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EZ Testing Cancels Wed COVID-19 Testing in Harlingen
01/12/2022

Harlingen, Texas–EZ Testing, a private company providing COVID-19 tests at the Harlingen Sports Complex has canceled testing for Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022. 

 

The private company providing the tests and staff was scheduled to test all week providing both Rapid and PCR Nasal Tests.

 

No word yet on the rest of the week. 

 

Questions can be addressed byvisiting https://eztestingnow.com/.

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Harlingen Announces Monthly Food Distribution Schedule
01/11/2022

Harlingen, Texas–The City of Harlingen and the Food Bank RGV announce that three food distributions have been scheduled for 2022.  This is a continuation of a community effort that began in April 2020, when the Coronavirus Pandemic was at its highest levels and so many people needed help because they were out of a job.

 

That year, the City and Food Bank distributed 501,282 pounds of food benefiting 40,115 people. In 2021, 1,117,628 pounds of food were distributed to 88,196 people.

 

The food bank provides the food and City employees distribute it at the Harlingen Soccer Complex.  There are no requirements other than people not getting off their means of transportation and only two families per vehicle.

 

The distribution schedule is as follows.

 

January 19, 2022

February 16, 2022

March 23, 2022

 

The Harlingen Soccer Complex is located at 4515 East Harrison.  More dates could be added if food is available.

 

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Harlingen Adopts Re-Districting Plan
01/07/2022

HARLINGEN, Texas– The Harlingen City Commission has approved new voting district lines needed because of the nearly 11 % increase in population recorded in the 2020 Census. The new population for Harlingen is 71,829.  The majority of the growth was in District 5 on the City’s west side.  Its new total was 17,733 with 5,199 more than District 4 which was the least populated District with 12,534.

 

The purpose of redistricting is to equalize the population including ethnicity among electoral districts.  To do that, the Harlingen City Commission considered four maps and with a vote of 3 to 2, adopted  Plan C with a projected deviation from the largest to the smallest being 1,377.

 

 

All five of the City’s districts will see some changes.  Click on the links below to view the new and previous district maps. 

 

New Map
https://www.myharlingen.us/upload/page/0637/docs/2022/Single_Member_District_Map_2022.pdf

 

 

 

Previous Map

 https://www.myharlingen.us/upload/page/0637/docs/Admin/HarlingenDistrictMap2014.pdf

 

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Harlingen to Resume Vaccine Clinics This Week
01/04/2022

Harlingen, Texas–The City of Harlingen is kicking off the New Year with two scheduled COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics.  These will be the first clinics for the City since the holidays.  The City Health Department will administer the vaccines and boosters at the Lon C. Hill Building located at 502 East Tyler on Wednesday, Jan 5 from 1-7 p.m. and on Friday, Jan 7 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

The Health Department has all three approved vaccines and boosters Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson.

 

1st & 2nd Doses

Pfizer 5 & older

Moderna 18 & older

Johnson & Johnson 18 & older

 

 

Boosters

 

Pfizer 16 & older (12-15 pending CDC & TX approval)

Moderna 18 & older

Johnson & Johnson 18 & older

 

 

Appointments are not needed.  People getting a 2nd dose or a booster will need their Vaccine Card.  For more info call the City’s COVID Hotline at (956) 216-5234

 

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