PHARR — Judge Jaime “Jerry” Muñoz will waive marriage fees for local couples who want to tie the knot on Valentine’s Day at the Justice of the Peace (Precinct 2, Place 2) court in Pharr.

Judge Muñoz hopes the daylong event — scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 — will help low-income couples start their new lives on the right foot.

“Strong marriages create strong families, and strong families are the foundation for successful communities,” Muñoz said. “The purpose of this court is to serve the community. I want people to know that if they have a question or a concern, a problem, or if they need help, they can come to me. My door is always open.”

Couples interested in getting married by Judge Muñoz on Valentine’s Day should contact his court at (956) 787-1986 to reserve a spot. Staff members can provide additional information and answer further questions.

Judge Muñoz’s office and courtroom are located at 300 W. Hall Acres Road Suite D in Pharr, TX 78577.