Commissioners Proclaim March 2021 as “Theatre in Our Schools” Month

The Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring March 2021 as “Theatre in Our Schools Month. March is designated as “Theatre in Our Schools” (TIOS) Month, a national movement where thousands of students and theatre educators join together in raising awareness about the impact of theatre education, drawing attention to the need for more access for all students, and supporting school theatre programs in need. The goal of TIOS Month is to not only raise awareness inside the school walls, but beyond and into the community; to share the story of the importance of school theatre with leaders, influencers, policymakers, and all community members. The proclamation was accepted by Mr. Alejandro Coronado, Fine Arts Director at Vanguard Academy in Pharr. “At Vanguard, we’ve always felt that Fine Arts, Dance, and Theatre have always been a strong foundation for the core classes and we have them available for all our students from Kindergarten all the way to Twelfth grade,” said Coronado. “These programs make for well-rounded students,” he added.

Commissioners Recognize City Attorney Patricia Rigney – Founding Vice-President of RGV Chapter of Texas City Attorneys Association

The Pharr City Commission recognized City Attorney Patricia Rigney for her appointment as the Founding Vice-President and Member of the Rio Grande Valley – City Attorneys Association (RGV-CAA). TCAA is an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League that was formed to promote, encourage, and advance the professional development of municipal attorneys throughout the State of Texas. TCAA currently has a membership of over 400 attorneys and continues to meet the needs, concerns, and problems of its members in a variety of ways. “We are excited and proud of Patricia,” said Pharr Mayor, Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez. “We know how dedicated she is to her craft and we know she will represent the Rio Grande Valley well,” added Mayor Hernandez. Congratulations to Patricia and the rest of the other local attorneys appointed to RGV-CAA!

City of Pharr Recognizes Jorge Piñon, Student Athlete at PSJA Southwest Early College High School

The Pharr City Commission recognized PSJA Southwest Early College High School senior #7 Jorge Piñon who accepted a football scholarship to play football for Buena Vista University Beavers of Storm Lake, Iowa. Jorge was awarded a Presidential and football Scholarship by the university and plans to excel in his academic and athletic career. “This is my dream and I know that not many kids get the opportunity to play football in college,” said Piñon. “I am honored, thankful, and strive to achieve great things in my future,” he added. “We are all so very proud of you and know that you can accomplish every goal you set your mind to,” said Mayor Hernandez. “Best of luck, Echale Ganas, and remember, you can be anything you want to be,” added Mayor Hernandez.

Commissioners Approve Ordinance amending Ordinance No. O-2006-47 Standards Manual Construction and Development Guide

Commissioners Approve Ordinance amending Ordinance No. O-2006-47 Standards Manual Construction and Development Guide. The City of Pharr has determined that the supplemental drainage policy is necessary to provide for the safety and welfare of the general public, mitigate flood and erosion-related damages to private and public property. The supplemental drainage policy requires on-site detention for any new residential and commercial development. The difference between the 50-year storm post-development runoff and the 10-Year PreDevelopment runoff shall be detained on-site and shall be situated in dedicated areas. In addition, the City recognizes that public roadways require a certain degree of continuity, capacity, and accessibility to adjacent land uses, and to address the transportation and mobility needs. As per the amended Ordinance, Local Right-of-Way (ROW) widths are now required to be a total of 50’ROW, 40′ B-B, as opposed to the current requirement of 34’B-B.

City of Pharr COVID-19 Interest Form Now Available

The City of Pharr is asking residents who are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit: and fill out the Vaccine Interest Form. This form WILL NOT register you to receive a dose. This will allow us to gather data on those who are interested in receiving the vaccine.

Featured Event: Movies at the Park Featuring “HOP”  – Saturday, March 6, 2021, starting at 6 pm

Join us for our “Movies at the Park” event this Saturday! We will be showing “HOP” on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at the Pharr/Vanguard Academy Nature & Birding Center. The movie will start at 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Featured Event: 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5k Run/Walk – Saturday, March 13, 2021

The City of Pharr is ready to host the 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day 5k Run/Walk on March 13, 2021! The city will be following COVID-19 guidelines to ensure everyone’s health and safety. We appreciate the commitment and overwhelming response to this year’s event!
If you already registered, you can pick up your packets from March 11-12, 2021, at the Pharr Parks and Recreation office located at 1011 W. Kelly Ave from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.