FEATURED, FROM LEFT: In this image from 1997 taken on the floor of the Senate Chamber in the Texas Capitol, Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County, poses with Edith Royal and her husband, legendary University of Texas Longhorns head coach Darrell Royal, during a rehearsal for her Governor for a Day Celebration. “I vividly recall him saying, ‘I know one thing for sure: her blood runs burnt orange.’ Indeed. Hook ‘em, Horns!” said Zaffirini, who has a Bachelor of Science (B.S), a Master’s of Arts (M.A.), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Texas at Austin.
FEATURED: Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco, successfully carried legislation through the Texas House of Representatives during Spring 2021 to develop a plan that will combine federal and state inspections of commercial vehicle traffic that travels through Texas’ ports of entry.
FEATURED: Gov. Greg Abbott, appearing on Thursday, September 9, 2021, addressing physicians, nurses, other medical professionals, and leaders with DHR Health, emergency medical services personnel from South Texas, and the Valley and state news media at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.
FEATURED: The annual Lighting of the Letters takes place on Friday, February 15, 2019, on the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley campus in Edinburg outside of the Fieldhouse. The university and its School of Medicine were among the top Rio Grande Valley legislative priorities which received vital funding in the Texas state budget, which went into effect on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, according to Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen.
FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Opal Lee of Ft. Worth, a civil rights champion known as the “Grandmother of Juneteenth”, and Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, pose in the Texas Senate on Thursday, July 22, 2021, after Lee was honored by the Texas Senate for her lifetime of activism. According to the Washington Post, on Thursday, June 17, 2021, President Biden signed legislation establishing a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery.
FEATURED: Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, visiting with fellow Texans on the grounds of the Capitol in Austin. Guerra, who serves as Vice-Chair, House Committee on Public Health, welcomed the recent announcement regarding the upcoming construction of Driscoll Children’s Hospital Rio Grande Valley on the campus of DHR Health in Edinburg. “Our children deserve the healthy start with A+ care that the Driscoll Children’s Hospital will provide,” said Guerra. “I’m proud to have this collaborative success between DHR Health and Driscoll in my (legislative) district and look forward to the positive outcomes it brings to our families and community.”
Photograph Courtesy REP. R.D. “BOBBY” GUERRA FACEBOOK
FEATURED: Former State Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, Senior Vice President, Governmental and Community Relations, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, was recognized by the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as “2021 Woman of Distinction in Government”.
FEATURED, FROM LEFT: John Paul Barajas, News Correspondent, KRGV News, interviews Raúl Barreda, MD, Trauma Surgeon, Acute Care Surgery, DHR Health, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, following a press conference where DHR Health officials announced they now featured the region’s first and only Functioning Level I Trauma Center.
FEATURED: Edinburg City Attorney Omar Ochoa on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the City Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall. On Friday, August 6, 2021, Ochoa shared details about federal legislation in Congress, titled the Local Journalism Sustainability Act and the Journalist Protection Act.
FEATURED: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, signals for an “Aye” vote in the Chamber of the Texas House of Representatives on Monday, May 31, 2021. Canales, Chair, House Committee on Transportation, passed 21 major bills and many key amendments during the 140-day regular session of the Texas Legislature, which took place from Tuesday, January 12, 2021, to Monday, May 31, 2021.