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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.

Sep 02, 2021

Edinburg Celebrates 'Library Card Sign-Up' Month With Book Giveaways, New Programs & Book Reading Activities
September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library joins the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries nationwide to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step on the path to academic achievement and lifelong learning. 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.
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