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Selvera joins the Pharr International Bridge team as assistant director

PHARR, Texas – The City of Pharr has hired a new assistant director for the Pharr International Bridge.  […]
May 16, 2024

Video: Vázquez: AI is going to revolutionize the logistics industry

PHARR, Texas – Economist Eduardo Vázquez studied artificial intelligence in Argentina. He later set up his own AI consultancy business and company, ASPE.AI, in Monterrey, Mexico.  […]
May 13, 2024

Video: Torres discusses latest nearshoring trends at IWS3

PHARR, Texas – U.S. licensed customs broker Jorge Torres spoke about current trends in nearshoring at the 3rd Industrial Warehouse Summit hosted jointly by the Pharr Bridge Board and Pharr Economic Development Corporation. […]
May 10, 2024

Borderlands Mexico: Developers bullish on Texas logistics real estate

PHARR, Texas – Nick Dyer, principal at Ocotillo Capital Partners, sees nearshoring continuing to drive more growth along the U.S.-Mexico border. […]
May 05, 2024

Video: Bazan: Pharr Bridge team is going to work even more closely with Pharr EDC

PHARR, Texas – When the second span at the Pharr International Bridge is completed the City of Pharr might expect to double the amount of truck movements at its port of entry. […]
January 21, 2024

Pharr Bridge Board directors discuss truck crossings, new initiatives

PHARR, Texas – The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge Board held its October meeting, where members were briefed on recent events and initiatives, the status of the second span project as well as the latest crossing figures – a point of frustration for some. […]
November 3, 2023

Global trade at Pharr Bridge reached $47 billion in 2022; now growing at a rate of 3% month to month

PHARR, Texas – A flyer produced by Pharr Bridge Board for IWS2 list the latest trade statistics for the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge. […]
September 3, 2023

Torres: Near-shoring is the hot topic to talk about right now

PHARR, Texas – Jorge Torres, president and founder of Interlink Trade Services, kicked off IWS2 with a discussion about near-shoring […]
September 1, 2023

Everything CBP’s Dennis A. McKenzie said at Pharr Bridge Board’s IWS2

PHARR, TEXAS – Dennis A. McKenzie, deputy executive director, cargo and conveyance security for US Custom and Border Protection, was the keynote speaker at the recent Pharr Bridge Board Industrial Warehouse Summit 2. […]
August 31, 2023

Everyhing Luis Bazan said at TxDOT's Border Trade Advisory Committee Meeting

MCALLEN, Texas – Pharr Bridge Director Luis Bazan recently spoke at a meeting of TxDOT’s Border Trade Advisory Committee. […] August 25, 2023

Bazan announces 2nd Industrial Warehouse Summit

PHARR, Texas – Luis Bazan, director of the Pharr International Bridge, has announced details of Pharr Bridge Board’s 2nd Industrial Warehouse Summit. […]
August 17, 2023

Video: Pharr International Bridge's latest trade statistics

PHARR, Texas – The Pharr Bridge Board has produced a personalized video for the Rio Grande Guardian International News Service that shows the latest trade statistics for their international bridge. […]
June 08, 2023

Video: Torres: I repeat, we need more warehouse space

PHARR, TEXAS – Customs broker and logistics expert Jorge A. Torres emceed the recent Industrial Warehouse Summit hosted by the Pharr Bridge Board […]
April 26, 2023

Video: Bazan: Rio Grande Guardian story prompts Pharr Industrial Warehouse Summit

PHARR, Texas – Pharr Bridge Board hosted the Industrial Warehouse Summit that was held at the Development & Research Center on Dicker Road in south Pharr […]
April 26, 2023

Texas Border Bridges Race to Expand as Trade Grows With Mexico

PRESIDIO, Texas— In a parking lot above a sun-bleached desert border town, Victor Carrasco examined a used water tanker, picked up secondhand in Houston and bound for resale in Chihuahua. […]
April 12, 2023

Pharr Bridge leaders to visit Mexico City to discuss second span project

PHARR, Texas – The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge team will be traveling to Mexico City at the end of the month for ongoing discussions relating to the bridge’s second span project. […]
March 17, 2023

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for Pharr Bridge's Second Span

PHARR, Texas – Pharr leaders are saying March 7 was a historic day for their leaders. […]
March 08, 2023

Pharr International Bridge to host Historic Binational Forum & Groundbreaking Ceremony on Tues. 3/7 @ 11 AM

PHARR, Texas – The Pharr International Bridge in collaboration with its federal working partners in Mexico will host a historic Binational Forum and Groundbreaking Ceremony to kick off the highly anticipated Bridge Expansion, or Twin Bridge. […]
February 24, 2023

Video: How Vanguard Academy students can help Pharr Bridge Board

PHARR, Texas – Students from Vanguard Academy’s Rembrandt High School attended a recent Pharr Bridge Board meeting to learn more about international trade. […]
February 22, 2023

Video: Pharr Bridge Board to host Industrial Warehouse Summit

PHARR, Texas – The Pharr Bridge Board is to host an Industrial Warehouse Summit to help identify and secure more land for international trade logistics. […]
February 17, 2023

Pharr - Reynosa International Bridge to host Emerging Leaders

Pharr – Reynosa International Bridge to host emerging leaders to discuss Economic Impacts in the RGV on Wednesday, January 25th Pharr, Texas – The Pharr International Bridge will be […]
January 25, 2023

Video: Bazan gives end-of-year report on Pharr International Bridge truck crossings

PHARR, Texas – The Pharr International Bridge has seen a growth of five percent in business during the calendar year 2022.
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December 23, 2022

Pharr Bridge Hosts Global Entities Economic Partnership

Pharr Bridge Hosts Global Entities Economic Partnership to Promote Growth and Trade with Mexico; Signs MOU to Promote Joint Initiatives Pharr, Texas – The Pharr International Bridge held a […]
November 22, 2022

Bazan: 400 companies in China moving to Mexico

MCALLEN, Texas – Luis Bazán, director of the Pharr International Bridge, says there are 400 companies moving from China to Mexico in order to be closer to the North American market.
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November 11, 2022

Podcast: Bazan: Pharr International Bridge feeds America

PHARR, Texas – The start of the fresh produce season was celebrated at the Pharr International Bridge recently with an event titled “A Taste of Trade.”
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October 16, 2022

NEWS – Pharr Celebrates Start of the 2022-2023 Produce Season

Pharr Celebrates Start of the 2022-2023 Produce Season Traditional Cutting of the Fruit – Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and special guests including Texas State Senators Juan […]
October 11, 2022

Video: Everything Luis Bazan said at Pharr International Bridge’s ‘Taste of Trade’ event

PHARR, Texas – The Pharr International Bridge recently celebrated the start of the fresh produce season with an event titled “Taste of Trade.”
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October 10, 2022

Pharr to Host Celebration to Initiate the Start of the 2022-2023 Produce Season

Pharr to Host Celebration to Initiate the Start of the 2022-2023 Produce Season on Thursday, 10/6 @ 10 am Pharr, Texas – The City of Pharr and the Pharr International Bridge will host a […]
October 04, 2022

NEWS – Pharr City Report for 10/3/2022

Commission Proclaims October 5, 2022 as World Teachers’ Day Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and the Pharr City Commission approved a proclamation declaring October 5, 2022 as World […]
October 04, 2022

Residents learn more about the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge second span project

PHARR, Texas – The City of Pharr in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation held a public community meeting on Tuesday for residents to review and comment on the proposed parallel expansion to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge…
May 5th, 2022

Pharr Bridge Leaders Go Behind Closed Doors to Discuss Impact of Abbott’s Truck Inspections Order

PHARR, Texas – The Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge Board held their first meeting since the implementation and rescindment of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive order instructing Texas Department of Public Safety officers to perform inspections on all commercial vehicles crossing into the state from international ports of entry […]
April 21, 2022

Pharr International Bridge

Luis Bazan shares how infrastructure developments and investments are creating strategic benefits in the lead-up to Viva Fresh… April 7th, 2022

Study: South Texas Land Ports Can Benefit from Gridlocked West Coast Sea Ports

PHARR, Texas – The fact that imports from Southeast Asia are increasingly bypassing California’s gridlocked sea ports is great news for Mexico’s West Coast sea ports and South Texas land ports […]
March 13, 2022

Record Setting: Pharr Bridge Crossed Nearly $42 Billion in Goods in 2021

PHARR, Texas – The value of goods crossing the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge in 2021 was almost $42 billion, a new record […]
February 18, 2022

Record Setting: Pharr International Bridge on Course to Top $40 Billion in Trade

PHARR, Texas – Pharr International Bridge has shattered its best ever year for crossing goods and there is a still a month to go […]
January 31, 2022

Pharr to Host Celebration to Initiate the Start of the 2021-2022 Produce Season on Thursday, 10/7 @ 10 am

Pharr to Host Celebration to Initiate the Start of the 2021-2022 Produce Season on Thursday, 10/7 @ 10 am The Pharr International Bridge will host a special event to initiate the start of the […]
September 21, 2021

Legislative “Hail Mary Pass” from Sen. Hinojosa to Rep. Canales generates remarkable victory for the City of Pharr and its Pharr International Bridge

As time was running out for state lawmakers in May 2021, a legislative “Hail Mary Pass” from Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, to Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, generated a remarkable victory for the City of Pharr and one of its prized economic engines, the Pharr International Bridge. A “Hail Mary Pass” is a very long forward pass in American football, typically made in desperation, with great difficulty of achieving a completion. Due to the small chance of success, it makes reference to the Catholic Hail Mary prayer for help…
June 22, 2021

Pharr Advocates for Passage of TxDOT Permitting Process Legislation for Bridges Located Over the Rio Grande

Pharr Advocates for Passage of TxDOT Permitting Process Legislation for Bridges Located Over the Rio Grande The City of Pharr has successfully advocated and led the efforts for the passage of […]
May 27, 2021

Pharr Takes Lead in Creation and Successful Passage of HB 2843 / SB 1334 in Texas Legislature to Enhance Bridge Funding

Pharr Takes Lead in Creation and Successful Passage of HB 2843 / SB 1334 in Texas Legislature to Enhance Bridge Funding – The City of Pharr has successfully led the efforts for the passage of House […]
May 24, 2021

Pharr Works with Legislators to Continue Funding the Trade Agricultural Inspection Grant Program

Pharr Works with Legislators to Continue Funding the Trade Agricultural Inspection Grant Program The City of Pharr has once again successfully led the efforts for the passage of House Bill […]
May 24, 2021

Presidential Permit Approved by President Trump for Expansion of Pharr International Bridge

Presidential Permit Approved by President Trump for Expansion of Pharr International Bridge Pharr, Texas – Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, M.D., and City of Pharr officials are excited to […]
January 04, 2021