Hidalgo County, Texas

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Transparency Grade
Budget Y
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Meetings Y
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Elected Officials Y
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Administrative Officials Y
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Permits, zoning P
Audits Y
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Contracts Y
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Lobbying N
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Public records Y
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Local taxes Y
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Hidalgo County, Texas is one of 254 counties in Texas.

Website evaluation

Last rated on Jan. 10, 2012

The good

  • The names and contact information for all county commissioners are provided.[1]
  • County commissioner meeting agendas and minutes are published.[2][3]
  • Audit reports are published.[4]
  • The current budget is published.[5]
  • Information on contracts is provided.[6]
  • Tax information is provided.[7]
  • Names and contact information for administrative officials is provided.[8]
  • There is a procedure for requesting public records.[9]
  • Information on building permits is provided.[10]

The bad

  • There is no information on zoning.
  • There is no information on lobbying.

Public officials


Rep. Kino Flores was convicted failing to disclose campaign finances to the state. He faces a maximum fine of $68,000 or serving for up to two years in prison. Flore was known as "Mr. Ten Percent" for demanding that cut when approving local contracts.[11]

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