Featured: The 307-foot-tall Main Building tower, described as the academic symbol and architectural emblem of of the University of Texas at Austin. But on On Monday, August 1, 1966, the Tower, as it is more widely called, became the site of one of the largest mass murders in U.S. history at the time, when a sniper killed 14 people and injured 31 others. “I was on campus that day, working at “The Daily Texan” (campus newspaper), sitting in front of a window in direct view of the Tower,” recalled Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County. “To this day I remember not only the sounds of the gunfire, but also the sounds and sights of the suffering and the actions of heroes.”
Featured: A satellite image of Tropical Storm Hanna on the evening of Friday, July 25, 2020, as it approached South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. Hanna was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane the following day, withmaximum sustained windsof 90 mph. Wind gusts reached up to 110 mph (175 km/h) and storm surge reached as high as seven feet (two m) at landfall. Extensive flooding occurred as a result of rain totals of 6-12 inches in the area – with up to 16 inches in some locations in deep South Texas.
Featured, from left: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Managers, DHR Health; and Chris Rivera, Chief Executive Officer, Rio Grande Regional Hospital. They are shown here on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance for the COVID-19 Health Care Forum, which was part of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce’s Public Affairs Live Stream.
Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Chair, House Committee on Transportation, on Thursday, February 27, 2020, addressing members of the International Right of Way Association’s 2nd Annual Oil and Gas Pipeline Symposium in Houston.
Featured: Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, on Thursday, March 12, 2020, during the United States-Mexico Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group, East Regional Meeting, held at the Pharr Events Center. Seventy-six percent of Pharr, 70 percent of Mission, and 25 percent of McAllen, along with all or portions of several other cities, are in Muñoz House District 36.
Featured: Edinburg City Councilmember Johnny García, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at H-E-B Park, participated in the Mass Drive-Through Emergency Pantry 2 sponsored by the Food Bank RGV. This distribution enabled the Food Bank RGV to distribute up to eight times more food than a regular drive-thru food bank distribution.
Featured, from left: Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández, MD, who also serves as Chief Medical Compliance Officer, DHR Health; and Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville. The South Texas leaders are shown here on Friday, June 5, 2020 at the Pharr Events Center.
Featured: Matías Ríos, 51, battled a life-threatening COVID-19 infection while admitted in the Serious Infectious Disease Unit (SIDU) at DHR Health in May 2020. Upon arrival to DHR Health, he presented with bilateral pneumonia and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 is caused by a coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. After being placed on a ventilator for two weeks with minimal improvement, consent was obtained from his authorized guardian, allowing Ríos to receive a transfusion of Convalescent Plasma. One day after the transfusion Ríos’ condition started to improve and he was removed from his ventilator. Ríos is now on the road to full recovery.
Featured: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville, participates in a salute to nurses at DHR Health in Edinburg on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, as part of National Nurses Week to raise awareness of the important roles nurses play in society.
Featured, from left: Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, on Saturday, January 25, 2020, participating in the Texas Citrus Parade of Oranges in Mission. Both lawmakers represent significant portions of the City of McAllen in the Texas Legislature.