Commission Proclaims October 5, 2022 as World Teachers’ Day
Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and the Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring October 5, 2022 as World Teachers’ Day. World Teachers’ Day is held annually on October 5 and acknowledges the work and contributions of teachers. Ana Gonzalez, Executive Director of Teach For America Rio Grande Valley, and Rey Perez from Vanguard Academy accepted the proclamation. The City of Pharr encourages members of our community to personally express appreciation to our teachers and display a light blue ribbon outside your homes or businesses during the week of October 5 as a symbol of support for our educators.
Commission Proclaims October 9-15, 2022 as Fire Prevention Week
Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and the Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring October 9-15, 2022 as Fire Prevention Week. The 2022 Fire Prevention Week theme, “Fire won’t wait. Plan your escape.” effectively serves to remind the citizens of Pharr that it is important to have a home fire escape plan. Pharr Fire Chief Pilar Rodriguez and members of the Pharr Fire Department accepted the proclamation. Chief Rodriguez reminded the public to plan and practice a home fire escape for Fire Prevention Week 2022 and to participate in the public safety activities that the Pharr Fire Department has planned throughout the week.
Commission Proclaims October 2022 as Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month
Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and the Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring October 2022 as Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. The City of Pharr urges all residents to work toward ending domestic violence by empowering people to develop healthier relationships, assisting victims in accessing information and supportive services they need, and creating better and more resources for people in need to promote awareness and prevention of the threat caused by domestic and family violence. Members of the Pharr Police Department including Sergeant Danny Garcia, Domestic Violence Coordinator Alan Cantu, Crimes Victims Liason Mario Garza, and Human Trafficking Liason Nancy Gonzalez were on hand to accept the proclamation. Pharr PD would like to remind the public that they are always available and urge everyone to be vigilant and report domestic violence. The department will be holding a candlelight vigil in support of domestic violence victims on October 5, 2022.
Commission Proclaims October 2022 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and the Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring October 2022 as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This October, as we display pink ribbons or wear pink clothing to raise awareness, we recognize breast cancer survivors, those currently battling the disease, friends, and families of diagnosed patients and applaud the efforts of our medical professionals and researchers working to find a cure. Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate affairs for DHR Health, and members of the Advance Care Center Team accepted the proclamation and thanked the commission for their support. Mayor Hernandez reminded the public of the importance of annual screening.
Commission Proclaims October 2022 as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and the Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring October 2022 as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This year’s national campaign theme — “See Yourself in Cyber” — demonstrates that while cybersecurity may seem like a complex subject, ultimately, it’s really all about people, and is focused on providing information and resources to help educate the public, and ensure all individuals and organizations make smart decisions whether on the job, at home or at school – now and in the future! Pharr IT Director Jose J. Peña and staff accepted the proclamation.
Commission Proclaims October 2022 as Community Planning Month
Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and the Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring October 2022 as Community Planning Month. National Community Planning Month publicly recognizes the participation and dedication of the members of planning commissions and other citizen planners who have contributed their time and expertise to the improvement of the City of Pharr. Members of the Pharr Planning and Zoning Commission were in attendance to accept the proclamation. “We thank you for your dedication and service to our citizens and community,” said Mayor Hernandez.
Commission Proclaims October 2022 as The Start of the Produce Season Month
Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and the Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring October 2022 as The Start of the Produce Season Month. Pharr Bridge Director Luis Bazan with special guests Dante Galeazzi – CEO/President – Texas International Produce Association, Brenda O’Camp – representative of PickleMex, and Tony Godinez accepted the proclamation. As the number one produce bridge in the nation for over five years, the Pharr International Bridge continues to break import records for fresh produce grown in Mexico. In 2021, Pharr crossed nearly 200,000 shipments of fresh produce, which equals to over 30 percent of the produce imports monthly, that is over 60% for the state and over 30% for the nation on a yearly basis. This year’s annual Start of the Produce Season event, which is themed “A Taste of Trade” will take place on October 8, 2022.
Commission Approves Agreement with National Wildlife Federation
Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and the Pharr City Commission approved an Agreement with the National Wildlife Federation for the donation of native seeds of various fauna species to be distributed at designated park areas throughout the City of Pharr.
Featured Event: Trail of Terror – October 21-22, 2022, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm
Trail of Terror RETURNS to the City of Pharr for an all-new haunt! Discover the horror that lies deep in the trails of the Pharr/Vanguard Nature & Birding Center this October! Admission is FREE!
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