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Pharr International Trucking Expo

Pharr International Trucking Expo

The Pharr International Trucking Expo recognizes the importance that the trucking industry has, not only on a national scope, but as a direct impact on the local and regional economy. The expo brings members of the trucking and transportation industry together to discuss issues of relevance. It will also showcase products to this industry-specific target audience. Vendor and sponsorship opportunities available by contacting the Pharr Economic Development Corporation.

Fifth Annual RGV Job Fair

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The fifth annual RGV Job Fair features more than 60 employers from various industries seeking qualified individuals looking to advance their professional careers. Employers include those from fields such as healthcare, government, education, agriculture and construction. Also, transportation, retail, banking, customer service, restaurant chain, and more. Complimentary access to computers and copiers for online applications are available on site. Employers with interests in attending may contact Karina Lopez at 956-402-4332. Job…

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Interview Skills Workshop


Get yourself on the right track towards landing the perfect job by attending the Interview Skills Workshop. Learn: How to conduct yourself in an interview the most effective way What to expect Common questions How to receive constructive feedback Seating is limited. Contact Robert Mora for reservations or get a free ticket at RSVP ME.

New Hours for Pharr Bridge

Pharr Bridge

Effective July 4, the Pharr International Bridge has new hours of operation of the temporary pilot programs designed to relieve congestion, increase truck throughput and reduce border wait times at Pharr’s international land port of entry. The primary change to the schedule is that priority will be given to commercial traffic during regular business hours (Monday – Friday). Cars and passenger vehicle lanes will close for cars to give priority to…

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Resume Writing Workshop


Get yourself on the right track towards landing the perfect job by attending the Resume Writing Workshop. Learn: How to write a targeted resume Restructure your current resume What employers look for Resume etiquette Seating is limited. Contact Robert Mora for reservations or receive a free ticket at RSVP ME.

Entertainment Is the Main Event

The main attraction at Main Event is the bowling alley complete with video screens and neon lights. (VBR)

Rob Neagle was on his way to becoming a journalist before he took a job delivering pizzas. That’s when he made a discovery. “I found out that I love the hospitality industry,” he said. The delivery job while making his way through college – where he was at one time the sports editor of the University of Texas-Pan American newspaper – introduced Neagle to Pizza Hut. He would go on to…

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CarMax Opens in Pharr

The largest retailer of used vehicles, CarMax, is now open in Pharr. The first location in the Rio Grande Valley and the 22nd in Texas. CarMax was welcomed by City of Pharr officials and the Greater Pharr Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon-cutting ceremony  June 13. CarMax offers more than 300 used vehicles. It also offers customers the ability to choose vehicle transfers from any other CarMax location in the country.…

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SBDC Smart Start

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The “SBDC Smart Start” covers steps a prospective business owner needs to take to start a business. The session features a certified business advisor and presenter from the UTRGV Small Business Development Center. “While business ownership may be greatly rewarding, many entrepreneurs may not fully realize the amount of effort and dedication it takes to open and maintain small businesses. This seminar offers information and resources to start and stay…

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Skate Park Boosts Pharr Recreation

Victor Garcia Skate Park

A one-acre blast of fun is now part of the City of Pharr’s park system. The Victor Garcia Skate Park has been a long-awaited addition to the city and its young skateboarders. Officials say the V-shaped layout skate park gives Pharr’s recreational offerings a big boost. “This skate park was built based off of ideas put forth by our own kids and skating enthusiasts,” said Sergio Alanis, director of the…

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Forum Focuses on Highways

Texas Secretary of State addressed TxDot officials and contractors at the Heavy Highway Forum held in Pharr. (VBR)

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley expressed confidence that the Texas Department of Transportation’s 10-year, $70 billion statewide infrastructure program will bode well for the future economic development in the Rio Grande Valley. “As TxDot begins to the rollout of the Unified Transportation Program bill, it’s even more important that we continue to communicate with one another to accomplish our goals of enhancing capacity, maintenance and safety of our critical…

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