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O.W.L.S, a Valley-based advocacy group that successfully promoted rights of citizens to address local governments, to be honored by Valley state legislative delegation in Edinburg on Monday

Featured, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Sen. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, and Rebecca Arizmendi, President/CEO, Pharr Greater Chamber of Commerce. This image was taken on Wednesday, November 6, 2019at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

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Interim City Manager Richard M. Hinojosa appointed as temporary executive director for Edinburg Economic Development Corporation

Featured, from left: Robert C. Vackar, CEO of the Bert Ogden Auto Group; Alonzo Cantú, Chairman, Lone Star National Bank, Chairman, Cantú Construction and Development Company, and Member, Board of Managers, DHR Health; and Richard Hinojosa, Edinburg Interim City Manager, and Interim Executive Director, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation. This image was taken on February 12, 2018, during a tour updating city leaders and the area news media on the work taking place at the city-owned $88.3 million, 190,000-square foot Bert Ogden Arena.

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Corpus Christi NAACP honors Rep. Canales with President’s Award for legislative achievements

Featured: Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, in this image taken on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, is one of two state senators on the 19-member Texas Legislative Black Caucus in the Texas Legislature. The Texas Legislative Black Caucus (TXLBC) works on priorities important to their constituents, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, who also serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation, has been honored with the President’s Award by the Corpus Christi chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for his legislative achievements in the Texas Legislature on behalf of health care, military veterans, the underprivileged, and transparency in government.

Photograph Courtesy SEN. ROYCE WEST

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Edinburg EDC Interim Executive Director Rubén R. Ramírez resigns position effective January 20 as he looks forward to returning to being a full-time attorney

Featured: Edinburg Police Chief César Torres looks on as Rubén R. Ramirez, Interim Executive Director for the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, addresses hundreds of area residents who came to the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, for the Biannual Job Fair hosted by the Edinburg EDC.

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Sen. Hinojosa named “2019 Senator of the Year” by the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters

Featured, from left: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, Hidalgo County Commissioner Precinct 4 Ellie Torres, and Lorena Sáenz González, wife of Congressman Vicente González, during the third annual Christmas Bash & Toy Drive, hosted by the González family on Monday evening, December 2, 2019, at the Embassy Suites in McAllen.

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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Sen. Zaffirini: New laws take effect with the new year, including court costs reform, taxpayer protections

Featured: The 2020 Senator Judith Zaffirini Teachers’ College Student Loan Debt Grant Award recipients are, front row, left to right: Gloria S. Becerra, United Independent School District; Dr. Carolyn M. Schmies, representing Prakash K. Mansinghani (’10, ’11), Laredo College; Dr. Gilberto Martínez, Texas A&M International University, Laredo; Sandy Webb (’13), St. Augustine Catholic School; and Rebecca Mendoza (’12), Laredo Independent School District. Back row: Dr. Minita Ramírez, Vice President for Student Success, Texas A&M International University, Laredo; Víctor Villarreal (’09), Judge of Webb County Court-at-Law II; Sen Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, whose legislative district includes Starr County; Dr. Pablo Arenaz, President, Texas A&M International University, Laredo; and Dr. Tom Mitchell, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M International University, Laredo. Four of the five recipients are alumni of Texas A&M International University.

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UTRGV School of Medicine’s creation influenced through key role played by Rep. Roberto Gutiérrez

Featured, on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, from left: Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., President, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio; Blandina “Bambi” Cárdenas, Ph.D., President, The University of Texas-Pan American; Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; and former Rep. Roberto Gutiérrez, D-McAllen, posing inside the UT Regional Academic Health Center Medical Research Division in Edinburg following grand-opening ceremonies held in Edinburg.

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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Rep. Canales appointed as first House member from the Rio Grande Valley to serve on the 12-member Texas Sunset Advisory Commission

Featured, from left: RepAlex Domínguez, D-Brownsville; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Dr. Guy Bailey, President, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Nolan Pérez, MD, of Harlingen, Member, Board of Regents, The University of Texas System; Rep. Óscar Longoria, D-La Joya; and Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville.  The area leaders were participating in a news conference at the UTRGV campus in Edinburg on Monday, September 16, 2019.

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Star of Bethlehem leads to astronomical questions

Featured: Area leaders pose with several of the many gifts that were donated for deserving children in the 15th Congressional District during the third annual Christmas Bash & Toy Drive, hosted by Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, and his wife, Lorena Sáenz González, on Monday evening, December 2, 2019, at the Embassy Suites in McAllen. From left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Norma Guerra; Erika Canales; Hidalgo County Sheriff J.E. “Eddie” Guerra; Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortéz; Amanda Hinojosa; Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Guy Bailey, President, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and Val LaMantia Peisen.

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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