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470 medical professionals and support personnel have recently come, or are on the way, from throughout Texas to help Valley hospitals battle COVID-19, says Sen. Hinojosa

470 medical professionals and support personnel have recently come, or are on the way, from throughout Texas to help Valley hospitals battle COVID-19, says Sen. Hinojosa - Titans of the Texas Legislature

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.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF PHARR

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Valley residents with antibodies to COVID-19 have the potential to save lives of seriously-ill hospital patients, says DHR Health’s Sohail Rao, MD

Valley residents with antibodies to COVID-19 have the potential to save lives of seriously-ill hospital patients, says DHR Health’s Sohail Rao, MD - Titans of the Texas Legislature

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.

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$60,000 state legislative lobbying contract with McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC of Austin set for action on Monday by McAllen City Commission

$60,000 state legislative lobbying contract with McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC of Austin set for action on Monday by McAllen City Commission - Titans of the Texas Legislature

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.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS

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Gov. Abbott announces his intent to appoint Patrick Ojeaga of McAllen, a student at UTRGV School of Medicine, as UT System student regent

Gov. Abbott announces his intent to appoint Patrick Ojeaga of McAllen, a student at UTRGV School of Medicine, as UT System student regent - Titans of the Texas Legislature
UTRGV Photo by Jennifer Galindo

Featured, from left: Dr. John Krouse, Dean of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, and Patrick Ojeaga of McAllen, a third-year medical student at the UTRGV School of Medicine. On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, Gov. Greg Abbott announced his intent to appoint Ojeaga to serve as a student regent for the UT System Board of Regents – a first for UTRGV. 

Photograph Courtesy UTRGV SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

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DHR Health Law Enforcement Memorial Service pays homage to 19 Texas law enforcement officials who died during 2019 while in the line of duty

DHR Health Law Enforcement Memorial Service pays homage to 19 Texas law enforcement officials who died during 2019 while in the line of duty - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Managers, DHR Health; Víctor Escalón, Regional Director, Texas Department of Public Safety; and César Torres, Chief of Police, City of Edinburg, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance. The men paused to reflect on the lives of Texas law enforcement officers lost in 2019, as part of the DHR Health Law Enforcement Memorial Service. The solemn event, which was broadcast live on the Internet, is available at https://www.facebook.com/RepTerryCanales/videos/266479541400658/?tn-str=k*F’

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City Council unanimously appoints seven members, including former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, to the governing board of newly-created Edinburg Economic Development Department

City Council unanimously appoints seven members, including former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, to the governing board of newly-created Edinburg Economic Development Department - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, who currently serves as Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, speaks during the UTRGV Hispanic Engineering, Science, and Technology (HESTEC) Latina Day on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at the Health & Physical Education II Building in Edinburg.

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Former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, among 24 renowned area residents who have applied for one of seven vacant powerful positions on the Board of Directors for the Edinburg EDC

Former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, among 24 renowned area residents who have applied for one of seven vacant powerful positions on the Board of Directors for the Edinburg EDC - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, front row, second from left, and former Rep. Verónica Gonzáles, D-McAllen, front row, second from right, who currently serves as Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. This image was taken on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, during the grand opening of the UT Health RGV Pediatric Specialty Clinic, located at 4150 Crosspoint Boulevard in Edinburg.

Photograph By ALEX RÍOS

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Sen. Hinojosa, the primary author of Senate Bill 24, which created UTRGV and its School of Medicine, calls the graduation of the first group of 39 medical students a “truly historic moment” for the region

Sen. Hinojosa, the primary author of Senate Bill 24, which created UTRGV and its School of Medicine, calls the graduation of the first group of 39 medical students a “truly historic moment” for the region - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Dr. Leonel Vela, Senior Associate Dean for Educational Resources, and Senior Associate Vice President for Education, School of Medicine, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, addresses the inaugural Class of 2020 of its 39 graduates on Saturday, May 9, 2020, as part of a virtual ceremony which took place on the Internet.

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