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Trade Agricultural Inspection Grant by Rep. Guerra, Rep. Guillén, and Rep. Muñoz – which helps speed up safe, efficient entry of majority of Mexican farming products into U.S. through the Pharr International Bridge – approved for continuation by the House of Representatives

Trade Agricultural Inspection Grant by Rep. Guerra, Rep. Guillén, and Rep. Muñoz – which helps speed up safe, efficient entry of majority of Mexican farming products into U.S. through the Pharr International Bridge – approved for continuation by the House of Representatives - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernández; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; and Sergio Contreras, President and CEO, Rio Grande Valley Partnership. On Saturday, March 27, 2021, Pharr city leaders welcomed Texas’ two U.S. senators along with 19 other U.S. senators to get a firsthand view of the Pharr International Bridge, which recently received a Presidential Permit amendment approved by then-President Donald Trump for the second span expansion of the bridge.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF PHARR FACEBOOK

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Transparency bills by Sen. Zaffirini, Rep. Canales, and Rep. Guerra advancing in the Legislature, reports attorney Omar Ochoa

Transparency bills by Sen. Zaffirini, Rep. Canales, and Rep. Guerra advancing in the Legislature, reports attorney Omar Ochoa - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED: Edinburg City Attorney Omar Ochoa, at podium, fields questions from the audience at Edinburg City Hall on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, during a press conference hosted by the Edinburg City Council – including from left, Mayor Richard Molina and then-Councilmember Gilbert Enríquez featured in the background –  to explain the local impact of Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-34, issued earlier that day, regarding COVID-19-related operating limits for any businesses or other establishments in Texas.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF EDINBURG FACEBOOK

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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 – and supported by DHR Health approved by House of Representatives

Telemedicine bill to improve access to health care – authored by Rep. Guillén, coauthored by Rep. Canales, Rep. Guerra, and Rep. Martínez – and supported by DHR Health approved by House of Representatives - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Achael P. Patel, MD, Neuroscience, DHR Health; Gustavo Ramos, MD, Neuroscience, DHR Health; Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chair, Board of Managers, DHR Health, and Gastroenterology; Saroja Viswamitra, MD, DHR Health Rehabilitation Hospital; Juan Padilla, MD, Neuroscience, DHR Health; and Patrick T. Noonan, Jr., MD, Neurointerventional Radiology, DHR Health. This image was taken on February 1, 2020, at the DHR Health Neuroscience Institute.

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Gov. Abbott signs resolution by Rep. Canales, Sen. Hinojosa, and Sen. Lucio, Jr., honoring former Hidalgo County Judge Ramón García

Gov. Abbott signs resolution by Rep. Canales, Sen. Hinojosa, and Sen. Lucio, Jr., honoring former Hidalgo County Judge Ramón García - Judge Ramón García - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Richard Sánchez, Associate Vice President for Governmental Relations, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and Verónica Gonzáles, Vice President for Governmental and Community Relations, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, presented a portrait of the inaugural class of students at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine in Edinburg to Hidalgo County Judge Ramón García and the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court in appreciation for the financial help from the county. The county pledged to support the medical school with annual contributions of $1 million for 10 years, beginning in 2014. 

Photograph By EVANA VLECK

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Rep. Lucio, III, recalls Mexican drug cartels’ plot in 2009 as an example of the need to protect home addresses, other sensitive information, of all elected officials, reports attorney Omar Ochoa

Rep. Lucio, III, recalls Mexican drug cartels’ plot in 2009 as an example of the need to protect home addresses, other sensitive information, of all elected officials, reports attorney Omar Ochoa - protect home addresses - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Rep. Eddie Lucio, III, D-Brownsville, was one of more than a dozen statewide figures on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, to participate in The Future of Health Care Symposium hosted by DHR Health at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance.

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Rio Grande Valley School of Law proposal by Rep. Martínez, which could be established in Fall 2027, is approved by Texas House of Representatives, and now goes to the Senate for their action

Rio Grande Valley School of Law proposal by Rep. Martínez, which could be established in Fall 2027, is approved by Texas House of Representatives, and now goes to the Senate for their action - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Ronnie Larralde, Executive Director, Edinburg Chamber of  Commerce; former Hidalgo County 464th District Court Judge Ysmael Fonseca; and Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, who also serves as Chair, House Committee on Transportation. The image was taken on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, during the grand opening ceremony of Canales’ District Office, which is located in the Edinburg Chamber Depot, 602 W. University Drive. Earlier this month, Fonseca testified in support of House Bill 695, which calls for the establishment of the Rio Grande Valley School of Law. Canales is a joint author of the bill, which was approved on Wednesday, April 14, 2021, by the Texas House of Representatives, and now goes to the Senate for their action.

Photograph By NAYELI ZENTEÑO

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Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health, and DHR Health staff honored with separate resolutions by House of Representatives, announces Rep. Canales

Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health, and DHR Health staff honored with separate resolutions by House of Representatives, announces Rep. Canales - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chair, Board of Managers, DHR Health, and Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health, on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 – Veterans Day – helped welcome and honor DHR Health employees and hospital patients who have served in the U.S. military. The tribute, which observed all COVID-19 precautions such as face mask coverings and social distancing, was hosted by DHR Health at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance, 118 Paseo Del Prado, in Edinburg.

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UTRGV could receive $30.4 million and TSTC-Harlingen $15.12 million for new construction through House Bill 1530, set for action on Thursday, April 15, 2021, before House Committee on Higher Education, reports Rep. Muñoz

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission; Leslie Ward, President, AT&T Texas; Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco; and J.D. Salinas, III, Director, Internal Affairs, AT&T Texas, and former County Judge for Hidalgo County. This image was taken at the South Texas College Regional Center for Public Excellence, located at 3100 South Cage Boulevard in Pharr, on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission; Leslie Ward, President, AT&T Texas; Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco; and J.D. Salinas, III, Director, Internal Affairs, AT&T Texas, and former County Judge for Hidalgo County. This image was taken at the South Texas College Regional Center for Public Excellence, located at 3100 South Cage Boulevard in Pharr, on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS

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Family violence victims would be freed from having their cell phone numbers controlled by violent abusers under bill by Rep. Guerra that is approved by Texas House of Representatives

Family violence victims would be freed from having their cell phone numbers controlled by violent abusers under bill by Rep. Guerra that is approved by Texas House of Representatives - House Bill 1372 - Titans of the Texas Legislature

FEATURED, FROM LEFT: Sergio Sánchez, Program Director and Show Host at NEWS TALK 710 KURV and kurv.com; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen; Rep Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission; and Rep. Ryan Guillén, D-Rio Grande City. The five men were participating in the 86th Texas Legislature Session Wrap-up Luncheon on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at the Radisson Hotel McAllen Airport, 2721 S. 10th St in McAllen.

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Rio Grande Valley School of Law plan unanimously approved by House Committee on Higher Education, awaiting date for vote by full House of Representatives

Rio Grande Valley School of Law plan unanimously approved by House Committee on Higher Education, awaiting date for vote by full House of Representatives

FEATURED: Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, participates in an announcement on Thursday, January 23, 2020, providing details on a donation of more than $100,000 from AT&T for a pilot program to help low-income students at South Texas College to become first-responders through STC’s Regional Center for Public Excellence, located at 3100 S. Cage Boulevard in Pharr.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS

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