Commissioners’ Court met in session on Monday, December 13, 2010
and considered an agenda that included the following
"font-family:">Appointment of Civil Service Commission Members
– Commissioners’ Court
needed to fill two vacant positions on the Civil Service
Commission. County Judge Ramon Garcia appointed Mrs. Aurora Zamora
of McAllen, Texas. Mrs. Zamora is the Director of Human Resources
at McAllen ISD, bringing years of human resources experience to the
Commission. Commissioner Precinct 3 Joe M. Flores appointed Dr.
Sonia M. Treviño of Mission, Texas. Dr. Treviño currently serves as
a member of the Mission ISD Board of Trustees.
"font-family:">Precinct 2 Tax Office Substation
– A presentation was made in regard to
the Tax Office substation that was closed at South Tower Community
Resource Center on November 30, 2010. Mr. Armando Barrera, Tax
Assessor-Collector explained that the decision to close the office
was influenced by budget cuts and low volume at this location.
Several members of the court expressed concerns that this closure
would pose an inconvenience to constituents in the Precinct 2 and
Precinct 1 areas. After discussion, Commissioners’ Court agreed to
allocate approximately $110,000 to the Tax Office budget to cover
personnel costs in order to reinstate the substation. A press
release announcing the re-opening will be issued once the
substation is scheduled to re-open.
"font-family:">Commissioners’ Court authorized the County Judge to
sign a letter expressing general support of the Regional Mobility
Authority’s transportation projects, and directing the RMA to
present a project development plan to Commissioners’ Court before
the County takes final action on signing a pledge agreement
guaranteeing the $10 vehicle registration fee to the
county business included an update on the Primary Care &
Substance Abuse Clinic; discussion and approval of payment of
eligible overtime hours worked by county employees during Hurricane
Alex (contingent on all issues being resolved by Thursday, December
16); approval of a “Certificate of Substantial Completion” for the
new Precinct 2 Complex; and approval of negotiated contract for the
design and construction of a new Constable office for Precinct
Court will be rebroadcast this evening at 10:00 pm on
"font-family:">Over-the-air, Channel 38 Digital Television (to
digital TV sets, equipped with a built-in tuner or a top set
Channel 10 through Timer Warner Cable.
Channel 60 (local channels package).
(Dish Network) Channel 7661 (local channels package).
information, and to view a copy of the agenda posted for this
meeting, visit the county website at