City of Pharr Under the New Leadership is Discovering New Horizons

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Texas Border Business

The City of Pharr under Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez MD is making waves. From the start of his tenure, he has made it his business not to miss a single one. New businesses and more services for the community are setting up shop in Pharr.

Just a few days ago, Pharr celebrated the groundbreaking of the Natatorium. This project is huge in terms of progress, improving quality of life, and will have a great economic impact.

The Natatorium is a big idea that benefits Pharr and the region. The beauty of it is that this project is enhanced by the partnership of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the Phar-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District, an educational system that works with 32,000 children. This is a great way of doing things. There is more inside about Mayor Hernandez and this project.

On another matter, beginning October 2019, Allegiant airlines is now providing non-stop service from McAllen International Airport (MFE) to Phoenix, Arizona via Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (AZA.) According to Mayor Jim Darling, this route will enhance westward connectivity and offer affordable, non-stop service to a key business and tourist destination. Allegiant Air flights to Phoenix operate twice weekly and joins Allegiant’s regular service to Los Angeles, Orlando, and Las Vegas from McAllen International Airport.

The hottest golf tournament in town, the Jalapeño Golf Classic sponsored by the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Monday, November 11, at the Cimarron Country Club.  There are several sponsorship opportunities as well as marketing opportunities for businesses out on the course. Go join them!

Don’t forget, The Man & Woman of the Year 2019 will be honored at the McAllen Chamber 65th Annual Banquet on Thursday, November 7 at the Embassy Suites in McAllen.  The theme is “Let the Safari Adventure Begin” featuring live music, dinner, dancing, open bar, and silent and live auctions. Buy your tickets!

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Congratulations to Montalvo Insurance Agency. They are now part of an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the U.S. participating in the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.

Wilson Construction was awarded a contract from General Services Administration (GSA) for the construction for Phase I of the Donna-Rio Bravo Land Port of Entry (LPOE). It will be the third international crossing in Hidalgo County to cater to commercial traffic. 

Carlos Yerena, Donna City Manager stated, “Inter-agency coordination and with a pivotal trip to Mexico City by Congressman Filemon Vela, we finally secured the required documentation from Mexico for GSA to execute the license. I’m positive that without the Congressman’s help, the project would still be on hold.” 

Congressman Vela said, “Allowing commercial traffic on the Donna-Rio Bravo Bridge is critical for economic development in the region, especially for the City of Donna… I look forward to the day soon that we see the first commercial truck cross over.”

More in this issue, enjoy!

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