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Sen. Hinojosa announces bid for the fifth term to continue representing Hidalgo, Nueces, Jim Wells, and Brooks counties in Senate District 20

Featured: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, on Sunday, August 26, 2018, at the City of Edinburg-owned $88.3 million Bert Ogden Arena, which is in his Senate District 20. The 190,000 square foot, first-class indoor multi-purpose center is  located at the corner of Interstate Highway 69-Central and Alberta Road in southeast Edinburg.

Photograph Courtesy BERT OGDEN ARENA

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Congressman González secures key language in House Financial Services Committee for plan to reauthorize National Flood Insurance Program

Featured, seated, Lorena González and her husband, Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, who serves on the Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, DC, and standing, Anne Skaria and her husband, Mani Skaria, Ph.D., Founder, President, and CEO, US Citrus, LLC. The South Texas leaders were in McAllen on Monday, May 27, 2019, promoting Persian Lime produced by US Citrus, LLC, which is located in Hargill northeast of Edinburg. (https://uscitrus.com/>products/persian-lime-tree)

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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“Transparency in government should be a hallmark of the City of Edinburg” with new public information software, announces Omar Ochoa

Featured, from left: Juan Guerra, Edinburg City Manager; Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortéz; Omar Ochoa, Edinburg City Attorney; and Carla M. Rodríguez, Edinburg Assistant City Manager, in the City Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall following a news conference on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Featured, from left: Juan Guerra, Edinburg City Manager; Hidalgo County Judge Richard Cortéz; Omar Ochoa, Edinburg City Attorney; and Carla M. Rodríguez, Edinburg Assistant City Manager, in the City Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall following a news conference on Friday, April 5, 2019.

Photograph By ANA ÁVILA

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Air Med 1, a Bell 407 rotor ambulance, to be celebrated with ribbon-cutting ceremony and news conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at South Texas International Airport at Edinburg

Featured: A Bell 407 rotor (helicopter) ambulance, named Air Med 1, is the newest addition to the fleet of ground and air emergency medical transportation services being provided to South Texas by Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med. A ribbon cutting ceremony and press conference for the advanced, life-saving Air Med 1 will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, beginning at 10 a.m., at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg, located at 1300 E. FM 490, which is about 12 miles from the Hidalgo County Courthouse traveling on I-69N. For more information, individuals may contact Paul M. Vazaldua, Jr., Vice President of Organizational Leadership and Government Affairs for Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med, at 956/451-6775, or log on to https://www.facebook.com/HidalgoCountyEMS/?tn-str=k*F Photograph Courtesy HIDALGO COUNTY EMS/SOUTH TEXAS AIR MED

Featured: A Bell 407 rotor (helicopter) ambulance, named Air Med 1, is the newest addition to the fleet of ground and air emergency medical transportation services being provided to South Texas by Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med. A ribbon cutting ceremony and press conference for the advanced, life-saving Air Med 1 will take place on Tuesday, June 18, 2019, beginning at 10 a.m., at the South Texas International Airport at Edinburg, located at 1300 E. FM 490, which is about 12 miles from the Hidalgo County Courthouse traveling on I-69N. For more information, individuals may contact Paul M. Vazaldua, Jr., Vice President of Organizational Leadership and Government Affairs for Hidalgo County EMS/South Texas Air Med, at 956/451-6775, or log on to https://www.facebook.com/HidalgoCountyEMS

Photograph Courtesy HIDALGO COUNTY EMS/SOUTH TEXAS AIR MED

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Rep. Canales, who helped shape the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019, says measure returns “power to the people”

Featured: Speaker of the House Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, shakes hands with Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg and calls the House District 40 lawmaker “bold and fearless” following the Wednesday, June 12, 2019 ceremony involving Gov. Greg Abbott signing into law the Texas Property Tax Reform and Transparency Act of 2019. Seated, from left, are: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, R-Houston; Gov. Greg Abbott; Bonnen; and Rep. Dustin Burrows, R-Lubbock. Standing, from left: Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway; Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe; Canales; and Rep. John Zerwas, R-Richmond. The event took place outside of Wally’s Burgers in Austin.

Photograph By DYLAN MATTHEWS

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Governor signs bill by Rep. Canales that gives Texans powerful new rights during public comment portions of open meetings affecting scores of local governments

Featured: Fern McClaugherty, a leader with O.W.L.S. (Objective Watchers of the Legal System), with Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, in the Edinburg City Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall on Thursday, February 14, 2019, during a reception hosted by the City of Edinburg to honor Canales for his appointment as Chair, House Committee on Transportation. Photograph by MARK MONTEMAYORFeatured: Fern McClaugherty, a leader with O.W.L.S. (Objective Watchers of the Legal System), with Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, in the Edinburg City Council Chamber at Edinburg City Hall on Thursday, February 14, 2019, during a reception hosted by the City of Edinburg to honor Canales for his appointment as Chair, House Committee on Transportation.

Photograph by MARK MONTEMAYOR

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Valley citrus industry could receive more than $124 million in federal funds through House Agricultural Appropriations legislation

Featured, from left: Cheri Abraham, Ph.D., Operations Manager/Entomologist, US Citrus, LLC; Anne Skaria; Mani Skaria, Ph.D., Founder, President, and CEO, US Citrus, LLC; Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen, who serves on the Financial Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C.; Lorena González; and Verónica Reyna, Executive Assistant/Office Manager, US Citrus, LLC, on Monday, May 27, 2019, promoting Persian Lime produced by the firm, which is located in Hargill northeast of Edinburg. (https://uscitrus.com/products/persian-lime-tree)

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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Rep. Canales, 55 Texas House members, call on President Trump to drop his threat to impose tariffs on Mexico

Featured, from left: Evan Smith, CEO and founder of the Texas Tribune, J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., Chairman, Texas Transportation Commission, and Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Chair, House Committee on Transportation, during a live-streamed conversation from Austin on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Photograph By CURTIS SMITH

Featured, from left: Evan Smith, CEO, and founder of the Texas Tribune, J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., Chairman, Texas Transportation Commission, and Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Chair, House Committee on Transportation, during a live-streamed conversation from Austin on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.

Photograph By CURTIS SMITH

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“Justice delayed is justice denied” – two county courts at law for Hidalgo County will be created to handle growing number of cases, says Rep. Canales

Featured: As Hidalgo County’s population is quickly approaching almost 900,000, according to the most recent estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau, with that growth has come the need for the area’s judicial system to keep up with the increases in criminal and civil cases, according to Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg. Canales, who also serves as Chair, House Committee on Transportation, in the last few days of the recently completed 86th Texas Legislature, helped shape legislation that authorizes the creation of two county courts-at-laws in Hidalgo County.

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Legislative update on University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its School of Medicine to be included in “State of the University Address” by President Guy Bailey on Thursday, May 30

Featured, from left: Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; Marsha Green, Vice President of Marketing, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Natasha Del Barrio, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Robert Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Janet Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Verónica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health. Photograph By DEANNA GARZA

Featured, from left: Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; Marsha Green, Vice President of Marketing, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Natasha Del Barrio, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Robert Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Janet Vackar, Owner, Bert Ogden Auto Group; Verónica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health.

Photograph By DEANNA GARZA

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