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Interim City Manager Richard M. Hinojosa appointed as temporary executive director for Edinburg Economic Development Corporation

Featured, from left: Robert C. Vackar, CEO of the Bert Ogden Auto Group; Alonzo Cantú, Chairman, Lone Star National Bank, Chairman, Cantú Construction and Development Company, and Member, Board of Managers, DHR Health; and Richard Hinojosa, Edinburg Interim City Manager, and Interim Executive Director, Edinburg Economic Development Corporation. This image was taken on February 12, 2018, during a tour updating city leaders and the area news media on the work taking place at the city-owned $88.3 million, 190,000-square foot Bert Ogden Arena.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF EDINBURG

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Corpus Christi NAACP honors Rep. Canales with President’s Award for legislative achievements

Featured: Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, in this image taken on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, is one of two state senators on the 19-member Texas Legislative Black Caucus in the Texas Legislature. The Texas Legislative Black Caucus (TXLBC) works on priorities important to their constituents, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, who also serves as Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation, has been honored with the President’s Award by the Corpus Christi chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) for his legislative achievements in the Texas Legislature on behalf of health care, military veterans, the underprivileged, and transparency in government.

Photograph Courtesy SEN. ROYCE WEST

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Edinburg EDC Interim Executive Director Rubén R. Ramírez resigns position effective January 20 as he looks forward to returning to being a full-time attorney

Featured: Edinburg Police Chief César Torres looks on as Rubén R. Ramirez, Interim Executive Director for the Edinburg Economic Development Corporation, addresses hundreds of area residents who came to the Edinburg Conference Center at Renaissance on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, for the Biannual Job Fair hosted by the Edinburg EDC.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF EDINBURG

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Sen. Hinojosa named “2019 Senator of the Year” by the Texas State Association of Fire Fighters

Featured, from left: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, Hidalgo County Commissioner Precinct 4 Ellie Torres, and Lorena Sáenz González, wife of Congressman Vicente González, during the third annual Christmas Bash & Toy Drive, hosted by the González family on Monday evening, December 2, 2019, at the Embassy Suites in McAllen.

Photograph By ISMAEL GARCÍA

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Sen. Zaffirini: New laws take effect with the new year, including court costs reform, taxpayer protections

Featured: The 2020 Senator Judith Zaffirini Teachers’ College Student Loan Debt Grant Award recipients are, front row, left to right: Gloria S. Becerra, United Independent School District; Dr. Carolyn M. Schmies, representing Prakash K. Mansinghani (’10, ’11), Laredo College; Dr. Gilberto Martínez, Texas A&M International University, Laredo; Sandy Webb (’13), St. Augustine Catholic School; and Rebecca Mendoza (’12), Laredo Independent School District. Back row: Dr. Minita Ramírez, Vice President for Student Success, Texas A&M International University, Laredo; Víctor Villarreal (’09), Judge of Webb County Court-at-Law II; Sen Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, whose legislative district includes Starr County; Dr. Pablo Arenaz, President, Texas A&M International University, Laredo; and Dr. Tom Mitchell, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M International University, Laredo. Four of the five recipients are alumni of Texas A&M International University.

Photograph Courtesy TEXAS A&M INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

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