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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 i... 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... 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 956.242.4... 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, repa... 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.Di... 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 Dep... 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... 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 declar... 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.&n... 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 pr... 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.&nbs... 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... 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 cit... 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... 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 sinc... 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 ea... 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.Conti... 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 edi... 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 w... 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 ... 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 wi... 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, an... 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 technol... 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 -- p... 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 ... 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... 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 an... 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 en... 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... 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!... 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 ... 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... 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) ... 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... 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, Au... 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 Figueroa... 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 ... 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. ... 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 Americ... 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.... 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 c... 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 ... 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 ... 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 reso... 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