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Mark S. Peña, Texas environmental activist, regional economic development leader, brother of former Rep. Aaron Peña, Jr., has key roadway renamed in his memory by Edinburg City Council

Mark S. Peña, Texas environmental activist, regional economic development leader, brother of former Rep. Aaron Peña, Jr., has key roadway renamed in his memory by Edinburg City Council - Mark S. Peña - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Mark S. Peña and his wife Michelle. Mark S. Peña, who passed away at his home on Sunday, March 29, 2020, was a Texas environmental activist, regional economic development leader, and a brother of former Rep. Aaron Peña, Jr. On Tuesday, September 15, 2020, Mark S. Peña had a key roadway unanimously renamed in his memory by the Edinburg City Council.

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Dr. Héctor P. García Day, which honors Hispanic civil rights champion, to be observed Wednesday, September 16, 2020, throughout Texas, Sen. Hinojosa announces

Dr. Héctor P. García Day, which honors Hispanic civil rights champion, to be observed Wednesday, September 16, 2020, throughout Texas, Sen. Hinojosa announces - Héctor P. García - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Dr. Héctor P. García (1914 – 1996), advisor to three U.S. presidents, the first Mexican American to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which is the nation’s highest civilian honor, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star and six battle stars for his military service in World War II. In 2009, Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, designated the third Wednesday in September as Dr. Héctor P. García Day through Senate Bill 495. The bill authorized the observance of the day by schools and state agencies to honor García and teach all Americans about his legacy.

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With flu season coming, DHR Health leaders urge South Texans to remain vigilant about COVID-19, but to continue to seek medical care for other illnesses, injuries and diseases

With flu season coming, DHR Health leaders urge South Texans to remain vigilant about COVID-19, but to continue to seek medical care for other illnesses, injuries and diseases - flu season - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Liz Adamson, Chief Experience Officer, DHR Health; Maritza Padilla, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, DHR Health; Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; Saroja Viswamitra, MD, Medical Director, Rehabilitation Hospital, DHR Health; Marissa Castañeda, Senior Executive Vice President, DHR Health: Nancy García, Chief Clinical Officer, Surgical and Procedural, DHR Health; and Dr. Ted E. Bear, Funology Specialist. This image was taken at DHR Health on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, as part of National Nurses Week to raise awareness of the important roles nurses play in society.

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UTRGV School of Medicine’s $1 million contribution from the Edinburg City Council being reviewed, could be reduced, in favor of other priorities

UTRGV School of Medicine's $1 million contribution from the Edinburg City Council being reviewed, could be reduced, in favor of other priorities - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: In this image from September 28, 2018, the City of Edinburg presented a $1 million check to help fund educational, research, and clinical endeavors by the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, which has a major component in the city. From left in this photograph from almost two years ago are UTRGV Medical Student Pamela Matías, City Councilmember Jorge Salinas, UTRGV School of Medicine Dean John H. Krouse, Mayor Richard Molina, UTRGV Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations Verónica Gonzáles, UTRGV Medical Student Rachel Salinas, and City Councilmember Gilbert Enríquez. 

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State approves $606,617 grant to help develop $1.2 million Chapin Road Hike-and-Bike Trail in Edinburg, announce Rep. Canales, Sen. Hinojosa

State approves $606,617 grant to help develop $1.2 million Chapin Road Hike-and-Bike Trail in Edinburg, announce Rep. Canales, Sen. Hinojosa - Hike-and-Bike Trail - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Erika Canales; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; and Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. This image was taken on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, during the grand opening ceremony for Rep. Canales’ District Office, which is located at the Edinburg Depot, 602 W. University Drive.

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DHR Health generates national news about its courageous medical professionals risking their health in South Texas’ battle against COVID-19

DHR Health generates national news about its courageous medical professionals risking their health in South Texas’ battle against COVID-19 - DHR Health - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: In this aerial image taken from the east are the sprawling hospitals, medical offices, and high-tech, advanced resources of DHR Health, located on a 130-acre site, with most of the facilities in southwest Edinburg but with a growing South Campus immediately across Owassa Road in northwest McAllen. 

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Importance of submitting Census by September 30, 2020, being promoted on state highway’s dynamic boards system, announces Rep. Canales

Importance of submitting Census by September 30, 2020, being promoted on state highway’s dynamic boards system, announces Rep. Canales - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: McAllen Mayor Jim Darling prepares to interview Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, on Thursday, August 20, 2020, during the City of McAllen’s Census Telethon, hosted by the mayor and the McAllen City Commissioners at McAllen City Hall.

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Former Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Sr., D-Mission, whose vision included proposed UT Health Science Center for the Valley, and South Texas College, laid to rest following his passing from COVID-19

Former Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Sr., D-Mission, whose vision included proposed UT Health Science Center for the Valley, and South Texas College, laid to rest following his passing from COVID-19 - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Former Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Sr., D-Mission, and his daughter Marla (Jaime) López and son Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, celebrating Muñoz, Jr.’s Texas Democratic Party primary election victory for House District 36. Muñoz, Sr. passed away at the age of 68 on Thursday, July 30, 2020, from complications linked to COVID-19 following a reported four-week battle with the contagious and dangerous virus.

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Anne Mazuca, longtime Chief-of-Staff for Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, chosen as Vice President for Cornerstone legislative firm

Anne Mazuca, longtime Chief-of-Staff for Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, chosen as Vice President for Cornerstone legislative firm - anne mazuca - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Anne Mazuca, most recently the longtime chief-of-staff for Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen. The Austin native, who prior to being hired by Guerra worked on the legislative staffs for Rep. Helen Giddings, D-Dallas, and Rep. Craig Eiland, D-Galveston, on Tuesday, July 27, 2020, was selected as Vice President for the Austin office of Cornerstone, a leading, bipartisan government relations and public affairs firm with federal and state reach.

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Sen. Zaffirini earns awards from Press Women of Texas, including 1st place for her speech about Hispanic police officer Ramiro Martínez, who helped stop UT Tower killer, reports Omar Ochoa

Sen. Zaffirini earns awards from Press Women of Texas, including 1st place for her speech about Hispanic police officer Ramiro Martínez, who helped stop UT Tower killer, reports Omar Ochoa - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: The 307-foot-tall Main Building tower, described as the academic symbol and architectural emblem of of the University of Texas at AustinBut 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.”

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