The Board of Commissioners of the City of Pharr met for a regular meeting on Monday, December 18, 2023, and considered an agenda that included the following highlights:

City Proclaims December 18, 2023 as Arbor Day 

The Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring December 18, 2023, as “Arbor Day” in the City of Pharr. The City of Pharr recognizes the value of trees as they contribute to our environment, provide clean air to breathe, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community. All residents are urged to support the efforts to protect our trees and woodlands and plant trees to promote the well-being of this and future generations. Hanna Marble, Urban Ecologist for Pharr Parks and Recreation accepted the proclamation. “This proclamation celebrates the immense benefits and purpose of having trees in an urban setting such as at our local businesses, parks, or at home in your backyard – trees are essential,” Marble said. 

The City of Pharr Hosts the 2023 RGV Coastal Expo

The Pharr City Commission received an update on the successful 2023 RGV Coastal Expo which the city hosted in early December. RGV Coastal Expo is a field trip opportunity for children in grades 1 – 6 across the valley to come and learn about coastal ecology and outdoor adventure. This event is held in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. UTRGV students who are interested in environmental sciences, conservation, and wildlife biology could also use this as an opportunity to learn about the outreach that people with careers in these fields do. Most importantly, this event allows students the opportunity to get in tune with their natural surroundings. 

Pharr EMS Announces Vial of Life Program 

During the City of Pharr Commission Meeting, Pharr EMS announced the launch of the Vial of Life Program. This kit will be critical in getting help to people who might have difficulty communicating during an emergency and helps first responders identify the patient’s age, medical history, and the medications they take. All one has to do is fill out the Vial of Life form, secure it inside the provided vial, and place it inside their refrigerator. The kit also includes a sticker to display on your front door. To request a kit, or for more information, call Pharr EMS at (956) 402-2100.

Featured Event: 2024 Ball Drop- Sunday, December 31, 2023, from 8:30 pm to 12 am 

RGV the countdown is on!

It’s the BIGGEST end-of-the-year party and YOU’RE invited! Ring in the New Year at the City of Pharr with the ONLY Ball Drop in the region!

Join us in Downtown Pharr for an unforgettable night filled with a one-of-a-kind DRONE SHOW, photo opportunities, and exclusive party favors!

We are also excited to welcome back THE SPAZMATICS for our special end-of-the-year concert with light-up wristbands!

Admission is FREE! The party kicks off at 8:30 pm in Downtown Pharr, and meet us at midnight for the ball drop and firework show!

Sunday, December 31, 2023
8:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Pharr Downtown Park