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Protesters Call For Commissioner’s Resignation

Protesters Call For Commissioner’s Resignation

Protesters gathered at Pharr City Hall to call for the resignation of Commissioner Ricardo Medina during a council meeting. Medina landed himself in hot water for commenting on social media that the man wielding a chainsaw at “Black Lives Matter” protestors in McAllen was a hero. The remark prompted a Change.org petition calling for answers.Mayor […]

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City of Pharr Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

City of Pharr Employee Tests Positive For COVID-19

Pharr’s Development Services Department closed due to a positive case of COVID-19. Earlier today, the city announced via Facebook the immediate closure of the office at 308 West Park Avenue after one of their employees there tested positive for the virus.No word when they will reopen the department.

City of Pharr Mayor Speaks Out Over Commissioner’s Controversial Comments

City of Pharr Mayor Speaks Out Over Commissioner’s Controversial Comments

Activists are asking for Commissioner Ricardo Medina to step down from his position after posting what many people believe to be an offensive comment on social media. The controversy continues after Commissioner Medina allegedly posted a comment on Facebook where he calls the man who used an electric chainsaw during a peaceful protest in McAllen […]

“Pharr Cares” Program to Provide Relief For Local Businesses

“Pharr Cares” Program to Provide Relief For Local Businesses

City of Pharr officials helping local businesses get back on their feet with federal funding. City officials were able to secure funding from the “CARES” Act and will offer a business grant program called Pharr Cares. The Pharr EDC says this will help provide for struggling businesses during this pandemic.Grants between 2,500 and 5,000 dollars […]

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Pharr Police Officers Testify In Murder Trial

Pharr Police Officers Testify In Murder Trial

Today was the fifth day of testimony in Feliciano Avalos’ trial. He is accused of fatally stabbing 32-year-old Julio Cesar Villareal in April 2018. Bodycam footage from the day of the incident was presented in court. Pharr Police officers who responded to the scene took the stand today, during their testimony they mentioned their previous […]

Murder Trial Continues, 911 Call Released

Murder Trial Continues, 911 Call Released

The trial continues for the man accused of fatally stabbing 32-year-old Julio Cesar Villarreal from Pharr. More witnesses testified before the jury today. They discussed what happened the night the stabbing took place. 50-year-old Feliciano Avalos is facing capital murder charges after allegedly fatally stabbing Villarreal during an altercation on April 22, 2018. The first […]