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Nov 24, 2021

Thanksgiving Garbage Collection Schedule
Edinburg City offices and the Regional Sanitary Landfill will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day and Thanksgiving Friday on Thursday, November 25, 2021 and Friday, November 26, 2021. Citizens are reminded that the Edinburg Water Plant has personnel available to respond to emergency utility calls. On nights, weekends, holidays, and/or "after hours," the Water Plant should be contacted at (956)388-8204. Read more about it 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. 

Nov 05, 2021

Nine Lives Thrift by PVAS and Edinburg Arts Foundation  Call for Artists

Calling all artists! Nine Lives Thrift by PVAS and Edinburg Arts Foundation are teaming up  for a Pup-up Art Show on November 13, 2021. They're currently looking for local art talent! If you are interested in participating, please contact Vivian Martin at vivleemartin@aol.com or at 956-330-8594. Read more about it here.

Oct 21, 2021

City of Edinburg Receives Two Awards
The City of Edinburg has received two awards! The first award is the 2021 Community Economic Development Award (CEDA.) The Texas Economic Development Council has recognized Edinburg with a 2021 CEDA for its resilience, recovery, and outstanding achievement in pandemic recovery efforts with a population between 100,001-250,000. 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 14, 2021

City SPARC Program Update: City Issuing Vouchers
We'd like to update everyone on the SPARC program. As of October 14, 2021 11:00 a.m., the City has ran out of SPARC cards, but are issuing $100 vouchers which can be redeemed at the date and time listed on the voucher.  Read more about it here.

Oct 11, 2021

Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center Now Open Sundays
This Fall, explore the wonders of nature at Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center (EWBC) any day of the week!  EWBC is now open Sunday afternoons, giving residents and visitors more access to this unique nature park.  Read more about it here.

Oct 11, 2021

Edinburg Calls for Entries for Annual Veterans Parade

The City of Edinburg invites the public to participate in the upcoming Veterans Day Parade! This annual event will take place on Saturday, November 6th at 10:00 a.m. along Closner Boulevard also known as the ‘Boulevard of Heroes.' 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 25, 2021

Fire Department Pinning Ceremony
We would like to congratulate The Edinburg Fire Department for everything they do! They  recently got together for a pinning ceremony to recognize several staff members. 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.

Aug 10, 2021

Edinburg Cultural Arts is Looking for Muralists
The Edinburg Cultural Arts is looking for muralists! Interested artists, please submit samples of your work via email to Arts@cityofedinburg.com.  Read more about it here.

Aug 06, 2021

City Presents New Skate Park for the Community
The City of Edinburg celebrated a new project for the community on Friday, August 6, 2021, a highly requested project by Edinburg residents. This is the construction of a modern skate park, an amenity which will promote a healthy and active lifestyle. Read more about it here. 

Jul 22, 2021

City of Edinburg To Celebrate Annual FridaFest This Saturday!
The City of Edinburg would like to invite the community to our 2021 FridaFest, a festival that celebrates renowned Mexican Artist, Frida Kahlo along with the spirit of perseverance and empowerment. This annual festival will take place at the Edinburg City Hall Courtyard on Saturday, July 24th, 2021 starting at 3 p.m. Read more about it here.

Jul 21, 2021

The City of Edinburg Launches SPARC 3.0!
The City of Edinburg and Edinburg Economic Development Corporation’s Stimulus Program Aimed at Recovery from COVID19 (S.P.A.R.C.) assists locally-owned businesses with economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. SPARC provides businesses and residents a financial means to invest back into their local Edinburg economy.  Read more about it here. 

Jul 20, 2021

Notice of Deadline to File an Application for Place on the Ballot
Filing period for The City of Edinburg 's November 2021 election has officially opened! This election has opened starting from Saturday, July 17, 2021. You have until Monday, August 16, 2021 to file your candidacy. Read more about it here.

Jul 14, 2021

South Texas Health System Children's Partners with Edinburg PD and Fire Department for Patriotic Parade
The Edinburg Police Department and Edinburg Fire Department partnered with South Texas Health System Children’s in order to show support during a Fourth of July parade. Thanks to everyone who participated, they were able to help put smiles on the children who attended. Read more about it here.

Jul 07, 2021

New Economic Development in Edinburg Results in Commitments of More Than 900 Jobs and Nearly $175 million in Capital Investment in First Year
Last summer, the City of Edinburg and the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) entered into a new partnership agreement to streamline economic development efforts in the city and generate better outcomes for local businesses and residents. Read more about it here.

Jun 30, 2021

Edinburg Independence Day Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule
Edinburg City offices and the Regional Sanitary Landfill will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 5, 2021. Read more about the schedules here. 

Jun 17, 2021

Edinburg Designated as a Pet-Friendly City; Receives First Better Cities for Pets' Certification in the Rio Grande Valley
The City of Edinburg is excited to share that it is now one of five Texas cities, the only city south of Houston, to be certified as a 'Better Cities for Pets‘ by the Mars Petcare ‘Better Cities for Pets’ program.  Read more about it here.