The Board of Commissioners of the City of Pharr met for a special meeting on Monday, February 18, 2019, and considered an agenda that included the following highlights:


City Announces December Sales Tax Report


City Manager Alex Meade announced that the sales tax activity for the city of Pharr as of the month of February 2019 continues to show a positive upward trend, demonstrating a steady increase in sales activity. The report is the first month of the City’s fiscal year and represents sales activity for the month of December 2018. The sales tax allocation report for February 2019 showed that Pharr received $2.46 million for the month of December 2018. This amount reflects a substantial increase – 43.68% – from the same reporting period in December 2017. This sales tax growth was one of the largest in Hidalgo County for this reporting period. The sales tax growth report showed an overall positive trend in the amount of $1,482,507, an increase of 19.79% for this time period. This is the 3rd month of actual sales for the fiscal year 2018-2019. To date, the City of Pharr sales tax activity is up 23.10%, which equates to $528,787 from this point of the fiscal year compared to last year.

Pharr Approves Resolution creating a Census 2020 Complete Count Committee


Mayor Ambrosio Hernadez, M.D. and the Pharr Cty Commission approved a resolution creating a  2020 Census Committee. The purpose of the Complete Count Committee is to plan and conduct local educational initiatives, publicity, and promotional activities to increase community awareness and participation in Census 2020. Accurate census information is critical to planning for future growth, development, and the social needs of the City of Pharr through the disbursement of federal dollars, which are distributed based on population. Additionally, data collected by the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, and in the state legislature. Pharr has experienced phenomenal growth over the last ten years and encourages all citizens to fully participate in the 2020 Census. The Complete Count Committee is comprised of city staff, local businesses, faith-based organizations, and community organizations.


Events of Interest:


You could not, would not want to miss a birthday party as fun as this!


Join us in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration! February 28, 2019 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. There will be games, raffles, prizes, snacks and story time! This event will be held at the Pharr Development and Research Center located on 850 W. Dicker Rd.


For more information, call the Children’s Department at 956-402-4650


The City of Pharr presents another family-friendly event for you, the St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk!

Join us Saturday, March 16th, beginning at 8:00 AM at the PSJA Stadium (703 E. Sam Houston St. Pharr, Texas).

To register, visit visit our Parks & Recreation office at 413 E. Clark Ave. Pharr, Texas