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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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Gov. Abbott, Valley state legislative delegation mobilizing Texas’ resources to help region during wind, flooding aftermath of Hurricane Hanna

Gov. Abbott, Valley state legislative delegation mobilizing Texas’ resources to help region during wind, flooding aftermath of Hurricane Hanna - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: A satellite image of Tropical Storm Hanna on the evening of Friday, July 25, 2020, as it approached South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. Hanna was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane  the following day, with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph. Wind gusts reached up to 110 mph (175 km/h) and storm surge reached as high as seven feet (two m) at landfall. Extensive flooding occurred as a result of rain totals of 6-12 inches in the area – with up to 16 inches in some locations in deep South Texas.

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Sen. Hinojosa, Gov. Abbott, and other Texas leaders will continue helping protect Valley medical professionals, first responders, and fellow South Texans during COVID-19 emergency

Sen. Hinojosa, Gov. Abbott, and other Texas leaders will continue helping protect Valley medical professionals, first responders, and fellow South Texans during COVID-19 emergency - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Managers, DHR Health; and Chris Rivera, Chief Executive Officer, Rio Grande Regional Hospital. They are shown here on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance for the COVID-19 Health Care Forum, which was part of the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce’s Public Affairs Live Stream. 

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State leaders, Hidalgo County officials follow the lead set by Rep. Canales on helping protect students, teachers, and community for the reopening of private and public schools

State leaders, Hidalgo County officials follow the lead set by Rep. Canales on helping protect students, teachers, and community for the reopening of private and public schools - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Chair, House Committee on Transportation,  on Thursday, February 27, 2020, addressing members of the International Right of Way Association’s 2nd Annual Oil and Gas Pipeline Symposium in Houston.

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Legislative lobby contract by McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC of Austin up again on Monday, July 13 before McAllen City Commission

Legislative lobby contract by McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC of Austin up again on Monday, July 13 before McAllen City Commission - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, on Thursday, March 12, 2020, during the United States-Mexico Binational Bridges and Border Crossings Group, East Regional Meeting, held at the Pharr Events Center. Seventy-six percent of Pharr, 70 percent of Mission, and 25 percent of McAllen, along with all or portions of several other cities, are in Muñoz House District 36.

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Edinburg City Council approves plan to partner with Health Sciences Institute at Renaissance and the Texas Workforce Commission to increase advanced education in two medical professions

Edinburg City Council approves plan to partner with Health Sciences Institute at Renaissance and the Texas Workforce Commission to increase advanced education in two medical professions - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Edinburg City Councilmember Johnny García, on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at  H-E-B Park, participated in the Mass Drive-Through Emergency Pantry 2 sponsored by the Food Bank RGV. This distribution enabled the Food Bank RGV to distribute up to eight times more food than a regular drive-thru food bank distribution.

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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.

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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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