Texas Border Affairs
Pharr, Texas – The City of Pharr and PSJA ISD were announced as winners in their respective categories for this year’s It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, a statewide competition sponsored by HEB that encourages citizens, communities and organizations to live healthy.
To celebrate their victory, the City of Pharr and PSJA ISD, along with representatives from It’s Time Texas, will host a PSJA Tri-City Victory Celebration at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at PSJA Stadium (703 E. Sam Houston) in Pharr.
“This is an extremely proud moment for our city, our school district and our communities,” said Pharr Mayor Dr. Ambrosio Hernandez. “Each year we are proud to participate in the challenge and thanks to our hard work, participants and consistency, we won 1st place this year and couldn’t be happier, especially to celebrate alongside PSJA ISD who also ranked at the top,” added Hernandez. “We invite everyone to join us for this celebration!”
The City of Pharr gained 1st place in the Medium Community category. While the town of Alamo won 3rd place and the town of San Juan 4and place in the Small Community category, each with over a million points. PSJA ISD was named the winner of the large school district category, for the 4th year in a row, with more than 3.3 million points collected by students, staff members and families participating in the challenge.
The It’s Time Texas Community Challenge is an annual statewide competition that unites cities, school districts, businesses and organizations with the common goal of transforming the health of their community. This year, nearly 300 communities across the state of Texas competed from January 3 through February 27.
The event will include remarks from the City of Pharr, PSJA ISD, and local leaders, as well as an award presentation led by It’s Time Texas recognizing these collective efforts.
All media and the public are invited to attend.
WHAT: The City of Pharr and the PSJA ISD Host the Victory Celebration for the Winning It’s Time Texas Community Challenge
WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: PSJA Stadium (703 E. Sam Houston, Pharr, TX)