All-American City of Pharr

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Winter Texans Support PPAL

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Pharr, TX – The All-America City of Pharr is proud to host great Winter Texans such as Rick Moss and Carolyn Risse, Presidents of the Tierra Del Sol Golf Club Men’s and Ladies’ Golf Leagues, respectively. The Men’s and Ladies’ Golf Leagues held their annual Fun & Sun Golf Tournament recently with 145 participants and raised $1000 to benefit the Pharr Police Athletic League. A check was presented during Opening Ceremonies of the PPAL Youth Baseball season.


Pharr Musical Heritage Award 2014

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

PHARR,TX – The All-America City of Pharr will honor local accordion and trumpet master Oscar Garza with the 2014 Pharr Musical Heritage Award during the city’s annual Hub Phestival on Saturday March 29th. Hub Phestival is a celebration of Pharr’s unique position at the center of Expressway 83 and U.S. Highway 281; and the historic contributions Pharr has made to a better quality of life for all South Texans.

The city will recognize Oscar Garza’s positive reflection on Pharr through a [...]

MOU Ceremony at Pharr City Hall

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Pharr, TX – On Friday March 7, 2014 at noon, the All-America City of Pharr will be host to the Port of Corpus Christi Authority at the Pharr City Hall where they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

This will form an alliance of cooperation, which is aimed at generating new business by promoting the efficient logistical land and seaport route between the Bridge and the Port.  This alliance is a mutually beneficial synergy due to the result of providing [...]

Pharr Hosts Federal Officials

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Pharr, TX – U.S. Congressmen Filemon Vela and Ruben Hinojosa and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Western Hemisphere Walter Bastian joined officials from the All-America City of Pharr and Donna at the Pharr International Bridge today as part of a tour of southern ports of entry.

Hosting the high-level delegation were Pharr City Manager Fred Sandoval, Assistant City Manager David Garza, Bridge Director Juan Guerra, Police Chief Ruben Villescas, Assistant Police Chief Joel Robles and Donna Mayor David Simmons.

Federal officials viewed [...]

Pharr PAL Director wins Molina Healthcare Community Champion

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

U.S. EPA, Border 2020 Program Announces a Border Environmental Grant for the City of Pharr

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Pharr, TX – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded The City of Pharr, with a grant of over $20,000 to develop a bilingual public outreach campaign to help combat illegal dumping. The Pharr Recycling Center, under the direction of the Public Works Department, will help initiate the bilingual campaign in order to reduce illegal dumping and increase the cities overall beautification efforts. “Keeping Pharr Beautiful…Starts at Home,” will be the focus of the outreach program in [...]

State Representative Receives 2014 GREAT Texan Award

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

The Boys and Girls Club of Pharr has honored State Representative Sergio Munoz Jr. with the 2014 Great Texan Award for his steadfast support of the organization. Mr. Munoz was presented his award at the club’s new facility and said working together is the key. “When we look at our responsibility to care for our children, we realize communication and partnership with the City of Pharr is our best guide for developing successful legislation to address issues and [...]

Pharr To Display Painting

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Pharr City Manager Fred Sandoval (pictured right) accepts a gift on behalf of the All-America City of Pharr from local artist, Jose G. Cano. Mr. Cano presented an oil painting of the late Tejano singer, Selena, during ceremonies at the Pharr Cultural and Theater Arts Center. The painting will be displayed at the Hub City Conjunto & Tejano Museum at 207 W. Newcombe.

Pharr International Bridge Seeks Alliance with Port of Corpus Christi Authority

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

PHARR, TX – The Pharr International Bridge, owned and operated by the City of Pharr, is the heart of the Rio Grande Valley’s international economy. Pharr, TX is the hub of South Texas’ international commercial crossing and is excited to introduce ourselves to the Port of Corpus Christi, Texas sea port trade community.

On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, the City of Pharr along with the Pharr International Bridge (Bridge) will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with [...]

Pharr Professionals Earn AAA Status

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

PHARR, TX – The All-America City of Pharr is ringing in the New Year
with a unique accomplishment bearing a positive effect on the quality and
taste of the city’s Superior-rated water supply system. With recent
accomplishment by Utilities Superintendent Heriberto De Leon, Pharr is
the only city in South Texas with two Triple “A” status individuals in the
utilities profession. Mr. De Leon and Assistant City Manager/Utilities
Director David Garza recently received their Certified Water Professional
Certificate (CWP) from Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
AAA status refers [...]