FEATURED: Maricela De León, a Rio Grande Valley native with almost 20 years of experience in state government at the highest levels, says South Texas’ public, private and nonprofit organizations of all sizes must increase their participation in the Texas Legislature and before the most powerful state boards, commissions and agencies in order to benefit their constituents, clients, and stakeholders. (http://formapublicaffairs.net)
FEATURED, FROM LEFT: San Juan First Lady Heather Garza, San Juan Mayor Mario Garza, and Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. D-Brownsville, on Thursday, July 1, 2021, during the swearing-in ceremony of the mayor, held at the Amigos de Valle San Juan Center. Lucio and other Rio Grande Valley state lawmakers in Spring 2021 voted to bring eight state constitutional amendments before Texas voters. Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Early voting runs through Friday, October 29, 2021.
Photograph Courtesy CITY OF SAN JUAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT
FEATURED: Dr. Dahlia Guerra, Assistant Vice President for Public Art and Special Projects, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, has been honored with the Ohtli Award, one of the highest honors given to citizens living outside of Mexico.
Photograph Courtesy UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS RIO GRANDE VALLEY
FEATURED, FROM LEFT: In this image from 1997 taken on the floor of the Senate Chamber in the Texas Capitol, Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo/Starr County, poses with Edith Royal and her husband, legendary University of Texas Longhorns head coach Darrell Royal, during a rehearsal for her Governor for a Day Celebration. “I vividly recall him saying, ‘I know one thing for sure: her blood runs burnt orange.’ Indeed. Hook ‘em, Horns!” said Zaffirini, who has a Bachelor of Science (B.S), a Master’s of Arts (M.A.), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the University of Texas at Austin.
FEATURED: Rep. Armando “Mando” Martínez, D-Weslaco, successfully carried legislation through the Texas House of Representatives during Spring 2021 to develop a plan that will combine federal and state inspections of commercial vehicle traffic that travels through Texas’ ports of entry.