The Board of Commissioners of the City of Pharr met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, and considered an agenda that included the following highlights:
Commission Approves Proclamation Declaring the Week of July 18-22, 2022 as the 100th Anniversary of the Pharr Fire Department
The Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring the week of July 18-22, 2022 as the 100th Anniversary of the Pharr Fire Department. The Pharr Fire Department is one of the oldest serving fire departments in Hidalgo County, Texas. It started as an all-volunteer fire department in July 1922 and today it operates as a combination department with 83 career full-time staff and 20 volunteer members. Pharr Fire Chief Pilar Rodriguez and members from the department accepted the proclamation during the city meeting. “We thank you for recognizing our service to the citizens of Pharr over the past 100 years and our dedication to preserving life and protecting property,” said Chief Rodriguez. The Pharr Fire Department will be hosting a Centennial Celebration on July 21, 2022 from 6 pm to 10 pm at the Pharr Downtown Park (200 S. Cage Blvd) next to Pharr City Hall.
Commission Recognizes Pharr Parks & Recs Pony League All-Stars
The Pharr City Commission recognized the Pharr Parks & Recreation Pony League All-Star boys and girls teams who are currently competing in the All-Stars. Pharr Parks & Recs. Director Sergio Alanis thanked the players, coaches, parents, volunteers, and community for their support. He announced that the boy’s team placed first in the region and the girls placed third.
Commission Recognizes SB 250 Bike Ride from McAllen to San Antonio
The Pharr City Commission and Pharr EMS recognized Casey Swanson and his nonprofit, Suzannah Smiles, for their work in coordinating and hosting the SB-250, a 2 day fully supported group ride from McAllen to San Antonio that raises funds for Spina Bifida Texas. This is the 11th year undertaking this event – in the past 9 years, almost 500 cyclists have completed the trek collectively raising over $194,500 in the first 9 years for Spina Bifida Texas. This year over $55,000 was raised. Pharr EMS is proud to serve as a sponsor and participates on-site to provide emergency care to participating cyclists.
Commission Reappoints Judge Rudy Martinez as Alternate Municipal Judge
The Pharr City Commission approved an ordinance reappointing Judge Rudy Martinez as Alternate Municipal Judge. The current term of the Alternate Municipal Judge was set to expire on July 6, 2022.
Commission Authorizes City Manager to execute an Investigator-Initiated Study Agreement with BFLY Operations, Inc.
The Pharr City Commission authorized City Manager Andy Harvey to execute an Investigator-Initiated Study Agreement between BFLY Operations, Inc. and the City of Pharr / Pharr EMS. This agreement will allow Pharr EMS to participate in a DHR Research study with BFLY Operations.
Featured Event: Pharr Fire Department 100th Anniversary Celebration – Thursday, July 21, 2022, from 6 pm to 10 pm
The Pharr Fire Department will be hosting a Centennial Celebration on July 21, 2022, from 6 pm to 10 pm at the Pharr Downtown Park (200 S. Cage Blvd) next to Pharr City Hall. Everyone is invited to join us!