Earlier this week, Governor Greg Abbott visited the Rio Grande Valley to see in person the impacts of both Hurricane Hanna and the coronavirus. One of these events alone is challenging for any community, but together, they put a severe strain on our healthcare system and other public resources. While these might be tough times, we are meeting them head on.
AUSTIN — The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has awarded 5 grants totaling $1,132,275 through the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program to Del Mar College and multiple independent school districts within Senate District 20 for programs that support career training for high-demand occupations.
EDINBURG — The Board of Trustees of the Museum of South Texas History is pleased to announce the receipt of a Relief Grant of $15,000 for emergency funding from Humanities Texas. According to Humanities Texas, Relief Grants were awarded to museums and other organizations that “administer humanities programs that have significant impact within their communities and demonstrated immediate need as a result of the pandemic.” The grant monies can fund overhead costs, the retention of staff and a shift from on-site programming to online programming making resources available to those who depend on the museum for education and connection.
The City of Pharr will be hosting our annual Pharr First Responders event. This event will be transitioning from our typical festival into 2 simultaneous drive-thru events to be held on Friday, August 7th at 7 PM.
On July 25, 2020, the Mayor Issued a Declaration of Disaster due to the rains and flooding resulting from Hurricane Hanna. The Declaration is valid for only 7 days unless extended or renewed by the City Commission. Due to the extent of flooding and damage to property, the Mayor of Pharr has determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to protect the public health, safety, and general well being of the Citizens of Pharr to alleviate the suffering of people and to protect or rehabilitate property. There are ongoing efforts to assess and remediate damage to areas within the City, and an extension of the Declaration of Disaster is necessary. The declaration will remain in effect until terminated by the mayor and city commissioners.