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Jul 01, 2020

Edinburg City Council approves  City of Edinburg COVID-19 Property Tax Relief Exemption
In an effort to assist Edinburg homeowners with financial relief during the coronavirus pandemic, the Edinburg City Council unanimously approved the City of Edinburg COVID-19 Property Tax Relief Exemption.  Read more about it here. 

Jun 29, 2020

Mayors Write Letter to Governor Abbott
Mayors from Edinburg, Mission, Pharr, and McAllen, gathered together to write a letter with the subject line ‘Local Jurisdiction,’ to Greg Abbott asking for their power back to implement rules for their cities. Read more about it here.

Jun 24, 2020

Emergency Rental Assistance
Our Community and Grants Management department was awarded around $500,000 in assistance to 150 Edinburg families with rental assistance. Read about our new Emergency Rental Assistance here.

Jun 23, 2020

Governor Abbott Urges Residents to Wear Masks
Governor Abbott is urging Texans to wear their masks, as the number of cases is rapidly growing.  Read more about it here.

Jun 23, 2020

New Water Billing Software: Sign up Again
The City of Edinburg is always committed to providing better options for our residents. This is why we have made the decisions to bring a  new software program for our utility billing.  Read more about it here.

Jun 19, 2020

Boys and Girls Club Edinburg Closed Until Further Notice
*IMPORTANT* Effective immediately, the Boys and Girls Club is closed while we sanitize the building and allow Hidalgo County to perform contact tracing. Read more about it here.

Jun 18, 2020

DHR Health Institutes Seeks Plasma Donors for COVID-19 Patients
DHR Health Institute for Research and Development created the Rio Grande Valley's first Convalescent Plasma Program to treat COVID-19. Many patients have recovered using this treatment but donors are highly needed.  Read more about it here. *Compensation available to those eligible.*

Jun 11, 2020

Parks & Rec 3-Phase System to Opening their Facilities
The Edinburg Parks and Recreation department is proud to announce that they will slowly start opening their doors to the public in a three-phase system.  Read about it here!

Jun 01, 2020

Edinburg City Hall Now Open (NEW HOURS)

The Edinburg City Hall is now open to the public! Note that new hours have been implemented. The new hours will now run from 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Some departments may require appointments, so please call ahead at (956) 388 8204.  Read more about it here. 

May 22, 2020

Shape Your Future, Grads ! #2020Census
Graduations may look a little different this year, but nevertheless you have

reached a major milestone! As you start walking forward, planning for your future and setting goals, it’s important to also take a minute to be counted in the 2020 Census. The Census 2020 will help shape the next 10 years for YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY!

May 18, 2020

Sekula Public Library Limited Services Available
Sekula Library is happy to open their doors for limited services and hours to the community. Although they will not be able to provide full-services as before, they will provide as much help as possible to those who may need it. Read more about it here.

May 16, 2020

Business Recovery Survey
The Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, City of Edinburg and Edinburg Economic Development Corporation have created a Business Recovery Task Force to help with the recovery efforts related to Coronavirus. The Task Force launched an initial survey on Friday, March 3, 2020, to assess the economic impacts of COVID-19 on local businesses. Read more about it here.

May 12, 2020

How does Census Affect Community Services in the RGV?
Learn how your participation affects community services that help families across the community from Head Start to SNAP or CHIP just by participating on the 2020 Census! Aprenda como puede ayudar a familias en su comunidad con servicios de Head Start, SNAP, CHIP y mas con solo participar en en Censo 2020!

May 08, 2020

Assist First Responders by Participating on the 2020 Census
The U.S. Census Bureau requests that all residents complete the 2020 Census to assist first responders in honor of National Nurses Week, the U.S. Census Bureau is asking for all households to respond to the 2020 Census to assist first responders. Completing the Census questionnaire is a way for households to be counted and say “Thank You.” Responses help communities assess the need for hospitals, fire stations, and other resources. Read more about it here.

May 07, 2020

The City's Call Center Here to Serve You
The City of Edinburg’s call center has been working to answer resident’s questions throughout this pandemic. Employees from the Library, Parks & Rec and other departments were temporarily placed in the call center to keep our community informed and allowing our services to continue. One of the busiest days 1,300 calls were answered and we couldn’t have done that with our team. 

May 01, 2020

2020 Census: Count your Children
May 2 is National Baby Day where we come together to celebrate the little ones in the U.S. It is also important to remember to count them as part of the 2020 Census. Read more about counting children in this year's Census!

Apr 14, 2020

Respond to the 2020 Census by Phone!
Covid-19 has definitely shaken our community as a whole, this is why it is important for everyone to take the time to respond to the 2020 Census. With the completion of the 2020 Census, our community is able to provide many financial relief to those who need the assistance greatly. Read more on how you can help!

Apr 09, 2020

Don't Mix Cleaning Products!
With the epidemic and lack of supplies in local supermarkets, a lot of people are searching DIY chemical mixtures on the internet. There are a variety of cleaning products which are to be used for cleaning, but when certain products are mixed, they can not only become hazardous but deadly. These mixtures can potentially fire hazard. Please read more about it here.

Apr 07, 2020

Respond to the 2020 Census Today! No Risks! At the Comfort of Your Home!
Now more than ever, it’s important for you to respond to the #2020Census and help shape the future of your community.  Respond today at 2020CENSUS.GOV, by phone, or by mail. Read more about it here.

Apr 06, 2020

Texas Workforce Commission is Here to Help
If you were currently laid off due to COVID-19 the first thing you want to do is file for unemployment through Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). You can call our local TWC office at (956) 984-7280.  Read more about it here.

Mar 25, 2020

Online Services Available!

Due to Coronavirus present in the Hidalgo County, a  variety of resources will be limited due to the situation, but the City of Edinburg is doing everything in its power in order to better assist citizens. This is why the City of Edinburg presents a variety of ways to do a lot of things online. Read more about how you can have immediate access  to a lot of resources through the internet!

Mar 18, 2020

Census: You Can Still Do it Online!
If you’re currently staying home, it is the perfect time to take a few minutes to respond to the 2020 Census. It has never been easier to respond on your own, whether online, over the phone or by mail—all without having to meet a census taker, or the need to leave the comfort of your home, especially at cautious times as these with COVID-19. 

Mar 12, 2020

The Census is underway!
The Census is underway! Today is the official start of the easy ways (internet and telephone) to self-respond to the 2020 Census.  Read more about it here!

Mar 11, 2020

Census 2020: Why it Matters

Census counting has been important count since 1790 which is mandated by the U.S. Constitution in Article 1, Section 2.“We need to get the count right. It is important to me that our community knows what is at stake but what to expect,” Richard Molina, Edinburg’s Mayor explained...