FEATURED: Sen. Morgan LaMantia, D-South Padre Island, and Adam Hinojosa, R-Corpus Christi, have both filed for their respective political party’s nomination to represent Senate District 27, which features all or portions of Bee, Cameron, Hidalgo, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, and Willacy counties. The party primaries in Texas will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. The nominees – which will likely include candidates from the Green and Libertarian parties – will face off in the Tuesday, November 4, 2024 general election.
FEATURED: On Friday, September 1, 2023, a new state law went into effect that requires all political subdivisions to post on their website all campaign finance reports filed on or after September 1, 2023, according to attorney Omar Ochoa. “Campaign finance reports are public documents, but for many people who wanted to review or make copies of that crucial information, they had to go to the government building where they were located, such as a city hall or courthouse, reveal their identity to government officials to get that material, and pay for any copies of that report,” said attorney Omar Ochoa. “But a couple of months ago, a new state law – which was led by and supported by the Valley’s state legislative delegation – changed all of that.”
FEATURED: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, a U.S. Marines combat veteran in Vietnam and a 27-year veteran of the Texas Legislature, on Friday, November 11, 2023, filed for re-election to a new four-year term in the Texas Senate, representing District 20. “As a border state, we must address the issues surrounding border security effectively. As a lifelong border resident, I understand the importance of finding comprehensive solutions that prioritize the safety and well-being of all Texans,” Hinojosa said. “I am committed to border security and continuing to work collaboratively to find solutions that protect our communities while upholding our values and treating everyone with dignity and respect.”
FEATURED: Mike Salinas, a Rio Grande Valley native, is head football coach for Texas A&M University-Kingsville, a leadership position that he has held since 2020. He was a featured speaker on Friday, July 28, 2023, for the Texas Emergency Athletic Management Seminar (TEAMS), hosted by DHR Health at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. His sister, Marissa Castañeda, who helped develop the day-long event, serves as the hospital system’s Senior Executive Vice President.
FEATURED: Katalin Novák, President of the Republic of Hungary, and Gov. Greg Abb0tt, along with top officials from both governments, met at the Governor’s Mansion in Austin on Thursday, September 21, 2023 to discuss strengthening and expanding the international economic partnership between Texas and Hungary. As part of their meeting, they explored Texas’ ability to use its robust oil and gas industry to support Hungary’s energy needs, emphasizing the importance of this specific economic relationship to bolster national security interests in both the United States and Hungary.
FEATURED: Futuro RGV – a group of citizen volunteers who provide information regarding issues and concerns in deep South Texas – will be hosting “Constitutional Amendments Forum 2023” through its Facebook page on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The videotaped recording of the forum will remain on its Facebook page until the election, which will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Early voting takes place from Monday, October 23, 2023 through Friday, November 3, 2023.
FEATURED: Val LaMantia, owner and managing partner of beverage distribution company L&F Distributors based in McAllen, was recently selected by Gov. Greg Abbott for induction later this fall into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame, for her business acumen, her service to the Texas community, and for her efforts to champion education at all levels.
FEATURED: Dr. Manish Singh, MD, Chief Executive Officer, DHR Health System. On Friday, September 29, 2023, through a video presentation before an estimated 2,000 attendees of the Fall Convocation of South Texas College, Singh extended DHR Health’s “heartfelt congratulations to South Texas College on their remarkable 30 years of excellence in the community.” This image was taken at DHR Health in Edinburg on Saturday, April 29, 2023.
FEATURED: U.S. District Judge Ricardo Hinojosa of McAllen, center, accepts a framed legislative measure, Senate Concurrent Resolution 41, from Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, and Sen. Morgan LaMantia, D-South Padre, honoring the Rio Grande City native on the 40th anniversary of his “exemplary service as a judicial official.” This image was taken at McAllen City Hall on Monday, June 12, 2023.
FEATURED: South Texas attorneys, and husband and wife Omar Ochoa and Leah Wise, flash the Hook ‘Em Horns hand signal of their alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, during a reception held on April 15, 2023 honoring the most recent group of Rio Grande Valley students to be admitted to the school. Both are graduates of UT-Austin; Ochoa is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin Law School, and Wise is a graduate of St. Mary’s University School of Law.