun on a heavily traveled road in Hidalgo County.

The project is about two miles long along Cesar Chavez with majority of it belonging to the county.

Ofrecen Curso de Preparacion Gratuita de ACT

June 5, 2019 – El Precincto 2 del Condado de Hidalgo esta patrocinando un curso grautito para los primeros 100 alumnos de preparatoria que esten a punto de tomar su examen ACT.

Hidalgo County Commissioner Announces Free ACT Prep Courses

May 31, 2019 – A local commissioner wants to make sure high school juniors and seniors get into college

Hidalgo County Pct. 2 Opens Sports Complex with Baseball Hitting Stations

May 2, 2019 – Just in time for the summer heat leaders in Hidalgo County are unveiling a new sports park.

The grand opening for the county’s indoor sports complex in Pharr was held on Wednesday May 1.

All Inclusive Park Coming to Hidalgo County

April 11, 2019 – Hidalgo County will soon have its first playground meant for everyone. 

The community joined forces to push for the new parks for people with special needs.


Construyen Ruta para Ciclistas Entre Pharr y San Juan

February 26, 2019 – La fase uno de la construccion de una nueva ruta con tuneles subterraneos esta por ser completado en el area de Pharr y San Juan, ubicada sobre la calle Veterans y PSJA Trail.

Hidalgo County Hike, Bike Trail Project Takes Shape

January 22, 2019 – The construction of a new hike and bike trail is coming along as planned. It will have tunnels running underneath