Hidalgo is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The population was 11,198 at the 2010 census. It is home to the Rio Grande Valley Magic of the Southern Indoor Football League, the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees of the Central Hockey League, the La Fiera FC of the Professional Arena Soccer League and the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League who play in the localState Farm Arena (Formerly Dodge Arena), also a concert venue serving the McAllen–Edinburg–Mission and Reynosa–McAllenmetropolitan areas.
|City of Hidalgo|
Location of Hidalgo, Texas
Modern-day Hidalgo was first settled by Spanish colonists led by José de Escandón in about 1749. The colony was known by multiple names: La Habitación, Rancho San Luís, and San Luisito. In 1852, John Young settled in the area and renamed the town Edinburgh after his place of birth, Edinburgh, Scotland; Edinburgh became the county seat ofHidalgo County. The town was incorporated in 1876, and its name was changed to Hidalgo in 1885.
Most of Hidalgo is served by the Hidalgo Independent School District. Some of Hidalgo is served by the Valley View Independent School District.
In addition, South Texas Independent School District operates magnet schools that serve the community.
The Hidalgo Public Library serves Hidalgo. The library, designed by Hidalgo native Eduardo Vela, opened on April 8, 1998.