Tag Archives: Pharr

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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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.