Mayor Hernandez

PHARR - February’s sales-tax-allocation report released last week by the Texas State Comptroller reflects sales tax collected during the month of December 2018, and in terms of growth, the city

Dr. Kenneth Fletcher

When Facebook finally goes out of business, I’ll throw a party, because in my opinion, it’s become the cesspool of humanity. Garbage in; garbage out. A sewer of stinking filth
HIDALGO - Approximately a month ago, Jan. 6th or the 7th, the Marine Division of the U.S. Border Patrol discovered something funky going on in the City of Hidalgo: Mexican

Destin Sensky and Brandon Waltens, two employees of Texas Scorecard, a product of the influential political group Empower Texans, sit at the end of the Texas Senate press table on Jan. 16, 2019.
-- Miguel Gutierrez Jr. / The Texas Tribune

In the Texas House, they’re seen as lobbyists. In the Senate, they sit at the press table.

It’s become a common scene in the Texas Legislature. A bill comes up for a vote — caps on property tax rates, maybe, or a referendum on “sanctuary cities” —

Hundreds of local leaders, business partners, and other community organizations were in attendance as Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD, hosted the third annual State of the City Address on Thursday, January 17, 2019. Hernández, a pediatric surgeon, began his address by announcing that, as Pharr’s primary care provider, “the diagnosis of the state of the City of Pharr is healthy, vibrant and flourishing,” and that “its prognosis is excellent and expected to move forward on a continued path of success.”

Pharr Mayor Ambrosio “Amos” Hernandez

Pharr Community Award - Team Mario

Pharr Community Award - Valley Interfaith

2019 Polo Palacios Service Award - Dr. Daniel P. King, Superintendent of Schools, PSJA ISD.

“Imagine coming from nothing and becoming an example of what hard work and education can get you. Imagine the possibility.”

Leading by example, Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD, offered himself as a role model – “I come from humble means, but I believe strongly that with every path we take,

Gorena Elementary School students pose for a photo underneath their new pavilion with their kindergarten teacher, Norberto Ramos.

Edinburg CISD school builds outdoor classroom with Lowe’s grant

EDINBURG – Gorena Elementary School from the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District built a pavilion that serves as an outdoor classroom thanks to a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education® grant

Pictured, l-r: Members Ignacio Almaguer, Mercidita Lomas, Marissa Anna Carranza Hernandez, President Diana Almaguer, Vice President Jose Espinoza, Secretary Dr. Fernando Castillo, and Treasurer Stephanie Leal.

Pharr Kiwanis elect new officers

The Pharr Sunrise Breakfast Kiwanis Club elected new officers for the 2018-19 activity period. The purpose of the Pharr Sunrise Breakfast Kiwanis club is to: Promote the adoption and application




ALAMO - Our beloved mother, Hermila E. Garza, 101, departed this world on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at 9:20 p.m.

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