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Featured, from left: Mayor Pro Tem David Torres; Councilmember Place 1 Jorge “Coach” Salinas; Mayor Richard Molina; Councilmember Place 2 Gilbert Enríquez; and Councilmember Place 3 Homer Jasso, Jr., following swearing-in ceremonies for Salinas, Molina, and Enríquez on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 in the Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall.

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

The new leadership of the five-member Board of Directors for the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, which is the jobs-creation arm of the Mayor and Edinburg City Council, will hold its first public session in the Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced. The meeting comes following action on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by the Edinburg City Council, which includes the mayor and four councilmembers, where they unanimously approved the appointment of new individuals to serve on the Edinburg EDC Board of Directors. Those appointees are: Gilbert Enríquez, who is City Councilmember Place 2; Miguel “Mike” Farías, who is a current member of the Board of Trustees, Place 7, of the Edinburg Independent Consolidated Independent School District; Julio César Carranza, Developer and Mortgage Lender, Landmark Mortgage, LLC; Noé Sauceda, Owner, TeacherBuilder.com; and Isael Posadas, President, SDI Engineering, LLC. Agustín García is Executive Director for the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation. The following morning at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, the city will generate statewide positive publicity when Austin-based The Texas Tribune, which has the largest statehouse news bureau in the United States, will be holding a legislative round-up titled “A Conversation on Health Reform”. The Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance is located at 118 Paseo Del Prado. From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, Rep. Óscar Longoria, D-La Joya, Congressman Filemón Vela, D-Brownsville, and John Krouse, Dean of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, will be the panelists who will give their views on the state and future of medical care.  Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of The Texas Tribune, will moderate this event, which is free and open to the public.

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New Leadership of Edinburg EDC Board of Directors, unanimously appointed by Mayor and City Council, set to hold first public session at City Hall at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 20

By DAVID A. DÍAZ
Legislativemedia@aol.com

The new leadership of the five-member Board of Directors for the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, which is the jobs-creation arm of the Mayor and Edinburg City Council, will hold its first public session in the Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall beginning at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2017, the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation has announced.

The meeting comes following action on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 by the Edinburg City Council, which includes the mayor and four councilmembers, where they unanimously approved the appointment of new individuals to serve on the Edinburg EDC Board of Directors.

Those appointees are:

• Gilbert Enríquez, who is City Councilmember Place 2;
• Miguel “Mike” Farías, who is a current member of the Board of Trustees, Place 7, of the Edinburg Independent Consolidated Independent School District;
• Julio César Carranza, Developer and Mortgage Lender, Landmark Mortgage, LLC;
• Noé Sauceda, Owner, TeacherBuilder.com; and
• Isael Posadas, President, SDI Engineering, LLC.

Agustín García is Executive Director for the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation.

The agenda, which is posted online, follows:

• Call Meeting to Order
• Roll Call;
• Consider Election of Officers: President, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer;
• Discussion and Possible Action on Contractual Terms of:
– Holland & Knight
– Signature Advocacy, Inc.,
– Pathfinder;
– Troutman and Sanders
– Guillermo Cañedo
• Discussion and Possible Action on Contractual Obligations of:
– Santana Textiles
– Bert Ogden Arena
– The Shoppes
– La Sienna
– Parks and Recreation Wellness Center
– Soccer Practice Fields
• Discussion and Possible Action on Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget, as adopted.
• Consider Authorizing the Employment of Auditing Services.
• Executive Session
• Adjourn.

THE TEXAS TRIBUNE TO HOLD MAJOR LEGISLATIVE EVENT IN EDINBURG ON FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

The following morning at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, the city will generate statewide positive publicity when Austin-based The Texas Tribune, which has the largest statehouse news bureau in the United States, will be holding a legislative round-up titled “A Conversation on Health Reform”.

The Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance is located at 118 Paseo Del Prado.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, Rep. Óscar Longoria, D-La Joya, Congressman Filemón Vela, D-Brownsville, and John Krouse, Dean of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, will be the panelists who will give their views on the state and future of medical care.

Evan Smith, co-founder and CEO of The Texas Tribune, will moderate this event, which is free and open to the public.

The Texas Tribune is pleased to present, in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, a three-part conversation series on where the state is headed on health care,” the news organization announced on its website. “Join us in person or on our livestream for the second installment of this series: a discussion of the ongoing efforts to reform health care and their impact on Texas.”

This event will be held in Conference Halls A & B, located on the first floor of the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. The event includes a light lunch. Complimentary visitor parking is available in the parking lot surrounding the facility.

UTRGV SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, WHICH HAS MAJOR CAMPUS IN EDINBURG, HAS STUDENTS REAFFIRM COMMITMENT TO  MEDICINE WITH PERSONAL OATH

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley’s Class of 2021 gathered Thursday, November 16, 2017, at the Medical Education Building Auditorium to declare their commitment to their chosen profession by reciting an oath the students wrote themselves.

The Hippocratic Oath the 50 students took at their White Coat Ceremony this past summer introduced them to the profession of medicine. The personal oath written and recited by the students solidifies their commitment to uphold the values and principles of practicing medicine.

“This cements that reality that we’re in this for the long haul,” said Baine Herrera, a first-year medical student and president of the Class of 2021’s student government association.

The Class of 2021 is the second cohort for the UTRGV School of Medicine.

A Thanksgiving-style dinner for the students followed the brief ceremony.

The Edinburg Mayor and Edinburg City Council, along with the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and its Board of Directors, lobby the Texas Legislature and the UT System Board of Regents on matters that benefit and protect UTRGV and its School of Medicine, which have major campuses in the city.

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ABOUT UTRGV

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.

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Jennifer Berghom contributed to this article. For more information on the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation and the City of Edinburg, please log on to http://edinburgedc.com or tohttp://www.facebook.com/edinburgedc

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