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May 14, 2024

Edinburg to host Joint Regional Hurricane Preparedness Press Conference alongside local jurisdictions

Edinburg, TX—With hurricane season quickly approaching, the City of Edinburg, in conjunction with Hidalgo County and the cities of McAllen, Mission, Pharr, and Weslaco, will host a Joint Regional Hurricane Preparedness Press Conference on Friday, May 31, at 10 a.m. at Edinburg City Hall.

May 09, 2024

Edinburg Excels in Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Audit:  Demonstrates Strong Financial Position

Edinburg, TX— The City of Edinburg has released its Fiscal Year 2022-2023 audit findings conducted by auditing firm Cascos & Associates. The audit results highlight the city's robust financial management and adherence to sound fiscal practices, reinforcing its commitment to transparency and accountability.

May 08, 2024

City of Edinburg HR Supervisor Receives Prestigious Industry Award

Edinburg, TX—The City of Edinburg is proud to announce that Lizette Gomez, Human Resources Assistant Director, was named “Professional of the Year” by the Texas Municipal Human Resources Association (TMHRA) due to her unwavering commitment to her position.

May 01, 2024

City of Edinburg to Enter Stage 2 Water Conservation
Edinburg, TX— Due to ongoing drought conditions, the City of Edinburg is entering Stage 2 Water Conservation efforts effective May 6, 2024. Several factors, including a lack of rainfall, Mexico’s scarce delivery of water under the terms of a 1944 treaty, and the combined water level at the Falcon and Amistad Dams, require that mandatory compliance begin next week.

Apr 27, 2024

Edinburg Library to Celebrate Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros
Edinburg, Texas — The Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library is excited to announce an open invitation to residents Edinburg and surrounding cities to participate in the celebration of "Día de los Niño's, Día de los Libro's" (Children's Day/Book Day) on Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This festive event will be held at the library located at 1906 South Closner Blvd.

Apr 24, 2024

Edinburg PD to Launch Dog Walker Watch Program

Edinburg, TX—The Edinburg Police Department is planning to launch the Dog Walker Watch Program officially on Friday, May 17. To celebrate this milestone, an event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Dog Park, located at Sgt. Jacob de La Garza North Park, 1059 Cullen Street.

Apr 17, 2024

Edinburg City Council Honors Late Fire Chief  Shawn M. Snider by Retiring Call Sign Eagle 1
Edinburg, TX— At its regular meeting on April 16, 2024, the Edinburg City Council unanimously passed a poignant resolution to retire the call sign Eagle 1 in memory of Fire Chief Shawn M. Snider. Dozens of local firefighters gathered in solidarity to express their support for the resolution, highlighting the profound impact Chief Snider had on the Edinburg community.

Apr 16, 2024

Fitch ratings affirms ‘AA-’ rating for  City of Edinburg’s Utility System

Edinburg, TX—Fitch Ratings has reaffirmed the rating on the revenue bonds for the City of Edinburg, maintaining a solid 'AA-' rating for the city's utility system revenue refunding bonds series 2015, 2017, and 2021, totaling $22.2 million.

Apr 11, 2024

Edinburg EDC to Host Law Enforcement Job Fair
Edinburg, TX - In a continued effort to provide Rio Grande Valley residents with new job opportunities, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), in collaboration with Workforce Solutions, will host a Law Enforcement Job Fair on Thursday, April 25, 2024. 

Apr 05, 2024

Edinburg City Council approves Facade and Lot Improvement Program recipients
Edinburg, TX—Big improvements are coming to Edinburg! At their recent meeting, the Edinburg City Council unanimously approved the selected recipients of the Facade and Lot Improvement Program (FLIP). The approval paves the way for 40 local businesses to embark on transformative improvements to their properties, enhancing the city's aesthetic appeal and economic vitality. The total cost of improvements for all 40 projects is $629,100, representing a significant investment in the growth and revitalization of Edinburg.

Apr 04, 2024

Edinburg City Council approves asphalt paving project at Ebony Hills Golf Course
Edinburg, TX - In the April 2, 2024, meeting, the Edinburg City Council unanimously approved an agreement with Renoworks Facility Solutions for the asphalt paving of the golf cart paths at Ebony Hill Golf Course. The agreement, valued at $263,522, will facilitate the repaving of all cart paths spanning holes 1 through 9, totaling 12,765 linear feet.

Apr 04, 2024

Edinburg City Attorney to step down
Edinburg, TX - The City of Edinburg announces the forthcoming departure of Omar Ochoa from his position as City Attorney after five years of dedicated service. Ochoa has been an integral part of the City of Edinburg, serving with distinction and commitment. He was appointed interim City Attorney on November 27, 2018, and subsequently assumed the role of permanent City Attorney on January 23, 2019. Following the successful completion of his initial term, Ochoa was reappointed on February 7, 2023.

Apr 03, 2024

City of Edinburg to unveil plans for new service center
Edinburg, TX - The end of an era, but the start of something new! The City of Edinburg will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the Edinburg Service Center on Friday, April 5, 2024, as construction on a modern facility begins

Apr 03, 2024

Apr 01, 2024

Edinburg named finalist in 2024 All-America City Award

Edinburg, TX- The City of Edinburg has been named one of the twenty finalists for the prestigious 2024 All-America City Award by the National Civic League. This recognition highlights Edinburg's dedication to strengthening democracy through local action and innovation.

Mar 28, 2024

Edinburg Police Department touts successful Spring Break DWI campaign

Edinburg, TX - Throughout March, the Edinburg PD launched impactful campaigns focusing on DWI enforcement, including Operation Safe Spring break and Make-A-Plan, in collaboration with TxDOT's Spring Break Impaired Driving Mobilization (IDM) wave. From March 4 to March 24, 2024, the Edinburg Police Department had a total of 46 DWI arrests, underscoring the seriousness of the issue.

Mar 26, 2024

10th Annual Little League Opening Ceremony Set in Edinburg
Edinburg, TX - Time to play ball! The Edinburg Parks and Recreation Department extends an invitation to the community to attend their 10th Annual Little League Opening Ceremony. Baseball and softball athletes in the age categories of 4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14 will officially be kicking off the Little League season. This year's event will take place at the UTRGV Baseball Stadium, located at 920 N. Sugar Rd., on Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.

Mar 07, 2024

Edinburg gearing up for 2024 State of the City Address

Edinburg, TX - Be part of an extraordinary evening as Mayor Ramiro Garza, Jr. delivers the 2024 State of the City Address on March 7th at the Region One Education Service Center, 1900 W. Schunior Rd., in Edinburg. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with a dinner, followed by the mayor's address starting at 7 p.m.

Jan 23, 2024

Edinburg Announces New Utility Rates to Support Infrastructure Improvements
Edinburg, TX - After careful consideration, the City of Edinburg has made the decision to implement a modest rate adjustment in utility rates, marking the first adjustment in over a decade. The new rates are set to go into effect on March 1, 2024.

Jan 08, 2024

City of Edinburg Observes MLK Day of Service

Edinburg, TX - Embark on a meaningful journey with the City of Edinburg, the City’s Cultural Arts’ Juneteenth Committee and Village in the Valley (VIVA) as they proudly announce this year’s MLK Day of Service, an engaging "Clean Up" initiative at Restlawn Cemetery and Rising Star Historic Black Church in Edinburg.

Jan 05, 2024

City of Edinburg Launches New Customer Service Initiative

Edinburg, TX - In the interest of providing quality customer service to residents seeking assistance from city departments, the City of Edinburg is launching a new, online-based customer service initiative that will be used to maintain positive interactions with the community. The survey will go live on the city’s website on Monday, January 8, 2024.

Jan 04, 2024

Edinburg EDC launches Facade and Lot Improvement Program

Edinburg, TX - The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is launching the Façade and Lot Improvement Program (FLIP), an initiative aimed at providing financial assistance to local small businesses that have faced significant challenges in recent years. The FLIP program addresses the aftermath of the pandemic, high inflation, and severe weather storms that have adversely affected the local economy, causing damage to signs, awnings, facades, parking lots, and more. The EEDC is committed to supporting the community's recovery by offering up to $10,000 in grants to qualifying small businesses for repairs and improvements. The program officially launches on January 8, 2024.

Jan 02, 2024

City of Edinburg joins Challenge RGV
Edinburg, TX - The City of Edinburg, UTHealth Houston School of Public Health in Brownsville, and the City of Brownsville are excited to bring The Challenge-RGV 2024, a healthy weight-loss and lifestyle change initiative to the Upper Valley! This year marks the 15th season of The Challenge-RGV, and the opportunities are expanding to Hidalgo County residents, thanks to a new collaboration with the City of Edinburg. A press conference will kick off The Challenge on Thursday, Jan. 4, at 10 a.m. at Edinburg City Hall, 415 W. University Drive.

Dec 28, 2023

Toss your Christmas tree and go green

Edinburg, TX - As the holiday season winds down, the City of Edinburg invites residents to join in the environmentally friendly tradition of recycling Christmas trees. The Tree Recycling Program encourages residents to transform their festive evergreens into valuable mulch at designated drop-off locations.

Dec 20, 2023

City of Edinburg, EEDC, and UTRGV collaborating  to facilitate Vaquero football

Edinburg, TX - The City of Edinburg, in collaboration with the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), is actively engaged in cooperative initiatives with The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) to facilitate UTRGV Vaquero football games at H-E-B Park. This dynamic collaboration aims to bring the spirited collegiate football experience closer to the community and further elevate the city's status as the proud home of UTRGV.

Dec 20, 2023

City of Edinburg, EEDC, and UTRGV collaborating  to facilitate Vaquero football

Edinburg, TX - The City of Edinburg, in collaboration with the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), is actively engaged in cooperative initiatives with The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) to facilitate UTRGV Vaquero football games at H-E-B Park. This dynamic collaboration aims to bring the spirited collegiate football experience closer to the community and further elevate the city's status as the proud home of UTRGV.

Dec 15, 2023

City of Edinburg Calls for ┬┤Hometown of Heroes'  Nominations Ahead of Half-Marathon

Edinburg, TX - Do you know someone who has made a lasting impact in Edinburg? The City of Edinburg is asking its residents to nominate an individual of “extraordinary public service or exemplary contribution” ahead of the ‘Hometown of Heroes’ Half-Marathon, set for March 3, 2024.

Dec 13, 2023

South Texas International Film Festival Accepting Submissions for 2024

Edinburg, TX- The 10th Annual South Texas International Film Festival (STXIFF), hosted by the City of Edinburg, is now accepting submissions for the upcoming STXIFF set for September 11-14, 2024. Over the course of these four days, attendees can enjoy a rich array of films, workshops, panel discussions, and opportunities to meet celebrities and film industry experts.   

Dec 12, 2023

Edinburg reaches bronze level in Step It Up! Success Roadmap

Edinburg, TX - Mayor Ramiro Garza Jr. announces the completion of the 2023 Move with the Mayor (R) (MWTM) Fall Challenge by reaching the bronze level in the Step It Up! Success Roadmap.

Dec 01, 2023

City of Edinburg Unveils New De Zavala City/School Park
Edinburg, TX - The City of Edinburg is excited to announce the opening of De Zavala Park, a new city/school green space, during a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.

Nov 27, 2023

City of Edinburg Begins Construction on New Water Tower
Edinburg, TX - The City of Edinburg has begun construction on a new 1-million gallon water
tower that will help to provide improved water service to residents.

Nov 17, 2023

City of Edinburg to Kick Off Holiday Season  with Multiple Family-Friendly Events

Edinburg, TX - It’s time to bring out your Santa hats! The City of Edinburg invites the community to join in on the holiday cheer this year at the annual Lighting of the Tree and the Night of Lights Parade.

Nov 09, 2023

Edinburg boil water notice lifted for West University area

Edinburg, Texas The City of Edinburg Utilities Department issued a boil water notice on Wednesday, Nov. 9, for the residents and businesses located within West University Dr. (SH 107), specifically the north side between Jackson Road and Mon Mack Road, in response to a recent water leak incident. After testing the water to ensure that the leak did not affect water quality, the City of Edinburg is pleased to announce that the boil water notice has now been rescinded.

Oct 31, 2023

Edinburg to Benefit from $675,612 in  Grant Funding for Intersection Improvements

Edinburg, Texas The City of Edinburg is thrilled to announce that it will receive $675,612 in funding from the recently approved $345 million allocation by the Texas Transportation Commission through the Texas Department of Transportation - 2023 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TASA)for pedestrian and bicycle projects across Texas. This funding will be directed towards the Freddy Gonzalez Drive and Closner Boulevard Intersection Improvements Project.

Oct 24, 2023

Edinburg named Most Affordable College Town by WalletHub

Edinburg, TX - The City of Edinburg, the proud home of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has clinched the prestigious title of "Most Affordable College Town" in the United States, according to WalletHub's "Best College Towns and Cities in America" study.

Oct 11, 2023

City of Edinburg celebrates unprecedented construction activity boom in 2023

Edinburg, TX - There was another remarkable surge in construction activity in September 2023 in the City of Edinburg, underscoring the city's growth and economic vitality. According to the latest building permit report, Edinburg has recorded a staggering $27.6 million in construction activity, marking a significant increase compared to $20.4 million during the same period last year. This surge encompasses both residential and commercial developments, showcasing the city's robust real estate sector.

Oct 03, 2023

City of Edinburg Takes First Place in Nationwide ┬┤Move With The Mayor' Initiative
Edinburg, TX - We asked, and you delivered - the City of Edinburg got active! With over 43,000 minutes of physical activity logged across the community, the city took home first place in the Medium Company category in the 2023 ‘Move With The Mayor’ campaign, an initiative that aims to promote positive habits and a healthy lifestyle.

Sep 27, 2023

Edinburg's SaludArte Celebration Promotes Arts, Wellness, and Belonging

EDINBURG – The City of Edinburg’s Library & Cultural Arts Divisions presents SaludArte a celebration of arts and wellness on Saturday, September 30, 9 a.m. -12 p.m. in the City Hall Courtyard, 415 W. University Dr. This family-friendly event is free and open to all.

Sep 26, 2023

Edinburg EDC continues significant growth in North Industrial Park with Nicho Produce's Expansion

Edinburg, TX – More progress is coming to the North Industrial Park. The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is proud to announce the exciting expansion of Nicho Produce, a local produce company. This development marks a significant milestone in Edinburg's economic growth, bringing numerous job opportunities and reinforcing the EEDC’s commitment to fostering a thriving business community. This expansion will not only contribute to the local economy but also create more opportunities for the community. Nicho Produce's growth will result in the creation of 91 jobs, with 79 being retained and an additional 12 created.

Sep 22, 2023

Edinburg EDC highlights significant growth with expansion of Ethan Yoo Construction & Development LLC

Edinburg, TX –The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is proud to announce a significant milestone in the economic growth of the City of Edinburg with the expansion of Ethan Yoo Construction & Development LLC. Under the visionary leadership of owner Ethan Yoo, the company has recently acquired a 2.4-acre tract of land in Edinburg's thriving North Industrial Park (Lot 7A) to establish a local back-office operation company.

Sep 20, 2023

City of Edinburg approves Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Budget

Edinburg, TX – On Tuesday, Sept 19, 2023, the City of Edinburg gave the green light to a multimillion-dollar budget that will pave the way for tax cuts and continuing capital projects. The Edinburg City Council officially adopted the Annual Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-2024.

Sep 19, 2023

City of Edinburg proudly announces Chief Jaime Ayala's  appointment to state TCOLE Advisory Committee

Edinburg, TX-  Edinburg Police Chief Jaime Ayala has been appointed to serve on the prestigious Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) Advisory Committee for Law Enforcement Agency Standards. Chief Ayala has been designated as the Assistant Presiding Officer of this vital committee, charged with addressing and enhancing minimum standards for law enforcement agencies in the State of Texas.

 

Sep 19, 2023

Edinburg EDC seeing remarkable growth in North Industrial Park

Edinburg, TX – The Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is proud to unveil major developments in the City of Edinburg's North Industrial Park, particularly within RGV CDL – Lot 7B and Lot 9, highlighting remarkable growth and job creation in the region.

Sep 14, 2023

City of Edinburg secures FEMA SAFER Grant  to enhance fire and emergency response capabilities

Edinburg, TX –The City of Edinburg is announcing its successful acquisition of the Fiscal Year 2022 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant, a crucial initiative offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This significant grant award, totaling $1,068,068.36, carries no local match requirement and is set to fortify the Edinburg Fire Department (EFD) in its mission to ensure the safety and well-being of the community. With these funds, Edinburg will be able to recruit and retain four additional firefighters, ensuring a robust staffing and deployment capability for the Edinburg Fire Department over a three-year period, from February 26, 2024, through February 25, 2027.

Sep 12, 2023

City of Edinburg To Open Jose Nieto and Consuelo Alfaro Robledo Center
Edinburg, TX - The City of Edinburg is set to unveil the new and improved Jose Nieto and Consuelo Alfaro Robledo Center, fondly known throughout the community as the El Tule Recreational Center, this Friday, September 15, 2023.

Sep 06, 2023

Edinburg City Council votes to reduce   proposed tax rate for fiscal year 2023-2024
Edinburg, TX - The Edinburg City Council announced its unanimous decision to lower the proposed tax rate for the City of Edinburg for the fiscal year beginning October 1, 2023, through September 30, 2024. The proposed rate has been reduced from 64 cents to 63 cents per $100 valuation, reflecting the Council's commitment to responsible fiscal management and addressing the needs of the community. This is the lowest proposed tax rate for Edinburg since 1991.

Aug 11, 2023

Edinburg to host Edinburg Municipal Park   turf enhancement ribbon cutting
Edinburg, TX -  Batter up! The City of Edinburg will be upgrading its Municipal Park field turf just in time for the sports season. This enhancement was made possible through a $338,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Block Grant Program and a $41,000 grant from the Park Land Dedication Fund.

Aug 10, 2023

Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Phase II of Alberta Road Reconstruction Project
Edinburg, TX - The City of Edinburg is proud to announce the upcoming groundbreaking ceremony for Phase II of the Alberta Road Reconstruction Project, marking yet another significant milestone in the city's commitment to enhancing its road infrastructure. As part of its ongoing efforts to prioritize regular road improvements and ensure safer and more efficient transportation for its residents, the City of Edinburg will host the groundbreaking on Friday, August 11, 2023, at Alfonso Ramirez Elementary. The school is conveniently located at 1700 W. Alberta Road, representing a central point within the project's scope.

Aug 08, 2023

City of Edinburg hosting 10th Annual UFO Festival
Edinburg, Texas – The City of Edinburg will be hosting the 10th Annual Edinburg UFO Festival and Conference on August 11 – 12, 2023. The free festival will be held on Friday, August 11, at the Edinburg City Hall Courtyard, while the Out of This World Conference will be held on Saturday, August 12, at the Region One Education Service Center.

Aug 07, 2023

City of Edinburg names new fire chief
Edinburg, Texas – The City of Edinburg has selected Omar Garza as its new Fire Chief. With a career spanning nearly three decades in fire service, Chief Garza brings a wealth of experience, dedication, and innovation to his new leadership role.

Jul 24, 2023

Edinburg PD launches program to safeguard businesses
 In an effort to strengthen relationships with local business owners and safeguard the community, the Edinburg Police Department is launching a new program called “Business Watch.” Inspired by the success of the renowned Neighborhood Watch, this innovative initiative will extend its protective reach to encompass all organizations with a vested interest in Edinburg's thriving business landscape. Read more about it here. 

Jul 18, 2023

Three Million Dollars Awarded to  Tropical Texas Behavioral Health & Edinburg Police Department  for Mental Health Crisis Response Unit
Tropical Texas Behavioral Health (TTBH) in partnership with the Edinburg Police Department (Edinburg PD), received a $3,000,000 award from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to create a Mental Health Crisis Response Unit (MH CRU). This team of law enforcement officers and behavioral health professionals will deploy in response to situations involving people with mental illness and those with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders.  This award represents a big win for the RGV and magnifies the effective partnership between Tropical Texas and the Edinburg PD, having faced tough competition and being one of only twelve recipients nationally.

Jul 12, 2023

$10 Million in funding allocated for South Texas International Airport in Edinburg
The South Texas International Airport in Edinburg is set to undergo a major transformation with the announcement of $10 million in state funding through the passage of the General Appropriations Act (HB 1). This substantial investment will be utilized for infrastructure improvements at the airport, marking an exciting venture for the City. Read more about it here. 

Jun 30, 2023

City of Edinburg collaborates with LiftFund for Interest Buy Down Program
The City of Edinburg is excited to announce its partnership with LiftFund and the launch of the Interest Buy Down Program (IBDP) in conjunction with the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC). This groundbreaking initiative aims to tackle two major hurdles faced by small business owners in Edinburg - the availability of capital and maintaining healthy cash flow. IBDP offers small business owners a remarkable opportunity to secure reduced interest rate loans at just 2.5%, thus fostering growth and prosperity within the local business community. Read more about it here. 

Jun 29, 2023

Edinburg Public Works Department Receives State Safety Award
Congratulations are in order for the City of Edinburg Public Works Department. The department was recognized by the Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association this week in Waco. On Wednesday, June 28, 2023, city staff attended the organization’s statewide conference and came back as the winners of the 2023 Exceptional Performance Award for Safety in recognition of their Real-Time Hydrological System (RTHS.)Read more about it here. 

Jun 14, 2023

La Sienna Apartments to Host Ribbon-Cutting in Edinburg
The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the highly anticipated La Sienna Apartments is set to take place in Edinburg on Thursday, June 15. In partnership with the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, the event will begin at 11 a.m. at 3800 La Sienna Parkway in Edinburg. Read more about it here.

Jun 02, 2023

Edinburg Fire Chief inducted into Texas Emergency Management Hall of Fame

An Edinburg hero is honored. Yesterday, at the Texas Division of Emergency Management State Conference held in Fort Worth, the late Edinburg Fire Chief Shawn Snider was posthumously inducted into the esteemed Texas Emergency Management Hall of Fame. Read more about it here.

Jun 02, 2023

Edinburg Public Works Department receives distinguished safety award
The City of Edinburg is proud to announce that the Public Works Department’s Real-Time Hydrological System (RTHS) has been selected for the 2023 Exceptional Performance Award for Safety by the Texas Chapter of the American Public Works Association. Read more about it here. 

May 18, 2023

Edinburg Emerges as a Prime Destination for National Chains
The City of Edinburg is experiencing an extraordinary surge in business activity as national chains recognize its tremendous potential for growth. Prominent brands such as 7 Brew, Scooter's Coffee, Pedro’s Tacos & Tequila Bar, Dunkin, Cinnaholic Gourmet Cinnamon Rolls, and Dave's Hot Chicken have recently applied for or secured building permits to establish their presence in Edinburg. That contributes to a remarkable total investment of $5.1 million in the three-time All-America City. Read more about it here.

May 18, 2023

City of Edinburg recognized for community engagement at UTRGV
The City of Edinburg is proud to announce its recognition by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) for its exceptional contributions as a community engagement partner. This prestigious recognition was presented to city leaders at the UTRGV Community Engagement and Student Success Building, on Thursday, May 18, at 10 a.m. Read more about it here. 

May 11, 2023

City of Edinburg appoints Deputy Fire Chief as Interim Fire Chief
Edinburg Fire Department Deputy Chief Ubaldo Perez has been appointed as the Interim Fire Chief following the untimely passing of Fire Chief Shawn M. Snider. Deputy Chief Perez, a dedicated veteran of the department, brings a wealth of experience and leadership to his new role.  Read more about it here.

May 11, 2023

Another Record-Breaking Month: Edinburg Reports $57 Million in New Construction Activity for April
The City of Edinburg proudly announces another historic milestone in its construction sector, as it reports an impressive $57 million in new construction activity for the month of April. This remarkable figure encompasses both residential and commercial projects, with $18 million dedicated to residential developments and an astonishing $39 million invested in commercial ventures. Read more about it here.

May 02, 2023

Edinburg Fire Chief passes away,  leaving a legacy of courage and service

It is with great sadness that the City of Edinburg announces the passing of Fire Chief Shawn Snider. Chief Snider, who served the City of Edinburg for more than three decades, passed away on May 1, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. Read more about it here. 

May 01, 2023

Edinburg PD unveils new look for patrol units
The Edinburg Police Department is proud to announce that its patrol units will have a brand new look starting today. The sleek and modern design features a clean white background with a solid black font that enhances the visibility and readability of the unit's identification. Read more about it here.

Apr 25, 2023

Edinburg Sees Dramatic Increase In Construction Activity
Business is booming in the City of Edinburg. City leaders are thrilled to report a 68% increase in construction activity in March 2023 versus March 2022 as the community continues to experience incredible growth. Read more about it here.

Apr 05, 2023

Flash Flood Safety
The City of Edinburg wants to remind Edinburg residents to be ready for any flooding that may occur in these upcoming days. We want to share 3 simple steps for flash flood safety. Read more about it here.

Mar 10, 2023

Edinburg Mayor highlights education, economic development, engagement and public safety in his first State of the City Address
City of Edinburg Mayor Ramiro Garza, Jr. delivered his first “State of the City” address to a packed crowd at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. Mayor Garza focused on his administration’s priorities surrounding economic development, infrastructure, public safety, and quality of life. Read more about it here. 

Feb 28, 2023

City of Edinburg leaders push legislative agenda during RGV Day at the Capitol
One region, one voice. That was the prevailing theme on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023 when the City of Edinburg joined a host of Rio Grande Valley cities for ‘RGV Day at the Capitol.’ It was the perfect opportunity to meet with lawmakers in Austin and make their voices heard.  Read more about it here.

Feb 24, 2023

Edinburg Mayor Ramiro Garza, Jr. to Host 2023 State of the  City Address
City of Edinburg Mayor Ramiro Garza, Jr. will deliver
the 2023 State of the City Address on March 9, 2023, at the Edinburg
Conference Center at Renaissance, located at 118 Paseo Del Prado,
Edinburg, TX. This is Mayor Garza’s first State of the City Address
since taking office. The event is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., with the
Mayor’s Address scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Read more about it here.

Feb 17, 2023

Texas Glo Awards $1 Million Flood Mitigation Grant to Edinburg
The City of Edinburg is pleased to announce that is has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Texas General Land Office (GLO) to help the City further recover from the 2018 South Texas floods. The grant will be used for drainage improvements in the northwest side of the City. Read more about it here.

Jan 19, 2023

Jarita 'Rita' Hernandez Received Recognition
Join us in congratulating Ms. Jarita 'Rita' Hernandez, Administrative Assistant with the city of Edinburg Department of Aviation, for the recognition she received as the Airport Business Magazine’s 2022 'Top 40 Under 40' Recipient!  Read more about it here. 

Nov 07, 2022

Edinburg Police Department Launches Community-Based Alert Software
The Edinburg Police Department has launched Socrata ‘Citizen Connect’ to allow city of Edinburg residents to stay informed and connected with police activity happening in their area.  Read more about it here. 

Sep 23, 2022

Businesses Continue To Expand In Edinburg: North Industrial Park Subdivision Development Sees New Growth
During this week’s city council meeting on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, Mayor and Council voted to approve a number of contracts that will soon expand the North Industrial Park Subdivision in Edinburg and create hundreds of new jobs in the area.  Read more about it here. 

Sep 02, 2022

Alberta Road Construction Project Update
The City of Edinburg adopted is happy to announce that as part of the Alberta Road Construction Project, the area between Jackson to McColl is now fully operational! This portion has been expanded to 4-lanes and includes drainage improvements, a sidewalk, and wheelchair ramp accessibility. Read more about it here. 

Aug 12, 2022

Council Passes Revised Unified Development Code
The City of Edinburg adopted its Unified Development Code on August 6, 2007, and its new Official Zoning Map on October 12, 2007. The first amendment to the UDC, providing minor corrections, was adopted on November 6, 2007.  Read more about it here.

Aug 05, 2022

City of Edinburg enters Water Conservation Stage 2
The City of Edinburg is now entering stage 2 of the water its conservation plan. Residents will be able to continue to use water inside their homes as usual; however, residents may not use water for non-essential purposes. This mandatory compliance is effective August 05, 2022.  Read more here.

Jul 29, 2022

South Texas International Airport Assists Dog is My CoPilot, Inc. Help Fuel Mission
The City of Edinburg is proud to once again be able to assist Dog is My CoPilot at South Texas International Airport at Edinburg. The wonderful airport staff assisted pilot Daniel Eric Wagner with the aviation services. Read more about it here.

Jun 30, 2022

Fight the Bite: Mosquito Prevention & Protection
The city of Edinburg and the Department of Solid Waste Management is conducting mosquito control efforts by establishing the presence, type, and quantity of adult mosquitos in an area through call tracking and land conduct surveys. This will aid in enacting the city's response plan. Read more about it here.

Jun 06, 2022

Edinburg Continues to See Significant Population Growth
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Edinburg’s population has grown to 102,483 residents as of July 2021. In just one year, Edinburg saw a 2.4 percent population increase and grew by 2,444 people, up from 100,039 residents per the July 2020 Census numbers. The data, released in late May 2022, shows that the city’s growth ranks the highest amongst fellow Rio Grande Valley cities.  Read more about it here.

May 17, 2022

City of Edinburg Announces Partnership with Army PaYS
The city of Edinburg is excited to announce its partnership with the Army Partnership for Youth Success (PaYS) Program, making it the first Rio Grande Valley municipality to sign on and participate in the distinctive program. Read more about it here.

May 06, 2022

NLC Selects Edinburg to Participate in One Nation/One Project, A National Arts and Wellness Initiative
The National League of Cities (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (IYEF) has competitively selected the City of Edinburg and eight additional sites to participate in a pilot peer learning cohort for its newly launched initiative, Improving Community Health and Resilience through the Arts. Read more about it here.

Apr 26, 2022

Hidalgo County has Launched the "Explore Hidalgo County Nature Trail" Initiative
Happy Earth Day! Hidalgo County has launched the “Explore Hidalgo County Nature Trail” initiative, highlighting the nine nature parks in our area. Read more about it here. 

Apr 21, 2022

Edinburg Police Department Recognizes and Awards Officer Joaquin Garcia
Earlier today, the Edinburg Police Department recognized and awarded Officer Joaquin Garcia with the Lifesaving Award for his actions on December 17, 2021. Read more about it here. 

Apr 20, 2022

Edinburg City Council Appoints Myra L. Ayala As City Manager
During the April  19th, 2022 regularly scheduled Edinburg City Council meeting, the Mayor and Council named Myra L. Ayala as Edinburg’s next City Manager. Ayala has been serving as the city’s Interim City Manager since March 1, 2022.  She was first hired by the city of Edinburg in August of 1998 and has served in multiple capacities including Senior Secretary, Records Supervisor, Director of Business Operations & Marketing for the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, and City Secretary. Read more about it here.

Mar 16, 2022

Edinburg Council Focuses on Public Trust, Accountability and Transparency During City Meeting
During the March 15th, 2022 regularly scheduled Edinburg City Council meeting, the Mayor and Council discussed and unanimously passed three ordinances listed on its agenda.  Read more about it here.

Mar 04, 2022

Public Health Task Forces Launches Community Website to Share Important Updates with Residents
The Public Health Task Force has launched a COVID-19 Community Resource Page as part of an initiative to share important public health information with the community amidst the ongoing pandemic. Read more about it here.

Feb 02, 2022

Edinburg's Economy Shows Impressive Economic Growth
Edinburg continues to rise above and beyond for its residents and business owners by excelling in residential, commercial, and economic growth in the city. The local economy has not only recovered its pre-pandemic employment levels, but according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is also among the leading Texas metropolitan areas for job growth with a 5.8% increase from December 2020 to December 2021. In 2021. Based on the latest figures released from the 2020 Census, it is no surprise Edinburg is ranked as the 12th fastest growing city in the nation with a population of 100,000 or more residents. Read more about it here.

Dec 16, 2021

Edinburg Police Department Surprises 32 Families with Christmas' Trees
We're happy to see the Edinburg Police Department teaming up with the Edinburg Housing Authority this holiday season!  The Edinburg Police Department surprised 32 families with a new, Christmas tree!  Read more about it here.

Nov 30, 2021

National Day of Giving – Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV receives $10,000 for Workforce Readiness Program
In honor of National Day of Giving, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV received a generous donation for its Workforce Readiness Program. Earlier today, Charter Communications, (the parent company for Spectrum) announced it would donate $10,000 and 40 new Chromebooks and tablets to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV. Read more about the schedules here.

Nov 17, 2021

Edinburg Cares Food Drive in Search of Volunteers
We want to thank everyone who donated for the Edinburg Cares Food Drive from students, parents, teachers, local businesses and residents. Your donation will help feed 850 families this holiday season! Around 500 families have been identified who will be receiving donations. The remaining food items will be going to local neighborhoods and our local food pantry. Read more about it here. 

Oct 21, 2021

Edinburg Library Receives the Texas Reads Grant
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) recently awarded funding to the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library under its Texas Reads Grant program. The program awarded, Storytelling & Story Reading 101 will provide a series of professional development workshops, for staff working with children and young adults by a professional storyteller. Attendees will learn and develop storytelling techniques using their voice, props, puppets, etc. The objective is to create and inspire future generations to love to read, thus creating a more literate community.  Read more about it here. 

Oct 08, 2021

South Texas Health System's New $100 Million, Five-Story Patient Tower
We're beaming with pride for South Texas Health System! Yesterday, they celebrated an exciting moment in STHS Edinburg history, the topping off of their new five-story patient tower. A special ceremony was held to mark the completion of the building's structure, as STHS Edinburg CEO directed the construction crew to place the final beam atop the structure. Read more about it here.

Sep 08, 2021

Edinburg Library to Host Immigration Q&A Forum
Are you ready to take the next step in becoming a US Citizen? If the answer is yes, then you do not want to miss our upcoming Immigration Q&A Forum, scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2021 in the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library’s Meeting Room. The Immigration Q&A Forum will take place at 6:00 pm. Registration is required to attend this very informative free event.  Read more about it here.

Aug 30, 2021

The City of Edinburg Welcomes Jaime Ayala as Next Chief of Police
The city of Edinburg names Arlington Assistant Police Chief Jaime Ayala as its pick for Chief of the Edinburg Police Department following a comprehensive selection process with the assistance of an executive recruiting firm, Strategic Government Resources. Read more about it here. 

Aug 26, 2021

Edinburg Launches 311 Call Center To Improve and Enhance Customer Service
The City of Edinburg is the fastest growing city in the Rio Grande Valley and to successfully meet the increasing needs of our booming population, the city is launching its new 311 app and dedicated 311 call center to streamline communication and resident access to city programs and services. Call center agents will be able to answer citizen’s questions about events, water bills, trash pickup, city initiatives, etc making it the city’s central telecommunications hub for residents. Read more about it here. 

Aug 18, 2021

City Council Approves Bond Program to Revitalize Downtown Edinburg
The Edinburg City Council approved the issuance of a $23M certificated of obligation bonds dedicated to several major downtown improvement and revitalization projects. Read more about it here.
Excitement builds in Edinburg for 4thAnnual Hometown of Heroes Half-Marathon

Edinburg, TX -  The City of Edinburg is thrilled to announce the much-anticipated 4th Annual Hometown of Heroes Half-Marathon, set to take place on Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 315 E. Mark S. Peña Dr.

Edinburg gearing up for 2024 State of the City Address

Edinburg, TX - Be part of an extraordinary evening as Mayor Ramiro Garza, Jr. delivers the 2024 State of the City Address on March 7th at the Region One Education Service Center, 1900 W. Schunior Rd., in Edinburg. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with a dinner, followed by the mayor's address starting at 7 p.m.

10th Annual Little League Opening Ceremony Set in Edinburg
Edinburg, TX - Time to play ball! The Edinburg Parks and Recreation Department extends an invitation to the community to attend their 10th Annual Little League Opening Ceremony. Baseball and softball athletes in the age categories of 4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14 will officially be kicking off the Little League season. This year's event will take place at the UTRGV Baseball Stadium, located at 920 N. Sugar Rd., on Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.