EDINBURG –Hidalgo County Tax Offices have made operational changes due to COVID-19. All county tax offices will rotate availability bi-weekly. Operating hours will be Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
EDINBURG – Edinburg police officers responded to a Stripes convenience store located at 802 West University Dr., Edinburg, in reference to an aggravated robbery on Friday, March 20, at approximately 9:47 p.m. The suspect is seen demanding money while wielding a kitchen knife at the store clerk. The suspect was seen fleeing in a dark-colored, four-door passenger vehicle.
On March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump declared the outbreak of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) in the United States to be a national emergency. Unfortunately, criminals and scammers are trying to take advantage of the crisis for their own profit. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas through its United States Attorney, Ryan Patrick, has made it a top priority to detect, investigate, and prosecute anyone who attempts to exploit the anxiety and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak to defraud other people.
McALLEN - On March 25, Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortez extended the measures of the emergency order to include a stay at home order for the entire county. The intent of the stay at home stipulation is to mitigate the spread of the novel COVID-19 by encouraging residents to continue to practice social distancing and limit gatherings.
Chronic illnesses must become higher legislative priority to help reduce “never-ending spiral of additional costs”
Developing new state laws and policies that address the long-term impact of chronic illnesses, especially those caused by unhealthy lifestyles, will help the Texas Legislature more effectively deal with the costs of health care in the state, says Susan Turley, President of DHR Health.