• Demographics

  • Population (taken from Census.gov)

    Year 1990 2000 2010 2014 (est.)
    City 21,877 26,935 35,770 37,601
    County     383,545 569,463 774,769 831,073
    State   17,045,000    20,851,820    25,145,561    27,469,114

  • Transportation

  • Air
    Weslaco is home to the Mid Valley Airport, a facility for private aircrafts that features on-call Customs and Border Protection inspections Monday – Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm  (Must provide a 2-hour notice).  The two closest commercial airports are McAllen International Airport, located approximately 20 miles to the west and Valley International Airport, located approximately 25 miles to the east in Harlingen.  Airlines serving the Rio Grande Valley include United Airlines, American Airlines, Allegiant Air, Aeromar, Southwest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines and Delta Airlines.

    Bus
    The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council provides public transportation through the Valley Metro bus system.  The routes travel primarily through Hidalgo and Cameron counties, with service hours that are typically Monday – Saturday, 6 am to 8 pm.  The Weslaco stop is located at South Texas College, 400 W. Border. For fare and route information, click here.

    Valley Transit is a full-service bus operation with intercity, airport shuttle, charter and package express service.  The main route runs from Mission to Harlingen and Brownsville and Harlingen with daily service.  Additional service points include Roma, South Padre Island, San Antonio and Houston.  The Weslaco stop is located at the Stripes Convenient Store, 1919 W. Business 83.  For fare and route information, click here.

    Automobile
    Driver’s licenses are issued and renewed at the Texas Department of Public Safety Driver and Motor Vehicle office located on 1015 and Sugarcane Dr. The phone number is 956-565-7200.  Vehicles are registered at the Auto License Department/Hidalgo County Tax Office, located at 1902 Joe Stephens Ave, #201.  The phone number is 956-973-7825.


  • Utilities

  • Water

    Supplier: Hidalgo County Water District #9
    Water Source: Rio Grande River
    Plant Capacity: 8.12 mgd, Avg. Daily Use: 4.744
    Peak Use: 6.688 mgd
    Basic Rate: $10.06 
    Cost/1,000 gallons over Basic Rate: $1.79
    Elevated Storage: 1.3 mgal;Ground Storage: 1.085 mgal


  • Electric Company

    AEP Texas  |  (877) 373-4858

     


    Magic Valley Elecric Coop. | (866) 225-5683

     

    Visithttps://www.saveonenergy.com/power-to-choose see a complete listing of all retail electric companies in the 78596 zip code. For questions on how to choose a Retail Electric Provider call 1-866-PWR-4-TEX. For questions about a particular REPs offer or pricing, contact REP directly.

     


  • Natural Gas Company

    Texas Gas Service Company
    1-800-700-2089
    Harlingen, TX 78553
    www.texasgasservice.com



  • Internet, Phone and Cable Providers

    Time Warner
    1514 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, Ste. 1
    Harlingen, TX 78550
    (956) 425-7880 
    www.timewarnercable.com/riograndevalley

    Verizon Wireless
    Residential Service  1-800-483-4400
    Business Service  1-800-483-5000

    VTX1 
    881 E. Hidalgo
    Raymondville, TX  78580
    (956) 642-1110
    1-800-446-2031
    http://www.vtx1.net


  • Recycling

    WHAT & WHERE TO RECYCLE IN WESLACO:


  • Valley Nature Center
    301 S. Border Ave. (closed Monday)
    Aluminum cans, used household batteries, plastic bottle caps, empty ink cartridges, plastic grocery sacks, plastic bottles

    Home Depot
    1500 W. Expressway 83 
    Large batteries, CFLs

    Weslaco Scrap Metal
    512 Midway Rd.
    Aluminum, tin, steel, iron, copper, brass, car batteries

    Office Depot
    1406 W. Expressway 83
    Ink cartridges, batteries from electronic devices, portable electronics

    Burton Auto Supply
    529 E. Bus. Hwy. 83
    Vehicle batteries

    South Texas College Mid Valley Campus
    Recycling Trailers
    400 W. Border
    Paper, plastic, glass, cardboard, cans

    Lower RGV Development Council
    Recycling Trailers
    305 W. Railroad (parking lot)
    Plastic, office paper, cardboard