The Board of Commissioners of the City of Pharr met for a regular meeting on Monday, February 19, 2024, and considered an agenda that included the following highlights:

City Proclaims February 18-24, 2024 as National Engineers Week 

Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and the Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring February 18-24, 2024 as National Engineers Week. Engineering is at the forefront of innovation and is instrumental in designing and creating the solutions that are shaping the world of tomorrow. Engineers build the foundation for progress and development and contribute greatly to society by turning ideas into reality. This year’s theme “Welcome to the Future” is about celebrating today’s achievements and paving the way for a brighter and more diverse future in engineering. Ruben Alfaro, City Engineer, and members of his staff from the Engineering Department including Maria Rangel, Moises Beas, Mike Gonzales, Tony Padron, Miranda Garcia, and Joe Portillo accepted the proclamation and were recognized by the city commission. Mr Alfaro announced during the recognition that in 2024, ” we are going to have construction beginning for more than $150 million in projects that our engineering team will be overseeing and implementing.” Thank you to our City of Pharr Engineering Department for your excellent work!

City of Pharr Sales Tax Shows Steady Increase

Pharr City Manager Dr. Jonathan B. Flores announced that the City of Pharr Sales Tax continues to show a steady increase. According to the February 2024 Sales Tax Collection Report, the City of Pharr shows an increase of 0.48% year-to-date true growth compared to the same period last year and 0.01% increase compared to last February 2023 payments.

Commission Approves MOU with Nueva Luz Foundation for the Implementation of an Employee Wellness Program

Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and the Pharr City Commission approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Pharr and Nueva Luz Foundation for the implementation of a Wellness Program for Pharr employees. The program will consist of physical, emotional, social, financial, and spiritual wellness.

Featured Events:

Walk With the Mayor – Friday, February 23, 2024, at 5:30 pm 

Lace up your walking shoes and head to PSJA Stadium for the annual Walk With The Mayor and Community Health Fair event!

As part of the It’s Time Texas initiative, we’re getting the entire community involved as Mayor Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez leads the walk around PSJA Stadium in effort to promote a happy and healthy community!

This year multiple health booths will be available!

18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Walk & Run – Friday, February 23, 2024, at 5:30 pm 

The 18th annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/walk presented by the City of Pharr Parks and Recreation is happening Saturday, March 2nd! 

 Cash prizes, free shirts & more! 
 Free T Shirt deadline February 19th
 Best overall male & female!
 Best costume award!
 Age divisions 7y – 70y+

 Register today!

For more information please call The Pharr Parks & Recreation Department at (956) 402-4550.