Tag Archives: Pharr

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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Food Bank RGV and Clark Knapp Honda Partner Up

Daniel Clark, Chris Rodriguez, Stuart Haniff of Food Bank RGV, Israel Silva, Roger Solis and Andrew Moreno. (Courtesy)

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley and Clark Knapp Honda are making the holidays brighter for families in the RGV. Clark Knapp Honda has made a donation of $5,000 to sponsor a special Thanksgiving Drive-Thru Emergency Pantry at the Food Bank RGV Nov. 18. From 7-10 a.m., or until capacity, The first 1,500 families will receive turkeys. The DTEP will follow the Food Bank RGV’s mobile drive-thru model…

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Veterans Day Fireworks to Light Up Pharr


Veterans Day The City of Pharr is celebrating the nation’s heroes with a Fireworks Show over the city starting at 9 p.m. Nov. 11. Residents can tune in to KTEX 100.3 at the start of the show for patriotic music. To ensure safe social distancing, the city has secured parking spots near the fireworks on both the north and south sides of Pharr. Residents will be able to park in these…

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Trail of Terror

Join the City of Pharr for some good old family-friendly scares at its Trail of Terror 7:30-10 p.m. nightly Oct. 26-30. Admission is free. Tickets are available for pick up at the Pharr Memorial Library. Face masks are a requirement. For more information, call Parks & Recreation at 956-402-4550.

Pharr Movies in the Park-ing Lot

Parking Lot movies

Join the City of Pharr for its Movies in the Park-ing Lot with “The Nightmare Before Christmas” Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m. This free event will be at the Pharr Events Center. There will be limited parking spots so make sure you get there early. Concession stands and restrooms will be available inside the events center. Free candy bags.

Pharr Trunk or Treat Drive-Thru

Pharr Trunk or Treat

The City of Pharr and the Pharr Police Department host Trunk or Treat Drive-thrus Oct. 23rd from 6-8 p.m. at three locations. Pharr Events Center – 3000 North Cage Blvd. Pharr Sports Complex – 100 East Moore Rd. Development & Research Center – 850 West Dicker Road This event will be a one-way candy bag drive-thru and will be following CDC guidelines. For more information, contact Officer Zepeda at 956-402-4765…

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Pharr Celebrates Start of Produce Season

City of Pharr officials and Pharr International Bridge leaders recently celebrated the start of the 2020-2021 Produce Season. Also attending the bi-annual celebration at the bridge were produce growers, importers, distributors, and consumers from the United States and Mexico “The Pharr International Bridge is the heart and soul of Pharr for economic development,” said Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez. “We are especially proud of the hard work of our bridge staff…

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City of Pharr Virtual Job Fair

Pharr Virtual Job Fair flyer

Workforce Solutions and the City of Pharr host a Virtual Job Fair Oct. 1. There is no fee to register and the fair is open to all job seekers. All job seekers should register with a updated resume. Job seekers will also be able to submit their resumes directly with each employer and chat directly with them on any questions they may have. Job seekers can register online. For more…

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Knapp Foundation Gives Boost to Food Bank RGV

Stuart Haniff, Food Bank RGV CEO, with a $14,952 grant check from the Knapp Community Care Foundation.

The Food Bank of the Rio Grande Valley now has $14,952 more to provide food assistance to families in the Rio Grande Valley, thanks to a grant from the Knapp Community Care Foundation. The need for Food Bank RGV’s services has seen an increase with health and financial issues coming with both COVID-19 and Hurricane Hanna. With the funds, more than 75,000 meals will be available to underserved populations, according…

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Producing Health Care Workers In Time of Need

South Texas Training students practice skills on each other in early spring 2020. (Courtesy)

The front lines of hospitals and nursing homes are under severe duress – and help isn’t coming just from universities and nursing schools. Employers are in need of nurse assistants, medical assistants and phlebotomists in caring for surging numbers of patients. Career schools with licenses from the Texas Workforce Commission are training and educating these essential workers. Schools such as Careers Unlimited and South Texas Training Center are working to…

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