Tag Archives: Pharr

UTRGV School of Nursing Set To Expand

Rendering of the UTRGV School of Nursing facility in Pharr. (Courtesy City of Pharr)

The UTRGV School of Nursing celebrated its expansion during a signing ceremony Sept. 2 with the City of Pharr at the site of the school’s future facility at 2800 N. Cage Boulevard. In May, the U.S. Department of Commerce awarded the school a $2-million grant under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act fund. The federal funding will also be matched with $24 million in local investments. The project…

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Interchange Getting $300-Million Makeover

The girders and concrete pillars form a trail of construction at FM 495 in Pharr and head toward what is the Rio Grande Valley’s largest highway construction project since the region saw its first convergence of freeways in the 1990s. The project of three decades ago would be called the Pharr Interchange. The highways in the early 1990s, known as U.S. Highway 281 and Expressway 77/83, are now I-69C and…

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A Comeback Greater Than The Setbacks

Adela Tann

Adela Tann had her future all figured out. She completed the Patient Care Technician program at South Texas College in 2013 and enrolled in the college’s Vocational Nursing program, graduating in 2015. Next on her list was earning the title of registered nurse. But before she could pass the National Council Licensure Examination, Tann moved to Iowa to help care for her sister, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer. In…

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Pharr Chamber Announces New President/CEO

Greater Pharr Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Marcela Beas

Marcela Beas is the new president/CEO of the Greater Pharr Chamber of Commerce. Beas previously served as interim president of the chamber since 2020. Prior to that, Beas was the chamber’s membership manager, managing the fulfillment of annual new membership sales and existing member retention targets. She also executed marketing initiatives to create brand advocacy and member growth for the Chamber. Beas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business…

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Making the Impossible Possible

Jorge Sanchez thought he had the perfect plan in place after graduating from high school. He earned a scholarship to St. Edward’s University in Austin, where he planned to major in biology with a concentration in biological sciences. But as he calculated the cost for tuition, room and board, and books, Sanchez realized this plan did not make financial sense. “Even though I was given a scholarship to study at…

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Scholarship Program Launches for Pharr Students

Scholarship applications are now available for Pharr students via the Pharr EDC Foundation, in partnership with the Pharr Economic Development Corporation and the City of Pharr. The Pharr EDC Foundation will award a total of 150 scholarships. Each will be in the amount of $2,000 ($1,000 per semester) for one academic year. The deadline to submit an application is April 12 by 5 p.m. “We are excited to open the…

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Pharr EDC Foundation Launches

Bobby Carrillo, Daniel Chavez, Ricardo Medina, Eleazar Guajardo, Itza Flores, Dr. Ramiro Caballero, Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez and Victor Perez.

The Pharr Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with the City of Pharr, has launched the newly created Pharr EDC Foundation. As the City of Pharr’s economic development arm, the Pharr EDC has always focused its efforts on creating direct pipelines for students, post-secondary education workforce development, entrepreneurship and business development. These efforts will further expand through the Pharr EDC Foundation with a special focus on education. The Pharr EDC Foundation recently…

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Food & Fun Saturday at “The HUB” Market Days

(photo THE HUB Facebook)

The City of Pharr and the Greater Pharr Chamber of Commerce host “The HUB” Market Days Feb. 27 from 5-9 p.m. The free, family-friendly event features live music, on-site food vendors, local businesses and more. “The City of Pharr is proud to support our local small businesses, artisans, and craft makers through this event,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez. “We invite our Pharr families to visit the market this weekend and…

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2021 Small Business Taxes: Breaks & Benefits

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Get your small business ready for tax season with the “2021 Small Business Taxes: Breaks & Benefits” webinar Jan. 20. In addition to getting your paperwork ready and knowing what you’re responsible for, it’s important to understand other possible tax requirements your business may face. This informal discussion will cover tax updates, including tax breaks and benefits. This includes those related to the CARES Acttax that may impact your company.…

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Vietnamese`Fusion’ Gains Following & Awards

Khanh “Connie” Nguyen’s first impressions of the Rio Grande Valley in 2008 were of a place she didn’t plan to stay long. In the midst of the Great Recession, and buffeted by the upheaval of the banking industry where she worked in southern California, Nguyen’s mother advised she head to the Valley for a fresh start. Nguyen had family here and she decided it was worth a try. “Too hot,”…

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