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Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering for UT Rio Grande Valley approved November 19 by UT System Board of Regents, announces Rep. Canales

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering for UT Rio Grande Valley approved November 19 by UT System Board of Regents, announces Rep. Canales - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine residents at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine students had to work on the front lines in circumstances most residents could never dream of, UTRGV officials recalled on Thursday, November 19, 2020. In medicine, a resident is a physician who has finished medical school and is receiving training in a specialized area, such as surgery, internal medicine, pathology, radiology, and so on.

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RGV journalists and students encouraged to compete for Barbara Jordan Media Awards with their print or broadcast stories and images about Valleyites with disabilities, says Omar Ochoa

RGV journalists and students encouraged to compete for Barbara Jordan Media Awards with their print or broadcast stories and images about Valleyites with disabilities, says Omar Ochoa - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Gov. Greg Abbott, in this undated image taken in McAllen. Abbott was paralyzed below the waist on July 14, 1984, at age 26, when an oak tree fell on him while he was jogging following a storm. He had two steel rods implanted in his spine, underwent extensive rehabilitation at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, and has used a wheelchair ever since.

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DHR Health plan for $76.8 million expansion in Edinburg, which would create and retain 500 employees, praised by EEDC Board of Directors

DHR Health plan for $76.8 million expansion in Edinburg, which would create and retain 500 employees, praised by EEDC Board of Directors - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Ernie Aliseda, Legal Counsel for DHR Health, and a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves, Judge Advocate General Corps – where he served as an Army trial judge – stands at attention during the Presentation of Colors on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, in honor of Veterans Day. The celebration, hosted by DHR Health at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, 118 Paseo Del Prado, in Edinburg, paid tribute to employees and patients at DHR Health who are veterans of the U.S. military.

Photograph Courtesy DHR HEALTH FACEBOOK

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School employees, first responders who become infected with COVID-19 would be protected with workers compensation financial and medical help under legislation authored by Rep. Terry Canales

School employees, first responders who become infected with COVID-19 would be protected with workers compensation financial and medical help under legislation authored by Rep. Terry Canales - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, who also serves as Chair, House Committee on Transportation; Sally Fraustro Guerra, President/Publisher, Socialife Magazine, and Real Estate Broker, Coldwell Banker La Mansión Real Estate; and Robert C. Vackar, CEO of Bert Ogden Auto Group. They posed for this image, taken at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Thursday, February 6, 2020, during a  panel discussion and luncheon, hosted by the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce, featuring area superintendents speaking about the goals they aim to reach, the future of dual enrollment, and the educational challenges they face.

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Rep. Óscar Longoria, Jr., D-La Joya, files for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, would be the first bilingual Mexican-American Speaker of the 150-member legislative body

Rep. Óscar Longoria, Jr., D-La Joya, files for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, would be the first bilingual Mexican-American Speaker of the 150-member legislative body - Óscar Longoria - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Rep. Óscar Longoria, D-La Joya, and wife Jennifer Ruiz-Longoria, along with their two daughters – Camilla Lee and Madison Lee – are featured on Monday, November 5, 2018, in the audience of the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court in Edinburg, where the South Texas lawmaker was awaiting to receive a resolution congratulating him on being named Outstanding Young Alumnus by the University of Texas Law Alumni Association. 

Photograph Courtesy JULIA BENÍTEZ SULLIVAN 

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The Rio Grande Valley will receive more than $10 million in state funding for key public safety initiatives, announces Rep. Canales

The Rio Grande Valley will receive more than $10 million in state funding for key public safety initiatives, announces Rep. Canales - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: The Rio Grande Valley will receive more than $10 million in state funding for public safety initiatives, Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, has announced. “These grants for deep South Texas will help pay for a dozen vital categories of programs, such as protecting victims of family violence, strengthening homeland security, improving the criminal justice system, and fighting human trafficking and illegal drug trafficking,” said Canales. “This list of state funding also shows the partnership between Texas and our local communities, through our dedicated men and women in those vital professions who have made it their life’s mission to keep us safe, and defend us from evil.” This image was taken on Thursday, February 6, 2020 during the ribbon-cutting event of the La Homa Road and FM 681 expansion project in Mission.

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UTRGV School of Medicine adapts recruitment efforts to pandemic’s new normal

UTRGV School of Medicine adapts recruitment efforts to pandemic’s new normal - vitalant - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Vitalant of McAllen, which is part of one of the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit community blood service providers, on Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., will be hosting a blood donation drive, along with providing free COVID-19 antibodies tests, at the LDS Church, 401 S. Jackson Road in Edinburg. Vitalant supplies comprehensive transfusion medicine services to nearly 1,000 hospitals and health care partners for patients in need across 40 states, including Texas. For information on what a person should eat and drink before donating blood, call 575/840-8178 or log on to https://www.healthline.com/health/what-to-eat-before-donating-blood

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Felony indictment could lead to the automatic removal of any mayor, city councilmember in Edinburg under plan to be considered Tuesday

Felony indictment could lead to the automatic removal of any mayor, city councilmember in Edinburg under plan to be considered Tuesday - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: City Councilmember Johnny García; City Councilmember Jorge Salinas; Mayor Richard Molina; City Councilmember David White, and Mayor Pro Tem Gilbert Enríquez. This image was taken on Monday, September 28, 2020, during the ribbon-cutting for the $6 million Edinburg Transit Terminal.

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DHR Health’s Robert D. Martínez, MD, to speak during national forum on impact of COVID-19, which will be broadcast through Facebook.com/UTRGVSOM on Wednesday, October 14, 2020

DHR Health’s Robert D. Martínez, MD, to speak during national forum on impact of COVID-19, which will be broadcast through Facebook.com/UTRGVSOM on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Amir Esmaeili, PT, DPT /NDT FAAOMP, DHR Health Aquatic Therapy Institute; Robert D. Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer, DHR Health; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chair, Board of Managers, DHR Health; Maritza Padilla, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer, DHR Health; Achal P. Patel, MD, Neurosurgeon, DHR Health; and Juan Padilla, MD, Chief of Neuroscience, DHR Health. This image was taken on Thursday, September 26, 2019, immediately following the news conference and grand opening for the DHR Health Aquatic Therapy Institute, located at 2001 South Cynthia Street, Suite E, McAllen.

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