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    New Courthouse Plagued With Serious Problems


    One of the biggest projects currently in the works for Hidalgo County is the proposed new 'Taj Mahal' - i.e. County Courthouse.

    Although I do agree with the need of a new Courthouse (in particular, a new Justice Center), I have many concerns about the current plans – the cost, the location and the lack of proper/competitive procurement practices.
    The proposed cost is $150 Million, though there are NO architectural designs to base a cost on – there is only a conceptual rendering by ERO architects – so nothing to actually determine a cost.

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