Tag Archives: Pharr

Local Leaders Take Part in RGV2DC Fly-In

Community leaders and stakeholders from the Rio Grande Valley gathered in Washington, D.C. for the 2nd Annual RGV2DC fly-in.

Forty community leaders and stakeholders from the Rio Grande Valley recently traveled to Washington, D.C. for the second annual RGV2DC fly-in. During their time in D.C., attendees met with members of Congress, including senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O’Rourke. Mayor of McAllen Mayor Jim Darling; elected officials from Mission, Pharr, and Brownsville; as well as senior leadership from the RGV Partnership, University of Texas at Rio Grande…

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Pharr Bridge Hosts Toll Enhancements Overview

Pharr International Bridge

The Pharr International Bridge hosts a free BridgeConnect Trade Session on the new toll system June 21 from 2-4 p.m. The session povides an overview of the enhancements coming soon for customers to cross more efficiently. The system will also replace all existing tags for current customers. The BridgeConnect Trade Session will take place at the Pharr Development and Research Center, 850 W. Dicker Road in Pharr. BridgeConnect is implemented by the…

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Boots to Business Reboot Comes to Pharr

Veterans of all eras (service-members, including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses are invited to Boots to Business Reboot, a free two-day entrepreneur training program June 29 in Pharr. The two-step training program provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation. Participants also gain knowledge of the components of a business plan, as well as a practical exercise in opportunity recognition. In addition,…

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Topgolf Breaks Ground in Pharr

Pharr EDC President & CEO Victor Perez, Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez and City Manager Juan Guerra at the Topgolf groundbreaking. (photo City of Pharr)

Destination to create hundreds of jobs City of Pharr officials, the Pharr Economic Development Corporation and representatives from Topgolf officially broke ground Jan. 11 at the venue’s future home. Located along the southeast corner of U.S. Highway 2 and East Frontage Road in Pharr, this will be the first location in the Valley for Topgolf as well as the 11th in Texas. According to Topgolf, the Pharr location will create…

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South Pharr Development and Research Center Opens

Pharr city officials and guests at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new South Pharr Development and Research Center. (photo City of Pharr)

Center provides amenities for citizens and government City of Pharr officials gathered Jan. 11 to host a grand opening of the South Pharr Development and Research Center. The center will serve as a technology, research, and training facility for residents and families in South Pharr. The venue space and exhibit hall are available for both large meetings and educational sessions. Residents may use the center to conduct research and attend workforce training. Computer…

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Pharr Celebrates New Avocado Distribution Facility

Index Fresh Board Chairman John Grether and President and CEO Dana Thomas (holding scissors) prepare to cut the ribbon on the company’s 60,000-square-foot avocado packing and ripening facility in Pharr.

Officials break ground for Index Fresh Latin American avocados headed for tables in the United States have a new place along the border to stay cool and ripen. Index Fresh cut the ribbon on a new 60,000-square-foot packing and ripening facility in Pharr on Jan. 9. “I am just overjoyed to be here today,” Index Fresh President and CEO Dana Thomas said. “I love the new plant. If you are…

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MOU Benefits STC Students in Construction and Public Safety

South Texas College and Texas Noble Builders have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding that will create scholarship opportunities for students over the next five years. (photo STC)

South Texas College and Noble Builders sign $25,000 MOU South Texas College and Noble Texas Builders have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding that will create scholarship opportunities for students over the next five years. The MOU makes official a $25,000 scholarship commitment by Noble Texas Builders to students enrolled in Construction and Public Safety Programs at STC. Administrators at the college will now set up the criteria to distribute…

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STC Moving Forward on Law Enforcement Training

Francis Atwell, Office of Congressman Henry Cuellar; Wanda Garza, executive officer of External Relations at South Texas College; David Higgerson, director, Office of Field Operations, CBP; Mario Reyna, dean of Business, Technology and Public Safety at South Texas College; Eugene Crawford, assistant director (Mission Support), CBP; and Bradd Skinner, assistant director (Trade), CBP. (photo STC)

College invites local law enforcement leaders to advisory council South Texas College has begun a series of law enforcement stakeholder meetings with Hidalgo and Starr County mayors, city managers, police chiefs and Texas Department of Public Safety Commissioner Cynthia Leon as part of Phase II for its Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence. The phase includes the expansion and development of professional continuing education training for federal agencies within the…

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Mexico Infrastructure Fuels Import Surge

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The need for storage and distribution space for the variety of fruits and vegetables imported from Mexico has long been a driver of industrial demand in the Rio Grande Valley. The agriculture industry has fueled the rise of Pharr as a global powerhouse and the home to a variety of thriving agriculture-related businesses. The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge is the sixth-largest land port of entry in the United States and currently…

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