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Alonzo Cantú, Texas business leader, political figure, and philanthropist helps headline US Citrus, LLC’s 1st Annual Employee Appreciation Dinner

Featured, from left: Verónica Reyna, Executive Assistant/Office Manager, US Citrus, LLC; Cheri Abraham, Ph.D., Operations Manager/Entomologist, US Citrus, LLC; Alonzo Cantú, Owner, Cantú Construction and Development Company, Chairman of the Board, Lone Star National Bank, and Member, Board of Managers, DHR Health; Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, who serves on the Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.; Mani Skaria, Ph.D., Founder, President and CEO, US Citrus, LLC; Anne Skaria; and Lorena González, on Monday, May 27, 2019, promoting Persian lime produced by the firm, which is located in Hargill northeast of Edinburg. (https://uscitrus.com/products/persian-lime-tree)  Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

Featured, from left: Verónica Reyna, Executive Assistant/Office Manager, US Citrus, LLC; Cheri Abraham, Ph.D., Operations Manager/Entomologist, US Citrus, LLC; Alonzo Cantú, Owner, Cantú Construction and Development Company, Chairman of the Board, Lone Star National Bank, and Member, Board of Managers, DHR Health; Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, who serves on the Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.; Mani Skaria, Ph.D., Founder, President and CEO, US Citrus, LLC; Anne Skaria; and Lorena González, on Monday, May 27, 2019, promoting Persian lime produced by the firm, which is located in Hargill northeast of Edinburg. (https://uscitrus.com/products/persian-lime-tree)

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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Regents make UT Austin more affordable as students from families earning up to $65K will have all tuition, fees covered beginning Fall 2020

Featured: Mónica Lugo of Brownsville recently made history at the 2019 American Advertising Awards® competition by becoming the first University of Texas Rio Grande Valley student to advance to nationals and to receive an award at that level. The ADDY Awards attracts nearly 35,000 professional and student entries annually. Lugo was one of 39 students in the country awarded a Silver. Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

Featured: Mónica Lugo of Brownsville recently made history at the 2019 American Advertising Awards® competition by becoming the first University of Texas Rio Grande Valley student to advance to nationals and to receive an award at that level. The ADDY Awards attracts nearly 35,000 professional and student entries annually. Lugo was one of 39 students in the country awarded a Silver.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Return of rotor (helicopter) ambulance service to Valley key to enhancing life-saving emergency care

Featured: Robert D. Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Physician Executive, DHR Health, addressing state legislators, county and city officials, and other community leaders at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Thursday, December 20, 2018 as part of the State of the Hospital Address.

Photograph Courtesy DHR Health

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Carlos J. Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Managers, DHR Health, recognized by University of Texas Medical Branch Alumni Association for his outstanding service to Texas

Featured, from left:  The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Alumni Association on Friday, May 31, 2019, bestowed the Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award upon the following leaders: Carlos J. Cárdenas, MD (’85); J. Gregory Stovall, MD (’78); Susan D. John, MD (’84); and Jack H. Henry, MD (’64). Not  appearing in this image, but also a recipient of the honor from the UTMB Alumni Association, is Bruce M. Bauknight, MD (’68).  Photograph Courtesy KURT E. KOOPMANN/UTMB ALUMNI RELATIONS

Featured, from left: The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Alumni Association on Friday, May 31, 2019, bestowed the Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus Award upon the following leaders: Carlos J. Cárdenas, MD (’85); J. Gregory Stovall, MD (’78); Susan D. John, MD (’84); and Jack H. Henry, MD (’64). Not appearing in this image, but also a recipient of the honor from the UTMB Alumni Association, is Bruce M. Bauknight, MD (’68).

Photograph Courtesy KURT E. KOOPMANN/UTMB ALUMNI RELATIONS

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Sen. Hinojosa announces bid for the fifth term to continue representing Hidalgo, Nueces, Jim Wells, and Brooks counties in Senate District 20

Featured: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at the City of Edinburg-owned $88.3 million Bert Ogden Arena, which is in his Senate District 20. The 190,000 square foot, first-class indoor multi-purpose center is  located at the corner of Interstate Highway 69-Central and Alberta Road in southeast Edinburg.

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Congressman González secures key language in House Financial Services Committee for plan to reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program

Featured, seated, Lorena González and her husband, Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, who serves on the Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC, and standing, Anne Skaria and her husband, Mani Skaria, Ph.D., Founder, President, and CEO, US Citrus, LLC. The South Texas leaders were in McAllen on Monday, May 27, 2019, promoting Persian Lime produced by US Citrus, LLC, which is located in Hargill northeast of Edinburg. (https://uscitrus.com/>products/persian-lime-tree)

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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“Transparency in government should be a hallmark of the City of Edinburg” with new public information software, announces Omar Ochoa

Featured, from left: Juan Guerra, Edinburg City Manager; Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortéz; Omar Ochoa, Edinburg City Attorney; and Carla M. Rodríguez, Edinburg Assistant City Manager, in the City Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall following a news conference on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Featured, from left: Juan Guerra, Edinburg City Manager; Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortéz; Omar Ochoa, Edinburg City Attorney; and Carla M. Rodríguez, Edinburg Assistant City Manager, in the City Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall following a news conference on Friday, April 5, 2019.

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Air Med 1, a Bell 407 rotor ambulance, to be celebrated with ribbon-cutting ceremony and news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at South Texas International Airport at Edinburg

Featured: A Bell 407 rotor (helicopter) ambulance, named Air Med 1, is the newest addition to the fleet of ground and air emergency medical transportation services being provided to South Texas by Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med. A ribbon cutting ceremony and press conference for the advanced, life-saving Air Med 1 will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, beginning at 10 a.m., at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg, located at 1300 E. FM 490, which is about 12 miles from the Hidalgo County Courthouse traveling on I-69N. For more information, individuals may contact Paul M. Vazaldua, Jr., Vice President of Organizational Leadership and Government Affairs for Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med, at 956/451-6775, or log on to https://www.facebook.com/HidalgoCountyEMS/?tn-str=k*F Photograph Courtesy HIDALGO COUNTY EMS/SOUTH TEXAS AIR MED

Featured: A Bell 407 rotor (helicopter) ambulance, named Air Med 1, is the newest addition to the fleet of ground and air emergency medical transportation services being provided to South Texas by Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med. A ribbon cutting ceremony and press conference for the advanced, life-saving Air Med 1 will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, beginning at 10 a.m., at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg, located at 1300 E. FM 490, which is about 12 miles from the Hidalgo County Courthouse traveling on I-69N. For more information, individuals may contact Paul M. Vazaldua, Jr., Vice President of Organizational Leadership and Government Affairs for Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med, at 956/451-6775, or log on to https://www.facebook.com/HidalgoCountyEMS

Photograph Courtesy HIDALGO COUNTY EMS/SOUTH TEXAS AIR MED

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