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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.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF EDINBURG

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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.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF PHARR

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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.

Photograph Courtesy DHR HEALTH

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$60,000 state legislative lobbying contract with McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC of Austin set for action on Monday by McAllen City Commission

$60,000 state legislative lobbying contract with McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC of Austin set for action on Monday by McAllen City Commission - Titans of the Texas Legislature

Featured, from left: Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, and Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission, on Saturday, January 25, 2020, participating in the Texas Citrus Parade of Oranges in Mission. Both lawmakers represent significant portions of the City of McAllen in the Texas Legislature.

Photograph By PETER SALINAS

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