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 Masters 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.