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Edinburg Selects New Parks & Recreation Director

Javier-GarzaEdinburg, Texas (Jan. 29, 2018) – The City of Edinburg welcomes Javier Garza, who has been selected as the new Parks & Recreation Director. Garza has more than 28 years of coaching and teaching experience with the Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District.

He spent 11 years teaching science and physical education at North Jr. High and Edinburg Memorial Middle School. The next 17 years he served as the Athletic Coordinator at B.L. Garza Middle School.

He and his wife Alicia also own and operate a family business in Edinburg that they opened in 2005.

Garza graduated from Mission High School in 1982 and the University of Texas-Pan American in 1989 with a double major in Biology and Kinesiology. He received a master's in Educational Leadership from UTPA in 2008.

Garza and his wife have lived in Edinburg since 1987. They have three children, Javier Jr., Eric, and Aliana.

Garza’s first day on the job is today.