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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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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.

International Trucking Expo Saturday

Pharr International Trucking Expo

The 2019 Pharr International Trucking Expo takes place Sept. 21, offering the public free access to services, employment, products, prizes and health screenings. Companies from both Mexico and the United States will be offering their services, products and jobs, as well as financing for the purchase of trucks, parts and equipment. The event also features a live DJ, truck contest and more. “Trucking is a vital industry to our economy,…

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Pours for Paws Takes Over September

Pours for Paws

September is going to the dogs (and cats) one pint glass at a time. Throughout this month, RGV Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic hosts its Pours for Paws, selling $20 event pint glasses patrons can then use at 10 select RGV restaurants and breweries to enjoy one complimentary beer. The event also encourages people to “Enjoy each establishment’s food, local beer scene and pet-friendly patios all while supporting a great cause.…

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Development Makes the RGV Prosperous

Eighty years ago, the Rio Grande Valley was a rural, agriculturally based economy with little growth happening. Fast forward to 10 years ago, and the RGV was quickly becoming a thriving metropolitan area as development intensified. Today, the region has completely transformed economically. It has become an area developed by improving and increasing commercial, retail, industrial, entertainment, medical and higher education institutions.  Education In 2013, the transformation of the RGV’s…

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Pharr Dancer Going Pro

Erick Perales, UTRGV dance performance graduate from Pharr, at the Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg. (Photo Paul Chouy, UTRGV)

UTRGV Dance Program alumnus Erick Perales is off to the Big Apple to begin his professional dance career. The Pharr native was hired recently by Ballet Nepantla, a dance company known for fusing contemporary dance with Mexican folklórico to showcase its culture and history. Perales already was familiar with the company after having seen them perform and was in awe of their performance. Now, he gets to join them on stage in New…

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Using Science to Craft Beer

Steve Padilla, UTRGV legacy alum, and owner of Big River Brewery. (photo, Paul Chouy, UTRGV)

It’s not about the type of beer that fills your glass; it’s all about the process. Just ask Steve Padilla. Owner of Big River Brewery in Pharr and alumnus of UTRGV legacy institution UT Pan American, Padilla says that whether you prefer stouts, lagers or seasonal sours, his authentic Valley brews came from ideas fermented in the science classroom. Padilla got a degree in nursing in 2008. As a nurse and anesthetist,…

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