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University of Texas Rio Grande Valley partners with South Texas College to create undergraduate education degrees in early childhood studies

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley partners with South Texas College to create undergraduate education degrees in early childhood studies - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Alyssa Palacios, Staff Member (in the background), Boys and Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV; Judi Flowers, Member, Board of Directors, Boys and Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV; and Adriana Rendón, Chief Executive Officer, Boys and Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV, join clubs members Leovanny, Héctor, Kalysa, Isabella, and Daniela on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. In recognition of Giving Tuesday. Canales, along with Walmart Inc., presented a $5,000 check to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Edinburg RGV to support its ongoing efforts to building a stronger community. Giving Tuesday, often stylized as #GivingTuesday for the purposes of hashtag activism, is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the United States. It is touted as a “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world”. Wikipedia

Photograph By KARLA PONCE

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Edinburg City Council unanimously nominates DHR Health for state tax incentives possible for the hospital system’s planned $76.8 million expansion

Edinburg City Council unanimously nominates DHR Health for state tax incentives possible for the hospital system’s planned $76.8 million expansion - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured: Marissa Castañeda, Senior Executive Vice President, DHR Health, on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, addresses DHR Health employees gathered at the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance as their frontline health care professionals waited to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. On Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 5,840 doses of the Pfizer-VuiBTech COVID-19 vaccine arrived with local and national media documenting the transfer. “The first allocations are going to the people that protect you and work to keep our community in good health,” explained Robert Martínez, MD, Chief Medical Officer, DHR Health. Carlos Cárdenas, MD, Chairman, Board of Managers, DHR Health, emphasized, “This is the best Christmas present we could have received.”  https://www.facebook.com/DHRhealth/videos/3052556821510498

Photograph Courtesy DHR HEALTH 

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University of Texas at Austin reports that more than 25 percent of its students, for the first time, are Latino, announces attorney Omar Ochoa

University of Texas at Austin reports that more than 25 percent of its students, for the first time, are Latino, announces attorney Omar Ochoa - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Congressman Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo; Congressman Adriano Espaillat, D-New York; former Edinburg Mayor Joe Ochoa; and Congressman Vicente González, D-McAllen. Cuellar and Ochoa hold degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, which earlier this year earned the prestigious Seal of Excelencia, which is granted to an exclusive group of colleges and universities committed to accelerating Latino student success. This image was taken on Monday, December 2, 2019 during the third annual Christmas Bash & Toy Drive, hosted by González and his wife, Lorena Sáenz González, at the Embassy Suites in McAllen. 

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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