New Hidalgo County Courthouse

justice2.jpgBack when I was a young boy, the Hidalgo County Courthouse was open for half a day on Saturdays. It was the perfect place for my grandmother, Porfiria Guerra, to sell her tamales. She sold them for 50 cents a dozen and they were the best in town. We would walk to the courthouse, sell tamales, and then ride the elevator up to the fifth floor, stand on a chair and look out the window as far as the eye could see. It was our biggest thrill.

Now several decades later, Hidalgo County has outgrown the courthouse due to additional courts and a population increase, which requires additional services.

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