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  • FEMA Guidance for Finding Assistance after the Disaster

    Are you a Texas homeowner or renter whose home is damaged or uninhabitable because of recent severe storms and floods? Resources are available to help get you on the road to recovery. Do you have insurance? If you have a homeowner’s or flood insurance policy, contact your insurance company and file a claim first.If your home IS safe, sanitary, and secure:... READ MORE

  • SBA to Open Business Recovery Center in Weslaco to Help Businesses Impacted by Severe Storms and Flooding

    The U.S Small Business Administration today announced the opening of an SBA Business Recovery Center (BRC) in Weslaco to provide a wide range of services to businesses impacted by the severe storms and flooding that occurred beginning June 19. The center will open as indicated below.“Due to the severe property damage and economic losses these storms infli... READ MORE

  • Help Weslaco! Volunteer Time and Donate Resources

    The Weslaco Community needs your help in response to the Flood Event in June. The biggest need is for Volunteers; monetary contributions are also encouraged. To volunteer please call 956.242.4773 or visit the RGV Food Bank at 724 N. Cage Blvd. in Pharr. To make a monetary donation please go to http://www.foodbankrgv.com/flooding2018. For more in... READ MORE

  • Relief Activities - updated 07/09 at 10:45 a.m.

     Scroll down for list.Please monitor for updates:         WhoWhat When Where Contact Hotline Assistance-Clean upIndividual home muck out, repair various relief organizations 1-800-451-1954 Agency on Aging Assistance-Elderly Clean upSenior Citizen home muck out, repair ages 60 ... READ MORE

  • FEMA Individual Assistance Program Activated

    The FEMA Individual Assistance program now is activated:Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).   From the Office of Governor Abbott: President Donald Trump and the Federal Emerg... READ MORE

  • Possible Rains - as of 07/05/18

    Yesterday we monitored the weather all day for possible rain. The City did the following:1. Yesterday, July 4, 2018 at 2:15 p.m. instruction was given to our Public Works Department and Parks Department to deploy the three 12-inch pumps along the levees where Weslaco drains.2. We checked all ditches to insure we did not have any major debris in the dit... READ MORE

  • Debris Dumpsters locations updated as of July 5, 2018 at 4:35 p.m.

     Roll-off dumpsters are assigned to the following locations, where citizens may dispose of bulky debris: Behind City Hall300 Block of West Paisano500 Block of West 15th Street600 Block of Silva Avenue All debris must be put inside roll-off container. Bulky debris includes furniture, appliances, and construction materials. Republic Services... READ MORE

  • FEMA Assessment Ongoing

    City officials, FEMA and SBA continue to assess homes across Weslaco damaged by the flood. Please monitor this webpage or the media for updates should the President issue a federal disaster declaration. Applications then may be filed online, by phone, or in person at a designated intake facility; FEMA inspectors will schedule appointments for a home vis... READ MORE

  • Flood water not draining into manholes

    The City of Weslaco is not opening any manholes to drain flood waters.  This would be a violation of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality regulations subject to fines and penalties.  READ MORE

  • Pumps Update - 06/26 at 10:45 a.m.

    Pumps Update - 06/26 at 10:45 a.m.Pump operations have concluded but remain staged for potential future operations.Pump Update - 06/25 at 5:00p.mLas Brisas Del Oro Street 15FT (fifteen) from the previous marking on the roadway.Emerald and Opal 2''Sapphire South of Opal receded 2''Turquoise South of Opal 2''Pumps Update - 06/25 at 4:00 p.m.Las Brisas Del O... READ MORE

  • Sandbags by Self-Service

    In anticipation of forecasted rain, sand and bags are now available while supplies last at a self-service station:  Weslaco City HallSouthwest Corner of Front Parking Lot255 S. Kansas Ave. Please be prepared with own shovel. There will be a maximum of six sandbags issued per residence.   READ MORE

  • From the Mayor

    Governor Abbott called last night and assured me he will continue to do everything he can do to help get funding to rebuild and improve our drainage system. I told him we need immediate assistance de-watering in order to help our homeowners preserve their life investment; he assured me more pumps are on their way. I advised him that as we initiate our r... READ MORE

  • Mosquito Spraying

    Vector control started with larvicide treatments deployed in flooded areas last night and today. Adulticide treatments by mosquito-spraying start tomorrow; the mounted truck will circulate the city twice daily, early morning and late night—when the winds are the calmest and the mosquitoes most active—on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Protect yourself by du... READ MORE

  • Road Closures - Updated 06/26/2018 at 10:40 a.m.

    All roads now are open within Weslaco City limits.  Please drive with caution as there may be potholes.  READ MORE

  • Debris Dumpster Locations - updated 06/29/18 at 2:30 p.m.

    Roll-off dumpsters are being reassigned to the following locations, where citizens may dispose of bulky debris:Illinois and Agostadero - southeast corner Pike and San Joaquin - northeast corner1500 Block of South Westgate Drive300 Block of West Paisano500 Block of West 15th Street600 Block of Silva AvenueAll debris must be put inside roll-off container. ... READ MORE

  • Shelters - updated 07/09/18

     Today Red Cross caseworkers helped the last family in residence at the First Baptist Church shelter transition into safe, long-term living arrangements, most returning to their own homes since cleaned out after the flood.  This shelter no longer is accepting residents; should you need shelter, please contact the Red Cross directly at (956) 423-... READ MORE

  • Local Road Closures as of 06/21/18 at 8:45 a.m.

    The following is a list of local road closures, as of Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 8:45 a.m.:Border from Business to 6th 1300 North Texas Northbound Las Brisas Westgate and frontage east and west Texas from Sgt. Garcia to Plaza Border from Frontage to Paisano  READ MORE

  • Sandbag Distribution Resumes at 8:00 a.m.

    Sandbags will distributed from southside of City Hall, limited 6/residence, resuming today at 8:00 a.m.. Please form traffic line southbound on Illinois Avenue.###  READ MORE

  • Localized Flooding 06/20/2018 Update as of 12:15 p.m.

    Shelters are located at First Baptist Church and Sam Houston Elementary.Call 911 or City Hall 968-3181 to request a medical evacuation or report a gas leak.There are no sand bags at this time.Continue to monitor this page or social media for updates.   READ MORE

  • City Releases Spring 2018 Newsletter

    Weslaco published a newsletter, one-page in English, the other in Spanish, and distributed to households in partnership with the Mid Valley Town Crier.  Look for the insert in the April 25 edition or pick up a copy at City Hall, the Library, or the Business, Visitor and Event Center.  Topics this issue include the ongoing water meter replacement... READ MORE

  • Library Adds Wi-Fi Hotspot Program

    Approximately 10 years ago Marion Booth bequeathed to the Weslaco Public Library Board approximately $481,000. Since that time the Library Board has established the Marion Booth Endowment Program whose proceeds go to innovative and impactful services for library customers. The Endowment Program is intended for purposes that are not a part of the library’s... READ MORE

  • In it to Win It! Nominate Weslaco Parks for a Grant

    April 1st starts the Meet Me in the Park campaign. Please click on the link below to nominate and vote for our Weslaco. Please type in Weslaco, TX and submit to cast your vote. Vote every day this month! All votes are appreciated.https://www.meetmeatthepark.org/pages/index.php  READ MORE

  • Weslaco Warming Station Opens During Cold Weather

    Anyone seeking a warm place to spend these cold nights is welcome at First Baptist Church, located at 600 South Kansas Avenue, 7:00 p.m. - 7:00 a.m. Operated as a warming station in partnership with the City of Weslaco, bedding and a warm meal will be provided Tuesday, January 16, Wednesday, January 17, and Thursday, January 18,2018 for all individ... READ MORE

  • City Hall closed January 1

    City Hall will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of the holiday.  We wish you and your families a happy, healthy New Year!  READ MORE

  • City of Weslaco Police Department Toy Drive

    FM 100 KTEX & Sprint have teamed with the City of Weslaco Police Department to spread holiday cheer to children in the Weslaco area. We want to help those less fortunate this holiday season, and you can help. As you are shopping for your holiday gifts, add a new unwrapped toy to your list. Drop off your donation at any of the following locations,... READ MORE

  • City Launches New My Weslaco App

    City Offers Mobile Technology for Citizens to Submit Work Orders Soon it will be as easy to report an issue in Weslaco as just point and pic! On December 6, the City will launch a new technology application called MyWeslaco which will allow users to report an issue by taking a photograph from their mobile device. “We are really excited to imple... READ MORE

  • Weslaco Police Officers Equipped with Life-Saving Defibrillators

    Hospital Volunteers at Knapp Medical Center donate devices to shock patient’s heart back into rhythm.WESLACO - The Weslaco Police Department has become one of the first – if not the first -- police departments in the Valley to be equipped with life-saving defibrillators, which can be used to shock a person’s heart back into beating normally again aft... READ MORE

  • Update: Localized Flooding

     Rains have seemed to lessen in the area. Some localized flooding is still an issue within the City as crews monitor the water and drainage. Motorists and citizens, please stay out of flooded streets for the safety and people and property.   READ MORE

  • Caution: Localized Flooding

    Severe Weather Alert:  The City of Weslaco is experiencing severe rain fall with localized flooding issues.  All motorists please stay out of flooded streets as this may affect homes in those areas. City crews have been hard at work for several hours checking all drainage in the City.  Please report any flooding issues which may affect... READ MORE

  • Weslaco Receives Highest Recognition for its Annual Financial Report

    (Chicago, Illinois)--The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the City of Weslaco by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governm... READ MORE

  • New York Times Documents Service of Weslaco Fire during Hurricane Harvey

    "After Harvey Hit, a Texas Hospital Decided to Evacuate.  Here's How Patients Got Out." To read the full article, click through the link below.  But be sure to read through to the end, to make sure to see every picture and read every compliment of our own Hometown Heroes, Weslaco Fire Department: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/us/t... READ MORE

  • Labor Day Observance

    In observance of Labor Day, City Hall will be closed on Monday, September 4th, 2017.  Regular hours will resume Tuesday, September 5th at 8 am.  READ MORE

  • SOS: SAVE OUR SANDBAGS

    Citizens should store, save bags for future useWESLACO, TX (September 1, 2017) – With three more months remaining in hurricane season, and another storm already forming in the Atlantic, the City of Weslaco recommends storing then saving sandbags for potential future use. “The City of Weslaco distributed more than 17,000 sandbags last week in anticipation... READ MORE

  • Hurricane Relief

    The Weslaco Police Department, City of Weslaco, and the Weslaco Fire Department is asking for your assistance in helping out families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Let's help our neighbors in need! Drop off locations are from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at City Hall, Weslaco Police Department and Weslaco Fire Department. After hours, Weslaco Fire Department will c... READ MORE

  • Sandbag Locations Reduced

    Citizens who still need bags may fill their own until 5:00 p.m. todayWESLACO, TX (August 25, 2017) - The City of Weslaco is reducing the sites available with sand and bags to two locations. These self-service stations are expected to remain accessible until 5:00 p.m. today. Bags will be provided but shovels may not: Weslaco City Park300 N. Airport Driv... READ MORE

  • Landline Phone at City Hall Restored

    Landline phones have been restored at City Hall. Please contact the City of Weslaco at 956-968-3181 for non-emergency calls; use 9-1-1 for emergency calls.   READ MORE

  • Landline Phones are Down

    Landline phones are down across town. Please contact the City of Weslaco at 956-778-3274 for non-emergency calls.  Continue to use 9-1-1 for emergency calls.   READ MORE

  • Sandbags by Self-Service for Weslaco Residents

    Citizens who still need bags may fill their own FridayWESLACO, TX (August 24, 2017) - Due to the developing status of Hurricane Harvey, the City of Weslaco will make available sand and bags at four locations tomorrow, Friday, August 25 at 8:00 a.m. These will be self-service stations, where bags will be provided but shovels may not.   Wesl... READ MORE

  • Self-fill Sand Site Thursday until 7 p.m.

    In addition to sandbag distribution site at Mayor Pablo G. Pena City Park, a Self Fill Station is open Thursday until 7:00 p.m. Former City of Weslaco Recycling Center (Self Fill Station) 2900 S. Border Ave. Weslaco, TX 78596  Bags are provided but shovels are limited.  Must show proof of residency for the City of Weslaco, su... READ MORE

  • Sandbag Distribution Thursday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

    WESLACO, TX (August 24, 2017) - Due to the potential weather and the current status ofTropical Storm Harvey, the City of Weslaco will be handing out sandbags to thecitizens of Weslaco today, August 24, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the followinglocation: Weslaco City Park - 300 N. Airport - Weslaco, TX 78596 Must show proof of residency for th... READ MORE

  • Sandbag distribution Wednesday, 3:00-7:00 p.m.

    WESLACO, TX (August 23, 2017) -Due to the potential weather and the current status of Tropical DepressionHarvey, the City of Weslaco will be handing out sandbags to the citizens ofWeslaco today, August 23, 2017, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the following location: Former City of Weslaco Recycling Center 2900 S. Border Ave., Weslaco, TX 78596 Mu... READ MORE

  • Fighting Figueroas Day

    Weslaco, Texas – The Weslaco City Commission honored native sons Omar “Panterita” Figueroa, Jr. and Brandon “Heartbreaker” Figueroa with a proclamation July 25, 2017 declaring it “Fighting Figueroas Day” in celebration of their victories in the boxing ring Saturday, July 15, 2017 on national television from Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island, ... READ MORE

  • Weslaco Permits Online

    The City of Weslaco is proud to announce that we now have permits available online for public viewing.  Our Online Permit Portal is available at www.weslacopermits.com and can be used by building professionals to get additional features. If a General Contractor/Trade Professional has already registered with the City, they can now Create an ... READ MORE

  • Weslaco Hotel Occupancy Tax Application for Funding

    The City of Weslaco, through its Weslaco Hotel Occupancy Tax Advisory Committee (WHOTAC), is soliciting applications for funding for the 2017-2018 budget cycle of its Hotel Occupancy Tax Fund. The applications will be accepted until Thursday, August 3rd, at 4:00 p.m. in the Finance Department of the Weslaco City Hall. Please see application rega... READ MORE

  • Flags Ordered to Half-Staff in Honor of Hernandez

    Navy Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez of Weslaco was among those who perished while on duty last week in a tragic naval collision off the coast of Japan. Texas and the United States of America are proud of this young man who gave his life while serving our country. It is fitting that flags should be flown at half-staff in honor of the life and mili... READ MORE

  • Mayor’s Call for Moment of Silence

    Regular City Commission Meeting, June 20, 2017:Weslaco is heartbroken by the tragic loss of Navy Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, age just 26, who died on the USS Fitzgerald over the weekend. He was Panther Pride ROTC, Weslaco High class of 2009. Please join me in a moment of silence to honor him. Pray for the comfort of his family, especiall... READ MORE

  • Garbage Service Audit

    If you are a customer of North Alamo WSC or Military Highway WSC, please be aware that the City may need to pick up your trash container.  A recent audit by Republic Services shows that some customers are not being billed correctly for their trash services.  Republic Services provides trash service for residents of the City.  Based on the l... READ MORE

  • Street Closure - Border Ave.

    The Railroad Company will be making improvements to the railroad tracks located on N. Border Ave. from E. Business Hwy 83 to Panther Dr. Repairs commenced Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:30am, and as a result the road will remain closed until Friday, March 17, 2017 at about 5:00pm. The Post Office will be accessible from the north side and STC from Railroad ... READ MORE

  • Street Closure - Huisache St.

    The City of Weslaco Public Works Department will be conducting road improvements on Huisache St. from Border Ave. to Republic St. Repairs will commence on Monday, March 13, 2017; road is scheduled to be paved on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 8:00am (weather permitting) and will take an estimated nine (9) hours. As a result, the road will remain closed as of... READ MORE

  • Weslaco's Own Valley Nature Center Receives State Award

    The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality revealed the winners of the prestigious Texas Environmental Excellence Awards today, recognizing awardees for helping protect and preserve state’s resources. TCEQ commissioners and the Texas governor jointly selected the nine winners—based on recommendations from a Blue Ribbon Committee—in eight categories.&nb... READ MORE

  • Weslaco Gets Shout-Out in Popular State Magazine

    Texas Highways Magazine's February issue features a segment "On Valley Time," describing downtown gems Villa de Cortez, Jose's Cafecito, and Sarah's Storybook Garden.View Full Story Link READ MORE

  • Comprehensive Smoking Ordinance Approved

    The City of Weslaco has adopted a comprehensive smoking ordinance that will come into effect May 3rd, 2017. Weslaco is the 59th city in Texas to adopt such an ordinance. READ MORE

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Regular City Commission Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of every month at 5:30 p.m. in the Legislative Chambers at City Hall. Agendas are generally posted the Friday before the meeting and regular meetings can be live-streamed online. READ MORE

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The Mayor presented the 2018 State of the City on February 28, proudly highlighting the "Historic City Hall" as a metaphor for the community. READ MORE

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