Businesses Step Up to Offer Free, Discounted or Payment Plan Services to Valley Federal Employees

3 years 10 months 3 days ago Thursday, January 24 2019 Jan 24, 2019 January 24, 2019 11:45 AM January 24, 2019 in News - Local

WESLACO – With the partial government shutdown affecting many federal employees and their families, several Rio Grande Valley businesses are offering free or discounted services.

People can receive free or discounted services at locations after presenting proof of federal employment.

The following businesses are helping federal workers:


  • Bar-B-Cutie Smokehouse (Weslaco)
  • City Café (McAllen)
  • Fazoli’s (Pharr)
  • Golden Corral (Brownsville)
  • Kumori Sushi and Teppanyaki (All locations)
  • Nuri (McAllen)
  • On the Grill Restaurant (Pharr)
  • Roosevelt’s at 7 (McAllen)
  • Smok'n Good (Peñitas)
  • Stefano’s Pizza (Pharr and Harlingen)
  • Taqueria No Me Olivides (McAllen)


  • The Dry Room (McAllen)
  • Infinity Hair Salon & Spa (Weslaco)
  • Mr. Infinity Barber Shop (Weslaco)

Utilities - Payment Plans

  • AGUA Special Utility District (Call 956-585-2459)
  • Weslaco Utility Billing Department

Banks are also offering low-rate loans. You can find that list here

CHANNEL 5 NEWS recommends contacting the business for further details or visiting their social media accounts.

We will be updating this list as businesses notify us.

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