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Maricela “Mari” De León of FORMA Public Affairs to help South Texans succeed at the highest levels of the Texas Legislature and state government

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.

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)

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Former McAllen Mayor Jim Darling and DHR Health Vice President Roberto Haddad at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021 – through Futuro RGV Facebook – to provide legislative analyses of the eight proposed Texas constitutional amendments

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.

Photograph Courtesy CITY OF SAN JUAN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

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

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Dahlia Guerra, a pianist and professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, honored with Ohtli Award for furthering Mexican culture

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

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

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Hispanic enrollment at UT-Austin reaches all-time high for Fall 2021 at 27.1%

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, 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.

Photograph Courtesy SEN. ZAFFIRINI FACEBOOK

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New law sponsored by Rep. Martínez, authored by Sen. Blanco, paving the way for more efficiency in the movement of hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade between Texas and Mexico

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.

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.

Photograph By HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHY

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