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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.

Photograph Courtesy The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

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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.

Graphics Courtesy TEXAS WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME

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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. 

Photograph By ALEX RÍOS

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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).

Photograph By CHARLIE BARRIOS

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DHR Health leadership continues to bring major advances to South Texas, not only in medicine and health care, but also in education, as evidenced by roles of Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD

DHR Health leadership continues to bring major advances to South Texas, not only in medicine and health care, but also in education, as evidenced by roles of Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD

Featured, front row, from left: Paul Rodríguez, Chairman, Board of Trustees, South Texas College; Victoria Cantú, Member, Board of Trustees, South Texas College; Ambrosio Hernández, MD, Mayor of Pharr and the Chief Medical Compliance Officer, DHR Health; Gov. Greg Abbott; Dr. Shirley Reed, President, South Texas College; Rep. Roberto “R.D.” Guerra, D-McAllen; and Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg. Back row, from left: Dr. Daniel King, Superintendent, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District; Fred Farías, III, OD, FAAO, Member, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; Commissioner representing Labor Julián Álvarez, Texas Workforce Commission; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Rubén Cortéz, Jr., D-Brownsville, Member, Texas State Board of Education; and Jorge Zambrano, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District.

Photograph By BENJAMIN BRIONES

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