Featured: Francisco Guajardo, Ph.D., the new Chief Executive Director for the Museum of South Texas History (MOSTHistory) in Edinburg, and Shan Rankin, the former Executive Director of MOSTHistory who has retired after a stellar career that spans more than 30 years, will be honored at the cultural/historical center on Thursday, September 26, 2019.
Featured, seated, from left: Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina; Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández; Gov. Greg Abbott; and Harlingen Mayor Chris Boswell. Standing, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; and Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen. The South Texas leaders were on hand at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, June 14, 2019, in support of the signing of an agreement by Abbott that created the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (RGV MPO).
Featured: Darryl S. Johnson, an independent businessman with more than 30 years’ experience in the Texas Legislature and in Congress, says that as Waller County Commissioner, he will use his leadership skills and influential friends in the business and political corridors of power to benefit all voters in his precinct.
Featured: Ken Ponce, Founder and CEO, Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med, addresses state, county and city leaders and area residents during the ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg to celebrate the addition of Air Med 1, a multi-million dollar rotor (helicopter) air ambulance. Air Med 1 is the newest advanced life-saving resource for the privately-owned firm’s fleet of ground and air emergency medical transportation services, which includes more than 100 ambulances, wheel chair vans, supervisor units, a communications bus used for disasters, a special operations trailer equipped for mass casualty incidents, and two fixed wing Beechcraft King Air 90 air ambulances dedicated to emergency transfers. (https://www.hidalgocountyems.org/services/
Featured, from left: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, Vice Chair, Senate Committee on Finance; Chief Justice Dori Contreras, 13th Court of Appeals, Edinburg/Corpus Christi; and Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Chair, House Committee on Transportation. This image was taken on Thursday, August 16, 2018, at the Cimarron Country Club in Mission during the annual Legislative Luncheon Report Card organized by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Featured: Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco, whose proposal to create a public law school in the Rio Grande Valley was approved by the Texas House of Representatives on Monday, May 1, 2019 – but was never scheduled for action in the Texas Senate – is one of six area state lawmakers who are scheduled to highlight a “Legislative Press Conference” in Edinburg on Thursday, August 15, 2019.
Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation, congratulates Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, for launching its rotor (helicopter) ambulance service for deep South Texas. Canales, who is flanked to his left by Kenny Ponce, President/CEO of the privately-owned Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med, made his remarks at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg.
Featured: Gov. Greg Abbott and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Community Engagement and Corporate Affairs for DHR Health, pose for a photographer during a visit to the Rio Grande Valley by the governor for the emergency management meeting during the summer of 2018 in Edinburg in the conference room of the Hidalgo County Health Department.