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2022 Barbara Jordan Media Awards winners selected for respectful, accurate portrayal of Texans with disabilities; one in four adult Texans have a disability – more than 5.4 million people, reports attorney Omar Ochoa

2022 Barbara Jordan Media Awards winners selected for respectful, accurate portrayal of Texans with disabilities; one in four adult Texans have a disability – more than 5.4 million people, reports attorney Omar Ochoa - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED: One in four adults in Texas have a disability, which include: Mobility – Serious difficulty walking or climbing stairs; Cognition – Serious difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions; Independent living – Serious difficulty doing errands alone, such as visiting a doctor’s office; Hearing – Deafness or serious difficulty hearing; Vision – Blind or serious difficulty seeing, even when wearing glasses; and Self-care – Difficulty dressing or bathing.

Graphics Courtesy CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

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Upcoming education priorities to be presented by Sen. Hinojosa, UTRGV President Bailey, and ECISD Superintendent Salinas, during luncheon on Tuesday, August 9, to be hosted by Edinburg Chamber of Commerce

Upcoming education priorities to be presented by Sen. Hinojosa, UTRGV President Bailey, and ECISD Superintendent Salinas, during luncheon on Tuesday, August 9, to be hosted by Edinburg Chamber of Commerce - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED: A planned Collegiate High School in Edinburg, reportedly estimated to cost more than $20 million, may be among the top education priorities to be featured at the Region One Service Center on Tuesday, August 9, 2022, during a “State of Our Education” Public Affairs Luncheon, which will be hosted by the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. Panelists include Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, Dr. Guy Bailey, President, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Dr. Mario H. Salinas, Superintendent, Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District.

Graphics By NAYELI ZENTENO

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Rep. Canales’ efforts on behalf of families served by Edinburg Housing Authority earns him “Accomplishment by Public Official Award” from Southwest Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials

Rep. Canales’ efforts on behalf of families served by Edinburg Housing Authority earns him “Accomplishment by Public Official Award” from Southwest Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED, FROM RIGHT: Edinburg Mayor Ramiro Garza, Jr.; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; and Edinburg City Councilmember Dan Díaz. The mayor and city councilmember helped present Canales with the “Accomplishment by Public Official Award” from the Southwest Regional Council of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. This image was taken at Canales’ law office in Edinburg on Thursday, July 14, 2022.

Photograph By KARLA PONCE

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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Rio Grande Valley Partnership to provide local businesses with free digital literacy trainings, announces Sen. Hinojosa

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Rio Grande Valley Partnership to provide local businesses with free digital literacy trainings, announces Sen. Hinojosa - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Sergio Contreras, CEO, Atlas, Hall & Rodríguez, LLP; former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, Senior Vice President, Governmental and Community Relations, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; former Hidalgo County Judge J.D. Salinas, III, Vice President, External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Linda Ufland, Director, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Commercialization, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Marivel Mata, Business Advisor, Small Business Development Center; and former Edinburg City Manager Ron Garza, Associate Vice President, Workforce and Economic Development, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

Photograph By PAUL CHOUY

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Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, announces federal grants for South Texas College and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; he will face Congresswoman Mayra Flores, R-McAllen, in November 2022 general election

Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, announces federal grants for South Texas College and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; he will face Congresswoman Mayra Flores, R-McAllen, in November 2022 general election - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED: Three federal grants totaling more than $9.5 million have been awarded to South Texas College ($8,303,772) and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley ($1,199,998) for educational and COVID-19 pandemic programs, as well as for a construction project, Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, has announced. This image was taken in Edinburg on Friday, March 26, 2021.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF EDINBURG FACEBOOK

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Congresswoman Mayra Flores, R-McAllen, first Mexican-born woman to win a congressional seat, credits South Texas College for much of her success; she will face Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, in November 2022 general

Congresswoman Mayra Flores, R-McAllen, first Mexican-born woman to win a congressional seat, credits South Texas College for much of her success; she will face Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, in November 2022 general - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED: Recentlysworn in congresswoman and South Texas College alumna Mayra Flores made history for becoming the first Mexican-born woman to win a congressional seat and the first Republican in more than 150 years to represent the people of Congressional District 34 across deep South Texas. Flores earned an Associate Degree from South Texas College’s Respiratory Therapy program in 2014 and a Bachelor’s Degree from the college’s Organizational Leadership program in 2019.

Photograph Courtesy SOUTH TEXAS COLLEGE

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Valley demographics, transportation, water usage trends to be among key presentations during Festival of Facts on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 hosted by Futuro RGV at the McAllen Public Library

District 5 McAllen City Commissioner Víctor “Seby” Haddad helped introduce the “El Salvador Bicenterio” at the McAllen International Airport, which ran from Wednesday, September 15, 2021 through Wednesday, November 10, 2021. The collection of 16 carefully curated photographs depicted traditions, people, food customs and styles, and breathtaking views and landmarks in El Salvador.

FEATURED: District 5 McAllen City Commissioner Víctor “Seby” Haddad helped introduce the “El Salvador Bicenterio” at the McAllen International Airport, which ran from Wednesday, September 15, 2021 through Wednesday, November 10, 2021. The collection of 16 carefully curated photographs depicted traditions, people, food customs and styles, and breathtaking views and landmarks in El Salvador.

Photograph Courtesy MCALLEN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FACEBOOK

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DHR Health’s Carlos Cárdenas, MD, looks back on first two years of COVID-19 in Hidalgo County: “This illness took a significant toll, a direct hit against our culture, our way of life.”

DHR Health’s Carlos Cárdenas, MD, looks back on first two years of COVID-19 in Hidalgo County: “This illness took a significant toll, a direct hit against our culture, our way of life.” - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Yvette Correa, Member, Hidalgo County COVID-19 Memorial Task Force; Carlos Cárdenas MD, Chair, Board of Managers, DHR Health; and Hidalgo County Judge Richard F. Cortéz. This image was taken on Tuesday, March 21, 2022, during Hidalgo County COVID-19 Memorial Day, held at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

Photograph Courtesy HIDALGO COUNTY FACEBOOK

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Former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, McAllen Police Chief Víctor Rodríguez, five other experts in education, law enforcement, immigration, and the economy to be featured in Futuro RGV’s Festival of Facts on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at McAllen Public Library from 6 pm to 8 pm

Former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, McAllen Police Chief Víctor Rodríguez, five other experts in education, law enforcement, immigration, and the economy to be featured in Futuro RGV’s Festival of Facts on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at McAllen Public Library from 6 pm to 8 pm - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED FROM LEFT: Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health; District 1 McAllen City Commissioner Tony Aguirre; and McAllen Police Chief Víctor Rodríguez. In this image, taken on Monday, December 13, 2021, the police chief and city commissioner were honoring DHR Health for being a founding and annual sponsor of the Annual Christmas for Kids Toy Giveaway, which began 20 years ago.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF MCALLEN

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President Biden to present The Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dr. Juliet V. García, the first Mexican-American woman college president in the nation, on Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

President Biden to present The Presidential Medal of Freedom to Dr. Juliet V. García, the first Mexican-American woman college president in the nation, on Thursday, July 7, 2022 in Washington, D.C. - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Dr. Juliet V. García, former longtime president of The University of Texas at Brownsville, will be presented the nation’s highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, on Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

Photograph UTRGV FILE PHOTO

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