Pharr, Texas, celebrates its public works department

A public works employee demonstrates to middle school students how street light components function when riding a vehicle.

During the first National Public Works Festival in Pharr, Texas, Kennedy Middle School students had the opportunity to help design a street sign.

Students had the opportunity to get a free ride on a front end loader during the Pharr Public Works Festival.

A Traffic Division employee demonstrates how a street sign is designed to a group of curious students.

An animal control supervisor explains the use of a dart gun in order to capture an animal.


Students had fun and learned a lot about public works while being transported from division to division.

This mini stormwater model demonstrates how water pollution occurs.

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