The office of Hidalgo County Emergency Management held its annual “Dare to Prepare” event at the San Carlos Community Center. With the purpose to educate the public on safety awareness and precautions for this upcoming hurricane season, various agencies were present to distribute pamphlets and outreach material.
This project is to benefit about 1,000 people living in this flood-prone area of Hidalgo County Precinct 4. More than 50 people, including residents from the six colonias that were directly impacted, gathered to hear about the drainage improvements to the area. “A year ago, all of this area was under water,” Palacios told the crowd. “We were using the sheriff deputies and many other agencies to move people from their homes with as much belongings as they had. It was a tough time for us. Our crews were out there doing whatever we could to force water from the low-lying areas into its appropriate outfall. … It was a crude reality of the need of drainage in all of our precinct.”
On behalf of Hidalgo County Precinct 4, you are cordially invited to attend the Groundbreaking Ceremony of Brewster Park. Come and join us as we celebrate the addition of a park that will include a pavilion with basketball courts; baseball and softball fields, including dugouts and bleachers; three playground systems; a concession stand; a veteran’s memorial; and a walking trail.
¡Una gran noticia para los residentes de la área de Linn-San Manuel!
En nombre del Condado de Hidalgo Precinto 4, se le invita cordialmente a asistir a la ceremonia del parque Brewster Park. Venga y acompáñenos para celebrar la adición de un parque que incluirá un pabellón con canchas de baloncesto; campos de béisbol y softbol, incluyendo tribunas; tres sistemas de juegos infantiles; un puesto de comida; memorial de veteranos; y un sendero para caminar.
San Carlos Community Center promotes a healthy lifestyle
The San Carlos Community Resource Center Zumba Members participated in the MORE Health @UTPA event. The public, health care professionals, educators, policy-makers and others interested in border health were invited and encouraged to attend.
Miembros de Zumba de el Centro de Recursos Comunitarios en San Carlos participaron en el evento Más Salud @UTPA . El publico, profesionales de la salud, educadores y aquellos interesados en la salud fronteriza fueron invitados a asistir.
3rd annual conference for preparation
MCALLEN TEXAS – Hidalgo County Health and Human Services Department, City of McAllen, Hidalgo County Emergency Management, and Texas Department of Management (TDEM) hosted this year’s South Texas Hurricane Conference at the McAllen Convention Center. This two day event focused on building resilient regional communities by providing educational tools for future use. With six session tracks available, attendees had a variety of options to choose from. Public health/hospitals, emergency response, law enforcement, educational institutions, faith based/non-profit and COOP Continuity of Operations were presented in a seminar schedule beforehand.
STHC began with opening ceremonies from the Honor Guard as the National Anthem was presented. Invocation was delivered by Mayor Darling from the City of McAllen. Hidalgo County Emergency Manager, Ricardo Saldaña and Chief Administrator Officer Eduardo Olivarez were speakers during the ceremony.
After the morning ceremony, the exhibit hall was open for viewing. Vendors from various organizations were available to distribute information and products. Hidalgo County Precinct 4 was on site as an exhibitor to present ongoing and future projects in the making. On display, the rendering of the San Carlos Community Resource Center was placed for the attending public to see. Safety Coordinator Jose A. Segovia, Parks Director Jaime Guerra and Director of Construction Reginio Salinas were present to answer any questions or doubts.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Edinburg join the community
Edinburg, Texas – Saturday March 28th marked the 16th Annual Kite Fun Fly Festival hosted by the Boys and Girls Clubs of Edinburg. The entire San Carlos community and visitors were invited to attend a day out in the sun with their family and friends. Kite flying, soccer, bean bag toss, face painting, folklorico dancing and jumping on an inflatable jumper were among the many activities available for children and adults.
Families were able to enjoy the outdoors while also stopping by informative booths such as: Texas Star Program, North Alamo Water, Molina Health Care and Rodeo Dental Care. The public was also invited to join the Edinburg Volunteer Fire Department and Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Mobile Unit where firefighters and deputies were on site to answer any questions they would have.