Featured: Dr. Leonel Vela, Senior Associate Dean for Educational Resources, and Senior Associate Vice President for Education, School of Medicine, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, addresses the inaugural Class of 2020 of its 39 graduates on Saturday, May 9, 2020, as part of a virtual ceremony which took place on the Internet.
Featured, from left: Maritza Padilla, Vice President, Rehabilitation Services, DHR Health; Saroja Viswamitra, MD, DHR Health Rehabilitation Hospital; and Robert D. Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Physician Executive, 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.
Featured: Rep. Lloyd Criss, D-Galveston, a longtime and former state lawmaker who helped champion the Labor movement, including helping secure rights for farmworkers, addresses a joint session of the Texas Legislature in this image taken in the mid-1980s on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives. Also in this photograph, seated from left, are Texas Speaker of the House Gib Lewis, D-Ft. Worth; U.S. Speaker of the House Jim Wright, D-Ft. Worth; Gov. Bill Clements; and Rita Clements, who served as a member of the University of Texas System Board of Regents. Criss passed away on Sunday, May 10, 2020.
Featured, from left: Edinburg City Attorney Omar Ochoa; Johnny Rodríguez, a former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Edinburg Chamber of Commerce; Carlos Jasso; former Edinburg Mayor Joe Ochoa; Marsha Green (in white top); Precinct 4 Hidalgo County Commissioner Ellie Torres (with pearl necklace); and standing at the table, Velinda Reyes and Leticia Sáenz. This image was taken on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, during the grand opening ceremony for the District Office of Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, which is located at the Edinburg Depot, 602 W. University Drive.
Featured, seated from left: Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr., D-Brownsville; Dr. René Gutiérrez, Superintendent, Brownsville Independent School District; and Minerva Peña, President, Board of Trustees, Brownsville Independent School District. This image was taken on Monday, April 13, 2020, in the BISD Boardroom, as part of a virtual conference call with state and local education leaders, including from Austin, Mike Morath, Commissioner of Education, and area residents.
Photograph Courtesy BROWNSVILLE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT