Announcements & Press Releases

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23 Oct: Order Closing State Hwy 4 and Boca Chica Beach; October 21, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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20 Oct: Order Closing State Hwy 4; October 21, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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19 Oct: Order Closing State Hwy 4; October 21, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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16 Oct: Sixth Amended Emergency Management Order
WHEREAS, pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 418.108, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., declared a state of local disaster on March 16, 2020, due to the imminent threat arising from COVID-19; and
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16 Oct: Order Closing State Hwy 4; October 18, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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15 Oct: 2020 Election Early Voting and Super Centers
October 13, 2020, was the first day to early vote in the State of Texas and in Cameron County we are proud to inform you of the success of the three Super Centers and the early voter turnout. In the past two days, 19,619 residents
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14 Oct: Aviso Público – Adquisición del Oeste del Lago Tio Cano
El condado de Cameron está buscando asistencia a través de la competencia de mitigación del Estado de inundaciones del 2015 bajo el programa de mitigación de subvenciones en bloque para el Desarrollo Comunitario (CDBG-MIT) para el siguiente proyecto de reducción del riesgo de inundaciones.
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14 Oct: Cameron County Opens Boca Chica Beach
Effective today, October 14, 2020, at 12:00 p.m., Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr., has ordered Boca Chica Beach to open subject to scheduled closures in connection with space flight activities.
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14 Oct: Order Closing State Hwy 4; October 14, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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12 Oct: Lake Tio Cano West Buyout Public Notice
Cameron County is seeking assistance through the 2015 Floods State Mitigation Competition under the Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) program for the following flood risk reduction buyout project.
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05 Oct: Order Closing State Hwy 4; October 7, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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02 Oct: County Clerk – Re-Opening
The Cameron County Clerk's Office will be opening its lobbies to the public effective October 5, 2020. Business Hours, Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.
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01 Oct: Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cameron County today announced its commitment to Cybersecurity Awareness Month, held annually in October, by signing up as a Champion and joining a growing global effort to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy.
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29 Sep: USC Schwarzenegger Grant and Center for Tech and Civic Life Grant
On September 29, 2020, Cameron County and the Cameron County Elections and Voter Registration Department was awarded the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy Grant on behalf of Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with a total of $250,973,66 to support Cameron County's nonpartisan efforts to increase voter access and polling operations in the upcoming 2020 elections. Former Governor Schwarzenegger briefly joined the Commissioners' Court meeting this morning and provided remarks.
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28 Sep: Order Closing State Hwy 4; October 4, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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25 Sep: Order Closing State Hwy 4; September 29, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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25 Sep: Order Closing State Hwy 4; September 26, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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23 Sep: Order Closing State Hwy 4; September 27, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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23 Sep: Order Closing State Hwy 4; September 24, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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22 Sep: Order Closing State Hwy 4; September 23, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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21 Sep: Plan to Partially Re-Open Coastal and Community Parks
The following is a plan to partially reopen the Cameron County Park facilities, in accordance with the current Order issued by Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. The facilities and amenities being recommended for reopening foster activities, which can be closely monitored for compliance with current COVID-19 regulations. Park staff will work closely with law enforcement to ensure visitors are adhering to park rules and guidelines.
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21 Sep: Sandbag Distribution
In light of updated weather conditions as provided by the National Weather Service for Cameron County, the sandbag distribution time is modified to terminate at 12:00 p.m. today, Saturday, September 19, 2020 for the following locations:
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18 Sep: Cameron County Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
Today, September 18, 2020, the Office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., has been notified that two (2) employees from the Building Maintenance, and one (1) employee from the District Attorney's Office tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy laws, Cameron County will not release specific employee information.
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18 Sep: Fifth Amended Emergency Management Order
WHEREAS, pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 418.108, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., declared a state of local disaster on March 16, 2020, due to the imminent threat arising from COVID-19; and
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18 Sep: I-69 DC Fly-in 2020
More than 20 representatives of Texas communities spent this week in virtual meetings with the Washington offices of Texas senators and members of Congress, key committee staff and administration officials urging federal officials to continue and accelerate the ongoing development of Interstate 69.
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17 Sep: Cameron County Park Extensions
In light of the unforeseen COVID-19 pandemic and to honor all County park pass holders, Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño, Jr. and the Cameron County Commissioners’ Court has approved extensions of annual and 30-day park passes.
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11 Sep: Cameron County Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
Today, September 11, 2020, the Office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., has been notified that one (1) employee from the County Clerk's Office, one (I) employee from the District Clerk's Office, and one (I) employee from the Sheriff's Office tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy laws, Cameron County will not release specific employee information.
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10 Sep: Order Closing State Hwy 4; September 17, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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08 Sep: Order Closing State Hwy 4; September 14, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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08 Sep: Order Closing State Hwy 4; September 10, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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08 Sep: US Small Business Administration Asistencia Para Desastres
Préstamos federales de desastres a bajos intereses están disponibles para los negocios y los residentes del estado de Texas que se vieron afectados por el Huracán Hanna que ocurrió del 25 al 28 de Julio de 2020, anunció la Administradora Jovita Carranza de la Administración Federal de Pequeños Negocios (SBA). SBA decidió bajo su propia autoridad declarar un desastre en respuesta a la solicitud del Gobernador Greg Abbott recibida por SBA el 28 de Agosto de 2020.
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08 Sep: US Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance
Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Texas businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Hanna that occurred July 25-28, 2020, announced Administrator Jovita Carranza of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster in response to a request SBA received from Gov. Greg Abbott on August 28, 2020.
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04 Sep: Cameron County Employees Test Positive for COVID-19
Today, September 4, 2020, the Office of Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., has been notified that one (1) employee from the Constable Precinct 4 Office, one (1) employee from the Sheriff's Office, one (1) employee from the Justice of the Peace 3-1 Office, two (2) employees from the Juvenile Probation Department, one (I) employee from Public Works Precinct 1, and one ( 1) employee from Public Works Precinct 3 tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy laws, Cameron County will not release specific employee information.
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04 Sep: Fourth Amended Emergency Management Order
WHEREAS, pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 418.108, Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino, Jr., declared a state of local disaster on March 16, 2020, due to the imminent threat arising from COVID-19; and
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31 Aug: Order Closing State Hwy 4; September 6, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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31 Aug: Order Closing State Hwy 4; September 3, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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28 Aug: Order Closing State Hwy 4; August 30, 2020
Under the authority granted to Cameron County pursuant to Texas Natural Resources Code Section 61.132 which permits the Texas General Land Office ("GLO") and the County to enter into a memorandum of agreement under the terms of which Boca Chica Beach may be closed temporarily for space launches and in conformity with the Memorandum of Agreement, contract number 2013C08253/GLO contract number 13-447-000-7916 between the County and the GLO that delineates the circumstances under which the County is authorized to close the beach and beach access points for the limited purpose of protecting Public Health and Safety during spaceflight activities and the Texas Department of Transportation authorized a Space X Roadway Closure Traffic Control Plan to perform road closures on State Highway 4;
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27 Aug: Cameron County Receives $750000 Dollars from the Texas Parks Wildlife Department for the Santa Rosa Community Park
Cameron County is pleased to announce that the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has approved funding for improvements to the Santa Rosa Community Park under the Non-Urban Outdoor Local Park Grant Programs in the amount of $750,000. The improvement components include: an aquatic recreational area, a covered basketball court, a covered pavilion, picnic facilities, interpretive signage, and native landscaping including a butterfly garden.