FEATURED: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, Chair, House Committee on Transportation, accepts the first-time Scenic Star award from Sarah Tober, Executive Director of Scenic Texas, at the State Capitol in January 2020. The statewide honor, presented to the House District 40 legislator before COVID-19 public health conditions, including face coverings and social distancing, took place in the state, was in recognition of his role in helping lead the passage of Senate Bill 357 during the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019. Senate Bill 357, which became a state law in September 2019, allows billboard advertisements to continue without doing undue harm to the environment and landscape next to the state highway system.
Featured: The legislative and district staff members for Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen, during the ongoing 87th Texas Legislature are, top row from left: Stephanie Chiarello of Austin, Chief of Staff; Stacie Morales of Edinburg, Legislative Director; and Marco Benítez of Edinburg, Legislative Aide. Bottom row from left, are: Jasmine Owen of Cedar Park, Legislative Aide; Leonardo García of Houston, Legislative Assistant; and Julían Ramírez of Mission, Legislative Assistant.
Featured, from left: Alonzo Cantú, Member, Board of Regents, University of Houston System, President and CEO, Cantú Construction, and Member, Board of Managers, DHR Health, with John Sharp, Chancellor, The Texas A&M University System, who also is former Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, on Monday, October 21, 2019. The two-state leaders were participating in Founders’ Day, the first-anniversary celebration of the Texas A&M Higher Education Center at McAllen, 6200 Tres Lagos Boulevard.
Featured, standing from left: Rep. Óscar Longoria, D-La Joya, and Rep. Eddie Lucio, III, D-Brownsville, join their 148 fellow state representatives in taking the oath of office on the Texas House of Representatives House Chamber on Tuesday, January 12, 2021.
Featured: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg, is flanked by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, in front of the Texas Capitol in Austin. “This afternoon, I had the opportunity to personally thank some of the Texas Department of Public Safety troopers who have helped ensure the safety of the Texas Capitol,” said Canales. “Legislators and staff have been extremely concerned about the safety of the building due to events that happened at our nation’s Capitol (on Wednesday, January 6, 2021). We are in good hands here in Texas thanks to these exceptional law enforcement officers.”