Pharr City Report for 11/2/2020

Commissioners Proclaim November 2, 2020, as Diego Goku Aguilera Day in Pharr

Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez and the Pharr City Commission presented a Proclamation proclaiming November 2, 2020, as Diego Goku Aguilera Day in Pharr. Diego, a native of Pharr, who is attending Buena Vista University in Iowa, was recognized for his heroic actions in helping save a co-worker who went into cardiac arrest while on his first day working at Walmart in Storm Lake, Iowa. Upon noticing the symptoms, Diego immediately began CPR on the co-worker until first responders arrived on the scene. “Diego is a true hero, he was able to step in and save a life,” said Mayor Hernandez. “We congratulate him for his actions and wish him the best of luck as he continues his studies in Iowa,” he added. Diego’s mother accepted the proclamation on his behalf and he was able to join in virtually to be recognized by the commission. 

Pharr Proclaims November 2-6, 2020 as Municipal Court Week

Pharr city officials approved a proclamation observing the week of
November 2-6, 2020, as Municipal Court Week. The resolution recognizes the important work of municipal courts and the people who work in the courts. The Pharr Municipal Court is the judicial branch of the government of the City of Pharr and is committed to administering justice in a fair, efficient, and timely manner. Pharr Municipal Judge Criselda Ivon Rincon Flores and her staff were present to receive the proclamation. “We are committed to our Pharr community and are proud to serve our citizens,” said Judge Flores. “As the judicial arm of city government, we work closely with citizens on a range of municipal cases,” she added. Judge Flores also announced the start of the Pharr Municipal Court Amnesty Program, which starts on November 3 and ends on December 31, 2020. The program will allow for a grace period and waive all fees for prior cases, giving individuals the ability to take care of their cases pending in the court without added expenses. 

Commission Approves Ordinance Amending Fire and Police Budgeted Positions

Pharr city officials approved an Ordinance amending Ordinance O-2020-36 relating to the number of authorized civil service positions within the Fire and Police Departments. It is necessary for the Board of Commission to make amendments to Article IX, Firefighters, and Police Officers Civil Service Ordinance relating to the number of authorized civil service positions in certain specified ranks to better serve the needs of the citizens of the City. The City has been awarded the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant in the amount of $1,475,883.99. The grant will pay for the salary of 9 Firefighter positions for three years.

Commissioners Approve Resolution Supporting and Authorizing Creation of Rio Grande Valley Regional
9-1-1 Emergency Communications District

Mayor Hernandez and City Commissioners approved a Resolution supporting and authorizing the creation of the Rio Grande Valley Regional 9-1-1 Emergency Communications District. The Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council (LRGVDC) 911 has begun the exploratory process of becoming an Emergency Communications District, as 1 of 16 PSAP in the 911 service area, the City of Pharr supports the creation of the Rio Grande Valley Regional Communications District.

Commission Approves Pharr Municipal Court Amnesty Program from November 3, 2020, through December 31, 2020

The Pharr City Commission approved the Pharr Municipal Court Amnesty Program from November 3, 2020, through December 31, 2020, during which failure to appear and warrant charges will be waived for unadjudicated fines paid in full. If you have any Failure to Appear or warrant charges the city will waive them. Visit the City of Pharr Municipal Court located at 1900 South Cage Boulevard. The court is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Featured Event 1: Movies at the Park – Saturday, November 7, 2020, at 6:30 pm – Jones Box Park

“Coco” will be our next featured film for our “Movies at the Park!” Join us Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 6:30 PM, we will be located at Jones Box Park ( 805 W Rosa Ln ). Bring your family, grab a few snacks, and enjoy the show. We look forward to seeing you there!

Featured Event 2: Veterans Day Fireworks Show – Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at 9pm

The City of Pharr would like to honor its veterans in the community by continuing our Veterans Day Fireworks Show! The city has secured parking spots near the fireworks, where residents will be able to park and enjoy the show.

The two locations are:
North Side – 1103 E. Nolana
South Side – 900 E. Pecina (in the floodway)

For those who wish to enjoy the show from the comfort of home, we will be streaming the show via FB Live.