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With new leadership the City of Nogales looks onward to a much brighter future

Nogales Mayor Arturo Garino talks about the future of the city and his administrations plan to execute his plans.

Arturo R. Garino was born in Nogales, Arizona in 1952 and raised in Nogales, Arizona. Son of Caesar Michael Garino of New York and Guadalupe Valdez of Santana, Sonora. Arturo  is one of 6 children. Married.  Has two children and four grandchildren. Garino attended local schools. Graduated from Nogales High School in 1971. httpvh:// While at High School he was ... Read More »

Sheriff Tony Estrada long and illustrious career in law enforcement

Santa Cruz County Sheriff Tony Estrada stands in front of the newly finished facilities that will be the new home of the department. The facility also bares the sheriff's name; the Tony Estrada Law Enforcement Center.

Marco Antonio ‘Tony’ Estrada has enjoyed a long and illustrious career in law  enforcement. He began as a police dispatcher for the Nogales Police Department and 25 years later retired as police captain and second in command. He also served as interim chief during numerous administrations, a leadership role he has put to good use when he was elected Sheriff ... Read More »

Tour of new Tony Estrada Law Enforcement Center Tour

Tony Estrada Law Enforcement Center Tour

httpvh:// Take a look at the pictures and video from the exclusive tour Border Echo Magazine received from the Santa Cruz County Sheriffs Department. And be sure to pick up a copy of the May 2011 edition for a full story on the exclusive tour. Read More »

Officers recognized at the Arizona Detention Association Conference in Prescott

Officers at sheriff’s department take a moment to pose. From left, Detention Officer Carlos Gamez, named Officer of the Year, Sheriff Tony Estrada,  Julie Higuera, named Outstanding Service Recipient and Detention Officer Andres Palafox named Rookie of the Year.

Not only did the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department get a great new location but its officers were also honored. Detention Officer Carlos Gamez, named Officer of the Year;  Julie Higuera, named Outstanding Service Recipient and Detention Officer Andres Palafox named Rookie of the Year. Hats off to a job well done! Read More »

Santa Cruz County Recorders

Staff at the county recorders office.

As your County Recorder, my duties are to record property documents as required by statute.  Documents recorded include real estate transactions, military discharges, subdivision plats and property surveys and other documents required to be made of public record and meet the requirements of ARS 11-480.  All documents are recorded consecutively as of the time they are recorded and stamped with ... Read More »

Nogales Police Department: Improving service

Officers patrol historic downtown Nogales.

In an ever advancing world the Nogales Police Department is consciously looking for ways to improve the service that is provided to the community and doing so in a more efficient and cost effective manner. In reviewing the manner that patrol officers were deployed in the past, a new approach was implemented on February 7, 2011. The Nogales Police Department ... Read More »

‘La Mujer Mexicana’

"La Mujer Mexicana" event was sponsored by various local organizations.

Santa Cruz County was treated to a beautiful show, which featured music and poetry from famous and immortalized Mexican composers and writers this past March. The Mexican Concilate, Oriundos de Nogales, the Cultural Arts Center, Nogales International and Nogales Unified School District organized the event, which was held at the James Clark Performing Arts Center at the Nogales High School.The ... Read More »

Nurturing schools & caring neighbors

NUSD district building which at one point was the Nogales High School.

NUSD #1 is located about an hour south of Tucson in the beautiful mountains of Southern Arizona. The City of Nogales is a fantastic place to live and work. It is a progressive city that has successfully maintained its small town charm, rich traditions, and vibrant culture. The city is the county seat for Santa Cruz County and shares the ... Read More »

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