News From Harlingen, Texas

The City of Harlingen in collaboration with Cameron County is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan.  We are seeking public input in identifying primary hazards to our community.  Your input is valuable to us.  Please click on the link below and participate in a short survey.

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Governor Seekng Permission to allow Snap Recipents to use thier Benefits at Take Out & Drive Thru Restaurants
03/25/2020

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott and theTexas Health and Human Services Commission sent a letter yesterday to the United States Department of Agriculture seeking permission to allow Texas Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients to use their benefits at take out and drive-thru restaurants throughout the state as Texas continues to combat COVID-19. If approved,it would open up another food source for 3.2 million Texans.

 

"As we continue in our efforts to combat COVID-19, the state must do everything it can to make life more manageable for citizens and ensure that Texans can provide meals for their families," said Governor Abbott. "This waiver will go a long way in doing just that. I urge the federal government to quickly approve this waiver, giving Texans another food option during this public health emergency."

 

View the letter.


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