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.”
Featured, front row, from left: Rep. Terry Canales, D-Edinburg; Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina; Rep. R.D. “Bobby” Guerra, D-McAllen; Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen; Alex Ríos, then-Director, District Office of Rep. Canales; and Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday, March 11, 2019, at the Texas Capitol.
Featured: Mario Lizcano, Administrator of Corporate Affairs, DHR Health, was named Man of the Year 2020 by the Edinburg Chamber of Commerce. Lizcano and a few other well-deserving leaders in Edinburg were featured on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, during the 2020 Man and Woman of the Year virtual awards ceremony. The awards ceremony honored volunteerism in Edinburg. During the event, award recipients for the Man and Woman of the Year, Small Business Awards, Ambassador of the Year, and Leadership Award were recognized for their ongoing activism.
Featured: Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, with Sister Norma Pimentel, Executive Director, Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, on Sunday, June 9, 2019, following Mass at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Mission. On Tuesday, September 22, 2020, Sister Pimentel was selected by Time magazine to its list of “The Most 100 Influential People of 2020”. Writing for Time, Julián Castro, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, said, “Sister Pimentel has been on the front lines of mercy for three decades, supporting migrants who are seeking refuge in the U.S. along Texas’ border with Mexico. As executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley, she directs efforts to provide shelter, food, sanctuary, and comfort to people often treated as less than human. Her organization has housed and assisted well over 100,000 people at the border.”