902 N. Doolittle Rd. Edinburg, TX 78542 (956) 292-7080

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Our Organization

History Of The District Administrative Personnel


Originally from Matamoros, Mexico, Mr. Raul E. Sesin currently resides in Edinburg, Texas. He moved from Mexico to Tuscaloosa, Alabama at the age of 8 where he learned a new language and continued his education all the way through college receiving his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama. He has three daughters, Dianaly 11, Dayana 13 and Zoe Isabella 22.


Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 1993

Professional Registration

Licensed Engineer, State of Texas # 86374
Certified Floodplain Manager, CFM # 0536-03N

Current Affiliations

Texas Floodplain Management Association

Engineering & Planning Experience

Over 26 years of engineering experience in the preliminary and final design, coordination, construction staking, site inspection, construction management development, utility and drainage projects. Experience is primarily in project and manpower scheduling, client relations, preparation of plans, specifications, estimates, and feasibility studies. Most experience has been in the South Texas community. With 14 years of experience as Planning Administrator, Mr. Sesin oversaw the permitting process for commercial and residential development within the un-incorporated areas of the County. County Planning experience included working with State agencies and testifying before State Legislature for the development and continued enforcement of Colonia prevention laws.

Employment History

Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1
District General Manager
February 2015/Present

County of Hidalgo
Planning Department, Edinburg, Texas
Planning Administrator
May 2001/February 2015

Sesin Engineering, P.L.L.C., McAllen, Texas
June 1998 /Present

Phase V Engineering, Inc., McAllen, Texas
EIT/ Associate
March 1994 / June 1998

Objective & Goals as HCDD1 No. 1 General Manager

As Hidalgo County Drainage District No. 1 General Manager, Mr. Sesin's first priority has been to evaluate the current District operation to ensure accountability and transparency to the tax payer and the general public. Mr. Sesin wants to continue to complete current projects and further efforts to obtain state and federal funding for current and future projects. We will continue to work with local, state and Federal agencies to accomplish drainage goals for Hidalgo County and the region.