FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Texas Speaker of the House Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont; and Erica E. Canales and her husband, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg. The Speaker of the House, who is one of the three most powerful offices in the Texas Legislature, was in Edinburg on Thursday, December 16, 2021 to meet with the Canales, Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco, and other elected city and county leaders.
FEATURED: Morgan LaMantia of South Padre Island, an attorney with law offices in Harlingen and McAllen, has been endorsed in her bid for State Senator, District 27 – currently being held by retiring Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville – by the five Democratic state representatives from Hidalgo County.
FEATURED: Jeffrey Skubic, D.O., Medical Director, DHR Health Trauma Center, on Friday, June 11, 2021, announces the creation of a trauma resuscitation unit – a first for the Rio Grande Valley – which provides dedicated space and medical personnel for the most seriously-ill cases that come to the emergency room. (https://trauma.dhrhealth.com/templates/home.aspx)
FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Gov. Bill Clements and Dr. Hans Mark, former Chancellor, The University of Texas System, in this image from the 1980s. Mark passed away on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at the age of 92.
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FEATURED: Gov. Greg Abbott shares a high five with Romilly Young, as her parents, Tobi and Evan Young, look on. This image was taken at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, following the swearing in by the governor of Evan Young as a Justice to the Texas Supreme Court. Young replaces former justice Eva Guzmán, who resigned in June to run for attorney general in the March 1, 2022 Republican Party primary.
FEATURED: Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chair, Board of Managers, DHR Health. “This Level One Trauma designation is a reflection upon the work and the belief and the vision that all of you have had,” he said at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, shortly after Gov. Greg Abbott announced that DHR Health had been designated as the top trauma center south of San Antonio. “I have come before many of you many times over the years and talked to you about our vision here at DHR Health. It’s always been a vision of transformation. It’s not just about of the delivery of health care, but lifting up an entire area because 1.4 million people deserve the best.”
FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Medal of Honor recipients Gary Burnell Beikirch, Gary Michael Rose, and Clarence Eugene Sasser – veterans of the Vietnam War – pose with Rep. ÓscarLongoria, D-Mission, in this Spring 2019 image taken in the House of Representatives Chamber at the Texas Capitol.
FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Sen. Juan Hinojosa, D-McAllen, Thuy Dan “Mimi” Nguyen, Student Regent, The University of Texas System, and Dr. Guy Bailey, President, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, at the Luminary Scholars program announcement on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at the Performing Arts Complex in Edinburg.
FEATURED: Alberto H. Gutiérrez, MD, Assistant Medical Director, DHR Health Hospice. Gutiérrez, through the use of the live Internet video broadcast known as Zoom, on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, testified from the Valley before the House Committee on Public Health, which was meeting at the Texas Capitol Complex in Austin. ‘We are growing economically, we’re getting there, and all I ask is you keep us in mind when you promote new programs, new ideas, and bring us from the bottom of the list to the top at times, and help us not only in health care issues, but in other things.”
FEATURED: Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County, addresses students, staff and facility at Texas A&M International University–Laredo on Friday, December 7, 2018. For her work on transparency in government during the 87th Texas Legislature in 2021, Zaffirini on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, was honored at her Capitol office as a Champion of Transparency by the Texas Press Association.
Photograph Courtesy TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY–LAREDO