The Board of Commissioners of the City of Pharr met for a regular meeting on Monday, June 3, 2024, and considered an agenda that included the following highlights:

Pharr Proclaims June 2024 as “Alzheimer’s Brain Awareness Month”

The Phar City Commission approved a proclamation declaring June 2024 as “Alzheimer’s Brain Awareness Month.” The City of Pharr acknowledges the devastating impact of Alzheimer’s disease, which affects around 7 million people in the United States, including 459,300 in Texas. As the sixth leading cause of death nationally and the fifth among the elderly, Alzheimer’s imposes substantial costs on society, with direct care valued at $347 billion. In Texas alone, 1.1 million caregivers provide 1.8 billion hours of unpaid care, worth $25.8 billion annually. The proclamation was presented to Maxine P. Vieyra, Program Manager, Alzheimer’s Association. “This year we are encouraging everyone to take care of their brain health by building healthy habits such as exercising, not smoking, and changing their diets to help improve brain function,” announced Vieyra. “We are thankful to the City of Pharr for supporting this proclamation and helping us spread awareness throughout the month and we hope you will also join us in wearing purple to highlight this important cause,” she added. The city recognizes the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts to raise funds and awareness to combat this disease and encourages residents to support and enhance care for those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

City Approves Resolution Designating the City Clerk’s Office to Receive Requests for Information

The Phar City Commission approved a resolution designating the City Clerk’s Office to receive requests for information. The City of Pharr is governed by Chapter 552 of the Texas Government Code and may designate the appropriate official for information requests. The City Clerk’s Office will now be assigned to receive all requests for information via email and fax.

City Reappoints/Appoints Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Members

The Phar City Commission approved the reappointment of current Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Members Ben Cantu II, Bobby Carrillo Jr., and Mario Guajardo. New appointments to the board include Carlos Alanis and Jose Quintanilla.

City Appoints New Board Member to the Keep Pharr Beautiful Committee

The Phar City Commission approved the appointment of Jessica Trevino to the Keep Pharr Beautiful Committee. 

Pharr Reappoints/Appoints Pharr Memorial Library Board Members 

The Phar City Commission approved the reappointment of current Pharr Memorial Library Board Member Olga Cardoza. New appointments to the board include Cristina Espinoza and Rosana Gutierrez.

Featured Events:

Night Under the Stars – Children’s Edition – Friday, June 7, 2024, Doors Open at 7:30 pm

Children’s Edition 🌟✨

Get ready for a magical “Night Under the Stars” hosted by the City of Pharr!

Bring your family and friends to enjoy awesome music under the open sky at the City Hall Amphitheater. This special concert is just for you, and the best part? It’s totally FREE! 🎶✨ Come join the fun and make some unforgettable memories!

Splash-A-Palooza – Monday, June 10, 2024, from 12 pm to 6 pm 

Dive into summer with Splash-A-Palooza!  Join us on June 10th for the grand opening of the Pharr Aquatic Center!  Get ready for a splashing good time with kayak races, live music, cannonball competitions, water balloon fights, and more!  Plus, be one of the first 100 attendees and enjoy FREE entry! Don’t miss out on the fun – mark your calendars now!

Independence Day Festival – Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 7 pm to 11 pm

🎇 Celebrate our nation’s independence with the City of Pharr! 🎆🎆

Our annual Independence Day Festival is happening Thursday, July 4th at Allen & William Arnold City/School Park!

Bring the family to enjoy food, live music, a carnival, petting zoo and of course a spectacular fireworks show!

Save the date for this celebration! Admission is FREE! 🇺🇸