The Board of Commissioners of the City of Pharr met for a special meeting on September 19, 2019, and considered an agenda that included the following highlights:

Proclamation for National Day of Remembrance Day for Murder Victims

Pharr Mayor Pro-Tem Bobby Carrillo approved a proclamation declaring September 25, 2019, as National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims in Pharr. Pharr Grants Manager Robert Garcia, who also serves as President and CEO of Rio Grande Valley Families and Friends of Murdered Children, the local chapter of the National Parents of Murdered Children (POMC), was present with a group of families of murder victims to speak in support of the proclamation. The POMC honors the memory of victims who have been killed by violence and acknowledges the resulting long-term trauma for families and communities in Texas. September 25th was established as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims by the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives in 2007. In honor of National Day of Remembrance, the organization will host the 7th Annual Candlelight Vigil, “Together We Climb the Mountain to the Peak of Hope” on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Pharr Events Center.

Proclamation for Manufacturing Day

Karina Lopez from the Pharr Economic Development Corporation and Executive Director of the South Texas Manufacturers Association Mike Willis, along with other representatives of the manufacturing industry were present as Mayor Pro-Tem Bobby Carrillo approved a proclamation declaring October 4, 2019, as Manufacturing Day. National Manufacturing Day is held annually on the first Friday in October and the month of October is annually celebrated as National Manufacturing Month to raise awareness and support the work of manufacturing companies. The annual event executed at the local level supported by thousands of manufacturers includes hosting students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and other local community members at open houses, plant tours, and presentations designed to showcase modern technology and careers.

             City Approves New Rates to Support Drainage Projects & Water Infrastructure Improvements

Pharr City Commissioners approved Ordinance No. O-2015-39 prescribing new rates for sewer services and Ordinance No. O-2015-40 prescribing new rates for water services. As the City of Pharr continues to grow in population and to prevent catastrophic flooding as recently experienced, the city has to accommodate with plans for improved drainage and key upgrades to critical infrastructure.

Featured Event: First Responders Festival – Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 6 pm to 11 pm

To honor and celebrate the lives and dedication of first responders, the City of Pharr is hosting the inaugural First Responders Festival in partnership with the Pharr Police Department and the Pharr Fire Department. Pharr families are invited to attend this FREE event on Saturday, September 28, 2019, from 6 pm to 11 pm in Downtown Pharr (118 S. Cage Blvd) to learn more about first-responders, safety tips, and life-saving resources