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Telemedicine bill to improve access to health care – authored by Rep. Guillén, coauthored by Rep. Canales, Rep. Guerra, and Rep. Martínez, cosponsored by Sen. Hinojosa and supported by DHR Health – signed into law by Gov. Abbott

Telemedicine bill to improve access to health care – authored by Rep. Guillén, coauthored by Rep. Canales, Rep. Guerra, and Rep. Martínez, cosponsored by Sen. Hinojosa and supported by DHR Health – signed into law by Gov. Abbott - Telemedicine bill - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Rep. Tom Oliverson, R-Houston, Rep. Four Price, R-Amarillo, and Rep. Trent Ashby, R-Lufkin, participate in a news conference in the Speakers Committee Room at the Texas Capitol on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Price was the author of House Bill 4, which will provide delivery of health care services under Medicaid and other public benefit programs by using telecommunication or information technology. Rio Grande Valley lawmakers were part of the leadership team which helped Price pass House Bill 4 into law. DHR Health, headquartered in Edinburg, supported House Bill 4.

Photograph By HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Final stage of funding for $260 million, 365 Tollway Project, which will handle heavy commercial international truck traffic in Hidalgo County when constructed, approved by Texas Transportation Commission

Final stage of funding for $260 million, 365 Tollway Project, which will handle heavy commercial international truck traffic in Hidalgo County when constructed, approved by Texas Transportation Commission - Tollway Project - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, whose Senate District 20 includes Corpus Christi, and Barbara Canales, the great-niece of American GI Forum founder Dr. Hector P. García, are shown here on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, during a legislative appreciation luncheon hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Canales is now County Judge for Nueces County, of which Corpus Christi is the county seat.

Photograph Courtesy TEXAS A&M CORPUS CHRISTI

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Gov. Abbott approves House Bill 2509 – authored by Rep. Lucio, III, Rep. Martinez, Rep. Muñoz, sponsored by Sen. Hinojosa and supported by DHR Health – to provide state funding for medical residencies for UTRGV podiatry program

Gov. Abbott approves House Bill 2509 – authored by Rep. Lucio, III, Rep. Martínez, Rep. Muñoz, sponsored by Sen. Hinojosa and supported by DHR Health – to provide state funding for medical residencies for UTRGV podiatry program

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; Miriam Cepeda, Governmental Relations, CMAX Foundation; San Juan Mayor Mario Garza; San Juan First Lady Heather Garza; and Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco. This image was taken on Thursday, July 1, 2021, during the swearing-in ceremony of the mayor, held at the Amigos de Valle San Juan Center.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF SAN JUAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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New law shaped by Rep. Longoria, Sen. Hinojosa, Rep. Guillén, and Rep. Muñoz financially protects government-employed first responders who are quarantined as a result of COVID-19 or other contagious diseases, reports attorney Omar Ochoa

New law shaped by Rep. Longoria, Sen. Hinojosa, Rep. Guillén, and Rep. Muñoz financially protects government-employed first responders who are quarantined as a result of COVID-19 or other contagious diseases, reports attorney Omar Ochoa - first responders - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: McAllen Mayor Javier Villalobos, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, participated in McAllen’s Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 3, 2021, in advance of the July 4, 2021, national holiday. Muñoz’ House District 36 includes about 25 percent of McAllen.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS

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Sen. Zaffirini passes 106 bills during 87th Legislative Session – most of any state lawmaker – including measures that addressed COVID-19 recovery needs, and reveal names and locations of nursing homes with communicable diseases

Sen. Zaffirini passes 106 bills during 87th Legislative Session – most of any state lawmaker – including measures that addressed COVID-19 recovery needs, and reveal names and locations of nursing homes with communicable diseases - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED, FRONT ROW, FROM LEFT: Shayne Woodard, Derrick Chubbs, Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County; and Beth Corbett. Back row, from left: Jamie Olson; and Alma Bouble. Those individuals were on hand on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at the Texas Capitol for the presentation by Zaffirini of Senate Resolution 142, which recognized the efforts of the 21 food banks in Texas for “their critical assistance to Texans in need during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic turmoil.”

Photograph Courtesy SEN. JUDITH ZAFFIRINI FACEBOOK

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Legislative “Hail Mary Pass” from Sen. Hinojosa to Rep. Canales generates remarkable victory for the City of Pharr and its Pharr International Bridge

Legislative “Hail Mary Pass” from Sen. Hinojosa to Rep. Canales generates remarkable victory for the City of Pharr and its Pharr International Bridge - Pharr International Bridge - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED: The Pharr International Bridge serves as one of the most important ports of entry for the U.S.-Mexico border. It handles both commercial and passenger-operated vehicles and crosses about one hundred seventy-five thousand vehicles a month.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF PHARR

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Sen. Hinojosa announces his bid to file for the Democratic Party primary nomination, to be decided on March 1, 2022, for 11th term in Texas Senate

Sen. Hinojosa announces his bid to file for the Democrat Party primary nomination, to be decided on March 1, 2022, for 11th term in Texas Senate

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Nolan Pérez, MD, Member, Board of Regents, The University of Texas System; John H. Krouse, then-Dean, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; and Guy Bailey, President, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. This image was taken in the Student Union Building at UTRGV in Edinburg on Monday, October 21, 2019, following a press conference regarding a new early-assurance, pre-med program for high school students throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Hinojosa was the author in 2013 of Senate Bill 24, which resulted in the creation of the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and its School of Medicine.

Photograph By JENNIFER GALINDO

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DHR Health Advanced Care Center to promote National Cancer Survivor Month during Tuesday, June 1 presentation before Edinburg City Council

DHR Health Advanced Care Center to promote National Cancer Survivor Month during Tuesday, June 1 presentation before Edinburg City Council - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED: Net proceeds from the 1st AnnualPURPLE PROJECT: A 5K FOR ALL CANCERS will benefit the cancer patients assisted through the Renaissance Cancer Foundation. The Renaissance Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2008. Its mission is to provide financial assistance to uninsured cancer patients in the Rio Grande Valley.

Graphics Courtesy DHR HEALTH ADVANCED CARE CENTER

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