FEATURED: Dr. Luis “Louie” G. Alamia, PT, DPT, reports that the Rio Grande Valley State Legislative Delegation recently voted for House Bill 1002, which is designed to protect public and private high school student-athletes who have suffered a concussion during sports activities. The measure is awaiting Gov. Greg Abbott’s approval, who is likely to sign it into law.
FEATURED: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, said on Saturday, May 27, 2023, that he was one of 121 state representatives to vote to impeach Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, a Republican. “The allegations against Paxton include bribery, abuse of office, and obstruction. No one is above the law, and public officials must be held to the highest standard of integrity and ethics,” he said. This image was taken on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at an event hosted by the Hidalgo County Bail Bond Association.
Photograph Courtesy HIDALGO COUNTY BAIL BOND ASSOCIATION
FEATURED: Pharr Mayor Dr. Ambrosio Hernández played a key role in helping secure a $6 million state grant, announced on Friday, February 24, 2023, that will help launch the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine’s South Texas Center of Excellence in Cancer Research. This image was taken on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.
FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Former McAllen Mayor Jim Darling; Dr. Nedra Kinerk, President, Futuro RGV, and McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos. This image was taken on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the Radison Hotel McAllen Airport, following a Futuro RGV event.
FEATURED: Attorney Leah Wise of McAllen will be serving on Thursday, September 21 as the Honorary Chair of the 2023 Black and White Awards Gala to benefit Angels of Love, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The event, to be held at the Regency Galeria, will recognize community members who embody the mission of Angels of Love. This image of Wise was taken on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 at the studios of KRGV-TV in Weslaco.
FEATURED: Dr. Luis “Louie” G. Alamia, PT, DPT, Member, Board of Trustees, Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District, reports that the University of Texas System Board of Regents are scheduled to take action on three major issues that benefit UT Rio Grande Valley, including approval of $35 million for facility maintenance projects, an Annual Operating Agreement between UTRGV and Valley Baptist Health System, and establishment of a Ph.D. in Computer Science with Interdisciplinary Applications. The regents meet in Austin on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 and Thursday, May 4, 2023.
FEATURED: Dr. Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chair, Board of Managers, DHR Health, says House Bill 12 – approved by Texas House of Representatives on Friday, April 21, 2023 and awaiting action by the Senate – would be “fantastic” for new Texas mothers who are Medicaid recipients. This image was taken on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.
FEATURED: South Texas attorney Omar Ochoa prepares to be featured in a television commercial at the KRGV-TV studio in Weslaco on Thursday, July 28, 2022. More information on his McAllen-based firm is available online at https://biglink.to/gVaA.
FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Mike Carrera, Owner, Carrera Communications, headquartered in Edinburg, on Thursday, April 6, 2023, met with Rio Grande Valley lawmakers at the Texas Capitol, including with Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen.