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Sen. Lucio encourages South Texas College students to join the voting process during upcoming Tuesday, November 6, 2018 elections

Sen. Lucio encourages South Texas College students to join the voting process during upcoming Tuesday, November 6, 2018 elections

Featured: Student Government Association at South Texas College hosted Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, at a town hall-style event at the STC Pecan Campus in McAllen on Thursday, October 18, 2018. Lucio spoke about the importance of voting ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Lucio’s presentation took place in the new Student Union Building, 3201 W. Pecan Boulevard in McAllen.

Photograph By BEN BRIONES

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For second consecutive month, during August 2018, McAllen only city in the Valley with unemployment rate of less than five percent, according to Texas Workforce Commission

For second consecutive month, during August 2018, McAllen only city in the Valley with unemployment rate of less than five percent, according to Texas Workforce Commission

Featured: Several of the dozens of participants listen to presentations made on Friday, September 28, 2018 in McAllen during the 6th Annual Binational Innovation Conference (INNO), held in McAllen and hosted by South Texas College, as part of STC’s efforts to help prepare students for the workforce and jobs of the future.

Photograph Courtesy JOSÉ GÓMEZ

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McAllen City Commission, Sen. Hinojosa, Rep. Canales throw support behind legislative push for Trauma Emergency Preparedness Funding and for efforts to bring a Level I Comprehensive Trauma Facility for Valley

McAllen City Commission, Sen. Hinojosa, Rep. Canales throw support behind legislative push for Trauma Emergency Preparedness Funding and for efforts to bring a Level I Comprehensive Trauma Facility for Valley

Featured, from left: Omar Quintanilla, McAllen City Commissioner District 3; Javier Villalobos, McAllen City Commissioner District 1; Verónica Whitacre, McAllen City Commissioner District 6; and Joaquín “J.J” Zamora, McAllen City Commissioner District 2. On Monday, September 10, 2018, these four elected officials were part of a unanimous vote cast by the seven-member McAllen City Commission to support efforts to secure state funding for a Level I Comprehensive Trauma Center for the Valley. In this image, they were participating in the Tuesday, July 10, 2018 grand opening of the McAllen Youth Baseball Complex, which was funded by a $15 million city bond issue, and that has 11 baseball fields and a Miracle Field, which meets the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Photograph Courtesy of ROY CANTU

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McAllen City Commission set to consider legislative efforts by Med Care EMS and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR Health) to provide emergency preparedness funding to strengthen Texas and Rio Grande Valley Trauma Network

McAllen City Commission set to consider legislative efforts by Med Care EMS and Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR Health) to provide emergency preparedness funding to strengthen Texas and Rio Grande Valley Trauma Network

Featured: One of the 18 operating rooms of the University Medical Center New Orleans Level I Trauma Center, which opened in August 2015. The UMC New Orleans serves as a key partner of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans, Tulane University School of Medicine and other academic institutions.

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New law designed to protect Texans from being jailed for minor traffic tickets has resulted in 300,000 fewer arrest warrants, announces Rep. Canales

New law designed to protect Texans from being jailed for minor traffic tickets has resulted in 300,000 fewer arrest warrants, announces Rep. Canales

Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, addresses audience members during the Legislative Report Card Luncheon, sponsored by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and held at the Cimarron Country Club in Mission on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

Photograph By LUIS LARRAGA

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Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR Health) helping legislative efforts to improve Texas Medicaid, which provides health insurance to one out of four Valley residents

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR Health) helping legislative efforts to improve Texas Medicaid, which provides health insurance to one out of four Valley residents

Featured: Rep. Richard Peña Raymond, D-Laredo, Chairman of the Texas House of Representatives Committee on Human Services, in December 2017 receiving a Texas Medical Association Patient Protection Award from then-TMA President Carlos Cárdenas, MD, the CEO and Chairman of the Board at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance (DHR Health).

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State economic development law, known as Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, has led to creation of $88.3 million Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg

State economic development law, known as Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone, has led to creation of .3 million Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg

Featured: When then-Mayor Richard García in February 2015 hosted the groundbreaking for Bert Ogden Arena, he used a state economic development law, known as a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ), to help fund the state-of-the-art indoor entertainment and sports complex. Three-and-a-half years later, a new mayor – Richard Molina – is singing the praises of the city-owned, $88.3 million Bert Ogden Arena, which launched its inaugural festivities, including an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sunday, August 26 and Monday, August 27, 2018, respectively.

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Texas Transportation Commission set to move forward on $320 million I-2/I-69C Interchange Project, and will also consider $2.6 million funding request for South Texas International Airport at Edinburg, announces Rep. Canales

Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, helped welcome Valley residents on Thursday, August 16, 2018 to the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legislative Report Card Luncheon at the Cimarron Country Club in Mission.

Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, helped welcome Valley residents on Thursday, August 16, 2018 to the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Legislative Report Card Luncheon at the Cimarron Country Club in Mission.

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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McAllen only city in the Valley with July 2018 unemployment rate of less than five percent, according to Texas Workforce Commission

McAllen only city in the Valley with July 2018 unemployment rate of less than five percent, according to Texas Workforce Commission

Featured: South Texas College held its annual Superintendents Leadership Academy on Monday, August 14, 2018. The event was a roundtable-style meeting with STC administrators and Valley leaders from partnering school districts to prepare for the school year ahead.

Photograph By JOSÉ GÓMEZ

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Rep. Canales, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, AT&T, Pepsico, Walmart, and A Vision For You Help Center among supporters for school supply giveaways in Edinburg and Elsa on August 17, 18

Rep. Canales, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, AT&T, Pepsico, Walmart, and A Vision For You Help Center among supporters for school supply giveaways in Edinburg and Elsa on August 17, 18

Featured: Annual school supply giveaways that will provide learning materials, ranging from pens and pencils to paper erasers and notebooks, will take place on Friday, August 17, 2018 for students served by the Edinburg Housing Authority, and on Saturday, August 18, 2018, for students who live in Elsa, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg has announced. Featured, from left, are: J.J. Rodríguez, CEO and Counselor at A Vision for You Help Center; Rodolfo “Rudy” Ramírez, Executive Director, Edinburg Housing Authority; and Alex Ríos, District Director for Canales. 

Photograph Courtesy EDINBURG HOUSING AUTHORITY

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