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Rep. Canales calls on Gov. Abbott to declare healthcare for current and retired teachers an emergency item in upcoming legislative session

Rep. Canales calls on Gov. Abbott to declare healthcare for current and retired teachers an emergency item in upcoming legislative session

Featured: Gov. Greg Abbott addresses elected officials and business, law enforcement and community leaders on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 during the grand opening and building dedication of the South Texas College Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence in Pharr.
 
Photograph By BENJAMIN BRIONES
 
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DHR Health, with its multi-billion dollar economic impact, “really puts us on the map,” says Mayor Molina. “We have been truly blessed.”

DHR Health, with its multi-billion dollar economic impact, “really puts us on the map,” says Mayor Molina. “We have been truly blessed."

Featured: Edinburg-based DHR Health has generated a $2.3 billion economic impact over a recent three-year period that has helped not only its hometown, but neighboring cities, as evidenced by the Wednesday, November 7, 2018 grand opening and ribbon-cutting held for the DHR Health Wellness Institute, located at 120 E. Savannah, Suite 21 in McAllen.

Photograph By KAYLA BANNWART

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UT System regents increase physical size and financial investment to create $13.7 million UTRGV School of Medicine Team Based Learning Center in Edinburg, announces Rep. Canales

UT System regents increase physical size and financial investment to create .7 million UTRGV School of Medicine Team Based Learning Center in Edinburg, announces Rep. Canales

Featured from left: Christi Cantú, Director, Area Health Education Center, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine; Yolanda Chapa, Chief Administrator, Hidalgo County Judge Ramón García; Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner-Elect Ellie Torres; Alicia Rodríguez, Executive Director San Carlos Community Resource Center; Hidalgo County Precinct 4 Commissioner Joseph Palacios; Linda Nelson, DNP, Senior Director of Clinical Operations, UTRGV School of Medicine; John Ronnau, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Community Health Partnerships, UTRGV School of Medicine and Director, AHEC Program; Shawn Saladin, Professor/Associate Dean, School of Rehabilitation Services and Counseling, UTRGV; Michael A. Patriarca, Executive Vice Dean for Finance and Administration, UTRGV; Verónica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, UTRGV; and Eddie Olivarez, Health Director, Hidalgo County. On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, these area leaders participated in the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine’s grand opening of its Area Health Education Center (AHEC) in San Carlos, in Hidalgo County. UTRGV School of Medicine received a five-year, $3.75 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration to develop the three AHECs, which will offer free health care to residents and educational opportunities for students enrolled in UTRGV’s health professions programs.

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Economic development, care for military veterans and denying parole for convicted traffickers of children among bills pre-filed by Sen. Hinojosa

Economic development, care for military veterans and denying parole for convicted traffickers of children among bills pre-filed by Sen. Hinojosa

Featured, from left: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen during the Tuesday, December 4, 2018 public meeting of the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court was among federal, state, county and local leaders to pay homage to Hidalgo County Commissioner Precinct 4 Joseph Palacios for Palacios’ two four-year terms in that office. On January 1, 2019, Ellie Torres of Edinburg will succeed Palacios as the new county commissioner.

Photograph By EVANA VLECK

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Under state law championed in 2015 by Rep. Canales, South Texas College on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, registered students for upcoming university-level courses designed to eventually lead to STC facility in the Delta Area

Under state law championed in 2015 by Rep. Canales, South Texas College on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, registered students for upcoming university-level courses designed to eventually lead to STC facility in the Delta Area

Featured: Residents of the Delta Area in Hidalgo County, such as these South Texas College students posing in this promotional image at one of its other campuses, soon will be able to take higher-education courses in their home region as a result of state legislation authored in 2015 by Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg.

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Gov. Abbott among powerful legislative voices in support of DHR Health’s efforts to bring Level I Trauma Center(s) resources to deep South Texas

Gov. Abbott among powerful legislative voices in support of DHR Health’s efforts to bring Level I Trauma Center(s) resources to deep South Texas

Featured, front row, from left: Victoria Cantú, Member, Board of Trustees, South Texas College; Jesús “Jesse” Vela, Jr., Member, Board of Trustees, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District; Gov. Greg Abbott; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Wanda Garza, Executive Officer for External Affairs, South Texas College; and Ambrosio Hernández, MD, Mayor of Pharr and Chief Medical Compliance Officer, DHR Health, as he looks on following the Tuesday, September 18, 2018  grand opening and building dedication of the South Texas College Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence in Pharr.

Photograph By BENJAMIN BRIONES

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Mission native Alyssa Guajardo, a UTRGV junior, elected Texas Civic Ambassador for 2018-2019

Mission native Alyssa Guajardo, a UTRGV junior, elected Texas Civic Ambassador for 2018-2019

Featured: Mission native and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley junior Alyssa Guajardo has been elected a Texas Civic Ambassador for the 2018-2019 academic school year. Texas Civic Ambassadors are students who represent universities around Texas and share a common goal of increasing civic engagement in their communities. Guajardo is studying exercise science with a concentration in physical therapy and a minor in Spanish and statistics.

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Sen. Zaffirini, six other prominent leaders, to be inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame

Sen. Zaffirini, six other prominent leaders, to be inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame

Featured, top row, from left: Former U.S. and Texas First Lady Laura Bush; Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo; philanthropist Susan Dell; former U.S. Navy jet fighter pilot Tammie Jo Shults; performer Vicki Carr; U.S. Olympian and world champion gymnast Simone Biles; and Sister Elizabeth Anne Sueltenfuss.

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Bills introduced by Rep. Canales to promote government transparency, create University of Texas at Austin School of Law distance learning at UT Rio Grande Valley, reduce fraudulent telephone calls, register 3D handguns with DPS

Bills introduced by Rep. Canales to promote government transparency, create University of Texas at Austin School of Law distance learning at UT Rio Grande Valley, reduce fraudulent telephone calls, register 3D handguns with DPS
Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, on Thursday, September 20, 2018, addressing the news media at Edinburg City Hall after being named a Transparency Champion by the Texas Press Association for his record of supporting the Texas Open Meetings Act and the Texas Public Information Act. 

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$54.6 million The Hidalgo Infrastructure Project 2018, to be located across $23 million State Farm Hidalgo Arena, set for groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

.6 million The Hidalgo Infrastructure Project 2018, to be located across  million State Farm Hidalgo Arena, set for groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Featured, from left: Hidalgo City Council Member Abram Ramírez, Council Member Linda Ayala, Mayor Sergio Coronado, and Mayor Pro Tem Gustavo “Gus” Sánchez were among city and state leaders present on Saturday, October 6, 2018 for the groundbreaking of Lepowitz Park at the Villa Garza Flores Subdivision. On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, the Hidalgo Mayor, his six colleagues on the Hidalgo City Council, and the Board of Directors of the Hidalgo Economic Development Corporation will host another ceremony, which will take place at the city-owned, $23 million State Farm Hidalgo Arena, to announce the first phase of a major commercial and industrial development, known as the The Hidalgo Infrastructure Project 2018, that will be built near the multi-event complex. The State Farm Hidalgo Arena is located at 2600 N. 10th Street (Hwy. 336).

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