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
AEP Texas | (877) 373-4858
Magic Valley Elecric Coop. | (866) 225-5683
Visit www.powertochoose.org to 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
Harlingen, TX 78553
Verizon is the primary telephone service provider for Weslaco.
Residential Service 1-800-483-4400
Business Service 1-800-483-5000
Internet, Phone and Cable Providers
1514 S. 77 Sunshine Strip, Ste. 1
Harlingen, TX 78550
881 E. Hidalgo
Raymondville, TX 78580
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
1500 W. Expressway 83
Large batteries, CFLs
310 N. Westgate, 1004 N. Texas Blvd.
Used plastic grocery sacks
Weslaco Scrap Metal
512 Midway Rd.
Aluminum, tin, steel, iron, copper, brass, car batteries
1406 W. Expressway 83
Ink cartridges, batteries from electronic devices, portable electronics
1026 N. Texas Blvd.
Lower RGV Development Council
305 W. Railroad (parking lot)
Plastic, office paper, cardboard
Property Tax (December 2013)
(Rate/$100 of assessed value)
City of Weslaco:0.6867
South Texas ISD:0.0492
Drainage Dist. #1:0.0957
South Texas College: 0.15
Total Effective Tax Rate: 2.7113
City: 2 %
Corporate Income: 1%
Individual Income: none
State Corporate Franchise Tax: 1% (0.5% for retail or wholesale)
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, (http://www.mcallenairport.com/) located approximately 20 miles to the west and Valley International Airport, (http://www.flythevalley.com/) 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.
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. (http://www.lrgvdc.org/valleymetro/).
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. (www.greyhound.com)
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.