Tag Archives: Pharr

Surviving an Active Shooter Incident

Training for school officials, police agencies and anyone who may potentially be involved in risk detection for active shooters. A LEO seminar trainer will give the training. The three-hour presentation will instruct how to be an active participant in rescue through teamwork with first responders. Register in advance to attend at leoseminar.com. For more information, contact Lizet Victoria.

Pharr Mayor Joins CPRIT Oversight Committee

CPRIT

Pharr Mayor Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez is now part of the the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Oversight Committee in Austin. His oath of office took place Feb. 19 with Presiding Officer Donald “Dee Margo” at CPRIT’s meeting. “I am honored to be a part of this committee and am especially proud to join my colleagues as we lead the statewide effort to cure cancer. With my background as…

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Market-Palooza

The Nomad Shrine Club hosts its Market-Palooza. The indoor market is free to the public in order to support small business. Exhibitor booths are $45 plus $5 to add electricity. Booth comes with an eight-foot table and two chairs. For more information, contact Staci Castillo.  

City of Pharr Hosts Census 2020 Job Fair

The 2020 Census brings jobs and on Jan. 10, the public was able to learn more about them and apply in person thanks to the City of Pharr. The Census 2020 Job Fair was open to the public with computers onsite for job applications. Available jobs are temporary and end when the Census 2020 is complete. However, positions offer individuals the opportunity to be a part of their community while earning…

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City of Pharr Christmas Posada

Christmas Posada

Join the City of Pharr for the annual Christmas Posada, Taking place in historic downtown Pharr, families can expect something special for every generation throughout the night. In addition to the star-studded musical lineup, the evening will include holiday tunes from local community carolers. Activities include festive photo ops, one-of-a-kind crafts at the Elf Village, family-friendly rides and food. Of course the evening includes a trip to the North Pole…

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Ways to Give Back with Food Bank RGV

Volunteers Miguel Angel Garza, Leonardo Molina and Maria Garcia sort goods, preparing them to be properly stored and await distribution.

The holidays are around the corner, reminding us of the countless blessings in our lives. For others, this may be a reminder of what they don’t have. Fortunately, there are several opportunities for the community to come together and give back to those in need. One of the ways we can aim to do so is by taking part in volunteering at Food Bank RGV.  “The RGV is just a…

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Pharr Announces New Assistant City Managers

Hilda Pedraza and Anali Alanis

As Pharr moves to improve the city’s organizational structure to better serve the needs of the community, City Clerk Hilda Pedraza and Human Resources Director Anali Alanis have been promoted to new assistant city managers. “When evaluating performance for consideration of promotions, decisionmakers traditionally reward past performance and results,” said Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez. “In Pharr, we have adopted a more forward-thinking mentality as we evaluate the types of leaders we…

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Pharr Breaks Natatorium Ground

Pharr officials ceremoniously turn the dirt for the Pharr Natatorium groundbreaking.

Amid a crowd of enthusiastic swimming athletes, community members, and elected officials, the City of Pharr broke ground on the Pharr Natatorium Sept. 27. The Pharr Natatorium is a years-in-the-making project in partnership with the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District. “My son is an avid swimmer and my wife and I have had the privilege of cheering him on during many competitions,” said Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez.…

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Pharr Hosts First Responders Festival

Pharr First Responders Festival

To honor and celebrate the lives and dedication of first responders, the City of Pharr is hosting the inaugural First Responders Festival Sept. 28. Families may attend this free event from 6-11 p.m. in Downtown Pharr (118 S. Cage Blvd.) to learn more about first responders, safety tips and life-saving resources. “Our first responders are crucial to saving lives and are always the first to arrive on the scene during an…

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